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Pets of the Week

May 22, 2016 | | Life top stories


Area churches offer a variety of VBS programs for the summer

Summer activities are gearing up as schools close for their break, but that does not mean learning is over. Many vacation Bible schools set to begin next month will teach children about God and Jesus in unique and fun-filled ways.

May 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


5 tips to turn your cluttered closet into an organized space

Whether you are a fashionista with a perfectly color-coded closet or a man who wears five of the same type of shirt every day, chances are your bedroom and closet could benefit from a good cleaning and reorganization.

May 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Reid's Cafe in Murrayville offers family-friendly fare

Harold Kanady of Murrayville eats at Reid's Cafe almost every day. Some days he even eats there twice a day.

May 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman crafts soft, beastly and cuddly critters

In Megan Noble's line of work, the more misshapen, wacky and strange, the better.

May 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Challenged Child and Friends teaches students, siblings about sports

A little boy in a blue shirt holds a baseball bat uncertainly in his hand.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Two ministers at Gainesville First United Methodist Church leaving for new positions

Gainesville First United Methodist Church is losing two of its longtime clergy in the coming weeks to promotions within the church conference. And while there are sure to be a few tears shed, it's the start of a new journey.

May 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations for beautification awards

For the past 25 years, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has been commending private homeowners and businesses with an award for their efforts of maintaining their properties and making them looking beautiful.

May 12, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Neat Eats offers oven-ready dishes with drive-through convenience

Making a family dinner has never been as easy as pulling up to Neat Eats' purple and light blue drive-through shop off Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

May 10, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Lanier Villages Estates resident turns stamp collection into ebook

Looking through the pages of Dale Kreutter's book on stamp collecting is like looking through a history book of sorts.

May 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman on rescue mission to help neglected, abused horses

Ten years ago, newly retired Joyce Pomeroy met a pony named Emma. The encounter between the two changed Pomeroy's path in life.

May 08, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 08, 2016 | | Life top stories


Beautiful Feet ministries offers help to women in need

When most people think of human trafficking or the sex industry, they think it happens in urban cities such as Atlanta or Chicago or in third-world countries.

May 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


#FlowerpowerFriday

Pam Cohan is proud of her rhododendron that adorns her lawn at 3109 Chattahoochee Trace in Gainesville. Cohan takes no credit for it, since it was there when she and her husband moved here in 2004.

May 06, 2016 | | Life top stories


Begin spring cleaning in the bathroom

For many, spring means spending time outdoors digging in the dirt to plant flowers and vegetables. But for others, eliminating dirt and dust inside the home is a once a season priority known as spring cleaning.

May 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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Articles by Section - Life top stories


Gainesville First UMC welcomes 2 new ministers

For the two new pastors at Gainesville First United Method Church, their appointments this year were somewhat of a homecoming.

June 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Both locations of Atlanta Botanical Garden cater to kids

While the Atlanta Botanical Garden lures tourists and gardeners alike to its facility in Atlanta, the garden at 1345 Piedmont Avenue does not forget to ...

June 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Cumming couple celebrates 56 years of marriage on Father’s Day

John and Marjorie Reeves celebrated more than fatherhood two days ago.

June 20, 2016 | BY RACHEL PITTMAN intern@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Lula resident hopes to receive kidney transplant from younger sister

Three times each week, Roy Hall makes the trek from his Lula home to Fresenius Dialysis Center in Gainesville for dialysis. Hall, who is in ...

June 20, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

June 19, 2016 | | Life top stories


Adventures in Missions deploys individuals around the world to help others

Sometimes it takes stepping into another world to see how you can make a difference.

June 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


The Place of Forsyth County opens marketplace garden

FORSYTH COUNTY - The Place of Forsyth County opened its marketplace garden for the first time during a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 10 in Cumming.

June 16, 2016 | BY RACHEL PITTMAN intern@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Gainesville firefighters are champs at cooking chicken

Firefighters are typically known for their abilities to tame flames and keep people safe, but the Gainesville Fire Department is building a reputation for something ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch native recalls her hometown's history

When Doris Smith was born in 1926, Flowery Branch was a different place.

June 13, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Living in the Blue Zone: Adopting plant-based diet good for health, longevity

A 66-year-old Greek-American man named Stamatis Moraitis was told by his doctor he had terminal cancer and six months to live. He packed up his ...

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Children’s choir from Uganda inspires others

A group of 20 children from Uganda have been singing praises around Georgia the past few months.

June 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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