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Master muralist faces off with Olympic-sized tower

The Olympic tower at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center got a face-lift over the weekend by Argentine mural artist Franco "Jaz" Fasoli.

October 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Two Gainesville teenagers earn top artistic awards

The 2013 National Young Marine Artist Search Competition awards ceremony may have been in San Diego, Calif., but its focus was on Northeast Georgia.

October 21, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Clarkesville's John Kollock tells stories with his creativity

Once upon a time, the English village at the end of the gravel driveway in Clarkesville was just a simple sharecropper's home and the neighboring city of Alpine Helen was just another rural mountain town.

October 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


NY Times best-selling author to visit Gainesville

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe became captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home in the South. In fact, she established her forte for "environmental fiction" when residing in coastal South Carolina.

October 20, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Sisters sew special items for soldiers overseas

After her friend told her about the "bitter cold" winters troops were enduring in Afghanistan, Charlotte Baker felt called to help.

October 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Chickens roost in different homes during winter season

MINNEAPOLIS - With cold weather approaching, a lot of chicken owners in places including Minneapolis are seeking new homes for their birds.

October 18, 2013 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Buying groceries within specific budget constraints

When you're living on a shoestring budget, it can seem hard to make healthy, affordable meals for the whole family. But by learning a few helpful skills and habits, parents can start to make a difference in their wallets and waistlines.

October 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Special Olympians compete in horse arena

Lee Ann Mooney's eyes get a little teary as she watches her 15-year-old daughter steady her horse before going into the ring Friday afternoon at the Special Olympics Georgia State Horse Show.

October 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Student show off computer skills at world conference

"The students we have today are just technology natives."

October 14, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Dalai Lama shares his message of caring and compassion

Moments before the Dalai Lama took the stage at Emory University in Atlanta, the chattering crowd grew respectfully quiet.

October 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville man is building lifelong legacy

Gainesville resident Jimmy DeFoor received the Legacy Award from the Georgia Rehabilitation Association in August to honor him for a lifetime of service for individuals with disabilities.

October 13, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Latin-style mass infused with a touch of bluegrass

Although attending church services is an important tradition in North Georgia, worship is usually to the tune of a lone piano or organ, not the sounds of an all-acoustic bluegrass band.

October 12, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Mike Reno is home sweet home

After anxiously awaiting flood damage repairs and hoping to have a place of his own again, Mike Reno has finally moved back into his house.

October 11, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Around the Home: 'Food Talk' sessions start next week

We're looking forward to meeting parents and families during our "Food Talk" sessions.

October 09, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Life top stories


Not all pumpkin recipes involve pie

Pumpkins are everywhere. As October begins, one cannot help but see signs of pumpkin season surrounding them.

October 09, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


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Going nuts for coconuts

Calliope Sweets owner Patty Phillips prides herself on her Southern hospitality, her roots and her skills in the kitchen.

November 26, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


A place for pets in the hospital

Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.

November 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

For the 1 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease and especially those who are responding well to medication, more good news is at hand.

November 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Feasting on allergy-free food this Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.

November 19, 2014 | Gillan Ludlow | Life top stories


Forsyth veteran rejuvenates military jeep

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.

November 18, 2014 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville baby survives premature birth and thrives

Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.

November 16, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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