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Dance program spreads hope, dignity

At 22, Rebekah Diaddigo is working to change the world through her artistic passion, dance.

June 22, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Hospital volunteers provide cuddling comfort to newborns

Every Tuesday, Louis Gibbs begins his shift at the hospital by scrubbing his hands with the intensity of a surgeon.

June 22, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Pastors serve God full time while working second job

Jesus was a carpenter. His disciples were fishermen. Even Moses made a living as a shepherd.

June 21, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gardeners tend to young minds through storytime

Lying on their backs on the grass and admiring the large trees in the garden, area children tried to imagine a world without the shading greenery.

June 20, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Buttermilk pies tempt customers to stop in all instances

With his wife's contractions coming every three minutes in the car on the way to the hospital, Bradley Blazek had to stop - for pie.

June 18, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


ProCare Rx employees are working with their dogs

Every dog has its day, but only some spend that day at work.

June 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Two Northeast Georgia women walk off the weight

In a world full of "get thin quick" schemes and extreme weight-loss programs, a course offered through Forsyth County Extension Office is aiming to promote healthy living and reasonable weight management.

June 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Living healthier lifestyle starts with body assessment

There is a rather large and disturbing truth in Georgia which is hard to talk about, but we must start the conversation.

June 16, 2014 | | Life top stories


Ask a Vet: Get going this summer; take along your pooch

The sun will come out tomorrow. Annie told me that in a song, but given how the past few months of alleged "spring" have gone, I began to doubt.

June 15, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Life top stories


Father of two sons ensures bonding time with his boys

Gage Pacesky jumped from picnic table to picnic table and said in a clear, loud voice "Dad, watch this!" His father, Justin Pacesky eyed his oldest son and shot him a look of warning. Nestled in the crook of his arm was his newborn son, Spencer. Justin Pacesky quickly responded, "Let's not do that."

June 15, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Synagogues struggle in mill towns

For one evening in mid-April in New Castle, Pa., Temple Hadar Israel bustled with the sounds of prayers, the tinkling of glasses and dishes and even the joyful outbursts of a visiting toddler. About three dozen members and visitors had gathered on the first night of Passover over matzo ball soup and other traditional fare for a communal celebration of the ancient Jewish ritual meal.

June 14, 2014 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Artist influences children with repurposed clay

Mary Frances Hull knows how life-altering a little encouragement from adults can be for a child.

June 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Baseball fans feast on ballpark fare

Some food pairings naturally go together, such as peanut butter and jelly or ice cream and birthday cake.

June 11, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Renaissance woman flew high in the skies in the 1930s

"Well, I was always eager to learn something new," the 103-year-old woman said without further explanation.

June 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Research tattoo parlors before getting inked

As tattoos slowly became part of the mainstream culture, tattoo shop owners take care to ensure their customers understand the health-related effects.

June 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Seminole War vet receives military headstone

In 1836, many men marched away from their families and homesteads to fight in the Second Seminole War raging in Florida. One of those men ...

September 01, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Kickball league ‘a blast’ for adults players in Gainesville

Trey McPhaul and some friends played kickball at his daughter's first birthday party.

August 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Life top stories


First Presbyterian Church to host annual Mission Expo

First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville has dedicated thousands of hours in the past two years to celebrate area mission projects and help organizations reach their ...

August 29, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


10 area celebrities shake their groove thing for charity

After hours of rehearsals, adrenaline and excitement are building for the celebrity dancers involved in the Dancing for a Cause competition Saturday.

August 25, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Two elderly sisters support each other in Chicopee

Many seniors ages 80 and older are relegated to living in assisted-living housing or nursing homes because they are unable to care for themselves any ...

August 23, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Prime time to use peaches for cooking and baking

An old wooden sign on the side of Cornelia Highway displays a message in red paint and all capitalized letters: "JAEMOR FARMS - PEACHES - 4 MILES".

August 19, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


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