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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


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


Cumming vascular surgeon implants stent in patient in Poland

CUMMING - A local surgeon traveled to the other side of the world earlier this spring to help high-risk patients through a treatment he created.

June 08, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville man deals with his heart failure one day at a time

From Scott Lecroy's vantage on the front porch, he watched the trucks roll up and down the highway near his house. His Gibson guitar leaned against the wall nearby.

June 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Amigos for Christ in it 'for the long haul' in Nicaragua

Above the front door a small office on a backstreet in Buford simply says "Amigos for Christ."

June 07, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Maryville church gets hydroponic garden up and running

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - While the congregation at Cedar Point Church grows in its faith, members are starting a new community outreach that has them growing green, leafy veggies and lush tomatoes on an acre of land behind the church.

June 06, 2014 | MELANIE TUCKER The Daily Times | Life top stories


Control the spittlebug population in evergreen trees

During the past few days, the office has received a fair number of calls, emails and visits from residents wondering about little foamy masses on the tips of evergreen trees such as the Leyland cypress.

June 06, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Summer squash goes straight from the farm into the frying pan

Questions are common at farmers markets.

June 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Lifeguards, spray ground worker are soaking in the sun

Spending summers poolside is tough work but someone has to do it.

June 03, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Zumba dance moves convert easily to pool exercise

"I would never do this move on land," said Shannon Mooney, who was exercising next to me as we thrust our hips forward and back to the beat of the music blaring in the warm pool room Thursday night at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

June 02, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Gainesville native guided by God

At first glance, Mary Louise Clark appears to be an average resident of Gainesville. What can't be seen, however, is the 30 years she spent as missionary in Zimbabwe and the famine, sickness and civil war she endured.

June 01, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Nonprofit helps families find a way home

Jessica Cornette returned to a nondescript-looking house off Thompson Bridge Road with some news. The 28-year-old pregnant woman learned she is having a girl, a welcome addition to her family of three.

July 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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