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Gainesville woman rescues and fosters a range of animals

Smelling chlorine and cleaning supplies is not uncommon for customers who walk into Gainesville Janitor Supply off of M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard. But if they ventured into one of the offices in the back, they may be greeted by the sight of wagging tails and sound of barking.

June 09, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Still sprinkling stardust after 65 years

Joe Iannarone is an expert in chemistry. Now 89, he had just graduated college from Temple University with a degree in biochemistry when he first saw his wife, Mary. The moment he saw her, he knew the chemistry was right for a bond that would last forever.

June 07, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


A path of peace at Unity of Gainesville

Lynn White knows there is a difference between a normal labyrinth and the new Peace Labyrinth at Unity of Gainesville.

June 06, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


A garden for all of the senses

The five senses play a much larger role than simply seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling and smelling. Encouraging use of these senses can help children with sensory problems, speech impediments or other disabilities feel more comfortable in their skin while learning and communicating.

June 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Traditional veggies just as good as trendy foods

Food fads are everywhere. From trendy diets to the latest popular food, people are constantly looking for the healthiest options to include in their diets.

June 03, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mary Whitt transforms ties into purses

Mary Whitt is all tied up - in making purses.

June 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Experts advise children to strap on helmets

Learning to ride a bicycle is a part of most childhoods in the United States.

June 01, 2015 | Tribune News Service | Life top stories


UNG student creates movie magic

Luke Pilgrim is always thinking about the future.

May 31, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


West Forsyth graduate set sights on Mount Everest

May 31, 2015 | | Life top stories


Marching across county to check out master gardens

Since its beginnings in 2011, the Redbud Project has been coming together as a model for conservation in Hall County that also offers education and resources to the public. And next week, it will be one of the seven featured gardens on the Hall County Master Gardeners' biannual Garden Walk.

May 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Local woman’s artwork at home in the Capitol building

With paintings in every single room of her Gainesville home, local artist Susan White is missing one painting. It is a painting of her husband and granddaughter kayaking on Lake Lanier. Currently the painting is hanging on the state Capitol's wall.

May 26, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Slather on sunscreen, shower before swimming, experts say

With Memorial Day sparking summer fun and the Georgia heat on the rise, many will search for fun ways to cool off including pools, lakes, rivers and splash pads.

May 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Place of Forsyth director takes on 420-mile bike ride for charity

May 24, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Life top stories


Veteran aims to provide dental care to elderly, community

Lacey Allen is a different kind of tooth fairy.

May 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Vacation Bible school programs to transport children to other lands

May 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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Thumbs Up Mission hosts first retreat for families dealing with cancer

"Cancer is kind of like a hurricane," Miles Coker said.

July 26, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Root beer quenches thirst in the summertime

After returning from a family vacation at Lake Burton in Rabun County, 3-year-old Mary Laura woke up Saturday morning and told her parents they "had to get to the candy store."

July 22, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Geocachers unearth hidden treasures across county

A treasure hunt doesn't require a voyage to a deserted island or foreign country. People all across the state can partake in a search for hidden treasures through the new trend of geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game.

July 21, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hair colors trend toward pop of pastel

From highlights to full color, pinks, purples, blues and other rainbow hues are finding their way onto the heads of celebrities, youth and adults alike this summer. These fantasy shades are a 2015 trend.

July 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville woman, Vietnamese boys forge a family tree

For Doris Herrin, introducing herself to the new neighbors was just the "Christian" thing to do. However, when she met the Vietnamese family who moved across the street 27 years ago, one little boy changed her life forever.

July 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Young Mormons trek back in time to pioneer days

Clad in replica pioneer clothing and armed with a 5-gallon bucket of essentials, 245 teens from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled across the Northeast Georgia landscape for one purpose: to re-enact the Pioneer Trek of their ancestors from the 1800s.

July 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories




Fruits and vegetables play role in honey taste

Being the queen bee is a pretty sweet job.

July 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Flowery Branch native to study primates in Peru

A six-hour plane ride to the small city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and a six-hour boat voyage downstream are all that separate Krista Banda from doing what she's been working toward for years - studying two species of small monkeys in different parts of the Amazon rainforest.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


East Hall teenager conquers bone cancer

As a cross-country runner, Justin Berry is no stranger to leg injuries. But what the 14-year-old thought was a torn calf muscle in August 2014 turned out to be much more than a common running injury and changed his life forever.

July 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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