The shady, sloping walkway from Ron and Becky Brechter's house to their backyard is lined with flowering plants and green foliage. After passing a wooden fence, the path opens into a sun-lit field of hundreds of daylilies.
When most people think of American foods, they picture apple pies cooling on window sills and hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill.
Somehow I ran across an out-of-print book called "The Last Lap." It is 15 years old but tells an intriguing, timeless tale of the early days of America's first stock car racers.
You can tell a lot about a person by the clothes they wear. But you may not realize how much the clothes are revealing about the world and the times that person lives in.
Doris Lindsey's vacation didn't exactly get off to the ideal start.
Evelyn Hancock has spent most of her life teaching young children about the Bible.
BRASELTON - Nannie's Children's Garden is almost magical, rising from the ruins of a barn which long graced property in Braselton. Like a phoenix emerging from the ashes, each season's plantings grow in the enhanced soil which is lovingly prepared.
As a child, Lindsey Vrahiotes remembers picking wild blackberries in a yard near her parents' house. The picking usually led to her mother making blackberry jelly.
We love to grill foods for holidays, family gatherings and special occasions all year-round. Summer is especially popular for outdoor meals, picnics and barbecues.
Scissors! Frog legs! Cannonball!
By the end of her weeklong vacation, Sherry Myers negotiated three real estate contracts from the beach.
Andrew Moore said he always felt like he would be a viable contestant on the America's Favorite Quiz Show "Jeopardy!" if he ever got the chance.
LANCASTER, Pa. - Conservative Amish groups have larger families than other Amish and their children are far less likely to leave the church, a trend expected to bring dramatic changes for them in the coming years, according to a book on the distinctive religious group published recently.
After being rained out two weeks in a row, children finally got the opportunity to enjoy a morning in the Gardens on Green in Gainesville.
By eight o'clock Saturday morning, Bill and Latrelle Thomas had already sold all of their beets.
Glittering beneath the winter daylight, dozens of vintage ornaments sway in the windows of Sample Pleasures, waiting patiently for a home between the green needles of a Christmas tree. And keeping the nearly 100 Christmas ornaments company is a light-up statue of Mrs. Claus.
It's all a matter of cause and effect.
It's the time of year when evergreen trees are trimmed with twinkling lights, halls are decked with holly and stockings are hung with care. The glow of Christmas is easy to spot, but in some Northeast Georgia homes, that glow is coming not from a tree but from a menorah.
While pregnant women welcome a child into the world, few may realize they can save another at the same time with a simple donation.
Once a week since the summer, Ruth Demby has lugged boxes of children's books to Norwood Apartments on Cleveland Highway with a handful of volunteers in tow. Armed with a curriculum outlined by the United Way, the associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gainesville meets with mothers and small children for a singular goal: to ensure every child is read to by a parent by the time he or she enter kindergarten.
There is no uniform way to celebrate the birth of Christ.
With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.
Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.
For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been receiving letters to Santa from American children, according to the USPS website. And each year, the letters vary in length and requests.
When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.
Whether you say Jesus or Yeshua, God or Dios, all followers of Christianity agree on one event - the celebration of the Savior's birth is one of the most special times of the year.
Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.
Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.
Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.
Vicki Moore didn't realize casually surfing the Web in 2004 could change her life. But with one click of the mouse, her eyes were opened to a whole new world she never knew existed.