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Real chocolate can be healthy (and romantic)

Love is always sweeter when expressed with chocolate! Especially on Valentine's Day.

February 06, 2013 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


Lake Lanier home is featured in Schwarzenegger movie

Few people get the opportunity to make money from having an A-list star in their home.

February 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Fun Run helps students and their classrooms

Students at Centennial Arts Academy recently participated in a Boosterthon Fun Run to help put an iPad in every classroom.

February 05, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Keeping history alive

If you keep your eyes and ears open this month, you're sure to learn something new about Hall County's past.

February 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Decorating year-round with roses

Floral fads may ebb and flow, but the rose's appeal remains constant, well beyond a Valentine's Day vaseful.

February 01, 2013 | By Kim Cook Associated Press | Life top stories


Teens, parents learn the rules of the road

There are a lot of free activities parents and teens can do together for two hours.

January 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Honduran teen grows coffee in Habersham from homeland beans to pay for college

Kevin Candelario Arita grew up around coffee as a child in the mountain village of Mar Azul, Honduras.

January 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ugandan choir will perform in Gainesville

On Feb. 3, Gainesville will get a visit from some very important African ambassadors. The Watoto Children's choir will perform "Beautiful Africa: A New Generation" at The Highlands Church on Cleveland Highway.

January 26, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Avoid serious injury by de-icing walkways

While we may not be waking up to several inches of snow this morning, we are likely dealing with the slippery aftermath of a wintry mix.

January 25, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Cold-soothing chicken soup gets a vitamin C boost from roasted lemons

It seems that just about everyone I know has been eating soup. And I am pretty certain it's not because it's National Soup Month. Whether it's your grandma's chicken noodle or not, soup is comforting.

January 23, 2013 | By Susan M. Selasky Detroit Free Press | Life top stories


History center exhibit highlights 9 presidential visits to the county

The next time you drive down Bradford Street in Gainesville, or take a stroll around the square, look down.

January 22, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville wildlife artist Jay Kemp to be honored at Charleston event

Lying on the ground in the northernmost part of the Rocky Mountains, Jay Kemp found what he was looking for.

January 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Local churches offer course to help those in need of money management training

Several Gainesville churches are preaching a message of peace. That is, financial peace.

January 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Lyman Hall students aim to help build wells for families in Africa

Most elementary students don't have to think about where they'll get water to drink; it's down the hall and comes out of the fountain.

January 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville WWII veteran honored for his service during his 90th birthday celebration

At 90 years old, Frank Downing's class of peers is a small one.

January 15, 2013 | BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS For The Times | Life top stories


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Lung cancer survivor radiates inspiration

Diagnosed with Stage 2 lung cancer in May 2013, Gallery on the Square artist Ruth Money decided to turn her battle into art.

December 22, 2014 | BY AMANDA HEAD ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Hospital volunteers show generosity at Christmas

Dot Dusenberry is no stranger to bedside visits. The 12-year volunteer with the Northeast Georgia Health System easily recalls a moment from last year when she felt she truly made a difference in a patient's holiday enjoyment.

December 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Churches mark Christmas Eve with candlelight services

As Christmas is five days away, Gainesville residents may seek to celebrate Jesus' birth at one of the many Christmas Eve services the city has to offer.

December 20, 2014 | Andi Eckardt | Life top stories


Hundreds of antique Christmas ornaments available at Sample Pleasures

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.

December 18, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER For The Times | Life top stories


Feast on baked brisket and tzimmes during Hanukkah

It's all a matter of cause and effect.

December 17, 2014 | By Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life top stories


Jewish residents celebrate Hanukkah at sundown

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.

December 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Mothers can save lives with cord blood donation at NGMC

While pregnant women welcome a child into the world, few may realize they can save another at the same time with a simple donation.

December 15, 2014 | By Amanda Head ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Parents reading aloud to children helps language skills, education

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.

December 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Corinth Baptist Church recreates Bethlehem

There is no uniform way to celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 13, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Decor experts: Trim your tree from the top down

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.

December 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Bake up breakfast with some Santa time on the side

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.

December 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Looking at letters to Santa

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.

December 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


Female vets offer help to neglected comrades

When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.

December 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Concert showcases Christian diversity

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.

December 06, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Four homes hang holiday cheer for a fundraiser

Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.

December 05, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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