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Diseases of the dogwood tree

Just the other day I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape overall. However, things can change and it is worth keeping an eye on the tree to see if it becomes infected.

May 10, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Conserve water with recycled rainbarrels

The Soque River Watershed Association in Clarkesvillle and the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Clarkesville and Clayton are teaming up again to turn recycled Coca-Cola barrels into rainbarrels for water conservation efforts.

May 10, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Simple, quick & tasty meals for mom on Mother's Day

Quiche has a reputation as a complicated dish. And I'm not sure why.

May 08, 2013 | By J.M. Hirsch Associated Press | Life top stories


Easy mousse for kids to make for Mother's Day

It doesn't matter how skilled - or not - your kids are in the kitchen. This easy, fruity mousse parfait is a great Mother's Day project they can help with.

May 08, 2013 | By Alison Ladman Associated Press | Life top stories


Online farmers market kicks off selling season Friday

The Northeast Georgia Locally Grown online farmers market will kick off the beginning of its fourth season selling local and sustainably grown foods from all across North Georgia at 9 p.m. Friday, May 10.

May 07, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Saint's photos capture the world around him

Former Gainesville resident Rick Saint always wanted to travel the world. When the opportunity arose to teach in Korea, Saint took it.

May 07, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Chestatee grad gets Student Academy Award nod

A day before his 22nd birthday, Matthew Kiel got an early and unexpected birthday present - a nomination for his stop-motion movie in the 40th annual Student Academy Awards.

May 07, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Calming canines offer stress relief to UNG students during final exams

Sure, surfing for funny pet photos online is a quick way to reduce stress and forget your troubles.

May 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Walls of New York church get Byzantine makeover

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. - The religious scenes playing out on the interior walls of St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church could have been painted centuries ago: Saints with gilded halos, winged angels hugging curved arches, calligraphic lettering helping to tell ancient stories.

May 04, 2013 | BY CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Life top stories


Gardener: Form a plan to build garden suiting needs

Two top 2013 trends is a return to the basics and nesting at home, partly due to a tighter economy and to find balance in a busy, tech-filled world, according to Forbes.

May 03, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Life top stories


Summer gardening guidelines

April showers bring May flowers! In the case of this year, this is very true. Around Hall County, we have seen the most beautiful show of azaleas we have had in years and it won't be long before the rhododendrons and peonies will put on a delightful show.

May 03, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Try healthier version of French toast with chocolate

Time for a confession. As a child, I never once celebrated Mother's Day. My parents thought the holiday was nothing more than a cheesy excuse to sell greeting cards, and who was I to argue?

May 01, 2013 | Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


A different kind of prom perspective

A group of friends with their dates on their arms stood in front of family and posed for photos outside of the Civic Center on Saturday evening before the prom began.

April 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Chestatee students absorb computer information

Chestatee High School students were immersed into the fields of technology recently as it hosted Teen Tech Week in the media center for the first time.

April 29, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Artist helps engage pupils’ inner artisans

The 800 budding artists at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville got the opportunity to make a lasting mark on their school this month.

April 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Westminster members break bread together

Getting to know other church members during a Sunday service can be difficult because of the number of people and small amount of time one has for conversation.

February 28, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Area children sprouting knowledge about gardening

During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 out of 12 enrolled children showed up at the Forsyth County Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.

February 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Cooking with Crevolyn: Secret to good food is the spices

I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."

February 25, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Restaurants compete in cookie-inspired contest

The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Red Shoe House repairs old soles

Providing North Georgia with an old-fangled service for more than 40 years, Eddie Tatum works long hours to repair shoes, purses, gloves and other leather products at the Red Shoe House.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man returns to the shoe repair business after 16-year absence

Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Local man finds faith at Honduran orphanage

Chris Thomas knew Honduras was an impoverished, crime-stricken country when he first ventured there nine years ago.

February 22, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Laboring to adopt her first daughter

Sometimes things just fall right into place. And no one knows that statement rings more true than Lauren Youngblood.

February 22, 2015 | Caroline Watts The Times | Life top stories


German influence in Northeast Georgia

On a walk down Edelweiss or Munich Strassen, you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with brightly painted Bavarian shops. Only, this charming German town is not actually in Germany. It's Helen, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Gardeners learn to grow plants from seeds

Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.

February 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Create 10 Crockpot dishes with two meats

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.

February 18, 2015 | BY ALISON LADMAN Associated Press | Life top stories


Whelchel Barbershop still practices business basics

For Jimmy Kemp, Whelchel Barbershop is more than a place for a haircut.

February 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Health care experts: Bad balance in seniors leads to falls

No one wants to think about the day his or her mobility will no longer be what it once was.

February 16, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Lorena Collins is a 52-year volunteer veteran

When Lorena Collins accepted a friend's invitation five decades ago, she had no idea what she was getting into.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Christians observe Lent by praying and meditating

When more than 2 billion Christians around the world begin observing Lent next week, they will do so in a variety of ways.

February 14, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


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