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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 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Corinth Baptist Church recreates Bethlehem

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

December 13, 2014 | C.L. 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 | C.L. 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 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Four homes hang holiday cheer for a fundraiser

Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.

December 05, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


School serving meals healthier than mom's

Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.

December 03, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville man transforms from Chris into Kringle

Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.

December 02, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope founder heads to UN conference for women's rights

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.

November 30, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Class aims to maintain sanity and keep sacredness during Christmas

As we inch closer to Christmas, the holiday season can start to feel less like a stroll through the snow and more like a marathon.

November 29, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Celebrate holidays with 'green' on your mind

As we get closer and closer to the height of the holiday season, being excited for Father Christmas is no excuse to forget about Mother Nature.

November 28, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Going nuts for coconuts

Calliope Sweets owner Patty Phillips prides herself on her Southern hospitality, her roots and her skills in the kitchen.

November 26, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


A place for pets in the hospital

Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.

November 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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Pets of the Week, Aug. 20

August 17, 2017 | | Life top stories


Crevolyn Wiley: Back to school creates exciting, hectic moments

I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids. I was the one who could hardly wait to get back to school ...

August 16, 2017 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Shelter dogs get to run free thanks to volunteer and her Pooch Pontoon

Tail whipping the air, Ruben was raring to go as the Pooch Pontoon beached on the sandy shore of a little island on Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


Pets of the Week, Aug. 13

August 13, 2017 | | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Anchor children with deep roots of love, faith

Having kids is hard. Raising them is even tougher and even difficult at times. Raising children in the way they should go is demanding on ...

August 12, 2017 | By Jentezen Franklin | Life top stories


Teen pianist Allie Heard debuts new album at Sunday concert

At 16, Allie Heard already has been playing the piano for nine years, and she's had four albums produced.

August 11, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


A chance find in antique shop draws out memories for Riverstreet band twins

On Feb. 6, 1983, the British band Badfinger was performing in Brassy's Night Club in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

August 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Christ's way teaches us not to retaliate with angry, vulgar words

There are some true gems of wisdom hidden in the New Testament Epistles. Consider the portrait of Christ painted in 1 Peter 2:22-23: "Christ ...

August 05, 2017 | The Rev. Bill Coates kristiwright@mindspring.com | Life top stories


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