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Some readers can’t wait to check out their next e-book, but not everyone is sold on the benefits

Her classmates called her a bookworm. Her mom referred to her as "voracious reader."

April 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Why seniors don’t want to retire

A former CEO enrolled in clown school. A corporate communications executive started a photography business. A high school science teacher became an outdoors guide. And a lifelong accountant wanted to work at Disney World.

April 09, 2012 | By Katy Read Star Tribune (Minneapolis) | Life top stories


Jaemor Farm’s first hunt rivals Homer, with family in mind

In the bright spring sunshine, resting on a bed of green grass, the shiny yellow, orange and red orbs stood out like fragments of a fallen rainbow.

April 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Marshal Klaven travels 13 states serving rural Jewish communities, including Dahlonega

You'd be hard pressed to find a doctor that still makes house calls, but there's at least one rabbi who makes temple calls.

April 07, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Master gardeners sale starts today

If sprucing up your outdoor living space is on your "to-do" list, then jump in your car and head on over to the Hall County Spring Plant Expo.

April 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Baseball cookbook is ‘a labor of love’

Baseball and food have always been a team.

April 03, 2012 | Keith Albertson | Life top stories


Former DeKalb district attorney will speak to teens about Ga. laws and adult consequences

With local students out of school this week for spring break, many parents anticipate their children wanting to spend their free time hanging out with friends.

April 03, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Learning in their own worlds

Sam Hendrixson spent his Thursday morning flying over the Berlin Wall, walking through a museum and exploring a volcano.

April 02, 2012 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Life top stories


Siblings in sync

The Cantrell siblings are a high-kicking, toe-standing, folk dancing conundrum.

April 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A blast of pure faith

After traveling far and wide sharing the gospel, twins Sharon and Jonathan Arrowood realized that their mission field was right in their own backyard.

March 31, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


How to rub out those stubborn stains

When it comes to stubborn stains, even some veteran cleaning pro can meet their match.

March 30, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Whether you celebrate Passover or Easter, some dishes never lose flavor with families

Depending on your family traditions, next week's holidays may bring a different variety of dishes to your dinner table. Easter and Passover are both around the corner and each have their own set of culinary delights.

March 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Predawn workouts by light of a street lamp draw several dozen to daily ‘boot camp’

A new pair of cross trainer shoes will probably set you back $60 or more, but a new lease on life, via the Average Joe Boot Camp, is free.

March 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Dabs of creativity: Students rewarded with artistic outing

Although learning is its own reward, groups of local students are getting an added incentive for showing up to school regularly.

March 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Snapshot of Buford Dam is history, times 10

The oversized landscape hanging in the break room of Porter's Inc. is as much a part of June Porter's family history as any aunt or uncle.

March 25, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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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


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


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