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Synagogues struggle in mill towns

For one evening in mid-April in New Castle, Pa., Temple Hadar Israel bustled with the sounds of prayers, the tinkling of glasses and dishes and even the joyful outbursts of a visiting toddler. About three dozen members and visitors had gathered on the first night of Passover over matzo ball soup and other traditional fare for a communal celebration of the ancient Jewish ritual meal.

June 14, 2014 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Artist influences children with repurposed clay

Mary Frances Hull knows how life-altering a little encouragement from adults can be for a child.

June 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Baseball fans feast on ballpark fare

Some food pairings naturally go together, such as peanut butter and jelly or ice cream and birthday cake.

June 11, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Renaissance woman flew high in the skies in the 1930s

"Well, I was always eager to learn something new," the 103-year-old woman said without further explanation.

June 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Research tattoo parlors before getting inked

As tattoos slowly became part of the mainstream culture, tattoo shop owners take care to ensure their customers understand the health-related effects.

June 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cumming vascular surgeon implants stent in patient in Poland

CUMMING - A local surgeon traveled to the other side of the world earlier this spring to help high-risk patients through a treatment he created.

June 08, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville man deals with his heart failure one day at a time

From Scott Lecroy's vantage on the front porch, he watched the trucks roll up and down the highway near his house. His Gibson guitar leaned against the wall nearby.

June 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Amigos for Christ in it 'for the long haul' in Nicaragua

Above the front door a small office on a backstreet in Buford simply says "Amigos for Christ."

June 07, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Maryville church gets hydroponic garden up and running

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - While the congregation at Cedar Point Church grows in its faith, members are starting a new community outreach that has them growing green, leafy veggies and lush tomatoes on an acre of land behind the church.

June 06, 2014 | MELANIE TUCKER The Daily Times | Life top stories


Control the spittlebug population in evergreen trees

During the past few days, the office has received a fair number of calls, emails and visits from residents wondering about little foamy masses on the tips of evergreen trees such as the Leyland cypress.

June 06, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Summer squash goes straight from the farm into the frying pan

Questions are common at farmers markets.

June 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Lifeguards, spray ground worker are soaking in the sun

Spending summers poolside is tough work but someone has to do it.

June 03, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Zumba dance moves convert easily to pool exercise

"I would never do this move on land," said Shannon Mooney, who was exercising next to me as we thrust our hips forward and back to the beat of the music blaring in the warm pool room Thursday night at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

June 02, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Gainesville native guided by God

At first glance, Mary Louise Clark appears to be an average resident of Gainesville. What can't be seen, however, is the 30 years she spent as missionary in Zimbabwe and the famine, sickness and civil war she endured.

June 01, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Motorcyclists ride for Christ

The roar of the engine, the wind in your hair, the feel of the leather grips on the handlebars and the word of Jesus Christ. One of these is not like the others, or is it?

May 31, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Gainesville women fighting to find a cure for cancer

Five months and three cancer diagnoses destroyed Gail Schneider's family.

March 26, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 26, 2017 | | Life top stories


New minister at St. Mary and Martha Episcopal Church finds a nontraditional path to service

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

March 25, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


A few trends to try in your garden this spring

Gardens can be as unique as the plants populating them. With spring's arrival, it's time to start thinking about what to plant, including ...

March 24, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Savoring the Square lets tourists taste several Dahlonega restaurant dishes

Jan Pierce lived in Dahlonega for a year when she decided to taste the appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks of several restaurants on the square ...

March 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


It is 'not a coincidence' two women get new dogs close to National Puppy Day

When a 2-month-old boxer-border collie mix puppy came into the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, she stole Lizzy Higgins' heart.

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 19, 2017 | | Life top stories


CASA volunteer Margaret Stewart and others are committed to helping children

Decades ago, Margaret Stewart's friend suggested she look into volunteering at the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. But her own family - a husband ...

March 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Nothing Wasted thrift shop serves community through its donation-based ministry

One day a woman dropped off 10 pairs of brand-new women's dress pants at Nothing Wasted thrift store.

March 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

March 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Paddy's Irish Pub to mark St. Patrick's Day with Irish fare

The friendliest day of the year is March 17, said Kevin Mealor, kitchen manager at Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Pub in Dahlonega.

March 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories




Local experts offer healthier eating habits

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April 2016 to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer ...

March 12, 2017 | BY KRISTEN OLIVER For The Times | Life top stories


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