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Gainesville artist puts life on canvas, despite worsening blindness

The average person may look at the sky and see a solid field of blue. But for an artist, it's a blanket of interwoven shades of aquamarine and cerulean.

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


Make 2012 the year your family comes together

Although many people think of the beginning of the year as a time to implement resolutions geared toward self-improvement, it never hurts to look at the bigger picture.

January 02, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Losing income to illness, Gainesville resident gets resourceful

The last few holidays have brought interesting changes to Kelsey's Trusty's life.

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


Party panache: Be the life of the 2012 bash

As the world prepares to bid farewell to 2011, many folks are busy planning how they're going to usher in 2012.

December 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Host a D-I-Y sushi party for New Year’s Eve

Not a New Year's Eve partier? Me either.

December 28, 2011 | By J.m. Hirsch Associated Press | Life top stories


Zipping her fears away

You may find this hard to believe, but I've never been much of a wild child.

December 27, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


‘I want to be that inspirational kind of guy’

When singer Trevor Jones is struggling with a performance, he knows exactly how to get things back on track.

December 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The house that love built

Gumdrops on shingles and icing on chimneys ... these are a few of Roberta Schuetze's favorite things.

December 25, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local artist seeks to ‘Reach’ wider audience

Like Rodney Dangerfield, Christian rappers get no respect.

December 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


It’s a wrap!

Gifts themselves are nice, but presentation is everything.

December 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


12 Days of Cookies

Snickerdoodles and chocolate-chip cookies may be delicious, but when you're trying to impress a holiday crowd, sometimes you have to pull out all of the stops.

December 21, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Girl Scouts create ornaments for national Christmas tree

Although crafts are a regular part of the Girl Scouts of the USA experience, members of the local branch of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia have a reason to be especially proud of their latest art project.

December 19, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A transplant patient's Christmas miracle

There's nothing like having your world turned upside down to give you a new perspective on life.

December 18, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Lanier Hills Church growing by leaps and bounds

When many churches seek to add additional locations, they tend to look outside of their current city.

December 17, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


12 Days of Cookies

Athough some purists may dispute classifying bars as cookies, inch for inch, they carry just as much flavor as their rolled and cut-out peers.

December 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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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


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 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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