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WomenSource luncheon focuses on little changes in habits that lead to a healthier lifestyle

When it comes to leading a healthier life, making small changes can make a big difference.

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


Cancer survivor Cody Tatum is pushing to help other afflicted children

When he was 15, Cody Tatum was too young to legally drink or buy cigarettes, but the cells growing in his larynx weren't focused on his age.

May 06, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local group gives warmth, comfort to the sick

Being bitten by the quilting bug is both a gift and a curse.

May 04, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican cuisine

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching and many will celebrate the history of Mexico, honor Mexican culture and of course indulge in Mexican cuisine.

May 02, 2012 | By Heather Hunsaker www.foodonthetable.com | Life top stories


A day in the muck at the Dirty Girl Fun Run

If my mommy could have added her own commandment to the list of 10 passed down through Moses, it probably would read: "Thou shall not get dirty."

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


Kids learn to be 'Healthy as a Horse'

When some people decide to get serious about fitness, they head to the gym. Janice Gardner heads to the stables.

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


Gainesville woman opens nonprofit tea room

It's like stepping inside Barbie's Dream House.

April 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Shay Grant has gardening in her roots

When Shay Grant offers up a bit of gardening advice, you can take it to the bank. She knows what she's talking about.

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


Can you top this?

When is a pancake not just a pancake? When it's scattered, smothered and covered with fruit, fillings and love.

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


A rad root: Radishes are healthy, flavorful and cheap

Spring is here, and it is the perfect time to rediscover ruby-red radishes.

April 25, 2012 | By Heather Hunsaker www.foodonthetable.com | Life top stories


Nonprofit founded by TV’s Dr. Oz seeks to get city’s youths off couches, into fitness

Last year, Michelle Bouchard and Dr. Mehmet Oz, the TV talk show host, visited Sacramento, Calif. They noticed the problem of childhood obesity here was similar to what they had seen in many cities across the country.

April 24, 2012 | By Jennifer Garza The Sacramento Bee | Life top stories


Swinging for the fence

Ordinarily, batters are encouraged to keep their eyes on the ball. But as the players approached home plate Friday at the Field of Dreams, they found it more beneficial to rely on another sense - their hearing.

April 23, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


An ‘addictive’ pursuit of ancestral roots

They say dead men tell no tales, but George McMath has convinced quite a few to share their secrets.

April 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


First Methodist music director retiring after nearly a half century of faithful tunes

After spending the last 47 years as a director of music at First United Methodist churches across the South, Sam Marley knows that you can't please all of the people all of the time. And he doesn't try.

April 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Container gardens are versatile, easy

When it comes to gardens, most folks tend to think of large plots filled with rows of vegetables or beds overflowing with buds in bloom.

April 20, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Natural Juice Cafe serves up 'superfood'

Two years ago, Jeannie Copeland needed a change of pace from her job as a massage therapist. Since she had an interest in health food, and her husband, Brett, had a background in cooking, the pair decided to combine their skills into one pursuit.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Adams Barber Shop maintains old-time tradition

As a 3-year-old boy, Kevin McIntyre toddled into the Adams Barber Shop with his father for his very first haircut.

April 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Gainesville man takes nontraditional education path

At first glance, a man sitting at a round table by himself eating chips and salsa in the writing center appears to be your average college student. But on closer inspection, Woody Depew is anything but your average 20-something college kid. In fact, Depew has his own kid who is old enough to attend college as well.

April 19, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Band of believers to perform Civil War sounds

While the Civil War divided the United States into North and South, the music from the era seemed to bond the two sides.

April 18, 2015 | | Life top stories


Parks and Rec employee honored for saving a life

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Tricks, tools to tame the crammed kitchen

Associated Press

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Electronics recycling event set for April 18

April 16, 2015 | | Life top stories


Food bank launches ‘Stock the Shelves’ campaign

Food, to most people, is a nourishing meal, a way to celebrate with loved ones or a method of creativity.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


2 couples fulfill crazy passion by opening store

Nestled just below the mountains in Habersham County, a store is filled literally from top to bottom with antiques and art from local artists.

April 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Alternative medicine grows in popularity

Many people believe natural and traditional medicine must be mutually exclusive forms of treatment for ailments and sicknesses. However, doctors in North Georgia and specialists in natural forms of medicine are looking to bridge the gap between the two distinct styles of healing.

April 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired nurse recounts her life of service

Born as one of 13 children, Joan Praet was no stranger to discipline growing up. Her experiences as a child fueled her dream of being a nurse, her desire to join the military and her ability to adapt to changing situations and raising four children of her own.

April 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


St. Paul UMC has strong foundations

For six generations, the Whitaker family has been members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Gainesville.

April 11, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Experts advise cleaning bathrooms from top down

Bathrooms have the reputation of being the toughest room to clean. But with spring cleaning season upon us, it's time to get to it.

April 10, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Flowery Branch toddler suffers from rare condition

Hayden Coleman, who is almost 2 years old, is very smart for her age and understands what her parents tell her. But the toddler has a hard time communicating with them for one big reason - her overgrown tongue.

April 06, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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