Most people wouldn't consider three weeks of mopping floors and working in an Israeli military supply warehouse a vacation. But for Gerald Herring, Dennis Pritchett and David James, all of Gainesville, the trip provided a unique way to experience a country and its cultures.
For Ella Padawer, traveling to Israel is a normal summer activity. The 17-year-old Cleveland girl heads overseas for a month to visit her aunt, uncle and grandparents who live in Tel Aviv. But this summer, Padawer's trip was anything but normal.
"Running is addictive," Liz Isandoro said. "I feel like running has so many more benefits than just the physical for me. I don't run to stay in shape. I run because I'm happier. I feel more emotionally healthy." A few years ago, Isandoro and a group of friends decided they wanted to become runners. They looked online and found a simple, free training guide and used it to get ready for an upcoming 5-kilometer race. ...
Time stands for no man, least of all a gardener. So the Hall County Master Gardeners and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Hall County have teamed to offer tips and time-specific strategies for maintaining a healthy garden throughout the year. Gardening by the Month for Adults is offered from noon to 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Gardens on Green. The program kicked off under the shade trees ...
As fall approaches, the area extension office will send out applications to people interested in becoming master gardeners in 2014.
Perhaps the only thing more comforting than a steaming bowl of chicken soup on the Jewish table is a warm noodle kugel.
The dawn is just starting to break as crews jump in their trucks and take off to their districts.
From Andrew Smith's vantage seated on top of a picnic table at North Hall High School, he has a clear view of the baseball and football fields. And Smith knows he's in an enviable position at the start of his senior year.
Julie Jester Spielman's lucky number is 13. The number is emblazoned on top of a small pink ribbon tattooed on her right ankle. She smiles and turns her foot out to look down at the tattoo. The design represents the number of chemotherapy treatments it took for her to beat breast cancer. Spielman, who moved to Gainesville from Oklahoma two years ago, said since she had no family history of cancer, she was caught off ...
Nine years ago, Sue Sigmon-Nosach heard devastating news on her answering machine. "'Sue this is Dr. W. I've got bad news for you,'" she said, recounting the message. "'You've got ovarian cancer. You're going to be dead by the end of the year. I suggest you get your affairs in order.' And that's how I was told I had ovarian cancer." Nevertheless, Sigmon-Nosach beat the odds and more serious health struggles stemming from a surgery ...
With several different choirs, the halls of St. John Baptist Church are often filled with the music of praise.
ASHLAND, Ky. - Ashland has joined a national movement to help save the disappearing Monarch butterfly by providing habitat for the migratory insect.
Kids are back in school, and schedules are getting busier because of it. As a result, some details like nutrition tend to fall by the wayside.
Sedentary at work during the week and coach potato at home on the weekends. Two phrases perfectly describing my non-active lifestyle.
When Gainesville State College and North Georgia College and State University consolidated to become the University of North Georgia earlier this year, the need for a new school song became clear. And after working as a music professor at the same institution for 31 years, Joe Chapmam took the task of writing the school's alma mater very seriously.
Lisa and William Service have been celebrating Thanksgiving since October.
Cycling has long been touted as a great way to improve health and increase longevity, but two Georgia cyclists are attempting to take the sport a step farther.
If you were asked to draw a picture of your favorite holiday memory from childhood, what would you draw? A Christmas tree? A wrapped present? Santa Claus?
Few things have the ability to bring out the inner child in even the most grinchy Scrooge like the Christmas tree.
Northeast Georgia is home to the best-tasting honey in the world, literally.
North Hall Middle School student Nathan Greene worked all summer on a project and finally saw its completion with help from North Georgia Technical College.
Dalayne Adkinson smiles as she rubs her toy elephant "Ellie" across her cheek. The 8-year-old beauty queen from Clarkesville said she has had the stuffed animal since she was a baby and it's always made her feel better. Toys can do that.
Abigail Haynes, an 18-month-old girl who lives near Dahlonega, is traveling to New York City next week to receive her fifth treatment for a rare and worsening vascular disorder.
Sometimes being thankful isn't so much about what you have but about what you can give.
Regardless of the time of year, decorating a small house or room can be a challenge.
This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
Traveling to Mars is unnecessary for an out-of-this-world experience. Just drive south to Arabia Mountain like I did.
For the first time in the school's 43-year history, Lakeview Academy claimed a state championship title for a one-act play.
When Wendy Dickey finally decided to pull her daughter Paisley out of pageants, both were devastated.
Samantha DeLong has been known to approach the particularly tall people she meets.
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