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Spice up holiday leftovers and keep the yum coming

Sure Thanksgiving is still a day away, but it's never to early to start brainstorming ideas about what to do with your leftovers.

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


Around the Home: Handle the leftover bird with care

The aroma of a turkey baking in my oven brings back memories of wonderful family Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.

November 23, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Life top stories


Health fair benefits NGCSU nursing students and participants

Sometimes putting down the textbooks and stepping outside of the classroom can be just what the doctor ordered. Especially for students in fields like nursing, where hands-on experience can make or break a career.

November 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville State student inspires map for the blind

Like most students, Efren Chavez was looking for an easy A when he chose to take geology this semester.

November 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Lakeview students cook up a hardy holiday stew for Colonial life lesson

They may have been dressed in modern clothes, but a group of Lakeview Academy students recently got a taste of Colonial life.

November 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Under the Bridge Ministry hands out food in Gainesville

Although the holiday season is associated with dishes overflowing with food, there are many families in this community who struggle to come up with the basics, much less a bountiful display.

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


Super easy craft projects can dress up holiday tables

Don't toss that cardboard toilet paper tube. Do-it-yourself entertainers know that tubes, wine corks and other types of trash are building blocks for great holiday crafts. So are fallen leaves, pine cones and leftover wrapping paper.

November 18, 2011 | By Diane Toroian Keaggy St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life top stories


While the turkey takes center stage, for most of us Thanksgiving dinner is all about the extras

Without fail, Thanksgiving rolls around every year at the same time.

November 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Church food bank celebrates a decade of service

In 2001, Jessie Massey and her son, Jerry Massey, vowed to help others through the Spirit of Joy Church food bank for 10 years.

November 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Synchronized swim team not giving in to older age

Growing older is often met with dread and trepidation, but five women in the Village at Deaton Creek are proving that age is just a number, after all.

November 13, 2011 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Life top stories


Operation Christmas Child gathers gifts for those in need

Ordinarily shoe boxes are disregarded as a byproduct of a purchase, but for thousands of needy children, they're the main attraction.

November 12, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A giving tree for the holidays

Ordinarily, when donors make a contribution to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Auxiliary's Love Light Tree campaign, they're purchasing a light, star or angel decoration in memory of a loved one.

November 11, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cupcakes take the fuss out of icing and slicing

Like the once lowly lobster, cupcakes have risen up the food ranks.

November 09, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The Guest House woodshop churns out crafts and teamwork

Santa's elves may get to work at the end of the year, but the busy bees in The Guest House Woodshop are busy all year long.

November 08, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Sardis class pairs seniors with kids to bust a move

Music may be the universal language, but the moves that are put to those sounds can unite generations.

November 07, 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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