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Extension sounds alert for impatiens, tomato disease

Two plant pathogens have been confirmed in Forsyth County this month, according to officials with the Forsyth County Extension Office.

July 13, 2012 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Swap out the usual lettuce for crisp greens, herbs and melon

Sad to say, but salads have gotten a bad rap. Many folks look down upon them as "rabbit food" or bland bowls of iceberg nothingness.

July 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


WomenSource: Members want to talk about health

For the last four years, WomenSource organizers have been working to help area women live their best lives.

July 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local group aims to keep visual arts growing in North Georgia

In a world filled with left-brained, rational thinkers, the more creative, right-brainers often struggle for a space where they can fully relate to others and be completely understood.

July 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Eyes of the Father: God is always aware of us

Getting the children to go to sleep each night is often an exercise in frustration. If they can find any excuse - no matter how small - for getting out of bed and prolonging having to go to sleep, they'll use it.

July 08, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


Studio salvages church’s stained-glass windows before building demolished

AKRON, Ohio - Wendy Joliet found herself in the middle of an unusual rescue mission last month at a church demolition site near downtown Akron, Ohio.

July 07, 2012 | By Colette M. Jenkins Akron Beacon Journal | Life top stories


Heirloom veggies deliver flavor, authenticity

As recently as a decade ago, the word "heirloom" was used to describe jewels, furniture or handicrafts - one-of-a-kind items of uncommon quality or design - that were passed down by families over generations. Now, that tag is just as frequently attached to vegetables, fruit and flowers.

July 06, 2012 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Former Waldorf chef shows that a high-class meal doesn’t have to be complicated

When it comes to creating elegant dishes, simpler is better.

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


Banging out their fears and frustrations

Ordinarily, "beating" and "striking" would be the last things you'd suggest to a frustrated teenager, but that's what is happening inside the Avita Community Partners Clubhouse in Gainesville.

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


State’s astronomy educational workshops help launch students’ interest in science and beyond

Since we're in the middle of a heat wave, it seems like an appropriate time to ask this question. Why is it hot in the summer and cold in the winter?

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


Residents of mountain resort unite to save it from foreclosure, and now it’s on the rebound

Where others have fallen short, residents in one Blue Ridge Mountain community are determined to go the distance.

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


Fire pit a cool way to enjoy summer nights

It may heating up in Northeast Georgia this weekend, but that won't stop the outdoor parties, marshmallow roasts and occasional bonfire.

June 29, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Life top stories


Fireworks aren’t the only way to dazzle crowds at July 4 picnics

We've probably all seen some variation of the classic Fourth of July dessert - an American flag sheet cake adorned with stripes of white whipped topping and juicy red strawberries with an upper field made of blueberries.

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


Our Neighbor, Inc. opens 2 more homes to help the disabled find a means of independent living

When you're sitting at home and feel a hunger pang in your stomach, chances are you head to the kitchen, grab a snack and return to your seat. No big deal if you're able-bodied.

June 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville Symphony Orchestra to rise from the ashes

Last year this time, it seemed as if all was well with the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra.

June 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Thumbs Up Mission hosts first retreat for families dealing with cancer

"Cancer is kind of like a hurricane," Miles Coker said.

July 26, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Root beer quenches thirst in the summertime

After returning from a family vacation at Lake Burton in Rabun County, 3-year-old Mary Laura woke up Saturday morning and told her parents they "had to get to the candy store."

July 22, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Geocachers unearth hidden treasures across county

A treasure hunt doesn't require a voyage to a deserted island or foreign country. People all across the state can partake in a search for hidden treasures through the new trend of geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game.

July 21, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hair colors trend toward pop of pastel

From highlights to full color, pinks, purples, blues and other rainbow hues are finding their way onto the heads of celebrities, youth and adults alike this summer. These fantasy shades are a 2015 trend.

July 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville woman, Vietnamese boys forge a family tree

For Doris Herrin, introducing herself to the new neighbors was just the "Christian" thing to do. However, when she met the Vietnamese family who moved across the street 27 years ago, one little boy changed her life forever.

July 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Young Mormons trek back in time to pioneer days

Clad in replica pioneer clothing and armed with a 5-gallon bucket of essentials, 245 teens from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled across the Northeast Georgia landscape for one purpose: to re-enact the Pioneer Trek of their ancestors from the 1800s.

July 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories




Fruits and vegetables play role in honey taste

Being the queen bee is a pretty sweet job.

July 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Flowery Branch native to study primates in Peru

A six-hour plane ride to the small city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and a six-hour boat voyage downstream are all that separate Krista Banda from doing what she's been working toward for years - studying two species of small monkeys in different parts of the Amazon rainforest.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


East Hall teenager conquers bone cancer

As a cross-country runner, Justin Berry is no stranger to leg injuries. But what the 14-year-old thought was a torn calf muscle in August 2014 turned out to be much more than a common running injury and changed his life forever.

July 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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