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Gainesville resident heads to Ireland to perfect her art

When many artists get ready to work on a new piece, they pull out their brushes and apply paint to canvas.

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


Flowery Branch church goes to interactive sermon

Not many things are the same as they were 30 years ago. Cars are built differently, clothing styles have changed and nowadays even churches are changing how they reach out to worshippers.

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


Gardens on Green tilling up nuggets of wisdom for your fall vegetables

Although some folks may not think about the cooler months being an opportune time to garden, local experts are proving there's never a bad time to grow your own vegetables.

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


Cooler weather means it is time to start thinking about stews, soups and chowders

For many folks, summer technically ended on Labor Day, but the first day of fall is still more than a week away.

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


Gainesville’s Drexler fashions her own line of accessories from cast-off items

Boxes of odds and ends like old maps and doll-house miniatures would be disregarded as junk to most folks.

September 13, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Waiting in the Wings

Volunteers with the Theatre Wings organization are doing their best to help area college students close the curtain on homesickness.

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


Gainesville native helped protect 3 presidents while in Secret Service

There are people who are overwhelmed by tragedies. No matter how hard they try, they can't seem to rise above the misery of it all.

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


A journey of faith

Here in the buckle of the Bible Belt, I am the little Jewish girl, safely exotic around Hanukkah and appropriately confused around Lent.

September 10, 2011 | By Rachel Glazer For The Times | Life top stories


Site seeing now for spring gardens

Although the cooling temperatures and dreary sky don't inspire most folks to piddle around in their gardens, now's the perfect time to get in a little quality time.

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


A bowl full of compassion

A lunch consisting of soup and a sandwich is simple fare for most folks, but for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, it's a lifeline.

September 07, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Clarkesville earns accolade as a friendly town

When Kitt McCarthy relocated to Clarkesville from California with her husband nearly three years ago, it wasn't without reservations.

September 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cheer on the crouching Tigers!

Nearly two dozen Brenau University students are kicking, tumbling and stunting their way into the school's history books.

September 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A Labor Day salute to those with thankless jobs

On this day, most employees look forward to having the day off and enjoying a long weekend. For some people, it's seen as a day away from a mundane 9-to-5 job good for one thing - paying bills.

September 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


First Baptist beginnings unclear, but presence now unmistakable

The First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. is one of the oldest continuous churches in Gainesville. First organized in 1838, little is known about the early days of the church because there were no written records.

September 03, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Barreling your way to a greener garden

Thanks to a redesigned model, capturing rainwater for use in home gardens has gotten a lot easier and more efficient.

September 02, 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-year-old 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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