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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


Cleveland woman’s seeing-eye horse is also her companion

Before Renata di Pietro heads out, she makes sure that her little one's hair is combed and that she visits the potty before they leave the house.

November 06, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Taking a hike to connect with home

North Georgia offers some of the region's best hiking destinations. As the temperatures and humidity drop with the fall weather, getting out and enjoying the geography is a must.

November 06, 2011 | | Life top stories


Author’s book explains the difference between religion and knowing God

Instead of being the tie that binds humanity together, Steve McSwain says religion sometimes becomes a wedge that drives people further apart.

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


WomenSource speaker gives the scoop on the latest in cooktops and convection ovens

With Thanksgiving just weeks away, kitchens and cooking are dominating the thoughts of many home chefs.

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


Jefferson farm cooks up old-time fare, Southern style

The sweet, woodsy aroma of fire drifted across the historic Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm on Saturday, its flames helping cook an assortment of mouth-watering Southern fare.

November 02, 2011 | | Life top stories


GPB to highlight the life of Crawford Long on his birthday

Although Dr. Crawford W. Long made history more than 150 years ago by performing the first surgical procedure using ether as anesthesia, some folks still don't know a lot about the late Jefferson physician.

November 01, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Mother, son team among first to finish 3-Day for the Cure walk

Every year, thousands of participants converge on Atlanta for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.

October 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Area children sprouting knowledge about gardening

During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 out of 12 enrolled children showed up at the Forsyth County Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.

February 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Cooking with Crevolyn: Secret to good food is the spices

I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."

February 25, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Restaurants compete in cookie-inspired contest

The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Red Shoe House repairs old soles

Providing North Georgia with an old-fangled service for more than 40 years, Eddie Tatum works long hours to repair shoes, purses, gloves and other leather products at the Red Shoe House.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man returns to the shoe repair business after 16-year absence

Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Local man finds faith at Honduran orphanage

Chris Thomas knew Honduras was an impoverished, crime-stricken country when he first ventured there nine years ago.

February 22, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Laboring to adopt her first daughter

Sometimes things just fall right into place. And no one knows that statement rings more true than Lauren Youngblood.

February 22, 2015 | Caroline Watts The Times | Life top stories


German influence in Northeast Georgia

On a walk down Edelweiss or Munich Strassen, you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with brightly painted Bavarian shops. Only, this charming German town is not actually in Germany. It's Helen, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Gardeners learn to grow plants from seeds

Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.

February 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Create 10 Crockpot dishes with two meats

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.

February 18, 2015 | BY ALISON LADMAN Associated Press | Life top stories


Whelchel Barbershop still practices business basics

For Jimmy Kemp, Whelchel Barbershop is more than a place for a haircut.

February 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Health care experts: Bad balance in seniors leads to falls

No one wants to think about the day his or her mobility will no longer be what it once was.

February 16, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Lorena Collins is a 52-year volunteer veteran

When Lorena Collins accepted a friend's invitation five decades ago, she had no idea what she was getting into.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Christians observe Lent by praying and meditating

When more than 2 billion Christians around the world begin observing Lent next week, they will do so in a variety of ways.

February 14, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Health care experts

No one wants to think about the day his or her mobility will no longer be what it once was.

February 13, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


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