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Saint's photos capture the world around him

Former Gainesville resident Rick Saint always wanted to travel the world. When the opportunity arose to teach in Korea, Saint took it.

May 07, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Chestatee grad gets Student Academy Award nod

A day before his 22nd birthday, Matthew Kiel got an early and unexpected birthday present - a nomination for his stop-motion movie in the 40th annual Student Academy Awards.

May 07, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Calming canines offer stress relief to UNG students during final exams

Sure, surfing for funny pet photos online is a quick way to reduce stress and forget your troubles.

May 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Walls of New York church get Byzantine makeover

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. - The religious scenes playing out on the interior walls of St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church could have been painted centuries ago: Saints with gilded halos, winged angels hugging curved arches, calligraphic lettering helping to tell ancient stories.

May 04, 2013 | BY CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Life top stories


Gardener: Form a plan to build garden suiting needs

Two top 2013 trends is a return to the basics and nesting at home, partly due to a tighter economy and to find balance in a busy, tech-filled world, according to Forbes.

May 03, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Life top stories


Summer gardening guidelines

April showers bring May flowers! In the case of this year, this is very true. Around Hall County, we have seen the most beautiful show of azaleas we have had in years and it won't be long before the rhododendrons and peonies will put on a delightful show.

May 03, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Try healthier version of French toast with chocolate

Time for a confession. As a child, I never once celebrated Mother's Day. My parents thought the holiday was nothing more than a cheesy excuse to sell greeting cards, and who was I to argue?

May 01, 2013 | Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


A different kind of prom perspective

A group of friends with their dates on their arms stood in front of family and posed for photos outside of the Civic Center on Saturday evening before the prom began.

April 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Chestatee students absorb computer information

Chestatee High School students were immersed into the fields of technology recently as it hosted Teen Tech Week in the media center for the first time.

April 29, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Artist helps engage pupils’ inner artisans

The 800 budding artists at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville got the opportunity to make a lasting mark on their school this month.

April 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Missionary’s daughter spells out need for foreign language Bibles

"When I read my bible, I realize that if I didn't have the Bible in my own heart language, I'd be lost," Grace Townsend-Goreth said.

April 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Window boxes make easy job of gardening

Sometimes the best view isn't what you see through a window but what catches your eye underneath it.

April 26, 2013 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Chard and cheese pasta please

No matter how unimpeachable whole-wheat pasta is in terms of nutritional cred, I've always found it off-putting.

April 24, 2013 | Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


UNG professor captures heart of Eddie Carroll in book

When most children hear the lyrics "When You Wish Upon a Star" in the opening scene of Disney's "Pinocchio," they think of the small green insect, Jiminy Cricket.

April 23, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Culture competition

DAHLONEGA - Hundreds of language students and their teachers participated in the University of North Georgia's 38th annual Modern Language Day competition April 11, including one teacher who competed in the event when she was in high school.

April 22, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


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Youth gardening conference set for Sept. 9-10 in Gainesville

Master Gardener Kathy Lovett feels it's "imperative to teach our children to love the natural world that we share."

August 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman starts gourmet cookie company in her kitchen

Kerri Prince, 35, has been cooking ever since she can remember. Her Italian family was "always in the kitchen," she said. So she naturally gravitated ...

August 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


West Hall grad's weight loss featured in national infomercial

Rachel Lauria was an aspiring dancer who moved to New York City to follow her dreams in 2012, but upon arrival in the big city ...

August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville couple visits Rio de Janeiro 11 days before Olympics

"Rio (de Janeiro) is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world," Rob Jaeger said.

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 21, 2016 | | Life top stories


Meet the minister: The Rev. Mike Dorough looks to the future of Riverbend Baptist Church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from every church and faith-based organization in the community each month.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville woman turns garden into personal sanctuary

Every morning around 7 o'clock, Mary Bogle makes her way down to her garden.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Expert: Kids lunches should have 5 food groups

Sometimes it takes a village just to get the kids out the door in the morning, much less wrangle the time it takes to prepare ...

August 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville dog to compete in dock-diving championship

At 3 years old, Mattie can run, jump and compete with the best of them.

August 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman motivates husband to live longer life

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life ...

August 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 14, 2016 | | Life top stories


Christians use praise flags to worship the Lord

A small group of people gathered in the woods at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville, clutching multicolored flags in their hands.

August 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville sisters build budding flower business

Friday's Flowers is an outlet for creativity for owners and sisters CJ Greene and Leigh Justice.

August 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Lanier Christian Church offers a boat ride, worship at Lake Lanier

Taking in the beauty of God's creations is easy to do while cruising the calm waters of Lake Lanier early on a peaceful Sunday.

July 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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