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Fun is hard work

Believe it or not, there was a time in society when people - especially children and teenagers - went outside to play and interact with their friends.

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


Missions with a green message

Throughout history, the way missionaries spread Christianity has changed as the world and cultural dynamics have advanced.

March 19, 2011 | By Ashley Bates For The Times | Life top stories


Garden enthusiasts learn about fine foliage

JEFFERSON - Garden enthusiasts couldn't have asked for a better weekend to search for their next pet project.

March 17, 2011 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Life top stories


Find a pot of gold for St. Patrick's Day

If wearing your "Kiss Me I'm Irish" T-shirt isn't enough to get you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit, maybe you want to set the mood from the inside out by sampling some traditional Irish eats.

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


Silent Partners making some noise

Members of Silent Partners for Kids have taken a unique approach to fulfilling the group's mission.

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


Songwriters teach their craft to students in First Verse program

If music hath charms, then it's certainly working its magic at Chestatee Middle School.

March 14, 2011 | BY EMILY PERRY For The Times | Life top stories


From student to entrepreneur

Brittany K. Earls has discovered that sometimes you have to make your own way out of what seems like no way.

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


Lula pastor says the Lord shows her the way, wants others to look within and see it, too

For as long as she could remember, Pastor Veola Thomas says that she has been able to see things that others couldn't.

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


An evening of magic

It isn't every day that Hall County audiences get to see a professional dancer from the Atlanta Ballet arabesque in their own backyard, but that's exactly what's happening this weekend.

March 10, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Nutrition hotline will give callers the skinny on food labels, serving size and eating healthy

Although many people would like to eat healthier, not everyone knows exactly how to do it.

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


Gainesville student shares his love of locomotion to give children a smile

At one point or another as children, we all said "chug-a-chug-a choo choo" and moved our bent arms in circles to simulate a train's wheels.

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


Lakeview Academy student heads to state spelling bee

Going head-to-head with the trickiest words Merriam-Webster has to offer, Lakeview Academy student Dhruv Gaur was undaunted, surfacing as one of the region's best private-school spellers.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


A life on a roll

The name Hal Needham may not immediately ring a bell, but his films certainly will.

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


Nondenominational Taizé service focuses on silent meditation, simple music

In silent prayer, with sparse singing and liturgy, members of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church engage in a Taizé-style service six times a year.

March 04, 2011 | By Ashley Bates For The Times | Life top stories


Georgia’s largest private solar farm provides electricity to Blairsville homes

If you live in Blairsville, part of your home's electricity may be provided by solar energy, thanks to a recently opened solar farm on Ed King Road.

March 03, 2011 | Tasha Biggers | Life top stories


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Master Gardener maintains her father's living legacy

Deer were here, nibbling on the lilies, hitting up the hydrangeas and binging on the blueberries, only to leave a bare bush behind.

August 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


From ‘Couch Potato to 5K’: Learning to run

We've all seen them: Sweaty-faced people, huffing for breath and summoning all their energy to shuffle from point A to point B.

August 18, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Atheist, minister discuss viewpoints at downtown bar

A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.

August 16, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mountain Fresh Creamery ice cream comes fresh from the cow

From cow to cone in less than a day - that's how Mountain Fresh Creamery produces some of the freshest, creamiest, richest ice cream in North Georgia, according to the store's motto.

August 13, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tennis instructor works, plays outside in hot conditions

Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.

August 12, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Are our chairs killing us?

There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.

August 11, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Woodworker tries to follow in Jesus’ footsteps

Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all.

August 10, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Toddler ready for kidney transplant

After waiting a couple of years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 10, 2014 | By Amanda Head For The Times | Life top stories


Church aims to connect with cowboys

At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."

August 09, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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