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Summit Street church still growing and giving

Nestled among the small houses between Summit and Hunter streets in the Fair Street neighborhood of Gainesville stands St. Paul United Methodist Church.

March 26, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Grow your own plant food

When it comes to going "green," many people do so by reducing, reusing and recycling their household paper, plastic and glass products.

March 25, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Get creative with crepes

Spring's arrival means more than a landscape punctuated with a rainbow of flowering buds - it also means gardens overflowing with a cornucopia of fruits and berries.

March 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville woman finds her place in roller derby

By day, Dana Ellis is a soft-spoken paramedic, but at night she becomes a fearless, jammer blocking, hip-checking skater better known as Slick Kitty.

March 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A golden service

Laura Martin may only be a high school student, but she's already left a lasting legacy at Challenged Child and Friends.

March 21, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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


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Articles by Section - Life top stories


Father and son hike to the mountaintop

FORSYTH COUNTY - Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing about his father's adventures along the Appalachian Trail.

September 16, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Experts offer advice on combating fall allergies and flu

For some, fall means scarves, boots, football and pumpkin spice and everything nice. It's a reason to celebrate.

September 15, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman casts her dragnet into Amelia Earhart's mystery

Before she became America's aviator, Amelia Mary Earhart was just a Midwestern tomboy who thought of planes as nothing more than jumbles of "rusty wire and wood." Then, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and instantly became a household name.

September 14, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


In His Name reaches out to apartment complex communities

Jon Huebner wanted to help.

September 13, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Women to stand strong at DIVINE conference

Hundreds of women together are set to share their laughter, tears, problems and solutions while listening to life-changing messages in one week's time.

September 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Sellers, give every room a role

Many of us have one room in the house that doesn't really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we're not sure what to do with.

September 12, 2014 | By KIM COOK Associated Press | Life top stories


Sweet taste of macarons find way to Flowery Branch

For Karen Ching, there's a constant bar of excellence she's always trying to reach.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Art helps Lula man find his purpose

Larry Ledford hurt. His shoulder pained him with every move.

September 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Gainesville couple bitten by the travel bug sets the globe as their itinerary

Name a place, and odds are Wolfgang Hartert has visited it.

September 07, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Area churches combine styles to draw worshipers

If a pastor wants more people in the pews, then it might be time to try the new tools of the trade: an electric guitar and a drum set.

September 06, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Master gardener grows a tapestry of roses, literally

Lynn Kempler dreamed of roses.

September 04, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Judge, competitive cook Scot Howard serves up barbecue secrets

Scot Howard doesn't just love barbecue. The Jefferson resident practically lives it.

September 03, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Barbecue judge dishes up secrets

Scot Howard doesn't just love barbecue. The Jefferson resident practically lives it.

In the past year, the U.S. Postal Service worker has started a website ranking various barbecue restaurants across the South and earned his official barbecue judging certificate. He started judging and competing professionally and selling his homemade goods to a growing clientele of barbecue lovers.

September 03, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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