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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


Executive chef worked his way up the food chain

Rick Whorf may have a corner office at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, but his view isn't a stunning waterfront vista.

August 31, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville media company earns an Emmy award for Byron Herbert Reece documentary

If most Georgians are asked to name a peach state poet, more than likely, the first name to come to mind is usually Sidney Lanier, not Byron Herbert Reece.

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


Quinlan will treat teachers to appreciation day for their commitment to the arts

With the end of August just around the corner, many folks in the art world are happy to see the picture that's already been painted for the upcoming month.

August 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Rabun County native Barbara Woodall wants the next generation to remember their roots

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton was a still green teacher, taking on his first post-college job at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School in rural North Georgia.

August 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Labor of Love community outreach offers goods to those in need

Labor Day weekend is often associated with barbecues and end-of-summer trips to the lake. However, at A New Walk Christian Fellowship, the holiday day weekend is equated with their Labor of Love community outreach festival.

August 27, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local groups team up to prove that drought-hardy plants are effective

With a little thought, home gardens can not only please your senses, they can also put a few extra cents in your pocket.

August 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Peachy keen pork

If the bounty of summer's harvest has left your sweet tooth overwhelmed with fruit pies, cobblers and smoothies, consider using that produce in a more savory way.

August 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville beats out Orlando as a fun, affordable city

If you're scouting fun places to visit that won't break the bank, you may want to keep your search close to home.

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


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Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

March 15, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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