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Growing fruit trees from your computer

With just a click of a button on your computer's mouse, you could help turn empty acreage into a thriving orchard.

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


Jefferson family turns child’s rare illness into a learning opportunity

Avery Elrod is a petite little blue-eyed girl with an infectious smile who loves to dress up and see the reflection in the mirror.

April 26, 2011 | By LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Life top stories


McEver class learns connection between art and academia

With furrowed brows and pencils grasped tightly over their blank sheets of paper, the students in Sally Loudermilk's class prepared for art instruction from fine artist Michael P. White.

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


Last Supper before Jesus’ crucifixion puts spotlight on disciples’ role in Christianity

Easter Sunday is a day that many people reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but few pause to consider the days that lead up to this miracle.

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


Governors & gardenias

Gainesville's Fleur de Lis Garden Club may not know how Mary's garden grows, but they sure know a thing or two about the one at the Georgia Governor's Mansion.

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


Morning nuptials call for breakfast fare at royal wedding-watching parties

Throwing a watching party for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton doesn't have to be a royal pain.

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


Group collects wigs to be refurbished for cancer patients

Even on your worst hair day, there are some people who would gladly trade places with you.

April 19, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


At 92, Evelyn Edge cranks out blankets

Although some people may argue that at 92 years old Evelyn Edge should be sitting back and relaxing, she can't seem to keep her hands still.

April 17, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


What it means to be a Stephen Minister

As a nurse, Wanda Dill knows how worrisome life's changes can be for people, and she's seen firsthand the power of a listening ear.

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


Designing a pretty tablescape requires little time or materials

Your guests are on their way, but you haven't had time to shop for decorations to make your dining space more festive.

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


A healthy, light lamb dish for Passover

For many people, lamb triggers thoughts of spring. And fatty, tough meat.

April 13, 2011 | By Jim Romanoff Associated Press | Life top stories


Art therapist Ulli Chamberlain knows the value of using creativity to raise self confidence

Coloring books filled with images of puppies and princesses may seem like an innocent enough gift for children, but retired art therapist Ulli Chamberlain says the books are undermining their development.

April 11, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Golden Eagles march across Northeast Georgia

With a show that features more than 50 musicians and dancers, North Georgia College & State University's Golden Eagle Band performances are nothing short of a full-out production.

April 11, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A crowning achievement

Although his uncle made a living turning wood, John Moss never thought much about it until one fateful day when he was 16 years old.

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


Author Colin Tipping brings his method of moving on to Unity of Gainesville

Forgiveness is one of the hardest feats many of us can accomplish in our lives. After being hurt by a friend or family member, it sometimes is easier to give up and hold onto the anger. But the damage done to spiritual and emotional growth is even more harmful than the initial hurt.

April 09, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories


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Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Feasting on allergy-free food this Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.

November 19, 2014 | Gillan Ludlow | Life top stories


Forsyth veteran rejuvenates military jeep

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.

November 18, 2014 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville baby survives premature birth and thrives

Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.

November 16, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Lula woman transform tubers into stylish spuds

Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods in existence. They can be cooked into hash browns, mashed potatoes, French fries and soups.

November 11, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Instructors teach taekwondo to students with special needs

Connor Daniel, a 12-year-old student at Ava White Academy in Gainesville, searched longer than most 12-year-olds for an after-school activity.

November 10, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Gainesville man a true globetrotter

Before he saw Queen Elizabeth, before he privately toured the King Tutankhamun tomb, before he took five around-the-world trips and before he visited more than 100 of our world's great nations, Scott Kinney was just a Georgia boy who had never been outside the immediate South.

November 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Cruise tips from a shore excursions director Scott Kinney

Thinking about cruising the high seas? Cruise expert Scott Kinney advises potential passengers to think before diving too deep. While the sea veteran highly recommends cruising, he said they should consider the following before a voyage:

November 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


Flowery Branch minister to retire after 62 years in pulpit

Tears pool in Paul Wade's eyes as he recalls his decision to join the Christian faith.

November 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


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