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Gainesville teen’s original play selected for national performance at festival

Pretty soon, Issac "I.B." Hopkins will have accomplished something that some people twice his age have only dreamed about.

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


North Hall woman connects with Civil War ancestor through letter

For many Southerners, not just soldiers, the closing days of the Civil War were terrifying, with the Union army marching their way.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


‘Wild woman’ finds spiritual home

Sallee Wade is a wild woman. And for her, that is a good thing.

May 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Girl Scouts get hands-on gardening lessons

Girl Scout Troop 10815 members are more than willing to do what they have to do to earn their merit badges, even if it means rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty.

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


For people with celiac disease, altering recipes is a way of life

For the average kid, a meal consisting of chicken fingers, pizza and cupcakes would probably be nothing short of perfect.

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


Woman follows mother at helm of longtime garden club

Holding up a Flowering Almond shrub, Montine Howell told members of the Cumming Garden Club that the plant has quite a history.

May 10, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


The need to nurture

Nurses and mothers have a lot in common.

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


From tennis to terragon

The Château Élan organic garden is a far cry from what it used to be - a clay tennis court.

May 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Revived May Day tradition touches a nostalgic note from Gainesville’s past

May Day festivities traditionally have celebrated the beauty of spring blossoms, but for members of the Fair Street community, it's about celebrating the living and breathing beauties among them.

May 01, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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


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Feast on baked brisket and tzimmes during Hanukkah

It's all a matter of cause and effect.

December 17, 2014 | By Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life top stories


Jewish residents celebrate Hanukkah at sundown

It's the time of year when evergreen trees are trimmed with twinkling lights, halls are decked with holly and stockings are hung with care. The glow of Christmas is easy to spot, but in some Northeast Georgia homes, that glow is coming not from a tree but from a menorah.

December 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Mothers can save lives with cord blood donation at NGMC

While pregnant women welcome a child into the world, few may realize they can save another at the same time with a simple donation.

December 15, 2014 | By Amanda Head ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Parents reading aloud to children helps language skills, education

Once a week since the summer, Ruth Demby has lugged boxes of children's books to Norwood Apartments on Cleveland Highway with a handful of volunteers in tow. Armed with a curriculum outlined by the United Way, the associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gainesville meets with mothers and small children for a singular goal: to ensure every child is read to by a parent by the time he or she enter kindergarten.

December 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Corinth Baptist Church recreates Bethlehem

There is no uniform way to celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 13, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Decor experts: Trim your tree from the top down

With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.

December 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Bake up breakfast with some Santa time on the side

Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.

December 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Looking at letters to Santa

For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been receiving letters to Santa from American children, according to the USPS website. And each year, the letters vary in length and requests.

December 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


Female vets offer help to neglected comrades

When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.

December 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Concert showcases Christian diversity

Whether you say Jesus or Yeshua, God or Dios, all followers of Christianity agree on one event - the celebration of the Savior's birth is one of the most special times of the year.

December 06, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Four homes hang holiday cheer for a fundraiser

Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.

December 05, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


School serving meals healthier than mom's

Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.

December 03, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville man transforms from Chris into Kringle

Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.

December 02, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope founder heads to UN conference for women's rights

Vicki Moore didn't realize casually surfing the Web in 2004 could change her life. But with one click of the mouse, her eyes were opened to a whole new world she never knew existed.

November 30, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Class aims to maintain sanity and keep sacredness during Christmas

As we inch closer to Christmas, the holiday season can start to feel less like a stroll through the snow and more like a marathon.

November 29, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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