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Gainesville father makes family tradition of tacky Christmas light display

Travis Germick and his two sons have spent more than 10 years perfecting the art of the "tacky" Christmas light display.

December 16, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Finally a Hanukkah sweater — and it’s not even ugly

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Every holiday season, Carin Agiman pawed through her closet, searching for something to wear to her friend's ugly sweater party.Having no luck, Agiman, who is Jewish, glued felt menorah cutouts and blue sequins to a white thrift store sweater. But the clumsy DIY look never quite matched the breadth of bright sweaters with reindeer and snowmen. And it certainly didn't show off Agiman's Hanukkah pride.

December 15, 2012 | By Jessica Yadegaran Contra Costa Times | Life top stories


Holly, cranberry bushes add colorful seasonal contrast to landscape

Winter does not have to equate to a dreary garden devoid of excitement. There are many types of berry-bearing shrubs, woody plants and winter flowers to brighten the landscape.

December 14, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Spoon up some traditional potato cakes for Hanukkah

At countless Hanukkah celebrations, latkes will be there.

December 12, 2012 | By Susan M. Selasky Detroit Free Press | Life top stories


Students whip Santa into shape with school play

Last year, all those cookies finally caught up with Santa and he got stuck in a chimney.

December 09, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Teens and elementary students all learn while teaming up for stage production

Nothing is cuter than a room full of dalmatian puppies ... unless of course they elementary students dressed up as puppies.

December 09, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Chattahoochee Baptist Association is handing out toys for children

No one would argue that Santa's got a big job to do on Christmas Eve.

December 08, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gingerbread houses go pro in stunning holiday displays

NEW YORK- Out of the kitchen and into the hotel lobby: Gingerbread houses have gone from being a homemade project done with mom to professional exhibits designed by pastry chefs and sometimes even architects.And never mind the humble miniature: Some displays are life-size, while others depict entire villages. A few extravaganzas raise money for charity, while some include contests for home bakers. Many are part of larger Christmas celebrations at luxury hotels that also showcase decorated trees, Santa visits and holiday menus.

December 07, 2012 | By Beth J. Harpaz Associated Press | Life top stories


Light libations set the holiday mood

Back during my days at Gourmet magazine, my many duties included teaching cooking classes. I used to tell my students - especially the cooking-impaired ones - that if they made sure to greet dinner party guests with a special homemade drink, they would always win, no matter what else happened that evening.

December 05, 2012 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


Quinlan Visual Arts Center uses grant to reduce its lighting costs

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center is getting a little greener. But it's not because of any new art display.

December 04, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Marching toward the future

Students of the East Hall High School band marched around their school's track last week blasting holiday tunes with a finesse that can only be earned through many hours of practice.

December 03, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cleveland’s Luke Pilgrim rising on country charts while creating his own music videos

Luke Pilgrim never thought of music as a hobby or a side gig.

December 02, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville's Mormon church displays hundreds of nativities

A Gainesville church is opening its doors to celebrate the reason behind the Christmas season this weekend.

December 01, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Planting tips in Farmer’s Almanac, other sources often based on science

Recently, a local news channel that reported a story about garden and weather folklore.

November 30, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


New breed of grandma's skillet topping holiday gift lists

One of the hottest items on cooks' holiday lists this year is one of the oldest types of cookware around: cast iron.

November 28, 2012 | By Noelle Carter Los Angeles Times | Life top stories


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First Presbyterian Church's new music director an experienced conductor

While Sam Marley may be relatively new to First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, he's not new to the choral music scene.

July 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man's garden earns wildlife habitat certification

Standing in George Roshau's garden, a steady sound of birds can be heard happily chirping.

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Smoothies and teas perfect for quenching thirst in the summer

Is there anything better than a light, refreshing salad or a sweet, tropical juice on a hot summer day?

July 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville woman earns top honors for hairstyling skills

Car crashes can be a blessing in disguise. At least, it was for Abigail Rodriguez.

July 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New short film mixes childhood fantasy and reality

As children, Luke Pilgrim and Brad Kennedy loved action, adventure and science-fiction films. In particular, a couple of their favorites were "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ...

July 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Lanier Christian Church offers a boat ride, worship at Lake Lanier

Taking in the beauty of God's creations is easy to do while cruising the calm waters of Lake Lanier early on a peaceful Sunday.

July 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Spiders are best insect-control weapons in gardens

Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener's best tools for biological pest control.

July 14, 2016 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Michael Wheeler: How to control yellow jacket population

They are a part of summer, but I don't have to like it. And I am referring to the presence of yellow jackets.

July 14, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Big Bear Cafe to hit 80th anniversary July 15

On a Wednesday morning, traffic in and out of Big Bear Cafe is steady.

July 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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