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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


Adding color to gardens

Most flower lovers want to have flowers blooming in their garden all season long. The problem is knowing what to grow. Do you want flowers in your beds that provide beauty and a fragrance?

April 07, 2011 | By Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Jaemore extends growing seasons with tent crops

They may not have figured out how to add extra hours to the day, but the folks at Jaemor Farms have found a production method that adds more time to their growing season.

April 07, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Room-temp temptation

On a hot, summer day in the South, if you offer your friend a lukewarm glass of sweet tea, you may not be able to count them as a friend much longer.

April 06, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Falcon trades red jersey for green gear

Ovie Mughelli has been an advocate of health and wellness among young people for years.

April 05, 2011 | By MATT MAUNEY Times regional staff | Life top stories


Students make quilt with newly found skills

Quilter Linda O'Donnell has inspired a new generation of sewers at McEver Arts Academy.

April 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A case for Terri

Six years ago, Al and Karen Hollander found themselves in familiar, but unexpected territory.

April 03, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Hundreds of antique Christmas ornaments available at Sample Pleasures

Glittering beneath the winter daylight, dozens of vintage ornaments sway in the windows of Sample Pleasures, waiting patiently for a home between the green needles of a Christmas tree. And keeping the nearly 100 Christmas ornaments company is a light-up statue of Mrs. Claus.

December 18, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER For The Times | Life top stories


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


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