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GSC professor teaches the importance of art as his own work comes under fire

As an art appreciation professor, Stanley Bermudez does more than teach his students about the differences between a Van Gogh and a Monet.

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


ProMusica spends time with Riverside cadets for lessons in jazz

"Listen, imitate and then assimilate," professional drummer Justin Varnes told his teenage audience about playing jazz music.

January 31, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Quilts move from the bed to the gallery as an artform

On cold winter nights, while the wind howled outside her window, Jean Leslie remembers being warmed inside and out by curling beneath quilts that were made with love by the women in her family.

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


‘Georgia Traveler’ films segment in Lula

Although North Georgia Canopy Tours are tucked away in Lula like a prized jewel, Friday the entire state got an opportunity to enjoy the high-flying fun.

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


Hall County man takes his message to YouTube with rap

Daniel Gilstrap, a.k.a D Earl, works as a correctional officer for Hall County, but in his off time he's belting out gospel hip-hop to lead his fans to become followers of Christ.

January 29, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories


Getting rid of clutter takes a dedicated plan of action

Clutter - it's spilling out of your closet, hiding in your office and lurking in your kitchen.

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


Pimento cheese is making a comeback in the foodie world

Use it as a topping for hot dogs and hamburgers, make fancy little tea sandwiches on white bread, use it as a dip for celery sticks or crackers, even modernize it with pita or veggie chips - pimento cheese is just about perfect for any occasion.

January 25, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories


The search for the ‘Lord God Bird’

Picture this film concept: A group of adventure seekers tromp off into the wilderness near a small town in search of a mythical creature many claim to have seen or heard, its sounds echoing through the forest sight unseen.

January 24, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Life top stories


Putting pen to paper turns prosperous for Vickery Creek Elementary student

At 10 years old, Sarah Voskamp has done something many people never do - she's written a book.

January 24, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Former Waldorf chef lends expertise to help area ministry’s outreach program

Every other month, volunteers at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville gather in the worship center's fellowship hall and prepare a meal to feed a few hundred people.

January 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Piedmont event examines faith and food in the modern world

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, voted last year by Lifeway Research as one of the top 10 most influential living pastors, now will use that influence at a groundbreaking workshop coming to Athens in February.

January 21, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories


Gwinnett exhibit offers a global view of homes

More than likely, you refer to that place where you retire at the end of the day as your home.

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


Something to stew over

The weather outside may be frightful, but there's no reason why the dinner on your table should be anything less than delightful.

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


Local artists’ sketchbooks are part of nationwide project

When it comes to their personal sketches, many artists prefer to keep those works private. But not Cathy Little.

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


New federal guidelines will make school food healthier

Changes could be ahead for local lunch programs.

January 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


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Downtown store owner crafts confections creations

Sometimes you feel the need for something sweet, and sometimes you find it.

October 01, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Former soldier transforms into a crafty cowboy

Jason Smith's mind struggles.

September 30, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Working out inch by inch at the barre

Some workouts are measured in miles run, others in yards swum. For barre fitness, a lot can be accomplished in an inch.

September 29, 2014 | Shannon Casas | Life top stories


Hospice offers simple comforts

Carol Jewell, the volunteer coordinator at Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, could talk for days about her 20-plus years in hospice care. When she discusses what her volunteers really do, one particular anecdote comes to mind.

September 28, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Eyes of the Father: Worshipping God in church renews spirit

As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.

September 28, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


Bahai'a faith growing in Georgia

Around the same time that America was breaking into a Civil War, a Persian nobleman named Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri announced he was a "Manifestation of God."

September 27, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Seed company flourishes

Joanne Roth said she has been growing plants "forever and ever," or at least since she lived in England in the early 1980s.

September 26, 2014 | Bonny Harper Times regional staff | Life top stories


Murrayville man grows hundreds of pounds of pumpkins

Mike Nepereny is already planting seeds for his retirement.

September 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Covington woman takes life one step at a time

Tichelle Florence is tough.

September 23, 2014 | BY ROB DEWIG Times regional staff | Life top stories


Area woman creates fanciful fashions

Ruth Nore got into the business when she was 12.

September 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Murrayville woman uses art to help beat ovarian cancer

When Sue Sigmon-Nosach celebrated her 60th birthday, the milestone might not have seemed like much for those who don't know the Murrayville resident.

September 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Christian, Muslim discover common ground at forum

University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Antioch UMC reminisces over its history

"Loving, gracious, faithful and generous," is the reputation Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville has created during the past 200 years, according to its members, pastor and former pastors.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gardens on Green teaches 'miracles'

Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.

September 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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