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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

Healing in Haiti

Heather Allen just returned from Haiti, where she scoped out locations for prebuilt homes for TEAMeffort, a Gainesville-based missionary group.

January 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories

Hall County couples take in foreign orphans

Katya and Bogdan, orphans from Ukraine and Russia, don't know a lot of English, but have quickly understood that they are loved by their American host families here in Hall County.

January 14, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories

Cleaner carpets, greener impact

The next time your carpet gets a bit stained, instead of seeing red, you may want to think green.

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

Myrtle Beach, S.C., as a winter vacation destination

Sick of snow? The recent weather may have many in North Georgia dreaming of a winter vacation.

January 10, 2011 | BY Richard Daigle For The Times | Life top stories

Technology gives kids a variety of fitness choices

Gym class at Chestnut Mountain Elementary School is no longer just about running laps and doing sit-ups.

January 10, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories

Paralyzing injury leaves Gainesville couple struggling to make ends meet

When Sharon Kelly bought into a raffle at Frames You-Nique in Gainesville, she had no idea that it would help her buy groceries.

January 09, 2011 | BY EMILY PERRY For The Times | Life top stories

Coping with crisis

When in crisis, many people turn to a religious leader for comfort. More often than not, they provide support so efficiently that it seems they were born to do just that.

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

Avian world aflutter over rare sighting of a hummingbird in South Hall yard

A spoonful of sugar not only helps the medicine go down, it also draws hummingbirds all the way from California.

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

Eating better in the new year doesn’t mean your taste buds have to suffer

This time of year, instead of a source of nourishment, many people with New Year's resolutions fresh on their brains see food as the edible enemy of their efforts to live healthier.

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

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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

Father and son hike to the mountaintop

FORSYTH COUNTY - Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing about his father's adventures along the Appalachian Trail.

September 16, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories

Experts offer advice on combating fall allergies and flu

For some, fall means scarves, boots, football and pumpkin spice and everything nice. It's a reason to celebrate.

September 15, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories

Flowery Branch woman casts her dragnet into Amelia Earhart's mystery

Before she became America's aviator, Amelia Mary Earhart was just a Midwestern tomboy who thought of planes as nothing more than jumbles of "rusty wire and wood." Then, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and instantly became a household name.

September 14, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories

In His Name reaches out to apartment complex communities

Jon Huebner wanted to help.

September 13, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories

Women to stand strong at DIVINE conference

Hundreds of women together are set to share their laughter, tears, problems and solutions while listening to life-changing messages in one week's time.

September 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories

Sellers, give every room a role

Many of us have one room in the house that doesn't really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we're not sure what to do with.

September 12, 2014 | By KIM COOK Associated Press | Life top stories

Sweet taste of macarons find way to Flowery Branch

For Karen Ching, there's a constant bar of excellence she's always trying to reach.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories

Art helps Lula man find his purpose

Larry Ledford hurt. His shoulder pained him with every move.

September 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories

Gainesville couple bitten by the travel bug sets the globe as their itinerary

Name a place, and odds are Wolfgang Hartert has visited it.

September 07, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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