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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


Gainesville Mill School’s Facebook page unites classmates, debunks stereotype

While it started as a social network for college students, now it seems like everyone is on Facebook

January 03, 2011 | By Jennifer Jackson Whitley For The Times | Life top stories


Science by the sea

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Science class aboard a catamaran cruising California's Monterey Bay in search of sea otters and kelp forests while the captain points out jellyfish and seeks kids' help in navigating the choppy waters isn't an experience soon forgotten.

January 03, 2011 | By Shanna McCord Santa Cruz Sentinel | Life top stories


A loss for the better

Each year, many people promise to better themselves at the dawning of the new year - be it by furthering their education, being nicer to strangers or working harder on their jobs. More often than not, those resolutions relate more closely to eating healthier, hitting the gym and losing weight.

January 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


New year, a new you

In the best-selling novel turned movie, "Eat, Pray, Love," which stars Julia Roberts, a woman looks at her life's priorities and decides that most of them are all wrong.

January 01, 2011 | By Ashley Bates For The Times | Life top stories


Holiday overload

New Year's is known for many things: greens, black-eyed peas and resolutions.

December 30, 2010 | By Jennifer Jackson Whitley For The Times | Life top stories


Classy and brassy

While holiday tunes are a staple this time of year, they're typically played with trumpets or violins.

December 27, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Dog gone lucky

To say that Aubree Holmes has a soft spot for the underdog would be an understatement.

December 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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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


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


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