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Leaving a legacy

Emerald City residents may have been disappointed to discover their wizard was just a man behind a curtain, but local folks are happy to know the man controlling the happenings at the Good Samaritan Food and Furniture Ministry.

July 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Planting the right crawler will minimize problems

In a quest for getting more value from their homes, many folks are no longer content with having a plain backyard. Instead they're looking for outdoor living spaces with a cohesive theme and look.

July 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Lunch gear goes stainless, makes food safety easy

It's entirely likely I spend too much time thinking about the lunches I pack for my 7-year-old son. After all, he probably spends all of 5 minutes inhaling my hard work.

July 25, 2012 | By J.m. Hirsch AP Food Editor | Life top stories


Ballet students work to stay sharp over summer

If you've ever taken time off from exercising, you know how tough things are once you finally make it back into the gym.

July 23, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Just regular folk: R.A. Miller at 100

Reuben Aaron Miller, better known as R.A., was a simple man.

July 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Buford church gets new name, fresh mission

On Aug. 5, attendees will worship for the last time at New Bethany Baptist Church.

July 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


DIY treats that are cool, yet still playful

Hot, hotter, hottest are the best ways to sum up the weather in recent weeks.

July 18, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Times reporter proves you really can dress for less at local thrift shops

With school about to start in a few weeks, many parents and educators alike are out shopping for back-to-school wardrobes.

July 17, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville Jaycees put teens to the test with leadership program

"Over the wall. Over the wall. You can do it!"

July 16, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville man’s love for aviation culminates in model plane trove

All it took was a zip and a bang to captivate Paul Gaertner for life.

July 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Church aims to reach more kids with Bible school held at YMCA

Although they regularly welcome the community into their place of worship, this time, The Highlands Church members are taking worship to the community.

July 14, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Extension sounds alert for impatiens, tomato disease

Two plant pathogens have been confirmed in Forsyth County this month, according to officials with the Forsyth County Extension Office.

July 13, 2012 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Swap out the usual lettuce for crisp greens, herbs and melon

Sad to say, but salads have gotten a bad rap. Many folks look down upon them as "rabbit food" or bland bowls of iceberg nothingness.

July 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


WomenSource: Members want to talk about health

For the last four years, WomenSource organizers have been working to help area women live their best lives.

July 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local group aims to keep visual arts growing in North Georgia

In a world filled with left-brained, rational thinkers, the more creative, right-brainers often struggle for a space where they can fully relate to others and be completely understood.

July 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Hall County woman carves out career as zombie on 'The Walking Dead'

Sonya Thompson makes her living playing dead.

May 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Women's group from Unicoi Springs helps needy through array of projects

It's the third Tuesday of the month and a group of a dozen women wearing silly hats they decorated themselves are gathered for a ...

May 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 29, 2016 | | Life top stories


How to move from large house to smaller home after 25 years

It took Strother Randolph more than a year to convince his wife, Cindy, to consider leaving their home of 25 years and move into a ...

May 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Hot Dog Ninja serves all-beef franks, Polish sausages from cart

Step aside, Oscar Mayer. There's a new mayor of wieners in town - it's Landon Brockmeyer.

May 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Learn to skim the surface in a kayak or canoe

Last week, the Pan American Championships brought the excitement of canoe and kayak racing to Gainesville. Several athletes who train with the Lanier Canoe and ...

May 23, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Buford man raises awareness about rare disorder

The first time Alexis Rodriguez walked into a support meeting for individuals with myasthenia gravis, all he could see was white hair.

May 22, 2016 | BY FRANK REDDY For The Times | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 22, 2016 | | Life top stories


Area churches offer a variety of VBS programs for the summer

Summer activities are gearing up as schools close for their break, but that does not mean learning is over. Many vacation Bible schools set to ...

May 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


5 tips to turn your cluttered closet into an organized space

Whether you are a fashionista with a perfectly color-coded closet or a man who wears five of the same type of shirt every day, chances ...

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


Reid's Cafe in Murrayville offers family-friendly fare

Harold Kanady of Murrayville eats at Reid's Cafe almost every day. Some days he even eats there twice a day.

May 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman crafts soft, beastly and cuddly critters

In Megan Noble's line of work, the more misshapen, wacky and strange, the better.

May 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations for beautification awards

For the past 25 years, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has been commending private homeowners and businesses with an award for their efforts of ...

May 12, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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