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Senior woman checks off bucket list item by riding horse

Horse lovers of any age can appreciate the earthen yet pleasant smell that comes from a horse stable. And that is especially true for 87-year-old Dusty Harrison.

August 18, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


'Funtology' turns into a success at Boys & Girls Clubs

For most little girls, a baby doll is their first toy. Then as they get older, a Barbie may enter the picture, allowing the little girls to brush her hair and dress her in different outfits.

August 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Gainesville man finds purpose traveling the globe

Like many high school graduates, Reed Partrick did not know what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. The 2012 North Hall High School graduate knew he wanted to go to college eventually, but "wasn't sure what I wanted to study."

August 16, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


New minister takes reins in Dawson County teen program

August 15, 2015 | | Life top stories


Murrayville man grows cucumbers and turns them into pickles

It's never too late to pick up a new hobby, and Mike Nosach is a prime example.

August 12, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Project Appleseed teaches rifle history and marksmanship skills

Two weeks before Christmas in 2006, Wade Cummings returned to his Flowery Branch house to discover it had been burglarized.

August 11, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories




Vets learn artistic skills at Helen Arts & Heritage Center

In an open room filled with framed paintings, clay sculptures and other scattered art projects, chatter from bass and baritone voices rises and falls with casual conversation.

August 09, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Summer revival helps churches ‘refresh’ congregations

Summertime in the South is revival season, and churches across North Georgia have invited congregations out to experience it.

August 08, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Odd-looking fruits and veggies cause customers to look twice

Sherri Gerrin, from Liberty Farms in Clarkesville, is no stranger to uncommon-looking produce.

August 05, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Students’ attire can meet dress code, still be trendy

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August 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Psychotherapist relates to clients with personal struggles

Laurie Hyatt firmly believes people are never too old to learn something new or embark on a new adventure.

August 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Party to raise funds for Action Ministries

Music, ministry and making a difference are common themes within the religious community in Gainesville.

August 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tips for creating the perfect butterfly oasis

As summer nears its end, gardeners longing to fill their flowerbeds with the flutter of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds must quickly design a space for the preferred plants of the insects and birds.

July 31, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Flowery Branch man to show off cooking skills on reality TV show

When Ryan McKay first met his wife, Brandy, she was the adventurous eater and he barely ventured outside of his comfort zone.

July 29, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


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Seminole War vet receives military headstone

In 1836, many men marched away from their families and homesteads to fight in the Second Seminole War raging in Florida. One of those men ...

September 01, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Kickball league ‘a blast’ for adults players in Gainesville

Trey McPhaul and some friends played kickball at his daughter's first birthday party.

August 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Life top stories


First Presbyterian Church to host annual Mission Expo

First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville has dedicated thousands of hours in the past two years to celebrate area mission projects and help organizations reach their ...

August 29, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


10 area celebrities shake their groove thing for charity

After hours of rehearsals, adrenaline and excitement are building for the celebrity dancers involved in the Dancing for a Cause competition Saturday.

August 25, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Two elderly sisters support each other in Chicopee

Many seniors ages 80 and older are relegated to living in assisted-living housing or nursing homes because they are unable to care for themselves any ...

August 23, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Prime time to use peaches for cooking and baking

An old wooden sign on the side of Cornelia Highway displays a message in red paint and all capitalized letters: "JAEMOR FARMS - PEACHES - 4 MILES".

August 19, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


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