As Christmas draws near, many home cooks are stocking their pantries and refrigerators in preparation for Christmas dinner.
It's hard to think about the holidays as anything other than the best time of the year, but for some, particularly those who have lost a loved one, it can cause dread instead of anticipation or depression instead of joy.
Diagnosed with Stage 2 lung cancer in May 2013, Gallery on the Square artist Ruth Money decided to turn her battle into art.
Dot Dusenberry is no stranger to bedside visits. The 12-year volunteer with the Northeast Georgia Health System easily recalls a moment from last year when she felt she truly made a difference in a patient's holiday enjoyment.
As Christmas is five days away, Gainesville residents may seek to celebrate Jesus' birth at one of the many Christmas Eve services the city has to offer.
Glittering beneath the winter daylight, dozens of vintage ornaments sway in the windows of Sample Pleasures, waiting patiently for a home between the green needles of a Christmas tree. And keeping the nearly 100 Christmas ornaments company is a light-up statue of Mrs. Claus.
It's all a matter of cause and effect.
It's the time of year when evergreen trees are trimmed with twinkling lights, halls are decked with holly and stockings are hung with care. The glow of Christmas is easy to spot, but in some Northeast Georgia homes, that glow is coming not from a tree but from a menorah.
While pregnant women welcome a child into the world, few may realize they can save another at the same time with a simple donation.
Once a week since the summer, Ruth Demby has lugged boxes of children's books to Norwood Apartments on Cleveland Highway with a handful of volunteers in tow. Armed with a curriculum outlined by the United Way, the associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gainesville meets with mothers and small children for a singular goal: to ensure every child is read to by a parent by the time he or she enter kindergarten.
There is no uniform way to celebrate the birth of Christ.
With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.
Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.
For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been receiving letters to Santa from American children, according to the USPS website. And each year, the letters vary in length and requests.
When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.
There is no such thing as a painless divorce and in the Old Testament, God says he hates divorce, Lakewood Discipleship Pastor Scott Smith said.
On Jan. 17, Gainesville resident Lois Reed turned 79. Some may call that particular age old. Lois Reed disputes that characterization.
Two things motivate Ann Fleming to keep doing what she does.
Normally, going to a stranger's home and rifling through their worldly possessions is a bit taboo - unless it's at an estate sale, in which case it's just called shopping.
It's a tale as old as time, as far as baking is concerned: whether classic sweet concoctions such as apple pie or traditional savory offerings such as quiches are truly superior as far as taste buds are concerned.
When Tara Massarelli got her first fish tank at 12 years old, she didn't know how quickly it would turn into a lifetime devotion.
As more students do their best to overachieve and prepare for a competitive future, many find it difficult to accomplish their many tasks in a regular day and stay up late into the night. The result is students forgo getting enough sleep.
Sixteen years ago, Angie Bryant's life changed.
Freddie North was sitting in his apartment in Demorest when he claims he heard "a voice."
Creating compost in the cold poses many challenges for some gardeners. Luckily some gardening experts know of a wide variety of materials to make high-quality soil during the winter months.
Known to cook meals for hundreds of years, a cast-iron skillet is the perfect tool to fry, bake, saute, braze and broil.
Most people hear the word "mural" and probably think about Greek gods and goddesses or scenes from the Bible. But at the Hall County Animal Shelter, the newest murals adorning the concrete walls are all about mammals of the four-legged variety.
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