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Pediatric center helps special-needs kids develop with tailored therapy plans

Two-year-old Glavine Leach excitedly flew down a slide in the pediatrics gym at Kidworks during his recent occupational therapy session. The toddler has a sensory integration disorder and wears a vest to help calm him and centralize his emotions.

January 01, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Young pastor hopes to revitalize youth in church

Meet the Minister

December 31, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Michael Wheeler: Time to plant your blackberry bushes

At one time, an almost unlimited number of wild blackberries and dewberries (the blackberries trailing cousin) were growing along fence rows and in abandoned fields. Many of these sites have been destroyed or are now posted. But each spring I still see couples on the roadsides pickin' berries.

December 30, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Humidifiers can keep homes comfortable in winter

About this time of the year, you halfheartedly crank up the heat in your home.

December 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


German New Year’s traditions celebrated by Helen, Sautee-Nacoochee residents

Frohes neues jahr! That's German for Happy New Year.

December 28, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Ronda Rich: Losing loved ones and gaining new ones

At year's end, it's always interesting to look back at all that happened and realize so little of it was anticipated, while some of it was neither wanted nor appreciated.

December 27, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Brenau graduate receives wedding proposal after her commencement

Graduation is a milestone event in a person's life.

December 26, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Dr. Tom Smiley: What’s in a name?

My granddaddy had the tradition of giving nicknames to each of his nine children and each grandchild until the time of his death.

December 25, 2016 | Dr. Tom Smiley tsmiley@lakewoodlife.org | Life top stories


Residents keep their holiday traditions alive

Thirty years ago in Cornelia, Cindy Randolph picked up a miniature, porcelain stucco-style house to decorate her home during Christmas.

December 25, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship service schedules

Christmas Eve and Day services

December 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah in Hall

December 24, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Flowery Branch residents light up night with Christmas sights, sounds

Creating a spectacular light display takes devotion and time - a lot of time.

December 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Back Porch Oyster creates gorgonzola shrimp linguine on ‘100 Plates Locals Love’

From the fishing decor on the walls to the beach music and fresh seafood, it would be easy to forget Back Porch Oyster Bar is nestled among the mountains on the square in Dahlonega. And that is exactly what restaurant owners Lee and Trish Creef want.

December 20, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Gainesville teen earns highest honor from Girl Scouts thanks to her Sow More, Grow More program

Before she read her poetry to former poet laureates at the Library of Congress, before she received fan mail from President Barack Obama, before she fed more than 2,000 hungry kids and before the Georgia General Assembly issued a proclamation saying it was "confident that vast success is surely in this young woman's future," Katie Rose Dionne was a typical girl who sold cookies for her Girl Scout troop and liked to sing Taylor Swift songs.

December 19, 2016 | BY BEKAH PORTER For The Times | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

December 18, 2016 | | Life top stories


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Eagle Leadership Martial School teaches Tang Soo Do fighting form at YMCA

At the front of the classroom stood a small boy with dark brown skin, close-cropped hair and a wide green belt. He stood out in ...

February 20, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Life top stories


Randy and Friends helps individuals with disabilities succeed

No matter how her day is going, Connie Derham always leaves Randy and Friends with a smile.

February 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch minister incorporates his passion for music into fifth Sunday service

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

February 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Bird watchers join forces during annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Some people, like Mike Saunders and his wife, Rosalie Jensen, become birders while exploring the great outdoors and wanting the knowledge to identify the feathered ...

February 16, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Pan-seared salmon with pineapple salsa

Salmon

February 14, 2017 | | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia Health System classes teach residents better cooking habits

As each new year comes and goes, a host of resolutions are made, pursued and then eventually discarded under the weight of daily life. Yet ...

February 14, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Life top stories


Duluth man proposes to Dawsonville girlfriend in two newspapers

Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.

February 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Good Samaritan provides food and aid to thousands in the area

Alvin Bagwell has wanted to help others since childhood.

February 12, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 12, 2017 | | Life top stories


Javier Chavez answers call to serve God during college

Javier Chavez came to the United States for one purpose: to study social sciences and religion at Lee University in the mid-1990s and become a ...

February 11, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


New Hispanic ministry becomes full-fledged church in Gainesville

When Javier Chavez came to the United States to pursue a college education in 1995, the then-18-year-old never dreamed he'd become a pastor.

February 11, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Haydee’s Cafe brings authentic, original Mexican foods to Gainesville

Maria P. Delgado was looking for a taste of traditional Mexican food when she first visited Haydee's Cafe.

February 08, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Girl Scouts to host dessert contest for area eateries with their well-known cookies

What can make Girl Scout cookies even better? How about pairing them with your favorite desserts for a sweet treat that's the best of ...

February 07, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Setting realistic goals helps shed holiday weight

Remnants of holiday season-indulgences may have crept onto your waistline and stuck around long after the party was over. If you're looking to have ...

February 07, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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