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Gainesville man is building lifelong legacy

Gainesville resident Jimmy DeFoor received the Legacy Award from the Georgia Rehabilitation Association in August to honor him for a lifetime of service for individuals with disabilities.

October 13, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Latin-style mass infused with a touch of bluegrass

Although attending church services is an important tradition in North Georgia, worship is usually to the tune of a lone piano or organ, not the sounds of an all-acoustic bluegrass band.

October 12, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Mike Reno is home sweet home

After anxiously awaiting flood damage repairs and hoping to have a place of his own again, Mike Reno has finally moved back into his house.

October 11, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Around the Home: 'Food Talk' sessions start next week

We're looking forward to meeting parents and families during our "Food Talk" sessions.

October 09, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Life top stories


Not all pumpkin recipes involve pie

Pumpkins are everywhere. As October begins, one cannot help but see signs of pumpkin season surrounding them.

October 09, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Ministers offer prayers for all kinds of pets

Thirteen-year-old Porter needed an extra "punch" for good health in his hospice years. Fiona, whose age is unknown, needed a cure for her carsickness and other ailments.

October 08, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Gainesville native pens her first novel

As a child at Candler Street Elementary, Katherine Elberfeld wrote a collection of short stories in her notebook with a pencil to give to her friends as Christmas presents.

October 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville family believes fostering a dog is a 'badge of honor'

Pets come to families in a lot of different ways.

October 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Johns Creek woman welcomes questions about her disease, companion dog

Lately, Emilie Angle's part-time job at The Next Chapter Bookstore in downtown Gainesville is keeping her very busy.

October 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


North Hall church revamps old building into house of worship

Lanier Hills Church is settling into its newly purchased home off of Mount Vernon Road, after almost two years of extensive repairs and renovations. Now, the Sunday services have breathed new life into the previously unoccupied building.

October 05, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Herbs enhance flavors of food

Growing vegetables and fruits in a home garden is a convenient way to have easy access to the freshest, healthiest food possible. However, another kind of garden can enhance or add flavor to the food - an herb garden.

October 04, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Cooks heat up ovens for baking as fall season arrives

Baking season has arrived, and the oven is beckoning. So we've asked some of the best pastry chefs in Los Angeles for home recipes to ease bakers into fall. Their recipes call for 10 ingredients or fewer but are desserts worthy of bringing to a party, even Sharlena Fong's marshmallow-studded campfire scones from Semi Sweet Bakery.

October 02, 2013 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Library can help residents trace their roots

Rhonda Sanders's co-workers call her the "lady in charge of the dead and the moldy."

October 01, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


GHS senior wastes no time at school, home

When the final bell rings to signal the end of the school day, students burst through the doors of Gainesville High School eager to leave campus.

September 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Visitors get lost in corn mazes this fall

While his two older brothers roamed through the 12-acre maze of tall corn stalks, 2-year-old McKay Dutcher found his way through a maze more akin to his size.

September 29, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Home cooks supply recipes straight out of Georgia

All across Georgia at any given time, you can find a grandma in the kitchen working on one of her family recipes, passed down from her momma and her momma's momma.

March 04, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Author pens historical fiction on ‘Doc’ Holliday

While many people expect a cross-country move to change the course of their lives, literally and figuratively, Victoria Wilcox never thought it would lead her to change one man's history.

March 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Echo Wellness Center offers traditional Chinese medicine

At first blush, it may sound a little nuts to willingly ask someone to place multiple needles in your skin, but proponents say the practice is useful for alleviating a variety of ailments, from chronic pain to depression.

March 02, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Hilda Bell sings with her golden-aged voice

At 91 years old, Hilda Bell knows how to do a little bit of everything.

March 01, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Westminster members break bread together

Getting to know other church members during a Sunday service can be difficult because of the number of people and small amount of time one has for conversation.

February 28, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Area children sprouting knowledge about gardening

During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 out of 12 enrolled children showed up at the Forsyth County Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.

February 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Cooking with Crevolyn: Secret to good food is the spices

I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."

February 25, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Restaurants compete in cookie-inspired contest

The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Red Shoe House repairs old soles

Providing North Georgia with an old-fangled service for more than 40 years, Eddie Tatum works long hours to repair shoes, purses, gloves and other leather products at the Red Shoe House.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man returns to the shoe repair business after 16-year absence

Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


German influence in Northeast Georgia

On a walk down Edelweiss or Munich Strassen, you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with brightly painted Bavarian shops. Only, this charming German town is not actually in Germany. It's Helen, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Gardeners learn to grow plants from seeds

Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.

February 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Create 10 Crockpot dishes with two meats

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.

February 18, 2015 | BY ALISON LADMAN Associated Press | Life top stories


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