The first day of spring was ushered in this week and the cherry trees are blooming. When you see pink blooms on the trees around town, it seems to whisper that warm weather is on its way.
I love lamb, in every way and every cut. But I don't eat it very often because of the same thing that tends to make it so very delicious - its fattiness.
As a child, Bill Rezak often was questioned about the origin of his last name.
Every Wednesday morning, five students with special needs board the school bus and prepare to go to work at various local businesses.
Most people wouldn't consider running across the world's driest desert a vacation.
As more new forms of communication emerge, such technology is giving local churches an opportunity to reconnect to the early days of Christianity.
A University of North Georgia research project that started with just a simple idea of collecting heirloom seeds from the surrounding communities, has grown far beyond the scope originally intended.
On a normal day, thirsty revelers easily drain two kegs of Guinness at Boston's Black Rose tavern. Come St. Patrick's Day - an official holiday in Bean Town - and they'll plow thorough 55 kegs.
When Cathy Little heard there was plenty of garbage lining the streets of the rural Haitian town she was preparing to visit, she didn't think of it as offensive or unsanitary.
For more than 20 years, Robert McDonald brought his "good friend" Smokey the Bear and their shared message of forest fire safety and prevention to fourth-grade students in Banks and Hall counties.
If you saw a student carrying a backpack home on a Friday afternoon, you probably wouldn't give it a second thought.
When Melanie Clark, a Hall County Master Gardener, moved from her home in Gainesville to North Hall, she packed her belongings but had to leave her 15 beautiful camellias behind.
When Gainesville resident Steve Siebold was invited to go to the Oscars with an Academy Award-winning director, he just thought it was a unique opportunity to see some of the Hollywood elite up close.
Three Gainesville High School students sit around a table discussing yet another way to build the robot they hope will make them world champs.
After 21 years in the footlights, the Georgia Mountain Players are winding down their final season with three last plays.
As we get closer and closer to the height of the holiday season, being excited for Father Christmas is no excuse to forget about Mother Nature.
Calliope Sweets owner Patty Phillips prides herself on her Southern hospitality, her roots and her skills in the kitchen.
Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.
For the 1 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease and especially those who are responding well to medication, more good news is at hand.
The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.
It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.