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Thanksgiving Day and its traditions evolve throughout years

When Dana Chapman thinks of Thanksgiving, one image comes to mind. It is a 1943 Norman Rockwell painting titled "Freedom From Want," which was part of a series of four called "The Four Freedoms."

November 22, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Experts: Black Friday shopping helps local economy

Many people focus on the edible fare, family time and football on Thanksgiving Day.

November 22, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


African Children's Choir to sing, dance at Gainesville church

Some people catch themselves humming one tune or another throughout the day, whether it's happy or sad.

November 20, 2015 | BY REBECCA BRAUN rbraun@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


10 simple ways to repair holiday kitchen disasters

If you're planning to entertain at home this holiday season, you'd be wise to bear in mind the words of Julia Child: "Never apologize. Never explain."

November 17, 2015 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


Facebook page helps area couple find their missing dog

If you've ever lost a furry friend, you know how frightening and stressful it can be.

November 16, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Fire chief credits boys club for path to dream job

At a young age, Jerome Yarbrough had to make a choice. He could indulge in delinquent acts and continue in his "curiosity" as a boy and head down the "left" path. Or he could travel on a higher road on the "right" path and become a successful person.

November 14, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Operation Christmas Child delivers toy-filled shoeboxes

Most families around the holidays can't live without several things: A turkey dinner with their loved ones; traditions such as Elf on the Shelf or last-minute shopping; dolled-up family photos; or Christmas cookies with hot chocolate and apple cider to wash them down.

November 13, 2015 | BY REBECCA BRAUN rbraun@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Lula shop offers flower arrangements, sweet treats

"Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope."

November 13, 2015 | SANDRA WARWICK For The Times | Life top stories


Your guide to authentic tacos at Taqueria El Antojito

Editor's note: High school intern Charles Olsen can often be found in The Times conference room telling the other high school interns about the best food on Atlanta Highway. Here, he's sharing those tips with you as well. Olsen is a Johnson High School student whose mother was born and raised in Mexico and moved to the United States in the 1990s. Check out Olsen's and the other interns' work at www.gainesvilletimes.com/youngedge.

November 10, 2015 | By Charles Olsen colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Veterans receive red, white, blue quilts from local group

As people poured through the doors of Central Baptist Church on Sunday for the 11 a.m. service, it was hard not to notice the two empty rows in front.

November 10, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Teen fighting cancer meets pope, starts nonprofit charity

Standing among hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, 17-year-old Gino Vizzi was "awe struck" as Pope Francis descended the steps of St. Peter's Basilica and headed straight for him.

November 08, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Gainesville woman to spread Gospel on The World Race

Unworthy, unloved, rejected, depressed and inadequate. Each emotion has plagued Faith Silva at one point or other in her 21 years of life.

November 07, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Flowery Branch graduate transforms into powerlifter

Looking into the mirror wasn't always easy for Leanna Carr.

November 03, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Buford man competes in Ironman World Championship

Michael King isn't sure what's next for him, but he knows he's taking a break.

November 02, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Father Robert ‘Bob’ Fessler fills in as a substitute servant

Father Robert "Bob" Fessler started and ended his career in the same way.

November 02, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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Irishman, author, theologian to challenge beliefs in two-day series

For author and theologian Peter Rollins, the current institution of church is similar to a sports bar.

February 12, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Walk through the maze of orchids at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Every year, the Atlanta Botanical Garden strives to showcase the beauty of orchids in unexpected ways.

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Downtown restaurants supply romantic meal for two

You've secured a date for Valentine's Day, but you have nowhere to go for dinner.

February 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Harris Blackwood: And the band will play on

Mercer Crook is a rock 'n' roller.

February 07, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 07, 2016 | | Life top stories


Newtown Florist Club leader ushers new era

Decades of dedication and hard work have prepared Rose Johnson for this one role. And she's had some big shoes to fill - Faye Bush ...

February 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New Catholic radio station up and running in Gainesville

When Carol Bush first contacted Mark Peffer about starting a Catholic radio station in Gainesville, she was thinking about herself.

February 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Nonprofit rewards vet with new home

February 04, 2016 | Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Bats come home to roost at Elachee Nature Science Center

Shrouded in myth and legend as well as associated with vampires and dark superheroes, bats have come to symbolize all that humans fear. But their ...

February 04, 2016 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


Forsyth County girl diagnosed with rare heart condition at birth

February 01, 2016 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 31, 2016 | | Life top stories


Jefferson native rides mountain bike from Canada to Mexico

While setting out to see a lengthy stretch of American soil was Cam Thurmond's ultimate goal, the 25-year-old got so much more than that ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Women explore "IF" they could live like Jesus

For two days women around the world from all walks of life and all Christian denominations will ponder the same single question: What IF we ...

January 30, 2016 | Kayla Canada | Life top stories


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