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Hospital volunteers show generosity at Christmas

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.

December 21, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Churches mark Christmas Eve with candlelight services

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.

December 20, 2014 | Andi Eckardt | Life top stories


Hundreds of antique Christmas ornaments available at Sample Pleasures

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.

December 18, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER For The Times | Life top stories


Feast on baked brisket and tzimmes during Hanukkah

It's all a matter of cause and effect.

December 17, 2014 | By Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life top stories


Jewish residents celebrate Hanukkah at sundown

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.

December 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Mothers can save lives with cord blood donation at NGMC

While pregnant women welcome a child into the world, few may realize they can save another at the same time with a simple donation.

December 15, 2014 | By Amanda Head ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Parents reading aloud to children helps language skills, education

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.

December 14, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Corinth Baptist Church recreates Bethlehem

There is no uniform way to celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 13, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Decor experts: Trim your tree from the top down

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.

December 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Bake up breakfast with some Santa time on the side

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.

December 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Looking at letters to Santa

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.

December 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


Female vets offer help to neglected comrades

When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.

December 07, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Concert showcases Christian diversity

Whether you say Jesus or Yeshua, God or Dios, all followers of Christianity agree on one event - the celebration of the Savior's birth is one of the most special times of the year.

December 06, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Four homes hang holiday cheer for a fundraiser

Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.

December 05, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


School serving meals healthier than mom's

Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.

December 03, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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Gainesville man survives heart attack thanks to Good Samaritan, paramedics and doctors

Donald Brewer doesn't remember anything that happened on Feb. 5, 2016, except for one thing.

April 23, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


First Baptist Church to launch new program to inspire children to play

Ginny Stump remembers spending hours and hours of her childhood playing sports with her siblings and friends.

April 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch floral business gets flowers directly from local gardeners

When Southern Grace Enterprises owners Tracy Youngblood-McDaniel and Merilynn Woodfin need more fresh flowers for their shop, they make a quick phone call and have ...

April 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Kids learn the art of cooking and healthy eating through Kroger's Chef Junior program

Collins Pruitt has big dreams for her future.

April 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Battling Lyme disease tests Dahlonega resident's resolve

Sometimes Kaylee Senger spends days, if not weeks, in bed sick.

April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


More churches offer live streaming services

4-year-old Kaydence McQueen is dancing around in her pajamas. It's Sunday morning, and she's attending church from her living room with her mother ...

April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

April 16, 2017 | | Life top stories


Experts offer cleaning tips for a sparkling home this season

While real rabbits are springing up outside this season, it's the dust bunnies in your home you may want to locate.

April 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Seder brings food, family together during Passover

Chaya Mentz is hosting her first Seder this Passover.

April 12, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


UNG Gainesville students spend break building trail, forming bonds

While University of North Georgia students worked to build part of a walking trail that will eventually become part of a system connecting Alabama to ...

April 10, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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