Everyone knows what a pep rally is like, with the football team, cheerleaders, mascot and the band being the main participants. However, not many students at a school spirit event get to win an iPad.
Plunging a shovel into loosened dirt, pulling back on the handle and watching a large redish-brown sweet potato pop out of the ground elated 8-year-old Franky Perez.
Sylvia Cordell doesn't use the instant stuff. When she cooks, she makes her recipes the old-fashioned way. She calls herself a "country cook." Cordell, of Gainesville, submitted her favorite recipes to the Gainesville Hall County Senior Life Center to use in its newest cookbook. Her recipes, along with 300 more, have been compiled in a "Favorite Recipes" cookbook to celebrate the senior life center's 40th anniversary and National Senior Center Month. Recipes are from "some ...
If you have ever been fascinated by ballroom dancing but unsure of where to begin, a local duo might have the answer.
Lisa Weinwurm wasn't looking at the clients during a recent therapy session, she was more concerned with watching horses.
Old Cornelia Highway is dotted with fruit stands. Most of the old buildings have fallen into disrepair.
Churches are glad to see new visitors any Sunday, but this Sunday is particularly inviting. Congregations for all different denominations will open their doors Sunday morning and take a more active role in inviting people to attend services. Several churches from around the area are participating in a national movement called "Back to Church Sunday" on Sept. 15. The annual event aims to get church goers of all walks and denominations to invite the "unchurched ...
Judy Roberts shouts across the cul-de-sac to a customer admiring a shelf "built by a little old lady who worked at that sewing factory in Cleveland."
As football season gears up, chicken wings, burgers and hot dogs will proliferate at tailgate parties, but the grease and fat can add unwanted calories and cholesterol to a person's meal. However, two local food experts pointed out nutritional alternatives for the traditional football feast.
Most kids spend their weekends playing sports or video games, but for 27 local youth weekends are a time for search and rescue training and scouring the wilderness for simulated airplane crashes.
On a weekday afternoon, school buses are parked along McEver Road at West Hall High School in the hot midday sun. Luckily for Becky Taylor, a bus driver of 19 years, she has learned to deal with the heat.
Most people wouldn't consider three weeks of mopping floors and working in an Israeli military supply warehouse a vacation. But for Gerald Herring, Dennis Pritchett and David James, all of Gainesville, the trip provided a unique way to experience a country and its cultures.
For Ella Padawer, traveling to Israel is a normal summer activity. The 17-year-old Cleveland girl heads overseas for a month to visit her aunt, uncle and grandparents who live in Tel Aviv. But this summer, Padawer's trip was anything but normal.
"Running is addictive," Liz Isandoro said. "I feel like running has so many more benefits than just the physical for me. I don't run to stay in shape. I run because I'm happier. I feel more emotionally healthy." A few years ago, Isandoro and a group of friends decided they wanted to become runners. They looked online and found a simple, free training guide and used it to get ready for an upcoming 5-kilometer race. ...
Time stands for no man, least of all a gardener. So the Hall County Master Gardeners and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Hall County have teamed to offer tips and time-specific strategies for maintaining a healthy garden throughout the year. Gardening by the Month for Adults is offered from noon to 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Gardens on Green. The program kicked off under the shade trees ...
When local beekeeper Bob Bradbury surveyed his beehives last March in preparation for spring, he found a big surprise. About 80 percent of his hives were empty.