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CASA volunteer Margaret Stewart and others are committed to helping children

Decades ago, Margaret Stewart's friend suggested she look into volunteering at the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. But her own family - a husband and two now-grown children - and activities kept her busy.

March 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Nothing Wasted thrift shop serves community through its donation-based ministry

One day a woman dropped off 10 pairs of brand-new women's dress pants at Nothing Wasted thrift store.

March 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

March 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Paddy's Irish Pub to mark St. Patrick's Day with Irish fare

The friendliest day of the year is March 17, said Kevin Mealor, kitchen manager at Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Pub in Dahlonega.

March 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories




Local experts offer healthier eating habits

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April 2016 to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life. This series is dedicated to those approaches and how they can be implemented in Hall County. The sixth power approach, "80 Percent," says the world's longest-living people stop eating when their stomachs feel about 80 percent full.

March 12, 2017 | BY KRISTEN OLIVER For The Times | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 10, 2017 | | Life top stories


Abba House chicken coop helps to heal women

Three times a day, Amy and the other "chicken mamas" walk to Abba House's chicken coop and check on the hens.

March 09, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Prince of Peace Catholic Church continues tradition of Lenten fish fry

With 400 pounds of catfish and nearly 200 pounds of tilapia, Prince of Peace Catholic Church's fish fry is a popular place on Friday evenings during Lent.

March 08, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


American Cancer Society connects patients with hotels to stay at free of charge

When facing cancer, patients have to balance planning their medical care with managing their everyday lives.

March 06, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


UNG Gainesville graduate a semifinalist for the Fulbright award

Faith Brown likes to talk. So communications seemed like the natural fit for the Oakwood native to study as her major at the University of North Georgia Gainesville.

March 05, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Dahlonega couple follows creative passions with interior design business

When Mary and Dave Bogle wanted to repaint their house, they wanted colors that would pop and add to the beauty of their Gainesville home.

March 03, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Area cancer survivors find hope, fight back with Relay for Life

As she stepped onto the track in June 2010 for her first Relay for Life, Theresea Bennett felt overwhelmed.

February 26, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Christians prepare for the Resurrection during the season of Lent

It rarely happens. But when it does, it is notable.

February 25, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 23, 2017 | | Life top stories


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New Flowery Branch bakery features whole-grain, gluten-free menu options

Newly opened Abstruse Pastry Co. in downtown Flowery Branch is more than a whole-grain, gluten-free bakery.

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

June 18, 2017 | | Life top stories


Gainesville woman celebrates 70th birthday after medical battles

Every morning at 5 a.m., Harriett Lackey made her rounds as a unit secretary at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, putting labwork and other reports ...

June 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Nothing Wasted thrift store supports pantry for household items

As manager of the Nothing Wasted Pantry on McEver Road in Gainesville, Patti Dixon said she knows the bags of household supplies and toiletry items ...

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Riverside Military Academy cadets travel to China to study language and culture

While many high school students spend the summer earning extra money at part-time jobs, going on vacation and spending time with friends, two Riverside Military ...

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Gainesville girl to enhance her foreign language skills in China

For the past four years, Ivy Gerrell has made studying the Chinese language part of her high school and college coursework.

June 11, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Braselton resident off to research cheetahs in Africa

In three summers, Angela Harvey's passion for research and wildlife has given her the opportunity to study on three different continents.

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Hall's flora and fauna shine on a sunny day at the Biennial Garden Walk

The Hall County Master Gardeners' biennial Garden Walk includes five residential gardens with three in Gainesville and two in Flowery Branch. The Gardens on Green ...

June 09, 2017 | | Life top stories


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