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An ‘addictive’ pursuit of ancestral roots

They say dead men tell no tales, but George McMath has convinced quite a few to share their secrets.

April 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


First Methodist music director retiring after nearly a half century of faithful tunes

After spending the last 47 years as a director of music at First United Methodist churches across the South, Sam Marley knows that you can't please all of the people all of the time. And he doesn't try.

April 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Container gardens are versatile, easy

When it comes to gardens, most folks tend to think of large plots filled with rows of vegetables or beds overflowing with buds in bloom.

April 20, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Vegan do it!

When it comes to planning events, most hosts are hip to food allergies and know to provide a few options for the more health-conscious crowd, but many have fallen short when it comes to providing for their vegan guests.

April 18, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Those funny looking boxes are popping up everywhere, but what purpose do they serve?

They are small, square and sort of resemble a piece of pop art. Or an empty crossword puzzle. But small as they are, they carry a lot of clout.

April 17, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Winning the war

At 96 years old, Dee Ridley knows a thing or two about surviving tough times.

April 16, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


One Hall County man was bow hunting long before ‘The Hunger Games’

Thanks to the book series and movie, "The Hunger Games," a new generation of fans has been turned on to archery and bow hunting.

April 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Rare King James Bible comes off the shelf

BALTIMORE - Joseph McGraw had doubts when his friend told him about a first edition of the King James Bible that was sitting in a downtown Baltimore office.

April 14, 2012 | By Childs Walker The Baltimore Sun | Life top stories


History center offers collectors a chance to dust of their goods

Whether you're looking to breathe new life into your own antiques or you're interested in finding a new heirloom piece for your family, "reViving Your Classics" has you covered.

April 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Food on the table: Go green in your kitchen

Earth Day is the perfect time to spend outdoors, plant a tree and cherish this planet we call home.

April 11, 2012 | By Heather Hunsaker www.foodonthetable.com | Life top stories


Garden fresh, from plot to plate

What do they want? Fresh foods. When do they want it? Now.

April 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Some readers can’t wait to check out their next e-book, but not everyone is sold on the benefits

Her classmates called her a bookworm. Her mom referred to her as "voracious reader."

April 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Why seniors don’t want to retire

A former CEO enrolled in clown school. A corporate communications executive started a photography business. A high school science teacher became an outdoors guide. And a lifelong accountant wanted to work at Disney World.

April 09, 2012 | By Katy Read Star Tribune (Minneapolis) | Life top stories


Jaemor Farm’s first hunt rivals Homer, with family in mind

In the bright spring sunshine, resting on a bed of green grass, the shiny yellow, orange and red orbs stood out like fragments of a fallen rainbow.

April 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Marshal Klaven travels 13 states serving rural Jewish communities, including Dahlonega

You'd be hard pressed to find a doctor that still makes house calls, but there's at least one rabbi who makes temple calls.

April 07, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Celebrate holidays with 'green' on your mind

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.

November 28, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Going nuts for coconuts

Calliope Sweets owner Patty Phillips prides herself on her Southern hospitality, her roots and her skills in the kitchen.

November 26, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


A place for pets in the hospital

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.

November 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

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.

November 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

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.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Feasting on allergy-free food this Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.

November 19, 2014 | Gillan Ludlow | Life top stories


Forsyth veteran rejuvenates military jeep

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.

November 18, 2014 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville baby survives premature birth and thrives

Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.

November 16, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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