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State’s astronomy educational workshops help launch students’ interest in science and beyond

Since we're in the middle of a heat wave, it seems like an appropriate time to ask this question. Why is it hot in the summer and cold in the winter?

July 02, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Residents of mountain resort unite to save it from foreclosure, and now it’s on the rebound

Where others have fallen short, residents in one Blue Ridge Mountain community are determined to go the distance.

July 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Fire pit a cool way to enjoy summer nights

It may heating up in Northeast Georgia this weekend, but that won't stop the outdoor parties, marshmallow roasts and occasional bonfire.

June 29, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Life top stories


Fireworks aren’t the only way to dazzle crowds at July 4 picnics

We've probably all seen some variation of the classic Fourth of July dessert - an American flag sheet cake adorned with stripes of white whipped topping and juicy red strawberries with an upper field made of blueberries.

June 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Our Neighbor, Inc. opens 2 more homes to help the disabled find a means of independent living

When you're sitting at home and feel a hunger pang in your stomach, chances are you head to the kitchen, grab a snack and return to your seat. No big deal if you're able-bodied.

June 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville Symphony Orchestra to rise from the ashes

Last year this time, it seemed as if all was well with the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra.

June 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is getting ahead of its expanding congregation

Instead of looking for greener pastures to accommodate an ever-growing flock, the congregation of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is planning to grow its current surroundings.

June 23, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Crush summer heat with shaved ice treats

Summer just isn't summer without a cool treat to enjoy when things get a little too warm outside.

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


More than 100 teens volunteer at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Every summer, dozens of area teens converge on Northeast Georgia Medical Center for an opportunity to lend a helping hand - or a couple hundred.

June 19, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Tibetan Buddhist monk visits Unity of Gainesville

Unity of Gainesville Church was host to a Tibetan Buddhist monk on June 13 for a discussion on healing the mind and body with spirituality.

June 18, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Healthbeat: Choose proper shoes to avoid injury

Let this summer's warm weather inspire you to walk around outside more or even enter your first race as a runner. Just remember that regardless of the distance, or whether you plan to run or walk, a foot or lower leg injury will definitely slow down your progress.

June 18, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Life top stories


Movin’, groovin’ and zipping through life

If you've ever dreaded becoming a senior citizen, heed this word of advice: Keep living.

June 17, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The race to beat Parkinson’s disease

There's something magical about that moment when rubber soles meet asphalt pavement.

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


Website allows members to peruse a variety of decorating ideas with the click of a button

The latest trend in home decor isn't a particular shade of blue or style of hardwood floors. It's Pinterest.

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


Majority of dads want nothing more for Father’s Day than a juicy filet or spicy wings

If the way to a man's heart truly is through his stomach, generations of kids have been approaching Father's Day all wrong.

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


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Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

March 15, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Builders change homes to accommodate walkers, wheelchairs

While Gainesville and the Northeast Georgia area is peppered with dozens of senior apartments, retirement communities and independent- and assisted-living facilities, some Southern natives still prefer to stay in their own home. However, the home is not equipped to handle their developing physical ailments.

March 13, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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