Each paving stone that seasoned stonemason Allen Cerinetti placed on the ground marked a prayer by a college community and a pledge by a Catholic church congregation to build a memorial grotto in Dawsonville.
"Healthy eating for children with diabetes is the same as healthy eating for all children," said Mary Ann Clever, a registered and licensed dietitian and a certified diabetes educator with The Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville.
While most college students soak up the sun on beaches for spring break, nine University of North Georgia graduate students immersed themselves in another culture for hands-on training in La Romana, Dominican Republic.
A mother's job is never really finished.
Dozens of residents bowed their heads to pray on the downtown square in Gainesville nine days ago. The solemn activity was part of the National Day of Prayer, which was established by Congress as an annual event in 1952 and designated as the first Thursday of May each year in 1988.
CUMMING - Cumming Garden Club members have helped create a new place for little ones to play and learn.
I work full time in the food business. For more than three decades, my days have centered on food - from wrangling recipes and groceries, to ingredient research, to tastings in a test kitchen. So when the kids ask what I want for Mother's Day, the answer is simple: Cook for me.
"Be careful. Don't poke your eye out," the deep fatherly voice said from across the small living room. "And don't poke your sister's eye out, either!"
When most people think of study abroad programs, they think of spending a few months studying a second language in a foreign country in college. Few consider committing to live with a host family for 10 months. Fewer still consider doing it while in high school.
As Gabrielle Cubera prepared for her pilgrimage to Rome, she asked everyone she met if they had any prayer requests.
When one church closes, its doors open to another.
As the work day begins, cooks crowd into the small kitchen in the back of the historic building on the downtown square in Gainesville.
Many people have unused prescription medications lying forgotten under the bathroom sink or in medicine cabinets. This may be a common practice, but research suggests it is a dangerous, and possibly lethal, one.
I was doing some shopping at a local department store recently, when I heard the sound of a small child crying nearby.
Jonathan Lee Casas had a "stroke of genius" as he walked to class a few weeks ago.
Deer were here, nibbling on the lilies, hitting up the hydrangeas and binging on the blueberries, only to leave a bare bush behind.
If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.
David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.
We've all seen them: Sweaty-faced people, huffing for breath and summoning all their energy to shuffle from point A to point B.
A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.
Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.
From cow to cone in less than a day - that's how Mountain Fresh Creamery produces some of the freshest, creamiest, richest ice cream in North Georgia, according to the store's motto.
Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.
There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all.
After waiting a couple of years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.
At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."
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