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Mary Mother inspires grotto at Dawsonville church

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.

May 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


No-fry chicken fingers perfect meal for kids with diabetes

"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.

May 14, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


UNG grad students use their healing hands

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.

May 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Woman raises two granddaughters following their mother's death

A mother's job is never really finished.

May 11, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Experts explain the purpose of prayer

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.

May 10, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Cumming Garden Club revives neglected courtyard

CUMMING - Cumming Garden Club members have helped create a new place for little ones to play and learn.

May 09, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Make the perfect meal for Mamma mia

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.

May 07, 2014 | By Jeanmarie Brownson McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Assembling old-school antenna for TV purposes

"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!"

May 06, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Independent Italian teen travels to United States for exchange program

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.

May 05, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


A prayful pilgrimage to the Vatican

As Gabrielle Cubera prepared for her pilgrimage to Rome, she asked everyone she met if they had any prayer requests.

May 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Westside Baptist Church turns over building to Hispanic congregation

When one church closes, its doors open to another.

May 03, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


How do you like your huevos?

As the work day begins, cooks crowd into the small kitchen in the back of the historic building on the downtown square in Gainesville.

April 30, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Unsecured prescriptions are deadly dangers

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.

April 29, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Put trust in God when crisis arises

I was doing some shopping at a local department store recently, when I heard the sound of a small child crying nearby.

April 27, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


University of North Georgia student raps about dental hygiene

Jonathan Lee Casas had a "stroke of genius" as he walked to class a few weeks ago.

April 27, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Master Gardener maintains her father's living legacy

Deer were here, nibbling on the lilies, hitting up the hydrangeas and binging on the blueberries, only to leave a bare bush behind.

August 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

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.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


From ‘Couch Potato to 5K’: Learning to run

We've all seen them: Sweaty-faced people, huffing for breath and summoning all their energy to shuffle from point A to point B.

August 18, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Atheist, minister discuss viewpoints at downtown bar

A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.

August 16, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mountain Fresh Creamery ice cream comes fresh from the cow

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.

August 13, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tennis instructor works, plays outside in hot conditions

Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.

August 12, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Are our chairs killing us?

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.

August 11, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Woodworker tries to follow in Jesus’ footsteps

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.

August 10, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Toddler ready for kidney transplant

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.

August 10, 2014 | By Amanda Head For The Times | Life top stories


Church aims to connect with cowboys

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."

August 09, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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