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.
A home-schooled kid with a father who dropped out of high school and a mother who dropped out of college doesn't quite fit the typical profile for a stellar college student.
"When I ride my bike, I truly feel alive," Gainesville resident John Lilly said. "I'm outside with the wind in my hair and I'm getting exercise.
"Italy is pretty much the top of the heap for the Western church," Michael Henry said. "Not the Eastern church but the Western church. So lots of famous composers lived and worked and composed sacred music over the centuries in Italy, especially in Rome and in Venice."
Rain is a natural resource for your yard.
When it was Erika Castaneda's turn to come up with a menu for her week as head chef at The Bistro at the Oaks, she drew inspiration from a recent vacation.
"Most people don't realize that they use recycled-content materials every day," Hall County Recycling Coordinator Rick Foote said.
Rebekah Ryan stood outside a Guatemalan AIDS hospital with some trepidation in July. The Hall County native wasn't afraid to admit what was on her mind.
It took longer than the famous 180 days, but around the world they went.
Gainesville First United Methodist Church believes "children and youth are first."
With fall fast approaching, the nation's bird watchers are listening for chirps, calls and the flutter of fast-flying wings.
Fresh fruit, a vanilla ice cream base and local fresh milk is all it takes to make a winning homemade ice cream.
NORTH FORSYTH - To see Lucy-Blue today, one would never know what the 4-year-old German shepherd mix has been through.
Fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about football season, but fans can express their school spirit many different ways outside of shouting down the referee.
With a pick and some plucks, Wendy Fortner soared above her surroundings, figuratively speaking.
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.
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