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Fairy houses add touch of whimsy to gardens

Beyond the flowers that bloom at Gardens on Green in Gainesville, the landscaped terrain holds a bit of magic inside five small houses where fairies come out to play when nobody's looking.

June 19, 2015 | | Life top stories


Eat all of your vegetables

If you're a fan of farm-fresh produce, chances are you don't know what you're missing.

June 17, 2015 | By Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press | Life top stories


Many love man-made machines with horsepower

While cars may be the primary mode of transportation in this day and age, models from yesteryear and the future carry memories for some and dreams for others.

June 16, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Finding the right fit for your feet

Flip-flops, sandals and wedges are some of the most popular summer footwear because they are breezy, easy to put on and casual. However, they are some of the most harmful shoes because they lack support, forcing feet into unusual positions.

June 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville graduate works with Center Point to keep students on positive path

Bailey Armour never expected everyone to know her name.

June 14, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


New pastor takes helm of Good Shepherd Lutheran

Margie Smith has seen a few ministers pass through Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in her eight years, but she hopes the most recent one, Zach Hoffman is here to stay.

June 12, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Artistic treasures unfold in one woman’s backyard garden

Looking at her front yard, you could never tell Master Gardener Becky Mensinger pays more attention to her backyard. But once you walk around her Gainesville home you realize her backyard is her sanctuary.

June 12, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Sandwiches, salads ideal for picnic lunch

Summertime means everything moves outdoors.

June 10, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville woman rescues and fosters a range of animals

Smelling chlorine and cleaning supplies is not uncommon for customers who walk into Gainesville Janitor Supply off of M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard. But if they ventured into one of the offices in the back, they may be greeted by the sight of wagging tails and sound of barking.

June 09, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Still sprinkling stardust after 65 years

Joe Iannarone is an expert in chemistry. Now 89, he had just graduated college from Temple University with a degree in biochemistry when he first saw his wife, Mary. The moment he saw her, he knew the chemistry was right for a bond that would last forever.

June 07, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


A path of peace at Unity of Gainesville

Lynn White knows there is a difference between a normal labyrinth and the new Peace Labyrinth at Unity of Gainesville.

June 06, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


A garden for all of the senses

The five senses play a much larger role than simply seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling and smelling. Encouraging use of these senses can help children with sensory problems, speech impediments or other disabilities feel more comfortable in their skin while learning and communicating.

June 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Traditional veggies just as good as trendy foods

Food fads are everywhere. From trendy diets to the latest popular food, people are constantly looking for the healthiest options to include in their diets.

June 03, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mary Whitt transforms ties into purses

Mary Whitt is all tied up - in making purses.

June 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Experts advise children to strap on helmets

Learning to ride a bicycle is a part of most childhoods in the United States.

June 01, 2015 | Tribune News Service | Life top stories


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Seminole War vet receives military headstone

In 1836, many men marched away from their families and homesteads to fight in the Second Seminole War raging in Florida. One of those men ...

September 01, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Kickball league ‘a blast’ for adults players in Gainesville

Trey McPhaul and some friends played kickball at his daughter's first birthday party.

August 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Life top stories


First Presbyterian Church to host annual Mission Expo

First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville has dedicated thousands of hours in the past two years to celebrate area mission projects and help organizations reach their ...

August 29, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


10 area celebrities shake their groove thing for charity

After hours of rehearsals, adrenaline and excitement are building for the celebrity dancers involved in the Dancing for a Cause competition Saturday.

August 25, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Two elderly sisters support each other in Chicopee

Many seniors ages 80 and older are relegated to living in assisted-living housing or nursing homes because they are unable to care for themselves any ...

August 23, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Prime time to use peaches for cooking and baking

An old wooden sign on the side of Cornelia Highway displays a message in red paint and all capitalized letters: "JAEMOR FARMS - PEACHES - 4 MILES".

August 19, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Senior woman checks off bucket list item by riding horse

Horse lovers of any age can appreciate the earthen yet pleasant smell that comes from a horse stable. And that is especially true for 87-year-old ...

August 18, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


'Funtology' turns into a success at Boys & Girls Clubs

For most little girls, a baby doll is their first toy. Then as they get older, a Barbie may enter the picture, allowing the little ...

August 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


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