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.
Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.
As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.
What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.
Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.
Sandra Skinner has learned many important things in almost five years of working in ministry.
Kidney leaf rosin weed
Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.
Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.
When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.
Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.
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