Most people wouldn't consider three weeks of mopping floors and working in an Israeli military supply warehouse a vacation. But for Gerald Herring, Dennis Pritchett and David James, all of Gainesville, the trip provided a unique way to experience a country and its cultures.
For Ella Padawer, traveling to Israel is a normal summer activity. The 17-year-old Cleveland girl heads overseas for a month to visit her aunt, uncle and grandparents who live in Tel Aviv. But this summer, Padawer's trip was anything but normal.
"Running is addictive," Liz Isandoro said.
Time stands for no man, least of all a gardener.
As fall approaches, the area extension office will send out applications to people interested in becoming master gardeners in 2014.
Perhaps the only thing more comforting than a steaming bowl of chicken soup on the Jewish table is a warm noodle kugel.
The dawn is just starting to break as crews jump in their trucks and take off to their districts.
From Andrew Smith's vantage seated on top of a picnic table at North Hall High School, he has a clear view of the baseball and football fields. And Smith knows he's in an enviable position at the start of his senior year.
Julie Jester Spielman's lucky number is 13.
Nine years ago, Sue Sigmon-Nosach heard devastating news on her answering machine.
With several different choirs, the halls of St. John Baptist Church are often filled with the music of praise.
ASHLAND, Ky. - Ashland has joined a national movement to help save the disappearing Monarch butterfly by providing habitat for the migratory insect.
Kids are back in school, and schedules are getting busier because of it. As a result, some details like nutrition tend to fall by the wayside.
Sedentary at work during the week and coach potato at home on the weekends. Two phrases perfectly describing my non-active lifestyle.
When Gainesville State College and North Georgia College and State University consolidated to become the University of North Georgia earlier this year, the need for a new school song became clear. And after working as a music professor at the same institution for 31 years, Joe Chapmam took the task of writing the school's alma mater very seriously.
At first blush, it may sound a little nuts to willingly ask someone to place multiple needles in your skin, but proponents say the practice is useful for alleviating a variety of ailments, from chronic pain to depression.
At 91 years old, Hilda Bell knows how to do a little bit of everything.
Getting to know other church members during a Sunday service can be difficult because of the number of people and small amount of time one has for conversation.
During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 out of 12 enrolled children showed up at the Forsyth County Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.
I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."
The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.
Providing North Georgia with an old-fangled service for more than 40 years, Eddie Tatum works long hours to repair shoes, purses, gloves and other leather products at the Red Shoe House.
Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.
On a walk down Edelweiss or Munich Strassen, you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with brightly painted Bavarian shops. Only, this charming German town is not actually in Germany. It's Helen, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia.
Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.
Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.
For Jimmy Kemp, Whelchel Barbershop is more than a place for a haircut.
No one wants to think about the day his or her mobility will no longer be what it once was.
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