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Planting seeds of gardening knowledge in children today

Tracy Bedolla and Andy Garcia giggled as they chewed mint leaves they found in the garden.

November 01, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Celebrating the Day of the Dead with sugar skulls

When Connie Rodriguez was a child living in Mexico, she said she felt a little afraid of the skulls and altars she saw around her home and town at the end of October. Her grandmother told her not to worry, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) was a happy time, a holiday to be excited about.

October 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Artistic works take tour through Georgia

Some of Georgia's most iconic artists have pieces on display at Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville as part of a first-of-its-kind tour in decades across the state.

October 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Spouses, loved ones meet the high demands of being a caregiver

While other retired couples look forward to spending time together, Steve Inlow spends much of his time managing medications, doctor appointments and day-to-day activities for his wife. Inlow cares for his wife who has Alzheimer's.

October 27, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Experience Halloween in an alternate way

The Halloween holiday isn't just a time for ghosts and specters. Area churches get into the action, too. Except churches provide an opportunity for more spiritually-focused activities.

October 26, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Pumpkin fairy visits friends, neighbors

REYNOLDS, N.D. - In the dark of the night she comes, carrying pumpkins and gourds for her friends and family members. She arranges the festive fall gifts in a little display along their front steps and leaves without a word.

October 25, 2013 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Halloween treats tricky for children with food allergies

For a child with food allergies, Halloween treats can be a bit tricky.

October 23, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


White County marks 'discovery' of gold with bronze statue

White County has a new discovery to add to its rich gold mining history.

October 22, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Master muralist faces off with Olympic-sized tower

The Olympic tower at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center got a face-lift over the weekend by Argentine mural artist Franco "Jaz" Fasoli.

October 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Two Gainesville teenagers earn top artistic awards

The 2013 National Young Marine Artist Search Competition awards ceremony may have been in San Diego, Calif., but its focus was on Northeast Georgia.

October 21, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Clarkesville's John Kollock tells stories with his creativity

Once upon a time, the English village at the end of the gravel driveway in Clarkesville was just a simple sharecropper's home and the neighboring city of Alpine Helen was just another rural mountain town.

October 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


NY Times best-selling author to visit Gainesville

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe became captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home in the South. In fact, she established her forte for "environmental fiction" when residing in coastal South Carolina.

October 20, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Sisters sew special items for soldiers overseas

After her friend told her about the "bitter cold" winters troops were enduring in Afghanistan, Charlotte Baker felt called to help.

October 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Chickens roost in different homes during winter season

MINNEAPOLIS - With cold weather approaching, a lot of chicken owners in places including Minneapolis are seeking new homes for their birds.

October 18, 2013 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Buying groceries within specific budget constraints

When you're living on a shoestring budget, it can seem hard to make healthy, affordable meals for the whole family. But by learning a few helpful skills and habits, parents can start to make a difference in their wallets and waistlines.

October 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Dahlonega offers visitors wealth of opportunities

Walking down streets paved with gold might be a dream to some, but in Dahlonega it's a reality.

May 03, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Guest House clients relax with one stroke of the brush

Senior citizen JoAnn Phillips has a hard time remembering. But when the North Georgia woman picks up a brush, dips it into paint and swoops it across paper, she doesn't have to remember. She can just paint.

May 03, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired businesswomen pens first book at 99

May 03, 2015 | | Life top stories


Gardens on Green to focus on homegrown greenery

When the phrase "Go native" is used, some people think of adapting to the atmosphere surrounding them. But for a gardener, "going native" means cultivating the plants that naturally grow in a specific area.

May 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit grows

April 30, 2015 | | Life top stories


Gainesville Coffee Shop keeps service, food simple

Tony and Heather Jonovitch feel fate brought them to the Gainesville Coffee Shop inside Lawrence Pharmacy on Broad Street. And it all started with lunch service at another Gainesville restaurant.

April 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville toddler is a real bookworm

Clementine Connolly spends most of her days reading. At the breakfast table, she reaches for her book for much like an adult would reach for the morning newspaper. At night before going to sleep, she curls up in bed with another book. Yet, she's not even 2 years old.

April 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors encourage patients to get tested for STDs

Talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases is never an easy task, even with a medical professional. However, the need for the conversation is crucial, especially in Georgia.

April 27, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Area women sewing up a problem

One day in the 1990s, a nurse at a Georgia hospital saw a mother leaving with her baby. Instead of the newborn wearing a hat and onesie and wrapped in a blanket for the journey home, the child was covered with a towel.

April 27, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Chicopee UMC constructs prayer garden

Prayer is the act of Christians talking or petitioning God regarding their hopes, dreams, struggles and frustrations.

April 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Natural Juice Cafe serves up 'superfood'

Two years ago, Jeannie Copeland needed a change of pace from her job as a massage therapist. Since she had an interest in health food, and her husband, Brett, had a background in cooking, the pair decided to combine their skills into one pursuit.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Adams Barber Shop maintains old-time tradition

As a 3-year-old boy, Kevin McIntyre toddled into the Adams Barber Shop with his father for his very first haircut.

April 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Gainesville man takes nontraditional education path

At first glance, a man sitting at a round table by himself eating chips and salsa in the writing center appears to be your average college student. But on closer inspection, Woody Depew is anything but your average 20-something college kid. In fact, Depew has his own kid who is old enough to attend college as well.

April 19, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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