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A monastery’s new mission

ST. ANTHONY'S MONASTERY, Egypt - In a cave high in the desert mountains of eastern Egypt, the man said to be the father of monasticism took refuge from the temptations of the world some 17 centuries ago. At the foot of the mountain, the monks at the St. Anthony's Monastery bearing his name continue the ascetic tradition.

April 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Learning to grow a green thumb

Growing up in the country, Kathy Lovett's family always had a garden. But she did not take an active interest until later in life.

April 19, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


 Asian cuisine

Southern fried chicken has long preened in the cultural spotlight, thanks in part to such notables as chef Edna Lewis, TV's Paula Deen and one Kentucky colonel named Harland Sanders. But a new bird is rising out of the East - the Far East - that is capturing some of that shine: fried chicken, Asian-style.

April 17, 2013 | By Bill Daley Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Raising awareness for a brother's burden

After Emma Grimsley's youngest brother, John, was born with Spina Bifida, she and her best friend Anna Bussler decided to help other children like him by raising awareness about the birth defect.

April 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Parenting expert Rosemond to speak at Lakeview campus

On Thursday, family psychologist John Rosemond will return to Gainesville for an evening with parents.

April 15, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Employers seek job candidates with experience, specific skills

Looking for a job isn't easy for anyone.

April 14, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Tuning into inner peace

The rich tones of an "ancient technology" lulled members and guests of Unity of Gainesville church into a state of deep relaxation Tuesday night.

April 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Guild supplies warmth to wee patients

Betty Wright and Peggy Gracey fiddled with the Mylar balloon's string, as they secured it to the little pine wagon filled with small colorful quilts individually, neatly packaged.

April 12, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Life top stories


Picking and planting strawberries

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Melissa Goodson grows strawberries as an attractive border along the edges of her perennial gardens in southeastern Virginia.

April 12, 2013 | By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) | Life top stories


Students learn job-interview etiquette

"It only takes a few seconds to make that first impression," Connie Davis said. "But it takes a long time to reverse it."

April 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville filmmakers address physician shortage

For the past two years, Joani Livingston and Renée McKay have been working to put a face on a little-known problem with the nation's health care system.

April 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Design your style around greenery

Warm weather and the first buds of spring have been slow to arrive in much of the country. But even if your garden has yet to grow, you can add beauty, fragrance and a sense of springtime to your home by decorating with lush plants and potted trees.

April 04, 2013 | By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press | Life top stories


Easter diorama offers comfort to residents of assisted living home

Decorating for the Easter holiday usually involves displaying a few bunnies and eggs on shelves around the house.

March 31, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Easter brings a sweet flowering symbol of hope and rebirth

For more than a century, the lilium longiflorum, or Easter lily, has been associated with the most holy of Christian holidays in North America.

March 29, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Fill your own Easter basket with homemade treats

For many children, Easter is all about the hunt. They love searching for hidden eggs and snooping for the ultimate Easter jackpot: a basket filled with jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps and chocolate rabbits so large that they make a child's eyes go wide.

March 27, 2013 | By Andrea Weigl The News & Observer (Raleigh) | Life top stories


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Couple carves out haunted homestead on lawn

From the view from their kitchen looking out on the front yard, Charles and Sharon Holcomb watched as a Hall County Sheriff's patrol car cruised slowly past their house last fall. The married couple nervously wondered if the deputy's next move would be to knock on their front door, telling them to move the tractor from their front yard.

October 31, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Coupling cold ones with fall appetizers, entrees and desserts

While pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider snagged the title of most ubiquitous autumn drinks long ago, new players have entered the game, and they are playing for keeps.

October 29, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


History Center recounts tales about ghosts of Gainesville

For years, many groups have been investigating the historical haunts of Gainesville and trying to find explanations for the ghost stories passed down through the generations.

October 28, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native finally takes on running challenge

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Know the risk factors, warning signs of a stroke

October 27, 2014 | BY Denise Boldea and Sonia Hunter For The Times | Life top stories


Gainesville graduate connects with Chinese culture while in Asian country

When Gainesville High School graduate William Morris began his college career at Harvard University, he expected to simply be a student.

October 26, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Georgia group aids Kenyan kids

CUMMING - Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.

October 26, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Clermont woman spends 60 years playing for the Lord

Barbara Glover lifts the hymnal and runs her finger down the index.

October 25, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Wileys continue a family farming tradition dating to the Civil War

Yvonne Wiley recalls the dramatic moment with a sharpness that shows she's told the tale a time or two.

October 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Tourists hunt the ghostly haunts of Dahlonega

Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.

October 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homeless man turns life around, runs Good News at Noon shelter

October 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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