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Decor experts: Trim your tree from the top down

With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.

December 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Bake up breakfast with some Santa time on the side

Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.

December 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Looking at letters to Santa

For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been receiving letters to Santa from American children, according to the USPS website. And each year, the letters vary in length and requests.

December 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


Female vets offer help to neglected comrades

When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.

December 07, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Concert showcases Christian diversity

Whether you say Jesus or Yeshua, God or Dios, all followers of Christianity agree on one event - the celebration of the Savior's birth is one of the most special times of the year.

December 06, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Four homes hang holiday cheer for a fundraiser

Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.

December 05, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


School serving meals healthier than mom's

Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.

December 03, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville man transforms from Chris into Kringle

Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.

December 02, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope founder heads to UN conference for women's rights

Vicki Moore didn't realize casually surfing the Web in 2004 could change her life. But with one click of the mouse, her eyes were opened to a whole new world she never knew existed.

November 30, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Class aims to maintain sanity and keep sacredness during Christmas

As we inch closer to Christmas, the holiday season can start to feel less like a stroll through the snow and more like a marathon.

November 29, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Celebrate holidays with 'green' on your mind

As we get closer and closer to the height of the holiday season, being excited for Father Christmas is no excuse to forget about Mother Nature.

November 28, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Going nuts for coconuts

Calliope Sweets owner Patty Phillips prides herself on her Southern hospitality, her roots and her skills in the kitchen.

November 26, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


A place for pets in the hospital

Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.

November 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

For the 1 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease and especially those who are responding well to medication, more good news is at hand.

November 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


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Breast Cancer survivor credits faith, family in overcoming illness

Mary Bagwell believes having a positive outlook will take you a long way in life. And as a Christian woman, she knows God is in ...

September 25, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Husband and wife minister to congregation at historic church in Dahlonega

The Rev. Walter James Whelchel and his wife, Rhonda, were the first couple married at the current altar of Hickory Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church ...

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Area woman grows baking business into award-winning success

When you want the best of the best, Diane Toth said to call cakemaster Natalie Bryn.

September 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Cleveland man pens his father's memoir

Just about two years ago, Guy Michaels thought his world would be turned upside down on Sept. 22, 2014, when his father died.

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Drinking a glass of wine a day could give you potential health benefits

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life ...

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

September 18, 2016 | | Life top stories


12Stone Church opens new building in Braselton

At 12Stone Church, it's all about the individual.

September 16, 2016 | | Life top stories


Clarkesville restaurant, Glen-Ella Springs Inn, listed on '100 Plates Locals Love'

The rack of New Zealand lamb at Clarkesville's Glen-Ella Springs Inn has kept people coming back for years.

September 13, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville artist turns scraps from his shop into art

Many people know the old idiom: One man's trash is another man's treasure. But Dave Bogle has a different twist on the saying.

September 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man turns Northeast Georgia History Center into filmmaking facility

When officials at the Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville asked David Cook to become its videographer, he knew he couldn't say no.

September 11, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Randall Murray: Cleveland couple turn family dairy farm into CeNita Vineyards and Winery

Greg Crumley used to construct houses. Now he constructs wines, very good wines.

September 06, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


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