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Jackson County couple sells homegrown corn

When most people think of American foods, they picture apple pies cooling on window sills and hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill.

July 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Dixie Divas: ‘The Last Lap’ on a forgotten track in California

Somehow I ran across an out-of-print book called "The Last Lap." It is 15 years old but tells an intriguing, timeless tale of the early days of America's first stock car racers.

July 02, 2013 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Costume maker says clothes tells own tale

You can tell a lot about a person by the clothes they wear. But you may not realize how much the clothes are revealing about the world and the times that person lives in.

July 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville residents go floating down the Flint

Doris Lindsey's vacation didn't exactly get off to the ideal start.

June 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville woman teaches Sunday School for seven decades

Evelyn Hancock has spent most of her life teaching young children about the Bible.

June 29, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Volunteers harvest produce, flowers at Braselton garden

BRASELTON - Nannie's Children's Garden is almost magical, rising from the ruins of a barn which long graced property in Braselton. Like a phoenix emerging from the ashes, each season's plantings grow in the enhanced soil which is lovingly prepared.

June 28, 2013 | LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Life top stories


Homegrown blackberries 'nutritional powerhouse' food

As a child, Lindsey Vrahiotes remembers picking wild blackberries in a yard near her parents' house. The picking usually led to her mother making blackberry jelly.

June 26, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Around the Home: Grill to proper temps

We love to grill foods for holidays, family gatherings and special occasions all year-round. Summer is especially popular for outdoor meals, picnics and barbecues.

June 26, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Life top stories


Times editor splashes into water aerobics

Scissors! Frog legs! Cannonball!

June 25, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Professionals stay constantly connected to the offices

By the end of her weeklong vacation, Sherry Myers negotiated three real estate contracts from the beach.

June 23, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Quiz Bowl prepared contestant for ‘Jeopardy!’

Andrew Moore said he always felt like he would be a viable contestant on the America's Favorite Quiz Show "Jeopardy!" if he ever got the chance.

June 23, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New research examines difference among Amish communities

LANCASTER, Pa. - Conservative Amish groups have larger families than other Amish and their children are far less likely to leave the church, a trend expected to bring dramatic changes for them in the coming years, according to a book on the distinctive religious group published recently.

June 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Area children digging down in dirt to learn about gardening

After being rained out two weeks in a row, children finally got the opportunity to enjoy a morning in the Gardens on Green in Gainesville.

June 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Residents rediscover edible roots

By eight o'clock Saturday morning, Bill and Latrelle Thomas had already sold all of their beets.

June 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Contra dancing in Sautee-Nacoochee

One Saturday night a month, the old gym behind the Sautee-Nacoochee Center in White County comes alive with the sound of mountain music and swirling of dancers following a contra dance caller. Contra dancing is a blend of folk and square dancing and is practiced all across the country.

June 18, 2013 | Tom Reed For The Times | Life top stories


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Echo Wellness Center offers traditional Chinese medicine

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.

March 02, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Hilda Bell sings with her golden-aged voice

At 91 years old, Hilda Bell knows how to do a little bit of everything.

March 01, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Westminster members break bread together

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.

February 28, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Area children sprouting knowledge about gardening

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.

February 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Cooking with Crevolyn: Secret to good food is the spices

I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."

February 25, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Restaurants compete in cookie-inspired contest

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.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Red Shoe House repairs old soles

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.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man returns to the shoe repair business after 16-year absence

Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


German influence in Northeast Georgia

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.

February 22, 2015 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Gardeners learn to grow plants from seeds

Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.

February 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Create 10 Crockpot dishes with two meats

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.

February 18, 2015 | BY ALISON LADMAN Associated Press | Life top stories


Whelchel Barbershop still practices business basics

For Jimmy Kemp, Whelchel Barbershop is more than a place for a haircut.

February 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Health care experts: Bad balance in seniors leads to falls

No one wants to think about the day his or her mobility will no longer be what it once was.

February 16, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


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