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Gainesville native leaves a landscape legacy

For almost a century, Carl Lawson has watched and had a hand in the changing landscape of the Gainesville community.

July 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Volunteers break sandwich-making world record

While trying to break a world record Saturday morning, 75 local volunteers did something much better than securing their place in Guiness.

July 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Daylilies reach peak of beauty, if only for a fleeting moment

The shady, sloping walkway from Ron and Becky Brechter's house to their backyard is lined with flowering plants and green foliage. After passing a wooden fence, the path opens into a sun-lit field of hundreds of daylilies.

July 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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


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Protect your plants from cold winter temperatures

Winter planning and protection is important for ornamental plants.

March 06, 2015 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Herbs an idea choice for indoor gardens

An icy winter may dampen the mood, but there's no need for it to hinder a green thumb.

March 06, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Home cooks supply recipes straight out of Georgia

All across Georgia at any given time, you can find a grandma in the kitchen working on one of her family recipes, passed down from her momma and her momma's momma.

March 04, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Author pens historical fiction on ‘Doc’ Holliday

While many people expect a cross-country move to change the course of their lives, literally and figuratively, Victoria Wilcox never thought it would lead her to change one man's history.

March 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


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


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