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Fireworks aren’t the only way to dazzle crowds at July 4 picnics

We've probably all seen some variation of the classic Fourth of July dessert - an American flag sheet cake adorned with stripes of white whipped topping and juicy red strawberries with an upper field made of blueberries.

June 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Our Neighbor, Inc. opens 2 more homes to help the disabled find a means of independent living

When you're sitting at home and feel a hunger pang in your stomach, chances are you head to the kitchen, grab a snack and return to your seat. No big deal if you're able-bodied.

June 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville Symphony Orchestra to rise from the ashes

Last year this time, it seemed as if all was well with the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra.

June 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is getting ahead of its expanding congregation

Instead of looking for greener pastures to accommodate an ever-growing flock, the congregation of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is planning to grow its current surroundings.

June 23, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Crush summer heat with shaved ice treats

Summer just isn't summer without a cool treat to enjoy when things get a little too warm outside.

June 20, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


More than 100 teens volunteer at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Every summer, dozens of area teens converge on Northeast Georgia Medical Center for an opportunity to lend a helping hand - or a couple hundred.

June 19, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Tibetan Buddhist monk visits Unity of Gainesville

Unity of Gainesville Church was host to a Tibetan Buddhist monk on June 13 for a discussion on healing the mind and body with spirituality.

June 18, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Healthbeat: Choose proper shoes to avoid injury

Let this summer's warm weather inspire you to walk around outside more or even enter your first race as a runner. Just remember that regardless of the distance, or whether you plan to run or walk, a foot or lower leg injury will definitely slow down your progress.

June 18, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Life top stories


Movin’, groovin’ and zipping through life

If you've ever dreaded becoming a senior citizen, heed this word of advice: Keep living.

June 17, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The race to beat Parkinson’s disease

There's something magical about that moment when rubber soles meet asphalt pavement.

June 16, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Website allows members to peruse a variety of decorating ideas with the click of a button

The latest trend in home decor isn't a particular shade of blue or style of hardwood floors. It's Pinterest.

June 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Majority of dads want nothing more for Father’s Day than a juicy filet or spicy wings

If the way to a man's heart truly is through his stomach, generations of kids have been approaching Father's Day all wrong.

June 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The history behind the American flag

How much do you know about the history of our American flag: The Star Spangled Banner; Red, White and Blue; The Grand Old Flag; Old Glory; Stars and Stripes?

June 12, 2012 | By Lynda Holmes For The Times | Life top stories


At 90, Gainesville doctor recalls a different kind of health care

If Dr. Ward in Cordele wasn't such a good family physician, a young Henry Jennings may not have been inspired to pursue a career in medicine.

June 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Runner passes on scholarship to join ministry

A decorated high school distance runner has turned down a historic athletic scholarship to pursue ministry and missions.

June 08, 2012 | By Chelsea Thomas Times regional staff | Life top stories


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Culinary student experiences an edible education

When it was Erika Castaneda's turn to come up with a menu for her week as head chef at The Bistro at the Oaks, she drew inspiration from a recent vacation.

April 23, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Dixie Divas: Reading nature’s own weather forecasts

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away, or rather frosting its way, into autumn, I took to noticing signs that mountain people have always used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

April 22, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Recycling waste rakes in revenue for Hall County

"Most people don't realize that they use recycled-content materials every day," Hall County Recycling Coordinator Rick Foote said.

April 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


North Georgia women feel called into the clergy

The Easter story might not be told the same way if it had not been for three women discovering an empty tomb some 2,000 years ago.

April 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Choir offers prisoners opportunity for some positive praise

"My parents drugged me … to church."

April 19, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Clermont couple designs garden house styled after magazines

Elizabeth Harrison is a self-professed "magazine junkie."

April 18, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia woman shaves head for fundraiser

Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.

April 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Experimenting in the kitchen with an Easter ham

I have never made a holiday meal.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bob Swoszowski makes his mark with McDonald's in Northeast Georgia

Employees ranging from teenagers to middle-aged adults hustled at their stations during the fast-food restaurant's lunch rush Tuesday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Churches collaborate on worship services during Holy Week

A triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper with the 12 disciples, a trial and crucifixion followed by his death and burial and finally his resurrection all happened in a week's time. Christians call it Holy Week.

April 12, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Variations of flower vase makes decorating easier

We've been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years.

April 11, 2014 | By Kim Cook Associated Press | Life top stories


Seder dinner filled with traditional foods

Orly Padawer of Cleveland said she's looking forward to the Passover feast known as the Seder.

April 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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