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Hometown heroes run to the rescue

Sterling Strickland wasn't in a very good mood when he and his family went to eat at a restaurant in Gainesville about a month ago.

June 29, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth girl donates hair for third time

NORTH FORSYTH - For a 10-year-old, Cayla Cowart is quite familiar with cancer.

June 29, 2014 | By Megan Reed For The Times | Life top stories


Flowery Branch couple feel summoned to serve God

The journey of 3,200 miles begins with a single yard sale.

June 28, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Royal Rose Bakery bring French fare to Gainesville

Myriam Shuler is bringing a taste of France to Gainesville with signature recipes straight from Nice to local farmers markets.

June 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Winder Cultural Arts Center thrives

When Don Wildsmith became Winder's first cultural arts director in 2007 to manage its new theatre, he didn't really know if either he, or the theatre, would still be moving forward a few years later.

June 24, 2014 | By Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Massey wins 3rd straight Daytime Emmy

Many television actors can't say they won an award during a four-year career, much less a Daytime Emmy. Georgia native Chandler Massey, however, can say he won three.

June 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Health care professionals try to ease leg pain

Circulation isn't just a matter of the heart.

June 23, 2014 | BY CHELSEY ABERCROMBIE cabercrombie@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Clark

Dan and Mary Clark of Gainesville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2014.

June 22, 2014 | | Life top stories


Dance program spreads hope, dignity

At 22, Rebekah Diaddigo is working to change the world through her artistic passion, dance.

June 22, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Hospital volunteers provide cuddling comfort to newborns

Every Tuesday, Louis Gibbs begins his shift at the hospital by scrubbing his hands with the intensity of a surgeon.

June 22, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Pastors serve God full time while working second job

Jesus was a carpenter. His disciples were fishermen. Even Moses made a living as a shepherd.

June 21, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gardeners tend to young minds through storytime

Lying on their backs on the grass and admiring the large trees in the garden, area children tried to imagine a world without the shading greenery.

June 20, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Buttermilk pies tempt customers to stop in all instances

With his wife's contractions coming every three minutes in the car on the way to the hospital, Bradley Blazek had to stop - for pie.

June 18, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


ProCare Rx employees are working with their dogs

Every dog has its day, but only some spend that day at work.

June 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Two Northeast Georgia women walk off the weight

In a world full of "get thin quick" schemes and extreme weight-loss programs, a course offered through Forsyth County Extension Office is aiming to promote healthy living and reasonable weight management.

June 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Master Gardener maintains her father's living legacy

Deer were here, nibbling on the lilies, hitting up the hydrangeas and binging on the blueberries, only to leave a bare bush behind.

August 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


From ‘Couch Potato to 5K’: Learning to run

We've all seen them: Sweaty-faced people, huffing for breath and summoning all their energy to shuffle from point A to point B.

August 18, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Atheist, minister discuss viewpoints at downtown bar

A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.

August 16, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mountain Fresh Creamery ice cream comes fresh from the cow

From cow to cone in less than a day - that's how Mountain Fresh Creamery produces some of the freshest, creamiest, richest ice cream in North Georgia, according to the store's motto.

August 13, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tennis instructor works, plays outside in hot conditions

Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.

August 12, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Are our chairs killing us?

There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.

August 11, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Woodworker tries to follow in Jesus’ footsteps

Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all.

August 10, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Toddler ready for kidney transplant

After waiting a couple of years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 10, 2014 | By Amanda Head For The Times | Life top stories


Church aims to connect with cowboys

At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."

August 09, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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