Lojuana Howard grabbed the edge of the podium and slipped her shoes from her feet. "I never do Native American work with my shoes on," she said to the Sunday morning congregation of the Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church in Dahlonega. Howard, of Gainesville, briefly described several Native American ceremonies she has learned from various teachers during the past few decades. She was the selected lay leader for the church, which features a different speaker ...
Composting is a popular tool used by many gardeners to improve soil integrity and the quality and quantity of their plants.
The City of Gainesville is very lucky to be flanked by Lake Lanier. The lake is a great source of entertainment and its tranquility has a calming effect for many. In a year like this one, it has been a great foundation to the summertime economy of the county and region as well.
"That's pretty," Ginger Bennett said holding the jar of purple jelly in front of her face.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students gather for a 10 a.m. history class at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus. Here, students learn about the rise and fall of world civilizations and relive pivotal moments in history. Some write fervently, taking notes on everything that is said, while others yawn and stare at the whiteboard with a blank expression.
Sylina LiBasci remembers the night before the accident. It was 1997 and her two young sons had seen someone being put into the back of an ambulance earlier that day. The boys, 4-year-old Caleb and 2-year-old Benjamin LiBasci, had a lot of questions. "Caleb said 'Am I going to heaven in an ambulance?'" LiBasci said, recounting the conversation with her sons. "I said 'No honey, you're not going to heaven in an ambulance. Ben said ...
Everyone knows what a pep rally is like, with the football team, cheerleaders, mascot and the band being the main participants. However, not many students at a school spirit event get to win an iPad.
Plunging a shovel into loosened dirt, pulling back on the handle and watching a large redish-brown sweet potato pop out of the ground elated 8-year-old Franky Perez.
Sylvia Cordell doesn't use the instant stuff. When she cooks, she makes her recipes the old-fashioned way. She calls herself a "country cook." Cordell, of Gainesville, submitted her favorite recipes to the Gainesville Hall County Senior Life Center to use in its newest cookbook. Her recipes, along with 300 more, have been compiled in a "Favorite Recipes" cookbook to celebrate the senior life center's 40th anniversary and National Senior Center Month. Recipes are from "some ...
If you have ever been fascinated by ballroom dancing but unsure of where to begin, a local duo might have the answer.
Lisa Weinwurm wasn't looking at the clients during a recent therapy session, she was more concerned with watching horses.
Old Cornelia Highway is dotted with fruit stands. Most of the old buildings have fallen into disrepair.
Churches are glad to see new visitors any Sunday, but this Sunday is particularly inviting. Congregations for all different denominations will open their doors Sunday morning and take a more active role in inviting people to attend services. Several churches from around the area are participating in a national movement called "Back to Church Sunday" on Sept. 15. The annual event aims to get church goers of all walks and denominations to invite the "unchurched ...
Judy Roberts shouts across the cul-de-sac to a customer admiring a shelf "built by a little old lady who worked at that sewing factory in Cleveland."
As football season gears up, chicken wings, burgers and hot dogs will proliferate at tailgate parties, but the grease and fat can add unwanted calories and cholesterol to a person's meal. However, two local food experts pointed out nutritional alternatives for the traditional football feast.
One year is all that stands between high school seniors and the start of their adult lives.
Lisa and William Service have been celebrating Thanksgiving since October.
Cycling has long been touted as a great way to improve health and increase longevity, but two Georgia cyclists are attempting to take the sport a step farther.
If you were asked to draw a picture of your favorite holiday memory from childhood, what would you draw? A Christmas tree? A wrapped present? Santa Claus?
Few things have the ability to bring out the inner child in even the most grinchy Scrooge like the Christmas tree.
Northeast Georgia is home to the best-tasting honey in the world, literally.
North Hall Middle School student Nathan Greene worked all summer on a project and finally saw its completion with help from North Georgia Technical College.
Dalayne Adkinson smiles as she rubs her toy elephant "Ellie" across her cheek. The 8-year-old beauty queen from Clarkesville said she has had the stuffed animal since she was a baby and it's always made her feel better. Toys can do that.
Abigail Haynes, an 18-month-old girl who lives near Dahlonega, is traveling to New York City next week to receive her fifth treatment for a rare and worsening vascular disorder.
Sometimes being thankful isn't so much about what you have but about what you can give.
Regardless of the time of year, decorating a small house or room can be a challenge.
This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
Traveling to Mars is unnecessary for an out-of-this-world experience. Just drive south to Arabia Mountain like I did.
For the first time in the school's 43-year history, Lakeview Academy claimed a state championship title for a one-act play.
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