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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


Father, son trek to nation's capital

When Harry Scroggs was serving his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, he saw trucks loaded with fallen soldiers who paid the price of freedom with their lives as they were shipped home from the battlefield.

June 16, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Two are teams place in Odyssey of Mind contest

Aaron Turpin could only watch as his team of fourth- and fifth-graders from World Language Academy tried to turn on a waterwheel.

June 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville girl on a medical mission

Erica Granger expected to see a different way of life when she went on a mission trip to Uganda. But she didn't expect the trip to change her view of her life after returning home.

June 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Area home's backyard deemed a ‘hidden jewel’

From the road, Jim and Mary Beth Tharp's home is a pleasant sight with a green, manicured lawn and garden. A small sign by the road hints more artistry may be involved than one would notice on first glance.

June 14, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Moonshiner makes his final batch

After spending nearly a century in the mountains near Canton, one moonshiner is preparing his last batch in Dawsonville.

June 12, 2013 | David Renner Times regional staff | Life top stories


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Easter traditions bring new outfits and old memories

Easter is a time for new beginnings and new life full of color. For some locals, it means new clothes.

March 30, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville woman recounts Selma march for civil rights

In 1965, Northwestern University senior Ferris Hardin felt a calling to be a small cog in a big social machine and change America in the small town of Selma, Ala.

March 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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