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Churches mark Christmas Eve with candlelight services

As Christmas is five days away, Gainesville residents may seek to celebrate Jesus' birth at one of the many Christmas Eve services the city has to offer.

December 20, 2014 | Andi Eckardt | Life top stories


Hundreds of antique Christmas ornaments available at Sample Pleasures

Glittering beneath the winter daylight, dozens of vintage ornaments sway in the windows of Sample Pleasures, waiting patiently for a home between the green needles of a Christmas tree. And keeping the nearly 100 Christmas ornaments company is a light-up statue of Mrs. Claus.

December 18, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER For The Times | Life top stories


Feast on baked brisket and tzimmes during Hanukkah

It's all a matter of cause and effect.

December 17, 2014 | By Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life top stories


Jewish residents celebrate Hanukkah at sundown

It's the time of year when evergreen trees are trimmed with twinkling lights, halls are decked with holly and stockings are hung with care. The glow of Christmas is easy to spot, but in some Northeast Georgia homes, that glow is coming not from a tree but from a menorah.

December 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Mothers can save lives with cord blood donation at NGMC

While pregnant women welcome a child into the world, few may realize they can save another at the same time with a simple donation.

December 15, 2014 | By Amanda Head ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Parents reading aloud to children helps language skills, education

Once a week since the summer, Ruth Demby has lugged boxes of children's books to Norwood Apartments on Cleveland Highway with a handful of volunteers in tow. Armed with a curriculum outlined by the United Way, the associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gainesville meets with mothers and small children for a singular goal: to ensure every child is read to by a parent by the time he or she enter kindergarten.

December 14, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Corinth Baptist Church recreates Bethlehem

There is no uniform way to celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 13, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Decor experts: Trim your tree from the top down

With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.

December 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Bake up breakfast with some Santa time on the side

Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.

December 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Looking at letters to Santa

For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been receiving letters to Santa from American children, according to the USPS website. And each year, the letters vary in length and requests.

December 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


Female vets offer help to neglected comrades

When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.

December 07, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Concert showcases Christian diversity

Whether you say Jesus or Yeshua, God or Dios, all followers of Christianity agree on one event - the celebration of the Savior's birth is one of the most special times of the year.

December 06, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Four homes hang holiday cheer for a fundraiser

Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.

December 05, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


School serving meals healthier than mom's

Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.

December 03, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville man transforms from Chris into Kringle

Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.

December 02, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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Antebellum named one of top 100 restaurants in country by Opentable.com

When Larry Lokey goes to Antebellum, he knows he will receive a meal he loves.

January 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


14 ways to work out at your desk at work

It seems like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done, and time to exercise often gets put on the chopping ...

January 16, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man takes solo motorcycle trip to Alaska

While filling up his motorcycle at a gas station in Canada, Gainesville resident David Waldrip became aware of the sound of thunder filling the sunny ...

January 15, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 15, 2017 | | Life top stories


Cross Plain Missionary Baptist Church to build new sanctuary

When Harvey Young first came to Cross Plain Missionary Baptist Church as a child, he arrived by mule and wagon.

January 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


The history behind Mellow Mushroom's Green Street home

Driving down Green Street is a trip through the history of Gainesville.

January 13, 2017 | By Emily Williams For The Times | Life top stories


Randall Murray: The world of wine

As I prowl the swamp that is the internet, I stumble on the occasional odd but interesting fact about the world of wine.

January 11, 2017 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Art Colony Georgia owner, four-time breast cancer survivor doesn’t let challenges slow her down

Sara Oakley finds beauty around her. Whether it's a scenic landscape or a captivating person, Oakley's art sets her free.

January 08, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 08, 2017 | | Life top stories


St. Paul UMC associate minister builds strength in gym and the community

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

January 07, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Straight Street Revolution Ministries helps rescue women working in the sex trade industry

A woman from a good home with a supportive family had one bad relationship with a man and found herself working in the sex trade ...

December 11, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


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