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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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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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