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Local woman tries to bolster the image of shelter pets, increase volunteerism

After bringing a stray dog to the Hall County Animal Shelter, Mary Thompson realized she might be able to help the animals find permanent homes using her skills as a real estate appraiser.

February 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Pruning is easy if you follow the rules

That bush obscuring your view as you back down the driveway. Those limbs scratching the window pane with every breeze. The roses taking over your front porch. These are just some of the many reasons to learn how to prune.

February 15, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Not going out? Make a Valentine’s at home special

Not planning to go out for Valentine's Day? Time to start planning a special menu for a romantic night in.

February 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Local MOMS Club offers an ear and a heart

Sure, they don't punch a time clock but don't say being a stay-at-home mom isn't hard work.

February 12, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Wayne Dempsey starts Brenau on its Steinway quest

Wayne Dempsey started taking piano lessons in the first grade, 59 years ago.

February 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Actor Cameron, musician Barfield come to North Ga. on mission to save marriage

For anyone who has ever been a fan of actor Kirk Cameron or the movie "Fireproof," this message may be for you.

February 09, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Real chocolate can be healthy (and romantic)

Love is always sweeter when expressed with chocolate! Especially on Valentine's Day.

February 06, 2013 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


Lake Lanier home is featured in Schwarzenegger movie

Few people get the opportunity to make money from having an A-list star in their home.

February 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Fun Run helps students and their classrooms

Students at Centennial Arts Academy recently participated in a Boosterthon Fun Run to help put an iPad in every classroom.

February 05, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Keeping history alive

If you keep your eyes and ears open this month, you're sure to learn something new about Hall County's past.

February 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Decorating year-round with roses

Floral fads may ebb and flow, but the rose's appeal remains constant, well beyond a Valentine's Day vaseful.

February 01, 2013 | By Kim Cook Associated Press | Life top stories


Teens, parents learn the rules of the road

There are a lot of free activities parents and teens can do together for two hours.

January 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Honduran teen grows coffee in Habersham from homeland beans to pay for college

Kevin Candelario Arita grew up around coffee as a child in the mountain village of Mar Azul, Honduras.

January 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ugandan choir will perform in Gainesville

On Feb. 3, Gainesville will get a visit from some very important African ambassadors. The Watoto Children's choir will perform "Beautiful Africa: A New Generation" at The Highlands Church on Cleveland Highway.

January 26, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Avoid serious injury by de-icing walkways

While we may not be waking up to several inches of snow this morning, we are likely dealing with the slippery aftermath of a wintry mix.

January 25, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


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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


Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

March 15, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Builders change homes to accommodate walkers, wheelchairs

While Gainesville and the Northeast Georgia area is peppered with dozens of senior apartments, retirement communities and independent- and assisted-living facilities, some Southern natives still prefer to stay in their own home. However, the home is not equipped to handle their developing physical ailments.

March 13, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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