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How to avoid the pitfalls of a potluck

They can be joyous events, these gatherings of friends and food called potlucks. You know, a genial host and happy guests each toting a dish that perfectly complements salads, entrees and lip-smacking desserts spread across a flower-bedecked table.

August 08, 2012 | By Judy Hevrdejs Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


For a former medical examiner, writing about the horrors of his job was way to slay personal demons

Joseph Scott Morgan spent his entire career - and a good portion of his life in general - seeing things that most people would rather hide from view.

August 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Finding a solution for even the peskiest landscape problem

CHICAGO- If you stand in the right spot in Tom and Karen Renk's Sugar Grove, Ill., yard, you may notice that dozens of trees on the property are in perfect lines. That's because the area used to be a black walnut nursery, and the 50- and 60-foot trees date back to the early 1950s. These trees are not gardener-friendly."We found out that black walnuts, from the leaves and the roots, give off this toxin, juglone, that keeps many other plants from growing," Tom Renk says.

August 03, 2012 | By William Hageman Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Dahlonega physician partners with chef for book on eating well

If your goal is to become a healthier you, half the battle will be fought at your dinner table.

August 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


WomenSource luncheon will help ladies learn football with Lakeview coach

If you've ever watched or attended a football game, you know that the sport comes with its own language and culture.

July 31, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Brenau summer program is feeding the minds — and bodies — of Hall County children

It's an epidemic that's widely known, but not greatly discussed.

July 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Leaving a legacy

Emerald City residents may have been disappointed to discover their wizard was just a man behind a curtain, but local folks are happy to know the man controlling the happenings at the Good Samaritan Food and Furniture Ministry.

July 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Planting the right crawler will minimize problems

In a quest for getting more value from their homes, many folks are no longer content with having a plain backyard. Instead they're looking for outdoor living spaces with a cohesive theme and look.

July 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Lunch gear goes stainless, makes food safety easy

It's entirely likely I spend too much time thinking about the lunches I pack for my 7-year-old son. After all, he probably spends all of 5 minutes inhaling my hard work.

July 25, 2012 | By J.m. Hirsch AP Food Editor | Life top stories


Ballet students work to stay sharp over summer

If you've ever taken time off from exercising, you know how tough things are once you finally make it back into the gym.

July 23, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Just regular folk: R.A. Miller at 100

Reuben Aaron Miller, better known as R.A., was a simple man.

July 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Buford church gets new name, fresh mission

On Aug. 5, attendees will worship for the last time at New Bethany Baptist Church.

July 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


DIY treats that are cool, yet still playful

Hot, hotter, hottest are the best ways to sum up the weather in recent weeks.

July 18, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Times reporter proves you really can dress for less at local thrift shops

With school about to start in a few weeks, many parents and educators alike are out shopping for back-to-school wardrobes.

July 17, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville Jaycees put teens to the test with leadership program

"Over the wall. Over the wall. You can do it!"

July 16, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Nonprofit helps families find a way home

Jessica Cornette returned to a nondescript-looking house off Thompson Bridge Road with some news. The 28-year-old pregnant woman learned she is having a girl, a welcome addition to her family of three.

July 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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