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Dance program spreads hope, dignity

At 22, Rebekah Diaddigo is working to change the world through her artistic passion, dance.

June 22, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Hospital volunteers provide cuddling comfort to newborns

Every Tuesday, Louis Gibbs begins his shift at the hospital by scrubbing his hands with the intensity of a surgeon.

June 22, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Pastors serve God full time while working second job

Jesus was a carpenter. His disciples were fishermen. Even Moses made a living as a shepherd.

June 21, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gardeners tend to young minds through storytime

Lying on their backs on the grass and admiring the large trees in the garden, area children tried to imagine a world without the shading greenery.

June 20, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Buttermilk pies tempt customers to stop in all instances

With his wife's contractions coming every three minutes in the car on the way to the hospital, Bradley Blazek had to stop - for pie.

June 18, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


ProCare Rx employees are working with their dogs

Every dog has its day, but only some spend that day at work.

June 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Two Northeast Georgia women walk off the weight

In a world full of "get thin quick" schemes and extreme weight-loss programs, a course offered through Forsyth County Extension Office is aiming to promote healthy living and reasonable weight management.

June 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Living healthier lifestyle starts with body assessment

There is a rather large and disturbing truth in Georgia which is hard to talk about, but we must start the conversation.

June 16, 2014 | | Life top stories


Ask a Vet: Get going this summer; take along your pooch

The sun will come out tomorrow. Annie told me that in a song, but given how the past few months of alleged "spring" have gone, I began to doubt.

June 15, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Life top stories


Father of two sons ensures bonding time with his boys

Gage Pacesky jumped from picnic table to picnic table and said in a clear, loud voice "Dad, watch this!" His father, Justin Pacesky eyed his oldest son and shot him a look of warning. Nestled in the crook of his arm was his newborn son, Spencer. Justin Pacesky quickly responded, "Let's not do that."

June 15, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Synagogues struggle in mill towns

For one evening in mid-April in New Castle, Pa., Temple Hadar Israel bustled with the sounds of prayers, the tinkling of glasses and dishes and even the joyful outbursts of a visiting toddler. About three dozen members and visitors had gathered on the first night of Passover over matzo ball soup and other traditional fare for a communal celebration of the ancient Jewish ritual meal.

June 14, 2014 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Artist influences children with repurposed clay

Mary Frances Hull knows how life-altering a little encouragement from adults can be for a child.

June 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Baseball fans feast on ballpark fare

Some food pairings naturally go together, such as peanut butter and jelly or ice cream and birthday cake.

June 11, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Renaissance woman flew high in the skies in the 1930s

"Well, I was always eager to learn something new," the 103-year-old woman said without further explanation.

June 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Research tattoo parlors before getting inked

As tattoos slowly became part of the mainstream culture, tattoo shop owners take care to ensure their customers understand the health-related effects.

June 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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2000 West Hall High School grad publishes first novel

Frank Reddy always dreamed of having a novel published, but he believed it was a "pipe dream."

August 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Award-winning Cleveland ranch offers lessons on farm life and horse riding

Every year, John Hulsey and his trainer, Walt Erwin, load up their quarter horses and head to the biggest horse show competitions in the Southeast ...

August 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 28, 2016 | | Life top stories


Catholic churches battle drop in attendance but Gainesville churches increase numbers

Being in the middle of the Bible belt means Christian churches of all denominations can be found on every corner of the city or on ...

August 26, 2016 | From Times staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Youth gardening conference set for Sept. 9-10 at Gardens on Green in Gainesville

Master Gardener Kathy Lovett feels it's "imperative to teach our children to love the natural world that we share."

August 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman starts gourmet cookie company in her kitchen

Kerri Prince, 35, has been cooking ever since she can remember. Her Italian family was "always in the kitchen," she said. So she naturally gravitated ...

August 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


West Hall grad's weight loss featured in national infomercial

Rachel Lauria was an aspiring dancer who moved to New York City to follow her dreams in 2012, but upon arrival in the big city ...

August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville couple visits Rio de Janeiro 11 days before Olympics

"Rio (de Janeiro) is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world," Rob Jaeger said.

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 21, 2016 | | Life top stories


Meet the minister: The Rev. Mike Dorough looks to the future of Riverbend Baptist Church

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

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville woman turns garden into personal sanctuary

Every morning around 7 o'clock, Mary Bogle makes her way down to her garden.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Expert: Kids lunches should have 5 food groups

Sometimes it takes a village just to get the kids out the door in the morning, much less wrangle the time it takes to prepare ...

August 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville dog to compete in dock-diving championship

At 3 years old, Mattie can run, jump and compete with the best of them.

August 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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