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A day in the muck at the Dirty Girl Fun Run

If my mommy could have added her own commandment to the list of 10 passed down through Moses, it probably would read: "Thou shall not get dirty."

April 30, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Kids learn to be 'Healthy as a Horse'

When some people decide to get serious about fitness, they head to the gym. Janice Gardner heads to the stables.

April 30, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville woman opens nonprofit tea room

It's like stepping inside Barbie's Dream House.

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


Shay Grant has gardening in her roots

When Shay Grant offers up a bit of gardening advice, you can take it to the bank. She knows what she's talking about.

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


A rad root: Radishes are healthy, flavorful and cheap

Spring is here, and it is the perfect time to rediscover ruby-red radishes.

April 25, 2012 | By Heather Hunsaker www.foodonthetable.com | Life top stories


Can you top this?

When is a pancake not just a pancake? When it's scattered, smothered and covered with fruit, fillings and love.

April 25, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Nonprofit founded by TV’s Dr. Oz seeks to get city’s youths off couches, into fitness

Last year, Michelle Bouchard and Dr. Mehmet Oz, the TV talk show host, visited Sacramento, Calif. They noticed the problem of childhood obesity here was similar to what they had seen in many cities across the country.

April 24, 2012 | By Jennifer Garza The Sacramento Bee | Life top stories


Swinging for the fence

Ordinarily, batters are encouraged to keep their eyes on the ball. But as the players approached home plate Friday at the Field of Dreams, they found it more beneficial to rely on another sense - their hearing.

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


An ‘addictive’ pursuit of ancestral roots

They say dead men tell no tales, but George McMath has convinced quite a few to share their secrets.

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


First Methodist music director retiring after nearly a half century of faithful tunes

After spending the last 47 years as a director of music at First United Methodist churches across the South, Sam Marley knows that you can't please all of the people all of the time. And he doesn't try.

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


Container gardens are versatile, easy

When it comes to gardens, most folks tend to think of large plots filled with rows of vegetables or beds overflowing with buds in bloom.

April 20, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Vegan do it!

When it comes to planning events, most hosts are hip to food allergies and know to provide a few options for the more health-conscious crowd, but many have fallen short when it comes to providing for their vegan guests.

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


Those funny looking boxes are popping up everywhere, but what purpose do they serve?

They are small, square and sort of resemble a piece of pop art. Or an empty crossword puzzle. But small as they are, they carry a lot of clout.

April 17, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Winning the war

At 96 years old, Dee Ridley knows a thing or two about surviving tough times.

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


One Hall County man was bow hunting long before ‘The Hunger Games’

Thanks to the book series and movie, "The Hunger Games," a new generation of fans has been turned on to archery and bow hunting.

April 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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La Mejor de Michoacán scoops up bright ice cream flavors

Behind the counter of La Mejor de Michoacán, every possible color is represented in square containers of homemade ice cream visible just beneath frosted glass. The traditional pinks, whites and browns are joined by neon greens, blues and bright oranges that might be seen as less traditional in the world of ice cream flavors.

July 30, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Dixie Divas: Loss of parents and wisdom

There are few who cannot say truthfully they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.

July 29, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


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


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