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A monastery’s new mission

ST. ANTHONY'S MONASTERY, Egypt - In a cave high in the desert mountains of eastern Egypt, the man said to be the father of monasticism took refuge from the temptations of the world some 17 centuries ago. At the foot of the mountain, the monks at the St. Anthony's Monastery bearing his name continue the ascetic tradition.

April 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Learning to grow a green thumb

Growing up in the country, Kathy Lovett's family always had a garden. But she did not take an active interest until later in life.

April 19, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


 Asian cuisine

Southern fried chicken has long preened in the cultural spotlight, thanks in part to such notables as chef Edna Lewis, TV's Paula Deen and one Kentucky colonel named Harland Sanders. But a new bird is rising out of the East - the Far East - that is capturing some of that shine: fried chicken, Asian-style.

April 17, 2013 | By Bill Daley Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Raising awareness for a brother's burden

After Emma Grimsley's youngest brother, John, was born with Spina Bifida, she and her best friend Anna Bussler decided to help other children like him by raising awareness about the birth defect.

April 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Parenting expert Rosemond to speak at Lakeview campus

On Thursday, family psychologist John Rosemond will return to Gainesville for an evening with parents.

April 15, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Employers seek job candidates with experience, specific skills

Looking for a job isn't easy for anyone.

April 14, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Tuning into inner peace

The rich tones of an "ancient technology" lulled members and guests of Unity of Gainesville church into a state of deep relaxation Tuesday night.

April 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Guild supplies warmth to wee patients

Betty Wright and Peggy Gracey fiddled with the Mylar balloon's string, as they secured it to the little pine wagon filled with small colorful quilts individually, neatly packaged.

April 12, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Life top stories


Picking and planting strawberries

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Melissa Goodson grows strawberries as an attractive border along the edges of her perennial gardens in southeastern Virginia.

April 12, 2013 | By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) | Life top stories


Students learn job-interview etiquette

"It only takes a few seconds to make that first impression," Connie Davis said. "But it takes a long time to reverse it."

April 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville filmmakers address physician shortage

For the past two years, Joani Livingston and Renée McKay have been working to put a face on a little-known problem with the nation's health care system.

April 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Design your style around greenery

Warm weather and the first buds of spring have been slow to arrive in much of the country. But even if your garden has yet to grow, you can add beauty, fragrance and a sense of springtime to your home by decorating with lush plants and potted trees.

April 04, 2013 | By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press | Life top stories


Easter diorama offers comfort to residents of assisted living home

Decorating for the Easter holiday usually involves displaying a few bunnies and eggs on shelves around the house.

March 31, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Easter brings a sweet flowering symbol of hope and rebirth

For more than a century, the lilium longiflorum, or Easter lily, has been associated with the most holy of Christian holidays in North America.

March 29, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Fill your own Easter basket with homemade treats

For many children, Easter is all about the hunt. They love searching for hidden eggs and snooping for the ultimate Easter jackpot: a basket filled with jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps and chocolate rabbits so large that they make a child's eyes go wide.

March 27, 2013 | By Andrea Weigl The News & Observer (Raleigh) | Life top stories


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Helen poet reveres written word

It was Mildred White's first trip to the principal's office. Mrs. McDonald had called the fourth-grader's mother to tell her that Mildred had turned in a poetry assignment that she simply could not have written. The poem about tulips, her first-ever poem, was too good, too rhythmic and structured.

June 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Pleasant Grove Baptist Church extends youth ministry into summer

With the start of summer, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is starting something new for its youths. A new program is underway at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights.

June 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Cumming volunteer aims to raise vaccine awareness

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Animal consultant pens his second book

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Fourth annual festival inspired by lavender

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Summer art heats up in Helen center

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Artist creates scavenger-style yearlong exhibit with ‘Excursion’ in Cumming

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Skogie’s serves up signature sauce

A signature sauce, hand-battered seafood and a stellar view makes Skogie's at Gainesville Marina a special summer dining spot, but it didn't start out that way.

June 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville woman earns more than 300 medals at Senior Games

Sitting across from Corry Moolenaar at her kitchen table in Gainesville, she looks like your average senior citizen with graying hair, thin glasses for her wavering sight and eyes filled with knowledge from 90 years of life.

June 21, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


North Forsyth resident shares his Holocaust survival story

June 21, 2015 | KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Youth moving forward in faith

In less than a week, about 13,000 students will gather at the Arena at Gwinnett Center to celebrate their faith and Jesus.

June 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Fairy houses add touch of whimsy to gardens

Beyond the flowers that bloom at Gardens on Green in Gainesville, the landscaped terrain holds a bit of magic inside five small houses where fairies come out to play when nobody's looking.

June 19, 2015 | | Life top stories


Eat all of your vegetables

If you're a fan of farm-fresh produce, chances are you don't know what you're missing.

June 17, 2015 | By Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press | Life top stories


Many love man-made machines with horsepower

While cars may be the primary mode of transportation in this day and age, models from yesteryear and the future carry memories for some and dreams for others.

June 16, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Finding the right fit for your feet

Flip-flops, sandals and wedges are some of the most popular summer footwear because they are breezy, easy to put on and casual. However, they are some of the most harmful shoes because they lack support, forcing feet into unusual positions.

June 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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