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Employers offer incentives to encourage a healthy workplace

In a growing effort to combat obesity, Type 2 diabetes and other "lifestyle diseases," more workplaces are offering wellness programs to promote healthy living among their employees.

February 04, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Lakeview student right on target

Lakeview Academy freshman Samantha "Sam" Simonton won the Georgia Independent Schools Association State Ladies General Division Clay Target Championship recently.

February 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Area couples find long-lasting love

Don Elrod, 72, of Oakwood, remembers the moment 53 years ago when he first laid eyes on his wife.

February 02, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Church building a place to pray and play

FORKS OF ELKHORN, Ky. - Todd Lester, pastor of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church near Midway, Ky., knows people don't always come to church through the front door.

February 01, 2014 | By Mary Meehan McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Homeowners can undertake their own housing upgrades

With cold snow rattling the state, residents of some of the area's older homes may have noticed a bit of a draft around their windows.

January 31, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Brenau postpones art exhibit reception

The opening reception of the Brenau University student art exhibition at High Museum in Atlanta has been postponed because of weather-related issues, university officials said Thursday.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Chicken wings on menu for several football fans

Football season and chicken wings seem to go hand-in-hand, literally. And with Super Bowl XLVIII four days away, many cooks will prepare their own homemade wings or start placing orders at area restaurants.

January 29, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Adults can devise unconventional workouts

Every time I read one of those "you-can-do-these-moves-anywhere" fitness articles, I roll my eyes.

January 28, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Children learn the ancient art of kung fu

"If you don't try it, you'll never learn," Sifu Jay Lima said as a boy ran up to the mat and did a back flip.

January 27, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cousins give birth one after another

Katie Morgan leaned over and asked her cousins' wives if they'd ever heard the story about the family's fertility statue.

January 26, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth couple shares foster journey

Brian Bolick had his arms wrapped around his 7-year-old daughter, playfully hugging her captive.

January 26, 2014 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


Churches uses social media to connect with congregation

Fellowship is becoming a bit more virtual in many local churches in this digital age.

January 25, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Caring for your car during winter weather

Getting started in the colder months isn't easy for people or their vehicles.

January 24, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia Medical Center cafeteria staff preps meals for patients’ diet restrictions

From proper sanitation to extensive food management, restaurants and cafeterias have to do a lot to stay in business. But that is small potatoes compared to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's dining services, which is responsible for feeding the hospital's patients, many of whom have weakened immune systems and dietary restrictions.

January 22, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville has international connections

What does a mountain town in eastern Japan, a city in northern Hungary known for its wine and historic castle and the city of Gainesville have in common?

January 21, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Begin Spring cleaning in the bathroom

For many, spring means spending time outdoors digging in the dirt to plant flowers and vegetables. But for others, eliminating dirt and dust inside the ...

May 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


#FlowerpowerFriday

Pam Cohan is proud of her rhododendron that adorns her lawn at 3109 Chattahoochee Trace in Gainesville. Cohan takes no credit for it, since it ...

May 06, 2016 | | Life top stories


Reserve a seat for brunch or lunch on Mother's Day

Give mom a break this Mother's Day and take her out for a meal.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Buford woman starts nonprofit to help young girls

Elaine Haynes believes everyone has a gift.

May 02, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Go camping with the conveniences of home in yurts, teepees

While enjoying the great outdoors can be an unforgettable experience, a recent trend is to enjoy the fun of camping with some of the amenities ...

May 01, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 01, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville residents to unite in prayer Thursday

It doesn't matter what denomination you belong to or how you choose to pray on the National Day of Prayer.

April 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Birdwatchers to take a walk along the Linwood Nature Preserve

North Georgia is one of the most attractive areas in the state for birds and the Redbud Project Chapter of Georgia Native Plant Society wants ...

April 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Panaderia mi Tierra makes fresh bread daily

Early each morning, Jose Hernandez and his wife, Anna Olvera, are in their bakery mixing ingredients for different batches of bread for the day at ...

April 27, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Blind veterans test their mettle by climbing Mount Yonah

Without his eyesight or experience, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kevin Jackson said he would be damned if he didn't climb Mount Yonah in ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Teens from Gainesville First UMC, Lakewood Baptist Church build homes and comfort souls

While some area teens spent their spring break relaxing on the beach, high school students from a couple of area churches spent the week working ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


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