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Residents of mountain resort unite to save it from foreclosure, and now it’s on the rebound

Where others have fallen short, residents in one Blue Ridge Mountain community are determined to go the distance.

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


Fire pit a cool way to enjoy summer nights

It may heating up in Northeast Georgia this weekend, but that won't stop the outdoor parties, marshmallow roasts and occasional bonfire.

June 29, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Life top stories


Fireworks aren’t the only way to dazzle crowds at July 4 picnics

We've probably all seen some variation of the classic Fourth of July dessert - an American flag sheet cake adorned with stripes of white whipped topping and juicy red strawberries with an upper field made of blueberries.

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


Our Neighbor, Inc. opens 2 more homes to help the disabled find a means of independent living

When you're sitting at home and feel a hunger pang in your stomach, chances are you head to the kitchen, grab a snack and return to your seat. No big deal if you're able-bodied.

June 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville Symphony Orchestra to rise from the ashes

Last year this time, it seemed as if all was well with the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra.

June 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is getting ahead of its expanding congregation

Instead of looking for greener pastures to accommodate an ever-growing flock, the congregation of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is planning to grow its current surroundings.

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


Crush summer heat with shaved ice treats

Summer just isn't summer without a cool treat to enjoy when things get a little too warm outside.

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


More than 100 teens volunteer at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Every summer, dozens of area teens converge on Northeast Georgia Medical Center for an opportunity to lend a helping hand - or a couple hundred.

June 19, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Tibetan Buddhist monk visits Unity of Gainesville

Unity of Gainesville Church was host to a Tibetan Buddhist monk on June 13 for a discussion on healing the mind and body with spirituality.

June 18, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Healthbeat: Choose proper shoes to avoid injury

Let this summer's warm weather inspire you to walk around outside more or even enter your first race as a runner. Just remember that regardless of the distance, or whether you plan to run or walk, a foot or lower leg injury will definitely slow down your progress.

June 18, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Life top stories


Movin’, groovin’ and zipping through life

If you've ever dreaded becoming a senior citizen, heed this word of advice: Keep living.

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


The race to beat Parkinson’s disease

There's something magical about that moment when rubber soles meet asphalt pavement.

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


Website allows members to peruse a variety of decorating ideas with the click of a button

The latest trend in home decor isn't a particular shade of blue or style of hardwood floors. It's Pinterest.

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


Majority of dads want nothing more for Father’s Day than a juicy filet or spicy wings

If the way to a man's heart truly is through his stomach, generations of kids have been approaching Father's Day all wrong.

June 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The history behind the American flag

How much do you know about the history of our American flag: The Star Spangled Banner; Red, White and Blue; The Grand Old Flag; Old Glory; Stars and Stripes?

June 12, 2012 | By Lynda Holmes For The Times | Life top stories


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Downtown store owner crafts confections creations

Sometimes you feel the need for something sweet, and sometimes you find it.

October 01, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Former soldier transforms into a crafty cowboy

Jason Smith's mind struggles.

September 30, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Working out inch by inch at the barre

Some workouts are measured in miles run, others in yards swum. For barre fitness, a lot can be accomplished in an inch.

September 29, 2014 | Shannon Casas | Life top stories


Hospice offers simple comforts

Carol Jewell, the volunteer coordinator at Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, could talk for days about her 20-plus years in hospice care. When she discusses what her volunteers really do, one particular anecdote comes to mind.

September 28, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Eyes of the Father: Worshipping God in church renews spirit

As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.

September 28, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


Bahai'a faith growing in Georgia

Around the same time that America was breaking into a Civil War, a Persian nobleman named Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri announced he was a "Manifestation of God."

September 27, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Seed company flourishes

Joanne Roth said she has been growing plants "forever and ever," or at least since she lived in England in the early 1980s.

September 26, 2014 | Bonny Harper Times regional staff | Life top stories


Murrayville man grows hundreds of pounds of pumpkins

Mike Nepereny is already planting seeds for his retirement.

September 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Covington woman takes life one step at a time

Tichelle Florence is tough.

September 23, 2014 | BY ROB DEWIG Times regional staff | Life top stories


Area woman creates fanciful fashions

Ruth Nore got into the business when she was 12.

September 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Murrayville woman uses art to help beat ovarian cancer

When Sue Sigmon-Nosach celebrated her 60th birthday, the milestone might not have seemed like much for those who don't know the Murrayville resident.

September 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Christian, Muslim discover common ground at forum

University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Antioch UMC reminisces over its history

"Loving, gracious, faithful and generous," is the reputation Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville has created during the past 200 years, according to its members, pastor and former pastors.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gardens on Green teaches 'miracles'

Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.

September 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Father and son hike to the mountaintop

FORSYTH COUNTY - Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing about his father's adventures along the Appalachian Trail.

September 16, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


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