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Prepare dishes at night and serve for breakfast

For as long as she can remember, Emily Williams has looked forward to Christmas Day at her mother's home in Gainesville for two reasons.

December 24, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


North Georgians light up the night

A little more than 10 years ago, three different Northeast Georgia families purchased or received a single item, leading them to start a Christmas tradition that continues to this day.

December 24, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Prepping consultant ready to face any disaster

National Geographic's reality TV show "Doomsday Preppers" depicts people obsessed with the end of the world and spend a lot of money and time preparing for it. Bomb shelters, years worth of food stores, hidden caches of weapons and armored vehicles make regular appearances on the show.

December 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Young church starts a new chapter in ministry

One local church has more than just the Christmas holiday to celebrate this season.

December 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Giving out gifts straight from the heart

It's easy to tell a gift comes from the heart when it's made by hand.

December 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Woodsy-theme edible village at Lanier Village Estates

It's amazing what a little brown sugar, molasses and flour can become when thoroughly mixed with imagination and the Christmas spirit.

December 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Clip-clop around town in a horse-drawn carriage

Few things set the Christmas mood better than the clip-clop of horses' hooves on pavement as it draws a carriage packed with sightseers around a town square decked in lights.

December 17, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Some of Santa's elves make toys in North Georgia

Everyone knows Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, but a little known fact is several of his elves live in North Georgia.

December 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth County girl parades around Atlanta

Luci Newton had been practicing her princess wave since she learned she would be the star of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade in midtown Atlanta last week.

December 15, 2013 | Jennifer Sami jennifersami@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Drive through town of Jesus’ birth

This Christmas season, take a journey to Bethlehem without ever leaving Gainesville, or your car.

December 14, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Advent wreath lights the way to Christmas

Christmas time is filled with family traditions such as baking holiday cookies, building snowmen and decorating the Christmas tree. But for the Voyles family, one tradition is crafting an Advent wreath and placing it literally in the center of their daily life during the holiday season.

December 14, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Melvin Cooper is working his dream job

Melvin Cooper has a ritual. Every morning he wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and makes two stops on his way into the Gainesville Parks and Recreation office. First, he stops at the dry cleaners. Then, he makes his way to a service station. After grabbing a copy of the day's newspaper and a 24-ounce coffee, he spends a few moments driving around Gainesville making sure everything is in order at the city's parks.

December 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Breathe new life into old decorations

Each year, we drag out boxes of worn, beloved ornaments and holiday nick knacks. After sifting through busted bulbs and broken decorations, glue in hand, we hang what's left with loving care.

December 13, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Baking up a tradition with children

As you read this, I'm most likely happily immersed in a world of flour spills, sprinkle dumps and misplaced frosting smears. Translation: baking Christmas cookies with a 3-year-old.

December 11, 2013 | Nancy J. Stohs McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


911 dispatcher spends 21 years answering the call

"Hall County 911, what is the address of your emergency?"

December 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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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


Pets of the Week

May 01, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville residents to unite in prayer

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


Blackshear Place Baptist Church to build new worship center

Nestled in the corner of Atlanta Highway and Mundy Mill Road in Flowery Branch, Blackshear Place Baptist Church shines with its three stories of windows ...

April 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Renowned artist Dale Chihuly crafts pieces for Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta

More than 20 sculptural installation sites will be sprinkled throughout Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring in Atlanta.

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Chipotle serve 'secret' menu items

Ordering from a restaurant's secret menu may make a customer feel like a FBI agent.

April 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


2 men share knowledge of stars, planets with the masses

When most people think of science, they imagine sitting in a classroom, memorizing the periodic table of elements, creating volcanos out of papier–mâch ...

April 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville native uses his passion as a ‘jack of all trades’ in the film industry

April 17, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

April 17, 2016 | | Life top stories


10 Hall County churches form coalition to support foster families

Around October 2015, almost 200 children were removed from their homes in Hall County.

April 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


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