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Father of two sons ensures bonding time with his boys

Gage Pacesky jumped from picnic table to picnic table and said in a clear, loud voice "Dad, watch this!" His father, Justin Pacesky eyed his oldest son and shot him a look of warning. Nestled in the crook of his arm was his newborn son, Spencer. Justin Pacesky quickly responded, "Let's not do that."

June 15, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Synagogues struggle in mill towns

For one evening in mid-April in New Castle, Pa., Temple Hadar Israel bustled with the sounds of prayers, the tinkling of glasses and dishes and even the joyful outbursts of a visiting toddler. About three dozen members and visitors had gathered on the first night of Passover over matzo ball soup and other traditional fare for a communal celebration of the ancient Jewish ritual meal.

June 14, 2014 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Artist influences children with repurposed clay

Mary Frances Hull knows how life-altering a little encouragement from adults can be for a child.

June 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Baseball fans feast on ballpark fare

Some food pairings naturally go together, such as peanut butter and jelly or ice cream and birthday cake.

June 11, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Renaissance woman flew high in the skies in the 1930s

"Well, I was always eager to learn something new," the 103-year-old woman said without further explanation.

June 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Research tattoo parlors before getting inked

As tattoos slowly became part of the mainstream culture, tattoo shop owners take care to ensure their customers understand the health-related effects.

June 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cumming vascular surgeon implants stent in patient in Poland

CUMMING - A local surgeon traveled to the other side of the world earlier this spring to help high-risk patients through a treatment he created.

June 08, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville man deals with his heart failure one day at a time

From Scott Lecroy's vantage on the front porch, he watched the trucks roll up and down the highway near his house. His Gibson guitar leaned against the wall nearby.

June 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Amigos for Christ in it 'for the long haul' in Nicaragua

Above the front door a small office on a backstreet in Buford simply says "Amigos for Christ."

June 07, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Maryville church gets hydroponic garden up and running

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - While the congregation at Cedar Point Church grows in its faith, members are starting a new community outreach that has them growing green, leafy veggies and lush tomatoes on an acre of land behind the church.

June 06, 2014 | MELANIE TUCKER The Daily Times | Life top stories


Control the spittlebug population in evergreen trees

During the past few days, the office has received a fair number of calls, emails and visits from residents wondering about little foamy masses on the tips of evergreen trees such as the Leyland cypress.

June 06, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Summer squash goes straight from the farm into the frying pan

Questions are common at farmers markets.

June 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Lifeguards, spray ground worker are soaking in the sun

Spending summers poolside is tough work but someone has to do it.

June 03, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Zumba dance moves convert easily to pool exercise

"I would never do this move on land," said Shannon Mooney, who was exercising next to me as we thrust our hips forward and back to the beat of the music blaring in the warm pool room Thursday night at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

June 02, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Gainesville native guided by God

At first glance, Mary Louise Clark appears to be an average resident of Gainesville. What can't be seen, however, is the 30 years she spent as missionary in Zimbabwe and the famine, sickness and civil war she endured.

June 01, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Retired nurse Veola Thomas lives to serve others in church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

December 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch shop features variety of antique ornaments

Ornaments of all shapes, sizes and time periods hang from branches of a white plastic Christmas tree in the window at Sample Pleasures antique shop ...

December 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories




Wine pioneers from around the world share stories with Randall Murray

The world of wine is crammed with stories. Stories of great creativity, strong personalities and the collision of consumer tastes and marketing - all those aspects ...

December 07, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Drop off Christmas wish list to Santa at The Times

Inside the warm ornament- and light-adorned building of The Times, boys and girls of all ages could pick up a pen, pencil or crayon and ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Live Nativity scenes at Corinth Baptist Church, Hope Crossings Church and Lanier Islands

Among the donkeys, sheep, goats and other animals, a Christmas tradition is born.

December 05, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Special-needs children can play with toys designed for them at Murrayville library

New toys for Christmas can be a financial burden for any family. But for parents of special-needs children, finding toys to fit their child's ...

December 04, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Gainesville mother pens second collegiate children's book titled "Roll Tide Roll!"

Becoming a pack of elephants in a family friend's book is something the Ligons will likely never forget.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Family-owned Danny's Donuts becoming a popular morning eatery

Andy Nuon spent two years doing research to bring Gainesville something he found it was missing - a homemade donut shop.

November 29, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


How to navigate the ins and outs of shopping on Etsy.com

Etsy can be a wonderful service or a nightmare.

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

November 27, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville native studies marine ecology in Caribbean

Haley Haynes is a typical college student. She wakes up in time for her 8:30 a.m. classes, geared toward her ecology major.

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Holiday concert marks 20 years of performing

With the first note rung each year by the Gainesville First United Methodist Church handbell choir during the Christmas is One Language concert, Enrique Montiel ...

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Clermont homes, businesses open to guests for inaugural tour

The Christmas season is in full swing on Holly Springs Road in Clermont.

November 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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