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Don’t get flummoxed by Thanksgiving math

If you start roasting a 14-pound turkey at 375 F at 7 a.m. and need to feed 15 people - including three vegetarians, a vegan and two gluten intolerants - by 1 p.m., how many pounds of cranberries do you need if the stuffing is baked outside the bird and the pumpkin pie is cut into 11.75 equal wedges?

October 31, 2012 | By J.M. Hirsch AP Food Editor | Life top stories


Times reporter takes on a DIY robot outfit for Halloween

Earlier this month, I took my 2-year-old son shopping for a Halloween costume.

October 30, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Mount Vernon students try to help set a world record

Second-grader Sarah Morris was a little girl with a big idea for her school.

October 29, 2012 | Shannan Finke | Life top stories


At 92, author publishes her first children’s book

First thing every morning, Anne Abbott Gray opens the newspaper to check her horoscope.

October 28, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Spiders are active in the garden, but don’t let them scare you

I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable as of late.

October 26, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Variable, portable and simply adorable

Take everything you love about pie - that rich, flaky crust cradling your favorite filling - and downsize it into a compact package. Behold the little wonder that is the hand pie. Convenient, simple and, dare I say it - terribly cute - it's pie's answer to the cupcake, without the fussy decorations.

October 24, 2012 | By Noelle Carter Los Angeles Times | Life top stories


‘Laverne & Shirley’ star performs in Gainesville for Arts Council series

Indeed, Cindy Williams had to really think about whether or not she had ever "set foot" in the state of Georgia before this week.

October 23, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Ronda Rich’s new book offers inspiring stories from her years as an observer of life in the South

When you're walking in your purpose, things just have a way of falling into place effortlessly.

October 21, 2012 | BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS For The Times | Life top stories


Eagle Ranch houseparents offer love, stability to displaced youth

Angela and Jordan Crossland are full-time parents. In fact, it's basically their job description.

October 20, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


A look at the history behind 2 autumn decor staples — pumpkins and mums

This time of year, I would venture to say that most everyone has purchased a decorative pot of mums and a colorful pumpkin to adorn their front doorway stoops or other visible places.

October 19, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Scare up some friends for a frightful feast of edible swamp mud and eyeball punch

Party food is supposed to be easy. You are, after all, having a party to have a good time, right?

October 17, 2012 | By Alison Ladman Associated Press | Life top stories


Neil Gaines’ life was turned upside down by a small mole

Neil Gaines was a college graduate looking forward to beginning his career when an odd-shaped mole on his back changed everything.

October 16, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Should teens be allowed to trick-or-treat?

Patti Woods-LaVoie loves Halloween and all things candy, but she has a hard and fast rule when it comes to teens and trick-or-treating.

October 15, 2012 | By Leanne Italie Associated Press | Life top stories


Theater project will unite Buford, groups as a cultural destination

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to notice the abundance of stage talent and theater groups in Northeast Georgia. From award-winning high school programs to standout community theaters, Hall County and the surrounding area is chock full of good performers.

October 14, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


More doctors honor religious objections to blood transfusions

CHICAGO - As a Jehovah's Witness, Tracy Pickett always has enjoyed knocking on doors and introducing strangers to the tenets of her faith. But by the time she reached her mid-40s, scoliosis made every step excruciating and her spiritual mission impossible.Walking again would require surgery that often involves tremendous blood loss and a transfusion - a medical procedure to replenish the blood supply forbidden by her church.

October 13, 2012 | By Manya A. Brachear Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


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Vacation Bible school programs to transport children to other lands

May 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Sardis second-graders taste nature's fresh bounty

Kids from Neysa Ladd and Lauren Smiley's second-grade classes at Sardis Elementary enjoyed tasting new foods and spending time outdoors.

May 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Baiting hungry customers with barbecue

When Terry Richards decided to retire from corporate life, he and wife Sherry knew they wanted to begin their new chapter on Lake Lanier. However, instead of simply moving from Vinings to Gainesville, the couple decided to take the two things they love - fishing and food - and start a business near the water.

May 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Career services guides offer high school graduates advice

Graduation is a milestone for high school students as they pass from their teenage years into young adulthood.

May 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hair care has a precise process

As a master cosmetologist, Nicole Dohm has seen it all - split ends, frizz, oily hair and overly dry hair. With one or more of these problems occurring on one head of hair, it makes one's mane hard to manage and style.

May 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cancer survivors 'don't ever give up'

Every year, Stanley Stephens looks forward to Relay For Life for two reasons.

May 17, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Grace Episcopal priest plans to dance his socks off

While the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham regularly dons his priest's collar on a daily basis to conduct his calling for God, the Grace Episcopal Church rector plans to hip-hop his wild socks off for the Gainesville community.

May 16, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Auburn honors lifelong resident Miriam Wood

May 15, 2015 | | Life top stories


Strawberry Festival finds best of the berry recipes

Strawberry season is in full swing, meaning plenty of fresh produce is to come for consumers.

May 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


90-year-old blogs about her passions

Waking up in the middle of the night, crawling out of bed, turning on the computer and typing away is the easiest way for Anne Cleveland to get all her thoughts out into the open.

May 12, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


It's a dog-save-dog world

When Star, a pit bull mix, arrived at the Hall County Animal Shelter a month ago, her prognosis was grim. She had just given birth to a litter of puppies and experienced severe bleeding afterward.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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