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Teams compete in LEGO challenge and even invent patent-worthy products

Students from two local schools may have been building things with their LEGO pieces, but they weren't playing around. They were creating prize-winning robots.

February 06, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Area women enrich the community with their work in the literary arts

In the time before women were seen by society as equals to men, it wasn't uncommon for female authors to assume male pen names in order for their work to be regarded with respect.

February 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Flowers have long been a symbol of love in bloom, but many say much more

This Valentine's Day, before you hand that bouquet of flowers to your significant other, you may want to take a minute to consider what message you're conveying.

February 03, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Score big with your party crowd; make manly cupcakes and a super stromboli

Super Bowl Sunday may only be a few days away, but there's still plenty of time to come up with a winning game plan for your party menu.

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


Seniors learn to connect with the latest gadgets with relative ease

Today, they are members of the "active generation," who are all too often regarded as opponents to technology.

January 31, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Big band dreams

Members of the East Hall High School Wind Symphony are proving that quality reigns supreme over quantity.

January 30, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville family renovates space for learning at Good News at Noon

Although Cora Lanning walked purposefully across the painted sidewalk decorated with colorful promises of God's love to the front entrance of Good News at Noon, she wasn't completely sure why she was there.

January 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


New Hope gives way to Good Samaritan

Lights, especially burning flames, holds a special place of significance throughout the Bible.

January 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cannon: Creating bountiful blooms

If you look around outdoor landscapes right now, you will see the lovely camellia in full bloom.

January 27, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Amp your arsenal in the kitchen

Beginner cooks often lean heavily on recipes by established chefs or family recipes for kitchen inspiration, but once they've mastered those dishes, the tried and true can turn into boring and bland rather quickly.

January 25, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Still turning: Museum inducts folk potters into permanent exhibit

Many museums pay homage to extinct entities, but the newest exhibit at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is doing just the opposite.

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


Competition puts graphics students in real-life assignments

When Scott Porter's students sit down at the computer workstations in his classroom, they know they aren't just doing busy work. They're learning career-based skills that will help them succeed after graduation.

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


Gainesville doctor turns his cancer diagnosis into opportunity

When new patient files come across Dr. John McHugh's desk, he takes the time to familiarize himself with their case and works to get to know the patient better.

January 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


In love, out of ministry

CHICAGO - Like many Roman Catholic men who feel called to the priesthood, the Rev. Jim Hearne wrestled with whether ordination was right for him.

January 21, 2012 | By Manya A. Brachear Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Syrup can be used for dips, and sauces both warm or cold

Maple syrup season technically begins with the arrival of spring in March. But in Vermont, where much of the syrup is produced, there's still snow around the trees being tapped for collection during that time of year.

January 18, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Going nuts for coconuts

Calliope Sweets owner Patty Phillips prides herself on her Southern hospitality, her roots and her skills in the kitchen.

November 26, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


A place for pets in the hospital

Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.

November 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

For the 1 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease and especially those who are responding well to medication, more good news is at hand.

November 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Feasting on allergy-free food this Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.

November 19, 2014 | Gillan Ludlow | Life top stories


Forsyth veteran rejuvenates military jeep

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.

November 18, 2014 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville baby survives premature birth and thrives

Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.

November 16, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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