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A few changes can cut calories at your picnic

With Memorial Day weekend coming up in just a few short days, lots of folks have their minds set on hosting a barbecue.

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


Flowery Branch girl transforms herself to change the lives of elderly residents

Even though she sometimes dons a "Cinderella" costume, some nursing home residents see Anna Leigh Stewart as a fairy godmother.

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


Students use GPS to find buried treasure

Second-grade students at Spout Springs School of Enrichment got the chance on Tuesday to find buried treasure. But they got to do more than just follow a map.

May 21, 2012 | Megan Gill | Life top stories


Looking back on a Titanic decision

One hundred years ago, as passengers and crew members aboard the RMS Titanic counted down the minutes to certain death or despair, members of one well-known North Carolina family were out of harm's way, having made a decision that likely changed the course of their lives.

May 20, 2012 | Michael Beard | Life top stories


Latter-Day Saints church members work to

When it comes to disaster preparedness, most people turn to the American Red Cross, not their church.

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


Sprucing up the yard could nab a nod from the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce

If you have ever driven by a home and thought their yard was especially beautiful, instead of keeping that gem to yourself, consider nominating the owners for public recognition.

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


Tips to get the most out of your trips to the farmers markets

It's farmers market time again, a time of rebirth and renewal for local agriculture.

May 16, 2012 | By staff, wire reports | Life top stories


NC woman treks through Gainesville to raise awareness of caregivers for elderly

In her neon reflective vest, it's hard to miss Teri Swezey walking along the shoulder of highways and state routes.

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


Wauka Mountain students get up close with agriculture

Recent Ag Day festivities at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences School gave students the opportunity to get in touch with their inner farmer.

May 14, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Mothers are so much more than meals and clean clothes

When we're young with our minds set on paving our own road in life, the last thing we as women want to hear is, "You're just like your mother."

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


Growing herbs is easy, low maintenance gardening and adds fresh flavor to your dishes

If you've never had much of a green thumb but are interested in edible gardening, you'd probably want to start with herbs.

May 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


One SMART cookie

Students who are struggling to learn Spanish don't have to look further than their school's cafeteria for assistance.

May 09, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Brenau University putting the spotlight on area artists

Gainesville has a lot of talent to offer. And Brenau University is taking advantage of that fact.

May 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


WomenSource luncheon focuses on little changes in habits that lead to a healthier lifestyle

When it comes to leading a healthier life, making small changes can make a big difference.

May 07, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cancer survivor Cody Tatum is pushing to help other afflicted children

When he was 15, Cody Tatum was too young to legally drink or buy cigarettes, but the cells growing in his larynx weren't focused on his age.

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


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Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

March 15, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Builders change homes to accommodate walkers, wheelchairs

While Gainesville and the Northeast Georgia area is peppered with dozens of senior apartments, retirement communities and independent- and assisted-living facilities, some Southern natives still prefer to stay in their own home. However, the home is not equipped to handle their developing physical ailments.

March 13, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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