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Can you top this?

When is a pancake not just a pancake? When it's scattered, smothered and covered with fruit, fillings and love.

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


A rad root: Radishes are healthy, flavorful and cheap

Spring is here, and it is the perfect time to rediscover ruby-red radishes.

April 25, 2012 | By Heather Hunsaker www.foodonthetable.com | Life top stories


Nonprofit founded by TV’s Dr. Oz seeks to get city’s youths off couches, into fitness

Last year, Michelle Bouchard and Dr. Mehmet Oz, the TV talk show host, visited Sacramento, Calif. They noticed the problem of childhood obesity here was similar to what they had seen in many cities across the country.

April 24, 2012 | By Jennifer Garza The Sacramento Bee | Life top stories


Swinging for the fence

Ordinarily, batters are encouraged to keep their eyes on the ball. But as the players approached home plate Friday at the Field of Dreams, they found it more beneficial to rely on another sense - their hearing.

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


An ‘addictive’ pursuit of ancestral roots

They say dead men tell no tales, but George McMath has convinced quite a few to share their secrets.

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


First Methodist music director retiring after nearly a half century of faithful tunes

After spending the last 47 years as a director of music at First United Methodist churches across the South, Sam Marley knows that you can't please all of the people all of the time. And he doesn't try.

April 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Container gardens are versatile, easy

When it comes to gardens, most folks tend to think of large plots filled with rows of vegetables or beds overflowing with buds in bloom.

April 20, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Vegan do it!

When it comes to planning events, most hosts are hip to food allergies and know to provide a few options for the more health-conscious crowd, but many have fallen short when it comes to providing for their vegan guests.

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


Those funny looking boxes are popping up everywhere, but what purpose do they serve?

They are small, square and sort of resemble a piece of pop art. Or an empty crossword puzzle. But small as they are, they carry a lot of clout.

April 17, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Winning the war

At 96 years old, Dee Ridley knows a thing or two about surviving tough times.

April 16, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


One Hall County man was bow hunting long before ‘The Hunger Games’

Thanks to the book series and movie, "The Hunger Games," a new generation of fans has been turned on to archery and bow hunting.

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


Rare King James Bible comes off the shelf

BALTIMORE - Joseph McGraw had doubts when his friend told him about a first edition of the King James Bible that was sitting in a downtown Baltimore office.

April 14, 2012 | By Childs Walker The Baltimore Sun | Life top stories


History center offers collectors a chance to dust of their goods

Whether you're looking to breathe new life into your own antiques or you're interested in finding a new heirloom piece for your family, "reViving Your Classics" has you covered.

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


Food on the table: Go green in your kitchen

Earth Day is the perfect time to spend outdoors, plant a tree and cherish this planet we call home.

April 11, 2012 | By Heather Hunsaker www.foodonthetable.com | Life top stories


Garden fresh, from plot to plate

What do they want? Fresh foods. When do they want it? Now.

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


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Articles by Section - Life top stories


Author pens historical fiction on ‘Doc’ Holliday

While many people expect a cross-country move to change the course of their lives, literally and figuratively, Victoria Wilcox never thought it would lead her to change one man's history.

March 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Echo Wellness Center offers traditional Chinese medicine

At first blush, it may sound a little nuts to willingly ask someone to place multiple needles in your skin, but proponents say the practice is useful for alleviating a variety of ailments, from chronic pain to depression.

March 02, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Hilda Bell sings with her golden-aged voice

At 91 years old, Hilda Bell knows how to do a little bit of everything.

March 01, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Westminster members break bread together

Getting to know other church members during a Sunday service can be difficult because of the number of people and small amount of time one has for conversation.

February 28, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Area children sprouting knowledge about gardening

During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 out of 12 enrolled children showed up at the Forsyth County Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.

February 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Cooking with Crevolyn: Secret to good food is the spices

I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."

February 25, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Restaurants compete in cookie-inspired contest

The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Red Shoe House repairs old soles

Providing North Georgia with an old-fangled service for more than 40 years, Eddie Tatum works long hours to repair shoes, purses, gloves and other leather products at the Red Shoe House.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man returns to the shoe repair business after 16-year absence

Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


German influence in Northeast Georgia

On a walk down Edelweiss or Munich Strassen, you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with brightly painted Bavarian shops. Only, this charming German town is not actually in Germany. It's Helen, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Gardeners learn to grow plants from seeds

Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.

February 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Create 10 Crockpot dishes with two meats

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.

February 18, 2015 | BY ALISON LADMAN Associated Press | Life top stories


Whelchel Barbershop still practices business basics

For Jimmy Kemp, Whelchel Barbershop is more than a place for a haircut.

February 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


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