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Make the perfect meal for Mamma mia

I work full time in the food business. For more than three decades, my days have centered on food - from wrangling recipes and groceries, to ingredient research, to tastings in a test kitchen. So when the kids ask what I want for Mother's Day, the answer is simple: Cook for me.

May 07, 2014 | By Jeanmarie Brownson McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Assembling old-school antenna for TV purposes

"Be careful. Don't poke your eye out," the deep fatherly voice said from across the small living room. "And don't poke your sister's eye out, either!"

May 06, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Independent Italian teen travels to United States for exchange program

When most people think of study abroad programs, they think of spending a few months studying a second language in a foreign country in college. Few consider committing to live with a host family for 10 months. Fewer still consider doing it while in high school.

May 05, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


A prayful pilgrimage to the Vatican

As Gabrielle Cubera prepared for her pilgrimage to Rome, she asked everyone she met if they had any prayer requests.

May 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Westside Baptist Church turns over building to Hispanic congregation

When one church closes, its doors open to another.

May 03, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


How do you like your huevos?

As the work day begins, cooks crowd into the small kitchen in the back of the historic building on the downtown square in Gainesville.

April 30, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Unsecured prescriptions are deadly dangers

Many people have unused prescription medications lying forgotten under the bathroom sink or in medicine cabinets. This may be a common practice, but research suggests it is a dangerous, and possibly lethal, one.

April 29, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Put trust in God when crisis arises

I was doing some shopping at a local department store recently, when I heard the sound of a small child crying nearby.

April 27, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


University of North Georgia student raps about dental hygiene

Jonathan Lee Casas had a "stroke of genius" as he walked to class a few weeks ago.

April 27, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


College student paves his own way

A home-schooled kid with a father who dropped out of high school and a mother who dropped out of college doesn't quite fit the typical profile for a stellar college student.

April 27, 2014 | Times regional staff | Life top stories


Bicyclists pedal with a passion

"When I ride my bike, I truly feel alive," Gainesville resident John Lilly said. "I'm outside with the wind in my hair and I'm getting exercise.

April 27, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Coro Sacra sings in sacred churches in Vatican

"Italy is pretty much the top of the heap for the Western church," Michael Henry said. "Not the Eastern church but the Western church. So lots of famous composers lived and worked and composed sacred music over the centuries in Italy, especially in Rome and in Venice."

April 26, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Master gardeners make use of rainfall

Rain is a natural resource for your yard.

April 25, 2014 | By Kathy Van Mullekom McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Culinary student experiences an edible education

When it was Erika Castaneda's turn to come up with a menu for her week as head chef at The Bistro at the Oaks, she drew inspiration from a recent vacation.

April 23, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Recycling waste rakes in revenue for Hall County

"Most people don't realize that they use recycled-content materials every day," Hall County Recycling Coordinator Rick Foote said.

April 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Clarkesville native crafts flowers into works of art

Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.

July 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New minister brings nurturing outlook to Oakwood First United Methodist Church

Sandra Skinner has learned many important things in almost five years of working in ministry.

July 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope expands into larger space on the downtown square

Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.

July 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Online farmers market brings locally grown fruits and vegetables to Hall County

July 11, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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