NEW YORK - Occasionally, landscape gardening goes well beyond flowers and shrubbery to encompass questions of national identity, culture, even social change. The era from 1900 to 1930 in America was one of those times, thanks to several enterprising and unsung women.
Wrinkles can be cool - if you're a prune.
As families prepare to enjoy a day in the sun and at pools Saturday to kick off the three-day weekend, adults and children alike need to protect their skin from the dangerous UV rays and the damaging effects on the body.
After a year of uncertainty, local high school seniors are seeing their futures a bit more clearly.
Jane Hemmer carries several different business cards in her purse.
Each paving stone that seasoned stonemason Allen Cerinetti placed on the ground marked a prayer by a college community and a pledge by a Catholic church congregation to build a memorial grotto in Dawsonville.
"Healthy eating for children with diabetes is the same as healthy eating for all children," said Mary Ann Clever, a registered and licensed dietitian and a certified diabetes educator with The Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville.
While most college students soak up the sun on beaches for spring break, nine University of North Georgia graduate students immersed themselves in another culture for hands-on training in La Romana, Dominican Republic.
A mother's job is never really finished.
Dozens of residents bowed their heads to pray on the downtown square in Gainesville nine days ago. The solemn activity was part of the National Day of Prayer, which was established by Congress as an annual event in 1952 and designated as the first Thursday of May each year in 1988.
CUMMING - Cumming Garden Club members have helped create a new place for little ones to play and learn.
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.
"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!"
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.
As Gabrielle Cubera prepared for her pilgrimage to Rome, she asked everyone she met if they had any prayer requests.
FORSYTH COUNTY - Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing about his father's adventures along the Appalachian Trail.
For some, fall means scarves, boots, football and pumpkin spice and everything nice. It's a reason to celebrate.
Before she became America's aviator, Amelia Mary Earhart was just a Midwestern tomboy who thought of planes as nothing more than jumbles of "rusty wire and wood." Then, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and instantly became a household name.
Jon Huebner wanted to help.
Hundreds of women together are set to share their laughter, tears, problems and solutions while listening to life-changing messages in one week's time.
Many of us have one room in the house that doesn't really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we're not sure what to do with.
For Karen Ching, there's a constant bar of excellence she's always trying to reach.
Larry Ledford hurt. His shoulder pained him with every move.
Name a place, and odds are Wolfgang Hartert has visited it.
If a pastor wants more people in the pews, then it might be time to try the new tools of the trade: an electric guitar and a drum set.
Lynn Kempler dreamed of roses.
Scot Howard doesn't just love barbecue. The Jefferson resident practically lives it.
In the past year, the U.S. Postal Service worker has started a website ranking various barbecue restaurants across the South and earned his official barbecue judging certificate. He started judging and competing professionally and selling his homemade goods to a growing clientele of barbecue lovers.
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