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A brittle boom

Peanut brittle isn't exactly considered a gourmet treat, but Milli Jordan is hoping to build an empire around the simple dish.

August 17, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Wildlife preserve welcomes a second ‘amazing’ zedonk

Although full moons have almost always signaled the arrival of baby animals at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega, the latest addition has caught the staff off guard.

August 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Fiddleheads back on ‘America’s Got Talent!’

The Dahlonega-based band, The Fiddleheads, a musical group rooted in bluegrass, has won a wild card spot on NBC's "America's Got Talent!" The group was voted off the show earlier in the season, but now will have a second chance to get back in the game. Comprised of North Georgia College & State University students and alumni, the group is competing for a $1 million grand prize.

August 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Life top stories


WomenSource program to help empower girls, enlighten moms

Ordinarily, WomenSource staff are busy planning events for adults, but this week they're focused on Girl Power.

August 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


You’re never too young, or old, to save a life

When it comes to measuring a lifetime, most people tend to think in years.

August 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


‘Wagon man’ sees the country behind a horse

CLEVELAND - The 90-plus degree Georgia heat on a recent Monday did not stop James Newton from making the trip by horse and a homemade gypsy-like wagon from Helen, where he spent the night, to Cleveland.

August 14, 2011 | By La Venier Mize For The Times | Life top stories


Going native in the garden

Some plants get no respect.

August 12, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Hotdogging the frank: Enter the Tater Dawg

Some consider it a staple of summer, right after watermelon. I consider it a staple of my refrigerator simply because there are nights I don't feel like cooking.

August 10, 2011 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Nearly 50 years later, Gainesville Phoenix Woman’s Club is still transforming lives

In 1971, before she was Georgia's first lady that champions statewide causes, Sandra Deal's focus was centered on Hall County.

August 09, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Getting kids back into a routine means setting rules for homework, TV and games

This morning, alarm clocks all over Hall County signaled the official end of summer vacation and the beginning of a new academic year.

August 08, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Don Pirkle has a big Habitat goal to reach for his birthday

A bit of curiosity years ago led Don Pirkle to a life-changing experience.

August 07, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Unity Church member’s Web-based radio show promotes interfaith unity

In a world where varying doctrines can push followers of different religions apart, Scott Lindquist is hoping that spirituality can be the great uniter.

August 06, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The right frame of mind

These days, more and more people aren't satisfied with just hanging mass produced pieces of art on their walls. A growing number of shoppers are seeking original art for their homes, says interior designer Robert Novogratz.

August 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Summer’s bounty means being creative with all of the extra produce, like bell peppers

So you've canned, dried, frozen and given away as much as you could from the summer garden, but you still have veggies on the vine.

August 03, 2011 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


From ball gowns to car repair, these debutantes are learning more than just etiquette

PLANO, Texas - Sure, they still learn to take a graceful bow while wearing elegant white dresses and tiaras, but some debutantes are also taking in the finer points of car repair, nutrition and self-defense.

August 02, 2011 | | Life top stories


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Master Gardener maintains her father's living legacy

Deer were here, nibbling on the lilies, hitting up the hydrangeas and binging on the blueberries, only to leave a bare bush behind.

August 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


From ‘Couch Potato to 5K’: Learning to run

We've all seen them: Sweaty-faced people, huffing for breath and summoning all their energy to shuffle from point A to point B.

August 18, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Atheist, minister discuss viewpoints at downtown bar

A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.

August 16, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mountain Fresh Creamery ice cream comes fresh from the cow

From cow to cone in less than a day - that's how Mountain Fresh Creamery produces some of the freshest, creamiest, richest ice cream in North Georgia, according to the store's motto.

August 13, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tennis instructor works, plays outside in hot conditions

Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.

August 12, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Are our chairs killing us?

There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.

August 11, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Woodworker tries to follow in Jesus’ footsteps

Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all.

August 10, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Toddler ready for kidney transplant

After waiting a couple of years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 10, 2014 | By Amanda Head For The Times | Life top stories


Church aims to connect with cowboys

At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."

August 09, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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