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Two Up Across America: A motorcycle adventure part 1

Editor's note: This is the first of a four-part series chronicling a trip Bill Rezak made across the U.S. on a motorcycle.

September 25, 2011 | | Life top stories


Artist’s battle with cancer motivates him to embrace life

Painting and drawing come as naturally to Abraham G. Egziaber as swimming to a fish.

September 25, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Primitive homeplace: High Shoals Baptist carries on long traditions

Two miles past the Amicalola Falls State Park cabins and down a narrow dirt road is High Shoals Baptist Church.

September 24, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Hall master gardeners’ fall expo this weekend

If you have been looking for just the right thing to add to your landscaping, chances are you'll be able to find it this weekend at the eighth annual Hall County Master Gardener's Fall Garden Expo.

September 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


New year, new recipes

You may not think of Jewish cooking as trendsetting, but truth is it has been focused on seasonal recipes sporting local ingredients since long before farmers markets became the darling of the foodie scene. And the Jewish New Year meal, served at Rosh Hashana, is a perfect example of this unintended hipness.

September 21, 2011 | By Jim Romanoff Associated Press | Life top stories


Times reporter gives her account of being a model for a day

I was never a "Barbie" girl. They were too small, and trying to put on their tiny clothes only frustrated me and my clumsy fingers.

September 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia History Center holding a college fair

Typically, people visit the Northeast Georgia History Center to learn about the past, but on Sunday, visitors will be able to learn more about their futures.

September 19, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville resident heads to Ireland to perfect her art

When many artists get ready to work on a new piece, they pull out their brushes and apply paint to canvas.

September 18, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Flowery Branch church goes to interactive sermon

Not many things are the same as they were 30 years ago. Cars are built differently, clothing styles have changed and nowadays even churches are changing how they reach out to worshippers.

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


Gardens on Green tilling up nuggets of wisdom for your fall vegetables

Although some folks may not think about the cooler months being an opportune time to garden, local experts are proving there's never a bad time to grow your own vegetables.

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


Cooler weather means it is time to start thinking about stews, soups and chowders

For many folks, summer technically ended on Labor Day, but the first day of fall is still more than a week away.

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


Gainesville’s Drexler fashions her own line of accessories from cast-off items

Boxes of odds and ends like old maps and doll-house miniatures would be disregarded as junk to most folks.

September 13, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Waiting in the Wings

Volunteers with the Theatre Wings organization are doing their best to help area college students close the curtain on homesickness.

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


Gainesville native helped protect 3 presidents while in Secret Service

There are people who are overwhelmed by tragedies. No matter how hard they try, they can't seem to rise above the misery of it all.

September 11, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A journey of faith

Here in the buckle of the Bible Belt, I am the little Jewish girl, safely exotic around Hanukkah and appropriately confused around Lent.

September 10, 2011 | By Rachel Glazer For The Times | Life top stories


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Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Feasting on allergy-free food this Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.

November 19, 2014 | Gillan Ludlow | Life top stories


Forsyth veteran rejuvenates military jeep

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.

November 18, 2014 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville baby survives premature birth and thrives

Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.

November 16, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Lula woman transform tubers into stylish spuds

Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods in existence. They can be cooked into hash browns, mashed potatoes, French fries and soups.

November 11, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Instructors teach taekwondo to students with special needs

Connor Daniel, a 12-year-old student at Ava White Academy in Gainesville, searched longer than most 12-year-olds for an after-school activity.

November 10, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Gainesville man a true globetrotter

Before he saw Queen Elizabeth, before he privately toured the King Tutankhamun tomb, before he took five around-the-world trips and before he visited more than 100 of our world's great nations, Scott Kinney was just a Georgia boy who had never been outside the immediate South.

November 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Cruise tips from a shore excursions director Scott Kinney

Thinking about cruising the high seas? Cruise expert Scott Kinney advises potential passengers to think before diving too deep. While the sea veteran highly recommends cruising, he said they should consider the following before a voyage:

November 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


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