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Learning in their own worlds

Sam Hendrixson spent his Thursday morning flying over the Berlin Wall, walking through a museum and exploring a volcano.

April 02, 2012 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Life top stories


Siblings in sync

The Cantrell siblings are a high-kicking, toe-standing, folk dancing conundrum.

April 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A blast of pure faith

After traveling far and wide sharing the gospel, twins Sharon and Jonathan Arrowood realized that their mission field was right in their own backyard.

March 31, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


How to rub out those stubborn stains

When it comes to stubborn stains, even some veteran cleaning pro can meet their match.

March 30, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Whether you celebrate Passover or Easter, some dishes never lose flavor with families

Depending on your family traditions, next week's holidays may bring a different variety of dishes to your dinner table. Easter and Passover are both around the corner and each have their own set of culinary delights.

March 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Predawn workouts by light of a street lamp draw several dozen to daily ‘boot camp’

A new pair of cross trainer shoes will probably set you back $60 or more, but a new lease on life, via the Average Joe Boot Camp, is free.

March 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Dabs of creativity: Students rewarded with artistic outing

Although learning is its own reward, groups of local students are getting an added incentive for showing up to school regularly.

March 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Snapshot of Buford Dam is history, times 10

The oversized landscape hanging in the break room of Porter's Inc. is as much a part of June Porter's family history as any aunt or uncle.

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


Grayson Smith continues his world campaign for access to clean water

Grayson Smith may be young, but he's ready to make a difference in the world.

March 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Feeling drained by bathroom duty?

It may contain a porcelain "throne," but when it comes to tidying up the bathroom, the process can make you feel like anything but royal.

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


Recipes may differ for these delicious cakes, but they all share the same base

With warm weather here to stay, folks are turning their attention to beach vacations and the delightful meal options provided by the surf's bounty.

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


All hands on DECA at East Hall Middle

During the first year on many teams, members are focused more on building a firm foundation than they are on winning.

March 19, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Filmmakers bring their lights, cameras and action to Georgia, boosting the economy

Maybe you've noticed it when stuck in traffic on Ga. Highway 211. Or when strolling through downtown Athens. And you may well notice it next week when driving down a certain stretch of Ga. 53.

March 18, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Life top stories


Performance will help St. John Baptist raise funds for church

This weekend's Cultural Celebration of Faith at St. John Baptist Church will feature an unusual joyful noise.

March 17, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Don’t toss it, reuse it

Where most folks view a coffee filter as a one-trick pony, Deniece Schofield sees endless possibilities.

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


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Natural Juice Cafe serves up 'superfood'

Two years ago, Jeannie Copeland needed a change of pace from her job as a massage therapist. Since she had an interest in health food, and her husband, Brett, had a background in cooking, the pair decided to combine their skills into one pursuit.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Adams Barber Shop maintains old-time tradition

As a 3-year-old boy, Kevin McIntyre toddled into the Adams Barber Shop with his father for his very first haircut.

April 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Gainesville man takes nontraditional education path

At first glance, a man sitting at a round table by himself eating chips and salsa in the writing center appears to be your average college student. But on closer inspection, Woody Depew is anything but your average 20-something college kid. In fact, Depew has his own kid who is old enough to attend college as well.

April 19, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Band of believers to perform Civil War sounds

While the Civil War divided the United States into North and South, the music from the era seemed to bond the two sides.

April 18, 2015 | | Life top stories


Parks and Rec employee honored for saving a life

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Tricks, tools to tame the crammed kitchen

Associated Press

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Electronics recycling event set for April 18

April 16, 2015 | | Life top stories


Food bank launches ‘Stock the Shelves’ campaign

Food, to most people, is a nourishing meal, a way to celebrate with loved ones or a method of creativity.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


2 couples fulfill crazy passion by opening store

Nestled just below the mountains in Habersham County, a store is filled literally from top to bottom with antiques and art from local artists.

April 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Alternative medicine grows in popularity

Many people believe natural and traditional medicine must be mutually exclusive forms of treatment for ailments and sicknesses. However, doctors in North Georgia and specialists in natural forms of medicine are looking to bridge the gap between the two distinct styles of healing.

April 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired nurse recounts her life of service

Born as one of 13 children, Joan Praet was no stranger to discipline growing up. Her experiences as a child fueled her dream of being a nurse, her desire to join the military and her ability to adapt to changing situations and raising four children of her own.

April 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


St. Paul UMC has strong foundations

For six generations, the Whitaker family has been members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Gainesville.

April 11, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Experts advise cleaning bathrooms from top down

Bathrooms have the reputation of being the toughest room to clean. But with spring cleaning season upon us, it's time to get to it.

April 10, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Flowery Branch toddler suffers from rare condition

Hayden Coleman, who is almost 2 years old, is very smart for her age and understands what her parents tell her. But the toddler has a hard time communicating with them for one big reason - her overgrown tongue.

April 06, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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