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Whip up something sweet for your honey and impress them with a kitchen prowess

Stevie Wonder may have sung about showing your love with a dozen roses, but there may be a sweeter way to show your love on Valentine's Day. Think homemade candies.

February 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Barrow pageant star, mom appear on ‘Dr. Phil’ show

Barrow child beauty contestant Paisley Dickey, 4, and her mother, Wendy Dickey, are no strangers to talk shows and tabloids, especially since Paisley was seen on the TLC show "Toddlers & Tiaras" last summer dressed as Julia Roberts' character from the movie "Pretty Woman."

February 07, 2012 | By Carman Peterson Times regional staff | Life top stories


Teams compete in LEGO challenge and even invent patent-worthy products

Students from two local schools may have been building things with their LEGO pieces, but they weren't playing around. They were creating prize-winning robots.

February 06, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Area women enrich the community with their work in the literary arts

In the time before women were seen by society as equals to men, it wasn't uncommon for female authors to assume male pen names in order for their work to be regarded with respect.

February 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Flowers have long been a symbol of love in bloom, but many say much more

This Valentine's Day, before you hand that bouquet of flowers to your significant other, you may want to take a minute to consider what message you're conveying.

February 03, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Score big with your party crowd; make manly cupcakes and a super stromboli

Super Bowl Sunday may only be a few days away, but there's still plenty of time to come up with a winning game plan for your party menu.

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


Seniors learn to connect with the latest gadgets with relative ease

Today, they are members of the "active generation," who are all too often regarded as opponents to technology.

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


Big band dreams

Members of the East Hall High School Wind Symphony are proving that quality reigns supreme over quantity.

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


Gainesville family renovates space for learning at Good News at Noon

Although Cora Lanning walked purposefully across the painted sidewalk decorated with colorful promises of God's love to the front entrance of Good News at Noon, she wasn't completely sure why she was there.

January 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


New Hope gives way to Good Samaritan

Lights, especially burning flames, holds a special place of significance throughout the Bible.

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


Cannon: Creating bountiful blooms

If you look around outdoor landscapes right now, you will see the lovely camellia in full bloom.

January 27, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Amp your arsenal in the kitchen

Beginner cooks often lean heavily on recipes by established chefs or family recipes for kitchen inspiration, but once they've mastered those dishes, the tried and true can turn into boring and bland rather quickly.

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


Still turning: Museum inducts folk potters into permanent exhibit

Many museums pay homage to extinct entities, but the newest exhibit at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is doing just the opposite.

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


Competition puts graphics students in real-life assignments

When Scott Porter's students sit down at the computer workstations in his classroom, they know they aren't just doing busy work. They're learning career-based skills that will help them succeed after graduation.

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


Gainesville doctor turns his cancer diagnosis into opportunity

When new patient files come across Dr. John McHugh's desk, he takes the time to familiarize himself with their case and works to get to know the patient better.

January 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Hilda Bell sings with her golden-aged voice

At 91 years old, Hilda Bell knows how to do a little bit of everything.

March 01, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Westminster members break bread together

Getting to know other church members during a Sunday service can be difficult because of the number of people and small amount of time one has for conversation.

February 28, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Area children sprouting knowledge about gardening

During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 out of 12 enrolled children showed up at the Forsyth County Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.

February 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Cooking with Crevolyn: Secret to good food is the spices

I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."

February 25, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Restaurants compete in cookie-inspired contest

The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Red Shoe House repairs old soles

Providing North Georgia with an old-fangled service for more than 40 years, Eddie Tatum works long hours to repair shoes, purses, gloves and other leather products at the Red Shoe House.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man returns to the shoe repair business after 16-year absence

Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


German influence in Northeast Georgia

On a walk down Edelweiss or Munich Strassen, you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with brightly painted Bavarian shops. Only, this charming German town is not actually in Germany. It's Helen, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Gardeners learn to grow plants from seeds

Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.

February 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Create 10 Crockpot dishes with two meats

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.

February 18, 2015 | BY ALISON LADMAN Associated Press | Life top stories


Whelchel Barbershop still practices business basics

For Jimmy Kemp, Whelchel Barbershop is more than a place for a haircut.

February 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Health care experts: Bad balance in seniors leads to falls

No one wants to think about the day his or her mobility will no longer be what it once was.

February 16, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Lorena Collins is a 52-year volunteer veteran

When Lorena Collins accepted a friend's invitation five decades ago, she had no idea what she was getting into.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


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