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Spending savvy for the holidays

The day that shopping enthusiasts look forward to each year - Black Friday - is here.

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


Spice up holiday leftovers and keep the yum coming

Sure Thanksgiving is still a day away, but it's never to early to start brainstorming ideas about what to do with your leftovers.

November 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Around the Home: Handle the leftover bird with care

The aroma of a turkey baking in my oven brings back memories of wonderful family Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.

November 23, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Life top stories


Health fair benefits NGCSU nursing students and participants

Sometimes putting down the textbooks and stepping outside of the classroom can be just what the doctor ordered. Especially for students in fields like nursing, where hands-on experience can make or break a career.

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


Gainesville State student inspires map for the blind

Like most students, Efren Chavez was looking for an easy A when he chose to take geology this semester.

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


Lakeview students cook up a hardy holiday stew for Colonial life lesson

They may have been dressed in modern clothes, but a group of Lakeview Academy students recently got a taste of Colonial life.

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


Under the Bridge Ministry hands out food in Gainesville

Although the holiday season is associated with dishes overflowing with food, there are many families in this community who struggle to come up with the basics, much less a bountiful display.

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


Super easy craft projects can dress up holiday tables

Don't toss that cardboard toilet paper tube. Do-it-yourself entertainers know that tubes, wine corks and other types of trash are building blocks for great holiday crafts. So are fallen leaves, pine cones and leftover wrapping paper.

November 18, 2011 | By Diane Toroian Keaggy St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life top stories


While the turkey takes center stage, for most of us Thanksgiving dinner is all about the extras

Without fail, Thanksgiving rolls around every year at the same time.

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


Church food bank celebrates a decade of service

In 2001, Jessie Massey and her son, Jerry Massey, vowed to help others through the Spirit of Joy Church food bank for 10 years.

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


Synchronized swim team not giving in to older age

Growing older is often met with dread and trepidation, but five women in the Village at Deaton Creek are proving that age is just a number, after all.

November 13, 2011 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Life top stories


Operation Christmas Child gathers gifts for those in need

Ordinarily shoe boxes are disregarded as a byproduct of a purchase, but for thousands of needy children, they're the main attraction.

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


A giving tree for the holidays

Ordinarily, when donors make a contribution to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Auxiliary's Love Light Tree campaign, they're purchasing a light, star or angel decoration in memory of a loved one.

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


Cupcakes take the fuss out of icing and slicing

Like the once lowly lobster, cupcakes have risen up the food ranks.

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


The Guest House woodshop churns out crafts and teamwork

Santa's elves may get to work at the end of the year, but the busy bees in The Guest House Woodshop are busy all year long.

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


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Home cooks supply recipes straight out of Georgia

All across Georgia at any given time, you can find a grandma in the kitchen working on one of her family recipes, passed down from her momma and her momma's momma.

March 04, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Author pens historical fiction on ‘Doc’ Holliday

While many people expect a cross-country move to change the course of their lives, literally and figuratively, Victoria Wilcox never thought it would lead her to change one man's history.

March 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Echo Wellness Center offers traditional Chinese medicine

At first blush, it may sound a little nuts to willingly ask someone to place multiple needles in your skin, but proponents say the practice is useful for alleviating a variety of ailments, from chronic pain to depression.

March 02, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


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


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