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Fill your own Easter basket with homemade treats

For many children, Easter is all about the hunt. They love searching for hidden eggs and snooping for the ultimate Easter jackpot: a basket filled with jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps and chocolate rabbits so large that they make a child's eyes go wide.

March 27, 2013 | By Andrea Weigl The News & Observer (Raleigh) | Life top stories


Gainesville First United Methodist opens prayer labyrinth

This Easter, not all worshipers may be able to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem during Holy Week but that doesn't mean they can't make a prayerful journey closer to home.

March 26, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Krav Maga classes teach techniques in case of attack

Karen Mewborn jogged along the road alone early one morning and began to wonder: What would she do if someone tried to attack her?

March 23, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Appalachian Hope Center helps people overcome hard times

Through their involvement with Caring Hands Ministries, Ann and Charles Fleming have met a lot of people with an aversion to religion over the years.

March 23, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cresswind unveils community garden space

Above the entryway to the garden hangs a painted sign that reads "Common Ground."

March 22, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cannon: It’s cherry blossom time so pick your favorite

The first day of spring was ushered in this week and the cherry trees are blooming. When you see pink blooms on the trees around town, it seems to whisper that warm weather is on its way.

March 22, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


An Easter lamb that cuts the fat, but stays savory

I love lamb, in every way and every cut. But I don't eat it very often because of the same thing that tends to make it so very delicious - its fattiness.

March 20, 2013 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


Local author’s new book tells of immigrant parents seeking a better life in the states

As a child, Bill Rezak often was questioned about the origin of his last name.

March 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Special-needs students gain experience outside of the classroom through school program

Every Wednesday morning, five students with special needs board the school bus and prepare to go to work at various local businesses.

March 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville native competes in desert races, inspired by nephew who has epilepsy

Most people wouldn't consider running across the world's driest desert a vacation.

March 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Local churches return to Christianity’s roots by reaching out via social media

As more new forms of communication emerge, such technology is giving local churches an opportunity to reconnect to the early days of Christianity.

March 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Heirloom seed project grows with community input

A University of North Georgia research project that started with just a simple idea of collecting heirloom seeds from the surrounding communities, has grown far beyond the scope originally intended.

March 15, 2013 | For The Times | Life top stories


Guinness, it's not just for drinking

On a normal day, thirsty revelers easily drain two kegs of Guinness at Boston's Black Rose tavern. Come St. Patrick's Day - an official holiday in Bean Town - and they'll plow thorough 55 kegs.

March 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Gainesville artist teaches Haitians to ‘paint’ mural using recycled trash

When Cathy Little heard there was plenty of garbage lining the streets of the rural Haitian town she was preparing to visit, she didn't think of it as offensive or unsanitary.

March 12, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Regional forestry supervisor taught, and lived, fire safety

For more than 20 years, Robert McDonald brought his "good friend" Smokey the Bear and their shared message of forest fire safety and prevention to fourth-grade students in Banks and Hall counties.

March 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Go camping with the conveniences of home in yurts, teepees

While enjoying the great outdoors can be an unforgettable experience, a recent trend is to enjoy the fun of camping with some of the amenities ...

May 01, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 01, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville residents to unite in prayer

It doesn't matter what denomination you belong to or how you choose to pray on the National Day of Prayer.

April 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Birdwatchers to take a walk along the Linwood Nature Preserve

North Georgia is one of the most attractive areas in the state for birds and the Redbud Project Chapter of Georgia Native Plant Society wants ...

April 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Panaderia mi Tierra makes fresh bread daily

Early each morning, Jose Hernandez and his wife, Anna Olvera, are in their bakery mixing ingredients for different batches of bread for the day at ...

April 27, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Blind veterans test their mettle by climbing Mount Yonah

Without his eyesight or experience, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kevin Jackson said he would be damned if he didn't climb Mount Yonah in ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Teens from Gainesville First UMC, Lakewood Baptist Church build homes and comfort souls

While some area teens spent their spring break relaxing on the beach, high school students from a couple of area churches spent the week working ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Renowned artist Dale Chihuly crafts pieces for Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta

More than 20 sculptural installation sites will be sprinkled throughout Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring in Atlanta.

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Chipotle serve 'secret' menu items

Ordering from a restaurant's secret menu may make a customer feel like a FBI agent.

April 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


2 men share knowledge of stars, planets with the masses

When most people think of science, they imagine sitting in a classroom, memorizing the periodic table of elements, creating volcanos out of papier–mâch ...

April 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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