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North Hall woman connects with Civil War ancestor through letter

For many Southerners, not just soldiers, the closing days of the Civil War were terrifying, with the Union army marching their way.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


‘Wild woman’ finds spiritual home

Sallee Wade is a wild woman. And for her, that is a good thing.

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


Girl Scouts get hands-on gardening lessons

Girl Scout Troop 10815 members are more than willing to do what they have to do to earn their merit badges, even if it means rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty.

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


For people with celiac disease, altering recipes is a way of life

For the average kid, a meal consisting of chicken fingers, pizza and cupcakes would probably be nothing short of perfect.

May 10, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Woman follows mother at helm of longtime garden club

Holding up a Flowering Almond shrub, Montine Howell told members of the Cumming Garden Club that the plant has quite a history.

May 10, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


The need to nurture

Nurses and mothers have a lot in common.

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


From tennis to terragon

The Château Élan organic garden is a far cry from what it used to be - a clay tennis court.

May 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Revived May Day tradition touches a nostalgic note from Gainesville’s past

May Day festivities traditionally have celebrated the beauty of spring blossoms, but for members of the Fair Street community, it's about celebrating the living and breathing beauties among them.

May 01, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Growing fruit trees from your computer

With just a click of a button on your computer's mouse, you could help turn empty acreage into a thriving orchard.

April 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Jefferson family turns child’s rare illness into a learning opportunity

Avery Elrod is a petite little blue-eyed girl with an infectious smile who loves to dress up and see the reflection in the mirror.

April 26, 2011 | By LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Life top stories


McEver class learns connection between art and academia

With furrowed brows and pencils grasped tightly over their blank sheets of paper, the students in Sally Loudermilk's class prepared for art instruction from fine artist Michael P. White.

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


Last Supper before Jesus’ crucifixion puts spotlight on disciples’ role in Christianity

Easter Sunday is a day that many people reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but few pause to consider the days that lead up to this miracle.

April 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Governors & gardenias

Gainesville's Fleur de Lis Garden Club may not know how Mary's garden grows, but they sure know a thing or two about the one at the Georgia Governor's Mansion.

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


Morning nuptials call for breakfast fare at royal wedding-watching parties

Throwing a watching party for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton doesn't have to be a royal pain.

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


Group collects wigs to be refurbished for cancer patients

Even on your worst hair day, there are some people who would gladly trade places with you.

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


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Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Clarkesville native crafts flowers into works of art

Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.

July 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope expands into larger space on the downtown square

Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.

July 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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