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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


At 92, Evelyn Edge cranks out blankets

Although some people may argue that at 92 years old Evelyn Edge should be sitting back and relaxing, she can't seem to keep her hands still.

April 17, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


What it means to be a Stephen Minister

As a nurse, Wanda Dill knows how worrisome life's changes can be for people, and she's seen firsthand the power of a listening ear.

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


Designing a pretty tablescape requires little time or materials

Your guests are on their way, but you haven't had time to shop for decorations to make your dining space more festive.

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


A healthy, light lamb dish for Passover

For many people, lamb triggers thoughts of spring. And fatty, tough meat.

April 13, 2011 | By Jim Romanoff Associated Press | Life top stories


Art therapist Ulli Chamberlain knows the value of using creativity to raise self confidence

Coloring books filled with images of puppies and princesses may seem like an innocent enough gift for children, but retired art therapist Ulli Chamberlain says the books are undermining their development.

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


Golden Eagles march across Northeast Georgia

With a show that features more than 50 musicians and dancers, North Georgia College & State University's Golden Eagle Band performances are nothing short of a full-out production.

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


A crowning achievement

Although his uncle made a living turning wood, John Moss never thought much about it until one fateful day when he was 16 years old.

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


Author Colin Tipping brings his method of moving on to Unity of Gainesville

Forgiveness is one of the hardest feats many of us can accomplish in our lives. After being hurt by a friend or family member, it sometimes is easier to give up and hold onto the anger. But the damage done to spiritual and emotional growth is even more harmful than the initial hurt.

April 09, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories


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Downtown store owner crafts confections creations

Sometimes you feel the need for something sweet, and sometimes you find it.

October 01, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Former soldier transforms into a crafty cowboy

Jason Smith's mind struggles.

September 30, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Working out inch by inch at the barre

Some workouts are measured in miles run, others in yards swum. For barre fitness, a lot can be accomplished in an inch.

September 29, 2014 | Shannon Casas | Life top stories


Hospice offers simple comforts

Carol Jewell, the volunteer coordinator at Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, could talk for days about her 20-plus years in hospice care. When she discusses what her volunteers really do, one particular anecdote comes to mind.

September 28, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Eyes of the Father: Worshipping God in church renews spirit

As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.

September 28, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


Bahai'a faith growing in Georgia

Around the same time that America was breaking into a Civil War, a Persian nobleman named Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri announced he was a "Manifestation of God."

September 27, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Seed company flourishes

Joanne Roth said she has been growing plants "forever and ever," or at least since she lived in England in the early 1980s.

September 26, 2014 | Bonny Harper Times regional staff | Life top stories


Murrayville man grows hundreds of pounds of pumpkins

Mike Nepereny is already planting seeds for his retirement.

September 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Covington woman takes life one step at a time

Tichelle Florence is tough.

September 23, 2014 | BY ROB DEWIG Times regional staff | Life top stories


Area woman creates fanciful fashions

Ruth Nore got into the business when she was 12.

September 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Murrayville woman uses art to help beat ovarian cancer

When Sue Sigmon-Nosach celebrated her 60th birthday, the milestone might not have seemed like much for those who don't know the Murrayville resident.

September 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Christian, Muslim discover common ground at forum

University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Antioch UMC reminisces over its history

"Loving, gracious, faithful and generous," is the reputation Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville has created during the past 200 years, according to its members, pastor and former pastors.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gardens on Green teaches 'miracles'

Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.

September 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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