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Mural by NGCSU art students took more than a year to complete

DAHLONEGA - A woman with a weathered face, silver hair piled atop her head, sits on a rustic porch admiring a patchwork quilt.Behind her, hazy blue mountains and a stream that winds its way between Dahlonega landmarks form the backdrop of a mural depicting the history and culture of Appalachia.

October 02, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Adirondack Adventure: Episode III

I maxed out on family in the Syracuse area for a few days until Sunday, June 10, and then headed home for Gainesville via a slightly different route. I rode south out of 'Cuse (as the city is now affectionately known, thanks to the Syracuse University basketball team) and picked up N.Y. Highway 13 southeast in Cortland. Here's the old biker on Pompeii Hill just south of Syracuse - finally, some sun!

September 29, 2012 | By Bill Rezak For The Times | Life top stories


Master Gardeners strut their green stuff at Fall Expo

One of the largest garden shows in Georgia, the Hall County Master Gardeners' Fall Garden Expo begins today and runs through Saturday.

September 28, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Warm up with creamy casseroles and creamy vegetable soup sans butter

I've always loved broccoli, even if it does have an unfortunate aroma. It's an excellent source of protein, calcium, iron, dietary fiber and many vitamins and minerals.

September 26, 2012 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


Local dance team featured on reality TV show

Reality television shows aren't exactly known for clearing up misconceptions, but one local dance team hopes a new show will tell the truth about their sport.

September 25, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Adirondack Adventure: Episode II

Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series chronicling a trip Hall County resident Bill Rezak made across the eastern U.S. on a motorcycle.

September 23, 2012 | By Bill Rezak For The Times | Life top stories


PBS film plumbs Civil War’s staggering toll

RICHMOND, Va. - In the PBS American Experience documentary "Death and the Civil War" premiering tonight, bloated Union and Confederate bodies are shown scattered on battlefields and in trenches and bleached skulls and body parts are stacked like cordwood.As the title suggests, death is the central theme of this moving, extraordinarily graphic film based on Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust's acclaimed book "This Republic of Suffering."

September 18, 2012 | By Steve Szkotak Associated Press | Life top stories


Adirondack Adventure: Episode I

Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series chronicling a trip Hall County resident Bill Rezak made across the eastern U.S. on a motorcycle.

September 16, 2012 | By Bill Rezak For The Times | Life top stories


Rare medieval book offers window to religious life during Middle Ages

University of South Carolina English professor Scott Gwara had sorted through 32 lots of medieval books and manuscripts in a London auction house when he pulled out box 33 and discovered a pristine prayer book that he hoped would round out USC's collection of 15th-century religious texts."I pulled this off the shelf and I thought, 'This is amazing,'" Gwara recalled Friday as he unveiled the volume that was hand-lettered and illuminated more than 500 years ago. "It is the original cover, it has never been rebound, and the paint is as fresh as it was in 1490."

September 15, 2012 | By Carolyn Click The State (Columbia, S.C.) | Life top stories


Reel in the benefits of smoked fish

Several thousand years ago, people discovered that exposing fish to intense amounts of salt and smoke was a great was of preserving the catch for later.

September 12, 2012 | By J.M. Hirsh Associated Press | Life top stories


A fresh take on comfort foods for Rosh Hashanah

Laura Frankel thinks about Rosh Hashanah in simple terms.

September 05, 2012 | By Jim Romanoff Associated Press | Life top stories


Gainesville man passes on love of flying to his sons, and now his grandson

While some men bond over Monday night football and muscle cars, the Manzo family has forged a unique kinship centered around flight plans and takeoffs.

September 02, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The Good Book reborn

These days, when the pastor instructs the congregation to turn to a certain Scripture, more and more folks are reaching for their smartphones instead of turning to the actual Bible.

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


Brenau’s new greenhouse harbors a future for horticulturists, endangered plants

A group of Brenau University students and staff have plant growing down to a science - literally.

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


End the summer with easy and tasty desserts

Although the first day of fall isn't until Sept. 22, most folks consider the upcoming Labor Day holiday as the unofficial end of summer.

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


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February 14, 2016 | | Life top stories


Cresswind at Lake Lanier residents take dream tour through South America

Clint Owens didn't realize it at the time, but the older folks he was traveling with were an adventurous crew.

February 14, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Traveling abroad with active-adult community

When my mother first asked me to help her with a trip of her neighborhood residents from Cresswind at Lake Lanier to South America, I ...

February 14, 2016 | BY CLINT OWENS For The Times | Life top stories


Irishman, author, theologian to challenge beliefs in two-day series

For author and theologian Peter Rollins, the current institution of church is similar to a sports bar.

February 12, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Walk through the maze of orchids at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Every year, the Atlanta Botanical Garden strives to showcase the beauty of orchids in unexpected ways.

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Downtown restaurants supply romantic meal for two

You've secured a date for Valentine's Day, but you have nowhere to go for dinner.

February 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Harris Blackwood: And the band will play on

Mercer Crook is a rock 'n' roller.

February 07, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 07, 2016 | | Life top stories


Newtown Florist Club leader ushers new era

Decades of dedication and hard work have prepared Rose Johnson for this one role. And she's had some big shoes to fill - Faye Bush ...

February 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New Catholic radio station up and running in Gainesville

When Carol Bush first contacted Mark Peffer about starting a Catholic radio station in Gainesville, she was thinking about herself.

February 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Nonprofit rewards vet with new home

February 04, 2016 | Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Bats come home to roost at Elachee Nature Science Center

Shrouded in myth and legend as well as associated with vampires and dark superheroes, bats have come to symbolize all that humans fear. But their ...

February 04, 2016 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


Forsyth County girl diagnosed with rare heart condition at birth

February 01, 2016 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 31, 2016 | | Life top stories


Jefferson native rides mountain bike from Canada to Mexico

While setting out to see a lengthy stretch of American soil was Cam Thurmond's ultimate goal, the 25-year-old got so much more than that ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


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