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Executive chef worked his way up the food chain

Rick Whorf may have a corner office at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, but his view isn't a stunning waterfront vista.

August 31, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville media company earns an Emmy award for Byron Herbert Reece documentary

If most Georgians are asked to name a peach state poet, more than likely, the first name to come to mind is usually Sidney Lanier, not Byron Herbert Reece.

August 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Quinlan will treat teachers to appreciation day for their commitment to the arts

With the end of August just around the corner, many folks in the art world are happy to see the picture that's already been painted for the upcoming month.

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


Rabun County native Barbara Woodall wants the next generation to remember their roots

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton was a still green teacher, taking on his first post-college job at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School in rural North Georgia.

August 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Labor of Love community outreach offers goods to those in need

Labor Day weekend is often associated with barbecues and end-of-summer trips to the lake. However, at A New Walk Christian Fellowship, the holiday day weekend is equated with their Labor of Love community outreach festival.

August 27, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local groups team up to prove that drought-hardy plants are effective

With a little thought, home gardens can not only please your senses, they can also put a few extra cents in your pocket.

August 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Peachy keen pork

If the bounty of summer's harvest has left your sweet tooth overwhelmed with fruit pies, cobblers and smoothies, consider using that produce in a more savory way.

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


Gainesville beats out Orlando as a fun, affordable city

If you're scouting fun places to visit that won't break the bank, you may want to keep your search close to home.

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


Gainesville teen overcomes drugs, gang life with help of nonprofit

When Christian Alvarado was 7 years old, he smoked marijuana for the first time.

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


Enota teacher called to work as a missionary

Even though Sidney Eure was lucky enough to find a job in her field right after college graduation, she wasn't completely satisfied with what she was doing.

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


History center event brings restorationists and appraisers to Gainesville

If hunting for antiques is your thing, you should know that you may not need to search further than your own home for treasures.

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


Cumming's Hwang named Pastry Chef of the Year

A Cumming resident was recently crowned the nation's top pastry chef.

August 17, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


A brittle boom

Peanut brittle isn't exactly considered a gourmet treat, but Milli Jordan is hoping to build an empire around the simple dish.

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


Wildlife preserve welcomes a second ‘amazing’ zedonk

Although full moons have almost always signaled the arrival of baby animals at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega, the latest addition has caught the staff off guard.

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


Fiddleheads back on ‘America’s Got Talent!’

The Dahlonega-based band, The Fiddleheads, a musical group rooted in bluegrass, has won a wild card spot on NBC's "America's Got Talent!" The group was voted off the show earlier in the season, but now will have a second chance to get back in the game. Comprised of North Georgia College & State University students and alumni, the group is competing for a $1 million grand prize.

August 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Life top stories


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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


Whelchel Barbershop still practices business basics

For Jimmy Kemp, Whelchel Barbershop is more than a place for a haircut.

February 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


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