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St. Paul UMC has strong foundations

For six generations, the Whitaker family has been members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Gainesville.

April 11, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Experts advise cleaning bathrooms from top down

Bathrooms have the reputation of being the toughest room to clean. But with spring cleaning season upon us, it's time to get to it.

April 10, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Flowery Branch toddler suffers from rare condition

Hayden Coleman, who is almost 2 years old, is very smart for her age and understands what her parents tell her. But the toddler has a hard time communicating with them for one big reason - her overgrown tongue.

April 06, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Easter traditions bring new outfits and old memories

Easter is a time for new beginnings and new life full of color. For some locals, it means new clothes.

March 30, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville woman recounts Selma march for civil rights

In 1965, Northwestern University senior Ferris Hardin felt a calling to be a small cog in a big social machine and change America in the small town of Selma, Ala.

March 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


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Trail Life teaches troops to ‘walk worthy’

Teaching boys and young men the Christian values and life skills needed for later in life is the purpose of an all-male program in Gainesville.

September 05, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Master Gardener shares love of natural-looking space with others

For Talmo woman Karin Hicks, knowledge is power.

September 04, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Seminole War vet receives military headstone

In 1836, many men marched away from their families and homesteads to fight in the Second Seminole War raging in Florida. One of those men ...

September 01, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Kickball league ‘a blast’ for adults players in Gainesville

Trey McPhaul and some friends played kickball at his daughter's first birthday party.

August 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Life top stories


First Presbyterian Church to host annual Mission Expo

First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville has dedicated thousands of hours in the past two years to celebrate area mission projects and help organizations reach their ...

August 29, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


10 area celebrities shake their groove thing for charity

After hours of rehearsals, adrenaline and excitement are building for the celebrity dancers involved in the Dancing for a Cause competition Saturday.

August 25, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Two elderly sisters support each other in Chicopee

Many seniors ages 80 and older are relegated to living in assisted-living housing or nursing homes because they are unable to care for themselves any ...

August 23, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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