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Professional organizers offer tips on unpacking your holiday decorations

With the holidays around the corner, figuring out where your favorite Christmas decorations are could be a challenge, especially if you heaped them into unmarked boxes and stuffed them in the basement after last year.

November 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Murray: Perfect wine pairings for a delectable Thanksgiving

OK, we've gone from goblins to gobblin' ... as in gobblin' Thanksgiving turkey.

November 02, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Gainesville man wins 'Back to the Future Part II' self-lacing Nike shoes

Of the more than 50 pairs of shoes in his collection, Harry Do can say only one pair is from "the future."

October 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Retired stallion reinvigorates woman's riding spirit

Millie Corder got her first horse in the fifth grade.

October 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New ministry at Lakewood Baptist aims to help children through foster care and adoption

Tanna and Timothy Roush have grown their family by adopting three children from China in the past three years.

October 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Cleveland chain saw sculptor immortalizes beloved Gainesville attorney with wooden statue

Small chips of wood flew through the air as the buzz of a chain saw could be heard on a cool fall morning in Cumming.

October 27, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Tailgate recipes to cheer about no matter the score of the game

When it comes to food this football season, whether you're tailgating, watching the game at home or out with friends, finger foods are the clear winners.

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn and Janet Patton jlinn@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Trunk tricks transform your car into Halloween fun

From pirates to pumpkins to princesses and puppies, trunk-or-treat is a fun way to show off your creativity and celebrate Halloween.

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Yoga helps men, women shed stress from their bodies

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life. This series is dedicated to those approaches and how they can be implemented in Hall County. The fifth power approach, "Downshift," states stress leads to chronic inflammation, associated with every major age-related disease. The world's longest-living people have routines to shed that stress.

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

October 23, 2016 | | Life top stories


Mountain View Baptist Church expands to serve larger congregation

After more than 100 years, Mountain View Baptist Church is expanding.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gardens on Green helps grow minds

The sound of children talking and playing echoes through Gardens on Green on Tuesday mornings during fall and spring.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Sweetly Baked owner crafts creative cakes for all occasions

Brittney Grant found her calling in cakes.

October 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Some say ghost haunts Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University

There is a legend of a woman who haunts the historic Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University.

October 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


75-year-old Gainesville couple drives across country in Honda CRV

From sea to shining sea, all in a Honda CRV.

October 16, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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Savoring the Square lets tourists taste several Dahlonega restaurant dishes

Jan Pierce lived in Dahlonega for a year when she decided to taste the appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks of several restaurants on the square ...

March 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


It is 'not a coincidence' two women get new dogs close to National Puppy Day

When a 2-month-old boxer-border collie mix puppy came into the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, she stole Lizzy Higgins' heart.

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 19, 2017 | | Life top stories


CASA volunteer Margaret Stewart and others are committed to helping children

Decades ago, Margaret Stewart's friend suggested she look into volunteering at the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. But her own family - a husband ...

March 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Nothing Wasted thrift shop serves community through its donation-based ministry

One day a woman dropped off 10 pairs of brand-new women's dress pants at Nothing Wasted thrift store.

March 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

March 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Paddy's Irish Pub to mark St. Patrick's Day with Irish fare

The friendliest day of the year is March 17, said Kevin Mealor, kitchen manager at Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Pub in Dahlonega.

March 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories




Local experts offer healthier eating habits

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April 2016 to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer ...

March 12, 2017 | BY KRISTEN OLIVER For The Times | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 10, 2017 | | Life top stories


Abba House chicken coop helps to heal women

Three times a day, Amy and the other "chicken mamas" walk to Abba House's chicken coop and check on the hens.

March 09, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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