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Cosmetologists learn the art of healing beauty

Sometimes superficial things like having a good hair day or a great outfit can make people feel more hopeful.

February 25, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Officials make sure kids' car seats are safe and secure

Correctly installing a child car seat can be a confusing task. Complicated tether systems, adjustable parts and convertible booster seats are sometimes difficult to understand and often lead to misuse, which can put children in danger.

February 24, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Gainesville native and Lula resident join forces to fight human trafficking

Two years ago while on vacation in Costa Rica, Gainesville native Holly Lynch received an unlikely call from God to embark on an extraordinary mission.

February 23, 2014 | BY KATIE GRIFFIN and ANDREW AKERS klgriffin@clickthepaper.com | aakers@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Wisconsin 'soup lady' brings community together

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Having grown up in a family of 10 siblings, Ceil DePrey had plenty of opportunities to practice cooking.

February 22, 2014 | BY KALI THIEL Sheboygan Press Media | Life top stories


Restaurants resort to using wine bottles, jars for illumination

If you were looking for cups and bottles in a restaurant, you probably wouldn't look toward the ceiling.

February 21, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Make healthier decision with your food ingredients

Showing your ticker some love by making more heart healthy choices doesn't mean you have to break up with your favorite foods. But it does mean improving your recipes to include better-for-you ingredients.

February 19, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Snowmen pop up all across North Georgia

While some people waited for the recent winter snow to melt, others relished the opportunity to have a little fun and show off their creativity.

February 18, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Learn enlightenment by studying Buddhism

This world is home to many different religions and philosophic practices. And in our increasingly interconnected and globalized world, understanding our neighbor's religion, even on a very basic level, is becoming more and more important to live peaceably with them.

February 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Students give a life-saving gift

Last week at North Hall High School, students lined up and waited patiently for their turn to save a life.

February 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


High-flying family pursues passion in planes

Every family has its own unique passions.

February 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Florist busy with blooms on Valentine's Day

The small downtown flower store was quiet a week before Valentine's Day.

February 14, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Mix up a batch of snow cream during winter storm

Snowfall in Georgia is a rare treat and not just because it promises a fun snow day. Snow provides the key ingredient for an old-fashioned snow cream.

February 12, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Learning to walk off weight with healthy diet

"How many of you woke up and said 'Oh my goodness! I gained 10 pounds overnight?'"

February 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Middle school girls learns the ins and out of volleball

Bump. Set. Spike. Kill. Block. Dig. Ace.

February 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Deborah Mack is living a life of service

When 68-year-old Deborah Mack was growing up, there was an understood "line drawn that you knew not to cross."

February 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Clarkesville native crafts flowers into works of art

Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.

July 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New minister brings nurturing outlook to Oakwood First United Methodist Church

Sandra Skinner has learned many important things in almost five years of working in ministry.

July 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope expands into larger space on the downtown square

Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.

July 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Online farmers market brings locally grown fruits and vegetables to Hall County

July 11, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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