They save them after car accidents, from abandonment, illness and certain death. The Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta organization is not even a year old, and as of Nov. 4, it has rescued and placed almost 100 dogs into new homes. "We anticipated that we would save 30 to 40 Great Pyrenees in a year," said John Heldrich, founder of GPRA. "That was our expectation." Heldrich, a retired CEO who lives in Dunwoody, runs GPRA, ...
This weekend marks the first Sunday of Advent at many area churches. At many churches, one purple candle will be lit and the season of Advent will begin as Christians begin counting down to the anniversary of Christ's birth on Christmas Day. Some churches, such as Catholic and Lutheran congregations, are more traditional in the way they observe the Advent season. They read scriptures plotted out yearly by the lectionary. Other churches create their own ...
Bringing a bright spot to the entrance of Lanier Village Estates was Jan Tuttle's goal when she began her campaign to raise the funds to plant some daffodils.
It's the day before Thanksgiving - the turkey is thawing, the sides have been prepped and the dessert is baking. Seems like you've covered all of your Thanksgiving dinner bases. But wait. What about the drinks?
Among the subdivisions with tiny yards, sits about 17 acres of something unexpected in suburban southwest Forsyth.
What began with a class book about a young girl finding something beautiful, even in the most unlikely places, has evolved into a full-scale community service effort at Centennial Arts Academy.
Antonio Rueda may not be "The Six Million Dollar Man," but his new bionic hand is pretty intriguing.
I have, unfortunately, missed a valuable opportunity in this past year - twice. Earlier this summer, a local Atlanta author was doing a book signing for his new novel at the store where I work, and because I hadn't read the book yet, I passed up the chance to meet and talk to this author. This past weekend, I missed it yet again because I was unable to attend the Dahlonega Book Festival where this ...
At age 20, the Rev. Charles Stillwell was given a small collection of books by his mentor, the Rev. Jack Inman, to begin his own theological library.
The art of cooking has been around since people discovered they needed - and wanted - to eat.
Gerald Griffin knew he wanted to be a writer in the ninth grade. That freshman year of high school was a pivotal one; it was the year Griffin wrote his first novel and the year he obtained his first fans; doing so, of course, after a teacher discovered his talent and encouraged him to read the novel to his class as each chapter became complete. "When I first started writing, I had no label; as ...
If nothing else, the state of the economy has taught us all to do more with less. With that in mind, we here at The Times are gearing up for a semi-home made holiday season. Know any yummy (nonalcoholic) drink recipes that'll please a crowd? What about holiday appetizers that pack a punch, but don't require spending all day in the kitchen? And how about easy holiday decorating and gift ideas? E-mail Brandee Thomas at email@example.com and tell her all about it.
About 400 children tested their African dance moves Friday during a presentation by professional African dancer Mo Diakite of French Guynee.
Last weekend, 80 breeders and exhibitors of the country's rarest livestock descended upon the International Horse Park in Conyers for the Royal Alpaca Challenge.
The red-brick facade of Central Baptist Church rises majestically from the corner of Main and High streets in Gainesville.