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Jentezen Franklin: Thanksgiving is a spirit, not a spurt

Movie star George Burns was 97 years old when he was asked, "What's the most exciting part of your day?"

November 20, 2016 | | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Avoid dog disasters on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming.

November 20, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Bekah Porter: A knight to remember at Medieval Times

My only exposure to Medieval Times - a national entertainment chain featuring jousts, sword fights and 11th century fare - was the solitary time my husband forced me to watch that ridiculous movie, "The Cable Guy."

November 20, 2016 | | Columnists


Earth Sense: Wildfires spoil romance of camping in woods

The lingering drought in North Georgia isn't just impacting our water supply. It also spoils some of the romance involved in camping. Specifically, we can't sit at a campfire in the evening, enjoying its light and warmth after a day hike.

November 20, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Insects invade households when cold weather arrives

Fall is the time when insects may enter homes and buildings from the surrounding landscape looking for a nice place to overwinter.

November 17, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Providing others with a holiday dose of appreciation

The busyness of November and December can become quite a challenge.

November 16, 2016 | Sandra Stinger stringer@uga.edu | Columnists


Quick, delicious recipes to make your Thanksgiving guests say 'wow'

Throughout my married life, I have never hosted Thanksgiving at my house.

November 16, 2016 | Crevolyn Wiley crevolyn.wiley@jandjfoods.com | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Research can often reveal the truth

Comic books shaped my childhood. I lived vicariously through them, saving the day over and over.

November 13, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Bill Coates: Be thankful for God’s goodness

The psalmist says, "O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good."

November 13, 2016 | The Rev. Bill Coates kristiwright@mindspring.com | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Consider your yard as natural for animal friends

There was a time when fall meant every leaf in the yard was raked. Every shred of dead plant material was cut down and hauled off. The yard was clean and devoid of life. It was ready for winter.

November 10, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Emotional days after dog’s death

Eleven days ago, I euthanized Lemmy.

November 06, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Hurricane Matthew leaves Haiti in need of help

Haiti may sound like a faraway, exotic location. But the distance between Atlanta and the capital, Port-au-Prince, is just 1,300 miles. That's the same as going from Atlanta to El Paso, Texas.

November 06, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: How to keep squirrels out of your attic

Well it's a field day for squirrels in the area. This year's acorn crop seems to be at a high, and this has been well received by them.

November 03, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Ending pet’s pain, saying goodbye

I'm not a Monday fan. But today is worse than a normal Monday. Today, I say goodbye to Lemmy.

October 30, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Tom Smiley: Moses' mothers model fostering

Sometimes we are moved only when the alarm bells of our minds, hearts or bodies tell us to move. And sometimes, we don't move at all.

October 30, 2016 | Tom Smiley tsmiley@lakewoodlife.org | Columnists


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Matthew Sisk: Not all bad things that happen to pets can be prevented

My tooth hurts.

December 04, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Stuart Higginbotham: Having to wait during Advent

For the vast majority of Christians around the world, we have entered into the beautiful season of Advent. It is the time when we watch ...

December 04, 2016 | Stuart Higginbotham | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Drought conditions still a factor despite two rainy days

This is one of the worst droughts I can remember. And according to a lot of other folks, this one sure does take the cake ...

December 01, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Slight variations to recipes can make dishes healthier

Family dinners are great places to treat your appetites this holiday season. Unfortunately, it's tempting to overeat.

November 29, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Help pets in need this holiday season

There's a scene in "Rebel Without A Cause" in which the line "You read too many comic books" is uttered.

November 27, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Thankful for the natural world and Master Gardeners who work in it

As the holiday season begins, many reflect on the year and what lies ahead.

November 24, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


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