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Around the Home: Preparing safe and kid-friendly school lunches

Can't you feel the excitement? School is back in session and it's time to think about filling those lunchboxes.

August 10, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: God answers prayers, just not right away sometimes

I thought it would be a great opportunity to teach Chloe about praying. To pray anywhere, at any time, no matter what the need.

August 07, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Wheeler: What is happening to the poplar trees?

Just over the past week or two, I have noticed the tulip poplars around the county losing their leaves.

August 05, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wine without Pretense: Sampling some wines from around the world

Had enough Georgia summer? Ready to travel somewhere else ... anywhere else?

August 03, 2011 | Randall Murray | Columnists

Bizarre abounds when you open the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’

The most frequent explanation I hear from people who say they don't regularly read books is they don't have time.

July 31, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists

'Kudzu bug' can wreak havoc on area landscapes

As we approach late summer, there are a few pesky critters we need to look for on our ornamental plants and turf grass.

July 29, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Morris: Focus on sensational Anthony case is pointless, misguided

Each summer for the past seven years or so, my upcoming English I students have been required to read "A Tale of Two Cities." These students usually do not forgive me for this assignment until November or so.

July 29, 2011 | Renee Hand Morris | Columnists

Around the Home: Fresh, economical produce can be saved for winter

Ah, July ... it brings back memories of helping mother can and freeze copious amounts of fresh-from-the-field vegetables and fruits.

July 27, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: God’s word is always true

A couple months ago Chloe, Cole and I got in the van and started on our way. As we pulled out of the neighborhood, I turned left instead of right. Chloe noticed the difference in our direction. "Are we going to school?" she asked.

July 24, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Hall Extension: Tips to keep the ticks off you

If there is one thing that causes people to become squeamish, ticks will usually do it. No one likes the idea of something crawling on them.

July 22, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Around the Home: Food Talk offers fun advice

Healthy eating doesn't have to mean sacrifice and suffering.

July 20, 2011 | | Columnists

Off the Shelves: Georgia’s history is effectively preserved in ‘Sautee Shadows’

If you walk around the main square in downtown Gainesville, you'll come across the art store Frames-You-Nique. Enter this shop and you'll spot displays exhibiting creations by local artists from all walks of life, from paintings to sculptures to self-published books.

July 17, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists

Hall Extension: Japanese beetle is a stomach with wings

We are in that time of year again where Japanese beetles come into our gardens and landscapes with an appetite that would put most teenagers to shame.

July 15, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Gardening with Wanda: Summer gardens yield sweet bounties around town

Summer is here! Gardeners and farmers are growing, harvesting and selling their bounties around town. Also, we are busy answering calls from vegetable and fruit growers, small and large, with questions concerning their summer gardens.

July 15, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Around the Home: Pack coolers wisely

Many of you are squeezing in one more road trip before school starts in August. Whether it is the beach, mountains or just a day-trip, it is fun to hit the road and take along favorite travel foods.

July 13, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists

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Matthew Sisk: Beloved dog's health progressively worse

Lemmy's appointment is at 10 o'clock.

October 23, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Lee Koontz: Our children are watching and recording

Our children know us better than we do. Sometimes that's a frightening thing.

October 23, 2016 | The Rev. Lee Koontz | Columnists

Embracing the thrill of Gold Rush Days


October 23, 2016 | BY BEKAH PORTER For The Times | Columnists

Earth Sense: High pressure keeping away needed rain

Almost always, tourists will consider the big "H" letters on weather maps a friend. It stands for "High."

October 23, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Michael Wheeler: Composting: Art and science of improving garden

We are getting into the best time of year with cooler weather and crisp days. It is a bit exciting, because it finally feels like ...

October 21, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Crevolyn Wiley: Visit classic fall feature, make a classic fall dish

I'm sure you've seen cute signs in stores with ideas for activities called a fall checklist, or fall bucket lists on sites such ...

October 19, 2016 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists

Matthew Sisk: Doctor offers but never demands treatment

Lemmy is late for his appointment.

October 16, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Stuart Higginbotham: Discovering things unseen and buried deep

My associates Cynthia Park and Alan Cowart and I saw 1,146 unmarked graves of African-Americans on a visit to Alta Vista Cemetery. Some of ...

October 16, 2016 | By Stuart Higginbotham stuart@gracechurch | Columnists

Evacuations a privilege not viable in impoverished Haiti

The passage of Hurricane Matthew through Haiti, Cuba and Florida came with lessons to learn. In some cases, it's tempting to comment "See, I ...

October 16, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Earth Sense: Evacuations a privilege not viable in Haiti

The passage of Hurricane Matthew through Haiti, Cuba and Florida came with lessons to learn. In some cases, it's tempting to comment "See, I ...

October 16, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Robin Friedman: October gardening tasks to complete before winter

With the arrival of October and cooler temperatures finally settling on Northeast Georgia, it is time for homeowners to conduct their fall checklist now.

October 13, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists

Matthew Sisk: Lemmy is slowly losing his mind

Who do you think you are?

October 02, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Harris Blackwood: The bargain hunter in me is hereditary

I got it from Mama and I passed it on to my daughter. It also rubbed off on my wife, who is not above negotiating ...

September 25, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists

Bekah Porter: Taste beer, brats in Bavarian-style town during Oktoberfest

I am convinced God created autumn with me in mind, and my husband is convinced God made bratwurst with him in mind.

September 18, 2016 | | Columnists

Harris Blackwood: Sept. 11 is day to humbly remember

A few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, Georgia native Alan Jackson wrote a song called, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."

September 11, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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