Our student volunteers were working hard last week, dragging huge piles of privet cuttings and other shrubs down the slope toward the power chipper. More helpers were bringing plant debris out of the bamboo forest, that unique environment at the end of the Brenau campus where bamboo, planted in the 1930s, has grown into huge trees.
If you are a typical American wine drinker, chances are very good your first choice in wines is not from Germany.
I love to grill. Hamburgers, hotdogs, steaks, chicken, fish - if I could grill soup, I probably would.
Driving through Hall County, you probably don't expect a huge hole to suddenly open up and swallow your car. But Florida residents are familiar with this scary phenomenon. It also happened in Chicago 10 days ago when the pavement buckled and three automobiles went down 10 feet into a gaping sinkhole.
Storm water is something we don't think too much about on a day-to-day basis. We usually only think about it during a huge thunderstorm as we're traveling down Green Street and want it to be carried off the road, making it easier to get in or out of town. Or we are reminded of the drainage problem at our homes, which are all too forgotten when the weather is good. But something can be done ...
Good food is a key part of warm weather gatherings for holidays such as Memorial Day and area outdoor events such as festivals and concerts.
Arguably, one of the most coveted professions is being a performer or public figure in show business. Nearly every little girl wants to grow up to be an actress, a dancer, a model or a singer. Many boys aspire to be action stars in movies and on television.
The all-American storm is in season again. No other country in the world has common outbreaks of tornadoes the way the United States does.
There is a developing trend to grow our own food in our gardens and landscapes. We tend to hear a lot about growing vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and such. Why not grow fruits as well?
If the warm temperatures and abundance of azalea blooms were not enough to clue you in that spring is here, the itchy eyes and sinus pressure definitely have done so.
We all make mistakes, don't we? Sometimes those mistakes cause messes. Some of those messes are like chocolate syrup on the kitchen floor - it's messy, but relatively easy to clean up. Other messes are like toothpaste in the carpet - it's messy, and no matter how much you try to clean it up, it only gets worse. Last night, I went into Cole's room. I noticed a small spot on his carpet. It was ...
Living healthy begins with eating healthy food. Last week's "Farm To Table" workshop at Georgia Southern University demonstrated excellent ways in which chemicals-free fruits and vegetables can be produced in urban settings.
What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and radon have in common? The answer is Hall County Cooperative Extension.
It's not too early to plan for Mother's Day, especially if a family meal is involved.
The big news in the literary world this week has been Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads, the world's largest book sharing and recommendations website.
Want a Ferrari for Christmas? You can have one. It's easy.
I have two white stars on my right forearm - not tattoos, scars.
Human beings are creatures of habit, and most for me are unhealthy.
Back in the 1950s, most hospitals were eerie places: Tiled walls, dimly lit hallways, gruff personnel. It would be tough to find such an old-style, stark facility in this country today.
In the fall, many trees like the maple and oak put on a showy, colorful palette for North Georgians to enjoy, but we cannot forget the beautiful evergreens that retain their leaves and needles throughout the year.
This, of course, is a great week for shopping and enjoying time with friends and family. It's also a great time to gather recipes and photos for a family cookbook.
"Dewey defeats Truman." Maybe you've seen the famous photograph of the newspaper with the headline being held by newly re-elected President Truman.
Thanksgiving is a self-defining holiday. It's a time for giving thanks; more specifically, it's a time for giving thanks to God for his provision in our lives.
The Pacific "Ring of Fire" is living up to its name again. After some rumblings in October, Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra (Indonesia) erupted with ash falls and lava flows last week. Five-thousand people were forced to flee the surrounding areas.
It seems the leaves are never going to fall this year, so many of us are still using our lawn mowers and leaf blowers. However, soon enough all of this will come to an end as winter sets in. Then, we can put our mowers and leaf blowers away until the spring.
One day while we were at one of Cole's soccer games, a bee stung Chloe on her cheek.
In last month's column, I answered a question from a reader about a Northeast Georgia winery that recently passed away. In writing that response, I was reminded of the degree to which I have come to be a fan and supporter of Georgia wines.
Everyone loves plant color in the winter when everything else in the landscape seems to have browned and gone into dormancy. Therefore, now is the time to plant pansies like the pros and get those spring-blooming bulbs in the ground for next year.
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