Summer's winding down. Time to catch up with some odds and ends floating around the world of wine.
A truck stands idling in front of the café, spewing diesel fumes, while its driver is having lunch inside. That scene from John Steinbeck's novel, "The Grapes of Wrath," won't be playing out with city-owned vehicles in Oakwood. This Hall County community has been making intense efforts toward resource conservation.
What does Willie Nelson know about bone cancer in greyhounds? Maybe more than you would think. In recent weeks, some highly regarded physicians in the human medical community have announced a change in their attitudes toward the use of marijuana for treatment of certain diseases. Cancer patients have been widely reported to benefit from the use of cannabis, both for control of chronic pain and relief of secondary symptoms such as loss of appetite. Other ...
During the past couple of weeks, I've attended several practices and games for Cole's soccer team. In that time, I've come to realize soccer is a lot like church and evangelism.
The choices of plants for the garden are endless. It seems these days you can get almost anything you would want to plant in your landscape.
Datebooks and calendars are filling up with sports and band practice plus several after-school activities.
Going from air conditioning to heating, and back again, is common in North Georgia's changeable weather. The problem with this is the fact that chilled air behaves very differently than heated air.
I'm about to admit a terrible truth, one that will make many bibliophiles shake their heads and ponder what rock I have been living under: I have never read a Stephen King book until now.
When you put people in a group, you can get incredible results. You can hear the beautiful music of an orchestra or watch a man walk on the moon. Or you can see the creation of concentration camps.
Seed saving is an old practice. In days gone by, farmers and gardeners saved their prized heirloom seeds and valued them as treasures worth holding onto every year to year. As the gardening season comes to a close and fall approaches, consider saving some of those phenomenal seeds from your vegetable garden and flowering perennials and annual beds.
Students who want to share their homemade salsa or photography skills now have a chance. The Hall County 4-H Club is starting a new tradition by sponsoring a "Hall County Farmers' Market Country Fair" on Sept. 21, rain or shine. The Hall County Farmers' Market is on the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway and East Crescent Drive, near exit 24 off Interstate 985 in Gainesville. Fair hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...
Nov. 1, 1755, started out with a fine morning. Bright sunshine and balmy temperatures greeted churchgoers as they prepared to celebrate All Saints Day.
I had a friend share the story with me on Facebook with a link to the webpage reporting the news. But upon further investigation, he isn't dead. My son, the little pirate that he is, is very relieved.
Question: Can I put some of my "Black Russian" and "Cherokee Purple" tomatoes along with my red tomatoes when I am cooking tomato soup? I like the flavor and juiciness of these dark tomatoes.
Christopher Moore writes in his most recent book: "I simply set out to write a novel about the color blue."
Christmas is a time of iconic films such as "Miracles on 34th Street," "A Christmas Story" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." In order to find a Christmas movie I had never seen before, I had to go all the way back to 1949 for this month's "From the film archives" column.
It's a tough time of year for fruits and vegetables.
A few days ago, Amy brought home two copies of the same children's magazine for Chloe and Cole.
Gregor Mendel was a rebel, but not like James Dean or the Sex Pistols.
When Germany's Elbe River flooded in May this year, Hamburg and other communities along the waterway felt reminded of the catastrophic storm flood of February 1962. I remember TV images of people clinging to rooftops that were the only portions of houses still above the water.
During the past few years, many folks have gone to living off the grid.
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.
One day while we were at one of Cole's soccer games, a bee stung Chloe on her cheek.
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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