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Michael Wheeler: Cement your tree’s roots by planting now

Throughout the year, people will call wanting planting advice.

January 21, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Hailey Van Parys hunts for the best hot chocolate in Gainesville

Hot chocolate and I go way back.

January 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Potentially diagnosing parvo in pup

In our practice, we typically call the owner two days after an appointment to check up on the patient.

January 17, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Parrish Myers: Faith without good works is useless

We were at a restaurant when I saw a mother pulling her baby out of a high chair. The baby had some food on the back of her leg, but the mother hadn't noticed.

January 17, 2016 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: El Niño doesn’t affect Peru shortages much

El Niño is here. Named a long time ago by Peruvian fishermen, the phenomenon represents unusually warm waters in the Pacific Ocean.

January 16, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Earth Sense: Siberia a bracing destination in winter

Many people like a quick winter break in Florida's warm weather. Others want something more bracing. The hardiest people take a winter tour through Siberia.

January 10, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Tips for combatting soil compaction in garden

If you call the office to discuss a problem with your landscape, one of the first things I am going to ask you about is soil testing.

January 07, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Randall Murray: Find an Austrian wine in Buford and try Emilio Moro Malleolus 2011

What better way to start off 2016 than by answering questions from readers?

January 05, 2016 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Puppy’s first vet visit in a lifetime of health care

This is the fictionalized story of Lemmy.

January 03, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Prepare for cold during warm stretch

If you were dreaming of a warm Christmas this season instead of a white one, you got your wish. The week surrounding Dec. 25 was one of the warmest on record in North Georgia.

January 02, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Jeff Marker: Best of the bunch from 2015

Editor's note: Movie review Jeff Marker selected his top 10 films for the year.

December 31, 2015 | Jeff Marker | Columnists


Andrew Akers: Bill Murray gets 'Scrooged'

In an effort to avoid all things serious, I'm continuing my holiday laughs with the rarely serious, often irreverent "Scrooged."

December 30, 2015 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Carve out time to exercise on daily basis in the new year

I'm not a morning person at all, but I must say my best days have started off with exercise. I'm energized, focused and stress isn't a distraction.

December 29, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Make a New Year's resolution for your pet

So you've made it through most of the holiday season (hopefully) unscathed.

December 27, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Parrish Myers: Forgiveness is given equally by God

One Christmas we gathered at my parents' house for the seasonal festivities.

December 27, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


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Michael Wheeler: Maintaining soil pH levels is important

If you have ever come to my office to ask me a question about how to grow a garden, fix a production issue or renovate ...

February 04, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Randall Murray: A camera and microscope capture crystallized wine

Ever hear of "wine diamonds?"

February 02, 2016 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Neutering pets carries small risk, but it's better in the long run

In two days, Lemmy will return to my office for his appointment to be neutered.

January 31, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Parrish Myers: God sees whole picture, keeps us safe from harm

I was at home one afternoon, when Amy came in with Chloe and Cole.

January 31, 2016 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Home weather station options are available

Inexpensive indoor weather stations showing temperature, air pressure and humidity are nice. But I like to know exactly what's going on right outside, too ...

January 30, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Diverse, native trees add value to your landscape

Trees in our landscapes provide numerous functions, including beauty to the yard, habitats for wildlife and sound buffers. Trees also provide privacy as well as ...

January 28, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Make a pizza from items in pantry, fridge

I love pizza. It's one of my favorite foods.

January 26, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Puppies can learn tricks at early age

For his third and final puppy visit, Lemmy arrives walking on his leash like a gentleman. His tendency to pull the leash when excited has ...

January 24, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Unexpected Hurricane Alex makes quick appearance, exit

Even experienced meteorologists were surprised when Hurricane Alex formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Jan. 14. Unusually warm waters helped produce the storm.

January 23, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: It's time for your pup's 3-week check-up

Lemmy bounds into the waiting room, his owners trailing behind a taut leash. That's not the worst habit a puppy can have, but it ...

January 10, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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