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."
Vacationers at the Florida Coast and at the Great Lakes had a good chance to see a waterspout this season. Because of its close resemblance to a tornado, a waterspout can look really frightening. What makes it so distinctly visible is the column of water that's hurled upward by the swirling wind.
We all love a bargain. Admit it; your head swivels on spotting a BOGO sign. Bargains are a retailer's way of enticing us to part with our hard-earned money. The compulsion to get something cheaper is like an addiction. That's why we dicker with car sales people over the price of a new ride and generally lose. It's that way with wine. Some stores, wine shops or supermarkets will discount wine occasionally. You'll find mounds ...
I hate my hair. It's slowly abandoning me. It's graying. And some of it has somehow ended up in my ears.
For her first foray into organized recreation, Chloe wanted to try cheerleading. It was a traveling cheer squad, which went wherever the boys' football team went.
An emerging trend across the nation is the designation of "blueways." In spring 2012, the Department of the Interior initiated a system of waterways with boat launch points and camping sites, intended to protect the natural landscape while at the same time allowing for recreational uses such as paddling and kayaking.
Recent rains left some homeowners tackling septic tank problems since saturated soils are unable to absorb additional water from drain field lines. Hopefully, conditions will improve as soils dry out.
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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