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Robin Friedman: Try adding fruit trees to your edible garden

As a new resident to Gainesville and moderately experienced edible and organic gardener, I developed a fenced-in, organic raised-bed vegetable and herb garden last spring.

April 15, 2016 | | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Merle Haggard — A perspective like no other

I'm not quite sure who dubbed Merle Haggard as "the Poet of the Common Man," but he was right.

April 10, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Dog's empathy for his little brother leads to diarrhea

He looks disheveled. Not Lemmy, he looks fine.

April 10, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Indian city, New Orleans in danger of floods

Concerns about climatic change, and the sea level rise that comes with it, wouldn't be so urgent if there weren't so many of the world's major cities on coastlines.

April 09, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: 12 tips to follow before playing in the dirt

Can you feel it? It's springtime in North Georgia.

April 07, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Randall Murray: Basic tools of the trade to become a wine connoisseur

OK, so I've finally convinced you not to cower and snivel when somebody asks, "Hey, you got any wine here?" "Here," of course, being your own abode.

April 05, 2016 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Lemmy loves his human baby brother

The next time I see Lemmy, he saunters into the waiting room as a full-on adult dog.

April 03, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: New appliances can conserve a sea of water

Even if we don't get a replay of the serious droughts that North Georgia experienced this century, it makes sense to conserve water.

April 02, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Dee Ridley, Master Gardeners kick off spring planting in Victory Garden

On a very cold day in March 2012, members of the Hall County Master Gardener Class of 2012 assumed stewardship of the Victory Garden under the leadership of Toby Blackwell. Since then, it has come a long way thanks to the members' loving regard and dedicated maintenance.

April 01, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Andrew Akers: ‘Seven Brides’ put a spring in your step

Lauded for its Oscar-winning musical score, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is a comedy filled with singing and dance numbers to celebrate the rebirth of spring with its warm, pollen-filled days. It makes the mostly lighthearted musical romp perfect to watch indoors when it's raining or night falls.

April 01, 2016 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Don't use only iceberg lettuce in salads; switch up ingredients

I was probably grown before I ever tried a tossed salad with a main ingredient of something other than iceberg lettuce.

March 30, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Earth Sense: Drink tap water and skip the bottles

Traveling to foreign countries can be an education about the value of fresh, potable water.

March 26, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Ground or digger bees: Are they good or bad?

As trees and flowers start to bloom, the buzzing sound from bees will begin to be heard. But did you know not all bees live in hive?

March 24, 2016 | BY WILLIE CHANCE For The Times | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Lemmy maintains his weight, health

My continuing relationship with Lemmy over the next seven months consists of regular phone calls with his owners.

March 20, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: How to prepare your dog for a baby

This week's column isn't about examining Lemmy or treating him directly.

March 20, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Earth Sense: Taking care of tires keeps you safe on road

It's 3 p.m., traffic on Interstate 985 is heavy, and some poor soul in the emergency lane is trying to install the spare ...

August 28, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Jentezen Franklin: Fear not, for God is with you always

What is your greatest fear?

August 28, 2016 | By Jentezen Franklin freechapel.org | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Follow-up care critical for pets

Three weeks after Lemmy was examined and diagnosed with a nasty urinary tract infection, he returns for a recheck. This is intended to confirm the ...

August 28, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Try using native plants in your landscape this fall

The choices of plants for the garden are endless.

August 25, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Midnight bathroom trips trouble veterinarian

I once had a nightmare where a lump under a welcome mat was lurching toward me as I hid under the covers. It sounds weird ...

August 21, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: ‘Stayin’ alive’ in a storm means avoid lightning

"When thunder roars, go indoors" is a good rule for protection from lightning. But there isn't always an audible warning.

August 20, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Don't judge cookbook by its cover or recipe names

People often make assumptions about others based on their hair color, hairstyle, clothes, skin tone, purse or even car.

August 16, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Pets mourn loss of their animal companions, too

About two months ago, Lemmy's family suffered the loss of their home to a fire. No one was injured, and Lemmy has remained in ...

August 07, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Stuart Higginbotham: Imagination plays a key role in hope and faith

When I was a kid, some of my older relatives would always tell me, "You have a big imagination."

July 24, 2016 | | Columnists


Jentezen Franklin: Soak up every moment as the seasons change

August in Hall County is an amazing time of the year.

July 17, 2016 | | Columnists


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