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Ask a Vet: Referrals are to more practiced person

I was in a band in high school, had long hair down to the middle of my back and played solos in front of thousands of people. I also spent many a Friday night immersed in the joy of music.

August 02, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: North Georgia marked by geological history

North Georgia offers some of the most interesting geological history in the Eastern United States.

August 01, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Around the Home: Correct way to can food

Intertwined with memories of my grandfather's garden are recollections of my grandmother canning every summer.

July 29, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Earth Sense: Beware of danger from Georgia’s flash floods

It doesn't take a hurricane to produce flash floods in North Georgia. Summer thunderstorms at the beginning of this month prompted warnings in counties reaching from Dekalb to Habersham, and over into Elbert and many other places.

July 26, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Arthritis affects humans and pets in same way

Since wiffle ball isn't a very heroic sport, I will skip my personal history of injuries related to it. Instead I will tell you about my last basketball game in vet school.

July 26, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Reading, understanding pesticide labels important

Just the other day, I received an email from a co-worker about a gentleman who used the wrong chemical on his lawn and wiped it out entirely.

July 24, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Cooking with Crevolyn: Highlights from a grocery store convention

This past week, my husband, Darrell, and I, along with our children and several folks from J&J Foods, had the privilege of attending the annual Georgia Food Industry Convention in Florida.

July 22, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Reward-based training works the best

A lovely aquarium called the Shedd Aquarium is in Chicago. It looks out on the water and is nestled between a planetarium, a giant museum of history and Soldier Field.

July 19, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: You can never outgrow God

One sunny afternoon this past summer, we all went on a family excursion to the ball park.

July 19, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Earth Sense: Venture outside of Paris when traveling to France

For a first-time visit to Europe, the standard trip to Paris, Rome, London or Berlin is a fine start. There are fascinating other places, though, that you don't even see in many travel guides.

July 18, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

'American Graffiti:' Nostalgic film still relevant today

"American Graffiti" found box office success and was nominated for five Academy Awards in the 1970s partly because of its nostalgic atmosphere.

July 17, 2015 | Andrew Akers | Columnists

Around the Home: Plan for lunch during back-to-school shopping trips

Displays of pencils, markers, crayons, notebooks and other school supplies are filling up the seasonal aisles at area stores.

July 15, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Artificial sweeteners poisonous for pets

I remember my first taste of Diet Coke. It was also my last. The taste, to me, is similar to bug spray.

July 12, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Thames flows in rare way

If your travels lead you to London, there are interesting things to observe besides the museums, shops and the slightly scary London Eye Ferris wheel.

July 11, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Japanese beetles are stomachs with wings

We are in that time of year again when Japanese beetles invade our gardens and landscapes with an appetite that would put most teenagers to shame.

July 10, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

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Fall is in the air

I recently returned from a cross country road trip, having the bounty to observe the changing landscapes and being reminded of fall's extraordinary beauty ...

October 09, 2015 | By Robin Friedman | Columnists

Ask A Vet: Vaccines help build immunity to virus

Albert Einstein is one of my inspirations, and not just because my hair looks a lot like his when I first get up in the ...

October 04, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: God will not leave or reject his children

We laid down for naps one Saturday afternoon.

October 04, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

For your health: Elderly, family can lower risk of falls

Every year in the United States, 1 out of 3 adults ages 65 and older experience a fall.

October 04, 2015 | | Columnists

Earth Sense: Use space heaters with caution

From now on, it often gets chilly enough to require some heat in the house.

October 04, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Improving the community through a partnership and education

What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and Master Gardeners have in common? The answer is: Hall County Cooperative Extension.

October 02, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Around the Home: Students snack on nutritious foods in the classroom

In October, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program will celebrate another year in Hall County.

September 30, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Earth Sense: Get prepared for cold, wet winter

Based on the typical weather in North Georgia, we'll experience about a month of dry and mostly sunny weather this fall. After that comes ...

September 27, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Children can learn to mature with a pet

I like animals and I like people. But to be honest, I probably like animals more than I like most people.

September 27, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Around the Home: Playtime at Boys & Girls Clubs in Hall County

If you're tired of sitting around with nothing to do, there's a way to get active and get some exercise.

September 16, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


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