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Robin Friedman: Thankful for the natural world and Master Gardeners who work in it

As the holiday season begins, many reflect on the year and what lies ahead.

November 24, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Jentezen Franklin: Thanksgiving is a spirit, not a spurt

Movie star George Burns was 97 years old when he was asked, "What's the most exciting part of your day?"

November 20, 2016 | | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Avoid dog disasters on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming.

November 20, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Bekah Porter: A knight to remember at Medieval Times

My only exposure to Medieval Times - a national entertainment chain featuring jousts, sword fights and 11th century fare - was the solitary time my husband forced me to watch that ridiculous movie, "The Cable Guy."

November 20, 2016 | | Columnists


Earth Sense: Wildfires spoil romance of camping in woods

The lingering drought in North Georgia isn't just impacting our water supply. It also spoils some of the romance involved in camping. Specifically, we can't sit at a campfire in the evening, enjoying its light and warmth after a day hike.

November 20, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Insects invade households when cold weather arrives

Fall is the time when insects may enter homes and buildings from the surrounding landscape looking for a nice place to overwinter.

November 17, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Providing others with a holiday dose of appreciation

The busyness of November and December can become quite a challenge.

November 16, 2016 | Sandra Stinger stringer@uga.edu | Columnists


Quick, delicious recipes to make your Thanksgiving guests say 'wow'

Throughout my married life, I have never hosted Thanksgiving at my house.

November 16, 2016 | Crevolyn Wiley crevolyn.wiley@jandjfoods.com | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Research can often reveal the truth

Comic books shaped my childhood. I lived vicariously through them, saving the day over and over.

November 13, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Bill Coates: Be thankful for God’s goodness

The psalmist says, "O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good."

November 13, 2016 | The Rev. Bill Coates kristiwright@mindspring.com | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Consider your yard as natural for animal friends

There was a time when fall meant every leaf in the yard was raked. Every shred of dead plant material was cut down and hauled off. The yard was clean and devoid of life. It was ready for winter.

November 10, 2016 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Emotional days after dog’s death

Eleven days ago, I euthanized Lemmy.

November 06, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Hurricane Matthew leaves Haiti in need of help

Haiti may sound like a faraway, exotic location. But the distance between Atlanta and the capital, Port-au-Prince, is just 1,300 miles. That's the same as going from Atlanta to El Paso, Texas.

November 06, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: How to keep squirrels out of your attic

Well it's a field day for squirrels in the area. This year's acorn crop seems to be at a high, and this has been well received by them.

November 03, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Ending pet’s pain, saying goodbye

I'm not a Monday fan. But today is worse than a normal Monday. Today, I say goodbye to Lemmy.

October 30, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Michelle Rawdin: Stick close by God and receive his blessing

My dog, Duke, is a follower.

February 26, 2017 | MICHELLE RAWDIN pastor@antiochunitedmethodistchurch.com | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Kitten tests negative for FIV two weeks later

After a dramatic arrival to our planet, followed by a few weeks of mostly uneventful growth, Leia threw us a curveball. She tested positive for ...

February 26, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Alex Popp: Preparing for challenges of monumental trek

Editor's note: This is the first in a monthly series of columns. Alex Popp will update The Times on his trek while he is ...

February 26, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Tips for controlling moss and algae in turfgrass

The primitive plants of moss and algae begin to form as turfgrass areas begin to thin out. This happens because conditions for growing dense, healthy ...

February 23, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Humans can’t contract cat’s FIV

Leia's family is freaked out.

February 19, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Park: Celebrating the change in the religious season

Some families have closets where out-of-season clothing and gear remain hidden away when not in use.

February 19, 2017 | | Columnists


Crevolyn Wiley: An interesting name for a special nonprofit cause

"What's in a name?" Juliet asked Romeo.

February 19, 2017 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Tame your food cravings during the sweetest seasons by keeping a daily diet journal

Each year, I face a challenge when it comes to the days from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28.

February 14, 2017 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Finding abundance hidden in plain sight

It was a "dusting." Just enough to cover the yard in crystalline white, but not enough to keep the grass, leaves and dirt from showing.

February 12, 2017 | Rev. Lee Koontz | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Kitten tests positive for feline HIV

My significant other is a cat person. I love cats, but I am more of a dog guy.

February 12, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Beware of pet peer pressure regarding people food

Cats don't fully appreciate observational humor.

February 05, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Father Eric Hill: My opportunity to serve God in Flowery Branch

In November 2010, I was called by the Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory to be the pastor at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Spout ...

February 05, 2017 | | Columnists


Randall Murray: Six wines to accent your Valentine's Day dinner

It's right around the corner! You know, the holiday that's the result of a great commercial conspiracy involving candy makers and the greeting ...

January 31, 2017 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Honoring the legacy of a longtime friend

There are events in this life that often leave us longing for more. It can be a great meal, a good book or movie or ...

January 16, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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