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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


Matthew Sisk: Avoid dog disasters on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming.

November 20, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | 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


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


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


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


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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The Rev. Eric Hill: Take time to connect with God again

We are in the midst of the summer of 2017. Most likely we are all extremely busy with many activities such as graduations, family reunions ...

June 25, 2017 | The Rev. Eric Hill freric@popcatholicchurch.org | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Cats’ chronic problems emerge in middle age

It is the nature of my vocation that I am generally older than most of my co-workers. So to deal with the proverbial elephant in ...

June 25, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Carin Booth: Healthy Homes Month a good time to check for radon

Today is the official first day of summer, according to the Farmer's Almanac. Summer brings the outdoor fun and, for many of us, finding ...

June 21, 2017 | BY CARIN BOOTH boothc@uga.edu | Columnists


Stuart Higginbotham: The significance of silence is great

If you were to make a list of the top 10 characteristics of our current society, I don't think silence would make the list ...

June 18, 2017 | The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Skunks love cat food; cats hate skunks

Leia lives an uneventful life for a couple of years. At least relative to health issues, it is uneventful. She visits our office yearly, receiving ...

June 18, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


God remains an all-powerful being for everyone

Question: I know God is supposed to be all-powerful, but is there anything that God can't do? - Mrs. S.F.

June 17, 2017 | Billy Graham www.billygraham.org | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Be on the lookout for leaf spots in the landscapes

Georgia's weather is funny, and it does not take long for it to change on a dime. Spring was warm and wet and now ...

June 16, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Crevolyn Wiley: No teen girl wants to pick corn, but the payoff is sweet

I've had many jobs over the years but one I don't miss at all is the corn-picking job I was assigned as a ...

June 14, 2017 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Randall Murray: Educate yourself on the range of wine issues such as counterfeiting, fermentating

Here's a collection of myths, stories, newsbreaks and interesting tidbits from the world of wine. Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up.

June 07, 2017 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Steps to follow when traveling with your pet

Long story short: The government of Argentina has a copy of my driver's license.

May 14, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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