Superstorm Sandy, which covered the East Coast with floodwaters from Florida to Maine in 2012, is still a household name. But memories of Sandy were overshadowed by the torrential rains that hit Baltimore, Long Island and Connecticut on Aug. 12.
Around this time of year, I begin sending out applications to individuals interested in taking our Georgia Master Gardener classes at the Hall County Extension office.
Last week was a sad one in Hollywood. One day after comedian Robin Williams was found dead, legendary actress Lauren Bacall died.
Last week, we lost a comedic icon. The death of Robin Williams is a bitter ending to a man who delighted millions through entertainment.
I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids.
The word "fire" strikes fear in homeowners. Rightfully so: Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 7, 1,513 people in the U.S. died in house fires, including 57 Georgia residents (www.usfa.fema.gov).
Chloe is at a stage right now where she won't listen to anything I tell her to do.
The following is a true story. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent, as well as the less-than-innocent.
One man or woman's cute and cuddly critter is another person's pest. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it eats your prize-winning roses or caused $1,000 in damage to the garage or attic.
It's that time again. The school year has officially begun, which means early, hurried mornings, school supply lists and dents in your wallet for lunch money. Oh joy!
Gentlemen, masochists that we are, we struggle out into the North Georgia summer heat and humidity to battle with that masculine dragon - the grill.
The time is nigh and fantasy football approaches!
Colors change with the light. This was an issue recently when a friend was having a vintage Porsche repainted, and the shade of ivory just didn't look right.
In the Southern climate, gardeners have a second chance to replant, add new plants and harvest vegetables as fall nears.
Two issues rarely intertwine in the same sentence: Highly rated winemakers and sensibly priced wines.
May way, ye scurvy dogs!
Conditions like the record-breaking blasts of cold air during much of February make us dream of warmer weather.
As turf grass areas occasionally begin to thin out, moss and algae begin to form because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.
Busy work schedules, hectic family life, late-night television, electronics and other stimulants get in the way of our daily sleep. Therefore, most people sleep when work and family life permits.
When Amy came home, she got the mail out of the mailbox and laid it on the couch when she walked in the door.
Violence against others, be they a female, male, dog, cat or salamander, is never desirable.
Complaining about nature's quirks, and the disasters that come with them, is a popular pastime. But in spite of some of the troubles North Georgia has experienced in the past, it's realistic to say that we live in a very sheltered part of the world.
Depending on the weather, you may have some children at home during the daytime this week.
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article that mentioned taking steps to care for your pets in case you die.
I recently treated a patient who described a long series of problems from the past year. They included weight gain/loss, leg swelling, shortness of breath when walking up stairs, "butterflies fluttering" in her chest and sometimes having to sleep in her recliner to breathe.
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