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Off the Shelves: ‘Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms’ malfunctions throughout

I often wonder if it is right for me, as an adult, to review a novel intended for children. The adult brain can be too demanding, or too scrutinizing of a novel that is simply meant to be fun, which is truly all a young reader would care about.

April 08, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Wheeler: Dealing with ground bees

The first sign of ground or digger bees in lawns may be strange little mounds of soil with a hole nearby. The ground bees will be flying over this area. Ground bees are solitary bees that dig and nest in the ground. Some types of solitary wasps live like this as well.

April 05, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Cannon: A great shrub for spring and summer

Are you wondering what that beautiful shrub is with flat, snow-white flowers? Usually around mid-April into May and right after the dogwoods bloom, Hall County becomes blanketed with this shrub in many areas. It is called the Summer Snowflake Virburnum.

April 05, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wine without Pretense: A toast to spring

It's spring and time to deal with odds and ends from the wine world. Hope you find some of them of interest.

April 03, 2012 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Gifts of love hold great value

Last weekend, Cole came up to me with a wad of papers in his hands. "Here Daddy," he said as he gave them to me, "it's money."

April 01, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Follow the Hall County Extension office on Facebook

Everyone is on Facebook these days. It's a great way to communicate to catch up with friends and stay connected with family that is far off.

March 29, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Handle eggs with care to avoid illness

Easter is almost here, with little girls in frilly dress, little boys in crisp new suits, and egg hunts everywhere.

March 28, 2012 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Off the Shelves: ‘Given Day’ is a powerful story of American history

Back in 2003, Dennis Lehane, author of "Mystic River" and "Shutter Island," spun a beautiful narrative with an engrossing voice. He captures the era of 1917 with such vividness and atmosphere that you do not feel so much as if you have been transported to another time, but that you have been a part of that time and history.

March 25, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Wheeler: Be careful of products making miracle claims

Is it too good to be true?

March 23, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Cannon: Are deer nibbling in your garden?

Many Hall County homeowners are struggling with the deer populations that love to nibble on their ornamental shrubs and flowering plants.

March 23, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: More tips to stretch your grocery dollars

Here are eight more simple tips that can add up to big savings. If you missed the first set of tips on Feb. 29, go to gainesvilletimes.com and search "Around the Home."

March 21, 2012 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Let our Father be strong for you in time of need

I came along behind Chloe and swept her up into my arms. She looked at me with a surprised expression on her face and said, "Daddy, you're strong!"

March 18, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Grasscycling a cheap, easy way to feed your lawn

Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know that you can recycle in your lawn?

March 16, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: It’s easy to trim fat in your favorite recipes

It's hard to make changes sometimes when it involves possibly leaving our favorite foods behind.

March 14, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Off the Shelves: ‘Chomp’ entertains, but doesn’t have much bite

Florida has served to be the backdrop for many of the most bizarre adventures in the realm of literary fiction, including two of my favorite: "Swamplandia!" by Karen Russell and Tim Dorsey's "Pineapple Grenade."

March 11, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


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Matthew Sisk: Tricks equal treats and weight gain

Leia is all grown up.

April 23, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Lee Koontz: Instead of rules, follow emotions on your religious path

It's the week after Easter, so naturally I'm thinking about Jimi Hendrix.

April 23, 2017 | BY THE REV. LEE KOONTZ lkoontz@fpcga.org | Columnists


Earth Sense: Hurricanes’ impact is usually unpredictable

Hurricane season starts a few weeks from now. With all the news about climatic change, it raises the question whether we'll have more hurricanes ...

April 23, 2017 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Pollen gives people itchy eyes as well as honey, fruit and flowers

If the warm temperatures and abundance of azalea blooms were not enough to clue you in that spring is here, itchy eyes and sinus pressure ...

April 20, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


How to properly store and reheat Easter leftovers

Springtime is officially upon us.

April 19, 2017 | BY CARIN BOOTH boothc@uga.edu | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: How to train a cat with the click of a button

It's a bizarre story, but it's true. The next time I see Leia, she doesn't see me.

April 16, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Father Eric Hill: Good news: Christ has risen today

"The Lord has Risen" is our Easter proclamation. It is not just the good news, it is great news.

April 16, 2017 | Father Eric Hill freric@popcatholicchurch.org | Columnists


Stuart Higginbotham: Add rituals to prayer during Holy Week

Twelve years ago this week, I found myself at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I went with a seminary group to spend a week at ...

April 09, 2017 | The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham stuart@gracechurch gainesville.org | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Declawing cats not really necessary

Leia has sutures at the site of her surgery. Internally, she does too, but hopefully I never see those again.

April 02, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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