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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


Wheeler: Weeds in the yard? Start treating now to lessen growth

If you are like most of us, this is the time of year we all have something growing in the yard other than what we want to be growing.

March 09, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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I became a veterinarian, in part, because I love animals.

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Ronda Rich: Getting started in journalism at country radio station

When I was 10 months into my 16th year, I encountered the most fortuitous opportunity.

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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


Dr. Tom Smiley: Let Eastertide serve as a reflection all season

The resurrection of Christ is the central point of Christianity. Jesus' life, death and resurrection were all for you.

May 14, 2017 | | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Miscalculation proves costly for one cat

At times in my youth, I avoided trouble by using my wits. At other times, dumb luck saw me through.

April 30, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | 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


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