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From the film archives: ‘Wonderful Life’ charms Scrooge

I have a confession: I don’t like Christmas movies.

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Fit in time for holiday fitness

You can weave health and fitness into your holiday routine. 

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Chronic kidney disease affects millions of Americans

More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease, and millions more are at risk to develop CKD. In fact, one in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease.

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Eyes of the Father: Let go of the past and live in the present

As a guy, I think remote controls are wonderful things. I love the look and feel of them. They seem to fit so perfectly, so comfortably in my hand.

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Ask a Vet: Research pet store before purchase

Singer Taylor Swift has said a player’s gonna play, play, play, play, play. And similar is true for a baker (gonna bake, bake, bake, bake, bake).

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Earth Sense: Roundabouts could reduce fuel waste, collisions and air pollution

You’re doing your Christmas shopping. Traffic is heavy. On the main streets, two or more lanes are completely filled with cars. Slow forward movement in your lane ensures a stop at every traffic light.

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Winter is the ideal time for bird-watching

Spotting and identifying the different birds in the Northeast Georgia landscape can be exciting and educational. So grab a pair of binoculars and see how many you can identify.

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Cooking with Crevolyn: Baking memories with pound cake, peppermint

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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Ask a Vet: Play with pets but practice caution

If you read my column regularly, you’re aware I’m a nerd, a nerd of many colors.

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Earth Sense: Repairing frozen pipes within skill set of many homeowners

Most North Georgia homeowners have had this unpleasant experience. You step into the garage or some other room with outside walls after a cold night, and are greeted by a waterfall coming out of the drywall. After turning off the water supply at the meter and using every available towel to mop up the lake that has formed, there are two immediate goals: Fix the damage, and do something that will prevent this from happening again.

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Keep your Christmas tree fresh

During this time of year, everyone is busy buying gifts for loved ones and friends, going to Christmas parties and enjoying the magic of the holiday season and its effect on children and grandchildren.

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Wine Without Pretense: Drinking in the memory of my first taste of wine

I had an “aha” moment recently. I pinpointed the precise moment I began to listen to the siren call of wine, and it predates my previous landmark by a few years.

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Ask a Vet: Take time to grieve for your lost pet

My vocation can make you a bit nutty. Or maybe you have to be eccentric to even get involved.

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Eyes of the Father: Greatest gift from God is eternal life

We were sitting in the sanctuary, waiting for the evening service to begin. My Bible was in my lap, and Chloe asked me if she could see it.

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Earth Sense: Cold comes from imported air, doesn’t linger around

“This place is awfully cold. I hope it’s not like this all the time.”

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Decorate like a Colonial with fresh greens, reds

November has almost passed and Thanksgiving is over, but December ushers in another holiday season. And with the landscapes full of endless possibilities for holiday decorating, one can only look out of the window for an array of creative ideas.

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Cooking with Crevolyn: Thankful holiday helpings

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. And oh, don’t we have so much to be thankful for.

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Ask a Vet: Tricks can improve pets mental health

One of my favorite quotes is from the 1990s. “Snoop Doggy Dogg. Need to get a jobby job.”

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Controlling squirrel population around your house

Squirrels around the house can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on whether or not the squirrel has made it to your attic.

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Getting in the ‘Holiday’ mood

The holiday season is nearly here, and it is time to break out some Thanksgiving and Christmas classics.

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