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2014 Augusta Family Favorites

Arts/Music/Dancing

Visual Art Instruction
1) Artsy Me
2) Gertrude Herbert
3) GRU

Jazz/Hip Hop Dance
Lessons

1) Augusta West
2) Kane & Co. Dance Productions
3) Pulse Dance Center

Traditional Dance
Lessons

1) Columbia County Ballet
2) Kane & Co. Dance Productions
3) Stephanie’s Dancers

Music Lessons
(piano, violin, drums, etc.)

1) GRU Music Conservatory
2) Portman’s Music
3) Pollock Music Studios

Performing Arts Group
1) Storyland Theatre
2) The Augusta Players
3) Tie: Davidson Fine Arts School
Greater Augusta Youth Theatre

Family Fun

Annual Family Event
1) Columbia County Fourth of July
2) Arts in the Heart of Augusta
3) Fort Gordon Fireworks

Day Trip
1) Tybee Island, Ga.
2) Savannah
3) Riverbanks Zoo

Traditional Family
Photographer

1) Katy D. Sullivan
2) Branch Carter
3) Jessica V Photography

Non-Traditional Family
Photographer

1) Augusta Birth Photography
2) Strawberry Blonde Photography    3) Katy D. Sullivan

Indoor Playground
1) Monkey Joe’s
2) Chick-fil-A
3) McDonald’s

Overnight Trip
1) Atlanta
2) Charleston
3) Hilton Head, S.C.

Picnic Spot
1) Columbia County Library
2) Evans Towne Center Park
3) Clark’s Hill/Lake Thurmond

Rainy Day Outing
1) Augusta Mall
2) GTC Evans 14 Stadium Cinemas
3) Barnes & Noble

Story Time
1) Columbia County Library
2) Appleby Library
3) Barnes & Noble

Food

Breakfast Spot
1) Sunrise Grill
2) IHOP
3) Tie: Evans Diner
Ruth’s

Burgers
1) Farmhaus Burgers
2) Five Guys
3) Cookout

Desserts
1) Boll Weevil
2) French Market Grill/West
3) Dairy Queen

Drive-Thru
1) Cookout
2) Chick-fil-A
3) Zaxby’s

Date Night Restaurant
1) Frog Hollow
2) Craft & Vine
3) French Market Grille/West

Family Restaurant-Chain
1) Fatz Cafe
2) Cracker Barrel
3) Mellow Mushroom

Family Restaurant-Locally
Owned

1) Old McDonald’s Fish Camp
2) Tie: Goolsby’s
Luigi’s
3) French Market Grille/West

Fries
1) Five Guy’s
2) Checker’s
3) McDonald’s

Pizza
1) Marco’s
2) Pizza Joint
3) Roma’s Pizza

Chicken Fingers
1) Zaxby’s
2) Wife Saver
3) Chick-fil-A

Mac & Cheese
1) Wife Saver
2) Cracker Barrel
3) Café 209

Place To Get Coffee
1) Buona Caffe
2) Starbucks
3) Dunkin Donuts

Healthy Menu
1) DiChicko’s Peri Peri Café
2) Subway
3) Chick-fil-A

Place for Ice Cream
1) Bruster’s
2) Dairy Queen
3) Yoyo Yogurt

Kids Menu
1) Applebee’s
2) Chick-fil-A
3) Red Robin

Lifestyle/Medical

Auto Service
1) C&C Automotive
2) Tie: Milton Ruben Toyota
Masters Buick
3) Mark Yount’s

Financial Institution
(Bank or Credit Union)

1) Georgia Bank and Trust
2) SRP Federal Credit Union
3) Wells Fargo

Place for Children’s
Haircuts

1) Great Clips
2) Fringe
3) Durden’s Barber Shop

Computer Repair Service
1) Computer Exchange
2) Computer One
3) Tie: Apple Store

Best Buy
Veterinarian

1) Acute Care Veterinary Clinic
2) Dr. Edward W. Gross
3) Grovetown Animal Clinic

Dog Groomer
1) Four Paws
2) Animal Boutique
3)  D’Tails

Kennel
1) Four Paws
2) Paradise Kennel
3) Acute Care Veterinary Clinic and Kennel

Pediatrician
1) Dr. Karen Foushee
2) Tie: Dr. Debbie Benoit-Harris
 Dr. Steve Jones
3) Tie Dr. John David Allen
Dr. Reginald Pilcher

Pediatric Dentist
1) Dr. Lee Baker
2) Dr. Andrew Chandler
3) Dr. David Brantley

 

OB/GYN
1) Dr. Morgan Gibbs
2) Dr. Alan Joseph
3) Dr. Niti Carlson

Orthodontist
1) Trottr Orthodontics
2) Rogers & Andrews
3) Dr. David Carter

After-Hours Medical Care
1) University Hospital Prompt Care
2) Pediatric Partners
3) Doctors Hospital

Family Vision Care
1) Broome Family Eye Care
2) Murphy & Robinson
3) John W. Smith

Media

Radio Station
1) Kicks 99
2) WAFJ 88.3
3) WBBQ

Television Station
1) WJBF
2) WRDW
3) WAGT

Local website
1) The Augusta Chronicle
2) Tie: www.augustageorgia.gov
Augusta Magazine
3) Tie: Augusta Family Magazine
WJBF

Favorite Part of
Augusta Family Magazine

1) Calendar
2) Articles
3) Summer Camp Guide

Parties

Birthday Cakes
1) Piece of Cake
2) Delightful Bites
3) Publix

Toddler Party Place
1) Monkey Joe’s
2) Lavishly Posh
3) Chuck E Cheese’s

Elementary Age
Party Place

1) Adventure Crossing
2) Putt Putt Golf and Games
3) Chuck E Cheese

Boys Parties
1) Level Up Game Center
2) Tie: Monkey Joe’s
Bricks 4 Kidz
3) Rolling Video

Girls Parties
1) Tie: Singing Princesses
and Tiaras and Pearls
2) Fairest of All Princess Parties
3) Lavishly Posh

School/Class Parties
1) Putt Putt Golf & Games
2) Adventure Crossing
3) Tie Bricks 4 Kidz
Level Up Game Center

Party Supply Store
1) Party City
2) Dollar Tree
3) Party Dollar

Education

Daycare
1) Cornerstone Academy
2) Small Wonders
3) Learning, Laughter & Love

Elementary School
1) Stevens Creek
2) Westminster
3) St. Mary’s on the Hill

Middle School
1) Riverside
2) Augusta Prep
3) Augusta Christian


High School
1) Greenbrier
2) Tie: Augusta Prep
Davidson Fine Arts
3) Grovetown

Tutoring Service
1) Mathnasium
2) Partners in Achievment
3) Sylvan Learning Centers

Shopping

Car Dealer
1) Gerald Jones Auto Group
2) Tie: Master GMC
 Milton Ruben Auto Group
3) Jim Hudson Lexus

Baby Clothes
1) Posh Tots
2) Kid to Kid
3) Babies R Us

Boys Clothes
1) Kid to Kid
2) Target
3) Posh Tots

Girls Clothes
1) Posh Tots
2) Sweet Giggles
3) Gymboree

Consignment Shop
1) Kid to Kid
2) Uptown Cheapskate
3) Trinity on the Hill UMC Children’s Sale

Grocery Store
1) Publix
2) Kroger
3) Tie: BiLo
Fresh Market

School Supplies
1) Target
2) Staples
3) Walmart

Toy Store
1) Learning Express Toys
2) Toys R Us
3) Walmart

Sports

Children/Teen Sports Program
1) Columbia County Recreation
2) The Family Y
3) Augusta Arsenal

Family Sporting Event
1) GreenJackets Baseball
2) PeachJam
3) Augusta Southern Nationals

Gymnastics/Cheer
Instruction

1) Gymnastics Gold
2) Hayden’s Gym
3) Augusta Cheer Academy

Martial Arts Program
1) Seigler’s
2) Grubel’s
3) Premiere Martial Arts

Swimming Lessons
1) The Family Y
2) Kroc Center
3) Dolphin Academy

Tennis Program
1) Petersburg Racquet Club
2) Newman Tennis Center
3) Forest Hills Racquet Club

Family Fitness Center    
1) The Family Y
2) Evans Fitness Center
3) Ultimate Ride and Fitness

 

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