Author: Aimee Serafin

Advanced Badges now on sale for Arts in the Heart Festival!

By Aimee Serafin • Photo art courtesy of Arts in the Heart of Augusta   The 39th Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival announces their advanced badges for admission can be purchased online at or in person at local Cadence Banks, Vintage Ooollee and Augusta & Co in downtown Augusta, and New Moon in Aiken. Badges cost $7 in advance, $12 at the gate, and they are good for the entire weekend. Kids under 10 are free. The Augusta Commons and Broad Street from 7th ­to 10th will house wall-to-wall attractions of more than 160 juried...

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Palmetto Stables in North Augusta

By Aimee Serafin Photo courtesy of Palmetto Stables and Josh Rinder with That One Guy Photography   From family photos to unicorn parties to cowboy picnics Palmetto Stables is more than just a riding center. Nestled on 25 acres in the growing city of North Augusta, the small farm at Palmetto Stables is big on family-friendly atmosphere. Established in 1992, the farm’s primary focus is horseback riding lessons for children and horse boarding, but as business grew so did the list of animal residents which now include goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks and some barn cats. Palmetto Stables offers a...

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Talkin’ About My Generation – September/October 2019

Sam Hatcher, 17, a senior at Augusta Christian Schools plays Varsity football and soccer and is a member of the Beta Club. Hatcher is also on Team Chenzhou, a volunteer mission group to Chinese orphanages. If you could have any job, what would you choose? Author If you had a super power, what would it be? Telekinesis Whom do you admire the most? My older sister Julia Favorite subject in school? AP Psychology What are you reading right now? “Think Like a Freak” What inspires you? Results from hard work   Kaitlyn Frits, 29, is a Design Assistant at...

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Simple Ways Teens Can Help Out Busy Moms

From time to time, I bet moms around the world could unite under the banner of one simple phrase: “We need a break.” In a mom’s world where private tutoring, cooking, cleaning, working, carpooling and raising respectable, young adults all take precedence over most personal needs there is sure to arrive a tipping point. At the risk of the family network crashing, it becomes evident that mom deserves a break. Yet, for many of us, once the opportunity arrives we end up back in the kitchen cleaning dirty dishes. I know I do. It’s as if the ongoing years...

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