Author: Michael Rushbrook

2019 Party Guide

Celebrate the magic of play and adventure while creating lifelong memories. Let this guide be your personal birthday party planner. Whether providing a thrilling location or supplying services in your home, these party pros offer a wealth of choices to suit all ages and interests. Photo by Sean Morgan at Air Strike Extreme Air Sports, Augusta, GA   CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR GUIDE This article appears in the February 2019 issue of Augusta Family Magazine. Did you like what you read here?...

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Party Themes for Boys and Girls

– By Pam Molnar   My youngest two children, a girl and a boy, have birthdays that are three weeks apart. For their early years, when parties included primarily neighborhood friends, I combined their parties. I knew I had to come up with a theme that satisfied both genders in a range of ages. Here are a few party themes that work well for boys or girls. Princess and Knights – Every little girl wants a princess party and every little boy needs to release some energy. Encourage your guests to dress up or provide costumes to wear when they...

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Aging is Not For Sissies

By J. Ron Eaker, M.D. I calculate, according to actuarial tables, that I have about 30 good years left on this little ball floating around the sun. I certainly will take more but I absolutely will not tolerate less.  One caveat is that I want to be fully engaged with my cognitive facilities and not relegated to spending eight hours a day donating fortunes to the Shopping Network. I can see my wife telling the kids that I blew their inheritance buying 36 commemorative dinner plates of Elvis’ comeback concert.  I want to exit while running my 65th marathon,...

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Talkin’ About My Generation – February 2019

Monique Walker, 47, is the Judge of the Richmond County State Court. She has two children, Carter E. Hill, 12 and McKenzie L. Hill, 11. She is also a member of the Augusta Bar Association and I am an Augusta Bar Fellow. One word you would use to describe yourself: Committed What quality do you most admire? Honesty What’s your favorite food? Seafood Dream vacation? South Africa Favorite place to take the kids? Disney Favorite TV show: Good Morning America What did you want to be when you grew up?  A lawyer Hobbies? Reading, traveling, sleeping and spending time...

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Fiber and a Healthy Heart

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE The month of February is American Heart month and the month of Valentine’s Day. Fiber has a long standing relationship with heart health in that it lowers cholesterol, thus a perfect topic for February. In addition to heart health, I’d like to go on record and say, eating a high fiber diet is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. One of my mentors believed that adequate fiber intake (through foods) was the key to health and decreased chronic disease. I believe that concept even more strongly...

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