Author: Michael Rushbrook

Seizing the Summer Break With Endless Possibilities

The lazy, carefree days of summer are certainly on the horizon. I’m sure most would agree that after the long, wintry season, we are all looking forward to the change of pace with joyful smiles, enthusiastic sighs of relief, and open arms. Kids of all ages are thrilled and relieved to escape the grind of homework as well as the daily rituals and routines of academic school life. On the other hand, there are many anxious parents out there already experiencing high levels of anxiety, agonizing over the imminent challenges of keeping their children physically busy and mentally active...

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Learn the Arts

Aiken Center for the Arts. Art is for Everyone! Founded in 1972 by artists Pat Koelker and Nancy Wilds, Rose Hill Arts Center became a place for aspiring artists to create, to teach and learn. Today, the Aiken Center for the Arts offers a multitude of outreach and awareness programs including opportunities for children and adults, juried shows and competitions, lectures and instruction and a variety of concert events such as music, dance, film and other performing arts. In addition, there is also a Gallery Store where local artisans offer their original works for sale. Year-round exhibits feature artists...

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Editor’s Page

Eight months ago, my son Zakkary passed away after he was hit by a distracted driver. When doctors were unable to save him, they let us know that Zakkary was a registered organ donor and a representative from LifeLink was being flown in from Savannah to meet with us. When the reality of that set in, I felt a physical and emotional release and was able to find a divine sense of peace knowing that people who were suffering would be getting calls that day that our son was going to save them. Nobody wants to be the parent...

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Tips on How to Get Your Children Into College Sports

Growing up in the Sand Hills neighborhood of Augusta, Will Avery attended Westside High School and played three seasons of basketball before transferring to Oak Hill Academy to play his final season. Avery then went on to attend Duke University, where he played college basketball and emerged as a top prospect for the NBA draft. Avery decided to forgo his final two seasons to turn professional and was selected in the first round by the Minnesota Timberwolves and spent a couple of seasons in the NBA. Afterwards, Avery spent a decade playing professionally overseas and has even been featured...

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An Ounce of Prevention

By J. Ron Eaker, M.D. When it comes to your health, preventing a problem is always preferable to treating a problem.  I’d much rather not get cancer than find it early and deal with radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. A key concept in becoming a highly, healthy mom is understanding the subtle difference between prevention and early detection. To illustrate this I want to focus on three common procedures, the mammogram, Pap smear and colonoscopy.  Now there’s a lineup you can love to hate! Mammograms and breast cancer awareness go together like ice and tea.  In fact, many women view...

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