Category: Editor’s Picks

Holiday Traditions

We asked our Augusta Family staff and contributors their favorite holiday tradition and here is what they said: Dustin Turner (Feature Writer) On Christmas morning, my dad and stepmother come to our house to watch our daughter (now 12) open her presents— all while drinking coffee and eating my wife’s heirloom recipe red velvet cake. Then we spend the afternoon in Ehrhardt, S.C., on Jamie’s family’s horse farm with family. Meredith Flory (Raising Readers, Inspiration Station) We open one “Christmas Eve” present that has a family theme like a new picture book or board game. Cammie Jones II We...

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Local Eats – The Pie Hole

Photo by Marilyn Botta   Native Augustan, Colleen Hall, spent 25 years as a radiation therapist with MCG before opening her pie eatery two years ago in August. “I always liked to bake,” she reflected “but I started out making breads mostly for the Augusta Market downtown.” From there she introduced her baked loaves to Columbia County’s Evans Market, and her culinary interests broadened to sweet pies which landed her at the current Verandah Drive location. Nowadays her farmhouse-style drop-in bake shop includes savory pies, cinnamon rolls and a rich Buona Caffe coffee made uniquely for the Pie Hole...

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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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After-School Arts Program

“I am a SuperHero Too!” Art is not fading away, in fact it is blossoming right here in the CSRA. Area middle school students have an opportunity to learn a form of art through a new program, After-School Arts Program or ASAP. Students will have an opportunity to learn comic book and character development as well as storytelling 101 and the art business. Students also have an opportunity to learn using a wide variety of mediums. If you are interested in learning more about our program, check out our different packages for more information and registration at What...

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Congratulations Rose Mary Bradley

Congratulations! Lynndale’s Rose Mary Bradley has been awarded the 2019 Georgia’s Direct Support Professional award by the American Network of Community Options and Resources. ANCOR is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,600 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Combined, they support more than one million individuals with disabilities and work to shape policy, share solutions and strengthen community. The organization’s mission is to advance the ability of their members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities. Rose Mary was selected from hundreds of nominees and this...

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