Category: Editor’s Picks

Safe Siter

SAFE SITER Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR! —– June 6, 2019 ∙ July 12, 2019 August 2, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm SafeKids Greater Augusta/Children’s Hospital of Georgia Ronald McDonald House 1442 Harper Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room Augusta, GA 30901 Registration Information Class fee is $40. Students should bring a sack lunch. Pre-registration is required one week...

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

BOOK REVIEW The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing The best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: “Does this spark joy?” If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it. This is not only the simplest but also the most accurate yardstick by which to judge,” Japanese cleaning consultant, Marie Kondo says in her best-selling guide to decluttering your home. In her book, Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing and...

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the American Dental Association is asking people to “Defeat Monster Mouth.” This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. The ADA and dentists across the country also celebrate Give Kids A Smile Day on Feb. 6 by providing free oral health care to children. This year’s campaign slogan, “Defeat Monster Mouth,” is displayed on posters that feature the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, Den and Gen...

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Active Climbing Augusta

By LeeAnn Rhoden If you want to get a good workout but a traditional gym is not your thing, you need to try Active Climbing Augusta. Active Climbing is an indoor rock wall climbing facility in Grovetown. It offers a fun way to exercise, make new friends and to challenge your competitive spirit. The facility offers something for every level of experience from toddlers to sexagenarians. The bouldering area offers lower climbing heights, up to 15 feet, so no ropes required. You can practice a decent or jump off into soft landing pads. It is an excellent place for...

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Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center

By LeeAnn Rhoden Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center is a wonderful resource for education and preservation. It is located just off Fury’s Ferry Road across from West Lake subdivision. Reed Creek runs through Martinez collecting and shedding water into the Savannah River. The park is a nature preserve within the limits of our growing and progressing community. The park offers a one-third mile long raised boardwalk and trail system open daily sunrise to sunset. Trail maps are available in the Interpretive Center. These trails are available for walking or jogging and taking in the local flora and...

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