Category: Editor’s Picks

Are We There Yet? Playhouse

By LeeAnn Rhoden The Playhouse opened in November of 2016 and has quickly become one of the best go-to places in the Augusta area. As an indoor play center, it’s the perfect place to take the kids on rainy days to burn off energy or on days that it’s too hot to go outside. The Playhouse is open Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 – 6:00, Friday 11:00 – 8:00, Saturday 10:00 – 8:00, and Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 and closed on Monday and Tuesday. On school holidays, they try to open so be sure to watch their Facebook page at...

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Are We There Yet? Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden

By LeeAnn Rhoden The Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden in Columbia, SC is a treasure trove of activities and opportunities. It is close enough to visit just for the day and with the many exhibits and interactive activities, it will take the whole day to see and enjoy the complete park. The zoo and gardens are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Riverbanks has natural habitat exhibits for the larger animals and provides a number of viewing angles to make it easy to observe the animals. You should see these first thing in the morning when the...

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Safe Kids: ‘Tis the Season for Toy Safety

By Renée McCabe, RN, BSN Did you know that more than a third of all toy-related injuries happen to children age 4 and under? Toys and games provide loads of enjoyment and education for children, but you’ve got to play it safe when it comes to toys. Whether your kids are working on a puzzle, playing with building blocks, or even inventing their own games, here are some Safe Kids recommendations to promote safe play: Age matters: Consider your child’s age when purchasing a toy or game. Read the label: It’s worth your time to read the instructions and warning...

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Are We There Yet? Daufuskie Island

By Mary Ashton Mills If you want to get back to the basics and experience a trip that gives you that “off the grid” feeling while still close to civilization, check out Daufuskie Island.  Located between Hilton Head and Savannah, the island is easily accessible by ferry or private boat charter so it definitely takes some advance planning to pull off a trip here.  They say that Daufuskie is minutes away, but worlds apart and you’ll soon see why as the coastal breezes hit your face on the boat ride to the island.   Your sense of time and...

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Are We There Yet? Dahlonega, GA

By Mary Ashton Mills North Georgia is home to the largest gold deposit found east of the Mississippi River and a visit to Dahlonega’s many gold sights is worth its weight in gold!  In 1828 a deer hunter had no idea the craze he was about to ignite when he stumbled over a rock a few miles outside of Dahlonega.  Upon further investigation, he realized this rock contained gold, marking the beginning of the gold rush in Georgia.  Today, signs of this gold heritage are everywhere from the gold dome that crowns the state capital in Atlanta to the...

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