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Crazy for Caramel, Falling for Apples

By Aimee Serafin   A super easy and fun recipe for young kids to make in the fall is caramel apples. With the harvest of apples ripe for the picking, this recipe takes only minutes and uses store bought caramel candies and toppings for an easy dessert. Choose apples that have a firm flesh and will stand up to being poked with a Popsicle or candy stick. Granny Smith apples tend to balance the sweetness with a crisp sour note next to the caramel and extra crunchy toppings. You will need: 2 bags of caramels, unwrapped 8 apples such...

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National Anti-Bullying Month

By Aimee Serafin     October is national anti-bullying month. To encourage students to be part of the solution— and not part of the problem— stompoutbullying.org has created differently themed weeks throughout October to bring awareness to this problem. The week of October 14th is STAND UP for Others Week. Kids are encouraged to make friends and be active about including others in school activities. Schools can help by designating hallways and classrooms as kindness and thoughtfulness zones where students treat each other with respect all year long. Teachers can be mindful of seating assignments, and continue to make...

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October 2019 Weekly Events

By Aimee Serafin • Photo courtesy of Ga Carolina State Fair     October 18 TEEN Life Maze Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, Aiken SC 10am – 3pm From the City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism press release– Teen Life Maze is an interactive risk reduction experience for middle school, high school and college-aged students. The Teen Life Maze will take participants through a series of life scenarios and show them what life could be like if they made the wrong decisions. Scenarios include scenes from a courtroom, a funeral home and an...

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Augusta Family’s Pumpkin Decorating Tips

By Aimee Serafin • photo by rawpixel on pexels.com   Carving pumpkins is one craft that can involve the entire family! There are several practical steps for carving a pumpkin. Always involve parent supervision with toddler-aged or young children and make sure to explain proper safety before using carving tools. Below is information on the pumpkin selection process and creative, fun ideas to decorate your orange Halloween buddies this year.   Pick a pumpkin with smooth skin. A less bumpy pumpkin will allow for easier stenciling, painting and decorating especially for small hands. A flat front surface is good...

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October 2019 Events

By Aimee Serafin   October 10-13 Augusta Greek Festival Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (953 Telfair Street) FREE admission. Greek food and pastries, Greek bazaar, music and dancing. Hours vary by day. Visit www.holytrinityaugusta for more information.       October 11 Southern Soul and Song Series Appalachian Road Show and Darrell Scott Imperial Theatre 7:30 – 9pm Admission: $15-45 Visit www.imperialtheatre.com     October 11 Moonlight Music Cruise– “Art of Expression, Jonay Bailey” Augusta Canal National Heritage Area 6 – 7:30pm Admission: $23-25 Visit www.augustacanal.com/boat-tours   October 13 Audra McDonald visits Augusta for the Jessye Norman School of the...

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