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Satisfy the Urge to Purge

The Art of a Successful Garage Sale – By Pam Molnar   As the weather warms up and we come out of hibernation, many of us jump quickly into the next season – spring cleaning. We dig through closets full of old clothes, household items and sports equipment and pull out what we no longer use. As the discard pile gets higher, we can’t help but think about all the money we spent on this “junk.” It isn’t long before we say, “Let’s have a garage sale.” But let’s face it. Our time is precious and we don’t want to...

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2019 Party Guide

Celebrate the magic of play and adventure while creating lifelong memories. Let this guide be your personal birthday party planner. Whether providing a thrilling location or supplying services in your home, these party pros offer a wealth of choices to suit all ages and interests. Photo by Sean Morgan at Air Strike Extreme Air Sports, Augusta, GA   CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR GUIDE This article appears in the February 2019 issue of Augusta Family Magazine. Did you like what you read here?...

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Party Themes for Boys and Girls

– By Pam Molnar   My youngest two children, a girl and a boy, have birthdays that are three weeks apart. For their early years, when parties included primarily neighborhood friends, I combined their parties. I knew I had to come up with a theme that satisfied both genders in a range of ages. Here are a few party themes that work well for boys or girls. Princess and Knights – Every little girl wants a princess party and every little boy needs to release some energy. Encourage your guests to dress up or provide costumes to wear when they...

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Fashioning the Perfect Christmas

-by Christa Melnyk Hines   One December, while in my late 20s, I tagged along with my parents to visit my grandmother in Wiesbaden, Germany. I hadn’t been in Germany during the Christmas season since childhood when my father was stationed there while in the Air Force. While there, I was struck by how different the European Christmas felt compared to our own more chaotic, commercialized holiday in the U.S. My parents and I decided to stroll through the Christkindl Market in Wiesbaden’s downtown square. Though the sunny afternoon was chilly, the breeze was gentle, carrying the comforting smells of...

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Reid on the Run

-by Renee Williams   Just like the roots of a plant ensure its growth and future, the roots of Reid memorial presbyterian church are its children. All ages, races and lifestyles are welcome at Reid Memorial and  the youth ministries invest deeply in each individual child to prepare them for life. On February 2, Reid Memorial will host the 8th annual Reid on the Run to benefit Young Life of Augusta who has been a vital part in the faith journey of many youth in the area for 60 years, including the life journey of Sarah Catherine Rhoads. The...

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