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Advanced Badges now on sale for Arts in the Heart Festival!

By Aimee Serafin • Photo art courtesy of Arts in the Heart of Augusta   The 39th Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival announces their advanced badges for admission can be purchased online at or in person at local Cadence Banks, Vintage Ooollee and Augusta & Co in downtown Augusta, and New Moon in Aiken. Badges cost $7 in advance, $12 at the gate, and they are good for the entire weekend. Kids under 10 are free. The Augusta Commons and Broad Street from 7th ­to 10th will house wall-to-wall attractions of more than 160 juried...

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Palmetto Stables in North Augusta

By Aimee Serafin Photo courtesy of Palmetto Stables and Josh Rinder with That One Guy Photography   From family photos to unicorn parties to cowboy picnics Palmetto Stables is more than just a riding center. Nestled on 25 acres in the growing city of North Augusta, the small farm at Palmetto Stables is big on family-friendly atmosphere. Established in 1992, the farm’s primary focus is horseback riding lessons for children and horse boarding, but as business grew so did the list of animal residents which now include goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks and some barn cats. Palmetto Stables offers a...

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Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center

By Aimee Serafin • Photo by Dawn Howard   Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center is a nature preserve within the limits of our growing community. It is located just off Furys Ferry Road across from West Lake subdivision. The park offers a one-third mile raised boardwalk that is open for joggers or walkers to experience the sights and sounds of nature while exercising. Attraction-goers can enjoy all the wetlands has to offer in plants and critters like cattails, river otters, woodpeckers, and deer while strolling along the willow-lined boardwalk. There are six different habitat exhibits­– creek, floodplain forest,...

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Is Your Child Involved in Too Much?

By Rachael Moshman   Back to school means a return to extracurricular activities for many children. Some children are out of the house nearly every night of the week. I have worked with children and families as a resource coordinator and mentor for many years. When parents come to me with academic or behavioral concerns regarding their children, I quickly ask about their activities after school. If the list is long, my advice is usually to scale back and see if things turn around. Most schools and communities have an abundance of choices for children to be involved in...

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Children’s Hospital of Georgia

  Stronger Together As a baby, Lucas was one who never ran out of energy. So when he got a fever, his mom, Danielle, didn’t worry too much. After all, it was flu season, and her then-six-year-old was still running around like he always did. But then one week went by. His doctor checked, and sent him home with an antibiotic for an ear infection. Then another week of fever. Tests came back negative for the flu, and his doctor sent him home again. Then another week. By this time, Danielle was starting to worry. Her always-running 6-year-old was...

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