Category: Feature


“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” -Sophia Loren.   In this issue, we are excited to bring back an Augusta Family favorite, our Mommy Makeover. This month, local mom, Jennifer Hurst was selected to recieve a full day of pampering complete with a massage, outfit, hair and makeup. Kudos to the generous and kind-hearted individuals who rose to the occasion to help Augusta Family with our Mommy Makeover. Each one of these local business owners, without hesitation offered to gift their products and services to help our special mommy feel her best....

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Seizing the Summer Break With Endless Possibilities

The lazy, carefree days of summer are certainly on the horizon. I’m sure most would agree that after the long, wintry season, we are all looking forward to the change of pace with joyful smiles, enthusiastic sighs of relief, and open arms. Kids of all ages are thrilled and relieved to escape the grind of homework as well as the daily rituals and routines of academic school life. On the other hand, there are many anxious parents out there already experiencing high levels of anxiety, agonizing over the imminent challenges of keeping their children physically busy and mentally active...

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Learn the Arts

Aiken Center for the Arts. Art is for Everyone! Founded in 1972 by artists Pat Koelker and Nancy Wilds, Rose Hill Arts Center became a place for aspiring artists to create, to teach and learn. Today, the Aiken Center for the Arts offers a multitude of outreach and awareness programs including opportunities for children and adults, juried shows and competitions, lectures and instruction and a variety of concert events such as music, dance, film and other performing arts. In addition, there is also a Gallery Store where local artisans offer their original works for sale. Year-round exhibits feature artists...

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Tips on How to Get Your Children Into College Sports

Growing up in the Sand Hills neighborhood of Augusta, Will Avery attended Westside High School and played three seasons of basketball before transferring to Oak Hill Academy to play his final season. Avery then went on to attend Duke University, where he played college basketball and emerged as a top prospect for the NBA draft. Avery decided to forgo his final two seasons to turn professional and was selected in the first round by the Minnesota Timberwolves and spent a couple of seasons in the NBA. Afterwards, Avery spent a decade playing professionally overseas and has even been featured...

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Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Children come in all shapes and sizes, and they require very specialized care. From the tiniest blood pressure cuff to the largest hospital gown, everything at the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia is designed exclusively for children. The hospital was affectionately known for many years as the “CMC,” which was short for MCG Children’s Medical Center, its original name when it opened in 1998. The hospital was funded in part through a $40 million allocation from the Georgia General Assembly. Creating a hospital that was “just what the doctor ordered” had been done repeatedly. But building a hospital that...

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