Category: Editor’s Picks

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Fluoride in the Water Prevents Cavities! Get it from the tap! February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation. This year’s slogan is “Fluoride in the water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!” This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. The ADA (American Dental Association) and dentists across the country remind parents that leading by example is the best way to establish healthy...

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Holiday Traditions

We asked our Augusta Family staff and contributors their favorite holiday tradition and here is what they said: Dustin Turner (Feature Writer) On Christmas morning, my dad and stepmother come to our house to watch our daughter (now 12) open her presents— all while drinking coffee and eating my wife’s heirloom recipe red velvet cake. Then we spend the afternoon in Ehrhardt, S.C., on Jamie’s family’s horse farm with family. Meredith Flory (Raising Readers, Inspiration Station) We open one “Christmas Eve” present that has a family theme like a new picture book or board game. Cammie Jones II We...

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Local Eats – The Pie Hole

Photo by Marilyn Botta   Native Augustan, Colleen Hall, spent 25 years as a radiation therapist with MCG before opening her pie eatery two years ago in August. “I always liked to bake,” she reflected “but I started out making breads mostly for the Augusta Market downtown.” From there she introduced her baked loaves to Columbia County’s Evans Market, and her culinary interests broadened to sweet pies which landed her at the current Verandah Drive location. Nowadays her farmhouse-style drop-in bake shop includes savory pies, cinnamon rolls and a rich Buona Caffe coffee made uniquely for the Pie Hole...

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Simple Ways Teens Can Help Out Busy Moms

From time to time, I bet moms around the world could unite under the banner of one simple phrase: “We need a break.” In a mom’s world where private tutoring, cooking, cleaning, working, carpooling and raising respectable, young adults all take precedence over most personal needs there is sure to arrive a tipping point. At the risk of the family network crashing, it becomes evident that mom deserves a break. Yet, for many of us, once the opportunity arrives we end up back in the kitchen cleaning dirty dishes. I know I do. It’s as if the ongoing years...

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After-School Arts Program

“I am a SuperHero Too!” Art is not fading away, in fact it is blossoming right here in the CSRA. Area middle school students have an opportunity to learn a form of art through a new program, After-School Arts Program or ASAP. Students will have an opportunity to learn comic book and character development as well as storytelling 101 and the art business. Students also have an opportunity to learn using a wide variety of mediums. If you are interested in learning more about our program, check out our different packages for more information and registration at What...

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