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Celebrate Read Across America!

March 2nd is Read Across America Day. It also happens to be the birthday of one of America’s most beloved authors, Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel. A political cartoonist and World War II writer and producer of United States Army animation and films, Seuss did not start out as a writer of children’s stories. In 1937, after a chance encounter with a Dartmouth friend on the sidewalks of New York City, a dejected Seuss accepted a position at the Vanguard Press. Seuss had just received his 27th manuscript rejection. Little did he know that position would launch his...

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Gramping: The Trendy Solution to Days Off School

Ask any working parent about single days off on the school calendar, or 4-day holiday weekends, and a furrowed brow creeps across the forehead. That is because schools have more off days scheduled into the academic year than a working parent has in vacation days at work. Teacher planning days, national holidays, fall and mid-term breaks along with Christmas and spring vacation make it difficult to take off from work. It also becomes quite expensive to pay for caregivers. A trending and timely solution to this challenge for modern parents, and one that bridges Baby Boomers to upcoming Gen...

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The Modern Perspective Interview with De’Anya Ezahni Bell (continued)

De’Anya Ezahni Bell is a senior at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. She has been studying dance for twelve years, receiving training in ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco, hip-hop and musical theatre. Currently, Bell concentrates on the modern dance technique as a student and assistant to Sharon Skepple Mayfield at Skepple Mayfield Dance in Augusta, Georgia. De’Anya Bell is featured in The Modern Perspective of Augusta Family’s 2020 February issue. To read the full interview online, visit   What do you hope to communicate to others through your dance performances? I want to make my audiences feel what they...

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Homemade Ready-to-Eat Granola

Ready-to-eat granola can make for a healthy and convenient breakfast, especially if it is made with whole grains and served with low-fat milk. Some grocery store granola cereals have high amounts of sugar so it is nice to control the ingredients by making your own. You can substitute coconut, dried fruits or maple syrup to sweeten the batch without using overly processed sugars. Add fresh fruit and yogurt, and you have an afternoon or before-bed snack.   Homemade Ready-to-Eat Granola 3 cups whole-grain rolled oats (gluten-free oats can be used) 1 cup dried unsweetened coconut chips 1 cup pecans...

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Youth Art Classes at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Gertrude Hebert’s mission is to provide visual art opportunities and develop art awareness and appreciation in Augusta. Olivia Herbert founded the institution in 1937, and today, it is Augusta’s only independent nonprofit visual arts school and art gallery for local and showcase artist events throughout the year. The Federalist-style building once served as a studio for well-known local painter, Ed Rice, whose art works occupied the attic at the top of the architecturally curved floating staircase. The Institute provides several youth classes with skilled instructors starting in late February. See website for individual class schedules, pricing and registration:

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