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Bookfinder for Kids Books

Where do you go for a trusted source on recommending books for your children? I rely heavily on the advice of my friends. If Kati or Jen tell me about a book, there is a strong-to-definite possibility that I will go...

September 21, 2012

America by the Numbers

I was struck by Clarkston's diversity a couple of years ago when I was covering Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston Campus' international festival fashion show. Granted it WAS an international festival. But the amount...

September 17, 2012
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Cafeteria Man: Here to Save the Day!

They say your strongest memories come from your sense of smell. One of my most memorable smells came from my school cafeteria. Before attending elementary school, lunch was a special time: my older sisters were in...

September 13, 2012
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Library Card Sign-up Month: How To

Participating in Library Card Sign-up Month with the Georgia Library Service during September? Be Prepared If you’re heading out to get your library card this month, then be prepared. If you’ve never had one before,...

September 10, 2012
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Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. It’s a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that the most important school supply of all is your library - your library...

September 10, 2012
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Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

Ticks aren’t the only parasite to benefit from an unusually mild winter. Mosquitos are abundant this year and so is one disease in particular that they carry, West Nile. It is already the worst year on record for the...

September 7, 2012

2012 Labor Day Events and Parades in Georgia

Labor Day was set aside as a reprieve to celebrate the hard work of generations both past and present whose diligence and work ethic make the United States of America a wonderful place to live and work. If you are...

August 29, 2012

Play it Safe this Labor Day

The first month of doing the school-work-home combo has been absolutely draining. How does my 4-year-old’s school day take so much more of my time away and increase my stress level exponentially? I’ll save that for...

August 27, 2012

Hurricane Season in Georgia

While we have officially been in “Hurricane Season” for a couple of months, there are a couple of months to go yet. Georgia has a large coastline and much of the state that isn’t technically coastal is still...

August 27, 2012

Georgia Resources to Shape Up

Word is out from the CDC Georgians are indeed as fat as we appear. Officially, 28% of us breezed past “overweight” and into the “obese” category. According to the CDC, the definitions for those categories are these: •...

August 21, 2012