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National Public Lands Day

Heather Neal - Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 10:24am

September 28, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. This means that 1) admission/ parking fees to Public Lands, like national forests, are waived and 2) we have a chance to give back to the forests...

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September 11th A Day to Remember and Serve

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 5:47am

You can honor the 9/11 victims through acts of service.

Music for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 9:56am

Listen to the music of the high holy days.

Back to School Bash at Home

Heather Neal - Friday, August 2, 2013 - 6:12am

We, the parents, are a little overwhelmed at the changes a new school year brings. So, we’re taking a break and celebrating with a Back to School Bash at home. Our dear child has been gifted with a few more anxieties...

A look at the books we're reading for Back to School.

7 Books to Get Ready for School

Heather Neal - Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:45am

Whether we’re ready for summer to be over or not, the school year is starting. A half dozen districts or so around the state are already back today. More start tomorrow and by the end of next week, summer is at an end...

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School Year Resolutions

Heather Neal - Friday, July 26, 2013 - 7:08am

We’ve been doing a weekly summer fun blog series that is, sadly, winding down. Those back-to-school ads are running and stores are putting all their fun, summer clothes on clearance – sure signs that school will soon...

Beach at Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier (via GA State Parks Facebook page)

Georgia’s Beaches, No Where Near the Coast

Heather Neal - Friday, July 19, 2013 - 6:52am

Georgia has a huge, gorgeous coastline. Sadly, that coastline is – you know, all the way at the coast, which is far for a lot of Georgians. If it’s at all possible, go to the ocean. Go to the beach. The act of...

Kids React to Interracial Family in Cheerios Commercial

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:30am

Whoever coined the phrase from the "mouth of babes" - referring to the wisdom of children could not be more spot on. Watch and listen to the wise comments the kids from the Kids React YouTube series gave regarding the...

Want to be a Famous Filmmaker

Nancy Zintak - Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 6:38pm

Could You Be The Next Famous Filmmaker From Georgia? If you were a filmmaker and trying to capture Georgia, what would that look like? They say the only terrain Georgia doesn’t possess is desert – that’s why filmmakers...

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Yes, Georgia Has a Tax Free Weekend in 2013

Heather Neal - Monday, July 15, 2013 - 5:45am

Yes, Georgia has a tax-free weekend in 2013. And we are grateful! Costs for fuel and goods are staying up (and even climbing) and we need a break. Circle August 9-10 on your calendars, set a reminder on your phone,...

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