Stories by Cher Best

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Cher in the City: Volunteers win the race just by helping; you can help, too

For those who may be looking for an opportunity to volunteer, you will want to attend the Heart of Giving Volunteer-a-thon from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Wilson Branch Family YMCA.
By Cher Best

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

Cher in the City: Kiss Family Reunion is way to celebrate

On Saturday, Sept. 12, WKSP 96.3 Kiss FM Radio will host the sixth annual Kiss Family Reunion presented by James O'Neal Allstate Insurance. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the show starts at 4 p.m. at ...
By Cher Best

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cher in the City: Giving spirit can warm your own heart

Several weekends ago, I was having the kind of weekend that I'd looked forward to all week. You know, the kind where you stay in bed later than you normally do and get up only to eat, brush your ...
By Cher Best

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cher in the City: Experience with Rodney brings me out of my shell

I am an animal lover. I can't remember ever not loving them. However, there is certainly a breed that I have not been able to bond with.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cher in the City: Thanks for all the phrases that reflect my life

"Ain't life grand!" (meaning things are going well). I'm sure you have heard that phase before along with others like "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
By Cher Best

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Cher in the City: Bubba, and the Y, teach about family

These days there are so many different kinds of families. It really does look a whole lot different than it did when I was growing up.
By Cher Best

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Cher in the City: 'Selma' leaves me inspired

Although there have been many movies that have included Martin Luther King characters in the background, there has never been a film about him. "Selma" gets it right.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Cher in the City: This is the year for some life changes

2014 was nothing at all like 2013 to me. By the end of 2013, although I was happy to have another year behind me, I was even more happy to see it go. And then a new year came and things changed.
By Cher Best

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Column: Awards dinner offers a chance to say 'thank you'

I recently had the pleasure of playing host to the Augusta Partnership for Children annual meeting and Visionary Awards dinner.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Cher in the City: Halloween's treats are small, but sweet

Although it wasn't what I had planned, I got to hang out with a group of 3- and 4-year-olds during a Halloween field trip to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. And they were an absolute joy.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Cher in the City: Augusta City Classic proves to be great motivator

Last weekend I started what I call my Classic Countdown Workout - I start working out three to four days a week leading up to the Augusta City Classic Football Banquet.
By Cher Best

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Cher in the City: Part of Halloween fun is making plans

Halloween is just around the corner. I remember how much fun it used to be to, pick out my costume, get dressed up and go trick-or-treating with my mom when I was little.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Cher in the City: Best entertainment can be real life

This weekend, I came across a series of YouTube videos called "Kids Say The Darndest Things" and boy did they.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Cher in the City: Overcome obstacles with a 'peaceful and patient mind'

I woke up under the weather Sunday morning to the worst headache. Thinking back, my head had started to hurt the day before after a troubling conversation with a friend.
By Cher Best

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Cher in the City: Little League scores in hearts

This weekend I had the pleasure of watching the Little League World Series.
By Cher Best

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Cher in the City: It's good to clear your head so you can think of someone else

Everybody needs time to relax, refuel and rest. Clearly that is why vacations are so important. They also sometimes help you to view an old issue with new and less tired eyes.
By Cher Best

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Cher Best: A double dose of virtues

I got two chances to learn the same messon this week, all about growth and change.
By Cher Best

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cher in the City: Let's go shopping for fun Masters Week and beyond

I always enjoy it anytime I get to go shopping but this weekend I was looking for some cute little Masters outfits. I mean after all if one is going to go to Augusta National Golf Club, one must ...
By Cher Best

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cher in the City: Aloe Blacc song might be a soundtrack for life

It wasn't just the latte. I felt an instant rush of energy as I listened to the first cut, "The Man," on the new Aloe Blacc album, "Lift Your Spirit."
By Cher Best

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Column: Ice storm brought our community together

I never have been more proud of Augusta or the people who live and work here as I was during and after that storm.
By Cher Best
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