ShopGirl: New, trendy and affordable



Second Time Around, the consignment shop at 1914 Walton Way, will be moving to 3690 Washington Road later this month. In addition to clothing and accessories, the new place will sell furniture and home décor. It is a lot bigger than the Walton Way location, and has better parking.

Second Time Around has been in Augusta for more than 30 years, and has seen a great pickup in business over the past few years as we’ve all had to be a little more careful about where our money goes.

Hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Consignments will be taken Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (706) 738-1526.



The weather is finally getting to where it’s enjoyable to be outside, and what better place to soak it in than the August Canal? If you have kids in your group, check out the Augusta Canal Discovery Walks. The one today is called September Blooms, and is a wildflower identification and informal lecture by botanist Dr. Charlotte Christy, from Augusta State University’s Biology Department. Admission is only $2 for adults and $1 for children, and is a great way to learn about late summer-blooming wildflowers.

The next Discovery Walk is Sept. 29 and 30, and will tour powder mill buildings.

For something more geared toward adults, go to the Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise. They are every Friday night, and in September the music ranges from jazz to Not Gaddy’s iDRUM2u drum circle. Tickets are $25, and you are encouraged to pack a picnic snack. Go to for more information.



Sometimes when I’m bored, I’ll scroll through the free apps in the iTunes App Store, just looking for something to cut my work day in half or to make my photos look like there are cats in the background. I’m cheap, so I rarely pay for anything in the App Store, but I’m also wary of free sketchy apps for a reason.

Enter @atFreeiPhone, a Twitter account that keeps track of apps that have recently been marked down to free. I love this, because somehow, if the app used to cost $4.99, I feel like it must be worth me downloading for free. The people who moderate this account do a great job of browsing the App Store, catching bargains like Smart Office 2, an app allowing you to view, create, edit and share Microsoft Office documents on your phone. It used to cost $9.99, but was free for a day this week.

Follow @atFreeiPhone on Twitter, or check out their Web site for free stuff way beyond just iPhone apps.