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Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

A first-timer's guide to having fun in Los Angeles

Somehow, despite our non-planning, our first-time trip to Los Angeles became one of the best vacations we'd ever had.
By Danielle Wong Moores

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Couple feed needy neighbors

It started with 12 tuna fish sandwiches and a few coats slung over a fence. Five years later, Eddie and Patsy Skinner's Neighborhood Outreach Ministry feeds and clothes more than 100 people each week.
By Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Crushed by Candy Crush

NEW YORK - Many people remember where they were when man first walked on the moon. I remember where I was when I passed Level 86 of "Candy Crush Saga."
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Writer's journey to success began with trip to conference

Louise Shivers gathered her courage and attended the Sand Hills Writers Conference. What happened next was a delightful surprise.
By Tom Turner

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Sochi has palm trees, mountain ranges

For visitors to the Winter Olympics, Sochi might feel like a landscape from a dream - familiar and strange all at once.
By Jim Heintz

A groom's guide to getting involved (sort of)

Generations ago, planning a wedding was 100 percent the bride's job, but in today's age of gender equity, it's a mere 99 percent.
By Dan Zevin

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Many hire caterers to reflect culture

Many hotels and banquet halls have begun permitting couples to hire outside caterers and work with restaurants to serve menus reflecting a wider range of cultures and cuisines. 
By Melissa Dutton

Plan to stay warm at winter wedding

NEW YORK - No bride has ever asked designer Mark Badgley, half of the Badgley Mischka duo, about incorporating a cold-weather look into her wedding ensemble. 
By Samantha Critchell

Most wedding guests are on best behavior

Of Tiffany Schutt's 250 wedding guests, one surely stood out. Not only was she not invited, but the young guest, a relative with whom the couple wasn't particularly close, turned up in a white ...
By Lisa A. Flam

5 free things to do in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer.
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013


Dean's list, college graduates, essay winners and military acknowledgements.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013


The West Augusta Alliance elected new leadership at its annual meeting Dec. 9.

Knitting holds class together

On the first Wednesday of every month, Sylvia Mercado directs a free knitting class at the Kroc Center.
By Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Use family photos as holiday decorations

The holidays are a great time to pull out old photos and reminisce, but there's no need to huddle around a dusty album - make them part of your decorations.
By Holly Ramer

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Banana Republic's red carpet out for L'Wren Scott

NEW YORK - L'Wren Scott is no stranger to sequins. She doesn’t compromise comfort, probably because she does attend so many events, meetings and red-carpet parties.
By Samantha Critchell

25 debutantes presented at annual cotillion

The 50th Augusta Symphony Guild Cotillion featured 25 debutantes who were presented Nov. 29 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. Dinner and dancing followed the presentation.

Local author voices Uncle Remus CD

The difficult dialect of Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus stories weren't the only thing that made recording a reading of them difficult for Tom Turner. It was also the humor.
By Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

North Augusta home tour upcoming

The 26th annual North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 6-7, offers a chance to see a wide range of decorated homes and give back to the community at the same time.
By Nikasha Dicks

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

People don't slow down much, but Advent is well worth the wait

I crave Advent. Maybe it's a midlife motivation. Or has this compulsion just gone unnoticed? I think not. More likely, I've been afraid to admit it. After all, it goes against the grain. Waiting, ...
By the Rev. Bernard Mason

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

School's tradition kept alive

On the second floor of the Heritage Academy school building is the top of a brick archway that will soon be hidden under sheetrock.
By Lisa Kaylor