Spooky Pretzels

Ingredients 12 pretzel rods 12 candy eyes (found near sprinkles and icing) 1/2 cup white chocolate chips or melting chocolate 1/8 cup chocolate chips DIRECTIONS Heat the chocolate chips in a tall glass or cup by microwaving for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted. Allow the chocolate to cool for 2-3 minutes. Dip one […]

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Let’s Grow SteamX Hosts Career & College Expo

At today’s Let’s Grow SteamX youth college and career expo over 70 exhibitors including colleges, large corporations, city assets, and local resources were on-site to teach students from 40+ schools about career opportunities and ways to succeed at your career goals. The event featured seminar classes on topics such as technology in film, women in […]

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Oakhurst Fall Daze

One of the top spots for a fall retreat in the Chattahoochee Valley is Oakhurst Farm’s Fall Daze. Located only a half-hour outside of Columbus, Oakhurst is your one-stop destination for fall fun. Fall Daze has the humble beginning of owner Morgan Marlowe’s father selling pumpkins off the back of his pickup truck. Eventually, the […]

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Pet of the Month: Benson

Hey everyone, I’m Benson! I’m 2 years old and housebroken; however, I’ve been homeless for quite some time, wandering the streets until I was rescued and given a place to stay at Paws. I love this place but I’ve been here since June and I’d really like to find my forever home. I love playing […]

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National Pumpkin Destruction Day at The Rock Ranch

It may be the first you heard of it, or you may celebrate and not even be aware. Pumpkin Destruction Day is a nationally recognized holiday. It’s the Saturday after Halloween dedicated to smashing, crushing and destroying gourds. “It is a legit holiday, an obscure one, but it is official on the books!” boasts Adam […]

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Highlight on Alley Cat Cafe: Coffee & Cattitude

It has been all the rage in Taiwan for decades, and over 80 of them have popped up in Japan, Cat Cafés. It is a place where you can start your day off with your favorite things, cats and coffee. Are you purrplexed? Do you think we are kitten you? It’s furreal. It is a […]

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Parents as Teachers

Oftentimes becoming a parent can leave one feeling overwhelmed. It is an ongoing joke that babies don’t come with “owner’s manuals.” The hospital workers hand you this bundle and send you on your way. If you didn’t babysit in the past or have younger siblings, you may feel clueless.  Luckily there is an organization in […]

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Foods that Get a Bad Rap

With all the weight loss and nutrition advice available online, it can be difficult to discern which foods are a healthy addition to your diet and which are not. Here are some foods that are commonly on the ‘bad’ list but may not deserve to be there. NUTS are often put on a list of foods […]

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How to select a learning app for MATH

There are a large variety of math apps that provide a fun way to practice and improve your child’s math skills. Here are some traits to look for when selecting one: The math app presents the math fact using a three-step process. The student is first asked to answer the problem, then if the incorrect […]

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Positive Discipline Using the Token System

Finding healthy, effective approaches to gaining children’s cooperation and improving behavior isn’t always easy. This is especially true for kids with behavior problems stemming from attention deficit disorder or other behavior disorders. One approach that works well is a token system. Kids can earn tokens for good behaviors and lose tokens for misbehavior. Then they […]

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