Columbus Lions Return

The Columbus Lions are set to kick off their new indoor football season this spring at the Columbus Civic Center (initial April 17 start date has been postponed). The Columbus Lions games are a family-friendly outing that kids of all ages will enjoy. Indoor football is played on a padded floor and is 50 yards […]

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The annual Chattahoochee Valley March for Babies Walk

The annual Chattahoochee Valley March for Babies Walk is on April 25 (Event now virtual at www.marchforbabies.org/event/chattahoocheevalleyga) at Woodruff Park in Columbus. Join more than 450 people at this event that raises money for the organization’s programs. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the walk/run begins at 9:30 am. Lunch will be provided for participants and there […]

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Fieldwork – Columbus Botanical Gardens and Blanchard Elementary Collaboration

Muscogee County School District has had a longtime, unique collaboration with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Each fall, schools partner with local area businesses for Partners in Education (PIE). These partners in education work with the schools to improve academic performance, provide career opportunities, enrich life experiences, or develop and enrich faculty. This year, the […]

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Local Schools are Focusing on Emotional Intelligence

In 2014, Muscogee County School District received funding from Project AWARE. Project AWARE is a grant to help build systems for school-based mental health support services. With this funding, MCSD has implemented different positive behavioral interventions and supports services (PBIS) to increase social and emotional learning (SEL). Social and emotional learning is a process through […]

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Start Them Reading At Birth

By: Lani Kimbrough, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries The path to building a lifelong reader starts at birth. Reading with young babies plays an important part in their language development.  Plus, snuggling up with a book can also be relaxing for both you and your baby. Having your baby hear your voice while being held closely reassures […]

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Sleepy Teens? How you Can help your Kids Sleep Better

A November 2019 study in the journal ‘Sleep’ found that most teens do not get the amount of sleep recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) on a regular basis. They recommend 8–10 hours of sleep each night for teenagers 13 to 18 years old. This is not too different from the 9 to […]

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10th Annual Kids Camp & Summer Fun Fair

EVENT UPDATE 3/12/20: Keeping in mind the health of our event partners as well as our potential attendees against the spread and contraction of the Coronavirus, we have decided to cancel this year’s Kids Camp Fair, scheduled for this Sunday at the National Infantry Museum. It is unfortunate because so much effort has already been […]

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1,2,3 Fish On! | Fishing in Columbus, GA

By: Stephanie Vatalaro, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation If your kids are anything like mine, keeping them entertained probably feels like Mission: Impossible, especially when it comes to finding new family activities. One of my favorite ways to put a new spin on family time is with a traditional pastime that’s making a comeback — […]

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A Visit to Turntime Farms

I expected the typical small-town farm, cows all over the place, strong manure stench, chickens crowding the dirt roads. But when I got out of my hatchback at this Harris County farm, I could see some cows far in the distance, I couldn’t smell them. I saw rolling hills, no chickens, and I was greeted […]

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Expand their Palate and Knowledge with Cultural Food

Pizza, chicken tenders and french fries, it’s the diet for many American children. As parents, we often find ourselves in this complacency with our children’s palate. We allow them to eat the same fruits, veggies and meals day-after-day because it’s easier than arguing with them, and at least they’re fed, right? Expand your child’s palate by […]

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