4 Summer Events in the CSRA

Summer Events in the CSRA

  4 Summer Events in the CSRA         The CSRA is full of fun during summertime. Now that we are nearing the tail-end of the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC is beginning to lift guidelines and restrictions, many areas and businesses are planning events. Here are 4 upcoming events to check out: Aiken Hops and Hogs…

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Best Brunch Spots in the CSRA

Breakfast on plate for brunch.

Best Brunch Spots in the CSRA   Is it breakfast? Is it lunch? No- it’s brunch! And it’s a popular pastime for those who want more than just a snack before lunchtime. Brunch is the perfect opportunity to try new local spots, enjoy fun and fellowship and take a break from the rest of the…

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Cinco de Mayo

Tacos in Augusta for Cinco De Mayo

  Cinco de Mayo         Cinco de Mayo (or 5th of May) is a holiday that originated in Mexico and has spread through North America. While the U.S. uses the day for tacos, cheese dip and drinks, it has a much larger history in its country of origin.         May 5 marks the date of the Mexican…

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Mother’s Day 2021

Woman with her mother

  Mother’s Day         Sunday, May 9 marks Mother’s Day this year. Ever wonder where the holiday got its start?         The American version of Mother’s Day was started by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and the U.S. officially began recognizing it as a holiday in 1914. Anna was the daughter of Anne Reeves Jarvis, a woman who…

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Armed Forces Day

Soldier Standing in front of American Flag

  Armed Forces Day         May 15, 2021 will be Armed Forces Day. It is on the third Saturday in May each year and is part of Military Appreciation Month (along with Memorial Day and Military Spouse Appreciation Day).         The Defense Secretary in 1949, Louis Johnson, created Armed Forces Day to replace the separate days held…

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Memorial Day

Arlington Memorial in celebration of Memorial Day

  Memorial Day         Ever heard anyone wish you a “Happy Memorial Day” or wished it to someone yourself? Unfortunately, it is the wrong terminology. Actually, Memorial Day is meant to commemorate military service members who lost their lives while serving their country. It often gets mixed up with Veterans Day, which is for those who…

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Washer/Dryer Cleaning and Maintenance

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  Washer/Dryer Cleaning and Maintenance         Washers and dryers are some of the most treasured and necessary home appliances one could own. It is a luxury that not all countries or homes have, so those that do should not take them for granted. Whether you have a used set or invested in a brand new one,…

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Special Skill Training in the CSRA

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  Special Skills Training in the CSRA         The COVID-19 pandemic brought about the desire for new hobbies for many people. Extra time spent at home meant looking for new activities to do. Now that the vaccine is out and businesses have begun to expand their capacity for re-opening, there are quite a few places to…

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Pool Safety

An image of a kid with goggles in the pool.

May will be the beginning of prime pool season as well as National Water Safety Month. To prepare ahead of time before neighborhood pools open or before you take the cover off of the pool in your backyard, check out these safety tips to keep everyone’s swimming experience stress-free.  Set Up Barriers Physical barriers such…

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Warm Weather Sprinkler Tips

An image of sprinklers on in green grass.

Sprinklers play an important part in keeping yards looking their best. Before you start running the sprinkler regularly throughout the season, check out these maintenance tips to be fully prepared for the warmer weather.  Check the soil.  The soil under your landscape is always the last to soften up. Be sure not to start your…

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