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Thanksgiving activities lining up

Everyone's invited to run in the Family Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk on Hunter at 10 a.m. Saturday.

November 13, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


'Tis the season of donations

Like many other economic measures, charitable donations in the U.S. have yet to bounce back to pre-recession levels. According to Giving USA's Annual Report on Philanthropy, charitable contributions totaled $298.4 billion in 2011 – up 4 percent from 2010, but still 11 percent below 2007 levels.

November 12, 2012 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Family+Health


Festival brings book characters to life

The wise and witty Groucho Marx once observed that "outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

November 07, 2012 | By Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Family+Health


College aims to turn soldiers into physician assistants

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Transitioning military service members into civilian careers as physician assistants is one goal of a recent $834,000 Health Resources and Services Administration federal grant received by the College of Allied Health Sciences at Georgia Health Sciences University.

November 07, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Trip to Jax zoo for military families

Register by Nov. 14 for a Leisure Travel trip to the Jacksonville Zoo at 9 a.m. Nov. 17. Come face to face with wild animals of South America, South Africa, Australia and even Florida while visiting the park and gardens. The cost, including admission, is $23 for adults, $17 for children ages 3-12 and $9 for ages 2 and under.

November 06, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Despite lower rate, power bills to go up

ATLANTA - Average bills from Georgia Power will soon increase, not decrease as some might have expected when the company announced last month that its fuel costs had dropped.

November 03, 2012 | Associated Press | Family+Health


Free Sesame Street shows on Stewart

Free tickets for the two Sesame Street shows at Fort Stewart are available for pickup on a first-come, first-served basis at the Fort Stewart Leisure Travel Office in the PX Furniture Mall.

October 30, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Tax breaks for military families

As we honor our armed forces this Veterans Day, let's also acknowledge the financial challenges they and their families often face, both while in service and after discharge. Fortunately, service members needn't go it alone: Many tax benefits, social services and financial assistance programs are available to help.

October 29, 2012 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Family+Health


Coat drive for military ends today

The coat drive for military families conducted by the Hinesville chapter of Operation Homefront Georgia ends Friday. It began Oct. 1. More than 150 adult and children's coats will be given to needy military families Saturday, Nov. 3, according to local chapter Director Joseph Anthony.

October 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Family+Health


Neighborhood may make CPR less likely

CHICAGO (AP) - People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race.

October 25, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Family+Health


Fort Stewart students warned of drugs

Students and faculty at Fort Stewart's Diamond Elementary School kicked off Red Ribbon Week on Monday morning with a ribbon cutting, balloon release and a visit from the Directorate of Emergency Services' mascot, McGruff the Crime Dog.

October 24, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Family+Health


Have 'good debt,' 'bad debt' rules changed?

Before the Great Recession of 2008 overturned many long-held financial beliefs, it wasn't uncommon for people to differentiate between "good debt" and "bad debt." The thinking was that certain kinds of debt were worth taking on because you come out ahead in the long run. Buying a home and financing a college education were two notable examples.

October 23, 2012 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Family+Health


Post gearing up for Halloween

Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is the feature for a Movie Under the Stars evening at a pavilion on the north side of Holbrook Pond starting at 8 p.m. Friday.

October 22, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Ins and outs of epayments

Are you ordering far fewer checks for your bank account these days? Does a roll of postage stamps seem to last a lot longer? Like most people, you're probably performing many more financial transactions electronically, either by choice or because companies and government agencies have increasingly made it all but mandatory.

October 20, 2012 | By Jason Alderman Special to Connect | Family+Health


Drive-through flu shots offered on post

The fifth annual Fort Stewart Drive-Thru Flu Clinic is scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24-25 in the SFC Paul R. Smith Army Education Center parking lot at 100 Knowledge Drive, just outside the post's main gate.

October 15, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


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Cheerleading showcase Saturday

The public is invited to the free, second annual Fort Stewart Cheerleading Showcase on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.

February 17, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Stewart, Hunter changing Internet providers

DALLAS - American Warrior Networks Internet and TV services on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will be discontinued, effective Feb. 20. In early June, Boingo will be the new provider at locations previously serviced by AWN.

February 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Family+Health


Vendors sought for Earth Day festival

A call for vendors is under way for the 2014 Earth Day Festival, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the YMCA soccer fields on Mary Lou Drive in Hinesville.

February 14, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


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