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Christmas activities on horizon

Bring the Family to Stewart Lanes for dinner and bowling at a special price from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 25. The cost is $30 per family of five.

November 20, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

Park offering free admission to military

Valdosta – It's the season of giving thanks and Wild Adventures Theme Park is showing appreciation to the surrounding communities by adding three bonus days. The park opens Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with free admission for military families and friends of season passholders.

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

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

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Armstrong still military-friendly

Armstrong Atlantic State University recently demonstrated why it's called a "military friendly" school.

February 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health

Book Festival headliner has 30 best-sellers

SAVANNAH - Best-selling author Tami Hoag will headline the Savannah Book Festival's spring 2014 event at noon May 8 at The Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.

February 22, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

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

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