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Fall Foliage Sites for Active Adults

Ask anyone in the South what the top three pastimes are in fall, and the answer will be quite alliterative: Football Festivals and FOLIAGE! Georgia is home to dozens of state parks that are perfect for enjoying nature’s artwork, but pretty much anywhere in the foothills and mountains of North Georgia will provide a visual […]

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Labor Day Events Put the Active in Active Adults

For more than 120 years, the first weekend in September has recognized the contributions and achievements of American workers, with a “long weekend” to celebrate Labor Day. Here in Georgia, we celebrate the end of the “Dog Days” of summer, with an eye toward cooler fall weather, and we’re lured out of our air conditioning […]

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Active Adults Enjoy Georgia’s Apple Capital

If it’s your first fall in Georgia, there are three things about which you should be aware: We invented “dressing in layers” for our 40-degree mornings and mid-80s afternoons; We shop on Fridays so we enjoy SEC Football on Saturdays. Wearing of school colors is not optional in the South; It may be a law […]

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The Masters Tournament – A Georgia Institution

Ask five people what they plan to do in retirement, and you’re likely to hear “Golf” from at least three of them. The game’s origins predate the legendary Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland, with a Dutch game called “kolf,” played with a leather ball and a stick as early as […]

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A-MAIZE-ing Entertainment for All Ages

Fall Festivals conjure visions of long lines of white-topped tents atop booths featuring arts and crafts, local produce, jams and preserves, fresh-baked breads and more. Their arrangement may be almost labyrinthine, making it nearly impossible to navigate your way back to the parking lot, but they’ve got nothing on the corn mazes (or maizes), that […]

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Healthy Food & Imagination = Recipe for Fun Outing With Grandkids

Metro Atlanta has a plethora of attractions, but finding one that is appropriate for pre-school and early school-age grandchildren can be a challenge. ImagineIt! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta easily fills that void – and a winter afternoon – with educational programs that are entertaining and informative for children and adults alike. One of their […]

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Beyond Trick or Treat – October Activities for Grandparents

October activities that don’t involve candy and costumes score popularity points with modern grandparents. Fortunately, a number of local alternatives are fun, convenient and affordable including: Walking Through a Corn Maze (or “Maize”) Cagle’s Dairy Corn Maize in Cherokee County – now in its 12th year, this maze includes intricate designs along the more than […]

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FALL In Love With Your Home All Over Again

There’s something magical about Fall, when the vibrant greens of the previous two seasons give way to the gold, red and orange that inspire us to make chili, watch football and venture forth on a leaf-viewing excursion. With weather remaining unseasonably warm into early October in Georgia, many of the hardwoods have maintained their green […]

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Biking for Fun & Fitness

Remember when we were kids and a bike ride meant hopping on a sturdy two-wheeler with a banana seat, baseball cards clicking in the spokes, mastering the art of riding with no hands or with our best friend blocking our view on the handlebars? Times have changed, as have the opportunities to enjoy bike riding […]

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Atlanta is in Bloom!

Spring is here! Well, almost.  This is my favorite time of the year.  No heater, no air conditioning, and no pollen.  It won’t last for long, but until I see that yellow dusting, I’m keeping my windows open!  Now is a great time to get outdoors as well.  The crisp spring air, trees and flowers […]

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