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Go: Watermelon & Hot Air Balloon Festival

June 21-23, Ga Veterans State Park, Cordele, GA Looking for a weekend full of fun and excitement? Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele will have hot air balloons, arts & crafts, a car & truck show, black powder demonstrations, archery contest, kid’s activity zone, and much more fun! Bring your…
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Recipe: Mango Berry Rotini Salad

mango berry salad

Mango, berries, spinach, and feta cheese make for a colorful twist on pasta salad, with the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. Ingredients 1 cup (4 oz) whole-wheat rotini pasta, uncooked 1 ripe mango 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries 2 cups Fresh Baby Spinach 1/2 cup reduced-fat feta cheese   For the vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons extra…
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Who Inspires You?

Mike and Lola Beggs at the top of the St. Simons Island Lighthouse, January 2019. I am incredibly blessed to have both of my parents fairly nearby and an active part of our family’s lives. They are a constant source of encouragement and joy to us and many others who…
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Go: Junior Ranger Program at State Parks

The Georgia State Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division are now offering free Site-Specific Junior Ranger Activity Books and badges at 59 different parks and historic sites. Visit the parks and historic sites to pick up your Junior Ranger book, explore the unique adventures, and learn more about history and…
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Recipe: Zesty Whole Grain Salad

Enjoy spring produce with this nutritious, low-calorie salad made with quinoa, pecans and kale or spinach. Ingredients 2 cups whole grain (brown rice, Kamut™, quinoa) 2 tablespoons oil (canola or vegetable) 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey Salt and ground black pepper to taste 2 apples, chopped 1/2…
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Go: Ga State Park Clubs & Rewards

Love a challenge? Georgia State Parks have four “clubs” that encourage you to get out and explore while checking off a list. Take on these quests at your own pace; there’s no time limit. New for 2019!  Get your club t-shirt when you join, so you can wear it while exploring. After turning…
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Recipe: Winter Crisp

We have a feeling this recipe will hit the spot for most our readers. On a week with projected snow, a warm treat is just the thing to keep our spirits up. We like this dessert because it’s low in fat and contains ingredients that sweeten the treat without hiking…
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