Spokes and Sprokets

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Twilight Criterium is Changing Course

Athens’ Twilight Criterium is returning  April 24 and 25, and it is bringing with it some exciting changes! While previous Twilight races took place in the historic center of Athens, construction on Clayton…

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Senior Moves

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Great ACTIVities for Seniors

We’ve written about everything from archery to yoga, bird-watching to walking … all of which are great activities for those who are over 50 years of age. Before I continue, though, I’d just…

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Paws To Play

Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet

With nicer weather approaching, many families may be wondering if now is the right time to welcome a four-legged friend into their home. “Animals are a great way to teach responsibility, get active,…

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Feature

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Fishing for Food, Fun, and Fitness

It is tempting to begin this article by writing “I enjoy fishing.” In all truth, I do enjoy fishing, but I’ve only been fishing (as in, with a rod and reel and bait)…

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Always Running

Dawson Frey likes to run and he does it a lot. The 13-year-old eighth grader at Oglethorpe Middle School basically runs all year. He runs on the cross country courses in the fall,…

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Upcoming Events

  1. ATHENS IRON PHI-ve 5K for ALS

    March 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. 7th ANNUAL COTTAGE 5K and 1/4 MARATHON

    March 29 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. GLOW THE DISTANCE 5K and FUN RUN

    April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  4. 25th ANNUAL JAGUAR CAPER 5K RUN/WALK

    April 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm

Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet

With nicer weather approaching, many families may be wondering if now is the right time to welcome a four-legged friend into their home. “Animals are a great way to teach responsibility, get active,…

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Fishing for Food, Fun, and Fitness

It is tempting to begin this article by writing “I enjoy fishing.” In all truth, I do enjoy fishing, but I’ve only been fishing (as in, with a rod and reel and bait)…

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Project LEAF

When I entered my first year of graduate school, my heart and mind were overflowing with dreams and goals. I knew I wanted to make a difference. Upon graduating from Valdosta State University,…

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“Hour” kids need this much physical activity every day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children and adolescents have 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.  Aerobic (brisk walking, runninga) should make up the majority of…

Girls-Basketball

SECOND SEASON Part 4 of 6

“I don’t want to see a single head lowered in this locker room.” The Shell’s voice had more body than it usually did. It felt heavier and more powerful. “Losing a game is…

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Infectious…

… this is how Coach Charles, a YMCA track coach, describes fifth grader Dretavious Foster.  “His enthusiasm and energy are infectious!  He comes to practice ready to work and does everything with a…

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Enrichment Beyond the Classroom

What started out three years ago as just a way to fill an open class period on Fridays has turned into one of the most popular programs for students, teachers, staff, and even…

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Mushroom & Spinach Farfalle – Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps

Mushroom & Spinach Farfalle Ingredients: 6 oz. dried bow-tie pasta (also called Farfalle pasta) 1 T olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 C Portobello mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 C…