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The Perfect Burger: It Matters!

The Perfect Burger: It Matters!

Want to impress your friends and family with the perfect burger at your next backyard cookout? If so, Kirby G’s, an iconic diner on the square of McDonough, has started a new burger class that will teach you everything you need to know about crafting a burger sure to please everyone! My fiancé and I recently had the opportunity to try out the new class. We had such a fun experience and learned so much! The class was taught by Neil Daniell, owner of Kirby G’s and 2018 World Burger Champion. You may think you already know how to make...

Family Roots Farm: A Tradition of Quality and Community

Family Roots Farm: A Tradition of Quality and Community

Nestled in the heart of Henry County lies a hidden gem of agricultural excellence and community spirit: Family Roots Farm. Owned and operated by Marisa and Scott Craig, this local cattle farm is a testament to the Craig family’s dedication to sustainable farming, quality products, and the joys of working together as a family. Specializing in Belted Galloways, a distinctive breed known for its striking appearance and superior beef quality, Family Roots Farm offers a range of beef products that have earned them a loyal customer base in the community. The Craigs: A Family United by Farming and Veterinary Care...

Taste of Henry

Taste of Henry

After a quarter-century, A Friend’s House remains a mainstay on the front lines in the battle to protect children at risk in Henry County and throughout Georgia. “A Friend’s House is here to provide a home or an emergency shelter placement for kids that have been neglected, abused, or who are homeless,” said development director Brandie Craig. “We try to handle everything with the youth — physical, emotional, educational — we have it all in-house.” Since opening its doors in 1998, the facility has welcomed more than 3,000 children for short-term or long-term care. Now, it houses 24 young people,...

Tips to Keep Child Athletes Safe in Record-High Temperatures

Tips to Keep Child Athletes Safe in Record-High Temperatures

Given the warm temperatures this summer, it is important for parents to know the signs of heat-related illnesses and what to look for when their athletes are exercising or playing in the sun. Dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are heat-related illnesses that may occur in growing athletes if they are not prepared to play outdoor sports in hot weather.             Some of the early signs of these heat-related illnesses to look out for include:    Heat-related illnesses can be avoided if a growing athlete stays hydrated. Practice the following to stay safe when it’s hot outside: “The importance...

Freedom.

Freedom.

As we turn into summer, for many the most awaited time of the year, many seek and try to find what society cherishes the most, Freedom. Freedom is a topic of priority today and has been for millennia. Men and women alike treasure freedom as a treasure in their lives. We celebrate the 4th of July as a token of freedom for all as a nation, and yet many do not realize that being free is but a mirage. The human soul hopes to find freedom from what causes us deep anguish in our life. In essence, we seek freedom...

The Simplicity of Cycling

The Simplicity of Cycling

Sometimes what we initially resist, can unexpectedly transform into something we will cherish the rest of our lives. Such is the case with my recent trip to Japan where my son suggested as a destination to celebrate his upcoming high school graduation. “Just roll with it,” I told myself. Upon the completion of the trip, I was amazed by the discipline of the Japanese culture on multiple aspects such as cleanliness, respect for each other, simplicity, punctuality, organized public transportation, and of course the use of the bicycle. From bustling city streets to serene countryside paths, bicycles hold a special...

Poor Posture or Scoliosis? 

Poor Posture or Scoliosis? 

While poor posture, caused by tech neck or heavy backpacks, may not directly lead to a scoliosis diagnosis, being proactive about your child’s spine health is important to avoid fatigue and muscle pain. “When we walk, our head and neck should be centered over our hips. With poor posture comes less efficient movement, meaning fatigue may set in earlier,” said Medical Director of Children’s Scoliosis and Spine Program Dr. Dennis Devito. “If you walk or sit bent over, not only are you more likely to tire sooner, but you may develop muscle pain as well.” Flexibility and core strength are...

Miracles Still Happen

Miracles Still Happen

Brandi Benson decided to put her college education on hold to join the United States Army in 2008. After months of basic and advanced training stateside, she was deployed to the ongoing war in Iraq in December. She was placed close to the front lines, where constant explosions and hostile activities were ongoing. She was aware and understood she had been deployed to a war zone, but she didn’t know that she was about to engage in a war from within her own body. During a day of fitness exercising, Brandi noticed a bump in her upper thigh, which had...

Impacting Youth Today For a Greater Future

Impacting Youth Today For a Greater Future

Henry County’s own Boys & Girls Club location has been helping young people for nearly three years, and one in particular has been singled out as a prime example of how teens can benefit from the facility’s numerous programs. The Shaquille O’Neal Boys & Girls Club recently hosted its Youth of the Year celebration gala and announced that Kaci Chandler has been named the club’s Youth of the Year. The 17-year-old is a junior at McDonough High School, where she was named to this year’s homecoming court. “Kaci has been an extraordinary leader in her club,” said Christin Jackson, a...

Pathway to Success

Pathway to Success

Students at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy are taking advantage of a groundbreaking program to overcome their individual learning challenges and find success in high school, college, and beyond. The Arrowsmith program was created in the 1970s but was installed at ELCA in 2011. It serves students in grades 3-9 (eight students are in the program now). Arrowsmith is only offered in 25 states, and ELCA is the only school in Georgia offering it. The three-year program addresses specific learning difficulties by identifying and strengthening cognitive capacities. It helps students with ADHD, dyslexia, auditory processing, and other types of learning disabilities....