Short Takes: February/March 2016

Faces: Singing Valentines “We carry Kleenex with us,” says Lowell Dorn with a laugh. As a singer with the Garden City Chorus’s Singing Valentines, he’s seen his share of tears on Valentine’s Day when he and his fellow barbershop harmony performers travel across the...

Short Takes: November/December 2015

This past January, the Thomson Elementary School teacher was leading an assignment on New Year’s resolutions—and shared her own resolution with her third-grade class: to be more giving of herself. And even more than that she planned to donate an organ. When I’m not...

Short Takes: October 2015

North Augusta author Christine Hurley Derisowrote her first story, “The Happy Family,” when she was just six years old (Fun fact: Her mother still has a copy.). Although she now has seven published books under her belt with books eight and nine set to come out later...

Short Takes: August/September 2015

Laura Cameron On January 30 of next year, Laura Cameron will blow out 100 candles on her birthday cake.  But the centenarian hasn’t slowed down a bit—and neither have her fingers. By next year, Cameron will have played the piano for 93 years. She started with lessons...

Short Takes: June/July 2015

Julie Boone Petersburg Boat Operator JULIE BOONE is both a teacher and a storyteller—and what a classroom she has. The education and programs coordinator for the Augusta Canal, Boone and her fellow guides lead tours of the historic waterway from the helm of a replica...

Short Takes: April 2015

$$ For Kids Kam Kyzer As a teenager, Kam Kyzer tutored kids one-on-one at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA. “Volunteering and participating and supporting the community—it was something that was like brushing your teeth [in my family],” she says.  Fast forward...