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...

Short Takes: February/March 2015

Faces LightsAction Johnny Moretz Lighting designer Johnny Moretz still remembers his first job after college graduation: painting the old Bon Air Hotel. During that hot summer, he spent a full month up in a crane with a brush and rollers, swiping paint back and forth...