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First Lady Debuts the New Governor's Mansion Website

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When asked her reason for opening the Mansion to so many online, the First Lady responded, “Being a mom and a teacher, I wanted to have children who can’t get here to have access because it is the state’s home and to see the history."... Read full article

Dechia Badeaux-Gerald

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Dechia Badeaux-Gerald is a name many know throughout our community. With a goal of bridging the gap between the community and law enforcement and first responders after the death of her husband in the line of duty, Dechia shares her family’s story in... Read full article

Vanessa Lewis

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New Moon, Tunes for Little Folks

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Johnette Downing and Dickie Knickerbocker's never before released debut children’s album from 1990 will officially be released on Friday, July 10.... Read full article

Getting Started with Mindfulness for Kids

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You will notice the awareness you are teaching in these structured moments is carrying over into your child’s everyday life. The ability to slow down and be more aware will help them navigate relationships, school, and tough emotions more effectively... Read full article



Smile or Else! A Friendly Guide to Taking Family Photos and Keeping Your Sanity

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Despite the effort you put forward, it is easy to wonder if it is worth the hassle and if there is any way to make it through without feeling like you’re family is enduring cruel and unusual punishment. I am here to assure you that indeed, there is. ... Read full article

DAD NEXT DOOR: Chris Hester

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After running for a political office, living your life as if you’re an open book is almost written in the stars. To some, this close up view of a person’s daily life could become a bit overwhelming. However, Chris Hester embraces it all with a smile.... Read full article

Brandon White

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Brandon White has dedicated his life to coaching young men to become their best selves both on and off the court. Now, his greatest challenge is raising a precious daughter to be a bright light in the world. This father puts family first no matter ho... Read full article

It Takes a Village BR

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Every Sunday, you can find a group of people cooking and packing white styrofoam to-go boxes under the North Boulevard overpass. The magic starts around 9 a.m., after ingredients are unloaded. Amid conversations and gospel music playing over the spea... Read full article

Child Advocacy Center Offers Free Virtual Abuse Prevention Tool

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In response to increased demand for virtual abuse prevention training, The CARE Center now offers its online ROAR program without cost to organizations that serve children.... Read full article

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