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Love of Learning

Being both a teacher and a mom, I found myself combining learning opportunities into household commands. Brush your teeth. Take a Bath. Do your homework. Read a book. Though my children love reading, after a while, I began to get grunts from them because of the authoritative way in which they were asked to read. One day while researching online, I stumbled on an article entitled, “10 Ways to Inspire a Love of Learning” by Carri Schneider. After reading the article, I began to ask myself, “Has learning become a chore for my little ones?” I knew that my heart’s desire was to instill a love of life-long learning in my children.  Here are Schneider’s helpful tips to building a love of learning:

Dave Says

Dear Dave, I have cousins who are thinking about moving back to Connecticut from Virginia. They’ll be renting for a while, and I have an unoccupied rental house. Do you think renting to family is a bad idea?

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Preparation

Where to Begin? Preparation for your tax appointment should begin in January. Right after the New Year, set up a safe storage location, such as a file drawer, cupboard, or safe. As you receive pertinent records, file them right away, before you forget or lose them. Make this a habit, and you’ll find your job a lot easier on your appointment date. Other general suggestions to prepare for your appointment include…

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The Ultimate Love Letter

When you love someone, it’s the big and the little things that make it last. Whether you are unclogging the toilet, earning money for the mortgage, washing the dishes and dirty clothes, listening to their day, their challenges or managing investments for a long-term payoff, to name a few. These are some of the ways to say ‘I love you’ in a practical way. Loving someone is about keeping their best interests in mind. Love chases away fear. Love does everything it can to protect and preserve.

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Tax Refund

You may not get much of a thrill from filing your taxes, but the process becomes much more enjoyable if you’re expecting a refund. So, if one is headed your way, what should you do with the money? The answer depends somewhat on the size of the refund. For the 2017 tax year, the average refund was about $2,760 – not a fortune, but big enough to make an impact in your life. Suppose, for example, that you invested this amount in a tax-deferred vehicle, such as a traditional IRA and then did not add another penny to it for 30 years.

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Deon’s DOs and DON’Ts for Real Estate

There will always be debates about hiring a full-time real estate agent or one who works part-time. While there may be some significant reasons you want to hire a part-time agent think about some of the following questions that really come down to just a few key issues, which I will summarize…

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A Celebration of Community, an Armadillo Race and the Mayoral Address

On the night of Wednesday, January 10th, I walked into a room full of beautifully dressed businessmen and women, government officials and their families. People were talking and laughing while drinking their beverages and enjoying the event hall of the Cherokee Run Club House. The event, A Celebration of Community was exactly that, Community. The community came out to celebrate the people who have worked hard to make Conyers a thriving city. The night began with Mayor Randy Mills saying that he had the “dubious honor for the last time to call this meeting to order.” Highlights of the night included the transition of the mayor, new council members, honoring outgoing council members and honoring the outgoing mayor.

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Write the Vision, and Make it Plain!

Not too long ago I was asked to attend a Vision Board Party. Usually, toward the end and beginning of the year, you can see them popping up. Now, everyone has their own special twist, but to me, it’s all the same – cutting out magazine pictures and posting them on a poster board. I’ve done one before several years ago, and it ended up shoved under my bed collecting dust until it ended up in the trash can. As invitations come in to join the ‘best ever’ vision casting party, I usually politely decline. It’s not that I’m opposed to doing arts and crafts, but the process has never felt actionable enough for me. And, with me being a ‘so what are you going to do about it’ kind of girl, I struggle with ambiguity. But, this time was different. This invitation was extended to my family. I gave it a try and was amazed at the outcome.

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Everyone Valued and Welcomed

Local Outreach, Relationships, and Community. That is the heart of what we do at AWAKE. We work towards showing love in practical ways. Being in Olde Town, we have the privilege of getting to know our community and all the different people who make it up, on a personal level. Whether it’s a judge from across the street at the courthouse or the man who lives under a nearby bridge and walks to his job daily at Goodwill, we try to make everyone feel welcomed and valued.

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Here's a great opportunity to donate to and to shop at our Community Yard Sale this upcoming Saturday in Olde Town Conyers! Come join us! #drinkcoffeelovepeople

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Looking for a yard sale on a Saturday morning? Tomorrow there will be a yard sale at Conyers First United Methodist Church.

The Community Yard Sale at Conyers First UMC, sponsored by Awake Coffee will benefit the Homeless in our city.

The Yard Sale is tomorrow, Saturday (February 24th) from 10 am until 3 pm. Located at 921 N Main St. NW Conyers, Ga. (Olde Town)

Thank you for supporting our local community.

There is a lot of great stuff! Don't miss it!

Contact Toni Armstrong Kelecheck with questions at 770-262-5394.
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COMMUNITY YARDSALE: It’s time for spring cleaning but don’t throw away all that excess. Put it to good use. Bring your old dishes, linens, appliances, furniture etc. to the church Fellowship Hall on Friday February 23rd from 10am-7pm. The community yard sale will be held on Saturday February 24th from 10am-3pm. Proceeds to benefit Conyers homeless community.

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We love Clark Carmichael's clever twist on love in the February edition of eMetro. Check out Tin Plate in Olde Town Conyers after you read his article!

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Even though I have not personally met these folks yet, Refuge Pregnancy Center supports a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Help them out by supporting and participating in this 5K race! There will be fun things to do for the whole family!

The 7th annual Race for Life 5k/Fun Run is located in the countryside of beautiful Conyers located in Rockdale County, Georgia.
You will enjoy lush green meadows, farm animals, and beautiful landscapes while competing for top speeds. It all starts and ends at historic Rockdale Baptist Church. There is a couple of rolling hills along the route with one large uphill slope before the final turn back to the church. Once you have crossed the finish line, the post-race festivities begin! We want to celebrate your accomplishment! Awards will be given to the top 3 in Overall Male/Female and Masters Male/Female.
Fun for the whole family will include, face painting, inflatables, Diaper Derby – Baby Crawl, and a Stroller Relay Race. If you interested in participating in the Diaper Derby or Stroller Relay, please see more details and sign up at www.FriendsofRefuge.org/5k
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Race for Life-7th Annual

April 28, 2018, 8:00am - April 28, 2018, 11:00am

The 7th annual Race for Life 5k/Fun Run is located in the countryside of beautiful Conyers located in Rockdale County, Georgia. You will enjoy lush green meadows, farm animals, and beautiful landscapes while competing for top speeds. It all starts and ends at historic Rockdale Baptist Church. There is a couple of rolling hills along the route with one large uphill slope before the final turn back to the church. Once you have crossed the finish line, the post-race festivities begin! We want to celebrate your accomplishment! Awards will be given to the top 3 in Overall Male/Female and Masters Male/Female. Fun for the whole family will include, face painting, inflatables, Diaper Derby – Baby Crawl, and a Stroller Relay Race. If you interested in participating in the Diaper Derby or Stroller Relay, please see more details and sign up at www.FriendsofRefuge.org/5k-Race

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Who can think of a better topic to discuss on Valentine's Day than chocolate and wine? I know I can't. Corks and Cuvée will be opening on February 24th in Olde Town Conyers.

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End of Season Party

February 24, 2018, 6:00pm - February 24, 2018, 10:00pm

It’s Party time! We are having an end of season skating party and everyone is invited. DJ Life will be spinning the tunes. We will have games, discounts and giveaways all night long! Discounted pre-sale tickets available! Buy one get one 50% off! Online only!

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Who wants to teach their kids to love learning? Dr. Nadra Powell is cultivating this love at High Achievers Education Center in Olde Town Conyers. In this season of love, make your way over to this cozy little schoolhouse to see what they're all about.

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Deon Cannon always gives us great advice! Contact Deon Cannon Realty for all of your real estate needs.

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Saturday 02/24 10%
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Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
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Sunday 02/25 90%
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A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 68F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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Monday 02/26 90%
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Cloudy. Periods of rain early. High 67F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.