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    Creating Community While Social Distancing

    In a time where staying at home is the best course of action, how are you staying in touch with your community?

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    Spotlight: Menagerie

    Meet Meghan Conner Timmerman, the small business owner and creative mind behind Menagerie on Laurens Street.

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    Spotlight: South Carolina Rough Riders

    In 2004 , a group of teenagers started a grassroots effort to bring a top professional wakeboarder to South Carolina. The effort was a success, and the group dubbed “The Rough Riders” hosted two world famous wakeboard athletes for a weekend on Lake Murray.

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    Social Mission: Children’s Place, Inc.

    “’Stand Up for Children’ is our capital campaign to raise funds for a new building,” said Peggy Ford, Executive Director of Children’s Place, Inc.

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    Authentic: Betty Ryberg

    For Aiken local Betty Ryberg—whose family has called this town home for over four decades—Hitchcock Woods is one of the best parts about living in Aiken.

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    Aiken’s Newest Tradition

    In the mid -1800s , the Legare-Morgan House was a quaint, charming yellow cottage “just before the bridge” and was a part of the original Winter Colony of Aiken, South Carolina.

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    Love your Aiken

    Spring has arrived. The days are longer, warmer, and perfect for spending time outside exploring Hitchcock Woods or Hopelands Garden; the Dogwood trees are beginning to bud with the promise of new leaves, the new spring lines are arriving at the local shops and boutiques, our favorite spring events are just around the corner, and our city is beginning to shine with the brilliance of a new season.

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    Giving the Gift of Life for 10 Years

    Ten years ago, the situation and the conditions at the Aiken County Animal Shelter were abysmal. The shelter took in thousands of animals every year and only had the support and capacity to save 9% of them—the remaining 91% were euthanized.

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    Social Mission: Children’s Place, Inc.

    At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors.

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    Gifting, Giving & Gathering

    Flip through the pages of our Gifting and Giving issue to meet a collection of local small businesses who are here to make your holidays extra special this year.

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    Authentic: Governor Henry D. McMaster and First Lady Peggy McMaster

    Behind the stately wrought iron gate near the corner of Lincoln and Laurel Streets in downtown Columbia, you’ll find the last remaining building of the Arsenal Military Academy sitting on 9 acres of land alongside two beautiful Antebellum homes. Built in 1855, the building served as barracks for the officers of the Academy until the Civil War began.

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    Find Yourself at Aiken Center for the Arts

    From a robust shop bursting with beautiful art, jewelry, pottery, and more featuring local Aiken and Augusta artists to the incredible exhibitions in the gallery and the unique visual and performing classes, Aiken Center for the Arts provides an inspiring experience for all ages to enjoy.

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