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Sandra Stringer: Check out Walk Georgia website to re-energize your exercise routine
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If your fitness routine needs some energy, visit the Walk Georgia website at

Established in 2008, Walk Georgia is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and its partners. It program goals are to help people:

* Get more fit.

* Develop the habit of regular physical activity.

* Garner support from others who are interested in moving more.

Have fun.

It also offers fitness tips. Simply click on the “resources tab” and then click on “fitness.” Videos cover beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

I hope you’ll join me in participating in Walk Georgia. It’s a great way to track your fitness activity.

The daily accountability can make a big difference in the pathway to reaching your goals.


Does your home menu need a makeover?

The Hall County Library System offers a wide range of cookbooks for patrons to browse through and check out. Whether it’s snacks and desserts or special gatherings, you’ll discover an assortment of books from which to choose.

By the way, The Friends of the Hall County Library Annual Used Book Sale is set for Sept. 17-18 at the main branch on 127 Main St. NW.

Shopping times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Only the area for the sale will be open Sunday.

Proceeds from event support library activities such as the Summer Reading Program and initiatives not funded by the library’s regular budget such as staff training and equipment purchases, according to the library website.

Donations of gently used books are being accepted at any library branch. Also, volunteers are needed to sort items in August and during the sale.

For more information, email or call 770-532-3311 ext. 134.


The UGA Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is available again this fall for parent groups at area schools and agencies.

We will show parents how to eat healthy on a budget and how to stretch their food dollar. Participants can sample recipes such as chicken divan, harvest muffins, skillet spaghetti and fiesta quesadillas.

The program is free. For more information, visit

Sandra Stringer is a nutrition educator with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Hall County. She may be contacted at 770-535-8290. Her column appears monthly on Wednesdays and on

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