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Archive »Activities

Is there a stranger in your garden?

Summer is the time when we’re reminded of nature’s best: blooming flowers, local strawberries and the return of hummingbirds.

Plan a Trip to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

October is the month for the greatest diversity of hawk and falcon species migrating through Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Central Pa. offers the best in family arts and entertainment

Central Pa. offers the best in family arts and entertainment

An opportunity for your family to experience professional and semi-professional comedy, tragedy, music and more is available just around the corner...

What's the Key to a Woman's Heart? Exercise

A half hour of exercise, anything from brisk walking, gardening to riding a bike, can go a long way to reversing the risk factors for heart disease.

Fun & Learning at Nixon Park in York, PA

Children can find an ever-changing outdoor classroom at Nixon Park. More than six miles of hiking trails provide many opportunities to explore natural wonders.

Archive »Travel

Get ready for holiday travel

Get ready for holiday travel

Before you pack the family in the car to head over the river and through the woods, take a minute to prepare for the trip. Here are a few tips for packing and getting road-ready...

Visit Pennsylvania’s Underground Railroad

Visit Pennsylvania’s Underground Railroad

Pennsylvania is known for many things, but being a catalyst for abolishing slavery may not be one of them. Yet the Keystone State was a hotbed for tension between abolitionists and slave owners long before the battle at Gettysburg...

Archive »Summer Camp

4 secrets to a great experience

Many kids will adapt immediately to camp, while others will have a more difficult time. There are things you can do as a family to make the transition smoother...

Parent Dos and Don'ts for a Successful Summer at Day or Overnight Camp

When your children go to camp this summer, will you really let them go? Camp directors see “kid-sick” parents far more than homesick campers, says Bob Ditter, a licensed therapist who specializes in summer camp and consults for the American Camp Association (ACA) and other youth development agencies.

Make a Friend at Summer Camp

At summer camp, even shy kids can make friends and keep them for life. Here's how you can help.

Visit next year's summer camp now

One of the things that makes choosing a summer camp so difficult is that you have to make your selection in the dead of winter — precisely the wrong time to visit potential camps if you want to see first-hand what they offer.

Tips for packing for summer camp

Tips for packing for summer camp

As you pack and prepare to send your child off to camp, here are some general guidelines that I have learned— after sending two children to camps for more than six years...

Archive »Birthday Parties

Planning is the key to the best bash

Want the inside scoop on how to throw a whizz-bang of a party for your kid? Ask the people who throw parties for a living.

Party Planning made simple with online help

Wracking your brain for what to do for your next big bash? From the invitations and decorations to the cake and party favors, party planning parents in Central Pennsylvania are turning to the online world for help from a website dedicated to sharing—Pinterest...

BEST Party Planning Advice

Put a bunch of kids together, get them all excited with games and activities, load ‘em up with candy and Kool-aid and you’ve got a recipe for disaster, right? Not necessarily.

Great gift ideas

Need a great birthday gift for a child? Wondering what new items are out there for fun family time? Look no further!

Well-planned parties make great memories

When it comes to children’s birthday parties, the event may only last a day, but the memories last a lifetime. Whether you’re high-style or low-budget, there are many ways to plan your child’s next bash...

Archive »Movie Reviews

Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps

Is Playing for Keeps a great movie? No, but that doesn't mean it's a horrible movie either...

I Don't Know How She Does It

I Don't Know How She Does It

Based on the book by Allison Pearson, this comedy centers on the life of Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker), a finance executive who struggles to find balance as the main breadwinner for her husband and two kids.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

I admit I've been both gleeful and sad for this last installment of The Twilight Saga franchise...

The Avengers

The Avengers

Maybe the world needs a superhero movie right now. Maybe director Joss Whedon has...



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