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Archive »Activities

Top 5 Tips for Buying the Right Bike

In the market for a new bike? When selecting bikes for kids, these are the basics you want to know...

They grow up so fast

This week’s video has been twelve years in the making—literally. Frans Hofmeester, creator of the video...

Da Vinci comes to the Whitaker Center

Da Vinci comes to the Whitaker Center

When Wesley Longacre spent a week with his grandfather in Sunbury, there was somewhere special the 9-year-old wanted to go. Wesley, who lives in Maryland, remembered a place he and his grandfather, Irvin, used to visit frequently—the Whitaker Center...

Autumn Road Trips to New England

The sandy, saltwater days of summer are dwindling, but there’s still time for a family vacation before the snow sets in. New England’s autumn foliage draws Central PA’s families north to communities that offer something for every member.

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

Underground Railroad in Cumberland, Lancaster, Dauphin

February is Black History Month across the nation

Harrisburg Girl discusses Ice Skating Aspirations

Only 4 years old, Seneca Cook of Harrisburg is a little ball of princess fun, dancing around the room practicing her figure skating moves.

Archive »Summer Camp

Sending the very best to your li'l camper

Every camper loves to get mail.

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...

Planning for Child Care Year-Round

Help! Do you have any advice for summer child care? Are summer camps really the answer?

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...

Summer camps make healthy foods and fitness fun

On the surface, not much has changed in the 100 years that summer camps have been serving children.

Archive »Birthday Parties

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!

Party Tips Straight from Parents

The first step to party-planning success is coming up with the plan. But what if that plan falls apart? How do you save the party?

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.

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...

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.

Archive »Movie Reviews

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill

Adam Sandler must have some serious pull in Hollywood. His movies aren’t that great. They’re usually pretty stupid and rife with potty humor and superficial characters. But there’s an underlying sweetness to...

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

What a week it’s been for the Batman legacy...

People Like Us

People Like Us

I was kind of surprised when I learned that Alex Kurtzman (director/writer) and Roberto Orci (writer/producer) were behind this film. They’re hardly...

Finding Nemo 3D

Finding Nemo 3D

Whenever I hear about an older movie coming back to theaters in 3D, I usually think, ok, they’re just trying to make a buck by re-releasing a familiar movie...




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