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Archive »Activities

Create a splash on your vacation

If your family enjoys slipping, sliding and splashing around, why not choose a destination filled with water in a family-friendly (and usually sand-free) environment? There are some wonderful options not too far from home:

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...

Lancaster artist presents gesso and ink on paper

Lancaster artist presents gesso and ink on paper

In traditional China, the mountains were revered as the home of spirits and immortals and became the site of Taoist and Buddhist monasteries. The influences of China can be seen in artwork.

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...

What parents should know before a day on the water

What parents should know before a day on the water

When the days are hot and humid, it’s hard to beat time on the water. Here's a look at some safety tips for families and local places to rent kayaks, canoes and more...

Archive »Travel

Take a sweet drive this month

It can be hot. It can be cold. It can come in a box or it can come in a bag. Sometimes it’s square, sometime it’s round. Sometimes it’s filled, sometimes it’s hollow. It can be a powder or a solid. But it is always gobbled up! Did you know that eating a small, 1.6-ounce bar of dark chocolate every day is good for you...

A day in Leesburg, Va.

A day in Leesburg, Va.

Looking for a change of scenery? Head to Leesburg, Va. Located south of Central Pennsylvania, not far off Route 15, Leesburg sits in Northern Virginia and provides a beautiful ride through horse and wine country...

Archive »Summer Camp

Camp Countdown

It's early, but the clock is already ticking for the 2008 summer camp season.

Choosing the Right Summer Camp

There are many important questions parents should be prepared to ask when choosing a camp for their children. Start with this list:

Computer Camps Make Learning Fun

Computer camps across the country are keeping up with today’s tech-savvy youth by enhancing creativity with professional-grade software.

Planning for Child Care Year-Round

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

Making Camps More Affordable

More than 11 million children will enjoy some kind of camp experience this summer

Archive »Birthday Parties

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...

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...

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?

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

Lincoln

Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the few actors who can pull off a movie that consists mainly of talking, and it's because he so fully disappears into his characters...

John Carter

John Carter

The cool thing about John Carter isn’t so much the movie itself. It’s the backstory. John Carter was the lead character in a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs set on a fictionalized version of Mars known as Barsoom. The story was first serialized in 1912 as Under the Moons of Mars...

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

I’m conflicted about The Hunger Games. It’s a gripping, emotional movie with thoughtful characters and good special effects, and yet … you can’t overlook the fact that it’s a story about children being forced to kill other children while their friends and family watch. It doesn’t get much worse than that in the big scheme of tragic possibilities. But I believe that’s precisely why the Suzanne Collins books are so popular, and why the movie grossed more than $153 million its first weekend. No one wants to see kids kill other kids. It’s tragic...

Paranorman

Paranorman

When I first heard about ParaNorman, I thought, ok, this could work...

 

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