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Archive »Activities

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.

On the trail of 10,500 miles of fun

It’s always great to celebrate summer with a faraway vacation, but it can be just as fun to take a break close to home. If you’re looking for family fun, hit the trail! There are more than 400 trails across Pennsylvania to explore by hiking or biking...

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.

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.

Cool down at the science factory

Cool down at the science factory

When the temperature outside is too hot, cool down in the air conditioned Lancaster Science Factory with fun and educational activities such as a giant Newton’s Cradle and a Geometric Shapes exhibit.

Archive »Travel

On the Road Again: Avoiding the scams and perils of traveling abroad

Having the opportunity to travel to a foreign destination is a dream come true for many Americans. But travel.

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...

Archive »Summer Camp

Sending the very best to your li'l camper

Every camper loves to get mail.

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.

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...

Top To Bottom: What To Keep In Mind When Packing For Camp

As the remaining days in the school year pass by, children are daydreaming about summer. For those attending camp, they may be wondering what they will do and who they will meet. For parents, the approach of summer camp also brings questions regarding what they should pack for their child.

Planning for Child Care Year-Round

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

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 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...

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...

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

The Blind Side is Eye-Opening

"The Blind Side" is entertaining, dramatic, funny, and inspiring, and makes you want to go out and do something good in the world or at least your own little part of it. You just never know whose life you might be changing for the better.

Spy Kids: All the time in the World in 4D

Spy Kids: All the time in the World in 4D

The fourth installment of the Spy Kids franchise stars Jessica Alba as Marissa Wilson, a retired spy who’s called back into action to stop the evil Timekeeper from slowing down time and taking over the world. She enlists the help of her new step kids, who discover all the gadgets in the abandoned Spy Kids program.

Santa Buddies offers Cheesy, Wholesome Family Fun

Santa Buddies is probably a good bet for kids aged 3 to 10 who love the other Buddies movies, and the message is good: Christmas is about giving, not getting. And even one person (or dog) can make a difference.

Men in Black III

Men in Black III

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones don the black suits and shades for the third time to battle aliens and save the earth...




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