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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...

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...

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...

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...

They grow up so fast

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

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Archive »Travel

Eleven ideas to make your next car trip easy

Eleven ideas to make your next car trip easy

Traveling with a 2- or 4-year-old with the attention span of a goldfish isn’t exactly the easiest thing you’ll ever do, but often, traveling long distances is a necessary evil. Central Penn Parent suggests these secrets to smooth cruising...

Road trip readiness: Accidents happen

Road trip readiness: Accidents happen

The Smith family was halfway through their return trip from vacation, when the unthinkable happened: their car crashed...

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Archive »Summer Camp

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...

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...

Kids get outdoors and go cold turkey from technology

Kids get outdoors and go cold turkey from technology

Technology. In many ways, it has made the world a better place. But it’s also become somewhat of an addiction for adults and children alike...

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Archive »Birthday Parties

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...

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Archive »Movie Reviews

The Lucky One

The Lucky One

There are several things you can count on with a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks book. It’s going to include two handsome people who are drawn to each other, despite being confronted by obstacles and personal issues. There’s going to be a horrible tragedy that will either throw them together or tear them apart forever. And there’s...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

This third installment of the Wimpy Kid franchise once again focuses on Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) and his awkward journey through childhood...

Big Miracle

Big Miracle

There’s something really compelling about whales. Is it their size and power? The fact that they swim in the ocean underneath our tiny boats? Or the fact that even though they could wipe out a small town with one swipe of a flipper, maybe they’re not so different from us after all. Whatever the reason, any time a whale pops up in a movie, I’m so there. In Big Miracle, we get not one, but three whales...

Paranorman

Paranorman

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

 
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