Watch This, Do That: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown The Great Pumpkin was introduced to fans of the funny pages in 1959 by Peanuts artist Charles M. Schulz. It was turned into a cartoon in 1966 and became a staple of the fall season. As all the Peanuts gang enjoys a Halloween party and…

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Article provided by Burchett Homes A native of the area, Curtis Burchett has more than 18 years experience as full-time Realtor. He currently lives in Southwest Roanoke County with his wife and 3 children. Many of us spent time in quarantine doing home improvement projects – deep cleaning long neglected areas, purging the garage or…

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Hosting a Halloween Celebration If you will be hosting a celebration, follow these CDC tips for hosting gatherings. Below are some additional considerations for hosting a holiday celebration: • Host outdoor activities rather than indoor activities as much as possible. If hosting an outdoor event is not possible, and you choose to host an indoor…

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Teach the kids about the late Supreme Court Justice and lifelong pioneer for gender equality with these inspiring reads. As just the second woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died recently at the age of 87, blazed a trail for women as a staunch, lifelong advocate for gender equality. She lived…

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Image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. Take a trip under the sea to watch one of the best Pixar movies ever, Finding Nemo. Marlin (Albert Brooks), a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is…

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Watch This, Do That: Back to the Future Images courtesy of Universal Pictures Quite possibly the only PERFECT movie ever created, Back to the Future is the story of teenager Marty McFly as he travels back in time (accidentally) in a DeLorean, in which Marty’s friend, Dr. Emmet Brown made into a time machine. When…

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From monsters under the bed to monsters between the pages of literature, writers embrace Halloween and its themes of fright. Kids find a lot to be afraid of, and these new 2019 Halloween and fright-themed books bear out that fear is no factor to fun. Monsters Come Out Tonight, by Frederick Glass Best for ages: 0+ With…

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Watch this, Do That: The Princess Bride Available for purchase here. A grandfather shares a book from his child hood with his grandson who is stuck at home sick. The story centers around Westley, a farm boy who returns from years at sea to find his one true love Buttercup promised to a prince. It’s…

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by Sara Howell, Kids Soar Three out of every five children grow up struggling to read. They fall behind in school making them more likely to drop out of high school, hold a low paying job, and live in poverty as an adult. Kids Soar, a local nonprofit, provides an after-school literacy program so that…

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