School’s out and now it’s summer! The kids are ready, but are you? With a little preparation now and a few supplies, you will be able to keep those kiddos busy, happy and exhausted all summer long. Cue some sanity for mom! Bursting Bubbles All kids love bubbles, and the bigger the bubbles, the better. So create your…

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Code Breakers Summer Camp   Code Breakers is a brand new Summer Camp that introduces kids to the basics of coding and software in fun, interactive, and effective ways. Our curriculum breaks down complex topics using teambuilding games and project-based activities that encourage creative input and problem solving, while also limiting scene time. With age-appropriate…

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Fourth of July celebrations aren’t quite the same this year. Many have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, there are still some local places you can watch fireworks light up the night sky this Independence Day. July 3, 2020: Appomattox – Parking available at Appomattox County High School – Display will begin around 9:30…

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In line with recent Virginia Department of Health reports, Carilion Clinic infectious disease experts are seeing an uptick of COVID-19 in our area. As individuals make holiday weekend plans, it is more important than ever to stay vigilant. The decisions made by community members in the coming months will determine how COVID-19 impacts the region.…

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  Most public pools, and water parks  are closed until further notice due to the pandemic. Kids are still able to cool off this summer! We’ve noticed a number of backyard pools popping up though out the region. Whether it’s an in-ground pool or an inflatable one, here are some backyard pool tips for families. Safety First…

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Free meal programs for children are available across the Commonwealth during the summer although a lot of families do not know where to find them. The program, No Kid Hungry Virginia encourages families who need assistance with summer food for their children to text FOOD to 877-877 for a list of free summer food sites…

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It’s almost time for Father’s Day so we’ve collected 25 of the best handmade father’s day gifts from kids to share with you.  Whether you’re making the gift for a dad, grandad or even great granddad –  there is an idea for everyone here! The kids will love making these handmade gifts and cards and Dads…

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1) You are still safest at home – plan ahead if you need to go out. If possible: Keep kids home with appropriate supervision if you have to run out. If you bring your child out with you, use curbside services when possible and don’t leave your child in the car if you have to…

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by: Katy Clark As seen in our May 2020 Issue It was 11 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning. Humming a little ditty about Jack and Diane, I opened the blinds in my teenage son’s room. As the sunlight streamed in, I changed both my volume and my tune, belting out “Livin’ on a Prayer”…

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8 Practical Father’s Day Gifts Any Dad Would Love Repeat after me: the men in your life do not need another “World’s Best Dad” mug in their collection. They also have enough ties to fill a department store at this point, and how may grilling tools does the average man actually need to cook a…

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