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Mother’s Day Crafts

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids Still not sure what to do for the special woman in your life on Mother’s Day? Use your DIY skills to create one of these cool Mother’s Day craft ideas. Photo via Martha Stewart When it comes to Mother’s Day, do you and your children like to take time to…
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Make your own Mask

Originally Published on Instructables.com Supplies Needed Mask 1 is fitted, with 2 layers of fabric and a pocket between them for an optional filter (see research links for info on filters). It is held on by elastic ear loops. Elastic can also be threaded to fit around the head. Mask 2 is fitted, with 2…
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Skater Moms of The Star City Roller Girls

International Sales Rep for Optical Cable Corporation and mom of two boys, Vivian De Los Santos, was speaking with her boss one day when he suggested that she should try roller derby. Vivian did not know much about the sport, although she remembered back to when she was 13 years old growing up in Panama,…
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Star Games 2016: a Mother & Son Adventure

Tickets | Check In | Teams | Events | Scoring | Location & Parking | Misc Tickets I want to attend Star Games! How do I get tickets? Yay! We’re happy to have you! Tickets are available on eventbrite here. We will stop selling tickets on July 13 so we can insure that we’ll have enough supplies for…
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Local Fourth of July Festivals and Fireworks

Where is the best local spot to watch fireworks on our nation’s birthday?  We’ll let you be the judge.  Below are the times and locations of firework displays throughout the valley.   Blacksburg Community Band 4th of July Concert Location: Blacksburg Municipal Park (Caboose Park), 920 Turner Street, NE, Blacksburg, VA 24060 Time: Concert starts…
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Growing Up in the Valley Night at the Salem Fair

Come back in June 2017 to claim Growing Up in the Valley’s Salem Fair Coupon! See the full fair schedule here
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4 nursery design trends you’ll love now – and later!

(BPT) – When you’re decorating a nursery, it makes sense to design a room that pleases you as much as it will thrill your little one — after all, you’ll be spending as much time in the room as your baby, if not more! You crave a room that you can love for its beauty and…
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Spring Craft: Origami Tulip Bouquets

These adorable folded flowers will make a great mother’s day or father’s day present! Check out the full instructions here.
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Fit Family Challenge Free Events

2016 Fit Family Challenge FREE Classes and Activities MUST SHOW FFC REGISTRATION EMAIL TO ACCESS ALL EVENTS!   Roanoke Greenway Tour at Roanoke Greenway MUST REQUEST GREENWAY TOUR CARD BY EMAILING JOSH@GROWINGUPINTHEVALLEY.COM ANYTIME – 10 DIFFERENT TOURS!   30 Minute Jump Time at Launching Pad May 9, 12, June 6, 9 3 PM – 8…
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An Easy Solution to End Un-tied Laces

We’re always looking for great product to help make our lives (and kids’ lives) easier.  Recently, our staff had the opportunity to try out Jogo Grips, a new product invented by local resident, Steve Dalton.  Here’s what we thought.   My 6 year old daughter is still a beginner at tying her shoes, and her…
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