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Hello, August!  Letter from the Editor

Hello, August! Letter from the Editor

Wow, this summer is flying by. Can you believe that in just a few short weeks, our kids will be heading back to school? The first of August always brings a tiny moment of panic to me. I find myself ...

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YMCA Program Registration Extravaganza

YMCA Program Registration Extravaganza

The Y is your one-stop shop for youth and family programming! Do you want to help your family build a healthy spirit, mind and body? Check out all of the opportunities we have to offer:Youth Basketball LeagueEarly registration ends August ...

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Breastfeeding Friends Fair: Aug. 5th, 10am-2pm

Breastfeeding Friends Fair: Aug. 5th, 10am-2pm

As July pulls to a close, and the sweltering heat of August sets in, lots of parents find themselves somewhere between reveries about the end of paying for summer childcare and the jarring reality that school is about to start ...

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Back To School On a Budget

Back To School On a Budget

MODERN MOM AND HUMORIST LIAN DOLAN ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR WALLET (AND SANITY) INTACTThe new pencil boxes are here! The new pencil boxes are here! And not just pencil boxes but cute jeans! Smartphones! Solar-powered backpacks! No wonder it's ...

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10 Reasons to Try Maid to Perfection of McLean County

10 Reasons to Try Maid to Perfection of McLean County

So you've decided to hire a cleaning service. Now you just have to decide which one. Bloomington-Normal is home to many reputable cleaning services which can make choosing one a daunting task. To make it easy, we compiled a list ...

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Miller Park Zoo's Back to School Ice Cream Social with Macaroni Kid!

Miller Park Zoo's Back to School Ice Cream Social with Macaroni Kid!

Who screams? You scream, we all scream for ice cream! And it's not just ice cream we're screaming for... we're also excited for the new school year to start. Before we know it, it will be time to head back ...

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Bloomington-Normal Park & Playground Guide

Bloomington-Normal Park & Playground Guide

We all have a favorite park. It is usually the one conveniently located down the street. But did you know that Bloomington-Normal is home almost 50 parks? Wouldn't it be fun to visit every single one this summer and maybe ...

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Family Friendly Businesses in Bloomington-Normal

Family Friendly Businesses in Bloomington-Normal

Bloomington-Normal is the home of many businesses that cater to parents and their children. We are proud to represent many of these businesses in our e-newsletter and website. If you need a referral for a local business or service be ...

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Make Your Money Mean More by Shopping Local for Back to School!

Make Your Money Mean More by Shopping Local for Back to School!

The smell of freshly sharpened pencils is in the air! I can't believe summer is coming to a close and it's already time to start thinking about back to school. As you make your shopping list, make sure you consider ...

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Cool Off at the Bloomington Spray Parks!

Cool Off at the Bloomington Spray Parks!

Spray parks are now open in Bloomington! This is a fun, FREE way to cool off this summer. Grab your sunblock and a towel and get ready for some wet fun. The spray parks are open seven days a week ...

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$1 Movies ... Family Summer Series at Wehrenberg Galaxy 14!

$1 Movies ... Family Summer Series at Wehrenberg Galaxy 14!

Looking to beat the heat without breaking the bank this summer? Then head to Wehrenburg Galaxy 14. The 2014 Family Summer Series every Wendesday and Thursday all summer break long. During these special 10am showtimes admission is just $1 per ...

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Kids Eat Free or Cheap!

Kids Eat Free or Cheap!

By request, here is our Kids Eat Free or Cheap listing! If you know of any restaurants that should be added to this list, please email me at [email protected]*Restaurant's prices and promotions subject to change at any time. Please call ...

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Get the Most Out of Your Macaroni

Get the Most Out of Your Macaroni

Welcome to Bloomington-Normal Macaroni Kid! Here's some information to help you get the most from our site! Manage Your SubscriptionsWith your free subscription to Bloomington-Normal Macaroni Kid you will receive a weekly email with all the family-friendly events and activities ...

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