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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Ready to get your money's worth out of those Halloween costumes? Good! Because Halloween events kick into high gear this week. Starting Thursday with the Not-So-Scary Haunted Trail in Normal. Grab a canned food item and head over for a ...

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Are You Looking for Something Fun to Do This Winter? *GIVEAWAY*

Are You Looking for Something Fun to Do This Winter? *GIVEAWAY*

Miss Laura's Music Class in Uptown Normal is a high-energy music class for children (birth-5 years) and their caregivers. We use a variety of instruments and props to create a fun learning environment for everyone! Music has been known to ...

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Are YOU Ready for Parent-Teacher Conferences?

Are YOU Ready for Parent-Teacher Conferences?

It won't be long before the note comes home in your child's backpack inviting you to school for conference with the teacher. Without a doubt, teachers have been busy preparing for these conferences for weeks as they evaluate the work ...

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IL Symphony Orchestra Presents "Monster Mash" Nov.1st!

IL Symphony Orchestra Presents "Monster Mash" Nov.1st!

Congratulations to Cecily D and Kris D! You each have won a 4-pack of tickets to see Monster Mash! Look for an email from me shortly!Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate Halloween? Without the sugar overload? Come ...

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Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie

Breakfast is a struggle in my house. The kids can never decide what they want. Once they do, they take forever to eat and we are rushing out the door. Then I realize that I neglected to eat breakfast myself!To ...

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Egg Carton Spiders

Egg Carton Spiders

These spiders are easy to make and are a good way to recycle empty egg cartons. We made a bunch of these and decorated the house with them for Halloween.Materials: cardboard egg carton scissors black paint paintbrush black (or silver) ...

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Haunted Houses in Central Illinois: Enter Here for a Scary Good Time!

Haunted Houses in Central Illinois: Enter Here for a Scary Good Time!

If your tastes run more toward running from zombies and monsters, then we've got a list for you! No wee pumpkin patches or cheerful scarecrows for you! Instead, get ready to feel the chills up your spin, the breath on ...

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Apples, Pumpkins, Corn Mazes and Fall Fun in Central Illinois

Apples, Pumpkins, Corn Mazes and Fall Fun in Central Illinois

I love the golden glow of fall! So many great places pop up and then are gone again as the calendar turns to November. Make sure you get out there and really embrace the season and make some memories that ...

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It Takes A Village: Local Moms' Groups and Play Groups

It Takes A Village: Local Moms' Groups and Play Groups

You know the saying: "It takes a village to raise a child." It's so true! Whether you are a new parent, a soon-to-be mom, or a mother of 3 like me, at one time or another we all need advice, ...

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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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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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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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