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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Settling into a new school year routine yet? We are slowly getting there in our house. This week our extra curriculars began and we feel fully submersed in our busy fall schedules. No matter how busy we get with shuttling ...

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2014 Saturday Creative Arts: Five Exciting Mornings of Fun this Fall!

2014 Saturday Creative Arts: Five Exciting Mornings of Fun this Fall!

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade can explore the visual arts through Illinois State University's Saturday Creative Arts classes, which run from Sept. 13 through Oct.11. Students will work with a variety of art materials and processes and learn about ...

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Swimming for Fun and Safety

Swimming for Fun and Safety

Swimming is a life skill. It also serves as great exercise and a challenging sport. For our kids, many of their childhood memories will be centered around water: swimming in the pool, cannonballs off the diving board, beach vacations, fishing, ...

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 2014 McLean County Heart Walk: Saturday, September 20

2014 McLean County Heart Walk: Saturday, September 20

You have probably already heard that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of all Americans and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, but are you taking steps to make sure you don't become part of these ...

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Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

They may complain a little, but asking your children to help with household chores starting at an early way is a great way to teach responsibility and independence. Tasks like cleaning up after themselves and organizing are basic skills that ...

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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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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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Kitchen Basics: A Guide to Herbs and Spices

Kitchen Basics: A Guide to Herbs and Spices

When it comes to seasoning, even the smallest amounts can make a big difference: Add too much flavoring, and you risk overpowering the dish; too little, and your diners will be reaching for the saltshaker — a major offense in ...

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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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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

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