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Sweet Summer: Letter from the Editor

Sweet Summer: Letter from the Editor

I love all the sweet things that come with summer - locally grown fruit in its prime, frozen yogurt, sweet corn, funnel cakes at carnivals...yum. Even the air smells sweeter with all the gorgeous blooms around the area.This newsletter is ...

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OSF St. Joseph Hosts 12th Annual Shoe Drive for Home Sweet Home

OSF St. Joseph Hosts 12th Annual Shoe Drive for Home Sweet Home

Right about now you are probably noticing that your child has once again outgrown their shoes. It's time to get some new ones and donate those gently used shoes (and maybe pick up a new pair to donate too!).OSF St. ...

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Make Your Next  Party "Funbelievable" with Funbelievable Balloons

Make Your Next Party "Funbelievable" with Funbelievable Balloons

Where there are balloons, there is usually a party. Colorful, bright and cheerful - balloons just have a way with making people smile. This is especially true for children. For your child's next birthday party, why not take the balloon ...

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Take a Road Trip to Chicago's Brookfield Zoo

Take a Road Trip to Chicago's Brookfield Zoo

We love our local zoo, but it is also fun to explore different zoos and their residents. Lucky for us, Illinois' largest zoo, Brookfield Zoo, is just a quick 2 hour drive away, making it the perfect place for your ...

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S’mores Cones

S’mores Cones

Whereas no one can really agree on the exact origin of the s'more, no one can argue that it has become a popular treat for backyard picnics, campouts and beach gatherings. In fact, the treat of chocolate, graham crackers and ...

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Fruit and Such Salad

Fruit and Such Salad

Who doesn't love a recipe that you can tweak exactly to your liking? That's exactly what you'll find with this fruit salad recipe. Add a little or add a lot of your family's favorites. It's easy, delicious, and you can't ...

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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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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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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

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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