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Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures

I hope you're thoroughly enjoying your summer! This month brings lots more local activities and adventures; I've included two weeks' worth of event listings in today's newsletter. Look for the next issue in your inbox on July 21st! In this ...

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Winners of the Ice Cream Wars Giveaway

Winners of the Ice Cream Wars Giveaway

Congratulations to Cherry Farm Creamery of Danvers, MA! They have won the title of Best Frozen Treat on the North Shore! Here's a sample of what their voters said about why they're awesome:"My husband can hit golf balls while my ...

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Craft: Make Your Own Bubble Wand

Craft: Make Your Own Bubble Wand

Bubble blowing is a favorite spring activity for everyone! (Yes, it's okay to admit that even moms and dads like to get in on the fun every once in awhile!) Personalize your bubble blowing experience by creating your own bubble ...

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Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention

We hear that real life imitates the movies, but not when it comes to drowning. Our idea of a drowning victim often comes by what we have seen on screen… yelling, arms flailing and waving, even fingers dramatically counting to ...

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Easy Peanut Butter Roll Ups

Easy Peanut Butter Roll Ups

This super easy, delicious and healthy snack will quickly become a family favorite. Ingredients: Peanut butter (cashew or almond butter would be delicious, too!) Sliced bananas Whole wheat wrap Chocolate chips (optional) Directions: Spread peanut butter on the wrap. Place ...

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Yogurt Drops: A Healthy Snack Your Kids Will Love!

Yogurt Drops: A Healthy Snack Your Kids Will Love!

Homemade yogurt drops are a quick and easy snack for the whole family! It's also a sneaky way to get kids to eat yogurt, even if they don't normally like it. Your kids may even tell you it tastes like ...

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Five Fun Family Indoor Ideas to Beat the Heat

Five Fun Family Indoor Ideas to Beat the Heat

When the scorch of summer is showing its teeth, chances are staying inside in the comfort of air conditioning is the best alternative. For families, being holed up together indoors can sometimes leave you with limited space and in need ...

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Lucy's Bookshelf

Lucy's Bookshelf

This book comes from the authors of Play With Your Food, and contains more awesome pictures crafted from food. Sea turtles made from pineapples, crabs from shiitake mushrooms, and puffer fish from horned melons are just a few of the ...

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ABC's of Macaroni Kid

ABC's of Macaroni Kid

Welcome to North Shore MA Macaroni Kid! Take a tour of the website with the information below, and find out which features work best for you to keep you inspired, informed, and involved:•A is for Articles. Macaroni Kid offers timely ...

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Get Involved

Get Involved

We are currently looking for a Publisher Mom (or Dad) to start a brand new edition of Macaroni Kid in the Middleton - Reading/North Reading - Wakefield areas, and other places around Massachusetts.Contact me at seasonb@macaronikid.com for details. I look ...

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Library Storytimes

Library Storytimes

Libraries offer many wonderful free programs each week; link to your local library's website below to see regular storytime offerings by age group. Some require pre-registration while others have a drop-in format; some include crafts and other activities, as well ...

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2014 Museum Passes

2014 Museum Passes

Most libraries offer online reservation of discount passes via the library's website; otherwise, call ahead to make your reservation. You will need to pick up the pass at the library in person. Some passes need to be returned to the ...

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Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free

Here is a list of restaurants that have Kids-Eat-Free (or discounted) days in the North Shore MA area. Note that most usually require one adult entree purchase per child. IMPORTANT: Please remember our edition covers North Shore MA, so the ...

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Local Parents Groups

Local Parents Groups

Whether you're brand new to this parenting thing or you're a seasoned veteran, there's nothing like finding support amongst your peers. There are quite a few moms and dads groups in the North Shore MA area, where you can go ...

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2014 Free Fun Fridays

2014 Free Fun Fridays

The Highland Street Foundation's 2014 Free Fun Fridays will run from June 27th through August 29th - 10 weeks of FREE family fun all summer! There are 66 museums and cultural venues in Massachusetts to choose from (even more than ...

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2014 Summer Camp Guide

2014 Summer Camp Guide

The time to register our children for summer camp has arrived! I'm very pleased to bring you the 2014 Summer Camp Guide, with a variety of topics to meet the interests of kids across the board. All camps are located ...

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