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Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:01 am
 The first farmers market day is one of my favorite days of the year.  For me it signifies that summer has finally arrived. The glorious, slightly wild flavors of the market’s first few we...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 04:29 pm
John Carney has a gift. Not simply in the way he uses music in his films and understands its power but how he’s able to create characters that on the surface could be dismissed as clichés but win...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 09:07 am
 I had been dreading the question ever since my plane touched down in Oslo. I was eight months pregnant, visiting my family in Norway for Christmas for one last international adventure before the...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 09:03 am

From art to nature, science to sports, theater to fashion, we have summer camps covered.

Riverside Stables Horse Camp May 30 – Aug 15, 8am-4pm Mon- Fri. Week-long sessions offered June 8 to Aug 10. Ages 5-16. $425 per week. Reserve your week at riversidestable.com. Riverside Stables Hor...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 09:01 am
 If grit still makes you think of sandpaper or southern breakfasts, you haven’t been paying attention. In the past few years, grit has become an important buzzword in the study of children’s...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 08:56 am

Funshop celebrates an anniversary

 In January 1976, visionary child-and-family advocate Dr. Georgia Davis opened the doors to Funshop in a Springfield church. It was designed to be a safe haven where overscheduled parents and chi...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 08:54 am
 Ever since Alternative Celebrations launched its radical (as in root), gift giving approach in the 1970s, thoughtful authors have offered tips, craft instructions and recipes to make holidays in...


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