I was a baseball player growing up and I've been a sportswriter and broadcaster as an adult, so I was happy when my daughter wanted to play soccer a couple years ago. Any sport is a good one, as far as I'm concerned. But I'm especially fond of team sports for young kids. They mirror the experience of going to school, where getting along with others is important, and kids learn that they are not always the center of attention.
After my daughter's second soccer season, one of her… Continue
Added by Kurt Dusterberg on January 30, 2009 at 11:00pm —
From "Allegro," the N.C. Symphony Newsletter:
Fidelity Investments and North Carolina Symphony Surprise Local Schools
What a day! More than 400 music students from four Triangle public schools were presented with brand-new musical instruments valued at over $50,000 at a special concert on Tuesday, January 27 at Fletcher Opera Theater in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
Fidelity and the Symphony unveiled Fidelity FutureStage, a new music… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 30, 2009 at 5:51pm —
From Wake County Public School System's web page
WCPSS Child Nutrition Services has been assured by our Commodity Distributor and our Grocery Distributor that WCPSS has not received any King Nut Peanut Butter. To be overly cautious for our customers, the cafeterias will no longer serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or Little Debbie Nutty Bars until the recall is complete.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 29, 2009 at 10:30pm —
A second Peanut Corporation of America plant shut down. Read more here.
Click here for the most updated report on the peanut butter recall.
Info copied directly from the FDA's website (at above link):
Here are products currently being recalled:
Peanut Butter Product… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 29, 2009 at 8:30am —
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 29, 2009 at 8:00am —
I just came across a wonderful vacation resource for Harry Potter fans. Harry Potter Tours
will take you and your family to majestic castles, quaint villages and other locations used in the Harry Potter movies. The tours also include visits to some of England's most historic cities, such as Gloucester and Oxford. The longest tour is 9 days and 8 nights, while mini-tours are just 3 days and pack in visits to… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 28, 2009 at 1:00pm —
When you post an event on the Triangle TRACKS calendar, you're sharing information about wonderful children's activities in this area. We greatly appreciate all family-friendly posts and encourage you to continue posting other events as you become aware of them. Continue
Our calendar system offers a default image for each post; however, you can upload a custom image with your event as well. This helps brand your event and enables it to stand out a little…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 28, 2009 at 8:00am —
This is my first blog post ever so I'll do the best that I can. There's nothing I like better than a bargain and what's better than free kid's meals? Triangle TRACKS already has an excellent collection of meal deals for kids at local restaurants (Food TRACKS Meal Deals
). What I hope to do is supplement that list with other deals as well as with my own experiences with best places to take the kids out to eat in the Triangle. So,… Continue
Added by Tyler Wright on January 26, 2009 at 4:00pm —
"Hannah Montana" star Cody Linley has just been added to the line-up. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $49.50 to $195. Learn more at this link.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 26, 2009 at 3:35pm —
If you would like your kids to learn more about President Obama's inauguration, Time for Kids inauguration news page
offers a good selection of kid-friendly articles about the various events associated with the inauguration.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 25, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Visit the Triangle TRACKS
calendar for details on all of these events.
1. Check out Monday's Carolina Hurricanes team practice at 2 p.m. at the RecZone. It's free! View the practice schedule here.
2. Marbles Museum and IMAX are open
for the Teacher Work Day… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 24, 2009 at 10:30am —
So, it seems the trend in kids clothing this year is casual. Um yeah, it seems the trend in all clothing is getting more and more casual if you ask me. One website selling and tracking trendy kid's clothing says not to be surprised this year if the seams are visible from the outside of the clothes and that the outfits that don’t match are actually very stylish.
I guess Casual Friday has finally seeped down to our… Continue
Added by Janel on January 22, 2009 at 9:30am —
The News & Observer reports that starting next school year, Wake County Public Schools will no longer use the Trailblazers Math program, a controversial math program many parents AND teachers disliked. Read more here.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 20, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Medicine or software development? Triangle kids won’t all end up researching pharmaceuticals or designing the latest payroll software. When I was interviewing some local auto shop owners and career tech educators for an article about the reinstatement of the Apex High School auto tech program (in 2008-09), one sentiment stayed with me: even if many computer jobs eventually go overseas, someone local has to fix your sink, dishwasher or car.
The faltering economy and recent lay-offs in our… Continue
Added by Anne Woodman on January 16, 2009 at 12:07pm —
From the FDA
Peanut Corporation of America
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Lynchburg, Va. (January 13, 2009) – Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), a peanut processing company and maker of peanut butter for bulk distribution to institutions, food service industries, and private label food companies, today announced a voluntary recall of peanut butter produced in… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 15, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 15, 2009 at 11:37am —
From the Kidzu News Page
Sponsored by Durham Regional Hospital and New Caregiver Resource Program funded by the Orange County Partnership for Young Children.
Beginning on Sunday, Sept. 21, Kidzu will be open for FREE every Sunday for the next year. Durham Regional Hospital is… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 14, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Visit the Triangle TRACKS
calendar for details on all of these events.
1. "The Greatest Places"
IMAX® Film Opens, Jan. 6.
2. Check out an open Carolina Hurricanes practice. They're free! View the practice schedule here.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 14, 2009 at 10:00am —
Going to the circus is viewed as a fun family event, but reports of cruelty to animals have damaged ticket sales and viewpoints
toward this time-honored tradition. I did a Google search and found countless reports and comments on Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Baily's alleged animal cruelty violations, and just wonder what our Triangle TRACKS visitors think? Here is… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 12, 2009 at 11:00am —
The N&O Reports that the Seventh Annnual Future City Competition took place at N.C. State University's Talley Student Center's yesterday, which brought out 150-plus middle schoolers interested in pursuing engineering as a career. These bright young students created futuristic mini-cities and communities running on solar power, wind power and other green energies. Davidson IB Middle School from Davidson, N.C. took first place, with Raleigh's Dillard Drive Middle School winning a special… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 11, 2009 at 11:00am —