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I think that being a parent makes you a bit more paranoid about disease and infection. Most of us aren't worried about ourselves, rather we worry about our little ones coming down with something. A flu outbreak isn't supposed to be happening at this time of the year. We are supposed to be stocking up on sunscreen, finding out when the neighborhood pool opens up and figuring out if we can swing a trip… Continue
Added by Jen on April 30, 2009 at 11:30am —
"Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" hits theaters May 22. 20th Century Fox recently released the official details and synopsis for the film: "The centerpiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian Institution, which houses the world's largest museum complex with more than 136 million items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia Earhart flew on her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic and Al Capone's rap sheet and mug shot to Dorothy's ruby red slippers… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 30, 2009 at 7:00am —
Almost every day, I read something new about guidelines for North Carolina’s schools http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1505426.html or how Wake County schools are handling budget shortfalls http://www.newsobserver.com/news/education/story/1505290.html and http://www.newsobserver.com/news/education/story/1503743.html.
I wonder about the new elementary being built, Alston Ridge, that my children are slated to attend in 2010-11. And I wonder how much all the number-crunching and… Continue
Added by Anne Woodman on April 29, 2009 at 3:34pm —
Cheri’ Kinney, Owner of Hair, Body & Sole Salon and Spa in downtown Apex, and photographer Anne Clay, have released a "Teen Angst" photopgraphy collection that will be displayed in Apex's Common Grounds Coffee Shops starting Friday. Kinney and Clay say the images depict the anguish many of today’s teens feel.
The photography showcases more than what hairstyles will be in style during the coming season. All of the models are teens, and each photo conveys a somewhat shocking… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 29, 2009 at 11:58am —
DURHAM, NC – Partnership for a Drug-Free NC and Durham Bulls Baseball are teaming up to offer a new way to cheer on the Bulls in a new season by creating the “Junior Bulls.”
The goal of the program is to introduce youth to positive role models who empower them with the courage to live a healthy lifestyle, including the choice to refuse drugs.
The Junior Bulls Club presents unprecedented… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 28, 2009 at 3:45pm —
Here are two impressive stories from WCPSS' "Classroom Connection" newsletter:
Wakefield First-Grader is a Speedy Stacker
Wakefield Elementary first-grader Daniel Hong attended the World Speed Stacking Competition in Denver, Colorado, on April 19. Hong learned speed stacking in kindergarten. It's a timed competition where students use specially designed plastic cups to build pyramids of varying patterns in a specific sequence. Hong's parents took him to a regional… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 28, 2009 at 3:29pm —
LET ABOUNCE N BLAST HELP MAKE YOUR SUMMER A BLAST
WE BRING FUN TO YOU PARTY AND WE DO ALL THE WORK
Added by Horace Johnosn on April 27, 2009 at 8:00am —
All 2.5 oz. scoops of ice cream will be just 31 cents April 2 from 5 to 10 p.m. ! This year, Baskin-Robbins
is partnering with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and donating $100,000 to support the National Junior Firefighter Program and many Baskin-Robbins locations plan to invite local firefighters to help scoop ice cream that night and offer fire safety tips to kids.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 27, 2009 at 6:00am —
Triangle TRACKS would like to congratulate the Carolina Hurricanes for advancing to the semi-final round of the NHL playoffs, where they will take on the Boston Bruins. Good luck, guys!
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 26, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Chris Graebner, Publicity Coordinator for the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in historic downtown Hillsborough, recently told me about a scavenger hunt she created for kids to embark on while visiting the gallery. Here is how she describes it:
"A couple of years ago I was visiting the art museum in Columbus, Ohio, admiring all the effort they put into making their collection interesting (and educational) for children. It’s really the most… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 26, 2009 at 10:30am —
In celebration of National Dance Week (April 24 – May 3, 2009), Carolina Ballet is offering free tickets for children to the Thursday and Friday evening performances of Coppelia, April 30 and May 1 at 8:00pm in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.
National Dance Week began in 1981 to bring greater recognition around the country to dance as an art form. Past national… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 24, 2009 at 4:00pm —
One thing I have done with my kids since they were babies is read to them every single night. We read during the day when there is opportunity but without fail, I always prioritize about 30 minutes of reading time at night.
Even now, my 8 year old still loves for her dad and I to read to her even though she is a proficient reader herself.
I found that if I enjoyed the book I was reading then they enjoyed the book. If I laughed they laughed and so on.
So, I am… Continue
Added by Janel on April 24, 2009 at 7:30am —
... as the Wake School Board votes to make the senior project optional for 2010 grads. The classes of 2011 and beyond will have to do the work involved with the project, so sophomores and freshmen on down won't be so lucky. Even if the state delays official implementation of it next year, Wake County School Board members say they will make it a local requirement. Read more here.
Update: I just… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 24, 2009 at 6:30am —
Free Photos for Facebook! At The Apex Business Expo
May 20, 2009 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St. Apex, NC 27502
A three step process …
1. Become a fan of Pure Expressions Photography
2. Tell us when you’ll be stopping by
3. Fix your hair, touch up your makeup and show up!
What can I get?
One web-sized, square photo, selected by you, for your online profiles… Continue
Added by Aimee Bickers on April 23, 2009 at 1:31pm —
Don’t let the Memories of childhood …. Fade away.
Baby Blankie Day!
A Mini Session for one child and their most precious tag along.
The dirtier and grungier the better (then you know it’s been loved!)
Friday, May 15, 2009
$29 A La Carte
(or $129 with one digital Image)
Added by Aimee Bickers on April 23, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Legendary author JRR Tolkien (1916-1973) charged his third son, Christopher Tolkien, with the job of serving as his literary executor after his death. Christopher's first job was to organize the huge volume of papers that JRR Tolkien generated during his lifetime. This lead to Christopher publishing "The Silmarillion" in 1977, which condenses the creation and mythology of Middle-earth, elves, men, dwarves and other creatures. Christopher went on to publish "Unfinished Tales" (1980), and the… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 23, 2009 at 7:00am —
We celebrated Earth Day today by getting outside and flying a kite. It was a bit windy but I really enjoyed the fresh air and time with my little guy as we tried to get his new batman kite flying high.
We also planted some seeds a couple weeks ago and are getting ready to plant a garden. Cukes, cherry tomatoes and green peppers! I am so excited to see how they all grow and my kids are learning a valuable lesson.
If I were a… Continue
Added by Janel on April 22, 2009 at 2:16pm —
Allergies? My kids have awful allergies. So much so, that opening windows in the Spring time is a no-no for us. But even if you don't open your windows to let the cool breeze blow in, allergens can still be left all over our houses.
Seventh Generation tells us of some green ways to take care of that by clicking… Continue
Added by Janel on April 22, 2009 at 2:01pm —
Many of you Harry Potter fans may have heard that the movie of the final book in JK Rowling's series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," will be split into two movies. How will they do it? Rumors continue to circulate, but the actor who stars as "Harry," Daniel Radcliffe, and franchise producer David Heyman, are slipping out a few details about this. According to Ace Showbiz
, an entertainment… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on April 22, 2009 at 6:30am —
Harmony Pilates Studio has asked the award winning photographers of Pure Expressions Photography of Apex, NC to create a display of movement themed images for their new studio opening this spring in downtown Apex.
Harmony Pilates Studio is a place of wellness and transformation. The new studio, to open this Spring in downtown Apex’s Salem Street Promenade Building, features wide open spaces, clean lines, contemporary decor and rich brick, creating a relaxing, calming… Continue
Added by Aimee Bickers on April 21, 2009 at 3:56pm —