I received a call from my college roommate last night. Her almost 11-year-old daughter had been invited to see the midnight showing of "Eclipse". She said her instincts were telling her to say NO - and not just because the movie started at midnight. She called me because she knew I had read the book series and seen the first two Twilight movies.
My answer to her: you are absolutely right to not let her go to this… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 30, 2010 at 6:30am —
I wanted to change things up this year…to mark my son's 7th birthday in a more unique- okay, I'll be honest- less stressful & more fulfilling way. For our son, being social and 7 means tons of friends and thus, attending lots of birthday adventures. He may not have had his fill of 'jumpy places', but I had. Plus, I had thought of a way around stuffing gift baggies and addressing invitations - We'd go away! Out of town…to a place little boys dream of- Great Wolf Lodge. My…
Added by Janice on June 28, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Green Toys, Before Green Was Cool
By Tom Poland, from his "Across the Savannah" series
It was like cutting through steel. I had to get out my electric Black & Decker scissors to cut through the hard clear plastic that entrapped brand new remote-controlled helicopters for my grandsons from North Carolina.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 28, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Hardly a day goes by that I don't quote the famous Little Orphan....
Sheesh! It's a Hard Knock Life...for us!
I guess I've realized it's time I introduced my family to… Continue
Added by Janice on June 26, 2010 at 7:50am —
Triangle TRACKS and North Carolina Theatre would like to congratulate Stephanie Bost
, winner of our "Annie"
ticket giveaway contest. Stephanie posted a wonderful blog titled, "I dreamed of being on stage and of being 'Annie'"
. Because her post received the most visitor comments (15), she is our winner! We encourage you to take a moment to read… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 25, 2010 at 5:00pm —
It’s officially summer and whether you like it or not, every magazine stand sports covers with some of the most fabulous celebs beaching it up in their bikinis. People Magazine just published their 50 most amazing bodies issue and we weren’t surprised at who made the cut … you know, your typical young A-Listers such as Zac Efron, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Audrina Patridge, Taylor Lautner and Heidi Montag.
Now, not that it takes a lot to… Continue
Added by stephanie armstrong on June 24, 2010 at 6:59pm —
The first time I saw "Annie" I was 12 years old. My family had just moved to New Jersey from South Carolina and my father wanted to do something really special for me. My very first Broadway Show was "Annie", and what an amazing production it was!!!! The singing, dancing, and stage sets were fantastic! I loved the whole story of Annie and the show was incredible eventhough we were way up in the topmost part of the balcony and everyone on stage resembled tiny miniatures. I will never forget… Continue
Added by Stephanie Bost on June 24, 2010 at 5:30pm —
When I was growing up, we used to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins every summer. One summer all of us were obssessed with Annie. We watched the movie over, and over, and over again- to the point I thought our parents were going to hide it! My cousins owned one of the brown Fisher-Price tape recorders and I had the Annie soundtrack on tape. You'd think we'd work together and listen to my tape on their tape player. . . but, noooooooooo. . . that would have made too much sense. To this day,… Continue
Added by Karen Franklin on June 24, 2010 at 1:03pm —
It didn't take long for a group of Boy Scouts from Troop 316 to hang five birdfeeders for Hospice of Wake County, but the visual benefits residents there will enjoy should provide lasting - and for some, last - memories.
It's only the latest service project Boy Scouts Troop 316 of Apex has participated in since last fall. Others included the annual delivery of luminaries in December and a canned food drive for the Brown Bag… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 22, 2010 at 12:30pm —
WHAT: Cal Ripken District 8U Baseball Tournament Hosted by PSA
WHEN: June 24-27…
Added by Shandra Botts on June 21, 2010 at 5:03pm —
Not every 10-year-old experiences stress, debt and employment all at once. I was one of the lucky few.
It happened the day I lost a library book. My mother walked into my spotless, organized half of the bedroom I shared with my sister, put her hands on her hips and stated, quite calmly, "If you can't find it, you'll just have to pay for it."
This sort of thing did not
happen to me.
I turned the entire bedroom… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 21, 2010 at 9:30am —
Just received this from Polar Ice House!
Polar Ice House is launching a special promotion to beat the heat in the ice rink’s Cary, Garner and Wake Forest locations in response to scorching temperatures across the Triangle. Continue
Each day the temperature goes above 95 degrees, all three Polar Ice House locations will offer an exclusive “Buy One, Get One Free Admission” promotion. Customers will get the discount…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 18, 2010 at 12:30pm —
, a nonprofit with a mission to advocate and promote children's literacy, is seeding summer reading by giving free books to every child - every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pickett Square Office Complex Continue
3020 Pickett Road
Durham 27705, Suite 456
Pickett Square Office Complex is located across from Structure House. Children must bring their parent…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 17, 2010 at 1:30pm —
I believe I was 6 the first time I saw Annie on stage - in New York City! Little did I know that a few years, ok decades later, I would help put the show on stage. I direct STARS Youth Theater in Holly Springs and our mission statement is to bring out the STAR in everyone, therefore we do not do auditions for a show. Students sign up to participate and we find a role for them. I am proud to say that our first musical production, Annie Jr., was a HUGE success!! All of our shows sold out and the… Continue
Added by cindy verian on June 17, 2010 at 9:10am —
My memory of ANNIE is going to see it on BROADWAY on my 6th birthday with my twin sister, grandparents, and aunt & uncle - in the front row! It was amazing being right behind the orchestra leader. He asked my sister and I at one point if we wanted to be in the show - since we are twins and we were so cute and the ...right age. We told him we would have to ask our mom… Continue
Added by Roseann M. Ehlers on June 15, 2010 at 7:19pm —
The Apex Police Department is currently accepting applications for its second annual Youth Enrichment Camp. A grant was awarded by the Apex Festival Commission to cover costs and allow the police department to continue to offer the camp for free.
Program goals focus on developing life skills, self confidence and teamwork, as well as cultivating relationships between the community youth and the Apex Police Department. Participants will take field trips to the Wake County Court House…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 15, 2010 at 5:56pm —
If so, you might just love
this T-shirt, created by Social Butterflies
owner Cary Heise. I have one and am proud to wear it. I may work at home, but I will always be a stay-at-home mom first, and this T-shirt lets me express the fact that take pride in that.
It's not just for moms! I have a stay-at-home dad friend who bought… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 15, 2010 at 10:00am —
We hope you enjoy "Beat the Heat" - the latest column from Author Tom Poland's "Across the Savannah" series.
“Hot town, summer in the city. Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty.” Those lyrics from Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer In The City” resonate with us Georgians. Summer is just four days away, and though this… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on June 14, 2010 at 6:30am —
Join us for the 1st annual National Brain Training Day, June 15th 11am-1pm.
-Free family event
-Participate in brain-boosting games
-Give-aways & prizes
-Free memory screening
For more info & to RSVP call (919)462-1215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LearningRx of Cary
220 Towne Village Drive
Cary, NC 27513
(behind The Fresh Market)
Added by Kristen Whitaker on June 11, 2010 at 4:21pm —
Added by Nicole Dozier on June 11, 2010 at 1:42pm —