Moms, are you looking for an activity for your husband and your rising 1st grade son or daughter (1st or 2nd grade in Durham) to get involved? An activity where they can do things together, share new experiences, create memories and strengthen their relationship? I want to suggest the YMCA Guides and Princesses program.
No gift that fathers give their son or daughter will mean as much them as the time that dads spend with them.…
Added by Brendan Bailey on August 31, 2009 at 2:05pm —
From the FinancialPost.com
On Monday, the entertainment giant most famous for creating the legendary cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck announced that Spider-man, Wolverine, Captain America and more than 5,000 other classic super heroes could soon be invading the happiest place on earth after shelling out nearly US$4-billion in cash and stock to acquire comic book giant Marvel Entertainment… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 31, 2009 at 12:30pm —
new posting for the SwimAmerica program ages 4 and up-
Saint Mary's during the day and Ravenscroft nights and Saturdays- check out SwimAmerica
Added by Marie Schoening on August 31, 2009 at 12:00pm —
An upcoming annual event in downtown Raleigh provides parents with a rare opportunity to spend quality time with their children while exposing them to Colonial history and enhancing their children's social skills. The Joel Lane House Colonial Tea
Sept. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. in downtown Raleigh invites little girls learn about the custom of taking tea in the… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 31, 2009 at 11:30am —
We didn’t get around to tie-dyeing t-shirts. That was the one thing I wish we could have fit in before the kids went back to school. We still have many balmy weekends left, but they will undoubtedly be filled with soccer and friends and all sorts of school year pleasures. Tie-dyeing will have to fill in any blanks left in the schedule.
As my children started back on August 25, I felt sad to see them go but also more satisfied about this summer than I had been in the past. We had fit in… Continue
Added by Anne Woodman on August 30, 2009 at 10:15am —
From Raleigh Dance Theatre's press office: Mary LeGere, Artistic Director, announces the 2009-2010 season of Raleigh Dance Theatre (RDT). Celebrating their 25th anniversary, RDT will open its season with its popular family-oriented production of Storybook Tales on Saturday, October 10, at 11:00am, 3:00pm, and 7:00pm. Storybook Tales will bring back two RDT favorites: Mary LeGere’s Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly, based on the popular children’s book… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 29, 2009 at 10:30pm —
From WCPSS' Communication Department: Marilyn Moody, WCPSS Child Nutrition Services director, says WCPSS is one of 40 school systems participating in the NC Farm to School Co-op program. The NC Department of Agriculture sends out bids and procures fresh NC produce in season so that it can be delivered to each participating school system.
“There are federal regulations that determine what can and cannot be purchased for school cafeterias,” said Moody. “The NC Farm to School Program is… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 28, 2009 at 11:15pm —
WRAL has reported on a real, working farm at 6701 Good Hope Church Road in Cary run by father and son Lee and Michael Phillips that offers all sorts of farm fun activities for less than $50 a family. A 7-acre corn maze, hay jump, tube slide, hay ride, bio-diesel train-pulling cow train and other farm experiences await those who visit Phillips Corn Maize and Family Fun
. The farm opens to the public Sept.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 28, 2009 at 8:30pm —
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Marbles Kids Museum
RALEIGH, NC (August 27, 2009) - Families won’t want to miss The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD, a new interactive exhibit that will debut at Marbles Kids Museum on September 3. The exhibit is scheduled to run through January 3, 2010.
The much-loved MR. POTATO HEAD character will lead young visitors and parents on a number of fun and educational adventures. From trips to outer space to jungle safaris and archeological digs, each… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 27, 2009 at 3:00pm —
From WCPSS' Classroom Connection newsletter: WCPSS vending machines, which are provided by Pepsi Bottling Ventures under an exclusive contract, will provide healthier soft drinks to high school and middle school students in the 2009-10 school year.
This year, only bottled water will be provided in middle schools, while low-sugar beverages, bottled water, and sports drinks will be available in high schools.
The change follows the company's announcement of compliance with… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —
From Durham Public Schools Public Affairs office: High school students are encouraged to check out the New Holton Career and Resource Center. Holton gives students a chance to complete a full high school degree at their base high school, as well as get certification or course work in career-related fields. This is an exciting opportunity for students to get ahead of the crowd while still in high school. Program offerings include landscape construction, visualization and modeling, barbering,… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 27, 2009 at 6:00am —
From Durham Public Schools' Public Affairs office: The North Carolina State Legislature has voted to end the North Carolina Graduation Project as a requirement for graduation. The state will begin a study of the project, and no graduating senior will be required to complete such a project until at least 2015, if then. This means that Durham Public Schools also will not require students to complete the project until further direction from the state. It is up to individual high schools as to how… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 26, 2009 at 4:02pm —
It was 9:30 on a Saturday night... and we were at gate 16A in the Atlanta airport.
We were just finishing up a 'dream come true' Caribbean vacation. Utterly and completely relaxed, tan, and still a little sandy, we awaited our late flight home to reality. Our oldest son was asleep, curled up like a cat in the fake leather airport chair-bench. Our 1 and a half year old son was groggy, but not yet quite punch-drunk. Donald and I were lounging… Continue
Added by Janice on August 25, 2009 at 3:00pm —
"Wizards of Waverly Place" fans only have to wait a few more days for the release of the series' movie this Friday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. on the Disney Channel. Watch the trailer here
, and don't forget to set your digital recorders!
Image credit:… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 25, 2009 at 11:35am —
The National Post
is reporting that in a comic released Aug. 19 at comic specialty shops and newsstands Sept. 1, post-college Archie marries the prissy, wealthy, raven-headed Veronica. Some comic enthusiasts are calling this momentous issue, #600, one of the most significant moments in pop culture history.
The second and third issue covers of the… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 25, 2009 at 11:00am —
Welcome to Triangle TRACKS' first blog carnival! We have eight participants who manage their own blogs. Some of their posts are extremely insightful, others incredibly creative! But ALL of them focus on kids
. We've listed excerpts from each below with a link to the rest of their posts on their blogs. If you like what you're reading, post a comment and let these talented ladies know!
The top three posts that… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 25, 2009 at 6:30am —
Just picked this one up on Twitter or else we would have posted it sooner. If your kids love Crocs and coloring, this contest is for them! Here are the details, as quoted from the Crocs website
For each pair of Crocs™ Kid’s shoes purchased at participating Crocs retailers, you get a FREE croc-a-doodles™. Use the washable markers and awesome stencil sets or any temporary… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 24, 2009 at 8:30pm —
The 2010 Duke TIP 7th grade talent search is on. If your 7th grader scored 95 percent or higher on a grade-level standardized achievement test, aptitude test, mental-ability test, approved state criterion-referenced test or above 125 on an IQ test during his or her 5th or 6th grade year, he or she qualifies to take the SAT or the ACT as a 7th grader. This provides good practice for later on, and allows gifted students greater insight into their academic abilities.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 24, 2009 at 5:21pm —
A beautiful song by the Christian rock band Point of Grace
titled "King of the World"
has direct ties to a new children's book titled… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 24, 2009 at 5:30am —
As many kids are starting to go back to school this Tuesday, 112 high schools students in Green Hope Marching Band have already put in 15,345 hours preparing for this school year's show. Their ultimate goal is to perform at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL this New Years. Their regular marching season will include 5 football games and 5 competitions by the end of October. The first home game performance is athalf-time this Friday night, August… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on August 23, 2009 at 4:00pm —