Just wanted to post a pic of our little man, Adam, who survived the nightmare of E coli, and although he will need monitoring for five whole years, he is thriving, and is the love of my life.
Thanks to all of you who sent support, concern and prayers!
Added by Cotton Dean on September 29, 2009 at 7:00pm —
An organization called First Book
is giving away 50,000 new books for children in need to the state that gets the most votes by Wed., Sept. 30. It's QUICK and EASY!
1. Go to: http://www.firstbook.org/whatbook
2. Go straight to... "Where would you like to send 50,000 new books?" and vote for North Carolina [You are not required to answer "What book… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 29, 2009 at 11:30am —
The weather is cooling and kids' activities are mounting up like piles of leaves! Track 4 families: check out all of the fun things you can do while your kids are on their fall break. For more, visit our calendar
1. Carolina Ballet Presents "Swan Lake"
(through Oct. 4)
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 28, 2009 at 10:30am —
If you find yourself driving west down U.S. 64 toward Hanks Chapel Road in Pittsboro, you'll be just minutes away from caracals, servals, ocelots, binturongs and other big cats on the prowl.
That's right. In Pittsboro.
It's all because Dr. Michael Bleyman wanted to ensure the survival of specific keystone species from threatened or endangered ecosystems. His plan: start a breeding program for caracals, servals, ocelots and… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 27, 2009 at 10:30pm —
We inadvertently sabotage our child's ability to engage in healthy relationships and/or regard us as qualified parents when we postpone correcting unwanted behavioral issues. Our choice to do so usually stems from the belief that by taking such action, we will disrupt the serenity of our intended domestic bliss.
Truth is, avoiding such responsibility often firmly establishes the increase of undesirable and sustained behavioral patterns, from which there will not easily (and may NEVER… Continue
Added by Cotton Dean on September 27, 2009 at 4:31pm —
Subscribe using the top left box on our home page, or send us your email address and we'll add you to the list.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 25, 2009 at 12:48pm —
In advance of the June 18, 2010 Disney Digital 3D release of "Toy Story 3," Walt Disney Studios will debut the Disney Digital 3D versions of Disney-Pixar's "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" during a special limited 2-week time starting on Oct. 2. Both movies were directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker John Lasseter. Both films have been re-rendered in 3D from the original digital files using the latest state-of-the-art technology.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 24, 2009 at 6:30am —
It’s overcast and pleasantly breezy in downtown Raleigh as 43 dolled up darlings sit down to tea with their mothers—in historic fashion. The Joel Lane Museum House Colonial Tea, held annually each September, offers girls between the ages of 5 and 12 an opportunity to learn the customs of 18th-Century tea taking.
A kettle whistles in the distance. Arrangements of hydrangeas, stock and roses adorn white… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 23, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I’m sitting on an Amtrak train en route from Cary to Charlotte. The travel time is three hours and the price is right: $24. The passenger cars on this train, the Piedmont, are clean and quiet. The seats are soft and spacious. Our stop is just long enough to allow everyone to board, stow their luggage and take a seat.
The conductors wear official black vests and caps, and walk through to collect payment once everyone is seated. A snack car offers… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 22, 2009 at 6:00am —
From the Wake County Public School System's "School Community News"
Federal stimulus funds are being used to create 558 jobs in the Wake County Public School System, according to WCPSS administrators.
WCPSS Chief Business Officer David Neter told the Board of Education meeting in the committee of the whole session Tuesday that the school system has worked to provide job opportunities with… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 21, 2009 at 9:35am —
The Holly Springs Farmer's Market is sponsoring a craft fair each of the Saturdays in the month of October. This is a great opportunity to check out locally produced craft items in a family friendly environment, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.
The Holly Springs Farmer's Market operates Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon May through October in the parking lot on South Main Street between Town Hall and Mims Towne Square.
If it's raining, call (919) 567-4010 after 7:30 a.m.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 21, 2009 at 7:10am —
The Apex Herald
has reported that starting this fall, a new kids’ television show, "The Rusty Buckets Kids Club," will begin filming in downtown Apex. According to the article, "The show will focus on two young children as they travel back in time to visit with historical figures that are still in their teenage years. Much of the filming will occur at The Rusty Bucket and several… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 21, 2009 at 6:30am —
With its enchanting melodies this musical is a great learning tool and also enjoyable. Who wouldn't love to go???
Added by LIZ NEELY on September 19, 2009 at 1:05pm —
If I were a kid, I would love to attend the event about the dirty cat. I have a love of cats anyway and this story sounds funny just from the title. Continue
Added by LIZ NEELY on September 19, 2009 at 1:02pm —
PETER AND THE WOLF (a Symphonic Fairy Tale) at Halle Cultural Center in Apex
Ballet Dance Theatre Performance- only $5.00 per person
Face Painting and Craft Activities- before the performance only $2.00
Presented by Infinity Ballet and Camp MusArt. Call 919-303-1105 for your tickets. Tickets are limited. Performance and activity times listed below.
(1891-1953) was a musical prodigy as a… Continue
Added by Aylin on September 18, 2009 at 4:00pm —
The Triangle Swim School is beginning our open enrollment for our Autumn 2 session on September 21st.
To register or for more information, contact us today by filling out the following form on our website:
We offer year round swim classes!
Weekly Lessons ~ Baby and Me Swim Classes ~ Swim Team Prep Classes
• Sessions are available throughout the year at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.
• Low… Continue
Added by Triangle Swim School on September 18, 2009 at 11:57am —
YOU want to do some shopping..
Hubby wants a good meal..
And the kids want to play.
I have four words for you: "Road Trip To IKEA".
On a recent trip back from Charlotte the Jones Family planned a pit stop at the famously affordable Scandinavian furniture and accessory "mart", for lack of a better description. I must first admit, none of us had been there before...
A certain mousy kingdom came to… Continue
Added by Janice on September 16, 2009 at 4:30pm —
When kids are looking for a new sport to try, sometimes we forget — or avoid — the one sport that many folks play long into their senior years: golf.
There are plenty of reasons for parents to choose other options. Golf is expensive, time consuming and difficult to learn. If you don't belong to a country club or you don't have the time and expertise to help your kids learn, it may seem like too much of a hassle.
But there is a program in the Triangle that overcomes most of… Continue
Added by Kurt Dusterberg on September 11, 2009 at 2:09pm —
The N&O reported
the following this morning:
A Northern High School student has been diagnosed with probable active tuberculosis.
School staff and the parents or guardians of children who have been in contact with the sick child have been notified by the Durham County Health Department.
Initial testing for TB infection will be conducted by the Health Department on… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 11, 2009 at 8:00am —
Our Book TRACKer, Aylin Regulski, has done an excellent job rounding up he upcoming literary events for kids in the Triangle. Check them out here.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on September 11, 2009 at 6:58am —