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THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE!

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE!

Macaroni Kid provides the best resource for parents to find fun things to do with their children! If you live in Easthampton, Southampton, South Hadley or Granby, MA and haven't joined our mailing list, click HERE to receive a FREE ...

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MACARONI KID'S DO SOMETHING GREAT DAY!

MACARONI KID'S DO SOMETHING GREAT DAY!

You're invited to join Macaroni Kid Easthampton/South Hadley, Macaroni Kid Springfield and Chicopee-Holyoke Macaroni Kid for Macaroni Kid's DO SOMETHING GREAT DAY! We're hosting a Paint Sip Fundraiser to benefit Christmas Pajama Promise! Tickets are now on sale for #MKDoingSomethingGreat ...

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2nd ANNUAL CHRISTY CHILI COOK-OFF

2nd ANNUAL CHRISTY CHILI COOK-OFF

2nd Annual Christy Chili Cook-Off Saturday, September 20 It's time for the 2nd Annual Christy Chili Cook Off and fundraiser for JDRF. Parker's Peeps will be raising money for JDRF, in support of Parker Christy and all those with Type ...

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WIN TICKETS!  SESAME STREET LIVE "LET'S DANCE!" SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

WIN TICKETS! SESAME STREET LIVE "LET'S DANCE!" SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Win a family four-pack of tickets to Sesame Street Live "Let's Dance!" at the MassMutual Center on September 30, 2014...click HERE to enter before Sept. 20th! Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let's Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive ...

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S'MORES CONES

S'MORES CONES

Whereas no one can really agree on the exact origin of the s'more, no one can argue that it has become a popular treat for backyard picnics, campouts and beach gatherings. In fact, the treat of chocolate, graham crackers and ...

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MAKE TIME FOR READING

MAKE TIME FOR READING

As we settle back into our busy school routines, it can be hard to make time for kids to sit down with a book between soccer practice, piano lessons, and homework. But studies show that reading with our kids is ...

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FALL IMAGINATION

FALL IMAGINATION

Here is a fun way for kids of all ages to get creative with leaves. Start by giving your kids a bag and sending them outside to collect leaves. Encourage them to get many different shapes and colors.For added fun, ...

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A TASTE OF BETTER: NATUREBOX

A TASTE OF BETTER: NATUREBOX

As busy moms, we are always searching for a variety of healthy, quick snacks for our families. As we rush our kids to the bus, field or after school activity, it is so easy to reach for a bag of ...

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EASY PREP TAILGATE TREATS

EASY PREP TAILGATE TREATS

There's nothing more fun than themed treats for your next tailgate party. But as busy families we want something that will come together quickly and still taste great, right? Here are five simple and delicious tailgate treats, ranging from dessert ...

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PLAYGROUPS AND STORY TIMES FOR LITTLE ONES

PLAYGROUPS AND STORY TIMES FOR LITTLE ONES

Easthampton Family Center Learn and Play (Monday, Tuesday & Friday, September - June) Spend time talking with other parents and caregivers while the little ones have fun with playmates in a place they'll want to come back to again and ...

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THOMAS BUILT BUSES HOSTS ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST

THOMAS BUILT BUSES HOSTS ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST

As children across the country gear up with their new backpacks, school supplies, clothes and haircuts, parents are reaching for their cameras, ready to capture another milestone with the annual back to school photo. This year, capture that memorable shot ...

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APPLE GOODNESS: A TASTY TREAT FOR FALL

APPLE GOODNESS: A TASTY TREAT FOR FALL

Fall officially begins this month, which means trips to the apple orchard and (quite possibly) an over abundance of the fruit.This recipe for Apple Goodness makes a delicious dip for any type of apples. Get the kids involved by letting ...

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CORN DOG MUFFINS

CORN DOG MUFFINS

With all the carnivals and fairs happening this season, you and your kids have probably eaten your share of Corn Dogs. The ever popular hot dog on a stick, covered in a corn batter, and fried may not be the ...

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Stress Less: 6 Tips for Busy Moms

Stress Less: 6 Tips for Busy Moms

Some stress is a given in our fast-paced lives. But that doesn't mean we have to live with it. Try these strategies to help manage stress:SET PRIORITIES Spend a few minutes each morning assessing the day ahead. Are there tasks ...

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YAPPY VALLEY COMMUNITY DOG FEST 2014

YAPPY VALLEY COMMUNITY DOG FEST 2014

Do you hear a bark in the park?....or maybe even at the Library? WOOF! The Yappy Valley Community Dog Fest 2014 is coming soon to some local libraries AND one local park near you! Carrying us through the "dog days ...

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EASTHAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER

EASTHAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER

The Easthampton Community Center proudly serves the needs of families in the Greater Easthampton area by providing community dinners and services like the Open Pantry and Clothing Closet. Get your copy of the ECC Newsletter---Clothing Closet: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday ...

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TIPS FOR PICKING THE BEST APPLES THIS SEASON

TIPS FOR PICKING THE BEST APPLES THIS SEASON

Apple picking is a favorite fall activity for families - visiting the orchard, breathing in the crisp air, and enjoying the time together.Apples are a favorite fruit of many and are one of the easiest fruits to pick and use. ...

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Pencil Vase - a Perfect Teacher Gift!

Pencil Vase - a Perfect Teacher Gift!

Send your kids off to the start of a new school year with a special gift to let teachers and office staff know how much you appreciate them!What you need: Tall vase or a recycled jar about 7 ½ inches ...

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Kitchen Basics: A Guide to Herbs and Spices

Kitchen Basics: A Guide to Herbs and Spices

When it comes to seasoning, even the smallest amounts can make a big difference: Add too much flavoring, and you risk overpowering the dish; too little, and your diners will be reaching for the saltshaker — a major offense in ...

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Macaroni Made: Pencil Magnets

Macaroni Made: Pencil Magnets

Supply lists. Permission Forms. Calendars. Artwork. A new school year inevitably brings with it stacks of paper that busy families need to keep track of. Keep the most important ones in plain sight with a school-themed magnet for your refrigerator ...

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LOOKING FOR FAMILY DAY TRIP IDEAS?

LOOKING FOR FAMILY DAY TRIP IDEAS?

Did you know that there are over 500 hyper-local Macaroni Kid editions across the country? Each has it's own publisher mom (and a few dads) sharing kid and family-friendly events and activities going on in their community. Plus, there are ...

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TEACHING KIDS THE IMPORTANCE OF VOLUNTEERING

TEACHING KIDS THE IMPORTANCE OF VOLUNTEERING

Giving back is one of the greatest gifts a person can experience, seeing first-hand how your time, expertise or effort can help make the lives of others better. Instilling that knowledge in children at an early age is a great ...

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TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH KIDS

TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH KIDS

Are you planning on any travel with the kids this summer? Summer often finds families on vacation! If you will be one of those lucky families, read on for some great tips and ideas to help make your trip even ...

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GIGGLE GARDEN

GIGGLE GARDEN

Does your child LOVE telling silly stories? Would you like to share their story, fiction or non? Then please send them to me and I will share your submissions on our webpage and in our eNewsletter. ALL submissions must be ...

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