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How would you feel if PPS only offered vegetarian lunches (or breakfasts) to your kids?
Straight from the pages of Parent’s Magazine (ok, from their facebook page), comes an article sure to intrigue you: Should Kids Eat a Vegetarian Lunch.
Basically, PS 244 in Queens New York is the first school in all of the USA [...]
Just in time for the summer reading program, the library hours have been restored- including Monday hours! Check for your branch hours here.
This is great news- too often as services are cut we don’t see them return; wading pools, physical education in high school, many music and art programs. But with the return of these [...]
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you made any plans?
If you use a e-Reader, you might be looking for some free e-Books. While these books at Project Gutenberg are “older” there are still some great titles to be read. The entirety of the Oz series, for instance. Please “check out” Project Gutenberg‘s Children’s [...]
Clever graphics and Portland Mercury’s blog won’t change your mind if you’re already set in your decision. But if you’re on the fence or if only one thing keeps you from deciding for Flouridation in the water (for me it was the topical versus ingestion issue), then this article might help you.
And if you’re already [...]
The Sixth Annual Better Living Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show returns to the Portland Expo Center Friday March 22 throught Sunday March 24. It’s a free three-day festival designed to encourage people to become more sustainable consumers. High-performance, eco-friendly are the words of the day.
This show welcomes presenter Marianne Cusato. Her work forcuses on the [...]
Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam is coming to Portland – February 9-10, 2013. They’re a great family fun event. They’re bringing their show The Party in the Pits which gives fans an opportunity to get up close and snuggle with the trucks and meet the drivers! This party will be Feb 9 from 11:30AM to [...]
December 1 (tomorrow) is “take your child to the bookstore” day! It’s a good day to look for gift ideas that are alternatives to the traditionalxbox games, snuggies, and game boy games. And the St Johns Bookstore is giving out coupons!
Specifically, reading non-fiction rather than fiction in our elementaries.
Fiction-loving parents, it’s time to take a closer look at what your kid reads for school. This New York Times Opinion Piece by Sara Mosle reminds us that our schools are beginning to implement the Common Core State Standards. And one example is that by fourth grade, [...]
Have plans to explore the wonder of ZooLights? Checkout the Second Tuesday (12-11), and take the 2 for 1 coupon from Fred Meyers- you get into the Zoo itself for 4 bucks a person, then 2 for 1 admissions to ZooLights. And take a coat
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St Johns Books is raising some money to pay off their business debt and look ahead. In our neighborhood since 2005, they’ve held strong to these values:
We believe in being a place where neighbors can meet: Our clientele is one of the most diverse of any business in our neighborhood.
We believe in being a [...]