Family Friendly Theater: Akeelah and the Bee

Posted December 9th, 2015 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Family Friendly Theater: Akeelah and the Bee

AKEELAH AND THE BEE, now running at Arena Stage through December 27, 2015, is a joyous, moving tale 11-year-old Akeelah Anderson’s improbable rise from an impoverished neighborhood to the national finals of the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee.  The play, adapted by Cheryl L. West from the 2006 film of the same […]

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Family Travel: Five Reasons to Visit Great Wolf Lodge

Posted December 2nd, 2015 by Sandie in Travel

Family Travel: Five Reasons to Visit Great Wolf Lodge

1. WATER PARK FUN EVEN IN WINTER: The best thing about going to Great Wolf Lodge in the off-season is that even when it’s cold outside, the water park is the ideal temperature for wandering around in your swimsuit and enjoying all sorts of slides, rides, and attractions. We spent hours […]

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PBS Kids Premieres Wild Kratts Christmas & Nature Cat

Posted November 24th, 2015 by Sandie in Entertainment, Television

PBS Kids Premieres Wild Kratts Christmas & Nature Cat

WILD KRATTS: CHRISTMAS CREATURES and NATURE CAT both premiere tomorrow Wed. Nov. 25. on PBS KIDS Just in time for Thanksgiving, WILD KRATTS is premiering their very first one-hour holiday special, A CREATURE CHRISTMAS. Like all of their shows, the special is hilarious, educational, and perfect for kids of all […]

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Supporting Resiliency: School Elections

Posted November 16th, 2015 by Elaine in Child, Education, Parenting

Supporting Resiliency: School Elections

It’s election season at many area schools, and my own son has tossed his name in the ring to be Treasurer of his elementary school. Nobody seems to know what the treasurer actually does, but they sense it has something to do with money. At last count, there were around […]

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Hansel and Gretel come to Encore Stage and Studio

Posted November 10th, 2015 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

Hansel and Gretel come to Encore Stage and Studio

Hansel & Gretel at Encore Stage & Studio is a delightful and well-acted production. With tight pacing and a clear sense of momentum, the play felt polished and professional, even though the oldest performers on stage were only sophomores in high school, and most were middle schoolers or younger. When a production is […]

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