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  • Sound of Music
    Sing-a-Long SOUND OF MUSIC returns to the Castro Theatre
    SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC returns to the Castro Theatre this Thanksgiving holiday. For three days only — November 28, 29 and 30 — audiences will don their best von Trapp family-inspired costumes and warm up their vocal chords to...
  • Give Hope
    Give the gift of hope - 6,000 Children are still in need this Christmas
    Every holiday season since my time with the Examiner I have shared some of my favorite charities that I have been inspired by. Last year someone made the statement that children don’t need toys, and we are being materialistic, and there are...
  • healthy?
    Sometimes those healthy foods are not healthy
    It is getting more and more difficult to feed children healthy food. Every parent is aware that there are plenty of fast food choices that are readily available for children. The marketing of brightly packaged sugar and fat based snacks to...
  • Grand Illumination of Suffolk's Christmas tree
    Suffolk holds Grand Illumination of city’s Christmas tree
    In the midst of freezing weather, Suffolk officials held what has become its annual Grand Illumination of the city’s Christmas tree on Friday, November 21, 2014. Held at the historic Suffolk Train Station, children of all ages gathered in...
  • Advent Wreath Activity for Kids
    Advent 2014 children activities to create, bless, and light the Advent Wreath
    Advent 2014 begins just a few days after Thanksgiving, on Sunday November 30. Now is the time to gather supplies to make an Advent Wreath, which is a great opportunity to involve young children in the preparation for the Coming of the Lord.The...
  • 'The Battle Begins: The Story of Creation (Action Bible Series, book 1)'
    "Entertaining and meaningful Christmas Gifts for Reluctant Readers"
    This review roundup features books from publisher David C. Cook who specializes in "Christ-centered resources," any one of which would make a terrific Christmas gift for under the Christmas tree or to stuff a stocking with, especially...
  • Picture books for Christmas -- stories that kids of all ages will love
    Picture books for Christmas -- stories that kids of all ages will love
    There are many picture books about Christmas that kids will love hearing and adults will love reading. Animals are prominent in many, from a "Santa" cat to a moose and a small stuffed bear named Corduroy. Some are funny, some are...
  • Grief awareness
    Grief Awareness Day
    Today is Children’s Grief Awareness day. This day of awareness was created in 2008 so all people can become more understanding and sympathetic to the experiences of a young child who loses a parent through death.Grief Awareness Day is the...
  • Early recognition programs: confronting mental health for children (part 1)
    Early recognition programs: confronting mental health for children (part 1)
    When children go to the pediatrician, parents report physical challenges such as flu symptoms, allergies,or a stuffy nose. Yet, when parents experience their children in a depressed mood, or engaging in arguments with family and peers, they may be...
  • Pope Francis, Satan and Children
    Pope Francis, Satan and Children
    Many people have high hopes that Pope Francis will bring true reform to the Roman Catholic Church. They seem to want to believe he will put an end to the antiquated man-made dogma masquerading as God’s Word that calls for such things as...
  • Salem Crime Alert
    Marion County Deputies need help to find suspicious man
    Two fourth grade girls were walking to Auburn Elementary on November 17th when they were approached by a suspicious male in a truck at the intersection of Greencrest St NE and Auburn Road NE, in Salem. The man asked the two if they could "...
  • Learning starts at home
    Does learning Start at Home
    Speaking of how learning starts at home, I dated a man who had a three year old daughter, and when I would ask her about what she did at school (daycare), she would fumble around with a few words and then say "look at my shoes, you like my...
  •  Customizing a plan of action that will be useful in helping your child succeed
    Customizing a plan of action that will be useful in helping your child succeed
    In an article published Nov. 14, 2014 By Glenda Fauntleroy, Special to Lifescript Healthy Advantage entitled: “How to Help a Child with ADHD, 9 Parenting Tools and Tips That Improve Attention”, one may take a look at the 9 main topics...
  • The 'Blue Lagoon' films express the essence of pure love
    The 'Blue Lagoon' films express the essence of pure love
    When two young children are cast into the sea and separated from their guardian following a shipwreck, they find themselves on a deserted island with only a cantankerous ship’s cook to guide them. Frightened and alone, the children must...
  • Thanksgiving Smiles
    Minister says not to gripe about your children's dental bills this Thanksgiving
    In the Oshkosh Northwestern today Pastor Kelly James Leary of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at 370 Bowen St. in Oshkosh, WI wrote in to share his thoughts about Thanksgiving and stewardship.Instead of griping about your children’s...