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Teach kids water safety: Set an example — insisting everyone wear life jackets

May 18, 2015 Laws requiring kids to wear life jackets have reduced the number of drownings in young children but among teens and adults who aren’t required to wear the life-saving vests, the story changes, a... more »»

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Allergy-proof your home

May 18, 2015 With the spring season in full swing, you may begin to notice signs of allergies affecting you or your childre. more »»

Health & Diet


Home school

July 29, 2011 Never in a million years did Jodie Garzarelli of Ebensburg think she would homeschool her children. But she felt the schools let her down, and she was bound to advocate for her kids. more »»


So your little one is now a teen — and wants to get rid of their kiddie room. Here’s how to do it

July 11, 2011 NEW YORK — That cute duckie wallpaper or nautical furniture set were great for your child’s baby years and just barely tolerable through elementary school, but a bedroom makeover is hard to get... more »»


Safety first when it comes to any kind of baby gear

September 14, 2012 When choosing baby gear, pay special attention to: Strollers. Consumers face recurring safety incidents with stroller. more »»

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Crafting clubs can appeal to teens’ creative side

June 6, 2011 Like a lot of teenagers, 16-year-old Geno Saenz of San Antonio spends his fair share of time watching television and playing video games. more »»

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Roaring Spring Community Libarary Activities for April 2013

March 13, 2013 Library Hours Monday and Tuesday 10am-7pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday CLOSED Visit select the About tab and select calendar for events. more »»


‘Why Have Kids’ offers answers

October 25, 2012 Your former classmate leads such an interesting life. She told you this summer about the trips she took recently: Aruba, Paris, Johannesburg, Tokyo. more »»

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Scientific look at raising kids

February 1, 2015 Please. It’s such a basic word. One syllable, easy to pronounce, with a satisfying purse of the lips in the beginning and a drawn out middle that makes you smile if you stretch it out. more »»

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Calendar of Events

May 18, 2015 May 5 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, 7 p.m. at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona: Laugh and sing along to the story of Alexander and his worst day ever. more »»


Books key to holiday magic

October 25, 2012 Most of us are familiar with the classic, “The Night before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore. more »»

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Cresson Lake Playhouse to present children’s production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

May 2, 2011 Join the adventures of “Alice in Wonder­land” at Cresson Lake Playhouse May 7 and 13 for the 10th annual Children’s Theatre Arts and Education production. more »»


Raising a preemie has its ups, downs

May 2, 2011 NEW YORK — My wife Ivandy wasn’t due to deliver our son for another three months when her water broke. We rushed to the hospital where doctors said our baby’s world was drying up around hi. more »»


Pre-teen takes initiative, joins group and loses weight

August 8, 2011 Adults routinely struggle with managing their weight and could learn a thing or two from a local pretee. more »»

Health & Diet

FDA panel votes to study food dyes, hyperactivity

May 2, 2011 WASHINGTON — A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is seeking further study of the link between food coloring and childhood hyperactivit. more »»

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Bloggin not just a creative outlet for State College mom

February 1, 2015 Hollidaysburg native said she started blogging when she found herself searching for something more in life beyond her full schedule of mom and wife. more »»


Dinner never dull at the Francos

October 25, 2012 Pretty soon, many of us will get together for holiday gatherings that involve a meal around the tabl. more »»


KITS After-School Program August 5, 2015

The Salvation Army and Skills of Central PA have collaborated to provide a free after-school program to children in first through sixth grade. This program is offered 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. more »

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