Monthly Archives July 2018

Take a road trip through the marvelous midwest!
For Midwesterners, the hardest part about taking a summer road trip is narrowing down where to go. With an abundance of national and state forests, lakeside beach resorts and historical cities and towns that take you to another time and place, the Midwest truly offers something for everyone. So don’t let summer pass you by [...]
Explore the Southeast on a road trip
The end of summer is fast approaching! Things start to wind down; students and teachers are preparing to get back to school and everyone is trying to get their last fun activity in before the season is over. Luckily the Southeastern U.S. is filled with an endless variety of things to do. From gorgeous beaches [...]
Science at home can be fun!
Even with school out for the summer, there's no reason for learning to stop. Summertime learning can help keep kids from losing information over the months they're out of the classroom and it can be lots of fun too! There's no reason that learning has to be boring. There are lots of science-based activities that offer [...]
Block party will bring the neighborhood together
Block parties are a wonderful tool to bring a community together. Whether you gather your community association, high-rise building or other social group together, sharing food at a barbecue potluck block party is a wonderful way to build great relationships.  But potlucks can get old when everyone brings the same signature dish time after time. [...]
Homemade ice cream
Homemade ice cream is a classic summertime treat. From the days of hand-cranked churns to sleek modern ice cream makers and Kitchen Aid mixer attachments, homemade ice cream is made basically the same way: make a custard base of eggs, heavy cream, milk and sugar, then freeze it in the ice cream maker of your [...]
Kid Stares out Window on Rainy Day
It's raining, it's pouring...but it doesn't have to be really boring! No parent wants to hear their child complaining because they can't go out and play on a rainy day or weekend. Get your community involved! Other parents in your neighborhood are in the same position and there is power in numbers. Use your community newsletter [...]
Enjoy the flavors of the fair at home!
Calgary native Lila Roth brings us a special dispatch from the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo and fair, complete with family recipes. The sights and sounds of the carnival season are here!  As July begins it brings the Calgary Stampede, “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” and along with it the food. All over North America [...]

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