The Big Summer Camp List

I know it is hard to believe, but this is the time to choose your child’s summer camp. And if you sign up now, you may receive a discount. So, in case you missed the camp fair or still haven’t found the perfect fit for you, here are some local camps to start you off. […]

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Schools: Spring Open Houses

The spring open houses for local schools are here!So, if your child will be attending Kindergarten beginning in 2009, and if you have not already made the big decision and want to check out schools, below are the dates you need to make note of on your calendars. And this is the best time, also, […]

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The Play is the Thing: Children’s Theatre

If you’re like me and are desperately searching for more indoor activities to take the kids to, why not try a play? At least when you go to a show put on for kids, you don’t have to worry so much about shushing your little one when the whole audience is full of children. And, […]

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O’Elephants at O’Doodles!

This Saturday, from 11am-3pm, visit O’Doodle’s toy store in Chestnut Hill for special free event celebrating the world’s largest land animal, the elephant!  Get there early and your little one can bring home his or her very own (stuffed) elephant for free (first 100 customers).   Enjoy munching on marshmallow peanuts and pose for a […]

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Let’s Celebrate: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This post is also published in this week’s issue of The Chestnut Hill Local, in the new column, “Take the Kids.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities for Kids Saturday, January 17th Martin Luther King Day at the Franklin Institute 7:00-9:00pm At 7pm, listen to a presentation by Temple Professor Dr. Molefi Asante: “MLK’s […]

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Treat Yourself: A Taste of Philly

I found myself walking on Germantown Avenue today with my two kids and we just happened to be close to A Taste of Philly, so we had to stop in for a pretzel.  Although, as I keep forgetting, they have a $10 minimum for credit/debit card sales and I NEVER have cash these days, so […]

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AveNEWS: Maternal Wellness Center Cuts Back

We have all seen the signs of our poor economy on the avenue, literal “closing” signs, that is.  Among many other closings of beloved local storefronts, we have seen Reese’s Pharmacy, Caruso’s Market, and What a Girl Wants close their doors.  And now the Maternal Wellness Center in Mt. Airy is feeling the effects of […]

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Children’s Matinee Series at the Hiway Theatre

The Hiway Theatre in Jenkintown has a great Children’s Matinee series held on school holidays. Kids are $5.00 and accompanying adults are FREE! The theater is a great non-profit, member-supported venue that is over 90 years old. Comfy seats (including a love seat!), real butter on the popcorn, super friendly staff – a great movie […]

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