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Around the Valley by Jennifer Chasse

Around the Valley by Jennifer Chasse

Go directly to the Calendar of Local Events A big shout out to the families who joined us at our Holiday Preview Parties last week at Paint N'Fun. It was great to meet readers, and we were spoiled with games, ...

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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

You and I have the opportunity to give our local economy a boost by shopping local this holiday season. Did you know when you shop local, 68% of your purchase stays local through taxes, payroll & expenditures? We encourage you ...

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3rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest to Benefit Micah's Backpack

3rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest to Benefit Micah's Backpack

Come Join the Fun! Nest Realty and Micah's Backpack invite you to join in the friendly, festive competition of the 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest. All proceeds benefit Micah's Backpack, a local, nonprofitcharity providing weekend food to school children in ...

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Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving on a Budget

Hosting Thanksgiving can be exhausting, scary, stressful and outrageously expensive! With the current economy and many families feeling the squeeze on their purses, hosting this year might not be an easy feat. That's why we're offering some tips and tricks ...

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Food & Toys Needed for Local Children

Food & Toys Needed for Local Children

For many of us, the holiday season is a time we look forward to every year. But for many local families it can be a stressful and upsetting time of year, where money is tight and needs are more prevalent ...

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Meet Modern Lite Brite: All you loved as a child made even better!

Meet Modern Lite Brite: All you loved as a child made even better!

Do you remember Lite Brite? I used to enjoy using mine in the dark, making those little glowing pieces all the more exciting. It was a toy, a night light, a decoration and more. That was 30+ years ago, but ...

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Target + Toms for the Holidays

Target + Toms for the Holidays

I was at Target this weekend and was thrilled to discover that Target has partnered with Toms for the holidays. And clearly, I wasn't alone: in the 20 minutes we were there, not less than six different people stopped and ...

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Tips for the Perfect Turkey

Tips for the Perfect Turkey

When it comes to the perfect Thanksgiving turkey, you don't want to wing it. Some thoughtful preparation will go a long way toward achieving a tasty, juicy, just-perfect turkey. Thaw your bird slowly and safely. The safest method to thaw ...

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Turkey Treat Bags

Turkey Treat Bags

These turkey treat bags are perfect for children to keep Thanksgiving treats, coloring pages, Thanksgiving cards from friends and family, craft supplies, and so much more.Materials: Brown paper lunch bags Feathers made using different colored construction paper Waddle and beak ...

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