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Celebrating Earth Day... and April Vacation!

Celebrating Earth Day... and April Vacation!

Kick off April Vacation by celebrating Earth Day with the environmentally-related crafts, activities, and more that you'll find in this week's e-newsletter. Whether you're planning a staycation or heading out, Macaroni Kid has you covered! In this issue of Merrimack ...

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Winner of the Disney Junior Live On Tour Ticket Giveaway

Winner of the Disney Junior Live On Tour Ticket Giveaway

Congratulations to Heather M. of Topsfield, MA! You're the winner of a Family 4-pack of tickets to see Disney Junior Live On Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure at Boston University's Agganis Arena on May 2, 2014.All Macaroni Kid fans can ...

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Take a Spring Break at Home This Year

Take a Spring Break at Home This Year

It was a hard winter. Many schools used up every snow day, meaning no spring break trips for many families. Even though 70 percent of families in a recent MacKid poll said that they WOULD take their kids out of ...

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Tips for Choosing a Campground

Tips for Choosing a Campground

Have you booked your summer vacation yet? So many choices of things to see and do, all within a few months of school's summer break. One of the favorites in my family is to go camping. I love what a ...

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Take A Colorful Nature Walk

Take A Colorful Nature Walk

Make your next walk a hunt for specific colors (try this any time of the year). This is an easy project that can be made very simple as your time/ materials/ patience demands. You'll need: An empty egg carton Paints ...

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Reuse, Reduce and Upcycle for Earth Day!

Reuse, Reduce and Upcycle for Earth Day!

Earth Day is Tuesday April 22nd and a good reminder for me at least to try and be more conservative about what I throw away, reuse and recycle. Here are some things I've been working on! Three uses for newspaper ...

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Easy Peanut Butter Roll Ups

Easy Peanut Butter Roll Ups

This super easy, delicious and healthy snack will quickly become a family favorite. Ingredients: Peanut butter (cashew or almond butter would be delicious, too!) Sliced bananas Whole wheat wrap Chocolate chips (optional) Directions: Spread peanut butter on the wrap. Place ...

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Basil Shrimp Pasta

Basil Shrimp Pasta

Serves 6 Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 8 oz box of your favorite pasta… I used thin spaghetti. Angel hair would be great too! 1-1/2 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved 3 teaspoons olive oil 1-1/2 lb fresh medium shrimp, peeled, dev-eined ...

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Family Night Corner

Family Night Corner

We've been in our home for about two years now, and this is the first year that we are attempting to plant a garden. Traditionally, I have a bit of a black thumb when it comes to indoor plants, but ...

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Lucy's Bookshelf

Lucy's Bookshelf

The inscription in the front of this book reads "For those who protect wild places and care for wild things", making this a perfect Earth Day story. It takes place in springtime, and shares a day in the life of ...

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ABC's of Macaroni Kid

ABC's of Macaroni Kid

Welcome to Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid! Take a tour of the website with the information below, and find out which features work best for you to keep you inspired, informed, and involved:•A is for Articles. Macaroni Kid offers timely ...

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Get Involved

Get Involved

We are currently looking for a Publisher Mom (or Dad) to start a brand new edition of Macaroni Kid in the Middleton - Reading/North Reading - Lynnfield - Wakefield areas, and other places around Massachusetts.Don't want to commit to running ...

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Library Storytimes

Library Storytimes

Libraries offer many wonderful free programs each week; link to your local library's website below to see regular storytime offerings by age group. Some require pre-registration while others have a drop-in format; some include crafts and other activities, as well ...

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2014 Museum Passes

2014 Museum Passes

Most libraries offer online reservation of discount passes via the library's website; otherwise, call ahead to make your reservation. You will need to pick up the pass at the library in person. Some passes need to be returned to the ...

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Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free

Here is a list of restaurants that have Kids-Eat-Free (or discounted) days in the Merrimack Valley MA area. Note that most usually require one adult entree purchase per child. IMPORTANT: Please remember our edition covers Merrimack Valley MA, so the ...

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Local Parents Groups

Local Parents Groups

Whether you're brand new to this parenting thing or you're a seasoned veteran, there's nothing like finding support amongst your peers. There are quite a few moms and dads groups in the Merrimack Valley MA area, where you can go ...

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2014 Summer Camp Guide

2014 Summer Camp Guide

The time to register our children for summer camp has arrived! I'm very pleased to bring you the 2014 Summer Camp Guide, with a variety of topics to meet the interests of kids across the board. All camps are located ...

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