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Editor's Note

Editor's Note

In this issue of Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid: Alternative Gift Ideas Getting Ready for Cold Weather Painting Craft Turkey Treat Bags Thanksgiving Day Disasters Sweet Potato Fries Recipe Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe Local Events 11/11/14 - 11/24/14 ABC's ...

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“Alternative” Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

“Alternative” Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

It's the holidays and family members are asking for gift ideas for your kids. Or maybe your child is having a party but really doesn't need more stuff. Or perhaps your child is invited to a party and you have ...

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Are You Ready for the Colder Weather?

Are You Ready for the Colder Weather?

Is anyone REALLY ready for colder weather? We know it's inevitable, so a little time spent preparing now will help make sure your family is ready for a long cold winter weather ahead.Here are some ideas to get you started: ...

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What's Around the House Painting Craft

What's Around the House Painting Craft

No need for paint brushes in this fun and easy craft for kids of all ages. Just use what you have around the house to create art!What is needed: Fingerpaint paper Fingerpaint (other washable paints) Find various items from around ...

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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 ...

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Thanksgiving Day Disasters

Thanksgiving Day Disasters

Things don't always go according to plan on Thanksgiving Day... as per the personal accounts below. Enjoy a laugh before the big day and relax... it could be worse! "While smoking the turkey on the back porch, enough heat generated ...

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Sweet Potato Fries with a KICK!

Sweet Potato Fries with a KICK!

Want to know the secret to crispy sweet potato fries? After you wash and cut those sweet little spuds ~ dry them COMPLETELY. You want them bone dry, so be sure to dry them off, really really well. Otherwise you ...

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Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These Buffalo Turkey Lettuce wraps are not only delicious and healthy but they are also inexpensive to make!A good friend of mine made this dish for dinner and brought leftovers for me to try for lunch one day as she ...

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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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Editor/Publisher Wanted for Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid

Editor/Publisher Wanted for Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid

With baby #3 on the way, I have decided to step down from my post as Editor/Publisher of the Newburyport, Merrimack Valley MA, and North Shore MA Macaroni Kid websites as of Dec. 31, 2014. We are currently looking for ...

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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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