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Glendale Az
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2015 National Travel and Tourism Week

Glendale’s Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will be taking the Glendale Visitor Center on the road in locations throughout the West Valley to highlight the important role tourism has in our economy. Click here for the full article.
BACA
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BACA BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE

I’d like to do something a little different in my column this month to shed light on something that is very near and dear to my heart. Click here for the full article.
Grandparents on the Go
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Challenger Space Center Arizona

Let’s face it – most of us have imagined what it would be like to be an astronaut, to walk across that metal sky bridge into an awaiting space shuttle. One can at least experience that walkway upon entering the Challenger Space Center in Peoria! Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Kas Winters How to Help Your Child Succeed in School

After a summer without homework and testing pressure, it’s time to get back into a classroom and learning schedule for many students. Some are excited to see friends and get back to school, and others are dreading it. There are some simple things a parent can do Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Kas Winters How to Help Your Child Succeed in School

After a summer without homework and testing pressure, it’s time to get back into a classroom and learning schedule for many students. Some are excited to see friends and get back to school, and others are dreading it. There are some simple things a parent can do Click here for the full article.
Grandparents on the Go
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McCormick Stillman Railroad Park

Plan on at least two hours for your visit, as there is so much to see and do; visit Stillman Station to purchase tickets for rides, visit the historic General Store to buy snacks and souvenirs, stop at the Snackstop for hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks, check out the Model Railroad Building, where both young and old will be fascinated by the work of local model railroad clubs, peruse the exhibits in the Scottsdale Railroad Museum at the Peoria Station, and explore the Roald Amundsen Pullman Car, which was used by presidents Hoover, FDR, Truman and Eisenhower! Click here for the full article.
Grandparents on the Go
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Earth Day Doing Your Part

There were a few more things we went through like shutting the lights off when you leave a room, turning the water off when brushing your teeth and spending more time outside rather than watching TV, which burns energy. Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Release the Power of Your Child’s Imagination

Imagination. We frequently hear the Einstein quote, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” The full quote is even better. The rest of it says: “For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Kas Winters Puppets and Children

Puppets and Children—One Terrific Combination! by Kas Winters, Mother of Family Ideas™ Youngsters identify with puppets and playing with them is a special treat. Of all the workshops I’ve done with students over the years, the ones in which they create their own characters and put on a play using handmade actors get the very best reviews. Ideas for stories seem to come naturally once a child has a mouthpiece in their hand to do the talking. Click here for the full article.