TAG: holidays

Pie (Pi) for a day

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PiePiDay By Kelsey Hudson For three years in high school, I was a proud Mathlete. That means I voluntarily spent my free time studying and competing against others on how quickly I could solve math equations. Between Mathletes, Knowledge Bowl, and Chamber Orchestra, I could have easily filled the world’s geekiest letterman’s jacket if I had […]

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Beat the (Post) Holiday Blues

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on January 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Stressed young woman in front of christmas tree By Rachel Edmondson I grew up in Western Washington where it rains a lot but doesn’t get quite as chilly as here in the Inland Northwest. On the west side, snow was an exciting event that only happened every once in a while. In Spokane, there are years it seems the snow is here forever, […]

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Holiday Recipes Beyond Peppermint and Pumpkin

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_HolidayTreats_Intro By Kelsey Hudson I am totally in the holiday mood. I’ve decked my tree (complete with my favorite C-3PO ornament), found all the best wrapping paper, and am even making a stocking or two. Seriously, the holiday season is here and I couldn’t be happier—mostly. With all that joy, Grinch is not my normal holiday […]

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4th of July Craft

Posted in kids on June 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_4thhandwreath by Danielle Milton Looking for something fun to do to celebrate Independence Day? Make this “handy” wreath to decorate your house or give it as a gift. Handprint Wreath Materials: Construction paper (either all white, so you can color them in, or red, white and blue paper) Scissors Glue Pencil to trace Trace your hand […]

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Great Gift Books for Kids and Teens

Posted in Parents and Teachers on December 4, 2013 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_GiftBooks by Sheri Boggs Friends by Eric Carle A boy and girl are best friends who once “played and ran and danced and told each other secrets.” When the girl moves away, the boy sets out on a wild adventure, crossing rivers, scaling mountains and sleeping under the stars — all to find her again. Rendered […]

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Great Gift Books for Adults

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 3, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_GiftBooks by Debra Park The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Goldfinch follows an old-fashioned theme of loss and obsession yet is written with details to alert all one’s senses. Initially, thirteen-year-old Theo Decker survives an accident in New York that kills his mother. He becomes obsessed with a painting that reminds him of his mother. Later, […]

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Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_PumpkinCake by Corrine W. It seems like every year there’s an easy to make pumpkin recipe that everyone seems to be trying. This year, I am making a Pumpkin Crunch Cake. Eat it hot or cold for a snack or (my favorite) with some butter pecan ice cream! Try it for yourself and tell me what […]

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