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Livin’ Aloha Local: Food, Farms, Fun at Ka‘anapali Beach

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Hawaiian island of Maui carries a deep cultural and historical legacy over hundreds of years, to both tourists and locals. Pristine beaches, gentle rainbows, a sparkling turquoise sea and wonderful nature-centric activities are perfectly suited for those special occasions when families gather, including weddings, graduations, reunions and hard-earned R & R. The tourism industry […]

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Explore World Cultures This Summer

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Mom, what can I do?” “Are we going somewhere today?” “I’m bored!” Sound familiar? Instead of turning on the TV or video games when kids get antsy this summer, why not take a trip around the world? Traveling internationally might not be in your budget, but when it’s too hot to go outside, you can […]

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Discover Community Supported Agriculture

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer is in full swing, but it isn’t too late to get in on the fresh fruit and veggie action offered by local farms. By buying a share in a CSA (community supported agriculture), you can enjoy fresh, farm-to-table meals every night. June marks the start of many CSAs, but shares are usually still available and […]

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Choose Your Next Adventure:
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everybody loves a treasure hunt. There are plenty of gems to discover in the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District that can inspire the kid in all of us, so pick a pretty summer day and head out to do some exploring! From meandering along the trails of Mount Talbert or watching a free movie […]

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Building a Business from Scratch: Scratch & Grain Baking Co.

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who founded Scratch & Grain Baking Co.? Scratch & Grain Baking Co. was founded out of necessity by two moms who met as neighbors in S.W. Portland. They found homemade baking to be more work than they had planned on and decided to fix the problem! Taya Geiger, 34, has a 2-year-old son and had […]

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Yoshida’s Sand in The City:
Having a Blast and Carving a Future For Kids

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of life’s simplest pleasures only takes a pail, a shovel, some helping hands and a whole lot of imagination. The 19th anniversary of Yoshida’s Sand in the City is here. July 18, 19 and 20, Pioneer Courthouse Square becomes the next best thing to a beachside paradise. The only difference (other than no ocean, […]

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Summer Volunteering with Kids

Volunteering or donating items is something often reserved for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays; however, using summertime for service learning can help children be active while building character. Volunteering as a family can also create lasting memories. Sally was 9 years old and her sister Emily was 7 when they began volunteering at their local […]

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Summer Camp: The Social Supplement

What an amazing world we live in — with more information and connections at our fingertips than we could ever imagine. This brave new world has come at a price, though, as we’ve gradually replaced human interaction with technological interaction. We have many young people who are not fully equipped for college, the workforce, or […]

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Child Development Goal Through Soccer

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many of us know from experience that fitness is a habit. The earlier it’s established, the sooner the behavior is set, the more it simply exists in the context of how a person sees him- or herself. The critical development window of ages 0-5 is the best time to set healthy habits—so why not do […]

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Thrills, Spills and Splashes: Silverwood Theme Park Shines

When your summer plans call for outrageous fun in the sun, look no further than Silverwood — the Northwest’s largest theme park, nestled in the mountains of beautiful North Idaho. Here, set against a backdrop of clear blue skies and lush green forests, lies an enchanted wonderland of thrills, chills, shocks and splashes that will […]

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