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From the Assistant Publisher......

From the Assistant Publisher......

Hello! As Lori had mentioned last week, I will be taking over the Macaroni Kid - Farmington, Lakeville, Apple Valley site while she is patiently awaiting the birth of her 3rd child. I am happy to assist her as she ...

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Renaissance Festival & Ticket Giveaway!

Renaissance Festival & Ticket Giveaway!

Hear Ye Hear Ye the Minnesota Renaissance Festival is pleased to announce the arrival of new family friendly activities for 2014. These new events and activities are sure to excite the knight or princess in your life. So gather up ...

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Time Capsule for Kids

The Alexander Ramsey House is one of the nation's best preserved Victorian-era houses, the home offers a glimpse into the 1870s life of Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota's first territorial governor, and his family. Time Capsule for Kids Children and their parents ...

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Dolphin Tale 2

Dolphin Tale 2

Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's “Dolphin Tale 2” continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery—thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail—made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and ...

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Is Your Tech in Check for Back to School?

Is Your Tech in Check for Back to School?

Let's face it. As a busy parent, you need to make the most of every moment and stay organized -; especially when it's time for back-to-school! Here just a few mind-blowing (and free!) apps that keep you on track and ...

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3 Ways to Spend Less Time Blow-Drying Your Hair

3 Ways to Spend Less Time Blow-Drying Your Hair

WRAP IT UP A microfiber turban quickly absorbs excess moisture. Bundle your hair in one after you shampoo and let the turban sop up moisture while you eat breakfast and put on your makeup. When you take it off, you'll ...

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Earth-Friendly Grilling Tips

Earth-Friendly Grilling Tips

MAKE YOUR NEXT COOKOUT MORE ENVIRONMENTAL WITH THIS HANDY CHECKLIST CUT DOWN ON TRASH Save paper by sending party invitations online. Disposable plates and cups, plastic cutlery and paper napkins often are the bulk of the trash from a cookout ...

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Five Professional Makeup Tools Everyone Should Own

Five Professional Makeup Tools Everyone Should Own

Makeup artist Billy B. recommends affordable, easy-to-use essentials that will help take you from pretty to "pretty amazing." Eyelash curler. "Every woman should have one of these little marvels," Billy says. "Hold the curler at the base of the lash ...

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Outdoor Entertaining Made Easy

Outdoor Entertaining Made Easy

WHETHER IT'S A CASUAL POTLUCK OR A GOURMET OUTDOOR BASH, HERE'S HOW TO ENTERTAIN WITH STYLE—AND NO HASSLE. KEEP THE MENU SIMPLE Classics such as The Original Potato Salad are always popular, taste impressive and are easy to prepare. MAKE ...

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Kitchen Basics: A Guide to Herbs and Spices

Kitchen Basics: A Guide to Herbs and Spices

When it comes to seasoning, even the smallest amounts can make a big difference: Add too much flavoring, and you risk overpowering the dish; too little, and your diners will be reaching for the saltshaker — a major offense in ...

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Family Quotes of the Week........

Family Quotes of the Week........

"A family is a little world created by love.""Knowing your family so well that you can tell who is coming downstairs by the footsteps!" "Family is not an important thing, it is the only thing!" ~Michael J. Fox Enjoy your ...

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Labor Day Week-End Activities for the Family!

It is hard to believe that Labor Day is almost here. Not only does it signify a national celebration of the work force who has helped strengthen our country, but to many it also signifies the end of summer. It ...

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Celebrate the First Day of School!

Celebrate the First Day of School!

Make the first day of school something your kids will look forward to year after year with an "unexpected" tradition.We all want the first day of school to be special and even a little exciting, right? Here's a tradition you ...

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Farmers' Market Listing

Farmers' Market Listing

It's the season for fresh-grown deliciousness! In order to keep the weekly calendar of events easy to navigate, I've compiled a list of area Farmer's Markets below. If you know of a market that I have missed, please email me. ...

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Pencil Vase - a Perfect Teacher Gift!

Pencil Vase - a Perfect Teacher Gift!

Send your kids off to the start of a new school year with a special gift to let teachers and office staff know how much you appreciate them!What you need: Tall vase or a recycled jar about 7 ½ inches ...

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I Could Have Danced All Night!

I Could Have Danced All Night!

My Fair Lady, one of the most revered transformational stories of all time, is now at Guthrie Theater until August 31st. This musical, adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play, made famous on the stage by Julie Andrews, and later on ...

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51 Fun Things to do in the Twin Cities

Looking for something to do this weekend? At MacKid, we want to make it easy for you; here is our list of great places to check out for family-friendly things to do in the Twin Cities. Visit the website links ...

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Kids Eat FREE (or cheap)! Directory

Kids Eat FREE (or cheap)! Directory

Our very own LOCAL Kids Eat FREE (or Cheap) directory. Eating out with your entire family can certainly be pricey, but luckily, more and more restaurants are now offering Kid's Nights with reduced or free meals for the kids. I ...

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A Fun Twist on the "Ice Cream" Sandwich!

A Fun Twist on the "Ice Cream" Sandwich!

Who doesn't love an ice cream sandwich? This yummy alternative is a great treat for kids and adults and it's dairy-free!Ingredients: 2-2 1/2 soft bananas 2 tbsp. of peanut butter or almond butter (tried both ways and kids loved them) ...

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