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Patrick Whittle is a Long Island desk reporter and the proud father of an infant son, Evan. Whittle and wife Samantha, a graphic designer, live in Huntington Station with Ev and his moody older brother - their crazy cat, Cheddar.
After you fill up on turkey and pumpkin pie, you and your family can spend Thanksgiving weekend celebrating the official start of the holiday season in Montauk.
The Montauk Chamber of Commerce and The Montauk Yacht Club are teaming up for their annual Family Holiday Fun Day on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The kid-friendly event will feature tons of activities including crafts, Christmas...Read more »
If your child has ever walked through the house belting out “Oliver, Oliver, never before has a boy asked for more,” you might be interested in a big-screen showing of the classic movie at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington.
“Oliver!” won the Academy Award for best picture of 1968. It’ll be shown as part of the monthly Musicals: Stage to Screen series. It was...Read more »
Whether you're having a houseful of guests for Thanksgiving dinner or you're looking for a fun craft for kids, these turkey thumbprint cards are the perfect way to get your kids involved in the holiday festivities. I found the craft on Spoonful.com, a website from Disney that is filled with thousands of crafts, games and recipes for children and families.
Turkey Thumbprint Cards
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With my son turning 10 this week comes the realization that I am now the parent of a tween, which is described as dramatic a period of growth as the teen years as well as the time between conception and birth.
It's also a challenging time -- for both of us. As I watch my son and his friends bust out of their clothes, I feel I am outgrowing mine. At one moment I could be mothering a baby, a...Read more »
Sure, this ultrasafe menorah doesn't have actual candles, but kids can still get to "light" a new flame for each night of Hanukkah. I found the craft on Spoonful.com, a website from Disney that is filled with thousands of crafts, games and recipes for children and families.
What you'll need - Corrugated cardboard - Printable template - Paint - Yellow and orange tissue paper - Glue...Read more »
The Long Island Children's Museum is hosting its own birthday party this weekend, and everyone is invited to the bash.
For 20 years, the Children’s Museum has been entertaining – and educating – kids from Nassau and Suffolk counties and beyond. It’s gone from a small site in a donated space to a nationally recognized museum building at 11 E. Davis Ave. in Garden City, on Nassau County’s...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From performaces and parades, to Thanksgiving activites and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Thanksgiving Family Fun at Suffolk County Farm and Education Center (350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank) on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy crafts,...Read more »
National Adoption Day is Nov. 23, and Spence-Chapin is having an informational meeting in Hauppauge for people interested in adopting children who have already been born. Spence-Chapin is a Manhattan-based nonprofit that has been offering adoption services for more than 100 years.
During the free session, which begins at 10:30 a.m., prospective parents will learn about opportunities for adopting...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a savory soup, perfect for a chilly fall day. I found the recipe in "The Soup & Bread Cookbook: 75 Pairings for Simple, Satisfying Meals (Rodale; $23.99).
Curried Pumpkin Soup (Makes 6 servings)
Ingredients - 2 tablespoons butter - 2 teaspoons curry powder - 1 large onion,...Read more »
Today's kids are less physically fit than their parents were when they were young, a new worldwide study has found.
The effort, led by researchers at the University of South Australia and reported by the Associated Press, examined 50 different studies and found that on average, it takes children 90 seconds longer to run a mile than it did for children three decades ago.
In a world where...Read more »