Do you like candy? Well, if you do, I know the perfect place for candy. Try The Candy Store, 1061 Willis Ave., Albertson.
It used to be in Port Washington, but it just moved. It is not just a candy shop. It also has everything you can imagine -- like messenger bags, sweatpants, sweatshirts, balloons and candy, of course.
You can also have birthday parties at the studio. At the party, you don't just eat candy. You can string your own candy necklaces, play candy trivia or candy bingo, color a cookie, decorate a frame, make candy sushi, do a gel belly challenge, blow the best bubble and decorate your own cupcake. You can also have a chocolate fountain; play with a piñata and have a balloon artist. At the end of the party, you get a goody bag. Best of all, kids who have their birthday at the candy shop get to fingerprint their hand on the party room wall so everyone will know that they had a party there.
Looking for the perfect gift? Check out the gift baskets at the candy shop; they can be filled with Hershey bars, Razzles, Wonka Bars, Twizzlers, Fun Dip, Nerds, Milky Way, Smarties, Warheads and Big League Chew. They sell party balloons for all occasions, and you can even get a balloon with the gift basket.
I hope you love The Candy Store as much as I do.
Visit: thecandystoreonmain street.com
A quarter-century of Mario
The Super Mario All-Stars (25th anniversary) Limited Edition game for Wii (Nintendo) is a blast from the past. This $70 set comes with two discs. Disc one includes four games, one each from the years 1985, 1988, 1990 and 1993, and disc two is Super Mario History from 1985 to 2010.
What I liked most is that it includes four Mario games from 1985 to 1993, and you get to experience them all and you can see the huge difference from year to year. I also like how the player can choose which game to play at any time instead of having to play each year in order. I rate this a 4.5 out of 5 because it was fun to play, and all ages will love this game. Two negative things about this game are that the first four levels on all four games are too similar; and once you beat a level on 1985, you can beat the same level on the other three games very easily. I wish they had added a new game in this box set that includes the best of the older four games.
Oh, I almost forgot, the pack comes with a soundtrack CD and a history booklet showing how Mario was originally created, early sketches of all the different Marios and all the music that was used in the games. I recommend this to everyone.
-- Kidsday Reporter Connor Andersen
CLASS OF THE WEEK: JoAnna Strianese's fourth-graders, SOUTH SALEM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Port Washington