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Author Archives: Leslie Penkunas

CONTEST: $75 Gift certificate to Metro Diner (access required)

Enter Central Penn Parent’s Metro Diner contest for a chance to win a $75 certificate to dine at the restaurant and experience Metro’s take and unique twist on comfort food! Metro Diner, a new comfort food concept, opened last month in the new Lime Spring Square on Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster. The restaurant chain has been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, ...

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#TipTuesday: Birthday parties on a budget (access required)

A child’s birthday party can easily cost $350-$400 (and up), when you add up the price for the establishment, food, decorations, and goodie bags. But you can throw a fun, memorable party for your child without breaking the bank. Here are 10 tips for parties on a budget. Limit the guests. There’s an old adage for party planning for kids: ...

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Helping kids with autism get a better night’s sleep (access required)

As many as 80 percent of kids with ASD have sleep problems, but because of the many needs of children with ASD, sleep concerns don't typically get addressed by medical providers.

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Zoë Saldana says her twins’ ‘connection is really majestic’ — but little brother ‘never lets them forget’ about him! (access required)

“We’re in a constant Groundhog Day where we’re repeating the same messages of compassion: ‘Don’t forget about little brother!’ ” Saldana tells PEOPLE in the latest issue. “I mean, he’s not a pushover, so that’s a good thing. But it’s really hard to be the little brother to two twin older brothers.” Read more and see some adorable pics at ...

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12 great Central PA destinations for hiking, biking and enjoying the outdoors (access required)

Appalachian Trail’s Sherwood Drive to Scott Farm hike. Sherwood Drive, Carlisle It’s a relatively short hike suitable for little kids, but wonderfully scenic. With woods, bridges, tunnels and streams, the trail winds along the beautiful Conodoguinet Creek. Make sure there’s a grown-up in front because it ends suddenly at a road. Chickies Rock Overlook Trail 880 Chickies Hill Road, Columbia ...

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There’s a Reason You Won’t See Marvel Superheroes at Disney World (access required)

Just one week ago, Disney sent fans into a tizzy when it announced it would be opening a slate of brand new superhero-themed attractions at its parks across the globe, except of course Walt Disney World in Orlando, one of its most popular sites. Find out the reason here, at Travel & Leisure.

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April-May issue now online! (access required)

Read the April-May issue online! Pick up a copy at a location near you! Editor’s letter Spring fever. It’s a real ailment, according to my mom. After feeling my forehead, she diagnosed me with it one April morning when I was 10 and had complained about feeling unfocused, tired and well, just blah. I, being clueless, thought I’d be confined ...

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Gina Rodriguez to play Carmen Sandiego in live-action movie on Netflix (access required)

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? It seems like Gina Rodriguez could tell us but she’s probably not going to until it comes time for the live-action movie to come out on Netflix. Read all about it at TVovermind.com.  

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There’s a major royal baby clue outside the hospital where Kate Middleton will give birth! (access required)

The groundskeepers at St. Mary’s Hospital are in nesting mode! The railings outside the Lindo Wing at the hospital where Kate Middleton is due to give birth just got a fresh coat of paint — indicating that the royal baby’s arrival is imminent. Read the scoop at People.com.

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