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5 Gift Ideas to Celebrate Grandparents Day

by Sarah Lyons

There is nothing more heartwarming than a gift made by a child — and it’s an affordable, fun way to say thank you and celebrate.
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Lake Metroparks Opens 50-foot Coastal Observation Tower At Lake Erie Bluffs

The tower's 360-degree views give visitors a unique experience while seeing this natural resource. The tower opened this weekend thanks to generosity of the Cleveland Foundation and the Lake Park Foundation. ...
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Parent Tip of the Week: Don’t Work Today, Work Better Tomorrow: Getting More Productive

With appointments and meetings to remember, tasks to complete and jobs to finish, life can get crazy. Stay on top of your game with simple tricks to help take care of work and life, day in and day out. ...
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Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County Awards $10,000 in Grants

Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County awarded grants last Friday during its third annual golf outing. Funds were awarded to agencies and organizations whose programs directly impact the lives of youth in Lake County. Check out this year's winners. ...
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Parent Tip of the Week: Make Family Meals Count

Planning for family mealtime can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Take the stress out of planning and preparing family meals with these tips and begin reaping the benefits of more time together around the dinner table. ...
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Summit for Kids Honors Akron Teen for Non-Profit Group that Helps Peers

Maria Paparella, 18, of Akron, founder of the nonprofit organization known as Chair-ity, which provides furniture and household goods to teenagers who have emancipated through Summit County Children Services, was selected as the winner of the 2016 Russ Pry Youth Award. ...
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Early Reading — 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Introduce reading to your child and keep track of your progress with this free program. Families can read a book (any book) to their newborn, infant, and/or toddler, according to 1000 Books Foundation in Nevada, which supports the early literacy initiative. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (families can repeat books) before your child starts kindergarten. This ongoing, self-directed program provides opportunities to earn rewards at these participating libraries. ...
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Parent Tip of the Week: Water Reduces the Risk of Heat-Related Conditions for Kids

At first glance, water doesn’t seem to contribute much to your child’s overall health. After all, water has no vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein or carbohydrates. Still, water can be vital to your child’s well-being, especially when the mercury rises. Read on to tap into water’s many underrated health benefits and learn what you can do to help your child stay well-hydrated this summer — and beyond. ...
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Editor’s Review: Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is the new game craze that teenagers — and even adults — are jumping on board. Whether you've heard about the game (it's likely that you have!) or not, it doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon. So what's the big deal? Why should you, as a parent, care about this game? There are plenty of reasons, the most important of which is that being aware of new games that might hit your family helps you be in the know sooner rather than later. ...
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Protect Grandparents and other Family Members from Phone Scams

Since the start of 2016, the Ohio Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section has received about two dozen consumer complaints involving grandparent scams. Take the following steps to help protect against these for the whole family. ...
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