Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

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With an estimated 136 million Americans going on at least one vacation this summer, safety and security precautions are a must. Proactive measures can help consumers keep their home safe from fire, carbon monoxide, and the threat of burglary while they are away. Better Business Bureau and home security pioneer ADT are offering the following […]

Twilight Theatre Hosts the Princess Tea Party


An annual favorite for little princesses and their favorite adult, Twilight Theatre is proud to present another Princess Tea Party  portraying favorite princesses of all time. This short show is packed with music and tips on how to be the best princess ever PLUS after the show, enjoy special desserts (made specially for the little princesses by […]

Fayette County Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program

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Area teens are encouraged to participate in “Beneath the Surface,” the Fayette County Public Library’s teen summer reading program, from June 1 to July 31. Teens are invited to come to the library and read for prizes as well as taking part in workshops that are offered throughout the summer. Workshops this summer include: Teen […]

Travelers Make Great Targets for Identity Thieves


As summer nears, many people start dreaming about and planning vacation getaways. But while you’re enjoying the beach, identity thieves are devising new ways to steal your personal information. Consumers often let their guards down on vacation, putting them at greater risk of identity theft. In an effort to curb the growing problem of identity […]

Grilled Artichoke and Asparagus Mini Pizzas


Grilled Artichoke and Asparagus Mini Pizzas Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes 4 servings 2          tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1          cup 2-inch pieces fresh asparagus, halved lengthwise 1/2       cup pitted mixed olives, cut into wedges 1/4       cup roasted red peppers, cut into thin strips 2          […]

Boating Safety for Kids

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As anyone familiar with the pastime knows, boating offers one of the best ways for parents to escape the distractions of everyday life and bond with their kids in nature. These days, you don’t even have to own a boat to start having fun on the water, thanks to the growing number of boat rental […]

9 Ways to Let Your Kid Be a Kid This Summer

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No doubt about it: Time for unstructured play is dwindling. There are many reasons why this is so. We’re working more hours. We’re spending more time “plugged in” to TV, phones, video games, and the Internet. Kids have more homework than ever. And as a society we seem to have decided that structured activities—academic, athletic, […]

Safe Thrills at Amusement Parks this Summer

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In 2009, approximately 280 million guests visited amusement facilities in the United States and safely enjoyed 1.7 billion rides according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. A majority of health and safety mishaps at amusement parks can be prevented. Before you attend your next family day at an amusement park, take these […]

6 ways to protect your feet at the beach

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As millions of Americans hit the beach this summer, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers these foot safety tips: Wear shoes to protect your feet from puncture wounds and cuts. Sea shells, broken glass and other sharp objects when stepped on can ruin your day at the beach. Avoid the water if […]