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A Note From Your Publisher: Happy Summer, Officially!


June 19, 2014
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This Saturday, June 21st at 4:51am summer will officially arrive.  I don't know about you...but I think I'll wait a few hours until I celebrate the coming of this season's solstice event.  What will you be doing to enjoy the extra hours of sunshine?  We have plenty of ideas this week to keep these extra hours filled!


Are you a group of football fans?  You know...the kind with fancy footwork, black and white balls and nets instead of goal posts?  Then you uderstand the World Cup is a big deal and is the world's most watched sporting event.  We have a few ideas to keep your soccer fans active.

As you know we only link a few of the fun activities to our newsletter every week.  Check out This Week's Calendar for quick links to this week's activities.  And be sure to check out the calendar, we add new events daily!

If you know of an event that should be listed on our calendar, please let us know. Our goal is to make sure our calendar is filled with fun events for your family to enjoy.


Keep your summer guide handy for all your links to the summer fun.

Have a wonderful week!

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Macaroni Crafts ~ Duct Tape Soccer Balls

Macaroni Crafts ~ Duct Tape Soccer Balls

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Congratulations to the Champions of Care Winner!

Congratulations to the Champions of Care Winner!

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Macaroni Eats ~ Homemade Ice Cream in a Baggie

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Five Ways to Teach Your Kids to Conserve Water

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The 2014 World Cup - From Your TV to Your Backyard

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Macaroni Tips ~ Five Activities for Family Bonding

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What's Happening This Week: In Lakewood and Littleton

What's Happening This Week: In Lakewood and Littleton

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