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Day Trip: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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Tacoma is home to one of western Washington’s most diverse congregations of wildlife. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (PDZA) opened its doors to curious visitors in 1905 and has been stunning sightseers ever since with interactive exhibits and multiple aquariums. The zoo is currently home to nearly 600 species, many of which PDZA is actively… Read More

Best of Vancouver 2019

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Vancouver Family Magazine readers recently voted on their favorite local hotspots. Check out the winning businesses! Best Date Night The Heathman Lodge/Hudson’s Bar & Grill Best Children’s Clothing Denim & Frills Best Public Park Esther Short Park Best Family Night Big Al’s Best Kids’ Fun Spot Kids Club Fun & Fitness Best Toy Store Kazoodles… Read More

Head on over to Head Start

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Young children growing up in the U.S. today have unprecedented access to preschool and early intervention programs, giving them an extraordinary opportunity to succeed academically and otherwise. Our region of the country is no exception. Following the lead of many other states, Washington’s legislature has steadily expanded funding of early childhood programs since 2011. Southwest… Read More

Brecky Breck: Local Mom Teaches & Inspires Kids on YouTube

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Breck Johnson, otherwise known as “Brecky Breck,” has interacted with kids her whole life. As a teenager, she managed a children’s summer camp in Corbett, Ore. and, after moving to Vancouver as a young adult, she was hired to run a children’s program in Clark County. Now, as a mom of four, she is inspiring… Read More

A Community Rallies: 24 Hours of Giving in Southwest Washington

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What happens when the Southwest Washington community unites to participate in one day of giving designed to directly benefit non-profit organizations in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties? For a 24-hour period on September 20, 2018 “Give More 24!” did just that, and the result was an astounding $1.3 million dollars raised all in one day,… Read More