Top Toys 2014

  • Architetrix
  • Snap Circuits Motion 2
  • Roller Derby 2
  • Robot Turtles
  • pipSquigz
  • LoopDeLoom
  • HABA DOorway
  • Grow n Glow 2
  • Glowing Chemistry
  • Remote Control Machines DLX
Get ready to discover the best new toys in town! The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) has announced the winners of the annual Best Toys for Kids 2014 awards. Selected by a pool of hundreds of local and independent toy retailers from across the country, this year’s Best Toys for Kids list honors the… Read More

Washington State Ranks Among Bottom 10 for After School Programs

Washington has made progress since 2009, but still lags behind the rest of the nation on after school participation, according to a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance. The 2014 edition of America After 3PM found that demand for after school programs still far exceeds supply; the number of children in Washington who… Read More

Camping in Southwest Washington

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Recreation, Travel

Great camping options abound within a couple hours of Vancouver! Remember that campgrounds are often full on summer weekends, so reserve a site when possible. If you use a first come/first serve campground, it’s safest to arrive before noon on Friday. National Forest Service: on your region of interest. From there, find detailed info… Read More

Fourth Annual “Chalk the Walks” Event Promotes a Positive Frame of Mind

Once again, on the 3rd Tuesday in August, local sidewalks will be full of colorful, uplifting sentiments as people spend a little time chalking messages of inspiration, joy and love in an effort to make others smile. Messages like: “Always bring your own sunshine,” “You are awesome,” “Yes you can,” “You are loved,” “Today I… Read More