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Our Top Christmas Songs

Date: December 23, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

We asked our staff to name their top three holiday songs and these were the responses they gave:   Erika Dupepe, Executive Director: “Jingle Bells” by Frank Sinatra “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole “Merry Christmas Baby” by B.B. King   Ashley Ditta, Counselor/School Prevention Program Coordinator: The N*Sync Christmas Album “Please Come Home…

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Community Gifting

Date: December 19, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

A gift under the tree can make one child happy. Below, are some suggestions for gifts you can give to our community, to help local kids, on an on-going basis:   Contact your local Children’s Advocacy Center and ask how they could use your help.   Attend a free Darkness2Light: Stewards of Children training and…

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Holiday Safety – Part 2

Date: December 9, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Before Thanksgiving, we offered some holiday safety tips from The National Safety Council. Here are some more tips to ensure that your holidays are safe, happy and healthy. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following: • Defensive driving is extra important when more people may consume alcohol and drive impaired. • Time spent…

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Winter Family Events

Date: December 4, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Kids are likely to get bored with so much time off school in the near future, unless their parents have a few tricks up their sleeves. Luckily, family-friendly activities are offered locally all winter.   Christmas in the District – 12/3-24 – carolers, concerts, contests, light show display, “Santa Paws” dog parade/costume contest, “The Running…

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The Gendered Toys Debate

Date: December 1, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Toy department shoppers can often see, even before entering an aisle, whether it contains an abundance of pinks, purples and princesses or primary colored superheroes, automobiles and legos. If this gendering of toys is good, bad or otherwise, has been debated for some time. There have been studies indicating that babies who haven’t been influenced…

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