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Gift-Giving Made Easy: Birthday Boxes

To simplify gift-giving for your child’s next birthday party: sign up for a Birthday Box at the Learning Express toy store. Simply visit the store with your child, fill out a short form and your child receives a large storage tub that he or she can fill with desired gifts. The store labels the box

Kadens Family Fitness Center to open in December 2019

Junior and senior high school students at Ottawa Hills Local Schools are one step closer to a healthier future with construction underway on the Kadens Family Fitness Center, a new state-of-the-art health facility. In addition to the new fitness center, the $1.5 million Kadens Family Health & Wellness Capital Campaign will deliver upgraded varsity locker

Summer Safety: Keeping Kids Safe in Cars

Unfortunately we hear the tragic news too often: parents forget children in the backseat of a hot car. Now a new innovative device helps remind parents to remove their baby from the car seat. eClip is a low-cost device that easily attaches inside the car and uses technology to alert you through an interactive app

Easterseals Offers Summer Speech Program

Easterseals is offering summer speech therapy programs in Toledo for children with speech and language disabilities or delays. Understanding the importance of giving children the access to speech therapy year-round, Easterseals hopes to help clients maintain the level of ability they’ve worked all school year to obtain. Also offered will be evaluations for potential clients,

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Keep your kids interested in reading this summer with the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading program. The program gives kids in grades 1-6 a free book when they read eight books over the summer. Visit the Barnes & Noble website for information on the program and to download a summer reading journal. Bring the completed

Blissfield School Teacher Leads Fundraiser for Therapy Dog

4th grader Devin Palacios is a student at Blissfield Elementary and, with the help of his teacher Nicole Lundquist, he finally has the best friend he’s been waiting for— his therapy dog. As a student with autism, ADHD and anxiety, Devin had been in need of a therapy dog for quite some time. With the