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Kids Column – Happy New Year!

By Sheri Selway with co-authors Jack, Abby, Eileen, and Aly from Bennetto School Happy New Year to all! Even though the days are getting longer now, January is still a cold and dark month.  Jack, Abby, Eileen and Aly met with me again to write Kid’s Column.  We came...

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Kids Column – School Lunches!

Kids Column – School Lunches!

By Sheri Selway This article is for kids! Hello again! I hope your first month back to school went well!  I hope you are back to a routine!  So this month we are going to look at “school lunches”. Did you ever open your lunch bag and think – Oh no – This again!  Why...

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What Can We Do With the Kids?

What Can We Do With the Kids?

Summer is around the corner and school will be out. We want our kids to be active but also to keep their minds busy so they’re ready for school in September. Here are some suggestions for activities in the neighbourhood or a short bus or walk away. There are fees for...

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Calling Creative Kids and Teens!

The Hamilton Public Library has some fantastic contests for creative kids of all ages this summer. 24th Annual Power of the Pen Creative Writing Contest for ages 12 – 18. Co-sponsored with the Hamilton Spectator. Original short stories and poetry submissions will be...

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Preparing Your Child for School

Even if your little one has been to day care, there still may be some fear and trepidation about going into kindergarten. Talk to them about what they think it will be like. Reassure them that they will make friends and do well. There are things that you can do over...

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Hugging a Tree

By Aly Fiedler, Bennetto School,  with mom Andrea  I'm hugging a tree because I can hang my hammock on a Sunday afternoon and read while listening to the birds chirp at Bayfront Park. I'm hugging a tree because I can have fun trying to climb a tree that is short...

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Friendly Streets

What makes a street feel friendly for walking and riding a bike and how can we make it so? These are the questions a new initiative of Environment Hamilton in partnership with Cycle Hamilton is asking residents and stakeholders in some urban Hamilton neighbourhoods....

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