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How to Take a Family Vacation During the School Year (and why you should)

More and more families are traveling during the school year. Here’s how to minimize the impact—and maximize the benefits—of school-year vacations. Last January, my family took an epic 11-day vacation to Oahu, Hawaii. We swam, snorkeled, hiked and—most importantly—bonded. The best part? Our kids, twin boys in fifth grade and …

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Locally-penned ‘Niagara The Musical’ A Hit in D.C. Creative team met in high school, took production to DC Arts Center

  Given the chance to guess, you might venture that “Niagara: The Musical” is a musical version of the 1953 Marilyn Monroe noir-thriller “Niagara,” or a musical exploration of the Native American origins of the Niagara Falls tour boat, Maid of the Mist. Well, Marilyn doesn’t make an appearance in …

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4th of July craft

DIY: Fireworks for the 4th of July This craft will allow kids to relive the magic of a sparkling sky on paper

If you’re looking for a way to get you and your family into the Independence Day spirit, we’ve got you covered. This glitter fireworks craft is a budget-friendly, fun way to create an awesome decoration. Happy Fourth of July!   Materials Black construction paper Glow-in-the-dark liquid craft glue (if you …

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