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Parents, along with their young children, become discerning connoisseurs of playgrounds.  A skilled kid wrangler can sum up a new playground in one quick sweep of the eyes — wood chips means no sand in the shoes, bathrooms a good hike across a … more
Fiction. Children’s books. Science. History. Biographies. Resource materials. A library imports thousands of worlds into the pages of books that line its shelves, and it’s a resource of which the community takes advantage. “In about 40 … more
About me After graduating college, a young ambitious me wanted to get her feet wet in Colorado and live the outdoorsy life. I moved out here in 1975 after obtaining my journalism and graphic design degrees from Kent University. I really wanted … more
• The Shriners started in the late 1800s and is an international organization. The U.S. has 22 hospitals. • The organization’s main function is to help children. All children are treated without any cost to families. • Hospitals … more
Library patrons got their read on this summer with the Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. The reading challenge took place May 29-Aug. 14. In comparison to last year, average participation grew 6 percent in 2015. … more
The constant bombardment of celebrities and the media’s focus on glitz and glamour can cause a serious warping effect on young minds, particularly ones that are still growing. This is a hard fact Amanda and Katie learn the painful way in Hilary … more
Thirteen-year-old Jack Barnicle had a surprise waiting for him when he got home from school Aug. 27 — a new wheelchair ramp. The Golden teen has spastic quadriplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. As he has grown, it’s become more difficult … more
Ten-year-old Abby Greiner rode her bicycle alongside pro cyclist Joanne Kiesanowski to the starting line of the Golden leg of the women’s Pro Challenge race. Deb Poskie prepared a salmon dinner for 16 racers and families. Kathy Godson sipped … more
A few weeks after ice skater Anthony Boucher, 18, found out he had made Team USA, a package arrived at his door. It contained the one thing that made this dream more real than when he read the email notifying him of his placement: the coveted … more
Conventional wisdom says the "song of the summer" is the track you're most likely to hear blaring from car windows, barbecues and patios wherever you go for the hottest three months of the year. Recent years' claimants for the title include such … more
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