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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for Jun 28-30

The first of the Independance Day events start this weekend with 2 big ones on the Northshore. So get plenty of wear out of those red, white and blue outfits and get started with all the fun! Zoomobile at Westbank Library - Friday 11am-12pm at Westbank Regional on Manhattan. Hands-on fun for the...
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Anderson Cooper Remembers Mother Gloria Vanderbilt, Gone at 95

Designer and artist, Gloria Vanderbilt, passed away this morning at the age of 95 her son Anderson Cooper announced with an obituary video played on CNN. I shared that video below because it is both fascinating and touching. Her life was so interesting and he speaks of her with such love. And we...
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7 Songs to Celebrate DAD this Father's Day

Sunday is Father’s Day and a perfect time to get a playlist together to honor the man that has been there for you since the beginning. Many artists have created songs detailing the joys of fatherhood, missing their dearly departed dads, or even butting heads with the most influential male figure in...
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Budweiser Celebrates Step-Dads in a Commercial That Might Make You Cry

Stop it right now - this is the sweetest commercial! LOVE THIS! Step-parents are parents and this beautiful ad from Budweiser shows those complicated relationships and all that love. The short film shows three families surprising their stepfathers with a special gift, which is the chance to become...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for Jun 14-16

It's all about dad this weekend...but there are a few things for everyone that you might want to check out this weekend. Then get dad that new tie. :) Kinky Boots - Runs Fri through Sunday at the Saenger. Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper created the fun musical about a young man taking over his...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for Jun 7-9, 2019

This weekend will end up as weekend #1 of my twins' 7th birthday celebration. They've learned how to really extend a birthday from their mama I guess. But if you're looking for a few fun things to do that don't involve Fortnite or Shopkins like my weekend will... then here ya go! Also it's Pride...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for May 31 - Jun 2, 2019

Are you also recovering from my Memorial Weekend sunburn? Aloe up and let's rally in time to enjoy another sunny, summer weekend. Oyster Festival - Saturday and Sunday at Woldenberg Park. Lots of oyster dishes and live music plus the shucking contest and oyster eating competition. Northshore Heart...
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I Took My Kids to Jazz Fest... A Survivor's Story

My 6 year old daughter's class performed in the kid's tent at Jazz Fest so I figured if she were going to her first Jazz Fest, I should probably take her twin brother along. So it was settled. I'm taking the kids to Jazz Fest. I'm sure that doesn't sound like a big deal to a lot of people, but I...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for Nov 16-18

This weekend, the kids have a couple of birthday parties to hit - their social calendar is always way busier than mine - and we're doing an early family Thanksgiving. But there's lots of other fun stuff we'll try to squeeze in as well since the weather will be warming up again! Here are my fav...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for Oct 26-28

This is THE weekend for Halloween fun. Of course, there's still actual Halloween, but on a Wednesday...well that's obviously less fun. So here's what my family will be doing and a few other fun picks for your weekend. St Pius Fall Fest - 3 of my kids' best friends go to school here so we'll be...
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