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4 ways to create a shared life for the whole family

(Family Features) Family time is the best time for many people, and it’s often with loved ones that some of the fondest shared memories are made. Get everyone together (including your pets) for shared experiences such as outdoor activities, mealtime and game nights, for plenty of fun. For more information on how to create a shared life with your family and pup, visit Cesar.com or … Continue reading 4 ways to create a shared life for the whole family

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Ohio links and events: Buckeye Lake fireworks canceled and 9 other links

EDITOR’S NOTE: I am a producer with USA TODAY NETWORK-Ohio. Here are 10 stories that intrigued me at work today. Buckeye Lake fireworks canceled for 2018 Opinion: Redistricting reform proposal not sufficient Dick Martin: Division of Wildlife giving insight into best spots to fish Exclusive: Social Security checks are lower than many Americans expect, survey finds Leading through expertise, innovation: TriHealth performs 15,000th robotic-assisted surgery … Continue reading Ohio links and events: Buckeye Lake fireworks canceled and 9 other links

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Win Fairfield Inn stay or bedding set; trip to London and 38 other contests and deals

April Bed giveaway (through April 27) Gorilla Glue $250 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway (through April 28) Fairfield bedding set or three-night stay at Fairfield Inn and Suites (through April 29) Win a trip for two to London, England (through April 29) Win a custom-made scooter (through April 29) Win $1,000 + A Del Real Foods Party Pack! (through April 30) 5-night stay at a … Continue reading Win Fairfield Inn stay or bedding set; trip to London and 38 other contests and deals

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Great Mother’s Day gift ideas

(Family Features) From every skinned-up knee when you were small to nearly every celebration throughout life, she is always there. Mothers are consistently there cheering you on and supporting you. Mothers are strong, fearless and kind, and Mother’s Day is your day to give back to them for all they’ve done and show them how much those moments mean to you. This year, make her … Continue reading Great Mother’s Day gift ideas

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5 reasons why you should start streaming TV

Best new TV shows and movies to watch now (Family Features) It seems that friends, neighbors and family members are always asking each other what they’re watching for entertainment. While network TV provides tried-and-true favorites and DVR seems to solve scheduling woes, there are other solutions to help you catch up on the latest movies and shows. With streaming services like Netflix, accessing new films … Continue reading 5 reasons why you should start streaming TV

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Why dads want steak on Father’s Day

Give your dad the best for Father’s Day (Family Features) Dads typically love steak, so this Father’s Day, go ahead and shower him with some love straight off the grill. You can make the day even more memorable by sharing the grilling experience together. In fact, it may be the perfect chance to teach your old man a thing or two with these tips from … Continue reading Why dads want steak on Father’s Day

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LESSONS FROM MY DAD: Don’t worry about the stuff you can’t control

EDITOR’S NOTE: My dad, a long-time pastor and police chaplain, passed in 2015. To keep his words alive, I wanted to share some of his posts here.  By Rev. Ken Pugh From a Nov. 21, 2014 Facebook post  Adding 18 inches to your height by simply thinking about it is impossible… if that were possible, I am sure that we would have great height on many … Continue reading LESSONS FROM MY DAD: Don’t worry about the stuff you can’t control

How to inspire summer reading

FAMILY FEATURES While summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of days spent away from the classroom, remember not to put valuable skills, like reading, on the backburner. In fact, research estimates that 1-2 months of learning loss can occur during the summer months. To help your child maintain his or her reading level and avoid the “summer slide” – which can … Continue reading How to inspire summer reading