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Save the Beach with Your Grandchild Participate in the International Coastal Cleanup Near You

Save the Beach

Many vacation fantasies include lying on a beach, drink within reach, as crystal clear waves break gently on the shore. As part of our vacation ideal, no one imagines helping to build a sandcastle and encountering cigarette butts or stepping on glass.  We all have a vision of clean beaches and a healthy ocean. So does Ocean Conservancy, an Accredited Charity with a …

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Grandparents Day 2015 Save the Date: September 13, 2015

Grandparents Day 2015

National Grandparents Day is a relatively new holiday in the United States. Celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day, this year, Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 13, 2015. In the 1979 proclamation establishing the first Grandparents Day in the United States, President Jimmy Carter said: Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the events and beliefs and experiences that …

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Dr. Seuss Day 2015 March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

Dr. Seuss Day 2015

Are you in the generation that saw the Dick and Jane reading primer give way to the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss? Born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904, Dr. Seuss published his first children’s book in 1937. The book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” was rejected by 27 publishers before it finally …

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The Grandparent Scam Explained: What you need to know Fraud Awareness Education Helps

Western Union Grandparent Scam Video

Awakened by a phone call from a grandchild who is in trouble; of course you want to help. No-one ever thinks they could be tricked by a con, but fraudsters can be so good at social and emotional manipulation they might get past our best defenses. The “grandparent scam” has been reported to law enforcement for years and is still very …

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Senator Warren, a Granddaughter, and the Valentine’s Day Cake A Grandparent on Valentines Day

Senator Warren Making Valentines Day Cake with Granddaughter

February 14, 2015 – On her blog and Facebook page today, Senator and Grandma Elizabeth Warren shared images of her baking a heart shaped Valentine’s Day cake with her granddaughter. Linking reflections about her tradition of baking a heart shaped cake for her mother, who was born of Valentine’s Day, and died from heart disease, to the need for funding …

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Who Will Inherit Your Facebook Page? US users can now appoint an heir for their account

Facebook legacy page

February 12, 2015 – New media brings new questions; What happens to my Facebook account when I die? Up till now you could only elect to have your account permanently deleted when you pass away. A new option introduced today, lets you appoint a Legacy Contact who will be able to manage some functions of your account. A legacy contact CAN: Write …

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Newbery Medal Winners 2015 – Books for Children & Youth


The American Library Association (ALA) announced 2/4/15 the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature was: “The Crossover,” written by Kwame Alexander, is the 2015 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Houghton Mifflin …

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In the News: Mitt and Ann Romney Welcome 23rd Grandchild

Mitt and Ann Romney welcome 23rd grandchild

On Monday Jan. 19 Mitt and Ann Romney took to twitter to announce the birth of their 23rd grandchild. The former Governor of Massachusetts tweeted ‘Excited to welcome another blessing into our lives: grandbaby #23 is here (really this time). Congrats Craig & Mary!’ Craig and Mary Romney are the parents of the newest member of the Romney Family. They …

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In the News: Bill Clinton shares grandparent exuberance

Bill and Hillary Clinton with granddaughter Charlotte

In an January 14th appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the former president Bill Clinton noted that “So far my daughter has not had to discipline her overly exuberant grandparents too. much.” Like grandparents all over he admitted that his first Granddaughter Charlotte, born last September, has him wrapped around her finger. Granddaughter Charlotte is the first grandchild for …

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10 Percent of Grandparents Live With a Grandchild

Census Bureau report shows rise in co-resident grandparents with their grandchildren Of the 65 million grandparents in the United States in 2012, 7 million, or 10 percent, lived with at least one grandchild, according to Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012, a new report released October 22, 2014 by the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of children who lived with a …

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