Ease Into Kindergarten With a Few Simple Strategies

Tips for easing children and parents into kindergarten. more »



10 Things to Do Before Summer Vacation Ends

Ten quintessential free summer activities to do with your family. more »


NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Glow in the Shark Sleepover at NC Aquarium Fort Fisher

By the light of the moon (jellies), children ages 10 to13 take on the Aquarium after dark at the Glow in the Shark sleepover, Saturday, August 23 more »

Tweens and Teens

DIY: Make Your Own Hair Ties

Fold over elastic hair ties are very popular and easy to make. more »



One Pot Ratatouille

Make use of summer's bounty by cooking up a delicious French dish. more »



Wilmington Symphony to Hold Youth Auditions

The Wilmington Symphony will be holding youth auditions in August and September for the orchestra and junior strings programs. more »


Amazon Fire TV an Entertaining Option

Amazon Fire TV offers convenient streaming of movies, television and much more. more »

Family FInds


NHC Library Selected to Participate in Interactive Reading Program

New Hanover County Library and Book Rocket encourage summer reading. more »


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DIY Family Tree

Represent multiple generations with an easy to create family tree. more »



Comfortable Swim Goggles for Kids

Frogglez makes comfy goggles that don't fall off and don't need to be adjusted. more »

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Discount Movie Tickets at Summer Kids Series

Carmike Cinemas announces Kids discount summer movie line-up. more »

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Clever App Simplifies Paying the Parking Meter

With Pay By Phone for Parking, no change is needed for parking meters when you can pay by phone. more »

Family FInds


Protecting Skin from Sun Damage

Protecting skin from the sun's harmful rays should be done daily. more »



Kids Eat Free in Wilmington

Check out this list of restaurants where your kids can eat for free! more »

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    Mini Monets is an extracurricular art class for ages 3 and up that is provided on location among area schools, child care centers, and recreation facilities around the Wilmington, NC area. more »

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    Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during its weeklong summer program! Led by local educators, elementary school children are immersed into fun-filled, exciting, activities that reinvent summer fun. more »

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