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GOOD DAY

and Happy 67th Anniversary to Betty & Lester Kleckner on March 21.

Happy Birthday

to Judy Glossner.

Word of the Day

Retronym — A term (such as analog watch, film camera, or snail mail) that is newly created and adopted to distinguish the original or older version, form, or example of something (such as a product) from other, more recent versions, forms, or examples.

Quote of the Day

“Every man has his follies — and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.”

— Josh Billings

Laundromats

stay open

Gov. Tom Wolf updated his list of life-sustaining businesses to include laundromats.

Daily Poll:

Favorite Ice Cream

Out of 471 votes 58% of people prefer vanilla ice cream over chocolate ice cream.

Fun activities with kids

The closure of schools and businesses have left many parents and their children stuck at home with nothing to do. Here are some activities that you can do to enjoy some quality time together!

— Penguin Waddle. Place a balloon between your child’s knees and have them waddle across the room without dropping it. Make it more challenging for older kids by having them go around a few obstacles. If they drop it, they have to go back to the start. For multiple kids, have them play as a team with the balloon placed between their hips. Once they get the hang of it, get out your timer to see how fast they can do it.

— Sticky Note Wall Bop. Attach 26 sticky notes to the back of a door and write a different letter on each one (in random order). Make a “start” line a few feet away from the door (more if you have older kids), and have your child stand behind it with a soft ball, bean bag, stuffed animal or pair of rolled up socks. Now instruct them to throw their object to try and hit the “A” or the “T.­­” Players with more advanced aim and spelling skills can try and hit all the letters in specific words (to make it even tougher, if they miss one of the letters, have them start all over again!).

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