The ABCs of hosting school picnic parties: The dos and don’ts

The ABCs of hosting school picnic parties: The dos and don’ts

It’s that time of the year again! The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining a little bit brighter, and school picnic parties are in full swing. (Pun intended.) If you’re a teacher, you’re probably wondering how on earth are you going to organize a successful school picnic party. Don’t panic! We have got…

New York Suffragettes: Women’s History Museum Display

New York Suffragettes: Women’s History Museum Display

If you visit the State Capitol Building in Albany, you just might be lucky enough to see a wonderful exhibit about New York Suffragettes, and the contributions of New York State women to American History. My favorite part is the horse-drawn campaign wagon, used by my great-grandmother Edna Buckman Kearns, which tells a very important…

Survival Guide For Building a Gingerbread House with Kids
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Survival Guide For Building a Gingerbread House with Kids

It’s that time of year, the time of year when all the holiday magazines and catalogs come out featuring stunning gingerbread houses, gingerbread castles, gingerbread churches, and even a gingerbread Tardis. I am by no means a gingerbread expert. I have never had a gingerbread creation featured in a magazine.  I do however, every year,…

Enrichment Cruises: Fun For All the Family

Enrichment Cruises: Fun For All the Family

An emerging new trend in cruising holidays is that of so-called “enrichment cruises”. In addition to the luxury of relaxing, dining and sightseeing expected from a cruise, enrichment cruises offer passengers lectures, demonstrations and classes; often with renowned professionals and experts giving talks or instruction and sometimes even celebrities. Many are now enjoying the opportunity…

September 11th Lesson Plans Offers Ways to Tackle Difficult Topic

September 11th Lesson Plans Offers Ways to Tackle Difficult Topic

September 11th is a difficult, yet imperative, topic for educators to teach and explore with their students. On this anniversary of 9/11, many teachers have students who either were not yet born or do not remember the terrorist attacks. It is hard to believe that high school seniors this year were only about 7 years…

Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

In the heart of downtown Lake Placid lies the Olympic Center, home to three indoor skating rinks, the outdoor speed skating oval, and the only Olympic Museum in the United States. But to anyone who watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, it’s the place where Miracles happen. No visit to Lake Placid is complete without a…