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Must-Read Saturday, July 11, 2020



Government and daycare, kid-friendly snacks, and drive-in movies

government, daycare, children, snacks, drive-ins, movies


Kid-friendly creativity in the kitchen
Love watermelon? Kids can create family-friendly dessert recipes with watermelon as the main ingredient. 

Not just a latchkey situation
Government must rethink daycare’s relevance for working parents. If working parents drive our economy, then parents need more daycare options, and we need it now! 

Catching movies outdoors the old way
At this time of year, outdoor movies are a blast. Hudson Valley drive-ins are not only making a comeback but they are expanding. 



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