Southern Pines Recreation & Parks 2017 Summer Camps

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Southern Pines Recreation & Parks Department Accepting Summer Camp Registration Southern Pines Recreation & Parks Department announced its listing of summer camp offerings in its summer brochure.  “Summer is just around the corner and these warm temperatures should remind parents that before you know it, school will be out and they will be looking for

Testimonial from Chippers Golf Camps

I have used the services of SandhillsKids since 2009 as a quick, efficient and cost effective way to advertise my summer golf camps.  Monica is most helpful in providing the guidance for the advertising and suggesting the best way to promote the activities on the SandhillsKids platform. If you are looking

Have a Healthy Thanksgiving!

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Are you looking to stay on track with healthy eating this holiday season? Maintaining your healthy eating habits may seem impossible from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Gatherings with family and friends, work and school parties and other social events are often focused around the traditional holiday foods. This holiday season,

Have a Healthy Halloween!

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Halloween is just a few short days away which means most kids are gearing up for a fun night of trick or treating! Much of the Halloween holiday is centered around dressing up and going door to door looking for sweet treats. While the focus of Halloween for kids may

5 New School Lunch Ideas

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We are almost 2 months into the new school year which has many parents and kids looking to mix things up when it comes to packed lunches. After a while, the traditional peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese sandwich tend to get old for kids. Adding variety to

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and More!!!

  Gross Farms Location: 1606 Pickett Rd , Sanford, NC What They Have: Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Jellies, Apples and more. Online: www.grossfarms.com West Produce Location: 2026 Hayes Rd, Spring Lake, NC 28390 What They Have: Fresh Fruit, Veggies, Hayrides and Pumpkin Picking Pricing: Call 910-497-7443 Kalawi Farm Location: Behind Ben's Ice Cream in Eagle Springs on Hwy 211 What

Boost your Energy!

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Are you feeling tired and sluggish more often than you would like?  Follow these 5 tips to fight fatigue and get through the day feeling energized! EAT!  Eat a balanced diet with carbohydrates, fats, and proteins throughout the day. Do not skip meals or avoid any of these important macronutrients as

Healthy Summer Habits

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School is out for the summer which means our normal routines are all out of wack! Changes in sleeping, eating, and physical activity habits are likely to be altered in the summer months when days aren’t structured with school and after school activities. Kids often turn to television and other

Stay Hydrated This Summer

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Temperatures are on the rise in the Sandhills, which makes staying hydrated and drinking plenty of fluids more important than ever. Whether you are exercising, enjoying a relaxing day at the beach, or just having some outdoor family time at home, making sure you and your family are drinking enough

O’Neal Holds Blackbird’s Eye Dedication and Presents Youngclaus Awards

Southern Pines – On Wednesday, May 18th, O’Neal’s 2016 literary publication, The Blackbird’s Eye, was dedicated to Middle School English teacher Kristie Wolferman. Written by O’Neal sophomore and member of the Blackbird’s Eye editorial staff, Mary McMurray, the dedication is as follows: This year’s volume of The Blackbird’s Eye is dedicated to

Holmberg and Bradshaw Scholarship Recipients Announced

Holmberg and Bradshaw Scholarship Recipients Announced SOUTHERN PINES: Two rising ninth graders, have been chosen to receive four-year scholarships at The O’Neal School. Sam Henry has been awarded the Helen Pringle Holmberg Scholarship. Peter Lovett is the recipient of the Hannah Marie Bradshaw Scholarship. The Holmberg, and Bradshaw Scholars are selected based

2016 Vacation Bible Schools

First Baptist Church Southern Pines Summer Mission Trip When: June 18th- 26th Ages: 7-12 years old Click here for more information!   Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church When: June 28-30th from 9:00am-12:00pm Ages: 3 and older Click here for more information!   Faith Baptist Church When: July 18th - 22nd from 6:30 - 9 pm Ages: 4 yrs old - 12th Grade Click here for more

5 Tips to Healthier Grilling

With the summer months quickly approaching, many Americans are firing up their grills with their favorite foods. While it was once thought that grilling food was a fool proof healthy cooking method, more recent research suggests that certain precautions must be taken to ensure a healthy meal. When meat is

The 2016 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

The environmental working group (EWG) updated the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists earlier this year.  Data from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) was analyzed to assess pesticide residues on popular fresh produce items. A total of 48 foods are ranked from worst to best with the foods

O’Neal Earns Superior and Excellent Delegations at Model UN Conference

Southern Pines - O'Neal's Model United Nations team competed in the Spring Model United Nations Conference at Appalachian State University March 29th and 30th.  The teams walked away with a superior delegation, excellent delegation and several honorable mentions. Team members are: John Anderson, Mackenzie Melton, Lauren Dailey, Stefan Woolley, Simone

Kids Yoga at Cool Asana yoga studio!

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Hot and Cool Asana yoga studios in Southern Pines offers a variety of classes for people of all ages and ability levels. Classes are offered in hot, warm, and cool temperature rooms and typically range from 60-90 minutes in length. Both Hot and Cool Asana offer classes almost continuously throughout the

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic

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Lowes Build and Grow clinics are free classes offered by Lowes once or twice a month for children to build and create a designated project. These interactive workshops give children the opportunity to build a hands-on wooden project. To guarantee a spot in the workshop you must register your child

Eat Green this St. Patty’s Day!

Make this St. Patty’s day a year to remember and get festive with fun snack foods for your little ones! Add variety to your usual go to snacks by incorporating some festive fun that will make your child’s snack a more enjoyable experience. As always, snacks should consist of primarily healthy foods

Make Your Own Baby Food!

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Choose your machine: There are variety of options out there such as popular baby food makers that will steam and then puree your baby food and other more basic options such as a baby food grinder or food mill that will chop or puree. Popular baby food makers include the

Food Dyes: Are they safe?

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Why all the fuss? Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past few years, you’ve probably heard some of the controversy as to the safety of consuming food dyes. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) states “the Food and Drug Administration is failing to protect children

Birthday Parties

Looking for a venue to host your child's next birthday party? There is something for everyone here in the Sandhills no matter what kind of activities your child is into. From bowling to horse back riding to art and crafts, read on to find your child's next birthday celebration! Southern Pines/Aberdeen/Pinehurst

The Sweet Stuff

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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends following a healthy eating pattern that limits added sugars and to consume no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar. Similarly, the American Heart Association recommends no more than 100 calories per day, or about 6 teaspoons of sugar for woman and

Day Trip Activities for Families and Kids- Raleigh area

401 Par Golf- Mini Golf 5715 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 919-772-5261 http://401pargolf.com/?page_id=46 Adventure Landing 3311 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604 919-872-1688 http://www.adventurelanding.com/parks/raleigh/ Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd., Raleigh, NC 27614 919-870-4330 http://www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay/Pages/default.aspx BounceU of Apex 3419 Apex Peakway Apex, NC 27502 919-303-3368 apex.nc@bounceu.com Buffaloe Lanes 151 High House Rd.,Cary, NC 27511 919-468-8684 http://buffaloelanes.com/ Buffaloe Lanes 5900 Oak Forest Drive, Raleigh, NC  27616 919-876-5681 http://buffaloelanes.com/ Buffaloe Lanes 6701 Fayetteville Rd,

‘Tis the Season….to gain 5 pounds? Not this year!

The season is upon us where family and friends come together to celebrate and enjoy everything this season has to offer. A very important part of these seasonal celebrations is that glorious spread of delectable goodness just waiting for you to indulge yourself its delicious sensory overload. Follow these ten