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May Fairs and Festivals

There's so much to do and see during Festival Season! Here are some ideas to get you and your family off to a great start. Many of these festivals take place locally in the Greater Rochester area. So don't miss out on family-fun and excitement! more »

Places to Go

5 Places to Stop and Smell the Flowers

There are so many wonderful things about flowers and flower gardens that you and your family can enjoy and discover together. Here are some places around the Rochester area where you can literally stop and smell the flowers. more »

Places to Go

Tips for Starting a Garden with your Kids

Spring is here and it’s time to think about your garden. Whether you plan a backyard garden or planter boxes on your patio, getting started early is the best way to make sure your garden is fruitful (or veggie-ful!). more »


Book Nook: Get to Know Charles Benoit

Who’s the man behind the YA thrillers You, Fall From Grace, and Cold Calls? He’s the same guy who works for an advertising company by day, plays sax in Some Ska Band by night, and MCs the opening author panel at the Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest. more »

Book Nook

Make an Orange Feeder for Orioles

Orioles eat beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, and fruit, such as mulberries and wild black cherries. Orioles are also attracted to oranges, which you can cut in half and set out where they can peck at the juice and pulp. more »

Crafts & DIY

6 Places to Learn About Birds

Watching and learning about birds can be a fun family hobby. Whether you go on bird watching tours in the Greater Rochester area or simply watch them from your windows at home, you'll find birds to be enchanting and beautiful! more »

Places to Go

Making Natural Connections

Many of us have fond memories from our own childhoods of times when we were sent outside to play – mother's orders! Those hours of play and enjoyment in the elements and nature, have helped mold us into the people we are today. more »

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