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In the Fifty story “New York: All Have Our Part,” Biddy is the twin daughter of two Northern Irish immigrants who came to America and were met with immediate prejudice and racism. They persevered to eventually own and run their own Erie Canal “packet boat,” but then became prejudiced and racist in their own way, against Italians, Chinese, and Jewish people....

"On the Go" Snacks Round Up

Whether you are headed to the park, a day on the trail or any adventure out of the house, these "on the go" snacks are healthy and will give you a boost of energy just when you and your kids need it....

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This week's So Many Fairies story, “Whisp Tells a Story”, begins with “a happy family of four who lived in the carriage house of what was once a fine old home on Elm Street.” Mother, Father, and their sons, Edward and Paul, go for walks to get ice cream in the town square. They have weekend family outings for eggs and pancakes in the neighboring town....

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In this week's By Thistle By Thimble story, “The Woman Who Moved a Mountain”, Jeanine Norton, mother, grandmother, and crossing-guard for the intersection of Main and School Street, has a secret that she has kept for 50 years—she is moving a mountain. Why? Well, you'll have to listen to the story to find out, but I will tell you two things: this is a love story and there is ice cream. Soft-serve ice cream, to be exact....

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In this week's The Willowbee Tree story, “Big Plans and Real Weather”, the Willowbees are deeply disappointed when they learn the Spring Festival has been postponed due to heavy rain. How frustrating it is when the weather doesn't cooperate!...