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Happy August 1st! As summer begins to wind down, the first day of school is right around the corner. Make sure your little ones are prepared with fun accessories from Skip Hop that are both fun and practical! These are some of our favorites.

ZOO KIDS ROLLING LUGGAGE

Your little one will travel in style with Zoo luggage. Sized perfectly for carry-ons and overnight trips, Zoo luggage is sturdy enough for everyday use. Carry or roll it with the detachable straps. We love the front zip pocket with mesh divider that makes it easy to reach smaller items like snacks or books!

ZOO PACK

This is the perfect whimsical backpack for your little one that is always on-the-go, easily holding all the supplies your preschooler might need for a busy day of “work” and play. Features include a mesh side pocket that adjusts to fit a juice box, sippy cup or water bottle, as well as the front pouch that is ideal for snacks and includes extra pockets for pencils and other school necessities!

ZOO LUNCHIES

Make lunchtime fun time with wild lunch bags! Sized just right for little kids or a mom and baby on-the-go, these soft lunch bags have a roomy main compartment that holds your kiddos favorites snacks and drinks. The insulated, wipe-clean interior keeps food and drinks cold and clean. Choose from a variety of animals perfectly fit for your little one’s school day!

 

ZOO TAKE ALONG NIGHT LIGHT

A comforting companion in the dark! This portable, cord-free nightlight helps little ones foster independence. The oversized on/off button and an easy-grip handle makes it perfect for little hands. Send your little one off to sleep on a school night with this comforting companion.

MOONLIGHT & MELODIES NIGHTLIGHT SOOTHER

Plug-in this décor-driven friend and experience the multiple ways to soothe your baby, including music, lights and projection. Turn on the dimmable nightlight that emits a warm glow, and one of the eight gentle melodies and calming nature sounds available. Get baby to sleep quicker this season with this nightlight soother.

Shop everything your little one will need this school year at Bellaboo—in-store and online!

Featured image from The Pottery Works.

WE LOVE POTTERY WORKS! If you’re looking for a really cool way to spend an evening, need a new birthday party theme idea, or simply need some time to yourself in a vibrant space, head to The Pottery Works in historic downtown Lancaster.

The paint-your-own pottery studio is owned by Marcie Natale, who opened the shop 14 years ago in 2003. Marcie also owns sister stores The Gem Den and The Bead Works also located in downtown Lancaster.

Perhaps the coolest part about The Pottery Works is their discount calendar. Every day they’re open, they offer a different type of discount, like a Ladies Night where all pieces are 15% off for ladies, or lunch specials where all pieces are 20% off. You can pick up one of their monthly calendars at the counter. From piggy banks, to knick knacks, to full dinner sets, to cookie jars, we are positive you’ll find something you’ll be excited to paint—and within your price range!

BROWNIE POINTS: You can BYOB, BYO snacks, and pieces are available for pick-up just one week after you complete them! They also offer painting classes.

The Pottery Works
www.facebook.com/thepotteryworks.com
IG: @thepotteryworks

 

 

There are so many things we could say about BUZZ, located at 38 West King Street. BUZZ is a little to-go cafe window, with a full espresso bar and a menu that changes with the seasons.

The purpose of BUZZ is simple. Get your coffee, your breakfast sandwich, or your salad or lunch sandwich to go. It’s really quick and super painless! There are so many secret little elements about BUZZ that we want to share with you, too! Did you know that by following their Instagram (@buzzkingst) you can get 5% off your order by saying the daily BUZZ word when ordering? Did you know that they play recordings of live music every single day? Did you know they deliver from 11am to 2pm within radius? Did you know you can pre-order online? Did you know that Michael Sirianni, the owner of BUZZ, is one of the nicest and happiest human beings you’ll ever meet?

BUZZ is the little cafe window right outside of the beloved Aussie and the Fox, but they are a separate entity.










BUZZ
38 West King Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603
(717) 559-BUZZ
E-mail: info@eatatbuzz.com
Open Monday through Saturday, 7am to 3pm.
Delivery between 11am and 2pm within radius.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/buzzkingst
Instagram: @buzzkingst
Twitter: www.twitter.com/buzzkingst
Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/buzz-lancaster

Order online! Go to www.eatatbuzz.com and click on the orange button that says “See Menu & Order.”

The chill is coming, and it’s time to bundle up the most precious of all: our children!

Bellaboo is stocked and ready in both their physical store and online! Bellaboo is a huge fan of Obermeyer Ski Clothing and Outerwear, and they are fully stocked with everything from snowsuits, to jackets, to gloves, to hats, and scarves. Obermeyer was established in 1947 when Klaus Obermeyer made his first ever ski parka—and they have been committed to innovation, technology, and quality ever since. Nowadays, Obermeyer produces some of the most high-tech ski clothing known to man. Bellaboo stands behind this brand and their quality products! With Obermeyer clothing and outerwear, your children will forget they’re cold—they’ll be able to focus on snowball fights, building igloos, and sledding through the fluffy snow.

Bellaboo, both in the shop and online, features Obermeyer’s sleekest and colorful designs for kids, and in multiple color options.


Obermeyer Snoverall Pant
Made of 100% polyster mini-twill with HydroBlock waterproof breathable lamination and DuroGuard DWR, these precious snoveralls will keep your child warm and comfortable out in the blustery snow. They have reinforced seat and knees, a reflective zipper pull, and fleece-lined hand warming pockets, too! Other features include: reinforced inseams/hems, double layer reinforcement, “I-Grow”™ Extended Wear System, an elastic waistband, heavy-duty YKK zippers, and water-resistant powder cuffs.
Available in four (4) colors, sizes 1 through 8.


Obermeyer Averee Knit Hat
How cute is this hat? Not only is this 100% chunky knit acrylic hat aesthetically pleasing, it’s also fully microfleece-lined. A little pom-pom finishes off this adorable hat! Fact: children lose more heat through their head than adults, so it’s very important to keep their noggins nice and warm!


Obermeyer Gauntlet Gloves
These gloves come in sizes X-Small to Medium. With a reinforced palm, thumb, a zippered heater pack pocket, and even an integrated nose wipe (!!), these are an essential to keep your little one warm while they build their glorious snow castles. The integrated heater pouch pocket allows you to add chemically enhanced heat packets, which are a must on cold days. These gloves are lined with highly breathable microfleece fabric, which is used to create a quick reacting breathable lining while carrying the thermal advantages of fleece insulation.



Obermeyer Trina Jacket
The Trina jacket uses exclusive HydroBlock® Sport 10,000mm waterproof/breathable technology. It has a removable hood, shaped seams for fit, and premium insulation to assure ultimate warmth. This jacket also features the exclusive ‘I-Grow’™ Extended Wear System, which has built-in technology to increase sleeve length by 1 ½ inches. Comes in sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8!

These are just a FEW of the incredible Obermeyer brand products that Bellaboo carries.
You can shop for more in the store (32 North Queen Street) or online at: www.shop.bellabooonline.com

“Each of us is born as infinitely creative beings.
We are taught that as we age our brains are less flexible and unable to access new parts of itself.
But this is not true!
The nature of our brains and of our consciousness is that of elasticity.”

Still searching for the perfect gift for your little one this holiday season? Give them the gift of music with interactive storybooks from Musical Tales for Modern Minds. Each storybook includes original characters and music, based on the musical characteristics of different regions around the world.

The Musical Tales for Modern Minds storybook series encourages music discovery and exploration in children, classroom teachers, music teachers, and parents. Your four- to seven-year-old will love learning about musical elements like rhythm and melody!

The first book in our series focuses on Haja, a young bird on a journey to face her biggest fear. The story of Haja brings West Africa’s vibrant colors and sounds to life through interactive, musical elements. Haja: The Bird Who Was Afraid To Fly teaches your little one the musical element of rhythm, as well as the strong message of perseverance and strength in a fun, interactive way.

The second book in our series follows Siku, a young alpaca living in the mountains of Peru. Siku learns to express herself by singing and humming the songs in her heart, even if she has to break a few rules. Discover the musical element of melody while teaching children the value of self expression with Siku’s Song.

No matter who is on your holiday shopping list, the Musical Tales for Modern Minds storybook series is the perfect gift! For the teachers in your life, check out our series of teaching guides.

You can find both Haja: The Bird Who Was Afraid To Fly and Siku’s Song online at Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com.



About Julia, Music Mommy:

Julia Jordan Kamanda is a mother, wife, music-maker, writer, dreamer, truth seeker, world traveler, change agent… “Actually,” she says, “I’m a creative work-at-home mom with two very expressive and energetic kids, a toddler and an infant. I write and record original music, do studio vocal and guitar work, freelance music supervision projects for films, and teach community music lessons and classes. Plus, my husband and I developed the Creative Arts Initiative in Sierra Leone, West Africa which encourages self-empowerment and expression in teenage girls through creative writing and the arts.”
Check out her website: www.J3MusicStudios.com

If you’re looking for something family-friendly to do—or adults only—on New Year’s Eve, reserve your lane at Rocky Springs Entertainment Center. Lanes are available to rent from 6pm-9pm and 10pm-1am. You can have up to 6 guests for just $99.99, and add 2 guests for $15 per person.

This special NYE package includes:

  • Unlimited bowling
  • Snack bucket
  • Soda pitcher
  • Party favors, like party hats and noisemakers
  • Giveaways

 

Ask for the Pizza Special! Buy one pizza, get one for $10 when you pre-order. Offer valid on large 1-topping pizzas only 12/31/16.

Ask about renting our exclusive VIP Bowling Suite for New Year’s Eve from 9pm-1am!

Brownie Points: the bar will be open all night long.

 

Call now to reserve your lane, at (717) 394-6162, x 104
Rocky Springs Entertainment Center
1495 Millport Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17602

 

On December 17, Rosa’s Jar LLC will be holding a Community Christmas Party from 6 to 9pm at The Community Room at 106 West King on Saturday, December 17th.
 
Kids ages 5-12 will receive a free gift.
Storytime, elves, desserts, and drinks. Arts and crafts and time for photographs.
Admission: One non-perishable food item for the food drive.
 
You can also drop off toys/other gifts at any of the following locations:
The Candy Factory 342 North Queen Street
That Shuu Girl 147 East King Street
Ursa Lunar 317 North Queen Street (where you can also buy Rosa’s Jar cupcakes)

Stay fit this winter, have fun, and practice your strategic thinking!

Landing Zone (403 Granite Run Drive) has an incredible winter special going on for anyone 8 years and older. You can get three (3) hours of gaming for just $24, plus tax.

“We are energized by our imagination and charged with the task of elevating the quality of entertainment for our guests.” Landing Zone is committed to a clean and fun environment for all to enjoy. This winter is predicted to be a cold one, and you’ll need some warming up.

So get up, get out, vest up, and run! You and your loved ones are sure to have an excellent time.

 

 


And, don’t forget the Arsenal Grill located within Landing Zone. Those hungry bellies after laser tag can be filled with delicious food and rehydrated with a refreshing, refillable beverage.

So, if you haven’t blasted your family with laser tag guns and flashing vests in a while, now is the perfect time to dive into Landing Zone’s winter special.

Landing Zone
403 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA, 17601
(717) 826-9023
info@lzlancaster.com

 

Everyone speaks burrito. But Silantra has a different dialect. And they’re straight killin’ it.

#TTDLanc experienced a burrito from Silantra Asian Street Kitchen for the first time ever last week. Our stomachs growled and we quivered with anticipation as we watched customers before us building their custom scallion pancake wraps, salads, and rice bowls. With a 4.9 rating on Yelp, you know you have to try it!

Here are some examples of combinations you can get:
scallion pancake wrap / salad / rice bowl
+
brown rice / coconut rice / bed of greens
+
chicken / steak / shrimp /mushroom /tofu
+
pepper and onion / steamed broccoli / seaweed salad / edamame salad / wasabi coleslaw / lettuce / spinach / cucumber / cilantro/ teriyaki garlic sauce / sesame ginger sauce / sweet and sour sauce / mandarin orange vinaigrette / yellow coconut curry / cooler than the underside of your pillow hot sauce / sriracha / hoisin

Hungry yet? Order online for pick-up!

 

BROWNIE POINTS: THEY SELL BEER.

MORE BROWNIE POINTS: $14 SIX-PACKS.

 

“JUST A KID”

Everyone is “Just a Kid” from somewhere, but Exit Lancaster students are different than most other kids. By growing up in Lancaster and being a part of this substantial program, Exit Lancaster students learn the fundamental values of giving back to their community.

Exit Lancaster’s Just A Kid campaign is not just about the positive impact this non-profit program strives to provide for its students, but more about the exceptional students themselves—the ones who are involved. Since 2003, Exit Lancaster kids have volunteered over 10,000 hours of their time—just one of the many ways in which Exit Lancaster’s core lessons have been implemented in their everyday lives.

“Exit Lancaster, to me, is mostly based off of community involvement. They always encourage us to do community service, be involved in our community, and know what is going on around us—how it betters ourselves being aware of what is going on around us, how the community is always there for you, and how you should always be there for your community,” explains an Exit Lancaster student, Danae.

When students and their families commit to the hard work, principles, and fun which encompass Exit Lancaster, a whole world of opportunities open up. With your help, Exit Lancaster can continue to encourage, educate, and mentor students to give back to their community, and create a winning life plan.

GET INVOLVED

Ready to get involved? Join Exit Lancaster’s Just A Kid campaign by getting involved. You can donate, mentor a student, volunteer, or purchase one of our “Just A Kid” t-shirts online.

Make sure to share a fun photo yourself wearing your “Just A Kid” t-shirt on social media, tagging #JustAKidFromLancaster.

 

For more information on Exit Lancaster, please visit www.exitlancaster.org.