On behalf of the GRAND team, we want to wish you all a wonderful New Year…may it be filled with adventure and growth. We’ve all been singing Auld Lang Syne

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Once again I’m feeling sentimental and pulling out Christmas cards from my grandmother’s collection to share with you.  The featured image card is from 1908 and the others are from

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What Exactly Is Friendsgiving? BY CHRISTINE CROSBY Many years ago when I was a young single mom, my two best girlfriends (who were also single moms) and I decided to

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How to Enhance Your Thanksgiving BY JACK LEVINE As we enter the holiday season, let’s realize that there are neighbors, young and elder, whose weeks ahead are not brimming with joy.

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A Grandparent’s Guide to Happy Holidays BY DEE DEE MOORE Ready to conquer the holiday chaos before it gets started? “A Grandparent’s Guide to Happy Holidays” is filled with tips

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Valentine Video Chat Game with Your Grandchildren BY KERRY BRYNE Maybe you are like me. You have the best intentions to get something in the mail but it sits in

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Hearts and Flowers and Candy – Oh My! BY PAT BURNS From the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy said it best; “There’s no place like home.” This Valentine’s Day, I plan

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My Christmas Miracle By Margaret Terry Late afternoon that Christmas Eve, I paced from room to room opening and closing closet doors, searching everywhere like a mama dog that had recently

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From Our Readers: One Grandparent’s Opinion On Travel By Terry Dwyer Grandparents who complain about the tiresome drive of a few hours just to see their grandkids force me to

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From Generation to Generation: Passing Down an Appreciation for Downhill Skiing BY SANDY BORNSTEIN If you live in a northern climate, cold winter months are inevitable. My parents’ answer to

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Be Your Grandkids’ Favorite Science Teacher With Wikki Stix! Back-to-school for the grandkids…most likely, this fall. And you may be concerned that they have fallen behind without in-person instruction and

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Kaboom! Celebrating Independence Day in Style BY PAT BURNS Celebrating the 4th of July is one of the summer’s utmost fun times. In 2020, extravagant fireworks and neighborhood parades were

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Juneteenth a Federal Holiday! WASHINGTON — President Biden signed legislation on Thursday to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, enshrining June 19 as the national day to commemorate the end of

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Memorial Day Wishes For You BY JACK LEVINE As Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st, approaches please join me in pausing to honor family members and neighbors who sacrificed as members

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Holy Guacamole! A Cinco de Mayo Tablescape BY PAT BURNS When it’s time for a fun gathering of friends, nothing says fun like chips, salsa, and tacos! And, if you

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A Way Children Share Christmas Cheer By Richard Eyre Our 15 and 16-year-old grandchildren are doing something really interesting for Christmas at a website they have created at https://childrenconcert.com. Let

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“Exercising the Mind” Critical for 2021  Many Americans will start the New Year with a resolution to focus on their physical fitness. A South Florida psychiatrist feels strongly that mental

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My Thanksgiving Message BY JACK LEVINE Wishing you and loved ones well and a Happy Thnksgiving! While we have many challenges, let’s resolve to face them with faith and fortitude…and

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How Do We Celebrate Thanksgiving in a Pandemic? We might not be able to gather for Thanksgiving this year—but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the holiday count. BY JILL SUTTIE

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How to celebrate holidays safely in the time of COVID Enjoy Thanksgiving activities and take steps to protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19. Learn more. As many people in the

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