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Whatcom County parks offer something special in summer

Here’s a look at three Whatcom County parks that are perfect for summertime fun. They’re not “parks” in the traditional sense of the word, but they all offer a chance to explore nature and learn a bit of local history while still getting outside and stretching your legs.

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Parents @ Play: Travel accessories

When you're taking a family vacation, you need to be ready for anything. At the same time, you don't want to pack everything you own and the kitchen sink. Here are some of our travel must-haves.

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Summer fun-runs, races and more for families and kids

Summer’s the time to get moving, whether you have a competitive spirit or just enjoy the way you feel when you’re running, biking, or swimming. Here are a few of the special events taking place in Whatcom County this summer. Check Bellingham Parks and Recreation’s Leisure Guide for more ideas.

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Here are some parents' rules for social media use

Chris Ware of The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader lays out three rules for parents and their children's social media use.
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