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June 2019

Thank goodness it’s June. It seems like only yesterday we were shivering with the heat cranked up in the house — oh wait, it was! But now that summer has arrived there is hope that the rain and the chill will be out to sea — at least for the next three months! But no matter what the weather, there’s a lot to celebrate this month — dads, grads, school vacations and fun in the sun. We are on top of all your summer plans with our annual Great Things To Do guide with a bonus, a feature on our local zoos. Get ready for some wild adventures.

With schools letting out, it’s too easy for kids to get zoned out playing their favorite video games or checking out the latest YouTube channel. But, everything should be done in moderation. Now it’s time to get up and get going. Where, you may ask? Well, you’ll have so many choices when you read through the annual Great Things To Do in and around Connecticut feature. Mini golf, it’s there; rope climbs, yes; kayaking, check; museums, trolleys and trains, rides, yes, yes, yes and so much more. Your kids may even forget about Fortnite! And if you really want to go wild, visit one of these fabulous zoos. Between the Bronx Zoo in NY, the Roger Williams Park Zoo in RI and our own Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, you’ll be able to “talk” to animals from all over the world.

It’s coming down to the wire — the first day of camp is right around the corner. Don’t panic. Check out these last minute tips to make your child’s camping experience the highlight of summer. Even though kids will be busy, busy, busy, there is always room for some downtime, and settling in with a good book is just the thing. The librarians at the Fairfield Public Library are sharing a Universe of Stories that are out of this world!

One hot topic for the summer is fire safety. Who doesn’t love a barbeque or campfire? It just takes one spark from a fire pit or a candle left burning in the kitchen to ignite a fire in your home. Learn how you can keep your cool and protect your children and your home with these fire prevention tips.

You have an important decision to make — what to get that special guy in your life for Father’s Day. Forget the tie or the shirt, one mom has some great ideas that will really show dad how much he is loved. And, if all of this isn’t enough, you’ll find a month full of summer fun in the Family Fun Calendar.  Your family will be singing a happy tune with all of the great events that are taking place in June.


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