August 4, 2013 |
After 25 years of shuttling lobsters from summer vacations in Maine to their home in Chantilly, Ray and Kim Kenna decided to make a business of it. "It got to the point where we were bringing back 300, 400 lobsters for our friends," said Ray, 48. "People would come up and say, ‘Hey, can you bring me back 10 lobsters?' ‘Can you bring me back 20?'" The couple started Lobster Maine-ia in February. Shipments of lobsters — up to 400 pounds at a time — arrive by truck from Portland, Maine, three or four...
July 13, 2013 |
Flying Alphabetinis Right in the heart of summer vacation, it may seem like school will never be in session again. But now's the perfect time to fight off the summer brain drain with educational apps — which can help ease you back into academic thinking without making it feel too much like school. "The Flying Alphabetinis," from Fingerprint Digital, is a Boggle-like game, recommended for ages 6 and up, that pits players against each other, and the clock, to find as many words as possible in a grid.
July 8, 2013 |
What did you do on your summer vacation? It's a question you'll hear a lot in a couple of months. Fifty-four kids ages 8 to 12 from around the United States, including three from the Washington area, will be able to say that they had lunch at the White House with first lady Michelle Obama. "I'm really excited," said Ingrid Gruber, 9, who will be a fourth-grader at Capitol Hill Day School in Washington this fall and will be among the kids dining at the White House on Tuesday. Ingrid was one...
June 21, 2013 |
Mike Tobey's offseason has been consumed with talk of weight gain, but for once the conversation between Virginia's lanky sophomore center and Coach Tony Bennett veered away from the scale earlier this week. Walking down a hallway at Verizon Center, Bennett tried to persuade his pupil to join him at the International Spy Museum near their hotel in Chinatown. Tobey smiled at the proposition, realizing he had gained another nugget of insight he can take back to...
June 20, 2013
It's summertime! KidsPost readers are leaving town, but they are taking their favorite newspaper section along for the ride. These kids had water-filled vacations — one near and one far. If you want to be a part of "The Summer of KidsPost," here's all you have to do: ●Go on vacation. It can be someplace as exotic as Bora Bora (find that on a map!) or as simple as a nearby water park. ●Take a copy of KidsPost with you. It can be from any day. ●Get someone to take a picture of you (and siblings,...
June 5, 2013 |
It's summertime. Breathe deeply. Hear the splash in the pool, the crunch of the cicadas underfoot. For a few sweet weeks, let the chaos of the school year recede; forget about schedules and stop rushing around. You can almost do it, until the dreaded question pops up on the radio, in a newspaper or magazine, or as part of a discussion thread on the neighborhood e-mail list: What are you doing to prevent summer brain drain? Just the name conjures images of multiplication tables oozing out of your child's ears and...