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Water slides in suburbia: South Florida’s wildest water parks, attractions

Summertime means plunging down water slides, bobbing in wave pools and floating along lazy rivers. At least, that’s how we roll in South Florida, home to water parks and attractions that deliver all of the above in abundance. Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach isn’t South Florida’s only oasis for...

  • Cross items off your school supply list with these tips

    Cross items off your school supply list with these tips

    Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists seem a mile long, and parents anticipate a stack of receipts a mile high. Before you start back-to-school shopping for your elementary or high school student, find ways to cut down on the...

  • New Barnes & Noble kids program will have freebies, games and activities

    New Barnes & Noble kids program will have freebies, games and activities

    Barnes & Noble is encouraging kids’ interest in reading with a new program, the Kids’ Book Hangout, on Saturday, July 28. During the event, ages 6-12 are invited to stores to play games and activities, and score free book-related swag, while talking about four specially selected books: “Brown Girl...

  • Aqua Challenge now open in Dania Beach

    Aqua Challenge now open in Dania Beach

    The Broward College Tigertail Lake Recreational Center in Dania Beach has opened the Tigertail Aqua Challenge, an 8,000-square-foot inflatable water obstacle course and playground that tests balance and strength. The challenge includes a climbing wall with a slide, a 17-foot-wide trampoline, a...

  • A to Z: Summer family fun in South Florida

    A to Z: Summer family fun in South Florida

    Summer has finally arrived, giving South Florida families time to explore the incredible region they call home as schools take a break. Looking for adventures to fill your family’s summer days? There is plenty throughout the region to keep your kids entertained, both inside air-conditioned comfort...

  • Free family fun under way at Bass Pro Shops

    Free family fun under way at Bass Pro Shops

    Summer camp has started at Bass Pro Shops in Miami and Dania Beach, bringing free family fun to the giant outdoors stores. Free games and activities such as a BB gun range and casting targets, crafts and outdoor workshops start at noon every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through July 22. Workshops...

  • Without parent sacrifices, there would not be World Cup soccer stars

    Without parent sacrifices, there would not be World Cup soccer stars

    To go with the golden boot, for the World Cup's top scorer, and the best player's golden ball, tournament organizer FIFA should consider a new award: A golden steering wheel. That prize could be for all the parents and mentors who schlepped in all types of weather to heaven knows how many practices...

  • Build-a-Bear Workshop gives away free coupons, launches new Pay Your Age Day promotion

    Build-a-Bear Workshop gives away free coupons, launches new Pay Your Age Day promotion

    Build-a-Bear Workshop is giving away free coupons to customers after its disastrous Pay Your Age Day event at stores on Thursday and launched a new pandemonium-free promotion. The company apologized for the chaos on its website and is giving away $15 vouchers to Bonus Club members after an overwhelming...

  • Computers off the list during upcoming Florida back-to-school tax holiday

    Computers off the list during upcoming Florida back-to-school tax holiday

    Expensive computers are once again off the list of tax-free items Floridians can buy during the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday. On Aug. 3-5, consumers will pay zero state and local option taxes on hundreds of items, from clothes and shoes ($60 or less) to school supplies ($15 or less),...

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