Northeast Ohio Recreational Opportunities for the Mentally and Physically Challenged

A few months ago, North Coast Education Services participated in the Connecting for Kids 5th annual Meet and Greet event. We had a wonderful time mingling with families and fellow organization committed to help struggling students succeed. While we were there, we learned about a fantastic organization: Special Stars of the North Coast a recreational group for the mentally and …

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Book of the Month — July 2016 (National Parks & Recreation Month)

Welcome back, readers!  It’s time for our “Book of the Month”! Have you been following up with our 2016 Remarkable Reading Recommendations?  We have already posted half of our lists for the summer.  Make sure to follow our blog so you don’t miss any of our amazing books.  Click here to catch up with our RRR lists! Now, I’m happy to …

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5 More Fun (and Educational) Snow Day Activities!

I’m sure you were among the thousands of Ohioans who rejoiced when it hit 60 degrees in mid-December.  Like me, you probably crossed your fingers thinking, “Maybe it won’t snow this year.”  “Maybe winter will pass over us and give us a break.” Well, welcome to Northeast Ohio!  (My city received nearly two feet of snow in the past two days.) …

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FFD — 2015 Ohio Maple Madness Driving Trail

What is the purpose of Family Fun Day articles? I’m so glad you asked!  I created the Family Fun Day series to show families local events they can attend together that are free or relatively low-cost.  These events provide an escape from video games, cell phones, and television and promote family bonding.  Best of all, these fun events are also …

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5 Fun (and Educational) Snow Day Activities!

“SNOW DAY!” scream your children as they run down the stairs.  “No school!  No school!”  Yes, a snow day is arguably one of a student’s favorite things.  (And some teachers, too.)   Now the real challenge begins.  All of a sudden your children are at home with you (or a sitter) all day.  How do you keep them occupied for …

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FFD — The 21st Annual Medina Ice Festival

When I think of winter, rarely are my first thoughts about school delays, brushing off my car, bone-chilling winds, and an icy parking lot.  Instead, I picture beautiful images, such as new-fallen snow, sleds, ice skating on a pond, snowmen, hot chocolate, and a warm fireplace.  While the idea of braving the chill may not sound like the perfect day …

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FFD — Penitentiary Glen Reservation

If you looked outside now, you would not believe that Christmas is only nine days away.  By our office, it is in the mid 40’s with a light breeze.  Still, in true Ohio fashion, I feel like we are destined for more snow fairly soon.  During the winter, I think we truly rely on our animal instincts.  I don’t know …

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