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Breaking out in hives: Los Altos beekeeper Kendal Sager shares her love of bees with local families

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Elizabeth Hamblin, left, and beekeeper Kendal Sager get ready to care for the beehive in the Hamblins’ backyard in Los Altos.


Kendal Sager is sweet on bees. Not only does she keep hives and reap the rewards by selling their honey, she also is a strong advocate for bees.

Creative connections: Tips for boosting creativity in busy families

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Kingston Baynard, 9, works on a mindfulness activity during a Creativity Summit led by his mom, Kanesha.


Fellow parents and participants in my Creativity Summit often ask me: "With life being so busy and with so many things to juggle, how are you able to spend so much time doing creative projects as a family?"

Cooking with kids: Fun with Faux Pho

Photos by Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
Using ingredients such as fresh onions, from top left, carrots and rice noodles, can make for a tasty Faux Pho meal, above.


Here are a few things about me as a mom: I’ve forgotten to buy milk twice in the same day. I’ve also forgotten practice times, birthday parties and orthodontist appointments.

When family life has no easy answers

I had lunch recently with several friends whom I hadn’t seen in a while. We had a lot of catching up to do: kids, spouses, milestones, travel plans, career moves, etc.

Spring brings a flurry of family-friendly events

Courtesy of Smuin
Smuin’s “Dance Series 01” is a mixed repertory program featuring a world premiere.

As the weather warms and the Chinese Pistache trees begin to blossom, the Los Altos area welcomes spring with a variety of family-friendly events.

From the Peninsula Youth Theatre’s "Cats" to Pacific Ballet’s Spring Showcase, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, the city of Los Altos and several other groups offer an array of entertainment to bring the new season to life.

By girls, for girls: Campers build a sisterhood to tackle obstacles as they chase adventure

Photos Courtesy of GirlVentures; Below Photo Courtesy of Castilleja School; Right Photo Courtesy of Athena Camps All-girls camps offer summer activity with an extra dose of sisterhood. Whether they’re backpacking, launching cardboard ships or analyzing the nuances of friendship, girls and teens get a chance to lead in a new context.

Summer camp may seem to provide two opposing choices: Kids can spend those sunny weeks shut up inside, drilling in academic skills to stay in shape for the school year, or they can kick back entirely, drop pencils for water guns and take a break from learning altogether.

Camp leaders: Extending impact beyond the summer

Courtesy of Los Altos REcreation
As campers graduate from shortest archer in the row to leader of the bowmen, they put their learning to work.

Old enough to be responsible adults but young enough to clearly recall their childhood days, camp counselors are often able to connect with campers and teach them a variety of skills.

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