Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Columnist Vanessa McManus holds on to summer memories before the hustle and bustle of school and fall activities begin.
For most people, summer is already over. With the arrival of September and the conclusion of the Labor Day holiday marking the end of the laid back carefree days of summer, going back to school and welcoming fall is at the forefront of most everyone’s mind. But, according to my calendar, the last day of summer is officially September 22. My daughter does not start preschool for another week so I am choosing to ignore the imminent change of season and just soak in those last summer days while I can. So strong is my desire to hold onto the memories of this summer that I confess I have not fully unpacked our suitcases from a week ago in the Cape. Secretly, I love the smell of the salt air that is trapped inside from endless hours spent on the…
Monday, July 11, 2011
Beaches, sand and relaxation.
Today's featured photo was taken by Canton resident Margie Litterio at Chase's Ocean Grove in Dennisport, Mass. The photos is entitled, "This Is The Life!" Canton Patch wants to see your favorite snapshots of the season! A beautiful sunset from your back deck. The kids splashing through the sprinkler. A collection of seashells from the Cape. Vacation life. Whatever means summer to you and yours, send us your best photos. We will publish the summer snapshots throughout the coming months! Email photos to email@example.com or text them to 781-606-1148.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Get into the spirit of the summer season and share your favorite warm-weather photos with Patch.
Cookouts, beach days, a cool drink and your lounge chair. Canton Patch wants to see your favorite snapshots of the season! A beautiful sunset from your back deck. The kids splashing through the sprinkler. A collection of seashells from the Cape. Vacation life. Whatever means summer to you and yours, send us your best photos. We will publish the summer snapshots throughout the coming months! Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or text them to 781-606-1148.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Parents need not fret, there are plenty of ways to keep your kids busy and active this summer in Canton.
The last day of school is always bittersweet. For parents, it is yet another reminder of how much your child has grown, while for kids, it is the beginning of the best time of their young life – summer vacation! I’ve always loved summer above all other seasons and I think the reason for that was because summer as a kid meant two full months of carefree days playing with friends, swimming in pools and hitting the beach. If I only I had realized how numbered and short-lived those carefree days had been when I was in the midst of them. Adulthood kicks in and before you know it, you realize you haven’t had a summer off since you were a teenager and will not have another one in sight until, I don’t know, retirement? The hot days, humidity, and …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Planning vacations with young children requires flexibility, forethought and compromise.
It dawned on me recently that I need a vacation. It feels like I haven’t been on one since my oldest was born. I realize this isn’t completely accurate. We have, in fact, been on many family vacations together through the past several years. I think the missing element of these vacations, however, was the relaxation. The type of vacation I most desire is of a lazy and tranquil nature somewhere on a white sandy beach, with clear turquoise waters steps away, a piña colada in hand and a mindless magazine or novel by my side. Yup, I can close my eyes and picture myself deeply inhaling the sea breeze and the yummy scent of coconut sunscreen in the air. And then my small people take me back to a world filled with Elmo, bubble blowing and the …