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  • Toys for Tots organizational meeting to be held Thursday

    The Toys for Tots organizational meeting will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at the DeHardit House on Lewis Avenue in the Gloucester Court House village area. George Gates is the Middle Peninsula coordinator for the annual Toys for Tots program. Last year,...
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic 'Little House' series still resonates years later

    Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic 'Little House' series still resonates years later
    In 1976, when I was in the fourth grade and had discovered the joys of reading books, my mother shared with me her own childhood literary passion. One afternoon, in a sun-dappled room in our old Victorian home, she told me that when she was my age, she...
  • 100th Birthday For Toy That Inspired A Million Tinkerers

    Many a mechanically minded child growing up in the 20th century honed his or her construction skills with a toy Erector set — a collection of small metal beams, nuts and bolts, gears, wheels and other parts that could be assembled in countless ways....
  • Ex buys kids too many toys

    Ex buys kids too many toys
    Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors To the kids, I would explain that while new toys are great, since they live with me, I buy them things that are also great and needed: food, home, clothes, medicine, etc. To the ex, I would discuss...
  • Days are numbered for riding toys at Burbank playground

    Days are numbered for riding toys at Burbank playground
    City officials this month announced plans to remove a growing collection of used riding toys from the playground at Lincoln Park in Burbank, frustrating parents who say the toys are a draw for them and their children. Over the years, the playground...
  • Removal of toys at Lincoln Park is illogical

    Thank you for alerting readers to the city's plan to remove the toys from Lincoln Park (“City plans to remove riding toys,” Aug. 14). Throughout Burbank, playgrounds include structures with openings and edges anywhere from 4 to 8 feet off...
  • Leader Editorial: Getting rid of toys is the right thing to do

    They're colorful, they're enticing and they're extremely convenient for parents who don't want to tote their children's own bulky playthings to Lincoln Park for an hour or two of recreation. But we agree with the city's decision that the dozens of...
  • Holiday harbingers: Layaway at Wal-Mart, price-match at Toys R Us

    Holiday harbingers: Layaway at Wal-Mart, price-match at Toys R Us
    It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season. On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
  • Toys "R" Us enhances price match guarantee

    Toys "R" Us enhances price match guarantee
    Toys "R" Us will match prices from its online competitors, a press release announced Wednesday. The announcement comes as a way to "(remove) any doubt before holiday shopping begins in earnest that customers are receiving the best available prices," the...
  • Lincoln Park toys can stay for now

    Lincoln Park toys can stay for now
    The riding toys at Burbank's Lincoln Park aren't going anywhere just yet. The City Council on Tuesday asked officials to hold off on plans to remove the growing collection of used toys — which were scheduled for removal Wednesday — from...
  • Kids are in school, pet's depressed

    Kids are in school, pet's depressed
    The old adage is that the happiest time of the year for moms and dads is the day the yellow bus takes their darlings off for their first day of school. It's not altogether true in my house (which felt too quiet by mid-morning yesterday), though I'll admit...