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128 E Bennett Ave
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KRU Summer Camp Fun June Schedule

Get ready for summer fun all you kiddos! Kids Rock University is starting its summer camp programming and the June calendar is ready to go, so check it out here. Kids Rock University offers summer and school-year programming…. Our After-School and Fun-Friday Programs offer a variety of recreational activities that are designed to present challenges, incorporate values, and teach lessons that will contribute to a successful lifestyle. KRU staff are trained and certified in First Aid and CPR. In addition, it is each staff member’s goal to maintain a consistent, safe, healthy and nurturing program environment, with each being responsible for a maximum of 15 children at any given time. During the school year, KRU is held at KRU Clubhouse at 409 B St., Monday – Thursday 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Adventure Fridays and In House Fridays are held from 7:15 am to 6:30 pm and offer a variety of activities combined with a half or full day field trip excursion for FUN and educational experiences! On Fridays we begin and end at the Clubhouse but we also go to Parks and Recreation at 128 E Bennett Ave. to do other activities. KRU kids have the opportunity to participate in arts, crafts, sports skills, games, nature exploration, science, cooking, homework and community service...

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Softball’s Hidden Gems—Register Your Team Today

Softball often gets construed as baseball’s little brother. It doesn’t quite have the national following garnered by the MLB, it doesn’t quite have that air of American nostalgia or the famous names that have become bigger than life for so many. But in a way, what it’s lacking produces the allure. Without the baggage of an intense national following, it seems more approachable for those who may have never played and it still has that foundational competitive spirit. And it is just plain fun. The birth of this beloved sport came shortly after a Yale and Harvard football game when a Yale fan threw a boxing glove at a Harvard fan. The Harvard fan grabbed a stick and struck the glove…. This was followed by the shout of “play ball,” from a man named George Hancock, and the first game of softball was played on that Thanksgiving day in 1887. Hancock went on to create a ball and a bat over the next week and launched the beginning of the centerpiece to so many company picnics across the nation. Some fun softball facts: -The sport was designed for indoor play with closer bases. Before it became a phenomenon all its own, it was meant to help baseball players hone their skills in the winter....

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How Resilient Living and Homesteading can Heal the World (Kind of)

By Dan Smith Perhaps the title of this piece seems overly optimistic, sensationalist or naive–I’m not totally without my own doubts–but I like to dabble in optimism from time to time. So I’m going to present my case, and you of course, can decide its merit… If I had to pick the dominant theme of our national and global discourse, divisiveness would win the day. Politics, race, immigration, economics, terrorism, environmental issues, civil rights, and  [insert one of infinite...

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