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Note 22,  Snow Days I am writing this just before the snow is about to do what it does. A few flakes have begun to drift down crookedly, almost as if in a dream state. The promise: a huge, blizzard of ’78-style dump. I LOVED the blizzard of ’78, which I spent traipsing through Center City Philadelphia. Cars were stranded and heaped with mounds of snow. My friend lived downtown (as opposed… Read More

Question and Answer Wanted: Snow day activity recommendations! Any activity suggestions on what to do with the kids? Sabine N Merz writes: Help your neighbor shovel. Megan Sherman writes: Pajama Party. PJs all day, family friendly movies, popcorn, and cocoa!! Diane Hinze Kanzler writes: After we dig out the farm, we’ll be making peanut butter cookies. We also like to read picture books together and act out the stories. Amanda Florek writes:… Read More

UPDATE:  WINTER TRAILS DAY AT NOTCHVIEW RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JAN 22, 2011 Due to the thin snow cover, most Winter Trails Day events are being rescheduled from Saturday, January 8 to Saturday, January 22 at Notchview on Route 9, Windsor, MA. On January 8th, the free “Winter Woods” snowshoe hike will take place as planned at 1:30 p.m. All other free events will take place on Saturday, January 22 , between 10:00… Read More

It Could Happen to Gateway Regional Middle-High School Students! [Huntington, MA] – Spring Break for Gateway Regional Middle-High School students and staff is scheduled for April 21 – 25, 2008. But not if the district incurs too many more snow days. The 2007-08 school year calendar has school ending on June 26th if five snow days are used. Because of the way the dates fall in June, this leaves only two additional… Read More

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