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Pack homemade love in the lunch bag

WHERE did summer go? Already it's back-to-school time (did I hear a cheer from all the mothers out there?) and the brown-bag set will be hoping to find something yummy waiting for them when lunchtime rolls around.

Rocket encourages early readers

- How Rocket Learned to Read, by Tad Hills, Schwartz (Wade Books, $20.99) unpaged.

Hydrangea makes pretty display

Creating a beautiful table centrepiece doesn't have to be timeconsuming or arduous

Food calendar

Fresh Picked - Sweet, Sweet Corn Feast: Refuel Neighbourhood Restaurant & Bar will host a family style dinner at communal tables to celebrate corn from the Fraser Valley tonight, Aug. 31 with seatings at 6 or 8: 30 p.m.
2S: an adventure in eating

2S: an adventure in eating

FOR years now there has been a rug shop going out of business at the corner of Pemberton Avenue and Marine Drive in North Vancouver. At least it has seemed that way.

When your teen drops out of school

WHAT happens when a child decides to drop out of school? Up to what age is school attendance compulsory? If a teenager is out of school and wandering around doing nothing, is there anyone who would pick him up and take him to school? One of our reade

Cover your assets

INSURANCE probably isn't at the top of your reading list this summer - or at any other time of the year.

When teens get mean

QUESTION: I overheard my teenage son and his friends making derogatory comments about another one of their friends. I called him on it and said that I did not think that was very nice.

School builds bright futures

WHEN asked what they want to be, children around my age give answers much different than what they gave when they were five. When they were five, the most typical answers would revolve around princesses or pirates.

Students need sleep

NOW don't be fooled by the title. I'm not suggesting a longer summer, I know that can't happen. I'm talking about starting the school day a little later. Really, what's the harm? Let's say school started at 10: 00 a.m. and ended at 4: 00 p.m.