Monday, October 29, 2007

Word Smarts

Do you think you are pretty clever? Try out this site

For every word you get right, the United Nations World Food Program will donate 10 grains of rice.

There are 50 word levels, but most people don't get past 48 - I got stuck around 47 before I decided to give it a rest (hey -we can only waste so much time! LOL)

So test your smarts and help out a great cause! How high could you get?

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Recall Alert

As if most of us are not besides ourselves with worries about what toys actually are safe enough to purchase this holiday season, we must now worry about how to soothe our little ones during cough and cold season.
Citing that the potential risks outweigh the benefits, several drug manufacturers, including: Johnson and Johnson, Wyeth, and Novartis have voluntarily recalled many of their infant cold and cough medicines.
The products have not been recalled because they are dngerous, but rather because of misuse by parents in treating their child including improper dosage.
The branded cough and cold medicines that are being voluntarily withdrawn are:

* Dimetapp® Decongestant Plus Cough Infant Drops* Dimetapp® Decongestant Infant Drops* Little Colds® Decongestant Plus Cough* Little Colds® Multi-Symptom Cold Formula* PEDIACARE® Infant Drops Decongestant (containing pseudoephedrine)* PEDIACARE® Infant Drops Decongestant & Cough (containing pseudoephedrine)* PEDIACARE® Infant Dropper Decongestant (containing phenylephrine)* PEDIACARE® Infant Dropper Long-Acting Cough* PEDIACARE® Infant Dropper Decongestant & Cough (containing phenylephrine)* Robitussin® Infant Cough DM Drops* Triaminic® Infant & Toddler Thin Strips® Decongestant* Triaminic® Infant & Toddler Thin Strips® Decongestant Plus Cough* TYLENOL® Concentrated Infants’ Drops Plus Cold* TYLENOL® Concentrated Infants’ Drops Plus Cold & Cough
Anyone have any natural remedies for the cough and cold?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pirate Island at Fernley Pool

Ahoy there me mateys!

Visit Pirate Island at the Fernley Pool!

Pirates ages 6-10 are invited to visit from 4 to 6 pm on Oct. 26th.

The night is reserved for the older mateys ages 12- 17 for a haunted beach party from 7 to 9 pm.

For more info: Call the Fernley Pool at 575-2121.

Home school Info

Home School Park Day
All Lyon County Home School Families are invited to gather at the Out Of Town Park in Fernley the first Friday of every month!
When: The First Friday of Every Month
Where: Out of Town Park in Fernley
Time: 3:00 PM
For More info: Call Missy Pique at (775) 575-6447.
More Home Schooling Resources:
Free Lesson Plans: K-3
Homeschooling in Nevada:
Homeschool World:

Hanly Haunted House

Ready For Some Spoooooky Fun?
Head over to the Hanly Haunted House This Halloween!
Each year this couple opens their homes to the people of Fernley for a frighteningly good time! For more details (and fun pics!) check out their website
According to their website "Frightmare Mansion is a fun, scary experience, NOT GORY. We will even tone it down for the younger kids. So everyone can come and enjoy our Haunted House."
Dates: Oct. 27 - Oct. 31
Place: 1477 GreyBluffs Dr. Fernley, NV
For more information contact Melanie and Jason Hanly at

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

2nd Annual Fernley Fall Fest

Fernley Fall Harvest Festival
Experience Autumn’s Bounty & Celebrate Fernley

When: October 27, 2007
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Central Park a.k.a Out of Town
Children’s Alley Featuring Scarecrow Factory

Children’s Games

Petting Zoo

Hay Rides

Arts & Crafts Booths

Wine & Brews

Food and Fun

For more info call:

No pets, please!

Proceeds benefit Fernley Elementary PTA, Youth City Council, and other local non-profits
benefiting children in our community.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Oompa Toy Giveaway

It has been hard to miss all of the toy recalls this year, and with Christmas coming up, I have been worried about what toys would actually be safe.

The people at are also worried about toy safety and they show it with an extensive list of where all of their toys are manufactured.

Even better than safe toys is Free safe toys, and you can be the lucky winner of one of these Maggy Cachatou Sorting Farm valued at $36.49. Just head over to Mom Views to enter!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Nutcracker

Presented By:
Kids Take The Stage
The Taj Dance Studio
December 8, 2007

1:00pm and 6:00pm

$5.00 (advance purchase)$7.00 (at the door)
(All Proceeds will benefit the Kids Take The Stage Spring Production of High School Musical)
The Nutcracker is a holiday fairy tale about a young girl, Clara, and her favorite Christmas.
Clara's Godfather, Drosselmeier, is a magical, mysterious character in her life. This Christmas he has given her a special gift, a beautiful Nutcracker doll.
Clara wants to stay awake with it all night, but her family sends her off to bed. After everyone is asleep, Clarasneaks downstairs to look at her Nutcracker doll.
She eventually falls asleep, and with a little help from Drosselmeier's magic, she begins to dream...
Mice awaken her. The Mouse King appears and tries to kidnap her and take her to his kingdom. Then, soldiers arrive and behind them is the life-sized Nutcracker. He has come to save her from the Mouse King.
After an exciting battle, the Nutcracker defeats theMouse King. Clara has found her prince. Appearing through the smoke, the Nutcracker Prince has come to take her away to his special land and to show her his magnificent
Their journey takes them through enchanted lands where they meet a wide variety of fantasy characters.
For More Information:
Call Kelly Malloy 575-1953

Kids In the Kitchen

Kids are more likely to try different foods if they help make them. These fun mini-pizzas are ready to eat in less than 15 minutes.
Great for playdates or rainy days when you want to keep the kiddos busy!
Pizza Bagels

1 package bagels
1 can pizza sauce
Shredded cheese
Toppings of your choice
1. Put sauce on the bagel.
2. Cover with toppings of your choice.
3. Sprinkle cheese over the top.
4. Broil in the oven until cheese is melted.

Got a recipe that will satisfy even the pickiest eater? Send your recipes to with Kids in the Kitchen in the subject line.

Halloween Happenings

October 27 11:00 AM
We had such a fun time at last year's Fall Fest and the City of Fernley is doing it again! For more info click here:

October 27 -31 Time TBA
Ready for one of the coolest Haunted Houses of all time? Check out the Hanly haunted house here:

October 31 10:30 AM
Looking for a "spooktacular" way to spend Halloween? Join Family to Family Connections on this fun field trip to Lattin Farms.
For more info click here:

"Halloween Happenings," is a list of holiday-related events in and around Fernley, NV and will be updated every Wednesday online through Oct. 31, Halloween. If you or your group are planning a Halloween event and want it publicized, please send us the information, including date, time and location as well as a brief description of the event. Include a daytime phone number, the name of a contact, and send it to: with Halloween Happenings in the subject.