Monday, December 29, 2008

Preparing Your Car for Emergencies

How prepared would you be if you were stranded on the side of the road in -10 degree weather?
Do you know what essentials should be in your trunk that could save your life?
How to Make an Emergency Kit for your Car
There are some critical elements to an emergency kit for your car. Here recommendations from the pros:

*Blankets, scarves, gloves, extra clothes: Wool or thermal blankets are better for colder climates. Bringing a set of extra clothes is a good idea in case your clothes get wet, tear, or soiled.

*Kitty litter and a small shovel: Kitty litter can be sprinkled around tires to give snow, ice or any slick surface some traction. A shovel is nice to help dig your tires out…should they get stuck in thick snow.
*Flares, flashlight, cell phone: Flares are a great way to signal other drivers in case of an emergency. Flares also help warn other cars of your stalled vehicle. The flashlight is a no-brainer in the dark, and the cell phone is a nice safety device if you have that option. If you cannot afford a monthly service plan, try finding a prepaid cell phone option that only charges you when you use it. These are usually more expensive per minute, but are a cheaper alternative if you limit your usage to emergencies.
*Auto Club Membership: If you can afford this option, it will help give you some piece of mind. If you have a not-so-reliable car, this might just pay for itself time and again. Auto Clubs often include full services for one small monthly service. You can get your vehicle towed, jump-started, unlocked, etc., in usually less than an hour.

*Jumper cables: If your battery is drained and you need a jump, jumper cables are a must. Make sure they are at least 12 feet long. It is not always easy to fit the charging vehicle adjacent to your stalled vehicle. An even better option is a battery-powered jumpstart. It's the same as the jumper cables, but you can jumpstart your own car using the jumpstart's battery power.

*Two quarts of oil, gallon of antifreeze: Oil leaks and just regular usage can cause levels to become low. Keeping an extra couple of quarts in your trunk is just good practice for being prepared. A gallon of antifreeze or coolant is also a good thing to have on hand. If your car is overheating or working in record cold temps, fresh antifreeze is a must.

*First aid kit: Don't forget to include essentials such as bandages, Band-Aids, gauze, tape, scissors, aspirin (or other pain killer), antiseptic cream or spray, etc.
*Basic tools: In an emergency situation it's a good idea to have basic tools at your finger tips such as flat and Phillips head screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench, etc. Other useful items in this category are a pocket knife, ice scraper, pen and paper (this is especially helpful to write a "HELP" or "CALL 911" sign.)

*Spare tire, jack, tire inflator: Getting stuck with a flat tire is no picnic. Make sure your spare tire is in good condition. Have a jack on hand and when in doubt tire inflator, such as Fix-a-Flat. Also a tire-pressure gauge will help make sure you are not over or under inflating a tire.
*Rags, paper towels, baby wipes, duct tape: Rags, paper towels and baby wipes are great for quick clean ups. Duct tape has a million and one uses, many of which will help in an emergency situation.

*Food and water: Food and water are essential to keep on hand in case of an emergency. Granola, protein, or energy bars have nutrients and are usually high in calories to help you keep up your strength.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Save Money On Dryer Sheets

If you are looking to save money on dryer sheets, but still want the benefit of soft laundry, try this tip: Spray a washcloth with a 1/2 and 1/2 solution of hair conditioner and water, then toss into the dryer with your wet clothes.

Redbox Code for Sunday Dec 28 - Free Rental

Make tonight a movie night with this free rental from Redbox. Use the code: 11MOMS4UT for a free movie rental Sunday December 21, 08. Expires at midnight tonight ~ Enjoy!!!!This particular code only works for redboxes located inside Walmart.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Contests To Enter

1. In need of a camcorder? Enter here to win a compact DXG-567 HD Camcorder.
2. Have a teen in your life? You'll want to enter Baby Phat's contest to win 10 $100 gift cards here.
3. What's better than Hershey's chocolate? A Hershey's shopping spree! Enter here.
4. If you are a techno geek, you will want to enter this contest for Techno gear.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Family Christmas Traditions

Now is the perfect time of year to create fun memories at home! Here are a few tips to liven up your home for the holidays:

*Fill your home with holiday music. Play your own favorite Christmas music CD's, enjoy carolers who stop by the neighborhood, and open your mouth and sing out the joyful music of the season! Note: Sunny 106.9 FM plays nothing but Christmas music every day until Christmas!
*Introduce your child to classic Christmas tales such as Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol or The Christmas Story/Poem ("Twas the night before Christmas"). Christians should certainly take the time to introduce their child to the story of Jesus' birth and the true meaning behind celebrating Christmas!
* Start filling your home with the smells of Christmas cooking. Search out your old family recipes and look for traditional ones in cookbooks and magazines. Look for shortbreads, fruitcake, plum pudding, and all kinds of cookie recipes.
*Fill your home with holiday decorations -Christmas trees, snow on windows, holiday wreaths, and more.
*Sit down together to write out Christmas cards, put together a gingerbread house, make out a gift-giving list, wrap presents, volunteer, etc

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Trash Talkin' Part 2

The city council voted to use a new trash company for residential trash. You may have questions regarding the move, hopefully this will help some:

The new company is called Trash Pros. Here are a few answers to your questions:

1. You will be receiving a letter in the mail regarding the new trash service with a little card to return if you need special services (ie 2 cans, door pick-up for disabled, etc.)

2. On or about Dec. 23rd new blue cans will be delivered to the residents for Trash Pro service which will start after Jan. 3rd.

3. Waste Management will be picking up their green cans on your last pick-up day from them (Dec. 30th - Jan 3rd)

No real answers have been given regarding the transfer station - the Waste Management one may or may not stay open, and Trash Pros will be opening their own (don't know where or when yet) for those people who need to make a "dump run".

Hope that helps!

Kelly Malloy
City Councilman elect Ward 1

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Sickies!

It's that time of year again! The time when everyone starts coming down with the "sickies"! Click here for Tips for kids to stay healthy at school.If your child is already sick, click here for way to keep the whole family from getting sick!

Checklists and Printables For Moms

We're committed to enhancing your "motherhood" journey! That's why we're pleased to share these checklists and planning documents withyou to use as often as necessary! Simply print & enjoy~
Childproofing Checklist
Make sure your home is kid-friendly with this checklist.
Daily Planning Page
Organize your daily activities, appointments, and meals with this handy list.
Family Personal InformationPrint one of these checklists, fill in the information, and put it away for safekeeping.
Frequent Phone Numbers
This is a great list to keep near your phone! No more fumbling for the yellow pages, or searching for your own personal phone book.
Gift-Giving Checklist
Plan out your holiday gift-giving here.
Grocery Shopping Checklist
Print out this handy checklist to do your shopping - items grouped by food type.
Grocery Shopping Checklist - By Aisles
If you prefer to shop by aisle, this checklist will help you group your items that way and hopefully move you quickly through the store.
Home Inventory List
Keep track of all your possessions with this list.
Daily Docket/Master Checklist
Keep control of your day with this handy daily docket.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mylicon Drop Recall

Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Mylicon Gas Relief Dye-Free Drops, are voluntarily recalling about 12,000 one-ounce plastic bottles containing dye-free anti-gas drops. The reason: some bottles may contain metal fragments produced during the manufacturing process.
The bottles were distributed nationwide after October 5, 2008.To identify the bottles in the recall check the box or the bottle for the following lot numbers: SMF007 and SMF008.
If the product has either of these lot numbers, stop using it and contact the company. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST at 1-800-222-9435. If you’ve already used the product and are concerned about possible effects, please contact your pediatrician immediately.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Letters From Santa

Looking for a fun, inexpensive way to surprise your child? Head over here to print out one of 16 Santa letters to mail to your child. Great gift idea for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and more. PDF version is free; editable Microsoft Word version is just $5.

These letters are for all ages from Baby's first Christmas to a letter to a "not so nice" adult!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

The Rotary Club of Fernley, with assistance from other community volunteers, will be hosting a free Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need. Anyone who would like to help out can contact:
the Rotarian who is in charge, Jarda Belmonte. Contact her at 575-5640 or
If you know someone who would like to attend, they must register at 351-4668 to reserve their seating time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

There's not many ways to make a more meaningful Thanksgiving tradition than letting your little helpers help make a part of the Thanksgiving day feast.
3/4 cup low-fat milk
1 package (3.4 ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
32 gingersnap cookies, crushed (about 1- 1 1/2 cups)
Large mixing bowl
Medium bowl
6 Parfait glasses
Re-sealable bag
Rolling pin (*Instead of using a rolling pin, bring in a favorite toy or building block to let the child use to smash the gingersnaps.)
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the milk and pudding mix with a whisk for 2 minutes.
2. In a chilled bowl, whip the cream with a whisk until it forms soft peaks.
3. Stir together the pudding, whipped cream, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon; mix well. Fold in the pecans.
4. Place the gingersnap cookies in a large re-sealable bag and smash using a rolling pin.
5. Spoon half the pudding mixture into parfait glasses; top with half of the gingersnap crumbs. 6. Repeat layers and top with a dollop of whipped topping.
7. Enjoy!

Great Thanksgiving Movies

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For many families, that means it's time to whip out holiday DVDs to watch.

Some good choices for young children to help them understand what Thanksgiving is all about...

Nestlé Nesquik Strawberry Powder RECALL!!!

Check your cupboards and make sure that you don't have any Nestlé Nesquik Strawberry Powder on hand because the FDA has recalled some containers that may contain small fragments of aluminum.

The recall only includes two (2) production codes of 21.8-ounce containers of Nestlé Nesquik Strawberry Powder. Printed on the bottom of each plastic container is a production code of "82255880" or "82265880" with a best by date of "August 2010."

No other Nestlé Nesquik products or production codes of Nestlé Nesquik Strawberry Powder are affected by this recall.

For more information visit the FDA site.

Handprint Turkey Cookies

1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie mix )or your favorite sugar cookie recipe
disposable gloves
chocolate chips
red fruit roll ups
candy corn
1. Roll out chilled dough on a lightly floured surface to a 1/2 inch thickness.
2. Gently press hand into dough to make a clear imprint. Cut around outer edge of handprint with a knife. Repeat with remaining dough. Lift cookies carefully with a spatula and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Separate the fingers to resemble feathers, leaving the thumb standing upright for the head.
3. Bake until lightly browned.
4. Immediately after removing from oven, press one piece of candy corn into each of the 4 fingers, leaving thumb plain.
5. Gently remove from pan. After the cookies have cooled slightly, press a chocolate chip
into the thumb for an eye.
6. Use a small piece of fruit leather and stick on for the turkey gobbler neck.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Trash Talkin'

At last night's city council meeting, the decision was made to change our trash service. The council voted to award the new contract to Trash Pros. You can read more about it here. Trash Pros came in with the lowest bid for residents. We will have the same service we are currently getting with no curb-side recycling available (recycling will still be available at a single location). Service will also now be mandatory for all properties under 2 acres.

What will this mean to Fernley residents? I will find out and get the info posted here regarding what we will need to do to transition to this new service.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Parenting Tip of The Day - Vote Early

My son has already picked out his favorite candidates and is ready to vote - the only thing standing in his way is the fact that he is only 7. Even if your child is too young to vote themselves, bringing them with you when you vote is a great way to teach them several life lessons.

Early voting is a great way to teach your kids the importance of making their voice heard. Sure you can give them the same lesson on November 4th, but you may not be in a teaching mood if you have to stand in long lines and entertain your child for hours on end.

Voting early is also an exercise in discipline - getting important things accomplished ahead of the deadline. Parents and kids both know Murphy and his law show up when you're pressed against a deadline. Wait to finish a paper at the last minute and Murphy makes sure the printer is out of ink. Wait to bake two dozen cupcakes for the class party and Murphy eats all the butter or eggs before hand. Leave the house late for an important appointment and cue Murphy to cause a traffic jam!

Early voting in Fernley is available at Fernley City Hall on the following days:

Saturday Oct.25 10AM- 2PM

Monday-Thursday Oct. 27 - Oct. 30 8AM -5PM

Make your voice heard, share it with your child and make it early. VOTE!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Candidate Forums

Besides the Presidential elections, there are also a few local races to be aware of. Get an opportunity to hear what the candidates have to say at these upcoming candidate forums. Get informed and get out and vote!

October 6 – 6:30 pm - Fernley Combined PTAs Candidates Night, Cottonwood Elementary, 925 Farm District Road (corner Cottonwood Lane/Farm District Rd

October 16, 6:00 pm, Calvary Chapel/ Lahontan Valley News Candidate Night – Calvary Chapel , 875 Fremont Lane, Fernley

October 23, 7:00 pm, Fernley Circles Initiative Candidate Night – Fernley Senior Center, 1170 West Newlands, Fernley

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Out Of Town Park Construction

Out of Town Park - 10 Acre multi-use field - parking lot work

The work is currently scheduled to begin Monday the 24th and end by Thursday morning the 25th. During this period the entire dirt lot currently used primarily for AYSO Fernley will be closed. All parking for use of the 10 acre multi-use field must be in the 6 acre lot behind the rodeo arena. Please help us get the word out. The more parents that know the fewer complaints we’ll get (hopefully) while we try to improve the dust control issue.

Keith Penner
Parks, Vector Control, Animal Control Director
595 Silver Lace Blvd
Fernley NV 89408

Mexican Doughnuts

September 16th is Independence Day in Mexico. Why not make Mexican doughnuts to celebrate?
1/2 cup sifted flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
small pinch baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk mixture(mix together 1/3 cup buttermilk to 1 egg)
fat for deep frying
cinnamon and sugar for coating

1. Measure and mix all ingredients together to form a soft dough.
2. Add more milk mixture if necessary.
3. Break off small ball of dough. Roll in hands and shape into tiny doughnuts, or into cigar shapes. 4. Make as many as their dough allows.
5. Fry doughnuts in hot deep fat at 350 degrees until brown.
6. Drain on paper towels.
7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

After School Martial Arts

Need after school care? Is your child a karate kid? Then check out this after school program at Power IN Flow Fitness. The program provides daily pick up from all 3 Fernley Elementary schools and after school martial arts training 5 days a week.
Registration includes a uniform, annual membership package and a T-shirt.
Call 575-6077 for more information. Or drop by Power IN Flow Fitness at 95 West Main St. in Fernley.
You can also visit their website for information regarding this program and other classes they offer.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nonprofit Fernley Community Thrift Store

Stop by and check out Fernley's newest community thrift store!

All profits go right back into the community through the Fernley Community Coalition (Substance Abuse Focus Group, Fernley High School's substance abuse prevention team TATUD, contributions to great programs such as Lyon Recreation's summer teen club, etc.)

Store Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10am-4pm and Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-6pm. The store is also normally open on Saturdays from noon-4pm.

Location: Sierra Vista Mall at 878 Hwy 95A and Cottonwood.

Contact: Store Manager Janie Cummins for more detail at 835-1456 (cell)

They're in great need of volunteers, hangers and plastic bags.

Friday, August 15, 2008

School Supply Lists

Not sure what your child needs for school this year? Click on the links below to find out!

East Valley Elementary (none listed)
Fernley Elementary (none listed)
Fernley High School (none listed)
Basic School Lists By Grades

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Willy Wonka Performances

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life onstage this week in Fernley. Featuring the songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory,” (including “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination”) in this show overflows with music, comedy and heart.The Kids Take the Stage production of “Willy Wonka Jr.” opens Friday, August 1 at FES Cafeteria and closes Aug. 2, for a total of four performances.Tickets are $5 per person, under 5 is free.

WHEN: August 1 and 2
TIMES: 1:00 and 6:00

For more info: call Kelly at 575-1953

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Nifty 50's Nite at the Fernley Farmer's Market

Who says the only hot nights are in August? Head over to the Fernley Farmer's Market this Wednesday for Nifty 50's Nite. Sit back and enjoy 50's music. Come to the sock-hop (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.). Bring your vintage car to show off, and don't forget to wear your favorite poodle skirt!
WHERE: Fernley Farmer's Market (In-Town Park)
WHEN: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
TIME: 5:00-8:00

Swim Lessons

The Fernley Swimming Pool is taking sign-ups for swim lessons
Fee: $25 for each 8 lesson session
Times: Morning session: 11:30am-Noon,
Afternoon Session: 12:15-12:45pm
Evening Sessions: 6-6:30pm
and 6:45-7:15pm
Enrollment forms are available now at the pool.
Call 575-2121 for more information.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fernley Chamber Of Commerce Blood Drive

Now is your chance to do good while also earning the chance for a new set of wheels! The Fernley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a blood drive with a chance to win a 2009 Toyota Camry.

When: Monday, July 28, 2008
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: The Blood Mobile located in Scolari's Parking Lot

To schedule an appointment:
Call United Blood Services at 324-6454 Ext. 42
Or log on to and use the
Sponsor Code: “FernChamber”

All presenting donors from May 31st – August 31st will be
entered into a drawing to win a 2009 Toyota Camry!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Indoor Mini-Golf Open in Fernley

Mini-golf enthusiasts in Fernley rejoice! Backyard Mini-golf has opened it's doors located behind FIS at 396 Highway 95.
For more info call: (775) 835-0222

Apple Everything Contest at the Fernley Farmers Market

Do you have an amazing apple recipe to share? Enter the Apple Everything Contest at the Fernley Farmers Market hosted by the Fernley/Wadsworth Lions Club.

Entry Forms can be printed out here.

Entry forms are due on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 by 5.00 pm at
Fernley Farmers Market satellite office, 75 E. Main Street , Fernley , NV 89408

They can also be faxed to CJ Gueldner at (775) 562-2599.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Stamp Out Hunger!

The largest one-day nationwide food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers on Saturday, May 10 is the easiest food drive for people to participate in, since all they have to do is place their food donations by their mail box for pickup by their letter carrier.

People who live in apartments or housing developments where they do not have a mail box by their house, can place their donations in the big red Food Bank barrels in Safeway, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Save Mart, Raley’s, Scolari’s, Smith’s, Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s in Reno and Sparks. Shoppers can then place their donations directly in the barrels. Donations can also be made online at

To make donations even more convenient, Scolari’s offers for sale prepackaged bags of basic foods needed by the Food Bank, such as beans, chili, canned vegetables, fruits and cereal.

All donations in Reno and Sparks will go to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, the area’s only certified affiliate of America’s Second Harvest, the national network of more than 200 food banks and food rescue organizations. The Food Bank will distribute the food through its 108 partner agencies in 13 northern Nevada and seven California Sierra counties, including emergency food assistance pantries, senior nutrition centers, rehabilitation programs and shelters.

For more information about the food drive, call the Food Bank, 331-3663.

What: Annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive

When: Saturday, May 10 - The day before Mother's Day

Where: At your mailbox, grocery store or online

How: Letter Carriers will pick up your food donation

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kindergarten Registration

Is your 5 year old ready to start school? Elementary schools in Fernley will be holding early kindergarten registration next week (April 21-April 25).

Parents can pre-register their child if he or she will be five years old by September 30, 2008.

Parents must bring their student's birth certificate, shot record, social security card and proof of residency such as a copy of a utility bill during the time of registration.

Children must register at the school in which they are zoned for. If you are unsure about which school you are zoned for, you can contact the schools.

Registration times include the following:

Cottonwood Elementary

April 21, 9 a.m.-- 6 p.m.

April 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

(775) 575-3414

East Valley Elementary

April 21 and 22, 9 a.m.--4 p.m.

April 23, 10 a.m.-- 6 p.m.

(775) 575-3332

Fernley Elementary

April 21-22, 24-25, 8 a.m.-- 4 p.m.

April 23, 8 a.m.-- 6 p.m.

(775) 575-3420

Fiesta De Mayo

The Fernley Wadsworth Lyons Club will be holding their Fiesta De Mayo with music, games, prizes, pinatas, yummy food, local talent, and a salsa making contest!

When: May 10 and May 11
Time: 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM

AYSO Fall Registration

Fernley AYSO is holding sign-ups for the Fall 2008 season.

When: May 7, May 14, and May 29
Where: Fernley Intermediate School
Time: 6-8 PM

Child Safety Fingerprinting and Photos at Wal-Mart

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office Volunteers in Policing (VIPS) together with Fernley American Legion will be offering child safety fingerprinting and photos of children at Wal-Mart.

When: April 26 and April 27
Time: 10 AM to 6 PM
Where: Fernley Wal-Mart

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Free Potty Training DVD

Is your toddler ready to start potty training? Before you pull out that potty chair you might want to pop this free movie into the DVD player. You'll discover techniques, tips, songs, and games to help your child to use the potty! Supplies are limited, so be sure to visit the Pull-ups website soon.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fernley Youth Football and Cheerleading Sign-ups

Are you ready for some football? Fernley Youth Football is holding registration for the 2008 season.

Where: Cottonwood Elementary School

When: March 15-9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Returning Players ONLY)

open registration

March 20-6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 3, 6:309:30 p.m.

April 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $165 per football player

$190 per Cheerleader

Payment may be made in several ways, including payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard), check, cash or money order.

Registration forms may be downloaded from the league website (

Parents should bring children's original birth certificate.

For more information, call 575-2643 or visit the website at

Leprechaun Dive at the Fernley Pool

Feeling a 'wee bit of Irish luck? Then head over to the Leprechaun Dive at the Fernley Pool.

When: March 17th
Time: 3:00 -4:00 PM
Where: The Fernley Pool

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Make Elegant Looking Easter Eggs

Looking for an elegant (but inexpensive way to decorate for Easter?) try this fun project!
1. Eggs
2. Glue
3. Card stock or construction paper
4. Hole punch
5. Toothpicks
1. Make two holes in a raw egg: one on each end. Blow through one hole until all the egg insides have come out the bottom. Carefully wash each egg with soap and water and blow out any remaining moisture. Place upright in an egg carton lined with paper towels to dry overnight.
2. Punch out holes with your paper hole punch in the desired color of cardstock or construction paper. You can choose any colors, but pastels work best for Easter.
3. Use a toothpick to apply glue (Elmer's glue works great because it dries clear), place a dab of glue at one end of the egg and cover the hole used to blow out the egg guts with a single paper circle.Continue the process with toothpick and glue, spiraling down the egg, overlapping the circles so the egg is covered completely. Press each section of new circles gently into the egg, making sure to wipe away any extra glue that seeps through between the circles. Continue until the entire egg is covered and place another circle over hole at the other end of the egg.
4. Place decorated eggs into a glass dish. You can use the shredded paper or plastic grass to decorate even further.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Butterfly Craft

1 Large Craft Stick (body)
4 Regular Craft Sticks (wings)
Pom Poms (body)
Tissue Paper (wings)
Chenille Stems (antennae)
Googly Eyes
1.Glue the craft sticks together in the shape of a dragon fly and let dry.
2.Cut tissue paper and glue on to make wings and let dry
3.Add pom poms in a row along the body using glue.
4.Add the antennae and eyes.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt

The Fernley-Wadsworth Lions Club is getting ready to host their 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, and are currently seeking donations to help defray the cost of purchasing 9,000 plastic eggs and 900 pounds of jellybeans.
Some of the eggs will also contain special coupons, cash certificates, and other prizes.
Anyone interested in making a donation to the hunt can send a check to:
Lions Club
PO Box 515
Fernley , NV 89408
When: March 23
Where: Out-of-Town Park.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine Idea

Looking for something a little different for your kiddos to hand out for Valentine's Day? Try these valentines which feature re-usable clay!

3 Cups of white flour
1 1/2 Cups of salt
1 1/2 Tablespoons of cream of tartar
3 1/4 Cups of water
6 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
Red food coloring
Rolling pin
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Small cellophane bags
White paper
Hole punch
1. Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a medium saucepan.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the liquids, adding drops of food coloring until you reach your desired shade.
3. Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and stir. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture holds together and gets too stiff to stir (it will stiffen even more as it cools), about 5 to 10 minutes. Let it cool.
4. Knead the clay briefly, then roll or pat it to a 3/4-inch thickness and cut with the cookie cutter.
5. For each valentine, place a clay heart in a cellophane bag. Cut a tag out of white paper, decorate it with markers, and punch a hole in one end. Thread a length of ribbon through the tag's hole and tie the bag shut with a bow.

Starbucks Comes to Fernley!

Just in time for Valentine's Day - Fernley Java lovers will able to sip some Starbuck's with their sweetie without leaving town! Starbuck's will be opening their doors in Fernley on February 14th at 4:30 AM.
Die hard fans have the opportunity to visit on Feb 13th to sample a free tall “practice” Starbuck’s drink between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bizzy Beez Tutoring

A Christian Curriculum that teaches your child the learning blocks of academics along with simple stories from God's word teaching the wonders of His world and reality of his love.
ABC's, 123's, My Bible and Me
Ages: 3-4 years
Director: Brandy Harrison 530-6550
Hours: 9:00 AM-Noon Tuesday-Thursday
In Restoration Church facilities

Tuition is $200 monthly.

Fernley Senior Center Spaghetti Feed

Bring your favorite spaghetti lover to the Fernley Senior Center Spaghetti Feed to benefit the victims of the Fernley Flood!
TIME: 4:30-6:30PM
COST: ADULTS: $5.00,

Kids In the Kitchen - Chinese New Year Cupcakes

Whip up some Good Fortune with these yummy cupcakes According to Chinese tradition, red is the symbol for fire that scares away evil spirits. The markings on the cupcakes represent good luck.

1 box of yellow or white cake mix
1 can of vanilla icing
red food coloring
yellow decorator's icing (in tubes)
Good Luck Pattern


1. Prepare cake mix as directed.
2.Line muffin tins with cupcake liners and fill 3/4 full.
3.Bake as directed and allow to cool thoroughly before icing.
4. Mix red food coloring with vanilla icing.
5. Frost the cupcakes red.
6. Use the pattern for Good Fortune and the yellow tube to decorate the cupcakes.

Chinese New Year of the Rat pin

Celebrate the year of the rat with this adorable pin!
What You Need:
wooden heart
1 black chenille stem (pipe cleaner)
2 small wiggle eyes
1 miniature pink pom pom
gray and pink paint
hot glue gun
pin back or magnet
What you do:
1. Paint the wooden heart gray and let dry. Repeat for a second coat if needed.
2.Cut the chenille stem into six 1.5" pieces.
3. Glue the pink pom pom to the point of the heart for the nose.
4. Glue three of the chenille whiskers to the left side of the nose and the other three on the right.
5.Glue the two wiggle eyes around the middle of the heart, above the nose.
6. Use pink paint to add the pink in the ears (in the humps of the heart).
7.Glue either a magnet or a pin back to the back of your rodent.

Kids In The Kitchen - Peanut Butter Fudge

With a little bit of packaged cookie dough, peanut butter, and canned frosting, you and your kids can concoct a treat that will leave ‘em speechless.
1 package (18-ounce) refrigerated sugar cookie dough,
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 can (16-ounce) chocolate frosting
Special Equipment:
12-cup mini-cupcake pans


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter three 12-cup mini-cupcake pans.
2. Knead cookie dough and peanut butter together just until swirled. Press about 1 rounded teaspoon of dough into each cup of prepared mini cupcake pans, bake for 12 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Cool slightly in pan.
3. When slightly cool make indentation in center of each cookie. Remove from pans to cooling rack. When completely cool, place about 1 teaspoon of frosting in center of each cookie.

Makes 36 yummy cookies.