STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT Bringing back a family tradition
As I shopped for Christmas gift giving this year I tried very hard to buy locally. For the most part I was successful.
But after going to every store in town that sells toys and games and not finding... Posted on 1/2/13 at 3:14 PM
LIVING UNITED Toys for Tots - Thank you!
The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area would like to thank the Greater Grand Forks community for supporting our 2012 Toys for Tots drive.
With residents help, we were able to provid... Posted on 12/21/12 at 3:32 PM
REGGIE TALES 1,624 Toys For Tots
1,624. That is the grand total of toys, books, and stuffing stuffers dropped off at the WDAZ Toys For Tots Truck over a two week period in late November and early December. 1,624. That's a lot of toys... Posted on 12/19/12 at 12:51 PM
THE DULLUM FILE Thanks, Again
With the help of the several big, burly Whalen's Moving & Storageguys, Molly, Stacie, Rob & I had a blast delivering 1,300 of your Toys for Tots donations to United Way of Greater Grand Forks... Posted on 12/8/12 at 12:24 PM
NEW PLATEAUS So You Didn't Win the Powerball
Maybe that's a good thing. Because maybe what gets sacrificed when suddenly adding all those zeroes to your bank account is something that no amount of money can buy.
I was driving back from Thanksgi... Posted on 11/30/12 at 9:57 AM
Rodney Francis is insufficiently ambitious. The pastor of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church in St. Louis has entered the fray over guns, violence and humanity’s fallen nature with a plan for a “buyback” of children’s toy guns. And toy swords and other make-believe weapons.
The story of Shannon LaHaise and her handcrafted line of colorful plush dolls, puppy dogs, pink elephants, cuddly owls and googly-eyed monsters starts with Shannon as a young girl, learning to sew alongside her grandmothers.
Small wooden cars, bulldozers, trucks and tractors line a table in Jim Frankard's brightly lit shop. The pine toys are just a few examples of the 450 others the Winona man began making this spring to donate to the Toys for Tots program. Local Toys for Tots organizers say the donation is the largest they've ever received of the kind.
We've got dolls that wet, crawl and talk. And we've got plenty that come with itty bitty baby bottles. But it's a breastfeeding doll whose suckling sounds are prompted by sensors sewn into a halter top at the nipples of little girls that caught some flak after hitting the U.S. market.
Dave Thompson is a zookeeper at Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth who specializes in primates. He uses donated materials and a few odd purchases to provide the Angolan colobus, red ruffed lemurs, callimico and cotton-top tamarins with new experiences and challenges daily.
Barred from using lead in children’s jewelry because of its toxicity, some Chinese manufacturers have been substituting the more dangerous heavy metal cadmium in sparkling charm bracelets and shiny pendants being sold throughout the United States, an Associated Press investigation shows.
Daisy had swallowed some of her boys’ Magnetix, a magnetic construction toy that consist of a combination of plastic building pieces and steel balls that can be connected to form various shapes and structures. Her boys had received them for Christmas.
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