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Macaroni Kid Comes to Westfield-Springfield-Cranford-Scotch Plains Area

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Macaroni Kid is excited to announce that it has come to the Westfield-Springfield-Cranford-Scotch Plains area!  Macaroni Kid is a free weekly e-newsletter and website that highlights all of the great things for kids and their families to do in our community.

Under the stewardship of Donna Oshri, Westfield-Springfield-Cranford-Scotch Plains Macaroni Kid is poised to quickly become the go to source for all things family.  “As a mom, I know how difficult it has been to keep track of the fun and enriching events and activities available for kids.  I’m extremely excited to bring Macaroni Kid to our community and look forward to the opportunity to support the many cultural, not-for-profit, school and just plain fun things there are to do in our community.”  Macaroni Kid covers the spectrum of things to do with kids -- classes, shows, events as well as things to do at home, cooking projects, book reviews, arts and crafts and more.

Parents in Westfield-Springfield-Cranford-Scotch Plains and surrounding communities can sign up to receive their weekly newsletter by visiting www.westfield.macaronikid.com.  In addition to local events, Macaroni Kid will be bringing reviews and insights about events and activities in our region, as well as featuring exciting ideas for family road trips and travel.

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Ideas for articles and event listings can be sent to Donnao@macaronikid.com.

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Through an ever-growing network of Publisher Moms, Macaroni Kid delivers weekly email newsletters and creates websites that provide all of the skinny on events and activities for kids and their families in communities across the country. 

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