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Kip’s Toyland celebrates 75 years of good, old-fashioned fun

Kip’s Toyland celebrates 75 years of good, old-fashioned fun

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, I wrote the Larchmont Chronicle’s article celebrating Kip’s Toyland’s 70th anniversary. It’s now five years on, and life has changed quite a bit around the globe. But thankfully, not at Kip’s Toyland. “We just keep trucking along,” says Lily Kipper, the granddaughter and buyer / store-manager of store founder Irvin ‘Kip’ Kipper, […]

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Larchmont-area skateboarders seek a place of their own

Larchmont-area skateboarders seek a place of their own

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Skateboarding and Southern California go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or sunsets and the ocean. Or surfers and waves. So it’s only fitting that we should see skateboarders zipping up and down the streets of our SoCal neighborhoods on a daily basis. While many observers see skateboarding as harmless, youthful fun, others have been […]

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Quarantine inspires spring cleaning

Quarantine inspires spring cleaning

| April 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

Looking for something productive to do during quarantine? Why not tackle all of those items on your at-home to-do list? Spring cleaning is an annual tradition that people simultaneously dread and relish. It’s easy to dread the thought of attacking a huge mess, but it’s exhilarating once that mess is cleaned up, organized, and vanquished […]

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Is my child ready for sleep-away camp? Maybe, with a loving push

Is my child ready for sleep-away camp? Maybe, with a loving push

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The world has changed very quickly within the span of a few weeks, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but as I sit here sequestered in my home, typing away on my computer, I am living with the knowledge and hope that someday (sooner than later, please?) our children will return to their school campuses, […]

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Beloved Bergin’s remains the same. Whew!

Beloved Bergin’s remains the same. Whew!

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unlike the little house in Disney/Pixar’s movie “Up,” Tom Bergin’s Irish Pub won’t be at risk of a balloon bouquet lifting it off to the great unknown. But the Tudor-Revival-style structure, which has weathered several openings and closings in its 84-year history, feels like it’s from another era, being threatened by growth and looming high-rises […]

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Girl Scouts put cookie sales earnings to good use

Girl Scouts put cookie sales earnings to good use

| January 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

It’s time! Time to clear out that pantry shelf you reserved for holiday treats to make room for all of those Girl Scout cookie boxes you’re about to buy. Yep, it’s Girl Scout cookie season! From Sun., Jan. 26 to Sun., March 8, local Girl Scout troops, including St. James-based Troops #625 and #2115, Pilgrim […]

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