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Mya Kidson | May 15, 2017
I recently read the short story “The Female Body” by Margaret Atwood and I found it so mesmerizingly deep. Atwood writes a compelling piece on how... Read More»
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Teens, Idea Exchange | May 15, 2017
If you are taking part in the summer Teen #IEXchallenge and want to know how to increase your chances of winning some great free stuff this is the... Read More»
garden games
Tina, Preston | May 12, 2017
Take out your frustration with the Preston traffic and join us in our serene Children’s garden. The Preston Children’s Garden, located in the... Read More»
Teen Pics on the Queen's Square Powerwall
Lee, Clemens Mill | May 2, 2017
You know what’s better than pizza? FREE PIZZA!!! THANK YOU to all of the talented Cambridge teens who contributed to our #picforpizza challenge! Each... Read More»
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Jessica, Preston | May 1, 2017
Authors get a lot of perks: these are people who get to work in their PJ’s, after all. The best perk of all — even better than the PJ thing — is... Read More»
drawing of mother and child
Brittni, Queen's Square | May 1, 2017
We celebrate Mother’s Day to show appreciation to all the ‘mothers’ in our lives. This could be an aunt, grandma, sister, friend or any other... Read More»
legs
Patricia, Clemens Mill | May 1, 2017
Get active this May by participating in a wide range of activities at Idea Exchange locations. May begins with a celebration of youth during National... Read More»
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Sarah E, Hespeler | May 1, 2017
Over the years I’ve cherished time spent with my “elders” more and more. I continue to learn from them and often gain new perspectives from our... Read More»
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Leah, Queen's Square | May 1, 2017
I consider myself a well-educated, smart person with a good job where I deal with the public. So why can’t I stop saying things like “um” and “like”... Read More»
cherry tomatoes
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | May 1, 2017
Do you like toasted tomato sandwiches? Or fresh oregano and basil in your pasta sauces? Or fresh mint in your iced tea? I love all of these things.... Read More»

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