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Girl Baby?     
Expecting to be a Mother soon? Why not see a baby announcement now? See your proofs (as many styles as you like!) right now....on-line....for free?


Research and Homework Helpers

  • School Closings now on-line!
  • Free children's educational software
  • Children's online games
  • Britannica on-line!
  • Funk and Wagnalls online! Dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus and more!
  • Kid's on the Web.
  • United States Presidents' Trivia
  • American Library Association Top 50+ web sites for kids!
  • Homework Help - General / Art / English / Florida / Homeschooling / Mathematics / Science / Social Studies
  • State Dept. Background Notes on many nations - you can do better than the encyclopedia
  • A Visual Thesaurus!
  • InfoPlease.com - All kinds of Almanacs, what happened on this day? 365 days
  • Dinosaur Facts!
  • This web site will check your math homework for you!
  • A Rhyming Dictionary!
  • Another Rhyming Dictionary!
  • Reference Desk. Facts Encyclopedia.
  • Word Generator. (example- what words can you make out of the letters of the word: "Thanksgiving?")
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • National 4H Council
  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
  • World Atlas

    see "Charlie's favorites" below also

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    Charlie's Favorite Links

  •  Boy Scout Troop 172
  • Albion High School Soccer Scores -- MichiganSoccer.net -- click on High School Scores-- also shows other useful soccer info (clinics and camps, nutrition and fitness, etc.
  • Soccer Clip Art! Make a web site for your team! From one of Charlie's former coaches, Glenn Cameron.
  • Excite Games: Online Games - checkers, chess, crosswords, and more!
  • funschool.com - Where's That U.S. State? Learn the location of the 50 states, see if you can beat the clock.
    Kids.gov - NSync's favorite web page...Not! What do you expect from a bunch of old federal workers?/k
  • 50 States and Capitals
  • United States Capitals Game -Try to name the capitals of the 50 states
  • Geo-Sim\geo  - Lots of Geography games and quizzes
  • Stately Knowledge State Capitals Game - another "guess the capitals game." -You have to know how to spell them too!
  • longitude and latitude finder -
  • Cities in the World - longitude and latitude
  • Free ZIP code Lookup - For any valid ZIP code, find the city and state, plus: county name and FIPS code area code, time zone, latitude and longitude
  • eBay Listings: Basketball - It's fun to look at all of the Basketball cards here.  Be careful of bidding though!
  • NBA.com: The Official Site of the National Basketball Association!
  • Beckett Collectibles Online- Price guides and more
  • CNN/SI from CNN and Sports Illustrated - Top  Sports stories- scores etc.
  • Sports Illustrated For Kids - games, fantasy leagues, sports news and more!
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    Games & Toys

  • Games Domain - The Gamer's Voice
  • Dr. Toy's Guide : Information on Toys and Much More
  • "Flash" games - very pretty! Probably made in Japan! http://www.orisinal.ws/games/



    Safety and Privacy

  • Parents! Check out family values of movies before your kids go to see them! (FamilyValues.com)
  • Chat Room Story- It might not be true, but it's real
  • Home Safety Checklist - Tips from Uncle Sam
  • Tips for Safe Living - from Captain Jackson
  • Stop Telemarketors from Calling You! Visit 877-offllist.org You will have to send them $5 to get on the list. It's worth it!

    Shopping Helpers

  • Hot Deals Club-- get the best price on lots of items!
  • See "tips for tough times" below also
  • Good Deals on Sports Shoes from Dave - go to the clearance sections!
  • Feet.com
  • Overstock.com - Lots more besides shoes!
  • Fogdog.com - Sporting Goods
  • Shoebuy.com
  • SportsmansGuide.com - great deals here!
  • SportsLine.com - Sports Equipment, etc.
  • Always check dealmac.com coupons before buying! They have coupons worth 20-40% off from time to time.
  • DealMac Coupons. - Martha Stewart, Amazon, Target and much more!
  • Sporting Good Deals
  • http://www.currentcodes.com/ - Hundreds of well-known online stores like Barnes and Noble, Staples, and Amazon.com have a place within their shopping cart for a "coupon code" that gives a percent or dollar amount off your purchase. If you don't know the code, you can't take advantage of the discount.
  • WORLD OF INTEREST Kids' Connection  - Lots of links! Disney, Comics, classic books to read with pictures...
  • Crossword puzzles (Java)

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    Family Travel

  • Parks and Museums.
  • Virtualmichigan
  • Visit the Snare Web Guide. Great links to these categories all across the U.S. and Canada! Arts & Crafts, Business, Community, Entertainment, Government, Home, Recreation, Sports
  • Travel-michigan
  • Visit Michigan Homepage
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    Send Virtual Cards and Flowers!

  • Send a postcard to someone in your family!
  • Mulitimedia cards for all holidays from Blue Mountain Arts. Free.
  • Greetings Online
  • Postcards Online
  • send virtual flowers
  • Awesome Cyber Cards from Marlo
  • The Postcard Rack- send a friend a postcard with classic art - FREE
  • Send a Virtual Holiday to a loved one - A virtual vacation to the beach, the mountains, ballooning, and more.  Free
  • Reminder Service - Never forget important days again!
               Birthdays, anniversaries, register them here free and get email reminders!
  • E-love's virtual flowers
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  • Cool Stuff for kids & families

    Researchers, genealogists and the plain curious can now use the Internet to check more than 50 million historical records at the National Archives, from Civil War battles to family immigration files.

  • The Tom Lisella's Baseball Links
  • The Refrigerator: Kids' Art Online
  • The Kids on the Web - find yourself a penpal here!
  • Kid's Corner * Oasis Telecommunications, Inc.  - Hangman, Art, and more!
  • Welcome to the White House for Kids  - Socks and Buddy will give you a tour! Rated G
  • Just For Middle School Kids
  • WORLD OF INTEREST Kids' Connection  - Lots of links! Disney, Comics, classic books to read with pictures...
  • Crossword puzzles (Java)
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    Music & Audio

  • Jazzinteractive
  • Welcome to the Ultimate Band List
  • SoundAmerica
  • Spiritual Helpers

  • Take the photo tour of the Starr Earthworks event!
  • Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's wisdom in a fully searchable online archive. (small fee)
  • Guideposts Magazine - online
  • Prayers for Peace - from the Albion Ministerial Association
  • Albion Church Directory.
  • Mid-Michigan Church Listings! Add a link to your church's web site, or just type in information about your church! Free!
  • Daily devotionals.
  • Today's reading from Michael's 52 week Bible Reading Plan. Read through the bible in 52 weeks!
  • Daily Wisdom. Story, allegory or commentary on life.
  • A Christian's Introduction to the Web.
  • Christianity resources on the Web. From NerdWorld!
  • "Christian Prayers and Daily thoughts" on the Web. From NerdWorld!
  • Visit the Albion Michigan Inspiration Page for more Spiritual Helper Links.

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    Mostly for Adults

  • Grown-ups! Need a job? Check out Career Path. - It's free!
  • Nation Job.com - P.J. Scout will look for a better job for you!
  • "CENT" -- Council for Employment Needs and Training This site has job openings listed for many local businesses, including Walmarts, Felpausch, Consumer's Energy. Also,
  • Employment Information - Tips for Finding the Right Job, College Graduates: Degrees, Earnings and Outlook, Changing Your Job and much more! from the Consumer Information Catalog - the US Government - Great info online!!
  • Free software -- full versions -- (they do charge $6.99 for shipping.) U.S. History, Make your own will, Webster's Encyclopedia, etc.
  • Check below for more news and "tips for tough times."
  • Albion Resource Directory - featuring Education, Emergency food, Clothing, Shelter, Health Insurance, Health Services, Housing, Utilities, Mental Health, Nurture and Transportation.
  • Real, Honest To Goodness Credit Repair -- follow the link to "sample letters" on the bottom right...
  • Matthew Lesko Wants You To Help Yourself -- This site has lots of sources for free money. Grants etc. You just have to do a little work to apply.
    Examples: get $250,000 to work on your invention, get free air travel for specialized health care, get $24,500 to go to graduate school, get $1,200 a month for day care. Got the picture?
  • Interested in selling on Ebay? Find out how from the experts!
  • Hot Deals Club-- get the best price on lots of items!
  • 2-1-1 comes to Albion! (Where to call when you need help.)
  • Free Airplane rides for kids? We just did this in Jackson! Visit YoungEagles.com.
  • Individual Development Account -- this program will help you to save toward the purchase of a productive asset- a home, a small business or post-secondary education. They will match your funds. Find out more.
  • Quicken Tax Freedom Project - if you have adjusted gross income of $25,000 or less, you qualify for free online tax preparation and filing!
  • Government Guide: Does Someone Owe You Money? You would be surprised!
  • OnLinespy.com - virtual dictionary, encyclopedia, lyric finder, newsgroup query, reverse email finder, movie search, and more!
  • Does the Government Owe You Money?
  • Housing - Financing & Sales: How to Buy a Home With a Low Down Payment, Looking for the Best Mortgage--Shop, Compare, Negotiate, Home Maintenance: Fixing Up Your Home and How to Finance It, Keeping Your Home Safe from the Consumer Information Catalog - the US Government - Great info online!!
  • Internet Family Finder - Family Tree info
  • FamilySearch.Org-- just opened in 10-02. Mormons donated 15 years to recreate 1880 database!
  • Genealogical Links
  • www.ancestry.com/ - the #1 source for family history online.
  • Messies Anonymous Main Page
  • MediaFinder from Oxbridge Commu
  • Cyrano  - Have Cyrano write a love poem for you.
  • Candlelight Romance - Romance Directory
  • 555-1212  -find people you are looking for!
  • 411.com - another place to look!
  • ICQ - - free download then chat with your friends
  • Freeshop - Free samples, trial
  • MediaFinder  Have catalogs sent to you from your favorite companies!
  • Parade Magazine (5/21/2001) Tips to Help the Elderly Eat Better
  • Federal Information Center - Free online advice from Uncle Sam about Cars, Children, Consumer help, Education, Federal Programs, Food, Health, Housing, Info Gov, Money Recalls, Money, Recalls, Scams/Fraud, Small Business, Travel and more.

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