School Closings 
Lots of snowfall in the wintertime means the possibility of school closings. It’s a good idea to bookmark this link to area school and business closings due to inclement weather. Even better: set up personalized text or email alerts for a specific school or business.
Metroparks Winter Hikes 
Bundle up and get some exercise this season with the Metroparks and their weekend Winter Hikes this January and February. These free events include a guided hike, refreshments, and a free decorative patch to those that complete at least seven of the hikes. Click on the Winter Hikes 2013 flyer on the Metroparks' homepage to get a list of dates, times and locations.
Movie Theaters 
A great way to pass the time on cold winter days and nights is in the warm glow of the movie screen at a local theater. A wide variety of movies for all age groups is going to be in theaters this season, so follow the link to check the listings.
Kids Winter Crafts 
These great ideas from Martha Stewart will keep kids entertained and busy throughout the cold months.