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CLT Made: Eli Arenas

What: One of a kind and everyday jewelry. Earrings, brooches, necklaces and bracelets using a sterling silver, brass or copper base and adorned with a range of nontraditional materials such as paper, plastic, tin cans and powder coating.

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Kids with cancer turn into super heroes wearing new hospital gowns

Hemby Children's Hospital with the help of Dunkin' Donuts Joy in Childhood Foundation and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital revealed colorful gowns with a lightning bolt on the chest for future patients with pediatric cancer as they go through treatment. The Joy in Childhood Foundation’s three-year, $1.5 million commitment to Starlight Children’s Foundation funds the Starlight Brave Gowns. The kids were treated to donuts and had their faces painted by Ashley Hamm of Hamm It Up Face Painting.

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Game update: 'Mobius Final Fantasy' gets Lightning in new 'Final Fantasy XIII' collaboration

"Mobius Final Fantasy" is about to get an extra dose of JRPG goodness: developer Square Enix has announced a new collaboration between the mobile title and "Final Fantasy XIII" that will see the latter game's protagonist Lightning making a special in-game appearance as an all-new Ultimate Hero. The collaboration coincides with the one-year anniversary of "Mobius Final Fantasy," and players can check out a trailer for the new collaboration, here http://bit.ly/2xV3P2U.

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Parents @ Play: Get outa here!

Okay, so the days are getting a little shorter, but that doesn't mean the end of entertaining, outdoor play. With these great new toys, you and your kids can have open-air fun 'til the sun goes down – and long after.

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Treats from scratch pamper your pooch

It's not often I find myself drooling over homemade dog food recipes. But with names such as "cheddar lover's biscuits" and "banana ice cream," I was as tempted to try the recipes in the updated "Doggy Desserts" cookbook as was my furry little man, Welles, and his tail-wagging friends.

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John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
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