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Healthy Lifestyle Pilot Program Has Kids Bouncing Off the Walls
This fall, kids in Rockland and Westchester counties will be able to get fit and learn about a healthy lifestyle by participating in a pilot program at Bounce! Trampoline Sports. The kids who participate in the pilot program will help develop a fitness program for kids in the future. (read the story...)

Murals by Patrick McCarthy for Mom, Dad, and Baby
Patrick McCarthy used to only paint murals in the homes of friends and family, well, until they persuaded them to start his own mural painting business. Now McCarthy meets with clients and collaborates on murals for rooms in their homes, businesses, or doctor's offices. (read the story...)

Sportime's New Eastchester Location Features 8 Clay Courts
Sportime's new Eastchester location is located on the grounds of the Lake Isle Country Club and will offer the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. The new location will also play host to United States Tennis Association adult competitions and USTA junior tournaments. (read the story...)

The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester Helps Raise Noteworthy Sum for Youth Programs
The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester honored its Humanitarian of the Year and raised a noteworthy sum for "Positive Place for Kids," a program that serves more than 2,000 youth members, at its annual Humanitarian Award Dinner. (read the story...)

Reigning 'Masters' of Blind Golf Champion Takes Home Trophy for 24th Time
Taking home the trophy for the 24th time, Patrick Browne Jr., a longtime mentor of the New York Giants' Eli Manning, wins the "Masters" of blind golf for the 24th time on June 22, 2012 at the 35th annual Golf Classic. (read the story...)

New Horse Riding Summer Camp Offered in Westchester County
Runabout Farms, located in Bedford, now offers a summer camp where children learn to care for and ride horses, as well as riding safety. The farm will also introduce an after-school program in the fall. (read the story...)

Westchester Children's Museum Honors Local Educator at Annual Benefit
The Westchester Children's Museum's annual spring benefit raised more than $100,000 toward the construction of the museum and honored local educator and Greenburgh resident Janett Grose. (read the story...)

Twenty Local Schools Receive New Books
Parents, faculty, and PTA members from across the New York City area worked together to win new books from the "Books 4 Our School" campaign co-sponsored by the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents. (read the story...)

Fusion Academy Opens Three New Locations in NY Metro Area
Fusion Academy, a school for children who feel anxious about or are having trouble in school, opens three new locations in Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island. The school features one-on-one style classrooms, individualized learning plans, and support for the student and their family. (read the story...)

WeeZee World Ribbon-Cutting Hosted By News 12's Shannon White
300-plus people attended the official ribbon-cutting/opening event for Westchester's WeeZee World of "Yes I Can!" on April 24th in its new home of Chappaqua, NY, including emcee Shannon White, President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer, and State Senator Susi Oppenheimer. (read the story...)

The Play Place Offers Sports Instruction To Young Kids in Elmsford
The Play Place, an indoor space attached to Bright Horizon Treetops Schools, boasts small fields, short nets, and light rackets to facilitate learning, all perfect for kids ages 10 and younger. (read the story...)

Lego-Based Program For Kids Opens In Rye Brook
Bricks and Motors opened on March 1 and offers a curriculum that encourages hands-on projects that allow the students to design, think critically, and communicate with one another. (read the story...)

Mount Kisco Pediatric Dentistry: Kid Friendly and Comfortable
Mount Kisco Pediatric Dentistry caters specifically to children, from infancy to early adulthood, and aims to give everyone a smile that will produce confidence. The practice places an emphasis on prevention, education, and diet with the hopes of getting kids to develop good oral habits that can last a lifetime. (read the story...)

Soundview Sports Camp Adds Program For Toddlers
On June 25, Soundview Sports Camp will add Mini Day Camp, a movement-based fitness program for toddlers to summer options. The Mini Day Camp at Soundview Sports Camp is open for registration now. (read the story...)

Roles Guaranteed at Performance Arts Summer Camp in Westchester
Rising Stars Performing Arts Company is enrolling students ages 8-18 for its summer musical theater workshop until June 16. Everyone who enrolls will get a part in a show and each session of cast members will perform the productions twice. (read the story...)

New Recycling Center Opens in Westchester
The new Household Materials Recovery Center, or H-MRF, opened its doors in Valhalla, NY as a place for Westchester County residents to dispose of household chemicals and electronic waste. (read the story...)

Eli Manning Honored by Guiding Eyes for the Blind
NFL quarterback Eli Manning stopped by Mulino's of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where the Guiding Eyes for the Blind foundation introduced him as returning host of its annual summer Golf Classic fundraiser. (read the story...)

Special Needs Caregiver Course in Westchester
Teens in the Westchester area can learn how to care for kids with special needs in a babysitting course being offered in White Plains. (read the story...)

Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester Names 2012 Youth of the Year
Michelle Imbaquingo, a Mount Kisco teen, was named 2012 Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, the highest honor a club member can receive. (read the story...)

Scarsdale Library Offers Free Programming for Kids with Special Needs
The Scarsdale Library partners with a parent-teacher committee to add more free programming for families of children with special needs, including reading to therapy dogs and creating an accepting atmosphere. (read the story...)

Homegrown Heroes: The Heart of an Advocate
Westchester County teen Nick Lombardi has spent the past eight years advocating for autism awareness, his efforts reaching local and national families alike and benefiting Autism Speaks. And it all started with a trip to the mall. (read the story...)

Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School
From public and private schools in Queens and the Bronx to those in Westchester, Long Island, Rockland County, and beyond, parents stand up to help stock dwindling school libraries with new books by voting for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge. (read the story...)

Toothprints Promote Children’s Safety
On May 1, ME Smiles Dental will offer a new program, Toothprints. Dr. Erica Fish, DMD will be performing the dental bite impressions, which will serve as a form of identification for the safety and security of your child. (read the story...)

Clay Art Presents Birthday Party Possibilities in Port Chester
The Clay Arts Center, traditionally known for its dedication to the advancement of ceramic arts, is now offering birthday party packages. The Clay Arts Center is a nonprofit organization that aims to enrich lives through ceramic art by offering a stimulating space, studio practice, exhibitions, and educational opportunities to the community. (read the story...)

New Leagues at Spins Bowl in Mount Kisco
Grand Prix New York Spins Bowl introduces five new leagues to its bowling alley this spring. Recently opened on Nov. 15, Spins Bowl offers a state of the art bowling center that includes seven VIP lanes for private events in addition to its 12 family lanes for public use. The location aims to be “over the top,” says Chris Pricola, competition director. (read the story...)


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