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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teens in the Westchester area can learn how to care for kids with special needs in a babysitting course being offered in White Plains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The John Jay Homestead, a New York State Historic Site, plans to build a new Education and Visitor Center that will include interactive exhibits, a children's area, and more, making it more family friendly than ever.
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester received a grant from The Verizon Foundation that will help the organization expand its technology programs and increase computer access for its young members.
The Westchester Children's Museum received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support its Museum Without Walls, which provides math and science programs to middle- and low-income children in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.