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Rally for Reading Raises Nearly $20,000
A nonprofit, Room to Read, hosted a Rally for Reading, raising nearly $20,000 to help build and stock three new libraries in developing worlds. (read the story...)

Local Adoption Agency Awarded by Human Rights Campaign
Forever Families Through Adoption, a NY- and CT-authorized adoption agency, receives seal of recognition for supporting LGBT families. (read the story...)

Intensive Therapy
Sensory Works Treatment Program in New Rochelle offers pediatric occupational therapy for children with sensory processing disorders, attention and concentration difficulties, gross and fine motor deficits, and balance and body awareness issues. (read the story...)

Express Workouts, Express Results
Susan Chung, sixth degree Master of Tae Kwon Do, mother of two, and co-owner of Bruce Chung Tae Kwon Do and Family Fitness in Harrison, is now teaching a new 40-minute express workout class. (read the story...)

Proposed Budget Cuts Would Shutter Six Nature Centers
Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino unveiled today a $1.689 billion 2012 budget proposal that will layoff 210 county workers and close six county nature centers. (read the story...)

Charity Event Raises More Than $25,000 for NY and CT Adoption Program
Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc. (FFTA), an NY- and CT-authorized adoption placement agency and resource center, held its third annual gourmet food tasting and silent auction event, "An Evening at Crawford Park Mansion," which raised more than $25,000 for FFTA’s programming. (read the story...)

Westhab Celebrates 30 Years of Creating Homes
Westhab, a nonprofit organization in Westchester County, celebrated its 30th year providing permanent homes to families in need, helping local residents find jobs, and giving kids the chance to climb out of poverty and pursue brighter futures. (read the story...)

New York Rangers and USA Hockey Invite Kids to Try Hockey for Free
The New York Rangers and USA Hockey teams up with community ice rinks throughout the tri-state area to host the first-ever "Try Hockey for Free" day, introducing kids to hockey with free skating and hockey lessons. (read the story...)

Studio B Dance Center Opens New Facilities in Eastchester
Toddlers and teens can take advantage of the new dance facilities at Studio B Dance Center, learning from highly trained instructors who have been teaching dance since 1966. (read the story...)

Stamford Gets New Fertility Center
Stamford families can take advantage of the town's new center dedicated to providing resources for a healthy pregnancy. (read the story...)

Skinny Buddha Opens in Mount Kisco
An organic nutrition and fitness center opens in Mount Kisco, offering an array of fitness programs, such as pre-natal, restorative yoga classes, and beyond. (read the story...)

The 2nd Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale Raises More than $10,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger
Westchester County's Second Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale was a great success, raising about $12,000 for the Great American Bake Sale's "No Kid Hungry" initiative to end childhood hunger in the U.S. (read the story...)

Kehillah School for Early Learning Opens in New Rochelle NY
The Kehillah School for Early Learning, a new educational childcare center, opened at Temple Israel of New Rochelle this fall, offering a close-knit community approach to early childhood learning. (read the story...)

A Dance Studio in Larchmont Launches Zumbatonics for Kids
A Dance Studio in Larchmont, New York, now offers Zumbatonics for kids, following the success of its Zumba classes for adults. (read the story...)

Jewels Insitute Yoga Fundraiser Raises $6,000 for Children's Speech Therapy Program
The Jewels Institute, a nonprofit organization in New Rochelle, hosted a yoga fundraiser to raise money for its free Speak to the Beat program, a speech therapy program offered to local children who are underserved or have special needs. (read the story...)

Steven Spielberg Joins Jacob Burns Film Center's Board of Directors
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has joined the Board of Directors of the Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester County, New York, to help promote children's education programs. (read the story...)

Bowling for Pajamas in Westchester
The Westchester County chapter of the Pajama Program will host its Third Annual Bowl-a-Rama for Pajamas this October, in support of the nonprofit organization's goal to provide half a million children with warm pajamas by the end of the year. (read the story...)

United Way of Westchester and Putnam Installs First Born Learning Trail in Westchester County
Westchester County's first Born Learning Trail, developed by the United way of Westchester and Putnam, has opened at the Kensico Dam, offering families a new educational outdoor activity in Tarrytown, New York. (read the story...)

Free Helpline Connects Hudson Valley Residents to Wide Variety of Resources in Storm Emergency
Residents should add the free and confidential Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 helpline to their list of critical phone numbers in anticipation of the pending weekend storm. (read the story...)

Westchester's Ridge Hill Offers Shopping, Dining, Entertainment, and Luxury Living in Yonkers
Westchester's Ridge Hill, the new mixed-use community in Yonkers, has become a shopping and dining destination for families. The development also features the luxury condominium complex Monarch at Ridge Hill, now open for sales, which offers eco-friendly residential living. (read the story...)

College Test Prep Comes to the Bronxville Adult School
The Bronxville Adult School is offering SAT, ACT, and PSAT test prep classes for students this fall in southern Westchester. (read the story...)

Applause Westchester Adds New Music, Dance, and Acting Classes for Kids
Applause Westchester in Mamaroneck, New York, will introduce four new classes for kids - including acting, dance, music, and theater - this fall. (read the story...)

Over the Moon Music and More in Westchester County NY Introduces Big Kids Music Together
Over the Moon Music and More will introduce a Music Together class for older children (ages 5-7) this fall at its Scarsdale and Chappaqua locations. (read the story...)

The Picture House in Pelham NY Adds Film Program for Toddlers
The Picture House in Pelham, New York, has added several classes to its educational programming, including a filmmaking class for young children and screenwriting and acting classes for adults. (read the story...)

Free Back to School Shots for Kids in Westchester County NY
The Westchester County Health Department is offering free back-to-school immunization clinics in August, September, and October for children who do not have health insurance or a primary care provider. The clinics will be held at the department's Yonkers and White Plains district offices. Read on for details. (read the story...)


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