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Local Children Raise $500 for Rockland Community College's Campus Fun and Learn Center

Local Children Raise $500 for Rockland Community College's Campus Fun and Learn Center

Three Rockland County children organized a plant sale this spring to raise money for the Community College's Campus Fun and Learn Center.

Tappan Zee High School Student Places Third in 2011 AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest

Tappan Zee High School Student Places Third in 2011 AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest

Hannah Kim of Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg, NY, claimed third place in the local branch of AAA's Annual Traffic Safety Poster and Video Contest. The 9th grader's poster, meant to discourage teens from texting while driving, was one of 12 place winners and four merit winners chosen by AAA New York from a total of almost 1,600 entries. Kim was the only winner from Rockland County.

Nanuet Residents Rally to Rebuild the Community's Lost 'Castle Playground'

Nanuet Residents Rally to Rebuild the Community's Lost 'Castle Playground'

Rockland County residents have vowed to restore Nanuet, NY's Highview Community Playground for the next generation. Advocates will host a variety of fundraising events this summer to purchase materials in time for a rebuild in October.

Rockland's Favorite Teacher

Rockland's Favorite Teacher

A fourth grade teacher from Cottage Lane Elementary School in Blauvelt, NY, is the local recipient of Barnes & Noble's "My Favorite Teacher" award.

Rockland BOCES Culinary Students Honored at Annual Culinary Banquet

Rockland BOCES Culinary Students Honored at Annual Culinary Banquet

Rockland BOCES' culinary arts students prepared foods of the Pacific Rim for this year's Culinary Banquet, where seven students received certification by the American Culinary Federation and several others were honored with awards for their culinary excellence.

Kid's Kingdom in Rockland Now Offers Princess and Pirate Birthday Parties for Kids

Kid's Kingdom in Rockland Now Offers Princess and Pirate Birthday Parties for Kids

Kid's Kingdom, a private preschool with locations in Nanuet and Pomona, NY, is now offering themed birthday parties for kids, including a Princess Tea Party and a Pirate Birthday Party.

Rockland Mom Opens Cookie Girl Bake Shop in New City

Rockland Mom Opens Cookie Girl Bake Shop in New City

When Stacey Damesek became a stay-at-home mom a few years ago, the former art teacher quickly realized she needed a creative outlet to avoid going stir crazy. Damesek opened Cookie Girl Bake Shop in November, offering custom cake and cookie creations for birthdays, baby showers, and other special occasions.

Fresh Air Fund's 'Host a Child' Program Looking for Volunteers in NYC Suburbs and on Long Island

Fresh Air Fund's 'Host a Child' Program Looking for Volunteers in NYC Suburbs and on Long Island

Consider hosting a child from a disadvantaged neighborhood in New York City for a week or two this summer.

CB Kitchen and Bar in New City, NY Offers Family Dining Program

CB Kitchen and Bar in New City, NY Offers Family Dining Program

CB Kitchen and Bar opened in September to rave reviews for its traditional American grub and was soon named one of the top new restaurants in Rockland County by CBS News. Owner Dan Alexander, who also owns Café Barcel in Nyack, says he was inspired to open this new, family-friendly restaurant by his own young son.

Vicki's Studio Offers New Teen Dance Workshop

Vicki's Studio Offers New Teen Dance Workshop

Vicki's Studio, a New City dance studio owned and operated by Vicki Giannetti since 1993, will offer a new pre-teen/teen dance workshop this summer, which will incorporate gymnastics, cheerleading, line dancing, yoga, Pilates and more.

Tie Dye Town Opens in New City, NY

Tie Dye Town Opens in New City, NY

Tie Dye Town, a special events venue that offers creative, hands-on art parties, opened its first Rockland County, NY location in late March.

Rockland Pediatric Dental Hosts Give Kids a Smile Day

Rockland Pediatric Dental Hosts Give Kids a Smile Day

On February 4, Rockland Pediatric Dental and Schein Dental hosted Give Kids a Smile Day. Twenty-five children from Rockland's Head Start program were invited for a day of complimentary dental exams, fluoride treatment, and oral hygiene education, mixed with a little bit of fun.

Blue Rock School Receives Grant for Environmental Arts Education Project

Blue Rock School Receives Grant for Environmental Arts Education Project

After receiving a grant from the Arts Council of Rockland and the Arts-in-Education Program of the New York State Council of the Arts, Blue Rock School jumpstarted a new environment-inspired arts program called "Making Art from the Landscape," with a focus on indigenous art and people.

South Orangetown Middle School Students Selected to Compete in National Doodle 4 Google Competition

South Orangetown Middle School Students Selected to Compete in National Doodle 4 Google Competition

Sixteen South Orangetown Middle School students were selected to compete in Round 2 of the national Doodle 4 Google competition.

Match Point Tennis Club in Orangeburg Offers New Summer Tennis Program

Match Point Tennis Club in Orangeburg Offers New Summer Tennis Program

Match Point Tennis Club, an indoor tennis facility in Orangeburg, NY, is enrolling for its spring programs and gearing up for its first summer camp season.

Nanuet Counselor Expands Services to Children on the Autism Spectrum

Susan Cortilet, LMHC, of Nanuet, NY, has expanded her counseling services to children and teens with autism spectrum disorders.

Broadway Theater Workshops Now Offers Advanced Theater Camp for Teens

Broadway Theater Workshops Now Offers Advanced Theater Camp for Teens

Broadway Theater Workshops is offering a new summer program, Advanced Theater Camp, for teens who want to master the craft of stage performance.

Vicki's Studio to Hold Dance Fundraiser for Sassano Family

Vicki's Studio to Hold Dance Fundraiser for Sassano Family

Vicki's Studio, a family-oriented dance center in New City, will hold a Mother/Daughter Dance Fundraiser to support the family of Dana Sassano, a former student at the studio who tragically lost her life in a car accident.

Resources for Teens and Parents of Teens in Rockland County, NY

Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Rockland County, NY.

The Sports Place in Blauvelt Opens Toppings Ice Cream Parlor

The Sports Place in Blauvelt Opens Toppings Ice Cream Parlor

The Sports Place, a Blauvelt-based sports and special events venue, opened a new family-friendly ice cream parlor called Toppings last month.

Smile Builders in Monsey Expands Services for Families

Smile Builders in Monsey Expands Services for Families

Dr. Michael Weisberg and his team at Smile Builders in Monsey, NY, have added several experienced staff members and new technology like SureSmile to better serve kids and families in the community.

Tappan Zee Girls' Basketball Teams Up for the Cure

Tappan Zee Girls' Basketball Teams Up for the Cure

In January, the Tappan Zee girls' varsity and junior varsity basketball teams raised more than $2,000 for the fight against breast cancer.

Kids Rock U Opens in Rockland County, NY

Kids Rock U Opens in Rockland County, NY

Kids Rock U now offers music classes to children in Rockland County, New York.

Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center Opens New Location with Therapeutic Pool

Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center Opens New Location with Therapeutic Pool

Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center in Westwood, New Jersey, opened a new facility with a heated therapeutic pool and new services for kids.

Panthers Martial Arts Expands to New City, NY

Panthers Martial Arts Expands to New City, NY

Panthers Martial Arts, which offers martial arts instruction to students of all ages in Suffern, NY, has opened a second location at 188 South Main Street in New City, NY.




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