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Rockland Teens Help Feed Less Fortunate
Tappan Zee High School students of Rockland County volunteer to help the less fortunate at a soup kitchen in Nyack, NY. (read the story...)

Rockland County Ranked One of Healthiest in New York State
In the 2013 County Health Rankings released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Rockland County ranked second in overall health, up from fourth place last year. (read the story...)

New Photography Class Helps Girls Increase Self-Confidence
Photographer and therapist Dee Lebovits recently started Self Portrait, a class that teaches young girls the art of photography, while also helping the students build their self-confidence in a group setting. (read the story...)

Indoor Ropes Course Opens at Palisades Center in West Nyack
The "world's tallest indoor ropes course," with 75 challenges and various difficulties for all athletic abilities and ages, is now open in West Nyack. Palisades Climb Adventure offers special rates for birthday parties and summer camp outings. (read the story...)

JCC Rockland Adds Pool to Facilities
JCC Rockland is adding a new feature to its facility: a pool. With the addition of the inground, heated outdoor pool, which is scheduled to be finished by the time summer camp rolls around, the JCC will be able to offer swim programs for its summer camps, as well as swim lessons for its pre-K program. (read the story...)

Produce Pete Visits Bounce! Trampoline Sports to Teach Kids About Eating Healthy
Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosted Produce Pete, aka Pete Napolitano, a regular guest on Weekend Today on WNBC in New York to teach kids about eating healthy on Feb. 7 as part of the "Have Fun Get Fit" program. (read the story...)

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15. (read the story...)

Construction Industry Council Accepting Applications for Fall 2013 Scholarships
The Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley is accepting applications for fall 2013 scholarships. Last year, a total of $45,000 in scholarships was awarded to 15 students pursuing degrees in math, science, or engineering. (read the story...)

Bergen County Begins New Weight-Loss Initiative
A new weight-loss initiative in Bergen County encourages active living with a health competition at SkinnyNewJersey.com. (read the story...)

Rockland Hebrew School Offers Camp-Like Fun in Classroom
Chabad Lubavitch of Rockland now offers a Sunday Hebrew school for New City children. In the camp-like, fun learning environment, kids learn the Alef Bet, Jewish traditions, and prepare for their bar/bat mitzvah. (read the story...)

Tappan Zee Students Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Students and athletes at Tappan Zee Elementary school hosted a school spirit and face-painting day to help raise more than $3,000 for breast cancer research in a "Volley for the Cure" game against Pearl River. (read the story...)

Saving 600 Smiles
Dentists and dental hygeenists of Rockland Pediatric Dental in New City partnered with Ecuadent and traveled to Ecuador to provide dental care to more than 600 needy children. (read the story...)

Kupchik Dental Opens Family Practice in West Nyack
Kupchik Dental, which just opened in West Nyack, is a family dental practice that "caters to coward and children." With many services available, including Invisalign, root canals, regular cleanings, and state-of-the-art equipment, and convenient hours, Dr. Kupchik has a lot to offer Rockland County residents. (read the story...)

Rockland's Tooting Tots Adds Musik Garten Program
Tooting Tots introduces new music program for children, newborn to age 9. The program, Musik Garten, is a seqauential program that combines the Montessori philosophy with owner Angela Argenzio's music therapy background. (read the story...)

New York Children's Theater Festival Accepting Submissions for Spring 2013 Productions
Beginning Oct. 1, 2012 through Nov. 12, 2012, the New york Children's Theater Festival will be accepting submissions for its spring 2013 productions, encouraging people from all over the world to write live children's entertainment. (read the story...)

Be the Next Children's Place Superstar
The Children's Place is launching its second annual model search this fall to discover its next superstar who will win round-trip air transportation to the glamorous photo shoot and a $500 gift card to spend on all of the latest styles. (read the story...)

Tenafly Pediatrics Expands Park Ridge, NJ Location
With an expanded waiting room, high-tech screening devices, and convenient hours, the Park Ridge Offices of Tenafly Pediatrics, P.A. is a practice that cares about the working parent. (read the story...)

United Way of Westchester and Putnam Auctions Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences
Score tickets to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, experience what it feels like to be an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center, watch next year's Super Bowl from the stands, win a trip for two to Kenya, and even see Justin Bieber live with offers from United Way of Westchester and Putnam's online auction. (read the story...)

Disney Store Donates School Supplies to Boys and Girls Clubs of America
In partnership with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Store will donate 25,000 school supply kits to children at the Boys and Girls Club of America, adding a little back-to-school magic as kids nationwide prepare to return to the classroom this fall. (read the story...)

Build-A-Bear Celebrates Grand Reopening in West Nyack and Paramus
The Build-A-Bear Workshop stores at Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY and Paramus Park Mall in Paramus, NJ celebrated their grand re-openings in August 2012 with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and representatives from the American Red Cross. (read the story...)

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...)

Mania Training Facility Moves to Rockland County
Mania Training Facility recently moved to a new location in Rockland County. Along with their cheer and dance teams—taught by certified staff—and birthday parties, Mania now offers adult fitness classes. (read the story...)

Waldorf School Welcomes Charles Andrade for Painting Workshop
Master Lazurist Charles Andrade will be hosting his second workshop at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge. In this six-day workshop, participants will learn how to paint in the Lazure technique and help put the finishing touches on Rose Hall in the school's new Arts Building. (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...)

10 Rockland Students Win Scholarship for Artistic Curiosity
The Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY awarded 10 Rockland County juniors with a scholarship honoring their artistic curiosity. (read the story...)


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