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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...)

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...)

A Summer Camp Helps Kids Cope with Loss
Hearts and Crafts Grief Counseling hosted its 15th annual Camp Grief Busters in June where bereaved kids and parents spent the weekend participating in fun games, relaxing, and being reminded of the importance of enjoying life amid tragedy. (read the story...)

Sanctuary Yoga Studios Now Offers Teen Yoga Camp
Sanctuary Yoga Studios, located in New City, now offers a Teen Yoga Camp—a five-day workshops that includes breath work, meditation, journaling, and yoga poses. (read the story...)

300 Rockland Teens Do Good on Mitzvah Day
Hundreds of kids and teens volunteered during Mitzvah Day in Rockland County, tackling more than two dozen community service projects in honor of the International Day of Jewish Youth Service. (read the story...)

Rockland Names Two Favorite Teachers
Two teachers from Rockland County were awarded the "My Favorite Teacher" title in a ceremony at Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center. (read the story...)

A ‘Toyriffic’ Birthday Party
Toyriffic, a toy store in Pomona, now offers birthday parties. (read the story...)

Rockland Youth Theatre Brings Creative Opportunities
Rockland Youth Theatre encourages kids to create, team-build, and be inspired through theater they create from the ground up. (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...)

The Summer Spot Relocates to Congers
The Summer Spot, a nonprofit summer program that provides kids with a high quality summer experience, is relocating to Congers from Spring Valley. The program, known for its affiliation with parent organization Rockland Afterschool Program, aims to provide social, emotional, and cognitive development for children ages 5 through 14 this summer. (read the story...)

Lucky Ducky Child Care Arrives in Nanuet
Lucky Ducky Child Care in Nanuet offers full-day services to children from 6 weeks to 5 years old and also has an after-school program. Children in the full-day program participate in educational and social activities such as reading and writing development, potty training, numbers and shapes, and music time. (read the story...)

Youth for Hospice Awarded on Philanthropy Day
United Hospice of Rockland's Youth for Hospice members were recognized among other local do-gooders at Rockland County's annual Philanthropy Day awards ceremony. (read the story...)

Spotlight on a Local Bigtop
An internationally acclaimed new documentary features Rockland’s own Amazing Grace Circus. (read the story...)

Matisse Chocolatier Arrives in Rockland
New kid on the block Matisse Chocolatier has arrived to give Rockland anything and everything chocolate. (read the story...)

Online Parental Controls Available from Delaney Computer Services
It’s impossible to constantly stand over children’s shoulders and monitor what sites they’re curious about or what they’re searching for on Google. For Rockland families, Rich Delaney and the team at Delaney Computer Services have alleviated the pressure. (read the story...)

Rockland County Offers Residents Free Portion Control Tool
In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, the Rockland County Department of Health is offering Rockland residents a free tool to help keep plate portions in perspective, encouraging families to commit to healthy eating. (read the story...)

'What Are You Doing for Others?'
Hundreds of community members took the late Dr. King’s words to heart during an MLK-inspired Day of Service in January. (read the story...)

Building a New Academy in Rockland
The impending closing of Reuben Gittleman Hebrew Day School in New City, a long-standing local school, has become the driving force behind the building of a new school in the community, Rockland Jewish Academy. (read the story...)

A New Resource for New Moms
Patricia Reilly started Growing Up Babies, a newborn care consulting company, in November 2011 because she saw a need for support for new mothers when they return home from the hospital with their newborns. (read the story...)

Life Coaching With a Focus on Infertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood
Sabrina Roffman, owner of Just for Women Life Coaching, wants to offer women support and guidance as they transition and take on different life events. (read the story...)


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