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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...)

New City Kumon Awards Scholarship to Local Student
A six-year-old boy of Pomona was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from Kumon Math and Reading Center of New City as part of the Kumon Fall Scholarship Sweepstakes. (read the story...)

Good Friends, Good Deeds
Friends since pre-K, two boys from New Jersey get together to co-author a book on how friends can help heal hearts. (read the story...)

Veterans Visit South Orange Middle School
In observance of Veteran's Day, schools throughout the nation participated in Take a Veteran to School program where students are linked to veterans who shed light on their experiences in service. (read the story...)

A Passion for Education
The 11th Annual Catholic School Administrators Association presents the 2011 Lighting the Fire for Catholic Education Award to St. Paul School's principal. (read the story...)

Music For The Kids
Candy Chiu and Thomas Bergeron, musicians and teachers who studied at Yale University, have opened The Greenwich Music Lessons, a teaching studio in their Greenwich basement offering piano, percussion, and trumpet instruction. (read the story...)

Sweet Outfits, Sweet Store
For parents who feel like cute clothing options for baby boys are limited, My Sweet Pea, which opened on November 21, is a welcome relief. (read the story...)

Magic For All Ages
MagiQuest, a popular live-action fantasy game, made its New York debut this past August at Fun City NY at the Palasides Center. Through January 28, those who have yet to try it out can enter to win 4 free passes to Fun City by entering a contest on their Facebook page. (read the story...)

Community Works Together To Brighten Holidays
Holidays can be especially rough on kids and families who have lost a loved one, but thanks to collaborative efforts by two community establishments, more than 75 kids and adults of all ages from Rockland and Bergen counties joined together for a fun night of bouncing in huge inflatables and riding a thrilling virtual rollercoaster. (read the story...)

Family Treasures
Mimi's Treasures, a new children's boutique that opened in Pearl River on October 1, offers "a little bit of everything," according to owner Kelly Maris. (read the story...)

Party Like a Roxxtar
Matt Krass, also known as Matty Roxx, now offers guitar lessons for kids and birthday entertainment for kids parties throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. (read the story...)

Bounce! for Charity
Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Valley Cottage raised $3,500 for four local charities during the business's Grand Opening celebration, which was attended by Disney star Jake T. Austin of Clarkstown. (read the story...)

IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center Now Offers Customer Loyalty Card
Frequent visitors to the IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center in West Nyack can now get discounts on tickets, snacks, and more with a new club card. (read the story...)

Bounce Grand Opening in Valley Cottage Benefits 4 Charities
Bounce Trampoline Sports opens in Valley Cottage with a grand opening that benefits four local charities. (read the story...)

Blauvelt Lions Leos Lend a Hand in Rockland and Manhattan
From Spring Valley, NY to the streets of Manhattan, a pack of youth volunteers from Tappan Zee High School assembled on a sunny Saturday to help those in need. (read the story...)

Indoor Play Space The Playroom Opens in Nyack
New in Nyack, The Playroom offers indoor fun for kids and a parents' lounge with comfy couches, bar stools, magazines and coffee. (read the story...)

Tumble-Bee Gymnastics in Nanuet Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
Tumble-Bee Gymnastics, a gymnastics and fitness center for kids in Nanuet, NY, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a full day of family fun and activities. (read the story...)

Rockland Parent-Child Center Moves Family Connections Program
The Rockland Parent-Child Center, an organization dedicated to fostering the relationships between local parents and their children, has moved to a new office space in Nyack, relocating its Family Connections Program. (read the story...)

Bounce! Rockland's Grand Opening Will Benefit Four Local Charities
Bounce! Trampoline Sports, a new sports facility in Rockland County, has planned a Grand Opening Celebration from which it will donate 100 percent of proceeds to four local charities. (read the story...)

West Rock's New Turf Ready for More Sports and Parties than Ever Before
West Rock Indoor Sports and Entertainment Complex has installed a new SpinTurf that will allow the facility to host even more sports events and parties, including lacross and football birthday parties. (read the story...)


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