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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new weight-loss initiative in Bergen County encourages active living with a health competition at SkinnyNewJersey.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY awarded 10 Rockland County juniors with a scholarship honoring their artistic curiosity.
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.