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Fit Club in Fairfield Offers New Kids' Classes
Fit Club, a family-friendly gym that offers fitness classes for adults and kids, moved its new location in Fairfield's Sportsplex. Fit Club now offers boxing and overall fitness classes for children. (read the story...)

Newtown Martial Arts Champion Vows to Break 100,000 Boards for Charity
A Newtown, CT resident and martial arts champion Leif Becker vows to break 100,000 boards in 24 hours in Central Park to help raise funds for The REACH Foundation, a non-profit based in Connecticut. (read the story...)

A Fairfield Grandma Spreads Her Love of Words to Kids and Teens
A Fairfield grandmother shares her love of words and language with kids and teens using snail mail through her new creation Word Bird Delivers. (read the story...)

Independent Day School Renovates Its Ridgefield Location
Landmark Preschool, an affiliate of Ridgefield Academy, recently opened its renovated facility, which includes a kitchen, a multipurpose room, a performance space, and more spacious classrooms. The preschool, located in Ridgefield, also has a gardening center and an art space. (read the story...)

Homey Pediatric Dental Office Now Open in Westport
Gordon Lee, D.D.S., recently opened Westport Pediatric Dentistry, a dental office catered to children and located in Westport. The office offers gentle dental care for kids, as well as infant dental care advice, including how to deal with thumb sucking, gum disease, and dental emergencies. (read the story...)

Father and Son Complete 120-Mile Walk Across Connecticut
A father and son from Darien documented an eight-day walk across Connecticut, walking 120 miles across the entire state. (read the story...)

Connecticut Named to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 2012 Honor Roll
Connecticut was named to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools for 2012 for adhering to AAFA's core policy standards. (read the story...)

Halloween Events in the NYC Area After Hurricane Sandy
Check our updated list of Halloween events for kids and families in the NYC area to see what's still happening and what's been canceled in the NYC boroughs, NYC suburbs, and Long Island. (read the story...)

Heeling Autism
Five families in the New York area, including Westchester County, receive autism service dogs through the Guiding Eyes' Heeling Autism program. (read the story...)

Fairfield Dance Studio Opens New Eco-Friendly Location
Flash Pointe Dance Studio, located in Fairfield, recently opened a new, eco-friendly location. The new studio re-used or donated existing materials from the original structure, as well as the previous facility. And, with the new studio, Flash Pointe Dance is able to offer more classes. (read the story...)

Evergreen Family Dental Care Welcomes New Dentist
Evergreen Family Dental Care, located in Ridgefield, welcomed Harinder Sandhu, D.D.S., to the practice in July. Dr. Sandhu offers Invisalign, Six Month Smile, and ZOOM teeth whitening, among other services, as well as convenient office hours. (read the story...)

New Well-Fitness Boutique Helps Empower Women
Benay Rubin made her 17-year long dream a reality when she opened the doors to SHE3 Well-Fitness Boutique in Fairfield. Rubin empowers women to make a healthy lifestyle change through physical fitness and clean, holistic eating habits. (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...)

A Literary Hero in Fairfield
A Wilton mom steps in to preserve the words of other thinking mothers by buying "Brain, Child" magazine, a literary publication that bills itself as "the magazine for thinking mothers." (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...)

Greenwich Foundation Seeks Two Host Homes for International Fellows
Friendship Ambassadors Foundation in downtown Greenwich, CT will be hosting young International Youth Fellows in 2013 and seeks two Westchester and Fairfield families to host the two accomplished young professionals who will be working at the foundation for at least six months. (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...)

Winners of Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Dine at the White House
More than 50 young chefs from across the U.S., including two kids from the NYC area, tackled the First Lady’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and won a chance to dine at the first Kids' State Dinner held at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama and a surprise guest, President Obama. (read the story...)

New Canaan Mounted Troop Offers Horse Therapy Program
New Canaan Mounted Troop, a nonprofit organization that teaches children to ride and take care of horses, will offer a Therapeutic Riding Program in the fall. The program will be led by two Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship certified instructors. (read the story...)

Counseling Facility in Fairfield Helps Struggling Teens
When Carol Passmore and Lisa LaReau worked in schools, they saw a need for a facility that helps the preteens and teens who are slipping through the cracks at school. Connect To Care addresses issues surrounding anxiety, depression, and social and emotional challenges, among others. (read the story...)

Down the Yellow Brick Road
Children with special needs of the DramaRama program performed a 30-minute show of' The Wizard of Oz" at New Canaan's Summer Theater Festival, memorizing lines and cues and achieving great milestones. (read the story...)

Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital Opens in Fairfield County
Yale-New Haven Children's Specialty Hospital recently opened a new location in Norwalk that employs world-class experts covering a wide range of medical specialties. Residents no longer have to leave Fairfield County to seek specialty medical services. (read the story...)

New Parkour and Freerunning Gym Opens in Fairfield
GCA Parkour & Freerunning is a new gym that recently opened in Fairfield. At this gym, kids can learn how to walk up and flip off walls, jumping, and swinging on bars. The gym is full of trampolines, wooden boxes, steel structures, and spring floors, as well as all the necessary safety equipment. (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...)

Chelsea Piers Offers Summer Camp and Day Care to Stamford
Chelsea Piers of Manhattan opens a new location called Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford. This complex has three levels, including a mezzanine level, and offers activities and fitness programs for the whole family. (read the story...)


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