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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...)

New Wilton Candy Store Offers Parties, Buffets, Baked Goods
The Candy Bin opened its first location in Wilton, CT. This one-stop candy shop offeres birthday parties, candy buffets, Cookie Camp, and edible arrangements. If you just want to stop by to buy candy, they offer that, too! (read the story...)

Free Screenings for Kids Keep Lice Out of Camps, Schools
The new Keep Lice Out of Camp program at three Licenders locations provides free lice screening for kids who are headed to camp this summer. By using this service, kids won't have to go through the public screening at the camp infirmary, and lice won't end up in schools in the fall. (read the story...)

Hamden Hall Country Day School Hosts Engineering is Elementary
Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden, CT hosted a training workshop for local elementary teachers on science, technology, engineering, and math education. (read the story...)

Make and Mingle Design Studio Moves to Westport, CT
Make and Mingle, a studio where you can design your own fabric creations, moved to Westport, CT. The new space is "very glammed up" and is stocked with a variety of supplies. (read the story...)

Camp SoundWaters in Stamford Now Offered to All Ages
The popular Anything That Floats program at Camp SoundWaters in Stamford, CT is now offered to campers of all ages. This program focuses on learning about boat building, building a boat out of recycled materials, and racing the boats. (read the story...)

Tutoring Center in Wilton, CT Offers New Summer Camp
The Tutoring Center located in Wilton, CT now offers an educational summer camp, Camp D.A.S.H. This program encourages students to learn, exercise, and communicate, all while working on material from the grade they'll be entering in the fall. (read the story...)

Stamford Garden Club Awards Local Educator
The Stamford Garden Club recognized the founder of the G.I.V.E. Program as a local leader in environmental education. (read the story...)

Westchester's Dr. Pete Publishes New Book
Dr. Pete Richel of Northern Westchester Hospital has published a new book all about baby's first year, adding author to his list of titles that also includes pediatrician and singer/songwriter. (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...)

Tales of a Third-Grade Blogger
At just 8 years old, Harrison Bernstein of Westport, CT, is an entrepreneur and philanthropist with a passion for the hospitality industry. Harrison got a chance to go behind-the-scenes at the newly renovated Westport Inn, where he spent a full day learning about the hotel business and doing some of his favorite things -- like folding napkins. (read the story...)

Family Matters Helps Overcome Obstacles
Family Therapeutic Counseling Matters is a professional counseling center that opened its doors to the Westport community on January 2. (read the story...)

The Hair Fairies Difference
Hair Fairies opened a new location in Fairfield, its seventh nationwide, on March 1. (read the story...)

Teddy the Puppy Helps Kids Cope with Moving
Ridgefield native, Anna Parille, authors a children’s book, A New Home for the Honeypies, that features a fluffy puppy and his magical paw that helps kids see the brighter side to moving into a new home. (read the story...)

All in the Family
Camp Playland in New Canaan welcomes its third generation of family management to the 18-acre summer camp. (read the story...)

Family Treks 13,000 Miles to Shed Light on Natural Medicine
From San Francisco to Bridgeport, Dr. Dennis Godby, along with his sons and nephew, ran coast to coast to educate Americans about natural health care options. (read the story...)

Learning To Excel
In late September E.Nopi Learning Center, an international supplemental education franchise, opened in Westport, making it the fourth one in Connecticut. (read the story...)

McKinley School PTA Receives Grant to Boost Family Engagement
Handfuls of PTAs across the country received a grant of $1,000 this week from the National PTA as part of their seventh annual Take Your Family to School Week, which occurs in February to help promote family engagement and support student achievement. (read the story...)

New York Rangers and USA Hockey Invite Kids to Try Hockey for Free
The New York Rangers and USA Hockey teams up with community ice rinks throughout the tri-state area to host the first-ever "Try Hockey for Free" day, introducing kids to hockey with free skating and hockey lessons. (read the story...)

Kumon Opens Second Location in Fairfield
Kumon, an after-school learning center, opens its newest location in Fairfield on Post Road. (read the story...)

Stamford Gets New Fertility Center
Stamford families can take advantage of the town's new center dedicated to providing resources for a healthy pregnancy. (read the story...)

Child Psychologist Dr. Lynne Goldstein Opens Private Practice in Westport
Seasoned clinical-school child psychologist Dr. Lynne Goldstein, a specialist in issues related to bullying and self-esteem, opened her own practice in Westport, CT, offering individual therapy, therapy for children and families experiencing divorce, psycho-educational evaluations, and therapy for gifted children and their families. (read the story...)

Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County Finds Its Own Space
Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County has finally moved to its own space in Bridgeport, CT after more than 30 years in the community and will expand its arts programs through a generous grant. (read the story...)


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