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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...)

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...)


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