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A Lasting Legacy: How Organ Donation Affects Your Family
by Kaitlin Ahern - April 23, 2012

The need for organ donors is great, especially in New York state. But many people have reservations about registering or simply don't want to think about it. Here, read real local stories and get the facts on donation so you can make an informed decision.


A New Children's Book with a Secret Ingredient: Love
by Kaitlin Ahern - March 27, 2012

"Grandma's Chocolate Cake," a new picture book for kids written by NYC teacher Kimberly Wallace, uses a sweet treat to teach young readers about the importance of family traditions.


Talking Politics with Your Kids
by Kaitlin Ahern - March 23, 2012

Talking about politics with your kids may not come naturally, but as parents we're responsible for raising the next generation of voters. Here's how to encourage your kids to form their own political views, respect others' opinions, and -- most importantly -- vote.


Youth for Hospice Awarded on Philanthropy Day
by Kaitlin Ahern - March 21, 2012

United Hospice of Rockland's Youth for Hospice members were recognized among other local do-gooders at Rockland County's annual Philanthropy Day awards ceremony.


Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester Receives $2,500 Grant
by Kaitlin Ahern - March 21, 2012

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester received a grant from The Verizon Foundation that will help the organization expand its technology programs and increase computer access for its young members.


Westchester Children's Museum Receives $10,000 Grant
by Kaitlin Ahern - March 21, 2012

The Westchester Children's Museum received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support its Museum Without Walls, which provides math and science programs to middle- and low-income children in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.


Splendiferous Story Hours in NYC
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 29, 2012

In honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday this March, we've compiled a list of some splendiferous (and mostly free!) story time events happening across Manhattan. Bring your child to one of these events to introduce her to a fun new book and help instill a love of reading early on.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this March
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 29, 2012

Looking for fun and affordable things to do with your kids in Manhattan this March? Click through for our roundup of the best local family events of the month, including the NYC kids' film festival, two new family-friendly Broadway shows, the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade, a colorful new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, and more.


Star Wars Sleepover Helps Community
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 24, 2012

A Star Wars-themed sleepover at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square celebrated the release of "Star Wars Episode I in 3-D" and raised funds for a nonprofit organization that benefits local families.


Spotted in the Saddle
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 24, 2012

Teen actor RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad" fame visited New York City to mentor budding actors, speak out against bullying, and support therapeutic horseback riding.


Brooklyn's Robo Kids
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 24, 2012

Brooklyn's FIRST LEGO League qualifier, which was filled to capacity with more than 400 students competing, advanced 22 teams to the NYC-wide regional robotics challenge.


What to Watch at the NY International Children's Film Festival
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 08, 2012

The 2012 New York International Children's Film Festival will span seven NYC theaters and present more than 100 of the best children's films from across the globe, several of which seem likely to keep the festival's tally of Academy Award nominations going strong.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this February
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 03, 2012

Looking for fun and affordable family events in NYC? We've put together a list of the best things to do with kids in Manhattan this February, from Valentine's Day concerts to Kids' Night on Broadway, Sesame Street Live, a groovy Gustafer Yellowgold show, the 50th anniversary of "A Wrinkle in Time," a dance concert and pow-wow, a soccer-inspired show, and sledding in the parks.


Kudos for Charitable Kids
by Kaitlin Ahern - February 03, 2012

Give your kids that extra incentive to give back to their community. Kids Who Give is a national contest that honors children and teens ages 7-17 who have done something remarkable to help make the world a better place. Got a charitable kid? Get the details.


Snacking Explained: How Kids Regulate Caloric Intake
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 27, 2012

Most kids are naturally able to limit snacking to when they’re hungry, but parents should pay attention when snacking becomes more than a tie-over between meals.


Heroes for Hope Honored in Huntington
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 27, 2012

Northport High School students recognized three inspiring individuals while raising funds for ALS.


New City Kumon Awards Scholarship to Local Student
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 27, 2012

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.


Dunk for Adoption
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 20, 2012

A dozen people, dressed as penguins, participated in the Second Annual Dunk-a-Thon hosted by You Gotta Believe!, a teen agency based in New York City that is dedicated to finding permanent families for local teens.


Ali Forney Center Kicks Off 10th Year with $500,000 Grant
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 20, 2012

The Ali Forney Center kicks off its 10th year with a grant of $500,000 that will help build the nation's first 24-hour drop-in service center for homeless LGBT youth.


Wine Tasting Raises Nearly $10,000 for Guide Dog School
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 11, 2012

Guiding Eyes for the Blind hosted its second annual wine tasting event at its headquarters in Yorktown Heights, where blind sommelier provided guests with personal wine consultations


Boys & Girls Club Raises $5,000 at Annual Memorial Fundraiser
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 11, 2012

An annual memorial fundraiser hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester raised $5,000 for the Chris Cutri Memorial Scholarship.


Rally for Reading Raises Nearly $20,000
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 11, 2012

A nonprofit, Room to Read, hosted a Rally for Reading, raising nearly $20,000 to help build and stock three new libraries in developing worlds.


A Passion for Education
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 10, 2012

The 11th Annual Catholic School Administrators Association presents the 2011 Lighting the Fire for Catholic Education Award to St. Paul School's principal.


The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 13, 2012

From kung fu to tae kwon do to karate, martial arts have many benefits and great appeal for kids. Here's what you need to know before you enroll your little ninja.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this January
by Kaitlin Ahern - January 06, 2012

Want fun and low-cost things to do with your kids in Manhattan this month? We've got you covered! Get all the details on family-friendly shows coming to town, the boat and motorcycle shows at the Javits Center, Dan Zanes' special appearance at the New York Guitar Festival, MLK weekend highlights, a special camp fair, and more!



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