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I Hate Playdates

I even hate the word playdate. I don't think any dates should be involved in playing. Kids should just play. Preferably outside or at somebody else's house. What ever happened to being locked out of...

Districts Weigh Decisions about New Federal School Funds

Millburn Superintendent Jim Crisfield is "always happy to receive additional revenues, especially in these difficult economic times," but he is apprehensive about how the money would be best used. His portion of the $268 million...

Are You Waiting for Superman?

From Academy Award-winning director and producer Davis Guggenheim comes another powerful film about a system in crisis. After tackling global climate change with former Vice President Al Gore in his documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," Guggenheim...

The Power of Preschoolers

Giada Litner is a woman with a vision. Her newly-launched, Maplewood-based non-profit, Playdate Earth, focuses on educating preschoolers about the environment, and so far this school year, she has already held a...

Open House at the The Magic Acorn

As the air turns colder and the acorns drop, a magical one is in our midst. This one offers enrichment classes for young children and provides a place for parents or caregivers with little...

Help Local Little Girl Fight a Fatal Rare Disease

Zoey Penny is about to celebrate her first birthday this month, but before she has even turned one she has been given a fatal diagnosis. At just 5 months of age, Zoey was diagnosed...

Want an Orgasmic Birth?

And, really, who wouldn't? Now's your chance. Find out how to have a safe, satisfying and pleasurable birth experience on Wednesday, September 15 when childbirth expert Debra Pascali-Bonaro discusses and signs her acclaimed book,...

Free Fun for All – 24/7

Only in the art world could something like this happen. An outdoor, interactive art installation that appeals to an audience of all ages will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days...

Are You Up for the Challenge?

With the number of overweight and obese children in the U.S. tripling over the past three decades, preventing childhood obesity has become a serious concern in this country. So much so First Lady Michele...

Foreigner is No Stranger to These Kids

UPDATE: We have our winners. When Foreigner takes the stage at the Wellmont tonight, they won't be alone. A little local talent will be joining them on stage. And they might even show the band...

Charting an Uphill Course in Glen Ridge

After the board of education's retreat last month where members and concerned citizens were schooled on New Jersey state regulations regarding charters, the possible conversion of the entire district into charter status may not...

Ride On, Little Grasshopper

Get those mini cycling enthusiasts in gear and head over to the Hilltop this Saturday for Essex County's first ever kids only bike race. Ideal for both new and experienced riders, The Hilltop Grasshopper...

Hit the Road, Jack

I'm kicking my kids to the curb come September. This year they are on their own to make it to school and back. They're old enough (I think). I've taught them to look both ways...

Fireblanket Has Been Extinguished

It's official. The band is disbanding. But with good cause. The members have all graduated Glen Ridge High School and are heading off to college. Well, almost all. One member, the lead singer, will remain...

Clever Commute