An Extra-Special Reason to Celebrate 2020: Mom’s gift to her teenage daughter literally saved her life

An Extra-Special Reason to Celebrate 2020: Mom’s gift to her teenage daughter literally saved her life

By: Kathy Kahn Love, luck and a wonderful team of doctors and nurses helped give Dominican College student Lauren Shields a renewed lease on life. We first introduced Lauren to readers back in June, 2018. At that time, the Stony Point high-schooler was celebrating the 10th anniversary of her heart transplant at the age of […]

Nanuet Teen Co-founds Nonprofit to Teach American Sign Language

Nanuet Teen Co-founds Nonprofit to Teach American Sign Language

Two Academy of the Holy Angels students who connected over their lifelong interest in American Sign Language recently established “Sign with Gabi and Shiv.” Sophomores Gabriella Callaghan of Nanuet, New York, and Shivani Sahu of Paramus founded their non-profit as platform to educate people about ASL and deaf culture. Together, the students launched an Instagram […]

Pfizer Pearl River site looking to add difference makers to build on legacy of innovation

Pfizer Pearl River site looking to add difference makers to build on legacy of innovation

Pfizer is actively looking to hire dozens of people in Pearl River to continue the research and development site’s legacy of innovation. Professionals who aspire to make a difference in human health around the world by applying their knowledge and skills are welcomed to explore the career opportunities available at the site today. Many of […]

A Back To School Shopping Guide for Parents

BY STEPHANIE GATES The most obvious indication that school is coming back to session are the ads for back to school sales in retail stores and on television. In fact, Rockland County School district begins in a less than ___ weeks [whenever you run this] and we know parents are beginning to budget for freshening […]

Music School Founded by Local Man Continues to Thrive in New City

Music School Founded by Local Man Continues to Thrive in New City

BY VICTORIA TANNER Arts education is commonly one of the topics cut from school programming when budgets dip. Parents are able to supplement this by enrolling their kids in after school or weekend music lessons to keep the arts alive. Samuel Faraci,  strongly believes in the value a music education can provide a person, from elementary […]

Back to school with some new gender rules

Back to school with some new gender rules

Title IX changes sexual orientation landscape of public schools BY KATHY KAHN While most parents are still trying to adjust to Common Core and already considering opting out in the 2016-17 school year, there will  be major changes that will be more apparent when your child goes back to school this September. Released in July 2015 […]

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