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Articles from: March 2015

Get a Free Biophotonic Scan

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“You hear it everywhere. Antioxidants, antioxidants, antioxidants,” says Liliy Hong Zhuang of Zeng Natural Healing. “Antioxidants build up the body’s defense against free radicals which may help prevent cancer in some instances, and also help preserve youth, vitality and longevity. So how do you know if you're getting enough of them?”

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Nature Oriented Day Camp

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The Nature Place is a non-competitive, nature-oriented day camp for children ages 4 – 16, located on 200 acres in Chestnut Ridge, NY. For 30 years we have been providing families with a day camp experience where campers feel they can be themselves, have fun, are challenged, connect with others and the earth, develop new life skills and are supported throughout.

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Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock School


On March 7 at 1 p.m., Blue Rock School in West Nyack will host an Open House for parents to learn about the school’s upcoming Summer Play Camp. Summer Play at Blue Rock is a refreshingly simple yet creative approach to summer fun, designed especially for children ages 3 to 12 years old that not only nurtures, but celebrates childhood. An enchanting place for children to spend summer days, Summer Play offers a variety of hands-on, imaginative and playful activities with a warm, caring and experienced staff.

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Summer Enrichment Program and More at Ms. Claire’s Montessori


An Open House is held at Ms. Claire's Montessori and Ms. Claire's Music Cupboard in Montgomery on the first Tuesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. “This month’s event will be held on March 3,” says owner Claire Pahucki. “We welcome everyone to come learn about all the programs that we offer.”

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Community Spotlight Sifu Ed D’Urso of The Fire Mountain School by Jadyn Turner

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Recently, I took a martial arts class with Sifu Ed D’Urso at the Fire Mountain School. I’ve been taking karate for a year but this class was very different. In my karate classes we do a lot of push-ups and jumping jacks but in this class we did more stretches and mostly focused on how you move your body. At first I was not sure what I was doing but I was curious and Ed showed me how to do the different motions and explained why we did them. We did a series of movements that included frog, phoenix and dragon. It was a great class.

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Challenger Center Camp

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Give your kid some space this summer—outer space! The Challenger Center’s week-long summer camp programs, designed for kids in grades 1 through 6, give children a fun-filled, science-based, learning experience that will last a lifetime.

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Summer Programs at Green Meadow

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This summer, Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge will offer a variety of unique, fun programs for children ages 4 to 7. The programs include Sheep to Slippers, Summer Farm Days, Cooking in the Kindergarten, and much more.

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Yoga on the Wallkill Welcomes New Instructor

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“We are pleased to welcome our new instructor, Ron Sperber to our staff,” shares co-director of Yoga on the Wallkill, Tim Shannon. “Ron received his 200-hour certification from Ashtanga of New Paltz. He has been practicing yoga for 13 years and teaching yoga for two years. I have taught with Ron and I really like his teaching style. He blends flowing vinyasa style with deep, slow movement. He also likes to add humor and lightheartedness to his classes.”

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Talkin’ Green Tea by Preston Powell

Loose full leaf green tea has long been valued for its medicinal properties and can help maintain good health. Green tea provides more antioxidants than red wine, orange juice or apple juice. With zero calories, green tea increases your metabolism and burns fat which aids to maintain and lose weight.

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Cropsey Community Farm CSA Shares Now Available


Cropsey Community Farm, the first farm project of Rockland Farm Alliance (RFA), begins its fifth growing season with the announcement of 250 shares of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) for 2015. The 2015 season runs for 25 weeks from June 3 through November 22.

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