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College Bound: Seniors, thank your supporters

In this month's College Bound, Pat Berry reminds seniors of the importance of saying and writing thank you to all of their supporters.

Mother Matters: Parenting tips from the wisdom of spring

By LOYLA LOUVIS For Montclair LocalIn “Mother Matters,” parenting and life coach Loyla Louvis, AACC, provides parenting tips. She is dedicated to eliminating frustration in the parenting journey by customizing solutions to fit the uniqueness...

News in brief: Essex County announces youth art contest

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) Youth Leaders, of Essex County, announced the start of their “Instead of Drinking and Using Drugs, I would Rather…” Art Contest, which runs through May 17....

At the YMCA, no kid is turned away from learning to swim

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsDrowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4, and the second-leading cause of death for children ages 5-14, according to the Centers for Disease Control. New Jersey is...
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Photos: Biff! Bam! Boom! S.O.F.I.A. superhero workshop

Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A.) held a Superhero Writers Workshop on Saturday, April 6. The next one will be on Saturday, June 1.
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Mother matters: encouraging the courtesy of kindness

Start with positive thinking to encourage your kids to be kind all year round, not just at random times, writes Loyla Louvis in "Mother Matters."

Newly formed Girl Scout Troop offers some stability to homeless girls

Juliette’s House brings the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls living in the area’s shelters and transitional housing.
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Mother matters: help kids tap into good intentions

Deep within the heart of every child is a desire to do good, writes Loyla Louvis. Here are some tips to help them, even when they misbehave.
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Forensics: Debate competition is a tie

After a strong opener from the debate team of Lacordaire Academy, the students at Edgemont Montessori School rebounded to sew up a tie in debate.

Mother Matters: Action steps for an award-winning year

In “Mother Matters,” parenting and life coach Loyla Louvis, AACC, provides parenting tips. She is dedicated to eliminating frustration in the parenting journey by customizing solutions to fit the uniqueness of each family. A...