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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Book of Life

The Book of Life
SYNOPSIS: This lovely animated tale from producer Guillermo del Toro follows Manolo, a young man torn between fulfilling his family’s expectations and following his heart. He embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 ReelsMPAA Rating: PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary imagesReleased in Theaters: Oct. 16, 201.... read more

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Bridgit Mendler playing at iPlay America November 3

Bridgit Mendler playing at iPlay America November 3
Monday, November 3 - 4:30pm.  DOORS 4:30PM, SHOW 5PM.  A talented actress and singer, Bridgit Mendler is one of Hollywood’s brightest young rising stars.She can be seen in the Disney Channel Original Movie LEMONADE MOUTH. Mendler stars as‘Olivia White’, the introspective lead singer and songwriter of the band Lemonade Mouth, who recounts the story of how the band came together. LEMONADE MOUTH premiered on the Disney Channel.Mendler a.... read more

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Restaurant Review: Jersey Boys Grill, New Milford, NJ

Jersey Boy Grill
Great Vibe, Top-Notch Food, and So Much More! Bergen County is a great place to live especially if you're a foodie such as myself. However, going out to eat with your family and agreeing on a restaurant choice can be a challenge. To be able to go to a restaurant where you can bring your kids, eat a meal that is beyond fabulous, and have entertainment at a reasonable cost equals a home run for me! Jersey Boys Grill in New Milford is by far, on.... read more

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Awarding Excellence in Creativity Young Audiences Announces Arts Champion Awards

Young Audiences Announces Arts Champion Awards
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) has announced the continuation of their initiative to celebrate and recognize excellence, innovation, and creativity in the communities they serve by presenting the Young Audiences Arts Champion Awards. YA will give out monthly awards from September 2014-June 2015 that will highlight a school, organization, educator or student that demonstrate passion and dedication to the arts. “W.... read more

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Fire Safety Tips

Lifesaving Tips to Review with your Family October is Fire Prevention Month, and there is no better time to create a fire safety plan with your family. Sadly, at least one child dies every day, and many more are injured, as a result of a fire.   It is never too early to start teaching our children – and reminding ourselves – about fire safety.  We have created a checklist for you to use with your family to create a working Fire .... read more

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Halloween Not So Scary, Scary And Creepy Events

Witch Farm
Imagine That!!! HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR!!!4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park.  (973) 966-8000. imaginethatmuseum.comFriday Oct 31st, 5pm-8pm. Boo!!  SPOOKY night! Search our center for the witches hats, explore our outdoor Halloween maze and much much more! KIDS CRAFT 70 West Passaic St. (Behind Sammy Cakes), Rochelle Park, 201-845-5708.  kidscraftllc.comHaunted House for Kids: For Ages 4-10 $10/child covers wa.... read more

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Halloween Scary & Creepy Events

Haunted Halloween
It’s October – pumpkins, fall foliage hikes, haunted houses,family friendly hayrides and more! Here’s asampling of some fun activities near you!  Please call to confirm dates and times, as they are subject to change. DINOSAURS AFTER DARK - DINOSAURS JUST GOT SCARIER!(855) 999.9010. fieldstationdinosaurs.comTake a fun, mysterious journey into a shadowy, prehistoric world. Explore the dark woods and haunted trails of Snake Hill. Celebr.... read more

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Safety and Preparation for the Family Camping Trip

Safety and Preparation for the Family Camping Trip
The family camping trip is a time-honored tradition for many families. It is a good way to get out of the everyday grind of the city for some rest and relaxation in the beauty and splendor of nature as well as a great way to experience some family bonding time. Giving each family member their own job or responsibilities can build trust and communication in addition to making sure everyone stays safe and has fun at the same time. Dads Being th.... read more

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6 Not Too Scary Halloween Movies For Kids

by Jane Louise Boursaw  It's that time of year again. Halloween brings spooky nights, caramel apples, jack-o-lanterns, witches, black cats, and scary movies. But if your kids are still on the young side, you don't want movies that are going to give them nightmares. Here are six Halloween movies that are just the right amount of scary for little ones. 1. POOH'S HEFFALUMP HALLOWEEN MOVIE Rated G | Ages 3+  Never underestimate the .... read more

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Trick-or-Treating with a Child with Special Need

Kids in Costume
Lauren Conway, M.A. & Brian Yankouski, M.A., BCBA Behavioral and Educational Solutions and Training of NJ, LLC (BEST NJ, LLC) Fall is officially underway which means it’s time to prepare for cooler temperatures, shorter days, and of course Halloween! While Halloween is a time for kids to dress up as their favorite character and go from house to house collecting sweet treats, this can be a challenging experience for a c.... read more

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