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Dancing in the streets

Featured Event: Enjoy this free dance performance featuring classic ballet and modern hip-hop on Sept. 9 and 10. Comment.

The write stuff

New & Noteworthy: For a back-to-school gift that’s useful and awesomely ’80s, these personalized, neon-colored pencils are tough to beat and even harder to lose. Comment.

A new school supply list — of personal qualities

Unlike colored pencils and crayons, this back-to-school list of traits are always key to success. Comment.

Explore the veggie garden

Featured Event: Explore Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens at the New York Botanical Garden now through Nov. 1. Comment.

A stitch in time

Featured Event: Learn the sewing arts at the Dimenna Children’s History Museum now through Sept. 24. Comment.

Back to Schulz

New & Noteworthy: Send the kids off for a new school year with a couple of old friends on their backpack. Comment.

Clang, clang, goes the trolly

Featured Event: Hop aboard for a great time on the First Friday Trolley on Sept. 4. Comment.

Indian summer ahead

Letter from the Publisher: It’s not easy to go back to school at summer’s end when the weather is so nice, but somehow we all manage. Comment.

Soak in the last few days of summer

Fabulyss Finds: It’s just a few more days until school starts, but your family can still enjoy the remaining time with these fun tips. Comment.
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Creative tips for easier school lunches

Packing school lunches can be a piece of cake! Read these helpful tips before school starts to make the process a breeze. Comment.

Looking for answers to icky questions?

The Book Worm: “In One End and Out the Other” by Dr. Mike Goldsmith gives kids answers to questions about the digestive system. Comment.

A hair-raising true story

The Book Worm: “Big Top Burning” by Laura A. Woollett resonates well with readers 10 and up. Comment.

Be smart about screen usage

Family Health: Too much screen time can have negative health impacts for children and teens, but how can parents balance screen usage when many academic tasks require a computer? Comment.

Marriage and citizenship

Ask an Attorney: When one spouse is not a U.S. citizen, what special requirements must be incorporated into your will? Comment.

Five tips to reduce performance anxiety

Ask Dr. Karyn: Many high-performing people have a fear of adversity, failure, and rejection. Comment.

Food safety at the farmers’ market

Good Sense Eating: Most markets have their own food safety rules, as well as related government regulations. But there are basic guidelines you should follow, too. Comment.

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