SUMMER THEATER: French Woods is an individual choice performing arts summer camp for children from 7 to 17 years old in Hancock, NY. They offer programs in theater, dance, music, circus, magic, rock and roll, visual arts, film and video, sports, tennis, fitness, water sports, skate board, horseback riding and more. Younger campers have more guidance and supervision, while older campers are able to take on some responsibility and have a chance to work in the areas of their interest. French Woods is just one of the many sleep away camps that will be represented at the NJ Camp Fairs across NJ.
You might not think that the dead of winter is the perfect time to find a summer camp for your child, but indeed it is. NJ Camp Fairs will be hosting a series of events this January 2017 where parents will have the opportunity to meet camp directors from exceptional day and sleepaway camps from around the country. more
Blood-thirsty insects nipping at our flesh are spreading Zika, West Nile, and other viruses. Rutgers entomologist Dina Fonseca tackles the public health crisis.
By Ilene Dube
We’ve read all the studies: it’s healthier to be outdoors, where walking among the trees alleviates depression, lowers blood pressure and staves off Alzheimer’s disease. Children who play outside do better in school.
OK, but how to protect ourselves from ticks and mosquitoes that spread deadly diseases? more
By Anne Levin
In a video that is part of a series on the New York City Ballet, dancers are asked to name their favorite foods.
“I want grease, and, like, salt,” says corps de ballet member Gretchen Smith, who munches on a chip. “I’ve gotta go with fried chicken, mac and cheese, and curry,” enthuses principal dancer Amar Ramasar. “Cookies, sugar, chocolate,” announces petite principal dancer Megan Fairchild. Retired dancer Jenifer Ringer, who documented her struggles with weight in her autobiography Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet, confesses in the video to her passion for ice cream with peanut butter. more
Rendered view from Philadelphia looking northeast onto Liberty Property Trust’s mixed-use urban development on the Camden waterfront. This masterplan scheme will include high-performance office buildings, a prominent flag hotel, residential units with an affordable housing component, pedestrian friendly streets, and newly envisioned open spaces.
By Anne Levin
Camden was still lively by the time my mother gave up her job in the early 1950’s. But the good times were not to last. By 1970, the city had begun its slow decline. The relocation to the suburbs of some industries and closing of others resulted in decades of crime, urban blight, and corruption. It all culminated in Camden earning the distinction, in 2012, of having the highest crime rate in the United States. more
By Ellen Gilbert
“There is always a crisis.” – Andrew Delbanco in College: What It Was, Is, And Should Be
he cover story on a recent issue of Consumer Reports went straight to the point: “I kind of ruined my life by going to college,” it quoted a heavily indebted recent graduate. Her current balance due is $152,000, and she’s definitely not alone: according to recent reports some 42 million people owe $1.3 trillion in student debt. more
By Sarah Emily Gilbert
Photographs courtesy of Girls on the Run and The First Tee
“What’s your favorite subject in school?” This is one of the standard questions asked of school-aged children, and the answer is often recess or gym. The popular response can make parents cringe, but studies have shown that gym and recess are crucial to healthy child development. Sports-based youth organizations The First Tee and Girls on the Run understand the need for kids to break out of the structured school routine. more
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Registered nutritionist and dietician Jane Schwartz eases you into school-lunch-packing season with her nutrition tips for parents and their kids
By Sarah Emily Gilbert
How many times have you looked into your child’s lunch bag to find a piece of fruit left behind? Most kids have no problem finishing their Dunkaroos or fruit snacks, but when it comes to eating health foods, they often transform into picky eaters. more
Friday, September 2
6:30 p.m.: Screening of The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) at Princeton Public Library. The biographical drama is based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel.
7 p.m.: Open Mic Night at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell. Open to all musicians, beginner to advanced.
Saturday, September 3
Friday, August 12
9:30 a.m.: Kayak Tours of Mercer Lake at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Includes kayak instruction followed by the tour. Registration is required by calling (609) 888-3218. The cost to attend is $25-$30.
4 to 7 p.m.: Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Winery in Lawrenceville. Enjoy wine, light fare, and music (repeats every Friday night throughout the summer).