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Camp Is for Every Child

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How camp teaches every kid valuable life skills By Peg L. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, American Camp Association Watching my son after he returned from summer camp was the first hint that remarkable growth was underway. He was engaged, giving, and confident. Viewing the camp experience as a respite from the real world is somehow [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, December 20 In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion 92Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue 2 p.m. $21 We’re all familiar with the voluminous breeches and elaborate lace ruffs of 16th and 17th century portraiture, but did you know that the clothing seen in many of these paintings cost more than the paintings [&hellip
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Controversial Jewish home center receives $2.5 million grant

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Despite opposition and concerns from the community, the Jewish Home Lifecare Center, a new 20-story nursing home development slated to be built on West 97th Street starting in 2014, has received a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. “The Weinberg Foundation is thrilled to be supporting a care model that [&hellip
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Holiday visit to Weill Cornell

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Santa and some firefighter helpers visited pediatric patients at the East side’s Komansky Center for Children’s Health at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Firefighters from the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation arrived at the main entrance of the hospital on E. 68th Street, where Santa waved to hospitalized children from the truck’s tower ladder. [&hellip
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East side nurse wins national honors for Superstorm Sandy efforts

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Jill Goldstein, a nurse with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, has been honored with the nation’s largest nursing recognition award, sponsored by Nurse.com. Goldstein was recognized for the relief efforts she organized and implemented during Superstorm Sandy that went well beyond her call of duty. The award, sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson [&hellip
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East Side police precinct council marks four decades

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The 19th Police Precinct’s Community Council celebrated its 40th anniversary on the Upper East Side. The council gathered earlier this month at the Church of the Holy Trinity, with live music, lots of food, and many of the precinct’s former officers, who came to reminisce and celebrate. Kathy Jolowicz, a vice president and founding member [&hellip
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Top Five Reasons for Winter ER Visits

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Knowing the risks that accompany cold and inclement weather can help keep you out of the ER this season. 1. Slips and Falls New Yorkers walk a lot, which means we’re battling snow and ice hazards even on familiar commutes. Once indoors, there’s a slippery situation – snow and ice that was tracked onto lobby [&hellip
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