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The Big Easter Egg Hunt Set For April 6

Rock climbing walls are often a tool used in clinical occupational therapy settings.  Here, kids are getting the real life benefits of that therapeutic environment to help them through developmental issues in a safe, secure environment.  Credits: Jennifer Gherhart


The Big Easter Egg Hunt at Kid’s Boulevard – Warren, NJ on April 6th!

Stop by Kid’s Boulevard April 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Listen through-out the day as Frankie the Frog’s “ribbit” will be announcing egg hunts.  Hidden eggs will be filled with healthy gummy fruit snacks and prizes for the kids to find.

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“Kids Blvd” is the interactive, indoor sensory gym that parents and caregivers have been waiting for. The first Kids Blvd opened in February 2014 in Warren, NJ.  The gym features an innovative play structure equipped with slides, tunnels, climbing walls, and zip lines – but that’s not all.  It is also equipped with a ball pit, interactive tech floor and arts and crafts area.  Kids Blvd provides a safe environment where children and parents are warmly welcomed.  All equipment used in the gym has been carefully chosen to promote developmental growth and social skills in children.  The adjoining retail area, “Toy Nook,” has many of the educational tools and equipment used in the gym, as we encourage in-home reinforcement.    

Rebecca Dean, Occupational Therapist turned entrepreneur, is the driving force behind Kid’s Boulevard.  She is the mother of two active daughters who merges being a busy mom with offering the community a space where kids, families and friends can socialize to better meet the demands of modern day parenting children through physical and sensory motor development in a safe social setting.

“I noticed a void in the marketplace, where commercial kid’s gyms were promoting physical movement but not allowing children much interactive play to advance them through developmental milestones.  As a mom who is also an occupational therapist, I realized a niche that needs to be addressed.  Kids Boulevard allows for some of the therapeutic benefits you get from one on one pediatric therapy, in a non-clinical setting conducive to socializing,” said Dean.     

Local moms like neurologist and mother of two, Dr. Megan Leitch of Basking Ridge are hooked on the concept.  “While on maternity leave, I’m able to come here for special one on one time with my toddler son.  I’ve noticed a big growth difference from when I first brought him here.  After a few visits, he is now able to jump into the ball pit, plays on the zipline and he loves crawling through the colorful strobe light tunnel.”   

It’s also a great place to get out and network with a community of local moms.  “Unlike outside playgrounds, Kids Blvd is self-contained, with a lot of soft surfaces, and I get a clear view of my boys.  If I want to talk with another mom.  I don’t have to stress out,” said pregnant mom of Cassius and Dakari of North Plainfield. 

The Kid’s Boulevard  is located at 125 Washington Valley Road, Warren, NJ  07059.  You can also contact (732)560-KIDS.

April Open Gym hours are Monday through Saturday 6p.m. The discounted cost for the Easter event will be $10 for the hour.

Kid’s Blvd also offers birthday packages, field trips and social skills enrichment packages.    

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Bee Day at Hanson Park!!

May 20, 2018

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Saturday, June 23rd for Bee Day at Hanson Park!  At 2:00 PM Grant Stiles from Stiles Honey will be sharing his knowledge of bees with his presentation, “Fundamentals of Beekeeping and the Importance of Honey Bees in Our Society.”  Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as Mr. Stiles answers all of your ...

Golf Outing On May 26 Benefits Retired Racehorses

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. —May 29, will mark Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 26th Annual Charity Golf Outing being held at the beautiful Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, N.J.

This much anticipated event is held in conjunction with SRF's online auction which will open for bidding beginning Friday, May 25 and end at 7 p.m. on  Thursday, June 7. The outing ...


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Memorial Day Weekend Travels Kick off Summer 2018 in the Long Beach Island Region

May 25, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - With much anticipation for warmer weather, longer days and salty seas, visitors flock back each year to the Long Beach Island Region to enjoy the many pleasures this resort area brings.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce operates a fully staffed visitor center, who always sees demand for customer inquiries rise either through their digital platforms, ...

Belmar Mayor Grants ‘Larry the Lobster’ His Freedom to Kick Off New Jersey Seafood Festival

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern wasn’t going to let the rough ocean surf and high winds get in his way yesterday of pardoning “Larry the Lobster” to begin the New Jersey Seafood Festival.

Instead, Magovern moved the May 18 event from the Fifth Avenue beach to the quieter waters of the Shark River Inlet. Accompanied by a small group of borough officials and ...

WHRHS Baseball: Roxbury Baseball Powers Past Watchung Hills

May 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School baseball team won its 14th game on Friday, rolling over Watchung Hills 9-1 at home.

Offensively, Roxbury did its damage early, scoring twice in the second inning and then five more times in the third to take an early 7-0 lead.

Roxbury’s Will Findlay had two hits and Donovan Brady, Andy Axelson and Brian Dachowski all had base hits. In ...

WHRHS Boys Lacrosse: Bridgewater Upsets Watchung Hills in OT for SCT Title

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - So close. The Watchung Hills boys lacrosse team fell to Bridgewater-Raritan, in overtime, as the Panthers won a fourth-straight Somerset County Tournament title on Saturday, 5-4, at the Torpey Athletic Complex.

Watchung Hills took an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter with goals from Gavin DeFuria, Connor James, and Joe Rica. 

The last game the ...

Somerville Suspect Charged with Armed Robbery of Gaston Avenue Store

May 25, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 22-year-old borough resident has been charged with armed robbery at a convenience store on Gaston Avenue, accoeding to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson..

Jake Sommers, 22, of Eastern Avenue is lodged in the Somerset County Jail and faces charges of first degree robbery and third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Robertson provided ...

DiGanci Named Interim Principal in Watchung, Meet and Greet Scheduled


WATCHUNG, NJ - Dr. Thomas DiGanci has taken over the helm of Bayberry School in Watchung and a meet and greet has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 at 9:30 a.m. 

DiGanci is a former principal of both Valley View School and Watchung Hills Regional High School. He will serve as interim principal at Bayberry School through the end of the school year.

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Hillsborough Man Sentenced for Bribing Doctors in $100M Test Referral Scheme

NEWARK, NJ – Five individuals including a Hillsborough resident  were sentenced Friday for bribing doctors in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, its president and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Doug Hurley, 38, of Hillsborough and Kevin ...

North Plainfield Middle School Hosts Holocaust and Genocide Open House

NORTH  PLAINFIELD, NJ - All are invited to the 2018 North Plainfield Middle School Holocaust/Genocide Open House on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. Students and staff will be on hand to serve as docents for a unique exhibit.

It is a museum in a school, created by the school, constructed by the school and for everyone in the community. featuring  over 400 posters, memorabilia and artifacts ...

Memorial Day Weekend Travels Kick off Summer 2018 in the Long Beach Island Region

May 25, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - With much anticipation for warmer weather, longer days and salty seas, visitors flock back each year to the Long Beach Island Region to enjoy the many pleasures this resort area brings.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce operates a fully staffed visitor center, who always sees demand for customer inquiries rise either through their digital platforms, ...

Podcast: The Royal Wedding Through the Eyes of a Brit

In our May 18 podcast, Giles Bootheway, a British citizen who teaches at St. Bonaventure University, shares his thoughts on the Royal Wedding with TAPinto Greater Olean Co-editor Richard Lee.


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Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Parkland Cares and the Jason Taylor Reading Room, May 17 -Travels Charity Spotlight -

PARKLAND, FL - Parkland Cares will hold a Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 17 at Parkland Golf & Country Club, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Jason Taylor Reading Room and Parkland Cares.  The event is presented by Steven Douglas and former NFL player and Hall of Famer Jason Taylor will be in attendance.

Howard Dvorkin, CPA, is chairman of and a 30-year ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...