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  • Bracket Ears: A family business with a charitable bent

    What if braces were considered fashionable and could actually boost a patient’s self-esteem? That was the question on the minds of the daughters of a Columbia pediatric dentist when they hit upon the idea of Bracket Ears — earrings made from...
  • Autism Speaks film screened at Posnack JCC

    Autism Speaks film screened at Posnack JCC
    On the evening of Thursday, Sept. 4, more than 50 individuals from across Broward County gathered at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie for a special premiere screening event hosted by Autism Speaks. Viewers watched "Sounding the Alarm,"...
  • Four candidates vie for Broward Circuit Judge Group 16 spot

    Four candidates are in the running to replace retiring Broward Circuit Judge Mel Grossman in the Aug. 26 primary election. Dennis Bailey, Andrea Ruth Gundersen, Rhoda Sokoloff and Russell Thompson are on the ballot in the non-partisan race. If no one...
  • YMCA celebrates 170th birthday with new programs

    The YMCA celebrated its 170th birthday on June 6 and as part of the celebration announced new programs and new support from Suntrust Bank, Autism Speaks, Whole Foods, the United Way and a $35,000 grant from the Lost Tree Village, a charitable foundation....
  • Joshua D. Lenchus: No link between vaccines and autism

    Even in the era of Internet search capability, it is still surprising to read that misinformation abounds. One need only read the letter to the editor by chiropractor Lewis Singer on Sept. 1 regarding the vaccine and autism issue. To date, there has...
  • Donald Sweeney, Father of Anne Sweeney, Dies at 88

    Donald E. Sweeney, an educator who achieved breakthroughs in the integration of intellectually challenged children into the Kingston, New York, school system, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 88. Sweeney was the father of Anne M. Sweeney, who stepped...
  • Notes from a not-so-empty nester

    Maybe it's just this time of year making me pensive. Summer is ending. Kids are leaving for college. Social media are crammed with articles and advice on how to weather the seismic family shift: "Get Your Heart and Mind Ready." "Loosen the Times That...
  • Hartford Stage Has Its Hamlet

    Hartford Stage Has Its Hamlet
    Yale School of Drama grad Zach Appelman (Broadway's "War Horse," Julie Taymor's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the title role in "Henry V" at Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre) will star in the title role in Hartford Stage's "Hamlet."...
  • Spotlight on Scouting: Zadravecz's Gold Award project features Hope Gardens

    Spotlight on Scouting: Zadravecz's Gold Award project features Hope Gardens
    Each year, local Scouts complete projects in the community to earn the highest ranking in their various groups. The Glendale News-Press wants to share the Scouts' good deeds with readers as they answer questions about their service projects. Allison...
  • Jazz 'N' Blue Festival In Simsbury To Benefit Autism

    Jazz 'N' Blue Festival In Simsbury To Benefit Autism
    SIMSBURY — Ed Tankus, owner of president of Blue Plate Radio, has teamed with Autism Speaks to organize the first Jazz 'N' Blue Festival at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 16. Tankus said he was inspired to hold an...
  • Early treatment may decrease autism signs

    How early can autism be detected in babies, and how soon can they be treated? A baby’s first birthday visit to the pediatrician usually includes a screening for the social deficits common with autism spectrum disorder. But doctors and scientists...