Ridgefielder Becca Cohen tackles gender gap with bananas and Pac-Man

Becca Cohen’s plan to inspire adolescent girls to pursue careers in computer science and physics involves a laptop computer, a circuit board called the “Makey Makey,” and a few pieces of fruit. The 17-year-old Ridgefield High School junior said she hooked the $50 circuit board up to a computer, and then wired electrical clamps to bananas — the fluids inside … read more

Prevention Council, Scotts Ridge to host Dr. Matt Bellace

Dr. Matt Bellace, motivational speaker and comedian with a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology, will meet with Scotts Ridge eighth graders Monday, April 2 in an assembly geared towards making the right choices — not only with substances but in life. He promotes the pursuit of “natural highs” experienced through exercise, healthy activities and other individual passions. He speaks to over … read more

Scotts Ridge Middle School presents Beauty and the Beast March 9-10

Scotts Ridge Middle School presents the musical Beauty and the Beast with performances Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. The musical tells the story of the brainy and beautiful Belle who yearns to escape her provincial life, however, Belle finds more adventure than she expected when she becomes a captive in the beast’s enchanted castle. Dancing flatware, … read more

Emplacement Place fire: Babysitter helped save four kids during blaze

A fire that consumed the second-story of a home on Encampment Place Thursday night might have been a lot worse were it not for the actions of a babysitter watching homeowners Laura and Steven Coury’s four kids. Laura Coury said the sitter, a senior at RHS, attempted to put out the blaze that started in a closet in the room … read more

Prevention Plus: Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is a national annual drug prevention campaign. This year Red Ribbon Week takes place from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. The event began in 1988 after a U.S. Drug Enforcement agent named Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was murdered in Mexico while working undercover in the war against drugs. Angered parents and youth in communities across the country began … read more

Stress and anxiety is topic of program

Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg Psy.D. will present a program called 10 Best-Ever Techniques to Manage Anxiety and Depression on Thursday, Oct. 19, at Scotts Ridge Middle School.  Wehrenberg is a coach, therapist, author, trainer, and speaker on topics related to psychotherapy for anxiety and depression, stress management and optimizing anxiety for achievement. This program is part of the Parenting the #Selfie … read more

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