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Angela Gartner

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Angela Gartner is the current editor at Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. She previously served as editor for Cleveland/Akron/Lake-Geauga Family magazines. As a journalist, her features and columns have appeared in newspapers and other publications including The News-Herald, Sun Newspapers as well as the Chicago Tribune. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and is a mom of two boys. She loves watching her two sons play either at the ice rink or baseball field. Her favorite things are books, spending time finding new places around Northeast Ohio and hanging out with the family dog, a Scottish Terrier named Jagger.

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‘Build It!’ at the Great Lakes Science Center

Ages & Stages Things to do
"Build It!" runs through Sept. 4 at the Great Lakes Science Center. The special exhibit offers three hands-on phases, the first of which currently features castle-themed activities, including a virtual catapult and a giant castle with secret passageways. Visitors can design their own castles and courtyards. The exhibit also features educational displays about the real medieval era, Lego mosaics on display, and a stop-motion animation station so kids can create their own "Lego Movie." ...
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Expert Advice for Parents, from the First Tooth to Adult Molars

2016 Editions Ages & Stages December 2016 Featured Magazine Parenting Worth Noting
Before your baby’s first tooth to their last, going to the dentist should be a priority in every child’s — and parent’s — life. Here are some tidbits about the teething experience and where to go as your kids grow into their adult molars. ...
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Early Reading — 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Featured Worth Noting
Introduce reading to your child and keep track of your progress with this free program. Families can read a book (any book) to their newborn, infant, and/or toddler, according to 1000 Books Foundation in Nevada, which supports the early literacy initiative. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (families can repeat books) before your child starts kindergarten. This ongoing, self-directed program provides opportunities to earn rewards at these participating libraries. ...
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Cleveland Monsters Dad Ryan Craig Talks Fatherhood and Life in the Region

2017 Editions Featured Magazine March 2017 Parenting

Ryan Craig, 35, captain and left wing for the Cleveland Monsters, and his wife Jaydee weren’t just looking for the best hockey situation when they moved to Northeast Ohio last year, but also a good community and schools.

“We have been in many cities that we never thought we would be in,” Jaydee says. “We have found something special everywhere we have been. We were welcomed here with open arms and it was a really easy transition.”

Ryan agrees, adding the couple prepared their kids, son Carson, 9, and daughters Kylie, 7, and Camryn, 3, for the move more than a year ago.

It has been a busy year for the family.

Along with his hockey teammates, Ryan celebrated the Monsters winning the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Championship last June.

His family was along with him for the ride.

“I was lucky that my family — parents, brother, wife and children — was there to support me for that special moment,” Ryan says.

Each player has an opportunity to take the Calder Cup home to show family and friends. When asked what the Craig family did with the coveted trophy, Ryan recalls, “We washed it out and ate ice cream out of it.”

Ryan Craig with wife Jaydee and their kids, Carson, 9; Kylie, 7; and Camryn, 3.

They also took it on a road trip to the family’s lake house in Canada and even on a boat ride. Jaydee says it was extra special for Ryan to share the trophy experience with his grandfather, who has since passed away from cancer.

The Cleveland Monsters hockey team, the defending champions, are now well into their 2016-17 season and are working toward a playoff berth.

A History of Hockey
The couple — Ryan, from Abbotsford, British Columbia, and Jaydee, a former figure skater from Brandon, Manitoba — were engaged 12 years ago on Valentine’s Day.

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Gilmour Academy to Earn Steinway Select Distinction

2017 Editions Education January 2017 Magazine

Asya Akkus, eighth-grader at Gilmour Academy, moved her fingers gracefully across the keys of the new Steinway grand piano during a welcoming ceremony.

The school was celebrating the three new pianos at its Lower School, including the one Asya played, that were delivered last month.
The three are the first of 10 Steinway and Sons grand pianos that will make their way to the school over the next four years in the effort to become a Steinway Select K-12 School.

The program was introduced 15 months ago when Gilmour alumni and current parent Matthew P. Figgie saw a need to replace the school’s aging pianos.

Figgie, founder and CEO of Figgie Capital and chairman of The Figgie Foundation, donated funds to install all new Steinway and Sons grand pianos at Gilmour, including a Steinway Spirio piano for the Tudor House and a Steinway Model D Concert Grand for the school’s future Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts. Steinways also will be placed in the school’s Our Lady Chapel, Murphy Residence Hall and Kelley Middle School.

“This will be great for the school for years to come,” Figgie says about the Steinway initiative. “I am very proud to do this with the help of others.”

Gilmour will be the first private K-12 school in the Midwest to earn a Steinway Select K-12 distinction, an honor held by only eight schools in the country to date. To have the Steinway Select distinction, schools must have an all-Steinway campus.

“Gilmour’s mission has always been to educate the whole child — mind and heart,” says Kathy Kenny, head of school. “The Steinway pianos provide us with the ability to educate students who are passionate and interested in the performing arts.” She adds that all students will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the grand pianos.

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Pick a Book — Reading Choices for Your Kids and Teens

2016 Editions Ages & Stages December 2016 Featured Magazine Parenting
Create a book nook with your kids and have them curl up with these reading recommendations from local libraries, authors, moms, and Northeast Ohio Parent editors and writers. These books are parent- and library-tested to help you kick off your family’s book season. ...
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Gifts Every Grandparent Will Love

2016 Editions Aging Answers December 2016 Featured Health Magazine
If your children are unable to celebrate the holidays with their grandparents — whether it's due to distance, illness or living in a nursing facility — they can still show their love and bring some fun to the occasion. Here are five gifts every grandparent will love, local or long distance. ...
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Explaining Oppositional Defiant Disorder and How Can Parents Help

2016 Editions Ages & Stages Magazine November 2016 Parenting Special Needs
It’s not uncommon for children to misbehave or be defiant when following rules set by parents or other authority figures. While some defiance is typical, extreme or excessive actions can be symptoms of a larger issue such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder. ...
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