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HVP September 2016

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n September 2016 ON OUR COVER In this issue COLUMNS FEATURES 6 Editor's Journal: The last first BY FELICIA HODGES 30 Calendar: Great places to go and things to do 38 Marketplace: Hudson Valley products and services HV PARENT READER FEEDBACK Will your son or daughter get the HPV vaccine? On the fence. Still need more info. I always want to make an edu- cated decision. It's still a fairly new vaccine. — Denise Summerford I will not let my child be subjected to that! Immunizations are getting to be scary. They are filled with un- known additional ingredients. I do not trust our government! — Pamela Schmidt Anything that will help keep can- cer out of my child's life I'm going to, at the very least, consider. It's unfortunate there is so much misin- formation rolling around about this vaccine (and many others) because HPV affects so many people and can now be easily prevented, thanks to scientific progress. Too many will write off this opportunity to protect their families out of fear and para - noia, rather than trying to genuinely understand the science. — Melissa Megan No we did not. Too untested. — Susan Marie 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Pramilla Malick: Fighting for clean air for her kids and yours BY BRIAN PJ CRONIN 10 Enrichment Guide The best in area after-school and weekend programs 12 Vaccines for Teens: What You Should Know The latest immunization information for tweens and teens BY LISA IANNUCCI 16 The organic "Farmer in the Dell" An area grower discusses the benef its of living life organically BY JOAN MILLER 20 Ending the chore wars: Getting kids to help around the house Tips for getting toddlers to teens happy to tackle the home front BY MALIA JACOBSON 21 Back-to-school savings with consignment shops Visit a few of these area spots to save big for fall 22 Great back-to-school lunchbox tips A local mom shares her time-saving and kid-approved secrets for healthy meals BY STACEY LUTZ 26 26 local party spots Great places to celebrate without any weather worries BY JACQUELINE KAVANA 37 New School? No Worries! BY HEIDI SMITH LUEDTKE Ideas to help children adjust to new school surroundings Our cover kids are Alyssa, 18, and sister Cassie, 12, of Mount Hope at Quinnz Pinz in Mid- dletown. Alyssa is a freshman at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Cassie is a seventh-grader at Minisink Valley Middle School. Photo by Michael Bloom In July's "Vaccines for Baby" article, the Family Practice Center of Hyde Park was incorrectly named The Institute for Family Health in Hyde Park and the Kingston Family Health Center was incorrectly identified as the Family Practice Center of Kings - ton. We apologize for the errors and have corrected the online version of the article accordingly. CORRECTION

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