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Poor Bill Nye The Science Guy.
His debut performance on “Dancing With the Stars”? The audience gave him an A for effort – but the judges flunked him.
Bill and his dance pro partner, Tyne Stecklein, for sure had a routine chock full of special effects and gimmicks. They did the cha-cha to, appropriately, “Weird Science.” Nye began the dance routine wearing the signature blue lab coat...Read more »
Mom Jackie Isom of Levittown is planning to set a world record today: She’s headed to Manhattan to help celeb chef and New York City restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson and the Uncle Ben’s company host the most kids and parents cooking together at once.
Isom is bringing her two sons, Michael, 11, and Ryan, 10, and her mom, Veronica Rubino, 69, of Syosset, to the New York Public Library, where the...Read more »
Has your teen taught you any surprising life lesson?
A publishing company wants to hear your story for consideration in a planned book called, appropriately, “Lessons From My Teenager.” It’s tentatively scheduled to be published in October.
“We know that you have been impressed, that you’ve been taught, as much as you hate to admit it, by the teenagers you either live with, work with,...Read more »
Calling all budding artists, the U.S. Kids magazines ("Turtle," "Humpty Dumpty" and "Jack and Jill") annual cover contest recently kicked off.
The cover contest is open to children ages 3 -12 and this year's theme is "If I Had A Superpower." Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes Jim Davis (cartoonist and creator of "Garfield"),...Read more »
Scholastic is offering 15 public libraries a “Harry Potter Celebration” party package to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of the first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
To enter, librarians must describe in up to 500 words the celebration they would throw to welcome a new generation of readers to the world of Harry Potter.
The 15 winning...Read more »
The creative minds at Toy Island believe they've invented the World's Softest Teddy Bear -- and to try to prove it to Long Island kids, the toymaker is bringing a "Pepsi Challenge" style competition to Roosevelt Field mall on Saturday and Sunday.
The "World's Softest Teddy Bear Challenge" is set to take place from noon to 6 p.m. each day. Mall visitors will be blindfolded...Read more »