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Get ready to Dance

It seems like every Little girl wants to be a ballerina or dancer at some time in their life. Maybe it was the 1st time they experienced The Nutcracker, or saw The Rockettes at the Radio City Christmas Show, or watched Angelina Ballerina. Whatever the reason is, if your child has a desire to dance The Edgewater Community center is providing you with a great opportunity to cultivate that desire.

Local Dance Instructor Maureen Strab will be holding classes for kids starting as young as three.
Classes begin Tuesday January 26th. The Edgewater Community Center is at 1167 River Road in Edgewater NJ. (Other days are available at other North Jersey Locations - you may contact Maureen for more information)

The Cost for the classes are as follows:
$120 for 10 week session Edgewater Residents
$140 for 10 week session Non Residents

The end of the session will culminate in a final performance providing an opportunity for your child to showcase what they have learned.

The following classes and times are available
2:00 - Creative Movement age 3
3:00 - Pre-Ballet age 4
4:00 - Dance Combo: ages 5 & 6 Ballet, tap, and jazz
5:00 - Dance and Drama: ages 7 & 8 Ballet, jazz, funk, theatre dance, acting
6:00 - Dance and Drama: ages 9-12 Ballet, jazz, funk, theatre dance, acting

Dance offers more benefits than just providing an outlet for burning off some extra energy.
It encourages the student to use their imagination and creativity through expressive movement. Broadens your child's knowledge of the arts.
Hones motor skills, balance, flexibility, and coordination.
Is a great way to exercise and have fun at the same time.
Provides a venue for your child and you to make new friends with shared interests.

Here is a some information about Maureen
Maureen Straub is a performer, teacher, and choreographer in the tri-state area. She graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in 2001.
She has performed professionally in NYC, national and international tours, regional theatres, Children's DVDs, and even a documentary.
Her choreography has been featured at many venues including the world famous Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and the Bergen PAC.
Currently Maureen is working on a documentary, called ICONS, in which she plays Judy Garland and is also the choreographer. She has performed with legends Ben Vereen and Ann Reinking.
Maureen loves everything about the world of the arts. She enjoys passing on her knowledge and passion to the next generation.

Massive Product Recall by J&J

Johnson & Johnson issued a massive recall Friday of over-the-counter drugs including Tylenol, Motrin and St. Joseph's aspirin because of a moldy smell that has made people sick.
For full product recall information :
What was recalled?
The recall includes some batches of regular and extra-strength Tylenol, children's Tylenol, eight-hour Tylenol, Tylenol arthritis, Tylenol PM, children's Motrin, Motrin IB, Benadryl Rolaids, Simply Sleep, and St. Joseph's aspirin.

What was wrong?
The FDA said about 70 people have been either sickened by the odor - including nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea - or noticed it.
The smell is caused by small amounts of a chemical associated with the treatment of wooden pallets, Johnson & Johnson said. The FDA said the chemical can leach into the air, and traced it to a facility in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.
The New Brunswick, N.J., company said it is investigating the issue and will stop shipping products with the same materials on wooden pallets. It has asked suppliers to do so as well.

Why now?
It was the second such recall in less than a month because of the smell, which regulators said was first reported to Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare Products division in 2008. Federal regulators criticized the company, saying it didn't respond to the complaints quickly enough, wasn't thorough in how it handled the problem and didn't inform the Food and Drug Administration quickly.

The FDA said McNeil knew of the problem in early 2008 but made only a limited investigation.
"McNeil should have acted faster," said Deborah Autor, the director of the FDA's Office of Compliance of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "When something smells bad, literally or figuratively, companies must aggressively investigate and take all necessary action to solve the problem."

What do I do if I have recalled products?
You should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare for instructions on a refund or replacement, the company said.
For these instructions or information regarding how to return or dispose of the product, go to or call 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).