The sum­mer seems to get shorter ev­ery year. In just a few weeks, the kids will be at their desks in the class­room and ready to go.

Fash­ion edi­tor Heather Zwain has pulled to­gether some great looks that will carry your kids through the re­main­ing warm days of the first weeks of school.

Di­vorce can be as hard on the kids as it is on the par­ents – maybe harder. We ex­plore the im­pact of di­vorce on families and strate­gies to help chil­dren cope.

Just be­cause the sum­mer is wan­ing, it doesn’t mean that the kids aren’t play­ing out­side and vul­ner­a­ble to poi­son ivy. (201) pro­vides tips for pre­ven­tion and treat­ment of that pesky skin ir­ri­ta­tion.

Named by The Record as the high school field hockey player of the year, Ramsey’s Kas­sidy Shetler is truly tear­ing up the field.

Laura Zottarelli, pres­i­dent of the Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion at Bergen Com­mu­nity Col­lege, shares her jour­ney to­ward a col­lege de­gree and her grat­i­tude for the op­por­tu­nity via the NJ Stars schol­ar­ship pro­gram.

Fi­nally, we’ve com­piled some great back­packs, lunch bags and boxes, pen­cil cov­ers, desk sets and other back-to-school fun­da­men­tals to get the kids started off on the right foot.

Let us all en­joy the last days of sum­mer and look for­ward to the ex­cit­ing aca­demic year ahead.

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