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Angela Gartner

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Angela Gartner is the editor at Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. She previously served as editor for family and general interest magazines in the region. 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. The whole family is busy each weekend with sports and finding new happenings around the region. She loves reading books, being a board member at the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and taking the family dog, a Scottish Terrier named Jagger, on his walks.

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Editor’s Tech Review: TouchNote App

TouchNote app
Technology Worth Noting

Do you or does someone in your life want printed photos? TouchNote provides that opportunity right from your phone. The app allows you to send one high-quality photo or collage

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After the Diagnosis: Next Steps for Parents who have Children with Special Needs

Cleveland special needs resources
2017 Editions Featured Magazine November 2017 Parenting Special Needs
Whether your child has ADHD, autism, learning challenges or developmental delays, receiving any diagnosis can be an emotional time for the whole family. With so much to consider, it sometimes might be difficult to figure out what to do first. ...
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Adoptive and Foster Parents Open their Doors to Kids in Need

Ohio adoption agencies
2017 Editions Featured Legal Magazine November 2017 Parenting
In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, we highlight the need for foster and adoptive parents in the greater Cleveland area, as well as feature some local families who have opened their homes and a few of the resources that help to ease the transition. ...
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Must-Know Facts About Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured Magazine Parenting September 2017

Parents with elementary-age children who haven’t taken the Third Grade Reading Guarantee might be wondering if their kids will be ready for the state mandated test. While school districts begin

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Ohio’s Opioid Crisis: When Addiction Hits Close to Home

Opioid addiction in Ohio
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Health Magazine Parenting September 2017 Worth Noting
Today’s opioid epidemic affects men, women and teens who often appear as healthy, functional individuals outside of their addiction. What’s worse, in Ohio, people who are abusing drugs aren’t the only ones being affected. Their families are enduring a difficult emotional rollercoaster related to the drug abuse. Learn more about this crisis, including local resources and programs for help. ...
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Safe School Lunches: Pack to Keep Out Bacteria with these Food Handling Tips

healthy and safe school lunches
2017 Editions Ages & Stages August 2017 Education Featured Food Health Magazine Parenting
The morning rush can hinder time spent ensuring lunches are packed not only healthily, but safely. Follow these tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make sure your kids' school lunches make the grade when it comes to proper preparation and storage. ...
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Akron Zoo Becomes Sensory Inclusive

Akron Zoo is sensory inclusive thanks to the efforts of KultureCity
2017 Editions Ages & Stages August 2017 Magazine Special Needs Things to do

This summer, Akron Zoo became certified as sensory inclusive thanks to Jeff and Amy Belles, who run the local chapter of KultureCity, a non-profit organization dedicated to rethinking accessibility

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5 Back-to-School Tips for Mom and Dad


In the August issue, we had a lot of great tips on how to roll back into the back-to-school routine.  For my two sons, 8 and 10, it’s not just

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2017 Sales Tax Holiday this Weekend, August 4-6

Education/Schools Featured Uncategorized
All families can enjoy savings with the sales tax holiday, which runs Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6. Consumers are exempt from paying state and local sales tax on clothing and footwear that cost up to $75 per item, as well as school supplies up to $20 per item. It covers all retailers, both online and brick and mortar, that sell these goods to Ohio residents. Check out the list of eligible items your family can purchase, even if you don't have kids going back to school. ...
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2017 Cover Kids Contest Winners

Winners and runners-up for the Northeast Ohio Parent magazine Cover Kids Contest.
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured July 2017 Magazine
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the second annual Cover Kids contest! A panel of judges, made up of Northeast Ohio Parent writers, editors, designers and other staffers, narrowed the original field of 200 entries for children, ages 0-17 from across the region, down to 10 winners and 13 runners-up. The winners will receive a cover photo shoot for one of the 2017-18 issues of Northeast Ohio Parent magazine. ...
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