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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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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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Having a Discussion with Tweens and Teens is a Tool in Suicide Prevention

2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured June 2017 Magazine Parenting Teens Worth Noting

The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” has been a topic of interest among teens, national media and adults. It depicts a series of tapes created before a teen’s suicide. The

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Temple Grandin Appears at Playhouse Square for Milestones Autism Conference Kick-Off Event

Special Needs

Temple Grandin, professor, best-selling author and advocate on autism, spoke to a crowded State Theatre at Playhouse Square Wednesday night to kick off the 15th annual Milestones Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Editor’s Review: Fidget Spinners

2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured June 2017 Magazine Parenting Worth Noting

Bottle flipping is so 2016 for kids right now. The new craze? Fidget Spinners. They’ve been seen at school, plus local baseball fields, parks, and playgrounds. This airplane propeller-like toy

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Explore Northeast Ohio’s Summer Reading Fun

2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured June 2017 Magazine Things to do
Make reading fun this summer. Children and teens — and their parents — can participate in their local library's summer reading program. We provide a list of some of the region's program offerings. Need books? We have a few to explore to put on your summer reading list, thanks to recommendations from local libraries. ...
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