All posts by Donna Iadipaolo

Youth Arts Alliance: Creative Healing for Troubled Youth

YAA offers creative workshops in a myriad of artistic disciplines including creative writing, theater, movement, visual art, music, animation, fiber, mosaic, Shakespeare, printmaking, video game development, horticulture and expressive arts. These workshops are facilitated by local artists who are hired and trained by YAA in trauma-informed arts practices.

Mom, dad and sons all come together in work and play

Local history In 2008, the Reyes family purchased Carpenter Brothers Hardware store and in 2010 began Ita Yoga Studio in the same plaza on Plymouth Road. Armando Reyes believes their family has built a sense of community and connection in the neighborhood where their businesses are. “I have grown up in this store,” explained Armando

TRAILS brings effective mental health practices to school

The new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, based on a novel about teen suicide, has raised awareness of teen mental health to the level of national discussion. Everyday pressures and mental health concerns are a challenge for teens; but how can parents and adults help? The locally developed TRAILS Program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve