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Reading Fun Day

Craven Smart Start
Children, birth to 12, and their parents are invited to attend Reading Fun Day at the New Bern Mall on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10am to 2pm. This annual event, which is free to the public, will focus on the theme “Dare to Dream: Literacy Awakens Minds, Hearts and Dreams”. Local schools, Newspapers in […]
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Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

Pinwheels for Prevention
Laura Johnson and I enjoyed meeting Link Bonforte and Brian Cardoza with the Community Coalition for Craven County Children to learn more about upcoming events for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. The radio interview is aired on New Bern’s TalkRadio Station WNOS 97.1FM and 1450AM. You can listen to the interview here: https://www.newbernnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/NBN-Prevent-Child-Abuse-043014.mp3 Upcoming […]
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Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern, NC

Weekend New Bern NC
16th: “When I Leave”: African American Lecture Series, 7:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-639-3500 17th: BBQ in Blue Jeans benefiting the New Bern Fireman’s Museum, doors open: 6:00pm, dinner: 7:00pm. Dinner from Moore’s BBQ. For details call 252-636-4087 17th – 19th: Agatha Christie “And Then There Were None”, Fri – […]
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Bear Hands Expands Artful Offerings

New classes are starting at Bear Hands Art Factory, now located at 1208 Pollock St., including a water color class taught by local artist, Sandy Bruno and an acrylic painting class which begins in February with Beth Conley, another well-know New Bern artist. “We are so pleased to be working with Sandy and Beth,” says […]
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2013 Year in Review in New Bern, NC

Making this video from 2013 events was very difficult to decide what photos to include as we published over 400 articles, videos, audio interviews, and photos on New Bern Now. This meant deciding between a couple thousand images. It doesn’t mean that these events and/or interviewers were more important than many that weren’t included. We […]
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It’s time for Coats for Kids!

Coats for Children Drive
Our 19th year of collecting new coats for area children in need. The coats may be any size but must be new with price tag attached. Donations may be made at Flemming Chiropractic and Whole Child Wellness, 3601 Trent Road, in New Bern through December 20th. All donations will be distributed by the Craven County […]
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Vote for your School to Win a Share of $500,000 in U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities Campaign

U.S. Cellular
Voting begins next week in fifth year of program to help schools Voting began Monday, November 4, in U.S. Cellular’s (NYSE: USM) Calling All Communities campaign. Returning for its fifth year, U.S. Cellular is giving communities the opportunity to help improve the education of students at 20 schools by challenging them to rally community support […]
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Parenting Café

The Community Coalition for Craven County Children presented the first Parenting Cafe in Craven County on October 17th!  The Hope Family Resource Center hosted the group.  The focus was on social connections and how they impact parenting.  The three questions addressed were: What would this community look like if all people were able to partner […]
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Parade of Preschoolers – October 25, 2013

Parade of Preschoolers
Join New Bern Parks & Recreation’s annual Parade of Preschoolers on October 25th, at 9:30am! The preschoolers will parade down Middle Street in their favorite costumes and conclude at Union Point Park for a fall festival. Rain location is at West New Bern Recreation Center at 1225 Pinetree Drive (next to Kidsville).  We welcome Craven […]
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Fall into Learning about Trees from Partners In Education

Second Grade Students in Mrs. Tonya Gent’s Class at Creekside Elementary School spent a week studying the trees around their community. With the funding assistance from a Weyerhaeuser Mini grant (Fall Into Learning About Trees) from Partners in Education, the second grade class was able to identify common trees by looking at their leaves. They matched the leaves […]
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4th Annual Baby Expo at the New Bern Mall

The New Bern Mall and Craven Smart Start are proud to announce they are hosting the fourth annual Baby Expo on September 28th from 11am – 3pm at the New Bern Mall.  The Baby Expo is being sponsored by Caroline McGath Newborn Photography, Childcare Network, Excel Creative Early Learning and Front Door Fitness NC. This […]
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Water Safety

Union Point Park
Warm weather is still here and many of us are having fun on or near the water.  Here are some requirements and tips to be safe. Swimming-Rip Currents – Rip currents are channelized currents of water flowing away from shore at surf beaches.  They typically form at breaks in sandbars or near jetties and piers.  […]
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