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#HipNJ Celebrates National Teddy Bear Day

Today is National Teddy Bear Day! Build-A-Bear Workshop is offering a limited edition teddy bear for just $5.50 on this special day! So, #HipNJ has compiled a list of New Jersey Build-A-Bear locations.



Head over to the one closest to you and make something special!

Cara’s Cucina: Back to School Snacks

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make some Back to School Snacks! 

These simple and delicious treats are perfect for coming home after a long day back at school. DiFalco makes Peanut Butter Banana Cereal Bars, Ants On a Log and Ricotta Toast.

Check out the official ingredients list for the each of the snacks below.


Makes 16 bars
1/2 c. puffed rice cereal
1/2 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/4 c. honey
3 tsp. coconut oil (optional)
1 banana, chopped to small pieces
1 tbs. cinnamon


For 1 serving
2 celery stalks
2 tbs. cream cheese
18-20 raisins


For 1 serving
2 slices good Italian bread (such as a semolina)
4 tbs. part-skim ricotta cheese
honey (or substitute jam of choice)

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe! 

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Sue Rynar on Jeff Lake Summer Camp

Sue Rynar, Director at Jeff Lake Camp, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss how her camp offers kids an opportunity to disconnect from their cell phones and busy schedules.  

Jeff Lake Camp offers activities ranging from swimming, kayaking and sailing to cooking and pottery. “We are trying to give a nice and balanced opportunity to try a lot of different activities,” Rynar states.

In her older campers, Rynar describes seeing an authentic self, rather than a “social persona.” At the camp, there are no bad hair days and no outfits that aren’t right. “Our hair is in ponytails and none of my staff have makeup on,” she says. “We are role models for our girls.”

Jeff Lake Day Camp has provided a fun and loving environment for campers to have the summer day camp experience of a lifetime, ever since the first group of children arrived in 1958.

To learn more, click here.