Clubhouse Stars Receives 2017 Best of Ardsley Award

Ardsley Award Program Honors the Achievement

ARDSLEY July 19, 2017 — Clubhouse Stars has been selected for the 2017 Best of Ardsley Award in the Schools category by the Ardsley Award Program.

Each year, the Ardsley Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Ardsley area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Ardsley Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Ardsley Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Ardsley Award Program

The Ardsley Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Ardsley area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Ardsley Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S.

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New career opportunities: Wichita, Kansas, Richfield, Ohio, Auburn Hills, MI, Brookline, MA, and New Jersey


Recreation Therapist, Certified, part-time, Wichita, Kansas


Activities Director with CTRS credential needed, Richfield, Ohio


CTRS needed in Auburn Hills, MI


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Recreation therapist needed in New Jersey

Rock climbing and TBI

People who rock climb are very passionate about their hobby.

Of course, it is a dangerous sport.

people have been known to get traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the sport.

There is evidenced-based research that yoga and mindfulness can help with TBI.

However, people who rock climb may be already at a predisposition to have enhanced mindfulness focus like a zen master.

Read about it here:

Temple University Courses

Want to expand your knowledge and professional network, consider enrolling in a Temple University graduate course in Recreation Therapy this fall. Below are a list of courses you might be interested in pursuing.

 THRC 5250: Special Topics in TR Practicum – Professional Issues, Legislation, and Advocacy (Instructor: Lexi McKenney, EdD, CTRS) – Course meets on campus (Philadelphia – easy compute from NJ, reachable by public transportation), Thursdays, 5:30-8pm.

 THRC 8150: Therapeutic Recreation and Disabilities Seminar I – Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health, and Assistive Technology (Instructor: Ann Dolloff, MS, CTRS) – Course meets on campus (Philadelphia – easy compute from NJ, reachable by public transportation), Tuesdays, 5:30-8pm

 THRC 8201: Managing Dementia Care (Instructor: Aurora Crew, MS, CTRS, PCA) – Course is online, Tuesdays, 5:30-8pm; Note: Course is meant to be a interprofessional development course and therefore, professionals from all healthcare fields are encouraged to enroll!
To enroll as a non-degree student, contact the Temple University Office of Continuing Studies (…/continuingst…/continuingstudies.html or call 215-204-2500). Classes start the week of August 28th.

For more information, contact Gretchen Snethen, MSRT Graduate Coordinator ( or Jo-Ellen Ross, BSTR Undergraduate Coordinator (

Seeking an individual or organization to be in our plan of continued operations.

canstockphoto38501191 (1)Have you ever had a product or service that you loved to be taken off the menu, discontinued, or simply closed?

Of course you have.

Here are some things that I miss: 

  • Chick-fil-A’s coleslaw (wow – do I miss that)
  • Maple Skateboards company (that was my favorite brands as a teen).
  • (when it was really cool. I lost about 1,000 blog entries about rec therapy)
  • when Clearly Canadian went out of business, but they are back open now.
  • when my favorite motivational speaker, the late Jim Rohn passed away.
  • When David Bowie (musician who I loved) passed away.
  • And the list could go on and on.


Here is my big question:

What would the world be like if my little program, Rec Therapy CEUs ceased to exist?

There would definitely be a gap in the world.


My Current Plan of Operation:

Currently, I have my online CEU program to go to my brother (computer technology) and sister (medical assistant) if anything were to suddenly happen to me.

Why that plan isn’t the best:

OF course, my siblings are good, wonderful people. However, neither of them have the passion for recreation therapy like I do. I’m afraid they wouldn’t maintain the program.

My Feelings:

I feel the program deserves better legacy and a better plan.

My New Search:

I’m seeking to find an investor who’d take ownership of my online CEUs program (if I were to suddenly die) or when I retire.


I’m about 40-years-old. I plan to keep working my business for the next twenty-five years because I’m so passionate about doing it.


I’m currently starting the search to find an individual who would be interested in taking over in case of an emergency or when I retire.

The potential person should:

  • Be a recreation therapist (CTRS)
  • Have a graduate degree or working towards one in rec therapy or a related field
  • Experience running a business
  • Experience with continuing education.

Legally – I couldn’t post that I’m seeking a younger person. however, I’d imagine the individual could be younger than I am.

Are you interested?

Email me if you’re interested in being written into our continuity plan of operations.

Have you ever had a product or service that you loved to be taken off the menu, discontinued, or simply closed?


What else is in it for you:

I’d write in several of my trademarks and domain names, like:




Super Heroes (and Heroines) Inspire People to be their Best.


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Blockbuster movies taken place every summer. These movies are released. Some of them are great. Some are flops. Some of them become legendary movies that develop a cult-like following.


Movies are an activity that people enjoy during the summer. People watch them on holidays, on vacations, or just because it is a fun thing to do on the weekend for entertainment.


Spiderman was released this weekend. It is  the third reboot of Spiderman. These movies are based on the comic book character created by Stan Lee. (Please note Stan Lee has a cameo) in this movie, as he does in most Marvel movies based on his characters. Keep your eyes open for him.


I am a comic book fan. (Also known as a geek). I won’t apologize for being true and authentic.


Entertaining movies inspire us. Spiderman inspired me. I wanted to share my feelings about the movie without giving away any secrets of the plot. I felt amazed (The Amazing Spiderman). I felt inspired by good over evil. I don’t like to say “fighting” because that assumes their is an enemy. I like the concept of good encouraging more good in the world and I think this movie gives that. The so-called bad-guy who I refer to as (Bat Man because he is played by Michael Keaton) makes a change in this movie.


Good and evil are often the plot lines of movies. There is the hero and there is the villain. Often the hero wins because he (or she) has many positive character traits. It isn’t about having a suit with special powers. It isn’t about having a hero name. It isn’t even about having special abilities. It is more than that. True heroism comes from character traits like being authentic, brave, courageous, determined, persistent, and focused on doing good.


Money is power in our [Real-Life] universe. Many people in Hollywood make a lot of money from movies: actors, directors, filmmakers, etc. Money only maximizes the true self. Jim Cary’s “The Mask” is a good example. The mask gives Jim Carey’s character special abilities (which is funny). However, when a villain puts it on the mask maximizes the evil. In example: if you’re already evil and you get a lot of money – you’ll take it to do more of what you already are.


Learning and loving are two of my values in life. These are my own authentic beliefs on what is really important in life. I do them now. Spiderman was deeply aligned with doing-good-nature and philosophy.  Naturally, it inspired me to be a real-life superhero. There is a Bat Man (motivational speaker) based out of my town: Huntington, West Virginia. he shares with kids and teens (and even adults) that anybody can be bat man by doing good.


I want to do good  in several areas of my life. Ways to do it in real life include: @ work (doing the best); @ home (helping the family); @ community (helping others, volunteering); and in community (letting a person driving car go in front of me or get the parking space); and so much more.


My July and August summer charity project (at work) is going to be based on books. Reading is another hobby of mine. I am going to collect books for the children and adolescents are our residential treatment facility. Yes, some of these books will be based on blockbuster Heros, like Spiderman and other (Heroines too). Yes – these books will give kids a healthy hobby for the summer.

My goal: Collect at least (child appropriate books) before midnight on August 31st for our residential treatment programs libraries.


My challenge to you. What kind of a good-deed are you going to do this summer?

Set a deadline. By midnight August 31st.

Be a real life super hero. Do something good. Start today. Don’t wait to be a hero when you have money or time or power. Like Nike, “do it” now.