September 2015
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Mathnasium's 5th Annual Trimathlon Contest

Hot Topics: Scarsdale and surrounding area students are getting ready to test their math skills while raising funds for local schools at Mathnasium's 5th Annual TriMathlon contest. This fun-filled math competition will be taking place locally at Mathnasium of Scarsdale, 747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, New York on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Read more…
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The Intern Movie Review

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Pawn Sacrifice Movie Review

Spellbound Sweets: A Halloween Recipe

Holidays: Celebrate Halloween with a recipe that is a cross between a dessert and a craft – it’s an edible decoration! Try a variety of Halloween cookie cutter designs and use different candy colors. This is a recipe your kids are going to enjoy making! Spellbound Treats make great decorations or a fun treat to send home with your Halloween party guests. Read more…

Falling for Foilage

Holidays: Any trip up (or down) the Taconic, Saw Mill or Bronx River Parkway is sure to offer great leaf-peeping opportunities. Or head towards the Bear Mountain Bridge on Rte. 202 for a panoramic view of trees surrounding the river. Other prime foliage spots are. Read more…

Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre

Hot Topics: There is an old theatre joke about the unlikely prospects of making a hit musical out of the stories of Shalom Aleichem. Of course, that became Fiddler on the Roof, which incidentally is having a major revival this fall. The update would be “what are the chances that there would ever be a historical musical about Alexander Hamilton with most of the songs in rap style?” Truth be told … pretty darn good. Read more…

De-Stress With Yoga

Working Moms: Given its contemporary image featuring boastful Instagram and Facebook posts by celebrities showcasing their flexibility via challenging poses like the handstand scorpion, plus pricey high-end boutiques and intense “power” classes geared toward competitive types, yoga has come far from its Eastern origins, which date back several thousand years. Read more…

Insectropolis

Entertainment: At Insectropolis in Toms River, N.J, insects large and small are the main attraction, proudly on display (safely behind glass) for kids and their parents to discover, most likely with equal parts of delight and distaste. Read more…

My Child Has Been Diagnosed ... Now What?

Child Development: A diagnosis, whether medically or mental health-based, can be overwhelming, worrisome and surprising, particularly if it is for your child. The stigma surrounding mental health is significant but the range of diagnoses is vast, and there are many conditions that are quite common in children. Read more…

10 Tips for Choosing the Right Tutor for Your Child

Child Development: Tutors offer a wealth of educational resources for students who need remedial work, as well as for those who want academic enrichment and maintenance. To choose the right tutor for your child, consider these 10 tips. Read more…

Where to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

Holidays: Throughout October, many farms let you scour the fields for your ideal pumpkin, and pick it right off the vine. Some offer more than just a pumpkin patch, with fall festivals featuring live music, natural and delicious food, hayrides, spooky haunted houses and more. Picking your own pumpkin is the perfect fall activity that the whole family will enjoy! Read more…

Best Cider Donuts in Westchester County

Hot Topics: Every weekend this month there’s a Fall Festival at this family-owned and operated apple orchard from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick pumpkins in the pumpkin patch then try the bouncy house, pony rides, face painting and hayrides. The farm store offers fresh eggs, milk, produce and of course their homemade apple cider donuts. Every weekend grown-ups can sample the Hardscrabble Cider! Read more…

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Hot Topics: Halloween is the season when children dress up as scary ghosts or pretty princesses and enjoy collecting candy. While many children are lucky to have the luxury for such things, some children are not so blessed. Read more…

8 Creative Tips for Easier School Lunches

Nutrition: Coming up with lunch ideas for kids every day can be a difficult task. Before tackling the job, grab a cup of coffee and peruse these helpful hints. They might just ease the process! Read more…

Participate in Westchester Family’s Family Favorite Contest and be entered to win a 4-day/4-night family vacation for four to Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont! Watch the video below to find out more about Smugglers’ Notch!