August 19, 2017
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Family Favorite Winners 2017

Let’s face it, who do parents ask when they want the truth about a neighborhood shop, an afterschool class or a party entertainer? Other parents of course! Read more…

Watermelon Granita

Nutrition: This icy treat makes the most of rich ripe watermelon. Melons can vary in flavor quite a bit, so taste the mixture before freezing and add more honey or lime if desired. Read more…

The Hidden Risks of Heavy Backpacks

Hot Topics: Going back to school may make children feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. After they pile their lunch, binders, books and extracurricular gear into their backpacks, the amount of weight that children lug around daily could be potentially dangerous. Read more…

The Joy of Making

Tweens: Tween girls huddle around their bikes, checking brakes, fixing a flat, and then pedal off for a trail ride. Besides this girls-only cycling camp, Curious-on-Hudson, a workshop and lecture center in Dobbs Ferry, offers maker sessions on everything from woodworking to electronics to cooking. Founder Adele Falco says one memorable session had kids engrossed for a week designing and building a boat, then hopping aboard and testing it out on the Hudson River. Read more…

Meet Stella the Therapy Dog

Pets: Puppies certainly impact your lifestyle, but years ago when Marissa Levy, a lawyer form New Rochelle, told her mother she was getting a puppy she had no idea just how this simple decision would change everything. Read more…

4 Fantastic FREE Activities

Tweens: So, you think nothing is free? Think again. Just when you need a summer activity to keep the kids occupied, here comes this list of four outings that can tame the boredom monster. Read more…

Dutchess County Fair

Entertainment: Since 1842 the Dutchess County Fair has delighted visitors with an old-fashioned celebration of farmers, agriculture and homesteading. As the second largest fair in New York State, this classic country fair sets up shop for six days in late August every year in the charming Hudson Valley village of Rhinebeck. Though the Dutchess County Fair is certainly a major highlight, the 147-acre fairgrounds play host to other events throughout the year including the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest, classic car shows, craft and antiques fairs, and the annual New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. Read more…

Get an A+

Tweens: The beginning of a new school year can be a harrowing experience for some elementary school students. The anxiety of academic expectations from a new teacher, new classmates and making sure one’s wardrobe are in season are just a few of the factors that play into that first day of school for any child. However, for a child beginning a brand-new school in a new town? That takes everything to a new level. Read more…

Summer Pizza: Make It on the Grill

Nutrition: The only way to make pizza even better: grill it! Not only does grilling pizza result in a delightful, lightly charred crust, it’s also a perfect meal solution when it is too hot to turn on the oven. Tip: Use tongs or two spatulas to move the pizza easily on and off the grill if needed. Read more…

Croton Gorge Park

Tweens: Croton Gorge Park is one of my most favorite places to spend a day when the weather is nice. As you enter the park, you will see the impressive cascading waters of Croton Dam. We like to take our bikes, a picnic and shoes we don’t mind getting wet so that we can spend the whole day. Read more…

4 Best Water Parks In and Around Westchester

Vacations: When the temperatures soar there’s nothing like a refreshing dunk. A visit to a water park means the kids are entertained all day and it’s even pleasurable for adults. Read more…

Go Zoe!

Movies: You might recall our cover story from February 2016 when we featured Zoe Manarel, the Katonah 10-year-old who was appearing as Lavender on Broadway in Matilda the Musical. Read more…

4 Great Places for Ice Cream in Westchester!

Feeding Your Family: You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Summer means it’s time to celebrate this cool, creamy treat. Stop by these local ice cream shops and turn getting your indulgence into a family outing. Read more…

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Entertainment: For those of you not familisr with the 1964 novel or the popular 1971 film Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factroy, the story revolves around an eccentirc maker of chocolate (Willy Wonka) who has been out of the public eye for mnay years and is now looking for an heir to take over his chocolate mpire. Read more…

The Ultimate Summer Camp Packing Checklist

Tweens: The countdown to camp is fast approaching and it’s time to start packing for overnight camp. The American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey recommends parents follow the suggested guidelines below when packing for camp. Read more…

Hersheypark and Hershey Park Hotel

Travel: A famous person once said, “I never met a chocolate I didn’t like.” Read more…