August 18, 2019
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We aked Westchester Family readers to vote on their family favorites and the votes have finally been tallied. Look who the big winners are in the 2019 Family Favorites contest. Best Ice Cream? Best Birthday Party Place? Best Dance Studio - learn the answers to that and much more ... Read more…
Activities: The dog days of August means keeping the kids busy until school starts. Shake things up taking a trip into the city. If you’re wondering what do once you’re there take a look at these choices - all fun, family-friendly, economical adventures. Read more…
Activities: Let’s celebrate! Get a close look at a range of helicopters and try simulator rides at Independent Helicopters’ hangar at Stewart Airport. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New York Stewart International Airport, 1032 1st St., Building 112, New Windsor. Tons of fun for all ages. This is a FREE event. Read more…
Hot Topics: This Mother’s Day as a well-intentioned gift from my mom, I received the Marie Kondo bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She had seen my struggles with organization in a three-kid household and was tired of hearing me stress about lost trip permission slips or missing shin guards. I needed an organization overhaul and fast. Only problem was after reading a fraction of the book, I misplaced it somewhere in my house and couldn’t find it for months. It was time to call in advice from the pros and luckily, I knew just the person — Westchester-based Katy Winter of Katy’s Organized Home, a professional home organizer with clients throughout the county, New York City and Miami. Read more…
Hot Topics: I’m new to this school thing. My oldest is going in to second grade so I’ve only had one year of buying school supplies under my belt. I will tell you though that I was on it the first year. Waiting for that school supply list was like Christmas morning for me. I couldn’t wait to tackle the necessities needed for my son’s first year of school. I bought the best of the best and even tucked in a few sheets of “Bravo!” stickers for his teacher. Oh, you too? Read more…

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodome

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodome

Tweens: Lately when I mention the idea of a family outing, I am usually greeted by at least one ‘tween giving me an eye roll. This is not a proud parenting moment as I am trying to keep my three children (with an age gap of five years between the oldest and youngest) entertained and educated this summer. So when I mentioned a family outing to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodome complete with air shows featuring antique biplanes, their collective antennae went up. All of my kids love flying and with the extra bonus of seeing 40 vintage vehicles from 1900-1940 onsite, their curiosity was piqued. Read more…

Knitted Animal Friends

Contests: Enter to win this great new knitting book! Make 12 different knitted animal toys for your kids, grandchildren, and other friends and family. Read more…
Call them what you will — extracurricular activities, after-school classes, or enrichment programs — what they all have in common is that ‘extra’ that goes a long way to making the school year, well, extra special. Read more…
Hot Topics: We’ve all heard horror stories of kids dying from heat stoke when they were left in a car. It can happen so easily. So no judgement, let’s take a look at the facts. You need to know this! Read more…

Rediscover the Catskills!

Rediscover the Catskills!

Travel: It’s summer and the Catskills are calling. The premier Hudson Valley destination of decades ago is once again making a splash with the opening of The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win the PLAYMOBIL Mars Space Station! Kids can have hours of fun with two astronauts, a robot, and a functioning double lazer shooter! Read more…
Tweens: Try these fun outings for the kids to keep summer happy and exciting. They are also all free! Read more…
Tweens: Rain happens ... be prepared! There’s no need to call any day a rain out this summer. In Westchester there’s always something fun to do! We dare you do get thruogh this activity list! Read more…
Pre-Schoolers: Try this 18-hole miniature golf course in Playland Park then stroll the boardwalk where you can grab an ice cream cone or play old-fashioned arcade games. Read more…

Dear Alexa: I’m Sorry

Hot Topics: Alexa, let me start. I know you never wanted this. Read more…
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