December 2012
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Common Flu Myths

Health: Flu Season Myths:   Read more…

Set Yourself Up for Success! Remaking Your New Year’s Resolution

Nutrition: Each year many people resolve to lose weight with the best of intentions and the utmost enthusiasm. Unfortunately, many of us find our wholehearted attempt results in disappointment – yet again. Of course we deserve better than this. Perhaps our New Year’s resolution could benefit from a makeover that can help set us up for success. You can take comfort in knowing your resolution makeover doesn’t mean sacrificing warming, flavorful foods during the winter months.  Read more…

What’s New?

Outdoor Living: It’s January, the start of a new year and most likely some new adventures for you and your family. That’s what’s so amazing about parenting, children change so rapidly that everyday is practically a new year!Some changes are simple and small while others can be a little trickier. If this year is going to be your child’s first time at sleepaway camp we have some advice on how to handle that transition. This month, writer Jan Udlock shares what she has learned as she mothered five children through the first-time-away-at-camp stage. Saying she speaks from experience is an understatement. Read her article and become instantly wise. Read more…

My Stuff Bags Foundation: A Message For Kids In Need

Finance: Imagine being a kid and having to leave home – and leaving all of your stuff behind. No toothbrush. No teddy bear. Maybe not even your shoes. Read more…

Breastfeeding

Feeding Your Family: Breast milk is the “food of life” and is considered the best nutrient source for babies born at any gestational age. It not only helps babies grow healthy and strong, it can protect them from many illnesses during and beyond the first year after birth. Read more…

Who Is That?

Outdoor Living:             On Saturday, January 5th at 10 a.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery  Center, entrance on Muser Drive, across […] Read more…

Applications for Entertainers Available

           State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today announced that applications are now available for entertainers, including jugglers, singers, dancers and more, to participate in the 2013 Great New York State Fair.  Read more…

WJCS Offers Hope to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Hot Topics: Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) has been selected, along with Mental Health Association of Westchester, to deliver Project Hope services in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Peekskill, and southern […] Read more…

To Bee or Not to Bee

Education: To be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. in the Scarsdale High School Auditorium, the Spelling Bee, a Scarsdale institution in the making, is an important fund raising event for the Scarsdale Library.  Read more…

Resources to Help Children Cope with Tragedy

Elementary: With the pain, shock, and terrible sadness we all feel regarding the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, we are  reaching out in response to requests for advice as to how to talk to our children. Read more…

School Vacation Camps

Vacations: Sheldrake Environmental Center.  Children go on nature hunts to explore and make discoveries. They’ll find winter birds, insects, egg cases (even butterflies) and, look for rabbits, deer, mice, […] Read more…

15 Money Saving Tips

Finance: A survey commissioned by Fidelity Investments found 46 percent of respondents said their highest priority was to save more money. Read more…

The Christmas Tugboat

A true story written by a husband and wife, George Matteson and Adele Ursone, who had the delighful honor one year of tugging a towering pine tree down the Hudson River to become the celebrated Rockefeller […] Read more…

Gluten Free Holiday Recipes

Nutrition: Canyon Bakehouse Spinach Quinoa Salad with Caraway Croutons Read more…

Holiday Open House

Holidays: Take a little break from the bustling holiday season to step back in time and come tour historic Wayside Cottage. The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) hosts a holiday open house on Sunday, December 16th from 1pm – 3pm.  Wayside Cottage located at 1039 Post Road in Scarsdale is decorated with authentic colonial decorations and tours will be offered by costumed guides.  Read more…

10 Cell Phone Safety Tips

Safety: 1. Get Educated and Prepared. Talk to your kids about the dangers and consequences associated with inappropriate cell phone use. Discuss topics including sexting and texting while driving. Make sure you get caught up on the lingo of popular acronyms and initialisms. Ask your kids to save any abusive or problem messages to show an adult.  Read more…

Getting Serious About Cartooning & Comics

Education: Seventh grader Josh Miller, of Chappaqua, is working on perfecting facial proportions and shading on Danger Dan's Evil Twin, while sixth grader Macie Aronsky, of Armonk, is writing the backstory for her character, Nature Girl.   Someday, they might become famous comic book artists, or graphic novelists, or have their own animation series, but for now, it's all in a day's work at "Cartooning and Comics," a course at Irrelevant Elephant Art Studio in Mount Kisco.     Read more…

Guiding Eyes Puppies

Pets: For someone without sight, a Guiding Eyes dog is a priceless, life-changing gift providing independence, companionship, and mobility. Puppy raisers and foster volunteers come from all walks of life and include couples, families with children, young adults, and senior citizens. They all share a common desire to be a part of something bigger than themselves.  Read more…

GNC Toy Drive

The Greenburgh Nature Center is working with Open Door Foundation to ensure that children from families of less fortunate means receive a brand new toy or gift this holiday season.  Read more…

Make-A-Wish Benefit

Holidays: We Sing For The World is a new organization designed to present benefit concerts for non-profits such as AmeriCares, Roots of Development and FARA Alliance.   Read more…

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