January 2013
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Free Pancakes!

Feeding Your Family: Celebrate National Pancake Day by eating some delicious flapjacks and contributing to a good cause. Participating IHOP restaurants in our area are serving free pancakes from 7am-10pm on Feb. 5. Guests are encouraged to make a voluntary donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital or another local charity. For more information see ihoppancakeday.com. Read more…

Free Flu Shots

Health: “With so much demand for the flu shot right now, some doctors and pharmacists are having a hard time keeping up ,” Astorino said. “By offering free flu shots, we aim to help those residents who have not yet gotten vaccinated.’’ Read more…

Free Webinar Special Needs

Special Needs:   Read more…

Make-A-Wish

Hot Topics: THE GYM of Armonk  conducts a variety of classes from which the proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley. Their goal is to raise enough funds to grant the wish of 7-year old Malaq who wants to “swim with the dolphins.”  Read more…

Good Stuff (Jan 2011)

Technology: Suspended in a clear acrylic brick, this nightlight requires no electricity to cast a soft green light. The bulb is real, but designers modified it with glow-in-the-dark material so it absorbs daylight and gives off a subtle glow at night. $35. www.uncommongoods.com. Photo courtesy of uncommongoods.com Read more…

Need Last Minute Childcare?

Discipline: As unbelievable as it sounds there are safe, fun facilities to take your child to when you’re in a pinch. Cut out this list and keep it on the refrigerator for when the next emergency hits. Read more…

Check it Out Move Over Evil Stepmother

Work & Family: The stereotype of the evil stepmother appears in Cinderella and Snow White and in the minds of most contemporary children, teenagers as well as adults. If “Happy Stepmother” sounds like an oxymoron to you, read on. Read more…

Greek Lemon and Chicken Soup

Nutrition: This brightly flavored chicken and rice soup is popular in Greece where its name, Avgolemono, means “egg-lemon,” referring to two of its staple ingredients. Enjoy it now as citrus is in season this month. Read more…

Real Estate Meets Philanthropy Help Expand Maria Fareri Hospital

Safety: Two years ago, Kerry Fedigan-Cid and her husband Steve Cid rushed their daughter to the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at the Westchester Medical Center following a horrible bicycle accident. The expert and passionate care their daughter received inspired this dynamic husband-wife team of real estate agents to take action and help support Maria Fareri in a revolutionary way. Read more…

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium

Travel: My family and I walked into Times Square ready for anything. Our destination was the enigmatic and mysterious Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, and it promised to be an eye-opening, jaw-dropping adventure into the strange and inexplicable. We couldn’t wait. Read more…

The Perfect Pet

Pets: If your children are clamoring for a pet take a moment to think the commitment through. Just as no one is perfect, no pet is perfect. You can, however, find the perfect pet for your family. It might take some time and consideration but, trust me, it will be time well spent. Read more…

Greenburgh Nature Center

Relationships: Nestled in the hustle and bustle of Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale is the Greenburgh Nature Center (GNC), a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, ponds, natural wild life and animal exhibits. Read more…

Out & About (Jan 2011)

Entertainment: Girls, Inc. of Westchester County recently held their third annual, “A Man is Not A Financial Plan,” a daylong empowerment event that attracted 200 participants from 17 different communities. Local high school girls gathered at Manhattanville College in Purchase to listen to keynote speaker, award-winning journalist Sharon Epperson, CNBC senior energy and finance expert, participate in interactive workshops and learn about what it takes to be a financially independent female. Find out more about the organization at 419-0764 or Read more…

Do's and Don'ts of Homesickness

Sleep: DO involve your child in choosing a camp. Read more…

First Time at Sleepover Camp

Family Values: Going to a sleepover camp is a milestone for children. Kids can make long- lasting friends and experience new ideas. They’ll eat foods that they woome uld have never tried at home and develop more self-confidence. Sleepover camp gives kids a great opportunity to learn new life skills, too. If your child is anxious about the thought of going away this summer, do some thinking, planning and talking now, so you can enrich your child’s experience before it even begins. Read more…

Slow Cooker to the Rescue!

Nutrition: Having warm, comforting foods available during the winter months can help you meet your weight loss goals. To help get you started, here are two slow cooker recipes that are simple, healthy and allow tweaking to your liking. Read more…

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

Discipline: The start of the New Year seems to offer a welcoming clean slate and an ideal time for a new beginning. We find ourselves thinking about what we would like to accomplish, behaviors we would like to improve or those we would rather do without. Obviously I’m referring to New Year’s resolutions, the most popular of which is weight loss. Read more…

Fancy Nancy,The Musical

Junior League of Central Westchester

Nutrition: We may all love to shop, but these women shopped for a good cause. Held at the Lake Isle Country Club, the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) held their 25th annual Holiday Boutique raising funds to support programs that promote health, literacy as well as provide food and other necessities for low-income families in our area. A portion of the funds raised will specifically aid Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts. Learn more about the JLCW, 723-6130; JLCW@verizon.net or www.jlcentralwestchester.org. Read more…

Light the Night

Relationships: Even Hurricane Sandy couldn’t put out the sparkle in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Westchester/Hudson Valley annual Light the Night fundraiser. Westchester Family was proud to attend the event held at the County Center to help raise funds for this important organization. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Westchester/Hudson Valley, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 130, White Plains. 821-8271. www.lightthenight.org/wch. Read more…

Fish Tales

Mommy & Me

Nutrition: It’s a new year and the time for a new you. Don’t let the fact that you have a baby hold you back from meeting your exercise goals. Here are just a few of the many classes in our area that can help you get back in shape with baby in tow. Read more…

Teachers Say Texting, TV, Video Games Hurt Students

Discipline: The nation’s teachers believe that the texting, video games, TV watching and social networking kids do outside of school is hurting their performance in the classroom, a new survey reveals. Read more…

Kids Etiquette IQ

Child Development: No matter how fast-paced our world becomes, etiquette is here to stay. And helping your child learn the rules of polite behavior gives your child the confidence to engage with adults and peers in an acceptable, positive manner. Read more…

One of a Kind

Elevation Burger

Little Crepe Street

Build Your Willpower

Camp Fair: Yorktown

J-Baby: Media Smarts from the Start

Child Development: Join Aleta Korman in a lively discussion about screen time: how much media is too much? Is there such a thing as good screen time?  Read more…

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