The Mike Risko Band Performs

Entertainment: The Mike Risko Band will be performing on Sunday June 7 from 2-5pm in the Beer Garden outside of Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, 444 Saw Mill River Road in Elmsford (741-2337).  Read more…
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Tomorrowland Movie Review

Movies: Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “This film has everything. It has a wonderful, heartwarming plot with a good 50/50 split of drama and comedy and is filled with many wonderful morals and messages. It can be called a tale, sci-fi, adventure and more.” Clayton P. adds, “Disney’s Tomorrowland is a most imaginative, elaborate adventure with a lot of heart.  The idea of the movie is fresh and unique.  Every dollar of the $190 million budget is put to use and is seen on the big screen.” Read more…

Tips for Choosing and Using Berries

Nutrition: When berry season begins in earnest, I feel like I’ve won the culinary lottery. Berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries – are the perfect adornment for a bowl of oatmeal and make excellent afternoon snacks, but do you know how to handle this summertime windfall? Read more…

Cooperstown, New York

Vacations: Nestled on the southern shores of Lake Otesago, nicknamed Glimmerglass for its placid clarity by 19th century novelist James Fenimore Cooper, Cooperstown is probably best known for being the fabled birthplace of our national pastime, baseball. Although historians have long discredited that claim, thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage every year to tour the town’s crown jewel – The National Baseball Hall of Fame – poring over a bounty of memorabilia celebrating baseball’s greatest legends. Read more…

Bedwetting and Daytime Incontinence

Sleep: When an infant’s bladder fills a built-in reflex is triggered and the bladder empties resulting in a wet diaper. As the baby ages the frontal lobes of its brain mature, enabling the child to suppress this reflex so urine can be contained in the bladder. Read more…

The Best Farmers' Markets in Westchester

Hot Topics: Support local growers, buy just-harvested produce from nearby sources, get to know your farmers, promote sustainable practices and immerse yourself in the vibrancy of your community – these are only a few of the benefits of joining the bourgeoning locavore (locally grown food) movement as you make the rounds of our county’s numerous farmers’ markets. Read more…

The Best Museums for Kids

Vacations: Last month marked the opening of the first phase of Westchester Children’s Museum with 4,000 square feet of interactive, handson exhibits. While construction continues, kids can enjoy a variety of hands-on exhibits including building a roller coaster and working with 15,000 KEVA Planks! And here’s a bonus, there is a pay-as-you-wish admission policy through the summer. Additional exhibits to be added include Toddler Beach, Luckey Climber and Water features. Read more…

6 Useful Things to Pack for Camp

Hot Topics: There are tons of camp packing lists out there – but here’s a list of some useful things you may not have thought about. Read more…

8 Tips to Nip Lying in the Bud

Child Development: Children lie for a variety of reasons – fantasy, bragging or to avoid consequences. Whatever the cause, parents should address it early on before it becomes a bad habit. Here’s how. Read more…

Summer Fun Without the Debt

Hot Topics: The school year is coming to a close, which means you probably have big summer plans – the beach, a camping trip, maybe a fourth of July picnic. Plus, your kids have a lot of free time on their hands. Read more…

Sunscreen Basics

Safety: When it comes to topical sun protection, most of us may think we’ve got it covered. But the rules regarding sunscreen are constantly shifting, as new science on SPF evolves, package labeling rules change, and an ever-expanding array of sunscreen products make their way to store shelves every summer season. Getting kids into the habit of applying sunscreen properly can help protect against painful and potentially dangerous burns and negative health consequences – and allow them to focus on summertime fun. Read more…

Not Your Dad's Fatherhood

Work & Family: Changing diapers, doing laundry, helping with homework, brushing hair, kissing boo-boos, cooking – oh, and also shattering workplace stereotypes – it’s all in a day’s work. Read more…
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Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

Movies: The Bellas return in this sequel to Pitch Perfect. After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas are taken out of the ACA-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, they take on a seemingly impossible task: to win an International competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood and blow away the competition with their amazing aca-magic. Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfield, it a comedy ripe for girls night out! Read more…
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Maya the Bee Movie Review

Movies: Maya the Bee Movie features a spunky young bee, Maya who won’t follow the rules of the hive. This is a lovely animated film, devoid of violence or other scary stuff, that you can safely share with […] Read more…

What You Need To Know About Celiac Disease

Hot Topics: Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder that affects one in 100 people in the world and 2.5 million people in the United States, many of whom remain undiagnosed, according to the National Institutes […] Read more…
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5 Flights Up Movie Review

Movies: Based on a novel called “Heroic Measures” this is a charming film that many will resonate with. A long-time married couple spend a hectic weekend pondering the sale of the apartment they have shared for more than 40 years. They’ve spent their entire lives together in a gorgeous Brooklyn home only to realize now, when they want to move, what a nightmare it is to move in New York. Starring Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton and Carrie Preston. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “From the storyline, it may seem that this film will be boring to kids. But, when I started watching this film I fell in love with it.” His full review is below. Read more…

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