August 2017
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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…

Landscaping?

Home Improvement: When she first moved to her “forever” home in Larchmont more than 20 years ago, Catherine Wachs, then an advertising creative director, admits she knew nothing about gardening. “I only knew that it was spring because Bloomingdale’s was showing pastels in the window,” she says laughing. 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…

The New Welcome Wagon

Activities: When you are new in town making friends is important. There’s no official welcome wagon these days, so much of it is up to you. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to meet your new neighbors and expand your circle of friends. Read more…

Most Sought After Space: The Playroom

Home Improvement: When Jessica and Anthony Miceli of Valhalla were looking for a new home, they wanted to ensure their children had their own play area in the house. “It was really important to us that we give the kids a fun and bright space to play in and have a designated room for their toys,” says Jessica. With three young children, it was essential to the Miceli’s to find the space for a playroom on the first floor of the house so they could keep an eye on the kids. To do so, the couple was willing to give up a formal living room in exchange for peace of mind. Read more…

Pick a Color

Home Improvement: Painting is the least expensive way to change the entire look of a room, but with so many options available homeowners are often confused about what colors to choose. Many homeowners often stick to neutrals such as beige or gray but stepping out of your comfort zone can give a room that extra pizzazz and showcase your home’s architectural details. Read more…

You’re in the Country Now!

Hot Topics: Moving from the city to the suburbs is an exciting time, greeted with the promise of larger, more spacious homes, greener, more expansive grass for one’s children to play in, and if you still work in the city, a chance to take a deep breath away from it every night. Read more…

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