October 23, 2017
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Why a Healthy Food Supply Means a Healthy Body

Feeding Your Family: You are, quite literally, what you eat! Every food and drink we ingest either becomes synthesized into our cells or “filtered” through our natural detoxification system – the liver, kidneys, intestines, respiratory tract, skin and lymphatic system. Read more…

How to Get Rid of Lice Without Going Crazy

Hot Topics: One of my most vivid childhood memories is of sitting in a chair in the middle of my backyard in the heat of a Florida summer with a towel wrapped around my head. Under the towel my hair was coated in mayonnaise. And, of course, the kids next door came over to see what I was doing. Read more…

Stuttering

Tweens: School is back in session and teachers have become acquainted with their students. Most children have some sort of challenge in the classroom and for some that can be stuttering. Being knowledgeable on how to help the child who stutters is critical for their educational and social development. Read more…

Mohonk Mountain House

Travel: For the last 140 years Mohonk Mountain House has become a legendary family travel institution. Originally, Albert K. Smiley acquired a 10-room inn along with 280 surrounding acres of exquisite grounds. Since then, Mohonk Mountain House has become a National Historic Landmark. The resort has been owned by the same family all these years, which is what’s at the core of Mohonk’s emphasis on embracing family closeness and unity. Read more…

Central Park Dance Celebrates 35 Years of Dance Education!

Tweens: Under the direction of husband and wife Mario LaStrada and Maria Bai, Central Park Dance opened its original doors in 1982 with just one teacher and a few dozen students. Co-founder and Artistic Director Maria Bai offered classes in ballet, tap, jazz and creative movement in the basement of Dobbs Ferry’s Zion Episcopal Church. Read more…

The Perfect Pumpkin

Holidays: Throughout October, many farms let you scour the fields for your ideal pumpkin, and pick it right off the vine. Some offer more than just a pumpkin patch, with fall festivals featuring live music, natural and delicious food, hayrides, spooky haunted houses and more. Picking your own pumpkin is the perfect fall activity that the whole family will enjoy! Read more…

Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Tweens: The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (HBMS) was founded in 1944 by Virginia Hoff and Joyce Barthelson, two gifted musicians who believed that music, and the skills to perform it, should be available to everyone. Since then the school has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its leadership in education, performance and outreach. Read more…

The National Museum of Mathematics

Tweens: I’ll admit that I was a little apprehensive about taking my 6-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son to the National Museum of Mathematics. I knew it would be a slam dunk with my math whiz son but my daughter has proclaimed many times that she hates math. Luckily, this hands-on museum offers something for everyone whether your kid is a mathematician-in-training or number phobic. Read more…

Whole Grain Apple Waffles

Feeding Your Family: These nutritious waffles are dense and packed with flavor from vanilla and apples. The recipe can easily be doubled and any leftovers reheated in a toaster oven and served with yogurt, nuts, fresh fruit or unsweetened apple butter. Read more…

A is for Apple

Nutrition: Everyone is heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean family outings must stop. Keep learning your ABCs when you literally take on A is for apple at your local orchard. Read more…

Start Smart

Tweens: School bells are ringing. Whether that comes as music to your ears or a bittersweet reminder that the free-spirited summer days are over, check out these tips from the pros to help you and your child enjoy a smart, happy start to school. Read more…

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…

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…

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