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January 20, 2018
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Teens

Burns: What You Need to Know

Burns: What You Need to Know

Safety: What’s the best way to deal with burns? Read more…

4 Ways to Create a Sensory-Friendly Holiday

4 Ways to Create a Sensory-Friendly Holiday

Tweens: The holidays can be stressful and over-stimulating for anyone, but particularly so for children with autism. Here are four tips and strategies that may help lessen your child’s anxiety and increase your family’s enjoyment during the most wonderful time of the year. Be sure to follow your child’s cues, as every child is different. Read more…
Entertainment: Kids and teens see Broadway shows for free! Read more…

Train Now for a Healthy Ski and Snowboarding Season

Train Now for a Healthy Ski and Snowboarding Season

Tweens: Colorful leaves falling from the trees means only one thing to die-hard skiers and snowboarders: the snow season isn’t far behind. Many people don’t realize this but training early is imperative for a healthy, injury-free ski season, even for young kids. However, it is particularly important to keep the strength training fun and to vary the exercises to include biking, swimming and other conditioning. Training early is key to a fun, healthy and injury-free ski season. Read more…

Banding Together

Banding Together

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs: Ethan Cohen was only 7 years old when his 3-1/ 2-year-old brother Andrew was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer that afflicts approximately 650 children every year in the U.S. When Andrew complained he was having trouble walking, his parents, took him to the doctor and their normal lives were shattered by the news their youngest child was battling stage 4 cancer. Read more…

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Holidays: It’s a classic holiday tradition – visiting “the Tree” in Rockefeller Center. It’s the perfect outing to get you into the spirit; don’t let the crowds dissuade you. Yet, there’s more to do than just snap selfies, you can spend an entire day in and around Rockefeller Plaza. Read more…

Farm Mitzvah

Farm Mitzvah

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs: Congregation Sons of Israel (CSI) in Briarcliff Manor is growing! An environmentally aware rabbi and a few farm-loving congregants have transformed the overgrown backyard of this conservative synagogue into a working farm and community conduit. With encouragement from Rabbi Steven Kane, synagogue members Ryna Lustig and Frederick Schulman hatched a plan for the CSI Organic Farm two years ago. Read more…

Social Media & Celebrations

Social Media & Celebrations

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs: Social media etiquette has become a hot topic over recent years, and rules at celebrations, such as bar mitzvahs and weddings, have had to adjust to keep up with modern times. Read more…
Allergies: Gluten-free food is popping up everywhere, and it’s about time. For years, people diagnosed with celiac disease, or those given a more obscure diagnosis of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, have spent time and money restructuring their meal plans to ensure that the food they eat only includes gluten-free ingredients. Read more…
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…
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

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

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…
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

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…
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…

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