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  • Volunteers at Rockefeller State ParkJoin Friends of Rockefeller State Park for a fun day! Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm at  Rockefeller State Park Visitor Center 125 Phelps Way Pleasantville, NY 10570

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  • Cherub at the Highline BallroomThere is something uniquely satisfying about discovering a new artist, especially when it is face-to-face.  Witnessing a band perform in person forms a connection with their music that no other medium can offer. Luckily for Westchester residents, in just about an hour you can find yourself standing front and center with a show about to start, any day of the week.

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  • When Homework AttacksWhat is the purpose of homework? I do not ask that to be argumentative or damning or tree-hugging. I truly am curious about the expressed purpose of homework. I seem to recall, back in the Pleistocene Era when I was in school, that my teachers said homework was intended to drill the lessons into my developing brain so that the concepts stuck and they could move on and teach something new the next day.

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  • Briarcliff Manor School DistrictDear Editor,
    I am writing to you as I have many concerns about the Budget proposed at the March 10, 2014 Board of Education meeting. I am again expressing my views as an individual and not those of the Board.

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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Performing This Week At The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo

Photo by Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation SocietyErth's Dinosaur Zoo is performing at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo Wednesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 20. Show times are 11:30am, 1:30 and 3:30pm daily on Astor Court. Spectators will take a tour through the prehistoric world and meet an eye-popping array of lifelike creatures in a fun and interactive setting.

Read more: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Performing This Week At The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo

 

How Come? How Come Now?... Easily Answered by Rob Astorino’s Spokesman

Rob Astorino at NYC St. Patrick's Day ParadeNo doubt (maybe there is) that you cast a ballot for the Westchester County Executive election last November. You’ll have another opportunity to vote this November, as well, for the New York State Governor’s race, when Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino will be challenging Andrew Cuomo who is seeking re-election.

Read more: How Come? How Come Now?... Easily Answered by Rob Astorino’s Spokesman

   

In Briarcliff Manor...School District Proposed Budget

Briarcliff Manor School DistrictOn March 10, James Kaishan, Superintendent of Schools in Briarcliff Manor, presented the 2014-2015 school district proposed budget to the Board of Education for consideration.  In addition, he outlined a plan for the future goals for the District. In a letter sent to school district residents just prior to the presentation, Kaishian acknowledged that the District has endured numerous challenges over the last several years and that difficult decisions were made.

Read more: In Briarcliff Manor...School District Proposed Budget

 

Prepare for Health Care Costs During Retirement

Prepare for Healthcare CostsAs you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies? People often think and plan for these costs. Yet, too often, many of us overlook what potentially could be a major expense during our retirement years: health care. By preparing for these costs, you can help yourself enjoy the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned.

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Volunteers at Rockefeller State Park Join Friends of Rockefeller State Park for a fun day! Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm at  Rockefeller State Park Visitor Center 125 Phelps Way Pleasantville, NY 10570 Read more..

Cherub at the Highline Ballroom There is something uniquely satisfying about discovering a new artist, especially when it is face-to-face.  Witnessing a band perform in person forms a connection with their music that no other medium can offer. Luckily for Westchester residents, in... Read more..

Gardening Trends 2014 Hydrangeas This author had the pleasure of co-chairing a question and answer session at the Horticultural Alliance of the Hampton's (HAH) with renowned horticulturalist and Hydrangea expert Michael Dirr in 2010. Read more..

Colon Cancer Awareness Fundraiser at Spincredible Spincredible Indoor Cycling in Ardsley, NY held a fundraiser on Friday, March 14th to benefit the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation. March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and they wanted to do something to bring even more awareness to this cause. ­­­­ ... Read more..

When Homework Attacks What is the purpose of homework? I do not ask that to be argumentative or damning or tree-hugging. I truly am curious about the expressed purpose of homework. I seem to recall, back in the Pleistocene Era when I was in school, that my teachers said homework... Read more..

Marla Goldstein of Mooms Bakery Marla Goldstein has always had a love for baking.  It started when she was a child and she and her mother would bake her favorite chocolate bundt cake when she was sick and home from school.  As an adult, her passion for desserts continued and her treats... Read more..

Philip Johnson of EF Academy For starters let’s get the unpleasant facts cleared off the table. His football team, Manchester United, has fallen from grace. After winning their 20th top division title in England’s Barclay Premiere League last season ManU was ranked #7 at the... Read more..

Irvington NY A wonderful project is underway in the Village of Irvington. Many years in the making, a planning and engineering firm, Saratoga, was selected this past December to create a Master Plan for the revitalization and design of Irvington’s Main Street area.... Read more..

Briarcliff Manor School District Dear Editor,
I am writing to you as I have many concerns about the Budget proposed at the March 10, 2014 Board of Education meeting. I am again expressing my views as an individual and not those of the Board. Read more..

Village Budgets With the fiscal year coming to an end on May 31st for Briarcliff Manor, Irvington, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, thoughts turn to the 2014-2015 budget season just getting underway. These Village budgets serve as both financial plans and annual policy documents.... Read more..

Around the House - Display Artwork Once you’ve pulled together a collection of artwork and items you’d like to hang in your home, it can be tough to figure out the best way to show them off.   Rather than haphazardly hanging things up as you move from room to room, I recommend putting... Read more..

Sleepy Hollow Students at Phelps Hospital As we head into spring, our area school districts are as busy as ever. This month’s roundup includes updates on next year’s budgets, student art, the Special Olympics, a nationally-recognized local legend and Yankees manager Joe Girardi! Read more..

Sleepy Hollow Students at Phelps Hospital Sleepy Hollow Freshmen Tour Phelps
On March 4, freshmen from Sleepy Hollow High School were given a unique opportunity to interact directly with healthcare professionals from Phelps Hospital and learn about career possibilities in the field of... Read more..

Sleepy Hollow Students at Phelps Hospital Sleepy Hollow Freshmen Tour Phelps
On March 4, freshmen from Sleepy Hollow High School were given a unique opportunity to interact directly with healthcare professionals from Phelps Hospital and learn about career possibilities in the field of... Read more..

Irvington School District Ambitious Irvington School Budget
The proposed budget from Irvington Superintendent Kristopher Harrison will see a tax rate increase of 3.942%, and a budget-to-budget increase of 4.39%. However, due to the way the tax levy cap formula is computed,... Read more..

(L-R) BHS Class of 2014 Valedictorian Caterina Florissi, with  Co-Salutatorians Eric Wasserman and Isabella Florissi. Briarcliff High School Announces 2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorians
Briarcliff High School announced Caterina Florissi as its Class of 2014 valedictorian and Isabella Florissi and Eric Wasserman as co-salutatorians. Read more..

Eric Brinkman of Tarrytown Readers of this publication may be familiar with seeing a young man and his guide dog zipping around downtown Tarrytown. Some of you want to pet the dog, which is, by the way, a no-no, as service dogs are “on duty” and shouldn’t be distracted. ... Read more..

Meet me in Westchester County Forget those winter blues and get ready to welcome Spring in Westchester County.  If music is an ideal way to relax and escape from the busy day-to-day, or if it’s simply about looking for something fun to do with the entire family, Westchester has... Read more..

Bronx Zoo WCS Run for the Wild The Wildlife Conservation Society is dedicating the 6th annual Run for the Wild to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades.  Wildlife supporters, runners, and walkers are all invited to participate in the annual 5k run and family... Read more..

Drilling in Mansfield Texas Last fall, Resource Media compiled an in-depth media tipsheet to provide journalists with background information and sources about the growing body of evidence linking drilling with widespread impacts on property values, property rights and quality of... Read more..

immunocontraception to control deer population Groundbreaking study first of its kind in the U.S. A five-year research project has been launched by The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson to humanely stabilize and substantially reduce the local deer population over time. While immunocontraception has been... Read more..

Mercy College International Film Festivals Mercy College presents the 15th Annual International Film Festival, April 8 – 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall, Main Hall, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry Campus. The festival, presented by the School of Liberal Arts, will feature four award-winning... Read more..



God knows it’s hard to eat right. It’s not that we don’t know how to or want to, it’s just sooo difficult. We grasp the importance of taking care of our bodies now so will be stronger and healthier as we begin to get older. Working in aging services,... Read more..

My brother and I were my parent’s world. The special bond we all had was rooted in my parent’s  departure from Ireland in the 1950’s, where they had both come from large families - my mother was the oldest of ten and my father was one of eight. Their... Read more..

Okay. Not to sound like too much of a whiner, but I am so done with this winter and we are only 17 days in!  It doesn’t help that my birthday happens to fall on the Winter Solstice, a rip-off all around – not only is it the shortest day of the year,... Read more..

Hold onto your hats! Here they come, earlier than ever, those magical and stress-inducing holidays!  I knew we were in trouble this summer when back-to-school supplies began clogging the aisles in the middle of July while I was shopping for a beach towel!... Read more..

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the fall! The brilliant colors, apple-picking, haunted hayrides, orange pumpkins, warm days, chilly nights and the smell of wood fires in the dusky twilight - it’s all just so, so perfect! Well…. almost. Read more..



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