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Tues, July 8: Hudson Valley Hospital 11am-4pm Cortlandt Community Garden Volunteer for a new community garden in Cortlandt, location still to be determined. Cortlandt residents or groups will take care of their defined areas with the coordinator's guidance. Our coordinator has a tremendous knowledge of gardening and has voluteered to coordinate this effort. 734-1050 tocrec@townofcortlandt.com Phelps Farmers Market Thursdays 11am-3pm Ajna Farmers Market Thursdays 1-6pm 18 Old Post Rd South, Croton-onHudson. Ossining Farmers Market Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m year round. Down to Earth Markets hosts the Ossining Farmers Market at the corner of Spring and Main Streets in downtown Ossining. Tarrytown Farmers Market Saturdays: 8:30am-1pm through Nov 22. Patriot's Park on Rte 9 downtoearthmarkets.com Pleasantville Farmers Market Saturdays: 8:30am-1pm through Nov 14. Across from 42 Memorial Plaza, next to the Metro North Train Station pleasantvillefarmersmarket.org Croton Farmers Market Sundays: 9am-2pm. At the village lot on the corner of Municipal Place and S. Riverside Ave through Nov 24.

Concerts are scheduled for Friday evenings in Senasqua Park, except for the Thur, July 3 concert. The rain date is Sat night, unless otherwise indicated. This year’s line up will be as follows: JUL 3 THE 145 BAND 7 PM The 145s are a high energy, danceable rock and roll band playing hits from the 60’s through the 90’s. JUL 11 RUSS HARPER TRIO 7 PM The Trio is an acoustic rock group featuring harmony vocals. Great music! JUL 18 12X* 7 PM 12X is your ultimate rock and dance band playing a variety of Top 40 hits! This band will leave you wanting more! JUL 25 BLUE WATER 7 PM Blue Water plays acoustic and electric rock & roll with a harmony twist. AUG 1 SUNDOWN BAND 7 PM Sundown performs unique renditions of Southern Rock classics. AUG 8 BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE BAND* 7 PM “GOOD VIBRATIONS” Good Vibrations brings the days of sun, surf and cars back to life right here in Croton! This show is not to be missed! *Rain location: CHHS Auditorium

SUMMER SWIMMING Silver Lake Swimming On June 27, Silver Lake Park will be open daily from 11 am to 7:30 pm. Due to weather conditions and staffing, the dates and times are subject to change. It is anticipated that the Park will remain open for swimming until on or before, Mon, Sept 1. Entrance to Silver Lake Park is allowed for residents and school district residents who have a Silver Lake permit or pay the daily entrance fee. In all cases, permits and/or entrance fees also require a valid Village Recreation ID. Silver Lake permits for the entire summer are offered for families, adults, and children (4 and up) at varying prices ranging from $175 for a Village family to $240 for a School District family. Individual adult or child summer permits are less. Guests MUST be accompanied by a Village or School District resident who also has a valid Village Recreation ID. After 5 pm, all daily fees are discounted by $2.

SUMMER MOVIES Movies are shown in Senasqua Park beginning at dusk on Wednesdays. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic, enjoy the sunset and stay for the movies. In case of rain, movies are shown on the next evening. All movies are rated G or PG. JUL 9 JOURNEY 2: MYSTERIOUS ISLAND Sean Anderson receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island. It’s a place of strange life forms, gold, volcanos and secrets. Sean, with his stepfather, Polit, and Polit’s daughter set out to find the mysterious island. JUL 16 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 Flint and his loyal group of friends battle such delicious, but deadly, hybirds as the tacodiles, apple pie-thons and shrimpanzees. Saving the world from these rampaging monstrosities won’t be easy, but if anyone is up to the task, it’s Flint and company JUL 23 THE MUPPETS With the help of three fans, The Muppets reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon. JUL 30 DESPICABLE ME 2 Follow Gru, the ex-scheming evildoer turned parental figure as he is re cruited by the antivillian league to help deal with a new super criminal. AUG 6 THE SMURFS 2 Gargamel is back, and this time he’s sending the Smurf’s on a wild adven ture through Paris in this globetrotting sequel. 

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ating can come as a shock to parents who didn't expect to find themselves single again. The parameters are different than before there were children, households, and financial pressures. These circumstances pose different obstacles, including finding the time in your busy life, kid’s needs, and visitation schedules. Help your children understand that your desire to date is a natural and healthy step. Do not let them dictate whether or not you can date. It is natural for children to harbor a fantasy that their parents will reunite, even after one is remarried.  As children mature, the concept of their parents living separate and fulfilling lives becomes more acceptable.  Children tend to be resistant because they don't want to share their parent, or they are trying to establish their own sense of stability post-divorce. Children, sometimes subconsciously, try to sabotage dating; from temper tantrums, to feigning illness the night of your date, or being contentious with your new dating-interest.  Just as you are getting used to your new life, children must be given time to adjust to the changes in their life. Help them understand that you have enough love for them and a new partner, but that your love for them is a special love that no one can replace.  Make sure if you are going to introduce your children to someone, that they are prepared in advance, that it is someone you already know well, and will (most likely) continue to see. New people come and go when you are dating, but don’t expose your children to the same filtering process. Protect them from information that they do not need to know.   Finding dates is harder now as the pool is smaller and those that are single often have their own complicated situations.  The people you will date come with more history, and more than likely, an ex-spouse, children, and additional financial obligations. Sexuality may be different at this stage, from quickly wanting to know if you are compatible, or a desire to explore fantasies, or even decreased libido. The most important guideline at this stage is keep an open mind and use your common sense.   Finding new people online can seem a contrived process, but meeting singles in the suburbs can be challenging. On-line dating is a process that requires time, patience, and plenty of hopefulness.  You might spend a considerable amount of time on your computer and meet many people before you find someone you are interested in dating. New people come on dating and social media sites all the time, so don't lose faith. Another option are Meetup sites that cater to singles and non-singles with shared interests.  These are a great way to engage in activities you enjoy, make new friends, and perhaps meet your next love.  Remember, friends and colleagues know other people, put the word out.   Always meet new people in public places, and remember to keep your wits about you. Don't engage in activities that may cloud your instinct or intuition. Don’t feel obligated to discuss every aspect of your life on a first date.  What

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you choose to do on your date is your business, but make Eric Werner of Friendly Lawn decisions that you will feel good about the following day. Care Manage your expectations, have fun, and enjoy meeting new people. The real lesson at this stage is that being single isn't a bad thing and the world isn't judging you on whether you have a partner. It is okay if you are not ready for a relationship, or cannot find a match.  If you already have children there is no rush.  Learn to enjoy the things that define you, and appreciate your friends.  Accept that being a third or fifth Jen some Zelop of your married friends may wheel is okay, and that envy your independence. Sleep in the middle of your bed, leave the toilet seat where you want it, and embrace being single. If someone new comes into your life, know that you learned to celebrate yourself before they came along. Leslie MSW, LCSW-R LeslieFabian, Fabian 24 East 12th St., New York, NY The Lighthouse Center, Croton on Hudson, NY lesfabian@hotmail.com 917-620-0524 Leslie Fabian is a NYS licensed Individuals and Couples Psychotherapist with over 22 years of private practice experience.

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ON GOING ACTIVITIES Mondays: Bird Walks with SawMill Audubon 7:30am. Come along with on a free weekly birding walk at local birding hotspots. Beginners encouraged. We will visit each spot monthly on this schedule: 1st Monday: Muscoot Farm; 2nd Monday: Rockefeller State Park Preserve; 4th Monday: Croton Point Park. Call or email us for directions and if you want to borrow a pair of binoculars for the walk. 914-666-6503 office@sawmillriveraudubon.org July 7—Muscoot Farm County Park July 14—Rockefeller State Park July 21—Tarrytown Lakes July 28—Croton Point County Park Storytime at Barnes & Noble l Cortlandt Town Center, 4 PM. For ages 3-7. Free 914-528-6275 Croton Historical Society 10am-3pm. 1 Van Wyck St, Croton. 271-4574 Vet2Vet Peer Networking 6:30pm Peekskill Public Library FREE Tuesdays: Track & Field Meets 4:30-8:30pm. Open to ages 4 thru adult. Field & track events ranging from 50-yard dash to mile run. Youth competition begins at 4:30pm thru age 14, adults at 6:30pm. Ribbons awarded. For more info, call Marica at 739-8325. July 8, 15, 22 at Hen Hud High School. $6 entry fee for unlimited events. Boardgame Night 7pm. 3rd Universe Comics, Croton-onHudson. $5 www.westchestergaming. org

Open Basketball Mt. Pleasant Resident Men & Women and persons employed within the Town ages 18 and older 8:30 -10 p.m. Community Center $3 each evening Mother Nature's Storytime 10am 2-4yrs old. Greenburgh Nature Center Bingo! 2-3pm at the Danish Home. Not for money, but for fun. Anyone is welcome to join in. Arrive a few minutes early so you can get a good seat. Refreshments will be served.

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Beat The Heat With Cooling Foods from The Organic Kitchen

Mitchell Lipton serves as Dean of Admissions and Records and Registrar at Cooper Union. Mitchell

According to the principals of Ayurveda, the Indian ancient science of self-healing, summer is the “Pitta” season, the energetic principles of fire and water. Our eating habits and daily routines create homeostasis when they flow with the season. To keep Pitta in balance, consider choosing cooling foods to balance the elements when the temperature is reaching highs. is originally from Denmark and has a background in Early Childhood Development. Annerecord DiFini, LMSW Here are my tips to stay cool and hydrated when the mercury rises: • Drink water at room temperature. • Enjoy fresh coconut water. • Eat ripe sweet fruits; avocado, berries, cherries, mangoes, peaches, plums and melons. • Eat calm and cooling vegetables; cucumber, These recipes are by Phyllis celery, Kirigin sweetpaprika.wordpress.com   snow peas, summer squash, dark leafy greens. •Season your food with cooling herbs; coriander, ginger, lemon balm, mint INGREDIENTS: • Eat more salads. 1/2 seedless watermelon, cubed • Drink fresh fruit and/or green smoothies. 3-cucumbers, 2 chopped, 1 diced • Enjoy cold soups. 2-limes, juiced & zest • Minimize greasy foods. 1/2 cup mint leaves, • Minimize spicy foods.   finely chopped

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Kim Bjorge, Photographer, Potter,the Wildlife Rehabilitator and Croton Mom By consuming theseBycooling foods, you can combat DIRECTIONS heat from the inside out. These foods are nature’s medi1-Add cubed watermelcine for beating the heat of summer. on, chopped  cucumbers, Enjoy this “Watermelon Gazpacho”, it’s sure to cool you mint & lime juice in a down. blender. Puree. 2-Chill in refrigerator 3-Add diced watermelon Susan Chasen is a Certified Nutrition & and cucumber to the Health Coach. She is the founder of The chilled gazpacho. Organic Teaching Kitchen where she 4-Ladle Susan Chasen is“hands-on-cooking” a Certified Nutrition & Health Coach   in cups, garnish offers coaching, classes, cleanses & nutrition workshops to with mint leaves and enjoy. adults, teens & kids. Birthday Parties or Girls Night Out are fun for all ages at The Organic Teaching Kitchen. Susan offers complimentary health consultations to Mom Offers More Readers. The Organic Teaching Kitchen is located at 18 Old Post Dr. Barry J Glaser is an orthodontic specialist who practices in Cortlandt   Rd. S., Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Check out her monthly workshop schedule at http://www.theorganicteachingkitchen.com or contact her at SusanChasen@gmail.com

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Lyme: Prevention and Treatment with Lymphatic Drainage

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e are all surrounded by information about Lyme Disease. How to prevent exposure by using DEET containing products, wearing long pants and light colored clothing. How to prevent ticks from latching on by taking showers quickly after spending time outside, do an invasive tick check, tumble clothes in a dryer after wearing them outside. How to remove ticks by using a pair of fine tipped tweezers and grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible pulling upward with steady pressure. But what do you DO when you begin not feeling well? How do you KNOW if it is Lyme Disease? Sometimes you do not see the tick. Rashes do not always appear. Symptoms are not always the same from person to person, from day to day. There are also multiple co-infections from ticks, not just Lyme Disease! It can be more than fatigue, fevers, headaches, and joint pain. It can also include memory loss, nerve pain, heart palpitations, libido issues and depression. The overworked immune system causes the classic sign of an infection - swollen glands. Our lymph system extends all over our body just like our blood vessels, but unlike our circulatory system, the Lymph System has no pump to help when it becomes overworked and sluggish. When fighting infections such as Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses, it can become quite exhausting trying to filter out the bacteria and cause even more intense symptoms. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy drains stagnant fluids, regenerates tissues, filters out toxins and foreign substances and helps one strengthen and maintain a healthy immune system. My clinical experience with Lyme patients has shown me that Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is particularly useful to help rid the body of the neurotoxins that dying spirochetes release. Lyme causes a sluggish lymph system which stirs up the toxins and keeps them in the system. These neurotoxins can cause chronic fatigue, Lupus, MS and Alzheimer’s disease. I personally experienced the shift that strengthened my body enough to finally rid itself of the Lyme symptoms. I had been on both antibiotic treatment and a homeopathic protocol for six months. My symptoms were in control but anytime I tried to wean myself off of the medications, my symptoms would return. I was unable to rid myself of Lyme Disease. I had gotten to the point where my body was no longer tolerating the antibiotics well and didn’t know where to turn. One of my colleagues did Lymphatic Drainage on my brain. That night, I woke up in a pool of sweat then felt very cold. The next day I finally began to feel better. My health had shifted and was able to rid my body of the symptoms. I am currently treating a patient who has suffered chronic fatigue due to Lyme. After getting him to a Lyme literate doctor (LLMD) and on antibiotic treatment, we began Lymphatic Drainage Sessions. After our first Lymph Drainage Therapy session, he finally experienced relief of the chronic fatigue that had gripped him for months since his ordeal began. He is finally feeling much better and ready to resume his life

again. There are many Lyme patients who would like to incorporate other modes of treatment with antibiotics to relieve symptoms and boost their immune system. This is a great addition to antibiotic treatment. If you have questions about Lyme Disease, need help finding an LLMD or want to learn more about Lymphatic Drainage and how it helps, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to help you on a path to wellness! Liz Ingalls, MA, PT, CST is a Licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Craniosacral Therapist who has been practicing for nineteen years. With advanced skills in orthopedic and osteopathic manipulation, neuromeningeal mobilization, nerve mobilization, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, energy medicine, manual thermal diagnosis, emotional integration/release, lymphatic drainage, clinical expertise in differential diagnostics, experience, and intuitive ability, she will give you the best of both worlds. Her strength is integrating conventional medicine with complementary and alternative techniques to treat you as a whole person. She can be contacted at at Acker House, 139 Grand Street, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520. 914-261-1060, ackerhouseny@gmail.com, www.holisticphysicaltherapyny. com.

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Summer is Here…Breathe!

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AHHHHH! Summer is here. Take a breath! Summer seems to be the time of the year when we all slow down. Our schedules lighten up, there are reduced work hours, the children have no homeworkyahoo, and are enjoying themselves and their summer activities. Summer is a time to take stock of where you are, what you are doing, and where you want to go. It’s a good time to take a look at where you are not happy in your life and surrender. The summer is a great time to surrender! Surrender doesn't mean to give up, or a defeat. Surrender means simply to relax and let go. When we let go, we allow all good to flow to us. To surrender means to give up the control and accept your situation for what it is. You know you are in need of surrender when, no matter what you do, your situation continues to plague you. You feel as if this situation continues to happen to you regardless of the cast of characters. You find yourself feeling those same negative feelings, and cannot figure out how you got here yet again! The process of surrendering causes us to take a look at the situation from a totally different standpoint. New solutions seem to arise out of no-where. It’s like putting on a new set of glasses with an entirely new focus. It takes some time and focus to understand and discover the belief system that we have in place that keeps us feeling unhappy. But once uncovered and replaced by a more accurate belief system, surrender happens and life will change. There are steps you can take that aid in the

process of surrender: • Take good care of yourself - eat right, exercise, rest, and don't stress. • Take yourself out of the situation that is plaguing you. If you can get away do so-even if it’s for the day. • Do something you love to do or try something new. • Spend time outdoors. Nature heals all. • Consult with someone you respect-a friend or professional. They will help you to see things more clearly. • And have faith. Everything WILL work out, maybe not the way you thought, but it will. The summer is a great time to surrender and let go. By the time the fall rolls around you will feel more grounded and ready to rev up for the holiday season. Catherine Anesi, LCSW specializes in helping people transform their lives. She is a licensed clinical social worker and sees clients in her office in Croton at The Lighthouse Retreat and Wellness Center, 1392 Albany Post Road (in the Coldwell Banker Building). She also leads groups and retreats that aide in transformation. If you would like to contact her please email her at lighthouse.croton@gmail.com or visit her website at www.TheLighthouseRetreat.com and Facebook at Catherine Anesi, LCSW, RM and The Lighthouse Retreat and Wellness Center.

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Wed, Jul 23: Ladies Night “Unplugged” 7-10pm – 12 Grapes, Peekskill Wed, Jul 23: Amy Winehouse: One Shining Night 7:30pm, Jacob Burns Film Center Wed, Jul 23: Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo Duo Plus Javier Colon, winner of “The Voice” 8pm, The Capitol Theatre Thu, Jul 24: Music By Zev, & Pretzelstein 10am – Zev and his band Pretzelstein will entertain you with their funky, family music with a twist! Come enjoy this fun, fresh family band where every song is a crowd pleaser! Vassallo Park, Croton-On-Hudson Thu, Jul 24: Band of Horses 8pm, The Capitol Theatre Thu, Jul 24: Pop/Indie Folk with Daphne Willis 8:30-11:30pm – 12 Grapes, Peekskill Thu, Jul 24: ROH Live: Manon Lescaut 2pm, Jacob Burns Film Center Thu, Jul 24: Daphne Willis – A Unique Brand Of Pop Indie Folk 8:30-11:30pm 12 Grapes, Peekskill, $5 Entertainment Fee, Free with dinner

Fri, Jul 25: Blue Water 7pm – Senasqua Park, Croton-On-Hudson – Acoustic & Electric Rock & Roll Fri, Jul 25: Teri Lamar & New Company 7pm – Louis Engel Waterfront Park – Ossining Summer Concert Series Fri, Jul 25: Lucero & J. Roddy Walston & The Business 8pm, The Capitol Theatre Fri, Jul 25: Peekskill Town-Wide Battle Of The Bands 9:30pm-12:30 – 12 Grapes, Peekskill Sat, Jul 26: What A Hummer 2-3:30pm - Teatown Reservation (914)762-2912 Sat, Jul 26: Come Improve DIY Skills at The Home Depot! 10-11:30am, Home Depot Mohegan Lake Sat, Jul 26: Da Best Blues On Da Block with Johnny Fedz & Friends & JP Patrick 10:30pm-1am – 12 Grapes, Peekskill Sun, Jul 27: Italian Cultural Heritage Celebration 11am-7pm Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla Sun, Jul 27: Come Improve DIY Skills at The Home Depot! 1-2:30pm, Home Depot Mohegan Lake

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Sun, Jul 27: Garden Conservancy Open Days Gardens in Bedford Hills, Cortlandt Manor, Pound Ridge, Valhalla Admission $5 – Visit www.gardenconservancy.org for times & locations Sun, Jul 27: Singer/Songwriter Sunday with Julie Corbalis 6-8pm 12 Grapes, Peekskill, Free Admission Sun, Jul 27: The Baseball Project 8pm, The Capitol Theatre Tues, July 29: Cooking Class, Very Healthy Berries 5-6:30pm Packed with great nutrition and bursting with flavor, berries are one of the best parts of our diets. Wonderful on their own, berries can also make appearances in larger dishes. This class will highlight the usefulness of seasonal berries in a number of great recipes. Hudson Valley Hospital Tue, Jul 29: Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center 7:30pm, Jacob Burns Film Center Wed, Jul 30: Talons – Birds Of Prey Experience 6pm Ossining Community Center, 95 Broadway (914)9413189 www.sawmillriveraudubon.org

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Sun, Jul 27: Downtown Thunder Motorcycle Ride 10am-4pm. Come join us for a scenic motorcyle ride around the Hudson Valley (approx 70 miles). Registration 8:30-9:30. Kickstands up at 10. Bar-B-Que to follow at Boys and Girls Club Mount Kisco. Non riders welcome at the club. Proceeds to Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Preregistration can be obtained at our website. mountkiscolionsclub.org

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Wed, July 30: Blue Roadhouse Orchestra 9pm, The Capitol Theatre Thu, Jul 31: Black-Lighting For Moths 8-9:30pm - Teatown Reservation (914)762-2912 Thu, Jul 31: Wizard of Oz 11:15am & 6:15pm, Westchester Broadway Theater

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Discipline: Why Some Parents Dread the Word

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Before reading this article, we already know that some parents may feel totally okay with the topic; however, a few others may have a sense of apprehension, or even dread, when hearing about it. What we will be talking about is discipline. Indeed, many parents do not want to use that word to their children for fear that their kids will not understand. The parents may have a tough and anxious time because they do not know what to do exactly. A few parenting tips may be able to help these parents handle discipline. There is a famous Chinese proverb that goes like this: “Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.” This just means that parents who do not properly discipline their children due to fear may actually have kids who take advantage of

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the situation and control their parents. This is something that many parents can attest to. True enough, parents who just let their children be and not do anything when their Anne DiFini, LMSW is originally from Denmark and has a ba children commit something wrong may realize that they are actually not helping their kids; on the contrary, they are even reinforcing the bad behavior of their children. This eventually becomes a cycle, and if not corrected, the kids might grow up possessing those bad behaviors that might be hard to change. We might wonder why some parents let this happen. These reason recipes are by parents Phyllis Kirigin There is one fundamental why are sweetpaprika.wordpre afraid of disciplining their kids. Parents desire for their kids to like them. If they are strict with them and keep on pointing out their mistakes, their children might react by being aloof or by rebelling. Of course, all parents want to have a good relationship with their kids. Thus, the parents have a huge task of balancing their responsibility to discipline their kids with their desire to maintain a great relationship with them. One of the useful parenting tips in these kinds of By Kim Bjorge, Photographer, Potter, Wildlife Rehabilitator situations is to be firm about correcting and disciplining your children. After that, you should be able to let your kids understand that what they did was wrong and that you are merely correcting their behavior so that they will not commit the same mistake again in the future. In addition, you should affirm your love for them and explain to them that disciplining them is part of showing your love. Your kids may not fully comprehend your reasons, but at least they are made aware. In Chasen fact, your kids may even &get mad Susan is a Certified Nutrition Health Coach   at you, but it will pass. As they grow older, they will actually appreciate what you did and you will earn their respect. With some of these parenting tips in mind, parents do not need to be afraid of disciplining their children anymore. In addition, they will also be able to more effectively discipline their kids. At first, they may be misunderstood Dr.once Barry Jthey Glaser is an orthodontic specialist who practices by their children, but explain the reasons behind their actions, the kids should be able to understand them. Parents should also realize that disciplining is part of the parenting process, and their kids would get the most benefits. Your Neighborhood Martial InstrucYour Neighborhood Martial Art’sArt’s Instructor, tor, Renshi Adam McCauley, Go No Sen RenshiBlue Adam McCauley, Go No Sen Karate, Karate, Mt. Plaza, Welcher Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566. 914.734.2461  www.gonosen.com

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Library Events Hendrick Hudson Free Library

185 Kingsferry Road, Montrose/ 914.739.5654 henhudfreelibrary.org Childrens Programs Mon, July 14: Family Science Night 6:30-7:30pm Come out for an evening of fun hands-on science activities for kids and parents to do together. Experiment stations will incorporate some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles, plus art. Full STEAM ahead at the Library! For children Kindergarten - 5 grade (this past year) with adult. Wed, July 16, 30: Crazy Concoctions 2 4:30- 5:30pm Registration for individual sessions begins today for Crazy Concoctions to be held on Wednesdays, July 16 and 30 at 4:30 PM. Let's make some fun (sometimes slimy) stuff from household items! Dress to make a mess! For children grades 1 - 3 (this past year). Registration begins July 2. Mon, July 21 (4:30-5:30pm) and Thur, July 24 (10am – 11am): Splat the Cat Visits the Library Come meet the fuzzy feline from Rob Scotton's books "in person." Stories and activities provided. Program is for all ages. No registration required. Wed, July 23: David FunN: Mind Reader 4:30- 5:30pm His mind reading and ESP show will amaze and astound

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you as David predicts happenings and tells his audience things that only they thought they knew. For children age 10 and older. Registration begins July 9. Fri, July 25: Book Chat 30-5:30pm Sat, July 26: Library LEGO League 10:30-11:30am Tues, July 29: Harry Potter Potions Party 4:30 – 6:30pm Tuesdays: Mother Goose Story TIme 10:15-11:15am Tuesdays: Toddler Storytime 11-12pm Thursdays: Mother Goose Story Time 9:15-10:15am Thursdays: Toddler Story Time 10-11am Wed, July 2, 9: Crazy Concoctions 4:30- 5:30pm Mon, July 7, 28: Chapter One Club 4:30-5:30pm Tues, July 8, 15, 22: Kitchen Science 4:30- 5:30pm Thur, July 10, 17, 24, 31: Fizz, Boom Bingo 6:30-7:30pm Fri, July 11, 18, 25: Music N Motion 10:30- 11:30am Fri, July 11: Yakety Yak 2 4:30- 5:30pm Fri, July 18: Yakety Yak 3 4:30- 5:30pm Adult Programs Wed, July 2: Now and Then: Art History Program 1 – 2pm Art History professor, Melinda Cosentino, will take participants back in time to the 1920's up to today. Study the news, styles, and music of each period, and explore how the art that was exhibited then fits the times. Wed, July 9, 23: Cortlandt Stamp Club 6:30 – 7:30pm Wed, July 9: Gluten Free workshop 7 – 8pm Continued on page 32

CAMP FOR AGE 4 - 14, Begins June 23. In addition to weekly themed activities, each day includes indoor & outdoor play. NECS is located at 1016 Brown St., Peekskill a walk away from the gorgeous Depew Park, with playgrounds, trails and courts and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. 


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Library Events Hendrick Hudson Free Library

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Thur, July 10, 24, 31: Mah Jongg for Beginners 6 – 7:30pm This five-part class (July 10, 17, 24, 31, & Au 7) . $8 fee due at registration. Sat, July 12: Mobile Shredder 10am – 1pm Tues, July 15: Literature Lovers - "The Postman Always Rings Twice" 12:30pm – 2pm Tues, July 15: Game Night - Family Feud 6:30pm – 7:30pm Mon, July 28: Monday Book Group: Mary Coin, Marisa Silver 12:30pm – 1:30pm Wed, July 30: Weds Eve Book Club--The Leftovers 7pm – 8pm Matinee Movies Thur, July 3: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" 1:30pm – 3:30pm Thur, July 10: "Labor Day" 1:30pm – 3:30pm Thur, July 17: "Still Mine" 1:30pm – 3:30pm Thur, July 24: "Monuments Men" 1:30pm – 3:30pm Thur, July 31: "A Birder's Guide to Everything" 1:30pm – 4:00pm

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Library Events Ossining Public Library

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Children Programs Mon, July 7, 14, 28: Mother Goose Time 10-10:30am Mondays: Shake, Baby Rattle, & Roll 11-11:30am Mondays: Crafternoons 4:15- 5pm Mon, July 7, 14, 28: Game Creators 7-8pm Tues, July 8, 15, 2, 29: Ready, Set, Kindergarten! 2-2:45pm Thursdays: Time for 2's 10-10:30am Thur, July 1, 17, 24, 31: Fizz, Boom, Read! Storytime Science 4:15- 5pm Fri, July 11, 18, 25: Bilingual (Spanish-English) Preschool Music & Movement 11- 11:30am Fri, July 11: OPLbery Club 4:15- 5:45pm Sat, July 12, 19, 26: Family Storytime 11:30- 12pm Wed, July 9, 16, 23, 30: School's Out, Storytime's In! 4:15-4:45pm For all ages. Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Wed, July 9: Bubblemania! with Casey Carle 7- 8pm For all ages. Children 6 & under must be accompanied by adult. Wed, July 16: Life-Size Candyland©7-8pm For all ages. Children 6 & under must be accompanied by

an adult. Limited to the first 20 to arrive. Climb inside the Candyland© board to play your way through a delicious world and reach the Candy Castle! Fri, July 18, 25:*Battle of the Books* 4:15pm – 5:00pm Advanced Registration Required. For children entering grades 4-6. Our OPL team will compete against other Westchester libraries. Wed, July 23: Minute to Win It!©7-8pm For ages 8 & up. Limited to the first 16 to arrive. Compete in our version of the popular game show. Wed, July 30: Drive-in Movie: The Lego Movie 7:00pm – 8:45pm For all ages. Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Adult Programs Mondays: Resume Help 2-4pm Mondays: Computer Classes 5- 8pm Mondays: Beginner/Intermediate Yoga 7-8:30pm Tuesdays: Chess 4- 5pm Wednesdays: English Conversation Group 6:30pm Thur, July 10: Introduction to Memoir Writing Class 6:30pm – 8pm Sat, July 12, 19, 26: Beginner Yoga 11-12pm Sat, July 19: Artist Opening Reception (Hallway Exhibit) 11-1pm

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Library Events The Field Library

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Tues, July 8, 15, 22: Ready! Sit! Read! 11am Tues, July 8, 15, 22, 29: Spotlight on Science 4pm Wed, July 9, 23: Crafty Stories 4pm Thur, July 10, 17, 24, 31: Library Live 2014 6:30pm Fri, July 11, 18: Tales for Tots 11am Sat, July 12, 19, 26: Saturday Crafts 11am Wed, July 16, 30: Book Babies 11am Wed, July 16, 30: Story SmARTS 4pm

Children Programs Tues, July 1: “Fizz! Pop! Read!” Summer Reading Games Begin! 10:30- 5pm Wed, July 2: Junior Gardeners 2pm Thur, July 3 and Mon, July 14, 28: Lego My Library 4pm Thur, July 3: Tales for Tails 6pm

THE BENNETT CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Croton’s community music school since 1950

Discover Camp Discovery, Friday, July 11, 10:00-11:30AM. Experience activities including nature, music and playing. See firsthand why camp is so fun! Camp Discovery, 500 Yorktown Rd. (Route 129), Croton On Hudson, FREE. Gardening and Water Play, Thursday, 17, 10:00-11:30AM. Join camp Bear Ridge for a morning of gardening and water play. We’ll talk about the joys of being in the present moment. Camp Bear Ridge, 600 Bear Ridge Rd, Pleasantville, FREE. Shabbat Shabooty, Friday, July 25, 9:30-11:00AM. Come and join the backyard play-date. Rabbi Marcus Burstein, from Jewish Family Congregation, will lead us in Shabbat songs. Address sent when register. Shira’s house, Katonah, FREE Grover’s Postcards from Israel, Thursday, July 31, 3:154:45Grover’s been to Israel, how about you? Come and see some video “postcards” from Grover and share your own Israel stories after “Mighty Muscle Movers” gym time. Jodi’s

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THIRD PLACE GAME Saturday, July 12 4:00 p.m.: Loser of Match 61 vs. Loser of Match 62 at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Sunday, July 13 4:00 p.m.: Winner of Match 61 vs. Winner of Match 62 at Estadio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

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You may experience lethargy; headaches or nausea. You many also experience an upswing in energy. There are many options. The best way to know what is right is to speak to someone with experience on the various dietary methods. Why do any of these choices? Most people who come to me want to feel better; lose weight; feel healthier; experience increased energy; break a bad habit and experience longevity. Like the saying "there are many ways to skin a cat", there are many ways to make a healthy change. The point of most dietary methods is "in with the good and out with the bad." So just by bringing better foods in, your body will start to repair itself and work towards feeling healthier; increased energy and weight loss. You don't always have to go to a drastic dietary method to experience health. Want to juice? Add in 1 juice a day. See how you feel. Add in a cleanse powder. See how you feel. Changes should be slow and gradual so that you adopt it into your lifestyle.

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Adoption Option: Daisy’s Quest A few weeks ago, I received an email from a friend from college, let’s call her Daisy. Daisy and her husband, after years of infertility, decided to try the adoption route and wanted to know if I could answer some questions. I told her of course but I had not done an adoption in over a decade and things have changed. I said I would be happy to answer what I could. She started out by saying “I think I am losing my mind. I go from being excited and thrilled to terrified, paranoid and nauseous. Am I doing the right thing? What if I don’t bond with the baby? What if it does not like me? Will I be a good mother? What am I missing by not being pregnant? I feel so out of control!” I took a deep breath and replied: “Daisy, you are already a good mother because you are questioning yourself. All mothers, biological or adoptive, are the exactly same after the baby is placed in your arms. So, let’s deal with the before… It is out of your control. There is nothing you can do about that fact. Someone else is carrying your baby and you just have to wait. That is the worst part. But this is where you have control. You can join an Adoption support group; you can get adoption books and magazines; you can shop for Pediatricians. Most important, you can

NEST!!! She was confused by the word “Nest”. I explained that nesting is a HUGE part of pregnancy. Getting prepared and ready for your baby, withinLMSW limits, of course, is Denmark the Anne DiFini, is originally from and has a b best part of the 3rd trimester, in which you technically are. “How do you nest?” she asked. I replied, “you can start to do your research on strollers, cribs, formulas and foods. Do you go organic, homemade or store bought? Go to the baby web sites and baby stores and check out gliders, push strollers and test out cribs. Stop people in the street and ask them how they like their stroller, baby carrier or These recipes are by Phyllis Kirigin sweetpaprika.wordp infant seat. Pick out the type of nursery décor you want. Just don’t buy anything or set anything up yet, in case things falls through. You can feel like you are getting ready.” I said to Daisy, “all those feelings and questions you are having are completely normal you are going to be a great mom!!!”

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Wed, Jul 23 Re-discover the breathtaking sights and the fascinating history of NYC on your relaxing 1 ½ hour narrated sightseeing cruise of the NYC Harbor. We then will be lunching at Stout Restaurant with soup or salad and choice (at the table) of either Traditional Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Chicken or Pan Seared Scottish Salmon, Homemade Cookies for dessert with coffee or tea. Then we will make our way to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum which gives you the celebrity experience with over 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment in the heart of Times Square. Get up close with over 225 lifelike wax figures of the biggest stars and icons in entertainment, sports and history. Bus leaves C.C. at 8 am; Returns to C.C. at approx. 7 pm Location: NYC Cost: $90 Thu, Aug 14 “Blue Hawaii” w/Ace in the Hole Productions at The Royal Manor. Join the Tommy Walker and the fabulous TK Walker recreate the 1977 “Aloha from Hawaii” concert. Complete with Hula Girls, Steel Guitar and a special feast. Add the hilarious “God Father of Comedy” Eddie Capone and you will be transported to this Polynesian Paradise. Family Style Menu, 2 Complimentary Drinks, Fresh Garden Salad , Ziti Marinara, Honey Roasted Ham, Polynesian Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Island Vegetable Medley, Dessert and Coffee, Tea. Free soda on table all day. After Happy Hour, beer and wine are available for $1 per glass. Boutique shopping all day, door prices & 50/50 drawings. Every day is Veteran’s Day. Bus leaves C.C. 9:30 am; Returns to C.C. approx. 5:30 pm Location: Garfield, NJ Cost: $50

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Tue, Aug 26 Empire City Casino Enjoy a day at the casino. Bonus to be announced upon arrival. Bus leaves C.C. at 9 am; Returns to C.C. approx. 4:30 pm.Location Yonkers, NY Cost: $12 Wed, Aug 20: Senior Citizen Recognition Day & Picnic 11am-2pm. Please join us for a day of fun and relaxation. Registration required for free entrance. Open to all senior citizens residing in the Town of Cortlandt. Register at your local Senior Citizen Club in July or by calling 914-5281572. Location: Charles J. Cook Park. CROTON SENIORS Activities The Senior Recreation Program provides an environment for continued learning, social interaction, and enjoyment through a variety of classes, one day courses, special events and trips. Programs are open to all Village and School District residents ages 60 and older. If space permits, non-residents may apply at a slightly higher fee. Senior Club The Croton Seniors gather for weekly meetings on Fridays at 11 AM at the Muni Bldg Community Rm. Beginning Jun 6 through Aug 29, meetings take place at Senasqua Park, weather permitting. Membership is available to all residents of the Village and School District ages 60 and older. Contact Valerie at 2715804 for information. Shopping Trips On the second Thurs of the month, a shopping trip to the Jefferson Valley Mall is open to all Croton Seniors. The dates are: July 10 and August 14. The bus leaves the Municipal Building at 9:30 AM and returns at approx 1:30 PM. To register, contact Valerie at 271-5804. Trips Call 271-5804 for more trip details! Atlantic City Casino and Boardwalk Wed, July 9 LOCAL EXPLORERS: Our Senior Bus departs from the Croton Municipal Build ing parking lot. Call 271-5804 for more trip details! Hudson River Cruise “The River Rose” Thu, July 17 Ridge Hill Shopping Center, Yonkers Wed, Aug 6 SENIOR EXERCISE Dates: Fridays: on-going 10-11 AM Act.# 2060 Sec. 1 or Tuesdays: on-going 11:45am-12:45pm Act.# 2050 Sec. 1 Location: Recreation Conference Room Fee: $35 Village residents -$70 School dist/non-residents (6/1-5/31) Geri Kirsch leads participants through stretching and strengthening, incorporating light aerobics, floor exercises, and dance routines. Anyone wishing to participate in this program must pay the fee which covers the period June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015; program fees are not pro-rated. CROTON FREE LIBRARY BOOK LOVERS CLUB Jul 2, Aug 6 Time: 10-11:30 AM FREE, but registration required. Join us for an energizing discussion of books that will engage and expand your mind and spirit. Books will be available at the library circulation desk and refreshments provided.

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HENDRICK HUDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY Tues, July 29 and Wed, July 30: AARP Defensive Driving 10- 2pm Registration begins July 15 (by phone only) and a $25.00 material fee ($20.00 for current AARP members with member # written on check) is due by July 25. Checks or Money Order ONLY payable to AARP. Arrive early on class day and bring a snack, driver’s license, AARP membership card, and pen. Limited space. OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY Thur, July 17, 24, 31: Senior Benefits Information Centers - SBICs 1:30-3:30pm Do you have questions about Medicare or other senior benefits? Senior Benefits Information Centers (SBICs) help adults age 60 and older, and those caring for the elderly, achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage. Information and counseling is provided about different types of government programs, including federal and state financial assistance programs, and county-wide benefits. This service is a project of the Westchester Library System. This is offered on all Thursdays except the 1st & 2nd of each month Peekskill Seniors Visit the Nurse - Mon & Thurs 12:30-2:30pm Free Blood Glucose Testing– Last Thu of the month by appt.

This strawberry sherbet is light, fresh and not too sweet— the perfect refreshment for warmer weather. It will rival any brand of store-bought in the grocery store. Lush, silky and rosy-hued, this stunning dessert is easy to make, but you do need an ice cream maker. Small freshly picked strawberries are featured in most farmers markets now so you can pass on those large flavorless cross-country imports. There seems to be a bit of confusion between sherbets and sorbets. Sherbets contain cream or milk and have a silky texture. Sorbets do not contain cream or milk and have an icy, yet refreshing, texture. Both are best when they contain no water. This sherbet has an intense strawberry flavor, not too sweet and not too tart and involves no cooking. I think you’ll love it. Ingredients 2 cups hulled strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups whole milk 2 t freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 T vodka Directions 1. Mix together strawberries and sugar. Let sit for ten minutes or so until strawberries absorb sugar and begin to exude their juice. 2. Place in food processor and puree. 3. Press through a sieve to strain out pits. 4. Stir in milk, lemon juice and vodka. 5. Refrigerate at least two hours (or overnight) until mixture is thoroughly chilled. 6. Pour mixture into the container of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Note: the vodka will prevent the sherbet from freezing hard.

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Senior Club, 4 Nelson Ave. 914-734-4254 open Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm Medicare/Insurance Help Thur 10am-12:45pm Speakers9:30am the 2nd Tues of the month in the Activity Rm. Mt. Pleasant Seniors All residents of the Unincorporated Town of Mt. Pleasant who are at least 55 years old are eligible to participate in senior citizen trips Day trips, extended trips and local events are currently being planned. A trip to a Casino is organized once a month. 742-2310 Phelps Hospital Events Wed, July 2: Mind Games 2 – 3:30am Thur, July 10: The Breakfast Club 8:30-10:30am Thur, July 10, 24: Afternoon Bereavement Support Group 2-3:30pm Tues, July 15: Senior Steps 10-11:30am Wed, July 2,16: Blood Pressure Screenings 9:3011:30am 

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Teens Track & Field Meets 4:30-8:30pm. Open to ages 4 thru adult. Field & track events ranging from 50-yard dash to mile run. Youth competition begins at 4:30pm thru age 14, adults at 6:30pm. Ribbons awarded. For more info, call Marica at 739-8325. July 8, 15, 22 at Hen Hud High School. $6 entry fee for unlimited events. CORTLANDT TEEN FREE PROGRAMS Take place at 3 Memorial Dr, Croton. Advanced registration required for all programs at 736-0498. Ice Cream Social Mon, July 7, 7-9pm. FREE but registration required. Grillin N Chillin Wed, July 23. 6-9pm The weather is warm so its time for some outdoor grilling! Stop by for a BBQ and enjoy DJ Randy playing the latest summer hits. FREE. Must preregister. Beat the Heat, Make a Sweet Treat Saturdays in July 2pm FREE. Classes are designed to teach children teh fun and art of baking. We teach lessons that will last a lifetime by learning how to follow a recipe, basic baking and decorating skills, kitchen safety skills and good sanitation tips. Part learning, part eating and a whole lot of fun! Must pre-register. Funky Nail Night 7pm – FREE – Wednesdays in July & August Rock Wall Competition 6-9pm – FREE – Saturdays in July & August

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Weight Room Workouts 6-8pm. FREE Mon-Thu, July & Aug Crazy Cool Craft Corner Mondays in Aug, 6pm. Cool off this summer in the cool craft room. FREE but advanced registration required. Dinner & DJ Wed, Aug 6, 6-9pm. Join us at the Center for some pizza while DJ Randy spins your favorite hits! FREE but registration required. Game Table Tournaments Wednesdays in Aug 6pm. Challenge your friends or the staff in a game of foosball, pool, air hockey or ping pong. Lots of fun competition and great prizes for the winners. FREE. Boredom Busters Thursdays in Aug, 6-8pm. Come for an evening of fun playing board games with your friends and staff. Great prizes will be awarded. FREE Canteen Program Tues & Wed 7-9pm, Fri 8-10:30pm FREE Muriel H. Morabito Community Center, 29 WestBrook Dr, Cortlandt Manor. Open gym, basketball, board games, adn arts & crafts. CUE Fri & Sat 7:30-10:30pm FREE Cortlandt Town Center (in the rear of the bldg by the movie theater) for ALL HS students from Hen Hud, Croton, adn Lakeland. Play pool, ping-pong, nok hockey, foos ball, games. Satellite tv and refreshments. CROTON YOUTH/TEEN PROGRAM Drop In Every Thursday night starting July 10 at the Municipal Bldg for 2013-14 grades 4-8, game room & a movie. Refreshments will be on sale. 7:30-9:30pm. Tuesday Activities 2013-14 Grades 4-8. Reservations highly recommended to guarantee group rate prices for ** activities and to reserve a space on the bus. July 8 **Multiplex Movies Hawthorne – Bus Lvs 6:20 Rtns 10pm Pay for your own movie $3 bus fee July 15 **Playland Amusement Park (reserve by July 13) Bus Lvs. 3:45 Rtns. 9:30 Fee $40 July 22 **The Castle Fun Center Chester, NY (reserve by July 20) Bus Lvs 4:30 Rtns 9:30 Fee $33. Includes: Go-Karts , Mini-Golf, Rock Wall, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, Lazer Maze, Arcade - bring your own money (tokens not included) July 31 No Drop-In Aug. 7 No Drop-In Aug .12 - **Lake Compounce Water and Amusement Park Bristol, CT (reserve by Aug. 10) Bus Lvs 9A.M. Rtns 7 P.M. Fee: $45 Aug. 19 - **Splashdown – Fishkill (please reserve by Aug.17) Bus Lvs 12:30 P.M. Rtns 6:45 Fee: $40 Aug. 21 Last Drop-In for the summer All events are fully chaperoned. Youth Registration form must be on file or bring one with you. Buses leave from and return to the Municipal Building. The buses are driven

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TEENS by Croton-Harmon School Bus Drivers. Reservations are recommended. When making a reservation (271-8562) please leave the participant’s name, (spell the last name), phone #, age, grade and event(s). You will not be called back. A reservation will automatically be made for you. Fees are payable in cash on the day of the trip. There is a $10.00 “no show” fee so be sure to cancel if things change. Call 271-8562 for reservations and updates OPEN GYM: Tuesdays 8:30-10pm PVC New Gym HENDRICK HUDSON LIBRARY Tues, July 8: Drawing Superheroes 6:30 – 7:30pm In this creative drawing program for teens & tweens, Super Artist Paul Merklein draws superheroes from movies, television, and comics. Be inspired to discover you own super powers & have fun drawing! For young people grade 4 (this past year) and up. Wed, July 9: Gluten Free workshop 7- 8pm Wed, July 23: David FunN: Mind Reader 4:30 – 5:30pm David Lawrence has been entertaining audiences for over twenty years and he will entertain you too! His mind reading and ESP show will amaze and astound you as David predicts happenings and tells his audience things that only they thought they knew. For children age 10 and older. Registration begins July 9. Wed, Aug 6: How to Draw Superheroes with Paul Merklein 6:30 pm In this creative drawing program for teens & tweens, Super Artist Paul Merklein draws superheroes from movies, television, and comics. Be inspired to discover you own super powers & have fun drawing! For young people grade 4 (this past year) and up. Registration begins July 23. Thu, Aug 28 & Sept 4 : Hand-Inked and Stamped Paper Cylinder Beads with Sharon Kullberg 6 pm With cylinder beads you can ink, stamp and add messages! During the first session, we'll experiment with making these unique beads; at the second session, you'll be able to make a bookmark, bracelet, earrings, necklace or keychain. $3.00 materials fee payable at registration. For adults & teens grade 6 and up. Registration begins Aug 14. Thu, Sept 11, 6:30 pm – Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist Registration begins and books available! Be sure to pick up your copy to read during the Summer! An engrossing epic tale of danger and suspense—the first of a series. With his trademark skills in worldbuilding, Sanderson has created a magic system that is so inventive and detailed that readers who appreciate games of strategy and tactics just may want to bring Rithmatics to life in our world. Gorgeous gear-driven gadgets and creepy chalk creatures make this unique fantasy a perfect summer read! Another Westchester Battle of the Books choice! Snacks & beverages provided. For teens grade 6 and up.

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Vicki - 914 – 410 - 0151 CROTON FREE LIBRARY Wed, July 9: Earring Design with Joan Lloyd 3-5pm Tweens, express your creative side with artist Joan Lloyd, as she teaches you how to design and bead your very own earrings in this two-hour workshop. Choose from a vast variety of colorful beads to make one-of-a-kind earrings for yourself or a special someone. You’ll also have an opportunity to donate an additional pair of earrings of your own design to a local women’s shelter. Registration required. Sign up in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours. For those going into Grades 5 to 7. COLLEGE FAIRS The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites you to attend a National Fair. Admission representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities are on hand to speak with students one-on-one concerning the process and admissions. At some locations, a variety of workshops are held. Please visit www. gotomyncf.com for a complete listing. It's always a good idea to bring address labels that are preprinted to save time writing out all the info requested on the cards...Name, address, phone number and high school attending.

OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY Fridays: Friday Afternoon Fun & Games 4pm Come check out our Wii games, board games and card games! Saturdays: Beginner Yoga 11-12pm Beginning Yoga for ages 12 and up.

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Mondays: Beginning/Intermediate Yoga 7-8:15pm Mondays: Math Tutoring 6:30-8:30pm Tuesdays: Chess 4-5pm COLLEGE FAIRS The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites you to attend a National Fair. Admission representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities are on hand to speak with students one-on-one concerning the process and admissions. At some locations, a variety of workshops are held. Please visit www. gotomyncf.com for a complete listing. It's always a good idea to bring address labels that are preprinted to save time writing out all the info requested on the cards...Name, address, phone number and high school attending. 

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For more about these schools, go to momoffersmore.com All Aboard - A Child Care Education Center 255 North Highland Ave. Ossining, NY 10562, 914-923-1700 Director, Jennifer Kapfer, allaboardchildcare.com, Asbury Play & Learn 17 Old Post Road South, Croton-onHudson, NY 10520. 914-271-3628, Director, Jodi Hanlon Childrenspace - 119 Maple St, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 914-271-5056 Child’s World Academy - 50 Dayton Ln., Peekskill, NY 10566 914-930-2659, tutortimepeekskill.com, Director, Kelly Debald Circle School - 56 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, crotoncircleschool.co, 914-271-8950 Director, Marie Fabian Croton Community Nursery School - 25 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. 914-271-4451, Director, Barbara Swanson, crotoncommunity.org Croton Montessori - P.O Box 84, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, 914-271-4503, crotonmontessori.com, Director, Cristina Laranjeira First Hebrew Nursery School - 1821 Main St. Peekskill, NY 10566 914-739-0504 Happy Hearts - 10 Old Post Rd South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 914-271-0021 Director, Desiree Drapala Holy Name of Mary Montessori School - 110 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, 914-271-5182 hnmmontessori.org, Director, Jeanne Marie Gagnon Key Pre K and K Montessori School® - 2223 Maple Ave. Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567, 914-737-1391  Director Marcia Royce Montrose Child Care Center - FDR VA Hospital Bldg. 29, Montrose, NY 10548, 914-734-2745, Director Eileen Scerra eileenscerra@mcccny.org Morning Star Day Care - 18 North 1st St. Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Director/Owner Tina Langsam 914.736.0398 morningstardaycare.net Mt. Airy Nursery School - 2124 Albany Post Rd, PO Box 463, Montrose, NY 10548, Mary-Ann Feller, Director 914- 736-1447, mountairyschool.com Sunset Nursery Church of the Divine Love 80 Sunset Rd, Montrose, NY 10548, 914-737-1818 sunsetnurseryschool.org, Director, Melissa Wassil Temple Israel Early Childhood Center - 31 Glengary Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, 914-271-4705, Director, Sheila Edelson The Garden Road School - at the Mohegan Colony Schoolhouse, 99 Baron De Hirsch Road, Crompound, NY, 914-526-4033 Through the Looking Glass Center 275 Church Street, Buchanan, NY 10511. 914-788-1002, Owner, Janet Williams

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We’ve been busy in your neighborhood--here are a few of the properties that have shown recent activity. If you are considering putting your home on the market or looking to purchase a home, please contact us at Prudential River Towns Real Estate.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Brick Colonial

Recently Reduced

In prestigious Cortlandt Chase. Spacious open floor plan, gourmet kitchen. 1.06 acre property. 22 Red Oak Lane, Cortlandt Manor

Beautiful well-built Farmhouse Colonial w/wrap-around front porch. Great for entertaining. Close to Village. 169 Mount Airy Road W., Croton

$770,000

$739,000

Renovated Home

Lakeside Retreat

Peaceful country retreat on cul-de-sac. Lots of natural light. Sunset views from in-ground pool. 225 Hessian Hills Road, Croton

Original 1938 home w/additions and renovations done. Nature lover's dream setting. 262 Furnace Dock Road, Cortlandt

$709,000

$639,900

Recently Reduced

Sunset Views

Beautiful Colonial in Village. Meticulously maintained. Living room w/fireplace, large level yard. 40 Elmore Avenue, Croton

Spectacular Contemporary w/sweeping mountain views. Great for entertaining. Easy NYC commute. 8 Hilltop Drive, Cortlandt Manor

$595,000

$560,000

River Towns Real Estate info@rivertownsrealty.com 914-271-3300 914-739-5300 www.RiverTownsRealty.com

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