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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. Tot Tuesdays at LegoLand Discovery Center 10am-2pm Guests will get to enjoy the attraction's range of interactive experiences, including its 4D cinema, two LEGO amusement rides and MINILAND, the venue's signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Free Wi-Fi will be available for parents at the attraction. Ridge Hill in Yonkers Wednesdays: Volunteer Appreciation Night at Local Restaurants Check the website for details: www.ThankYouForCaring. com Thursdays: Mahjongg Club at the Mt. Kisco Library 1pm. Fridays: Community Yoga Instant Karma!Community Yoga to Supprt C.H.O.P. (Caring for the Homeless in Peekskill) Be guided through an all


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ON GOING ACTIVITIES Hands-On Egg Collecting 11 AM and 12 PM. $10/person. html Insider’s Tour 2:30 PM. See Friday description www. Sundays Cortlandt Youth Center Open Ages 7-10 only from 1-5pm. Parents must stay with their child. 3 Memorial Dr, Croton 10520. Teaching Trails: A Community Path for Environmental Education 11:30am Greenburgh Nature Center FREE Every Sunday in May. More Activities Lightscapes Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. LIGHTSCAPES is an elegantly enchanting evening event featuring all-original sculpture designed and hand-made on site. May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-25, 30-31 at Van Cortlandt Manor Mary Poppins May 8-July 27, Westchester Broadway Theatre $54

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shirt. Register in advance at Walk-ins welcome. Sat, May 3: Animals on the List! 11am-12pm Teatown $5/person Pre-registration required; call 914-762-2912 x110. Sat, May 3: Peekskill's Annual Fishing Derby 9am There will be prizes for the largest fish caught, and the most fish caught. Lake Mitchell, Depew Park. (Registration begins at 8:30am) Children age 14 and under. $5 residents/ $10 non-residents. Peekskill Parks & Rec Dept. (914) 734-7275 / Sat, May 3: Joan Rivers 6pm Paramount Hudson Valley Sat, May 3: A Pig Across Paris 12pm, 4pm, 7:50pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sat, May 3: Sheep Shearing Day 10am-3pm Stone Barns $25;

$15 children ages 2-14; free for children younger than 14 Sat, May 3: Pickpocket 2pm, 6pm, 9:45pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sat, May 3: The Freshman 2:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sat, May 3: Contemporary Blues Guitar with Murali Coryell Band 9:30pm-12:30 am – $12 Fee, $6 with dinner. 12 Grapes Sat, May 3: Bird Banding 8am Westmoreland Sanctuary Sat, May 3: Cooking Class – Tercio De Mayo 3-4:30pm – Hudson Valley Hospital (914) 737-9000 Sat, May 3: The Sensory Sprint – Westchester’s First 2.5K Obstacle Run 10am - 4pm This all-inclusive outdoor family fun event will be an athletically challenging 2.5 kilometer run for individuals of all ages and abilities. The day will also feature field games, a stage with live music, as well as popular local food purveyors and beverage providers. Register: 914-752-4992 or WeeZee World, Chappaqua Crossing, 480 N. Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514 Sat, May 3: SPCA Walkathon 10am-2pm First, you can high-tail it on a scenic 2.5 mile walk around the park. Then enjoy live music, fabulous food & refreshments for people and their canine friends, games and crafts for the kids and shopping in our vendor village.


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HAPPENINGS Remember, you can also register on-site the day of the event. Sat, May 3: Better Late Than Never: Garden Planning 1pm Hilltop Hanover Farm. Registration is required www. Sat, May 3: Drumming for Dollars Silent Auction 4:30pm Christ Church, Tarrytown. Suggested Donation. Sat, May 3: Neighbors Link Annual Festival de Primavera Gala "An Evening at the Kentucky Derby" 5pm. at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor. Proceeds from the event will benefit Neighbors Link Northern Westchester, a not-for-profit community center in Mt. Kisco, NY that provides education and employment opportunities for immigrant families in Northern Westchester. For tickets, pricing and information, visit or contact Laura Newman or 914-666-3410, ext.14. $250 Sat, May 3: Westchester Boating Course & Jetski License All day. $60 Croton Yacht Club www.NYBoatingSafety. com Continued on page 18


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Sat, May 3: Briarcliff Congregational Church Rummage Sale 9am-4pm. 30 South State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Sat, May 3: Great Laughs for a Great Cause 6:30pm Improv comedy. Ossining High School Auditorium. Reception to follow at the Ossining Public Library. Buy tickets: www. Sat, May 3: Gardening 101 9:30am-12noon. Lasdon Park putnam Sat, May 3: Tri-County Heart Walk in Bear Mtn 10:30am-2pm Sat, May 3: "Family Reunion" 8pm Woodward Hall Theatre, Pace University Sat, May 3: Gan Shabbat Service 10:30am-12pm Bet Torah Nursery School, Mt. Kisco Sat, May 3: Cinco de Mayo Celebration on North Division Street in Peekskill from 1-11pm. Sun, May 4: Mother’s Day Market place from 10am-4pm.

This free event with free parking features multiple vendors for great purchases! Bethel Courtyard, 67 Springvale Rd. Croton on Hudson. Sun, May 4: Mother/Daughter Hike @ Cliffdale Farm 10am. Teatown Lake Reservation Free for members, $5 for non-members. Programs require pre-registration. To register, call 914-762-2912 x 110. Sun, May 4: RJCC Children's Carnival 11am - 4pm Games, rides and refreshments for all ages include Bumper Cars, Trackless Train Ride, Zipline, Deluxe Carousel, Rock Climbing, Bouncy Castles galore, Face Painting, Balloon Making, Frannie’s Goodie Shop, Pizza and Ice Cream Truck and much more! Free entertainment includes: 11am - Magician John Turdo 12pm - Miz Liz’s Variety Show 1pm - Sports Games and Relays with Soundview Sports 1pm - Fairy & Pirate Show 2pm - Come ‘N Drum 3pm - Music with Tyler Miller 3:304pm - Yom Haatzmaut with Koby (Israel Independence Day) Proceeds support programs for children with special needs and their families at the Rosenthal JCC. Advance discount ticket purchase can me made at www. Rain Date May 18th Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, 10570 Continued on page 20

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Sun, May 4: Immigrant Stone Workers, 1892-1905: A Walking Tour of the New Croton Dam 11am Meet near the restrooms at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt 10567 (there may be a parking fee to enter the park). Contact: Laura Compagni-Sabella,, or call 646-670-3947. Sun, May 4: Classic Car Show 10am-4pm (Rain date May 18th) at the Ossining Train Station. Fun for the entire family! Food, soda, coffee – music by live DJ. Donation: $5 each, or 5 for $20. (Registration: 8 a.m. to 12 noon) For more information, contact Mike at (914) 403-5244. Sun, May 4: Blood Drive 9am-3pm Croton Harmon High School. For Appointment call (914) 271-7645, 8449 or 3010 or email Donors must be over 16 & under 76, at least 110 pounds & healthy. Written parent’s permission is required for 16 year olds & doctor’s permission for those 76 & older. All must provide an official form of identification.

Sun, May 4: MHA On The Move 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Kids’ Race 8am – FDR Stat Park. For more info & to registrer visit Sun, May 4: Spring Hike Around Hilltop Hanover 10am Join Hilltop Hanover naturalist Wilson Chang for a guided hike around the property. Learn all about Westchester's local flora and fauna on this two hour walk through the woods. FREE Sun, May 4: Go the Distance Walk & Family Fun Day 8am. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Valhalla. The day’s main event is a one-mile, non-competitive walk. Before and after the walk there will be live entertainment, games and activities for all ages. No registration fee! Sun, May 4: Garden Conservancy Open Days 10am-3pm Mt. Kisco $10 *Sun, May 4: Bingo! 6:30-7:30pm, Every other Sunday at Yorktown Jewish Center (914) 245-2324. Doors open at 5pm. Call 914-2452324, Sun, May 4: Hudson Craft Collective Show 11am-4pm Muriel H. Morabito Community Center, Cortlandt. Sun, May 4: Ragtime 11:45am Westchester Broadway Theater

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Sun, May 4: Diabolique 12pm, 5pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sun, May 4: The Freshman 12:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sun, May 4: Lola Montès 2:30pm, 7:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Mon, May 5: Not-for-Profit Leadership Summit XII 8am. Doubletree in Tarrytown. shtml Mon, May 5: Lisa Williams 8pm Tarrytown Music Hall Mon, May 5: A Pig Across Paris 1:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Mon, May 5: Diabolique 3:30pm, 6pm Jacob Burns Film Center Tue, May 6: Discovering Your Life's Purpose 6:30-8pm Hen Hud Free Library Call 739-5654 to register. Tues, May 6: Lola Montès 2:15pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:55pm Jacob Burns Film Center Tues, May 6: Calling All Singers Phelps Hospital - Whether you are a professionally trained or avocational singer, this participatory workshop instructs you on safe vocal warm-ups & optimal vocal hygiene. Leah

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Tue, May 6: Nuts and Bolts of Making Your Money Last Through Retirement 6-8pm For reservations, contact Ellen Woods at or (914) 366-3937. Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Wed, May 7: Spring and Summer Wildflowers 1pm Briarcliff Manor Garden Club, 48 Macy Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 FREE 432-8529 Wed, May 7: Voici le Temps des Assassins (Deadlier Than Male) 7:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Wed, May 7: Spring & Summer Wildflowers 1pm Briarcliff Manor Garden Club, 48 Macy Rd. Annual membership $30 Must call first before attending a meeting: 432-8529 Wed, May 7: The Water Engine 7-9pm Ossining Public Library. M&M Productions FREE but registration requested. Wed, May 7: Night of the Comet 7:45pm Jacob Burns Film Center Thur, May 8: Hair 8pm Tarrytown Music Hall Thur, May 8: Mary Poppins 11:15am, 6:15pm Westchester Broadway Theater

Thurs, May 8: Diabolique 2pm Jacob Burns Film Center Thurs, May 8: Pickpocket 4:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Thu, May 8: Annual Experience Science & Innovations Fair 5:30-7:30pm – Hands on activities to learn about the fun World Of Science. Enjoy food & refreshments to support PTA, Croton Harmon Tiger Spirit Wear available.

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6am. FREE To register, call 914-762-2912 x110. Teatown Sat, May 10: Riverkeeper Sweep 2014 8-11am. Help clean up Croton Point Park. Registered volunteers are eligible for raffle prizes from Hudson River Recreation, Storm King Adventure Tours, Hudson River Expeditions and others. Registered volunteers also receive an invitation to Sweep to Your Brewery for a free beverage after the cleanup at Peekskill Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., or one of several other participating businesses. Contact Riverkeeper at

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8pm Tarrytown Music Hall Sat, May 10: Touchez Pas au Grisbi 12pm, 4pm, 8pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sat, May 10: Eyes Without a Face 2pm, 6pm, 10pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sat, May 10: Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers One of our favorite annual events! Morris dancing is a form of English folk dancing dating back to the 15th Century. To get an idea of the group, check out their Facebook page: The Danish Home, Croton-On-Hudson. Call for details: 271-3052 or visit Sat, May 10: Craft Fair 9am-4pm Cortlandt Ambulance Co. Kings Ferry Rd & Albany Post Rd (next to Cortlandt Ambulance Corp.) Montrose Sat, May 10: Old Croton Aqueduct at Ossining -- Weir Tour 10am Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center Sat, May 10: HHCEF Healthy on the Hudson 5K Race/ Walk 9am-12noon. The Health Expo will feature Healthy Food & Product Demos & Sales, Healthy Lifestyle Info, Kids' Obstacle Course, Westchester County Fitness Mobile. Sat, May 10: Kashmir-Led Zeppelin Tribute Show 9pm Paramount

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Think on Hudson offers after-school programs, vacation and summer camps, and weekend activities designed to entertain students, while helping them explore their interests and supporting them academically. Director and head instructor Garry Channing holds an M.A. in Math from the University of Wisconsin and a M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia. He has taught at the University of Illinois and he currently also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Pace.


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Sat, May 10: Fishing Derby @ Sparkle Lake 10am-1pm Award Certificates will be given out fo rvarious categories. Participants must supply their own drop line / fishing pole and hooks. Bait is available from the Rec Dept. Children ages 5-14. PRE-REGISTER by calling the recreation office at 914-245-4650 $5 for residents / $10 for non-residents Sat, May 10: Jon Bates Band 9:30pm-12:30am – Party & dance music. 12 Grapes - $12 Fee, $6 with dinner Sat, May 10: Maternity Fair at Jefferson Valley Mall 11am-2pm - If you’re planning on having a baby, this is the place to be. Meet OBs and midwives and pediatricians at our speed dating event. We’ll even supply the questions in case you’re not sure what to ask. Learn about products and services from a variety of vendors and see the latest products in our baby gadget and gear demonstration. There will be music and entertainment for the kids as well as prizes, giveaways and much more. This year, we’ve added a special event “Daddy Olympics” in which new and prospective dads can compete to win a $500 gift certificate. The number of competitors is limited so we encourage dads to sign up for the Daddy Olympics in advance. Con-



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tact Hudson Valley Hospital for details: 914-737-9000 Sat, May 10: International Migratory Bird Day Celebration 2pm. Greenburgh Nature Center Sat, May 10: Spring Family Art 2pm. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art $2 family members/ $5 non-members Sat, May 10: Muslim Journey's Book Discussion 2:30pm Mt. Kisco Library Sat, May 10: Katonah Museum Diamon Jubilee 6:30pm. Cocktails & Auction followed by Dinner & Dancing Sat, May 10: Briarcliff Manor Garden Club Plant Sale 9am-1pm Well Fargo Bank parking lot, 1050 Pleasantville Rd. Sat, May 10: Family Fun Workshop 12-1:30pm Drop in for a unique art experience the whole family will enjoy! Art, games, and a little art history lesson designed for all ages. $20 Sat, May 10: Deck and Patio Staining 10-11:30am Home Depot Sat, May 10: Playland Opening Day 12-7pm $15 opening day admission special; free children ages 2 and younger. Parking $7 Sat, May 10: Spring Fling Wine Tasting Fundraiser 7-10pm Table 9—92 Roa Hook Road, Cortlandt. Dinner Continued on page 26

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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—Wine Tasting—Raffles —Auction $75 per person http:// Sat, May 10: Mothers and Others Tea Musicale 1pm Caramoor Center for Music Sat, May 10: Taghkanic Chorale's Concert Ageless Beauty 8pm Presbyterian Chruch of Mt. Kisco $25/ adults, $22/ seniors and students, $12/children under 12. For tickets and info, 914-737-6707 or Sat, May 10: Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers at the Danish Home Sat, May 10: Concert with Shuly Nathan 8pm Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy Avenue, Tarrytown Sat, May 10: Placemat Making 11:30am-1pm $30 Sat-Sun, May 10-11: RWVA Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship & Heritage Clinic 10-11am - $10 per shooter per day Payable at the range Sun, May 11: Concert featuring the Hudson Bells 3-4pm, Ossining Public Library Sun, May 11: Animal Moms 2pm Greenburgh Nature Center Members $5; Non-mem-

bers $8 Sun, May 11: How to Build a Paver Path 1-2:30pm Home Depot Sun, May 11: Mary Poppins 11:45am, 5:15pm Westchester Broadway Theater Sun, May 11: Orpheus 12pm, 5pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sun, May 11: The Freshman 12:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sun, May 11: The Wages of Fear 2pm, 7pm Jacob Burns Film Center Mon, May 12: Viva Las Leyendas 6:15 pm Westchester Broadway Theater Mon, May 12: Bob le Flambeur 1pm, 3:10pm, 5:15pm Jacob Burns Film Center Mon, May 12: Cooking Class – What’s In A Label? 3-4:30pm – From “Free-Range” to “Organic”, today’s supermarkets are packed with labels & marketing claims. This informative overload can create confusion & might give you false impressions of where & how your food is produced. Jamie Moore is Director of Sourcing & sustainability for Cura Hospitality, the company that provides local ingredients for our hospital’s food service. As a guest instructor, Jamie will explore the real meaning behind many common food labels. Contact Hudson Valley Hospital - (914) 737-9000

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Mon, May 12: Addressing Confusion Over Breast Cancer Screening 6-7pm – Recent studies contradicting standard medical advice that women over 40 receive an annual mammogram has caused some confusion over when women should start having their annual screening for breast cancer. In this seminar, Dr. Melita Charles of Ashikari Breast Center will talk about the importance of annual screenings & latest developments in breast cancer prevention & treatment. Contact Hudson Valley Hospital – (914) 737-9000 Tues, May 13: Westchester Invitational Golf Tournament 9am. Hudson National Golf Club Cost is $1250 per golfer. or 845.440.2521. Tues, May 13: The Hit Men 6:15 pm Westchester Broadway Theater

Tue, May 13: Central Park Sightings 6am. Teatown FREE To register, call 914-762-2912 x110. Tues, May 13: The Wages of Fear 1pm, 4pm, 7pm Jacob Burns Film Center Tue, May 13: Amercian Icons Lecture Series 7pm Caramoor Center The Mind and Music of George Gershwin Tue, May 13: Camera Club 4pm Mt. Kisco Library. FREE Tues, May 13: A Pig Across Paris 4pm Jacob Burns Film Center Tue, May 13: Power Lunch Seminar - How Intellectual Property laws can be used to protect valuable business assets12-1pm Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Tue, May 13: Farmer's Market 11am-4pm Hudson Valley Hospital Center Wed, May 14:Orpheus 1pm, 3:10pm, 5:20pm Jacob Burns Film Center Wed, May 14: Tavernier’s ’Round Midnight 7:15pm Jacob Burns Film Center Wed, May 14: Touchez Pas au Grisbi 7:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Wed, May 14: Sierra Club 7pm Greenburgh Nature Center Continued on page 37

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Creative Food Ideas for Your Little Ones!


eeding children is decidedly different than feeding anyone else on the planet. This is no surprise to anyone responsible for nourishing little ones. We all can use some strategies in addition to new menu suggestions. In (pre-mama) years past, I never gave any credibility to the power of character-themed snacks and other seeming gimmicks to get children to eat. In my wondered why this was necessary. In fact, ovation foolish naivete, *BoilerI Cleaning purchasing Disney-inspired vicing *Peerless Boilers foods and/or other “kid foods” was one of those things (I had on that totally theoretical *Gas Installation list) I vowed I’d never do once I was a mother. *Bradford White Heaters

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butterflies; I’ve used cookie cutters to transform corn tortillas into fun chips and I’ve used simple cookie cutters to make eating bread even more fun! The shapes and fun forms that I presented the food in really helped. As did using fun little plates and bowls. You can even try some new foods while experimenting with fun little shapes!!!Here are some pics of some foods the kids have loved. I’d love to see what you come up with!! Sharon N’Diaye is the teacher of “Cooking With Kids” offered at The Ajna Center for Wellness & Community in Croton-on-Hudson and New Era Creative Space in Peekskill. She teaches hands-on cooking classes for small chefs 3-6 years old, cooking lessons for girl scout troops and birthday parties. She can be reached at or on Facebook at Sharon’s Barefoot Books and Small Cooks.




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Our camp is a fantastic mix of travel, health and wellness with adventure! This year, our camp will visit The Clis, Liberty Science Center, Fishkill Farms, Adventure Rope Climbing, the just to name a some of many destinations! Our camp is designed for ages 6-13 and is focused on healthy physical activities and engaging educational experiences. For more information: 914-271-0027

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Wed, May 14: Mary Poppins 11:15am Westchester Broadway Theater Wed, May 14: Ladies Night with Rich Kelly 7-10pm – Free Admission, Dinner specials from 5:30, Drink Specials from 7, Live music 8-10. 12 Grapes Thur, May 15: How to Build an Herb Tower Container Garden 6:30-8pm Home Depot Thur, May 15: Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries 3:30pm and 6:30pm Tarrytown Music Hall Thu, May 15: Chamber Event - Mets/Yankee Game 5:30-11pm $80 includes: Ticket, and Bus Transportation from Peekskill, Beverages on Bus www.hvgatewaychamber. com Thur, May 15: Mary Poppins 11:15am, 6:15pm Westchester Broadway Theater Thur, May 15: Touchez Pas au Grisbi 1pm Jacob Burns Film Center Thur, May 15: ROH Live: Nabucco 2pm Jacob Burns Film Center Thur, May 15: Eyes Without a Face 3pm, 7:35pm Jacob Burns Film Center Thur, May 15: Community Matters: GMO OMG

7:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center *Thu, May 15: Moms Mingling 9:30-11:30am This is a support group for new moms, dads, caregivers, and babies 0-6 months old. (3rd Thursday of each month) RSVP to Jennifer@familycaredoulas. com FREE Fri, May 16: Couples Cooking 7-9pm – Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights - (914) 962-2368, $95 per couple

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Modern Parenting in the

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A Balancing Act


arenting in the digital age definitely has more ups and downs compared to when life was simpler and technology only consisted of TV and the radio. These days, kids are learning how to use tablets, cellphones, gadgets and the like as they learn how to walk and talk. But paradoxically, today’s technology is both a benefit and a distraction from everyday life. The duality of today’s technology is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s great to see kids learning the art of multitasking at a very young age. On the other hand, kids may develop ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) or, in less severe circumstances, a short attention span. Technology can be a good makeshift distraction and baby-sitter when a child is bored and his parent is too busy juggling other things to keep a full eye on him, but if this practice becomes a habit, the child won’t be able to appreciate the simpler things in life, such as reading books, playing with other kids, sports and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, etc. Suffice to say that parenting in today’s modern world is more challenging than ever. How can a parent find a happy medium and balance the yin and yang of technology, and more importantly, harness it to enrich their kids’ lives? Here are a few ideas:

kid-friendly apps and programs out there; it’s all just a matter of making sure which is parent-approved and can be both fun and educational for kids.

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• Spend “techie time” with kids. One of the benefits of technology is the proliferation of e-books, making literature so much more accessible. Download e-versions of classic kids’ books such as those by Dr. Seuss, bible stories, fun animal facts, etc. Read them together during bedtime as a way to bond with your kid and also educate him about the world and beyond.

• Set limits. It’s crucial to exercise control and discipline when allowing kids to watch TV, use the computer, or play games on tablets. Too much exposure can result in a sedentary lifestyle and obesity, and may even impair their social skills development. So treat those “techie time” as you would when doling out candy — in moderation. Eric and Michelle, parents to two boys, say that they ban mobile phones and other gadgets at the table during mealtimes. “We explain to our sons the importance of talking in person when we’re all together instead of each one doing his own thing, like playing games on their iPad and smartphone,” shares Michelle. “I appreciate how technology makes everything more convenient and accessible, but too much of it can cut in on our time together as a family,” adds Eric. • Screen the programs they watch and the apps or games they use. Don’t give kids free rein to download apps or give them unlimited access to websites. Set passwords that only you know so you can exercise “censorship” before allowing your child to download a certain app, watch a video on YouTube, or visit a website. There are plenty of

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•Demonstrate how technology keeps people connected. Kerry’s parents live in another state while her sister resides in another country. Yet, despite the distance, they remain close, thanks to Skype and FaceTime. Kerry’s 3-year-old daughter, Keisha, chats with her grandparents and aunt practically everyday. “When I showed her how we could talk and see each other at the same time, Keisha was so awed,” shares Kerry. “Now, she’s always asking me to call up our relatives so she could chat with them, sing By Kim Bjorge, Photographer, Potter, Wildlife Rehabilitator songs together, and make silly faces at each other. It’s amazing, really, how closer we’ve all become because of technology.”

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Fri, May 16: Ossining's Got Talent 7pm Ossining HS Auditorium Fundraiser for the Riley Saper Foundation scholarship fund. Fri, May 16: Rififi 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Fri, May 16: Mary Poppins 6:15pm Westchester Broadway Theater Fri, May 16: Vegan Curiou*Fri, May 16: Free Fridays Parent-Child Play Date 11am-12Noon Come meet other families with children 18 to 36 months! There will be various enriching activities where adults can engage with their children and with each other. RSVP online at or email Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch Fri, May 16: Comedy Night 7pm Piazza Roma, Mohegan Lake. $34.95 Dinner & Show Fri, May 16: Joint Lunch Meeting with Yorktown Chamber Special Guest Speaker NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli 12noon. $20 Fri, May 16: Vegan Curious Event 7-10pm Ajna Wellness Center. Information for those that are curious about aVegan lifestyle, snacks and Vegan wine

tasting. Book reading and signing by Shanti Urreta, Author of Dear World See WhatI See. FREE Sat, May 16: Kim Russo, The Happy Medium 8pm Paramount Sat, May 16: Croton Harmon HS Theater Production 7pm. CHHS Sun, May 17: Get your landscape, and pests, under control 10-11:30am Home Depot Sat, May 17: Under the Stars/ Croton Harmon Education Foundation It will be held at the Senasqua Lodge in Croton Point Park. $100. Ticket prices will be also be available the day of the event for $125. Sat, May 17: Westchester Symphonic Winds “Hymns, Sacred and Profane” 8pm Tarrytown Music Hall Sat, May 17: Family ArtsBash 12-5pm. A day of fun for the whole family featuring children’s workshops and activities such as face painting, ceramics and cookie decorating. Children can explore ArtsWestchester’s newest exhibition, “STEAM,” on its opening day, watch artists at work in their studios and win fun prizes! $3 per person suggested donation. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains. RSVP: 4284220, Continued on page 40



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Sat, May 17, Sun, May 18: 9am -12pm Croton AYSO Soccer Registration Event! Come to the Black Cow, 4 Old Post Rd South in Croton and register your child to play in the Fall 2014- Spring 2015 season. Drills and pick up games will be held at Vassallo park.

Sat, May 17: Wagon Road Camp is having Family Fun Day! Event is from 12-4pm (raindate Sun May 18th). Family Fun Day is a free event. It is "a day at camp". We will have the high ropes course open, horse rides, bouncy castle, face painting, art and crafts, cooking, music and snacks and more. Wagon road is located at The address is: Wagon Road Camp 431 Quaker Road Chappaqua, NY 10514 Wagon Road Summer Camp has direct bus pick up and drop off at Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton during the camp season. Contact, Sat, May 17: Mary Poppins 6:15pm Westchester Broadway Theater Sat, May 17: Casque d’Or 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sat, May 17: Staying Healthy Is Easier Than You Think 10am-3:30pm – Program presented by a certified natural health consultant & nutritional counselor. Topics include help choosing foods suited to individual; importance of hydration; sweeteners; minerals; osteoporosis & anti inflammatory diet; & what to look for in a good nutritional counselor. Mariandale, Ossining – Special Price $30-$40 (as you are able) Sat, May 17: Women’s Soul Stories Continued on page 42

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

MAY: Kid-Time at Kidville, Thurs, May 1, 3:30-5:00PM Explore this fun, bright, new and colorful kid-friendly venue. Discuss what Judaism has to say about developing gratitude. Kidville, 145 Kisco Ave., Mt. Kisco $5/child JCC Children’s Carnival, Sunday, May 4, 11-4PM, games and rides, Israel Independence Day Celebration, 3:30-5PM, Israeli music, food and crafts, FREERosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville Sesame Street Shabbat Fri, May 16, 5:30-7:00PM. Sing and meet your favorite Sesame street character, and decorate a cupcake. Celebrate Spring Shabbat Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, 2966 Crompond Road, Yorktown $5/person, $20/ family. Israeli Picnic with Yoav, Wed, May 28, 5:30-7PM Enjoy Israeli food while getting up to date on the latest developments in Israel. Get your questions answered and meet Yoav, our local Shaliach (ambassador) from Israel. Play area open with supervision for the kids. Place: TBD, $5/person, $20/ family

Private and group lessons on piano, strings, woodwinds, guitar, and voice. All ages. Join us for a free concert!

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ell, here it is...spring. This is the time I start that yearning again. How badly I long for diapers, strollers, bottles and sleepless nights. How I wish I could go through the blessing of paperwork and gathering photos for potential birthmothers. Oh, how I wish I could meet another family and answer questions about how wonderful my family is and how terrific my kids are. How we all want another child in our family. Adding kids to kids. Seems like it could change the whole dynamic and “upset the apple cart” as my grandmother would say. But, your home and heart expands and molds to fit the new shape of the new family!

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Hands-on educational enrichment company Holy Name of Mary Montessori School for sale. 914-271-5182 Great business opportunity for teachers, artists, performers or Fostering a Love of Learning naturalists who love working with young children. So many people who do not want to actually go “biological’ but want to add to their family by adoption Learning Programs areEarly designed for often question and understandably worry about what the new child would do their family dynamic. The truth is, life Programs elementary schools, libraries and is change. A new job with different hours, can mess up the from 6curriculum. weeks to 5 yrs schedule. The entering of puberty throws a household into camps to enhance turmoil for years until you adjust and go with it. Mitchell Lipton serves as Dean of Admissions and Records and Registrar at Cooper Union. Mitchell Current customer base is 40+ schools Limited openings In our household, for us, spring means, FOSTERING! We in Westchester for and2014 CT. break out the pack and play, sterilize bottles, buy formula and wash the animal sheets and towels and wait for the Turnkey operation priced to call for the kittens. Last year we had four litters. The first ones were 18 hours old and we were up every hour and for a personal sell at Call justToday $49k. a half for WEEKS!!! We worried, bathed, fed, medicated of our facility and mothered those kittens for 9 weeks! It is a mixed bag Contact Steve attour 917-647-0689. when they leave us Anne for their forever Wefrom feelDenmark so DiFini, LMSW home. is originally and has a background in Early Childhood (914) Development.   734-2745 good that we gave them such a strong and happy start and we are thrilled that they are going to great homes. For me that is it. I am thrilled to be done for a while but my kids want them to stay and they beg to keep them. We always remind them that we will not keep any because there will always be more kittens!

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9:30am-12:30pm – Stories carry energy, healing & wisdom. Tap into your inner self through myth & fairy tale. Recognize your instincts, creativity & wisdom. The session will consist of listening to a story, quiet reflection, response from your own life experience & ritual. Background will be shared from “Women Who Run With The Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. (It is not necessary to read the book.) Mariandale, Ossining – Presenter: Ancilla Keinberger. Special Price $25-$35 (as you are able) Sat, May 17: CHoP Comedy Night “Laughin’ For A Reason” 7pm - Hors d’oeuvres; Show starts promptly at 8pm. Holy Name Of Mary Church, Croton-On-Hudson. $50 tickets include hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, dessert, coffee & tea Reservations: Kathleen Spencer (914) 736-2636 or Sat, May 17: Walk4Hearing 10am FDR State Park Sat, May 17: Vegtable Kits for Novice Gardeners 10am Hilltop Hanover Farm Sat, May 17: Staying Healthy Is Easier than You Think 10am-3pm $40

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Renewing Your Relationship Just in Time for Spring


ust as we welcome the onset of spring, and all that it represents as a time of renewal, change, and rebirth, it is also an opportune time to put some of that fresh energy back into our romantic relationships. It is time to shake off some of the slumber of the winter months and rediscover and celebrate our partners or spouses. Spring is perfect for rediscovering some of the interests that couples share.  Think about the things you enjoy doing or used to enjoy doing.  If you want, have each of you make a list of five things and see where you match up, or see which things you can open yourself up to in order to share that with your partner.  Raising children is not enough of a shared interest to hold a marriage together in a satisfying and fulfilling way.  So, make some time to spend together, without the kids!  Sure, going out to dinner is fine, but so is going to the gym together, taking a painting class, going hiking, building a deck, going to hear a band, or volunteering for a cause together.  The key word here is sharing time together. The other way to renew a relationship is to get some of the things you are bottling up out and discussed.  Resolution breeds intimacy, so take a chance and process through.  Ask for the things you need, but ask in a way that doesn’t sound like an attack for what was missing, but a request for what would be positive if it was added.  Don’t forget to be attentive to things your partner has been asking you for directly or indirectly.  Do the things… Say the words.  One of my favorite phrases is, “How can I be helpful?”  As nice as it is to have someone ask you that, it is just as nice to ask that of your loved one.  It also makes it very clear what is needed, and how to fulfill that need.

The bedroom is another place to bring a fresh outlook. Sexuality and intimacy is the glue that bonds romantic relationships together.  There are many things we do with our friends and family, but only certain things that we do only with our mates.  It is one of the ways we define two people as a couple.  Talk to your partner about sex and intimacy. Use a vocabulary that you feel comfortable with, but don’t talk about it in bed.  Find a time when you are both relaxed and the house is quiet.  Also, doing something new can spark a tired or nonexistent sex life.  Sleep naked, take a shower together, give a massage, play a strip game (Cards, Backgammon, Trivia, it doesn’t matter), buy a new sex toy, initiate sex (if you don’t usually), role play.  Nothing is dirty, or silly, or trite if you both enjoy it.  Remember that giving pleasure is pleasurable…don’t be withholding. Very often I hear clients say, why does it have to be me?  Why do I have to make the first move?  Why do I have to do all the work?  It is not unusual for one person to bear more of the emotional responsibility of the relationship. Try not to think of it as a bad thing.  As relationships grow and mature, and more things are verbalized and processed, much of that responsibility becomes second nature to both partners. So, go out and smell the spring flowers, and while you are at it, bring home a bouquet! Leslie Fabian is a NYS licensed Individuals and Couples Psychotherapist with over 22 years of private practice. Leslie Fabian, MSW, LCSW, New York, NY; Croton on Hudson, NY,, 917-620-0524.


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pring is finally here! Yeah! With Spring comes beautiful weather. We can finally get out of the house without having to bundle up. Spring also brings new stresses. In addition to the regular everyday busy-ness, add in the new sports schedules, spring concerts, scheduling summer camps and spring fever. The days are longer and that gives us more time to do do do. If I got a quarter for every time I heard my clients, colleagues, friends, and family members say “It’s too much, I just can’t do it all” I would be rich (or at least have my laundry paid for each week). “Doing-ness” has become an epidemic. We are Human beings not human doings. What would your day look like if you were able to just “be” for just a short time each day? I am certain that if you were able to “just be” for even thirty minutes a day, you would feel more relaxed and centered. You find that life comes to you rather than having to chase life. Emptying the mind with thoughts of the past or the future opens you up to the present moment. You have the ability to focus on the now. Your loved ones, especially your children, will feel you present with them and they will feel appreciated.

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Mother’s Day is on May 8th this year and this is the day where mothers are honored. Many families use this special day to celebrate by doing something special with their mothers. If you are a mother take this day to honor yourself and just be. Make this day about you. In honoring yourself you will be assured that you will receive exactly what you want. If you want flowers or chocolate, have them delivered to you. If you want something specific, don’t wait for it to be someone else’s idea, drop a strong request to your loved ones. If you feel that they will not be able to give that to you, then make it happen for yourself. Perhaps you want to send yourself a beautiful card. You will not be disappointed and anything else you receive from your loved ones will be bonus. Give yourself the gift to just be. Miracles happen around you when you show yourself the love and respect you deserve. Try it and see. I can promise you that you will not be disappointed.

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YOUR SUMMER SHOPPERS GUIDE TO Mitchell LiptonPRODUCE serves as Dean of Admissions and Re and environmentally conscious, they are considering organically grown food. Today, there seems to be more food choices than ever before. With more choices comes more confusion in determining which is healthiest.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization, has put together two lists, “The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15”. The Dirty Dozen is a list of produce that contains the highest level of pesticide residue. Anne DiFini, LMSW is originally from Denmark and h Therefore, those are produce you should consider buying organic. The Clean 15 is a list that has the lowest level of pesticides. Shop smarter and download the “Dirty Dozen & Clean 15” app to your phone to guide you to lower your dietary pesticide load.


rowing up, my mother never had the dilemma of choosing between conventional or organic produce for her family. Ever since chemical fertilizers made their way onto the farming scene, farmers have been able to grow much more food with less effort. Little did we know, this would come at a price to our health and environment. Organic foods are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, which have been found to cause a variety of degenerative ailments and illnesses. In addition, they diminish the nutrients in our soil. Organic foods have stricter guidelines concerning the amount of natural contaminants allowed for safe consumption. With more and more consumers becoming health

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Another great option to reducing pesticides is to These recipes are by Phyllis Kirigin sweetpaprika.w purchase locally grown foods. Shopping at farmers markets allows you to talk to the growers and learn about their farming practices. Another benefit, locally grown food is harvested much closer to the time of harvest, therefore it does not have to withstand travel time, which yields a greater nutrient content and reduces carbon footprints. By Kim Bjorge, Photographer, Potter, Wildlife Rehab Here’s to a bountiful summer and to healthy eating.

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9am-2pm Fahnestock State Park Unplug your family and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day. Learn about kayaks, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Food and beverages are available. Donation: Adults $2 Kids $1. Sun, May 18: Pinkster Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow – African American Celebration of Spring. discover-pinkster Sun, May 18: Youthful Sinners (Les Tricheurs) 12pm, 4:45pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sun, May 18: ...And God Created Woman 2:30pm, 7:15pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sun, May 18: Family Fest 11am-3pm This family expo provides parents and future parents up-to-date information on activities and services throughout the Hudson Valley. FREE Dutchess County Stadium
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ur bodies need to eat. Maintaining a reduced amount of calories for any long period of time will cause our metabolism to slow down. Not only are our hormone levels impacted by severely reduced calories but our body will turn to its own muscle as a means for energy. This leaves our physiques with loose skin; flab and cellulite. What do I mean when I say our bodies need to eat? By eating 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day we support our metabolism and our busy lifestyles. Our blood sugar levels remain more stable, alleviating wild highs and lows leading us to bursts of energy shortly followed by crashes. What should we eat? Each meal should contain a healthy serving of lean protein and a serving size of whole grains. Lots of veggies should be included and at two of your meals include a healthy fat like avocado or olive oil. Eat fruits in moderation. Pack your coolers. When you leave the house on the weekends ready to take on a day of sports with your kids, pack food! Even eating smaller snacks in between your major meals will help keep your metabolism engine running and will be a great start to acclimating your body towards eating more frequent smaller meals. Start with packing snacks that you can graze on during the day. Some choices are: 1 ounce measured snack bags of nuts; small serving of Greek non fat plain yogurt; nut butter spread between 2 pieces of Ezekiel bread; roasted chickpeas; smoothies; cooked oatmeal with a scoop of protein powder thrown in and edamame. These are all great choices. Make it your intention for the month of May to pack a cooler for the weekends. I invite you to see how great it makes you feel!! Thanks for listening! Jennifer Zelop, Co Owner in Adrenalin Gym and CKO Kickboxing Adrenalin Gym 5 John Walsh Blvd. @Charles Point Marina Peekskill, NY 10566, 914-9301238 CKO Kickboxing 8 John Walsh Boulevard - Suite 326 At Charles Point, Peekskill, NY 10566 914 930-1919

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May 10th & 11th Here’s what Mom wants most for Mother’s Day: a lovely day full of family and great, local food. Add in a stroll through the spring air, accompanied by music, and a handmade card. Down to Earth Markets has you covered! We’re delighted to announce farmers market openings over Mother’s Day Weekend in Croton-on-Hudson, Larchmont, Piermont, and Rye. On Opening Day, stop by the Market Manager’s tent to find a treasure trove of materials for creating a card for Mom. We’ll have paper, glue sticks, glitter, markers, and more for artists of all ages. Down to Earth Farmers Markets bring together two kinds of vendors: local farmers and food makers who source locally. From this unique combination, you’ll find delicious fruits and vegetables; pasture-raised meats, chicken, and eggs; breads and baked goods; pickles; prepared foods to go; fresh dairy items; and never-frozen fish – to name just some of the bounty. Larchmont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market Opening Day, Saturday, May 10th Saturdays through December 13th, 2014, 8:30am-1:00pm In the Metro North parking lot off of Chatsworth Ave. Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market Opening Day, Sunday, May 11th Sundays through December 7th, 2014, 8:30 am-2:00 pm In parking lot on Theodore Fremd Ave, directly behind Purchase St. stores Croton-on-Hudson’s Down to Earth Farmers Market Opening Day, Sunday, May 11th Sundays through November 23rd, 2014, 9:00 am-2:00 pm In the parking lot on Municipal Place, off of Route 9 exit Piermont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market Opening Day, Sunday, May 11th Sundays through November 23rd, 2014, 9:30 am-3:00 pm At the corner of Piermont Ave & Ash Street, in the M & T Bank parking lot Down to Earth Farmers Markets is a certified B (Beneficial) Corporation that manages farmers markets in Westchester County, Rockland County, and in New York City. We believe that seasonal, local food is a vital part of our heritage that ensures the health of our communities and environment. Visit for vendor details and updates for your favorite weekly market.

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Westchester Hills Golf Club Tues, May 20: Casque d’Or 1pm, 3pm, 7:35pm Jacob Burns Film Center Tue, May 20: Wunderkinds: A 914INC Production 6pm Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. Tues, May 20: Films from Purchase College 7:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Tues, May 20: Cheap Thrills 7:45pm Jacob Burns Film Center Tues, May 20: Cooking Class: Pantry Staples 2-3:30pm – The first step to eating healthy is stocking your pantry with versatile ingredients. Having healthy ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes will allow you to create a meal on a whim. Instead of ordering in, come to this class & learn what ingredients you can have on hand that will make eating healthy an easy task. Contact Hudson Valley Hospital 727-9000 - $15 Tue, May 20: 11th "Castles of New Castle" House Tour Houses include a 1904 Colonial Revival, blending the past, present and future. An elegant Contemporary, light filled, stunning inside and out. An inviting Tudor style showcasing a spacious modern interior. A 1790 Classic Federal center hall, brimming with Asian art and antiques. A delightful 1920s Sears catalog home, “The Willard,” as charming today as then. And be sure not to miss our end-of-the-day extra surprise location: a fieldstone treasure influenced by the Orient and rarely open to the public. Tickets will be $50 for members and $75 for non-members. We will once again be offering an optional buffet luncheon at Crabtree’s Kittle House for $25. All proceeds from the House Tour will benefit the New Castle Historical Society. If you would like more information, please view the Society’s website or contact Betsy Towl at director@newcastlehs. org or (914) 238-4666. 10am-3:30pm Tue, May 20: Croton Harmon District Wide Art Show 9am-3pm Croton Harmon High School Gym Wed, May 21: Diabolique 1pm, 3:00pm, 6pm Jacob Burns Film Center Wed, May 21: Speed Networking

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in the Night-Time 1pm Jacob Burns Film Center Thur, May 22: Rififi 5pm, 9:55pm Jacob Burns Film Center Thur, May 22: Rachel Getting Married 7:35pm Jacob Burns Film Center Fri, May 23: Melvin and Howard 7:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Fri, May 23: Mary Poppins 6:15pm Westchester Broadway Theater Fri, May 23: Natalie Forteza 9:30pm-12:30am – 12 Grapes - $10 Fee, $5 with dinner Sat, May 24: How Healthy are Our Forests? 7pm Teatown FREE Call 914-762-2912 x110 to reserve. Sat, May 24: Ecological Gardening 10am Hilltop Hanover Farm Sat, May 24: Kite Day @ Croton Landing 1-3pm Enjoy an afternoon in the park showing off your kite flying skills! Bring your own kite. Refreshments will be served. FREE, but registration is required Croton Dept. of Parks and Recreation (914) 271-3006 Sat, May 24: Day of Shooting Instruction and Fun for Women & Kids. 11am Blue Mountain Sportsman Center

FREE Sat, May 24: Gem Hunt 2pm Greenburgh Nature Center Sat, May 24: Storefront Hitchcock 7:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sat, May 24: Mary Poppins 6:15pm Westchester Broadway Theater Sat, May 24: Garden Conservancy Open Days 2-6pm Mt. Kisco. 10am-2pm Wildflower Island, Teatown. Sun, May 25: Hike to Bald Mountain 9:30am Teatown To register, call 914-762-2912 x 110. Sun, May 25: Bear-Foot Storytime 2pm Greenburgh Nature Center Sun, May 25: Yorktown Memorial Day Parade 11am John "Jack" DeVito Gazebo FREE Sun, May 25: The Manchurian Candidate 7:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Sun, May 25: Mary Poppins 11:45am, 5:15pm Westchester Broadway Theater Mon, May 26: Katonah Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 10am PARADE ROUTE: Katonah Fire Department down Katonah Avenue up Parkway to Lawrence Circle. After the

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ceremony at the war memorials the parade continues from Lawrence Circle down Bedford Road Mon, May 26: Hilltop Hanover Farm Fest 10am FREE Tue, May 27: Golf Fundraising Outing The “With Demetri’s Help Foundation” was created by the friends and family of Demetri Demeropolous, a Briarcliff Manor resident and BHS graduate who died in 2010 from pediatric brain cancer. The event will be held at Trump National Golf Course located in Hopewell Junction. “With Demetri’s Help” is a registered 501 C 3 charity organization and all donations are tax deductible. If you would like to participate in the outing, please register by April 27th! Tues, May 27: I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful 7:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Wed, May 28: Jimmy Carter Man From Plains 5:30pm Jacob Burns Film Center Thur, May 29: Mary Poppins 11:15am, 6:15pm Westchester Broadway Theater Roofing Thur, May 29: Remembering Marian McPartland with pianist Renee Rosnes 7:30pm Jacob Burns Film CenSiding ter Windows Fri, May 30: Shabbatini Youngh Family Service & Dinner 6-7:30pm Bet Torah Nursery School, Mt. Kisco $25/family Kitchens & Baths Fri, May 30: Throw Together Band 9:30pm-12:30am – Classic Rock & Dance Roof Shampoo 12 Grapes - $10 Fee, $5 with dinner Fri, May 30: Westchester Photographic Society Lecture


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Half Pints of Westchester This group is intended for moms (and dads!) who are looking for weekly (weekday) meetups with their little ones. We hope to create frequent playdates where both parents and their kids can socialize, create a community feeling, and have fun. We've had home playdates, potluck dinners, pumpkin picking, playdough fun, novice hiking, playground outings, mom book clubs and visited local nature centers and museums. Please join us and get in touch with other parents. halfpintsofwestchester/ Gal Pals...Women 30's-50's Gal Pals was created to bring together friendly and fun women of Westchester for great conversation, shared interests, support and laughs in order to form true friendships. Whether chatting over coffee or cocktails, playing board games, exploring the outdoors, or attending movies, plays and other amusements, we're excited to gather with our girlfriends to share the kind of friendship that all women deserve. I plan on hosting several events a month that all members are invited to attend. I also encourage our Gals to suggest or host other activities, which we'll post on our site. Gal Pals is open to all women, ages 30-50, who are ready for fun and friendships. www. NY Outdoor & More Group Meetup with Hikers and just down to earth people. Join us to hit the trail, concert, movie, or any other type of event we can think up. If you'd like to lead a hike or host an event, then please let me know. Find out more: http://

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Clean up. Rake out fallen leaves and dead foliage (which can smother plants and foster disease), pull up spent annuals, and toss in a wheelbarrow with other organic yard waste.

Flower Beds and Mulching. Remove existing mulch to set the stage for a new layer once spring planting is done. Push heaved plants back into flower beds and borders, tamping them down around the base with your foot, or use a shovel to replant them.

Prep Damaged Lawn Areas for Spring Seeding. Remove turf damaged by salt, plows, or disease to prepare for the seeding that should follow in a few weeks. Work in a ½-inch layer of compost to keep the new seed moist, increasing the germination rate. A good rule of thumb is to begin seeding once forsythia starts blooming in your area.

Pruning. Where tree or shrub branches have been damaged by cold, snow, and wind, prune back to live stems. Shaping hedges with hand pruners, rather than electric shears, prevents a thick outer layer of growth that prohibits sunlight and air from reaching the shrub’s center.

Budget. If you haven’t already budgeted for your landscaping this season, you’ll want to put one together. Whether you just want to maintain what is already in place, expand or hire a professional to help with maintenance or a new project, knowing your budget and having the money set aside will allow you to enjoy the process rather than stress about it.

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Croton-on-Hudson, NY, March 10, 2014 – The CrotonHarmon Education Foundation is happy to announce the return of Under the Stars, the foundation’s most popular event, which will be held on Saturday, May 17th at the Senasqua Lodge in Croton Point Park. “Under The Stars has historically been our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said CHEF President Gillian JacksonChamplain. “It’s typically our best attended event and because of the participation of the community and local Croton businesses, Under the Stars enables us to fulfill our mission to provide grants that support educational innovation and excellence for all Croton-Harmon students”. In recent years the event was held at Monteverde at Oldstone Manor and the Hudson National Golf Club. “We’re really pleased to be back at the Senasqua Lodge this year”, said Ratna Bindra, who is chairing the event. “It’s great to be able to take advantage of the natural beauty that’s so close to home while having a great evening out”. This year’s event will be a little different from previous years. “There will be cocktails, dancing, and the silent and live auctions as in the past.” explained Ratna. “We’re starting a little later and rather than a sit-down dinner, we’ll have a wonderful array of sweet and savory ‘little plates’ from some of the best chefs and restaurants in the area. There will also be live music from some of the area’s most popular bands to keep everyone dancing throughout the evening”. Tickets will go on sale April 2nd. Tickets purchased between April 2nd and April 5th will be $75 per a person. On April 6th the ticket price will go up to $100 per a person until noon on Friday May 16th. Then tickets will be available at the door for $125 per a person. Tickets will be available through the foundation’s website The Croton-Harmon Education Foundation (CHEF) is a not-for-profit foundation established to raise funds for the Croton-Harmon School District. Its goal is to enhance and increase educational opportunities for all children in the district by providing funding for projects that go beyond the scope of traditional classroom learning. CHEF has awarded grants of more than $850,000 since its inception in 2000. For more information about the Foundation, visit the foundation’s website or visit Croton-Harmon Education Foundation on Facebook.

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fter this past winter I can finally say that I understand what happened to the mammoths. No more mystery-they just froze. This winter left a mark. For a lot of homes the ‘mark’ consists of coffee colored stains and peeling paint caused by water that got in behind ice dams caused by all the damn ice on the roofs. We will all be sweltering in summer heat soon so now is a good time to repair some of the ugliness that winter left behind.

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Those water stains are tenacious little things. I don’t know how many coats of regular latex wall paint it would take to cover one of those things so that it doesn’t bleed through-but the number is high. Fortunately there are primers that will seal the stains in and keep them from reappearing.   Here’s what you do. Scrape away the paint that was loosened by the melting ice and then apply a coat of stain sealing primer. When that is dry repair the wall with joint compound. When that is dry, prime the repaired area with the same stain sealing primer. That will give you two coats of sealer between the water stains and the outside world. That will almost always do the trick. There are water based primers such as Bulls Eye 123 made by Zinsser that are available all over. They are easy to use and clean up and don’t smell very bad.  Occasionally a stain will be so persistent that it comes through anyway. In this case an oil based sealer such as Cover Stain is necessary. It’s harder to use and stinks to high heaven-but nothing gets through the stuff. Have fun Painting Email me at: 

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Library Events

Croton Free Library

171 Cleveland Drive, Croton / 914.271.6612

The Field Library

4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill / 914.737.0847 Children Programs Thur, May 1: Tales for Tails 6pm Mon, Tues, Thur, : Teacher in the Library 4-6pm Fri, May 2, 9, 16: Tales for Tots 11am Sat, May: 3Cinco de Mayo Craft 11am Sun, May 4: Cinco de Mayo Party 2pm Tuesday, May 6, 13: Tues, May Ready! Sit! Read! 11am Wed, May 7, 14, 21: Book Babies 11am Thur, May 8: Mother’s Day Cards 4pm Fri, May 9: Mother’s Day Project: Junior Garden Club 3:30pm Sat, May 10: Mother’s Day Cards 11am Mon, May 12: Junior Critics Book Club 4:30pm Tuesday, May 13: Check It Out Book Club 4:30pm Sat, May 17, 31: Saturday Crafts 11am Sat, May 17: Intro To Babysitting For Tweens & Teens 10:30-2:30pm Mon, May 19: Peekskill Tale Waggers 4:30pm Wed, May 28: Musical Tots 11am Wed, May 28: Lego My Library! 4pm

Hendrick Hudson Free Library

185 Kingsferry Road, Montrose/ 914.739.5654 Childrens Programs Thur, May 1, 8, 15: Mother Goose StoryTime 9:15-10:15am Thur, May 1, 8, 15: Toddler StoryTime 10-11am Fri, May 2: Yakety Yak 2 4:15-5:15pm Mon, May 5, 12: Mother Goose StoryTime 10:15- 11:15am Mon, May 5, 12: Toddler StoryTime 11-12pm Mon, May 5: Cinco De Mayo 3:45-4:45pm Wed, May 7, 21: Music 'N' Motion 1:30-2:30pm Wed, May 7: Mother's Day Stories and Craft 4:15-5:15pm Thur, May 8: Mother's Day Stories and Craft4:15-5:15pm Fri, May 9: Yakety Yak 3 4:15-5:15pm Fri, May 16: Book Chat 4:15-5:15pm Sat, May 31: LEGO League 10:30- 11:30am Adult Programs Thur, May 1: "Spinning Plates" 1:30- 3:30pm Thur, May 8: "Philomena" 1:30-3:30pm Thur, May 15: "The Book Thief" 1:30-3:30pm Thur, May 22: "Gravity" 1:30-3:30pm Thur, May 29: "Dirty Dancing" 1:30-3:30pm Sun, May 4: Concert with Cracked Walnuts 2-3pm Tues, May 6, 13: Discovering Your Life's Purpose 6:30-8pm Wed, May 7, 14: Oil Painting Class 6-7:30pm Wed, May 7, 21: Book and a Blanket 6:30- 7:30pm Sat, May 10: Art Reception: "Winds of the Hudson" 2-4pm Tues, May 13, Wed, May 14: AARP Defensive Driving 10-2pm Tues, May 13: Literature Lovers 12:30-2pm Tues, May 13: Discovering Your Life's Purpose 6:30-8pm Wed, May 14, 28: Cortlandt Stamp Club 6:30-7:30pm Thur, May 15: Energize NY 5:15-6:15pm Sat, May 17: Defensive Driving 9- 3:30pm Mon, May 19: Monday Book Group: Elsewhere, Richard Russo 12:30-1:30pm Sat, May 31: Under the Hood: Introduction to Car Maintenance 2pm Take this opportunity to learn about your car with John Murtagh, mechanic at Hillside Auto Service in White Plains. Park your car in our parking lot in a designated area, open the hood, and John will teach you what’s underneath and how to keep it all in good condition. For adults and teens age 16 and up. Registration begins May 16.

Childrens Programs Tuesdays: Preschool Storytime 12:30-1pm Tuesdays: Legos at the Library 4-5pm Wednesdays: Preschool Storytime 10:30-11am Wednesdays: Crafty Kids 3:30-4:15pm Thursdays: Mother Goose & Toddler Time 10:4511:30am Fridays: Preschool Storytime 10:30-11am Fri, May 9, 23: Fun Fridays with Nora 3:30-4:15pm Thur, May 15: Bookworms Book Group, 3rd - 4th Grades 3:30-4:15pm Fri, May 16: Lego Club 3-5pm Tues, May 20: Knitting and Crocheting Circle 7-9pm Sat, May 24: Saturday Stories & More 11-11:30am Adult Programs Sat, May 3: John Arrucci Quartet 7:30pm Sun, May 18: Spring Book and Bake Sale 10-3pm

Ossining Public Library

53 Croton Avenue, Ossining / 914.941.2416 Children Programs Thursdays: Time for 2's 10-10:30am Thur, May 1, 8, 15: Origami Club 4:15-5pm Frdays: Trains, Planes and Automobiles 11-11:30am Fridays: First Steps in the Library 1- 2:30pm Fri, May 2: Star Wars Party 4-4:45pm For grades 1 and up. Limited to the first 20 to arrive. May the Fourth be With You! May 4th is Star Wars Day, but we're celebrating on Friday, May 2nd. Get into the spirit with celebration of all thing Star Wars; enjoy Star Wars themed crafts, food, and games! Sat, May 3,10, 17: Family Storytime 11:30-12pm Mon, May 5, 12, 19: Mother Goose Time 10-10:30am Mon, May 5, 12, 19: Shake, Baby Rattle, & Roll 1111:30am Mon, May 5: Make-It Monday 4:15-5pm Mon, May 5, 19: Chess Meet up 7pm – 8pm Tues, May 6, 13, 20: Ready, Set, Kindergarten! 2:00pm – 2:45pm Wed, May 7, 14, 21: Family Fun Night 7:00pm – 7:30pm Mon, May 12: Family Game Night 7pm – 8pm Fri, May 16: *OPLbery Club* Advanced Registration required 4:15-5:45pm Fri, May 23: *Graphic Novel Book Club* Registration required 4:15- 5pm Fri, May 30: *Fantastical Fiction Fridays Book Club* Registration required 4:15-5pm Adult Programs Mondays: Resume Help 2-4pm Mondays: Computer Classes 5- 8pm Tuesdays: Chess 4- 5pm Wed, May 7: WEBS Career Counseling Seminar 1-3pm Wednesdays: English Conversation Group 6:30- 8pm Wed, May 7: M&M Theater Production - "The Water Engine" 7-8:30pm Sun, May 11: Concert with the Hudson Bells 3- 4pm Thur, May 15: AARP Safe Driving Course 10-4pm Thur, May 15: Thursday Evening Book Discussion 78:30pm Sun, May 18: Words & Music Concert Series - Willie Nile 2-4pm Thur May 22: The John Cheever Annual Book Discussion Group 7- 9pm

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WHAT'S GOING ON Thurs, May 1: Preventing ACL Injuries in Young Female Athletes - for parents, coaches and athletic trainers 6-7:30pm Hudson Valley Hospital 914-737-9000 Sat, May 10: Placemat Making 11:30am-1pm $30 CORTLANDT TEEN FREE PROGRAMS Take place at 3 Memorial Dr, Croton. Advanced registration required for all programs at 736-0498. WHAT'S COOKING Come cook with the staff in the Youth Center kitchen! We have plenty of snacks and treats for you to make and take! 6-8pm. Wed, May 14 – National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day GET IN THE GAME Are you bored with the usual routine? Nothing to do on Saturday night? Want to hang out with friends and work off some energy? Each week participants can join various of different sports such as basketball, volleyball, kickball, Badminton and more! Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24. 7 – 9 pm Free WELCOME ABOARD LUAU (5TH GRADE GRADUATES ONLY) Cortlandt Youth Services will host a special LUAU themed BBQ for fifth grade graduates to familiarize them with our Youth Center and numerous fun filled programs. Fri, May 9. 6:30 – 9 pm. Free STUDY SKILLS & TEST TAKING CLASS (ages 11-16) Successful test taking is a skill in itself – A skill that requires only a few simple techniques that you can learn easily. Through this practical workshop you can improve your performance in school and beyond. Wed, May 7. 6 – 7 pm. Free. Register at 736-0498 prior to date.** CROTON YOUTH/TEEN PROGRAM For updates and more information on middle school activities, call the Croton Youth Program at 271-8562 or the Recreation Office at 271-3006. OPEN GYM: Tuesdays 8:30-10pm PVC New Gym HENDRICK HUDSON LIBRARY Wed, May 7, 14: Oil Painting Class 6-7:30pm Take a go at painting! Emphasis in this 4-part workshop with Artist Sharon Kullberg will be on combining warm and cool colors to create the effect of light on a subject, composition, color mixing, and the basics of oil painting. Paint from photographs provided, or photos you bring in, completing one still life and one landscape. Supplies will be provided to complete work in class, at a materials cost of $25.00 or ask for a supply list and bring your own materials. For adults and teens grade 6 to 12. Sat, May 31: Under the Hood: Introduction to Car Maintenance 2pm Take this opportunity to learn about your car with John Murtagh, mechanic at Hillside Auto Service in White Plains. Park your car in our parking lot in a designated area, open the hood, and John will

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teach you what’s underneath and how to keep it all in good condition. For adults and teens age 16 and up. Registration begins May 16. OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY Thur, May 1: Annual School District Opening Reception 6- 8pm This is the annual Ossining School District art exhibit. Students in grades K-12 exhibit their amazing artwork for the month of May. Light refreshments will be served at the opening reception. All are welcome to attend. 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. Mondays: Beginning/Intermediate Yoga 7-8:15pm Mondays: Math Tutoring 6:30-8:30pm Tuesdays: Chess 4-5pm CROTON FREE LIBRARY Sat, May 31: Young Artists’ Showcase. Classical Music Recital for High School Students 7:30pm Sign up NOW to be a part of the Croton Free Library’s 9th annual Classical Young Artists’ Showcase. High-school-age students are invited to give a recital-quality performance of up to 8 minutes of well-prepared classical music. Instrumentalists and vocalists presenting solo and group pieces welcome. The library’s piano is available for use. Performers must provide their own accompanists (who may be adults). Registration begins immediately, and closes May 21. Register in person, by phone (914-271-6612) or by e-mail ( FIELD LIBRARY- PEEKSKILL Sat, May 17: Intro To Babysitting For Tweens & Teens 10:30-2:30pm Guys & gals 5th – 12th grade come to learn the basics of babysitting at this FREE workshop @ The Field Library! Topics will include the responsibilities of the sitter, responsibilities of the parents of the children you are sitting for; safety and emergencies; and playing with the children you are sitting. All participants will receive a certificate for completion of the event. Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided – All included free of charge. 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. 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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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CORNER Will the Chosen College Give More Money? My son was offered a range of financial aid award packages but he wasn't offered much from his first choice college. Is it okay for me to appeal for more aid? -Cortlandt Manor Dad Great question. During the month of April, many families evaluate their financial aid award letters- trying to weigh all available options. Most colleges adhere to a May 1 reply date- meaning if admitted to a college, you must commit to attending by May 1 or possibly forfeit your place in their class for next fall. Any questions you may have about the financial aid award letter or costs of attending a specific college should be discussed with the respective college as soon as possible. This way, you can decide before May 1 where to enroll next fall. There are varying policies colleges use to award financial aid, specifically the amount of institutional aid provided. Some colleges also offer merit aid, meaning grant money not required to be paid back, regardless of the student's financial need. Some colleges will ensure that all demonstrated need for students coming from families below a certain income level--- is met with grants. This will reduce the loans and self help a student will accumulate during his/her studies. The reason that grant and merit aid isn't awarded consistently across all colleges is due to the fact that each college has its own set of priorities, needs, and available resources. Maybe college X has a large endowment but over the past two years hasn't had much interest in their physics programs. A competitive student interested in physics could be offered additional scholarship money, regardless of need, to entice him/her to enroll and study physics. As far as appealing the offer of financial aid, I recommend if resources are really limited, to have the student contact the college most interested in and ask for reconsideration of the financial aid award. Here is where it can be tricky. If a student is coming from a family with a very high EFC (expected family contribution-I'll explain further in the next paragraph) e.g. $60,000, it may be hard to convince the financial aid office that you have little money to put towards the cost of education. If you have a very low EFC, maybe $4,000, and your award letter expected you to take out a substantial amount of loans, you may have a fair case to ask for more grant aid and less self help. This doesn't guarantee a change in the outcome but you'll have a more convincing case if you come from limited financial means.


The families' EFC is determined by a federal methodology computed by completing the FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Your EFC is the amount the federal government believes your family can provide toward the cost of your education. This number will not vary from college to college. If college X costs $60,000 annually and college Y costs $17,000 annually, your EFC is the same regardless. Your demonstrated need is determined by subtracting your EFC from the cost of attendance. If a college has an annual cost of attendance of $60,000 and if your EFC is $20,000, the difference of $40,000, is your demonstrated need. Some colleges will expect the $40,000 to be covered with institutional money (grants), loans and work study. What can vary is the percentage of grant aid vs. loan and other self help. Again, some colleges will cover all demonstrated need with grants but most don't have the resources to do so. Financial aid offices will spend time with you reviewing the award letters with you. A couple of good web sites to visit if looking to learn about financial aid are and Remember, it always leaves a more lasting impression if the student contacts the college, much more so than when the parents do.

Mitchell Lipton serves as Dean of Admissions and Records Registrar Mitchell Lipton serves as Deanand of Admissions andat Records and R Cooper Union. Mitchell actively presents at local and national conferences and consults on a number of educational endeavors. He holds an elected position with the College Board and serves on the Advisory Board of Private Colleges and Universities. Mitchell served as Vice President of the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling, Steering Anne DiFini, LMSW is originally from Denmark and has a backgr Committee member for The New York State Legislative Forum, and member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling New York City College Fair Committee. He lives in Cortlandt Manor with his wife and two children. Mitchell may be reached at lipton@

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Thu, May 8: Salute to Seniors 9am-2pm Features more than 90 vendors with products and services of interest to seniors and caregivers. View new services and sample new products. Also, stop by some of the 17 booths at the health and wellness fair for a nutrition assessment, skin care and dental care information, tai chi exercise and more. An Elvis Presley impersonator will provide the opening act for live entertainment. Registration is required for box lunches by calling (914) 813-6416 or (914) 813-6449. The deadline to place orders is Wednesday, April 23, and the suggested meal contribution is $4. Lunch, which will be served from 11:30 to 12:30, includes a turkey sandwich, apple, cookie and juice. Admission and parking are free. Westchester County Center (914) 813-6416

Thu, May 8: Retirement Planning Seminar 6-7:30pm Somers Library Call 232-5717 to register. FREE RIDECONNECT' PROGRAM FOR SENIORS TO EXPAND Northern Westchester communities to benefit from federal grant Astorino seeks additional volunteers An initiative that connects seniors, the disabled and home healthcare workers with transportation has received renewed federal funding that will allow it to expand its reach into new areas of Westchester and continue operations through March 2017. Individuals can utilize RideConnect to schedule rides for medical appointments, shopping, cultural events, hairdresser appointments and errands. Transportation is provided by volunteers or the RideConnect bus. "RideConnect has become a popular and successful program," said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. "The need for volunteers is growing, and I encourage people who are looking for a way to help our seniors to reach out to the RideConnect team." People age 21 and older in all Westchester communities who are interested in volunteering should contact program director Karen Ganis at (914) 864-0955 or To arrange for a ride, call RideConnect from 9 a.m. to 5

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p.m., Monday to Friday, at (914) 242-7433. With advance notice, rides can be scheduled on weekends as well. Rides can also be requested on the RideConnect website at Project Lifesaver is a free program, funded by Westchester County, that uses radio-frequency technology to find seniors who stray and return them safely to their families. FIELDHOME is proud to be a Project Lifesaver Battery Change Site. County residents caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia should be aware of Project Lifesaver, which just might save the lives of their elderly loved ones should they wander from their homes. Batteries can be changed at Field Home Holy Comforter M-F from 9 AM to 4 PM. Please contact Patti Horvath at 914-739-2244 for more information. Free Medicare Counseling Peekskill Library- Thursdays 10am-1pm Tarrytown Library - Wednesdays 10am-1pm Mt. Kisco Library - Wednesdays 11am-2pm 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. Pro grams 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: May 8, June 12, 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 Cloisters & New Leaf Cafe Lunch Thu, May 29 “Gold Coast Tour” Mansion Tour & Lunch,Long Island Wed, June 11 Atlantic City Casino and Boardwalk Wed, July 9 Call 271-5804 for more trip details! LOCAL EXPLORERS: Our Senior Bus departs from the Croton Municipal Build ing parking lot. Call 271-5804 for more trip details! Caramoor Concert & House Tour Wed, May 14 Muscoot Farm & Muscoot Tavern Lunch Thu, June 5 Hudson River Cruise “The River Rose” Thu, July 17 Ridge Hill Shopping Center, Yonkers Wed, Aug 6 SENIOR EXERCISE

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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, incor porating 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. THE LOVE OF LAVENDER Act.# 2124 Sec. 1 Date: Mon, Jun 16 Time: 10-11:30 AM Location: Municipal Bldg Community Rm Fee: $22 Village residents - $27 School dist/non-residents Registration Deadline: Jun 9. Explore the history and uses of lavender. Discover why it remains popular today as we make our own lavender sea salt sachets for the bath and a fragrant eye pillow for relaxation. Join us for a fragrant and informative workshop! BOOK LOVERS CLUB Date: Wed, May 7, Jun 11, Jul 2, Aug 6 Time: 10-11:30 AM Location: Croton Free Library FREE, but registration required Instructor: Amy Melman - Reference Libraian 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. Cortland Intro to the iPad Class Thurs & Fri June 5-13 (4 sessions) Muriel H. Morabito Comm Center, 29 Westbrook Dr. 9:30-11:30am. $40. Register Tues, May 20 between 9amNoon. Internet & E-Mail Class Thurs & Fri June 5-13 (4 sessions) Muriel H. Morabito Comm Center, 29 Westbrook Dr. 12:302:30pm. $40. Register Tues, May 20 between 9am-Noon Spring Day Trips Fri, May 2 “All You Can Eat” Lobster Buffet & Casino Day Trip Let’s again enjoy this fabulous feast at the popular Nordic Lodge in Charlestown, RI as they open for the season. This delectable buffet offers “all you can eat” lobsters, shrimp, Filet mignon, and more including a great dessert bar and, of course, the Haagen Daaz Ice Cream Bar! Also includes unlimited soda, coffee, and tea. It’s a culinary smorgasbord fit for royalty. Our dining reservation is for 4:30 PM. Prior to the buffet we’ll spend some time at Mohegan Sun Casino where you can test your gaming luck or just relax and enjoy the resort’s features. Bus leaves C.C. at 7:30 AM; Returns to C.C. at approx. 10 PM (Please keep in mind—this is a lengthy bus trip) Location: Mohegan Sun Casino, CT. & Nordic Lodge, RI Cost: $70 *Wed, May 28 Joey Vincent Show at the Mt. Haven Resort. Joey Vincent is a comedienne, singer, musician

and impressionist. Includes: All you can eat Breakfast Buffet, 4 hr. open bar (top shelf Excluded) Bingo, Movie Theater w/Surround Sound, Live DJ with Dancing, Games and Trivia. Use of all resort facilities including Mini Golf, then a Gala Themed Buffet w/Special Dessert. Bus leaves C.C. at 9:00 AM; Returns to C.C. at approx. 6 PM Location: Milford, PA. Cost: $45 Wed, Jun 11 Hunterdon Hills Playhouse w/ Spectacular Summer N Musical “Better with a Band”. You can expect fantastic singing and dancing from their talented performers, phenomenal sounds of a live orchestra, beautiful costumes and scenery and the enduring songs and styles from our favorite eras. Includes a full course meal, show and buffet desserts. Food choice required: Yankee Pot Roast, Fried Shrimp, Chicken Santa Fe, Founder Florentine, chief’s daily special, Baked Vegetable Lasagna, Vegetable Kabobs. The dessert buffet features over 30 freshly made miniature desserts and assorted cakes. Bus leaves C.C. at 9 am; Returns to C.C. at approx. 6 pm Location: Hampton, New Jersey Cost: $58 Thu, Jun 26 Culinary Institute and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Home Start with a Guided Tour of the World’s Premier Culinary College then enjoy a Gourmet Meal prepared by the students of the Culinary Institute at the Caterina Restauant. Our meal will include Penne with Tomato and Basil, Roasted Chicken Breast, and Italian Vanilla Custard with Seasonal Fruit for dessert. Then a visit to the FDR Home and Library with a guided and self guided tour to learn about New York’s Governor and our 32nd President. Dress Code: Business or Country Club Attire is Preferred – No Jeans Or Sneakers. Bus Leaves C.C. at 8:30 am; Returns to C.C. at approx. 5:30 pm Location: Hyde Park, NY Cost: $65 Call (914) 528-1572 for sign up and costs. Peekskill Seniors Visit the Nurse - Mon & Thurs 12:30-2:30pm Free Blood Glucose Testing– Last Thu of the month by appt. Senior Club, 4 Nelson Ave. 914-734-4254 open Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm Medicare/Insurance Help Thur 10am-12:45pm Speakers- 9:30am 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 May 5: Shred Mobile May 20: Sands May 21: Jersey Boys June 4 & 6: AARP Driving Class


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Phelps Hospital Events Wed, May 7: Mind Games 2-3:30pm Wed, May 7, 21: Blood Pressure Screenings 9:30-11:30am To make an appointment or for more information about Health Screenings and Educational Presentations, call (914) 366-3220. Appointments are required. Thur, May 8, 22: Afternoon Bereavement Support Group 2-3:30pm May 6: Making Your Money Last Through Retirement 6-7:30pm in the auditorium. To register, call 914-366-3937 Mon, May 12: Something Is Wrong with My Hearing Aid! Care and Troubleshooting 1-2:30pm Anyone who has purchased hearing aids knows they are a significant investment that can really improve your quality of life. When hearing aids break down it can become frustrating for the hearing-impaired person and their loved ones. This session will provide attendees with information and hands-on experience cleaning and maintaining all styles of hearing aids. Knowing how to clean and care for your hearing aids will help keep them in good working order. Susan D. Reilly, MS, CCC-A, Audiologist. Thur, May 15: The Breakfast Club 8:30-10:30am Mon, May 19: Help for Dizziness and Balance Problems

11-12pm Mon, May 19 and Tues, May 20: Defensive Driving 5:30 – 8:30pm This two-evening certification program lowers insurance premiums, reduces violation points, and sharpens driving skills. Robert Fogel. Fee: $45. Call (914) 366-3220 to register. Tues, May 20: Senior Steps Tue, Jun 3: How Do I Pay for Long Term Care 6-7:30pm To register call 914-366-3937 Hudson Valley Hospital Events Tues, May 13: Altzheimer's Disease: The Silent Epidemic 6-7pm Altzheimer's Disease affects more than 5.6 million Americans. This lecture will focus on early detection and state of the art treatments. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Naveed Iqbal, Psychiatrist. Tues, May 20: Bereavement Support Group 1-2:30pm

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For more about these schools, go to All Aboard - A Child Care Education Center 255 North Highland Ave. Ossining, NY 10562, 914-923-1700 Director, Jennifer Kapfer,, 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,, Director, Kelly Debald Circle School - 56 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520,, 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, Croton Montessori - P.O Box 84, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, 914-271-4503,, 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, 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 Morning Star Day Care - 18 North 1st St. Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Director/Owner Tina Langsam 914.736.0398 Mt. Airy Nursery School - 2124 Albany Post Rd, PO Box 463, Montrose, NY 10548, Mary-Ann Feller, Director 914- 736-1447, Sunset Nursery Church of the Divine Love 80 Sunset Rd, Montrose, NY 10548, 914-737-1818, 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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“Grand Opening Specials & Coupons” Buy One Ice Cream Sundae, Get One Free. (soft serve only, Mon.-Thurs. must present coupon. not valid with other offers or coupons) EXP. May 29, 2014

One Free Topping on any Size Cone or Cup. (must present coupon. not valid with other offers or coupons) EXP. May 29, 2014

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