Astorino's On The Road Campaign Lands in North Castle
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino held a Town Hall meeting in Armonk to discuss county issues and concerns that affect North Castle. His on "the road campaign" is an open dialogue with residents to share his accomplishments, which include protecting taxpayers, preserving essential services and promoting economic growth. June 18, 2013 Watch the video of the June 18 Town Hall meeting here.
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Hosts Last Summer Picnic in New Rochelle
Driving into the St. Nersess Armernian Seminary Summer Picnic on the afternoon of Saturday, June 15, one could hear the John Berberian Ensemble playing cultural music, smell the traditional chicken and luleh kabob meals, and observe vendors selling customary Armenian items. June 19, 2013 More
Authentic Pan-Asian Chinese Restaurant Opens in Armonk
Chinese food can be very interesting, says Alex Lee, owner of Made in Asia Restaurant, who has been in the Chinese restaurant business for 15 years. On June 8, Lee opened a second restaurant in Armonk, Rice, with husband-and-wife partners, Jenny Tang and Calvin Tang. June 18, 2013 More
Middle-School Antique Car Show Drives Awareness of Wounded Warriors
Armonkians who rode past H.C. Crittenden Middle School on Saturday, June 15, were delighted to see students waving drivers into the u-shaped drop-off space. As middle-school students from the VIP/ LEO Club and teachers encouraged drivers to contribute to the Wounded Warrior Project. Many residents were excited to see their small hamlet host the first annual Crittenden Car Cruise. June 16, 2013 More
Editorial Republican Nominating Petition for Three Incumbents Said to be Circulating in North White Plains
At the North Castle Republican Town Committee’s May 7th meeting, Arden, Cronin and DiDonato-Roth were invited to appear before it to seek its endorsement for their re-election efforts. At that time, Arden was endorsed in his re-election bid as North Castle Town Supervisor. June 15, 2013 More
Colonial Crafts Day
On Tuesday, June 11, the Kensico School from Valhalla took a field trip to Smith’s Tavern on Bedford Road in Armonk. Throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, Smith Tavern evolved from a militia headquarters; taproom; town hall; and stagecoach stop to a voting place; post office; restaurant; private residence; and Sunday School. Now, in the 21st century, Smith’s Tavern serves as a symbol of colonial life. June 15, 2013 More
Preview Armonk Outdoor Art Show's Artists
Armonk Outdoor Art Show artist Robert Rodriguez shoots landscape photography, finding beautiful shapes and patterns, and knowing how to frame them just right. June 13, 2013 Read more
North Castle Serves a Violation to Mariani Gardens
Mark Real Estate LLC, also known as Mariani Gardens at 45 Bedford Road, was served a notice of "violation of the code of ordinances" on May 29, 2013. The violation is for sales of items are not permitted in a Nursery Business Zone. June 12, 2013 More
Roses are Red….and White and Pink
With patience and dexterity, Arthur Aitkens has transformed his property into a lush botanical paradise. Allaboutarmonk.com was lucky enough to spend an afternoon touring the beautiful gardens that surround his Armonk home. Since his retirement, Aitkens has dedicated himself to maintaining his flora. June 10, 2013 More
Dance This Summer with Armonk Dance
September marks the twentieth anniversary of Armonk Center for Dance (ACD). According to Heather Conway, ACD’s founder and owner, this summer will be an exciting place for dancers ages three to seventeen. There will be a theatre camp, dance classes, and a dance intensive group. June 7, 2013 More on Summer
The 24th Science Research Symposium canvassed the extraordinary achievements of Byram Hills High School’s most dedicated scientific minds. The prestigious three-year research program, started by Dr. Robert Pavlica, gives students the opportunity to gain hands on experience that simply cannot be obtained in a traditional classroom environment. June 7, 2013 More
Armonk Restaurant Opus 465 Presents Lively Weekend Music
You don't have to tell singer/guitarist John Leonardi that playing music feeds the soul, but the life of a local musician sometimes struggles to feed the body. That's why he praises the spirited weekend music scene at restaurant Opus 465 on Main Street in Armonk.
"This place supports a lot of musicians. It's a small community of musicians around here," said Leonardi, speaking during a break in his Friday night set. June 6, 2013 More on Performing Arts
Fortina Restaurant of Armonk Square Celebrates its Opening
Last night, Fortina opened its doors and welcomed guests to a soft opening of the restaurant that resembles an Italian farmhouse. A wave of pride was felt, not only by the three-twenty-something owners, but shared among the invited guests: friends, neighbors and family. The group was served hor d'oeuvres that included prosciutto, calamari and wood-fired oven pizza. The main dining room, the bar and the private party room were filled with good cheer; guests happily congratulated the three young men, as their dream of opening a restaurant became a reality thanks, in part, to the effort of many supporters. June 6, 2013 More
North Castle Conservative Party Endorses a Mix of Dem, GOP and Unaffliated Candidates
The North Castle Conservative Committee has announced its endorsements for the November 2013 election. Chairman Billy McClure said today that the Conservative Party Committee has endorsed Michael Schiliro, a Democrat, for Supervisor. McClure said the committee endorsed Schiliro for his last two runs for Town Board and he has not disappointed them, so they endorsed him once again. Schiliro also has the Democratic Party and the Independence Party endorsements. June 4, 2013 More on Election
Armonk/Byram Hills Housing Market Update Report for May 2013 Year-to-date Sales Up 8 Percent
Forty-one homes sold in the price range of $425,000 to $3,900,000 from January 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013 versus thirty-eight homes that sold during the same time period of 2012.
The average sales price of Byram Hills homes from year-to-date is $1,253,611, at 255 days on the market. The average sales price per square foot, year-to-date, is $305 per square foot. June 3, 2013 Read More on Real Estate
Byram Hills Alumni Kick For A Cure
On a scorching Saturday afternoon, two teams battled for kickball supremacy. Byram Hills High School and Horace Greeley High School, two local athletic powerhouses, momentarily abandoned a historic rivalry for a cause. The two communities came together to raise money for the Family Reach Foundation and to honor Michael Dellon. June 3, 2013 More on Bridges to Community
Memorial Day Honors Fallen Soldiers
On a hot afternoon on the "official" Memorial Day, May 30, 2013, civic and local community organizations paraded down Main Street, Armonk. Patrick Burke, commander of the American Legion Post 1097, led the Memorial Day service. Neighbors gathered to honor the military service men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and whom we shall never forget.
The Memorial Day invocation was led by the American Legion Chaplain Vincent Grecco, "Teach us to honor them by ever cherishing them by ideals for which they fought. Keep us steadfast in the cause of human rights and of the liberties of law and order. Give us power to see and the will to do the right. Grant that the American Legion may preserve the high ideals for which our comrades have died. May the merciful blessing rest upon those they left behind, keep us forever firm and righteousness, humble of heart and unselfishness in purpose. Amen." Please feel free to watch the video here. May 31, 2013
Perez's Art Classes Roar at Rec Department
Luis Perez could be considered an art extraordinaire in the hamlet of Armonk. He teaches classes at the North Castle Parks and Recreation Department that challenge his students, both children and adults, to “think outside the box” and learn to create. With the help of his students, he also learns the art of teaching. Perez believes there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student improve over the course of his class. May 31, 2013 Please feel free to watch the video here.
North Castle Democrats Endorse Candidates for Town Board
On May 28, 2013, the North Castle Democratic Committee endorsed Michael Schiliro (Democrat) for North Castle Town Supervisor, as well as two newcomers for the Town Board: José Berra and Barry Reiter, neither of whom is a registered Democrat.
Democratic Committee Co-Chair John Diaconis said the Democrats have a strong slate. May 30, 2013 More on Election 2013
Golf Outing Supports North Castle PBA
The North Castle Police Benevolent Association is hosting it's ninth annual golf outing at the Brynwood Golf & Country Club on July 8. A foursome of golfers can enjoy a day of golf that includes lunch and beverages for $640. A portion of the proceeds in the 2011 NCPBA event were donated to a various local charities and functions associated with More May 28, 2103
Mariani Gardens Zoning Amendments Referred to Planning Board
Mariani Gardens had applied for a zoning amendment and was granted a referral to the North Castle Planning Board at the May 21 North Castle Town Board meeting. Mariani wants to have an unlimited amount of events with up to 200 people with non-amplified music. In addition, Attorney Daniel Hollis, representing Mariani's, said the nursery also wants to have 12 social functions a year for 75 guests with amplified music, and 10 functions with amplified music for up to 125 guests. Mariani Gardens is also looking to expand the accessory cafe from 1,000-square-feet to 2,800-square-feet to accommodate 60 seats, an increase from its current 16 indoor seats. Finally, they also would like to extend the cafe's operating hours to between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. and to include a wine bar that would serve wine and beer. May 27, 2013 More on Downtown Armonk
Rain Does Not Restrain the Bobcats
The weather at the Section 1, Class B Championship Meet at Pearl River High School today was far from “ideal”. There were those who said there could not be any really good performances. May 25, 2013 More on Sports
North Castle Town Republican Committee Announces Endorsements for November 5, 2013 General Election
At its meeting on May 22, the North Castle Town Republican Committee endorsed the re-election this fall of Howard Arden as North Castle Town Supervisor. In addition, the Committee endorsed the candidacy of Douglas Martino for North Castle Town Justice and Barbara DiGiacinto for a position on the North Castle Town Board. Also endorsed for re-election was Patricia A. Colombo as North Castle Receiver of Taxes. May 23, 2013
Historic Vote Gap Soundly Passes School Budget
Byram Hills residents voted on the school budget for the 2013-2014 school year in the sum of $83,812,094. The budget passed with 779 "yes" votes and 234 "no" votes.
"A 76.9% pass rate is the highest pass rate in Byram Hills' budget history," says Superintendent Dr. Bill Donohue.
All three incumbent board members were re-elected and there were no write in votes, says Board of Education President Brett Summers. Robin Glat received 782 votes, Joyce Meiklejohn received 766 votes, and Alban Burke received 763 votes. "I'm privileged to lead the board of such an outstanding District and proud of the overwhelming community support." May 21, 2013. More
Armonk Library Shines with New Look and Online Program Offerings
The architectural firm of Arcari and lovino, based in Little Ferry, New Jersey, specializes in municipal buildings. The team has just renovated the Armonk Library's second floor, giving it a fresh and new modern look. Phase one of the renovation is almost complete, and all of the library's collection is back. Come in and take a look, invites Library Director Cris Anses. The new space welcomes patrons to the second floor with a new reception desk, reference desk and cabinets. May 15, 2013 More on Library
Tony Futia Says The Town's Benefits Hurt the Board's Objectivity
Tony Futia, North Castle's former Sewer and Water Department Superintendent, has always been opinionated, attending Town Board meetings since 1967. Futia has also unsuccessfully run for office, and sued the town over many issues.
Futia's most recent question, posed during the citizen comment portion of the May 8 Town Board meeting, was: "Why are so many people using public offices as an opportunity for self-enrichment instead of for promoting the public interest?" May 9, 2013 More
Why Do You Have Allergies?
Many things cause allergies. There is a genetic predispositon - like there is to most things - and so some people are more likely to develop allergies than others. There is some research suggesting that introducing foods to children too soon can be a trigger. Impaired gut health coupled with over exposure to the same food all the time is another problem. May 8, 2013 More on Susan Blum, MD
THE GYM of Armonk Offers Sports & Fitness Camp for Summer 2013
For the first time beginning this summer, THE GYM of Armonk is proud to introduce two unique summer camp experiences for community youth: a Sports & Fitness full-day Camp for kids six to nine years of age, and a Basketball Camp for kids age six to sixteen. In addition, a mini camp for three to five-year-olds will be offered in conjunction with the Sports & Fitness Day Camp, providing a fun and active environment @ THE GYM and North Castle Pool & Tennis Club. May 5, 2013 More on Summer 2013
Ribbon Campaign Raises Awareness of Mental Illness
The Town Board approved a request from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for North Castle’s participation in a “Ribbon Campaign.” The initiative includes a display of ribbons to raise awareness of mental illness, said Stamatia Pappas, an Armonk resident and president of the Westchester branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The ribbons will be displayed throughout town during the month of May. May 1, 2013 More on Community
The Music Conservatory of Westchester’s 12th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic on June 24
The Music Conservatory of Westchester will host their 12th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Whippoorwill Club (150 Whippoorwill Road in Armonk). The event will include a lunch, “Shotgun for Golf”, a Tennis Tournament, Cocktail Reception, and Awards Dinner & Auction. Honored guest and performer Bernie Williams, NY Yankee Legend & Jazz Guitarist, will receive the Community Vision Award. Honored guest and performer Peter Duchin, Legendary Pianist and Bandleader, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. June 19, 2013 More
Hate the Wait: Shortening the Waiting Period for an Organ Transplant
The brand new Fortina restaurant, located in Armonk Square, graciously hosted the Share Life awareness event on June 13. While guests munched on hors d’oeuvres and sipped cocktails, they had the opportunity to walk through Waiting Sucks, an exhibition by Stuart Zaro Photography that gives a voice to people currently on waiting lists for organ transplants. June 19, 2013 More
A Teen Point of View of THE GYM
The hot spot to socialize and get in shape in Armonk is THE GYM. Located in Armonk Business Park, THE GYM has much to offer in the world of fitness. June 16, 2013 More
Unique Jewelry Made by Lanni of Armonk
In the fast-paced, technologically advanced world in which we live, it’s not often that one comes across an individual like Lanni Sidoti. Lanni independently designs and creates a unique collection of handmade jewelry. June 18, 2013 More
The Livanos Family and the Moderne Barn welcome the Fortina team to Armonk. "Happy Cooking!" COMMENT
Wampus Students Run ‘Special Olympics’ for Special Needs Kids
Fifth-graders from The Wampus Elementary School in Byram Hills ran their annual “Special Olympics” for children with special needs on June 13 after students brought in their own indoor basketball nets, hula hoops and floor hockey games so that the annual event could go on despite the rain. June 16, 2013 More
Aquariums, Accessories and Advice … All in Armonk
In just one visit to Haaki ----- All Things Aquarial, you’ll know you are in the right place for sound advice on the subject. Whether you are just starting an aquarium or hermit crab habitat or are an aficionado, Haaki’s owner, Eric Schultz, is the man to see. Having researched the topic for years, Eric then became an avid hobbyist before turning his passion into a business. June 15, 2013 More
Honoring Father Quinn
After 19 years of service at St. Patrick’s Church, Reverend John Quinn is retiring. He has dedicated his life to living and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. June 15, 2013 More
NCPT Swim & Dive Team Tryouts Are Here
If your child or teen enjoys swimming or diving, then North Castle Pool and Tennis (NCPT) has a team to help foster their talents. Swimming and diving are not only great exercise, but being part of a team helps develop a sense of responsibility and camaraderie. NCPT encourages children and teens to tryout to swim and dive for our community. June 15, 2013 More on Summer
Voter Registration Tallies for North Castle
As of June 4, 2013, the 8,641 North Castle registered voters are tallied as follows:
In the final weeks of school two Byram Hills High School art students have had their work singled out in separate juried art shows. June 6, 2013 More on Gallery
One Scout’s Journey to Become an Eagle Scout
Byram Hills junior Anthony Gizzi has been working with the Boy Scouts since first grade, when he started out as a Cub Scout. Today, ten years later, he is only steps away from becoming an Eagle Scout. Since sixth grade he has earned over 20 badges as a Boy Scout. June 6, 2013 More
Carolyn Salon, President of Green Acres Garden Club, along with two Byram Hills interns of Naturescapes, replant the garden in front of the Armonk Library.
After thirty years of working at North Castle's Highway Department, Jim Ross has retired. We thank him for his dedication and hard work over the years.
“Friends” Recognized for Support of the Arts
The Friends of the North Castle Public Library were proud recipients of the prestigious 2013 Arts Westchester Community Award. The award was a result of the Friends' influence of the arts in education and the promotional use of the library, serving as an outstanding contribution to the community.
The North Castle Library is a first-class informational and cultural location, said Debbie Heidecorn, president of the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, at the Arts Westchester Community Award Luncheon in April. Debbie Heidecorn received the community award on behalf of the non-profit organization. “Once upon a time, in a sleepy little hamlet of Armonk, New York, lived three, very ambitious friends. These friends started a tiny art show in front of the library. Year in and year out, the town involvement grew.” June 3, 2013 More
Young Players Step Up to the Plate at Armonk Baseball League's Classic
Armonk Baseball League’s (ABL) 10th annual Memorial Day Classic took over the Community Park fields for a fun-filled day of competition. Almost 300 boys and girls attended this year’s community fundraiser. The ABL successfully raised money through generous donations and various skill competitions such as the home run derby. June 2, 2013 More on Sports
Armonk Volunteer Fire Department Offers Valuable Membership Opportunities for Teens
The Armonk Volunteer Fire Department offers a junior program for teens, ages 16 to 18, which teaches the skills necessary to become a firefighter. After an application is submitted, the department conducts a background check on the applicant; the application goes through a three-month review process before it is forwarded to the next step. Although the junior members cannot go out on calls, they are notified when the fire department receives a call; at that point, they prep the fire trucks and help the firefighters get ready to respond to the emergency. May 31, 2013 More
Batting Fun for Teens at the North Castle Library
This summer, the North Castle Library has so much to offer teens. The theme for the teen library’s summer program is the “Year of the Bat.” Starting with a commencement ice-cream party on June 14, the teen library will be showing movies, offering arts and crafts, and listening to guest speakers; all the activities will be related to bats. May 29, 2013 More on Armonk Library
Join the Zumba® Party at North Castle Parks and Recreation Center
Amy Olin, a Byram Hills parent, has been teaching Zumba® at the North Castle Recreation Center for the past four years. Her classes include women ages 40 and up.
Amy's background consists of both dance and aerobic fitness, which she integrates when teaching Zumba® classes. May 29, 2013 More on Sports and Leisure
Memorial Day Classic Supports Armonk Youth Baseball
On Saturday June 1, Armonk Baseball League's 10th annual Memorial Day Classic and Clark Field fundraiser will take place at the Community Park baseball fields in Business Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28, 2013 More on Sports
North Castle Public Library Welcomes Little Diggers and Backyard Explorers to Enjoy Reading This Summer
The North Castle Town Library is shaping up to be an exciting place for kids of all ages this summer. The library will be offering two separate programs for children of different ages, as described by children’s librarian Megan Dean. May 28, 2013 More on Armonk Library
Byram Hills Science Research Symposium Showcases Work of Over 100 Students
Byram Hills High School will host the 24th Annual Dr. Robert Pavlica Authentic Science Research Symposium on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. The Science Research Program allows students to pursue excellence in areas of original research. This year’s symposium, entitled “Infinite Potential”, showcases research from over one hundred students in the program, highlighting the 23 senior projects. May 22, 2013 More on Education
Judge Lazanksy Refuses to Dismiss Charge Against Kerry Kennedy
North Castle Town Justice Elyse Lazansky of North Castle, wrote in a Decision and Order dated May 21, 2013, "that a dismissal of Kerry Kennedy might appear as bias or favoritism of the Court, leading the public to an intolerable false conclusion that there are two justice systems: one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. The community expects and deserves to see that the law applies equally to all defendants. A defendant's exemplary background does not immunize her from the normal processes of the criminal law." May 24, 2013 More
Preschool Home Tour Brings Community Together
The Byram Hills Preschool Association's (BHPA) home tour on May 17 "was a great way to bring the community together!", said co-chair of the event, Nicole Raffel. The event involved having about 100 participants on a tour of five houses within the district. They were shuttled to each house by a bus to make the tour more "mommy and daddy friendly," according to the other co-chair, Jaclyn Stultz. May 24, 2013 More on Preschool
Family Floral Business Comes to Armonk
Joseph R. Pugni Jr. and Christina Madonia are a brother and sister team in the family business of Joseph Richard Florals. They specialize in the art of floral and event design in a full-service floral shop in Valhalla that opened twenty years ago and recently opened a new division in Armonk. May 23, 2013 More
Bobcat Track & Field Team Soar on Home Turf
Byram Hills Track and Field team achieved some excellent results at the County Meet at Byram Hills High School on Saturday May 18, said Coach Greg Govan. The team set one new school record, won one gold medal, two silver medals and one bronze. See the results here.
The next meet for the team is the Class B Championship, at Pearl River High School on Saturday May 25.
Media Golf Outing Enjoyed at the Brynwood Golf & Country Club
On Tuesday May 14 Brynwood Golf & Country Club held a media event for around 12 members of the golfing press that included a buffet lunch, a presentation on the proposed future of Brynwood and a round of golf.
Since taking over the club, Troon Prive have made cosmetic changes to the clubhouse’s common areas, which now include the grill with a sports lounge and dining area over looking the course and pool. May 16, 2013 More on Brynwood
Zero Waste Day: An Efficient Operation on a Tight Budget
The members of the North Castle Recycling Committee are the proud recipients of the 2013 Westchester County Earth Day Award for their stellar recycling efforts. Over the past few years, the Recycling Committee has made many improvements to help get the town on board with participating in recycling. In 2009, they originated Zero Waste Day, May 15, 2013 More on Bridges to Community
Girls Track Team Sets New School Records
Going to John Jay High School's Jay Fest meet on Friday evening, the sought-after goal was three-new school records from the girls’ team and they accomplished it! The girls’ shuttle hurdle relay team started the meet off with a new record in the very first event. May 13, 2013 More on Sports
Star Kidz Opens in Mt. Kisco to Rave Reviews
The excitement of one of the leading local performing arts programs is coming closer to the Armonk area with the opening of the newest Star Kidz location in Mount Kisco. Star Kidz is a complete performing arts program customized for children from 3 to 17 in weekly sessions specializing in individual attention in a group setting. Classes will be held at the Westchester Ballroom on Radio Circle off Lexington Avenue in Mt Kisco. Free trial classes will be held later in May and programs for all ages will begin in September. May 6, 2013 More
Armonk Offspring Headed to NFL
R.J. Dill, the twenty-two-year-old grandson of Armonk resident Anita Cozza, was recently drafted as a free agent to the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. Standing tall at 6'7" and weighing in at 310 pounds, R.J. sports an impressive size and strength. May 9, 2013 More on Sports
Armonk Lions' annual Fol De Rol event has always been an enjoyable event for many local families. It's a weekend filled with thrills from rides, stuffed-animal game prizes, pets for adoption, and fresh honey from onsite beehives; recently, it has added 18th century demonstrations of blacksmithing, basket and broom making, and coopering or wooden barrel making. June 19, 2013 More
Armonk Food Market, The Place to Be Seen
DeCicco's Family Market opened its eleventh supermarket in Armonk on Friday to thousands of customers, said John DeCicco, Sr. Families were arriving together in cars or strolling to the supermarket, just like a day out sightseeing, to visit the much-anticipated new market at Armonk Square. Neighbors were seeing one another for the first time since the A&P supermarket closed in February 2012. June 16, 2103 More
The Blum Center for Health Welcomes Intern Avery Levine
Byram Hills senior Avery Levine is a student intern at The Blum Center for Health. The Blum Center for Health is a functional and lifestyle education center that sells organic and gluten-free food to help support an anti-inflammatory diet. They also focus on the mind, body, and spirit to help reduce stress. June 6, 2013 More
North Castle Pool and Tennis Club Looks For Community Support
North Castle Pool and Tennis Club (NCPT) manages the non-profit Anita Louise Ehrman Pool on Greenway Road in Armonk. The ALE remains the owner, since all permits and licenses are listed with their name. The recreation center was founded over a half a century ago with funds donated by the Ehrman family. Last year, Armonk resident and Chairman of the North Castle Parks and Recreation Committee Joe DiMauro, stepped up to manage the pool as a private operator; May 28, 2013 More on Summer 2013
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin Tours Grand Prix’s Green Energy Projects Entertainment Venue Serves as Statewide Example of Energy Conservation
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, chair of the New York State Energy Committee, recently visited Grand Prix New York (GPNY) as part of her mission to provide New Yorkers with cleaner, more efficient ways to consume energy and make a positive long-term impact. May 16, 2013 More on People and Places
North Castle Pool & Tennis Serves up Summer Fun
The North Castle Pool and Tennis Club features programs such as a swim and dive team, a developmental swim team for the younger ones, stress-relieving, early-bird -lap swimming for the older ones, and swimming and tennis lessons for all ages. The facility is also home to North Castle's Town Camp, which provides endless fun to more than 300 children each day during the summer. May 11, 2013 More on Summer 2013
Support-apalooza at Grand Prix NY Raises Funds & Awareness for Support Connection
Grand Prix New York raised $1,200 for Support Connection – a Yorktown Heights-based not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer – at its recent Support-apalooza fundraiser. May 7, 2013 More
Meet the Author….Mary Padilla
Alexander Technique (AT) teacher and local veterinarian Mary Padilla recently sat down to discuss her first book, Free Agent; Learning to Teach by Teaching. The technique itself is a thoughtful means of redistributing muscle tone to ease the excess strain which people unconsciously put on their bodies and minds every day. Dr. Padilla is one of the few people in Westchester nationally certified to teach the Technique. She has given book talks and presentations on AT around Westchester, including libraries and the Music Conservatory of Westchester and she will be speaking tonight, May 6, on this subject at the Mount Pleasant Public Library at 7:30 pm. May 6, 2013 More on Local Authors
Get a “New Look” for Summer
With the summer feel already here, what better time to think about getting that new, fresh look for summer in your home. Out with the old fall and winter decor and in with the new summer feel. Is it hard to accomplish this? Not at all. Most of these ideas are small weekend projects you can do yourself. Let’s take a look at some. May 2, 2103 More on Interior Design
Shield Your Landscape from Tick-Borne Disease with Organics
Warm weather brings with it lots of good things including longer days spent enjoying our yards with our families. Unfortunately, more time spent outdoors also means an increased risk of contracting a tick-borne disease. April 12, 2013 More on Wildlife
Introducing Camp Windmill 2013
Motivated by the success of the Windmill Mini Camp, the Windmill Club is offering an expanded day camp program for kids from ages three to eight. The summer camp is a six-week program, running five days a week from July 8 to August 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children will receive daily, skilled instruction in tennis and swimming, benefiting from the Windmill Club's outstanding facilities and professional staff. Campers will also have fun and learn valuable skills on the beach volleyball court, ball fields, and basketball courts. Arts and crafts, music, dancing, and special guests will round out the day which will include lunch and snacks at the Club's excellent cafe. Open to all children in the community, Camp Windmill encourages the development of friendships and skill building in a safe, fun environment. April 9, 2013 More on Summer 2013
A Road Map for Healthy Living
April 29, 2013 Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H., says she is grateful to have an amazing group of family, friends and all the others who support her at The Blum Center of Health. Her newly released book, "The Immune System Recovery Plan," is a message of hope, not only for people with autoimmune diseases, but also for everyone who wants help building a healthy immune system; this is something that we all need, said Director of Media & Branding, Dana Epstein. To order a copy online, visit Immuneprogram.com.
Brynwood’s Josh Lowney Recognized by Troon Golf as Golf Professional of the Year
Brynwood Golf & Country Club Director of Operations, Josh Lowney, recently was honored as “Golf Professional of the Year” by the club’s management company, Troon.
Lowney earned this significant distinction for his dedicated commitment to the membership, for his influential role in elevating the quality of the golf experience at Brynwood and for his spirited team leadership in 2012. April 7, 2013 More on Sports and Leisure
What Parents Should Look For in a College Admissions Advisor
Here are some questions to ask yourself of the person who will have an enormous influence on the future of your college-bound student, the one whose future will depend largely on what the advisor recommends:
Will visits be in an office setting or in the comfort of your family home? Will the sessions involve just the student or involve the family? Feb. 7, 2013 More on Education
Meet Interior Designer Beata Buhl
Interior Designer Beata Buhl has always brought a large repertoire of experience and vision to her craft. Currently, she has a successful interior design business in the heart of Westchester County, in Armonk. Beata caters to a wide range of clients in Westchester County, Manhattan, and Connecticut, as well as some areas in Europe. But before settling down in Armonk, she spent most of her life traveling the world and educating herself so she could share her worldly visions and inspiration with her clients. March 4, 2013 More on Interior Design
Coming Soon to Main Street: Douglas Elliman's Marketing and Sales Gallery
Douglas Elliman’s marketing and sales gallery will be opening soon on Main Street in Armonk. “The new space should be ready sometime this summer,” says Armonk Square developer Dominick Dioguardi, adding that Armonk Square is proceeding on schedule. March 14, 2013 More on Real Estate
Sage Yoga Comes Home
Sage Yoga is well known for the energizing, challenging classes many people have attended, but new offerings, such as meditation, restorative yoga, Thai body work, live music, and private yoga will now be available. “We continually inspire each other in new ways to practice,” Co-directors Susan Rubin and Jill Galowitz agreed.
Sage Yoga invites the public to a grand re-opening celebration on March 19th at 7:30 p.m. More on Sports & Leisure March 15, 2013
Bicycle Sundays to Start May 5 on the Bronx River Parkway
One of Westchester's longest-running recreational programs -- Bicycle Sundays -- will resume May 5 for the 2013 season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19, 2013 More on Sports & Leisure
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