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Spreading the “spirit of play” This Summer

By Annie Rubinson– With summer camps closed due to COVID-19, the leaders and volunteers of Alexandra’s Playground have been working to provide local children with opportunities to remain active and playful this summer. Alexandra’s Playground was founded in 200... More »

Learning to Drive Through Distance Learning?

By Kira Ratan– Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press release on Wednesday that DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) licensed driving schools can now conduct Pre-Licensing Courses through distance learning. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, driving schools acros... More »

Heroes: Sister Susan Gardella and the LIFE Center

By Annabelle Allen– The RSHM Life Center (Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary), a community center focused on education and social services located in Sleepy Hollow, celebrated its 25th anniversary in June. With the belief that Learning Is For Everyone (LIFE... More »

LOOK OUT FOR STORYWALKS—AND TUNE IN

By Kira Ratan The Irvington Public Library has created “storywalks” along trails and sites around Westchester, including the Croton Aqueduct and the Blue Hill Heritage Trust trails. These storywalks are signs posted along the trails with a variety of different... More »

Summer Camp 2020

Ah, to be a kid in the summer…a time to say goodbye to the classroom and hello to fun in the sun! Summer camps and programs abound in Westchester County, where children can immerse themselves in in an environment that suits their interests, abilities and sched... More »

HeadsUp Rivertowns Aims to Better Inform Community

by Clara Firpo-Cappiello –  HeadsUp Rivertowns is a committee that aims to inform local parents and kids about safe ways to utilize technology in our ever-changing world.  Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, and Hastings-on-Hudson are all members ... More »

Anti-Vaping Campaign Launched in Westchester County

by Robert Kimmel –  Widespread concerns about health hazards associated with vaping have led Westchester County to partner with several community groups to start a Vaping Prevention and Awareness Campaign. Westchester’s “commitment to public health” was cited ... More »

You’re Going to College! But Where?

By Bettina Weil You survived the college application process, waited patiently for replies, and you got in—to several good colleges. Now it’s time to commit. Inevitably, questions arise: Will I fit in? Am I good enough to succeed there? Is it worth the financi... More »

WESTCHESTER COUNTY OFFERING FREE MEASLES VACCINES

  With eight cases of measles documented in Westchester children, the County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, is urging residents to check their own vaccination status and that of their children and then, if unvaccinated, get the MMR vaccine that protec... More »