Our February Hike in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation – spectacular!

We’re hiking Westchester, one beautiful, breathtaking new trail each month. Why don’t you join us? Getting outside for a hike – even when it’s cold – is a guaranteed way to make your day a happy one.  Continue reading

Maple Sugaring at The Trailside Museum in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

This past weekend I was in search of a place to do our Februrary hike, and I accidentally discovered another Westchester treasure: The Trailside Museum, located in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

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What are you doing this weekend? We’ll be cheering for Team USA and Westchester’s own Kevin Shattenkirk!!

GO TEAM USA! My whole family has been looking forward to this for weeks – the excitement of the opening ceremony, the spirit of competition, the beauty of the figure skating, and the thrill of the ski jumping.

Oh – and let’s not forget the ice hockey. Kevin Continue reading

Final hours: Let your voice be heard in the Best of Westchester Ballot!

Let’s face it: we all LOVE the Best of Westchester list from Westchester Magazine. We scan the BIG ISSUE, looking for our favorite places, to see if they made the list.  We look for ideas for new restaurants to visit; we scope out the best places to host a birthday party; we want to see where everyone is working out these days.

You know that big, beautiful “Best of Westchester” seal, pictured up at the top of this post? When you see that seal out in front of a shop, it makes you want to go in, right? Continue reading

Another snow day on the way? Use it to Doodle 4 Google!

Another snow day on the way? Round up your young artists and dreamers and challenge them to get their creative juices flowing! Doodle 4 Google 2014 is open and accepting entries through March 20th. But why wait? This latest snow storm is the perfect opportunity to fire up your art supplies and imaginations and get those submissions in.

What’s it all about? Doodle 4 Google is an art contest meant to spark children’s curiosity and encourage exploration and creativity. The goal is to design a Google Doodle using this year’s Continue reading