Holiday Fun

The Starter Mom: An ode to the end of Christmas

By Nicole Loughan I hate to say it but I have had enough of the holidays. The treats, the lights, the movies, the music and the kids out of school, bah humbug. I’ve had enough. But in ten months when the stores roll out the Santas I will be humming Jingle Bells with the best […]

Father’s Day Cooking at Westchester’s Ridge Hill Shopping Center

Father’s Day Cooking at Westchester’s Ridge Hill Shopping Center

Westchester’s Ridge Hill Shopping Center in Yonkers, has some truly fun happenings for Father’s Day this year. Something that dad and kids can share together, is Ridge Hill’s “Cooking With Dad” classes at Sur La Table. This Father’s Day, forget the boring necktie and tie on an apron instead! In this hands-on class, kids can […]

Violinist Tai Murray headlines Philharmonic's Season Finale on June 15.

Philharmonic Season Finale & Father’s Day BBQ Bash

At its season finale on Sunday, June 15th at 3pm, the Westchester Philharmonic will proudly present two young, ground-breaking artists, conductor Ryan McAdams and violinist Tai Murray whose extraordinary talents have commanded soaring praise from critics, audiences, and peer musicians. Ryan McAdams garnered this praise from Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times: [insert quote] […]

The Starter Mom: A Mother’s Day throwback thank you

The Starter Mom: A Mother’s Day throwback thank you

by Nicole Loughan Our mom’s had it tough. The other day I came across an article called “If 70s moms had blogs.” It is filled with old visions of parenting that included mass smoking and Formica countertops, but my mother-in-law assures me it was not all Bon Bon’s and Harvey Wallbangers. Parenting in the 1970s and 1980s […]

5 Places to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

5 Places to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air! Thousands of couples across Westchester County will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14, 2014. Still haven’t made your plans? Here’s a few places to ring in the most romantic holiday of the year: The Artists Palate, 307 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY: Offering a Valentine’s Day menu and tasty specialty cocktails […]

Skip the Fuss, Keep the Feast: Going Out for Thanksgiving

Skip the Fuss, Keep the Feast: Going Out for Thanksgiving

The Crowne Plaza Hotel White Plains is hosting a Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, Nov. 28 in the Plaza Ballroom. The feast will feature all of your Thanksgiving favorites along with champagne and live music. There will be a separate buffet for children to satisfy the whole family. On the menu is: Carving board with Roast […]