Westchester Event for Moms & Teens to Make the World a Better Place

Safe Driving White Plains

For residents in the tri-state area, my friend, Beth Feldman, is hosting a pretty terrific event next Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm.  The White Plains Library Foundation Presents "Allstate Readiness Series" Savvy Moms/Safe Teens: A Four-Part Program Series.  It's a workshop for teens and parents that will take place at the White Plains Public Library at 100 Martine Avenue. The first event will feature four people committed to making the world a safer place to drive. Hear first-hand about the dangers of distracted driving and get expert advice on Read More


Finally, a Play about the Roller Coaster Ride of Raising Young Kids

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is hosting the New York premiere of “The Passion of the Hausfrau”. This solo comedy show will run for eight performances only from February 3-13, 2011. There are 8:00pm shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and a 2:00pm show on Sunday. The play is actually produced by my neighbor, Felicia Needleman, who I recently interviewed for a future edition of Project You. Bess Welden (actor/writer) and Nicole Chaison (writer/cartoonist) adapted the stories, drawings and characters from Chaison’s popular Read More


Westchester Advocacy Event: Room to Read

Room to Read

To all my Westchester peeps, please join me in the celebration of the launch of the Westchester Chapter of Room to Read, a nonprofit organization founded by John Wood,  author of "Leaving Microsoft to change the World".  Room to Read builds schools and libraries in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, India, Zambia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & South-Africa.   The proceeds of this event will go to the Local Language Books Program.  Please check it out on www.roomtoread.org.  The event is open to the public. Disclosure: I was not compensated for this Read More


Winter Break: Our Visit to the Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, CT

I recently attended the re-opening of the Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, CT.   After two years of construction and a few months of closure during renovations, they re-opened with a much larger space than before.  I have been bringing my kids to the museum since they were very young, so when we pulled into the parking lot, they jumped with joy at the thought of the fun they knew they were about to have.  I honestly think that the changes make the museum even better than it was before.  It's much more spacious, so no matter how many people show Read More


A New Kid in New Rochelle: Alvin and Friends

You know you've had a good meal when you're still dreaming about the taste and flavors three days later. Quite honestly, that doesn't happen often in Westchester.  We may only be 15 miles from New York City, but the food in Westchester really isn't the same caliber as NYC food, especially after you've lived there for many years.   It all happened at a restaurant just a few miles from my house, and I'm already dreaming of my trip back. Alvin & Friends is a lovely, upscale bistro with white tablecloths, chandeliers and artwork painted by owner Read More


Review: “Wallenberg: Musical Drama”

This is a reprint of my review published in The Larchmont Loop today. "Wallenberg: Musical Drama Larchmont’s very own Felicia Needleman is part of the writing team behind the new musical “Wallenberg,” which is now playing at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Her partner, Laurence Holzman, is the other half of the writing team behind the show.   The theater is launching a season of new musicals and plays to be presented in the City Center mall in downtown White Plains, and “Wallanberg” kicks off the season. It’s an impressive Read More


Interview with Inspiring Author, Jean Stone, Author of The Secrets Sisters Keep

I was excited to be approached by a novelist’s publicists a few months ago about the opportunity to work with her to help promote an author on my blog.  The author, Jean Stone, has a new book, The Secrets Sisters Keep, coming out that happens to take place in Westchester, where I live.  In her books, Stone writes about the dynamics of friendships between women – the good, the bad and the tastefully unfortunate.  It seemed to fit in right in with blog...and my life. Stone writes about the dynamics of friendships between women - the good, the bad, and the Read More


Apple Picking at Outhouse Orchards and an Easy Recipe for Apple Crumble

About 30 minutes from Southern Westchester or an hour from the city lies the ultimate apple picking experience.  Outhouse Orchards is family-operated and happens to be open all year.  But a visit to the orchard in the autumn is very special.  I had heard about Outhouse for years and been curious about it but stayed away due to stories about massive crowds.  For some reason, we decided to brave it yesterday as I decided a visit was finally in order. It was the right choice.  It was one of the larger orchards that we've been to, and it offers a unique Read More


Wordless Wednesday: Invitation to Join The Culture Mom at Field to Celebrate a New Westchester Novel

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The Emelin’s 2010-2011 Season

My favorite local theatre, the Emelin, located in Mamaroneck, recently announced their 2010/2011 Theatre Season. You can visit www.emelin.org/theatre.html for more information, tickets, videos and more. Read More