Home Away from Home for Your Four-Legged Friends 

“It’s a seven-day-a-week, 365-days-a –year job. And the buck always stops here.”  For Chris Gatti, vice-president of Gracelane Kennels – the oldest continuously-operating dog kennel in the US – the business of caring for other people’s animals is not something he takes lightly.... Read more »

Loving Locavore – Saucy, Herby, Sour(dough) 

The River Towns are home to a smorgasbord of outstanding artisanal food and drink makers. Here are three more local, passionate crafters of high-quality tastiness.  Dave Mundis and Mike Vincent, frat brothers at Colgate University, were... Read more »

Seventy Years on Point – The Westchester Ballet Company Set to Soar Again

For 70 years, Ossining-based Westchester Ballet Company (WBC), one of the longest-running regional non-profit youth ballet companies in the United States, has served our county. WBC, made up of 100 young dancers from... Read more »

Wellbeing Tips for Women during Covid Times 

If, as Mao Zedong said, “Women hold up half the sky,” the Covid era has only enlarged that fraction. Added to the lion’s share of cooking, domestic work and childcare, the female... Read more »

Health and Wellness Tips for Women to Cure the Pandemic Blahs 

If, as Mao Zedong said, “Women hold up half the sky,” the Covid era has only enlarged that fraction.   Added to the lion’s share of cooking, domestic work and childcare, the female... Read more »

March Tonics, and Toast 

In our bid to share great local artisanal food and drink makers, here are three more passionate local suppliers offering diverse deliciousness.   If your body is in need of health-giving herbal pick-me-ups , look no... Read more »

Cortlandt’s Bucci Coffee Has Fresh Approach to Cold-Brewed Java 

Need a pick-me-up? Then head over to Cortlandt Manor-based coffee producer Bucci Coffee, which specializes in fair trade, single origin beans, cold brewed. Owner Nik Bucci’s interest in the beverage was inspired by time spent in... Read more »

Are You Sitting Comfortably? 

This is the Covid era, when we stay at home to do our jobs or learn our lessons. Those of us who didn’t already have a home office have had to adapt, working at kitchen or dining... Read more »

‘It’s Not about the Honey, it’s about the Bees’ 

It all started at Hackley School, Tarrytown, Class of ’97, with the friendship between James Pratt and Carlo Esannason. James made a career as a construction manager in New York City, and Carlo went into finance, but the two remained fast friends.   Then, in 2016, something changed.  “I started feeling unhappy with the... Read more »

The Honorable Nita Lowey, Positively Classic 

“Some people see a problem and walk on; some people say, ‘I’ve got to do something about it.’”   Nita Lowey belongs firmly in the second of those two camps. Congressional member for District... Read more »