Plan it Wild: Thankful for All Creatures Great & Small 

As the leaves fall and the colors change, I breathe in the crisp air of autumn along with a feeling of deep gratitude for getting to live here in this beautiful county of Westchester.... Read more »

Preparing for College? Here’s How to Pick Suitable Clothes

College students are notorious for spending their money on books instead of fashion items. Many people are not aware of how important clothes are while trying to make a good impression at... Read more »

Journaling: Party of One

At a fundraiser in Peekskill the other day, one of the guests used the opportunity of a Q&A session to praise the featured speaker … for not being a political extremist. What a quaint notion that.  “I... Read more »

Road to College: Extra! Extra! Choose Extracurricular Activities Wisely 

Early in the new school year, it’s important students decide which extracurricular activities they would like to continue or to try. How can they continue to develop natural interests into skills? How can they balance... Read more »

Journaling: Unmasking Halloween

What are your plans for Halloween 2021?    Will you mask up? Or mask out?   Are you ready to scare up some harmless fun?   Or do you think every day is plenty scary enough in this... Read more »

Common Mistakes That You Need to Avoid When Renting an RV

Renting an RV is a popular choice for families, friends, and young couples who want to explore the great outdoors. But with potential pitfalls in many forms, renters need to take note... Read more »

Journaling: Dialing 9/11 

In the second week of September 2001 I had scheduled a business trip to southern California.    My colleague based there called me at the end of the prior week, encouraging me to fly out a day earlier than planned to... Read more »

Executive Functioning Skills for All

On the road to college, organization is paramount. Throughout a student’s academic career organizing school work, academic activities, extracurriculars, and life in general is an exercise through which many students must ultimately... Read more »

5 Ways to Adopt a Growth Mindset for Your Child’s Learning

As parents, we are faced with the uncomfortable reality that our kids did not learn as much academically in the last year and a half as they would have if Covid-19 had... Read more »

Opt-ical Illusions

Bruce Apar is Editorial Director + Associate Publisher of River Journal North Author’s Note: Mom + Pop Culture are a couple of real characters. They could be you and me. Or not.... Read more »