Trail & Tunnel Notes… From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

If you want to delve further into the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which lies just below the trail that winds through these river towns, head to a new exhibit that opened... Read more »

Ossining Resident Appointed Executive Director of New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

The New York – New Jersey Trail Conference has named Joshua Howard as their new Executive Director. Howard is an Ossining resident. Howard joined the Trail Conference in 2002 in the position... Read more »

The Road to College – Application Deadline Tips for Success 

On the Road to College, one significant waypoint is the college application deadline, or should I say, the many deadlines. Students now must contend with 6 different deadlines: Early Action, Restrictive Early Action, Early... Read more »

A City Girl’s Guide to Loving Suburbia – Chapter 6: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 

Welcome to your new home! No more sharing walls, ceilings, and floors with your neighbors. It’s time to let loose! Practice your tuba whenever you want, cook all the smelly fish from the sea, paint... Read more »

Beyond the Classroom- Finding Your Child’s Learning Rhythm

As the holiday season revs up, we see the outline of this year’s edition of our children’s school life. We piece together grades and notes from teachers with sporadic anecdotes from our kids, their friends,... Read more »

Trail and Tunnel Notes …. From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct: Tibbetts Brook

Because the Old Croton Aqueduct was powered by gravity alone, the Aqueduct and the trail above it do not follow a straight line. Instead, to maintain the average 13.25-inches–per–mile downward slope of the... Read more »

Road to College: Managing Stress for Parents and Students

On the Road to College, one of the issues that affects students and parents alike is stress. Parents look into the unknown, concurrently feeling optimistic and anxious about what is to come. Students view the future with excitement and... Read more »

Road to College: Back-to-School Toolkit 

On the Road to College, we have opportunities to start the year anew. January 1st is always a good feeling as adults, as we look forward to a new year with goals... Read more »

Trail & Tunnel Notes: From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct 

When I noticed several years ago that the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct was awarding badges to those who walked the 26-mile Westchester trail (or all 41 miles, which includes the route... Read more »

A City Girl’s Guide to Loving Suburbia: Chapter 5: Call the Super! Wait, I AM the Super … 

When I lived in the City, my heart belonged to two men—my doorman and my Super. Always there with a happy greeting when I got home and a pleasant farewell as I left,... Read more »