Stuff About Stuffing

Roasted bird with a side of specially flavored soft bread [which rules out matzoh] may have been the earliest precursor to Thanksgiving stuffing. Read more »

The Virgin Thanksgiving

On Dec 4, 1619, the good ship Margaret made landfall on the banks of the James River. With the men gathered around him, the captain said, “We do ordain that this day... Read more »

Reality TV of the Realest 

The realest kind of reality TV was seen in Croton-on-Hudson a couple weeks ago. Broadcast on the Zoom channel, it was a Community Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion in our Schools, hosted by the Croton-Harmon school district in alliance with the NYU Steinhardt Center for Strategic... Read more »

The Road to College: ‘Fall’ing in Line with College Planning

On the road to college, being proactive is crucial for students at any point along the journey. Amid uncertainty, this rings particularly true. The fall offers us an optimal time to check... Read more »

Cafecito Con … Ray Sanchez – Superintendente del Distrito Escolar de Ossining

The “Cafecito Con . . .”  (Coffee with…) interview series spotlights Latino leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners in the Rivertowns community, their stories, challenges and successes.  If you know someone we should... Read more »

Road to College: Building an Adaptable Student

Whether it’s universities reversing their original instruction plans, or the daily fluctuations of a hybrid class schedule, today’s students are facing a school year full of constant changes. No matter your student’s... Read more »

Trail & Tunnel Notes: Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct – High Bridge

Fall offers us some of New York’s best weather.  It is also a fine season to visit the High Bridge, the centerpiece of the original (“Old”) Croton Aqueduct, completed in 1848 and today... Read more »


This is the month kids look forward to, so they can put on masks and costumes to play pretend in public.  I’m a sucker for the playfulness and general weirdness that haunts Halloween. If my surname were... Read more »

Learning Which School District Makes the Grade

Being accepted by the college you most covet begins long before all the lists, visits, essays, and applications.   It starts with your school district, and the choices and opportunities that your student is afforded.   But how do you... Read more »


  Zoom meetings. Zoom schooling. Zoom happy hours. Zoom blind dates. Zoom original plays. Zoom job interviews. Zoom religious services. Zoom fitness classes. Zoom funerals. Zoom weddings.   Why not, we thought, a Zoom page... Read more »