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Vira Mamchur Schwartz

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  1. Westchester Cafe Is All About Teen Talent

    Westchester Cafe Is All About Teen Talent

    Too young for some concert venues, too old for others, teens 15 and up have a place just right for them with Lee's Cafe at the Schoolhouse Theater & Arts Center in Croton Falls on Friday, Dec. 8.Coffee, tea, and dessert will be available along with three hours of live music from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring three local up-and-coming acts. The teen event is free thanks in large part to a ...

  2. The Bands All Here: Westchester's Song For Seeds Sings For Santa

    The Bands All Here: Westchester's Song For Seeds Sings For Santa

    Songs for Seeds, the award-winning children’s band and music program, will hold a free holiday concert at The Galleria in White Plains on Sunday, Dec.3, at 11 a.m. with a special guest appearance by Santa Claus.“We're delighted to bring the band to The Galleria,” said Dana Fisher of Scarsdale, owner of Songs for Seeds in Westchester. “It’s a great opportunity for parents and children to ...

  3. Find The Fantastic At Northern Westchester Holiday Boutique

    Find The Fantastic At Northern Westchester Holiday Boutique

    Shop and do good at the same time.  At Fantastic Finds’ annual Holiday Boutique in Chappaqua, all proceeds benefit Support Connection's free year-round breast and ovarian cancer support services. The store, which had its grand re-opening in September, is staffed with volunteers who handle sales and inventory as well as donations.During the Holiday Boutique, there will be refreshments, ...

  4. Snowman Plans To 'Run, Have Fun' At Annual Frosty Day In Armonk

    Snowman Plans To 'Run, Have Fun' At Annual Frosty Day In Armonk

    Frosty the Snowman, with his button nose and corncob pipe, will make his triumphant return to Armonk on Sunday, Nov. 26, leading children of all ages down the town streets.The annual Frosty Day starts downtown at 12:30 p.m. and celebrates the world’s favorite snowman with family-friendly rides and activities, along with dancers, singers, marching bands, magicians, clowns, elves, Santa, ...

  5. Want To Avoid Stress This Thanksgiving? Mount Kisco Expert Shares Advice

    Want To Avoid Stress This Thanksgiving? Mount Kisco Expert Shares Advice

    How many times have you witnessed or participated in a power struggle over food at the Thanksgiving table or any special family gathering? The answer, most likely, is a resounding "more than once."Stress is high for parents with either packing and travel or cooking and cleaning. But it’s also high for children who are suddenly thrown out of their routine.According to Stephanie ...

  6. Westchester Resident Makes Year-Round Giving Her Priority

    Westchester Resident Makes Year-Round Giving Her Priority

    At Thanksgiving, many take time to be grateful for their family, friends, and what they have. For Yorktown Heights resident Paula Miritello, Thanksgiving – and every day – is all about giving.Miritello has always been about helping others. She took care of her brother Vinny who had cerebral palsy until his death in 2000 at age 21 and then continued with charity work in her brother’s ...

  7. Batter Chatter: Westchester Baker Finds New Ways To Whip Up Meringues

    Batter Chatter: Westchester Baker Finds New Ways To Whip Up Meringues

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. --  Aquafaba may not be an ingredient that many are familiar with, but Diane Forley knows it well. It’s her ingredient of choice at the recently opened Meringue Shop in Scarsdale.“In a nutshell,” explained Forley, “Aquafaba is the broth that comes from beans – chickpeas work best. Use it anywhere you’d use egg whites or eggs as a binder." Yes, that liquid that you ...

  8. Lessons Learned: Westchester Native Uses Classroom Experience In New Book

    Lessons Learned: Westchester Native Uses Classroom Experience In New Book

    Meivy Diaz is ready to be your tween’s new friend. She’s a spunky middle school student in fictional Bayberry, Conn. who stars in the recently launched The Tale of the Locker Thief. Taking on timely cultural and political topics through a diverse set of characters, this is the first book in a new mystery series by Susan LeRoy, a Yonkers native.LeRoy, a college teacher who began as a ...

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