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Playin’ in the Band–Parents Find Their Groove

Like the songs of various birds on a summer morning, it all came together to form sweet music. That is what members of a hastily assembled band heard when they rehearsed for a lark of a performance at a benefit for the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville back in 2010. Several dads and a mother… Read More

Ten Minutes with a Survivor–Mark Koller

Mark Koller is a retired executive. An inspirational teacher. A former Israel Defense Forces soldier. A loving husband, father, and grandfather. An esteemed engineer. An immigrant. An active community member. A holocaust survivor. Of the many ways to describe Koller, none do him justice. This brilliant 88-year-old Mount Kisco resident, born with the name Mordechai… Read More

Knit and Purl–Providing community service one loop at a time

You name it, and a senior citizen can knit it: camouflage wool hats for troops in Afghanistan; lightweight and comfortable breast prosthetics for women; tiny sweaters for penguins caught in oil spills; soft, delicate caps for the newborns of northern Westchester; and more. And if you walk into the Mt. Kisco Fox Senior Center at… Read More

Less Is More — Local parenting experts weigh in

Parents, stop hovering over your child or mowing down every obstacle. According to three local parenting gurus, the latest parenting trend is “less is more.” That means a reduction in rescuing/coddling, fewer activities, and even fewer items in your home. This shift can decrease your stress and make your offspring more successful. Activities Bedford dad,… Read More

Ten Minutes with–a Notable Fairfielder in politics and real estate–Jill Kelly

Jill Kelly is a lifelong resident who now lives in Sturges Ridge. Kelly enjoyed a 26-year career in both local politics and real estate. She has been engaged in the community in many roles, including being a member of the Representative Town Meeting and the Zoning Board of Appeals, and she also served on the… Read More

From Tension to Tenderness — healing the Mother Daughter relationship

Healing the Mother Daughter Relationship

It’s been said that one of the toughest relationships in the world is the one between mothers and adult daughters. I can vouch for that. My daughter, Laurie, and I love each other but in the past I drove her crazy and she frustrated me to distraction. We had good times, fun times, but we… Read More

Learning for Life–Pushing past fear for lifetime enrichment

The first time Gini Fischer stepped into a four-person shell as part of a rowing crew, she was 54 years old and not entirely confident. “At first it was disconcerting,” she says. “No one knew what they were doing.” Fischer and her crewmates shared more than inexperience; they were all breast cancer survivors who first… Read More

A Community Effort – Autism service dogs offer children a BluePath to independence

Sitting cross legged on a newspaper-covered floor with seven three-week-old puppies clambering over me, nibbling on my fingers and toes, is not usually part of my job description, but I’ll happily take it any day. Watching these adorable little fluff balls in action, it appears that their super power is to melt the hearts of… Read More

Bedford 25

In the November/December issue of Bedford Magazine, here online and at a celebration on November 7, we celebrate the 2019 Bedford 25: the dedicated, creative, influential, and intriguing neighbors who make this community our favorite place on the planet. Bedford Magazine and Houlihan Lawrence are hosting the 2019 Bedford 25 reception and ceremony on Thursday,… Read More

Ridgefield 25

In the November issue of Ridgefield Magazine, online and at a ceremony on November 23, we celebrate 25 of the most creative, dynamic, generous, and entrepreneurial individuals who make Ridgefield such a wonderful place to call home. Ridgefield Magazine is hosting the 2019 Ridgefield 25 reception and ceremony on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at BMW… Read More