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Do you know what your kids know? Can you answer these sample SAT questions?

(Answers at bottom) MATH 1. Level: Easy The mean number of students per classroom, y, at Central High School can be estimated using the equation y = 0.8636x+27.227, where x represents the number of years since 2004 and x ≤10. Which of the following statements is the best interpretation of the number in the context [...]read moreDo you know what your kids know? Can you answer these sample SAT questions?

2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Below is a list of all the schools in the area. It includes public, private, all girls, all boys and special needs designations on the listing. Apple Blossom School & Family Center Wilton, CT Nursery – K, 203-493-4003, appleblossomschool.org Apple Blossom offers formal parent/child programs based on the Waldorf method of education, which seeks to [...]read more2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Therapy in the Dirt: Why gardening is a psychological upper

Feeling cooped up? Cabin feverish? Climbing the walls? You are so not alone. The days may be lengthening, but frigid weather still puts the kibosh on romping in the borders; average lows this time of year hover around 32 degrees, and it’s possible that a blizzard could dump a foot or more of the white [...]read moreTherapy in the Dirt: Why gardening is a psychological upper

Thugs: Invasive plants and how to stop them

Invasive plants

There was a time when I could look out and gaze adoringly at the perky purple flowers of ajuga, a spring-blooming ground cover, gaily romping across the lawn. Myrtle (aka vinca), another ground-covering charmer, would exude pale blue-purple blossoms—hence the nickname “periwinkle”—to my delight. But that was before I got wise to the wiles of [...]read moreThugs: Invasive plants and how to stop them

The Property Brothers in South Salem – See the Make Over

Suzanne and Kevin Vining had been avid fans of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” for years when a new professional opportunity for Kevin required the couple and their two daughters to relocate from suburban Albany to Westchester. Just as they put their sprawling upstate home on the market and secured a temporary rental in South Salem, they [...]read moreThe Property Brothers in South Salem – See the Make Over

Belle of Pound Ridge: The legendary Tallulah Bankhead was the talk of the town

To everyone in the free world, she was simply called Tallulah. The voice was unmistakable, steeped in bourbon with notes of cello and a smoky, gravel finish; the laugh, a rollicking contagion of cannonball fire. Her remarkable beauty, framed by a cascading golden mane was captured by glittering notables from yesteryear such as Cecil Beaton [...]read moreBelle of Pound Ridge: The legendary Tallulah Bankhead was the talk of the town

Clive Davis Puts his Name on it: The legend brings his passion for the arts to Bedford

IN RECENT YEARS, legendary music man Clive Davis has kept his finger firmly on the undulating pulse of the music industry as chief creative officer for Sony Music Entertainment while also enjoying the success of his best-selling autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life. After the 551-page life story spent three months atop the New York [...]read moreClive Davis Puts his Name on it: The legend brings his passion for the arts to Bedford

Sneak Peak at Designer Ralph Lauren’s Secret Passion for Cars

Like a Porsche  911, Ralph Lauren’s public relations machine is well-oiled and  air-cooled. Though his tan, smiling visage is as iconic as James Bond’s Aston Martin DB9, the public knows little to nothing about Lauren’s activities, politics, philanthropy, philosophy, or whether he likes it shaken rather than stirred. To put it lightly, Ralph Lauren’s life of luxury is as secluded and private as the backseat [...]read moreSneak Peak at Designer Ralph Lauren’s Secret Passion for Cars

Ten Minutes with a Human-Rights Pioneer

Alison Boak has devoted her adult life to the prevention of human trafficking. She consults on how to detect and uncover trafficking, while also supporting its victims; collaborating with law enforcement in Westchester, across the nation, and all over the globe. In 1999, she founded The InternationalOrganization for Adolescents (IOFA). She lives in Pound Ridge with [...]read moreTen Minutes with a Human-Rights Pioneer

Glenn Close Finds Comfort on the Edge

She’s a legend—an award-winning actress who has mesmerized us for decades on stage and screen with her spot-on portrayals of multi-faceted women. Glenn Close first came to my attention back in 1982 when she made her film debut as Jenny Fields in The World According to Garp. In rapid succession, she followed with starring roles [...]read moreGlenn Close Finds Comfort on the Edge

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