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Barn Again–Repurposing an old barn

About ten years ago, we starting renting a weekend house in Rhinebeck—on the Hudson,” recalls Patricia Machado, who shares a home base during the week in Manhattan with her husband Jeff Neuman and daughter Sophie. “Jeff finally said we have to find something closer to the city—it was a two-hour-plus commute.” Machado wanted a country… 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

Parallel Partners–Veterans and horses heal side by side

In the summer of 2018, the team at Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship received a letter from a combat veteran. He’d served three tours in Baghdad, Kirkuk, and Tikrit. During his time in Iraq he’d been awarded three Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star Medal with valor. As a result of his time in combat zones, he… 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

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

Innovative animal-rescue groups offer foster, hospice, and respite

Picture a giant playpen filled with frisky felines being wheeled into a nursing home. The residents are then given poles to “fish for kitties,” explains Juli Cialone, founder of Rock N’ Rescue, which is based in South Salem, but depends on its network of foster families to house animals until they find homes. “Therapeutically, the… 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

Making Connections – Jeffrey Tambor’s next act

“I can’t think of a time when we needed more connectivity,” says Jeffrey Tambor as he describes the workshop he is leading this fall at the Ridgefield Playhouse. The Lewisboro-based thespian has been teaching acting for more than four decades while building a filmography of movie roles that ranges from Jay Porter in …And Justice Read More

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