Throughout August, Sam Fuhrer will teach free yoga classes for Breathe at the Chappaqua Farmers Market.
August 5, 2011
by Sam Fuhrer
Up until my junior year at Greeley, my two biggest concerns in life were: How many times can I bench press 185 pounds, and how fast can I run the 40 yard dash. I identified as a wide receiver and was basing the colleges I was looking at on their football programs. I was looking at mostly Division III schools like Gettysburg, Franklin & Marshall and Muhlenberg, but also a couple Division I programs like UMass and Temple.
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Monday, March 14, 2011
by Christine Yeres
The very best time to visit the monumental New Croton Dam is after the kind of torrential rains we had last week, which take a long time to work themselves away. And with the sun last Saturday afternoon came several bonus rainbows hovering low in the spray rising from the crashing of the water over the jagged rocks and curved, stepped spillway. Not that those steps are visible right now—it’s all whitewater.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
by Jocelyn Glantz
Sunday, March 13: Mark your calendars for a myriad of great reasons. Briarcliff Club Fit has generously donated its facilities for the 1st Annual Think Fit For Kids Family Fitness and Fun Festival to benefit A Children’s Brain Tumor Cure Foundation.
July 16, 2010
by Susie Pender
With twenty years of city living behind me before I moved to Chappaqua, I consider myself “street smart.” When I took a women’s self-defense class (too many years ago to admit to), the instructor touched on “awareness of your surroundings,” but the biggest distraction then was window-shopping.
Do you have a family meeting place in an emergency—a rock, a mailbox?
May 14, 2010
by Matt Peterson
Area children (motivated by a chance to try on a fire fighter’s turnout gear) and their parents (motivated to keep their neighbors from seeing their hair in curlers at 3:00 a.m.) gathered at the Chappaqua Public Library on Saturday, May 8 to learn fundamental fire safety tips from Chappaqua Fire Department Assistant Chief Russell Maitland. Chief Charlie Bergstrom, as well as a number of firefighters, were also in attendance.
There’s still time to sign up!
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April 30, 2010
by Shauna McManus
Everyone brings a mat and a pair of weights and Matt Marucci provides the “shackles”— rubber tubing we put on our feet as make make our way across the grassy plain. This is a fun way to get into shape. Classes for the first session have begun, but it is not too late to join us for the rest of this session or all of the next. Matt takes excellent care of the crew, which ranges from a 30-year-old marathon runner to a far more sedentary type.
April 9, 2010
by M. Carmela de Luna
If you’re starting to feel the effects of aging – stiff joints, fear of falling, low energy levels and general weakness – the last thing you want to do is be inactive. It’s the perfect time to start an exercise plan to increase your ability to participate in physical activities and improve your quality of life. An exercise plan can also help you manage medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes or arthritis.
January 29, 2010
by Lisa Levinson
For the parents gathered in room K110 at Greeley on Tuesday, January 12 for a parent presentation co-hosted by Greeley’s Students Against Drunk Driving and Drugs (SADDD) and its student government, the fact that one isn’t seventeen forever is a given. But for many teens the challenges of the moment seem larger than life.
January 29, 2010
by Christine Yeres
On Monday, January 25, during a daylong torrential rain accompanied by high winds, Carey Vames’ house lost power around 2:00 p.m. After waiting a half hour for the power to return, she decided to get on with her life. She dropped her son, Brett, at the library to study for mid-terms, took her dog, a whippet named Clif, to Gedney, then drove to Club Fit in Briarcliff Manor at around 4:00 p.m. to exercise. She completed a couple of cardio cycles and had moved on to lift weights when she heard a “Code Blue” announcement over the loudspeaker, “Client down in fitness!”
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October 16, 2009
by Christine Yeres
I discovered just recently that there is another variety of kayaking than the kind that makes you feel like you’re tumbling in the wash cycle of a washing machine, and that it isn’t too difficult or too late (in the season or in life) to try it: sea kayaking. A friend recommended that I tag along with David Watson, 57, of Gadsden, Alabama, who has lived in New Castle since 1978, and came late to sea kayaking himself.
New CPR practice mannequins
July 10, 2009
by Allison Calvert
The American Red Cross in Westchester County has been at the forefront of helping communities prevent, prepare for and respond to large and small emergencies. Their new Summer Red Cross Babysitting Training Camp is designed to keep children and their babysitters safe. This innovative and content-rich course is designed to impart life skills to teens ages 11-15.
Greeley graduate, Susan Mitchell, at Brook Farm; see more pics in Photo Gallery
June 12, 2009
by Susan Mitchell
Brook Farm Project is a Community Supported Agriculture, also known as CSA, farm located on Mohonk Mountain House property in New Paltz, N.Y. Never heard of a CSA? It is a great way to get the most fresh and delicious vegetables directly from the farm. The CSA model provides food to members from the community who join the farm as shareholders. Members pay a fee at the beginning of the season, which provides the farm with capital when it is most needed, and in exchange they receive a weekly distribution of seasonal vegetables.
These two kids run the party in Nicolaysen’s empty storefront window.
May 29, 2009
by Christine Yeres
A little more than a year ago, My Second Home, the day care center for the elderly that shares handsome digs at Radio Circle with the tiny attendees of Mt. Kisco Child Care Center, received a grant from an anonymous donor to undertake an “Art Enhancement Program.” The funds permitted My Second Home to hire an artist to design an art project that the elders and the preschoolers could do together.
From the project, ten crazy-coated party animals and a pair of happy children were created out of chicken wire, exotic yarns and much human contact. The twelve figures – including a piano-playing pig and a cat that will never catch the bird he’s leaping for – are partying in downtown Chappaqua in the window of Erik Nicolaysen’s shop front on South Greeley Avenue, next to Pete’s EZ Sports and across from Citibank. The first floor space has been for rent since January.
by June Blanc
Local farmers will begin trucking their products to market this weekend. After the long winter, local farmers’ markets will re-open this Saturday in Pleasantville, Katonah-Lewisboro, Ossining and Pound Ridge. Stall after stall of fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables, local cheese and dairy products, still-warm baked breads and muffins await discerning shoppers looking for nutritious, tasty food for their families. Farmers’ markets have become a Saturday adventure for many families, with children discovering and helping pick out fresh produce to take home and help cook.
April 24, 2009
by Marci Garson
It was violent and it was swift and maintenance workers described the cleanup of a vicious stomach virus that careened its way through Horace Greeley High School this past week as horrendous.