Cheers to warm holiday memories!

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Cheers to warm holiday memories!

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ANTOINETTE DEROSE Real Estate Salesperson
Chappaqua Brokerage (914) 263-8971

Getting the Right Light

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Choosing bulbs has gotten much more complicated as energy-saving technology becomes more common. Here’s how to make the smartest and most flattering choices for a home.

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ANTOINETTE DEROSE Real Estate Salesperson
Chappaqua Brokerage (914) 263-8971

4th of July 2016 Fireworks Schedule for Westchester County


Enjoy the 4th of July right here at home.   Our region played quite a Revolutionary role, from Washington’s West Point post to Loyalist skirmishes in Westchester.

So stay home, fire up the grill and look up at the sky.  Here’s when—and where—you can catch the rockets’ red glare north of New York City for Independence Day 2016:

Dobbs Ferry | Waterfront Park | 9:15pm
Irvington | Matthiessen Park | Dusk
Katonah | Caramoor | Dusk (July 2)
Larchmont | Manor Park | Dusk
New Rochelle | Hudson Park | 9:30pm
Ossining | Louis Engel Waterfront Park | Dusk (June 30)
Peekskill | Waterfront | 9:00pm
Pound Ridge | Town Park | Dusk (July 2)
Rye | Playland | 9:15pm (July 1, 3, 4)
Scarsdale | Pool | 9:15pm (June 30)
Sleepy Hollow | Riverfront | 9:15pm
Valhalla | Kensico Dam | 9:15pm (July 3)
White Plains | High School | Dusk (July 1)
Yonkers | Cross County Shopping Center | 9:30 (July 1)
Yonkers | Waterfront | 9:15pm

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10 best restaurants in Westchester, according to Yelp

10 best restaurants in Westchester, according to Yelp 


  1. Pepe’s Place, 560 North Ave., New Rochelle, 914-632-7373,
  2. MELT Sandwich Shop, 277 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, 914-358-1364
  3. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills, 914-366-9600,
  4. The Souvlaki Truck, 2481 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, 914-500-7580,
  5. Buon Amici Delicatessen, 830 Scarsdale Ave., Scarsdale, 914-723-5844,
  6. Kyo Sushi, 17 E. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, 914-682-6688,
  7. Sundance Deli, 37 Wheeler Ave., Pleasantville, 914-747-4601,
  8. Bridgeview Tavern, 226 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow, 914-332-0078,
  9. Piero’s, 44 S. Regent St., Port Chester, 914-937-2904,
  10. Russo’s Delicatessen, 472 Ashford Ave., Ardsley, 914-479-0021,

Important Questions to Consider about Sleepaway Camp

Research has found that the overnight camp experience promotes and builds: 
• Self-esteem 
• Confidence and Independence 
• Coping and Social Skills 
• Lifetime Friendships!
All without the internet and cell phone see What camp can do for Your child 
  1. Have I discussed my child’s interest with him or her? 
  2. Do I have an idea of the kind of camp? There are singlesex or co-ed camps; specialized or generalized camps. 
  3. How long do I want my child to attend camp?  Length can span from one to eight weeks. Or opt for an all inclusive experience in a 3 1/2 week camp. 
  4. What is our budget? There is a camp to fit every budget. 
  5. Do we want a large,  medium or small sized camp? Camper population can vary from 80-600 campers. 
  6. How far away feels OK?  No matter where or how far away, a good camp will have excellent security, medical facilities and communication.
  7. What activities does my child like?  Choose from specialized interests or general programming. 
  8. How can I find a camp?  Work with an experienced Camp Advisor who has visited camps while in operation, met with directors and keeps up to date on any changes.
  9.  What will my child gain? Campers develop a strong sense of self, gain confidence and social skills in a shared, nurturing, and healthy environment.
  10. With whom should I consult?  The Camp Connection, the Summer Camp Matchmakers for over 25  years. Our FREE service represents over 600 summer programs that have been visited while camp is in session, referenced and reviewed. 

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