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Apple Picking in the Hudson Valley


Ok everybody – Fall is here! There are tons of things to do and see around the Hudson Valley. From carving pumpkins, to attending costume parties, and sipping on cider. But, my personal Fall activity is definitely apple picking. Here is a shortlist of some of the best places to go apple picking in the area. Enjoy!

Stuarts Farm – Located in Granite Springs, NY, Stuart’s farm has been in the family since 1828. It is located in Somers ,Westchester County New York (NY). The farm is over 200 acres of apple orchards, pumpkin fields and vegetable crops.


Meadowbrook Farm – Located in Wappingers Falls, NY, Meadowbrook Farm has been in business for the last 70 years. Business hours are from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, seven days a week. (more…)
September 24, 2013 |

Fall Special – October in New York City


Author: Rosalie Scott

Warm autumn sunshine and lush fall colors make New York City in October an even more enticing travel destination than it already is. From the spectacular Columbus Day parade to dozens of Halloween events, there is no shortage of things to do to enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

Columbus Day Parade
Columbus Day falls on the second Monday of October, and this autumn long weekend is a popular one with travelers. New York City’s annual Columbus Day parade, a long-running tradition since 1929, takes place on Fifth Avenue and celebrates the great growth and contributions of the Italian-American community. Broadcast on six continents, the parade boasts thousands of marchers, a steady stream of colorful floats and live music and entertainment ranging from the traditional to the cutting-edge.

Columbus Day celebrates all things Italian, and Oktoberfest is a festival of all things German! From lager and leiderhosen to bratwurst and pretzels, the annual Oktoberfest celebrations in New York recreate the lively party atmosphere that Munich’s beer festival is famous for. On various Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of October, Manhattan’s Third Avenue becomes a pedestrian-only area to accommodate the music, dancing, and wide variety of German beers and delicious Deutschland foods. (more…)

September 23, 2013 |

Shared Municipal Services Expo is September 26th


Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites representatives from municipalities as well as members of the public to attend the county’s Shared Municipal Services Expo 2013 on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Admission and parking are free.

Find out more about the event here.

Register for the event here.

September 23, 2013 |

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze


The tri-state area’s biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a whopping 25 nights in 2013!

See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns!

Buy Tickets

Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s sold-out Blaze. Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and original, atmospheric music, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area’s most innovative Halloween happening.

For More Information, CLICK HERE…

September 23, 2013 |

Top Ten Autumn Foods


Author: Mary Dezfoli

The surroundings is getting wintry, and you can find paler, dry leaves covering up the roads and gardens – autumn has set in and with it the whole environment has turned a bit gloomy. However, autumn also offers a treat for your taste buds as a vast variety of seasonal vegetables and fruits fill up the stores. Furthermore, a little bit of food indulgence is just what you need to beat the autumn blues and pep up your mood.

Cure yourself to the deep, dark colored vegetables and juicy fruits rich in nutrients and phytochemicals that will not only delight your senses but will also build your defense and prepare you for the cold season.

Here’s a list of a few of the best Autumn Comfort Foods… (more…)

September 23, 2013 |

An Audience of One


by Frank J. Rich

Why does a young person without experience in an industry outperform others of like preparation? Is it a decision to do the work, relying on others for guidance and on oneself for the will, work ethic, and desire to achieve which is his alone? Not something that can be taught, only modeled.

What happens to his foundation should he fail to reach his goals? Is it strengthened resolve to learn from the experience that grows in achievers? For those he leaves behind, most less well prepared for achievement, the response is quite different, most likely to find fault with others or excuses. (more…)

September 20, 2013 |

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What to Ask Your Doctor


(StatePoint) No one wants to think about breast cancer often, but there’s definitely one person with whom you should discuss the topic annually — your doctor.  From innovative detection tests to new prevention research, your physician can be a great source of information on new ways women are protecting themselves from this life-threatening illness.

“Between family, friends and career, a doctor’s appointment may not be a top priority for women. But checkups are integral to breast cancer prevention,” says Dr. Steven Quay, Chairman, CEO and President of Atossa Genetics and inventor of the ForeCYTE Breast Health Test.

“October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month, is an excellent time to take five minutes to schedule your screening exams,” Quay says. (more…)

September 20, 2013 |
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