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Finding My Inner 'Model'

A few years back, I wrote about “My Walk on the Wild Side.” This event came about in the late ‘90s when I was living in Vermont—I was testing the waters of being “my own woman.” 

A friend at the law office had read about an upscale photography studio that was promoting a professional photo shoot complete with free hair styling and make-up sessions. She ...

Deconstructing the Deconstruction

My sister Kathy got tickets at Jacob Burns Film Center for a filmed performance of Scott Freiman’s “Deconstructing the Beatles.” There are only two Beatles left, so he may be ahead of schedule. Mr. Freiman is a composer, musician and producer, and he’s carved out quite a little side career for himself by giving lectures about the group and how their most famous songs made ...

Words

I love words. The English language, at times, gives us the ability to employ them to our own advantage.  

My daughter Ilene once used the word “adamant” to describe immovable rocks. Some time later I used “adamant” in a poem to describe unyielding red bricks. My  daughter Lisa, a teacher, is adamant that “adamant” cannot be used in those ...

Summer Reading vs. Summer Vacation

Dear Dr. Linda,

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a vacation is defined as follows: 1) a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation; 2) a scheduled period during which activity (as of a court or school) is suspended; 3) a respite or a time of respite from something.

Vacation this year has been stressful once again because of required summer reading. My kids ...

Beer Here!

Anybody who’s ever stepped foot inside a sports stadium knows this clarion call: “Beer here!”

When it comes to suds, I was the teetotaler of my frat house (AEPi Syracuse, for those into Greek culture). Notwithstanding, my given name being a homophone for the modestly alcoholic beverage (you know, Bruce…brews), in my early adulthood, beer and I were not exactly ...

Something Smells Fishy Here

We’ve had our fair share of goldfish. Most of them were won at a local fairs and carnivals so I could understand if they may not have been the healthiest fish in the world. However, I’ve had friends who’ve had pet goldfish like mine that lasted for a dozen years (the fish, not the friends), so maybe it’s not the fish… maybe it’s us.

Either way, we ...

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Tue, August 29, 7:00 PM

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Support Connection, Yorktown heights

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group

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Deadline Set for Arts Alive Grants

August 9, 2017

ArtsWestchester invites artists and non-profit organizations to apply for 2018 Arts Alive Grants. Awarded annually, these grants are specifically designed to support community-based artists and emerging arts organizations. 

The variety of projects that receive Arts Alive Grants each year illustrates Westchester’s artistic and cultural diversity. The deadline for submissions is ...