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A Day at Sagamore Hill

A Day at Sagamore Hill

Writing and photography by Justin Negard For this issue, we thought a travel story to someone’s home was appropriate. However, ...
Hole in One

Hole in One

Writing by Robin Goetz Artwork by Justin Negard Fourteen-year-old Max Lazarowitz stands on the river’s edge, skipping stones. One after ...
How to Refresh Your Home

How to Refresh Your Home

Writing by Clare McAlpin Artwork by Aeneas Eaton Do you want to breathe new life into your home this spring ...
A Day at Sagamore Hill

A Day at Sagamore Hill

Writing and photography by Justin Negard For this issue, we thought a travel story to someone’s home was appropriate. However, ...
Upcycling Your Clutter

Upcycling Your Clutter

Writing by Susan Trumpbour Artwork by Phoebe Polk Ready to embark on a  spring cleaning journey?  Here’s what to do ...

Connect To | Pleasantville Music Festival 2024 Lineup Announcement

Connect To | The Home Issue, March / April 2024

Connect To | Country Willow Warehouse, 2024

Connect To | Five Questions with Ashley Belizze of Nine By Ash

A Day at Sagamore Hill

A Day at Sagamore Hill

Writing and photography by Justin Negard For this issue, we thought a travel story to someone’s home was appropriate. However, ...
Hole in One

Hole in One

Writing by Robin Goetz Artwork by Justin Negard Fourteen-year-old Max Lazarowitz stands on the river’s edge, skipping stones. One after ...
How to Refresh Your Home

How to Refresh Your Home

Writing by Clare McAlpin Artwork by Aeneas Eaton Do you want to breathe new life into your home this spring ...
A Day at Sagamore Hill

A Day at Sagamore Hill

Writing and photography by Justin Negard For this issue, we thought a travel story to someone’s home was appropriate. However, ...
Upcycling Your Clutter

Upcycling Your Clutter

Writing by Susan Trumpbour Artwork by Phoebe Polk Ready to embark on a  spring cleaning journey?  Here’s what to do ...
Coconut Fat Wash

Coconut Fat Wash

By Dr. Elixir Mixing cocktails at home can easily result in your cocktails matching or exceeding cocktails served in most ...

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The Home Issue

A Day at Sagamore Hill

A Day at Sagamore Hill

Writing and photography by Justin Negard For this issue, we thought a travel story to someone’s home was appropriate. However, rather than drag you to a glitzy mansion with a ...
Upcycling Your Clutter

Upcycling Your Clutter

Writing by Susan Trumpbour Artwork by Phoebe Polk Ready to embark on a  spring cleaning journey?  Here’s what to do with  all your “trash.” Spring is in the air, and ...
How to Refresh Your Home

How to Refresh Your Home

Writing by Clare McAlpin Artwork by Aeneas Eaton Do you want to breathe new life into your home this spring without completely redecorating? Would you like your rooms to better ...
How to Create a Productive Workspace

How to Create a Productive Workspace

Writing by Kayla Schmidt Artwork by Aeneas Eaton In the age of artificial intelligence, productivity can no longer be measured by a person’s efficiency to complete tasks.  “Productivity needs to ...
How to Airbnb Your Home

How to Airbnb Your Home

Writing by Clare McAlpin Artwork by Aeneas Eaton Looking to rent out your home but don't know where to start? Try listing your home on Airbnb or similar sites. But ...
Finding a Home

Finding a Home

Writing by Gia Miller Photography by Justin Negard Author’s note: Beginning in 1987, the Sudanese civil war caused an estimated 20,000 young boys to flee their homes in southern Sudan ...
A Happy Home

A Happy Home

What is family therapy and who is it for? Writing by Ana Dorta Artwork by Tal Doron You’ve likely heard a lot about the many benefits of therapy—it can help ...
Navigating the Transition to Senior Living

Navigating the Transition to Senior Living

Writing by Aerin Atinsky Artwork by Aeneas Eaton There are social outings, opportunities for new hobbies and activities, friends within walking distance, delicious meals prepared for you, housekeeping services and ...
Dear Luz #9

Dear Luz #9

Writing  by Luz Michelle Artwork by Justin Negard Dear Luz, I’m in love with my neighbor. We’re both married to other people, but she’s my soulmate.  She’s everything I always ...
Out Loud: Listen

Out Loud: Listen

Writing  by Laura Hull Founders’ note: Not everyone is born with the ability to use their voice. Not everyone can easily communicate their thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams. On this ...
How to Protect Your Home From a Disaster

How to Protect Your Home From a Disaster

And what to do if it happens to you Writing by Lindsey Gaynor Artwork by Cara McPartland Here’s a riddle for you: What is difficult to imagine but impossible to ...
Connecting with Andre Catrini

Connecting with Andre Catrini

Writing by Oscar Andy Hammerstein Northern Westchester native André Catrini graduated from John Jay High School in 2007 and is now a musical composer and lyricist in Manhattan. A graduate ...
Writing and photography by Justin Negard For this issue, we thought a travel story to someone’s home was appropriate. However, rather than drag you to a glitzy mansion with a Read More

People Profiles

The Science of Soil

The Science of Soil

Many students might know John Jay High School senior Caleb Lee as a member of the varsity basketball team, president of the videography club or a musician who plays both guitar and piano. But Lee also has a deep passion for science. In fact, he’s wanted to pursue a career in the field since middle school. Lee, who moved from ...
Understanding the Legal and Financial Pieces of Buying a Home

Understanding the Legal and Financial Pieces of Buying a Home

Writing by Aerin Atinsky Artwork by Aeneas Eaton Buying a home is usually the largest purchase you’ll ever make, and the happiness of walking into a home designed to your personal taste is unparalleled. But how do you get from point A to point Z as seamlessly as possible?  If you’ve purchased a home before, and even if you haven’t, ...
A Quick Connect with Dan Micciche

A Quick Connect with Dan Micciche

“It was one of the darkest times in my life,” says Dan Micciche, the Broadway musical director of “Wicked,” describing the COVID-19 shut down Broadway’s 41 theaters for 18 months. It left Broadway performers completely out of work. Nowadays, with Broadway opening back up, Micciche is back where he feels at home, on stage.  Micciche’s first-ever performance was in kindergarten ...

Life

Police report: March 29, 2024

Police report: March 29, 2024

A Horse Goes for A Stroll (Twice!), A Fox Gets Injured and Several Firearms are Missing Writing by Eve Marx Artwork by Cara McPartland  Bedford  Stolen miles  On March 18, a Bedford resident reported missing airline miles; American Airlines kindly explained that in the last three months there were nine separate occurrences of unauthorized use of the complainant’s miles. A ...
Organizing Your Home

Organizing Your Home

No one’s perfect, and when it comes to home organization, many of us don’t even come close. So we called in the experts for some advice on how to tackle the chaos in the messiest rooms of our home. And what we learned is that organization isn’t easy for anyone, but you’ve got to start somewhere. So let’s dive in ...
3 Ways to Save Money on Home Heating & Cooling

3 Ways to Save Money on Home Heating & Cooling

Spring is finicky – one day it’s warm, the next day it’s cool. Sometimes the air conditioning is on, and other days you need the heat. But regardless if you’re heating or cooling, it definitely costs more these days. And, unfortunately, experts say oil prices may continue to rise for months or even the remainder of the year.  There are, ...

Bringing Charity Home

We proudly worked with local charities to bring attention to their well-deserved causes. Check out our day of glamour and fun.

Home & Garden

Piece By Piece

Piece By Piece

By Cathy Deutsch Seventeen years ago, when Katonah resident Ali Voron was a newlywed, she began collecting unusual odds, ends and furniture she found interesting.  “We were just starting out, and we didn’t have the funds or the desire for typical mass manufactured furnishings,” says Voron, who opened Piece Revival in Cross River in March 2023. “I've always been artistic ...
How to Create a Productive Workspace

How to Create a Productive Workspace

Writing by Kayla Schmidt Artwork by Aeneas Eaton In the age of artificial intelligence, productivity can no longer be measured by a person’s efficiency to complete tasks.  “Productivity needs to be redefined to measure how you think about and approach problem solving,” says Yoko Kawai, co-founder of Mirai Workspace, lecturer at Yale University, and principal art architecture designer for Penguin ...
Cracking the Cooking Code

Cracking the Cooking Code

Writing by Oliver Berke Artwork by Erin Nazzaro It’s a kitchen nightmare that has haunted all of us. A canvas of sauces and spices blanketing the floor tiles, smoke billowing out from a crazed assortment of pots and pans on the stovetop, and the fire alarm ringing through your ears. Your hands streak across the cookbook’s pages, eyes scanning each ...

Cooking & Cocktails

Mai Tai

Mai Tai

Photography by Justin Negard On a hot summer day, I find classic tropical drinks very refreshing, and a Mai Tai is one of my favorites. This version is only slightly different from the standard recipe as I’ve added pineapple liqueur to the mix.  To elevate the drink from “poolside bar” to “cocktail worth bragging about,” focus on your ingredients – ...
King Kone

King Kone

By Gia Miller Photography by Justin Negard  If you live in Northern Westchester, odds are good that you’ve been to King Kone at least once. In fact, odds are also good that between April and October, the person you Venmo the most is Deb Hopkins. Yeah, that’s us, too.   King Kone began in 1953 when a local family opened a ...
Zen Merge

Zen Merge

Hewins developed this cocktail for his wife Maria Elena, using her favorite flavors. Serves two. 3 oz. white agave syrup 3 oz. mixture of fresh lemon and lime juice 6 oz. vodka 2 two-inch pieces of cucumber, peeled and chopped 15-20 fresh mint leaves 2 slender spears of peeled cucumber 2 mint sprigs In a shaker, muddle the chopped cucumber ...
Writing  by Lindsey Gaynor Photography by Amy Drucker Exercise enthusiast Linda Murphy is introducing a new type of sweat to Katonah, incorporating different exercise styles into one studio – yoga, Read More

Health & Wellness

Making Meaning Where You Can't Make Sense

Making Meaning Where You Can’t Make Sense

“Some things in life cannot be fixed; they can only be carried.” ― Megan Devine, author of It's Ok that You're Not Ok I’ve spent many years trying to make sense of my psychological and circumstantial struggles, ever on the lookout for “signs” that would clue me in to the reason for it all — the spiritual rationale, the big “why.”  ...
"Soul Deep" Self Care, Part 2

“Soul Deep” Self Care, Part 2

Creating a “soul deep” self-care routine Sure, bubble baths are great, but real self-care is a daily routine that improves the quality of your life If you read the previous article on the what and why of “soul deep” self-care, you’re ready to move on to the actual doing. If you haven’t, please read that one first – it’s quick, ...
Helping Teens Develop a Healthy Relationship with Food

Helping Teens Develop a Healthy Relationship with Food

Writing by Aerin Atinsky Artwork by Justin Negard If you are a teen, live with a teen or work with teens, you’ve probably suspected that eating disorders have significantly increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that your guess is correct. The bad news is that your guess is correct. Towards the end of last ...

Events

A Quick Connect with Eilen Jewell

A Quick Connect with Eilen Jewell

When You Meet a Singer Who Wants to Have a Drink with Bob Dylan and Create Acoustic Renditions of Lizzo’s Songs, You Just Have to Write About Her Eilen (pronounced “eee-lynn”) Jewell was seven years old when she wrote her first song and 15 when she first picked up a guitar. The songstress from Idaho, who describes her music style ...
Friends of Karen: 45 Years of Helping Families in Need

Friends of Karen: 45 Years of Helping Families in Need

By Emily Meehan Friends of Karen, a North Salem-based nonprofit that helps over 1,200 sick children and their families annually, is kicking off its 45th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 13 at Captain Lawrence Barrel house in Mount Kisco. Their “Cheers From The Heart” celebration will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., and everyone’s invited (you can purchase ...

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