How to Talk to Your Spouse About Money

How to Talk to Your Spouse About Money

By Gia Miller Studies have shown that most people would rather talk about sex and death than their money. But when you’re sharing a home and a life, those financial conversations are important, no matter how uncomfortable they might be. “Money is such an emotional topic,” says Judi McAnaw, a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Armonk. “But you should ...
How to Make (and Actually Keep) New Year’s Resolutions

How to Make (and Actually Keep) New Year’s Resolutions

By Josephine D’Ippolito It’s that time of year again. You know, that time when we make resolutions to get healthier, skinnier, richer, happier and overall better...only to abandon our best intentions a few weeks later. New year, new you, right? But why do we so predictably fail? How can we make better goals and give ourselves grace in the process ...
Pirates, Legos and Feeding the World

Pirates, Legos and Feeding the World

Writing by Elisa Jacobs  Photography by Justin Negard Meet Vanderbilt Klein. He's a pirate-loving Lego-building 4-year-old boy who goes to The Rewilding School. He loves to talk about his favorite superpower, color, food and animal, as well as what he would do with $100. https://connecttomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Vanderbilt.jpg This article was published in the November/December 2023 print edition of Katonah Connect ...
The Quiet Man with the Loud Voice

The Quiet Man with the Loud Voice

Writing  and photography by Justin Negard "They call me the quiet guy,” says painter Richard Chandler. “But I’m really not. If you pay attention, I’m actually making a lot of noise.” Chandler is a man of contradictions. His slender appearance and thick-rimmed glasses are unassuming yet visually striking. He speaks in soft tones yet serves as the voice of many ...
Meaningful Holiday Connections

Meaningful Holiday Connections

Writing & Photography by Amy Baker Artwork by Marilena Perilli The holidays are often filled with gatherings – some of which we love and some of which we loathe, numerous activities we’re required to attend, a rush to complete overwhelming shopping lists and an unnecessary pressure to make things “perfect.” But, this year, instead of giving into the chaos, we ...
A Taste of Home

A Taste of Home

Writing by Kaitlyn Hardy  Photography by Justin Negard It’s 9:00 in the morning, about three hours into baker Nora Gyarmathy’s day. Loaves of bread have been proofing for hours; linzer cookie dough sits in the fridge; gluten-free chocolate s’mores cookies lay upon a silver baking sheet, wafting their irresistible scent through 351 Bakery’s kitchen – it’s Gyarmathy’s manifestation of a ...
Dear Luz #7

Dear Luz #7

Writing  by Luz Michelle Artwork by Tal Doron Dear Luz, I don’t think I can handle another winter in New York. It’s just too cold for me! I’ve lived here my entire life, and I’m ready to pack up my gloves, hats and scarves for good. But the problem is that I still have kids at home, so I can’t ...
Shining Star

Shining Star

Writing  by Gia Miller Photography by Justin Negard At 6:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning in 2015, Josephine Hollander, then a fifth grader living in Los Angeles, began sorting through trash bags filled with clothing. As the morning went on, the piles of bags grew to about the size of small houses, but Hollander, along with her friend Keira and Keira’s ...
Transforming Lives

Transforming Lives

Writing  by Emily Meehan and Clare McAlpine When you walk up to the doors of Friends of Karen headquarters in North Salem, the first thing you might notice is their walkway – a “path of compassion” filled with several hundred dedicated bricks featuring loving messages and tributes from supporters. It demonstrates how this local organization has changed the lives of ...