Westchester’s Food on Wheels


Mamaroneck’s Johnson truck, one of our fav places for comfort food (and a laugh with the boys behind the counter) is featured in a NY Times piece about mobile food around Westchester. Yum.

Westchester.gov Web Sites Seem to be Working

Several of the Westchester.gov Web sites run by the County seem to be back up–at least sporadically– after being hacked Friday. The hacker’s message poked fun at the county’s computer security, saying “Security is a joke! Your box owned by Mr.XHat Greets To: All Underground Hackers & Mafia Bands.”

The sites were those of Several of Westchester County’s offices, including those for the district attorney, the county clerk and the Board of Legislators. Did this shutdown affect you? Did it get in the way of your doing business with the County, finding directions, or anything else?

Sundance Comes to Saw Mill

Robert Redford’s  Sundance Cinemas has signed a lease to build and operate an 8-screen cinema at the new “luxury retail center” called Rivertowns Square, to be developed on the Saw Mill River Parkway in  Dobbs Ferry. According to the PR Newswire, it will be Sundance Cinemas first theatre on the East Coast. Robert Redford, Sundance Group President is quoted as saying  “I’m so pleased that Sundance Cinemas will be building our first theatre in the Northeast in such a vibrant corridor in the state of New York. Westchester County has a long and rich tradition of supporting the arts, which makes me particularly enthusiastic about our future in this terrific community.” Sundance Cinemas Westchester is slated to open in the Spring of 2014.

Coming Up on Both Sides of the Hudson

A plethora of listings from our friends at RivertownsGuide.com

Thursday, March 22 from 6pm – 9pm
Best Practices: The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media [link] | Westchester Burger Company Rye Brook
275 South Ridge Street, Rye Brook
Presented by Westchester Business Connection. Appetizers included, cash bar. Networkin, A Great Social Media Education(Nothing Technical!!!) for “All levels of expertise.”. The event highlights feature: A presentation from Keith S. Chan from The Froogle Institute for Social Media. www.keithschan.com/about/ and www.FroogleInstitute.com

Thursday, March 22 from 6:30 – 8pm and Thursday, March 29 from 6:30 – 8pm
Home Buyers’ Workshop: Two-Part Series | The Warner Library, Tarrytown
Thursday, March 22: Buying a Home:What You Need to Know
Thursday, March 29: Securing a Home Mortgage
Both workshops are FREE.

Westchester Spa Tour

Our friend Brooke Stachyra, who tweets as @914mom, published a piece in Westchester Health and Life about her favorite local spas. The Verdict? Ellen Marie Day Spa, Larchmont
o2 Living, Cross River
Oasis Day Spa, Dobbs Ferry
Ritz Carlton, White Plains
Spa for Beautiful Skin, White Plains


photo: 05com on flickr

Metro-North Platform Smoking Ban Starts Wednesday


Cold turkey commute. Don’t even think about lighting up while waiting for your Metro-North train. Doing so could get you kicked off the platform, up to $50 in fines or a trip to jail. The MTA’s new ban on outdoor smoking starts today, following a months-long grace period the agency gave smokers to get used to the idea. The ban, which had a soft launch in November, prohibits smoking on Metro-North and Long Island Railroad outdoor platforms, as well as ticketing and boarding areas.

What a Crew: Pelham Rowers

It started, about ten years ago, with a few neighbors who wanted to take advantage of the coastline and do some rowing. Now the Pelham Community Rowing Association (PCRA) is the only community rowing program in all of Westchester, and its competitive high school rowing team draws students from Mamaroneck High School, Pelham Memorial High School, Ursuline, Harrison High, Fordham Prep, The Masters School and Scarsdale High School and others. They hit the fall’s largest regional regattas including Head of the Charles, Head of the Housatonic and Head of the Fish. PCRA took home the prestigious Joe Marfuggi Cup as the most outstanding youth program at the Head of the Riverfront Regatta in Hartford, according to spokeswoman Jean Ippolito. She added that this year also marked PCRA’s most successful college recruiting and admission season to-date.

Thick Snow Cover

Garden Now? Are you Kidding?

For those of us who can’t wait for Spring (uh…everyone…?), we’ve compiled a garden checklist to help combat winter blues, indoors and out. Plan ahead
Now’s a great time to assess your garden. Perhaps you want to add some plantings or move things around. Some people keep a notebook or take photos during the growing season. These are really helpful when staring out at your snowy white canvas.