Archive | September, 2012

Hudson Valley Leaf Peeper Contest

28 Sep

Are you a leaf peeper and plan to visit or live in the Hudson Valley?

Well, Abilities First along with the Poughkeepsie Journal are sponsoring a contest in which 15 4-foot leaf sculptures will be displayed throughout Dutchess County. Each one will be created by different local artists. The goal of the contest is to figure out which sculpture is being highlighted each week.

The Poughkeepsie Journal will announce clues (a small part of the leaf will be revealed) every Friday and Sunday through October 21. You must then find the leaf.

There are two contests a week, Friday and Sunday. Each of the 12 weekly winners will win gift certificates and merchandise from many area businesses. There will be one grand prize winner, who’ll receive a full one-year membership for four to the Mohonk Preserve,, worth $420.

To learn more and to sign up for this contest,please go to:


Greater Valley Restaurant Week October 1-5,2012

24 Sep







Calling all “Ladies who Lunch”, or do dinner! The Greater Valley (CT) Restaurant Week is back for its second year, offering luch specials for $9.00 and 3-course dinners for $20.12!

Please take a minute to check out the list of participating restaurants. Here is the link:

Please Vote for the Ultimate Weeknight Meal!

21 Sep




Please take a minute to click on the Mr. Food link below to vote for the blogger who has the best recepie to be the ulimate weeknight meal! You may vote  between now and September 28, 2012. They all look good! Vote for your favorite!

Here’s the link:

How to Decide When to Go to the Emergency Room

20 Sep

We have all been there as parents. It’s a weekend night and your child is sick. They are not feeling well, are crying, and you are faced with the dilemma: do I go to the Emergency Room, or do I wait to go to the doctor?

I know I faced this dilemma when my daughter was about 18 months old. She had vomited twice and was not holding down even water. In my case, we chose to go and it was the right decision, but sometimes it is a difficult choice.

Pamela Kramer from Parents Magazine has written a guide to help parents make that decision in her article 20 Things to Know Before Taking Your Child to the ER.

Please click on the link below for the story:

Please “Like Us” !

18 Sep

Please take a minute to click on the Facebook Like Us icon on this page on the bottom right side of the page. Thank you for your support!

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Win Two Tickets to See Alan Jackson at the Big E September 30!

17 Sep










Please click on the link to win 2 tickets to see country music superstar Alan Jackson on Sunday, Sept 30!

The Big E is Here!

13 Sep

For those of you that don’t know about the Big E, you don’t know what you are missing! The Big E, the “E” is for Eastern States Exposition, and is a large fair that takes place for 17 days in Springfield Massachusetts from Spetember 14-30. There is something for everyone, and is a great family event!

Here is the link to their website! If you are in the tri-state area I highly recommend making the trip!

Enter to win an autographed copy of Cupcakes, Cookies and Pie Oh My! By Mr. Food

12 Sep











You must enter between September 6, 2012 at  12:00 :01 am ET and September 27,2012 at 11:59 :59 ET. Winners will be notified via email. Good luck! Here is the link:

Great New Ideas for Back to School Lunches and Snacks

10 Sep

Here are some great ideas from Barbara Buxbaum, an Au Pair Local Child Care Coordinator in Westchester County NY. She has some great tips, like the one pictured below. Here is the link to her site:



7 Sep

Hello everyone!

I wanted to pass on this important event at Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park in West Berlin, NJ. It takes place tonight 9/7 from 6:00-9:00pm.

Here is the link for more information:

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