Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air.
Westchester County will host the iconic American Gold Cup 2013 equestrian competition this September, an international show jumping event.
High school students of the YMCA of White Plains's Youth and Government Club proposed legislation at the Capitol Building in Albany after working for nearly six months to write bills, meet with volunteer attorneys, and conduct a practice presentation in the Westchester Mall.
Westchester County's foster care system is in need of more than 50 additional foster homes for children and teenagers of all age groups.
Five local doctors recently opened MDxpress, an urgent care center in Mamaroneck. Similar to an emergency room, the doctors at the MDxpress treat ailments such as stomachaches, sore throats, and lacerations needing stitches without the long wait.
Math-only learning center Mathnasium of Scarsdale is set to open in April. The center offers math tutoring, homework help, and test prep including SAT test prep for high school students. Workbooks and tutoring sessions are tailored to each individual student.
The "world's tallest indoor ropes course," with 75 challenges and various difficulties for all athletic abilities and ages, is now open in West Nyack. Palisades Climb Adventure offers special rates for birthday parties and summer camp outings.
The New York Rangers visited The Boys and Girls Club members of Northern Westchester to teach them about teamwork, commitment, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Camp Eagle Hill, a sleepaway camp for children located in Elizaville, NY, recently introduced its gluten-free kitchen. The new kitchen, which serves all the same foods as the regular kitchen only gluten-free, was implemented to keep campers from feeling separated.
Sixteen-year-old Mary Grace Henry of Harrison in Westchester, New York wins the Kids Who Give contest for her founding of Reverse the Course, a nonprofit that helps improve the lives of girls in Third World countries.
4D Sports Baseball Academy, a facility that trains high school, college, and professional baseball players, now offers an after-school baseball program, as well as sports birthday parties tailored to your child's sporting interests.
Looking for a Zumba-like cardio dance class? Applause Westchester is now offering a hip-hop cardio class for adults to its schedule, teaching fun dance moves while getting your heart rate going.
Legoland, a popular Lego-themed attraction, is set to open in Yonkers. The location offers birthday parties for children in Westchester County and features a 4-D theater, two Lego-themed rides, and a café.
Applause, performing arts for all ages, celebrates five years in Westchester with the Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Norm Rosenblum and trustee Andres Bermudez Hallstrom.
G-tec Kids, an after-school enrichment program for gifted and talented children of Westchester County and advocacy group Synergy Westchester have partnered to sponsor a competition for kids in the community, challenging them to think critically about creating positive change in Westchester.
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15.
United Way of Westchester and Putnam helps guide important work in the community with focuses on education, income, and health by administering a survey every four years that helps the nonprofit organization prioritize these top concerns. Volunteers are needed to help spread the word about the education survey.
The Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley is accepting applications for fall 2013 scholarships. Last year, a total of $45,000 in scholarships was awarded to 15 students pursuing degrees in math, science, or engineering.
Confident Kid Club offers social skills development for Pelham children in a group setting. The program is for kids who are anxious, shy, have low self-esteem, and other issues. Confident Kid Club also offers teacher workshops, private special education itinerant teacher work, and consultations for teachers and schools.
Babies & Grands, a new mom-and-me music class for children ages 6 months to 6 years, teaches the fundamentals of music to kids in Hastings-on-Hudson. The intergenerational classes are held at Andrus on Hudson.
Rush Day Camp, a summer camp for children in Westchester, will be offered in week-long sessions on the Sarah Lawrence College campus from June 24-Aug. 16. With flexible scheduling for parents and two program lengths to choose from, Rush Day Camp makes fitting camp into a busy summer schedule easy.
Crestwood Music Education Center, a school that offers music classes for children in Eastchester, recently expanded and renovated its education, concert, and showcase center to cater the more than 800 enrolled students. The music school seeks to accommodate all children who wish to study music.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is accepting new puppy raisers and foster volunteers in Westchester County to help raise a future guide dog or become a permanent foster to one of the Guiding Eyes' breeding dogs.
Ossining High School was awarded the Star Innovator Award at the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards in Washington, D.C., in September for having successful math and science programs for students.
October 17 marked the start of construction on Legoland in Westchester, an exciting new entertainment, educational center, and party place for kids and families that will house more than three million Lego bricks.