July 2018

When & Where

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Through July 27 “Gordon Parks: I AM YOU,” a photographic exhibit, investigates the themes of poverty and prejudice that Parks explored throughout his 70-year…

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Playful Penelope

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Penelope, a Shiba Inu mix, was rescued from Thailand, where many dogs are captured as part of the illegal dog meat trade. Luckily, Penelope made the long journey over to the SPCA to get a second chance. Just a few years old, Penelope has a wonderful disposition — sweet and playful and not overly energetic.

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Coping with poison ivy

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“If butterflies land there, don’t put your hand there”: The old children’s rhyme is Robert Levine, MD’s caution against the dangers of touching poison ivy and related outdoor plants like poison oak and poison sumac, whose oily substance can cause serious – and, sometimes, severe – skin reactions.

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Still entertaining

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Mark Kramer, the man behind Susan Lawrence in Chappaqua, shared holiday entertaining ideas with us in 2011. Today, he’s launched a new Susan Lawrence website and expanded its menus, draws on his own Putnam County garden for ingredients and is working on a cookbook. All the while, he’s also feeding his passion for classical music.

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