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Episode 19 Podcast Show Notes: Holiday Experience Gift Ideas

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In this podcast episode we talk about Holiday Experience Gifts:
We refer to these past blog posts but have included some updated pricing below :

Holiday Gift Ideas for Westchester County Families (2016)

Holiday Gift Ideas for Westchester County Families (2017)

Experience Gift Ideas for Westchester County Families (2018)

Westchester Magazine $14.99/year
Hudson Valley Magazine $14.99/year

Westchester County Park Pass:
Individual – $90
Family – $180

Empire Pass:
$80 wallet sized card that can be shared 

Bronx Zoo:
$155/family membership
$210/premium

Historic Hudson Valley:
$160/family

Hudson River museum:
$70 family

Maritime aquarium Norwalk:
$190/family

New York Botanical Garden:
$145/family

Quick Hits:
1. Pop-up restaurant The Elephant Tree coming in January

2. New Rochelle has a new cider tap room

3. Hudson Valley author writes Janis Joplin biography

4. New sandwich shop opened in Wappingers Falls

5. Best of Westchester nominations now open

6. Toys ‘R Us opens in Paramus after bankruptcy

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Episode 18 Podcast Show Notes: November Favorites

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In this podcast episode we talk about our November Favorites:

Books:
The Oprhan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone

Movies:
Alaadin
Yesterday

Recipes:
Roasted Greek Chicken and Farro Salad with Oven Fries
Asian Turkey Burgers

Restaurants:
The Clock Tower Grill
Izla

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Ep. 17 Podcast Show Notes: Fast Food

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In this podcast episode we talk about all things Fast Food

Most popular fast food:

Healthy fast food: (article)

McDonald’s celebrating 40th anniversary of the first happy meal.  (Had limited edition surprise happy meal toys Nov. 7 – 11th)

Fast food items missed most: (article)

Quick Hits:

Kids ski free pass (3rd/4th graders) Ski NY website

Henkel Warehouse sale Nov. 22

Ipic in Dobbs Ferry closed this past Monday

Glazed Over named best donut shop in NY state

Instagram hiding likes in some accounts this week

Podcast Ep. 16 Show Notes: Thanksgiving Must Haves and a Mish Mash

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In this podcast episode we talk about:

November Events:
HVRW – taking place now through October. 17

Taste of India Food Festival
Nov. 16, 3-8 PM
Nyack Center, Nyack
Free, vendors selling food

Salon du Chocolat
Nov. 16-17, 10 AM – 5 PM
Javitz center 
Interactive workshops, fashion show, chocolate treats and more
Adult tickets $25 in advance/$35 onsite
Child tickets $10 advance/$12 onsite

Rosendale Pickle Festival
Nov. 24, 10 AM-5 PM
$5/person, kids free

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Podcast Episode 15 Show Notes – October Favorites

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In this podcast episode we talk about:

Our October Favorites (all info and links can be found in the blog post)

Quick Hits:
New apple variety: Cosmic Crisp coming to stores December 1.

Joker is expected to be the highest grossing R rated movie of all time.

New $6 million dollar Korean food hall coming to midtown next summer.

Popeye’s chicken sandwich is allegedly returning in November.

American Dream Mall opened this past Friday in Meadowlands, NJ.

Michelin Stars and An American in Paris {Podcast Ep. 14}

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In this podcast episode we talk about:

Segment 1: Michelin Stars and Bib Gourmands
New York Michelin Star Winners 2020 (article)
Westchester County’s Bib Gourmand winners (article)
History of the Michelin Stars (article)


Segment 2: An American in Paris at the Westchester Broadway Theatre
An American in Paris at the Westchester Broadway Theatre (blog post)
Westchester Broadway Theatre (website)

Quick Hits:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees (article)
Blue Apron and Chef Christian Petroni partnership (article)
Rockefeller Christmas Tree coming from the Hudson Valley again (article)
HVRW (website)

Episode 13 Podcast Shownotes {Kelder’s Farm and movie theater popcorn}

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In this podcast episode we talk about:

Segment 1: Kelder’s Farm
Kelder’s Farm (website)

Segment 2: Movie Theater Popcorn
Why is movie theater popcorn so expensive? (article)
What is in movie theater popcorn? (article)

Quick Hits:
1. iPhone hack (this may be old but new to me!)
2. New Netflix show coming soon
3. Michelin Stars coming to Westchester County
4. Mad Donuts is getting a storefront


Podcast Episode 12 Show Notes: Fall Hikes and Halloween

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In this podcast episode we talk about:

Segment 1:  Fall Hikes
Anthony’s Nose (Cortlandt, Hike the Hudson Valley link)
Turkey Mountain (Yorktown, All Trails link)
Croton Gorge Park (Croton, Westchester County Parks link)
Minnewaska State Park Preserve (Kerhonkson, blog post)
Giant Ledge (Shandaken, Catskills, Hike the Hudson Valley link)

Segment 2: Halloween

Quick Hits:
MasterChef Casting Call – Season 11 looking for home cooks (website)
Path Through History Weekend (website)
Legoland New York (website)

Episode 11 Podcast Show Notes: Brothers Fish & Chips and What’s Your Food Splurge?

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In this podcast episode we talk about:

Segment 1: Brothers Fish & Chips
172 North Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 488 – 5141
Website

Segment 2: What’s Your Food Splurge?
$17 Kit Kat (article)

Quick Hits:
1. New York Comic Con (website)
2. Haunted Rondout Boat Rides (website)

Episode 10 Show Notes: Pumpkin Spice and the Jack o’Lantern Blaze

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In this podcast episode we talk about:

Pumpkin Spice:
Over 20 Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Foods to Try This Fall (article we refer to)

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze:
Historic Hudson Valley site
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze 2017 in pictures (blog post)

Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns (site)

Quick Hits:
1. Westchester Tattoo Convention (site)
2. Watching: Jurassic Park (DVD), Tall Girl (Netflix), 10 Things I Hate About You (DVD)
Movies in the theatre: Downton Abbey, The Goldfinch
3. Reading: Freakonomics, The Power of Habit, Beautiful Ruins, Beartown, Ask Again, Yes