September is Hunger Action Month; Bronxville Junior Spends Summer Conducting Cancer Research

 

Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman: September is Hunger Action Month; Bronxville Junior Spends Summer Conducting Cancer Research; Headlines – Back-to-School Mindfulness Tips

1.) September is Hunger Action Month and the Food Bank of Westchester is asking for your help in making sure your neighbors in Westchester never go hungry. Check out the Food Bank for Westchester’s Hunger Action Month calendar above and click here for details.

As a part of Hunger Action Month, SoulCycle in Bronxville is hosting a charity ride event in an effort to Bike to Beat Hunger. The SoulCycle Charity Ride is on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 94 Kraft Ave. in Bronxville from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Shoe rental is $75, make sure you arrive at 1:30 p.m. for check in. For details and more information, contact Madeline.Sulla@Foodbankforwestchester.org or (914)418-5204.

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2.) Isabela Lamadrid, a junior at Bronxville High School, spent her summer investigating how cancer eludes the effects of certain drugs in an effort to identify the patients who will best respond to certain treatments at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Lamadrid was one of 15 out of 500 students in New York to participate in the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) Summer Student Program. The program is aimed at students who are interested in biomedical sciences.

Read more about Lamadrid’s passion for science in White Plains Daily Voice below:

Westchester Student Participates In Premier Cancer Research Program

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – While many of her peers were busy on the beach and enjoying vacation, an enterprising Bronxville High School student has been busy in the lab, helping move cancer research forward.

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3.) While other countries take naps during the day and live their lives to live and not just work, millennials and other Americans forgo being human beings in an effort to get more work done in their day.

However, research shows that in order to be more productive you need downtime. Here are four breaks millennials need (and EVERYONE) should be taking. It’s time to stop eating at your desk, and take your damn lunch break! It is not a luxury, it is your right and you deserve a lunch break.

Four Breaks Millennials Need To Take For A Happier Day At Work

If you’re a young professional and have the luxury of taking breaks at your office job, you have no excuse for not taking advantage of it.

3.) Today’s headlines:

Westchester Mindfulness Expert Shares Tips For Transitioning Back To School

LARCHMONT, N.Y. — Say hello to stress. As the school season begins, many parents find themselves scrambling to get back to their fall routines. Cheryl Brause, a mindfulness and meditation instructor, mom of three and owner of 2bpresent in Larchmont, offers the following tips to ease into your September .

 

Westchester Parks Rake In State, National Awards

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — County Executive Rob Astorino announced that Westchester County parks have won several prestigious state and national awards for 2015 for its programs in the parks system. “With 50 parks and recreational areas on over 18,000 acres of parkland, county parks serve more than 3 million visitors annually,” Astorino said.

 

Cuomo In Hot Water For Showing Off Vulnerable Shark Catch

Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a trip from his New Castle home this past weekend to do some fishing on the Long Island Sound. If you follow Cuomo’s Twitter feed , you already know this.

Yonkers YoFiFest to announce film choices

This year the YoFiFest film festival expects to screen more than 100 films, including shorts, documentaries animation, music videos and student work. The YoFiFest film festival will announce its film choices at Empire City on Sept. 9. The YoFiFest 2016 Kick-Off Party is a fundraiser for the festival, which runs from Oct.