NY’s First Breast Milk Bank; Girl Power Forum; Traits of Confident Women


Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman:

1.) We’ve all heard about the benefits of breastfeeding our children, however some moms have trouble getting access to healthy breast milk. New York women have created the state’s first donor-driven breast milk bank for moms who can’t produce or get access to their own breast milk.

The New York Milk Bank (NYMB) is located on Old Broadway in Hastings-on-Hudson. Read more about the NYMB in Westchester Magazine.

New York’s First Donor Breast-Milk Bank Opens in Hastings

Photos courtesy of Justin Chauncey Photography Breast feeding’s wealth of natural health benefits for both baby and mother, including protection against infant ear infections and even breast and ovarian cancer, have been well documented.

2.) Sister to Sister International, an organization to link women of African decent globally, and?Community Partner present the Girl Power Forum on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Honorable Kathie E. Davidson, the supervising Judge for Family Courts in the Ninth Judicial District, will serve at the keynote speaker.

Get your tickets and learn more about the event below:

3.) What does it take to be a boss lady that rules her own world? Doing in your own way. Huffington Post recently listed eight amazing traits that?highly confident women possess,?including practicing authenticity and not needing praise from others.

8 Qualities of Highly Confident Women

We all know women who turn heads when they walk into a room. They aren’t necessarily the prettiest, the thinnest, or even the most successful, but they have a certain energy. While there are many qualities of confidence, I composed 8 that are most important and which can be learned.

4.) Today’s headlines:

Move over, Beyonc?: Grace VanderWaal gets record deal

Move over Adele and make room Queen B – little Grace VanderWaal of Suffern is joining the artists’ ranks at Columbia Records with her first record deal. The 12-year-old songstress and ukulele player signed a contract to record her first album with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music label for Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music.

Westchester 6-Year-Old Gets Shout Out From Obama During UN Speech

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – A 6-year-old boy from Scarsdale got a shout out from President Barack Obama on Tuesday as he addressed international leaders at the United Nations at the Leaders Summit on Refugees.



The Galleria mall in White Plains gets new owner

The deal was announced this week. WHITE PLAINS – The Galleria shopping mall has a new owner. Pacific Retail Capital Partners announced this week that it has added the 870,000-square-foot mall on 100 Main St. – along with two other regional shopping centers elsewhere – to its portfolio, in joint venture with an investment partner.

Where To Enjoy The 2016 Fall Foliage Season

New York State’s fall foliage season is underway. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the season’s official start and the release of the I LOVE NY fall foliage report, a weekly updated and volunteer-sourced document charting the conditions of leaves across the state.