Hudson Valley Parent

HVP July 2017

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n July 2017 ON OUR COVER In this issue FEATURES 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Rebecca Martin is a jazz musician, education activist and mom making a difference for her son who has dyslexia. BY PAUL SMART 10 Me Time: Just for women Who knew a chunk of salt could make you feel so good? Read about rock salt lamps and four other health and wellness tips. BY CASSIDY BRIGHTON 14 Hudson Valley Parent's 2017 Education Guide A county-by-county listing of more than 100 of the best schools. 23 Nursery school options Could a co-op preschool be the right choice for your little one? BY MADELAINE HAYES 24 Riding through summer Smiling kids on their bikes plus gift certificate giveaways. 26 What's the buzz about? Save the planet by planting a garden to attract good bugs. BY SUSAN HURD 28 Beat summer boredom No more lazy days during the hazy days of July. BY JACQUELINE KAVANA 34 Calendar Have a blast at the best festivals, fairs and July 4th festivities. This month's cover kid is Olivia, a 14 year old student from Newburgh. She loves riding her bike, swimming, and all things Harry Potter. Photo by Michael Bloom HV PARENT READER FEEDBACK The scoop on local ice cream shops Whether you are looking to try a new flavor or indulge in an old favorite, we have rounded up the BEST ice cream shops in the Hudson Valley. Joe's Dairy Bar 550 Rte. 82, Hopewell Junction. Joe's has options for everyone in the family. Ice cream sandwiches, hard ice cream, slush puppies, soft-serve yogurt, and even chili from a secret family recipe for those that prefer food on the savory side. The Dairy O 581 County Rte. 62, Westtown. This family-run shop features both homemade ice cream and baked goods. Lunch is served daily. If it is local, farm-fresh foods that you are looking for, The Dairy O is the place to be. Frozen Caboose 15 Haviland Rd., Highland. Stop by for a frozen treat after your afternoon walk across the Walkway Over The Hudson. Frozen Caboose has dozens of unique flavors to choose from - both hard and soft ice cream. Zora Dora 201 Main St., Beacon. Most people have memories of enjoying a Popsicle on a hot day, but we bet you don't recall ones flavored like mojitos, arroz con leche, or cucumber mint chili. These fun spins on the frozen classic are made with fresh, Hudson-Valley grown products. To find a great ice cream shop near you, visit TURN TO PAGE 24 FOR BIG SUMMER WINS! Enter for a chance to win awesome bike shop giveaways.

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