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The Dangerous Effects of Your Child’s Digital Addiction

Parenting has taken a significant turn in today’s age of digital and electronic gadgets. Laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other gadgets play an integral role in today’s modern world. Traditional toys and physical activities have widely been replaced by apps, games, and limitless online videos. Undeniably, gadgets allow parents to… Read more »

Baked By Susan Croton-on-Hudson, NY wins Best Bakery 2018 in Westchester County!

Thank you for voting us Best Bakery 2018 in Westchester County! We are  honored! Best of Westchester winner six years in a row! Help us celebrate!  To show our appreciation, we are giving away cupcakes for the entire month of July!  Just show us a copy of this and get… Read more »

4th of July Fireworks Specials!

July 3, Ossining: Louis Engel Waterfront Park. Music starts at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m. July 3 Valhalla: Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks. Enjoy a picnic at the park with pre-concert entertainment beginning at 6 pm. A band performance starts at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks around 9:15 p.m…. Read more »

Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney: For You, Your Spouse, and Your Over 18 Year Old Children

What do you think would happen if you were in an accident, unconscious, and the doctor told your spouse that there were two surgical routes to consider? Each choice has its potential risks; each choice has its potential benefits. Would the doctor and hospital accept the choice your spouse makes,… Read more »

Pros and Cons of a Bi-Weekly Mortgage

A biweekly mortgage program is an option offered by lenders to allow you to make half your mortgage payment every 2 weeks.  There are 26 weeks in a year, so you end up making 13 payments. That 1 extra payment credited towards principal after many years ends up saving many… Read more »

Sale on Selected Items until May 21 at Hemlock Hill Farm!

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2018 with Baked by Susan!

  Our store is full of goodies for your special mom.  We are here all week and on Saturday from 8-4 and Sunday from 8-2.  Come in to see what we have!  Fill your mom with sweets on her special day.  

Wine-Can Testing at Deprez on May 5!

Right in time for the upcoming warm weather, our wine-can selections have just come in; perfect for a picnic or a day at the beach, these wines come in convenient containers while packing delicious flavors. Stop by, Saturday, May 5, 2018 –  anytime from 2 to 6pm – to try… Read more »

Spring SALE at Hemlock Hill Farm on selected meats until May 7, 2018!


Summer Retreats at Mariandale Ossining NY

  This summer we have a variety of retreats for personal growth and spiritual development. Writing Retreat with Paula D’Arcy, The Heart and Soul of  the Writer Come together with others who love to write, whether you are skilled or a beginner. Contemplate your life through writing until the silenced… Read more »