Author Archives: Lisa Jardine

Column: Shanghai surprises

Every time I visit China, I’m reminded of what a country of contrasts it is. As America is different from state to state, Chinese cities are each unique and can feel like different countries except for a few common threads like massive amounts of people and air pollution. On a recent visit in March, I […]

Column: Neil Waldman dreams big

Neil Waldman has lived in Westchester County for more than 20 years but his heart belongs to the Bronx, the borough of his birth. After a long and celebrated career as an artist and book illustrator, he had a dream to return to the Bronx to create a free Saturday art academy for young underprivileged […]

Column: SK8R girl from Rye takes on the world

Netta Schreiber is your typical 15-year-old girl from Rye. She likes hanging out with her friends on the weekend, eating hamburgers at Ruby’s, listening to classic rock like The Who and shopping for clothes at lululemon and American Apparel. But the similarities end there. From the time she was seven years old and her grandmother […]

Column: Recologie fills a need in New Rochelle

Recologie is hard to define, because it’s so many things. It began as a friendship between Judith Weber, a ceramic artist and patron saint of all things artistic in New Rochelle, and Maria Cisneros, an artist whose life’s work has been focused on repurposing and saving nature. Their friendship goes back more than 20 years […]

Column: Parents need test prep, too

Spring break means the official start to standardized testing season. If you have a high school student, you may have some of the same questions I do: Whom should I use to help my kids prepare and, with so many options on the market, which one is the right one for my child? When I […]

Column: The sweet smell of success

Women don’t have it easy when it comes to juggling career and family. I can count on one hand the women I know who have been able to accomplish this task seamlessly from the birth of their children to high school graduation. I left the workplace after my third child was born and, when it […]

Column: No Longer and Not Yet

“No Longer and Not Yet” is the title of a recently published book by New York City author Joanna Clapps Herman from which she will read at Manhattanville College on March 24. The event is free and open to the public. If you’ve never been to a book reading, I highly recommend you go to […]

Column: Sharing my recent obsession

There are dishes I’ve eaten in my life that resonate with me and that I think about sometimes to the point of obsession. I love food and I’m always looking for the next best thing while harkening back to the good old glory days of my past eating experiences. There was the red thai chicken […]