1. The deadline to register for the Challenge Summer Institute at Washington Irving is June 1. This program is so cool it makes me want to go to camp, but alas, it's for kids in grades 2 through middle school.
Largely for gifted students but open to all, there are 25 different courses offered over a two week period in topics like archaeology, robotics, architecture, and much more to get your kid super-excited about learning. Classes meet three periods a day, for 90 minutes each. Students can design their own learning objectives; summaries are sent home like report cards, and teacher Maureen Massaro says the program prides itself on tons of "feedback and invidual attention."
Students can take just the morning program (two classes/day) for two weeks for $500 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; or all three period for $625 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. Classes meet from July 30 to August 10. You can get registration materials at challengesummerinstitute.com. Contact Maureen Massaro at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2. Here's a less fun one: Parking permits expire May 31. You can print out an application form online here or pick one up at the train or police stations.
Permit Type: Annual Fee / Semi-Annual Fee
Resident: $350 / $275
Non-Resident $1,150 / $750
Business $300 / $240
Questions? Call 914-631-7873.
3. We've thrown a lot of / town bits your way, here's the last chance to vote for us for Most Interesting.
From now until May 31, 2012, locals are invited to log on to www.readersdigest.com/america to share personal stories and photos that illustrate what makes their town special. The author of the winning story will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and their town will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest magazine... Each week there's a vote for Most Interesting Town, weekly winners to be featured on the website and in upcoming edition of the magazine. We encourage you to let your community know about this opportunity and start a conversation locally about what makes your hometown one-of-a-kind.