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  • WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service will be offering two types of free eight-week career counseling and life planning programs in public libraries throughout the County this winter. WEBS is sponsored by the Westchester Library System. The first type of program is called a Managing Your Career in Changing Times.

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  • The Westchester County Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for seasonal park rangers to patrol county parks this summer. Applications are due by Feb. 27 and are available online at the Department of Public Safety’s web pages: http://publicsafety.westchestergov.com. Uniformed park rangers work under the supervision of county police officers to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere in the county’s parks.

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  • Read on for the full list of upcoming events in Westchester County Parks for the weekend of January 27th - 29th, 2017:

    FRIDAY, JAN. 27

    Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains

    Westchester Knicks vs Raptors – 7 p.m.

    Go to countycenter.biz for tickets, information and full home-game schedule.

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  • December 2016 Education Roundup

    Holidays are coming, the goose is getting fat, but first we’re going to take a gander at just what our area schools are up to as we close out 2016. This year-end edition of the Educational Roundup features hairy teachers, student neuroscientists, a New York State Champion, and the Hunger Games.

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Smithsonian National Postal Museum Features Ossining’s Maryknoll

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers and the Maryknoll Sisters are prominently featured in a new virtual exhibit – “America’s Mailing Industry” – that has been unveiled by The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. The exhibit shares the history and the interesting stories about the many partnerships that the U.S. Postal Service has championed with private industry and nonprofit organizations for more than 200 years.

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Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations During Severe Winter Blood Shortage

The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed. Snowstorms and severe weather have also impacted donations. Nearly 100 blood drives were forced to cancel in December, resulting in more than 3,100 blood donations going uncollected. 

Read more: Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations During Severe Winter Blood Shortage

   

Astorino Announces 68th Annual Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational At County Center

County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced today, more than 1,000 cheerleaders representing high schools and middle schools from Westchester and surrounding counties will vie for top honors during the 68th Annual Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 25 and 26, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. “This is a wonderful opportunity for talented young people from Westchester and surrounding communities to showcase their skills,“ Astorino said.

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It’s Not About Condemnation - It’s About Acceptance

As we move away from the recent presidential election and towards the heart of the holiday season, it is clear that it has been one for the history books, to say the least. Voters sent a message to Washington that they didn’t want the same old regime by electing Donald Trump, whose platform was all about being an outsider and changing Washington. The value of the Electoral College is under question even in casual conversation—after all, if it all comes down to Ohio, what does our vote mean in a state like New York? It is only the fourth time in our history, but the second time in a mere 16 years, that the candidate that won the popular vote lost the election.

Read more: It’s Not About Condemnation - It’s About Acceptance

   
WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service will be offering two types of free eight-week career counseling and life planning programs in public libraries throughout the County this winter. WEBS is sponsored by the Westchester Library System. The first... Read more..

Teatown’s Annual EagleFest, a signature Hudson Valley winter event, will be taking flight with an expanded program at Westchester’s Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson on Saturday February 11th from 9:00am-4:00pm (Snow date Feb. 12). Created by... Read more..

The Westchester County Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for seasonal park rangers to patrol county parks this summer. Applications are due by Feb. 27 and are available online at the Department of Public Safety’s web pages: http://publicsafety.westchestergov.com.... Read more..

Read on for the full list of upcoming events in Westchester County Parks for the weekend of January 27th - 29th, 2017: FRIDAY, JAN. 27 Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains Westchester Knicks vs Raptors – 7 p.m. Go to countycenter.biz... Read more..

Back in May, Better Homes and Gardens® Rand Realty announced Sandra “Sandy” Strohm as the new manager of their office in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Strohm came to Rand Realty from Houlihan Lawrence, where she held many positions over the years,... Read more..

The best way to achieve Financial goals is to develop a Financial Plan.  Financial planning is more of a tortoise-versus-the-hare approach. You will come out ahead, but unfortunately, it’s not an immediate gratification feeling. When you think about... Read more..

Ok, we’ve made it…well, almost. As we bid Thanksgiving adieu and welcome in the Holiday season there is still plenty of cooking to do. Don’t be worried. I have just the recipe to please every guest at your holiday get-together. I bring to you a... Read more..

A family tradition continues in Dobbs Ferry as Joseph N. Casario is the new proprietor of Edwards Dowdle Funeral Home located at 64 Ashford Avenue. Named after his grandfather, Joseph is a third generation funeral director. The original business, Casario... Read more..

When my family moved to Sleepy Hollow in 2013, the previous owner of our house thoughtfully left the Westchester County guidelines for recycling posted in our kitchen. I saw that residents of the County were asked to recycle plastics #1 through #7, and... Read more..

To the Editor, Thank you for the opportunity to respond to recently published comments regarding the redevelopment of the “East Parcel” of the former General Motors assembly plant in Sleepy Hollow. As Lead Agency in this matter, the Sleepy Hollow... Read more..

It’s time for tinsel, tissue paper, glossy bows and tangles of ribbon!  ‘Tis the season of long lines at the mall, stacks of packages arriving at the door, and remorse that you went another year without signing up for Amazon Prime and free shipping.... Read more..

Instead of being stuck inside this winter, try cheering up at the fourth annual Winter Blues festival, scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 7pm to midnight at the Tarrytown Music Hall.  It will feature a host of local performers such as Juke... Read more..

The Madeleine Gutman Gallery/Greenburgh Town Hall will feature “Christmas in New York City,” an exhibit of 82 photographs by Sleepy Hollow resident Nick Scazafave, Jr., on display from December 1st, 2016 thru January 14th, 2017. Nick Scazafave,... Read more..

December 2016 Education Roundup Holidays are coming, the goose is getting fat, but first we’re going to take a gander at just what our area schools are up to as we close out 2016. This year-end edition of the Educational Roundup features hairy teachers,... Read more..

Scenic Hudson has submitted formal comments on the rulemaking process of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regarding proposed new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River. As a result of the many significant threats described in the comments, the organization... Read more..

On Friday, November 25, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino joined with Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla to celebrate the opening of Westchester’s Winter Wonderland... Read more..

I’m sure that as I write this article many of you are already pondering the Holiday Season, with all the shopping, cold weather and, dare I mention the four letter word . . .  SNOW! However, let’s not be so hasty. Fall is still upon us and it yields... Read more..

As 2017 is quickly approaching, here are some year-end financial planning ideas to consider for you and your family: • If you are eligible to contribute to a retirement plan through your employer, make an effort to increase your plan contributions... Read more..

Palisades Fuel, a local business in Ossining, NY, continues to support Love Holds Life Children’s Cancer Foundation.  They were one of the many Westchester businesses that helped raise $38,000.00 for Love Holds Life’s eighth sponsored child, Leticia.... Read more..

Houlihan Lawrence, the leading real estate brokerage serving the suburbs north of New York City, is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Kovacs as manager of its Irvington and Ardsley brokerage offices. “As a lifelong resident of Irvington,... Read more..

The Tarrytown Music Hall is excited to be organizing a food drive on behalf of the Foodbank for Westchester. Please join us as we attempt to “Fill the House!” with holiday grocery bags. Each bag will provide a family of four with a holiday meal this... Read more..

The plethora of signs dotting roads in Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow all tell motorists to “Slow Down Rivertowns.” Now the attention has expanded to include pedestrians in a “Walk Safe” program that also has its genesis in Irvington.... Read more..



The most beautiful month of the year is here. October’s got it all! – Spectacular colors, the smell of wood fires, pumpkins on doorsteps, flannel shirts, Halloween and so much more! I mean, really, does it get any better than that? The only negative... Read more..

Remember when summer really was all about those “lazy, hazy days?” Squeaky screen doors in wooden frames, big glasses of Kool-Aid and those crazy, uncomfortable, metal chairs that would burn your bare legs when you tried to sit on them in the summer... Read more..

Everyone ages at a different pace. Genetics play a huge role, of course, but so does attitude. The person with the upbeat, “can-do” attitude who has approached all aspects of their life with this outlook will obviously handle aging in the same manner.... Read more..

Working in the area of senior living and healthcare, my thoughts often turn to my own aging and how I will manage when I am less independent. Of course, there are no crystal balls to let us know exactly what is coming down the pike for each of us, or... Read more..

God knows it’s hard to eat right. It’s not that we don’t know how to or want to, it’s just sooo difficult. We grasp the importance of taking care of our bodies now so will be stronger and healthier as we begin to get older. Working in aging services,... Read more..



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