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  • Hello neighbors. In the last issue of River Journal, founder and long-time Publisher Robert Bonvento, announced that after 21 years he planned to move on from the publication and return to his writing and performing. As Robert said, “River Journal will either continue under new ownership . . . or River Journal can move on as well.” Well I’m thrilled to tell you that River Journal is here to stay.

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  • Polluted habitats and beaches spanning from Kingston to New York Harbor… Explosions causing significant human injury and fatalities... Toxic vapors that could pose serious health threats... A new scientific study of oil spill risks on the Hudson River evaluates the potential for disasters like these to occur.

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  • Warner Library Back to Basics

    Helping children succeed in school is one of the core missions of any library. Warner is partnering with the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns to get the word out to parents of young children about the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Basics.

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  • River Journal posted the following release from Mayor Lori Sullivan which was verified by Village Manager Phil Zegarelli earlier this summer at RiverJournalOnline.com. We recently met with Mr. Zegarelli to discuss how the Village has moved forward to ensure continued fiscal soundness and integrity within the Fire Department.

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Latest News

“The Unsilent Picture” Has a Lot to Say

The preview of the much-anticipated Historic Hudson Valley production didn’t disappoint. The original black-and-white silent film stars Tony Award-winning actor Bill Irwin (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Rachel Getting Married) and a cast of veteran performers in a new tale based on Washington Irving’s classic short story, “The Adventure of the Mysterious Picture.”

Read more: “The Unsilent Picture” Has a Lot to Say

 

Open Door’s Dr. Daren Wu Honored At Doctors Of Distinction Ceremony

After more than 17 years of treating underserved and low-income patients in need, Open Door Family Medical Centers’ Chief Medical Officer Dr. Daren Wu has received a Doctors of Distinction Award, which recognizes excellence in Westchester County’s medical field. Dr. Wu was presented with the “Caring for All” award, which honors a physician who refuses to turn patients away and focuses on providing the best care possible to all patients. The annual Doctors of Distinction awards are presented by Westfair Communications.

Read more: Open Door’s Dr. Daren Wu Honored At Doctors Of Distinction Ceremony

   

Museum Architects Compete In Design Of The Sing Sing Prison Museum

The Sing Sing Prison Museum (SSPM) has selected seven outstanding architectural firms to compete for the role of Principal Design Firm, it was announced today.  The chosen firms have created and worked on some of the nation’s leading museums, including the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the Tenement Museum, both in New York City.

Read more: Museum Architects Compete In Design Of The Sing Sing Prison Museum

 

Westchester Seniors Issues Request For Proposal

Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) from qualified agencies for services that benefit seniors and family caregivers. Funding comes from grants through the federal Older Americans Act.

Read more: Westchester Seniors Issues Request For Proposal

   
Hello neighbors. In the last issue of River Journal, founder and long-time Publisher Robert Bonvento, announced that after 21 years he planned to move on from the publication and return to his writing and performing. As Robert said, “River Journal will... Read more..

Will and Anthony Nunziata are back at The Westchester Broadway Theatre for a special hometown Columbus Day concert! The brothers bring their signature two-part harmonies, soaring tenor voices and comic wit to fresh takes on the greatest songs ever written... Read more..

Polluted habitats and beaches spanning from Kingston to New York Harbor… Explosions causing significant human injury and fatalities... Toxic vapors that could pose serious health threats... A new scientific study of oil spill risks on the Hudson River... Read more..

Mark Voeltz is on a mission to honor lost police officers, one name at a time. When Mark Voeltz isn’t working as the owner of Mark’s Towing in Thornwood, he’s patrolling the streets of Fishkill as a member of this Dutchess County town’s police... Read more..

The season is turning and clients are clamoring for ways to simply and affordably  “fall-i-fy” their homes with richer hues, cozy fabrics, and autumnal accessories. Rather than styling homes with the standard ceramic pumpkins and fall-themed throw... Read more..

Halloween in Sleepy Hollow Country just got a little more spooktacular. Historic Hudson Valley is adding to their roster of fall events with The Unsilent Picture, a curiosity of live music and movie mystery at Philipsburg Manor. This all-new original... Read more..

Warner Library Back to Basics Helping children succeed in school is one of the core missions of any library. Warner is partnering with the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns to get the word out to parents of young children about the... Read more..

River Journal posted the following release from Mayor Lori Sullivan which was verified by Village Manager Phil Zegarelli earlier this summer at RiverJournalOnline.com. We recently met with Mr. Zegarelli to discuss how the Village has moved forward to... Read more..

For an increasing number of investors, investing is not just about selecting opportunities that do well in their portfolio. It’s about owning investments that also make a positive social impact. Sustainable investing is a growing niche of investment... Read more..

Most of us would not want to go back to eighth grade for any reason.  It was around then that I was described by a cute boy on my block as “pretty, I guess, in her own way.”  Ouch.  I think I did grow out of that description at some point, but... Read more..

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation. That was the inspiration for Julian Mueller of Tarrytown, a Stepinac High School sophomore and recent inductee into the school’s Honors Academy, when he organized an online fundraiser to help feed hungry children in... Read more..

Artist Claudy Jongstra at Stone Barns Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra's monumental sculptural installation WOVEN SKIN will be presented at Stone Barns this fall. WOVEN SKIN features an assemblage of sixty hand-felted textile artworks that evoke a primal... Read more..

River Journal wrote a cover article entitled “Troubled Treasure” in June, concerning the smaller of the Tarrytown Lakes. It was being overrun with algae and milfoil grasses. For the past two weeks workers from Aquatic Analysts in New Jersey have been... Read more..

Its 2018 theme of “American Value, Hometown Roots” perfectly describes the down-to-earth, uplifting spirit that infuses the Yorktown Grange Fair. Now in its 94th year, the venerable festival is back in the northern Westchester town of Yorktown Heights... Read more..

The Sing Sing Prison Museum has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $30,000 for the Museum’s Preview Center. Slated to open in 2020, the Preview Center will be located in the former Powerhouse, which today sits outside the prison... Read more..

Sixteen Hudson Valley communities received a total of $167,100 in matching grants from the Hudson River Valley Greenway for projects that will help update zoning and comprehensive plans, create trails, and provide interpretation at historically significant... Read more..

Recently, Bloomberg News published an article indicating that Westchester home sales have plunged. They blamed the President's tax overhaul. (Article below) Higher end homes are facing a harder time than starter homes which seem to be having a much easier... Read more..

Join the Town of Ossining, The Village of Ossining, Green Ossining, and the Westchester Cycle Club for an Inaugural Community Bike Ride on MOGO, Saturday, July 28 at 10AM at the OHS Parking Lot on Wolden Road. This is a great ride for anyone who would... Read more..

“Images From Behind Prison Walls,” an art exhibit of more than 60 pieces of artwork from men and women incarcerated in five New York State maximum and medium security prisons will be on display in the Ossining Public Library Art Gallery throughout... Read more..

The Board of Directors has announced that it has selected James A. Antonucci Jr., an aging-services professional with more than 17 years of experience, to lead Kendal on Hudson as its Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director beginning September... Read more..

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series. The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Two thrilling, colorful and fan-friendly days are taking place. Read more..

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today launched a test version of “MYmta,” a comprehensive new app, along with new.mta.info, its new mobile-optimized website. The MTA is asking its customers to use the feedback functions on the app and the... 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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