Tuesday, July 29, 2014
   
Text Size

  • Algae Bloom in Tarrytown LakesThe Tarrytown Lakes are being invaded. “What we have there is an algae bloom,” explains Tarrytown Village Administrator Michael Blau. “What’s creating the algae bloom is essentially a nutrient load that’s coming from the Crest and such, and entering the lakes. And that nutrient load is what’s creating the algae bloom.”

    Read more...
  • Easter Seals Project ImagineMost people remember Easter Seals as an organization that has been around for almost 100 years serving individuals with disabilities. But not everyone knows that Easter Seals serves thousands of young children in settings where children with special needs and their typically-developing peers participate in the same preschool classroom.

    Read more...
  • The New NY BridgeWhether you are a critic or a fan, it’s hard not to notice all the activity on the River during the construction of the New NY Bridge. Progress continues on the construction of the New NY Bridge, scheduled to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge sometime in 2018.

    Read more...
  • Brian Doyle of JP Doyles at Make A Wish BenefitOn Monday July 21st, JP Doyle's Public House & Restaurant in Sleepy Hollow, NY held there 15th annual Golf Outing to benefit Make A Wish of the Hudson Valley at St. Andrew’s Golf Course.  With the generosity of the participants, and those that just came to the dinner at the James E. Galgano Center in Sleepy Hollow, the event was able to raise in excess of $23,000.00 this year.

    Read more...
Banner
Banner

Latest News

Home Away From Home

EF Host Family Coordinators L. to R. Maria Phillips and Nadia GomezWhat do two vital women with two years of experience in their new positions have in common? In the case of Maria Phillips and Nadia Gomez there are multiple answers to the question. First, they both truly “love” [we know that’s an overused word] yes, love, their work. To both, what they do is fulfilling in a multidimensional way. They are the recipients of sincere gratification and so are those they serve.

Read more: Home Away From Home

 

A Vision for Irvington’s Main Street

Consultants “Saratoga Associates” have been working with the steering committee to come up with a master plan to reinforce the character of the community and enhance Irvington’s Main Street, designated as an historic area by New York State. On Monday, June 16th, a presentation was made to the Village Board of Trustees outlining recommendations made for new pavements, lighting and other components in the historic downtown area.

Read more: A Vision for Irvington’s Main Street

   

Chaplain of Compassion

Reverend Carole JohannsenSummer is in full swing.  It’s time for cannonballs off the high board, frozen yogurt soft-serve on a waffle cone, and barbequed chicken picnics at the beach.  While many are enjoying their vacations it is easy to forget that there are people, particularly the elderly, who are either confined to a hospital bed or need to make frequent trips to the hospital.

Read more: Chaplain of Compassion

 

Baby Steps for the GM Plant Site Redevelopment

Former GM Plant in Sleepy Hollow Photo courtesy of  Jones Lang LaSalleClosed since 1996, the former GM Plant site in Sleepy Hollow is showing some signs of renewed life. Real estate development company, SunCal, contracted to purchase the property and hopes to close the deal with GM later this year. On Thursday, July 17th, Sun Cal went before the Sleepy Hollow Planning Board to discuss proposed subdivision of the parcel, the first steps required to begin redevelopment.

Read more: Baby Steps for the GM Plant Site Redevelopment

   
Warner Library Local families have long known just how wonderful the Warner Library Children’s Room is, and now the rest of Westchester County knows as well. The July issue of Westchester Family magazine has named the Warner Library Children’s Room the 2014 Family... Read more..

Commuter Action Group Talking Transportation It has been seven months since a drowsy engineer drove a speeding Metro-North train off the tracks at Spuyten Duyvil, killing four and injuring 59.  Months earlier a derailment and collision near Bridgeport sent 70 to the hospital.
Ever since, the... Read more..

I am missing two teeth. They weren’t knocked out by a scorching line drive or kicked out in a fight, I simply never had them. A genetic whoop-si-doo decided that I would go through life with 30 permanent teeth rather than the expected 32. I blame my... Read more..

Ilagorre family, owners of Que Chula Es Puebla Restaurant. For restaurant owner Pablo Ilagorre, Que Chula Es Puebla (How Beautiful Is Puebla) is a family affair and patrons can attest to the colorful, upbeat colors of tablecloths and cheerful paintings and Mexican memorabilia on the walls. Mr. Ilagorre is celebrating... Read more..

Sushi Thai Restaurant Tarrytown A very exciting restaurant recently opened in Tarrytown and the excitement comes not only from the  interior design which is very stylish, but from a varied menu of tasteful choices that give the words “Asian Fusion” true meaning. Read more..

Risks of Not Investing You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing?... Read more..

Healthy Lifestyle choices Beach weather is here, and so are the ads for diets, cellulite removers and liposuction, in addition to the tabloids posting pictures of what celebrity does or does not have a “great bikini body.” Read more..

Around the House A Well Organized Coat Closet It’s easy to overlook the coat closet during the warm months of summer, but a well-organized one can be a helpful part of your day in any season. A great coat closet shaves time off your morning routine and makes it easier to get everyone out the door. ... Read more..

The New NY Bridge Whether you are a critic or a fan, it’s hard not to notice all the activity on the River during the construction of the New NY Bridge. Progress continues on the construction of the New NY Bridge, scheduled to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge sometime in... Read more..

Easter Seals Project Imagine Most people remember Easter Seals as an organization that has been around for almost 100 years serving individuals with disabilities. But not everyone knows that Easter Seals serves thousands of young children in settings where children with special needs... Read more..

Algae Bloom in Tarrytown Lakes The Tarrytown Lakes are being invaded. “What we have there is an algae bloom,” explains Tarrytown Village Administrator Michael Blau. “What’s creating the algae bloom is essentially a nutrient load that’s coming from the Crest and such, and... Read more..

Brian Doyle of JP Doyles at Make A Wish Benefit On Monday July 21st, JP Doyle's Public House & Restaurant in Sleepy Hollow, NY held there 15th annual Golf Outing to benefit Make A Wish of the Hudson Valley at St. Andrew’s Golf Course.  With the generosity of the participants, and those that just... Read more..

swimming safety from westchester county health dept If your summer plans include a trip to a beach or pool, County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD have some advice to keep you safe.  “County pools and beaches are open for the season and we have worked hard to... Read more..

Marya Ugolnik, Elizabeth Philips, David Severance Sleepy Hollow Resident Marya Ugolnik Recipient of Westchester County Association’s Young Professional Scholarship. On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20 new graduates of Volunteer New York!’s signature program, Leadership Westchester, were celebrated in an... Read more..

hispanic festival Join the fun and enjoy the rich culture and Latin traditions at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Sunday, July 20, noon to 7 p.m., at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.
Now in its 32nd year, the event will bring together representatives from over 20... Read more..

Polish Heritage Festival Experience the rich culture and history of Poland during the annual Polish Heritage Celebration at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, Sunday, July 13, from noon to 6 p.m.
There will be live Polka music and dancers in traditional dress performing... Read more..

Italian Heritage Festival Enjoy the culture, music and food of Italy at the Italian Heritage Celebration, Sunday, July 27, from noon to 7 p.m., at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The event is part of a series of cultural heritage festivals held in the parks on weekends during... Read more..

MTA logo The MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission is soliciting ideas on how to improve New York’s transportation system for the coming century from the general public as well as invited experts at meetings of the Transportation Reinvention Commission scheduled... Read more..

Soil & Water Achievement Awards County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that nominations are being accepted for the first annual achievement awards of the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District. The awards will recognize activities and projects, completed... Read more..

Dunwoody Westchester County Golf Courses Golfers at five Westchester County courses can save up to 24 percent by teeing off after 2 p.m. on weekdays this summer. County Park Pass holders pay $44 for 18 holes after 2 p.m. and $25 for nine holes during super twilight, a savings over the $49 and... Read more..

Lenoir Preserve Yonkers Summer is here and Westchester parks offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. From the Sound Shore to the Hudson, from Yonkers to Yorktown, there are Westchester County parks to enjoy in every season. Enjoy July's programs at the Nature... Read more..

Keith Safian - Phelps Memorial Hospital Phelps Memorial Hospital Center marks a significant milestone this month, when Keith Safian celebrates his 25th year as President and CEO. Under Safian's leadership, the 238-bed full-service community hospital has grown to become a leading healthcare... 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..

My brother and I were my parent’s world. The special bond we all had was rooted in my parent’s  departure from Ireland in the 1950’s, where they had both come from large families - my mother was the oldest of ten and my father was one of eight. Their... Read more..

Okay. Not to sound like too much of a whiner, but I am so done with this winter and we are only 17 days in!  It doesn’t help that my birthday happens to fall on the Winter Solstice, a rip-off all around – not only is it the shortest day of the year,... Read more..



Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com

Blogs

Cathy SantaColoma's
About Aging
Cathy is Director of Communications at Bethel Homes.
Read here

Disclaimer

Important: River Journal Online is the online publication of River Journal Inc., Tarrytown, NY. River Journal is not liable for failure to publish an advertisement or for typographic errors published, except for the cost of that portion of ad space within which the error first appeared. River Journal reserves the right to reject or edit any submission and all submissions become the exclusive property of River Journal. The opinions of River Journal's editorial board are those of the editorial board. Opinions stated in letters, articles, commentaries, ads, graphics or cartoons are those of indiviudal authors. No part of River Journal to include photos, artwork, ads, and text may be reproduced without the written consent of the Publisher.

Technical

Browser compatibility notes

Login Form