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  • The 100th Anniversary of America’s National Park Service

    This month we take a moment to remember the individuals who began the celebration and preservation of this country’s most remarkable habitats exactly one century ago, as well as those who continue to uphold and upkeep. Today there are more than 400 parks and historic sites to visit, far and near, large and small. Here I share my personal experience with just a few.

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  • Going to the beach or planning a getaway this summer?  Take the library along to ease the frustration of traffic jams and long waits at the airport.  With a local library card, you can download a movie from IndieFlix, a streaming service that offers hits from the Sundance, Cannes, and Tribeca film festivals.  No time to watch an entire film?  Flipster, the library’s digital magazine service has People, Time and Sports Illustrated magazines among others for you to enjoy on your phone, tablet or laptop.

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  • Summer is right around the corner! But before our students will run wild and free for two months, they have paused to amaze and astound as they continued to achieve great things.  This month’s Educational Roundup includes kids playing robot doctor, an outstanding chemist, and a Little Free Library.

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  • The Irvington Library Children’s Room will offer its annual Summer Reading Game.  The theme this year is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Registration for the Reading Game starts on June 16th. As well as keeping track of minutes read, children can complete fun challenges for special prizes!

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Solar Panels & Comprehensive Plan . . . Work Before Irvington’s Board of Trustees

With the sun contributing to added heat this summer, the energy it creates in the form of solar panels has become a topic of interest to Irvington’s Board of Trustees (BOT). They are working on guidelines for applications and installations of solar panels and in conjunction with the Architectural Review Board (ARB), looking into how these panels are configured, their locations and their appearance in residential neighborhoods. 

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Around Town…Tarrytown, That Is

Since the closure of Citibank and its metered parking lot, which the Village of Tarrytown oversaw, local businesses in and around the corner of Main Street and Broadway have felt not only a decline of “walk in” business, they have also reported their profits down, in some cases as much as 20%, as a result of less available parking.

River Journal asked Tarrytown’s Village Administrator, Michael Blau, about the closure of the Citibank parking lot along with a number of questions about the Village. 

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A Message to Our Graduates

Dear Graduates of Briarcliff Manor High School and Ossining High School: On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire Village of Briarcliff Manor, I offer you the most heartfelt congratulations on your graduation. There is probably very little in your life that equals this wonderful milestone.  Embrace your achievement with all of the pride and hope for the future that each of you deserve.

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Dads & Grads

What My Father Means to Me

By: DeJah Vandiver

Everyone around always asks me why I am bubbly and outgoing all the time. I hear things like, “You’re always so happy and excited all the time.” and “You always bring a smile to my face.” When I think about this, I realize that my personality comes from one special person in my life.

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The 100th Anniversary of America’s National Park Service This month we take a moment to remember the individuals who began the celebration and preservation of this country’s most remarkable habitats exactly one century ago, as well as those who continue... Read more..

Paul Darren received his formal education in cosmetology from Northern Westchester School of Cosmetology in 1995. He continued training in several of the world’s greatest institutions, such as L’Oreal Institute, Redken 5th Avenue, and Vidal Sassoon.... Read more..

From the Streets of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx to the corporate world of today, owner, Frank Kolovic, started his career in the Insurance profession in 1999, building a practice on strong family values that formed the foundation of the agency. Hard work,... Read more..

Summer sunshine and warmer temperatures make a fabulous excuse for introducing some fresh color to your home’s entryway.  Whether you enter your home through the main front door, a smaller side door, or even via an attached garage, try to find a day... Read more..

This is the time of year for many young people to transition from their lives as students to their lives as something else.  Sometimes that means going to work after high school or college graduation.  Sometimes it means trading high school for college... Read more..

Going to the beach or planning a getaway this summer?  Take the library along to ease the frustration of traffic jams and long waits at the airport.  With a local library card, you can download a movie from IndieFlix, a streaming service that offers... Read more..

Summer is right around the corner! But before our students will run wild and free for two months, they have paused to amaze and astound as they continued to achieve great things.  This month’s Educational Roundup includes kids playing robot doctor,... Read more..

The Irvington Library Children’s Room will offer its annual Summer Reading Game.  The theme this year is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!  Registration for the Reading Game starts on June 16th. As well as keeping track of minutes read, children can complete... Read more..

About $13,000 was raised  at the recent outdoor community Yoga Festival that was held on the Mercy College campus grounds in Dobbs Ferry.  The funds will go to the chapter’s 30th anniversary goal of granting the pending wishes of more than 150 local... Read more..

With almost 90 golfers participating, over $125,000 was raised at the Phelps Golf Classic, held on Monday, June 6th at Sleepy Hollow Country Club.  This is one of the largest fundraisers for Phelps.  After playing on one of the most competitive and... Read more..

Fraternal twins Sweta and Swati Narayan will share a special honor when they walk across the stage during Irvington High School’s commencement ceremony on June 18. They’ve been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of... Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino is proud to announce that 14 Westchester County farms have been named to The “Westchester-Grown” Farm Trail by New York State. The farm trail is a state designated route that spans 17 miles through Westchester... Read more..

County Executive Robert P. Astorino today presented Westchester’s plan to protect residents from the potential threat of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. “Westchester County has a comprehensive plan in place to protect residents from Zika,”... Read more..

Read on for a full listing of special events and happenings for the weekend of May 27 - 30, across a wide range of Westchester County Parks: Read more..

A community workshop for members of the public interested in being part of a discussion about the proposed Sing Sing Prison Museum will be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Budharz Theater at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue.... Read more..

Read on for a summation of each district's votes: Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s plan to ensure the financial future of Playland through a public-private partnership with Standard Amusements was approved recently by the Board of Legislators (BOL). The approval means that New York-based... Read more..

The Masters School is introducing its Masters of Summer (MoS) program, which will be available to all students entering grades 5 through 12 in the fall of 2016. The Masters of Summer program, which will take place on The Masters School campus, located... Read more..

As we celebrate EF’s 50th anniversary and nearly 25 years here in Tarrytown, it’s a good time to reflect on the challenges and rewards of running one of EF’s largest international schools. The EF International Language Center, located on the former... Read more..

Last night I saw something on social media posted by a friend of mine.  His dog was very sick and was rushed to the animal ER.  My friend was beside himself with worry and terrified of what might happen.  As of this morning, it was clear that the poor... Read more..

Living in New York thrills me. It’s filled with people and families who came here from all over the world, for so many reasons, to make a better life for themselves and their children. We all came to New York from somewhere. I live in Sleepy Hollow,... Read more..

Finding just the right sized jeans can be tough.  The same goes for comfortable dress shoes, and don’t even get me started on bathing suits! But deciding on the right sized rug, chandelier, or lantern for a space shouldn’t be a challenge.  While... 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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