I would like to start with this quotation from Dabiq -- the online publication of ISIS addressing the Christian world—which says: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the Permission of Allah...”
This quotation defines the ambition of ISIS.
At some point in a homeowner’s life, there comes a time when they decide to open up their house to others. It could be a party or event, but more often than not, it’s when they decide to sell their home. It seems a simple enough process: List the house for sale with an agent, spruce it up, have buyers come over, it sells, you move. As my six-year-old would say, “easy-peesy lemon-squeezy.”
Window treatments are an essential element in any space. Yet far too many people think of them as an unnecessary luxury: an afterthought to be added to a room as pure ornamentation. But when properly designed and installed, window treatments not only add beauty; they can solve any number of problems.
The 18th Annual Asian-American Heritage Festival, kicking off a series of cultural heritage festivals in county parks, will be held on Saturday, May 30, from noon to 6 p.m., at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.
“The various cultural heritage festivals are among the most anticipated and popular summertime events in Westchester,” stated County Executive Rob Astorino.
All Gave Some — Some Gave All
May is not just a time to celebrate Memorial Day in general, but it is also the anniversary of V-E Day, the celebration of the Allied victory that ended the fighting in Europe during World War II. This year marks 70 years since the end of that war, and it gets one thinking a bit about that “Greatest Generation” as it has come to be called. Since WW II ended 70 years ago, the vast majority of those who fought in it are gone. As of 2013 there were over 19 million veterans in the United States.
A Squeezing Sensation...2015-2016 Village Budgets
The fiscal year for our area villages begins on June 1, and the 2015-2016 village budgets that were voted on and adopted in April are now preparing to guide the priorities and endeavors of Tarrytown, Briarcliff Manor, Sleepy Hollow, and Irvington for the next 12 months. The demand for greater municipal efficiency is a challenge this year, as is recognizing efficiencies as required by NY State’s property tax cap law.
Uplift on the Hudson
The New NY Bridge project continues its progress alongside the Tappan Zee. Recently, the I Lift NY super crane began its work with a successful first lift towards the end of April. As planned, one of the world’s largest floating cranes successfully completed the first of many enormous lifts for the New NY Bridge project. The operation took place over a three-and-a-half-hour period on the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland counties.
Phish collaborator creates music for LIGHTSCAPES
As befitting its name, the LIGHTSCAPES event taking place at Van Cortlandt Manor this May is an immersive experience featuring sculpture and lighting effects, but it also features music and sounds created by some big musical names.
The Village of Sleepy Hollow is having a renaissance this year, thanks to the introduction of Lighthouse Landing (formerly the GM property) to the tax rolls. “The Village’s financial outlook is... Read more..
Being under the tax levy cap is nothing new for Briarcliff Manor, and once again, the Village accomplishes this feat, although by a hair. “We were below the tax levy cap by about $10,000,” says... Read more..
There are no big surprises in Irvington’s 2015-2016 budget. “The tax rate increase is 2.5 %,” says Village Administrator Lawrence Schopfer. “That is compliant with the tax cap. It’s actually... Read more..
External forces on the 2015- 2016 Village budget have placed residents of Tarrytown in the unenviable position of seeing their taxes increase while the tax levy rate for the Village actually decreases.... Read more..
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the emphasis on healthcare in the U.S. has shifted towards the importance of preventive care as a way of improving the health of the... Read more..
Located at 7 South Broadway in Tarrytown (near the corner of Main Street) Tarrytown... Read more..
“express never suppress” the curls.
Ouidad, a curl expert in the beauty industry, believes that “Curls are bold, natural, vibrant and... Read more..