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  • Maryknoll...A Worldwide & Community Resource

    “Our Asian-styled building alerts us to other cultures and lands, and it reminds us that we are part of a bigger world, an interconnected world.” This is how Maryknoll Brother John Blazo describes the awe inspiring 210,000-square-foot Seminary Building on the Maryknoll Campus in Ossining.

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  • When Christopher Borsari was offered the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, he didn’t need to go to great lengths to learn about the District. He previously served as principal of Sleepy Hollow Middle School from 2006-2008, and that experience left a lasting impression. “I left [Sleepy Hollow Middle School] because I got the opportunity to become a high school principal, which was something I’d always wanted to do,” he explains.

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  • Halloween season in Sleepy Hollow Country begins earlier than ever this year – Friday, Sept. 30! That’s when The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze® opens for an unprecedented 32-night run. Horseman’s Hollow, Irving’s “Legend,” and Legend Behind the “Legend” follow on Friday, Oct. 7, and together with the Blaze are likely to draw more than 170,000 visitors to the tri-state area’s largest Halloween-inspired happenings.

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  • When it comes to outdoor activities, one can find a multitude of items to place on his or her itinerary. However, it may be hard to choose which activities you will partake in, so let me help you out . . . Take a Hike! Hiking is one of the best ways to disconnect oneself from all the confines of social media and the stressors of everyday monotony. For the more adventurous individual looking for a challenging day trip or for the family looking for a beautiful vacation, one need not look further than the Adirondack High Peaks region.

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Latest, Greatest and Last

By now the words “Hudson Harbor” have become all but synonymous with Tarrytown’s scenic and storied waterfront. The classic silhouettes of townhomes and carriage houses combined with modern glass-clad condominiums have created an enticing community which continues to attract singles, couples and families in search of a simpler and simultaneously more connected life. This is evidenced by Hudson Harbor’s recent foray into neighboring Sleepy Hollow, where 80% of the residences within the walls of the luxury lifestyle provider’s most recent offering have sold.

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Tarrytown’s First Music School Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

On Sunday, September 25, at 3:30pm, The Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a faculty concert at The Tarrytown Music Hall. Anna Fitzgerald (bassoon), Chris Funke (guitar), Amy Glover (clarinet), Yolanda Johnson (voice), Rebecca Kuehl (flute), Oxana Mikhailoff (piano), and Mia Theodoratus (harp) will perform a program spanning the solo suites of Bach to Beethoven and Tchiakovsky, chamber music of Bartok and Handel, and an exciting array of Brazilian Samba and Choro.

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What If…Briarcliff Manor Could be a Village and a Town

Every village in New York State has to exist within the boundaries of a township. For the Village of Tarrytown that is the Town of Greenburgh. For the Village of Sleepy Hollow it’s the Town of Mount Pleasant. For the Village of Briarcliff Manor it’s both the Town of Mount Pleasant and the Town of Ossining. Ten percent of Briarcliff Manor is within Mount Pleasant and ninety percent is within Ossining.

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Irvington at Work

The Village of Irvington is working on or planning a number of projects that are newsworthy. The Department of Public Works has been milling and paving Harriman Road and is also involved in a joint effort with the Town of Greenburgh to do the same on Mountain Road. On Hudson View Park drainage and curbs are being replaced as well as work on Hudson Avenue, Center Street and Park Avenue. A New York State grant from the Department of Transportation for $50,000 will help defray the $150,000 cost earmarked by the Village.

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Irvington artist and illustrator Jennifer Orkin Lewis’ new book comes out this week.  Orkin Lewis also painted the cover and all interior illustrations for Irvington author Allison Gilbert’s latest book, Passed and Present.  It’s the first time... Read more..

Medicare is complex and today’s changing healthcare landscape makes it more important than ever to fully understand how it works. If you or someone you know is near retirement, you may have questions about how to enroll in Medicare and what Medicare... Read more..

At the end of June, Governor Cuomo signed legislation aimed at fighting opiate/heroin abuse here in New York. The bill provides more access to treatment for those who are suffering with addiction, funds to raise public awareness, and more training and... Read more..

Golf enthusiasts spent a great day on the renowned greens at the historic Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Briarcliff Manor on Tuesday, August 30 in support of Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley. It was entitled, Golf for Wishes, the third of four special signature... Read more..

The Village of Sleepy Hollow, with the aid of consultants and engineering, is constructing a 140-foot-diameter, 15-foot- high water tank on Rockefeller property at the crest of Tower Hill Road. The tank, when finished, will hold 1.6 million gallons of... Read more..

Prints and patterns are essential elements in styling a dynamic, sophisticated, and personalized home.  A room without prints is like a room without artwork, plants, or personal effects.  It can feel one-dimensional, flat, and unlived in – more like... Read more..

Maryknoll...A Worldwide & Community Resource “Our Asian-styled building alerts us to other cultures and lands, and it reminds us that we are part of a bigger world, an interconnected world.” This is how Maryknoll Brother John Blazo describes the... Read more..

When Christopher Borsari was offered the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, he didn’t need to go to great lengths to learn about the District. He previously served as principal of Sleepy Hollow Middle School... Read more..

Halloween season in Sleepy Hollow Country begins earlier than ever this year – Friday, Sept. 30! That’s when The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze® opens for an unprecedented 32-night run. Horseman’s Hollow, Irving’s “Legend,” and Legend Behind... Read more..

When it comes to outdoor activities, one can find a multitude of items to place on his or her itinerary. However, it may be hard to choose which activities you will partake in, so let me help you out . . . Take a Hike! Read more..

County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites the public to attend Westchester County’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 and to honor those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.... Read more..

Every fall your mailbox likely fills with marketing from health insurance companies that want you to consider their Medicare Advantage Plans and prescription drug programs.  This is because each fall, all those 65 and older have the opportunity to... Read more..

The 17th annual Hudson River Valley Ramble kicks-off this Saturday with a weekend full of activities and continues throughout September with more than 225 exciting outdoor adventures across the New York’s Hudson Valley.  The Ramble offers visitors... Read more..

Building on a record breaking 2014, Westchester County’s tourism industry went even higher in 2015 with visitor spending increasing by $60 million to $1.8 billion. Since 2009, the end of the Great Recession, visitor spending has soared 29%, an increase... Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that the county’s “Celebrate Aging Village Fair” is set for Wednesday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla. This free,... Read more..

What does it mean to become a 46er? It is more than just exploring the over 2,000 miles of State hiking trails and summiting the highest 46 peaks in New York State – it’s a journey. A journey which will test your every limit along the way, kindling... Read more..

Must raise $10 million from other sources to receive grant monies The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has awarded Scenic Hudson a $2.3-million challenge grant for a visionary plan the national funder is confident will enhance land preservation regionally... Read more..

Summer is terrible. Oh sure, it’s sunny and warm, and everyone is running around like happy little gazelles in a Broadway musical, but under all of that so-called-fun lurks a monster. One that preys upon children. During the summer months, kids are... Read more..

While one may not think of Westchester County as home to the high-octane, two of this country’s most scenic and storied racetracks are well within reach. For the weekend enthusiast and gearhead alike, both tracks offer a variety of ways to satisfy... Read more..

The sight of backhoes beginning slab demolition and equipment loading at Edge-On-Hudson was a welcome milestone in mid-July for local residents eager to see construction begin in earnest on the former General Motors property. The development team completed... Read more..

In recent months, a number of urgent care centers have begun cropping up throughout Westchester. These facilities, such as the new Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care center in Tarrytown, are meant to provide easy access to medical services for patients... Read more..

I devote a lot of time to volunteering in the Tarrytown Ambulance Corps. Like many of my colleagues, waking up at 4 in the morning to answer a call is not unusual.  Sometimes it’s just to reassure someone with a minor malady that they don’t really... 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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