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Smell Gas? Act Fast.

Con Edison Gas SafetyFrom Con Edison: Gas leaks can create fires and explosions. It's important that you and your family know how to recognize a gas leak and what to do if you suspect a leak.

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Headless Halloween Mini Golf at Warner Library-Sept 27th

Haunted Halloween Mini Golf at Warner LibraryOn Saturday, September 27, the Library will be transformed into the spookiest links on the  Hudson River. Come at 10 am for the family-friendly course and at 6 pm for the scary version!

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Astorino Thanks Sponsors for 40 Years of Bicycle Sundays

Bicycle Sundays 40th CelebrationHundreds of bicyclists, joggers, skaters and strollers will gather to bring the 40th anniversary season of Westchester County’s popular Bicycle Sundays to a festive close with live music and a tailgate party from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 28, in the large parking lot on the east side of the Bronx River Parkway at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains.

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Astorino Encourages Enrollment in Project Lifesaver

Project LifesaverCounty Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that two open enrollment sessions for Project Lifesaver – a free, public-safety program that uses radio-frequency to help find seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia who wander from their homes – will take place on Monday, Sept. 29 and Monday,  Oct. 13.

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Marshlands Conservancy If you’re a shutterbug with a special interest in nature and landscapes, you can submit your works depicting one of Westchester’s most beautiful nature sanctuaries for the annual Marshlands photography exhibit. Submission dates are Saturday and Sunday,... Read more..

Tarrytown Music Hall Monsters on Main Street The Tarrytown Music Hall announces an October Film Series, “Monsters on Main Street”, a series of five films curated to celebrate and capture the Halloween spirit which has come to embody the Historic Hudson Valley. The series is made possible in... Read more..

Conectese con nosotros westchester county County Executive Robert P. Astorino has partnered with El Centro Hispano to connect the Spanish-speaking community with all the programs and services offered by Westchester County. “Conectando con la Comunidad Hispana,” which is free and open to the... Read more..

50th St Commons Pocket Park Elected officials and community leaders from Midtown Manhattan today joined officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to formally open a new public space constructed as part of the East Side Access project.  East Side Access will bring... Read more..

Hudson Valley Honor Flight County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that Westchester County will help send 75 Westchester World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., thanks to $5,000 from the County Veterans Service Agency. The money will go to the Hudson Valley Honor... Read more..

Muscoot Farm Muscoot Farm in Somers was originally a "Gentleman's Farm" founded by Ferdinand T. Hopkins in 1880 and operated as a dairy farm until Westchester County acquired the property in the late 1960s. Today, Muscoot Farm is a Westchester County Park that... Read more..

Walkable Westchester by Jane and Walt Daniels Got feet? Go take a hike! Find out where during a presentation by Jane and Walt Daniels as they discuss their book “Walkable Westchester” on Tuesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m., at Cranberry Lake Preserve in North White Plains. Read more..

Natasha Caputo and Kevin Plunkett Leaf peeping, harvest festivals and a host of Halloween events for all ages are some of the ways to enjoy the festivities in Westchester County, the heart of the Hudson Valley.  “Westchester County has great attractions for residents and visitors to... Read more..

us census community survey The New York metro area’s 2013 median household income ($65,786) was not statistically different from 2010, the first full year after the last recession, when it was $65,976 in 2013 dollars, according to new statistics released today from the U.S.... Read more..

Fall in the Hudson Valley It’s hard to believe summer is almost over, but there are still plenty of things to do and see in our area. Grab your bike, enjoy the great fall weather and go to Bicycle Sundays, sponsored by ConEdison and Friends of Westchester County Parks. Returning... Read more..

Ethan Krupa, Emmett Morrissy and Michael Feist. On Wednesday, August 13, at the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department, three high school graduates and residents of Briarcliff Manor proudly accepted their induction into the hallowed ranks of the prestigious Eagle Scouts, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts. ... Read more..

Henry John Steiner Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Headless Horseman?  And just what is the relationship between this Village dubbed Sleepy Hollow and the legendary story that shares its name?  Have you ever read the short story of “The Legend of Sleepy... Read more..

To the Editor:   
In 2006 and again in 2008, the Irvington school administration and its compliant BOE tried to get the community to fund artificial fields that were environmentally unsound and dangerous to our kids. Fortunately, the community... Read more..

As a public health professional focused on orthopedic-related injuries, I am astounded by the extent to which some communities consider it essential to create child super-athletes. Children often begin intensive athletics too early in life and are plagued... Read more..

To the Editor:
An examination of the Irvington bond referendum set for October 7th yields some troubling problems.  Among other things, the bond proposes to spend $1.85 million on a new and inadequately tested form of artificial grass called “GeoTurf.”... Read more..

There are a few favorite props you’ll find in every interior photo stylist’s arsenal.  No stylist shows up to a shoot without a trunk full of fresh flowers, glossy coffee table books, a textured throw, and some decorative trays and boxes.  They... Read more..

social media By now everyone has heard about the “Ice Bucket Challenge” that has swept social media and raised millions upon millions for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  Apparently, last year’s fundraising efforts raised only... Read more..

Master Water Safety Instructor  Marc Quintiliani  and a young student “One step at a time” is a common sense approach, but not everyone practices it. For a child with special needs, it’s a recipe for success.  So says Club Fit Master Water Safety Instructor, Assistant Swim Coach and Lifeguard Marc Quintiliani, who... Read more..

Image by David Shankbone Hard hit by this past winter and rebounding from a bad economy, many Rivertown roads are in desperate need of repair. The NY State Department of Transportation allocates funding annually to all government entities in New York State. In defining the program,... Read more..

Spain Agency, Inc. of Mahopac, NY is pleased to announce that they have entered into a merger agreement with Beck & Wheatley, Inc. of Tarrytown, NY. For over 80 years, both agencies have served the insurance needs of their communities. The agencies are... Read more..

Irvington Schools field improvements On June 3rd, the Irvington Board of Education voted unanimously to authorize a facility and field improvement bond referendum for October 7, 2014. The public will have the opportunity to decide on whether or not to approve funding of the $4.6 million... Read more..

hudson harbor pool After multiple years of planning, incarnations and reincarnations, residents of Tarrytown are set to receive their very own outdoor pool, actually two pools. One is slated to be six lanes wide and twenty-five meters long, while the other will be the ubiquitous... 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..

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..

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