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Annual Slam Dunk Tournament Set for the County Center

Westchester County Slam Dunk TournamentSee some of the area’s best high school basketball match-ups during the 16th annual Westchester County Slam Dunk Tournament, Friday through Monday, Dec. 26 - 29, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

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Scenic Hudson Exec Named to Board of National Conservation Group

Steve Rosenberg, Scenic Hudson Land TrustSteve Rosenberg, Scenic Hudson senior vice president and executive director of The Scenic Hudson Land Trust, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Land Trust Alliance. The Alliance, which is based in Washington, D.C., and has several regional offices, works to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America.

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Astorino Announces IDA Incentives For $51.9 Million In Projects

Martin Berger, principal of Saber Dobbs Ferry, LLC; Jim Coleman, Westchester County IDA Executive Director; Jen Stebbins, XSS Hotels Financial Strategist; Mark Stebbins, XSS Hotels Principal; William M. Mooney III, director of economic development for Westchester County; Deputy County Executive Kevin J. Plunkett; Bruce Lozito, Esq., community planner for Ginsburg Development Companies; Stephen J. Hunt, Westchester County IDA Chairman; and Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino.County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that Westchester's Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has approved financing and incentives for $51.9 million in new projects in Hastings-on-Hudson and Dobbs Ferry. The two projects -- a new rental apartment building and a Hilton Garden Inn -- will create 318 construction and permanent jobs.

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County Golf Courses Close for the Season January 4th

Dunwoody Golf CourseThe six Westchester County-owned golf courses will close for the season after play on Sunday, Jan. 4. They will remain open until that date, weather and conditions permitting; check with the individual course.

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Key Bank Tarrytown KeyBank customers banking in New York have access to more surcharge-free ATMs as a result of a new partnership between KeyBank and Cardtronics. Cardtronics, one of the world's largest managers of self-service financial kiosks, operates ATMs in a variety... Read more..

Amanda Korba, Patrick Dennis, Denise Ciccio, Ed Brandt, Scott Palermo Today, the United States Tennis Association’s Employee Green Committee, an internal, cross-functional team of 15 White Plains employees, delivered 3,000 used tennis balls to Irvington High School. Rather than disposing of them, the tennis balls were... Read more..

Bethel December 9th's Nor’easter ended just in time for Bethel’s 15th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at The Pines in Ossining last night. Putting their umbrellas away, members of the community gathered near the tree as Ms. Beth Goldstein, Bethel’s CEO, and... Read more..

Mid-Hudson Regional EDC Dr. Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of The Business Council of Westchester, today expressed her enthusiastic support for the significant investment in projects that have been selected for funding through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development... Read more..

Astorino Board of Legislators agree on budget Calling the newly approved 2015 budget “smart and responsible,” County Executive Robert P. Astorino today thanked the bipartisan group of legislators that passed the $1.75 billion spending plan, which does not raise the tax levy for the fifth year... Read more..

Coaches of NY Raptors The Coaches of the New York Raptors, a not-for-profit special ice hockey program open to children and adults with disabilities, received the Rosemarie Siragusa Memorial Youth Service Award at a recognition ceremony held on November 19 in White Plains. ... Read more..

Irvington Reservoir County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced the recipients of the first annual Soil and Water Conservation Achievement Award, a recognition sponsored by the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District. Read more..

MTA Metro North Trains and buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate on special schedules on Wednesday, November 26, through Sunday, November 30, to accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend. Read more..

Seymour Scharf County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that 95-year-old Seymour Scharf, a retired fiduciary and long-time volunteer, fundraiser and supporter of programs throughout Greenburgh, will be the top honoree at the 32nd annual Westchester Senior... Read more..

Sleepy Hollow High School students Thalia Criollo,  Ashley Pesantez-Quesada, Cristian Yuqui, Jeffrey Asante, Daniel Elia, and Joseph Galasso at the reception  at the Museum of the Moving Image. Seniors Win Third Place in Regional Video Contest Sleepy Hollow students from Participation in Government and Contemporary Issues, 12 Honors, placed third in Con Edison’s Get Out the Vote video contest. The goal of the contest, open to all middle school... Read more..

Jamie Nadler Student’s Dementia Science Research Published in Medical Journal. “My grandfather passed away from Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia,” said Briarcliff High School student Jamie Nadler, explaining why she chose to study dementia for her science... Read more..

home for the holidays in Briarcliff As sure as the leaves must fall and be blown away – more often these days by the rhythmic buzzing of a gas-powered leaf blower – the holidays arrive once again in Briarcliff Manor. High school students have more work that ever as the semester winds... Read more..

Vincent DeSantis Vincent DeSantis of Irvington, Vice President of Finance and CFO of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, has been named Westchester CFO of the Year among companies with more than 500 employees.  The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Westchester County... Read more..

polishing silver It’s never too early to prepare your home for the holiday season.  Whether you plan to host a holiday dinner, have overnight guests, throw an intimate cocktail party or a blowout bash, or plan on traveling to see friends and family, the weeks between... Read more..

Thankful A story has gone viral in recent weeks about a young woman who has incurable brain cancer and intends to end her life through physician-assisted suicide, legal in Oregon, where she and her family moved in order to live her final months by her own choices. ... Read more..

Make Your Move So many in the baby boom generation are asking the same question, "What do I do with the family home now that mom and dad are no longer able to take care of it?" You may also be facing this decision for yourself. Should you downsize and move into a more... Read more..

Dr. Barbara Kapetanakes Dr. Barbara Kapetanakes is happy to announce that she recently added divorce mediation to the services she already provides as a licensed psychologist.  Dr. Kapetanakes is a therapist who has worked for over 20 years with divorcing couples and their... Read more..

A Christmas Carol at Old Dutch Church Fresh on the heels of receiving standing ovations at 39 sold-out performances during Historic Hudson Valley’s Irving’s “Legend” event in October, master storyteller Jonathan Kruk returns to the Old Dutch Church in December for Dickens’ “Christmas... Read more..

Thanksgiving Bounty It’s almost Thanksgiving, a holiday that once celebrated the harvest season. Although many of us today may not be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather on Thanksgiving with our loved ones to share whatever “bounty” we may have. But... Read more..

Irvington High School Happy Thanksgiving! Before you sink your knife and fork into your turducken, check out some of the latest news from our area schools. We have nationally-recognized schools, a high school science project publishing results in a prestigious medical journal,... Read more..

Festive Stroll Committee members, Debra Kittay, Kim Woody, Kathleen Pedowitz  (all OCC board),  Barbara Cochran Kostman and Phyllis Coon The Festive Stroll of Homes, long the traditional harbinger of the holiday season in the Briarcliff area, will take place this year on November 21 and 22, and will benefit the Ossining Children’s Center. Home tours are scheduled for Friday, November... Read more..

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center An agreement has been finalized for Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY to join the North Shore-LIJ Health System. The agreement, signed by North Shore-LIJ President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dowling and Phelps Chair Richard... 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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