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  • On Friday, November 25, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino joined with Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla to celebrate the opening of Westchester’s Winter Wonderland with the lighting of a 32-foot Christmas tree in front of a new feature for the event – a “big top” tent that is Hanneford's Holiday Circus, the only tented holiday circus in the tristate area.

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  • The Tarrytown Music Hall is excited to be organizing a food drive on behalf of the Foodbank for Westchester. Please join us as we attempt to “Fill the House!” with holiday grocery bags. Each bag will provide a family of four with a holiday meal this season. Our challenge is to collect enough bags to fill every seat in The Music Hall! The Foodbank for Westchester will be adding a turkey to each bag upon distribution, in order to make the holiday meal complete.

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  • The plethora of signs dotting roads in Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow all tell motorists to “Slow Down Rivertowns.” Now the attention has expanded to include pedestrians in a “Walk Safe” program that also has its genesis in Irvington. In speaking with Larry Schopfer, the Village’s Administrator, and Mark Gilliland, a Village Trustee who is the liaison to the Traffic Calming Committee headed by Walter Montgomery, it is apparent that education matters not only with drivers but for feet on the street as well.

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  • River Journal has covered the Open Door Family Medical Center in Sleepy Hollow for many years, as it sought to move from its 80 Beekman Avenue address to 300 North Broadway. That move initially met with resistance from the Village Board of Trustees and the Planning Board, who recognized that zoning laws and a paucity of parking could not accommodate the increased size of the new building’s footprint nor the medical uses Open Door had requested.

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Mercy College Announces Dr. José Herrera as New Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Mercy College has appointed Dr. José Herrera as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Currently the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western New Mexico University (WNMU), Herrera will join Mercy College on January 17, 2017. With a wide range of experience in higher education, Herrera’s leadership, background and skill set will expand the potential and build upon the achievements of Mercy College.

Read more: Mercy College Announces Dr. José Herrera as New Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

 

Weekend Events In Westchester County Parks

Read on for a full listing of all the upcoming weekend events from December 15th to 18th:

THURSDAY – SUNDAY, DEC. 15 - 18

Kensico Dam Plaza, One Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla – (914) 231-4033

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland –

Thursday and Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Read more: Weekend Events In Westchester County Parks

   

Ossining's December Documentary & Discussion Series Screening: HAPPY

Once a month at the Ossining Public Library, a three-year old community-run program meets to screen documentaries and curate a panel of experts to discuss the subject matter of each month's film. This is The Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series. All screenings are free and open to the public, with audience members coming from all over the tri-state area. The subject matters covered are largely focused on social issues, justice and environmental advocacy. Supported by a small group of annual donors, as well as community members providing small donations, this month marks the group's 42nd film.

Read more: Ossining's December Documentary & Discussion Series Screening: HAPPY

 

NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 61st Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!  The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching Dec 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more.  The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Read more: NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight

   
On Friday, November 25, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino joined with Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla to celebrate the opening of Westchester’s Winter Wonderland... Read more..

I’m sure that as I write this article many of you are already pondering the Holiday Season, with all the shopping, cold weather and, dare I mention the four letter word . . .  SNOW! However, let’s not be so hasty. Fall is still upon us and it yields... Read more..

As 2017 is quickly approaching, here are some year-end financial planning ideas to consider for you and your family: • If you are eligible to contribute to a retirement plan through your employer, make an effort to increase your plan contributions... Read more..

Palisades Fuel, a local business in Ossining, NY, continues to support Love Holds Life Children’s Cancer Foundation.  They were one of the many Westchester businesses that helped raise $38,000.00 for Love Holds Life’s eighth sponsored child, Leticia.... Read more..

Houlihan Lawrence, the leading real estate brokerage serving the suburbs north of New York City, is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Kovacs as manager of its Irvington and Ardsley brokerage offices. “As a lifelong resident of Irvington,... Read more..

The Tarrytown Music Hall is excited to be organizing a food drive on behalf of the Foodbank for Westchester. Please join us as we attempt to “Fill the House!” with holiday grocery bags. Each bag will provide a family of four with a holiday meal this... Read more..

The plethora of signs dotting roads in Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow all tell motorists to “Slow Down Rivertowns.” Now the attention has expanded to include pedestrians in a “Walk Safe” program that also has its genesis in Irvington.... Read more..

River Journal has covered the Open Door Family Medical Center in Sleepy Hollow for many years, as it sought to move from its 80 Beekman Avenue address to 300 North Broadway. That move initially met with resistance from the Village Board of Trustees and... Read more..

With $1.9M in insurance money from the fire loss of Briarcliff’s Pavilion, plus another $800,000 allotted by the Mayor and Board of Trustees, rebuilding and restoration is underway at Law Memorial Park. A contract has been signed and work has begun.... Read more..

The Cardiovascular Department of Phelps Hospital has again received certification for its cardiac rehabilitation program from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as... Read more..

Phelps Medical Associates, the multi-specialty medical group created by Phelps Hospital, recently held a ribbon-cutting for a new state-of-the-art medical suite located in Tarrytown at 200 South Broadway. Speaking at the event, Phelps Board Chairman Richard... Read more..

Phelps Hospital’s 29th Annual Champagne Ball will be held Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6 pm at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor.  The evening’s honorees are Barry Field, MD, and Mr. and Mrs. William O. Melvin, Jr. Dr. Barry Field joined... Read more..

Sunnyside Federal in Irvington is excited to introduce Melvin Mills, a representative from Money Concepts.  Melvin graduated from the State University of New York with a concentration in Management, Finance and Marketing. Shortly afterward, he earned... Read more..

An award ceremony held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Tarrytown’s Warner Library, honored the academic successes of local Kumon students.  This year, the center has even honored two students who have reached the level of studying algebra by fifth... Read more..

At this time of the year, when historic sites in the river towns take on the specter of All Hallows Eve, it is fitting to remember the church that lies at the heart of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The Old Dutch Church, a Registered National... Read more..

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino invites one and all to experience the frightening cast of zombies and ghouls eagerly awaiting your arrival, as “Scared by the Sound” Haunted House returns to Playland Park in Rye beginning Friday, Oct. 14.... Read more..

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has been a leader in medical rehabilitation for nearly one hundred years. Located in White Plains, New York, Burke is a 150-bed hospital, entirely dedicated to rehabilitation medicine. Since 1968, Burke Rehabilitation... Read more..

Years ago when I lived in New Orleans, Halloween was a decidedly adult holiday. Every- one decked themselves out in elaborate costumes, plotted and planned their celebrations for weeks in advance, and revelled the night away “en-mask” at parties across... Read more..

Hope’s Door in Pleasantville, NY has been chosen again this year by The Allstate Foundation to participate as a Community Partner in their national online fundraising campaign called the Purple Purse Challenge.  The Challenge seeks to raise awareness... Read more..

A flyer arrives in the mailbox and a flashing automated message appears on the answering machine. Both advise that starting in the middle of October a “pilot program” that mysteriously began on December 3, 2015 has been “extremely viable and should... Read more..

POCANTICO RIVER WATERSHED CONSERVANCY Resident at Pace University, Aloysia Hall 100 78 North Broadway, White Plains, New York 10603 www.pocanticoconservancy.org September 30, 2016 Read more..

We start the school year welcoming a fourth school district to the Roundup, as Ossining joins the team! This month’s Educational Roundup includes a really good volleyball player, a shared story about an orange pumpkin, inspiration from a former college... 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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