At the April 26, 2016 Sleepy Hollow Village Board meeting, Rivertown Runners and the RTR Outreach Board presented a check in the amount of $30,000 to several community organizations. The funds were raised from the 2016 Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon. RTR thanked the Village and race sponsor, Phelps Hospital, for their continued support of the half marathon.
The weekend of May 14 & 15, will bring with it a host of varied events spread out across a variety of Westchester county parks in Rye, Somers, Cross River, Croton-on-Hudson and Mount Kisco. Read on for the full listing of events:
The steady drumbeat of research demonstrating the potential for accelerating, catastrophic sea level rise makes the future of our coastal cities and ecosystems seem dim, but a new study and adaptation plan by Scenic Hudson suggest there is reason for hope along the Hudson River Estuary.Read more...
It is never easy for a school district to put together a budget. The simple fact is that doing exactly what was done the year before will just cost more money than it did a year earlier. Add to that any desire to improve or update or evolve with the times, or comply with mandates, and it is easy to see why budgets – and therefore taxes – generally increase from year to year. The tax levy cap put in place five years ago was meant to rein in rising tax rates. Unfortunately, New York State continues to pile mandate upon mandate on public school districts while failing to provide adequate State aid, forcing school districts to spend more money they don’t have.
Westchester County Health Dept. to Combat Mosquito Growth and Disease
To eliminate mosquito breeding sites and prevent the spread of West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, the Westchester County Health Department will offer free minnows, mosquito dunks and “Keep Healthy and Bug Off” brochures to residents on six Mosquito Control Days this month.
Residents with ornamental ponds should add the fathead minnows to the water to keep it from becoming a mosquito breeding site. The dunks serve the same purpose in birdbaths, rain barrels and unused pools.
Five F.A.S.T. things you should know about stroke
May is American Stroke Month and the American Stroke Association wants you to know that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero when it comes to stroke, you just need to pay attention to the risk factors and know the warning signs.
“Stroke is largely preventable and treatable,” said Ethan Gundeck, M.D., and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Board President, “The best way to beat a stroke is to never have one – about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. The second best way to beat a stroke is to identify one immediately when it occurs and call 9-1-1."
Tarrytown Social Worker Creates Award Winning Documentary
Sherry Saturno, a local Tarrytown social worker, recently wrote and produced a short documentary film called "Human Investment". This film examines what drives physicians, nurses, social workers, educators, and other professionals to invest themselves in helping others, and it has just won a national award for Best Documentary Film via the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
15 Irvington High School Students Receive Awards for Leadership
Fifteen Irvington High School students were recently recognized by the Irvington Union Free School District with a Core Value Award for demonstrating leadership in an exceptional way.
The award recipients are: Anthony Bonavita, Birk Buchen, Maewuena Demanya, Jordan Gaddy, Zachary Gallin, Eva Gilbert, Dana Grotenstein, Matt McLoughlin, Mirca Parada, Nicole Sklitsis, Mallory Toolan, Olivia Valdes, Sophia Vatakis, Jake Weintraub and Connor Winton.