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  • Local Ossining resident and presidential historian, William Reynolds, is displaying some of his extensive collection of presidential memorabilia at the Ossining Public Library in celebration of President’s Day. Located in the “Hallway Gallery” on the lower level of the library, William Reynolds, is displaying some important memorabilia in our country’s history.

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  • Phelps Hospital was recently honored by the Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve at a gala held at the Rockefeller estate Playhouse, a Normandy-English style building designed by Duncan Candler in 1927. Daniel Blum, President and CEO of Phelps Hospital, was on hand to accept an award recognizing Phelps’ longstanding support of the Friends.

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  • If one were to compare the activity at Sleepy Hollow’s Edge-on-Hudson site to a ship at sea, “full speed ahead” would be appropriate. The temporary bridge crossing over the railroad tracks on Beekman Avenue has been completed.  The reinforcement of the bridge has allowed trucks to proceed to and from the site bypassing an alternative route through Tarrytown.  Within the next sixty days the entire site will have seen demolition work of the concrete base, and not just Phase 1.

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  • Irvington’s Comprehensive Plan (CP), which guides development through zoning, is not that old. In fact, in 2003 the Village passed its most recent Comprehensive Plan which set forth the type of results residents wanted to see regarding development or lack thereof. The CP is simply the vision of how the Village wants to be developed. The Mayor and Board of Trustees realize there have been changes over the span of fourteen years and want to update it.

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In Support of a Worthy Cause, Brightview Tarrytown Hosts Winter Boutique, Open House

Brightview Senior Living of Tarrytown will be hosting a charity event for veterans and inviting vendors to sell their wares at this Winter Boutique and Open House on Saturday, February 25th. The event, which will take place from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, will raise money to purchase a service dog for veterans in need of assistance.

Local artists and vendors – including Lula Roe, Pampered Chef, Origami Owl Jewelry, Sentsy, Stella & Dot, and Initials Inc. – will be selling crafts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, make-up, pet treats, candles and other unique gifts.

Read more: In Support of a Worthy Cause, Brightview Tarrytown Hosts Winter Boutique, Open House

 

Weekend Events In Westchester County Parks

Looking for things to do over the weekend? Read on for a full listing of weekend happenings, projects, programs and events across a variety of Westchester County parks, for the weekend of February 17th - 20th, 2017.

Friday, February 17

Croton Point Park, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-On-Hudson – (914) 862-5290

Riverlovers Pot Luck Supper and Program – 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy dinner and a program featuring “Frontline: The Choice 2016,” a discussion of the two 2016 presidential candidates. Info at RiverLovers.org.

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Make Stroke a Thing of the Past This Black History Month

African-Americans have nearly twice the risk for a first-ever stroke than Caucasians, and a much higher death rate from stroke. That is why during Black History Month and American Heart Month in February, the American Stroke Association (ASA) urges the public to learn more about preventing stroke, and learn the warning signs of stroke.

Read more: Make Stroke a Thing of the Past This Black History Month

 

Blood Donation Opportunities: Feb. 16-28, 2017

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments. Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was younger after an auto accident. Blood donations helped save my life,” he said. “Now, I would like to donate as much or more than I have received.”

Read more: Blood Donation Opportunities: Feb. 16-28, 2017

   
Local Ossining resident and presidential historian, William Reynolds, is displaying some of his extensive collection of presidential memorabilia at the Ossining Public Library in celebration of President’s Day. Located in the “Hallway Gallery” on... Read more..

Phelps Hospital was recently honored by the Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve at a gala held at the Rockefeller estate Playhouse, a Normandy-English style building designed by Duncan Candler in 1927. Daniel Blum, President and CEO of Phelps... Read more..

Anne Emison Harmon, of Irvington-on-Hudson, NY (since 1962) died of lung cancer at age 83 on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at her home with her loving family around her.  She is survived by her husband Howard, son James, daughter Julia, grandson Julian,... Read more..

I get it . . . you’re busy, you’re tired, the kids are driving you nuts and there is laundry to fold. I’m sure the last thing you want to do now after working all day is put on your chef hat and make a gourmet meal. Before you go dialing the local... Read more..

Dr. Sundaram Ravikumar, a Vascular Surgeon and resident of Briarcliff Manor, mentioned that he “saw the writing on the wall.” He was talking about patients not being able to see their primary doctors quickly enough and going to local hospital emergency... Read more..

Filing a tax return can be a stressful task for anybody. Assembling the data to submit to your tax preparer (if you are not a do-it-yourselfer), making sure that all the income is reported properly and making sure all available allowable deductions are... Read more..

Remember, hope is not a viable strategy…you must plan for your goals.  Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2017! 1. Create emergency savings.  Life is full of unexpected emergencies, and having extra cash on hand can help keep a serious illness,... Read more..

With the start of a new year, most people like to make resolutions to improve themselves, but as a decorator, I admit that my resolutions often tend to be home-improvement oriented. Rather than sign up for sessions with a personal trainer or commit to... Read more..

If one were to compare the activity at Sleepy Hollow’s Edge-on-Hudson site to a ship at sea, “full speed ahead” would be appropriate. The temporary bridge crossing over the railroad tracks on Beekman Avenue has been completed.  The reinforcement... Read more..

Irvington’s Comprehensive Plan (CP), which guides development through zoning, is not that old. In fact, in 2003 the Village passed its most recent Comprehensive Plan which set forth the type of results residents wanted to see regarding development or... Read more..

Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow have been the recipients of a $602,879 grant from New York State. The grant, written by Fiona Mathew, who is contracted by both Sleepy Hollow and Briarcliff Manor, has positive implications for all three Villages,... Read more..

WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service will be offering two types of free eight-week career counseling and life planning programs in public libraries throughout the County this winter. WEBS is sponsored by the Westchester Library System. The first... Read more..

Teatown’s Annual EagleFest, a signature Hudson Valley winter event, will be taking flight with an expanded program at Westchester’s Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson on Saturday February 11th from 9:00am-4:00pm (Snow date Feb. 12). Created by... Read more..

The Westchester County Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for seasonal park rangers to patrol county parks this summer. Applications are due by Feb. 27 and are available online at the Department of Public Safety’s web pages: http://publicsafety.westchestergov.com.... Read more..

Read on for the full list of upcoming events in Westchester County Parks for the weekend of January 27th - 29th, 2017: FRIDAY, JAN. 27 Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains Westchester Knicks vs Raptors – 7 p.m. Go to countycenter.biz... Read more..

Back in May, Better Homes and Gardens® Rand Realty announced Sandra “Sandy” Strohm as the new manager of their office in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Strohm came to Rand Realty from Houlihan Lawrence, where she held many positions over the years,... Read more..

The best way to achieve Financial goals is to develop a Financial Plan.  Financial planning is more of a tortoise-versus-the-hare approach. You will come out ahead, but unfortunately, it’s not an immediate gratification feeling. When you think about... Read more..

Ok, we’ve made it…well, almost. As we bid Thanksgiving adieu and welcome in the Holiday season there is still plenty of cooking to do. Don’t be worried. I have just the recipe to please every guest at your holiday get-together. I bring to you a... Read more..

A family tradition continues in Dobbs Ferry as Joseph N. Casario is the new proprietor of Edwards Dowdle Funeral Home located at 64 Ashford Avenue. Named after his grandfather, Joseph is a third generation funeral director. The original business, Casario... Read more..

When my family moved to Sleepy Hollow in 2013, the previous owner of our house thoughtfully left the Westchester County guidelines for recycling posted in our kitchen. I saw that residents of the County were asked to recycle plastics #1 through #7, and... Read more..

To the Editor, Thank you for the opportunity to respond to recently published comments regarding the redevelopment of the “East Parcel” of the former General Motors assembly plant in Sleepy Hollow. As Lead Agency in this matter, the Sleepy Hollow... Read more..

It’s time for tinsel, tissue paper, glossy bows and tangles of ribbon!  ‘Tis the season of long lines at the mall, stacks of packages arriving at the door, and remorse that you went another year without signing up for Amazon Prime and free shipping.... 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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