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  • Bicycle Sundays, sponsored by Con Edison and New York Presbyterian Hospital, returns on the Bronx River Parkway this fall for three consecutive Sundays on September 13, 20 and 27. Westchester residents can enjoy the beginning of fall by admiring the changing leaves along the parkway during one of Westchester’s longest-running and beloved recreational programs.

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  • The sixth annual Native Plant Weekend at Rosedale Nurseries, 51 Saw Mill River Road, in Hawthorne, New York, will again benefit The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College. The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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  • Put on your platform shoes and bell bottoms and get ready for a throwback night of high-energy dance music and 1970s fun when Village People take the stage at Playland’s Music Tower Theater on Saturday, September 5, at 8 p.m.

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  • A Moonviewing Concert will be held at the Hammond Museum on Saturday, August 29th, 2015, The evening will begin with a tea ceremony introduction by Michael McKenna at 6:30 pm Traditional Japanese music will be played in the garden. (weather permitting) at 8:30 pm

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Why the Greenburgh Town Board Took Action

photo by: judith ebenstein

Yesterday, the Greenburgh Town Board approved a resolution authorizing the Town Supervisor to sign an agreement with an affordable housing company (Marathon) to manage 54 one and two bedroom units of affordable housing for families.

Read more: Why the Greenburgh Town Board Took Action

 

Weekend Events in Westchester County Parks

Westchester County Parks has planned a series of events that cater to all interests scheduled for the first weekend weekend of September 5 - 7, 2015

Read more: Weekend Events in Westchester County Parks

   

3rd Annual Teatown Environmental Symposium

 

Teatown celebrated another successful year of its Teatown Environmental Science Academy (TESA).  This is the third year the program has been offered at Teatown and this year we hosted eleven students from eight Westchester high schools who each chose a research project to undertake on Teatown’s 1,000 acre preserve.

Read more: 3rd Annual Teatown Environmental Symposium

 

MTA Receives $20.8 Million Federal Grant

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that Metro-North has received a federal grant of $20.8 million to harden Metro-North’s Hudson Line against future storm surge flooding events of the type experienced during Superstorm Sandy.

Read more: MTA Receives $20.8 Million Federal Grant

   
Bicycle Sundays, sponsored by Con Edison and New York Presbyterian Hospital, returns on the Bronx River Parkway this fall for three consecutive Sundays on September 13, 20 and 27. Westchester residents can enjoy the beginning of fall by admiring the changing... Read more..

Put on your platform shoes and bell bottoms and get ready for a throwback night of high-energy dance music and 1970s fun when Village People take the stage at Playland’s Music Tower Theater on Saturday, September 5, at 8 p.m. Read more..

A Moonviewing Concert will be held at the Hammond Museum on Saturday, August 29th, 2015, The evening will begin with a tea ceremony introduction by Michael McKenna at 6:30 pm Traditional Japanese music will be played in the garden. (weather permitting)... Read more..

SPCA of Westchester Teams up with NBC 4 NY and Telemundo 47 NY for Nationwide Pet Adoption Initiative Clear the Shelter Day Event to take place on August 15th.
The SPCA will be hosting an adoption extravaganza on August 15th, waiving all adoption... Read more..

Tomatoes have arrived at Hilltop Hanover Farm!  The Farm Stand is open Friday and Saturday, and is bursting with summer veggies - don't forget that if you shop on Friday you enjoy 10% off your veggie purchase!  Join us for a free Farm Tour on Saturday... Read more..

The Shiloh Baptist Church is in the midst of celebrating its 130th Church Anniversary.  One of the planned events for this significant occasion is a “Black Tie Affair” on Friday, September 18, 2015. This festive, dress-up occasion will take place... Read more..

Photo: Event Co-Chair Liza Wang  and  Kylee Pressman, both of Irvington; Erin Coyne of Dobbs Ferry, enjoy food from the Pink Panther Tacos truck.
They came from all over Westchester on a recent starlit Saturday night to indulge in food truck... Read more..

Here is a listing of upcoming events during the weekend of August 22-24, 2015 held at our nearby county parks and nature centers. Read more..

Families are invited to free up some space around their house by cleaning out those closets, basements and attics and bringing the “used but usable” items to the Saxon Woods Garage Sale, Saturday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Saxon Woods... Read more..

The convenience of online food ordering is traveling ever further into the forefront of public view, but the scope of delivery options has not changed much.  When Austin Schatz graduated from college and returned to his home in Westchester County, he... Read more..

1st Lieutenant Patrick Coughlin Stateside and in Northern Iraq. With the warmth upon us and in many ways a sense of relaxation from the rigors of routine, it is time to acknowledge those who cannot relax and bask in summer. 1st Lieutenant Patrick Coughlin... Read more..

When Rock Island Sound opened its doors in Rye, NY ten years ago and six years later at 6 Main Street in Tarrytown, owner and musician, Paul Bessolo, had one overriding goal – to offer the best musical products at the “best prices in the world.” ... Read more..

In the novel 1984, George Orwell predicted that the specter of “Big Brother,” with its all-seeing eye, would be watching and listening to everything we say and do.  Over 30 years have passed since the novel’s title date passed us by and, thankfully,... Read more..

My kitchen floor is covered in pink construction paper. This is not due to any delightful craft project of my daughter’s, nor is it because my son is transforming the kitchen into a Ninjago Lego environment or whatever he’s into today.
No, the... Read more..

Downsizing is occurring all around us for a myriad of reasons.  Boomers are retiring and looking to simplify, families are choosing award-winning school districts over square footage, and former McMansioners reeling from heating and cooling costs (not... Read more..

Off with the green grass of summer and on with the perennial greenplastic turf. Photo by R. Bonvento. Although school is out, students are relaxing on the beach or at the pool, and teachers are busy regaining their sanity, all is not quiet on the area... Read more..

Carlo Pellegrini did not run away from home to join the circus because he was trying to escape reality. He joined because he believed in something which was larger than himself. Joining meant becoming part of a family that fashioned their whole lives... Read more..

There has been a flurry of recent activity at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center involving leadership, associations and facilities. All of the changes that have occurred support the hospital’s mission to serve the people who live in its communities and... Read more..

Photo: Jewel Kinch-Thomas It was one of those small, plastic plug-in night lights that cast just enough light for me to continue reading after my mother turned out my bedroom light. I just didn’t want to put my book down. I often wonder if my nearsightedness... Read more..

“Summertime is always the best of what might be,” says it all. This quotation is from Charles Bowden, who was an American non-fiction author, journalist and essayist. While we make our vacations and summer plans, our village governments support... Read more..

“Summertime is always the best of what might be,” says it all. This quotation is from Charles Bowden, who was an American non-fiction author, journalist and essayist. While we make our vacations and summer plans, our village governments support... Read more..

“Summertime is always the best of what might be,” says it all. This quotation is from Charles Bowden, who was an American non-fiction author, journalist and essayist. While we make our vacations and summer plans, our village governments support... 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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