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  • results of 2014 state assessmentsThe State of New York last month released the results of the 2014 New York State Assessments. This was the second year that the tests were aligned with the Common Core Standards, and it is apparent that there remains some fine-tuning to be done as certain grade-level tests garnered universally low scores across the State.  At right are select results from our region’s four school districts.

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  • 9/11 Serve + RememberCounty Executive Robert P. Astorino kicked off the “9/11 Serve + Remember” volunteer efforts at 10:30 a.m., today September 11, at the County Center. Joining him were dozens of volunteers and nonprofit partners, highlighting the many volunteer opportunities available. Westchester County’s formal 9/11 memorial ceremony will take place September 11 beginning at 7 p.m. at “The Rising” at the Kensico Dam. The public is invited to attend both events.

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  • Horseman's Hollow by Tom NyczSleepy Hollow Country’s biggest Halloween events are celebrating special occasions this year, as The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze® marks its 10th anniversary and Horseman’s Hollow its fifth. The fun kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 4, opening night of the tri-state area’s largest Halloween-inspired celebrations.

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  • Tarrytown Music Hall North Foundation RemovedThe Tarrytown Music Hall will reopen on September 17 for a sold- out performance with Natalie Merchant, after being closed since August 4 for Phase 1 of its restoration project. The work started in April of this year and was undertaken to repair wear and tear incurred during the theater's 129-year history, and to replace aging building elements.

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September 2014 Education Roundup

2014 Sleepy Hollow Graduate Luke Colley at the White House.Happy New School Year! After a much-deserved break, students are once again filling the halls and classrooms of our region’s schools. Our first roundup of the 2014-15 school year features a local teen being honored at the White House, another winning a
national service award, a $4.6 million bond referendum going before voters, and the results of our area schools’ State Assessment Tests.

Read more: September 2014 Education Roundup

 

Why Sleepy Hollow put Moody’s in a Bad Mood

Moody's - Sleepy HollowMoody’s, one of the three major credit rating agencies, recently downgraded the Village of Sleepy Hollow’s credit rating. The company provides financial research on bonds issued by commercial and government entities. The creditworthiness of borrowers is rated between Aaa, the highest quality to C, the lowest quality. Moody's ratings seek to measure the expected losses in the event of a default.

Read more: Why Sleepy Hollow put Moody’s in a Bad Mood

   

Poolside by the Hudson…Hudson Harbor’s Contribution to Tarrytown Residents

hudson harbor poolAfter multiple years of planning, incarnations and reincarnations, residents of Tarrytown are set to receive their very own outdoor pool, actually two pools. One is slated to be six lanes wide and twenty-five meters long, while the other will be the ubiquitous kiddie pool that moms and toddlers gravitate to.

Read more: Poolside by the Hudson…Hudson Harbor’s Contribution to Tarrytown Residents

 

Connector Trail Provides Access to Rockwood Hall for Sleepy Hollow Neighbors of Kendal Hall

At right, the “first official person” to walk the connector – Sleepy Hollow Manor resident, Stirling SpeechleyKendal-on-Hudson opened the Connector Trail on its south buffer property with an official ceremony on Saturday, August 23rd at the gate at Birch Close.  The trail connects Sleepy Hollow Manor to the Kendal property. “We are pleased to provide access to Kendal on Hudson’s property to allow our neighbors a safe and quick access to Rockwood Hall Park,” said Patricia A. Doyle, Chief Executive Officer for Kendal.

Read more: Connector Trail Provides Access to Rockwood Hall for Sleepy Hollow Neighbors of Kendal Hall

   
Fall in the Hudson Valley It’s hard to believe summer is almost over, but there are still plenty of things to do and see in our area. Grab your bike, enjoy the great fall weather and go to Bicycle Sundays, sponsored by ConEdison and Friends of Westchester County Parks. Returning... Read more..

Ethan Krupa, Emmett Morrissy and Michael Feist. On Wednesday, August 13, at the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department, three high school graduates and residents of Briarcliff Manor proudly accepted their induction into the hallowed ranks of the prestigious Eagle Scouts, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts. ... Read more..

Henry John Steiner Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Headless Horseman?  And just what is the relationship between this Village dubbed Sleepy Hollow and the legendary story that shares its name?  Have you ever read the short story of “The Legend of Sleepy... Read more..

To the Editor:   
In 2006 and again in 2008, the Irvington school administration and its compliant BOE tried to get the community to fund artificial fields that were environmentally unsound and dangerous to our kids. Fortunately, the community... Read more..

As a public health professional focused on orthopedic-related injuries, I am astounded by the extent to which some communities consider it essential to create child super-athletes. Children often begin intensive athletics too early in life and are plagued... Read more..

To the Editor:
An examination of the Irvington bond referendum set for October 7th yields some troubling problems.  Among other things, the bond proposes to spend $1.85 million on a new and inadequately tested form of artificial grass called “GeoTurf.”... Read more..

There are a few favorite props you’ll find in every interior photo stylist’s arsenal.  No stylist shows up to a shoot without a trunk full of fresh flowers, glossy coffee table books, a textured throw, and some decorative trays and boxes.  They... Read more..

social media By now everyone has heard about the “Ice Bucket Challenge” that has swept social media and raised millions upon millions for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  Apparently, last year’s fundraising efforts raised only... Read more..

Master Water Safety Instructor  Marc Quintiliani  and a young student “One step at a time” is a common sense approach, but not everyone practices it. For a child with special needs, it’s a recipe for success.  So says Club Fit Master Water Safety Instructor, Assistant Swim Coach and Lifeguard Marc Quintiliani, who... Read more..

Image by David Shankbone Hard hit by this past winter and rebounding from a bad economy, many Rivertown roads are in desperate need of repair. The NY State Department of Transportation allocates funding annually to all government entities in New York State. In defining the program,... Read more..

Spain Agency, Inc. of Mahopac, NY is pleased to announce that they have entered into a merger agreement with Beck & Wheatley, Inc. of Tarrytown, NY. For over 80 years, both agencies have served the insurance needs of their communities. The agencies are... Read more..

Irvington Schools field improvements On June 3rd, the Irvington Board of Education voted unanimously to authorize a facility and field improvement bond referendum for October 7, 2014. The public will have the opportunity to decide on whether or not to approve funding of the $4.6 million... Read more..

Tarrytown Music Hall North Foundation Removed The Tarrytown Music Hall will reopen on September 17 for a sold- out performance with Natalie Merchant, after being closed since August 4 for Phase 1 of its restoration project. The work started in April of this year and was undertaken to repair wear... Read more..

Horseman Sleepy Hollow Country’s biggest Halloween events are celebrating special occasions this year, as The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze® marks its 10th anniversary and Horseman’s Hollow its fifth. The fun kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 4, opening night of... Read more..

results of 2014 state assessments The State of New York last month released the results of the 2014 New York State Assessments. This was the second year that the tests were aligned with the Common Core Standards, and it is apparent that there remains some fine-tuning to be done as certain... Read more..

9/11 Serve + Remember County Executive Robert P. Astorino kicked off the “9/11 Serve + Remember” volunteer efforts at 10:30 a.m., today September 11, at the County Center. Joining him were dozens of volunteers and nonprofit partners, highlighting the many volunteer opportunities... Read more..

Red Cross can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month. The mission of the Red Cross is to help the public prevent, prepare for... Read more..

Kids at school With the new school year now underway, County Executive Robert P. Astorino emphasized the importance of the county’s “Attendance Matters” campaign, which launched last year as part of his “Safer Communities” initiative. Safer Communities is... Read more..

John Jay Homestead John Jay's Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York, a walking tour sponsored by John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, will take place Saturday, September 27, 2014 as part of New York’s Hudson River Valley Ramble. Participants will... Read more..

SHORE & I CARE Dinner & Auction Attendees from all corners of Westchester County, representing business, religious and private sectors, enjoyed a Dinner & Auction evening this summer at the Orienta Beach Club in Mamaroneck. This successful fundraising event was sponsored by two county-based... Read more..

New York City Transit Museum The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition, Traveling in the World of Tomorrow: The Future of Transportation at New York’s World’s Fairs, celebrates the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 Fairs. Read more..

Phelps Memorial Hospital Phelps Memorial Hospital Center’s Healthy Life series continues to offer the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects, as well as numerous health screenings and support groups. All events take place on the Phelps campus, 701 North... 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..

My brother and I were my parent’s world. The special bond we all had was rooted in my parent’s  departure from Ireland in the 1950’s, where they had both come from large families - my mother was the oldest of ten and my father was one of eight. Their... Read more..



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