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  • Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that the county’s “Celebrate Aging Village Fair” is set for Wednesday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla. This free, intergenerational event will feature everything from clay art and ancient Chinese healing exercises to health monitoring and elder law consultations.

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  • The sight of backhoes beginning slab demolition and equipment loading at Edge-On-Hudson was a welcome milestone in mid-July for local residents eager to see construction begin in earnest on the former General Motors property. The development team completed construction of the temporary bridge on Beekman Avenue between Hudson and Clinton Streets earlier in the month, and moved immediately to the first construction work on-site, including pile testing and slab demolition.

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  • In recent months, a number of urgent care centers have begun cropping up throughout Westchester. These facilities, such as the new Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care center in Tarrytown, are meant to provide easy access to medical services for patients who do not require the type of emergency care that is available in a hospital emergency department.

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  • I devote a lot of time to volunteering in the Tarrytown Ambulance Corps. Like many of my colleagues, waking up at 4 in the morning to answer a call is not unusual.  Sometimes it’s just to reassure someone with a minor malady that they don’t really need to go to a hospital.  Sometimes it’s to respond to the Tappan Zee Bridge for a crane that collapsed. We have pagers that wake us up with a long, screeching tone.  The tone lasts for about 10 seconds prior to getting dispatch information.  Those 10 seconds are like getting a shot of adrenaline.  Every time, you brace yourself for an unknown.  Anything from having to deliver a baby to watching someone breathe their last breath.

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Bronx River Parkway Bicycle Sundays Return In September

Bicycle Sundays, sponsored by Con Edison and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, return this September on the 11th, 18th and 25th. Read on for the complete details and further information:

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Scenic Hudson President Hails Cuomo Administration for Blowing Whistle on GE-EPA Claims Hudson River Cleanup is a Success

Joining state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos at a press conference on the banks of the Hudson River in Albany today, Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan hailed the Cuomo Administration for agreeing with federal trustees overseeing the Hudson River PCB cleanup that more dredging is needed to restore the river’s health.

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Two California Sea Lion Pups Born at Bronx Zoo

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo welcomes the addition of two California sea lion pups born in June. The pup born to mother, Indy, has been identified as a male. Keepers have not yet been able to determine the gender of the pup born to Margaretta. Both have yet to receive their names.

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Phelps Hospital Hires Allyson Miller As Director Of Marketing/ Communications

Allyson Miller of Verona, New Jersey, has joined Phelps Hospital as Director of Marketing/ Communications, bringing more than 20 years of healthcare marketing and business development experience to Phelps.  In her new position, Miller will develop and oversee all marketing, advertising, public relations and revenue generation strategies and programs for the hospital and for Phelps Medical Associates.

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Building on a record breaking 2014, Westchester County’s tourism industry went even higher in 2015 with visitor spending increasing by $60 million to $1.8 billion. Since 2009, the end of the Great Recession, visitor spending has soared 29%, an increase... Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that the county’s “Celebrate Aging Village Fair” is set for Wednesday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla. This free,... Read more..

What does it mean to become a 46er? It is more than just exploring the over 2,000 miles of State hiking trails and summiting the highest 46 peaks in New York State – it’s a journey. A journey which will test your every limit along the way, kindling... Read more..

Must raise $10 million from other sources to receive grant monies The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has awarded Scenic Hudson a $2.3-million challenge grant for a visionary plan the national funder is confident will enhance land preservation regionally... Read more..

Summer is terrible. Oh sure, it’s sunny and warm, and everyone is running around like happy little gazelles in a Broadway musical, but under all of that so-called-fun lurks a monster. One that preys upon children. During the summer months, kids are... Read more..

While one may not think of Westchester County as home to the high-octane, two of this country’s most scenic and storied racetracks are well within reach. For the weekend enthusiast and gearhead alike, both tracks offer a variety of ways to satisfy... Read more..

The sight of backhoes beginning slab demolition and equipment loading at Edge-On-Hudson was a welcome milestone in mid-July for local residents eager to see construction begin in earnest on the former General Motors property. The development team completed... Read more..

In recent months, a number of urgent care centers have begun cropping up throughout Westchester. These facilities, such as the new Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care center in Tarrytown, are meant to provide easy access to medical services for patients... Read more..

I devote a lot of time to volunteering in the Tarrytown Ambulance Corps. Like many of my colleagues, waking up at 4 in the morning to answer a call is not unusual.  Sometimes it’s just to reassure someone with a minor malady that they don’t really... Read more..

In the full swing of summer you can find my family enjoying the outdoors every chance we can.  I am not a naturally “outdoorsy” sort of person; that popular cocktail napkin that proclaims, “I’m outdoorsy in that I like to drink on patios,”... Read more..

With hot and humid weather forecast and temperatures expected to exceed 90 degrees in parts of the county this week, the Westchester County Health Department is issuing a heat advisory. As temperatures rise, residents are advised to avoid strenuous activity,... Read more..

Prospective homebuyers who were out in force during the first several months of 2016 came to the closing table during the second quarter to post a five-year high of transactions. Realtors in the four-county area comprising the Hudson Gateway Multiple... Read more..

As the State of New York and communities across the country grapple with the impacts of gambling, the National Council on Problem Gambling holds its 30th National Conference July 15-16 in historic Tarrytown, NY. The conference features more than 100 expert... Read more..

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the legislation that Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, Assemblywoman Sandra Galef and Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins worked so hard on – authorizing the Town of Greenburgh to phase in the impacts of reassessment for those... Read more..

The 100th Anniversary of America’s National Park Service This month we take a moment to remember the individuals who began the celebration and preservation of this country’s most remarkable habitats exactly one century ago, as well as those who continue... Read more..

Paul Darren received his formal education in cosmetology from Northern Westchester School of Cosmetology in 1995. He continued training in several of the world’s greatest institutions, such as L’Oreal Institute, Redken 5th Avenue, and Vidal Sassoon.... Read more..

From the Streets of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx to the corporate world of today, owner, Frank Kolovic, started his career in the Insurance profession in 1999, building a practice on strong family values that formed the foundation of the agency. Hard work,... Read more..

Summer sunshine and warmer temperatures make a fabulous excuse for introducing some fresh color to your home’s entryway.  Whether you enter your home through the main front door, a smaller side door, or even via an attached garage, try to find a day... Read more..

This is the time of year for many young people to transition from their lives as students to their lives as something else.  Sometimes that means going to work after high school or college graduation.  Sometimes it means trading high school for college... Read more..

Going to the beach or planning a getaway this summer?  Take the library along to ease the frustration of traffic jams and long waits at the airport.  With a local library card, you can download a movie from IndieFlix, a streaming service that offers... Read more..

Summer is right around the corner! But before our students will run wild and free for two months, they have paused to amaze and astound as they continued to achieve great things.  This month’s Educational Roundup includes kids playing robot doctor,... Read more..

The Irvington Library Children’s Room will offer its annual Summer Reading Game.  The theme this year is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!  Registration for the Reading Game starts on June 16th. As well as keeping track of minutes read, children can complete... 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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