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  • Open Door Family Medical Centers annual Holiday Toy Drive and “Santa Days” have become a welcome source of Holiday cheer for underserved families throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. Each year, the Open Door Foundation collects toys for children from families of less fortunate means, with the gifts handed out by Santa himself at six Open Door Medical Centers in the area. This year, Open Door hopes to distribute more than 2,500 toys.

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  • For Marcene Hedayati (Lic. RE Principal Broker/Owner) of William Raveis Legends Realty Group the story about how she came to acquire those titles in parentheses, has evolved over time. She had “retired herself out of retail,” after owning seven franchise Benetton stores in and around Boston. She had a son and daughter to raise, and when she relocated to the Tarrytown area her realtor asked if she could work answering the phones in the office. “I fell in love with Real Estate and got my license shortly after that.”

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  • Located in Pocantico Hills, a short distance from its more famous neighbor, the Union Church, Church of the Magdalene is, nonetheless, as beautiful and special to its parishioners. “I have been a parishioner of the Church of the Magdalene for over 30 years and love being a member of this parish. We have a beautiful and unique church building and a real sense of community in the parish,” according to Pat Smyth. “Church of the Magdalene is a great place to bring your family or even just yourself,” says Jennifer Kelly, another parishioner.

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  • Westchester educators clearly are a savvy group. They grasp fully that true learning can never come from study and homework alone, but from first-hand experience. From trekking through a forest, collecting data or setting sail on the Hudson, writing to soldiers across the world, or playing – literally – with words, students in our schools discover lessons for themselves inside and outside classrooms. The teachers’ hard work shows results in the growing numbers of students whose probing intellects and diligent work not only make us all proud, but carry the potential to make the world a better place for the future generations.

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Latest News

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Announces Heritage Development Grant Program

The Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA) are pleased to announce the availability of $55,000 in matching grants through the 2018 Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Heritage Development Grant Program. This annual grant program offers funding for programming, interpretation, and marketing projects that support the mutual goals of the HRVNHA and applicants.

Read more: Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Announces Heritage Development Grant Program

 

Westchester Remains the Highest Rated County in New York State

Westchester continues to receive the highest credit ratings of any New York State county after the three credit agencies independently affirmed the county’s strong credit rating, with both Fitch Ratings and S&P maintaining ‘AAA’ ratings and Moody’s maintaining a Aa1, County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced.

Read more: Westchester Remains the Highest Rated County in New York State

   

Midwifery Practice Joins Phelps Medical Associates

Full Circle Women’s Health, the midwifery practice based in Harrison, is entering a new chapter in its 15 years of service. The practice will expand under Phelps Medical Associates, a member of Northwell Health’s medical group, Northwell Health Physician Partners. With this new union comes a new name, Northwell Health Physician Partners Phelps Medical Associates Midwifery. This is the largest midwifery program to join a full-service hospital system.

Read more: Midwifery Practice Joins Phelps Medical Associates

 

Not a Word...Let Alone a Touch

In recent months there have been scores of accusations of sexual misconduct by famous, rich, and/or powerful men.  A social media movement labeled #metoo identified victims of outright violent rape and other sexual assault, unacceptable sexual harassment by those in power, all the way to accounts of being whistled at, flirted with, or ogled on the street.  While sexual assault or using your power to coerce someone into sexual activity is NEVER acceptable, where is the line on what is abuse, misconduct, assault, or harassment, and is it in the eye of the beholder? 

Read more: Not a Word...Let Alone a Touch

   
Open Door Family Medical Centers annual Holiday Toy Drive and “Santa Days” have become a welcome source of Holiday cheer for underserved families throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. Each year, the Open Door Foundation collects toys for children... Read more..

Dimitri Achkar grew up around his father and uncles, all of whom built cabinets, tables and chairs among other works of custom carpentry. Dimtiri learned at an early age to do everything from framing to finish work, and actually fabricated moldings in... Read more..

Rivertown Pilates is a boutique Studio located on Main Street in Tarrytown. Having enjoyed a small expansion and mini remodel in the last six years in business, we cater to students’ individual needs, limitations and goals.  The benefit of a small... Read more..

An awards ceremony held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Kumon of Tarrytown, honored the academic successes of local Kumon students.  This year, the center has had the privilege of honoring five students who have begun to study algebra by fourth grade:... Read more..

“While The Business Council remains committed to the principles of tax reform, we are deeply dismayed that the Senate’s bill goes even further than the House by completely eliminating State and Local Tax deductibility (SALT). As we have said repeatedly... Read more..

On Sunday November 19 from 6:30-8:00 PM, the J will host “ARE YOU AT RISK?” a discussion of the BRCA gene: testing, misconceptions and options. Featured speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Offit, Chief of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering... Read more..

For Marcene Hedayati (Lic. RE Principal Broker/Owner) of William Raveis Legends Realty Group the story about how she came to acquire those titles in parentheses, has evolved over time. She had “retired herself out of retail,” after owning seven franchise... Read more..

Located in Pocantico Hills, a short distance from its more famous neighbor, the Union Church, Church of the Magdalene is, nonetheless, as beautiful and special to its parishioners. “I have been a parishioner of the Church of the Magdalene for over 30... Read more..

Westchester educators clearly are a savvy group. They grasp fully that true learning can never come from study and homework alone, but from first-hand experience. From trekking through a forest, collecting data or setting sail on the Hudson, writing to... Read more..

Now through Saturday, November 25, the Tarrytown Music Hall will be partnering with the Food Bank for Westchester and hosting a food drive. Please join us once again, as we attempt to “FILL THE HOUSE!” with holiday grocery bags. Together we will fill... Read more..

In the aftermath of the deadly domestic terrorist attack in lower Manhattan, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today outlined a series of anti-terrorism initiatives in place to ensure the public’s safety and said that police patrols have... Read more..

The Mayor [Bill de Blasio] was asked about the homeless sleeping on the subways and one of his first words in response was "MTA." New Yorkers get the Mayor is making every attempt to distance himself from the Transit Authority, but they aren’t fools.... Read more..

In a bipartisan effort to maintain open space and protect the region’s watershed and natural resources from future development, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced $400,000 in funding to preserve the 172-acre Stuart’s Fruit... Read more..

Autumn is finally upon us, bringing a bounty of beautiful squashes, apples and other tasty seasonal products. While these products may be available at the supermarket year round they certainly do not taste as good as they do right now in their peak season.... Read more..

Enforcement and collection of taxes are but two of the responsibilities the Internal Revenue Service is charged with, and often the most daunting to taxpayers. While your tax audit risk may be low (0.70% of all individual returns filed in 2016 were selected... Read more..

You may have one or more qualified retirement plans, such as a 401(k) through an employer or an individual retirement account (IRA), but do you have a Plan B? While it’s not a savings or investment vehicle, a Plan B can help you make more confident... Read more..

The Masters School is an independent day and boarding school for grades 5–12 that empowers independent thinkers through active intellectual exploration. Located on 96 beautiful acres, the School embraces a diverse and vibrant convergence of ideas, cultures,... Read more..

I will start off by saying, actually exclaiming, that I, my family and the few friends I retain after 20 years in the newspaper business, relish going to the Castle in Tarrytown. I will add that, as with any great experience, like a good marriage or raising... Read more..

In planning for this issue, Publisher Robert Bonvento and I decided to get into the spirit of the season and write about what people like about being scared on purpose, such as we do on Halloween, on roller coasters, in fun houses, etc. I was going to... Read more..

River Journal had the opportunity to pose the following questions to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who is seeking a 3rd and final term in the upcoming November election. His insightful and candid responses follow. Read more..

The change of seasons provides the perfect opportunity to add a few autumnal touches to ensure our homes are ready for cooler temperatures, long evenings and weekends spent indoors, and our household’s latest needs.  While I always encourage people... Read more..

Thirteen is a very lucky number indeed for The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. A bucket list happening for area residents since 2005, the pumpkin-powered spectacle at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson returns with even more jaw-dropping arrangements... 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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