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  • At the April 26, 2016 Sleepy Hollow Village Board meeting, Rivertown Runners and the RTR Outreach Board presented a check in the amount of $30,000 to several community organizations. The funds were raised from the 2016 Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon. RTR thanked the Village and race sponsor, Phelps Hospital, for their continued support of the half marathon.

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  • The weekend of May 14 & 15, will bring with it a host of varied events spread out across a variety of Westchester county parks in Rye, Somers, Cross River, Croton-on-Hudson and Mount Kisco. Read on for the full listing of events:

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  • The steady drumbeat of research demonstrating the potential for accelerating, catastrophic sea level rise makes the future of our coastal cities and ecosystems seem dim, but a new study and adaptation plan by Scenic Hudson suggest there is reason for hope along the Hudson River Estuary.

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  • It is never easy for a school district to put together a budget.  The simple fact is that doing exactly what was done the year before will just cost more money than it did a year earlier. Add to that any desire to improve or update or evolve with the times, or comply with mandates, and it is easy to see why budgets – and therefore taxes – generally increase from year to year. The tax levy cap put in place five years ago was meant to rein in rising tax rates. Unfortunately, New York State continues to pile mandate upon mandate on public school districts while failing to provide adequate State aid, forcing school districts to spend more money they don’t have.

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Westchester County Health Dept. to Combat Mosquito Growth and Disease

To eliminate mosquito breeding sites and prevent the spread of West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, the Westchester County Health Department will offer free minnows, mosquito dunks and “Keep Healthy and Bug Off” brochures to residents on six Mosquito Control Days this month.

Residents with ornamental ponds should add the fathead minnows to the water to keep it from becoming a mosquito breeding site. The dunks serve the same purpose in birdbaths, rain barrels and unused pools.

Read more: Westchester County Health Dept. to Combat Mosquito Growth and Disease

 

Five F.A.S.T. things you should know about stroke

May is American Stroke Month and the American Stroke Association wants you to know that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero when it comes to stroke, you just need to pay attention to the risk factors and know the warning signs.

“Stroke is largely preventable and treatable,” said Ethan Gundeck, M.D., and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Board President, “The best way to beat a stroke is to never have one – about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. The second best way to beat a stroke is to identify one immediately when it occurs and call 9-1-1."

Read more: Five F.A.S.T. things you should know about stroke

   

Tarrytown Social Worker Creates Award Winning Documentary

Sherry Saturno, a local Tarrytown social worker, recently wrote and produced a short documentary film called "Human Investment". This film examines what drives physicians, nurses, social workers, educators, and other professionals to invest themselves in helping others, and it has just won a national award for Best Documentary Film via the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Read more: Tarrytown Social Worker Creates Award Winning Documentary

 

15 Irvington High School Students Receive Awards for Leadership

Fifteen Irvington High School students were recently recognized by the Irvington Union Free School District with a Core Value Award for demonstrating leadership in an exceptional way.

The award recipients are: Anthony Bonavita, Birk Buchen, Maewuena Demanya, Jordan Gaddy, Zachary Gallin, Eva Gilbert, Dana Grotenstein, Matt McLoughlin, Mirca Parada, Nicole Sklitsis, Mallory Toolan, Olivia Valdes, Sophia Vatakis, Jake Weintraub and Connor Winton.

Read more: 15 Irvington High School Students Receive Awards for Leadership

   
At the April 26, 2016 Sleepy Hollow Village Board meeting, Rivertown Runners and the RTR Outreach Board presented a check in the amount of $30,000 to several community organizations. The funds were raised from the 2016 Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon. RTR... Read more..

The weekend of May 14 & 15, will bring with it a host of varied events spread out across a variety of Westchester county parks in Rye, Somers, Cross River, Croton-on-Hudson and Mount Kisco. Read on for the full listing of events: Read more..

The steady drumbeat of research demonstrating the potential for accelerating, catastrophic sea level rise makes the future of our coastal cities and ecosystems seem dim, but a new study and adaptation plan by Scenic Hudson suggest there is reason for... Read more..

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1 (Boston Post Road), Rye – (914) 835-4466 Spring Migration Warbler Walk – 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Bring binoculars to seek out these feathered migrants and others at the preserve. Read more..

Café Realty is proud to announce Eric T. Lebenson, NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, as a NEW partner. An award winning community leader, real estate top producer and experienced businessman, Eric joins Carol Christiansen, Elisa Bruno-Midili... Read more..

Residents, families, associates, local dignitaries and leaders from Brightview Senior Living’s Home Office gathered on March 30 to celebrate the Grand Opening of Brightview Tarrytown – Brightview’s first community in New York and third in the metropolitan... Read more..

Immaculate Conception Church, 199 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY, is pleased to announce that its second annual “Mayor For A Day” event honoring three local community members, Katherine “Kay” Camillieri, and John and Marian Ragusa, will be... Read more..

In my practice I see a lot of adolescents and young adults.  I enjoy this age group: they are standing on the precipice trying to figure out their lives.  It may sound corny, but it’s an honor to be part of that process, to be allowed in to the decision-making,... Read more..

One year ago, Ilda Sampaio opened the quaintest, coolest and most comfortable salon right off of Main Street in Tarrytown – 11 Kaldenberg Place to be exact. Ilda’s Salon and Spa is housed in a small house that has all the charm of hardwood floors,... Read more..

It is never easy for a school district to put together a budget.  The simple fact is that doing exactly what was done the year before will just cost more money than it did a year earlier. Add to that any desire to improve or update or evolve with the... Read more..

Award-winning wineries, awe-inspiring gorges, and motorsports. Didn’t expect the third?  If you’re looking for a different kind of weekend getaway this summer—one that mixes racing and relaxation—we know just the place. It’s called Watkins... Read more..

Chief Kelly Murphy (center) at swearing-in ceremony. Kelly M. Murphy has been a lifelong resident of the Village of Tarrytown. She was born and raised in the community and has served proudly as a 1st Assistant Chief in the Tarrytown Volunteer Fire Department. She made local history when she was sworn in... Read more..

Finding the right contractor can be an intimidating business.  Not only are you opening up your home and personal space to this person, you’re letting him in with a sledge hammer and a whole crew of men!  So it’s no wonder the fear of choosing the... Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that the newly completed plan to add six miles of a biking and walking trailway to the 150 miles of existing trails in the county was available for viewing on the county’s website. The... Read more..

County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that police and salvage operations were completed Thursday on the Hudson River at the site of the deadly March 12 tugboat crash at the Tappan Zee Bridge. After the tugboat Specialist was raised from the bottom... Read more..

River Journal sat down inside the Edge-on-Hudson trailer, at the westernmost part of Beekman Avenue, with Peter Johnson to clarify what he intends to do with the property originally called Lighthouse Landing. “Edge-on-Hudson is a more current marketing... Read more..

Returning for a third smash year to Croton-on-Hudson this spring is LIGHTSCAPES, an incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. It launches on Friday, April 29, and will run for 20 select evenings through May 30 at historic... Read more..

The Board of Education of the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns is pleased to announce that Mr. Christopher Borsari is the finalist candidate for the Superintendent’s position. Mr. Borsari is currently Principal of Byram Hills High School,... Read more..

Lexi Martins What seems like an early spring has brought with it plenty of  exciting news from our area schools. This month’s Educational Roundup includes a former alum lighting up the NCAA Women’s Basketball leaderboards, a visit with a Bad Kitty, and the... Read more..

Planning a renovation?  A few trips to the Flooring, Kitchen, and Bath showrooms may have your head spinning with all the options for flooring, countertops, and tile.  Each material not only has its own look, but its own pros, cons, maintenance routines,... Read more..

To say that Irvington residents and the Mayor and Board they elect think long and hard about the scope of any new development or changing zoning codes to accommodate it, would be a simple truth. The latest case in point came on Monday, March 7 at the... Read more..

A group of concerned parents whose children attend the Morse Elementary School in Sleepy Hollow have approached the Mayor and Board of Trustees with concerns about safety issues during drop-off and pick-up times at the School. River Journal asked Village... 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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