Scenic Hudson has been recognized again for meeting the highest standards in its work to preserve land for public benefit. Recently the Poughkeepsie-based land preservation and environmental group was awarded renewed accreditation status by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent commission launched by The Land Trust Alliance (LTA), a national land preservation advocacy group.Read more...
John Hopkins Study Concludes That Nonprofits Grew More Than Any Other Industries Over Last Decade. Nonprofits are a multi-billion dollar industry and make up the largest employment sector in Westchester County, according to a report released today by Nonprofit Westchester (NPW) and The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.
Lyndhurst Mansion used as one of the important locations for Winter’s Tale - Warner Brothers PicturesReflecting Edwardian opulence in the Warner Brothers Pictures new film, Winter’s Tale, Lyndhurst serves as the stately mansion in which Colin Farrell’s character Peter Lake meets and falls in love with the pre-Raphaelite beauty Beverly Penn, played by Downton Abbey’s Sibyl-Jessica Brown Findlay as she plays the piano in the Lyndhurst Art Gallery.Read more...
More than 100 North American zoos and aquariums have joined The Wildlife Conservation Society as partners on the recently launched 96 Elephants Campaign – an effort focused on securing a moratorium on the sale of ivory; bolstering protection of African elephants; and educating the public about the link between ivory consumption and the elephant poaching crisis.Read more...
Learn About Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on March 13th at Westchester Safer Communities Forum
County Golf Courses Scheduled to Open
Weather and conditions permitting, the six Westchester County-owned golf courses are scheduled to open for the season on Wednesday, March 19 or as soon as possible thereafter. The courses are Mohansic in Yorktown Heights; Maple Moor in White Plains; Saxon Woods in Scarsdale; Hudson Hills in Ossining; and Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake, both in Yonkers.
Westchester County Nature Centers Events - Weekend of March 7-9, 2014
Winter is here and your Westchester County Parks system offers fun-filled events, programs and activities all season long. If you haven’t already, and then come out and join the fun in the parks. Events for March 7-9, 2014:
Sleepy Hollow–Tarrytown 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Spring is in the air! Well, almost anyway. Sleepy Hollow’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade hosted by both Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, will be held on Sunday, March 16th, the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day. The 18th annual parade begins at 1:30pm on Main Street in Tarrytown, heads north on Broadway, and concludes around 3:00pm on Beekman Avenue in Sleepy Hollow.