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  • “I was born and raised in Tarrytown and always interested in the Village. At [age] 18, I joined the Volunteer Fire Department and also became very active with the Tarrytown Ambulance Corps. I had a lot of interaction with the Police Department and with a former Chief, – Bob Lipsky. I took the police test, and back in those days the County Department of Corrections was a stepping stone to law enforcement.

  • The lazy, hazy days of summer? Not in the Hudson Valley. Turn the dogs days into the coolest months of the year -- all you have to do is mark your calendar for these great events, all happening at Philipsburg Manor.

  • Art Exhibits:

    July Main Gallery: Photography Exhibit by Jim Drohan. July 1-30. Opening reception on Saturday, July 8th, 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome to attend.

  • To anyone associated with the game of golf, or those who live in communities with private golf clubs, it’s safe to say they are aware of the sense of grandeur and opulence that exists on the impeccably landscaped grounds, with exquisite buildings and extensive amenities including restaurants, swimming, horseback riding, fitness centers and, of course, a golf course that speaks to the financial prowess of its members.


Latest News

Picking up the Pace – At the Edge

Local residents who haven’t been down to Sleepy Hollow’s Edge-On-Hudson in recent weeks might not recognize the former GM property along the waterfront. The steel pilings and concrete flooring that covered more than 60 acres at the river’s edge are long gone, replaced by graded road beds and the outlines of the “Phase 1” development set to rise on the site in the coming months.

Read more: Picking up the Pace – At the Edge


In Briarcliff...Replanning For Future Development

Responding to changes and competing economic variables in Briarcliff Manor, Mayor Lori Sullivan and the Board of Trustees established a Village Comprehensive Plan B (Corporate Business) Zone Advisory Committee early this January.

The Committee is comprised of five citizens with Trustee Mark Wilson as Trustee liaison.

Read more: In Briarcliff...Replanning For Future Development


In Irvington…Special School Board Election

A Special Board of Education Election for two additional trustees will be held on Tuesday, July 11th from 7:00am-9:00pm at the Main Street School. Absentee ballot applications can be downloaded at www.irvingtonschools.org then click on the Special Election link, or by contacting the District Clerk, Elaine Cardea, at (914) 591-8501. Ms. Cardea will be out of the District on July 11th.

Read more: In Irvington…Special School Board Election


Healthy Life Series Continues in July at Phelps Hospital

Phelps Hospital’s Healthy Life series offers the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects as well as numerous health screenings and support groups. Most events are free and take place on the Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway in Sleepy Hollow unless otherwise noted. The Phelps Healthy Life Calendar for July follows:

Read more: Healthy Life Series Continues in July at Phelps Hospital

Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow High School Students Work with Washington Irving Students on Makey Makey Projects Fifth-grade students at Washington Irving Intermediate School and AP Chemistry students from Sleepy Hollow High School combined forces last week... Read more..

Our April edition of the River Journal published a letter by Daniel Rush of Irvington, regarding my article about charter schools. I am responding simply to clear up some misinformation.  Mr. Rush claims that we have no “charter schools” in our area,... Read more..

Window boxes are a wonderful way to add color, flair, and visual interest to your home and its outdoor living areas.  I like to think of them as the accent pillows of your exterior.  Though often overlooked, like accent pillows, they add a brilliant... Read more..

Construction of the Accessibility Project at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow is nearly completed in time for summer worship services on Sundays beginning July 2 through September 3 at 10 am.  “After more than 80 years, we are finally able to... Read more..

Every year in my practice I tend to have at least a couple of twelfth graders getting ready to move on to college.  Some of our local districts are fairly small, stable, and homogeneous, and many kids have known each other 12 or 13 years by the time... Read more..

The entire Irvington school community is proud to honor the Irvington High School class of 2017 at their commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 17th.  The class of 2017 is an impressive group of students who have clearly left a positive mark on their... Read more..

Dear Seniors, After years of hard work and preparation, let me congratulate you for reaching this wonderful milestone.  You and your classmates set the tone for what was a remarkable school year. You soon-to-be Briarcliff High School graduates have... Read more..

I am pleased to extend my congratulations to the Sleepy Hollow High School Class of 2017 on their commencement. When our graduating seniors cross the stage to receive their diplomas on June 22, they will leave Sleepy Hollow supported by some of the... Read more..

Every year approximately 6.5 million companion animals arrive at community shelters across the nation – stray animals, surrendered animals, and animals rescued from cruelty. (ASPCA, 2017) Last year, an older dog, a large Pit Bull mix, was abandoned... Read more..

Finally the summer is here! Time to enjoy the beautiful weather, longer days and exhilarating food dishes.  When I prepare meals for a summer luncheon or family barbecue I always like to have a simple dish that has minimal ingredients, but maximum flavor.... Read more..

“I was born and raised in Tarrytown and always interested in the Village. At [age] 18, I joined the Volunteer Fire Department and also became very active with the Tarrytown Ambulance Corps. I had a lot of interaction with the Police Department and with... Read more..

The lazy, hazy days of summer? Not in the Hudson Valley. Turn the dogs days into the coolest months of the year -- all you have to do is mark your calendar for these great events, all happening at Philipsburg Manor. Read more..

As part of Men’s Health Month in June, Open Door Family Medical Centers announced that it has renewed its pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates in Westchester and Putnam Counties by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the... Read more..

“Winged Jewels of the Forest” is a photographic exhibition of songbirds at Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s Art Gallery with an audiovisual bird call installation. The exhibit reveals the diversity and beauty of native birds. The exhibit features... Read more..

The massive fire that shocked our community [Briarcliff Manor] immediately mobilized a spirited effort to rebuild and extend our Law Park Pavilion. For so many, this became a labor of love. Efforts were first directed to tear down the fire damage pavilion... Read more..

Read on for a full listing of weekend events in Westchester County Parks for the week of June 2nd to 5th, 2017: Read more..

Axial Theatre of Pleasantville is rolling out the red carpet (figuratively speaking) for its Saturday, June 10 benefit at the Gallery of ArtsWestchester for the evening’s shining star: Tony award-winning Broadway producer Jane Dubin. Read more..

This is a challenging topic to discuss as it sparks a wide range of emotions in people, from fear to denial.  Though no one wants to think about eventually losing their ability to make decisions, cognitive decline is a risk that we should all be preparing... Read more..

If this new committee does not put the redesign of Route 9 and the need for alternatives to the personal vehicle at the top of its agenda, it is not seriously dealing with the fundamental roadblocks to a successful future for this historic village. Read more..

A 70-year-old fixture in Tarrytown’s fabric of “go to” taverns and restaurants, Demeter’s Sports Bar, will undergo a complete renovation beginning on May 20th. In speaking with owner Steve Demeter, it was apparent that his excitement will translate... Read more..

One year ago to the month, River Journal informed readers that the newly constructed swimming pool at the Tarrytown Recreation Center would miss a Memorial Day opening date. In fact, the pool missed the entire summer season of 2016. Well, that was then,... Read more..

As part of its ongoing pedestrian safety campaign, Traffic Calming Irvington is sponsoring its second annual public service announcement video contest. Students in the 6th to 12th grades are invited to create a short PSA video (60 seconds max) on “Crosswalk... 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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