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  • Modigliani String Quartet Chamber music lovers are in for a triple treat this spring when Friends of Music Concerts, Inc. presents three concerts in April and May.  Performances will be held in Kusel Auditorium at Sleepy Hollow High School, 210 North Broadway (Route 9) in Sleepy Hollow, with the exception of the April 18 performance, which will be at the Briarcliff High School Auditorium, located at 444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510.

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  • A group from the nonprofit, Linking Handlebars (Rye, NY), who are the winners of the 2015 Youth Group in Action Volunteer Spirit Award, which will be presented by Keystone Property Group.One of the reasons Westchester and its surrounding communities is such a great place to live and work is the large number of dedicated volunteers who are committed to making a difference. To honor this outstanding service to the community, Volunteer New York! will give special recognition to eight individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond in donating their time and talent to volunteer activities that strengthen the fabric of the region.

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  • Muscoot FarmMuscoot Farm is an early-1900s interpretive farm that is open year-round and offers a full schedule of programs for families, as well as group tours, farmyard visits and hayrides by reservation. The following are Muscoot Farm's Family Programs for the remainder of March.

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  • St. Christophers Marching Cobras BandThe buzz around the Academy Awards is a trending topic, but especially in Dobbs Ferry, as St. Christopher’s, Inc. celebrates the multi-Oscar win for Birdman, the movie from which their marching band was featured.  Birdman won four Oscars, including Best Picture.

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Ken Wray and Team Win by a Wide Margin in Sleepy Hollow

Election results Sleepy Hollow In the Village of Sleepy Hollow current Mayor Ken Wray was re-elected along with the team Unite Sleepy Hollow Trustees running with him. Below are the unofficial tallies from the County Board of Elections.

Read more: Ken Wray and Team Win by a Wide Margin in Sleepy Hollow

 

Tarrytown Democrats Remain in Control After Election

tarrytown village sealThe Westchester County Board of Elections posted these unofficial results for the Village of Tarrytown. Current Mayor Drew Fixell was re-elected as was his Board of Trustees who ran unopposed. Mayor Candidate Paul Janos was defeated.

Read more: Tarrytown Democrats Remain in Control After Election

   

Metro-North Offers Discount Rail Getaway to Auto Show

Metro North LogoMTA Metro-North Railroad is selling discount rail and admission packages to the popular NY International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 12.

Read more: Metro-North Offers Discount Rail Getaway to Auto Show

 

Irvington Middle School French Club Raises $5K for Doctors Without Borders

Irvington Middle School French Club students celebrated National French Week by engaging the school community in a number of cultural activities, which helped raise $5,000 for Doctors Without Borders.  Photo courtesy of the Irvington Union Free School DistrictIrvington Middle School’s French Club shared its enthusiasm for French culture as part of National French Week, and as a result, raised $5,000 for non-profit organization Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders.
“This was the 12th year we have celebrated National French Week,’ said club advisor Deanna Tessler. “This year’s donation was the largest ever in the 12 years.”

 

Read more: Irvington Middle School French Club Raises $5K for Doctors Without Borders

   
Muscoot Farm Muscoot Farm is an early-1900s interpretive farm that is open year-round and offers a full schedule of programs for families, as well as group tours, farmyard visits and hayrides by reservation. The following are Muscoot Farm's Family Programs for the... Read more..

Modigliani String Quartet Chamber music lovers are in for a triple treat this spring when Friends of Music Concerts, Inc. presents three concerts in April and May.  Performances will be held in Kusel Auditorium at Sleepy Hollow High School, 210 North Broadway (Route 9) in Sleepy... Read more..

St. Patrick With the 254th St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, Metro-North will ban alcohol to maintain orderly train service and is planning to run up to six extra inbound trains to help accommodate revelers heading to the parade. Going home,... Read more..

A group from the nonprofit, Linking Handlebars (Rye, NY), who are the winners of the 2015 Youth Group in Action Volunteer Spirit Award, which will be presented by Keystone Property Group. One of the reasons Westchester and its surrounding communities is such a great place to live and work is the large number of dedicated volunteers who are committed to making a difference. To honor this outstanding service to the community, Volunteer New... Read more..

Cameron Budenz, MD Cameron Budenz, MD, of Elmsford, has joined Phelps Memorial Hospital Center as Medical Director of the Balance Center. Dr. Budenz is a neurotologist (ear, nose and throat physician who specializes in disorders of the ear) and a skull base surgeon. She... Read more..

Volunteer NY Celebration Governor Andrew Cuomo, Iron Chef Peter Kelly of Yonkers’s X20, New Rochelle Mayor Bramson, Mary Calvi of the CBS Morning News and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins were just some of the guests and thought-leaders who paid homage to Volunteer New York!’s... Read more..

St. Christophers Marching Cobras Band The buzz around the Academy Awards is a trending topic, but especially in Dobbs Ferry, as St. Christopher’s, Inc. celebrates the multi-Oscar win for Birdman, the movie from which their marching band was featured.  Birdman won four Oscars, including... Read more..

Sustainable Westchester Sustainable Westchester sought and received approval from the PSC to form the pilot CCA through which they can put out for bid the total amount or power being purchased from the utilities by local residents and small businesses, thereby reducing their... Read more..

Hilltop Hanover Farm Hilltop Hanover Farm offers weekend workshops, demonstrations, classes on living a sustainable life, including vegetable production, cooking, preserving the harvest and composting. The following is a schedule of their March, 2015 programs.   Read more..

Sleepy Hollow High School Sleepy Hollow High School student Austen Paris recently received the Acorda Scientific Excellence Award for his research paper and unique scientific study. As part of receiving the Acorda Scientific Excellence Award, he has been featured on AM 1230 WFAS,... Read more..

Croton Point Nature Center Winter has in full swing, and your Westchester County Parks system offers fun-filled events, programs and activities all season long. The following are the Nature Centers Events for the weekend of March 14 and 15: Read more..

Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl competitors from Mount Vernon High School and Nellie A. Thornton High School pictured with County Executive Robert P. Astorino (center) as well as representatives from Mount Vernon School District. Tech savvy students from top high schools and universities across the metropolitan region converged at the Westchester County Center in White Plains on Friday to launch the first Westchester Smart Mobile “App” Development Bowl. Sponsored by Westchester... Read more..

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino joined Janet Crawshaw, publisher of The Valley Table magazine, and other sponsors at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford Tuesday to announce Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW). During HVRW, which... Read more..

tax deductions Taxes for the self-employed and freelance worker can get pretty complicated. For those in this segment of the economy often combine their personal and business lives and, as a result, reporting to Uncle Sam can get pretty complicated. Freelancers usually... Read more..

Rotary of Tarrytown Walking through the doors of JP Doyle’s for Rotary Club meetings every Wednesday is now a much different experience.  Missing are 2 fixtures at each meeting:  Steve Byelick and Jim McGough, both of whom have passed away. Read more..

Christ Church series For the Bible Tells Me So Have you ever wondered what the Bible really says about homosexuality? Come explore this age-old question from a point of faith, as we discover what the Bible does and doesn’t say about homosexuality. Read more..

Village of Briarcliff Manor Community Center
The new Briarcliff Community Center which will be attached to the Briarcliff Public Library, is on schedule.  According to Phil Zegarelli, Village Manager,  Briarcliff received several good bids on the project. Read more..

Ken Wray and Karen Wompa On Wednesday, March 18, the residents of Sleepy Hollow will go to the polls and elect a sizeable chunk of the Village’s governing body for the next two years. Recent elections have offered voters little in the way of choice, as the Democratic candidates... Read more..

Paul Janos At the time this publication went to press a former Village Trustee and Mayor, Paul Janos, had announced his intention to run on an independent line called “Our Village Party” against an incumbent Mayor he sees as disinterested and complacent. River... Read more..

William J. Vescio William J. Vescio has been the Mayor of Briarcliff Manor for 5 terms.  This year he announced that he would pass on the baton to a new mayor and declined to run for re-election in the upcoming March elections. Bill Vescio has lived in the Village for... Read more..

eileen-fisher-leadership-institute The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI) has announced the opening of the application process for the 2015 summer sessions. Now in its sixth year, EFLI promotes leadership in young women through self-empowerment, connection with others and activism... Read more..

Paul Gallay, Riverkeeper On Thursday March 19, Sunnyside Federal of Irvington  will be hosting a very special program and guest speaker.  Mr. Paul Gallay, President of Hudson Riverkeeper. 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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