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  • There are vacations to every part of this special globe we inhabit. Near and far. Extravagantly costly and budget priced. Action packed and reflectively peaceful. You think it, chances are someone or many ones have done it. So, what’s new under the sun as the adage goes? For many it would be motorsports, and specifically, road racing with the likes of Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Lexus, McLaren, Porsche and other easily recognized car manufacturers going fast and loud on tracks in some of the most beautiful countryside this country displays.

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  • Summer is now in mid-swing as we are saying goodbye to the month of July and welcoming August. Many of you at this point have flipped your fair share of burgers, gotten plenty of sun at the beach, and have hopefully spent time with family and friends. Before the summer weather slips away from us and all things pumpkin-flavored come back around, let’s talk about a hidden gem that’s just waiting for you to experience it.

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  • Every year it breaks my heart to see the kids head back to school in the hazy heat of August with weeks of swimming weather, potential beach days, and staying up late to catch fireflies still ahead of us.  I’ll never get used to summer vacation ending in what I consider to be the height of summer weather!  So I try to keep the sense of summer going a while longer in our house, even if its lazy days have technically come to an end.  A few simple color combos, seasonal textures, and fresh floral arrangements can help to keep the spirit of summer alive and well even if our beach days are behind us.

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  • After seven years, the most contentious element of Westchester’s affordable housing settlement with the federal government has been resolved favorably for the County. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has accepted Westchester’s analysis that did not find any exclusionary zoning in the County.

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Latest News

Gala a Big Success for Westchester Children’s Association

“The Legacy of Tomorrow Starts Today.” That was the theme of the annual gala of the Westchester Children’s Association (WCA), and supporters turned out in force to ensure that there will be funds to support that legacy. The children’s advocacy organization announced today that it raised nearly $300,000 at the event, exceeding the goal by over $43,000.

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In Briarcliff Manor — Stars Align & Road Projects Converge

Road resurfacing, sidewalk replacement, bridge rebuilding, crosswalk installation, turning lanes added and all this to come shortly in Briarcliff Manor. A nearly $7M road paving project funded by a Westchester County program will commence on Pleasantville Road by the Briarcliff High School and proceed under the Taconic Parkway heading west until what is called the “Bump Out” past Law Memorial Park.

Read more: In Briarcliff Manor — Stars Align & Road Projects Converge

   

In Irvington…Comprehensive Plan Update

On July 7th Irvington’s Comprehensive Plan Committee, consisting of the Mayor, four Trustees, Planning Board Chairman, Architectural Review Board Chairman and the Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman released a summary of recommendations. These recommendations came from the working groups formed in March to look into key areas of the existing Comprehensive Plan. The list of recommendations was then refined and a total of 50 items were included in the Comprehensive Plan Update.

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On Revitalizing Ossining’s Downtown

Maybe this time’s the charm? Such was the hope of Ossining’s energized and upbeat Downtown Redevelopment Working Committee (DRWC) as the 15 members readily took front-row seats at Ossining Public Library’s Budarz Theater on Tuesday, July 25 to present the Committee’s revitalization plan. The report contains the culmination of 90 days of intense work, talk and thought all aimed to (as co-chair Justine Lackey said) “imagine without limits what could be possible for our community” and develop an actionable plan to deliver to the Ossining Village Board of Trustees.

Read more: On Revitalizing Ossining’s Downtown

   
Summer is now in mid-swing as we are saying goodbye to the month of July and welcoming August. Many of you at this point have flipped your fair share of burgers, gotten plenty of sun at the beach, and have hopefully spent time with family and friends.... Read more..

There are vacations to every part of this special globe we inhabit. Near and far. Extravagantly costly and budget priced. Action packed and reflectively peaceful. You think it, chances are someone or many ones have done it. So, what’s new under the... Read more..

When you take on the real estate market — as either a buyer or seller — it’s a good idea to have someone savvy, trustworthy and knowledgeable by your side.  Michele R. Gonzalez, Associate Real Estate Broker for Julia B. Sotheby’s International... Read more..

Many of you may know me but not The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. Or perhaps you know the HVWC and not me. So allow me to introduce both. The first word I’ve always used to describe myself was “writer.” But then I became “mom.” Becoming “mom”... Read more..

Few things are as reassuring as knowing your finances are in order. Knowing you are on track to achieve your most coveted goals and dreams can bring exceptional peace and calm. No one understands this better than Geri Eisenman Pell, CFP®, MBA, CDFA™... Read more..

J.P. Doyle’s Restaurant in Sleepy Hollow is excited to introduce their new free App, available through iTunes. Customers can use the app to place orders and check out online to expedite a quicker takeout dining experience.  Chef Nicholas Bell notes... Read more..

Every year it breaks my heart to see the kids head back to school in the hazy heat of August with weeks of swimming weather, potential beach days, and staying up late to catch fireflies still ahead of us.  I’ll never get used to summer vacation ending... Read more..

As a psychologist, and as any therapist can attest, I often scratch my head and wonder why people stay in the situations they do, make the same mistakes over and over, or don’t see their patterns of behavior.  This is true of any of us—we can all... Read more..

The sounds of drums, trumpets, and excitement will be filling the air for the first time in nearly 10 years on August 12th. The 100%-volunteer Tarrytown Fire Department is dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of the Village of... Read more..

After seven years, the most contentious element of Westchester’s affordable housing settlement with the federal government has been resolved favorably for the County. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has accepted Westchester’s analysis... Read more..

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... Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that the annual Irish Heritage Day will be held on Sunday, July 30, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale. “Experience the luck of the Irish at an event dedicated to the traditions... Read more..

William Farber of Ardsley is a Professor at Mercy College. He has obtained a grant to provide veterans with a great scholarship – from the military to Mercy College to Math Teacher. Veterans can earn a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics Education... Read more..

Opening Date: The Bronx Zoo is opening two new attractions that will feature three exciting experiences. • Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure (Climb and Zipline) will open to the public on Friday, July 7. • Nature Trek, Presented by Coca-Cola, is NOW open... Read more..

June 30 – July 4, 2017: Friday, June 30 Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Somers – (914) 864-7268 Music in the Park – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.   Read more..

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..



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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