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  • Neperan Park TarrytownTarrytown’s Neperan Park is about to get a welcome facelift, thanks to a group of Village residents who have formed an organization called Friends of Neperan Park. Calling on neighbors, students and Rivertown residents, the organization aims to improve the beauty and ecological value of this 1.5-acre patch of open space just a couple of blocks east of Broadway.

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  • The people's PopePope Francis is the approachable pope. Noted for his humility, the first non-European pope in 1241 years, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was ordained Pope Francis in March 2013. One of five children, Jorge was born on December 17, 1936 to Italian immigrants, Mario Jose Bergoglio and Regina María Sívori.

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  • River Dad's New Year's ResolutionsLike all of you, I tend to make huge promises to myself every December 31st for New Year’s,  because everybody knows the best time for committing to life-changing decisions is right around midnight after a few glasses of champagne. This year, I’ve decided to share them with you,

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  • around the house be bold in decoratingSo often in the design of our own homes, we're held back by indecision and a fear of doing something wrong.  Whether you're renovating a bathroom, gutting an entire house, or just updating your living room, decorating can be time consuming, expensive, and, at times, overwhelming. 

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  • Sunnyside Third Thursday FlyerSince its renaming from Dearman Village to Irvington in 1854 to honor America’s first great literary talent, this small village has a long history of penmanship. This past Thursday, January 15th, a great time was had by all at Local Authors Night at Sunnyside Federal.

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On Sleepy Hollow’s Waterfront... the River House

The River House will be 56 homes,16 of which will be a part of the On the Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown border lies a waterfront property that many have known over the years as the Castle Oil facility. But this industrial way station is no more.  What has been rising out of the ground over the past several months, is the newest addition to Hudson Harbor’s growing community and the first new development to happen in Sleepy Hollow in years. It is named the River House.

Read more: On Sleepy Hollow’s Waterfront... the River House

 

Briarcliff High School Celebrates U.S. Presidential Scholar Finalist

Anastasia FriedlandBriarcliff High School’s Anastasia Friedland is one of 10 New York State high school seniors to be named a U.S. Presidential Scholar finalist by New York State. “This prestigious award recognizes students for their accomplishments in academics or the arts,” said New York State Education Commissioner John B. King. “All of these nominees have demonstrated exceptional academic success and artistic excellence. They are truly the best New York has to offer.”
Friedland was nominated for the award by New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef.

Read more: Briarcliff High School Celebrates U.S. Presidential Scholar Finalist

   

January 2015 Education Roundup

Dows Lane students sort donations to a local animal shelter  as part of December's celebration of “Dows Day.”Happy New Year! As we switch out our wall calendars, our area schools are closing the books on a successful 2014 and preparing for new adventures in 2015. Some highlights this month include elementary students collecting for charity, a Presidential Scholar Finalist, and an upcoming parent education evening focused on helping your child with time management.

Read more: January 2015 Education Roundup

 

College Anxiety

college anxiety therapistIt’s that time of year again when many twelfth graders are hearing from colleges and figuring out where they will spend the next four years.  While this is, naturally, an anxiety-provoking process, there are ways in which it has become more anxiety-provoking than necessary.  I could make my entire living working with stressed out 17-year-olds wondering what they will make of their lives, and I’d enjoy it, since I actually like being part of that process and helping them through it. 

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Shaping boys into gentlemen has never been easy. Role models demonstrating such core values as honor, duty, valor, and integrity are increasingly scarce.  Without such role models, boys often spend wasted time on pointless and even destructive activities... Read more..

Scarborough Presbyterian Children The Scarborough Presbyterian Children’s Center, or SPCC as it is known, is located at 671 Scarborough Road. The preschool is housed next door to the Scarborough Presbyterian Church on Scarborough Road at Route 9 in Briarcliff.   In addition to their... Read more..

Kumon common core presentation All are welcome to attend Kumon of Tarrytown’s Parent Night for a presentation on Kumon & the Common Core to be held at 61 N. Broadway, Tarrytown on Thursday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. Read more..

If you’re an investor, you probably had a pretty good year in 2014. But what’s in store for 2015? It’s essentially impossible to make precise predictions about the performance of the financial markets — but it is possible to identify those economic... Read more..

Josie LaRiccia There are some new sounds in town and they’re echoing from the new Maronite Church recently featured in the Holiday issue.  Under the same roof is the new home of Josie’s International School of Dance, celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Josie LaRiccia,... Read more..

Habits of Mind Chart Students of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns are learning a few extra things this year apart from what has been dictated by the Common Core. A new program called Habits of Mind has been put in place across the district in grades K-12, and administrators... Read more..

The unopened envelopes from the IRS or your State taxing agency sitting on your desk are a constant reminder of another creditor that needs to be satisfied. When should you consult a professional to handle your needs? Under certain circumstances taxpayers... Read more..

around the house be bold in decorating So often in the design of our own homes, we're held back by indecision and a fear of doing something wrong.  Whether you're renovating a bathroom, gutting an entire house, or just updating your living room, decorating can be time consuming, expensive,... Read more..

River Dad Like all of you, I tend to make huge promises to myself every December 31st for New Year’s,  because everybody knows the best time for committing to life-changing decisions is right around midnight after a few glasses of champagne. This year, I’ve... Read more..

The people Pope Francis is the approachable pope. Noted for his humility, the first non-European pope in 1241 years, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was ordained Pope Francis in March 2013. One of five children, Jorge was born on December 17, 1936 to Italian immigrants,... Read more..

Neperan Park Tarrytown Tarrytown’s Neperan Park is about to get a welcome facelift, thanks to a group of Village residents who have formed an organization called Friends of Neperan Park. Calling on neighbors, students and Rivertown residents, the organization aims to improve... Read more..

Red Cross Blood Donation In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients... Read more..

Photo: Rendering of LCOR Inc.’s 55 Bank Street project, looking north. County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that Westchester's Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has approved amendments allowing a $250 million transit-oriented development of housing, retail and parking planned for a site just south of the... Read more..

Behavioral Sciences Professor Dr. Thomas Culhane Mercy College has long been doing research with bio-digesters, a system that turns garbage into gas to be used as fuel in a home. Now School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Professor Dr. Thomas Culhane is taking that research one-step further. Culhane... Read more..

Sunnyside Third Thursday Flyer Since its renaming from Dearman Village to Irvington in 1854 to honor America’s first great literary talent, this small village has a long history of penmanship. This past Thursday, January 15th, a great time was had by all at Local Authors Night at... Read more..

Amy Siniscalchi of Westchester Jewish Community Services Westchester Jewish Community Services announces it has named Amy Siniscalchi, LMSW, assistant executive director of children, youth and family services. Siniscalchi will oversee a network of programs serving 7,000 Westchester children from pre-school... Read more..

Westchester County Park Rangers The Westchester County Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for seasonal park rangers to patrol county parks this summer. Uniformed park rangers work under the supervision of county police officers to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere... Read more..

Edgemont Teen is safe. Thank you police department, Edgemont Cares community for helping to find missing teen! A very happy ending to a stressful week. Christine was located in Manhattan at Saint Agnes Church 143 East 43rd Street.  Christine is safe and is in the custody... Read more..

Eve Urban Phelps Memorial Hospital Eve Urban of Stamford, CT, has been promoted to the position of Director of Volunteer Services at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, assuming responsibility for oversight of 200 volunteers, the hospital’s physician referral service, and the Phelps Gift... Read more..

From left to right: Drs. Christopher Martin, Barry Field and Floyd Byfield of Phelps Medical Associates-Gastroenterology. The medical practice recently  achieved-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory  Health Care (AAAHC). Phelps Medical Associates-Gastroenterology, a practice of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center’s multi-specialty medical group, has achieved re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The accreditation, which takes... Read more..

Anthony Justic The Business Council of Westchester, the county's largest and most influential business organization, has announced the election of seven new members to its Board of Directors. They are Bill Boyce, Mercedes Eggleton-Garcia, John Ravitz, Joseph A. Saccomano,... Read more..

Timothy Idoni Westchester County Clerk “Foreclosure filings continue their significant drop nationally and foreclosure actions filed in Westchester County have declined almost fourteen percent since 2013,” reported Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni who serves as Clerk of the Westchester... 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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