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  • The Sing Sing Prison Museum has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $30,000 for the Museum’s Preview Center. Slated to open in 2020, the Preview Center will be located in the former Powerhouse, which today sits outside the prison walls. The funding will help pay for exhibits and interactive displays within the space.

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  • “Images From Behind Prison Walls,” an art exhibit of more than 60 pieces of artwork from men and women incarcerated in five New York State maximum and medium security prisons will be on display in the Ossining Public Library Art Gallery throughout July.

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  • On July 2, 2018, former Briarcliff Manor Fire Chief and Treasurer Michael Garcia pleaded guilty in Federal Court in White Plains in connection with the misappropriation of Briarcliff Manor Fire Council and Fire Company funds.  The investigation that led to this plea bargain was commenced in September of 2017, upon our discovery of initial indications that a misappropriation may have occurred.

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  • 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. All 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 and August follows:

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Student Interns Push for Road Repaving

This summer 36 student interns have been working at Greenburgh Town Hall. One of the projects the student interns have been working on: trying to persuade NYS officials to repave some state roads that are located in Greenburgh - including Saw Mill River Road in the village of Ardsley.

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Special Olympics Celebrates its 50th Birthday

July 20, 1968 - The first International Special Olympics Summer Games were held at Soldier Field in Chicago, a joint venture between the Kennedy Foundation and the Chicago Park District.

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Funding to Support Trails Planning, Public Access, and Community Revitalization

Sixteen Hudson Valley communities received a total of $167,100 in matching grants from the Hudson River Valley Greenway for projects that will help update zoning and comprehensive plans, create trails, and provide interpretation at historically significant sites. The grants were awarded by the Hudson River Valley Greenway Board of Directors at recent meetings.

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Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents "Anything Goes"

Bon voyage! Anything Goes, is the winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and considered one of the greatest Tap Dancing musicals of all time. A brassy nightclub singer, a starry-eyed stowaway and Public Enemy No. 13 are booked on a transatlantic luxury liner bound for romance and laughter.

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The Sing Sing Prison Museum has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $30,000 for the Museum’s Preview Center. Slated to open in 2020, the Preview Center will be located in the former Powerhouse, which today sits outside the prison... Read more..

Recently, Bloomberg News published an article indicating that Westchester home sales have plunged. They blamed the President's tax overhaul. (Article below) Higher end homes are facing a harder time than starter homes which seem to be having a much easier... Read more..

Join the Town of Ossining, The Village of Ossining, Green Ossining, and the Westchester Cycle Club for an Inaugural Community Bike Ride on MOGO, Saturday, July 28 at 10AM at the OHS Parking Lot on Wolden Road. This is a great ride for anyone who would... Read more..

“Images From Behind Prison Walls,” an art exhibit of more than 60 pieces of artwork from men and women incarcerated in five New York State maximum and medium security prisons will be on display in the Ossining Public Library Art Gallery throughout... Read more..

The Board of Directors has announced that it has selected James A. Antonucci Jr., an aging-services professional with more than 17 years of experience, to lead Kendal on Hudson as its Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director beginning September... Read more..

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series. The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Two thrilling, colorful and fan-friendly days are taking place. Read more..

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today launched a test version of “MYmta,” a comprehensive new app, along with new.mta.info, its new mobile-optimized website. The MTA is asking its customers to use the feedback functions on the app and the... Read more..

On July 2, 2018, former Briarcliff Manor Fire Chief and Treasurer Michael Garcia pleaded guilty in Federal Court in White Plains in connection with the misappropriation of Briarcliff Manor Fire Council and Fire Company funds.  The investigation that... 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. All events are free and take place on the Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway in Sleepy... Read more..

Attendees enjoyed great food, music, art, a classic car show and a historic walking and trolley tours, touch-a-firetruck, Irvington eateries and food trucks, a playground build dedication, met Revolutionary War soldiers and citizens at their campsite,... Read more..

There are several go-to accessories I turn to time and again to add a layer of sophistication to the interior spaces I design for clients and style for events.  These guaranteed winners all complement any style of home –  from contemporary to traditional,... Read more..

Proms are over.  Regents Exams are a recent traumatic memory.  Graduation parties are revving up and many local kids are looking towards the next phase of their lives—college, jobs, graduate school, internships, or some other type of training are... Read more..

If Tarrytown has become a “destination” you couldn’t prove that to the retailers and merchants who have closed shop, moved out and moved on. On Broadway, from Main Street to Dixon Street, five businesses have vacated, leaving small and large windows... Read more..

Take a bow. Students, teachers, administrators – take a bow and then listen: allow the applause to grow until it thunders in your ears. Look up and watch – it’s a standing ovation! Seriously. Read more..

Residents of Tarrytown and its neighboring communities are encouraged to attend a public open house on Sunday, June 24, during which three options for how best to connect Westchester County RiverWalk under the Mario M. Cuomo Memorial Bridge will be shared... Read more..

Hospital food is notoriously bad, right? Not if the hospital is Phelps in Sleepy Hollow or Northern Westchester in Mt. Kisco. Both are part of the Northwell Health system, which just retained Andrew Cain as executive chef. Read more..

“As women across the professional world have pushed open doors to seize opportunities for leadership, women at WCS have led the world in wildlife conservation—whether in muddy boots, sandy flippers, or veterinary scrubs.” Cristian Samper, President... Read more..

A groundbreaking new exhibition of works by legendary artist Louis Comfort Tiffany will fill the Lyndhurst Mansion and gallery this summer. Charting the development of Tiffany’s career from the 1870s through the early 1900s, the display features more... Read more..

From River Journal: Over the past 15 years, I had the distinct pleasure of working with a man who was fun loving, professional and genuinely interesting.  I will miss him.  ~  Robert Bonvento / Publisher Read more..

Creativity is king this month as our schools tap into the innovative instincts of our students in many ways and on multiple levels: an author shares insights on illustrations with the very young; teams find new, unexpected and fun ways to meet (and greet)... Read more..

Tarrytown resident, James W. Cobb, was recently honored by the Westchester Region NAACP ACT-SO Coalition at its 35th Annual Community Service Award Breakfast. The event was held at The Riverview in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Read more..

The Wells Fargo Stagecoach made an appearance in Tarrytown to celebrate the Grand Opening of the newest model home at One Lighthouse Way in Hudson Harbor. The Stagecoach is a living symbol of the company’s heritage of service. 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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