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  • Seymour ScharfCounty Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that 95-year-old Seymour Scharf, a retired fiduciary and long-time volunteer, fundraiser and supporter of programs throughout Greenburgh, will be the top honoree at the 32nd annual Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 5.

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  • home for the holidays in BriarcliffAs sure as the leaves must fall and be blown away – more often these days by the rhythmic buzzing of a gas-powered leaf blower – the holidays arrive once again in Briarcliff Manor. High school students have more work that ever as the semester winds down and the Todd School kids can be seen with ever thicker layers of sweaters and jackets. Inexplicably, the middle school students continue to wear shorts and tee shirts even as the thermometer plunges.

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  • ThankfulA story has gone viral in recent weeks about a young woman who has incurable brain cancer and intends to end her life through physician-assisted suicide, legal in Oregon, where she and her family moved in order to live her final months by her own choices.  She had a bucket list of places she wanted to visit and things she wanted to do, and she has crossed everything off the list. 

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  • A Christmas Carol at Old Dutch ChurchFresh on the heels of receiving standing ovations at 39 sold-out performances during Historic Hudson Valley’s Irving’s “Legend” event in October, master storyteller Jonathan Kruk returns to the Old Dutch Church in December for Dickens’ “Christmas Carol.”

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MTA Announces Service Plans for Four-Day Thanksgiving Weekend

MTA Metro NorthTrains and buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate on special schedules on Wednesday, November 26, through Sunday, November 30, to accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend.

Read more: MTA Announces Service Plans for Four-Day Thanksgiving Weekend

 

Village of Irvington Receives Soil and Water Conservation Commendation

Irvington ReservoirCounty Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced the recipients of the first annual Soil and Water Conservation Achievement Award, a recognition sponsored by the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Coaches of NY Raptors Ice Hockey Program Receive Service Award

Coaches of NY RaptorsThe Coaches of the New York Raptors, a not-for-profit special ice hockey program open to children and adults with disabilities, received the Rosemarie Siragusa Memorial Youth Service Award at a recognition ceremony held on November 19 in White Plains.

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99 Year Old Volunteer is Celebrated at Phelps

Edna Coggins of Ossining was treated to a birthday party hosted by the Volunteer Department at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center.  Mrs. Coggins, who  has been a volunteer at Phelps for 22 years, turned 99 years young.Edna Coggins, who has been volunteering at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center since 1993, was recently honored by the Volunteer Department on the occasion of her 99th birthday.  Phelps President Keith Safian was among the guests who attended the celebration. Edna is Phelps’ oldest volunteer and considers every day she can help out at Phelps a day to celebrate.

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Seymour Scharf County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that 95-year-old Seymour Scharf, a retired fiduciary and long-time volunteer, fundraiser and supporter of programs throughout Greenburgh, will be the top honoree at the 32nd annual Westchester Senior... Read more..

Sleepy Hollow High School students Thalia Criollo,  Ashley Pesantez-Quesada, Cristian Yuqui, Jeffrey Asante, Daniel Elia, and Joseph Galasso at the reception  at the Museum of the Moving Image. Seniors Win Third Place in Regional Video Contest Sleepy Hollow students from Participation in Government and Contemporary Issues, 12 Honors, placed third in Con Edison’s Get Out the Vote video contest. The goal of the contest, open to all middle school... Read more..

Jamie Nadler Student’s Dementia Science Research Published in Medical Journal. “My grandfather passed away from Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia,” said Briarcliff High School student Jamie Nadler, explaining why she chose to study dementia for her science... Read more..

home for the holidays in Briarcliff As sure as the leaves must fall and be blown away – more often these days by the rhythmic buzzing of a gas-powered leaf blower – the holidays arrive once again in Briarcliff Manor. High school students have more work that ever as the semester winds... Read more..

Vincent DeSantis Vincent DeSantis of Irvington, Vice President of Finance and CFO of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, has been named Westchester CFO of the Year among companies with more than 500 employees.  The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Westchester County... Read more..

polishing silver It’s never too early to prepare your home for the holiday season.  Whether you plan to host a holiday dinner, have overnight guests, throw an intimate cocktail party or a blowout bash, or plan on traveling to see friends and family, the weeks between... Read more..

Thankful A story has gone viral in recent weeks about a young woman who has incurable brain cancer and intends to end her life through physician-assisted suicide, legal in Oregon, where she and her family moved in order to live her final months by her own choices. ... Read more..

Make Your Move So many in the baby boom generation are asking the same question, "What do I do with the family home now that mom and dad are no longer able to take care of it?" You may also be facing this decision for yourself. Should you downsize and move into a more... Read more..

Dr. Barbara Kapetanakes Dr. Barbara Kapetanakes is happy to announce that she recently added divorce mediation to the services she already provides as a licensed psychologist.  Dr. Kapetanakes is a therapist who has worked for over 20 years with divorcing couples and their... Read more..

A Christmas Carol at Old Dutch Church Fresh on the heels of receiving standing ovations at 39 sold-out performances during Historic Hudson Valley’s Irving’s “Legend” event in October, master storyteller Jonathan Kruk returns to the Old Dutch Church in December for Dickens’ “Christmas... Read more..

Thanksgiving Bounty It’s almost Thanksgiving, a holiday that once celebrated the harvest season. Although many of us today may not be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather on Thanksgiving with our loved ones to share whatever “bounty” we may have. But... Read more..

Irvington High School Happy Thanksgiving! Before you sink your knife and fork into your turducken, check out some of the latest news from our area schools. We have nationally-recognized schools, a high school science project publishing results in a prestigious medical journal,... Read more..

Festive Stroll Committee members, Debra Kittay, Kim Woody, Kathleen Pedowitz  (all OCC board),  Barbara Cochran Kostman and Phyllis Coon The Festive Stroll of Homes, long the traditional harbinger of the holiday season in the Briarcliff area, will take place this year on November 21 and 22, and will benefit the Ossining Children’s Center. Home tours are scheduled for Friday, November... Read more..

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center An agreement has been finalized for Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY to join the North Shore-LIJ Health System. The agreement, signed by North Shore-LIJ President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dowling and Phelps Chair Richard... Read more..

Rivertowns Progress Report 2014 Irvington For many months at the Tarrytown Village Hall discussions were held regarding the Historic Commons [HC] Zone. According to Village Administrator Mike Blau, “The Board acted on the amendment to the zoning code, map and comprehensive plan amendments on... Read more..

Rivertowns Progress Report 2014 Irvington Sleepy Hollow Village Administrator, Anthony Giaccio, is keenly aware of issues and events. Several years ago, Sleepy Hollow secured approximately $250,000 in grants to fund the renovation of the lighthouse, an historic property. Read more..

Rivertowns Progress Report 2014 Irvington Our villages are managed by dedicated professionals who seek the best methods for carrying out daily operations, do more with less and coordinate special projects that enrich our lives as residents. Irvington The Town Hall Restoration project is ready... Read more..

Rivertowns Progress Report 2014 Irvington Road paving in the Village of Briarcliff Manor concluded ahead of schedule. Successfully bidding out the milling for the roads this year, Phil Zegarelli, Village Manager of Briarcliff Manor, stated, “Milling takes the road down to the base level and... Read more..

veterans day interviews Tuesday is Veterans day. Starting tomorrow evening at 8 PM  (Friday, November 7th) about a hundred and twenty five different half hour interviews with veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict will air on public access TV non stop until late Tuesday... Read more..

County Golf Course Discount The air is crisp, the leaves are gorgeous and the discounts are great! So grab your clubs and head out for some late season golf and take advantage of the discounts that begin Monday, November 3 at five Westchester County courses. Read more..

Tarrytown Music Hall Ticket Raffle For only $45 per chance, you can win two great tickets for EVERY Music Hall show in 2015! We are only selling 1,000 of these, so you stand a MUCH better chance of winning than getting hit by lightning... Tickets will be located downstairs in Orchestra... Read more..

Town of Greenburgh Logo Some residents have asked--what action steps has the town taken to to publicize the fact that the Frank's Nursery on Dobbs Ferry is for sale on November 18th. The town has retained the services of GA Keen Realty Advisors to oversee the auction of the... 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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