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  • swimming safety from westchester county health deptIf your summer plans include a trip to a beach or pool, County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD have some advice to keep you safe.  “County pools and beaches are open for the season and we have worked hard to ensure that our resident’s safety is first priority,” Astorino said. “Never swim in areas that are marked closed and it’s always good to remind children to swim near lifeguards.”

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  • Soil & Water Achievement AwardsCounty Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that nominations are being accepted for the first annual achievement awards of the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District. The awards will recognize activities and projects, completed within the past three years, that promote the conservation, management and restoration of soil and water resources in Westchester County.

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  • Keith Safian - Phelps Memorial HospitalPhelps Memorial Hospital Center marks a significant milestone this month, when Keith Safian celebrates his 25th year as President and CEO. Under Safian's leadership, the 238-bed full-service community hospital has grown to become a leading healthcare provider and major economic force in Westchester County.

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  • Katherine Thayer - GE Star Scholarship WinnerKatherine Thayer a graduated senior at Sleepy Hollow High School, has been recognized with a $3,500 GE STAR Award by the GE Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of the General Electric Company. 

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"Viva Italia!" at Kensico Dam Plaza - July 27

Italian Heritage FestivalEnjoy the culture, music and food of Italy at the Italian Heritage Celebration, Sunday, July 27, from noon to 7 p.m., at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The event is part of a series of cultural heritage festivals held in the parks on weekends during the summer.

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Golf in the Afternoon - Play and Save

Dunwoody Westchester County Golf CoursesGolfers at five Westchester County courses can save up to 24 percent by teeing off after 2 p.m. on weekdays this summer. County Park Pass holders pay $44 for 18 holes after 2 p.m. and $25 for nine holes during super twilight, a savings over the $49 and $31 already discounted regular rates.

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Dancing in the Moonlight at Playland this Summer

Milt Gerver Orchestra at Rye PlaylandSwing and sway to the romantic music of the Big Band era played against the backdrop of moonlight streaming across Long Island Sound when the Milt Gerver Orchestra performs on Fridays, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 on the boardwalk at Playland Park in Rye. Rain date is August 8.

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Westchester County Nature Center Programs-July 2014

Lenoir Preserve YonkersSummer is here and Westchester parks offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. From the Sound Shore to the Hudson, from Yonkers to Yorktown, there are Westchester County parks to enjoy in every season. Enjoy July's programs at the Nature Centers. All programs are free and open to everyone.

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swimming safety from westchester county health dept If your summer plans include a trip to a beach or pool, County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD have some advice to keep you safe.  “County pools and beaches are open for the season and we have worked hard to... Read more..

Marya Ugolnik, Elizabeth Philips, David Severance Sleepy Hollow Resident Marya Ugolnik Recipient of Westchester County Association’s Young Professional Scholarship. On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20 new graduates of Volunteer New York!’s signature program, Leadership Westchester, were celebrated in an... Read more..

hispanic festival Join the fun and enjoy the rich culture and Latin traditions at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Sunday, July 20, noon to 7 p.m., at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.
Now in its 32nd year, the event will bring together representatives from over 20... Read more..

Polish Heritage Festival Experience the rich culture and history of Poland during the annual Polish Heritage Celebration at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, Sunday, July 13, from noon to 6 p.m.
There will be live Polka music and dancers in traditional dress performing... Read more..

MTA logo The MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission is soliciting ideas on how to improve New York’s transportation system for the coming century from the general public as well as invited experts at meetings of the Transportation Reinvention Commission scheduled... Read more..

Soil & Water Achievement Awards County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that nominations are being accepted for the first annual achievement awards of the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District. The awards will recognize activities and projects, completed... Read more..

Keith Safian - Phelps Memorial Hospital Phelps Memorial Hospital Center marks a significant milestone this month, when Keith Safian celebrates his 25th year as President and CEO. Under Safian's leadership, the 238-bed full-service community hospital has grown to become a leading healthcare... Read more..

Tomando Control de su Salud Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has announced that the county is seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers to teach workshops that will help seniors manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and heart... Read more..

july-4th-commute In advance of "getaway days" such as this Friday (for July 4), Clever Commute compiles a "Getaway Day Report" for our premium customers who will be taking the trains out of NYC on Thursday. Clever Commute was founded in 2006. We therefore have rich and... Read more..

Katherine Thayer - GE Star Scholarship Winner Katherine Thayer a graduated senior at Sleepy Hollow High School, has been recognized with a $3,500 GE STAR Award by the GE Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of the General Electric Company.  Read more..

Fireworks at Rye Playland One of the surest signs that school is out and summer has begun is the arrival of fireworks displays in two Westchester County parks each year. Fireworks shows at Playland Park in Rye start off with a bang, with shows choreographed to music held every... Read more..

Left to right: Phyllis Lerner,  Mary Case Friedner, Karen Stroub,  Elvira Aloia and Marcene Hedayati. Marcene Hedayati, Broker & Managing Partner of William Raveis Legends Realty Group, along with her four partners, Elvira Aloia, Mary Case Friedner, Phyllis Lerner and Karen Stroub, are thrilled to announce the opening of their newest office in Hastings-on-Hudson. ... Read more..

Sam & Jimmy Back in the Day A person who protects, guides, or watches over a person can be defined as a shepherd.  In the case of two, born-and-raised-in-Irvington young men, today’s vernacular, “I’ve got your back,” is equally applicable. They met in pre-school; they remember... Read more..

Vacations can teach you about investing Summer is almost here — which means it’s officially vacation season. You may be looking forward to “getting away from it all,” but, as you know, vacations actually require a fair amount of planning. And it might surprise you to learn that some... Read more..

Rich Alexander - Firefighter Helmets The painting might not look like a traditional oil painting but it’s still a winner. Rich Alexander is still quite pleased that his image of firefighters’ helmets took the honorable mention prize of the 2013 Torrit Grey Competition put on by the Gamblin... Read more..

back to school Summer is here, but I know many parents out there are already thinking about the next school year.  This is more likely to be true if your child is struggling academically or socially in school and you have concerns about how the next year will play... Read more..

The Ice Cream Shop Detective “It seemed to me I was living a pretty interesting life,” says artist/writer Ronnie Levine, “and with a little bump-up of mystery, adventure, and budding romance, it would make an enjoyable read.”  Her fictional story of art forgery and murder... Read more..

senior reflections It’s that time of the year again, school is almost over, the beach beckons, and high school seniors across the country are preparing to make one of the biggest transitions of their lives. While the idea of freedom and all-you-can-stand partying is tantalizing... Read more..

backyard playhouse When we bought our house here in Tarrytown, it came equipped with a ready-made backyard playhouse that I assume was built to code. It was a little worn down, yes, but had good bones and our children, just toddlers at the time, took to it with abandon.... Read more..

day trippin in the Hudson Valley The Hudson Valley has a wealth of cultural and recreational venues for the whole family. Explore events taking place throughout the region, all within driving distance. Put your tourist caps on and discover the great things our area has to offer for kids,... Read more..

Sleepy Hollow’s  Elizabeth Sobolik at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Summer is just around the corner, but before it arrives, our local schools have served up a new Principal, Skyping sixth-graders, and a surprise visit from Marvel Comics! Read more..

pirates on the hudson The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow summer season gets off to an entertaining start thanks to a pair of family-friendly events from Historic Hudson Valley. Pirates of the Hudson: The Greatest Story Never Told storms Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow on Saturday, July... 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..

My brother and I were my parent’s world. The special bond we all had was rooted in my parent’s  departure from Ireland in the 1950’s, where they had both come from large families - my mother was the oldest of ten and my father was one of eight. Their... Read more..

Okay. Not to sound like too much of a whiner, but I am so done with this winter and we are only 17 days in!  It doesn’t help that my birthday happens to fall on the Winter Solstice, a rip-off all around – not only is it the shortest day of the year,... Read more..



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