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  • From pint-sized programmers to budding artists and authors, recycling rangers, remarkable readers, achieving athletes, mellifluous musicians, and most of all, kids who care enough to help other children in need worldwide, students of all ages kept area schools bustling with activity and excitement throughout November and December – with holiday cheer always a shimmering part of the mix.

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  • Regardless of whether you are employed by a company or are in business for yourself, the Tax and Job Act of 2017 will affect you, starting January 1, 2018. Individual employees should revisit the amounts being withheld from their paychecks because tax rates have been lowered and many itemized deductions have been either eliminated or phased out.

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  • Clear out the old and make way for the new! Living in a home bogged down with things we don’t use (or sometimes even want) is no way to kick off the New Year. Freshly curated, cleaned-out spaces, clear countertops, and streamlined closets and cupboards all make room for clearer minds and new treasures in the year ahead.

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  • The grand celebration of the bald eagle will soon descend upon Croton Point Park, a Westchester County park. The 14th annual “EagleFest” has been scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018, a highly anticipated event that will once again take flight over the Hudson River with expanded programming, including a performance by Dar Williams, who The New Yorker calls “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.”

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Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents: A Chorus Line

WBT opened its 2018 theatre season with the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line.  This mega-hit captures the very soul of musical theater, and is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever. This beloved and iconic musical by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante with a brilliant and show-stopping score by Marvin Hamlisch & Lyrics by Edward Kleban, is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the Musical Theatre, the chorus dancers, valiant, over- dedicated, underpaid and highly trained troopers who back up the star and often make them look more talented. The characters portrayed in A Chorus Line are based upon the real life experiences of Broadway dancers.

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Fitness 2018…It’s a Snap

The attention to detail, the willingness to change, and the commitment to providing services that benefit members the most are a few of the reasons why Snap Fitness 24-7 in Tarrytown has made people fitter and happier at their relatively new 69 North Broadway location. Owners Eric Thomas and Melissa Hartnett are not new, however, to the world of health through exercise.

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Gratitude, Compassion & Pride... Resolutions You Can Live With

This is the time of year when people feel the need to make resolutions for what they are going to change for the coming year, be that start up some healthier habits, cut out or reduce some unhealthy habits, finish a project, or take on a challenge. Regular gym attendees comment and snicker about how crowded the facilities get right after the holidays, but even with the best of intentions, most of these New Year’s Resolutions fall by the wayside very quickly.

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New Year’s Resolutions 2018 – River Journal Asks the Mayors

As we settle into 2018, we asked the Rivertowns’ mayors what New Year’s resolutions they have made for themselves and their constituents, and what challenges they expect to encounter. All are approaching the months ahead with a sense of renewal and hope – hope for improvements in communication, sustainability, transportation, housing and much more – all areas that much of the nation is dealing with as well. Their answers reveal both optimism and a shared awareness that true progress is only possible when the commitment to it is strong and supported. It takes a village … and a dedicated leader and team at the helm.

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The New Year is upon us, bringing a fresh opportunity to consider your goals. For 2018, we are taking a different approach to resolutions. Instead of giving you a laundry list of tasks to accomplish, we want to encourage you to make this the year you... Read more..

From pint-sized programmers to budding artists and authors, recycling rangers, remarkable readers, achieving athletes, mellifluous musicians, and most of all, kids who care enough to help other children in need worldwide, students of all ages kept area... Read more..

After a year-long infrastructure build-out, home construction is nearing its start at Edge-on-Hudson, the transit-oriented mixed-use development on the site of the former General Motors Assembly Plant in Sleepy Hollow, NY. The 70-acre site along the Hudson... Read more..

Regardless of whether you are employed by a company or are in business for yourself, the Tax and Job Act of 2017 will affect you, starting January 1, 2018. Individual employees should revisit the amounts being withheld from their paychecks because tax... Read more..

Clear out the old and make way for the new! Living in a home bogged down with things we don’t use (or sometimes even want) is no way to kick off the New Year. Freshly curated, cleaned-out spaces, clear countertops, and streamlined closets and cupboards... Read more..

The grand celebration of the bald eagle will soon descend upon Croton Point Park, a Westchester County park. The 14th annual “EagleFest” has been scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018, a highly anticipated event that will once again take flight... 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..

River Journal reached out to Village Administrators and Managers in Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown, Ossining and Irvington, asking them to summarize the 2017 calendar year. On the following pages are their responses to the same questions asked... Read more..

The day laborers followed by postal workers filter in around 6:45 am. Coffee, bagels, rolls, baked goods and soft conversation fill the Pastry Chef in Tarrytown at that time. Shortly after 7 am office workers, retirees and a host of others breathe in... Read more..

December, 1997.  New local paper.  Coincidentally, it’s also the month I moved into Sleepy Hollow, having moved to Westchester a few years before.  I worked in Rockland and made that commute across the Tappan Zee Bridge for eight years.  So much... Read more..

The Village of Sleepy Hollow was a year old, and heavy industry thrived along the waterfront of its neighbor and rival – Tarrytown. Irvington to the south and Briarcliff Manor to the north knew nothing about our first black and white issue in December... Read more..

If you ever thought November and December were quiet times at Westchester’s schools, think again! Our campuses are well aware of the urgent need to gift tomorrow’s leaders not just with holiday goodies, but with the tools they’ll need to better... Read more..

As I flip through my monthly stack of home décor magazines, I see page after page of perfectly color-coordinated Christmas trees towering over stacks of packages all wrapped in complementary papers.  Each article features a different holiday theme,... Read more..

“Where did I leave my keys?” “Have you seen my cell phone?” “I’ll always remember…..what’s his name??” Read more..

Open Door Family Medical Centers annual Holiday Toy Drive and “Santa Days” have become a welcome source of Holiday cheer for underserved families throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. Each year, the Open Door Foundation collects toys for children... Read more..

Dimitri Achkar grew up around his father and uncles, all of whom built cabinets, tables and chairs among other works of custom carpentry. Dimtiri learned at an early age to do everything from framing to finish work, and actually fabricated moldings in... Read more..

Rivertown Pilates is a boutique Studio located on Main Street in Tarrytown. Having enjoyed a small expansion and mini remodel in the last six years in business, we cater to students’ individual needs, limitations and goals.  The benefit of a small... Read more..

An awards ceremony held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Kumon of Tarrytown, honored the academic successes of local Kumon students.  This year, the center has had the privilege of honoring five students who have begun to study algebra by fourth grade:... Read more..

“While The Business Council remains committed to the principles of tax reform, we are deeply dismayed that the Senate’s bill goes even further than the House by completely eliminating State and Local Tax deductibility (SALT). As we have said repeatedly... Read more..

On Sunday November 19 from 6:30-8:00 PM, the J will host “ARE YOU AT RISK?” a discussion of the BRCA gene: testing, misconceptions and options. Featured speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Offit, Chief of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering... Read more..

For Marcene Hedayati (Lic. RE Principal Broker/Owner) of William Raveis Legends Realty Group the story about how she came to acquire those titles in parentheses, has evolved over time. She had “retired herself out of retail,” after owning seven franchise... Read more..

Located in Pocantico Hills, a short distance from its more famous neighbor, the Union Church, Church of the Magdalene is, nonetheless, as beautiful and special to its parishioners. “I have been a parishioner of the Church of the Magdalene for over 30... 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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