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  • Irvington’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan is underway. The committee had its first meeting with the public to discuss the process of the 2017 plan update in mid-February. In an effort to involve Irvington residents, the committee has been delegated into five Working Groups, each with its own general range of issues, and will be comprised of residents ready to work through those issues and potentially come up with solutions.

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  • This article is Part II concerning Ossining’s proposed “Roundabout.” Last month River Journal (RJ) discussed the local opposition to Mayor Victoria Gearity’s proposal for a roundabout in the historic business district. Recently, RJ sent a number of questions to the Mayor, and listed below are her responses.

    RJ: What problem or problems does a roundabout correct in the downtown business district?

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  • As we slide into February and enjoy our first solid dumping of snow, students in the region have lots to celebrate aside from snow days. This month we Talk Science, introduce a mobile book display, come in third at FIRST, and correctly locate the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

    Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown

    Middle School Lego Robotics Team Enjoys Home-Field Advantage

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  • Garden stools have long been a decorator favorite for their versatility, functionality, and beauty. These drum or barrel-shaped stools have been a part of Chinese tradition for over 1000 years, have been imported to the West for over 300 years, and continue to be a useful, attractive addition to homes today. The humble garden stool is just as at ease in a student’s studio apartment as it is in a vast, vaulted-ceilinged room, can be easily moved around within a home or from apartment to apartment, and adds style and color wherever it’s placed.

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Latest News

Foundation Celebrates Local Businesses at Annual Benefit

On Saturday, April 22, the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns will host its Annual Benefit, this year named, “A Tale of Two Towns.” The event will be held from 7pm to midnight at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. The gala event is one of the largest fundraisers for the Foundation, featuring live and silent auctions, a raffle, as well as additional giving opportunities.

Read more: Foundation Celebrates Local Businesses at Annual Benefit

 

From River Journal...

This column used to be a regular feature, but like a favorite Uncle of mine was fond of saying, “Used-to died.” For the purposes of this Winter Issue we shall resurrect it.

I want to invite our readers near, far and in-between to a special performance of a one-man show I wrote and have fine tuned over the past two years. Entitled “Aging – a Bad Rap” this stage performance is about life in its myriad of stages and conditions.

Read more: From River Journal...

   

Sleepy Hollow’s LDC...Where’s the Development?

Sleepy Hollow’s Local Development Corporation (LDC) is the owner of 27 acres of land referred to as the East Parcel of the former General Motors site. The lion’s share of the site is rigorously being developed by Edge-on-Hudson, with fill being delivered from barges and trucks along with the demolition of the entire existing concrete base.

By comparison, the Chairman of the LDC, David Schroedel, has requested an extension from the Sleepy Hollow Planning Board for beginning to bring in fill.  On January 19, the Board granted a one-year extension to Mr. Schroedel, who was initially granted approval for fill in January of 2016. 

Read more: Sleepy Hollow’s LDC...Where’s the Development?

 

In Briarcliff... Pavilion Pushes Forward

A major and highly visible threshold recently appeared over Briarcliff Manor’s Law Park Pavilion as it received its new “backbone.” Following the near-total destruction of the iconic Pavilion at the heart of Briarcliff’s recreation facilities in December 2015, there is now a new truss and roof system being painstakingly reset.  Village Manager Phil Zegarelli stated that the rebuilding is slated for completion in early May 2017, ahead of the traditional Memorial Day opening of the Village’s pool and park facilities.

Read more: In Briarcliff... Pavilion Pushes Forward

   
Over 250 competitors and spectators filled Yoo’s Martial Arts on Saturday, February 11, to watch and compete in the 7th Annual Hong Ik Martial Arts Festival – an annual tournament for ages six and up showcasing martial arts skills and energy cultivation.... Read more..

The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce and Local Ossining Businesses urge your support for a public referendum opposing the Roundabout project at the Historic Five Corners – Main & Spring Streets, and $500,000 taxpayer-funded bond passed by the Ossining... Read more..

The Sleepy Hollow St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is proud to announce that Kelly Murphy, Tarrytown, will be the Grand Marshal of the 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Leading the parade with Kelly will be her Aides (and the communities... Read more..

Before you go running for the hills because you saw a Brussel sprout or two nestled between all the delicious morsels of butternut squash and parsnips, stop and give this recipe a try. The combination of sweet cranberries coupled with the bright lemon... Read more..

Irvington’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan is underway. The committee had its first meeting with the public to discuss the process of the 2017 plan update in mid-February. In an effort to involve Irvington residents, the committee has been delegated into five... Read more..

As we slide into February and enjoy our first solid dumping of snow, students in the region have lots to celebrate aside from snow days. This month we Talk Science, introduce a mobile book display, come in third at FIRST, and correctly locate the Papahanaumokuakea... Read more..

Garden stools have long been a decorator favorite for their versatility, functionality, and beauty. These drum or barrel-shaped stools have been a part of Chinese tradition for over 1000 years, have been imported to the West for over 300 years, and continue... Read more..

Local Ossining resident and presidential historian, William Reynolds, is displaying some of his extensive collection of presidential memorabilia at the Ossining Public Library in celebration of President’s Day. Located in the “Hallway Gallery” on... Read more..

Phelps Hospital was recently honored by the Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve at a gala held at the Rockefeller estate Playhouse, a Normandy-English style building designed by Duncan Candler in 1927. Daniel Blum, President and CEO of Phelps... Read more..

Anne Emison Harmon, of Irvington-on-Hudson, NY (since 1962) died of lung cancer at age 83 on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at her home with her loving family around her.  She is survived by her husband Howard, son James, daughter Julia, grandson Julian,... Read more..

I get it . . . you’re busy, you’re tired, the kids are driving you nuts and there is laundry to fold. I’m sure the last thing you want to do now after working all day is put on your chef hat and make a gourmet meal. Before you go dialing the local... Read more..

Dr. Sundaram Ravikumar, a Vascular Surgeon and resident of Briarcliff Manor, mentioned that he “saw the writing on the wall.” He was talking about patients not being able to see their primary doctors quickly enough and going to local hospital emergency... Read more..

Filing a tax return can be a stressful task for anybody. Assembling the data to submit to your tax preparer (if you are not a do-it-yourselfer), making sure that all the income is reported properly and making sure all available allowable deductions are... Read more..

Remember, hope is not a viable strategy…you must plan for your goals.  Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2017! 1. Create emergency savings.  Life is full of unexpected emergencies, and having extra cash on hand can help keep a serious illness,... Read more..

With the start of a new year, most people like to make resolutions to improve themselves, but as a decorator, I admit that my resolutions often tend to be home-improvement oriented. Rather than sign up for sessions with a personal trainer or commit to... Read more..

If one were to compare the activity at Sleepy Hollow’s Edge-on-Hudson site to a ship at sea, “full speed ahead” would be appropriate. The temporary bridge crossing over the railroad tracks on Beekman Avenue has been completed.  The reinforcement... Read more..

Irvington’s Comprehensive Plan (CP), which guides development through zoning, is not that old. In fact, in 2003 the Village passed its most recent Comprehensive Plan which set forth the type of results residents wanted to see regarding development or... Read more..

Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow have been the recipients of a $602,879 grant from New York State. The grant, written by Fiona Mathew, who is contracted by both Sleepy Hollow and Briarcliff Manor, has positive implications for all three Villages,... Read more..

WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service will be offering two types of free eight-week career counseling and life planning programs in public libraries throughout the County this winter. WEBS is sponsored by the Westchester Library System. The first... Read more..

Teatown’s Annual EagleFest, a signature Hudson Valley winter event, will be taking flight with an expanded program at Westchester’s Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson on Saturday February 11th from 9:00am-4:00pm (Snow date Feb. 12). Created by... Read more..

The Westchester County Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for seasonal park rangers to patrol county parks this summer. Applications are due by Feb. 27 and are available online at the Department of Public Safety’s web pages: http://publicsafety.westchestergov.com.... Read more..

Read on for the full list of upcoming events in Westchester County Parks for the weekend of January 27th - 29th, 2017: FRIDAY, JAN. 27 Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains Westchester Knicks vs Raptors – 7 p.m. Go to countycenter.biz... 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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