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  • 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) challenges; music and dance reign supreme...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • It’s finally arrived!  Warm weather, sunshine, and beach-boat-BBQ season! Sadly, for many of us, our only real chance to enjoy this longed-for summer weather during the workweek is while waiting for the morning train, walking from the car to the office, or through a rolled down car window whilst running numerous errands.

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“Preservation of Life — Is The Goal Of It All”

I had the privilege of sitting opposite Office Arcangelo F. Liberatore when he summed up his motto as a Police Officer. “The preservation of life is the goal of it all,” he answered, to my final question. Officer Liberatore has been a police officer for six years, and four of them were in the Bronx at 52 Precinct and 45 Precinct. By his account he patrolled high crime areas within the 52 Precinct and was a part of the “foot post” for Operation Impact.

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Club Fit Instructors Enter ACE Hall of Fame

Liz Mallon, Olivia Kapush  and Karen Cornetz are three women from different backgrounds who have found themselves all on the same journey. Through years of dance, and health and fitness instruction, each of them found their respective ways to Club Fit. They have thrived as teachers, instructors and members of the community. Club Fit is proud of their achievement with the ACE Hall of Fame, each being certified by the American Council on Exercise for 30+ years.

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It Takes a Village – A Taxing Look at Where Your Money Goes

Ah, Westchester! The schools – and, come summer, the pools. The many fab restaurants, the neighborhood haunts. The lush abundant greenery – the gorgeous sprawling scenery. Okay, enough bad poetry, let’s get down to brass tacks, er, taxes. The oft-quoted phrase about the only two things anyone can be sure of in life generally refers to death and taxes, meaning income taxes – though in Westchester the bite is just as strong, if not stronger, for property taxes. Note, too, that according to the Census Bureau 61.4% of Westchester housing is owner-occupied.

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Allow Them To Love Us

I have written in this newspaper before about animals – pets, service dogs, horses, etc. I love animals, have done much volunteer work with animals, including newborn guide dogs, and as a child, actually thought I might become a veterinarian.  Or a zookeeper. I had this image of myself with meat on a long stick feeding a lion. Animals are good for our mental and physical health, they work as service and therapy animals, and my own dog did therapy work for several years spreading cheer.

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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..

It’s finally arrived!  Warm weather, sunshine, and beach-boat-BBQ season! Sadly, for many of us, our only real chance to enjoy this longed-for summer weather during the workweek is while waiting for the morning train, walking from the car to the office,... Read more..

The Garden Club of Irvington, The Hudson Valley Rock Garden Society, Care of Trees and Homegrown Nurseries and Farms cordially invite you to our annual pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale. You will find unique plants for your gardens and containers, deer-resistant... Read more..

School budgets – Mention the words to most home-owners in Westchester and they’ll shake their heads and sigh. They know full well that the bulging budgets must stay robust to keep our children and grandchildren well-educated – and, frankly, whether... Read more..

Spring has sprung – and with it – snow, wind, downed trees, power outages – but wait, that’s all behind us now (we hope)!  Either way, Westchester Rivertowns remain unbowed (even when our trees bend and break!) and undaunted as our spectacular... Read more..

Though I consider myself quite the homebody and an “indoorsy” sort of person, by this time of year I always feel pretty stir-crazy after being cooped up all winter. Spring Fever has me longing to put away my winter coat and boots and haul the patio... Read more..

I was recently at a conference where one of the presentations was on parenting techniques and issues. At one point the presenter was talking about how poorly certain types of discipline and punishment work, and was suggesting other ways to help parents... Read more..

The StepWISEnow Balance Fitness Studio has just opened its doors on Route 9 in Briarcliff Manor. The beautiful, bright, open suite of 3 studios offers a host of Balance and Fitness classes as well as Healing Arts & Wellness Services. Read more..

Candice Guardino was born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island. With her loud Italian family by her side and her unique upbringing headed by her spitfire grandmother, Candice decided to create a theatrical comedy about growing up Italian Style and... Read more..

“Those were the days” – Archie and Edith Bunker’s nostalgic paean recalling a time when “girls were girls and men were men” could easily add a line and remain in keeping with the couple’s desire for – aaah – a simpler time: “when trash... Read more..

As winter draws to a close and the harbingers of spring and summer begin to sprout, our schools continue to not just meet standards of excellence and innovation but set the standards in academics, the arts, athletics and in compassion and caring too. ... Read more..

The newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is the most significant income tax overhaul since the Ronald Reagan presidency. This article is the second in a two-part series on tax reform. While the first article in this series focused on the income... Read more..

We are all weary of winter by this time of year, so why not breathe some life into our homes with lush plants and sweetly-scented Spring flowers to remind us of the warmer weather ahead? Read more..

This is a story about a bridge. Not just any bridge. A new bridge. Not repaired, rebuilt or refurbished, but new. Brand new. A rare thing in the 21st century. Read more..

Open Door Family Medical Centers has announced that it will open its new health center in Sleepy Hollow at 300 North Broadway (Route 9) in late-February. The 12,500 square-foot facility will offer primary and preventative medical care, family medicine,... Read more..

A couple of months ago I wrote an article about the issues swirling around regarding the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the new and better awareness of the level of sexual harassment and abuse that women have endured.  Since then, the #Metoo movement has... Read more..

Most of us know what personal identity theft is either from personal experience or knowledge of somebody who has been compromised. What many don’t know is that business identity theft is a fast growing industry for thieves and scammers alike. What makes... Read more..

On behalf of the Village of Tarrytown and its consulting team, we invite you to participate in the final public workshop for the Comprehensive Plan. Since last spring, the Village has been working on updating its Comprehensive Plan, a document that provides... Read more..

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..



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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