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  • 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 of 1997. 
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  • 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 understand and manage our increasingly complex world, one that demands strong and broad-based skills, global understanding, and ample doses of empathy and compassion.

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  • 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, as if Christmas and Hanukkah aren’t quite enough unto themselves.  There is the neutral-toned “woodland” Christmas with it’s many shades of cream, winter white, and silver tipped pine cones; the “vintage” Christmas complete with expensive needlepoint stockings knit by someone you’ve never met; and the hipster minimalist look with it’s abstract interpretation of a Menorah or a Nativity scene carved from eco-friendly wood in which one can hardly detect a difference between Joseph, Mary, and the wise men.

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  • “Where did I leave my keys?”

    “Have you seen my cell phone?”

    “I’ll always remember…..what’s his name??”

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A Look at 2017…From a Village Perspective

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 of each.  Some responses are brief; others are detailed.  Some answers are unique to their Villages, while others seem to be shared among the five communities that share boundaries along Route 9.

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Something Delicious in the Air

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 the aromas from freshly baked breads, coffee cakes, pastries and brewing coffee. Maria Trindade, born in Portugal, has either managed or owned bakeries for the past 35 years. Her attention to detail can be seen and tasted throughout the shelves and display cases of 25-or-so different cookie selections along with 25-plus pastry choices.

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Then & Now

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 has happened in twenty years, including of course, the building of a new Hudson River crossing and the start of the removal of the old TZB.  At some point during my time here in the sister towns that feed the TUFSD, I remember the announcement that minority students had become the majority in the classrooms, solidifying our reputation as a district of diversity.

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Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Announces Heritage Development Grant Program

The Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA) are pleased to announce the availability of $55,000 in matching grants through the 2018 Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Heritage Development Grant Program. This annual grant program offers funding for programming, interpretation, and marketing projects that support the mutual goals of the HRVNHA and applicants.

Read more: Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Announces Heritage Development Grant Program

   
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..

Westchester educators clearly are a savvy group. They grasp fully that true learning can never come from study and homework alone, but from first-hand experience. From trekking through a forest, collecting data or setting sail on the Hudson, writing to... Read more..

Now through Saturday, November 25, the Tarrytown Music Hall will be partnering with the Food Bank for Westchester and hosting a food drive. Please join us once again, as we attempt to “FILL THE HOUSE!” with holiday grocery bags. Together we will fill... Read more..

In the aftermath of the deadly domestic terrorist attack in lower Manhattan, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today outlined a series of anti-terrorism initiatives in place to ensure the public’s safety and said that police patrols have... Read more..

The Mayor [Bill de Blasio] was asked about the homeless sleeping on the subways and one of his first words in response was "MTA." New Yorkers get the Mayor is making every attempt to distance himself from the Transit Authority, but they aren’t fools.... Read more..

In a bipartisan effort to maintain open space and protect the region’s watershed and natural resources from future development, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced $400,000 in funding to preserve the 172-acre Stuart’s Fruit... Read more..

Autumn is finally upon us, bringing a bounty of beautiful squashes, apples and other tasty seasonal products. While these products may be available at the supermarket year round they certainly do not taste as good as they do right now in their peak season.... Read more..

Enforcement and collection of taxes are but two of the responsibilities the Internal Revenue Service is charged with, and often the most daunting to taxpayers. While your tax audit risk may be low (0.70% of all individual returns filed in 2016 were selected... Read more..

You may have one or more qualified retirement plans, such as a 401(k) through an employer or an individual retirement account (IRA), but do you have a Plan B? While it’s not a savings or investment vehicle, a Plan B can help you make more confident... Read more..

The Masters School is an independent day and boarding school for grades 5–12 that empowers independent thinkers through active intellectual exploration. Located on 96 beautiful acres, the School embraces a diverse and vibrant convergence of ideas, cultures,... Read more..

I will start off by saying, actually exclaiming, that I, my family and the few friends I retain after 20 years in the newspaper business, relish going to the Castle in Tarrytown. I will add that, as with any great experience, like a good marriage or raising... 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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