Sunday, December 17, 2017
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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.

Read more: A Look at 2017…From a Village Perspective


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.

Read more: Something Delicious in the Air


Our 20th Anniversary Issue

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. 

Read more: Our 20th Anniversary Issue


Winning the Battle Against Memory Loss

“Where did I leave my keys?”

“Have you seen my cell phone?”

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

Read more: Winning the Battle Against Memory Loss


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