Author Archives: John Van Dekker

Tarrytown Teen to Star in New Family Channel Sit-Com

| by Elizabeth Nutig | Watch out Judd Apatow, Demetri Martin and Patton Oswalt, because there’s a new kid in town. He’s funny, he’s dark, he’s witty, AND he’s only 15. Simon Cadel is one of a kind, and is about to star in The Family Channel’s newest sitcom The Wonderful Wayneys.  A Tarrytown native and sophomore at Sleepy Hollow High ... Read More »

Local Music Teacher’s Incredible History Surfaces with Re-Release of Two Albums

| by Tess Weitzner | “I can’t talk right now, I’m at school,” said Greenburgh music teacher Bobby Lance. It was nearing lunchtime when the phone rang. “Just tell me, are you Bobby Lance?” pressed the man on the other end. “I’ve been looking all over for Bobby Lance!” When Lance replied, “Yes, that’s me,” the record label representative hardly paused ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Teams Get Ready for New Turf Fields

| by Heather Colley | Last year, residents in the villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown passed two bonds, totaling $9.7 million, to install two new turf fields, one at the high school, the other at Washington Irving Elementary School. The intent was to improve playing conditions for varsity sports teams, such as football, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse, as well ... Read More »

Irvington Football Coach Confident Bulldogs Will Be Ready to Compete

| by Jonathan Ortiz | For the Irvington Bulldogs, beating the Pleasantville Panthers—the 2014 Division Champions—this September 5 would prove a tough physical test, yet it would also be a promising measuring stick for the rest of the 2015 high school football season. The last time the two teams matched up on September 9, 2014, the score remained 0-0 until the ... Read More »

What’s New at the Irvington Town Hall Theater? Everything!

If you’ve walked along Main Street in Irvington this summer, you’ve likely noticed renovations taking place outside of Village Hall.  Change is happening inside the building as well, especially on the third floor: The Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) has unveiled a new website, ticketing system, and logo—and is about to launch several innovative, new programs in addition to returning favorites. ... Read More »

Classic Songs, Wonderful Voices, Terrific Dancing All Done “Backwards In High Heels” at WBT

| by Morey Storck | “Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did – backwards and in high heels.” That quote is attributed to a l982 “Frank & Ernest” cartoon about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and provides the title for this fast-paced, biographical Hollywood musical currently at the Westchester Broadway Theatre.  It is ... Read More »

Obituaries August 2015-September 2015

Brian Balthazard, 26 Brian James Balthazard, a lifelong resident of Tarrytown, died unexpectedly on August 16. He was 26. Born in North Tarrytown on March 15, 1989, to Brian and Geralyn Balthazard, he graduated from Transfiguration School and Stepinac High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pace University. He was employed at Ernst and Young in New ... Read More »