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Two Major Renovation Projects in Progress at Phelps Hospital

|  by Robert Kimmel  | Anyone entering the Phelps Memorial Hospital Center’s grounds in Sleepy Hollow will recognize that major renovations are underway. The two current construction projects are designed to provide the hospital with a new MRI facility equipped with an advanced, top-of-the line MRI device and a “specious, beautifully appointed lobby,” as described by Phelps. What was its ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow High School Spreads the Word to End the Word

|  by Zoe Kaplan  |   On April 21, students at Sleepy Hollow High School celebrated “Spread the Word to End the Word” –  a campaign that focuses on removing the R-word (retarded) from everyday vocabulary. While the R-word used to be medically sound, in recent years it has developed a negative connotation. In order to promote this campaign, students ... Read More »

Taking the Plunge

The Fourth Annual Penguin Plunge, sponsored by F.A.C.E. (Fundraising and Community Events of Irvington), was held April 26 at Matthiessen Park Beach. Among those taking a dip in the Hudson River was Irvington Trustee Christina Giliberti.  —Photos by Sunny McLean Read More »

Weather Shines Again for Rubber Duck Derby and Healthy Kids Day

The Rotary of the Tarrytowns’ annual Rubber Duck Derby raised more than $14,000 that will be returned to the community in the form or grants and scholarships. The Derby on April 25 was held in conjunction with the Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day at Patriot’s Park. With the eighth consecutive “good weather” day for the dual event, hundreds of children ... Read More »

Mexican Students Visit EF School at Inter Cultural Fest

|  by Fabienne Schneuwly  | The EF International Language School in Tarrytown was recently home to more than 200 students from different regions in Mexico. The delegation, which came for the first EF IQUF Inter Cultural Fest in New York, arrived on March 30 and stayed on campus for two weeks full of new experiences. During their period of residence ... Read More »

Inaugural TEDx Tarrytown Women Event Scheduled

One hundred rivertown residents will come together on Thursday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the inaugural TEDxTarrytownWomen event, a day of networking and dialogue. The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, was organized by community volunteers and is aimed at creating dialogue as well as giving people a forum to share their passions, ... Read More »

New Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Market to Open in May

Come and support the river towns’ new, vibrant, and abundant farmers market! An invigorated Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Market (TaSH) will have a grand opening on Saturday, May 23, from 8:3 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Patriot’s Park; parking is available across the street at the Paulding School, and giveaways will be distributed on opening day. With music, kids activities and around ... Read More »

Trilogy Consignment: Modern, Vintage and Artisan Clothing and Accessories

|  by Linda Viertel  | When Heather Reid decided to open her consignment store in Tarrytown, she named it Trilogy – a description of her featured clothing and accessories collection: 1) modern, 2) vintage and 3) artisan. Her curated collection of second-hand items from differing decades, in a multitude of styles and sizes, all have a certain timelessness. “Customers get ... Read More »

SH High Principal Gets Attention Featured in Clinton Video

|  by Katy Kachnowski  | It did not surprise many Americans when Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency on Sunday, April 12. However, there was one surprise in the video announcement: Sleepy Hollow High School’s very own Principal Carol Conklin-Spillane. Conklin was approached at the beginning of April. “I got a call from a friend who asked if ... Read More »

New Irvington Laws Aim to Stave Off Wrecking Ball

|  by Barrett Seaman  | When the Irvington Historic District Committee (IHDC) held public information sessions two years ago in an effort to resurrect a 10-year-old plan to designate much of the village’s business district as “historic,” many local owners voiced fears that the plan would lead to yet another layer of regulatory restrictions on what they could do with ... Read More »

Rubber Duck Derby and Y’s Healthy Kids Day Brings Hundreds To Patriot’s Park

Credit: Margaret Fox Photography |  by Robert Kimmel  |   The weather cooperated for the eighth consecutive year, as the Rotary Club and the Family YMCA at Tarrytown combined their resources for a day of fun, entertainment and excitement at Patriot’s Park, Saturday, April 25. Under sunny skies, crowds of kids and grownups  enjoyed both the Y’s Healthy Kids Day activities ... Read More »

Oh Where, Oh Where Should The Dog Park Be? Irvington Struggles to Find Common Ground for a Location that Offends the Least Number of People

| by Barrett Seaman  | They met in a secluded field that, for obvious reasons, cannot be named. It was just past dawn, and after some preliminary roughhousing, some stick and squirrel chasing and…well, tending to personal matters, they left their minders shivering in the morning chill while they, the dogs of Irvington, got down to business. “When are we ... Read More »

Tarrytown Celebrates Earth Day – 2015

|  By Martin Hauser  | Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council Tarrytown will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 18th, with work gloves, rakes, garbage bags and orange vests for the annual Village Clean-Up Day. The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council, the Tarrytown Lakes Committee and the Friends of Neperan Park will combine their efforts this year. Volunteers will meet at 10:00 AM at ... Read More »

Greenburgh Nutrition Program Reopens at Neighborhood House

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | Seniors in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and the surrounding area are enjoying nutritious, hot lunches daily in the refurbished dining area at the Neighborhood House in Tarrytown. Last month, village officials, members of the Neighborhood House Board of Directors and local service organizations celebrated the Greenburgh Nutrition Program relocating to the Neighborhood House, located at the ... Read More »

Like Second-Hand Smoke, Idling Engines Harm Our Children

| by Greg Galloway|   Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council When it comes to idling in your car or truck, what you don’t know can definitely hurt you, your car, and your pocket book. Not to mention potentially get you in trouble with the law. There was a time when engines worked more efficiently after warming up for a few minutes, ... Read More »

Tarrytown Loses Appeal in Manhole Fatalities Case

| by Rick Pezzullo |   The Village of Tarrytown recently lost an appeal of a state Department of Labor ruling that it violated safety regulations in the Labor Day 2010 manhole accident that claimed the lives of a village DPW employee and a volunteer firefighter. However, it remains unclear what the ramifications are of the January 29 decision in ... Read More »

Development Along Tarrytown Riverfront Taking Shape

| by Janie Rosman |   National RE/sources developer, Joe Cotter, continues to be busy building down by the Tarrytown riverfront. Phase One of the approximately 25-acre Hudson Harbor development (which will ultimately consist of 238 residences north of West Main Street) is complete. Cotter started with 20 condominiums in the Stonehouse, fashioned after Rockefeller’s Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Parents Organize Academic Summer Camp

| by Elaine Marranzano |   Surprised by the lack of summer school for young children, local parents are organizing something of their own to fill the gap. Sleepy Hollow residents Michael Kampen and Rachel Schroeder are spearheading efforts to create an academic summer camp for children about to enter first grade in the Tarrytown School District. “When our daughter ... Read More »

First ‘Mayor for a Day’ Event to be Held in Sleepy Hollow

| by Rick Pezzullo |   Three Sleepy Hollow residents will be honored on Saturday, March 7 during the first “Mayor for a Day” event initiated by Immaculate Conception Church. Nicholas Bell, Brian Doyle and Armando “Chick” Galella will be recognized by Village Mayor Ken Wray and the Board of Trustees at 9:30 a.m. at Village Hall and treated to ... Read More »

Tiffany Tourism Trail to Open Next Fall in Irvington

The Village of Irvington has something exciting to look forward to next fall. In August, the Hudson River Valley Greenway awarded Irvington $2,500 for the creation of a Tiffany Tourism Trail. The Hudson River Valley Greenway is a program that promotes projects that help improve communities, whether economically, culturally, or environmentally. Irvington hopes the creation of the trail will do ... Read More »

Halloween Season an Economic Boom for Area

Last year’s media frenzy around the television show Sleepy Hollow is fueling this season’s tourism in its namesake village and Tarrytown. Greater Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce co-president Theresa McCarthy, who tended bar this time last year at Tarry Tavern, said, “We had extra staff, ordered extra inventory, and couldn’t keep up with the crowds.” She added that the ... Read More »