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Roles Reverse as an EF Host Family Is Hosted Abroad

by Constance Kehoe –  Flying over the Alps for the fourth time in two weeks, heading home to Irvington from Geneva, the tune from “Both Sides Now” came into my head. Our former EF “daughter” Selma Memic whom my husband Kevin and I hosted in our home two years ... More »

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Hudson Independent Forum Examines Current State of Journalism

by Robert Kimmel –  It was clear from the beginning of The Hudson Independent’s Warner Library forum, entitled “Invasion of the Truth Snatchers: American Journalism in an Age of Bubbles, Tweets and Fake News,” that the state of the news business is not good. “... More »

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Bethany Arts Community Caters to Artists of All Ages and Disciplines

  by W.B. King In the fall of 2015, David Lyons had a vision—a mission—to create an environment where various forms of art could be learned, produced, shared and celebrated. His goal came to fruition in January 2018 when the Bethany Arts Community (BAC) made i... More »

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Westchester Symphonic Winds to Celebrate 30 Years

by Barrett Seaman –  One flautist is a banker; the oboist-cum-French horn player is a veterinarian.  Among the 60-some musicians who make up the Westchester Symphonic Winds (WSW) ensemble are internet sales reps and programmers, doctors and lawyers and a speci... More »

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High School Females Learn About Running for Political Office

by Charlene Weigel –  The list of reasons why I shouldn’t be here is staggering. People say you are too dumb. Too shy,” State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins confided to 43 female high school students from around Westchester County. She reflected on her challen... More »

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Rivertown Teens Talk Politics and Engagement

by Charlene Weigel –  You see something on social media. You look at it more. You get riled up, and want to take action,” said Emma Sylves-Berry, a senior at Sleepy Hollow High School. “Now, more than ever, students are involved.” With Jamie Kramer, a junior a... More »

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Tarrytown Music Hall to Launch Summer Programs for Youth

  by Rick Pezzullo –  The Tarrytown Music Hall is teaming up with theater educator Peter Royston to offer summer workshops to aspiring youth. The Music Hall Academy, utilizing traditional concepts of creative mentorship, will help youngsters develop vital life... More »

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Teen Travel Camp Being Offered in Sleepy Hollow

by Kevin Brown –  Seizing on a missing opportunity for local kids who are too old for summer camp but too young to work over the summer, Matt Arone, Sleepy Hollow Recreation Superintendent, is trying out a something new in town.  For kids entering 7th, 8th or ... More »