Halloween on Hudson

New Jack O’Lantern Stamps Unveiled at Historic Hudson Valley Blaze

by Rick Pezzullo Historic Hudson Valley kicked off the new season of its annual The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze on September 29 with the unveiling of the United States Post Office’s Jack O’Lantern stamps. Both the stamps, which feature four different photographs of carved pumpkins, and The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze® celebrate the American symbol of Halloween. This is not ... Read More »

Inquiring Photographer “What Do you Enjoy Most about Halloween Season Locally?”

by Alexa Brandenberg Tracy Brown Sleepy Hollow “I like that people from other states and other countries come to Sleepy Hollow to celebrate Halloween with us.”   Max Leary, 15 Sleepy Hollow “The mini-golf at Warner Library”   Luke Armogan, 8 (and Eva, Lily, Kyra, Ayra) Irvington “I like the different Halloween foods, like the pumpkin-shaped cookies.”   Vera Vyssotski, ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is Also for the Living

By W. B. King Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow’s favorite literary son, Washington Irving, once said: “Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” For the approximately 15,000 tourists who visit the famed Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to pay respects to Irving and other well-known interred “residents” ... Read More »

Viewfinder: Remembering 9/11

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The Village of Irvington marked the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks with a ceremony at Scenic Hudson Park. Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown officials gathered at Patriot’s Park.   Fozzie and his handler, Stefani Cohen (right), greeted a teen volunteer during 9/11 Day of Service held by UJA-Federation of New York and the Harold & Elaine Shames JCC on the ... Read More »

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Milestone Marked in Tarrytown

By Rick Pezzullo The installation of the 100th public electric vehicle charging station by New York State was marked in September during a ceremony at Pierson Park in Tarrytown. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) made the announcement during National Drive Electric Week, a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of the widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and promote the benefits ... Read More »

Paws Crossed Officially Opens Elmsford Animal Shelter

Paws Crossed President Jennifer  Angelucci and Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner cut ribbon at shelter’s opening. 
—Photo: Kevin Luker

by Robert Kimmel If you are looking to adopt a canine companion or a feline friend, Paws Crossed Animal Rescue in Elmsford is prepared and eager to meet those needs following its celebratory grand opening last month. The official ribbon cutting drew hundreds of people to the September event, virtually a year to the day the facility at 100 Warehouse ... Read More »

Watercooler – October 2016

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WON Jack Rjeili, a 2016 Sleepy Hollow High School graduate, won first place in the Natural Category of the American Association of Physics’ Teachers Photo Contest. Rjeili’s winning photo, Snow Sheet, depicts a snowdrift at the entrance of Sleepy Hollow High School; his physics teacher at SHHS was Leila Madani. To view the winning photo and read about the physics ... Read More »

Oktoberfest Enjoyed in Sleepy Hollow

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The annual Oktoberfest community event in Sleepy Hollow included homemade German food from “Gutes Brot U. Mehr,” children’s games, jumping castles, German bakery treats and music, souvenirs from “Bella’s Boutique” and JP Doyle’s Oktoberfest craft beer courtesy of Brian Doyle and Nick Bell. — Photo by Sunny McLean Read More »

Irvington Seniors Having the Time of Their Lives

Bill and Carol Gazzetta have been dancing ever since they met.
— Photo by Krista Madsen

by Krista Madsen The seniors of Irvington are such a lively bunch it wasn’t surprising to learn they do the Midnight Run. They do not in fact sprint in the middle of the night but rather make 150 sandwiches each month that get distributed to Manhattan’s homeless. That’s just one activity in the densely packed calendar the Irvington Senior Center ... Read More »