Lifestyle

Proper Weight Vital for Staying Healthy

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|  by Robert Kimmel   |   Shedding those extra pounds is a key to a healthy lifestyle, but apparently many Americans have not mastered the necessary strategies to lose weight — or just don’t make the effort. Recent national studies show that about two-thirds of adults over the age of 20 are overweight, and nearly a third of all ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow’s Red-Hatted Women Defy and Celebrate Aging

The Red Hatters at Sleepy Hollow’s River Grill. Back row (L to R): Mafalda Tornello, Josephine Galgano, Eleanor Hunt, Elaine Byrnes. Seated (L to R): Molly Helwig, Emma Serena, Irene Amato — Photo by: Krista Madsen

|  by Krista Madsen  | Sleepy Hollow’s Mafalda Tornello, in her late 80s, fondly recalls the sweet, very walkable village she grew up in, when you could get everything you needed here and near – thread at Woolworth’s, three shoe shops, dress stores, and Beekman Avenue was loaded with mom-and-pops that “suited the times.” She remembers when the embankment down ... Read More »

Two New Places to Drink and Dine in Tarrytown

Bibille

|  by Linda Viertel  |  Tarrytown’s Main Street has just expanded the village’s food and drink offerings exponentially, with the opening of Bibille, serving Korean fusion food, and The Oath Craft Beer Sanctuary across the street. Bibille, housed in the former Chibouste site, and The Oath, located at the previous Santa Fe Restaurant spot next to the Music Hall, have ... Read More »

Irvington Farmers Market Opens on Sunday, May 31

Irvington’s 2015 market has switched from its Wednesday offering to Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., “With a whole new ‘hands on’ board (literally –  we are meeting in May to make hand-painted signs for the market and our vendors), and, with it, a new look, new website, and new energy,” said Pascale Le Draoulec, the Irvington Farmer’s Market ... Read More »

Brrzaar Yogurt Café Opens at the Irvington Train Station

Brian and Michelle Leddy, owners of Irvington's Brrzaar Yogurt Cafe.  Photo: Sunny McLean

|   by Linda Viertel  | Inside the newly renovated Irvington train station, Brrzaar offers a charming venue serving frozen and fresh yogurts accompanied by a variety of appealing topping choices, artisanal coffee, and a unique iced coffee taste treat from New Orleans – French Truck Cold Brew Coffee. Owners, and newlyweds, Michelle DeForest Leddy and Brian Leddy, frozen yogurt consumers ... Read More »

Irvington Theater Manager Wins International Festival Awards for Debut Film

Gregory Allen

When Gregory Allen took on the position of Irvington Town Hall Theater manager last year, his extensive list of achievements included award-winning author, speaker, stage producer, and actor.  He can now add award-winning film director to his credits. At the 2015 Boston International Film Festival (April 16th-21st), Allen won the Indie Soul Best Director Award for his short film, “Mother” ... Read More »

The Upcycled Terrarium

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|  by Marcie Cuff  |   No matter what color your thumb is, you are certain to have success with an indoor terrarium. A terrarium takes just minutes to assemble—it’s like making a layered taco dip. But you can’t eat it. Terrariums are generally filled with undemanding plants and are less susceptible to pests and disease. If you are plant-challenged, ... Read More »

New Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Market to Open in May

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market

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 »