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Blue Hill at Stone Barns Adds Another Feather to Cap

Chef Dan Barber;

|  by Linda Viertel  |   It should come as no surprise to food-lovers in our region that Blue Hill at Stone Barns, in Pocantico Hills, won the Best Restaurant Award at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards dinner in early May. Blue Hill’s famed chef, Dan Barber has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City ... Read More »

RiverArts Presents Multi-Village All-Day and Evening Music Tour Event on June 6

The first annual RiverArts Music Tour will take place on Saturday, June 6 throughout Irvington, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, and Hastings-on-Hudson beginning at 12 p.m.  This inaugural event is modeled after the RiverArts Artists Studio Tour (now in its 22nd year) which showcases works each spring by local visual artists in the river towns community. More than 150 musicians will participate ... Read More »

Proper Weight Vital for Staying Healthy

|  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

|   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

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

|  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

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 »

An Extraordinary Explosion of Music and Wit: The Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble

|  by Morey Storck  | On May 9, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow will have the opportunity to hear and appreciate one of the nation’s foremost wind and percussion ensembles. This unique organization is called The Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble (HVSWE). James D. Wayne is its Music Director and Conductor; Sprague is the Music Department Chairperson and Band Director at ... 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 »

King Garden Designs Transforms Landscapes into Paradise

|  by Dorothy Conigliaro  |   Just when you thought there would be no end to winter, along comes an early breath of spring.  Since it first opened its doors in 2012, King Garden Designs has become a staple in the community, a full service garden design and care practice founded by Irvington resident Charles King Sadler, a leader in ... Read More »

Events at Irvington Town Hall Theater

|  by Gregory Allen  | Irvington Town Hall Theater Manager I can’t believe I’ve been at the Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) for almost a year already. What an incredible time it has been working with so many people who share a common goal of bringing artistic expression to Irvington and the surrounding rivertowns. Nestled into the third floor of ... Read More »

Anything Goes Aboard The SHHS Ocean Liner

|  by Morey Storck  | Anything Goes, is a classic 1930’s Broadway musical comedy; the audience came to the theater to be entertained and to escape, at least for one evening. It was The Depression, after all.  Theatre-goers expected campy jokes, convoluted romance, singable songs and happy endings. Segue to 2015: Julie Colangelo-Dore, who is directing this month’s Sleepy Hollow ... Read More »

Befriending Solitary Bees — A Hotel for Bees!

| by Marcie Cuff |   Bees have long been known as the angels of agriculture. They provide honey and beeswax, and pollinate wildflowers and crops, including the really great stuff like blueberries and apricots and almonds and melons. Bees are small creatures that carry a heavy load. Their cross-pollination is essential to at least 30% of the world’s crops and ... Read More »

The Drive-By Truckers

|by Jordan Becker | If you listen to most radio stations, you are unlikely to hear The Drive-By Truckers, despite the fact that they are often cited as one of the best American rock bands of the last couple of decades. But if you come to see what the band calls the “Rock Show” when it returns to the Tarrytown ... Read More »

This Camelot at WBT is Made From Concentrate

| by Morey Storck |   The first out-of-town tryout of Lerner and Loewe’s widely anticipated new Broadway musical, Camelot, premiered in Toronto, Canada on October 1, 1960. Now, more than a half-century later, audiences at the Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) are watching quite a different version of the show. It was expected that the running time for that initial ... Read More »

Healthy Foods Readily Available in Local Villages

| by Linda Viertel | Healthy foods are readily available, reasonably priced and plentiful in our river towns. So, whether you cook and shop for whole foods, need value-added prepared fare, or want to fill your larder with wholesome drinks and snacks, take time to find nutritious provisions. The benefits are many: enhanced taste and menu variety, an increase in ... Read More »

harvest on the hudson: Spring Eco-Cleaning

| by Marcie Cuff |   Spring is on its way! Here in the Hudson Valley, the last spring frost is typically around Mother’s Day. Soon, you’ll throw those windows and doors wide open. Don’t be caught off guard. It’s time to get all your affairs in order. Spring cleaning is much more pleasant and much less costly with the ... Read More »

An Ounce of Prevention . . . Is Worth a Vaccine!

| by Dr. Brian J. Green, DVM — Sleepy Hollow Animal Hospital | In this age of vaccine hysteria brought about by the recent measles outbreak, a review of what is known, what is fact, what is feeling, what is faith, and what is incontrovertible is important. As it relates to our pets, however, dogs and cats do not claim religious ... Read More »

Camp Directory 2015

| by Janie Rosman |   If the winter blues have you down, then now’s the time to plan for summer. AYSO Soccer Camp Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave., Sleepy Hollow Phone: 914-560-6067 or email: rc@aysotarrytown.com http://www.aysotarrytown.com/camp.html Dates: August 10 to 14, and August 17 to 21 (two sessions) Now in its 16th season, AYSO and Sleepy Hollow Football ... Read More »