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SENIOR Happenings in March

SENIORS AARP Taxpayer Assistance: Available every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 18 at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 631-7734. Senior Benefits Information Center (SBIC): Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. a trained counselor from SBIC is on hand at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Sign up at ... Read More »

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Proposed Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervisor, has proposed the creation of an ‘Almost Presidential Museum/Library’ to recognize contributions of Hillary Clinton and four other presidential candidates who won the popular vote but lost the electoral college. The new museum/library could be a boost to tourism in Westchester and help a Westchester County college that will host the library. The library ... Read More »

Resources and Activities for Seniors

SENIORS Senior Benefits Information Center: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. a representative from the Medicare Rights Center is on hand at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 631-7734. To ask questions outside regular counseling hours call 269-7765. Senior Van: Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, a van is available for ... Read More »

FEBRUARY, 2017 – HAPPENINGS

Happenings in February  Friday 3 Shabbat Fun: At 4 p.m. for children up to age 5 with an adult at JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown.   Call 366-7898 or visit www.jcconthehudson.org. Literary Evening: At 7:30 p.m. poets Cynthia Manick Read and Mike Lala read from their first collections at Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow. Call 332-5953 or visit ... Read More »

Happenings in JANUARY, 2017

Happenings in JANUARY Monday 2 New Member Center: From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. learn all about the new Shames JCC memberships that begin in June at JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. Call 366-7898 or visit www.jcconthehudson.org. Tuesday 3 Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle: At 7:30 p.m. discuss arts, books and current events relating to women with Rabbi Lisa Izes ... Read More »

Tarrytown Resident Named Food Bank President and CEO

Food Bank for Westchester, the leading organization providing programs for the 200,000 county residents who are food insecure, announced the appointment of Tarrytown resident Leslie B. Gordon as its new President and CEO, effective January 17, 2017. Gordon, a fourth generation Tarrytown resident, has extensive experience at City Harvest developing initiatives to serve the hungry in New York City. She ... Read More »

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by Maria Ann Roglieri Teachers and Scholars Erika Swanson, Sleepy Hollow High School ‘13, participated in the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program, which honors the University of Maryland’s most successful seniors, their designated Maryland mentors and the K-12 teachers who guided the students’ paths.  Scholarships are awarded in the K-12 teacher’s name to a new first-year student from that teacher’s ... Read More »

Happenings in DECEMBER

Happenings in DECEMBER  Thursday 1 How the Jews Invented Musical Theater: At 10:30 a.m. Arthur R. Aldrich explores Jewish contributions through live music, narrative and film clips at JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. Register at http://tinyurl.com/JewsMusic.  Also Dec.8, 15 & 22. “Absolute Tyranny Over These States”: At 7:30 p.m. lecture by Dr. Richard Borkow on what Thomas Jefferson’s words ... Read More »

Sean Chillemi: Ren Shen Healing

by Linda Viertel Oriental medicine, oftentimes described as non-traditional or “alternative,” is becoming an increasingly sought after treatment modality for not only curing aches, cramps and pains, but also diagnosing and relieving the body’s ailments through a variety of therapeutic treatments. And, at Ren Shen Healing, owner and primary practitioner Sean E. Chillemi, MSTOM LA.c, LMT, HHC, brings his credentials ... Read More »

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by Maria Roglieri Insurance Agent Honored At its 100th Annual Meeting held October 17 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR) honored JoAnne Murray, of Allan M. Block Agency, Inc. in Tarrytown, as the HGAR “Affiliate Member of the Year” for 2016. Murray has been a long-time supporter of the Association, sponsoring and attending ... Read More »

“Feed a Family Campaign” Launched During Holiday Season

by Robert Kimmel Indulging heartily in food during the festive holiday period from Thanksgiving through Christmas is a practice followed by many of us; however, that is not the case for the tens of thousands of Westchester residents who don’t have the means to obtain a proper meal. Long a resource to help people in need, The Food Bank for ... Read More »

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HONORED Teatown Board Chair, Howard Permut, was honored by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community™ (HVATC) for his work in planning and creating the only railroad stop directly on the Appalachian Trail (AT). The station, located in Pawling, NY, allows residents of New York City to easily reach the trail, which stretches from ... Read More »

All Shorts Irvington Film Festival (As iFF): Screening and Q & A with Filmmakers and Actors – Followed by “Short Shots” After-Party

Irvington Town Hall Theater Presents International Film Festival and “Short Shots” After-Party on November 12 The second season of the All Shorts Irvington Film Festival (As iFF) will be presented at the Irvington Town Hall Theater (85 Main Street) in two parts: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. The fall program, at 7:30 pm on Saturday, November 12th, will feature 10 ... Read More »

Viewfinder: Remembering 9/11

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 »

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 »

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PUBLISHED Irvington Town Hall Theater manager Gregory Allen’s third children’s book will be published on October 1st. The book, based on a real-life squirrel that Allen found inside the Irvington Theater one day, is called Irving The Theater Nut! A book launch at the Drama Book Shop in NYC (250 West 40th St.) will take place on October 10th followed ... Read More »

Information, Activities and Services for Tarrytown Seniors

SENIORS Senior Benefits Information Center: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. a representative from the Medicare Rights Center is on hand at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 631-7734. To ask questions outside regular counseling hours call 269-7765. Senior Van: Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, a van is available for ... Read More »

The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns’ Youth Members Visit Haiti

by Stefanie Sears Reverend Jeff Gargano and nine young members of The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns spent a week of their summer (July 20-July 27) participating in Helping Hands for Haiti. The teens, Katie Miles, Kevon Lewis, Matt Bischof, Jack Steurer, Juliette Phillips, Tesher Zafrin, Hunter Burnett, Owen Steele, and Nathan Gargano, volunteered while learning about Haiti’s culture and ... Read More »

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WON Congratulations to 2016 Kids’ Club scholarship winners, Daniel Carvajal Jr. and Mayely Vasquez Vega. Selected from a large group of applicants, the two Sleepy Hollow High School seniors will each receive $1,500 toward their college expenses. Daniel will attend Florida Atlantic University this fall to study civil engineering, and Mayely will attend Siena College in Albany to study marketing. ... Read More »

“What’s Happening” – Ongoing Events for August, 2016

Ongoing JCC Registration: Members can register for fall activities at the Harold and Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown starting Aug. 8 online and Aug. 9 in person. Open registration begins on Sept. 6.   Call 366-7898 or visit www.jcconthehudson.org. Field Goods Weekly Produce Delivery: Now available at the Ossining Public Library. Subscribers receive 5 to 8 different types ... Read More »

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AWARDED 13 Irvington High School students who took the National Greek Exam (the only standardized exam on ancient Greek in the country) received awards for their scores. The highly competitive exam was administered in two categories, Beginning Attic Greek and Intermediate Attic Greek; students answered a series of multiple-choice questions that tested their reading comprehension, analysis, and ability to understand ... Read More »

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NOMINATED Congratulations to Sleepy Hollow High School for winning 12 Metro Award nominations for its 2016 musical, “Seussical!” including Best Overall Production. Henry Titcomb was nominated as Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as the Cat in the Hat; Zoe Kaplan was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role as Gertrude McFuzz; and Francis Pace-Nunez, who ... Read More »

Ongoing “What’s Happening” Calendar Events for May

Lightscapes: Evening display of sculpture, light, sound and special effects at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. May 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-30. Call 366-6900 or visit www.hudsonvalley.org. The Meditative Life: May 6 – 25 at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. Call 747-5555 or visit www.burnsfilmcenter.org Jazz Sessions: The greats on camera May 12 –June 9 at Jacob Burns Film ... Read More »

Numbers by Day, Easel at Night for SH’s Lisa Santo

Lisa Santo has no problem using both hemispheres of her brain. By day, she is a financial advisor in New York City, dealing with facts and figures, processing reams of financial, economic and investment information, formulating strategies to help meet her clients’ complex portfolio challenges: all prototypical left-brained behaviors. After work, though, when it’s time to relax at home in ... Read More »

Oversized Ducks and Women Underneath Symbolize Annual Derby

by Robert Kimmel Two oversized yellow-plumed duckys have become fixtures, poised atop the starting bridge over Andre Brook at Patriot’s Park before each heat of the annual Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns’ Rubber Ducky Derby. For the ninth consecutive Derby, late last month, they drew the crowd’s attention as they dropped hundreds of the little rubber duckys from baskets into ... Read More »

Warner Oral Histories: Life in the Van Tassel

by Krista Madsen The Van Tassel (lovingly called “VT”) is no ordinary apartment complex. Its history is rich and fascinating, as we discovered from a handful of long-time residents who gathered at the latest Warner Library Oral Histories session. Some facts: • The bas relief medallions flanking the top of the main entrance are portraits of explorer Henry Hudson and ... Read More »