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Arts Are Alive in Tarrytown Summer Camps

| by Zoe Kaplan | Fourteen years ago, former Tarrytown Superintendent of Schools Dr. Howard Smith asked Alison Paul to “do something with the arts when the buildings are empty in the summer.” With about 30 kids at the time, Multi Arts summer camp was born. Although in an academic location, the camp is focused on creating an environment without ... Read More »

“These Are Our Children”

| by Barrett Seaman | Alone among those who spoke out at the July 20 Irvington village board meeting about Monte Nido’s plan to use 65 West Clinton Avenue as a home for adolescent eating disorder patients, Dr. Mary Bongiovi voiced her approval. Dr. Bongiovi, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University as well as an Irvington resident (though not ... Read More »

What’s Happening

Tuesday 4 Kids Cook with Renana: At 11 a.m. children ages 2-5 learn to make something delicious and healthy at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Registration required. Call 631-7734 or visit www.warnerlibrary.org. “Tootsie”: Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lang and Dabney Coleman showing at 2 p.m. at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Call 631-7734 or visit www.warnerlibrary.org. Thursday 6 Classic Tales ... Read More »

Jesse Rinka Photography

Jesse Rinka (center) and his wife Maria (far right) were all smiles at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Jesse Rinka Photography on Main Street in Tarrytown. Taking part in the festivities were Tina Zagrobeiney and Kevin Kaye from the Chamber of Commerce and Tarrytown Trustee Becky McGovern. — Photo by: Sunny Mclean Read More »

Project to Cut Utility Costs Gains Support in Irvington

| by Robert Kimmel | Sustainable Westchester’s project aimed at reducing utility costs for residents within the Town of Greenburgh is getting a favorable reception among Irvington’s Board of Trustees. Known as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), it would result in having most electricity and natural gas provided to homes and small businesses by a single energy service company, known as ... Read More »

Heard Around the Watercooler

AWARDED Helayna Herschkorn, a resident of Irvington, was awarded a Doctoral Degree in School Psychology from St. John’s University in January, 2015.  Helayna participated in the university’s Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 7th and its Graduation Ceremony on May 17th.  She is the daughter of Nicole and the late Ronald Herschkorn and sister to Candice.  Helayna graduated from Irvington High ... Read More »

Flea Fun Hits Westchester

The “flea” experience has arrived in Westchester.  The Hastings Flea is a monthly, curated, specialty outdoor flea market at the Hastings-on-Hudson Metro North Train station parking lot (131 Southside Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY), overlooking the Hudson River.  At the Hastings Flea, local vendors sell unique, authentic, handpicked and handmade items including vintage finds, antiques, furniture, home goods, comics, crafts, jewelry and ... Read More »

A Local ‘Unsung’ Hero: Creola Solomon

|  by Tess Wietzner  | “To whom much is given, much is required,” proclaimed Reverend Dr. John H. Gilmore. “That’s the scripture that comes to mind when I think of Mrs. Solomon.” Deaconess of Tarrytown’s New Hope Institutional Baptist Church, Mrs. Creola Solomon, 77, has devoted the last 54 years of her life to graciously serving her community. Named “Unsung Hero” ... Read More »

Happenings in July 2015

Thursday 2 Rhythm & Blues Concert: Buddy Guy performs at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Call 877-840-0457 or visit www.tarrytownmusichall.org. Saturday 4 Concert & Fireworks: At 7 p.m. Silver or Lead will perform in Pierson Park, Tarrytown, followed by fireworks at the GM plant in Sleepy Hollow at 9 p.m. Call 631-8347. Pops, Patriots and Fireworks Spectacular: At ... Read More »

July 2015 – Heard Around the Watercooler

WON Sleepy Hollow resident Jeffrey Friedkin won first prize in the 6th Annual 2015 Westchester County Amateur Photo Contest with his photo “Family Passage” taken in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The exhibit is on view at the Howard and Ruth Jacobs Family Gallery in the Greenburgh Public Library through mid June. RECOGNIZED The Irvington High School Girls Track and Field Team ... Read More »

Happenings in JUNE 2015

Monday 1 Johannes Brahms: His Life, Loves and Music: At 10:30 a.m. presentation by Ruth Albert Spencer at JCC on the Hudson. Call 366-7898 or visit www.jcconthehudson.org. Amazing Extracurriculars: At 7 p.m. college prep workshop for middle/high school students and parents at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Call 631-7734 or visit www.warnerlibrary.org. Wednesday 3 Jewish Unity Day Luncheon: At 12:15 ... Read More »

Tarrytown Director Films Documentary on Investing in Humanity

Sherry Saturno

  |  by Stefanie Sears  |   Inspirational. That is one way to describe social worker Sherry Saturno’s new documentary Human Investment. Educational is another. The 20-minute film consists of individual interviews with a group of social workers in the healthcare field that were all participants and speakers at the Care Management Summit at Binghamton University last year. They each ... Read More »

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AWARDED The Neighborhood House in Tarrytown was awarded a $1,000 Arts Alive Project Grant from the ArtsWestchester organization and the New York State Council on the Arts at a recent Arts Westchester awards ceremony attended by New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti.  Led by Neighborhood House Art Instructor, Christina Blatt, the Senior Art Workshop group is ... 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 »

June 2015 — What’s Happening — 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 seniors ... Read More »

Stone Barns Center To Enhance Visitor Experience

Robust programming and ticketed weekend access will deepen understanding of food and farming at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills. Beginning Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture will be making changes to improve how visitors experience the farm. Visitors will need tickets for entry on Saturdays and Sundays. Entrance to the farm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and ... 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 »

Taking the Plunge

The Fourth Annual Penguin Plunge, sponsored by F.A.C.E. (Fundraising and Community Events of Irvington), was held April 26 at Matthiessen Park Beach. Among those taking a dip in the Hudson River was Irvington Trustee Christina Giliberti.  —Photos by Sunny McLean Read More »

Inaugural TEDx Tarrytown Women Event Scheduled

One hundred rivertown residents will come together on Thursday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the inaugural TEDxTarrytownWomen event, a day of networking and dialogue. The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, was organized by community volunteers and is aimed at creating dialogue as well as giving people a forum to share their passions, ... 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 »

May 2015 — Heard Around the Watercooler

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HONORED Irvington residents Ronda Billig and Patricia Ryan, along with White Plains resident Sheila Klatzky, were honored by The Westchester Women’s Agenda (WWA) at WWA’s Celebrating Women’s Achievement Award Breakfast on April 21 at the Eileen Fisher Learning Lab in Irvington.  Highlighting “unsung heroes who have made substantial contributions on behalf of women in Westchester County,” Billig, Ryan, and Klatzky ... Read More »