Sally Kellock Retires as What’s Happening Editor

For more than a decade, this newspaper has been committed to providing our readers with “What’s Happening,” two pages in each issue listing all types of events taking place each month in the rivertowns.

With a special category for Seniors, “What’s Happening” includes listings, with brief descriptions of each daily event, whether entertainment, a celebration, a library reading, a special class, or a flea market – whatever – most often numbering more than one-hundred items. They also appear on our website.

Diligently gathering and compiling those listings each month, “What’s Happening” Editor Sally Kellock has been handling the work voluntarily since its inception. It is with a great amount of gratitude for her toil that we announce that this issue marks Sally’s final effort for the newspaper. She is taking a well-earned retirement from her remarkable contribution.

It is Sally’s second “retirement.” For 33 years, she worked for UNICEF, including 18 years in the field. She was based in Peru, Zambia, Kenya and Bangladesh as a Senior Program Officer before returning to the New York headquarters where she was in charge of implementing technical and administrative aspects of the Emergency Operation in Afghanistan. Her final assignment was as Senior Recruitment Officer in the Division of Human Resources.

While in the field for UNICEF, her role included helping the government develop programs for children and their families, writing up the program for UNICEF Board approval, ensuring necessary supplies, equipment and funds were delivered and monitoring and reporting on implementation.

Consequently, Sally, a Tarrytown resident for 26 years, has been responsible for “What’s Happening” in many ways during her careers. Once again, all of us at The Hudson Independent are very appreciative of her dedicated and diligent maintenance of these valuable pages in our community newspaper.

We are also pleased to announce that, beginning with the August issue, veteran Hudson Independent reporter Neal Rentz will be handling the “What’s Happening” assignment. He can be contacted at: nealrentz@yahoo.com.

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