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by Maria Ann Roglieri

THANKS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS

WatercoolerTarrytown’s Kimberly Marcus has been a busy bee. She and Melissa Baer co-organized TEDxTarrytown, an independently run event under a license from TED in order to connect different ideas and people in the community. The event will be held on 10/22 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater; for more information see https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/24323.

Kimberly Marcus and Anita Marshall, Rabbi David Holtz and Rev. Susan Copley also organized the March for Justice & Against Hate which was held on August 28. Finally, Marcus organized a rally (Solidarity #Charlottesville) in response to what happened in Charlottesville. The rally was held on August 13 in Tarrytown.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to local National Merit Semi-finalists: Maeve Brennan (Sleepy Hollow High School);  Vinay Bijoor, Carly Griffin-Fiorella, Ariana Kyimpopkin, Paul Lapey, Grace Rubin, Benjamin Susswein, Alexander Wenstrup (Hackley School); and Rebecca Cadenhead (Dobbs Ferry High School)

NEW MONTHLY DISCUSSION GROUP AT WARNER LIBRARY

You may want to join this new monthly discussion group comprised of entrepreneurs, small business owners, managers, business leaders, and those who are simply interested in continued learning and growth – covering a combination of newly published and classic business books. October’s book will be Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. No business experience necessary! Discussion open to all. First meeting: Thursday, October 5 @ 7 p.m. Please call the Reference Desk to sign up 631-7734.

ATTENTION RUNNERS

Coming October 28: Get ready for the 8th Annual Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K! For more information go to http://www.rivertownrunners.org/sleepy-hollow-10k/.

RIVERTOWNS FOODIES UNITE!

RewardExpert’s ranking of the 2017 “Best American Foodie Towns,” ranked Tarrytown as one of the best in the country. The site analyzed 100 cities and towns with populations less than 100,000 and evaluated them on nine key metrics. According to its findings, roughly 13 percent of Tarrytown’s 270 restaurants have five stars on Yelp, Trip Advisor, and other review websites. The site particularly commended Cellar 49 and RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen.

The Annual Harvest Fest at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 7 with activities, crafts, live music, and seasonal fare. There will be hayrides, cooking activities and educational tours throughout the property. For more information go to http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/visit/harvest-fest17.html

Baked by Susan, a bakery in Croton, has opened a second location in Tarrytown. The new storefront, at 25 Main St., opened the first week of August and shares the space with Eatarry, known for its focaccia paninis and breakfast items. Go to www.bakedbysusan.com for more information.

PROJECT RUNWAY AT LYNDHURST

Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown served as the backdrop for contestants on an episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway, which aired on September 14. The reality show, hosted by model Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, focuses on fashion design with contestants competing against each other to create the best clothes.

NEW FIRE BOAT FOR TARRYTOWN

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mount Pleasant) announced he secured $325,000 in state funding for a new fireboat for the Village of Tarrytown. The money was awarded from the State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM Funds) through the state budget. The boat is larger and equipped with modern technology.

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