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Heard Around the Watercooler October 2015

CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Mary Pastell, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, who celebrates her 104th birthday on October 5th.  Born Mary Russo in 1911, Mary lives in the house where she was born, on Elm Street in Sleepy Hollow.  A birthday celebration in Mary’s honor will take place at the Senior Center on October 6th. AWARDED Irvington High School seniors Madison ... Read More »

Heard Around The Water Cooler September 2015

AWARDED The New York State Library has awarded construction grants to four public libraries in Greenburgh. The grants, which are supported by a $14 million capital fund appropriation in the 2014-2015 state budget for the construction and renovation of public libraries and public library systems in New York State, are being awarded to the Warner Library (Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow), as well ... Read More »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

April 2015 Heard Around the Watercooler

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WON Irvington High School science research student Ethan Tardio won first place in the molecular biology poster session category at the 30th Annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the University at Albany on March 12. This symposium represented 41 high schools across New York State. Ethan presented his research on “The Role of Macrophages in Metastatic ... Read More »

March 2015 — Heard Around the Watercooler

PLACED 450 science research students from the Westchester region presented their studies at the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium on February 7.  Sleepy Hollow High School senior Elizabeth Sobolik placed first in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category, and senior Colin Atkinson placed fourth in Computer Science in the Power Point Division. Elizabeth and Colin will advance to the ... Read More »