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Eileen Fisher worker creates PPE to help with COVID-19 epidemic
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Eileen Fisher Making Masks and Other PPE in Irvington

by Rick Pezzullo –  Eileen Fisher will be transforming its corporate office in Irvington into a personal protective equipment (PPE)-making facility to help keep healthcare workers safe as they combat the coronavirus. The brand is partnering with state and loca... More »

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New York State’s PAUSE order: Who Can Stay Open?

Here are the guidelines for which business entities can and cannot remain open:   This guidance is issued by the New York State Department of Economic Development d/b/a Empire State Development and applies to each business location individually and is intended... More »

Inside view of Makers Central warehouse.
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Makers Central: A Rising Tide Approach to Business

by Annabelle Allen –  Makers Central is an incubator for small maker businesses. Founded in June 2019 and located at 84 Central Avenue in Tarrytown, the creative warehouse is home to five individual businesses, each of them turning out hand-made, high-quality ... More »

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Jazz Forum: A Club and an Art Venue with History

by Lisa Genn –  This place is full of objects that we love. They represent all the love this place is filled with,” Ellen Prior said, smiling broadly, during a recent interview at the Jazz Forum. Vibrant, colorful art adorns the gray walls—walls specially pain... More »

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Valet Parking Now A Prospect For Dobbs Ferry’s Restaurants

By Barrett Seaman It’s not news that there is a shortage of parking in the rivertowns. But it is news when a local restaurateur, owner of Dobbs Ferry’s The Rare Bit, comes up with a plan to help reduce congestion AND help local businesses, including his own. A... More »

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A Grand Opening

The Pallas Kundalini Yoga & Meditation owner and lead teacher Shakti Sita Kaur was joined by the Rivertown’s Chamber of Commerce and Dobbs Ferry Mayor Vincent Rossillo at the grand opening of its studio’s storefront on 77 Main Street in Dobbs Ferry on January ... More »

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Main Street Atelier – A Cool New School in Tarrytown

by Elaine Marranzano –  An atelier is a workshop for artists that is basically a studio. Now two Tarrytown residents have opened their own atelier and are welcoming students who want to learn the fine art of drawing and painting figures, portraits and still li... More »

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Holiday Shopping in the Rivertowns

2019 Gift Guide by Barbara Moroch –  There’s no place like home for the holidays…to celebrate with family and friends, to delight in the festive displays throughout the communities, and to shop for unique gifts from local merchants! Now’s the time to take a br... More »

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The Swan’s House Opens in Tarrytown

by Barbara Moroch –  Home is where your story begins,” author Annie Danielson once said, and that’s something Arthur Gandy and Sara Swan have taken to heart. She made a career out of studying fine art and fashion design. He made a career in carpentry. Together... More »

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iPic Theater in Dobbs Ferry to Close Monday

By Rick Pezzullo The iPic Theaters Westchester will screen its last film this weekend as the Dobbs Ferry theater will close as part of a company restructuring. The official closure will be on Monday, November 11 and follows parent company, iPic Theaters, filin... More »

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The Swan’s House Opens in Tarrytown

by Barbara Moroch “Home is where your story begins,” author Annie Danielson once said, and that’s something Arthur Gandy and Sara Swan have taken to heart. She made a career out of studying fine art and fashion design. He made a career in carpentry. Together, ... More »

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New Rivertowns Service: Fitness Equipment Repair

by Barrett Seaman –  Don’t you hate it when your elliptical machine breaks down and you can’t find the part needed to fix it? Not just individual fitness equipment owners but clubs, gyms and companies that offer their employees a way to work out on premises al... More »

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Fred Astaire Tarrytown Celebrates 20 Years and the American Dream

by Alexander Roberts –  They came to the United States with $2,000 and a dream. Dancing partners since the ages of 15 and 13 in the Ukraine, Sasha and Olga Bylim achieved worldwide recognition in 1989 when they were invited to represent the Soviet Union in a b... More »

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Jewish Business Network to Host Breakfast Forum in Tarrytown

by Alexander Roberts – The Jewish Business Network (JBN) will host a Business Breakfast Forum on Thursday, September 12 (7:45-9:45 a.m.) at the DoubleTree in Tarrytown and features an array of business leaders, headlined by Mario Gabelli, Founder and CEO of GA... More »

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9/14 from 11 am to 5 pm

Save the date! Saturday, September 14 Rivertown Public Market at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hudson Independent is proud to support the Rivertown Public Market as an official media sponsor. For a complete list of vendors and updates about... More »

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Seaman Speaks to Rivertowns Rotary

At the group’s August 20th meeting, Jean Sears, president of the Rivertowns Rotary, introduced Barrett Seaman, chairman of the editorial board of The Hudson Independent, who spoke on his experiences as White House correspondent for Time Magazine during the Rea... More »

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Art Studio Geared to the Whole Family Opens in Irvington

by Katherine Cain –  Nestled on the bottom of Main Street in the village of Irvington is the newly opened Art XO Studio, a family-owned and operated studio that offers walk-ins (pay-to-play opportunities to express one’s self artistically), as well as classes ... More »