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Ticked Off! A Small Bug Looms Large in Summer Season

|  by Krista Madsen  | These things are certain: death, taxes…and, here in the Northeast add to this dreadful list: ticks. Judging from the fast and abundant feedback I got when I started asking who’s out there in our midst suffering from Lyme Disease, these t... More »

Sherry Saturno
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Tarrytown Director Films Documentary on Investing in Humanity

  |  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 healthcar... More »

Chef Dan Barber;
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Blue Hill at Stone Barns Adds Another Feather to Cap

|  by Linda Viertel  |   It should come as no surprise to food-lovers in our region that Blue Hill at Stone Barns, in Pocantico Hills, won the Best Restaurant Award at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards dinner in early May. Blue Hill’s famed chef, Dan Ba... More »

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Proper Weight Vital for Staying Healthy

|  by Robert Kimmel   |   Shedding those extra pounds is a key to a healthy lifestyle, but apparently many Americans have not mastered the necessary strategies to lose weight — or just don’t make the effort. Recent national studies show that about two-thirds o... More »

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
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Sleepy Hollow’s Red-Hatted Women Defy and Celebrate Aging

|  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 Beekma... More »

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The Upcycled Terrarium

|  by Marcie Cuff  |   No matter what color your thumb is, you are certain to have success with an indoor terrarium. A terrarium takes just minutes to assemble—it’s like making a layered taco dip. But you can’t eat it. Terrariums are generally filled with unde... More »

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Castle Hotel & Spa: A Place of Peace and Tranquility

|  by Fabienne Schneuwly  | On a Tarrytown hilltop, with a breath-taking view of the Hudson River and surrounded by acres of manicured gardens, sits a picturesque castle built in the 19th century. The majestic building, formerly belonging to General Howard Car... More »

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Spring Into NaturalFit Pharmacy in Irvington

|  by Dylan Etzel  | It’s been almost eight months since NaturalFit Pharmacy opened at 104 Main Street in Irvington. Spacious shelves now brim with new products, ranging from cold remedies to locally crafted candles. Customers fill and refill prescriptions, as... More »

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Like Second-Hand Smoke, Idling Engines Harm Our Children

| by Greg Galloway|   Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council When it comes to idling in your car or truck, what you don’t know can definitely hurt you, your car, and your pocket book. Not to mention potentially get you in trouble with the law. There was a ti... More »

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Befriending Solitary Bees — A Hotel for Bees!

| by Marcie Cuff |   Bees have long been known as the angels of agriculture. They provide honey and beeswax, and pollinate wildflowers and crops, including the really great stuff like blueberries and apricots and almonds and melons. Bees are small creatures th... More »

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The Art of Doing Nothing at Buddhist Center in Irvington

| by Krista Madsen | Dharma teacher Robert Chender was talking about the neuroscience behind meditation, among other heady topics, at a recent Sunday morning gathering at Irvington’s Westchester Buddhist Center (WBC), when a flock of geese outside the grand ri... More »