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TV Show to Film At Tarrytown Location

By Robert Kimmel           The long-vacated Citibank building at 2 South Broadway in Tarrytown is going to be put into use this coming week, but only on a very temporary basis.  It will be used to film a bank robbery scene for the new CBS television series “FB... 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 »

Keith Hamiton Cobb - Tarrytown native
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Tarrytown Native Reflects on Off-Broadway Play and Childhood

by Elaine Marrazano –  Actor, playwright and Tarrytown native Keith Hamilton Cobb brought his award-winning new play about Shakespeare and race in America to the off-Broadway stage this summer after seven years of development. The Hudson Independent caught up ... More »

Margot Gordinier
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Halloween Transcends Time (and Rain) in Irvington

by Paula Romanow Etzel – This year, Irvington was trick-or-treated to a double dose of musical festivities when the forecast for Halloween looked foreboding. Performances staged on front porches around the village have become an Irvington Halloween tradition. ... More »

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ONA Exhibit by Digital Artist Peach Pair: “I Draw with a Mouse”

by Linda Viertel –  Peach Pair could be labeled an outsider artist. As she says, “I am a complete outsider, with no art or computer training, which means, I don’t know the rules I am breaking.” But her complex, lush giclée pieces defy both typical computer and... More »

Tarrytown Music Hall - photo by Tim Thayer
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It’s Kids’ Time at the Tarrytown Music Hall

by Susan Tolchin –  The Tarrytown Music Hall has decided to give children of various ages a way to create their own theatre productions. From In School Residencies to In Theatre workshops, the Music Hall Academy, now beginning its second year, is enriching the... More »

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Irvington High School Teacher Publishes Book About Civil War

by Clara Firpo-Cappiello  — Christopher Barry, a Westchester resident and history teacher of 21 years at Irvington High School, recently published his first book, No Flinching From Fire: The 65th New York Volunteers in the Civil War.  The 65th New York Volunte... More »

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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Back for Record 49 Nights

by Rick Pezzullo –  Halloween is just around the corner, and for the last 15 years The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson has wowed hundreds of thousands of visitors. Presented by Historic Hudson Valley (HHV), the largest non... 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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A New Hal­loween Ghost Story: Mostly True as Far as You Know

by Elaine Mar­ran­zano –   It was a weird Hal­loween. For one thing it was snow­ing. The “white Hal­loween” of 2011 blew in on a Nor’easter which dumped 12 inches of snow on Westch­ester. Trees that still had their leaves caught the snow and snapped un­der the... More »

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Local Couple Starts Innovative Theatre Company

by Susan Tolchin –  He is an accomplished tap dancer and stage actor who performed at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center and in various Off Broadway productions before turning to arts and administrative management at CCNY. She started her acting career perform... More »

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Pair of Irvington Musicians Selected for All-State Band Festival

Two Irvington High School students have been selected to perform at the All-State Festival, which will take place in early December as part of the New York State School Music Association’s Winter Conference. Chaeil (Robert) Yun and Richard Ackerman will both p... More »

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Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Debuts October 10-13

Celebrating “outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American supernatural,” the first annual Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) will happily haunt the rivertowns October 10-13. SHIFF comprises an expansive program of new films an... More »