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Russell Shorto
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Writer Russell Shorto to Speak in Irvington on Latest Book

by Barrett Seaman –  On November 9, narrative historian Russell Shorto returns to the rivertowns as the featured speaker at the Irvington Historical Society’s annual meeting. The author of Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City and The Island at... More »

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High Energy Khan Overcomes Short Stature with Explosive Drive

by Tom Pedulla –  Football, even high school football, tends to be a big man’s game. Do not tell that to Awvise Khan of Dobbs Ferry. Although he hardly strikes an imposing figure as a fullback and defensive nose guard at 5-9, 180 pounds, he found ways to compe... More »

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Hackley Junior Quarterback Excels On and Off the Gridiron

by Tom Pedulla –  “Stay ready.” Reserve players in all sports constantly hear that from coaches. Easier said than done. When players lose a competition for a starting position, staying ready becomes as much of a mental challenge as it is physical. Opportunitie... More »

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High School Twins Hold Fundraiser

Twins Isabella and Alexandra Block, who are seniors and varsity swimmers at Ardsley High School, created the idea for a swim-a-thon to help Nursing Beyond Borders, a non-profit organization that sends nurses to some of the most impoverished communities and orp... More »

Cameron Allan Trumpet
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Sleepy Hollow High Student Proud to Salute Veterans

Unsung Heros by Tom Pedulla –  Cameron Allan, a senior at Sleepy Hollow High School, is a young man of action. When he attended a Memorial Day ceremony at Patriots Park four years ago and a taped version of Taps malfunctioned, he took steps to ensure that thos... More »

David Janes
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David Janes: Creating Community Through East/West Relationships

Our Neighbors by Linda Viertel –  In 1999, when David Janes was recruited by the non-profit, International Partnership for Service Learning in New York City, he and his wife, Patty (Vice President, Science, Math, and Art, Scholastic Classroom Magazines), “coul... More »

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Local AYSO Coach Follows Mother’s Footsteps in Volunteering

Unsung Heroes by Tom Pedulla –  Like mother, like daughter. Like mother, like son. When Patricia Evans saw her mother, Hilda, volunteer on behalf of numerous organizations, she decided to take it to another level. She devoted more than 30 years to the Tarrytow... More »

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SH Middle School Student Aiming for College Soccer Scholarship

by Tom Pedulla –  The pursuit of excellence in sports can often feel like a solitary journey. Not for 11-year-old soccer player Julissa Casiano. Her ever-cheering grandparents, Mariana and Oscar Segarra, played the sport in Ecuador before they immigrated to th... More »

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Heard Around the Watercooler

by Maria Ann Roglieri –  National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists Congratulations to Luca Brown (Sleepy Hollow High School), Ethan Chang, Braden Donoian and Chrysmine Wong (Irvington High School), and Henry Lin and Annika Braun (Hackley School) for joining th... More »

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HVWC Student Showcase: Eric Odynocki

Another round of a new series from the Hudson Valley Writers Center (HVWC) showcases excerpts from students in various genres and across ages and backgrounds. For more information on classes and events at the HVWC, visit writerscenter.org. by Eric Odynocki –  ... More »

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Irvington Soccer Standout Excited About Starting Career at Brown

by Tom Pedulla –  Zoe Maxwell serves as a prime example of the profound impact sports can have on the development of a girl or boy. She described herself as shy and a bit unsure in her early years before her father, Max, encouraged her to play soccer when she ... More »