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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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June Leschek/Jason Moore Tie the Knot

June Leschek and Jason Moore are pleased to announce their marriage on July 17, 2017, at the Lyndhurst Mansion.  The marriage was officiated by the Reverend Louis Zeppone on the sweeping lawn of the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, NY.  The groom’s parents host... More »

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Switch-Hitting SH Shortstop Selected for Top Tier Americans Squad

by Tom Pedulla –  Julian Guzman of Sleepy Hollow is 10 years old. He stands 4-foot-9 and weighs 85 pounds. He is not afraid to dream big. When Guzman speaks of his desire to play in the major leagues someday, the thought does not seem far-fetched. Already he i... More »

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Irvington Pitcher Overcoming Setback to Pursue His Dream

by Tom Pedulla – Right-hander Jake Weintraub of Irvington seemed to have everything going for him in his pursuit of a college baseball scholarship. With a mid-80’s fastball, he had the arm strength to accompany his imposing 6-foot-7, 195-pound presence on the ... More »