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A Pediatrician Brings House Calls Back to the Rivertowns

by Barrett Seaman –  Jessica Sullivan’s two-and-a-half-year-old twins, Teagan and Clare, were due for a checkup. Rather than pile into the car and then sit for an hour or more in a crowded waiting room filled with sniffling kids and impatient parents, they sta... More »

Anne Myers and Rita Milo. —Photo by Tom Pedulla

Beautification Committee Helps Brighten Up Holidays in Irvington

by Tom Pedulla –  Irvington would not have the same festive appearance or the same warm spirit for Christmas and other religious holidays if not for the leadership of Anne Myers and Rita Milo, co-chairs of the village’s Beautification Committee. Myers, Milo an... More »


Tarrytown Resident Releases New Christmas Album

by Kevin Brown –  Melinda DeRocker, a local Tarrytown resident, performed for a large gathering of friends and supporters celebrating the release of her newest album, “Christmas Time is Here,” on a blustery Saturday night in November. DeRocker grew up in the d... More »


New Novel by Irvington Librarian, Written for Young Adults

by Barrett Seaman Tom Evans has been living virtually his entire life with the central characters in his new novel, Where Do The Children Play? (Black Rose Writing 2018). Like the twin boys, Wesley and Rory, he and his twin brother spent their early years in f... More »

Russell Shorto

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 »


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 »


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 »


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

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

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 »


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 »


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 »