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Heard Around the Watercooler October 2015

CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Mary Pastell, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, who celebrates her 104th birthday on October 5th.  Born Mary Russo in 1911, Mary lives in the house where she was born, on Elm Street in Sleepy Hollow.  A birthday celebration in Mar... More »

Tarrytown Resident Thankful for Support Received Battling Cancer

| by Rick Pezzullo | Tarrytown resident Lauren Novotny firmly believes in life everything happens for a reason, but when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2010 at the age of 31, she didn’t feel prepared to tackle the new hurdle in front of her. “I wa... More »

Tarrytown Teen to Star in New Family Channel Sit-Com

| by Elizabeth Nutig | Watch out Judd Apatow, Demetri Martin and Patton Oswalt, because there’s a new kid in town. He’s funny, he’s dark, he’s witty, AND he’s only 15. Simon Cadel is one of a kind, and is about to star in The Family Channel’s newest sitcom The... More »

Inquiring Photographer: What is your favorite Day Vacation and why?

| by Alexa Brandenberg | Pete Loja, 20 Tarrytown “I like to take my two dogs for walks on the Aqueduct Trail.  I find it relaxing.”             Leo Letter Carrier in Tarrytown “I usually just stay home, relax, and enjoy the day off.  I like Ocean City, MD, but... More »

Former Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Porn Charges

| by Rick Pezzullo | Former Mount Pleasant Police Chief Brian Fanelli could face four years in prison after pleading guilty July 27 in federal court to possession of child pornography. Fanelli, 56, who worked for Mount Pleasant Police for 32 years and took ove... More »

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 »

How Being Part of the SHADE Program Has Shaped My High School Years

|  by Heather Colley  | As a junior midway through the third quarter of my third year in high school, I can reflect on the time I’ve spent in high school in terms of “Before” and “After.”  Before, I had been a part of many community service programs, most of t... More »

July 2015 – Heard Around the Watercooler

WON Sleepy Hollow resident Jeffrey Friedkin won first prize in the 6th Annual 2015 Westchester County Amateur Photo Contest with his photo “Family Passage” taken in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The exhibit is on view at the Howard and Ruth Jacobs Family Gallery in... More »

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How My Stay in New York City Profoundly Changed Me

By Fabienne Schneuwly – I visited the United States of America for the first time at the age of 16. My trip led me from my home in Switzerland to a place called Menlo Park in California. I traveled on my own and stayed for a month. Everything was huge and exac... More »