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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 »

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Blue Hill at Stone Barns Adds Another Feather to Cap

|  by Linda Viertel  |   It should come as no surprise to food-lovers in our region that Blue Hill at Stone Barns, in Pocantico Hills, won the Best Restaurant Award at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards dinner in early May. Blue Hill’s famed chef, Dan Ba... More »

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Heard Around the Watercooler

AWARDED The Neighborhood House in Tarrytown was awarded a $1,000 Arts Alive Project Grant from the ArtsWestchester organization and the New York State Council on the Arts at a recent Arts Westchester awards ceremony attended by New York State Senator Andrea St... More »

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Inaugural TEDx Tarrytown Women Event Scheduled

One hundred rivertown residents will come together on Thursday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the inaugural TEDxTarrytownWomen event, a day of networking and dialogue. The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, was organized by c... More »

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SH High Principal Gets Attention Featured in Clinton Video

|  by Katy Kachnowski  | It did not surprise many Americans when Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency on Sunday, April 12. However, there was one surprise in the video announcement: Sleepy Hollow High School’s very own Principal Carol Conklin-S... More »

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May 2015 — Heard Around the Watercooler

HONORED Irvington residents Ronda Billig and Patricia Ryan, along with White Plains resident Sheila Klatzky, were honored by The Westchester Women’s Agenda (WWA) at WWA’s Celebrating Women’s Achievement Award Breakfast on April 21 at the Eileen Fisher Learning... More »