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Community Coalition Celebrates 10 Years

by Charlene Weigel –  Fifteen people gathered on a cold January morning for an unusual 10th anniversary celebration. It was 8:30 a.m. on the first Monday of the new year. Congratulations were toasted with coffee rather than champagne. The group spent a moment ... More »

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SH Boys Hoops Team Make Memories on NBA Court

by Tom Pedulla – The pizza was great, the lights were bright at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, and rarely have fans of the Sleepy Hollow boys’ basketball team felt better about the Horsemen than they did on January 15. No, Sleepy Hollow did not win, staging a d... More »

L-R: Sleepy Hollow High School Regeneron semifi nalists, Tess Kaplan and Samantha Livingston. Far Right: Rishit Gupta from Irvington High School.
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Local Students Semifinalists in Major Science Competition

by Robert Kimmel –  Reaching the semifinalist status of the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020 is no small achievement.  Described as “the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors,” the annual contest w... More »

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First 2020 Baby (at least at Phelps)

At 2:14am on the first day of the new decade, Sandra Gomez of Sleepy Hollow gave birth to a baby girl, Samantha. She weighed in at eight pounds, four ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. She joins an older sister, Lizbeth. Samantha was not the first baby bo... More »

Timothy M. Dolan
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Special Visit

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan celebrated the 5:30 Saturday Mass, November 23, at the Church of the Magdalene in Pocantico Hills. His presence at the Church was the culmination of the Church’s yearlong 125th anniversary celebration. More »

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Irvington Police Officer Recognized with Lifesaving Award

Irvington Police Officer Arcangelo F. Liberatore received the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ (DCJS) 2018 Lifesaving Award for his efforts in saving a child attacked by a rabid coyote in 2018. DCJS Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael C.... More »

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Church of the Magdalene Celebrates Its 125th Year Anniversary

[For images with sound taken during Masses at Church of the Magdalene at which Cardinal Dolan was the principal celebrant, please see https://youtu.be/21VYR78tapU and  https://youtu.be/N9f24BdJOG0  ] By Linda Viertel This year marks the 125th year anniversary ... More »

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A Nobel Laureate Cites SH High Biology Teacher as His Inspiration

by Barrett Seaman –  In early October, it was announced that Dr. Gregg Semenza, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, along with fellow scientists Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard Medical Sc... More »

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Tulip Poplar

For more than two cen­turies, the gi­ant Tulip Poplar pro­vided shade for vis­i­tors to Tar­ry­town’s Pa­triot Park. It was there that in 1780, colo­nial mili­ti­a­men cap­tured British Ma­jor John An­dre, find­ing on him pa­pers that re­vealed the treach­ery ... More »

Armando “Chick” Galella - Photo by: Margaret Fox Photography
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Honoring Veterans

World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Armando “Chick” Galella (right), 98, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, helped honor veterans from North Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow September 8 at the Morse School. He also met with Sleepy Hollow Middle School students in ... More »

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Fred Astaire Tarrytown Celebrates 20 Years and the American Dream

by Alexander Roberts –  They came to the United States with $2,000 and a dream. Dancing partners since the ages of 15 and 13 in the Ukraine, Sasha and Olga Bylim achieved worldwide recognition in 1989 when they were invited to represent the Soviet Union in a b... More »

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Jazz Forum Club in Tarrytown Marks Second Anniversary

One block from Tarrytown Music Hall, another venue, the Jazz Forum, has made a name for itself as Westchester’s only dedicated jazz club. The club just celebrated its second anniversary. Jazz Forum is an 85-seat venue offering patrons an intimate experience wi... More »

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Local Student Hall of Fame Essay Contest Winners Selected

by Robert Kimmel –  A musician and a merchant are the subjects of the two winning essays in the Hall of Fame Essay contest in which Sleepy Hollow High School students compete. The annual contest is part of the curriculum for students at the 10th grade level. S... More »

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Celebrate Graduation Time By Dining Out in the Rivertowns

Food for Thought by Linda Viertel –  What better way to bring family and friends together in honor of your recent graduate than with a celebratory meal at one of our appealing and hospitable local restaurants? Luckily for rivertowns’ residents, there is a plet... More »

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Irvington Icon Barbara Denyer Honored for Decades of Service

Barbara Denyer — artist, activist, and Irvington resident for 58 years — was honored on May 31 at Clocktower Players’ spring fundraiser gala with a 2019 Bravo Award. For over half a century, Denyer’s creative vision, energy, and dedication to the arts have sig... More »

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Save The Date (May 18) for the First-Ever Sleepy Hollow LitFest

by Linda Viertel –  More than 100 authors, events and vendors in eight venues will join together for a one-day, family-friendly festival in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. LitFest is a multi-venue book celebration in both villages spanning locations from the Tarr... More »

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Lee Mintzer Painting Exhibit at ONA in Tarrytown

by Linda Viertel –  Lee Mintzer turned 95 on January 12, 2019, and until recently has been painting for over 50 years. In the 1970’s she studied with Akeba Emmanual and George Koro, developing skills in painting sculpture and welding. Now, fourteen of her oil ... More »

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Chabad of the Rivertowns: Meeting Jews Where They Are

by Alexander Roberts –  Jay and Elina Lindauer were skeptical. Secular Jews whose son had “hopped around” several Hebrew School programs, the Dobbs Ferry couple never thought he would enjoy an Orthodox synagogue. But Julian, now 11, has looked forward to Sunda... More »