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Lee Kennedy: Sleepy Hollow’s Man of Many Flags

by Barrett Seaman –  Drive by Lee Kennedy’s house on Harwood Avenue in the Philipse Manor section of Sleepy Hollow on or around a national holiday, and you’re sure to see the Stars and Stripes flying from the pole in the front yard. If you look carefully, howe... More »

Philipsburg Manor Historic Hudson Valley
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Westchester Seeks to Re-Cast Past Role of Enslaved Africans

by Barrett Seaman –  More than 120 people crammed into the Martucci Gallery at Irvington’s Pubic Library on a weekday evening in mid-June to hear Sarah Cox and Cathy Sears report on their quest to locate a long-lost cemetery in the village for African slaves o... More »

John Quidor - The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane
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Installment Two: The Sketch Book Itself

Editor’s Note: Admit it, few of us –  beyond the Legend that puts us on the map –have actually read The Sketch Book collection it lives in. Here’s a primer on The Sketch Book itself in this second installment excerpt from a new introduction for the collection ... 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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Bicentennial Kick Off for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Char Weigel –  On April 3, the Headless Horseman will gallop into the Old Dutch Church Burying Ground. This time, he’ll be searching for a slice of birthday cake instead of Ichabod Crane. County Executive George Latimer will be on hand to celebrate Washingt... More »

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Nevis Labs in Irvington Hosts “Science-on-Hudson”

Public Lecture Series by Barbara Moroch –  Galileo Galilei. Isaac Newton. Albert Einstein. All easily recognizable names of renowned physicists who have made quantum leaps in our understanding of the universe and our place in it. Physics is arguably the bedroc... More »

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Requiem for the Tappan Zee Bridge 1955-2019

by Linda Viertel – On January 15, 2019, the day of the Tappan Zee’s western section demolition, The Historical Society, Inc. serving Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow opened its doors to a pop-up exhibit featuring memorabilia, photographs, newspapers, signed guest b... More »

Wayne Coffey
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Sleepy Hollow Author Chronicles Amazin’ 1969 Mets in New Book

by Tom Pedulla –  Wayne Coffey was 15 years old and Shea Stadium hot dogs cost a quarter when the Amazin’ Mets went from perennial laughingstock to World Series champions in 1969. Coffey, now a best-selling author who lives in Sleepy Hollow, brings back a floo... More »

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Op-Ed: Saving a Vital Piece of History in Tarrytown: The Acker Farmhouse

by Richard Rose, Tar­ry­town Vil­lage His­to­rian    Liv­ing in a com­mu­nity like Tar­ry­town at­tracts res­i­dents who value the charm and at­mos­phere of a his­toric vil­lage. Tar­ry­town is full of life with its restau­rants, River­Walk Park, Mu­sic Hall a... More »

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New Owner Outlines Plans for Irvington’s Villa Lewaro

by Barrett Seaman –  Most applicants for non-traditional uses of prominent properties in Irvington can expect to be greeted by skeptical regulators and nervous neighbors worried about disruption of their placid village lifestyle. But not Richelieu Dennis. The ... More »