Heard Around the Watercooler

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by Maria Ann Roglieri – 

National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to Luca Brown (Sleepy Hollow High School), Ethan Chang, Braden Donoian and Chrysmine Wong (Irvington High School), and Henry Lin and Annika Braun (Hackley School) for joining the fewer than 1% of U.S. high school seniors to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million.

Phelps President Honored

Phelps President and CEO Dan Blum was honored at the annual Tarrytown YMCA Halloween Masquerade Ball on September 28 at the Tarrytown House.

Shames JCC on Hudson Awarded Security Grants

The Shames JCC on the Hudson has received, for the first time, thanks to the assistance of Congresswoman Nita Lowey, $150,000 in a Federal Homeland Security Grant. At the same time, thanks to help from State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the JCC received $150,000 from the State Special Hate Crimes Funding. The funds will enable the JCC to increase its visible and non-visible security, enhance staff training and internal communications. $50,000 of the grant money will be used to enhance security at the Children’s Garden Center at Temple Beth Abraham, which is another site of the JCC’s early childhood program. “We continue to provide everything we can to keep our members, staff, and campus safe and secure, and we are very grateful to Senator Stewart-Cousins and Rep. Lowey for helping us to do this,” said Shames Executive Director, Andrew Ergas.

Local Owners of Tarrytech Computer Consultants Win Award

Tarrytech Computer Consultants (owners James and Barbara Kudla from Tarrytown) won 914 Inc.’s Small Business Award for General Excellence. Tarrytech Computer Consultants was also listed in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The company provides IT support and network management in Westchester and the greater New York-Metro area.

Local Artist to Display at Warner Library

Award-winning Tarrytown artist Doris Mady will be returning to Warner Library for the months of November and December with her oil paintings depicting some of her “Favorite Things and Places.”

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