Heard Around the Watercooler – June 2018

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by Maria Ann Roglieri – 

Tarrytown Resident Honored

James Cobb

Tarrytown residentJames W. Cobb was recently honored by the Westchester Region NAACP ACT-SO Coalition at its 35th Annual Community Service Award Breakfast. The event was held at The Riverview at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.  ACT-SO is an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological-Scientific Olympics, which is a major youth initiative of the NAACP. Because of his interest in the scholastic achievement of young people, he has enjoyed community volunteer activity in that area. He is married to Dr. Mary E. Lane and they are the parents of three adult children, Lane Leslie Cobb, Keith Hamilton Cobb, and Dr. Pamela Griffin Cobb.

Sleepy Hollow YoungArts Winner

Sleepy Hollow High School senior William Gary was chosen as a 2018 National YoungArts Winner. The National Young-Arts Foundation (YoungArts) provided SHHS with an engraved plaque last month recognizing his accomplishments. “He has had quite a year,” said SHHS Principal Dr. Tracy Smith. “He has won accolade after accolade. We are very proud that he is representing Sleepy Hollow.” Gary submitted 10 of his paintings and drawings with individual essays as part of the national competition. 757 winners in a variety of artistic fields were selected from over 7,600 applications, and only 12 winners were visual artists like Gary. The winners spent a week in New York City in April visiting art studios and meeting professional artists. “It is an experience of a lifetime to network with these artists and receive professional guidance and to be recognized,” Gary said.

Life Saving Awards

TVAC members Joseph Orsini, Jill Swanson, Mary Kohrherr, Michael Farley and Simon Cohen received 2017 Life Saving Awards at the Westchester Regional EMS Awards Ceremony May 17 at Purchase College.

Blum to be Honored at Y Masquerade Ball

The Family Y at Tarrytown will present the Laurance S. Rockefeller Award for Service to our Community, to Phelps Hospital and its President and CEO, Daniel J. Blum at the 10th Annual Y Halloween Masquerade Ball, on September 28, at the Tarrytown House and Estate. Please join the Y in congratulating Phelps Hospital and Dan Blum by participating in the event.

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