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  1. Westlake Author Gets A Master Class In Writing

    Westlake Author Gets A Master Class In Writing

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- It isn't often an aspiring young writer gets to collaborate with a professional author.Students from high school across Westchester had the rare chance to work alongside published authors in a master class offered recently at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.Olivia Grubb, a student at Rippowam Cisqua,  was working on one of her short stories and got a chance to work ...

  2. Mount Kisco's Rose Jewelers, Patronized By Celebs, Closing After 30 Years

    Mount Kisco's Rose Jewelers, Patronized By Celebs, Closing After 30 Years

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Antique, jewelry, custom jewelry and appraisals are hallmarks of Rose Garden Jewelers in Mount Kisco. Owner Shirley Wang, a certified gemologist, said the store has drawn a faithful following for three decades.Among new and existing customers at the South Moger Avenue store, have been celebrities from the area. Bill Clinton, Catherine Zeta Jones and Blake Lively are ...

  3. Lasdon Park In Somers Invites Public To Holidays On The Hill

    Lasdon Park In Somers Invites Public To Holidays On The Hill

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- Kids of all ages will enjoy a public holiday model train display among highlights during the Holidays on the Hill event weekends through Dec. 18 at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers.“Get into the spirit of the season at Lasdon, which will be transformed into a magical destination with festive lights, seasonal music, hayrides and a grand model train ...

  4. Neighbors Link Wins Award For Nonprofit Excellence

    Neighbors Link Wins Award For Nonprofit Excellence

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Neighbors Link in Mount Kisco has received a 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award.The winners, which also include the Jewish Board for Family and Children's Services in Manhattan and Per Scholas in Brooklyn, were announced by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York on Dec. 2 at the New York Academy of Medicine.The recognition looks at ...

  5. Pocantico Hill Science Students Taste Energy-Giving Fermented Foods

    Pocantico Hill Science Students Taste Energy-Giving Fermented Foods

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. --- Science students in eighth grade at Pocantico Hills School in Tarrytown got a lesson in fermented foods.The students put their taste buds to work and tried some examples in the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classroom with science teacher Vince Cook, FACS teacher Ilana Brennan and CIA-trained lunch chef Kassie Arcate. Students tasted sauerkraut, sourdough bread, ...

  6. Tarrytown Rotary Fills Pantry At Ronald McDonald House

    Tarrytown Rotary Fills Pantry At Ronald McDonald House

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- When the members of Tarrytown Rotary Club learned recently of a bare snack pantry at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley in Valhalla, volunteers sprang into action.A food drive quickly drew enough donations to fill the cupboards at the facility that provides a temporary home for families with critically ill children in Valhalla.The Tarrytown Rotary ...

  7. Artist Reveals 'Hidden Potential,' In Trash Inspires Fox Meadow Students

    Artist Reveals 'Hidden Potential,' In Trash Inspires Fox Meadow Students

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- An artist who makes art out of trash visited with students recently at Fox Meadow Middle/High School.Aurora Robson talked about her art created from trash or what she refers to as  “displaced abundance.”She will return later this year to lead the students in making their own art from discarded materials.A Canadian born artist who has lived in New York for more than 20 ...

  8. Friends Of The Rockefeller Preserve Gala Celebrates 20 Years

    Friends Of The Rockefeller Preserve Gala Celebrates 20 Years

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- Bette Midler is an honorary chairperson for the Saturday, Dec. 10, gala to celebrate 20 years of fundraising by the Friends of the Preserve gala for Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Comedian Robert Klein will be master of ceremonies.The gala will be held in the Playhouse, a Normandy-English style structure designed by Duncan Candler in 1927.Along with the ...

  9. Simulation In Valhalla Teaches About Life In Poverty

    Simulation In Valhalla Teaches About Life In Poverty

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Unless you live day in and day out poor, you really can't know what it feels like.But what if there was some way to simulate the experience?That's precisely how 50 men and women who work in healthcare and community organizations across Westchester and in the lower Hudson Valley got to do recently in order to gain a better understanding of the people they serve.In early ...

  10. Letter To The Editor: Girl Scouts Looking For Volunteers

    Letter To The Editor: Girl Scouts Looking For Volunteers

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, please email pleasantville@dailyvoice.com.To the Editor:Last week, the Girl Scout float made its debut in the 90th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The float’s theme, “Building a Better World,” displayed the very definition of what a ...

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