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  1. White Plains Student Wins Young Heroes National Award

    White Plains Student Wins Young Heroes National Award

    A teenager from White Plains is the winner of a national award for the work his did at a farm in Somers.Xerxes Libsch, 17, has won a Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.The award celebrates 25 inspiring, public-spirited youth from across North America who have made a significant positive difference to people and the planet. The top 15 winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support ...

  2. Eight Byram Hills High School Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

    Eight Byram Hills High School Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- Eight seniors from Byram Hills High School have been named National Merit semifinalists in the 62nd annual academic competition. They join some 16,000 other students across the country who were recognized -- less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Principal Christopher Walsh noted that his group of semifinalists comprises roughly four percent of the school's ...

  3. Chappaqua Book Festival Includes Bake Sale To Help Hungry Kids

    Chappaqua Book Festival Includes Bake Sale To Help Hungry Kids

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- As you attend the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival on Saturday, make sure you leave room for dessert. The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale will again be there, selling goodies to benefit food-insecure kids."As we sent our kids back to school this month, we could not help but think of the 16 million children in this country who are food insecure" said bake sale ...

  4. Westchester County Airport Overbooked With Exhibitors For Executives' Forum

    Westchester County Airport Overbooked With Exhibitors For Executives' Forum

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Several thousand representatives of corporate aviation businesses converged on Westchester County Airport on Thursday for a very good reason -- Westchester County means business. The 2016 National Business Aviation Association Regional Forum brought "current and prospective business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry ...

  5. Cyclists Look To Raise $700,000 For Charity In Purchase College Ride

    Cyclists Look To Raise $700,000 For Charity In Purchase College Ride

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Hundreds of bicyclists will meet on the Purchase College campus on Sunday, Sept. 18, for the eighth annual Hudson Valley Bike Ride, raising funds for mental health, domestic violence and supportive housing programs. The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services hosts the event to raise funds in support of its programs that assist 43,000 New Yorkers of all ...

  6. Animals Strut Their Stuff On The 'Catwalk' At Paws Crossed Grand Opening

    Animals Strut Their Stuff On The 'Catwalk' At Paws Crossed Grand Opening

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The catwalk will be going to the dogs on Saturday, Sept. 17, with the grand opening of Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, in Elmsford. Paws Crossed is a new no-kill rescue, located at the former site of Pets Alive Westchester, which closed its doors last year. Rebecca Solomon of News 12 Westchester will emcee the event's Doggie Fashion Show, where adoptable dogs from the ...

  7. Girl Scouts Soap Up Cars To Benefit Valhalla-Based Social-Services Agency

    Girl Scouts Soap Up Cars To Benefit Valhalla-Based Social-Services Agency

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Emilia Almeida and her grandchildren had the perfect weather to have a charity car wash at the end of August. Almeida is a resident of Atria Briarcliff Manor, which hosted the car wash outside the facility.Granddaughter Maria Capasso and her Girl Scout troop, along with Capasso's family, held the sudsy event to raise money for Valhalla-based Cardinal McCloskey ...

  8. Indian Point Security Drill Includes Simulated Gunfire

    Indian Point Security Drill Includes Simulated Gunfire

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- If folks in Buchanan and the surrounding area heard what sounded like gunfire on Friday, they should not be worried, says a spokeswoman for Entergy Corporation. It's only a scheduled drill. Patricia Kakridas said that security officers participated in a training drill at the Indian Point Energy Center during the day on Friday. They used a simulated weapons system ...

  9. Westchester Remembers 9/11 With Ceremony At Kensico Dam

    Westchester Remembers 9/11 With Ceremony At Kensico Dam

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino invites the public to attend the county's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, on Sunday, Sept. 11, honoring those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at "The Rising" memorial, at Valhalla's Kensico Dam. The memorial remembers the 111 ...

  10. State Police: "School's Open - Drive Carefully' Campaign Starts Tuesday

    State Police: "School's Open - Drive Carefully' Campaign Starts Tuesday

    The New York State Police from Troop K urge motorists to support AAA's annual "School’s Open -- Drive Carefully" campaign, to help kids safe as they travel to and from school.AAA's yearly campaign alerts motorists to the special risks to school-age children from motor vehicle crashes -- the leading cause of death for children from 5 to 14 years old. The campaign begins Sept. 6 ...

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