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  • Know Your Neighbor: Mekea Fishlin, Yoga Instructor/Graphic Designer, Mt. Kisco

    Know Your Neighbor: Mekea Fishlin, Yoga Instructor/Graphic Designer, Mt. Kisco

    Throughout her childhood Mekea Fishlin was quite familiar with yoga by watching her mother practice regularly. Although she didn’t enjoy participating as a teenager, that youthful aversion is long a thing of the past. In recent years, Fishlin, 41, found herself gravitating back to yoga as a form of meditation, particularly when she was pregnant […]

  • Menu Movers & Shakers: Rio Bravo Premiers in Larchmont Serving Tasty Mexican Fare

    Menu Movers & Shakers: Rio Bravo Premiers in Larchmont Serving Tasty Mexican Fare

    By Morris Gut – The artsy red statue guarding the Palmer Avenue entrance to the new Rio Bravo Tacos & Tequila that opened about a month ago gives just a hint of the south-of-the-border pleasures waiting inside. It is a sprawling 200-seat restaurant strewn with colorful Mexican art and artifacts, multiple seating areas in the front, […]

  • Business Profile: Air and Marine Travel, Brewster

    Business Profile: Air and Marine Travel, Brewster

    When Barry Hyatt first started working in the travel agency, it was so long ago that the United States was starting to place travel restrictions to a Cuba. The year was 1960, and Hyatt was working in Manhattan. Two years later, he moved to Brewster and started his own business, Air and Marine Travel, on […]

  • Nick Antonaccio

    Grapevine: Creating a New Experience When Tasting Wine and Chocolate

    What began as an analytical approach to comparing the processing of grapes and cacao beans to their logical end-product of wine and chocolate, has stirred more interest than I expected. In recent columns, I’ve focused on the similarities in the life cycles of wine and chocolate, from raw ingredients to finished product. In the growing, […]

  • Harckham Appointed to Cuomo's Administration; to Resign BOL June 1

    Harckham Appointed to Cuomo’s Administration; to Resign BOL June 1

    Four-term County Legislator Peter Harckham (D-North Salem) announced Wednesday that he has been appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to serve in his administration and will resign his Board of Legislators effective June 1. Harckham, 54, who decided against running for re-election to a fifth term earlier this year, will leave to become the assistant director […]

  • Business of the Week: Yardhub, Inc.

    Business of the Week: Yardhub, Inc.

    Some homeowners may be uncertain how much their landscaper is going to charge them each time they visit their property. Other providers may try to get paid in cash in an increasingly cash-less society. There are times when the homeowner may not know if a crew is going to show up or may think service […]

  • Write-in Candidate Among Mt. Pleasant School Board Winners

    Write-in Candidate Among Mt. Pleasant School Board Winners

    A late write-in candidate was swept to victory by a wave of Mount Pleasant School voters Tuesday night. John Piazza, who served on the school board from 2006 to 2009, will be joining incumbent Thomas McCabe and first-time candidate Colleen Scaglione Neglia on the Board of Education in July to begin their three-year terms. The […]

  • All Local School Budgets Easily Approved By Voters

    All Local School Budgets Easily Approved By Voters

    The Pleasantville School District’s $48,926,573 budget for 2015-16 was comfortably approved Tuesday night, 584-231. The budget, which came in under the tax cap, carries a 1.82 percent tax levy increase and a 3.19 percent spending increase over the 2014-15 spending plan. Trustees had explained that the increased expenditures include the $3.5 million bond approved by […]

  • White Plains School District Budget Passes Easily

    White Plains School District Budget Passes Easily

    The 2015-16 White Plains School Budget ($205,800,000; spending up 3 percent;Tax Increase: 2.1 percent) passed easily on Tuesday’s vote with nearly 80 percent of the low-turn-out (786 votes yes to 203 votes no) vote in favor of the budget. Board of Ed Race Results: Incumbents James Hricay and Rose Lovitch and newcomer Cayne Letizia took the […]

  • Business Profile: Elevate Event Lounge, Yorktown

    Business Profile: Elevate Event Lounge, Yorktown

      The Front Street location of Elevate Event Lounge has long been a site to host events. Last August, Mahopac resident Chris Vernia changed the format of the business, which was formerly Bounce the Party Place, in which Vernia was a member of the partnership of Bounce and purchased the facility outright last year. “I’ve […]

  • Home Guru: Nature Versus Lazy Bone (and Rickety Bone) Gardeners

    Home Guru: Nature Versus Lazy Bone (and Rickety Bone) Gardeners

    By Bill Primavera Most every spring I write a piece about simplifying garden chores to achieve maximum effect in design and color with minimum effort in terms of planting, weeding and especially bending and kneeling. This is critical for us folk who are “getting better” each year, as they say now about active, mature adults. […]

  • School Budgets at a Glance: Vote May 19

    School Budgets at a Glance: Vote May 19

    Croton-Harmon: Budget: $46M Tax Increase: 1.6% Cortlandt, 4.4% Yorktown Propositions: Croton Free Library $819,750; Buses and Vehicles $300,000 maximum Board of Ed Race: Two Seats Voting Location: Croton Harmon High School (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Hendrick Hudson: Budget: $74.4M Tax Increase: Cortlandt .02% Peekskill .10% Propositon: Bus and Vehicles (Not to exceed $480,000) Board […]

  • DelBello Remembered as a Visionary

    DelBello Remembered as a Visionary

    Alfred B. DelBello, a former New York lieutenant governor, Westchester county executive and mayor of Yonkers, died on May 15. He was 80 years old. Reports indicate the announcement was made by his wife, Dee DelBello, CEO and publisher of Westfair Business Publications. She said her husband had been suffering from numerous physical ailments. DelBello […]

  • Putnam Legislators Examine Proposed Animal Abuse Registry

    Putnam Legislators Examine Proposed Animal Abuse Registry

    Putnam County SPCA Chief Kenneth Ross is proposing the creation of a registry of convicted animal abusers. Ross discussed his proposal during the May 13 county Legislature’s Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting. Placement on the animal cruelty registry, which would be posted online, would prohibit an animal abuser from obtaining a pet for […]

  • Fundraising Effort Pays for New Scoreboards at Parkway Field

    Fundraising Effort Pays for New Scoreboards at Parkway Field

    Pleasantville sports enthusiasts may notice new scoreboards at Parkway Field this week thanks to the fundraising efforts of local community members. Jay La Capria, who is on the board of Dad’s Club, was one part of a large contingent who took the initiative to replace the aging, faded and outdated football scoreboard at the field. […]

  • Lady Crusaders Honor Stepinac Teachers

    Lady Crusaders Honor Stepinac Teachers

    The Stepinac High School Lady Crusaders recently honored Nancy Bisogno, a member of the school’s faculty since 2001 and Chair of the English Department, and Paul Carty, who has served as Principal since 2001 as well as a religion teacher and campus minister. As manager of school textbooks, Ms. Bisogno helped transition Stepinac to an […]

  • Armonk Assisted Living Facility Honors First Responders

    Armonk Assisted Living Facility Honors First Responders

    By Baylor Rosenbaum There was no safer place in Westchester last Monday than The Bristal assisted living facility in Armonk. It was wall to wall police, firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians as The Bristal honored the men and women who keep the residents of North Castle and surrounding communities safe at a banquet breakfast. […]

  • Giants' Manning, Guiding Eyes Team Up to Promote Golf Classic

    Giants’ Manning, Guiding Eyes Team Up to Promote Golf Classic

    By Isabella Fitzgerald Emilie Gossiaux was an aspiring artist from New Orleans who arrived in New York City to attend Cooper Union School of Art. Her love for sculpting and visual arts stemmed from having impaired hearing while growing up. Then in October 2010, an 18-wheeler semi-truck struck Gossiaux while she rode her bicycle in […]

  • Ex-Mt. Pleasant School Trustee Write-in Candidate for Board of Ed

    Ex-Mt. Pleasant School Trustee Write-in Candidate for Board of Ed

    A former Mount Pleasant school trustee has launched a write-in campaign in hopes of being elected to a seat in the district’s Board of Education race on Tuesday. John Piazza, who served one term on the board from 2006 to 2009, made the  surprising decision to enter the fray this week questioning the motives of […]

  • Playing the Classics: Sister Trio to Perform Tchaikovsky, Mozart

    Playing the Classics: Sister Trio to Perform Tchaikovsky, Mozart

    Playing music around the world can make for an exciting but lonely and nomadic existence. It can be made easier, however, when the group you perform with is comprised of your siblings. The Furuya Sisters, a classical concert trio, will be on stage tonight (Friday) at the South Salem Presbyterian Church. The sisters, Sakiko, Mimi […]

  • Back to the Garden 1969

    Back to the Garden 1969

    Back to the Garden 1969 concert celebrating the music and spirit of the Woodstock Music Festival. Back to the Garden 1969 is a group of professional musicians who have performed together in various combinations over the years, and have now come together to celebrate the music, and spirit, of the Woodstock Era. The band, founded […]

  • P'ville SEPTA Honors Those Who Work With Special Needs Kids

    P’ville SEPTA Honors Those Who Work With Special Needs Kids

    Local teachers, community members and organizations were recognized Monday in Pleasantville for volunteer work with special needs students. During an annual awards ceremony at Lucy’s Lounge, Pleasantville’s Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) granted honors to nine people in four different categories. Lauren Peterson, a teaching assistant in Pleasantville for the past eight years, was […]

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