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    • Nick Antonaccio

      Grapevine

      In my previous 343 consecutive weekly columns, I’ve touched on many wine-related topics. Oftentimes educational while on other occasions tracking unfolding news events, I’ve enjoyed the research and resulting reports presented to readers. A number of news events are open-ended as I report on them. I periodically hear from readers inquiring if closure has been […]

    • Business Profile: Awesome Items at the Collectors Station

      Business Profile: Awesome Items at the Collectors Station

      By Jon Craig Joe Mazzullo has been a combat helicopter crew chief, volunteer fire chief, police traffic coordinator, brass musician and model train enthusiast. Add hobby shop owner to that lifetime bucket list. He opened his store earlier this month as Awesome Items at the Collectors Station. Mazzullo, 63, of Mamaroneck is known by nearly […]

    • Business Profile: Bowls Handcrafted Salads & Soups, Armonk

      Business Profile: Bowls Handcrafted Salads & Soups, Armonk

      Neil Lesher understands a growing segment of the population cares deeply about eating smartly and healthfully. For the past month he’s been doing his part to help patrons at his new Bowls Handcrafted Salads & Soups in Armonk feed into that trend. Despite having owned and operated food establishments in the New York area for […]

    • Home Guru: Joys of a Realtor’s Life, from Babies to Restaurant Reviews

      Home Guru: Joys of a Realtor’s Life, from Babies to Restaurant Reviews

      By Bill Primavera – At a rough period in my life as a publicist, my regular line of work, I got involved in real estate. It turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me. You see, realtors don’t just sell houses and commercial properties made of wood, steel, plaster and brick. […]

    • Brewster Comprehensive Plan Receives Draft Report

      Brewster Comprehensive Plan Receives Draft Report

      A committee responsible for making recommendations that would update the Brewster Comprehensive Plan received a draft report from the village’s consultant on April 17. The draft was presented to the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee by Tiffany Zezula, deputy director of land use at the Land Use Law Center at Pace University. Zezula told the committee […]

    • Stepinac Signing Day Distinguishes Nine Student/Athletes

      Stepinac Signing Day Distinguishes Nine Student/Athletes

      On Tuesday, April 15, nine student/athletes from Stepinac High School accepted offers to attend colleges and signed Letters of Intent to attend their respective schools on National Letter of Intent Day. The Stepinac gymnasium was graced with excited parents and proud coaches of the student/athletes, as they ushered the soon to be Stepinac graduates to […]

    • Rebounding Economy Spawns Commercial Development in Mt. Pleasant

      Rebounding Economy Spawns Commercial Development in Mt. Pleasant

      More than five years ago, with the country in the throes of a crippling recession, the thought of new development in Westchester County seemed light years away. But in 2014, Mount Pleasant is the latest municipality in the area that is experiencing a commercial construction boom. There is the Pace University consolidation project, two new […]

    • Better to Give Than to Receive for Kisco Citizen of the Year

      Better to Give Than to Receive for Kisco Citizen of the Year

      By Janine Bowen Joe DiMauro, owner of Mount Kisco Seafood on Lexington Avenue, has never been a big fan of awards. Each year, his wife asks him to sit down and watch the Oscars with her, but he refuses because he believes that awards should be given to people who do good in the world. […]

    • Putnam County Historian Denis Castelli Dead at 67

      Putnam County Historian Denis Castelli Dead at 67

      Former Putnam County historian and well-respected fixture in the community Denis Castelli died Saturday morning, leaving countless Putnam residents grieving his death. Castelli, who lived in North Salem and was a former longtime resident of Brewster, was pronounced dead at Putnam Hospital Center. He was 67-years-old. Castelli had been the county historian for the past […]

    • Free Narcan KIT & Training at April 24 Heroin Roundtable

      Free Narcan KIT & Training at April 24 Heroin Roundtable

      Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will host a Homeland Security Drug Crisis Roundtable in conjunction with the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Thursday, April 24th at 6PM at the Paladin Center Tactical Training Facility in Carmel, NY. Immediately following the roundtable, the Harm Reduction Coalition will provide […]

    • Troop 73 White Plains Presents Rank of Eagle to Three Scouts

      Troop 73 White Plains Presents Rank of Eagle to Three Scouts

      During an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony held on March 29 at Our Lady of Sorrows School, Troop 73 White Plains presented the rank of Eagle to Theodore Michael Chomiak, Brian David LaPlaca and Scott Tung Louis. The three boys began their scouting journey in Pack 5 as Tiger Cubs in a den led […]

    • Shopping Center Proposed for Mount Pleasant

      Shopping Center Proposed for Mount Pleasant

      Mount Pleasant Town Board members expressed support last week for a new proposal from a town resident to construct a shopping center on a 5.1-acre parcel on Columbus Avenue. GH Kerry Ltd. has appealed to the board to rezone the parcel for the proposed Columbus Plaza, a 16,750-square-foot shopping center. The property is located in […]

    • The Accidental Writer: The Many Faces of our Characters

      The Accidental Writer: The Many Faces of our Characters

      Great characters, like interesting fun people, must be multifaceted.  It is important that protagonists have some positive traits—maybe they are smart or physically gifted, but those same heroes must also have faults.  Perhaps they are overconfident, too trusting, insanely stubborn or shy. The next part is critical—not only must they have faults, but those faults […]

    • City Limits Diner, White Plains Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Throwback Bash

      City Limits Diner, White Plains Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Throwback Bash

      The City Limits Diner at 200 Central Avenue in White Plains has recently undergone a major renovation, taking the interior décor to a new level of sophistication along with a complete overhaul of the kitchen for state-of-the-art food preparation at its finest. For anyone who remembers the iconic coffee cup that adorned the popular community […]

    • Harrison Resident Elected First Woman NYSUT President

      Harrison Resident Elected First Woman NYSUT President

      By Jon Craig Karen Magee, 54, of West Harrison was elected president of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) last week, making her the top officer and first woman to lead the statewide union that represents 600,000 members. Magee, a lifelong resident of Harrison, was the longtime president of the Harrison Association of Teachers, one […]

    • Fox Named as White Plains Hospital CEO Following Schandler’s Retirement

      Fox Named as White Plains Hospital CEO Following Schandler’s Retirement

      The Board of Directors of White Plains Hospital announced that Susan Fox, current president of White Plains Hospital will become President and Chief Executive Officer upon Jon Schandler’s retirement in 2015. Fox will succeed Schandler following his 38-year tenure. Michael Divney, board chair, confirmed the approved succession at a recent meeting. “Since coming to White […]

    • Glass Onion's Jaros to Be Honored as P'ville's Business Person of the Year

      Glass Onion’s Jaros to Be Honored as P’ville’s Business Person of the Year

      By Janine Bowen Glass Onion Originals owner Matt Jaros has been named the Business Person of the Year by the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce. Jaros, who will be honored by the chamber on Apr. 23, opened the gallery gift shop in 2004 with his wife, Emily Wong. He has watched the business expand from a […]

    • Hen Hud Names New Principal for Furnace Woods School

      Hen Hud Names New Principal for Furnace Woods School

      The Hendrick Hudson Board of Education selected a new principal for Furnace Woods Elementary School last week to succeed Dr. Helene Kane, who is retiring in June after 18 years at the helm. Dr. Cynthia Kramer, currently assistant principal at the Bedford Road School in Pleasantville, will officially take over on July 1. “It was […]

    • Business Profile: 2013 Training Center, Cortlandt

      Business Profile: 2013 Training Center, Cortlandt

        Looking to brush up on your baseball skills? Would you like to take part in Crossfit activities? Would you like to learn martial arts? You could do it all at the 2013 Training Center in Cortlandt. The facility, located at 2305 Crompond Road (Route 202), opened in January. It houses AP Player Development, Empire […]

    • Nick Antonaccio

      Grapevine

      I’ve been penning this wine column for over six years. I’ve written on topics relating to the finer points of winemaking, the broad expanse of new wines popping up all over the world and the lighter side of the antics of personalities in the wine industry. Every once in a while, I’ve even drawn parallels […]

    • Local Author Pens Provocative Novel, Introduces “The Games Men Play” Series

      Local Author Pens Provocative Novel, Introduces “The Games Men Play” Series

      Framed within the world of male physicality, power and wealth, Westchester author Georgette Gouveia’s new novel “Water Music” captures the essence of masculine competition and camaraderie as it affects the intimate lives of four men and is played out on the world stage through professional sports and global events. Gouveia, former senior cultural writer with […]

    • Teen Actors from Across Westchester Rehearsing for Stepinac’s Production of Mary Poppins

      Teen Actors from Across Westchester Rehearsing for Stepinac’s Production of Mary Poppins

      By Jon Craig You won’t need a spoonful of sugar to enjoy next month’s Stepinac High School Drama Club production of Mary Poppins, which opens May 2 in White Plains. Parents from far and wide are in for a treat as top-flight students taking part in five performances come from Good Counsel Academy, Hackley, and […]

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