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  • Know Your Neighbor: Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Slow Medicine Doctor, Bedford

    Know Your Neighbor: Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Slow Medicine Doctor, Bedford

    Nearly 15 years ago it appeared that Dr. Michael Finkelstein had all the ingredients for a happy and fulfilling life. He was medical director at Northern Westchester Hospital and he and his family lived in a handsome house in Bedford. But behind closed doors Finkelstein was miserable. His marriage was deteriorating, he was failing to […]

  • Business Profile: Team Moljo Strength and Conditioning, Putnam Valley

    Business Profile: Team Moljo Strength and Conditioning, Putnam Valley

    Putnam Valley resident John Moljo, a graduate of Putnam Valley High School, has been doing athletic training and providing training classes in the local area for many years. Most of his clients live locally, in Putnam Valley and surrounding towns in northern Westchester and Putnam, and when an opportunity arose, Moljo decided to open Team […]

  • Home Guru: The Home Guru’s Roundup of Home Improvement Providers

    Home Guru: The Home Guru’s Roundup of Home Improvement Providers

    By Bill Primavera – There’s always the possibility that we’re taking a chance when we hire a home improvement contractor for the first time whether the job is big or small. When I moved to the suburbs and it was time for me to find a contractor, it was for a big job: to take a […]

  • North Castle Landmarks Main Breezemont Day Camp Building

    North Castle Landmarks Main Breezemont Day Camp Building

    The Town of North Castle recently approved town landmark status for the main building at Breezemont Day Camp in Armonk to ensure the preservation of the more than century-old structure. The town board also decided on Apr. 22 to accept the Landmark Preservation Committee’s recommendation to landmark the lawn between the two driveways in front […]

  • Special Olympics Homecoming Takes the Court at White Plains High School

    Special Olympics Homecoming Takes the Court at White Plains High School

    On Wednesday, April 29, White Plains High School Special Olympics Basketball Team held their Third Annual Pioneer League Homecoming Basketball Game. This year, the Tigers were challenged by the Sleepy Hollow High School Special Olympics basketball team. The Special Olympics Pioneer League is composed of teams from area school’s that travel from school to school […]

  • Children's Book Drive to Benefit Young Readers at Neighbors Link

    Children’s Book Drive to Benefit Young Readers at Neighbors Link

    Deborah Notis and Marilyn Rivkin launched their business, gamechanger, a few years ago to help Westchester children improve their performance in academics, music, art or sports. For the second consecutive spring, the pair will be giving back to the community with the same objective in mind. Starting on May 1 and continuing for the entire […]

  • Business Profile: The Putnam Diner, Patterson

    Business Profile: The Putnam Diner, Patterson

    When customers walk into the Putnam Diner, nothing makes owner Steve Hanziargiriou happier than to hear those regular patrons say the diner is like “their home, away from home.” For more than a decade, the Putnam Diner has served Patterson and the surrounding region, making both regular customers and those traveling through Putnam feel welcomed […]

  • P'ville Honors Middle School Counselor as its Teacher of the Year

    P’ville Honors Middle School Counselor as its Teacher of the Year

    Barbara Brandenberg was shocked during last Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting when her family entered the room to help present her a very special award. Brandenberg, a Pleasantville Middle School counselor, was named Pleasantville’s Teacher of the Year for 2015. It’s an award bestowed annually to an exceptional educator in the district who exemplifies […]

  • Business Profile: Grandma’s 202 Kitchen, Yorktown

    Business Profile: Grandma’s 202 Kitchen, Yorktown

    Yorktown resident Bill Ulutas has a message for local residents – Grandma’s restaurant is alive and well, it has just undergone some changes. The lunch and dinner menus are now dominated by Italian specialties, with wood fried pizza being the new star attraction. Ulutas said last week some changes in the format were needed at […]

  • A Big Lead Shrinks, but the Bobcats Still Defeat Westlake

    A Big Lead Shrinks, but the Bobcats Still Defeat Westlake

    By Monica D’Ippolito – Judging by the 6-0 halftime score, Saturday afternoon’s lacrosse game between Byram Hills and Westlake seemed all but over. But the visiting Wildcats bounced back in the third quarter to close within a goal of the lead before the Bobcats were finally able to put the game away in the final 12 […]

  • Panthers Break Open a Close Game to Defeat Briarcliff

    Panthers Break Open a Close Game to Defeat Briarcliff

    By Monica D’Ippolito – For one half, it was a close back-and-forth boys’ lacrosse battle between two rival schools that have gotten off to impressive starts this season. But Pleasantville eventually showed why it is among the best teams in the region, battling back to extend its undefeated record with a 12-6 home victory over Briarcliff […]

  • Vikings Beat Westlake as Franzese Pitches His Second Shutout

    Vikings Beat Westlake as Franzese Pitches His Second Shutout

    With the wind blowing more than 30 miles an hour and the temperature struggling to reach even 40 degrees on Friday afternoon, both the Westlake and Valhalla baseball teams took a similar approach before taking the field. They tried not to think about the chilly conditions. “We can’t control the weather, so we don’t talk […]

  • White Plains Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    White Plains Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    White Plains Recreation & Parks Department and The Japan Education Center invite you to celebrate a festival of Japanese culture and tradition this Sunday, May 3rd at the City of White Plains Annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The cherry tree and its blossoms, known as sakura, hold great significance for the Japanese people and are an […]

  • Armonk Man Arrested in Yonkers School Bus Filling Scam

    Armonk Man Arrested in Yonkers School Bus Filling Scam

    An Armonk man who ran a Yonkers bus transportation company was one of two suspects arrested on Thursday in a scam where they allegedly billed the city for about $280,000 for a phantom bus route. William Ahern, 59, of 28 High St., the owner of A Plus Transportation in Yonkers, was charged with one count […]

  • Dance-a-Thon for Various Causes Set for Saturday

    Dance-a-Thon for Various Causes Set for Saturday

    Inspired by a touching Alicia Keys song, the dancers of Happy Feet Dance School wanted to do one more act that would bring them together as a group considering many are graduating high school and going off to different paths of life next year. Many of the girls have been dancing together for more than […]

  • Southeast Highway Superintendent to Decide on Maple Road Paving

    Southeast Highway Superintendent to Decide on Maple Road Paving

    By Neal Rentz It will be up to Highway Superintendent Michael Bruen if a portion of Maple Road will be paved, Southeast Supervisor Tony Hay said at an April 23 town board meeting. The question of whether to pave a half- mile portion of the unpaved road has divided residents and continued to do so […]

  • Business Profile: Heart  & Soles, Armonk

    Business Profile: Heart & Soles, Armonk

    Mariann Morales has always loved fashion. During her career as a shoe sales associate, customers would frequently ask her advice on the type of shoe to wear with a specific outfit. Realizing she had a knack for harmonizing both, Morales set out to create a unique shoe boutique that she runs out of Ruthie’Z in […]

  • Local Weekend Happenings

    Local Weekend Happenings

    Thursday, April 30 “Strategies for Deer Management in Westchester’s Suburban Communities.” This symposium will include an overview of the history of deer populations in New York State; discussions on defining and measuring success of deer management efforts and those efforts in Region 3-S, which includes Westchester; and regional approaches to deer management. Westchester County Center, […]

  • Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow: P'ville Salon Celebrates 25 Years

    Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow: P’ville Salon Celebrates 25 Years

    Raffaele “Ralph” Farraioli has been cutting hair for most of his life and for the last 25 years in Pleasantville. In 1990, Farraoili came to the village, opening La Barberia on Wheeler Avenue. A lot has changed over the last quarter of a century. During that time, kids who needed booster seats are graduating college […]

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    Grapevine: Comparing the Production of Fine Wine to Fine Chocolate

    The natural and scientific components of winemaking are similar to the production of numerous other products. These products share the core processes and procedures of winemaking, but digress at some point in their unique lifecycles. The end results bear the imprint of the winemaking process but are distinct unto themselves. Last week I focused on […]

  • Business of the Week: The Twisted Branch Olive Oil & Vinegar Tap Room, Valhalla

    Business of the Week: The Twisted Branch Olive Oil & Vinegar Tap Room, Valhalla

    When what you love to do in your spare time becomes possible as your full-time occupation, that’s Kismet, and you know the result will be the fruit of pure passion. The Twisted Branch Olive Oil & Tap Room just opened at 24 Broadway in Valhalla, and already the new store is getting a reputation as […]

  • Armenian Genocide Service Calls for Acknowledgement by Turkish Government

    Armenian Genocide Service Calls for Acknowledgement by Turkish Government

    Friday evening’s ceremony at St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church, White Plains, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and canonization of the martyrs who perished, was a particularly moving and emotional event. It was attended by the Westchester interfaith community as well as by politicians from local government all the way […]

  • Pace Alum to Donate $2M Toward New Athletics Field House

    Pace Alum to Donate $2M Toward New Athletics Field House

    Joseph Ianniello (Class of 1990), the CBS Corporation’s chief operating officer and a member of the Pace University Board of Trustees, has made a $2 million commitment for the construction of a new athletics field house at the school’s campus in Pleasantville, the university announced Monday. When completed later this year, the Ianniello Field House […]

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