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Business Profile: Cakes By Angela, Brewster

Business Profile: Cakes By Angela, Brewster

Several years ago, the extent of Angela Maass’ interest in baking and dessert decorating was watching shows on television about it like Cake Boss. But when someone she knew needed a birthday cake, the crafty and creative Maass gave it a try and baked and dressed up a “not so bad” cake. She’s been doing […]

Business Profile: Great Gatsby Grooming Salon & Retail Shoppe, Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: Great Gatsby Grooming Salon & Retail Shoppe, Mohegan Lake

Mohegan Lake resident Desiree Roberts and Yorktown resident Nicole Fervan opened the Great Gatsby Grooming Salon & Retail Shoppe in Mohegan Lake in March and named it in honor of the classic novel, which has been turned into films on multiple occasions. “We really wanted to do a 1920’s theme and we were thinking of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Business Profile: Wood and Fire Pizza, Pleasantville

Business Profile: Wood and Fire Pizza, Pleasantville

A’Mangiare was a fixture in Pleasantville for almost two decades, but after closing the doors to that restaurant, owner Freddy Dolgetta has decided to bring a new restaurant to the village. Wood and Fire Pizza opened to the public Apr. 16, but it’s not the first of its kind to be opened by Dolgetta. The […]

Business Profile: King Kone, Somers

Business Profile: King Kone, Somers

It has been a popular dessert destination in Somers since 1953. King Kone, with its symbol of a smiling soft serve cone with sprinkles, has been serving frozen and savory treats for generations and it is still going strong. Continuing the tradition of the eatery are its current owners, the husband and wife team of […]

Casa DiLisio, Mt. Kisco

Casa DiLisio, Mt. Kisco

While the Casa DiLisio brand of Italian frozen sauces is well known among the world’s best hotels, cruise lines and restaurants, its creators, Lou and Lucy DiLisio, are as humble today as they were in 1973 when they first created their signature French-style scampi sauce. Lou DiLisio, now 84, comes to work every day with […]

Business of the Week: Muse Paintbar, White Plains

Business of the Week: Muse Paintbar, White Plains

It is interesting in this day of virtual reality that such a tactile activity as social painting has become a growing entertainment trend. Muse Paintbar is set to open a studio at 84 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains on May 10. That’s the location of the former Cheeburger Cheeburger. Stan Finch, co-founder of Muse Paintbar […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Business Profile: Hat Art By Cathy, Pleasantville

Business Profile: Hat Art By Cathy, Pleasantville

There’s nothing better than a beautiful hat to bring out the whimsy in all of us, said Cathy Fellows, a talented milliner, who recently launched her own unique collection of custom-made hats, fascinators and headpieces. The gregarious Pleasantville resident runs the fledgling business, known as Hat Art By Cathy, out of her home. She credits […]

Business Profile: Groombridge Games, Cold Spring

Business Profile: Groombridge Games, Cold Spring

Growing up, Ian Groombridge couldn’t always find fellow gamers his own age to play with or against. They were either a little older or younger than him. Now, Groombridge Games is making it easier for residents interested in certain card games and fantasy tabletop role-playing games to come together, becoming a community of sorts in […]

Business Profile: Parker Advertising Specialists, Yorktown

Business Profile: Parker Advertising Specialists, Yorktown

Yorktown resident Jennifer Park said promotional advertising by distribution of various items “is extremely helpful” Some promotional items provided to the public include refrigerator magnets. “You’re going to see that every single time you open up that refrigerator door,” Parker said last week. “Tee shirts – you see them everywhere. Hats, people just remember.” Parker […]

Business of the Week: D'Errico Jewelry, Scarsdale

Business of the Week: D’Errico Jewelry, Scarsdale

If you’ve passed by the pretty log cabin set back at 509 Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale and wondered what it might hold, would you be surprised to find out it is a “jewelry box?” That is what brothers Richard and Salvatore D’Errico intended when they built the wood edifice about 18years ago. They wanted […]

Business Profile: SunBlue Energy, Sleepy Hollow

Business Profile: SunBlue Energy, Sleepy Hollow

It’s true that Chris Hale, president and founder of SunBlue Energy in Sleepy Hollow, is a strong believer in the power of new technologies. But what inspired him to establish his own solar energy company six years ago was a photovoltaic class he took at Bronx Community College. A former project manager at a New […]

Business Profile: Mancini Realty, Somers

Business Profile: Mancini Realty, Somers

Somers resident Joan Mancini said last week she became a real estate broker thanks to her husband, Rick, who is a builder. “I had been pushing him to get his license to market his own properties,” Mancini recalled. After he earned his real estate broker’s license Rick Mancini convinced his wife to follow in his […]

Business Profile: Spotlight Arts, Inc., Brewster

Business Profile: Spotlight Arts, Inc., Brewster

  Before Margaret Carey and Stephanie Rubino started Spotlight Arts in Brewster, the two were both running separate programs at the same location. One day though, it became clear the two working as one would be more effective than essentially competing against each other. With Rubino’s musical background and Carey’s theatre/acting background, the mix of […]

Bedford Lighting & Home, Bedford Hills

Bedford Lighting & Home, Bedford Hills

There’s a dizzying array of choices available at Bedford Lighting & Home, but don’t let that put you off if you’re searching for anything that is lighting related. The store, owned by Chris and Drew Nichols, carries an array of elegant options that are primarily made in the U.S. and are superior to the imported […]

Business Profile: Iconic Hair, Color, Cut & Style, Yorktown, Mahopac

Business Profile: Iconic Hair, Color, Cut & Style, Yorktown, Mahopac

Unlike many young people, it was not difficult for Peter Morfea to choose a profession. He decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. Morfea, who resides in Rhinebeck Village, is a barber and owner of Iconic Hair, Color, Cut & Style, with locations in Yorktown, Mahopac and Rhinebeck. Morfea’s father, Antonino, opened the family’s first […]

Business Profile: Bowlmor White Plains

Business Profile: Bowlmor White Plains

Bowlmor AMF opened its first location in Westchester at the site of the former AMF White Plains Lanes, 47 Tarrytown Road, March 26, with a grand opening party that attracted over 300 guests. The new 56-lane venue is one of 18 new locations opened recently across the country and is the creation of Tom Shannon, […]

Business Profile: Putnam Valley Florist, Putnam Valley

Business Profile: Putnam Valley Florist, Putnam Valley

Being a florist has been a lifelong passion for Cortlandt resident Tara Scozzafava-Baisley. As a youth she worked for a cousin, Dale, who was a florist and she majored in floral design and horticulture at SUINY-Cobleskill. Putnam Valley Florist has been in operation on Morrissey Drive for the past 11 years. The building was formerly […]

Business Profile: The Parting Glass Irish Pub & Grill, Mahopac

Business Profile: The Parting Glass Irish Pub & Grill, Mahopac

  Damien Nolan, co-owner of The Parting Glass Pub & Grill, which opened in Mahopac earlier this month, has brought his nearly three decades’ worth of experience working in the restaurant industry to his new business. “I’ve worked in something like 30 high end places in the city,” Nolan said on Monday. Nolan was born […]

Business Profile: Reliable Oil Company, Yorktown

Business Profile: Reliable Oil Company, Yorktown

Much has changed in Yorktown over the period of several decades, including the business owned by the Mastro family that opened in 1939. The Reliable Oil Company had a different mission when it was opened as Reliable Service by the late Louis Mastro, his son recalled last week. “He started as an ice delivery man […]

Business Profile: Posh Pretzels, Tarrytown

Business Profile: Posh Pretzels, Tarrytown

The products may be salty, but running Posh Pretzels in Tarrytown has been a sweet experience for Ann Marie D’Erasmo. D’Erasmo has been creating and designing different varieties of chocolate covered pretzels for more than a decade, but often had to take time off because she couldn’t juggle the demand for her product with her […]

Business Profile: Making Faces Parties, Mount Kisco

Business Profile: Making Faces Parties, Mount Kisco

Transforming the body into a breathtaking portrait is just one of the things Margie Nugent is known for. This talented body artist, face painter, henna expert and owner of Making Faces Parties in Mount Kisco said she has another mission in life–to bring smiles and a sense of empowerment to the people she paints. The […]

Business Profile:  Sauro’s Town Square Pizza, Patterson

Business Profile: Sauro’s Town Square Pizza, Patterson

Steve and Lenny Sauro have a simple mantra that they try to impress upon their employees. “I always tell my employees, run everyday like it’s our first,” Steve Sauro said. That recipe has seemed to work so far as the Sauro family opened up its second business in the same shopping plaza last week. The […]

D. Thomas Fine Miniatures, Hastings-on-Hudson

D. Thomas Fine Miniatures, Hastings-on-Hudson

Looking into a miniature recreation of an historical or even modern day room scene is very compelling and pulls the viewer into a perspective that creates a different experience for everyone. That’s what Darren Scala, owner of D. Thomas Miniatures sees happen when people stop by his shop at Movie House Mews in Hastings-on-Hudson. “There […]