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Business Profile: D & N Kitchen and Bath, Montrose

Business Profile: D & N Kitchen and Bath, Montrose

Cortlandt resident Daniel Del Monte opened a contracting business in 2006. The business began as a provider of handyman services and later did such larger jobs as kitchens, bathrooms and basements, as well as window and door installations. “We really found a niche with the kitchens and the bathrooms,” he said. “That urged us to […]

Business Profile: Orfino’s Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor

Business Profile: Orfino’s Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor

 Dine at Orfino’s Restaurant in Briarcliff Manor and you won’t only get great Italian food but you might make new friends while you’re there. When owners Linda and Michael Orfino took over the family-owned establishment from Michael’s parents, they forged a new identity in the local dining scene. Originally opened in 1982 as a breakfast […]

Business Profile: Rob’s Poultry Supplies & Chicks, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Rob’s Poultry Supplies & Chicks, Cortlandt

It is like no other store in the Cortlandt area. Town resident Rob Robinson opened Rob’s Poultry Supplies & Chicks in August 2015 on Route 202. Robinson has been in the business for over 30 years. Prior to opening his store last year he operated his business out of his home living room. “It grew […]

Business Profile: Business of the Week: Harvest Moon, North Salem

Business Profile: Business of the Week: Harvest Moon, North Salem

By Nancy Sorbella – Harvest Moon is the percent example of a business living the local farming dream, with a North Salem family enlisting the next generation to bring their fresh produce, flowers, sweet and hard cider, and locally sourced New York State products to your table. This “destination”, Harvest Moon, is located on 64 bucolic […]

Vacu-matic Sales Co., Pleasantville

Vacu-matic Sales Co., Pleasantville

Working in the central vacuum business wasn’t on Ferdinand DeLuca’s mind when he graduated from Manhattan College in the 1980s with a degree in electrical engineering. But in 2003, he took a more serious look at the company his stepfather, Roland Bucciferro, established in 1958. Since then he has tripled its sales, making it the […]

Business Profile: Sun Dog Signs, Carmel

Business Profile: Sun Dog Signs, Carmel

By Nancy Sorbella – All around Putnam County there are new signs—business signs, town line welcome signs, cultural signs, personalized home signs and even a few street signs—all detailed, carved—often with gold leaf, meticulously painted, often with intricate custom detail. Thunder Ridge Ski Area, Manitoga, The Garrison, Welcome to the Town of Kent, Mahopac, Pawling, The […]

Business Profile: Hygeia Integrated Health, LLC, Jefferson Valley

Business Profile: Hygeia Integrated Health, LLC, Jefferson Valley

Hygeia Integrated Health LLC was opened in April 30 and as its name indicates, it provides several types of care form a varied staff of professionals. Cortlandt resident Denise Foulkes is a licensed clinical social worker who is the founder of Hygeia Integrated Health LLC in Jefferson Valley  Nyack resident Christine Fallon does marketing and […]

Business Profile: Seven Stars School of Performing Arts, Brewster

Business Profile: Seven Stars School of Performing Arts, Brewster

Donna and Nicole Aravena, mother and daughter, had a good problem on their hands a few years ago. With more students pouring into their Seven Star School of Performing Arts since Nicole opened more than a decade ago, the original location for the school was getting too small. Offering a wide range of dance, vocal, […]

Business Profile: Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar, Yorktown

Business Profile: Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar, Yorktown

Mention the restaurant business to Haverstraw resident Oscar Aguilar and his face will light up. “I love it. This is my life,” Aguilar said. “I’ve been doing this for 20 years. I like people.” He brought his passion for the industry when he opened Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar in Yorktown about four months ago. It […]

Lil’ Chocolate Shoppe, Pleasantville

Lil’ Chocolate Shoppe, Pleasantville

Annette Colasuonno has been creative all her life, but it wasn’t until she established a chocolate shop in the heart of Pleasantville that her true imaginative expression was born. Known as the Lil’ Chocolate Shoppe, the store and Colasuonno have been a staple in the village for 30 years, providing customers with an array of […]

Business Profile: Furci's Italian Dining, Yorktown

Business Profile: Furci’s Italian Dining, Yorktown

While Furci’s Italian Dining only opened up last December, in a sense it was over a century in the making. The restaurant’s recipes date back to about 100 years ago from the Furci family. Yorktown resident Deneen Furci said last week the family decided to open the restaurant together because they all grew up in […]

Business of the Week: Peekskill Wine & Liquor,  Cortlandt

Business of the Week: Peekskill Wine & Liquor, Cortlandt

Lincoln Park, NJ resident Paul Dubal previously owned businesses “that didn’t pan out” and later worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a supervisor but did not lose his desire to be his own boss again. “I did my research” and decided to own a liquor store, Dubal said last week. If the store is […]

Business of the Week: Cacciatori Pizzeria, Mahopac

Business of the Week: Cacciatori Pizzeria, Mahopac

For his entire life, Sal Triarsi has been involved in the pizzeria business and now during the last year, he’s been on his own, operating Cacciatori Pizzeria in Mahopac as it continues to offer an expanded array of pizza and dishes that keep customers coming back. Sharing a special connection with his father, who is […]

The Little Home Baker

The Little Home Baker

For years, Alicia Zillotti-Inch was running herself ragged, holding down a corporate job that consumed her. Then her life was turned upside down when she suffered a heart attack. Zillotti-Inch said she did plenty of soul searching, and wanted to leave corporate America and find a way to turn her longtime passion for baking into […]

Beginnings Bleus, Armonk

Beginnings Bleus, Armonk

Beginnings Bleus is the kind of unisex clothing store you might equate with Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It’s got all the top fashion brands you’d expect from a hip boutique, including Diane Von Furstenburg, Elizabeth and James and Nicole Miller, to name a few. But it’s the store’s focus on high-quality denim and the clothes […]

Business Profile: Somers Rejuvenation Medi Spa

Business Profile: Somers Rejuvenation Medi Spa

Somers resident Michelle Nicora said last week she originally had no intention to own her own business. “This just happened. So it wasn’t really premeditated very much at all,” said Nicora, a former teacher and speech therapist. What happened was she and her husband, Christopher, opened the Somers Rejuvenation Medi Spa on Route 202 five […]

Business of the Week: Green Dog, Pleasantville

Business of the Week: Green Dog, Pleasantville

Working for a financial firm on Wall Street was once Cynthia Flood’s career of choice. But when she reached 30 years old the market crashed and Flood turned to a pet sitting business she had been running part-time for her full-time work. “I always worked in banking while pursuing my degree at FIT and pet […]

Business of the Week: Salon Savoir, White Plains

Business of the Week: Salon Savoir, White Plains

Davide and Claver Calise are the new co-owners of Salon Savoir at 195 E. Post Road in White Plains. The young couple took over the salon in February this year and they are excited about plans to expand into a full-service salon and spa. “The building has lots of room for expansion,” explained Davide. “There […]

Business of the Week: Riverworks Studio, Dobbs Ferry

Business of the Week: Riverworks Studio, Dobbs Ferry

At the old Pickwick Theatre, 39 Cedar St., Dobbs Ferry, there’s a whole lot of music going on. At street level, The Muzic Store, is full of musical instruments for sale and rent, with sheet music on display and people bringing in their cherished instruments for repair. There’s information about a Disc Jockey service and […]

Business Profile: DD’s Diner, Ossining

Business Profile: DD’s Diner, Ossining

Jimmy Kitsios is an embodiment of the American Dream. Kitsios moved from his native Greece in 1967. In his early years in America he owned a fur business in New York City. He owned it for about 16 years until the fur business was leaving the region for areas with less expensive labor costs, he […]

Business Profile: Raffa Laser Center, Patterson

Business Profile: Raffa Laser Center, Patterson

In the beauty industry for more than 30 years, Cheryl Raffa’s first profession was styling hair. Then eleven years ago, even though she remained in the same field, she began to develop an interest in different aspects of beauty. “I did hair for so long and I’ve always had like an interest in skin and […]

Business Profile: Goldfish Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Ossining

Business Profile: Goldfish Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Ossining

  Thornwood resident Tommy Stratis already owned Casa Rina restaurant in his hometown when he decided to try his hand at owning a second eatery about 13 years ago. Stratis is the owner of the Goldfish Oyster Bar & Restaurant in Ossining. The roughly 80-year-old Rockledge Avenue building was a restaurant and former “speakeasy” for […]

Business Profile: Epic Dance Center, Mahopac

Business Profile: Epic Dance Center, Mahopac

Raising three children that enjoy dancing—one son and two daughters—Sue Solazzo used to shuttle the trio to dance studios going back to pre-school. But last September, Solazzo decided when she drove them to dance she was actually driving to her new business, Epic Dance Center in Mahopac along Route 6. Knowing how much her children […]

Business Profile: Celtic Aer Gift Shop, Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: Celtic Aer Gift Shop, Mohegan Lake

Celtic Aer has more than one meaning, the owner of the Celtic Aer Gift Shop in Mohegan Lake said last week. “Celtic Aer translates to Celtic Air (like Aer Lingus, the major Irish airline), but the ‘AER’ also doubled as my initials,” Peekskill resident Ashley Rooney noted. The run up to St. Patrick’s Day is a particularly busy time […]

Online Platform Brings Outdoor Services to Homeowners’ Fingertips

Online Platform Brings Outdoor Services to Homeowners’ Fingertips

Finding a responsible landscaper that can do the work a homeowner requires without feeling they’ve been gypped is a reasonable expectation. Unfortunately, too many residents have horror stories to tell of perpetual billing without confirmation that some or all of the tasks that appear on the invoices were actually done. Last spring James Albis tapped […]

OLA Consulting Engineers, Hawthorne

OLA Consulting Engineers, Hawthorne

Behind every new construction, renovation or retrofit project, there’s a design team of engineers with expertise in mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems working alongside architects and interior designers to ensure the work comes together. In Westchester, Hawthorne-based OLA Consulting Engineers has emerged as the leader in this arena, with a focus on sustainable engineering that […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Funeral Home, Shrub Oak

Business Profile: Yorktown Funeral Home, Shrub Oak

The Yorktown Funeral Home opened in Shrub Oak five years ago, but the funeral home business has been a long tradition for the Guarino family. Mount Pleasant resident Anthony Guarino and his daughter, Tracy, who resides in Yorktown, are continuing their decades-long family business. Anthony is the funeral director and his daughter is a funeral […]

Business Profile: Prato Trattoria, Carmel

Business Profile: Prato Trattoria, Carmel

From the moment a customer opens the door, they can expect to be treated to a family affair at Prato Trattoria. “It’s a completely family run business from the front to the back of the house in everyway,” John Spaccarelli Jr. said. And the result is a delicious meal and relaxing atmosphere for folks to […]

Business Profile: James Hayes MBA & Co. Inc, Brewster

Business Profile: James Hayes MBA & Co. Inc, Brewster

Ever since opening his new accounting storefront in the Village of Brewster, James Hayes can’t even remember what sleep is. “What’s that,” Hayes said. “I have a coffee maker in the back. What do I need to sleep for?” For James Hayes MBA & Co. Inc, time is money and as the village’s newest Main […]

Business Profile: All American Chimney Sweep, Cortlandt

Business Profile: All American Chimney Sweep, Cortlandt

Cortlandt resident Kurt Pelaccio originally had no intention of becoming a chimney sweep. “It wasn’t my master plan,” Pelaccio quipped during an interview last week. Though it was not his original plan, chimney sweeping turned out to be his career. Pelaccio began his career 31 years ago working for his brother, Bob, and for the […]