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Business Profile: Yorktown Love in Action, Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: Yorktown Love in Action, Mohegan Lake

Lifelong Yorktown resident Donna Simone has demonstrated her compassion for local residents in various ways as a mission in life. “I’ve always helped people. I was a single mom up until eight years ago when I married my husband (Frank Soto),” Simone said last week. “I always had people reaching out to me and giving […]

Business Profile: Smart Fix Phone Repair, Mahopac

Business Profile: Smart Fix Phone Repair, Mahopac

By Tiffany Jansen Nick Young has been tinkering with electronics for as long as he can remember. “I’ve always liked seeing how everything works,” he says. After a while, he starte building computers for himself, “just as a hobby.” So it seemed only fitting for the 23-year-old Cortlandt resident to turn fixing everything from iPhones […]

Business Profile: Ristorante Spadafora, Mahopac

Business Profile: Ristorante Spadafora, Mahopac

Walk into Ristorante Spadafora on any given evening, and it’s easy to feel like family. Inside the Mahopac restaurant, an intimate space owned by Antonino Cannavo, a family atmosphere awaits for hungry customers ready for appetizing Italian and Sicilian food and a welcoming smile from a friendly staff that money can’t buy. On a strikingly […]

Business Profile: Somers Diner

Business Profile: Somers Diner

Mahopac resident Maria Lluka knew what she wanted to do for a living as a youngster working in family’s restaurant in Albania. “I love it. I just love talking to people. I love making them happy,” Lluka said last week. Lluka is sharing her passion for people and the restaurant business at the Somers Diner. […]

Business Profile: Kenny's Carpet One, Carmel

Business Profile: Kenny’s Carpet One, Carmel

By Tiffany Jansen Kenny Hogan has been in the carpeting and flooring business for more than 40 years. “I didn’t go to college,” says Hogan, who got his start as an installer for the family carpeting business. “That wasn’t a thing that was really done in the 70s. Back then, you worked with your hands.” […]

Business Profile: Westchester Psychological Services, Mount Kisco

Business Profile: Westchester Psychological Services, Mount Kisco

A supportive environment is what families can expect at Westchester Psychological Services, a collaborative practice where licensed psychologists Stephanie O’Leary, Laura Wert-Snyder, Marisa Mahler and Mary DeWitt, a psychology fellow, help children and adults come to terms with anxiety, stress, ADHD and other problems. The Mount Kisco practice established by O’Leary uses evidence-based assessment therapy […]

Stone Barns Center Introduces Spring-Break Cooking Classes for Kids

Stone Barns Center Introduces Spring-Break Cooking Classes for Kids

The Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills has expanded its annual educational activities with the introduction of Spring-Break Farm Camps for kindergartners to third-graders. The kids will participate in cooking, preparing and eating a snack based on what’s growing on the farm. They will harvest meal components and take home recipes. The […]

The Restaurant Examiner’s Guide to Valentine Day’s Dining

The Restaurant Examiner’s Guide to Valentine Day’s Dining

Restaurants offering prix-fixe menus or special menus for celebrating on Feb. 14 are covered in this article. In some cases, the Valentine’s Day dishes are also offered on Feb. 13 and 15. At most restaurants, the regular menus or limited versions of it will also be available. Prices shown for prix-fixe menus do not include […]

Business Profile: Flooring Liquidators,  Cortlandt

Business Profile: Flooring Liquidators, Cortlandt

Thornwood resident Richie Bedus opened Flooring Liquidators in Cortlandt three months ago, but the business has long been a passion for him. “I’ve done it since I was a kid,” Bedus said last week. Bedus utilizes his passion to his customers. “We offer all sorts of flooring – wood, tile, linoleum,” Bedus explained, adding carpeting […]

Business Profile: Athletes Warehouse, Pleasantville

Business Profile: Athletes Warehouse, Pleasantville

Providing a solid strength and conditioning foundation for athletes who want to be physically and mentally fit was the idea behind creating Athletes Warehouse. The Pleasantville business, which opened last June, aims to educate athletes on how they can keep their bodies in the best possible shape with a program that is specifically designed for […]

Business Profile: Jack’s Clubhouse, Brewster

Business Profile: Jack’s Clubhouse, Brewster

When children come to Jack’s Clubhouse, owner Leanne Murphy really wants them to unplug. In a world where children at increasingly younger ages are hooked on computers and mesmerized by screens, the concept of running around seems to be lost. “If you do take those away, they really do start to get the imagination going,” […]

Business Profile: Ristorante Spadafora, Mahopac

Business Profile: Ristorante Spadafora, Mahopac

Walk into Ristorante Spadafora on any given evening, and it’s easy to feel like family. Inside the Mahopac restaurant, an intimate space owned by Antonino Cannavo, a family atmosphere awaits for hungry customers ready for appetizing Italian and Sicilian food and a welcoming smile from a friendly staff that money can’t buy. On a strikingly […]

Business Profile: Time to Kiln, Yorktown

Business Profile: Time to Kiln, Yorktown

Yorktown resident Ximena Barbuscia has enjoyed making crafts since she was a youth. But she had not translated her enjoyment of making art into her profession until last November when opened Time to Kiln in the Parkside Corner shopping center in Yorktown. “I feel like ever since I was little I was crafty, before it […]

Taleggio - Shakiban’s Newest Endeavor

Taleggio – Shakiban’s Newest Endeavor

You may have eaten at one of the many dining establishments founded by Par Shakiban during his more than 40 years in the restaurant business. Eateries he launched include Patisserie Salzburg of Scarsdale and Rye, Brezza in Armonk, Eclisse Northern Italian in Port Chester, Eclisse of Stamford and Eclisse Mediterraneo Cucina and Laguna in White Plains. Now he is […]

Business Profile: il Laghetto Continental Restaurant, Mahopac

Business Profile: il Laghetto Continental Restaurant, Mahopac

By Tiffany Jansen If anyone knows how to run a restaurant, it’s Victor Kapiti and Tony Veshta. With a combined 55 years in the business, they own four restaurants between the two of them. And in November of last year, they brought their expertise to Mahopac in the form of il Laghetto – their first […]

Business Profile: Upper Crust Pizza & Wings, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Upper Crust Pizza & Wings, Cortlandt

Montrose resident Chris Weisman knows his dough. Last week he explained the origins of the term “upper crust.” “Back in the days, when you had guests over for dinner you would serve your workers the burnt part of the bread. You’d serve the family the middle part and you’d serve your guests the upper crust,” […]

Business Profile: Hair Design Center, Yorktown

Business Profile: Hair Design Center, Yorktown

You could say the Benigni family is the embodiment of the American Dream. The brothers were born in Italy and learned the craft of hair styling in their native land before living in London and then eventually moving to the United States. For the past 38 years the brothers have owned and worked as hair […]

Business Profile: Kine Buddies, Brewster

Business Profile: Kine Buddies, Brewster

When Kine Buddies officially opened this month, the idea of the store was both advantageous, yet still simply explained, by co-owner Eric Peterson. “The idea of the whole store was to take back Brewster,” Peterson said. “For 20 years we had a situation where nobody in this town of Southeast comes down here and no […]

Business Profile: The Network Support Company, Elmsford

Business Profile: The Network Support Company, Elmsford

“Often, in trying to provide as much transparency as possible for employees and clients, companies create problems they never saw coming.” The Network Support Company has actually been in business 18 years, operating out of Connecticut with a growing number of clients in New York, especially in Westchester County. That’s why Founder and CEO James […]

Business Profile: JMCO Events, Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: JMCO Events, Mohegan Lake

  Mohegan Lake resident Jimena Coello officially opened JMCO Events last September, but she has actually been in the event planning business “for quite some time.” “I’ve always loved the event planning business,” Coello said during an interview last week. Coello said she strives to put on events that will give her clients something to […]

Business Profile: Reigning Cats and Dogs, Mt. Kisco

Business Profile: Reigning Cats and Dogs, Mt. Kisco

If you’re looking for a place where your dog can have some fun while you’re at work or simply want to pamper your furry friend, Reining Cats and Dogs is the place to go. The Mount Kisco pet day care and grooming establishment has been thriving in the village for more than 15 years, but […]

Business Profile: Law Office of Mark von Glahn, Ossining

Business Profile: Law Office of Mark von Glahn, Ossining

If you need legal services, Ossining resident Mark von Glahn can provide assistance. If you need accounting services, von Glahn can also help. With 25 years of work in the corporate field both in America and internationally, von Glahn opened his one-man office in Ossining last spring. He said last week he provides “a one-stop […]

Business Profile: Melts Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Armonk

Business Profile: Melts Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Armonk

We all have days where we don’t know what to eat or are simply too tired after a long day at work to do much heavy cooking. Sometimes that void is best filled with a grilled cheese sandwich. Brothers Greg and Nathan Kramer tapped into that sentiment last June when they opened Melts, a gourmet […]

Business of the Week: Westchester Putnam Pottery, Mahopac

Business of the Week: Westchester Putnam Pottery, Mahopac

What do you do when you’re unable to find fun activities in your hometown? If you’re Debbie Albanese, you open a paint-your-own pottery studio. Albanese opened Westchester Putnam Pottery in November. “I’ve always had a love for art and did pottery as a hobby for years,” she says. “There are no opportunities for that kind […]

Business Profile: Financial Asset Management Corp., Chappaqua

Business Profile: Financial Asset Management Corp., Chappaqua

There’s a lot more to planning your financial future than picking the right stocks or mutual funds. In an era when there are more products to choose from and the decisions to be made have become increasingly complicated, handling finances and planning for the years ahead have never been more important. Led by principal and […]

Business Profile:Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy, Cortlandt

Business Profile:Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy, Cortlandt

Maureen Gioio grew up in a large family in Ossining and certainly knows about dealing with children. “I’m the oldest of 12,” Gioio said “I’m a mom, a grandmother.” Beginning in early 2015 Gioio will be leading the Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy when it opens in the Cortlandt Town Center through her […]

Business Profile: The Flower Basket Pleasantville

Business Profile: The Flower Basket Pleasantville

Whether you’re decorating for a momentous life event, saying final goodbyes to a loved one or trying to apologize to your significant other, chances are that flowers will be involved — and The Flower Basket in Pleasantville wants to help. Eileen Desmond is the new owner of the Manville Road store, which has been in […]

Business Profile: Calabria Pizza & Pasta, Shrub Oak

Business Profile: Calabria Pizza & Pasta, Shrub Oak

Danny Alo always wanted to name a business after the southern region of Italy where his parents are from, and 18 months ago he achieved that dream when he opened Calabria Pizza & Pasta on Old Yorktown Road in Shrub Oak. “I feel like I’ve been here a long time. I like Yorktown. So far, […]

Business Profile: Hudson Valley Olive Oil, Mt. Kisco

Business Profile: Hudson Valley Olive Oil, Mt. Kisco

Anyone who looks in their kitchen pantry will likely find a bottle of olive oil, but after one visit to Hudson Valley Olive Oil in Mount Kisco, you may have a whole new perspective on the product. Started by Shane Furnia, the shop features more than 50 varieties of oils, balsamic vinegars, which are aged […]

Business Profile: A Bark Above, Somers

Business Profile: A Bark Above, Somers

Christine Sinclair has loved dogs since she was a child and now she has a way to share that passion with the rest of the local area. A Bark Above was opened in Somers in June 2013 by co-owners Sinclair and one of her daughters, Avery. “I’ve had consulting businesses before, but this is the […]