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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 […]

Business Profile: Le Fontane Ristorante, Somers

Business Profile: Le Fontane Ristorante, Somers

Somers residents Antonio and Alfredo Abbate were already fixtures in the local restaurant scene when they opened Le Fontane Ristorante in Somers in 1991. The siblings had already owned The Blue Dolphin in Katonah. “We were busy and one day this (building) was vacant and we took over,” Antonio Abbate recalled last week. The 100-seat […]

Burbio.com

Burbio.com

Calendar gridlock was a way of life for Pelham residents Julie and Dennis Roche, the parents of four school-aged boys. Already drowning in e-mails and flyers to remind them of their children’s school schedule and sports teams’ practices and their own commitments, trying to keep track of it all was taking a toll. That’s until […]

Business Profile: Cold Spring Depot, Cold Spring

Business Profile: Cold Spring Depot, Cold Spring

For dozens of years, Cold Spring Depot has been a destination for village residents who live right down the street, or out-of-towners seeking one of the most established eateries in the Lower Hudson Valley. Cold Spring Depot’s reputation even drew one of the United States’ most prolific political couples to the restaurant, Bill and Hillary […]

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,” […]