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Business Profile: Absolute Flooring of Yorktown

Business Profile: Absolute Flooring of Yorktown

This is a special year for Absolute Flooring of Yorktown because it is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In October of 1986, Stormville resident Mary Fellbusch and her husband, Peter, originally opened the store on Crompond Road (Route 202). “My husband was an installer and he was doing a lot of commercial work and we decided […]

Business Profile: KidsPeace, Buchanan

Business Profile: KidsPeace, Buchanan

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is a nationwide charity in 10 states that is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, pre-adolescents, teens, young adults and families by providing specialized residential treatment services and a comprehensive range of treatment programs and educational services. Locally, KidsPeace provides services in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and […]

Business Profile: Anthony’s Power Equipment, Yorktown

Business Profile: Anthony’s Power Equipment, Yorktown

Putnam Valley resident Antonio Cinquanta said last week he has been familiar with how to do small engine repairs since he was a teenage who studied at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center. That skill has been a valuable asset for him for many years. Cinquanta has owned Anthony’s Power Equipment, located in Yorktown, since […]

Business Profile: Jar Worthy, Carmel

Business Profile: Jar Worthy, Carmel

Carmel residents and longtime friends Dana Hanrahan and Danielle Raguzin in 2014 were trying to come up with some Christmas gift ideas for family and friends. The duo recalled last week they decided to make candles and that idea has turned into their business. Hanrahan and Raguzin are the owners and operators of Jar Worthy, […]

Business Profile: P&K Redemption Center, Brewster

Business Profile: P&K Redemption Center, Brewster

Every cent can make a difference. That’s the thought process that the owners of P&K Redemption Center, Cliff Zimmerman (nickname Kippy) and Prince Singh, have been counting on during the month of August. The new business, which is a place where residents can turn in bottles and cans for monetary returns, has been offering six […]

Sprout Wellness, Pleasantville

Sprout Wellness, Pleasantville

In a fitness culture often dominated by grueling workout regimens, yoga can be a welcome choice for those interested in gaining additional flexibility, relief from stress and an overall feeling of well-being. Harper Dion, the owner of Sprout Wellness in Pleasantville, said the launch of her yoga studio in April was a dream come true. […]

Business Profile: Tru Organics Natural Mosquito & Tick Control Specialists, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Tru Organics Natural Mosquito & Tick Control Specialists, Cortlandt

The health risks associated with mosquitos has dominated the news this summer. The Zika Virus has been a menace and is spreading in Florida. The Westchester County Department of Health recently informed the public that first group of mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in the county. Cortlandt resident Nick Esposito knows […]

Business Profile: License 2 Grill, Thornwood

Business Profile: License 2 Grill, Thornwood

Valhalla resident Erica Gendler, a former waitress, took the plunge in February 2014 and became owner and operator of her own eatery. Gendler purchased License 2 Grill on Commerce Street in the Thornwood section of Mount Pleasant. Gendler said last week the opportunity to buy the business came after her father, Stephen, passed away and […]

Business Profile: Lawrence Zacks-RE/MAX, Somers

Business Profile: Lawrence Zacks-RE/MAX, Somers

To find the perfect house, real estate agent Lawrence Zacks, owner of a RE/MAX branch in Somers, learns as much about a buyer’s background as possible. Depending on if a buyer grew up in a cramped apartment in the city, or dozens of acres on farmland in the mid-west, Zacks needs to know everything about […]

Mysto Mead, Carmel

Mysto Mead, Carmel

By Nancy Sorbella   As you get a thirst for something new to drink, perhaps you should consider a refreshing glass of Mead, or honey wine. And the only place where Mead is made in Putnam and Westchester counties is Mysto Mead in Carmel. Mysto Mead is the collaborative brainchild of Bob Klein and Andrea […]

Business of the Week: Our Town Bagels & Bakery, Mahopac

Business of the Week: Our Town Bagels & Bakery, Mahopac

Christina Evans’ town is Mahopac, where she has lived all her life and is active in the community. And with her sister, Stephanie, she owns Our Town Bagels & Bakery, which opened in her hometown about 18 months ago. “We’re really into the community,” she said. Evans said she and her sister are especially active […]

Business of the Week: Coldwell Banker, Yorktown

Business of the Week: Coldwell Banker, Yorktown

The Underhill Avenue site of the Yorktown offices of Coldwell Banker has been a regular fixture in the real estate business for decades. Mahopac resident Don Cummins III was hired to be senior managing director of the Yorktown office of Coldwell Banker in June 2015, he said last week. Prior to Coldwell Banker taking over, […]

Business Profile: The Dessertist, Croton

Business Profile: The Dessertist, Croton

Croton resident Samantha Mittler had a specific reason for naming her new business The Dessertist. “I’ve always been an artistic person,” she said last week. “When I moved to New York I was strapped for space and I started to use my kitchen as my art studio and desserts became my medium.” “When I started […]

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Mahopac resident Frank Realbuta and Dutchess County resident Robert Covone, co-owners of The Daily Bagel in Yorktown, wanted to give local residents a new place to enjoy soft serve ice cream so they opened The Daily Moos in an adjacent stand on Route 202 on July 4. “There’s no soft serve in the area,” Realbuta […]

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes, Briarcliff Manor

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes, Briarcliff Manor

The collapse of Lehman Brothers was fortuitous in many ways for Anthony Grippo. It was in 2008 that Grippo, a former vice president of global futures at Lehman, lost his job and began to think about ways he could take control of his future. “I wanted to do something on my own, and I’ve always […]

Business Profile: Marbled Meat Shop, Cold Spring

Business Profile: Marbled Meat Shop, Cold Spring

Eating “real meat” these days isn’t as easy as it seems, but enter Marbled Meat Shop in Cold Spring and you can expect to purchase meat the way it’s supposed to be produced, thanks to owners Chris Pascarella and his wife Lisa Hall. Pascarella and his wife opened their shop in December 2014 and have […]

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Mahopac resident Frank Realbuta and Dutchess Count resident Robert Covone, co-owners of The Daily Bagel in Yorktown, wanted to give local residents a new place to enjoy soft serve ice cream so they opened The Daily Moos in an adjacent stand on Route 202 on July 4. “There’s no soft serve in the area,” Realbuta […]

Business Profile: Chris Automotive, Carmel

Business Profile: Chris Automotive, Carmel

When Chris Rini first opened Chris Automotive, he had a dream of being the best car service shop in town. He never dreamt he’d be this big though and still around 25 years later. “For the first year in, I didn’t know if I was going to make it five years” Rini said. “I’ve dedicated […]

Business of the Week: Zion Memorial Chapel, Mamaroneck

Business of the Week: Zion Memorial Chapel, Mamaroneck

Zion Memorial Chapel is celebrating 20 years as Westchester County’s only full-service funeral home dedicated to the Jewish community exclusively. Located on the Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck, the unique facility is managed by Jennifer Graziano, a licensed funeral director, who says she feels called to serve clients through all aspects of the funeral planning […]

Wood & Fire Pizza, Pleasantville

Wood & Fire Pizza, Pleasantville

Taking the traditional pizza concept to a new level and putting a more modern twist to regular Italian fare is a concept that five businessmen, each with a diverse background in restaurant management, have helped create in Pleasantville. Wood & Fire Pizza opened its doors a year ago with a Neapolitan wood-fired pizza oven as […]

Business Profile: Premier Transportation & Driving Service, Brewster

Business Profile: Premier Transportation & Driving Service, Brewster

Going to the doctor’s office is already dreadful enough, but with John Kelly and Premier Transportation & Driving Service Inc. is doesn’t necessarily have to be. Kelly’s Premier Transportation business opened a couple months ago and since then, he’s been driving all over Lower Hudson Valley and Tri-State area giving rides to residents that need […]

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 […]