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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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Enrichment Center of Yorktown

Business Profile: Enrichment Center of Yorktown

The Enrichment Center of Yorktown may have changed locations this year, but it is still continuing its tradition of serving children through its before and after school programs. Executive Director Marianne Minard of Ridgefield, CT and Site Director Ginny Hill of Somers discussed the Enrichment Center last week. The Center was established nearly 35 years […]

North Castle, Goldberg Come to Terms on New Three-Year Contract

North Castle, Goldberg Come to Terms on New Three-Year Contract

The North Castle Town Board approved a new contract for Town Administrator Joan Goldberg last week ensuring the municipality’s first-ever administrator will remain in place for at least the next two years. The three-year agreement, approved 4-0 by the board on Nov. 18, calls for Goldberg to receive an $8,000 raise retroactive to Sept. 28, […]

Officials Call for Last-Minute Halt to Pipeline Work at Blue Mountain

Officials Call for Last-Minute Halt to Pipeline Work at Blue Mountain

Several local Democratic officials are calling for a halt to construction on the Algonquin gas pipeline until the plan to clear-cut hundreds of trees in Blue Mountain Preserve is reviewed by state officials. State Assembly members Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) and David Buchwald (D-White Plains), joined several county legislators and members of Stop Algonquin Pipeline Expansion […]

Business Profile: Salon O, Yorktown

Business Profile: Salon O, Yorktown

Fishkill residents Lauren and Alexandra Olivieri have been a hair styling duo for years as Alexandra decided to follow in her mother’s professional footsteps. The Olivieri’s decided to go out on their own and opened Salon O in May in Yorktown. Lauren has been in the hair styling industry for about 40 years and her […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Grill

Business Profile: Yorktown Grill

The Crossett family has long been active in the restaurant field and two members of the clan recently brought their skills to Yorktown. Katonah resident Bob Crossett and Bedford resident Matt Crossett, his brother, opened the Yorktown Grill in the Yorktown Green Shopping Center in late October. While the Yorktown Grill is the first restaurant […]

Business Profile: Tri-State Engineering, Yorktown

Business Profile: Tri-State Engineering, Yorktown

This is a landmark year for Tri-State Engineering, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Yorktown. New Milford, CT resident Bradley Huntington opened his northern Westchester business in 1995 and he also operates a business in the community where he lives, which opened five years ago. “The bulk of the work that we do is […]

Business Profile: RF Joyce, CPA, Yorktown

Business Profile: RF Joyce, CPA, Yorktown

Yorktown resident Robert Joyce received some practical advice from his late father, John, who was an accountant, when he was growing up. “He said the world will always need accountants. You’ll always have a job,” Joyce recalled last week. Joyce said he took accounting courses at Croton-Harmon High School and did well. He then majored in […]

Mt. Pleasant to Crack Down on Columbus Avenue Speeding

Mt. Pleasant to Crack Down on Columbus Avenue Speeding

Days after a Yorktown woman was killed crossing Columbus Avenue in Valhalla, the Mount Pleasant Town Board and Police Chief Paul Oliva pledged to try and slow down speeding motorists on the road. Three residents at the Sept. 15 town board work session demanded that steps be taken to curtail speeding, which they said has […]

County Honors Sept. 11 Victims With a Day to Serve + Remember

County Honors Sept. 11 Victims With a Day to Serve + Remember

Four Westchester residents who now dedicate themselves to helping save lives were recognized this week as part of the county’s annual effort to increase volunteerism this weekend. Westchester’s annual 9/11 Serve + Remember effort, organized by Volunteer New York! allows residents to choose from a variety of projects this weekend in memory of the victims […]

Business Profile: BeScene, Yorktown

Business Profile: BeScene, Yorktown

Yorktown resident Patricia DiPaolo began her passion for making women look attractive back in childhood. “Ever since I was a child I’ve always loved to work with color,” she recalled. As a young girl, she received as a gift of a plastic head with makeup and hair color that could wash off. “I just remember […]

Business Profile: The Meadows Farm, Yorktown

Business Profile: The Meadows Farm, Yorktown

It is a little bit of country in a major commercial area of Yorktown. Since 1958, The Meadows Farm has offered a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers, with many of the produced items grown in its three farms. The store has been owned and operated from the beginning by the Woodard family, consisting […]

Business Profile: Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, Yorktown

Business Profile: Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, Yorktown

Following in his mother’s footsteps, Queens resident Qi Jiang recently opened up a business of his own in Yorktown. Qi operates Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, which is located not far away in town from a nail salon owned by his mother, Laura. He declined to provide her last name. Qi said he was inspired by […]

Business Profile: Mathnasium of Yorktown Heights

Business Profile: Mathnasium of Yorktown Heights

You can limber up in variety of ways in a gymnasium. At Mathnasium, students have the opportunity to shape up their math skills. Brewster resident Kaz Tanahashi opened Mathnasium in March to help students struggling with math. He was joined in the business by Peekskill resident Marina Zale, who is center director and an instructor. Tanahashi said […]

Business Profile: Berniker Decorations, Yorktown

Business Profile: Berniker Decorations, Yorktown

It has been an institution for over a century and the four generation family business has come back to Yorktown. Whitey Berniker, president of Berniker Decorators, said last week his store originally opened in the Bronx in 1914. A grand opening for its Yorktown store and a celebration for its over 100 years of existence […]

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 […]

Giants' Manning, Guiding Eyes Team Up to Promote Golf Classic

Giants’ Manning, Guiding Eyes Team Up to Promote Golf Classic

By Isabella Fitzgerald Emilie Gossiaux was an aspiring artist from New Orleans who arrived in New York City to attend Cooper Union School of Art. Her love for sculpting and visual arts stemmed from having impaired hearing while growing up. Then in October 2010, an 18-wheeler semi-truck struck Gossiaux while she rode her bicycle in […]

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: 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 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: 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 […]

Republicans Bernard, Diana Win Seats on Yorktown Town Board

Republicans Bernard, Diana Win Seats on Yorktown Town Board

    Republicans Greg Bernard and Tom Diana soundly defeated Democrats Rosanne Brackett and Bob Giordano in a special election Tuesday to fill two empty seats on the Yorktown Town Board. The convincing wins shift the balance of power on the board back to the Republicans, although Diana, an elected official for the first time, […]

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 […]

Balance of Power at Stake in Yorktown Town Board Special Election

Balance of Power at Stake in Yorktown Town Board Special Election

For almost the last 15 months, the Yorktown Town Board has tried to conduct business with less than a full complement of five members. That will all change after next Tuesday, March 10, when a special election is held to fill two empty seats. The special election is actually two separate elections. In one race, […]

Blindfold Dinner Fundraiser for Guiding Eyes Set for Via Vanti!

Blindfold Dinner Fundraiser for Guiding Eyes Set for Via Vanti!

The services provided by Yorktown-based Guiding Eyes for the Blind have a special meaning for Carla Gambescia, the owner of Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria in Mount Kisco. The restaurateur has family members who are blind, so it’s natural that she is hosting for the second year in a row a special fundraising event for […]

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 […]