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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 […]

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 […]

Candidates Chosen for Special Election in Yorktown

Candidates Chosen for Special Election in Yorktown

  Candidates for a special election in March to fill two vacancies on the Yorktown Town Board were chosen by the Democratic and Republican committees this week. The Democrats met Thursday night and selected Rosanne Brackett, who has been a vocal opponent of Supervisor Michael Grace and the proposed natural gas pipeline, to run for […]

Veteran Westlake Teacher Takes to ‘The Little Mermaid’ Stage

Veteran Westlake Teacher Takes to ‘The Little Mermaid’ Stage

For many years, Yorktown resident Phil Cutrone has been a driving force behind the theater productions at Westlake High School in Mount Pleasant by serving as director. Cutrone is taking advantage of a different chance to be in the spotlight in his role as Grimsby, Prince Eric’s manservant, in the production of “The Little Mermaid” […]

Business Profile: My HR Department, Yorktown

Business Profile: My HR Department, Yorktown

If you are the owner of a small or mid-sized  business and need services such as employee recruitment and terminations or want to know how to deal with new government regulations but do not want to hire a full-time human resource employee, what can you do? Yorktown resident Marc Roberts has an answer. Roberts started […]

Business Profile: Curves, Yorktown

Business Profile: Curves, Yorktown

Mahopac resident Donna Rosende said last week she is a believer in the national Curves exercise and nutrition concept. Rosende translated her passion for Curves into a business. She opened Curves in Yorktown in January. “I was a member for 14 years and I lost a lot of weight and inches and the program works. […]

Business Profile: Jennifer’s German American Restaurant

Business Profile: Jennifer’s German American Restaurant

It has been a little piece of Germany in Yorktown for about three decades. In 1979, Yorktown residents Irngard and Dieter Schramm opened the Lakeside restaurant, which received its name based on it being located on the banks of the Croton Reservoir. The restaurant was closed for a brief period in the 1990s but reopened […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Pharmacy

Business Profile: Yorktown Pharmacy

Raj Venkat has continued a long tradition in northern Westchester by owning the Yorktown Pharmacy for the past 11 years. The store has been in business since 1930. It is a throwback to the locally owned drug stores that were common before CVS and other chains began to dominate the market. Venkat purchased the store […]

Business Profile: Suburban Wines  and Spirits, Yorktown

Business Profile: Suburban Wines and Spirits, Yorktown

Mount Kisco resident Lance Cerutti is continuing a tradition as the latest owner of Suburban Wines & Sprits, which is an institution in Yorktown. The store has been in existence for the past 55 years, Cerutti noted last week. “I bought this store 10 years ago,” he said. “I was always passionate about wine and […]

P'ville Becomes Purple Heart Village; Will Organize Collections for Vets

P’ville Becomes Purple Heart Village; Will Organize Collections for Vets

The Village of Pleasantville has declared itself a Purple Heart Village. With a proclamation delivered by Mayor Peter Scherer last week, Pleasantville will show its appreciation for the sacrifices made by Purple Heart recipients and to honor and support them by encouraging residents to help veterans. Eugene Lang, sergeant of the First Air Calvary and […]

Murphy Easily Defeats Castelli in 40th Senate District GOP Primary

Murphy Easily Defeats Castelli in 40th Senate District GOP Primary

Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy, the Republican Party-endorsed candidate for the 40th state Senate District seat, scored an easy primary win over former Assemblyman Robert Castelli Tuesday night. Murphy will now face Democrat Justin Wagner in the general election to determine who will succeed outgoing Sen. Greg Ball. In May, Ball revealed he would not seek […]

Business Profile: : Margeliz Center, Yorktown

Business Profile: : Margeliz Center, Yorktown

Margaret Dobkowski said it is difficult for a spouse or other family members to deal with a loved one with ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. There were no adult day care programs in the local area for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other cognitive disorders until three years […]

Suspect Sought in Yorktown Goat Beheading

Suspect Sought in Yorktown Goat Beheading

A goat whose head was severed and the remains of several other animals were discovered in plastic bags Monday at the intersection of Route 129 and Underhill Avenue in Yorktown. Personnel from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) made the find off of the side of the road. They called the SPCA […]

Business Profile: Pure Salon, Yorktown

Business Profile: Pure Salon, Yorktown

Somers resident Daniela Chiazzese said last week she is living her dream. Chiazzese, who has been working in the hair salon industry since she was 15 (sweeping and washing hair), has owned Pure Salon in Yorktown for the past three-and-a-half years. “My dream was always to open up my own business,” she said.. She said […]

Business Profile: Northeast Dental, Yorktown

Business Profile: Northeast Dental, Yorktown

Yorktown resident Dr. Amanda Wiechert had no difficulty choosing what she wanted to do for a living. “I always wanted to be a dentist, ever since I was in sixth grade,” Wiechert said last week in her new office at Northeast Dental in the Underhill Plaza Shopping Center in Yorktown. “I just made it happen.” […]

Business Profile: Escape Spa, Yorktown

Business Profile: Escape Spa, Yorktown

By Daniel Lefkowitz Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and leave your worries behind as you experience total beauty inside and out. Already open for three months, Escape Spa is an up and coming business located in Yorktown’s Parkside Plaza on Route 202. With the help of friends and neighboring businesses, such as Snap […]

Yorktown ZBA Backs Inspector in Ruling on Sober Home

Yorktown ZBA Backs Inspector in Ruling on Sober Home

  The Yorktown Zoning Board of Appeals Thursday night supported a written opinion by Building Inspector John Winter that a proposed facility for recovering alcohol and substance abuse addicts on Underhill Avenue falls under the definition of a “convalescent home.” Three of the four sitting ZBA members denied an appeal from neighbors Linda Gironda and […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Animal Hospital

Business Profile: Yorktown Animal Hospital

Briarcliff resident Dr. Philip Raclyn and Croton resident Dr. Steven Kasanofsky have co-owned the Yorktown Animal Hospital since 2002, as well as two animal hospitals in Manhattan. They came to Westchester in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and have not regretted their move to open the hospital. “After 9-11 everybody got a […]

BJ’s Looks to Get Jump on Costco with New Gas Pumps

BJ’s Looks to Get Jump on Costco with New Gas Pumps

A potential battle for private club customers in Yorktown has begun with BJ’s Wholesale Club proposing to provide 12 gas pumps for members at its Route 202 location while Costco continues through the planning process for a new store and gas station up the road. David Steinmetz, attorney for the owners of the BJ’s Shopping […]

Yorktown Singer/Songwriter Looks Forward to Performing at P'ville Music Festival

Yorktown Singer/Songwriter Looks Forward to Performing at P’ville Music Festival

Although Jessica Lynn Calamera grew up in Westchester, she is a country girl at heart. The Yorktown Heights singer, songwriter and musician, who goes simply by the name Jessica Lynn, has spent the last year touring the country, but she will be returning to her home county on Saturday to perform alongside 12 other artists […]