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The best chocolate cakes from local bakeries; what it’s like to be on Family Feud; the state of Westchester’s post-pandemic housing market; a personal look at remembering the Holocaust; new boutiques

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“Fire” is the lead track from indie music project Waxahatchee’s (aka Katie Crutchfield) groundbreaking 2020 album, Saint Cloud. The band is named after Waxahatchee Creek, in Alabama, where Crutchfield grew up.

“Written immediately in the period following her decision to get sober, Saint Cloud is an unflinching self-examination. From a moment of reckoning in Barcelona to a tourist trap in Tennessee to a painful confrontation on Arkadelphia Road, from a nostalgic jaunt down 7th Street in New York City to the Mississippi Gulf, Crutchfield creates a sense of place for her soul-baring tales, a longtime staple of her storytelling.”  (Waxahatchee.com)

Waxahatchee is currently on tour and will be in our neck of the woods in February, at the Tarrytown Music Hall on Friday, February 11, and Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock on February 16.  — ELISA ZUCKERBERG, Founder of HearItThere.com, an online resource for live music events in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.

📰 ICYMI: This Week’s Features

New(ish) Boutiques

A look at some of the area’s best specialty retail finds for the new year.

Our Survey Says…

Chronicling one local family’s chance of a lifetime on Family Feud

It’s National Chocolate Cake Day!

(Yes, it’s really a thing — and here’s where to go to get your slice of chocolatey heaven)

Our Best Bets for This Weekend (and Beyond): What to Do and Where to Go

Get your zen on with yoga meditation; scenic skiing at West Point; indoor go-kart racing; a musical tribute to the Fab Four; and more

Seller’s Market

Home prices have surged and people have flocked to Westchester since the beginning of the pandemic. But what people are looking for in a home is also changing.

Banning the Holocaust

My great uncle Carl’s story is one of more than six million reasons to push back on school district-sponsored censorship.

📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief

  • Former Somers Phys Ed Teacher Charged with Grand Larceny: A physical education teacher at Primrose Elementary School is no longer employed in the Somers School District following his recent arrest for grand larceny. (Examiner)

  • Know Him? Man Wanted In Connection With Shooting In Hudson Valley, Police Say: Police are asking the public for help identifying a man wanted for attempted murder during a shooting incident in the Hudson Valley. (Daily Voice)

  • Greenburgh Mourns Loss of Well-Known Fashion Icon: The Town of Greenburgh is mourning the loss of internationally respected fashion icon Andre Leon Talley, who was a familiar face in the community. (Examiner)

  • Sky Harbour Enters a $70 Million Deal at Westchester County Airport: The Westchester-based private aviation firm will work with Yellowstone Acquisition Company to develop and manage private hangar space. (Westchester Magazine)

  • Officials Claim Fox News Footage Shows Federal Contractors Flying Migrants to Westchester: U.S. representatives allege that Fox News bodycam footage shows the arrival of undocumented immigrants in Westchester. (News 12)

  • More than 100 Firearms Seized in Ghost Gun Investigation in Westchester, Putnam: More than 100 weapons were seized and 11 people arrested following a six-month multi-agency investigation into “ghost guns” and other illegal firearms in Westchester and Putnam counties. (ABC-7 NY)



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