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Winter workouts; specialty coffee; a Q&A with D.A. Mimi Rocah; the makers’ movement; what to do this weekend; confessions of a new pet parent; and more

Good morning! Today is Saturday, January 15, 2022. You’re reading the Examiner+ Weekend Edition — the complete digital issue for this week.

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🎵 PRELUDE: A Beautiful Morning

Good morning!

“A Beautiful Morning” is a song written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and recorded by The Rascals. The song was released in 1968 and continued the theme of carefree optimism that had distinguished the previous year’s “Groovin'”. The song was written one morning in Honolulu, Hawaii when the band was invited to perform there by promoter Tom Moffatt. 

Born in Pelham, New York, legendary singer and songwriter Felix Cavaliere’s message has always been to stand for peace, love, and happiness. His illustrious 50-year career includes recognition in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and Grammy Hall of Fame.

Tickets are still available for the “Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals” show Thursday, January 20 at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  — 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

Winter Workouts

How to escape cabin fever and get your heart pumping while having some fun (and enjoy a change of scenery).

“State of the Art” Specialty Coffee

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A quaint Harrison coffee shop is brewing something special.

Making It

At an innovative incubator for makers in Tarrytown, a new generation of craftspeople embraces the life-affirming magic of creating things by hand.

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

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Snow tubing; a contemporary art exhibit; all about ice; all about fire(building); the international Rolling Stones show; and more

A Q+A with Westchester D.A. Mimi Rocah

From COVID-related fraud and domestic violence prevention to DUIs, the County’s top law enforcement official is vigorously pursuing a wide agenda.

The Puppy Diaries

Confessions of a new Westchester pet parent

📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief

  • Redistricting Plans Sent to Senate, Assembly But Problems Loom: The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission presented two redistricting plans to the state legislature last week but failed to reach a consensus, which could delay the process of forming redrawn districts for this year’s elections. State legislators are expected (Examiner)

  • Westchester Runs Out of Home Listings in Rush to NYC Suburbs: New York area homebuyers have been scooping up suburban properties at such a ferocious pace that they’ve drained the supply of listings in Westchester County. (Bloomberg)

  • New Leaders for Putnam County Legislature Selected: New leaders for the Putnam County Legislature were selected during a Jan. 4 organizational meeting. Neal Sullivan, who represents District 9, the Town of Carmel, and the Hamlet of Mahopac, was elected chairman of the board, while Paul Jonke, who represents District 6, the Town of Southeast, was chosen deputy chairman. (Examiner)

  • Westchester Contractor Admits To $1.5M Tax Evasion Scheme: A Westchester County contractor pleaded guilty to charges related to his role in a scheme to avoid paying federal income taxes and conceal more than $1.5 million in income from his business. (Daily Voice)

  • Ex-Mets GM Found Not Guilty of DWI in White Plains: Former New York Mets Acting General Manager Zack Scott was found not guilty last week of Driving While Intoxicated last August when he was found by White Plains Police asleep in his car at a traffic light near the federal courthouse and police headquarters on South Lexington Ave. (Examiner)

  • Popular Family-Run Supermarket To Open Two New Westchester Locations: Fans of the specialty grocery store will be happy to know that DeCicco & Sons recently announced its plans to open a new market in Bedford in March. (Daily Voice)




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