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Female high-school wrestler hopes to change minds; cozy fireside dining destinations; a Q+A with Westchester native and humorist Dave Barry; what to do this weekend (and beyond); and more

Good morning! Today is Saturday, February 12, 2022. You’re reading the Examiner+ Weekend+ Edition — the complete digital issue for this week.

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🎵 PRELUDE: Weather Report Suite: Prelude & Let It Go

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. The band is known for its eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, country, jazz, bluegrass, blues, gospel, and psychedelic rock for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams.

Grateful Dead’s “Weather Report” seems like a good tune to meditate on this time of year since much of our daily activities rely on it. The song was played live only six times in the Dead’s journey, with all of the performances taking place throughout September 1973. 

The Grateful Dead are no more, but there are no shortages of “Dead” cover bands and jam bands. A band called TERRAPIN is one of the local Deadheads’ favorites. Consisting of seasoned musicians who have written and performed their entire lives. Terrapin offers an authentic mix of original and cover tunes (The Grateful Dead) and often sell-out shows all over the Northeast.  They describe their music as “a vibe that will appeal to the masses.”  Their band includes Paul Dunay, Geoff Schneider, Milo Barer, Ric Lubell, Aaron Haggle, Doug Knight, and JP Geoghegan. 

Terrapin will be performing tonight, Saturday, February 12 at The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, and on Wednesday, February 16 along with DeadCenter at Garcia’s in Port Chester. — 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

Pinning Her Hopes on Change

As Pleasantville high school freshman Adriana Palumbo becomes the first female wrestler in her school’s history, acceptance of females in the sport is slowly taking root across Westchester.

Fireside Dining

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Warm up on a cold winter’s night with some delicious food in a cozy atmosphere at these fireside dining destinations.

A Barry Funny Guy

Humor columnist and author Dave Barry dishes about life in his native Westchester and beyond.

What to Do This Weekend (and Beyond): Your Best Bets

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A Fabulous “Abba” concert; a cozy evening of love songs; sugaring during maple syrup season; Valentine’s date night options; new art exhibits; and more

Claiming Our Rights

The case for putting international policy into local practice by making Westchester a “Human Rights County.”

📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief

  • Somers Resident Found Guilty in Fatal Wrong-Way Drunk Driving Crash: A Somers man could face up to 25 years in prison after being found guilty Monday for his actions in a wrong-way, head-on collision two years ago that resulted in the death of two Ardsley residents. (Examiner)

  • Fenimore Cooper Murals Center of High School Controversy: Officials in a Westchester County high school say time is running out in a debate over the fate of eight murals depicting scenes from James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking novels that could be covered to make way for new learning space in the building. (AllOtsego)

  • Woman Accused of Stealing More Than $550,000 From her Westchester Employer: A federal indictment unsealed in the White Plains federal court charged a Bronx woman with wire fraud and identity theft for allegedly embezzling over $550,000 from her employer. The woman had worked at a family-owned kitchen remodeling firm located in Westchester County and Greenwich, Connecticut. (Mid Hudson News)

  • Officers Apprehend Four Suspects in Pleasantville After Chase: Four people were arrested Tuesday evening after the stolen car they were traveling in led police on a chase from Bedford to Pleasantville. (Examiner)

  • Mercy College Announces a New Cannabis Certification Program: The Dobbs Ferry educational center debuts a new curriculum based around Westchester County’s booming cannabis industry. (Westchester Magazine)

  • Westchester County Seeks to Launch Tech Accelerator Program: The Westchester Office of Economic Development has issued a request for proposals for a consultant to take the lead on developing a tech accelerator program for the county. (Westfair)



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