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Upscale Greek dining; shelving ideas for your home; Westchester’s green energy program; getting to know your neighbors online; what to do this weekend; and more

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🎵 PRELUDE: Sleigh Ride

Master musician and guitar virtuoso Doug Munro is an established veteran of the New York music scene. Since 1987 he has released 19 albums as a leader and has appeared on more than 75 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger working with a diverse array of artists including Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. In the recording field, Doug has received two Grammy nominations.

As an educator, Munro created and was Director of the Jazz Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College from 1993-2002. You can see Munro perform all over the region including tonight with his ensemble, La Pompe Attack, December 4 at BeanRunner in Peekskill performing A Very Gypsy Christmas. This show will feature Hudson Valley musicians: Albert Rivera (sax), Ernie Pugliese (guitar) and Michael Goetz (double bass). Doug Munro performs on Sundays at Rosina’s in Greenwich and on Saturday, December 18 again with his ensemble La Pompe Attack and Christmas program on YouTube for a private LIVESTREAM concert.

— 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

Upscale Greek Dining Comes to White Plains

Time-honored Greek and Mediterranean fare is served up in a contemporary setting at Greca’s new second location

Shelve It!

A local design expert shares her tips for installing, customizing, and styling the shelving in your home.

HRU, Neighbor?

How all these online neighborhood groups are putting the “nay” in neighborly

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


A holiday market; a Chanukkah menorah car parade; holiday lights and fireworks; A Charlie Brown Christmas Live!; and more

Power Trip

A community-based bulk electricity purchasing program is helping Westchester make the journey from fossil fuels toward green, renewable energy. 

I Tried Crossfit and Survived

Bedford Hill gym offers Crossfit with a four-legged coach.

Today’s supporting sponsor is the Peekskill Business Improvement District.

📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief

  • Three Pro-Lifers Arrested After Infiltrating White Plains Abortion Clinic: Three anti-abortion advocates affiliated with Red Rose Rescue (RRR), a pro-life religious group, were arrested for infiltrating the All Women’s Health and Medical Services abortion clinic on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains on Saturday morning. (Examiner)

  • Westchester Man Charged in 1999 Cold Case Co-op City Murder of Teen: A Bronx family now has some closure as the NYPD solved a cold case Monday when a Westchester County man was arrested for the 1999 murder of a child in Co-op City. (Bronx Times)

  • Village of Ossining Wins $10M for Downtown Revitalization: The Village of Ossining has been named one of two $10 million Mid-Hudson region winners as part of New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). (Examiner)

  • Westchester Estate Breaks Local Sale-Price Record — $11.3M: Larchmont property was once home to an elite turtle-eating club (?!) (The Real Deal)

  • First Open-Heart Surgery Performed at White Plains Hospital: The first open-heart surgery was successfully performed at White Plains Hospital on Nov. 10. (Examiner)

  • Feds Launch Investigation Into Westchester Police Department: US Attorney Damian Williams announced that in Westchester, the Justice Department has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the Mount Vernon Police Department. (Daily Voice)

📅 FLASHBACK: 1869, 1909, 1930

Three former White Plains high schools. Court Street High School (top) was established in 1856 and was the first high school in White Plains. It was 4 rooms and open to elementary students as well. When the second White Plains high school opened in 1909, Court Street High was given to the elementary grades alone. The second White Plains high school had a good run of 40 years until it was turned into a Macy’s in 1949. The third high school (bottom) was opened in 1930. It eventually had a graduating class of 418 students, which is pretty impressive next to the first Court Street graduating class of only 11. When classes moved to the fourth high school after it opened in 1960, the third became the Highlands School, currently a middle school. The fourth high school is the current White Plains high school to date. — MADDIE STONE

(Photos: White Plains Library)


Research by Maddie Stone
(SOURCE: www.skyscrapercenter.com)


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