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Fri, July 30, 7:00 PM

Jefferson Valley Mall, Yorktown Heights

Tunes & Brews

Food & Drink

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Tue, August 3, 6:00 PM

Granite Knolls Park, Mohegan Lake

Yorktown Police Department National Night Out

Police & Fire

Wed, August 4, 1:00 PM

Jefferson Valley Mall, Yorktown Heights

Succulent DIY Planting Party at the JV Mall

Because All Means All

July 30, 2021

As a former Board of Education trustee in the Lakeland Central School District (LCSD), I know exactly why we started the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) initiative and committee. Contrary to what some have implied, it’s about more than a petition from last summer. It was inspired by people from our own community, specifically alumni, students, and teachers who bravely shared ...

Let's Tell the Whole Story

July 29, 2021

Recently, there was a fairly contentious meeting of Yorktown Board of Education with what this paper referred to as the “polarizing topic” of the importance of teaching the entire story of racial injustice in the United States to students. My own opinion on the matter has been solidified by three recent events in my life.

Not too long ago, a close friend told me a story that was ...

The Deadly Dance Between Truth and Lies, Part I

Even a superficial study of history reveals a remarkable tension between rationality and irrationality. Like the split personality of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, so too, humans have proven to be reasonable, civilized, and respectable at times and irrational, cruel and monstrous at others. Our trust in reason, as exemplified by the Enlightenment, has often been labored and frequently eclipsed with ...

Homegrown Appetite for Restaurant Delivery Apps

How many of you reading this have used one of those take-out delivery apps, which felt more like a necessity than a convenience during the cloistered months of the pandemic?

According to research service Sense360, that portion is 25 percent, meaning one in four of you has ordered meals through DoorDash, Uber Eats, or GrubHub, to name the most prominent brands.

There are other delivery apps, ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

Empire City Casino to Host 2021 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 1

July 29, 2021

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts executives, and the family of late Yonkers native Pat Quinn will host the 2021 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, trackside at Empire City Casino’s Yonkers Raceway. The annual event, co-founded by Quinn after his diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2013, became a global phenomenon in 2014 as ...

Heightened anxiety for parents of children with disabilities

As if the parents of children with disabilities didn’t have enough stress and worries to confront on a daily basis, the COVID 19 pandemic has pushed to the forefront the possibility of their own mortality and the issue of whom will undertake the role of being the legal guardian and primary caretaker of their disabled child (minor and/or adult).

Obviously, if the child is a minor and has ...