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High School Football, Volleyball Postponed Until March

September 16, 2020

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Football, volleyball, and competitive cheer, considered higher-risk sports by New York State, are being sidelined statewide until March 1—a time when COVID-19 would be theoretically less of a threat to players, coaches, and officials.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

“We’ve ...

Historic Hamlet Hunt

September 24, 2020

The Lewisboro Library held its community event, Historic Hamlet Hunt, on Sept. 13, where families were invited to hunt for historic treasures. Eighteen treasures of Lewisboro history were highlighted in a self-guided driving tour around the six hamlets of the town. Participants picked up a treasure booklet and followed the directions to learn the history while enjoying the beauty of Lewisboro.

Hammond Plans Virtual Moon-Viewing Ceremony

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Hammond Museum’s beloved moon viewing will rise again this year—in a different form.

The annual event was started in 1966 by museum founder Natalie Hays Hammond as a way to bring together people and the traditions of the East and West. Folks would stroll around a Japanese garden lit by paper lanterns before settling down for concert of traditional music and ...

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Launches Community Garden

White Plains, NY: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital launched its Community Garden to support employee wellness and healthy living through optimal nutrition. Burke employees volunteered to plant, weed and water the squash, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and other starter plants from Westchester County’s Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

 

They will continue to cultivate the ...

Murderer of 2 Lewisboro Moms in 1977 Granted Parole

September 23, 2020

Samuel Ayala remained behind bars this week, more than four decades after murdering two young South Salem mothers and two months since the state Parole Board declared he could go free. 

Reversing the decision it had made a dozen times earlier, the board in July paroled inmate 78A0767, ordering a tentative Sept. 3 release. But as this week began, Ayala was still in a cell at the Fishkill ...

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Lauren C. Enea Sheds Light on Practical Steps for Gifting

September 22, 2020

Many express a desire to leave specific items of personal property to loved ones in their Last Will and Testament. Whether or not their wishes will actually be fulfilled, however, depends on a variety of factors. Westchester County elder law attorney Lauren C. Enea, Esq. of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., recently shed light on effective ...

Don’t Worry Honey, You Will Get My Diamond Ring When I Die

Parents, grandparents and loved ones often make promises and/or express their desire to leave specific items of tangible personal property (furniture, artworks, jewelry, clothing, cars, watches, etc.) to a child, grandchild, loved one or friend in their Last Will and Testament. Whether or not that promise will actually be fulfilled depends on a variety of factors such as whether the item is in ...

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Launches Community Garden

September 23, 2020

White Plains, NY: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital launched its Community Garden to support employee wellness and healthy living through optimal nutrition. Burke employees volunteered to plant, weed and water the squash, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and other starter plants from Westchester County’s Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

 

They will continue to cultivate the ...

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You Don’t Have to be Jewish to Try the Yom Kippur 25-Hour Detox

Upon their Exodus from Egypt, the emancipated Israelites partied a little too hearty at the base of Mount Sinai, as they waited 40 days and nights for Moses to deliver them the laws of the Lord. Their impatience hit bottom, in the idolatry of a golden calf they made. God’s wrath was incurred, but, at Moses’ behest, they were forgiven as they atoned for their sins.

The day Moses ...

Groundbreaking Initiative to Spark Volunteerism & Develop Future Leaders Spearheaded by Long Island University’s Global Service Institute & Renowned Broadcaster Rita Cosby

September 15, 2020

Long Island University (LIU) announces Rita Cosby, the renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and best-selling author, as the chair of its Global Service Institute. Cosby will lead the Institute’s game-changing and innovative educational initiatives to inspire a timely commitment toward volunteerism and elevate the importance and power of service. During this unprecedented ...