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Baseball: John Jay Falls to Top-Seeded Yorktown

June 18, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After yet another come-from-behind victory in the first round of the sectionals versus Lakeland, John Jay found themselves in a very unfamiliar place against first-seeded Yorktown. The Wolves took a 4-0 second-inning lead. But this time, the comeback was on the other foot, and unable to hold on, the boys suffered a 12-5 defeat to end their season.

John Jay came right out ...

Boys Lacrosse: John Jay Puts up Fight Against Top-Seeded Rye

RYE, N.Y. – John Jay earned themselves a mild upset by defeating eighth-seeded Brewster last week. On the other hand, a trip to Rye to face the top seed put the label of underdog on a whole other level. In the end, the separation was too much for the Wolves to overcome in an 11-4 loss to the Garnets.

Rye did score a minute into the game, but the Wolves dug in, especially Henry Salazar.

Softball: Despite Crushing Loss, John Jay Has Plenty to Celebrate

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Facing second-seeded Yorktown in the semifinals, John Jay’s season came to an abrupt end in a 20-0 loss on Thursday, June 10. But there was still plenty to celebrate, and that goes beyond a 14-7 record, a league championship, and winning two postseason rounds.

The sixth-seeded Wolves began their week looking up on Monday. Rained out in Yonkers, their quarterfinal ...

Girls Lacrosse: John Jay Wins Sectional Championship

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - At the outset, John Jay had a pretty good idea where their season would end.

“We figured it would be us vs. Somers,” said Sam Spieler, and a regular season 10-9 loss at Contest Field implied another dogfight for the championship. And on Saturday, June 12, the heavyweight matchup didn’t disappoint. But this time, the Wolves did the victory dance after a ...

Harvey Offering Paid Opportunities to Host International Students

June 17, 2021

The Harvey School in Katonah has stipend-paying openings in its International Student Program (ISP) for local families interested in hosting a student from abroad on weekends and holidays during the 2021-22 school year.

Harvey has 16 English-speaking international students enrolled for September, 12 in the upper school and four in the middle school. The ISP students come from China, Taiwan, ...

EF Academy Continues to Reduce Westchester’s Carbon Footprint

As the discussion of greenhouse gases and global heating continues to be a prevalent, daily conversation, EF Academy New York (EF Academy) has joined the fight against the climate crisis and reduces Westchester’s carbon footprint through the immersion of their global, student leaders to real-word problems.  EF Academy’s student profile encompasses the qualities of learner, ...

A COVID Success Story: How EF Academy Kept its Doors Open during a Pandemic

Throughout the U.S., schools have been struggling to contain COVID-19 outbreaks, continue in-person classes, navigate hybrid learning and maintain a welcoming environment for students, staff, and faculty.  However, a pandemic cannot stop EF Academy New York (EF Academy), an international, private high school welcoming day and boarding students. In the last year, EF Academy is proud to be one ...

Katonah Residents Gather for a ‘Night of Reflection’

June 16, 2021

KATONAH, N.Y. – Last week, the green space that cuts through the middle of downtown Katonah was hopping with residents and surrounded by paper bag luminaries to celebrate the community’s strength, to remember victims of COVID-19, and to honor front line workers.

Katonah’s Night of Reflection, a joint effort between the town’s Chamber of Commerce and the Katonah Village ...

Goldens Bridge FD Observes Memorial Day in Private Ceremony

GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – At 9:30 a.m. on Memorial Day, members of the Goldens Bridge Fire Department participated in a ceremony that acknowledged the nation’s war dead and, in particular, gave special recognition to the 76 Goldens Bridge residents who served in World Wars I and II, whose names are engraved on the bronze plaques of the American Legion War Monument.

During this ...

Photos: Katonah Memorial Day Parade

KATONAH, N.Y. – Katonah’s Memorial Day observances were highlighted by the return of the parade down Katonah Avenue. Many different veterans groups and community organizations made the march from the Katonah Firehouse to the memorial near the Katonah Village Library.

Goldens Bridge BSA Troop 154 Holds Bicycle Safety and Charity Event

June 19, 2021

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – As summer arrives and temperatures increase, Katonah and Lewisboro residents resume outdoor activities. Bike riding remains a popular activity for all ages in the area but can be a perilous endeavor if safety rules and protocols on the roads are not followed.

BSA Troop 154 of Goldens Bridge hosted a bicycle safety and skills event to teach members of the local ...

Cross River Gym’s 5K Raises $15k for Charity

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – On Sunday, June 6, Cross River’s Apex Fitness hosted its second annual Team Amy Apex Walk and Run to raise funds for the Team Amy Foundation and the Apex Scholarship Fund.

The Team Amy Foundations provides support and financial assistance to initiatives that benefit the poor, the hungry, the sick, and the unfortunate in order to create a better life for the ...

Bedford Supervisor Candidates Debate Ahead of Democratic Primary

June 10, 2021

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Two Democrats vying for their party’s nomination in the race for Bedford supervisor this fall squared off Wednesday in their first—and likely only—debate before primary voters decide the issue.

In a brisk, hour-long forum, the candidates—Supervisor MaryAnn Carr and Deputy Supervisor Ellen Calves—fielded a dozen questions, generated few ...

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Explores When to Start Receiving Social Security Benefits

June 17, 2021

Westchester County elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., recently welcomed Michael Pine, co-founder and managing partner of thinkWealth LLC, for a special episode of the Talking Seniors podcast on Social Security benefits. “When to Take Your Social Security” explores ...

Waccabuc Neighbors Look to Reinvent N95 Respirators

WACCABUC, N.Y. – For entrepreneurs like Joe Rosenberg, a once-a-century pandemic presented a unique opportunity to make lasting change.

With the help of his neighbor, Dr. Narissa Joyner, an emergency room physician at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital, he’s developed a new product that could make disposable N95 masks a thing of the past. The Biden Administration agrees on its ...

Sunshine CrossFit and Athletics Opens in Bedford Hills

Sunshine CrossFit and Athletics, located at 56/52A Babbitt Road in Bedford Hills, has opened.

The staff—led by owners Catherine Brodsky and Ana Montoya—provide a variety of programming using top of the line equipment and encompassing all levels and fitness goals.

Sunshine CrossFit and Athletics’ offerings include personal training, weightlifting courses, functional ...

Cross River Gym’s 5K Raises $15k for Charity

June 17, 2021

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – On Sunday, June 6, Cross River’s Apex Fitness hosted its second annual Team Amy Apex Walk and Run to raise funds for the Team Amy Foundation and the Apex Scholarship Fund.

The Team Amy Foundations provides support and financial assistance to initiatives that benefit the poor, the hungry, the sick, and the unfortunate in order to create a better life for the ...

Waccabuc Neighbors Look to Reinvent N95 Respirators

WACCABUC, N.Y. – For entrepreneurs like Joe Rosenberg, a once-a-century pandemic presented a unique opportunity to make lasting change.

With the help of his neighbor, Dr. Narissa Joyner, an emergency room physician at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital, he’s developed a new product that could make disposable N95 masks a thing of the past. The Biden Administration agrees on its ...

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June 19, 2021

Have you ever noticed that the moment you start dieting is the same moment you realize just how many advertisements there are for fast food? The same thing goes for alcohol, cigarettes, or whatever other habits you’re trying to kick.

They’ve always been there, of course, right in front of our faces. But we don’t pay them any mind until we can’t have them anymore.

Not ...

Bedford Town Council Candidate Endorses MaryAnn Carr

June 17, 2021

As a Latino immigrant and the youngest candidate for the Bedford Town Council, I’m formally endorsing MaryAnn Carr for Town Supervisor and ask that you vote for her in the June 22nd Democratic Primary.

With over five years of experience on the Town Council and a lifetime of overcoming challenges as a woman of color and working class single mother, MaryAnn is not only the most qualified ...

Thinking of You

I did not buy a Father’s Day card this year. Usually, the choices feature illustrations of golf clubs or sailboats or fishing. My dad was fine with whatever card I sent. I don’t know what the postage is to send a Father’s Day card to heaven.

Sometimes I see something or read something and I think, “Oh, I have to tell Dad.” Then, of course, I realize that is not ...

The Pandemic and Me

We have been presenting an academic award at graduation time to a Yorktown High School senior for the past 18 years. It is named the Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation Scholarship in memory of our son.

Part of the application process for candidates is to write an essay on a topic that we choose each year, reflecting the tenor of the times.

This was the 2021 essay ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...