Katonah/Lewisboro Top Stories

May 22, 2020

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s a twist on an old saying, but when life hands you limes, make margaritas. Making events special. Enjoying others enjoying the perfectly concocted cocktail. Those are two big things—other than his growing family—that Andrew Tapia says he’s passionate about. But what is ...

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KATONAH N.Y. - Seventy-five years ago, Marc Spieler’s immigrant father was an American GI in Europe, fighting the evil his family had fled and apparently helping to liberate the infamous Dachau concentration camp. Now, Marc Spieler is working from his Katonah home to document the uncommon role ...

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is among a growing number of lawmakers who are demanding answers about the way the state has handled the coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes. In a statement released Monday, May 11, members of the state Assembly’s Minority Conference called on the Legislature to convene ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay High School Principal Steven Siciliano announced Monday, May 18, that the Class of 2020 Commencement will take place in the expansive parking lot of the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights. The ceremony will follow the drive-in movie concept that's popular this ...

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MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) now offers serology COVID-19 antibody testing at two locations for first responders and other essential workers who live or work in Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, Somers, North Salem, Yorktown, or Pound ...

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CORTLANDT, N.Y. -  New York State Police are seeking the public's help in its investigation into the death of Barbara E. Berkowitz, age 71, of Brooklyn. The State Police are searching for more information regarding the life and habits of Berkowitz, whose body was located on the shoulder of ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - By the reopening of the popular weekly market at Muscoot Farm this Sunday, May 17, the county hopes to give pandemic-weary residents the chance to get some fresh air and sunshine while safely supporting the hardworking folks who produce their food. Although outdoor spaces at many ...

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Dear parents: Take a photo of your child holding up their finished work of art and email it to weinberger@halstonmedia.com with their name, age and town for possible future publication. You can print out the coloring pages here by clicking here. The coloring pages were drawn by North Salem resident ...

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Real estate agents who normally look to spring for a boost in home listings have turned to technology for a new way to sell houses and list properties in the face a pandemic that put the state, and their profits, on pause.  “In March we were doing tremendously well just as an industry. Our ...

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North Salem N.Y. - The town of North Salem announced Tuesday, May 12, it will be canceling camp this year. Read the letter from the Recreation Department in full:  Dear North Salem Day Camp families and friends,   The Town of North Salem Recreation Department hopes that this update finds ...

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The North Salem School District suffered a blow last week after it announced plans to hold high school graduation at the Four Brothers Drive-In in Amenia. While the news was being celebrated by seniors and their parents and quickly caught the attention of national media outlets due to the ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. - A drive-thru COVID-19 test collection site that opened in Bedford is now taking residents of Lewisboro and Pound Ridge as well as their first responders are employees  All towns are sharing in the services, such as police coverage, which are needed for the operation of the ...

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Katonah, N.Y. - In a somber note to customers, the Katonah Reading Room announced its permanent closure on Friday, May 8. Owners Pete and Gretchen Menzies said the fragile nature of the restaurant business combined with the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic forced the ...

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Download a copy of the Mother's Day Questionnaire here.  Think it’s too late or too challenging to get Mom what she really wants for Mother’s Day? Think again! Here are 10 ideas that you can put together during quarantine for Mother’s Day.   A Clean House  As moms we are always told to leave ...

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Summer camp leaders are planning for multiple scenarios of how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic while parents remain eager to enroll their kids back into a routine of sunscreen, swimming and making friendship bracelets. However, the town of Somers made a somber call this week when ...

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, May 1, that New York state schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. "Given the current situation, K-12 schools and college facilities will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and will continue to provide distance learning. This is ...

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The pandemic is not the first cataclysmic world event the travel industry has been forced to weather in the last decade. High-profile aviation disasters, unrest in destination spots and even the eruption of an Icelandic volcano; all have had a direct impact on folks’ desire to fly abroad. But ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - It did not take a pandemic for three friends in Katonah to realize that their hometown has a collective community spirit, a tight-knit vibe and is full of interesting people—making it a special place to live. A year ago, they decided to share their appreciation by creating something ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. - A drive-thru COVID-19 test collection site will open in Bedford on Saturday. The facility will be located at the Bedford Hills train station commuter lot No. 4 and will be operated by Murphy Medical Associates.  The site will be for collection only, no testing of samples will ...

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CareMount Medical has availability to test patients without any restrictions through its urgent care and office locations throughout New York.  A complete list of open office locations can be found at www.caremountmedical.com. CareMount patients who want to be tested can walk into a CareMount ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia April 28. “We are truly ...

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Yorktown Heights, N.Y. - American Family Care (AFC) of Yorktown, in the BJ’s Plaza, will begin offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing to the general public beginning today, Monday April 27. The COVID-19 Antibody Test is a blood test that will detect a past infection with coronavirus.  “We are ...

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VISTA, N.Y. 0 The Vista Fire Department will be holding "birthday parades" for community members living in the Vista Fire District every Saturday for the foreseeable future! Vista Fire Department apparatus will drive by the birthday boy or girl's home to spread some birthday cheer! Parades will ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - On Wednesday evening April 29 at 7 p.m., The Sanctuary Series will join with South Salem Presbyterian Church to present a special concert of hymns performed on the pipe organ in the Sanctuary of the Church. The concert is being presented as a tribute to the medical personnel and ...

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See this week's centerspread on ways to cope with stress during the pandemic.  Mental health professionals are seeing new mental health issues emerge as people cope with self-isolation and job loss due to the coronavirus.  There’s been a dramatic increase in calls to a hotline set up by the ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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Members of the community have raised more than $7,500 to buy 1,800 Shakes from King Kone to donate to local hospital and grocery store staff. A $5 Donation at Venmo @shakesfortheshakers or GoFundMe buys someone a shake. “It’s really an effort to bring a smile and say thank you to those ...

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VISTA, N.Y. - Many doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists are still without adequate PPE to wear while treating Covid 19 patients.  This fact hit home for one Vista 101 scout family whose immediate family members are all in the medical field and on the front lines like so many others. Logan ...

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Back in February, the Katonah Museum of Art launched a Love the KMA campaign to coincide with its Young Artists 2020 exhibition. With the novel coronavirus threatening the health of individuals and stability of businesses and small but vital community cultural institutions like the KMA, the Museum ...

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