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Giving Back

September 19, 2022

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps and South Salem Fire Department will host a blood drive at the South Salem Fire Department from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 29. The donations will go to the New York Blood Center.  Giving blood is important, especially this year ...

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MAHOPAC, NY -  Register now for the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center (WRC) Annual 5K Walk to End Violence fundraiser on Sunday, September 18, at the Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, in Yorktown.  This year’s event will honor Joseph and Jean Tock for their continuing support ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The Colonel Johnnie Pantanelli Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol held a changing of the guard ceremony at the Katonah Memorial House on August 17 to introduce the new cadet chief.  “The ceremony was when our previous cadet commander, Cadet Major Brian Straus, gave ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Muscoot Farm visitors now have a brand-new place to sit down and relax thanks to the efforts of one Somers Boy Scout. Dennis Persico rounded up a crew of helpers from Troop 228 to build five picnic tables – one of them designed specifically to be more accessible to disabled folks ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The Children’s Cancer Society, Love Holds Life Inc. has been celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with a number of events, including the welcoming of new board members and the fourth annual Scoop Away Cancer Event at nearby King Kone in Katonah.  The organization welcomed ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - SPCA Westchester welcomed nearly a dozen beagles to its Animal Rescue Center in Briarcliff Manor as part of the group removed from a mass-breeding facility riddled with animal welfare concerns. The Humane Society of the United States is coordinating the removal of approximately ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - The Community Center of Northern Westchester will celebrate its 30th anniversary with its annual benefit on September 23. The benefit is being held at Travelers Rest on Route 100 in Ossining, and will include a Giving Garden, where sponsor signs from those who have donated to ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Growing up, Brad Goldman always had a basketball in his hand.  Goldman played AAU through grade school and excelled for three years on the John Jay varsity team. By senior year, Brad had fun in ways that 18-year-olds typically do. Unfortunately, alcohol quickly revealed ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Rock n’ Rescue announced last week that it has been named a “2022 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading website for community recommendations of charities and nonprofits. Rock n’ Rescue provides animal adoptions and animal assisted therapy to people throughout ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - CAREERS Support Solutions Thrift Shop located at 208 Route 52 in Carmel, NY, is now open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The shop, staffed by dedicated volunteers, will also open at other times for special sales. All proceeds fund CAREERS programs of job training ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Love Holds Life welcomed new board and staff members at a dinner on August 8. The Hudson Valley-based children’s cancer charity, which has been active since 2011 and is renaming itself to the Children’s Cancer Society, Love Holds Life Inc., has a mission to help children and ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Back a few years ago, Allison Turcan spent a year in France and was blown away by the Farmers Markets. People could get all the food from their local suppliers, and there was a one on one connection. In America, by contrast, supermarkets reign supreme, and that’s far from the ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, recently presented a check for $2,500 to Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, based in Somers, but serving the Hudson Valley. Drug Crisis in Our Backyard was founded in 2012 by ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - Support Connection is seeking Community Ambassadors for their 2022 Annual Support-A-Walk, scheduled for Sunday, October 2. Community Ambassadors are volunteers who help spread the word about the Support-A-Walk in their own communities. The event is Support Connection’s ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - State Farm has made a $5,000 donation to the Katonah Village Library. The grant was presented by Mike Berardino, a recently retired Katonah State Farm agent. The library was selected by Berardino as part of his recognition for being a “100 for Good” champion. Berardino was one of ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – After two virtual years, the Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life returned to the track at John Jay High School on Friday, June 24. The annual event raises money for the American Cancer Society. This year, more than $47,000 was raised, according to the online donation page at ...

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KATONAH-LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- You nurtured them for 18 years!  Share your family's accomplishments in our Special High School Graduation Pullout on June 30th. Tuesday, June 21, is the last day to send a message. Also, Let's Not Forget the 8th Graders are Movin' On Up! Moving up from middle ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – A new trail at the Kai Lon Preserve off Old Bedford Road has opened in Goldens Bridge. The trail was built by Jackson McGuire of Troop 1 Lewisboro for his Eagle Scout Project, alongside support from the Lewisboro Land Trust. “He’s had a wonderful experience working on this ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – To aid in the humanitarian crisis happening in Ukraine, a South Salem family is working to promote awareness in their community. Teenage brothers Lavi and Dagan Ohana launched a donation drive at John Jay High School and Middle School after witnessing the pain experienced by ...

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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Four students from Meadow Pond Elementary School raised $624 for Ukrainian relief efforts through a bake sale held Saturday, March 5, outside of Books on Common in Ridgefield. Participating in the bake sale were Victoria (fifth grade) and Jozef Berisha (fourth grade), and Ian ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – “We Rescue Pets to Rescue People.” That’s the motto of Rock n’ Rescue, a South Salem-based nonprofit organization that has one goal in mind: Matching the animals in their care to their perfect home. Rock n’ Rescue isn’t an animal shelter. The animals are kept inside the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life charity walk will return to John Jay High School’s contest field/track from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 24. Relay for Life honors those who’ve lost their lives to cancer, celebrates cancer survivors, and raises awareness and funds for a ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – The double-murder/suicide of a Pound Ridge family in 2017 opened many people’s eyes to a horrifying truth: domestic violence is present in the quiet communities that make up northern Westchester. Enter Hope’s Door, the Westchester-based support organization that is working to ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – Rich Perlman has always had a love for the outdoors, but his 25-year career as a scout leader began involuntarily. When he moved from Pleasantville to Katonah with his family in 1996 and his sons came home with Boy Scouts of America flyers in their backpacks, he suggested ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Bruce Heller, a business development specialist with Halston Media, is the chair of the Arthritis Foundation’s 2021 Jingle Bell Run at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. As chair, Heller will provide leadership to help the community reach its fundraising goal of $95,000.

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – In the future, some students might be prompted to look at their feet to recall their multiplication tables because Increase Miller Elementary School has just installed colorful number facts on the some of the floors. The number art is a gift from IMES alum Erika Rajovic, now ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Earning the highest recognition a Girl Scout can achieve takes motivation, dedication, and a drive to make the world a better place. John Jay High School senior Daniella Picerni has exemplified these traits throughout her life—and with the completion of a project that required 80 ...

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