Food & Drink

Celebrating Hudson Valley’s Food and Wine for a Good Cause

Gina Aurisicchio and Alixandra Albano get ready for the crowd. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Ruth Andreades gets some organic wraps from Donna Massaro of the Freight House Cafe. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Laura Aquina enjoys the pulled-pork sliders from Thyme Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
From left: Sue Musumeci, Amy Sayegh, Ann Ellsworth and Allison Winstanley Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Ann Ellsworth, executive director of the Women’s Resource Center, welcomes everyone to the event. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Music was provided by the Westchester/Putnam Youth Symphony, directed by Jacquelyn Stroffolino. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Janet Flemming samples some of the vino. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Linda Kuck with Johnathan Pratt of Peter Pratt’s Inn, have fun at the fundraiser. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Maria-Therese Jeffery and Regina Morini have a fine time sampling the wine. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
The attendees check out the gift baskets that were being raffled off. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Michael Fersner, Najia Barclay and Dejanee Archibald, from the Culinary Institute of New York, Monroe College, enjoy the festivities. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall

The Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center held its 19th annual Hudson Valley Food & Wine Experience earlier this month at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac. Attendees were able to taste the bounty of the Hudson Valley that featured elegant food preparations, desserts, wines, brews, and spirits. The annual event helps to support the agency's mission to put an end to domestic violence and sexual assaults.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


I Do Not Make Stuff Up!

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in my column, “Watergate analogies apply to Obama, not Trump,” that President Obama’s Justice Department planted a spy in the Trump campaign. I said I used the term “spy” because this was a counter-intelligence operation, not a criminal investigation, where the term informant would have been proper.

That statement has been brought ...

Here's What You Missed Last Week

Last week, the Daily News ran a headline, “When is our father coming home?” This dealt with a person here illegally, married to an American woman with a family, who was arrested at an Army base while delivering pizza. You are supposed to think that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under Trump, is tearing families apart. As usual, it was a crock of cow pies. It was ...

Reagan on Trump

The party of “Honest Abe” has now become the party of Dishonest Don, and what follows are some disturbing displays of a Republican Party that has become devoid of conscience:

• More than 4,600 American citizens dead in Puerto Rico—a postscript to the government’s abysmal response to the widespread devastation of Hurricane Maria; 
• The underhanded ...

The Rich Get Richer, and We’re Paying For It

According to a Harvard University study published late last year, most Americans believe that the richest 20 percent of Americans own just half of the nation’s wealth. Wrong! The top 20 percent own 93 percent of the nation’s wealth, and the top 1 percent own 40 percent of that wealth. Additionally, the top 10 percent of earners in 2017 took home more than half the nation’s ...

What Kind of Sports Parent Are You?

Social media recently showered a lot of likes and love on a high school pitcher in Minnesota whose team was playing in a regional final that would send the winning team to the state championship game.

After the last batter of the game struck out, the pitcher did something unheard of. Rather than spontaneously join his teammates in an on-field celebration, as is customary, the pitcher ...

Competing—Against Yourself

This is the time of year when students are recognized at public ceremonies for notable achievements in their studies, their sports and in their extracurricular pursuits.

Where we live, there are awards in various sports that are named for our son, who also is memorialized by town ballfield Harrison Apar Field of Dreams and a charitable foundation of the same name.

Due to a rare dwarfism, ...

Packing Heat

“Are you leaving me?” asked my husband one night as he surveyed the contents of my closet on our bed.

“What? No!” I said. “Why would you think that?”

“Every single article of clothing you own is laid out on our bed,” he replied. “So I have to assume you are either leaving me or you have joined the armed services and if that’s the ...

I Come from the Land Down Under

I know this is a family column, so I’m going to put this in as delicate terms as possible.

This morning I woke up and I knew, as sure as the sun shines over Bora Bora, that something was very, very wrong in that place in my body where the Bora Bora sun doesn’t shine.

It’s that place I used to refer to my daughter as her hoo-hoo. But it certainly wasn’t a happy ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, June 27, 9:00 AM

Putnam County Department of Health, Brewster

PCDOH Free HIV Testing Day

Health & Wellness