Arts & Entertainment

April 19, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac Central School District has again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Lola Lauro may only be 12 years old, but she already has a better appreciation of what she wants to do with her life than most college seniors. The precocious Mahopac Middle School seventh grader has had her eyes set on a career in the modeling/entertainment business since she ...

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In some cultures, the front door is considered the key in welcoming positive energy. In Feng Shui, the chi (the life force energy) is invited through the front door. We want to invite our communities to participate in Halston Media’s inaugural "My Front Door Contest," sponsored by Wallauer.  We ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac High School Drama Company is putting on “Charlotte’s Web” virtually for audiences, according to directors Sonya Velez and Christopher Purr. Rehearsals happen five days a week, Monday through Friday. There are health and safety protocols in place in order for it to ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Halston Media's Hudson Valley Spring Guide is now online.  It was in the mailbox of all our subscribers of Mahopac News, The Somers Record, Yorktown News, North Salem News and The Katona-Lewisboro Times.  Check it out HERE.  To make sure you receive our free quarterly ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mahopac alum Holly Block (Class of ’17) has something to sing about. After graduating four years ago, the aspiring actress/singer/writer enrolled in Manhattan’s prestigious Circle in the Square Theater School. Now, an original musical she co-wrote with her writing partner, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School senior Abigail Park has won the Katonah Museum of Art’s annual Young Artists postcard design contest. Each year, the Katonah Museum of Art celebrates the work of high school senior artists in what has become, as they describe it, “a perennially popular ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Once you hear the blues, you don’t forget it. Joyous or sad, the music draws raw emotion from the heart and it runs through your veins. It’s those vocal croons, soulful guitar twangs, low thumping piano chords and the steady pulse of drums. The blues is steeped in southern ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Mahopac High School senior Alexa Tyberg was in elementary school, she told everyone she was going to write and publish a book by the time she was 12. “Twelve seemed old to me then,” she said with a laugh. Tyberg said she was already writing short stories and by the time ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It started with the cello and has culminated with some very modern electronic music. Andrés Virola, who graduated this past June from Mahopac High School, where he was a cellist with the philharmonic orchestra, recently released an EP of electronic music called “Sound ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Appropriately enough, it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie, except it really happened. Aspiring filmmaker and longtime Mahopac resident John Manna was at The Freight House Cafe working on his laptop on a script for a short film. He began to envision the Café—or someplace ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Spins Bowl, the bowling alley located on Old Route 6 in the Carmel hamlet, is looking to create an outside entertainment area and repurpose some underutilized space in its parking lot in an effort to give the business a shot in the arm during its slow season. Bill Diamond, the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Knights of Columbus partnered with DAS Auto Parts earlier this month to present its annual charity car show in the store’s parking lot on Route 6. The show featured more than 200 vehicles, from antiques to hotrods to muscle cars and the classics. Trophies were awarded in ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Jennifer Degl gave birth to Joy eight years ago, little did she know that her fourth child would send the Mahopac High School history teacher on a path to an additional career. Joy was born seriously premature—a micro preemie— after just 23 weeks. A typical pregnancy is 40 ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac native son and acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman has released his most recent book, one he thinks might be his best effort yet. The former Sports Illustrated reporter has become one of the nation’s most prolific sports journalists, having written nine sports-themed ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Local movie theaters, including Carmel Cinema 8 on Route 52, were among those allowed to reopen on Friday, Oct. 23, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s lifted restrictions in most of the state. “Restaurants, gyms and other businesses that cater to the public are open, so it didn’t make ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It’s all part of his rock ‘n’ roll fantasy. “Literally, at the age of 45, I am making my rock ‘n’ roll dreams come true,” said Mahopac resident Mike Muldoon. Muldoon, who once aspired to be a rock guitarist but wound up with a career as an IT specialist, now has his own ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Beatles broke up more than 30 years before the Dusovic brothers were even born, but their musical influence on the duo has been indelible. The brothers—Mark, 17, and Robert, 14—recently teamed up to take fourth place in Mahopac Library’s countywide Teen Talent Competition, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When the summer days and nights of New York City grew too hot for Broadway shows, Osceola Archer could be found directing summer stock theater at the Putnam County Playhouse on Croton Falls Road in Mahopac. Her birth name was Osceola Marie McCarthy and her married name Adams, but ...

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When incoming students participate in the orientation in August, they will be treated to an original song welcoming them to Purchase College. Written by Brtitney DiTocco, a recent Purchase graduate and SUNY Chancellor’s Award Winner for Student Excellence, the song welcomes them with a mix of ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.  - Unable to perform due to the coronavirus pandemic, local musicians are singing the blues these days. Many musicians are feeling the sting of lost income when New York on Pause went into effect in mid-March. Tours and shows were canceled, and venues closed down. Now, with ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School music students traditionally end the school year with a series of live performances and concerts for our community.  Students get the opportunity to demonstrate all of their growth, hard work and accomplishments at these performances.  Although the students ...

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