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Harvey and Kennedy Catholic Team Up to Win State Robotics Championship

April 26, 2021

Harvey’s robotics program continues to impress as two teams of its RoboCavs came up as winners in a big way Saturday, April 17, in the VEX Southern New York State Championship live-remote competition. The RoboCavs team 6277D, paired with a Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School squad, took the first-place trophy with a nail-biting final round 154-141 victory over two other paired ...

School Community Embraces the 'New Normal'

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - “Our schools are meant to have students in our classrooms, on our fields, and on our stages, enjoying everything our schools have to offer,” said interim Superintendent Frank Miele as full-time in-person learning returned to Mahopac this month. “It’s been a long year, and everyone has worked extremely hard to make our in-person instruction a possibility and ...

Mahopac’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

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 districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to ...

Schools Reopen Fulltime: Changes in Store as Staff and Students Embrace In-Person Learning

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac students began returning to school last week for fulltime in-person learning but it won’t be the same environment they remember from before the pandemic struck.

Interim Superintendent Frank Miele, who is stepping in for Anthony DiCarlo, who is out on medical leave, said that when he arrived administrators had been working hard on a plan to bring the kids back ...

MHS Students Win Awards at Westchester Science Fair

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Seven Mahopac High School students were recognized at the Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF).  Five hundred and sixty-four students from around the region participated in the virtual fair this year. MHS sent seven projects and were awarded a total of six awards.

“Please join me in congratulating all of the MHS science research students on their ...

MMS Students Take On ‘Pet’ Project - Honor Society Community Service Venture Aids Shelter Animals

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The lives of the shelter dogs and cats in Putnam and northern Westchester counties got a little better recently thanks to the efforts of two Mahopac Middle School students who are candidates for inclusion in the National Junior Honor Society.

To be included in the National Junior Honor Society, students must not only achieve high academic honors but also perform acts of ...

Why Parents Need Camp Now More Than Ever

I recently came across a blog article titled, “Why Children Need Camp Now More Than Ever,” essentially a list of social/emotional needs that have been neglected due to the pandemic. The article explains, in the most scholarly way, why children have suffered for the last 13 months and how camp can help ease children back into an educational setting and ultimately childhood. And while ...

Stimulus Package Could Bring Mahopac Schools $1.2M

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District is slated to receive just under $1.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds, also known as President Biden’s COVID stimulus package, it was announced by federal officials last week.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package designed to aid the recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 ...

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Remote Possibilities Not So Remote

What would the hit TV series “The Office” look like if it was premiering today? (Odds are there will be a series, whether a revival of that series or a copycat, capturing the new zeitgeist of the post-pandemic workplace.)

COVID-19 has left a lasting impact on all facets of our lives that is unprecedented in modern times. Because of the shift to remote work, a significantly higher ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

New Public Art Collection from Marla Beth Designs Brings a Rainbow of Color to the Jefferson Valley Mall

May 6, 2021

Marla Beth Enowitz, artist and founder of Marla Beth Designs, is dazzling shoppers at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights with her latest public art display – a collection of 10 mannequins, each painted in a unique, whimsical design, along with a new large-scale drip mural, “Rainbow Rain.”

 

Stretching 660 square feet, “Rainbow Rain” is ...

Is now the time to gift your commercial real-estate holdings?

As has been well documented, the current federal estate and gift tax exemption of $11.7 million per person is scheduled to sunset (expire) on Dec. 31, 2025.

Unless the current exemption is made permanent on or before Dec. 31, 2025 (which is highly unlikely because of the present political environment in Washington), on Jan. 1, 2026, the new federal estate and gift tax exemption will be ...