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Shooting For the Moon: Hammond Museum's 50th Annual Fundraiser

September 26, 2016

Dozens of people attended the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden’s 50th annual moon-viewing fundraising dinner August 20. This well-known tradition was started by the museum’s founder Natalie Hays Hammond in 1966.

The elegant custom of eating, drinking, listening to music, and writing poetry while watching the moon, was practiced devotedly since the Tang Dynasty in China ...

Tattoo exhibit opens at North Salem's Hammond Museum

From the beginning of time, tattoos have been the ultimate form of self-expression.

Ink is inserted underneath the skin to create a permanent image and have been used to mark status or rank, memorialize a lost loved one, as a symbol of spiritual or religious devotion, or as a means of artistic expression. Other people have been forcibly tattooed including slaves or prisoners. Perhaps the most ...

More than $150K Raised For North Salem’s Friends of Karen

September 29, 2016

Friends of Karen, headquartered in North Salem, held its 12th annual Journey of the Heart Bike Tour this past weekend over the picturesque roads of northern Connecticut. Each rider was assigned a Friends of Karen child who is battling cancer or another life-threatening illness and whose family is being helped by the organization to provide inspiration. The ride was grueling, but the ...

Pomp and Circumstance Highlights North Salem Homecoming

North Salem celebrated a supercharged homecoming weekend Sept. 23-24.

The well-attended event featured the high school dodgeball tournament followed by the athletic pep rally. Also included was the annual induction to the North Salem Athletic Hall of Fame and the presentation of the North Salem Class C state champions.

Friday night festivities concluded with a fireworks show in the rear of ...

Annual PQ Harvest Fair Delights

Equipped with several slides, bouncy castles and games, it was hard to find a child who wasn’t beaming at the Pequenakonck Elementary School’s annual fall festival, “Harvest Fair.”

Put together by the Parent Teacher Organization, all proceeds go to support school programs to enhance the children’s experience, said the PTO’s treasurer, Jennifer Santis. In ...

New Law Allows New Yorkers to be Buried With Their Pets

(Albany, NY) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation allowing New Yorkers to be buried with their pets at not-for-profit cemeteries. "For many New Yorkers, their pets are members of the family,"

Governor Cuomo said. "This legislation will roll back this unnecessary regulation and give cemeteries the option to honor the last wishes of pet lovers across New ...

Shooting For the Moon: Hammond Museum's 50th Annual Fundraiser

Dozens of people attended the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden’s 50th annual moon-viewing fundraising dinner August 20. This well-known tradition was started by the museum’s founder Natalie Hays Hammond in 1966.

The elegant custom of eating, drinking, listening to music, and writing poetry while watching the moon, was practiced devotedly since the Tang Dynasty in China ...

Farrington Wins His First American Gold Cup in North Salem

Top-ranked American equestrian rider Kent Farrington achieved a personal first on Sunday after winning the prestigious $216,000 American Gold Cup competition at Old Salem Farm in North Salem on his horse Gazelle. He bested a field of 40 riders, including his 2016 U.S. Olympic Silver Medal teammates McLain Ward, Beezie Madden and Lauren Kraut as well as local athletes Georgina Bloomberg, Katherine ...

Pomp and Circumstance Highlights North Salem Homecoming

September 29, 2016

North Salem celebrated a supercharged homecoming weekend Sept. 23-24.

The well-attended event featured the high school dodgeball tournament followed by the athletic pep rally. Also included was the annual induction to the North Salem Athletic Hall of Fame and the presentation of the North Salem Class C state champions.

Friday night festivities concluded with a fireworks show in the rear of ...

School's Open in North Salem

Students at Pequenakonck Elementary School and North Salem Middle/High School returned to class last week.
Parents and students walking into the elementary school were greeted by a brand new front entrance at PQ, complete with new sidewalks and front steps. 
The Middle/High School has a new, improved front security entrance, new carpeting and some changes in the library, art room and new ...

North Salem Teen Honored At White House

A North Salem resident was among two students from Sacred Heart Greenwich invited to the White House to receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award for their contributions in protecting people and the environment from potentially harmful fertilizers. 

Madison Miles of North Salem and Katherine Siciliano of Stamford traveled to Washington Aug. 16 to receive the award along ...

More than $150K Raised For North Salem’s Friends of Karen

September 29, 2016

Friends of Karen, headquartered in North Salem, held its 12th annual Journey of the Heart Bike Tour this past weekend over the picturesque roads of northern Connecticut. Each rider was assigned a Friends of Karen child who is battling cancer or another life-threatening illness and whose family is being helped by the organization to provide inspiration. The ride was grueling, but the ...

Governor Announces Start of 2016 Fall Foliage Season 

September 17, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of the 2016 fall foliage season in New York State with the release of the I LOVE NY fall foliage report, a weekly updated and volunteer-sourced document that charts the color conditions of leaves across the state.
In addition, to promote and showcase New York's extraordinary autumn locations,travelers are invited to join the 2016 Foliage Photog ...

Suspect in Purdy’s Attempted Rape Arrested

September 27, 2016

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - MTA Police and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety arrested a man connection an attempted rape at the Purdy’s Metro-North Railroad station parking lot and a rape in Mount Kisco.

Public Information Officer for the Westchester County Police Department, Kieran O’Leary, said 24-year-old Ronald Danillo Sandoval-Campos of Purdy’s was arrested ...

MTA Police Issue Sketch of Man Wanted For Forcible Touching at Purdy’s Station

The MTA Police are looking to the public for help  in finding a man wanted for a forcible touching incident that occurred Sunday Aug. 21 in the northeast corner of the parking lot at the Metro-North Purdy’s train station.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 25-30 years of age, 5’8”-5’-11” tall, 180 pounds, with a muscular build and dark ...

North Salem Edges Rye Neck at Homecoming

September 28, 2016

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— North Salem needed an answer to secure a homecoming victory after Rye Neck tied the game with 21:54 left in the second half.

Just over three minutes later, junior Hailey Starace provided that response when she buried a goal to propel the Tigers to a 2-1 win on Sept. 24.

“This team is a bunch of fighters,” North Salem coach Jen Frohman said.

North Salem Falls to Haldane at Homecoming

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— Sometimes in soccer, a team can dominate the game, but still end up on the losing end of the scoreboard.

That was that case for North Salem’s boys soccer team at its homecoming. The Tigers controlled possession for the majority of the contest, but two late Haldane goals handed them a 2-0 setback on Sept. 24.

North Salem coach Ron Hendrie hopes his team takes ...

Late Indian Flurry Upends North Salem

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— For 72 minutes, the girls soccer match between Mahopac and North Salem was deadlocked at one in North Salem’s homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Mahopac dominated possession in the second half with North Salem trying to hold them off, but the Indians broke through with three tallies in a seven-minute span to take the contest, 4-1.

The Indians had a 13-2 ...

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I take words at their word, which is to say seriously, sometimes too much so for my own peace of mind. Take the Days of Awe those of my faith currently are observing. The 10-day span that starts Oct. 3, with Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and culminates Oct. 12, with Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) collectively is referred to as our faith’s “High Holidays.”

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Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans. I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell. Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn’t the jeans—maybe it was me.

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Suspect in Purdy’s Attempted Rape Arrested

September 27, 2016

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - MTA Police and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety arrested a man connection an attempted rape at the Purdy’s Metro-North Railroad station parking lot and a rape in Mount Kisco.

Public Information Officer for the Westchester County Police Department, Kieran O’Leary, said 24-year-old Ronald Danillo Sandoval-Campos of Purdy’s was arrested ...