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The Blazer Pub Featured in Hamburger Guidebook

June 21, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s official: The Blazer Pub has one of the best burgers in America.
The North Salem mainstay received national attention recently with its inclusion in “Hamburger America,” a state-by-state guide to 200 of the country’s best burger joints by the self-proclaimed hamburger expert George Motz.

The Blazer Pub leads the New York section of the 471-page ...

North Salem Resident Brings His Exotic Animals to Hayfields

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Chris Evers’ quest to change the world started in his own backyard.

The North Salem resident and founder of Animal Embassy, a company dedicated to exotic animal rescue, adoption and environmental education, recalls his earliest memories of traipsing through the backyards of his neighborhood in Darien, Conn., catching frogs and turtles and whatever else he could find ...

Age limit for tobacco sales rises from 18 to 21

NORTH SALEM. N.Y. - Westchester County Executive George Latimer on Wednesday, June 6, signed into law a ban against selling tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.

The proposal passed, 16-1, on Monday, June 4, by the Westchester Board of Legislators before being signed into law.
“I think it’s a great idea,” said North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas. “Kids find ...

Making House Calls

North Salem, N.Y. - As a child growing up in North Salem and being around horses, dogs and feathered fowl, Jean Quaintance always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.

Last year, she launched a mobile service called Versatile Vets, which treats animals at home, bringing a family-oriented approach to the care of pets.

Her mother, the renowned master gardener and author Page Dickey, made sure ...

Town Breathes New Life into Independence Day Celebrations

SOMERS, N.Y. - This year’s Independence Day celebration will buck tradition with a location change and a full slate of bands, food trucks, games, rides and activities, culminating with a fireworks display.

The event will honor Victor Prato, a graduate of Somers High School who was serving as a lieutenant in the Army when his division was struck by a car bomb in Afghanistan. 

The ...

‘A Dream Come True’

Priding himself on hard work and dedication to baseball, North Salem product Phil Capra hit the jackpot when he was drafted to the New York Mets in the MLB draft last week. 

“Seeing my name pop up at all is a dream come true,” said Capra, a 2015 North Salem graduate. “All of my hard work paid off.

There’s still a lot of work to do but getting drafted by a New ...

Advanced Copier Technology Marks 35th anniversary

June 19, 2018

BREWSTER, N.Y. - Advanced Copier Technology Inc., (ACT) is turning 35 years old this summer, and it’s no accident that the business has lasted nearly four decades.

ACT’s president and founder, Sal Altavilla, says the reason for their success is the personal touch they bring to their commercial office equipment sales and service business.

“With other companies, if you call ...

The Blazer Pub Featured in Hamburger Guidebook

June 21, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s official: The Blazer Pub has one of the best burgers in America.
The North Salem mainstay received national attention recently with its inclusion in “Hamburger America,” a state-by-state guide to 200 of the country’s best burger joints by the self-proclaimed hamburger expert George Motz.

The Blazer Pub leads the New York section of the 471-page ...

Shining a Light on the Path to Recovery

June 19, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - Donna Weinberger founded Inspired Recovery in West Palm Beach, Fla. in 2015, when she discovered there were few, if any, rehabilitation facilities that specifically served and provided a safe space for transgender folks and other people within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex (LGBTQI+) community to recover from addiction. She set out ...

Bethel Springvale Inn: Senior Living at its Best

CROTON ON HUDSON, N.Y. - The story of Bethel Homes and Services is more than a century old, but the programs and amenities it provides are strictly 21st century.
Founded in 1911, Bethel was named after a floating chapel, the Bethel Ship John Wesley, which had docked in New York Harbor in 1845 to help newly arrived Swedish immigrants. The ship was later replaced by the New Bethel Ship John ...

Ken Gilman Home Management Offers Peace of Mind for the Absentee Homeowner

June 19, 2018

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. - Northern Westchester is home to many part-time residents who spend most of the week in their primary residence, often in New York City.
Making sure that their homes are safe and free of any problems or disturbances in their absence can be a challenge.

But thanks to Ken Gilman Home Management, that is no longer a concern. Gilman, who lives in Pound Ridge, has been managing ...

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Do it badly!

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly, at least to start. 

As a recovering perfectionist, I have learned to get started on a project even if I don’t have all the pieces together. Sometimes just puttering, tinkering or moving the parts around will help me sort out my brain enough to give me an idea of how to tackle a project.  

I can’t tell you how many times ...

Putnam County highlights

Putnam County: ”Where the country begins” pretty much sums up my view every day as I traverse this beautiful area. At every turn there is a reservoir, farm, trail or the stunning vista of the Hudson Highlands. Less development and fewer traffic lights showcase nature’s bounty uniquely during each season and I never tire of taking it all in. I often stop and take pictures on my ...

More than just a book store

What consistently rates 4.9 to 5.0 on the major customer review sites? What business is both destination and resource, a tradition, a haven, valued, endangered and has something for everyone, at every age? 
Hands down, it is your local independent bookstore. They have faced challenges (think “When Harry Met Sally”) and still do (um, Amazon), but those that remain have carved out ...