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Track Completes Historic Season 

June 21, 2021

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem track and field season came to an end at the Section 1 championships on June 7 and 11, capping off an historic year for the program. Weeks earlier, the girls team had captured the first league title in North Salem High School history. 

The girls team competed on Monday, June 7, enduring high temperatures at the sectional championships held at ...

Athlete Spotlight - Noah Elias

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Noah Elias has been a member of North Salem’s varsity soccer program since his sophomore year.

In his senior season, he was captain of the squad, and was also awarded All-State and league MVP honors. Throughout his time at NSHS, Noah has also excelled academically as a perennial high honor roll student. When not busy academically, he enjoys playing, watching, and ...

En-garde!

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem High School senior Connor Kravit has found success in fencing which will soon see him competing at the collegiate level.

His career has taken him to numerous events throughout the country, and his training and competitions for the sport have allowed him to travel the world. 

However, to begin the story of Connor’s impressive fencing career, ...

Harvey Offering Paid Opportunities to Host International Students

June 17, 2021

The Harvey School in Katonah has stipend-paying openings in its International Student Program (ISP) for local families interested in hosting a student from abroad on weekends and holidays during the 2021-22 school year.

Harvey has 16 English-speaking international students enrolled for September, 12 in the upper school and four in the middle school. The ISP students come from China, Taiwan, ...

EF Academy Continues to Reduce Westchester’s Carbon Footprint

As the discussion of greenhouse gases and global heating continues to be a prevalent, daily conversation, EF Academy New York (EF Academy) has joined the fight against the climate crisis and reduces Westchester’s carbon footprint through the immersion of their global, student leaders to real-word problems.  EF Academy’s student profile encompasses the qualities of learner, ...

A COVID Success Story: How EF Academy Kept its Doors Open during a Pandemic

Throughout the U.S., schools have been struggling to contain COVID-19 outbreaks, continue in-person classes, navigate hybrid learning and maintain a welcoming environment for students, staff, and faculty.  However, a pandemic cannot stop EF Academy New York (EF Academy), an international, private high school welcoming day and boarding students. In the last year, EF Academy is proud to be one ...

The Spirited Art of Jean Morley

June 17, 2021

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - A clear sense of exhilaration leaps off the surface of a painting by Jean Morley. 

It’s as if she has seized a moment filled with effervescence entwined with a sense of rapture, like floating along the underside of a cloud. Morley’s work is now on display at the Ruth Keeler Library through the end of June. The small but diverse exhibit greets you at ...

Schoolhouse Theater Announces Change to Benefit Show

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The show will go on.

It just won’t be “The Sunshine Boys.”

The Schoolhouse Theater in North Salem had planned a virtual reading of the Neil Simon play for a benefit performance on Saturday, June 26.

The posters were printed, tickets were on sale, and the announcement made in the local press.

It was to feature acclaimed entertainers Alan Arkin ...

Town to Purchase Schoolhouse Theater?

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - There may be a bit of drama building around the fate of The Schoolhouse Theater in North Salem.

The home to Westchester’s oldest nonprofit professional theater was put on the market last year by the heirs of the late Leandra “Lee” Pope. Pope founded the theater in 1983, transforming an old elementary school in the hamlet of Croton Falls into a visual ...

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Founder Featured in Inaugural Hudson Valley Uncensored Podcast

June 22, 2021

Susan Salomone, executive director of Drug Crisis In Our Backyard, which was founded after the tragic loss of her son, Justin, to a heroin overdose, is featured in the inaugural podcast of Hudson Valley Uncensored. To listen to the podcast, click HERE. 

Salomone joined Hudson Valley Uncensored host Brett Freeman to discuss her son Justin’s past with addiction, ...

Democrats Able to Vote Early for County Clerk Candidate

June 10, 2021

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Democrats in North Salem and Somers will be asked to choose a candidate for county clerk.

Early voting in the Democratic primary is set for Saturday, June 12, through Sunday, June 20.

Primary Day 2021 is Tuesday, June 22.

There are multiple Democratic primaries going on around Westchester, including one for supervisor in Bedford, but county clerk is the only ...

What is a Permissive Referendum?

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - If the people of North Salem want marijuana dispensaries and consumption sites in their town, it is up to them to put it to a vote.

Enacted in March, the state’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act gave local governing bodies the opportunity to “opt out” of allowing marijuana dispensaries and consumption sites in their communities.

Many towns in ...

Democrats Able to Vote Early for County Clerk Candidate

June 10, 2021

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Democrats in North Salem and Somers will be asked to choose a candidate for county clerk.

Early voting in the Democratic primary is set for Saturday, June 12, through Sunday, June 20.

Primary Day 2021 is Tuesday, June 22.

There are multiple Democratic primaries going on around Westchester, including one for supervisor in Bedford, but county clerk is the only ...

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Explores When to Start Receiving Social Security Benefits

June 17, 2021

Westchester County elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., recently welcomed Michael Pine, co-founder and managing partner of thinkWealth LLC, for a special episode of the Talking Seniors podcast on Social Security benefits. “When to Take Your Social Security” explores ...

Schoolhouse Theater Announces Change to Benefit Show

June 17, 2021

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The show will go on.

It just won’t be “The Sunshine Boys.”

The Schoolhouse Theater in North Salem had planned a virtual reading of the Neil Simon play for a benefit performance on Saturday, June 26.

The posters were printed, tickets were on sale, and the announcement made in the local press.

It was to feature acclaimed entertainers Alan Arkin ...

Town to Purchase Schoolhouse Theater?

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - There may be a bit of drama building around the fate of The Schoolhouse Theater in North Salem.

The home to Westchester’s oldest nonprofit professional theater was put on the market last year by the heirs of the late Leandra “Lee” Pope. Pope founded the theater in 1983, transforming an old elementary school in the hamlet of Croton Falls into a visual ...

The Floating Pool Lady

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - “I decided I was going to build a floating pool,” recalls author Ann Buttenwieser. 

Ann Buttenwieser has enjoyed a long and prolific career as both an urban historian and urban planner. The North Salem resident has also taught at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University and the City University of New ...

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Founder Featured in Inaugural Hudson Valley Uncensored Podcast

June 22, 2021

Susan Salomone, executive director of Drug Crisis In Our Backyard, which was founded after the tragic loss of her son, Justin, to a heroin overdose, is featured in the inaugural podcast of Hudson Valley Uncensored. To listen to the podcast, click HERE. 

Salomone joined Hudson Valley Uncensored host Brett Freeman to discuss her son Justin’s past with addiction, ...

Saving the Planet, One Tweet at a Time

June 10, 2021

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The bobolink’s just a little bird, but it’s a big deal to North Salemites.

The avian visitor flaps thousands of miles each spring just to mate and nest in the town’s many meadows and hayfields.

North Salem is one of the few towns in Westchester where there’s enough of the songbird’s natural habitat left for that, says naturalist Jim ...

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The Pandemic and Me

We have been presenting an academic award at graduation time to a Yorktown High School senior for the past 18 years. It is named the Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation Scholarship in memory of our son.

Part of the application process for candidates is to write an essay on a topic that we choose each year, reflecting the tenor of the times.

This was the 2021 essay ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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