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Boys Soccer: Hudson Valley ID Camp Called Off

July 23, 2020

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Coach Tim Hourahan is well-known for pouring his heart and soul into the Lakeland High School boys soccer program and Section 1 soccer.

That’s why having the third annual Hudson Valley ID Camp at Lakeland, which gives players exposure to colleges, being called off cuts so deeply.

“I am absolutely gutted at how much our players have missed out on over the ...

Special Education School Merges with Yonkers Facility

July 29, 2020

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Westchester Exceptional Children’s School in North Salem has been acquired by and merged with the Westchester School for Special Children.

The merger was confirmed last week by Leonard Spano, WSSC’s executive director. The organization has two schools in Yonkers and currently serves 250 students from the New York City area.

According to a press release ...

Local Nonprofit Creates ‘Extraordinary’ Job Opportunities

July 29, 2020

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Meaningful employment can provide a person with a sense of purpose and increase their confidence and self-esteem. For those with developmental disabilities, a job and a paycheck can improve their lives in even more profound ways.

The Mount Kisco-based nonprofit Extraordinary Ventures New York that began in 2015 offers work to young adults who live with autism and other ...

Special Education School Merges with Yonkers Facility

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Westchester Exceptional Children’s School in North Salem has been acquired by and merged with the Westchester School for Special Children.

The merger was confirmed last week by Leonard Spano, WSSC’s executive director. The organization has two schools in Yonkers and currently serves 250 students from the New York City area.

According to a press release ...

Julie Grace Burke Appointed to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees 

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees named  Greenwich, Conn., resident and Westchester County native Julie Grace Burke to the Board of Trustees at its recent meeting. The board meeting was held virtually to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Grace Burke has close ties to the hospital. Her mother, Bonnie Grace, was a patient at Burke after experiencing a stroke in ...

Local Nonprofit Creates ‘Extraordinary’ Job Opportunities

July 29, 2020

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Meaningful employment can provide a person with a sense of purpose and increase their confidence and self-esteem. For those with developmental disabilities, a job and a paycheck can improve their lives in even more profound ways.

The Mount Kisco-based nonprofit Extraordinary Ventures New York that began in 2015 offers work to young adults who live with autism and other ...

Area Musicians Struggle to Find Work During the Pandemic

July 23, 2020

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 summer here at last and COVID-19 numbers flattening, concert opportunities may once again emerge. However, for theaters and ...

Families in Crisis: What They Should Know About Addiction

July 30, 2020

COVID-19 has hit the recovery community hard with many of those trying to be substance free relapsing because of isolation and lack of support. Unfortunately, we have lost many lives over the last 4 months due to overdoses. Like so many other families that have lost loved ones to this opioid epidemic, I divide my life into the before and after. The before was May 28, 2012, and the after was May ...

Julie Grace Burke Appointed to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees 

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees named  Greenwich, Conn., resident and Westchester County native Julie Grace Burke to the Board of Trustees at its recent meeting. The board meeting was held virtually to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Grace Burke has close ties to the hospital. Her mother, Bonnie Grace, was a patient at Burke after experiencing a stroke in ...

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