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Service Dog Spreads Smiles at Salem Hills

May 16, 2022

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The best therapist has fur and four legs.

There was no disputing that after service canine Kiki snuggled up to delighted residents at Salem Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare.

The wee, black pooch brought “comfort, joy, and huge smiles to our community,” Salem Hills officials said.

They also shared the following puppy poem (author ...

America’s First Circus Syndicate

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - As the saying goes, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.”

North Salem today is horse country. Our bucolic rolling hills are alive with farms that house champion horses, alpaca and even a cow or two, can still be found if you look hard. North Salem’s championship horse shows are world renowned and have been attracting spectators and ...

Parker Mercantile Opens for Business in Croton Falls 

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Although literally up to her elbows in colorful flowers last week, Libby Parker took a break to promote her latest entrepreneurial adventure – an artisan “general store” she hopes to grow in Croton Falls.

The former owner of Lift Trucks Gallery was making bouquets for Parker Mercantile, a treasure trove of hand-crafted goodies now planted in one half ...

Ruth Keeler Library Fair Returns on May 14

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s baaaack!

The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library Fair, having been put on ice for two years because of the pandemic, is on for mid-May. Hooray!

Thanks to the generosity of North Salem’s avid readers, not only will there be books galore to buy, there will be a plant sale, bake sale, family fun stuff, and booths manned by community groups.

Salad lovers will be ...

Community Honors Wayne Outhouse

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - One of the most avid supporters of North Salem’s youth sports may be gone, but his good works live on in the form of dugouts, backstops, playing fields, fencing, scoreboards, and – most importantly – the smiles of budding athletes.

Wayne Stephen Outhouse was born in Croton Falls in 1952 on the Fourth of July. He shared that birthdate with ...

Photos - Hammond Museum Welcome Celebration

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden kicked off another season with a welcome celebration on Saturday, April 23.

The afternoon saw guests gather for a tea ceremony, an Earth Day tour of the grounds, an Asian Brush Artists Guild demonstration, and exhibitions of artwork that will be on display throughout the coming months.

Setting the mood for the afternoon were ...

Trees for Tribs

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - There’s not a seed of doubt in the minds of local environmentalists that planting trees and shrubs near streams, rivers, or lakes helps stabilize banks, protects water quality, and improves wildlife habitat.

The North Salem Open Land Foundation has participated in the state Department of Environmental Conservation's “Trees for Tribs” program ...

Old Salem Farm Readies for Spring Competition 

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Old Salem Farm’s spring competition has always been one of the premier stops on the nation’s hunter-jumper horse circuit.

Equestrians and spectators were disappointed in 2020 when COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings called a halt to the event. It was the first time the venue had to do that in its 40-year history, OSF owner Scott Hakim had ...

Area Healthcare Workers Aid Ukraine 

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The folks at two North Salem health care facilities have collected medical and other necessities for those in need in Ukraine.

Waterview Hills and Salem Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare centers in Purdys turned to their own staff for the effort after one of their nurses, who has family in the war-torn country, made the suggestion.

Last month, Redding, Conn.

Hammond Museum Plans Welcome Celebration

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Red buds burst open/Wings of blue jay brush my ear/The triumph of spring.

That’s how Alisa Sakai paints – in haiku – a picture of the upcoming welcome celebrations at the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.

Doors will open at 12 noon on Saturday, April 23, at the haven of serenity in North Salem where Sakai is vice-chair of the ...


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The Joys of Imperfection 

May 16, 2022

I used to try to do things perfectly and as a result, not much got done. OK, that’s not entirely true - I did go to college, got married, had kids and in general those things turned out pretty well. But there are a lot of things in life that I struggle to do perfectly, like a perfect house, perfect dinner, perfect dress size and perfect response to every smart aleck remark that comes my ...

On Stage: Let’s Do the Twist

Aspiring playwrights are taught the use of reversal. Something unexpected happens that catches both the protagonist and the audience off guard and can lead to upending our expectations and the character’s subsequent actions. It’s also known as the “third act twist.”

Writer Lauren Gunderson has learned that lesson especially – and effectively – well. There is ...

Northwell Health Walk Returns to Westchester  

May 4, 2022

The event will benefit both Northern Westchester Hospital and Phelps Hospital

MOUNT KISCO, NY – The Northwell Health Walk will be on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at the Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights and will unite thousands of people across five different New York locations who believe in supporting quality health care that’s close to home. And ...