Giving Back

August 9, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Pearl the Bichon poodle was pregnant with seven puppies (only six would live) in terrible conditions near the Mexican border when 2,000 miles away a North Salem family began planning her wedding. The fluffy beauty was being mistreated by a breeder when she caught the eye of ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Somers Lion Ellen Purcigliotti is now the district governor for District 20R1, which encompasses Northern Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties.   Purcigliotti’s district represents about 30 clubs and more than 800 Lions.  In addition to furthering the Lions’ global goals ...

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RIDGEFIELD, CT.-Ridgefield-based Looking Glass Animal Rescue set its first Penny Social and Brunch in Somers to raise money for sick and abandoned animals in need of homes. Jody Harris-Stern founded the rescue out of her Ridgefield home in December 2015 and calls it a “virtual rescue” as it has ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-CoveCare Center invites the community, including local businesses, organizations, and residents, to its ninth annual Spelling Bee. Long known as a night of exciting competition and laughter, the Bee is open to teams of up to 10 spellers who take on increasingly challenging ...

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On Saturday, March 10, eight members of Girl Scout Troop 2850 earned their Gold Award. Here’s a rundown of their projects: Angela Bisaillon, Hopeful Rooms Angela worked with Support Connection, a non-profit organization that provides support to women who have had breast cancer or ovarian ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The 12th annual Art Against Abuse exhibit at Hammond Museum drew hundreds on March 9 with its powerful message about dating abuse among young people. Students at North Salem High School create art for the exhibit every year in memory of Elizabeth Butler, the 17-year-old North ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Before puppy training class begins, Donna Gleason, head trainer at Putnam Service Dogs, and Nancy Teague, CEO/founder, brainstorm on what they need for their clients. Of the 13 applicants waiting for service dogs, 75 percent need a dog to retrieve dropped items and 75 percent are ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The Westchester-Putnam Council Boy Scouts of America has its first official all-girl den. Seven girls, ages 9 and 10, have formed a single-gender den of Webelos as part of Pack 164 in Yorktown Heights. The girls, many of whom have been unofficially participating in Cub Scouting ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-A member of the Northeast Westchester Rotary Club described feeling “thrilled to death” when a musician on his record label won a Grammy for best Latin jazz album last month. ZOHO Music record-label founder and owner Jochen Becker, a longtime Rotarian, went with the Pablo ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The North Salem Cub Scouts Pack 1 held its Arrow of Light ceremony at the North Salem Firehouse on Feb. 3. With den leader Colleen Casale, six Scouts advanced this year: Michael Bonelli, CJ Casale, Key Kolb, Seth Onofrio, Liam Smith and Christopher Tarrant.

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Among those in the holdiay spririt: Gifts for the troops Throughout December, the North Salem Republican Club collected Christmas gifts for the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. These gifts were collected in wardrobe sized boxes placed within local merchants across ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-For the last four years, the North Salem Lions have hosted its “Pancake Breakfast With Santa,” giving the kids of North Salem (and the Lions Club members, admittedly) a tradition to enjoy each year. While pancakes might not be a mainstay holiday item on breakfast tables anytime ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-One thing you’ll never hear cross Nancy Sorbella’s lips is the cry “Uncle!” A deep reserve of determination has seen the Kent mother of three through many a challenge, among the most painful of which has been osteoarthritis. To look at her, with her strawberry blond bangs ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The hill outside of the North Salem Middle School cafeteria was covered in trash bags over the weekend. What they held, though, was not trash, but tons of donated clothing and toys collected by the North Salem Athletic Booster Club that will be distributed to those in need across ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-When 16-year-old Sophia Valle couldn’t afford to board or own a horse, she turned to Our Farm, an equine rescue in North Salem. “When my parents told me I couldn’t ride anymore, it hurt,” she said. Sophia had been riding since the age of 10. When the lease where she boarded ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Birthdays only come once a year, and Friends of Karen is ensuring that as many children as possible receive the means to celebrate them. The North Salem based charity organization teamed up with The Birthday Box of New York, a non-profit organization that provides children ...

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