SOMERS, N.Y. - A Bark Mitzvah, a canine version of the Jewish coming of age ceremony, was held Sunday, May 15, at the Hebrew Congregation of Somers. Many local families brought their dogs to be blessed by Rabbi Fred Schwalb, who created the event six years ago.
Bark Mitzvah! Dogs Blessed at Somers Synagogue
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By BOB DUMASJune 19, 2018
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 ...
By BOB DUMASJune 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 ...
By JODI WEINBERGERJune 16, 2018
SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers High School opened its doors today, Saturday, June 16, for students grieving the death of 15-year-old Reece Ferrara.
According to New York State Police, Ferrara, a ninth grader at Somers High School, was driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) when it struck a concrete mailbox. The teen was thrown from the vehicle and taken to Westchester Medical Center where he later died ...
By JODI WEINBERGERJune 15, 2018
SOMERS, N.Y. - A Somers High School student has died after being involved in an accident with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) today, Friday, June 15, according to Superintendent Raymond Blanch.
"Mid-day today, the student was involved in an ATV accident and passed away," Blanch said. "Out of respect for the family, we are not releasing the name of the child at this point in ...
June 15, 2018
The following is part of a series that will run over the next few months submitted by the Somers Historical Society depicting Somers in the 19th century.
As the pioneer menagerie organizer and circus showman, the Bailey name has been associated with Somers for 200 years. Hachaliah Bailey built the Elephant Hotel, which opened in 1825. The Farmers and Drovers Bank was established in 1840 ...
By JODI WEINBERGERJune 14, 2018
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.
By CAROL REIFJune 13, 2018
SOMERS, N.Y. - Motor oil may run through Max Caron’s veins, but until recently, the Somers teen has been more interested in cracking open a book than taking apart a carburetor.
“He’s always got six or seven of them going at the same time,” says his mom, Frances Cicogna.
Max, a 15-year-old Boy Scout with Troop 228, was hunting around last fall for an Eagle Scout ...