Under the Sea

August 18, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Theatre Arts Studio's three-week camp for children culminated last weekend in a series of performances of Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr." The shows were directed by Lindsay Higgins and took place a the Schoolhouse Theatre in Croton Falls.

Somers' Annual Independence Day Festivities Imperiled

SOMERS, N.Y.--Its centerpiece fireworks have spectacularly lighted Somers’ night sky for decades, but the town’s iconic Independence Day celebration could be scratched for 2018 by as early as next month.

That’s when the leaders of virtually all of Somers’ community organizations have been summoned to a meeting that will “determine if there is enough support to ...

North Salem Arts Center Has a Highland Fling

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Every year some of the world’s best military performers gather in Edinburgh, Scotland, for an extravagant summer celebration called the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. For those who couldn’t make it to Edinburgh this year, the party came to them, courtesy of North Salem’s Schoolhouse Theater and Arts Center.

For the first event of its kind at the venue, ...

Supernatural Thriller Set in Somers, Filmmaker's Hometown

SOMERS, N.Y.--For three days in July, Charles Comparetto of Somers turned his hometown into a movie set. After developing a script over the past 12 years, he was ready to start shooting scenes and decided he wanted to include his community in the action. 

The movie, a supernatural thriller titled “Ghost in the Graveyard,” is based on the game of the same name. The object of ...

A Memoir About The Mick Born in a Somers Cafe

SOMERS, N.Y.--After visits with his mom at her then-home in Heritage Hills, Thomas Molito would sit down at the former Tazza Café in the nearby shopping center with a yellow pad and pencil and start writing, putting on paper the memories he had growing up a Yankees fan and about his friend Mickey Mantle. The culmination of that exercise over several months is the new book, “Mickey ...

The Somers Record Co-owner Writes Book on Venture Capital

SOMERS, N.Y.--In this era of startups and new businesses popping up almost daily, there’s never been a better time to learn the language of venture capital. 

But for those would-be business owners who don’t know an angel investor from an angel food cake, Kenneth M. Freeman has got you covered. 

Working with veteran venture capitalist Leonard A. Batterson, Freeman ...

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Deadline Set for Arts Alive Grants

August 9, 2017

ArtsWestchester invites artists and non-profit organizations to apply for 2018 Arts Alive Grants. Awarded annually, these grants are specifically designed to support community-based artists and emerging arts organizations. 

The variety of projects that receive Arts Alive Grants each year illustrates Westchester’s artistic and cultural diversity. The deadline for submissions is ...