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Somers Honors Its Veterans

November 21, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y. – American flags flew high and proud down Route 202 on Friday, Nov. 11, as community groups gathered together to thank Somers’ veterans.

The annual Veterans Day Parade began at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Somers Town House. It concluded with a ceremony at Ivandell Cemetery, led by VFW Post 8213.

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Families Give Somers a Fright

SOMERS, N.Y. – The Somers Lions Club held its fifth annual Trail of Terror last month at Reis Park.

Volunteers and Lions Club members dressed up last weekend in their most frightening costumes and did their best to put a scare into dozens of boys and girls.

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County Calls It a 'Day' for Somers Women's Club

SOMERS, N.Y.--Somers Democrats honored the Somers Women’s Club last month with a Community Appreciation Award and a cash donation to help the club continue its charitable works. 

In a ceremony Oct. 26 at the Anglebrook Golf Club, Councilman Richard Clinchy, the Town Board’s lone Democrat, acknowledged the community work that the club members have done over the years, ...

Man's Search for Birth Mother Leads to Somers

SOMERS, N.Y.--Seventy-six years ago, Lanny  Silks was born in Lewistown, Pa. Very shortly after that, his mother left him. Just two years ago, Lanny began his quest to uncover who she was. That genealogical journey has brought him to Somers.

“I grew up hearing people talk about my Mom and Dad Silks, my adopted parents,” the retired steelworker said. “They would say, ...

Former Somers Resident Celebrates 108th Birthday

SOMERS, N.Y. --Eleanor La Motta celebrated her 108th birthday Oct. 13 over dinner with family. 
County Executive Rob Astorino named Oct. 13, 2017 as Eleanor La Motta Day in Westchester in honor of the big day.

La Motta was born Oct.13, 1909 in Manhattan.  She was the sixth of nine children of Augusta and Gaetano Imperato.  She attended New York City schools where she studied ...

Relay For Life in Somers Gears Up for 2018

The American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to attend an Interest Meeting for the Relay For Life of Somers on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Somers Intermediate School Library. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, the event celebrates people who have battled cancer, ...

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