Somers Teens Raise the Bar in Second Annual Teen Cupcake Challenge

May 27, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y. – Armed with plastic frosting knives and an arsenal of candy toppings, three teams of teens duked it out for the top spot in Somers’ own version of The Food Network’s, “Cupcake Wars.”

The Teen Cupcake Challenge was dreamed up by the library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG); a group of middle school and high school students who assist the library in ...

Photos: Somers Fire Department Holds Open House

SOMERS, N.Y. – The Somers Volunteer Fire Department may have inspired some future firefighters with Saturday’s open house event, which allowed the community to get an inside look at how the department operates. The department provided food, fun and games for kids at the annual event. EMS and fire volunteers also demonstrated rescue operations, such as CPR, a helicopter landing and the ...

Somers Library Foundation Holds Annual Spring Bridge and Games Luncheon

BEDFORD, N.Y. – The Somers Library Foundation held its Spring Bridge and Games Luncheon at the GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills on Wednesday, April 26. Attendees enjoyed lunch, a raffle and silent auction, games such as bridge, canasta, Scrabble, mahjong and more. Proceeds from the event will be used to enhance the Somers Library. Somers Library Foundation is an independent, non-profit ...

Carmel Resident in Search of Mother and Siblings

CARMEL, N.Y. - On this Mother’s Day, Carmel resident Carol Julian, 52, is asking for your help finding her mother and siblings.

Julian, who was born in 1964 in Amityville, N.Y., with a condition called Spina Bifida, was abandoned at 2 months old. 

Spina Bifida, which means “split spine,” is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States, ...

Photos: Somers Lions Carnival

SOMERS, N.Y. - Hundreds of families enjoyed five days of fun late last month during the annual Somers Lions Carnival, which ran from April 26 to 30. There were rides, games and entertainment for children of all ages at Fireman’s Field.

All photos by Tabitha Pearson Marshall

Somers Observes Yom Hashoah with Annual Ceremony

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission sponsored its annual Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at North Salem High School on Thursday, April 26.

According to the United States Holocaust Museum, the internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ...

Spring Weekend Events in Westchester

Annual Bird Walk with Ed Kanze
Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m., Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (Cross River)
Join naturalist and expert birder Ed Kanze for an early morning bird walk through the reservation.

Bird Walk
Saturday, May 6, 8–10 a.m., Cranberry Lake Preserve (North White Plains)
Join avid birder Mike Bochnik from Hudson River Audubon Society in search for all the birds that live ...

Somers Celebrates 50 years of Reis Park

SOMERS, N.Y. – The Somers Library and Somers Historical Society joined forces Saturday, April 29, to throw a celebration in honor of the park’s benefactor, Carolyn Wright Reis, who donated her 82-acre farmstead to the town of Somers in 1967 to be used for recreational and educational purposes.

At the time, the town had no recreational facilities and just a tiny library, said Grace ...

Somers Jewish War Veterans Give Final Salute

SOMERS, N.Y. – Even though Somers Jewish War Veterans Post 46 gave its final farewell Sunday, members of the decades-old group said they are not done serving just yet. Wherever there is a veteran in need, longtime commander Larry Kaufman said, they will be there.

“We did a lot of good stuff and we helped a lot of people and we’re still doing it,” Kaufman said, ...

Photos: Somers Enjoys a Night of Rock n’ Roll Oldies

SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Lions Club presented a "Night of Rock 'n Roll Oldies" on Friday, April 21, at Somers High School. There were performances by Barbara Harris & The Toys; The Devotions; John Kuse & The Excellents; Just Nuts Band; and more. There was also a special performance by the Somers High School Student Singers.

All photos by Deena Bell

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