Support Connection to Honor Somers Women at Spring Benefit

March 27, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y. – Both Ginny Allison-Novotny and Dottie McHugh turned tragedy into hope by battling through bleak cancer diagnoses. Now, the women do all they can to help the organization that helped them when they needed it the most.

For their efforts, the two Somers residents will be awarded with Support Connection’s Spirit of Hope Award at its Spring Benefit on Friday, April 7, at ...

Somers Runners Compete in St. Patrick's Day Races

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Sunday, March 12, several Somers residents competed in St. Patrick’s Day races at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. The Taconic Road Runners Club organized the races—a 10K race and 2-mile race.

The Golden Girl: Halston Media’s Corinne Stanton Wins Trailblazer Award

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Corinne Stanton was born to sell. And she knew it at an early age.

“I got the advertising bug when I was in 11th grade and became editor of the yearbook [at Somers High School],” she recalled. “I went around selling ads for the yearbook. I got such satisfaction from seeing those ads in the yearbook.”

Stanton, who graduated from Somers High in 1989, is ...

Somers Author Balances Transatlantic Life While Publishing First Novel

SWEDEN – After living in the United States for 28 years, Lars Bolin, international banker-turned-consultant/life coach, has returned to his native country of Sweden where he will publish his first suspense novel, “A Mindful Death.”

He put writing on the back burner to pursue his career in banking after he graduated high school, despite the positive feedback he received from ...

Somers Cub Scouts Hold Annual Pinewood Derby

AMAWALK, N.Y. – A chant of “Start the race! Start the race!” filled the Amawalk Firehouse earlier this month as dozens of young car designers anxiously awaited the beginning of Cub Scout Pack 1’s annual Pinewood Derby.

Because of the overwhelming number of entries, a registration line formed out the firehouse door. While the pack leaders were impressed by the record ...

Somers Leos Visit United Nations for Lions Day

NEW YORK – The Somers Leos, the youth branch of the Somers Lions Club, was invited to participate in the 39th annual Lions Day held last week at the United Nations.

During the event, the Leos played field hockey with Special Olympians as part of a Unified Sports experience. The Somers Leos were the only Leos club asked to participate in the event. Club members also had the opportunity to ...

Somers Baseball Player-Turned-Musician Looks to Make It Big

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers resident Daniel Zlotnick spent several years in the Southwest pursuing a professional baseball career, but now, the 23-year-old is trading in his glove for a guitar as he tries to make it big in the world of music.

After leading the Somers High School varsity baseball team to three consecutive section titles, culminating in a no-hitter in the 2009 championship game ...

Somers Middle Schooler Creates Math Website for Classmates

SOMERS, N.Y. – Nitin Seshadri believes that students teaching students can often be the most effective way to learn.

That’s why the eighth-grade Somers student created Project: Mathematica, a website dedicated to helping his classmates understand the topics they face in math class.

He came up with the idea last year when his teacher, Rob Paulmeno, saw Nitin intently writing ...

Former Nurse Makes Somers Manor Her Home

SOMERS, N.Y. -  Ask anyone who works at Somers Manor and they will boast about the personal care they provide to their nearly 300 senior residents. 

Nobody knows this better than Sheila Mannix, who has had the rare opportunity to experience both sides of the rehabilitation and nursing center.

Mannix worked at Somers Manor as a nurse for about two decades, retiring in 2010. She ...

Somers Manor Revitalized By Changes and Expansion

SOMERS, N.Y. - If you visit the Somers Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Center on Route 100, it will soon become evident that the facility has been completely revitalized and re-energized. 

Somers Manor has undergone several changes since Christine Maher was appointed administrator of the facility in January 2015. Under Maher’s leadership, the facility has seen the expansion and ...

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