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October 22, 2017

Somers, N.Y.--The Somers Volunteer Fire Department demonstrated the well-oiled machine its vehicles and responders are when answering the community’s calls for help. At an open house at its Lincolndale Fire House on Saturday, Oct. 14, children and parents were treated to demonstrations and provided with insight on how the department operates as well as tips to keep them safe.

Somers Woman Helps Guide Hispanics Through College Admissions Process

SOMERS, N.Y.--The Hispanic population has fewer students graduating from college than any other ethnic group in the county and one Somers resident is trying to change that.

Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, 54, is the founder and executive director of Latino U College Access, a nonprofit that helps Hispanic students get into college and supports them until they get their degree. 

Acevedo ...

Festival Aids Somers Manor Team in ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’

SOMERS, N.Y.--“I hope some day I’m out of a job.”

That isn’t something you expect to hear from most employees, but for Vanesa Marcellin, coordinator of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walkway Over the Hudson event and others who work for the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s a best-case scenario, Marcellin said at the Somers Manor Wine & Food Festival ...

Somers Dance Troupes Entertain Ailing Children

Somers' Penny Lane Dance Academy member recently performed at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla. The dance company’s Tiny Troupe, All Stars and Elite teams each performed a special dance routine to entertain the hospital’s patients and donated children’s books and Halloween decorations to the hospital. 

Penny Lane Dance Academy is located in ...

Help Answer Hurricane Victims' Prayers

Victoria Gerry, an Ambassador Juliette Girl Scout in Somers, is asking for residents’ help. After reading about and seeing the devastation in Puerto Rico and Dominica, she became determined to help in anyway she could. Her church, the Bedford Community Church, has been instrumental in helping the people of Texas and Florida. Now they are turning their efforts to Puerto Rico and Dominica. It ...

Somers Women's Club Holds Annual Tag Sale

SOMERS, N.Y.--Despite the near-record high temperature of 89 degrees, 40 vendors set up tables at the annual tag sale hosted by the Somers Women’s Club at Reis Park Sept. 24.

The vendors purchased space to sell traditional tag sale fare with everything from new and gently worn clothing, to sports equipment, books, housewares, art, jewelry and more. There was something for everyone who ...

Somers Residents Roll Up Their Sleeves to Boost Blood Reserves

SOMERS, N.Y.--Residents stepped into the Elephant Hotel between 2 and 8 p.m. on Sept. 5 to do their part to help alleviate the blood shortage announced earlier this summer.

According to the New York Blood Center’s (NYBC) website, the greater New York area is a high-demand region. In June, the center issued a release urging local communities to step up and host more events, declaring a ...

Concert in Somers Aids Hurricane Victims

SOMERS, N.Y.--Lawn chairs and beach blankets littered the lawn in front of the bandstand at the Lasdon Park Arboretum all afternoon on Saturday, Sept. 16. Music lovers from around the area had journeyed to Katonah to hear a mix of bluegrass, rock, folk, jazz and native South American music played for a good cause. A hastily organized concert, Westchester for Texas, benefiting those suffering in ...

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