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 ...

Dick’s Sporting Goods Donates Equipment to Somers Youth Baseball

SOMERS, N.Y. – Dick’s Sporting Goods in Yorktown has donated more than $2,000 in sports equipment to the Somers Youth Sports Organization baseball program.

The sporting goods store donated the brand new equipment, including catcher’s masks, hitting tees and netting, months after SYSO Baseball board member Michael Aquilino applied through Dick’s’ ...

Somers Women’s Club Has Successful Blood Drive

SOMERS, N.Y. – Eighty-four residents braved below freezing temperatures March 4 to come out to the annual blood drive hosted by  Somers Women’s Club at Somers Intermediate School.

The Women’s Club and donor specialists from New York Blood Center were set up at the school from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Club officials said these were the highest results since 2009.

Joe ...

Somers Deacon Wins Legacy Award for Work with Incarcerated Youth

SOMERS, N.Y. – Instead of retiring, Norman Fulton will just work a little bit less.

After all, the Somers resident and Episcopal Church Deacon, 75, has been “living his bliss” since 2009 through his work with the Brieant Youth Alliance (BYA)—formerly the Charles L. Brieant Center.

“I will continue to stay there as long as I can to help the kids who are ...

TEAM Tuskers Make ‘Survival Kits’ for Somers First Responders

SOMERS, N.Y. – Students in the TEAM Tuskers mentoring program created 120 “survival kits” for local first responders.

The mentees spent two weeks creating the goodie bags, which contain:

Life Savers—“To remind you of the many times you've been one.”
Starbursts—“For that burst of energy you'll ...

Somers Gears up for Annual Relay Event

SOMERS, N.Y. – When Claire Turner’s son, Daniel, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 10, their family’s lives were changed forever, she told the crowd gathered at the seventh annual Somers Relay for Life kick-off event on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

“It kind of makes the bottom fall out of your world,” she said.

The family was vacationing in ...

Somers' Corpolongo Pays It Forward

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Many dream of meeting their childhood hero, and, at 11 years old, Somers native Alex Corpolongo was no different.

The future Somers High School lacrosse standout, while developing his skills at the Brewster Dome, had the opportunity to meet Kyle Harrison, a graduate of John’s Hopkins University who continued his career in Major League Lacrosse. Corpolongo was elated ...

Somers' Dammeyer Promoted to Eagle Scout

SOMERS, N.Y. – Eric Dammeyer is the 44th member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 376 to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

He was promoted to Eagle Scout on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Lake Lincolndale Clubhouse. The ceremony was well-attended despite the heavy snowfall. Among the 80 supporters in attendance were Town Supervisor Rick Morrissey and County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz, who presented ...

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