Somers School District Collecting Valentines, Donations for Hometown Heroes

January 20, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y.-The Somers Central School District is collecting Valentine’s Day cards and donations of food, toiletries and sundries through Jan. 24 for soldiers from Somers serving abroad.

The soldiers are Victoria in Germany, Lorrayne in Afghanistan, John in Afghanistan, Dylan in Afghanistan, Kevin in South Korea, Nick in Guam and Victor, who is recovering from an injury at Walter Reed ...

Somers Food Pantry Delivers for the Holidays

SOMERS, N.Y.-A Holiday Gift Drive organized by the Somers Food Pantry provided gifts and food to more than 77 local families in need this holiday season.

The Somers Food Pantry, active year-round, ramps up its fundraising efforts from Thanksgiving to Christmas. For Thanksgiving, 68 families received gift baskets and turkey dinners.

Now in its 25th year, the Holiday Gift Drive is led by ...

Somers Mentoring Program, TEAM Tuskers, Continues to Grow

SOMERS, N.Y.-For years, Midge Miller worked in an exciting job at a publishing company in Stamford, Conn., where she worked with such celebrities as Hugh Downs and John Cleese. But, when she lost that job due to cutbacks, Miller knew that it was time for a new chapter.

“I knew that I didn’t want to go back to the whole thing of being the new person on the job,” she said.

Somers Resident Leads Puerto Rico Toy Drive

SOMERS, N.Y.-Five days before Christmas, Ray Kerins, a Somers resident and head of communications at Bayer, boarded a plane to Puerto Rico to deliver hundreds of toys to children of Bayer employees as well as the local community.

Kerins came up with the idea earlier this month and the team at Bayer delivered, donating about 500 toys, Kerins said. He and the company’s president, Philip ...

Lions’ Giving Trees Yield Bagfuls of Toys for Ailing Children

SOMERS, N.Y.-Thanks to the support of the community, the Somers Lions Club was able to donate more than 40 gifts to Friends of Karen through its fourth annual Giving Tree campaign.

Friends of Karen is a North Salem-based charity that provides support to children battling life-threatening illnesses.

“I’d like to thank the office of Somers Smiles in the Heritage 202 Center and ...

Somers Democratic Leaders Help Fill Pantry

SOMERS, N.Y.-At their annual holiday party, Somers Democratic Town Committee district leaders and others brought food items for donation to the Somers Food Pantry.

On Friday, Dec. 8, Tom Newman delivered a trunkload of non-perishable food items to the Somers Food Pantry.

“We wanted to do something for the Somers residents that frequent the food pantry to make their holidays a little ...

Somers Leo Club Members Take 'Plunge' for Charity


SOMERS, N.Y.-The Somers Leo Club and its team of 71 members jumped into ice-cold water at Glen Island Park on Saturday, Nov. 18, to raise money for Special Olympics New York. All told, the club generated more than $27,000 at the Westchester Polar Plunge.

Special Olympics New York has 68,547 athletes training and competing year-round in 22 Olympics-style sports. Athletes and their ...

Somers Showered With Holiday Happiness

SOMERS, N.Y.-This past Saturday, the halls of Primrose Elementary School were properly decked with candles, books, handmade toys, hand-sewn blankets and homemade treats. Parents walked from table to table, gathering tchotchkes and gifts for friends and family as face-painted children giggled and ran past, the sounds of holiday music trailing behind them. For the 45th year in a row, Holiday ...

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