Giving Back

October 11, 2018

It would be hard to imagine how life could possibly pile any more stuff on Rob and Jackie Martin’s plate. The death of loved ones. Career changes. Picking up and relocating to a new town. These are all stressors that the Amawalk couple, who married in 2014, weathered together. Then came the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – More than 100 men and women joined Drug Crisis in Our Backyard at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights on Saturday, Sept. 22, for the organization’s fifth annual Run 4 Recovery 5K run/walk, which raises funds to combat drug and alcohol addiction. Drug Crisis was founded in the summer of ...

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Somers has one of the largest LEO Clubs in the country. Through the LEO Club Program, young people serve as positive agents of change within their communities. These young leaders develop valuable leadership skills, make new friends and have fun. This past year, graduating seniors and senior ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Somers Lion Ellen Purcigliotti is now the district governor for District 20R1, which encompasses Northern Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties.   Purcigliotti’s district represents about 30 clubs and more than 800 Lions.  In addition to furthering the Lions’ global goals ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Peter McManus has been picking up trash along Route 100 every Thursday for the last two decades. “As long as I’ve been here, 18 years, I’ve been picking up litter,” McManus said. He starts from his home on Deans Bridge Road and bicycles or walks approximately 6 miles on Route 202 ...

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Jacob Adler Local history highlights at Angle Fly Jacob cleaned up the property and dairy farm that was owned by Michael Lynch from the early 1900s to 1953, and researched the remains of several old foundations. Jacob numbered the barn, silo, milk shed and gate post and posted historical ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Volunteers joined the Somers Land Trust on March 4 at Rhinoceros Creek Reservation to post signs around the perimeter of the property letting people know what activities are allowed. Rhinoceros Creek Reservation was opened for the first time in February by the Somers Land Trust, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-On Monday, 10 members of the Women’s Club gathered at the library to fill 25 baskets with cosmetics, adult coloring books, notepaper, candles, jewelry, scarves and shawls, chocolates and granola bars, fuzzy socks and various other items. They were then wrapped, beautifully bowed and ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-This year’s Blackjack Bash features more honorees than ever before along with a movie trailer screening, all in the name of raising money for students. The honorees are Rick and Joan Mancini, Pete McDonald, Gus Talleur and the 17 members of the secretarial staff from Somers schools.

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Rhinoceros Creek Reservation was opened for the first time last month to the Somers Land Trust, the members of which spent a few hours posting signs around the perimeter of the property as the first step toward preservation. A second volunteer day is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3. The ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Once a week, fifth-grader Josh Ridenour and his friend, Heritage Hills resident Fred Bailey, hang out for an hour in a room at Somers Intermediate School. Sometimes they build with Legos, other times they play foosball. At their most recent meeting, Bailey brought donuts to share with ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-The seventh annual Valentine’s Day “Steph’s Comfort Kit” event, hosted by the Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund and the Primrose Elementary School in support of the American Red Cross, was held on Feb. 14. First graders from Primrose created comfort kits to help children in ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-The Fourth Annual Tech Help series kicked off Feb. 10 at the Lake Lodge in Heritage Hills. The program was started by Teresa Chang in 2014 after she realized many older residents did not know how to use their cellphones and tablets. As a board member of At Home In Somers, Chang took ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Local cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community leaders rallied on Wednesday, Jan. 31, launching and celebrating the 2018 Relay For Life fundraising season with a kickoff party at Somers Middle School. More than 50 community members joined in the movement to celebrate ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Students in Grade 7 have been working on a community service project with the Community Center of Northern Westchester. Donovan Smith, Michael Abrenica, Jake Gannon, Eddie Baronowski, Evan Carway, and Ryan Eade collected 271.2 pounds of food and canned goods and $580 worth of spare ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Summer and warm weather might still be a few months away, but that doesn't stop Summer Trails Day Camp in Somers from inspiring kids to play all year round. On Jan. 15, Summer Trails hosted its annual “Summer Trails on Ice” event at the Brewster Ice Arena in Brewster. Attendees enjoyed ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-The Somers Lions Club is setting up an ongoing fund for Make-A-Wish of Hudson Valley in honor of Audrey Currie, the late philanthropic-minded wife of a club member who spent her life giving to others. On Monday, the Lions Club and Mama Rosa Ristorante hosted a dinner to raise the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-There are some exciting new acts coming to Somers Middle School this week in the Somers Education Foundation Variety Show including a stand-up comedy troupe, a euphonium player and the youngest performer ever: a 3-year-old in pre-kindergarten who plans to shake it alongside her ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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Somers, N.Y.-Somers Education Foundation’s annual Autumn Wine Tasting was held Thursday, Nov. 9, at Uncorked in the Somers Commons shopping center. The foundation received 15 percent of all wine sales from 7 to 10 p.m. Food and desserts were provided and multiple prize raffles were held. For ...

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