St. Patrick's Midnight Run Makes Human Connection with NYC Homeless

June 12, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – There are many charities that help the homeless by donating food, clothing or supplies, but what MaryAnne Harkins believes sets her group of volunteers apart are their interactions with the population they serve.

For the last two years, Harkins and her husband, Mike, Somers residents, have coordinated the Midnight Run chapter out of St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown ...

Hebrew Congregation of Somers Hires New Principal

SOMERS, N.Y. – Hebrew Congregation of Somers has hired Jill Liflander as its new school principal.

Liflander is well-known at the synagogue, having formerly worked as a teacher in its religious school for five years. She brings an arts and education background, creative energy, and a love for children and Judaism.

Liflander said she plans to use her teaching background and aristic ...

Cardinal Dolan Blesses Renovated Grotto at Kennedy Catholic

SOMERS, N.Y. – Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, visited John F. Kennedy Catholic High School on Monday, May 22, to bless the recently renovated grotto and honor the memory of Sister Barbara Heil, who died last year in a car crash.

Heil was 80 years old when she died and had belonged to the Kennedy Catholic community since its opening in 1967. Prior to that, she was a ...

Church of the Good Shepherd Celebrates 60 years, Star Wars Style

GRANITE SPRINGS, N.Y. – For their 60th birthday celebration, the congregation at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Granite Springs chose to go above, and light-years beyond, a traditional potluck dinner.

The milestone fell on the fourth day of the month, which is known to Star Wars fans as “Star Wars Day,” because the date lends to the pun, “May the fourth ...

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