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Boys Tennis: Yorktown Enjoys Championship Season

June 23, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After not being able to play last spring because of the pandemic, Yorktown’s boys tennis team didn’t waste the opportunity to go after greatness this season.

The Huskers won the league championship as a result of getting contributions from up and down its roster.

“Our league record was 6-1, and our overall record was 8-6,” said Yorktown coach ...

Boys Lacrosse: Yorktown Falls to Rye in Class B Title Game

RYE, N.Y. – No. 1 Rye got off to a 6-3 first-quarter lead in an 11-7 triumph in the Section 1 Class B title game against visiting No. 2 Yorktown (13-4) on Saturday, June 12.

Air Force-bound Adam Norris (19 saves) stood out for Yorktown.

“Adam Norris was fantastic all day,” said Yorktown coach Sean Carney. “He is an amazing goalie.”

Yorktown’s Harry ...

Baseball: Yorktown’s Dream Season Ends in Class A1 Semifinals

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – No. 1 Yorktown had a season to remember, battling with visiting No. 5 Clarkstown North in the Section 1 Class A1 semifinals on June 10, going to eight innings before falling 5-3.

“Clarkstown North has a great team,” said Yorktown coach CJ Riefenhauser, of the eventual overall Class A champions. “It was a dog fight and they had the upper hand ...

You Can Send Questions About Vaccine Ahead Of Interview With Hospital Chief of Pediatrics

June 23, 2021

We are interviewing the chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Northern Westchester Hospital about vaccinating children for COVID-19. Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros will be interviewed on our podcast, Hudson Valley Uncensored, and a synopsis of the interview will be published in this newspaper and on TAPinto. We would love if you could answer this brief anonymous survey — below ...

Harvey Offering Paid Opportunities to Host International Students

The Harvey School in Katonah has stipend-paying openings in its International Student Program (ISP) for local families interested in hosting a student from abroad on weekends and holidays during the 2021-22 school year.

Harvey has 16 English-speaking international students enrolled for September, 12 in the upper school and four in the middle school. The ISP students come from China, Taiwan, ...

Yorktown Alumni's Long Road to Graduation

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Graduating from college is a defining achievement for many young adults, but for Noah Migliore, that accomplishment felt a little bit sweeter than it does for most.

In his six-year collegiate career, Migliore has been through four schools, two medical leaves of absence due to depression, and a six-month bout with mononucleosis. On top of that, both his parents battled ...

You Can Send Questions About Vaccine Ahead Of Interview With Hospital Chief of Pediatrics

June 23, 2021

We are interviewing the chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Northern Westchester Hospital about vaccinating children for COVID-19. Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros will be interviewed on our podcast, Hudson Valley Uncensored, and a synopsis of the interview will be published in this newspaper and on TAPinto. We would love if you could answer this brief anonymous survey — below ...

Yorktown's ASK Offers Valuable Tools but Faces Uncertain Future

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Since its foundation by Yorktown community members in 2002, the Alliance for Safe Kids has provided resources to children and young adults on mental health, substance abuse prevention, anti-bullying, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Thanks in part to receiving a 10-year federal grant for an annual funding of $125,000 in 2008, ASK grew into a community pillar that ...

Lakeland Field to be Dedicated in Memory of Mike Houlahan

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – At 11:30 a.m. June 19, the Shrub Oak Athletic Club, with the approval of the Lakeland school board, will dedicate the Administrative Baseball/Softball Field in memory of Detective Michael A. Houlahan. A 9/11 first responder, Houlahan spent many years volunteering in youth sports.

Houlahan became a member of the New York City Police Department in 1985, serving in the ...

Yorktown's ASK Offers Valuable Tools but Faces Uncertain Future

June 23, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Since its foundation by Yorktown community members in 2002, the Alliance for Safe Kids has provided resources to children and young adults on mental health, substance abuse prevention, anti-bullying, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Thanks in part to receiving a 10-year federal grant for an annual funding of $125,000 in 2008, ASK grew into a community pillar that ...

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Founder Featured in Inaugural Hudson Valley Uncensored Podcast

Susan Salomone, executive director of Drug Crisis In Our Backyard, which was founded after the tragic loss of her son, Justin, to a heroin overdose, is featured in the inaugural podcast of Hudson Valley Uncensored. To listen to the podcast, click HERE. 

Salomone joined Hudson Valley Uncensored host Brett Freeman to discuss her son Justin’s past with addiction, ...

Hundreds of Volunteers Lend Hand to Yorktown's Garden of Hope

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Garden of Hope, which has provided produce to local food pantries since 2014, has a new home at Willow Park.

The garden’s first major workday took place on Saturday, May 22, and attracted hundreds of volunteers, including local Girls Scouts and members of the Westchester Youth Alliance.

The Garden of Hope was originally founded by the Peekskill Area Pastor ...

Yorktown McDonald’s Expansion Approved

June 19, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An 886-square-foot expansion to the rear of the McDonald’s restaurant located at 3481 Crompond Road (Route 202) was approved Monday by the Planning Board following a public hearing.

The expansion will give McDonald’s more kitchen, storage, and freezer space, said Keith Brown, attorney for the fast-food restaurant.

In March, the Zoning Board of Appeals ...

Founding Member of Yorktown's Tree Commission Resigns

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the past decade, Yorktown has proudly been a member of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City, USA program. The town returned to its roots, celebrating Arbor Day and committing itself to focus on the health of its forests.

A main part of the heightened level of environmental consciousness in town is due to the efforts of William “Bill” Kellner, a ...

Mixed-Use Building Approved for Kear Street

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An 8,200-square-foot mixed-use building proposed for the corner of Kear Street and Saw Mill River Road (Route 118) was approved Monday night by the Yorktown Planning Board. A public hearing on the project closed three months ago.

The three-story building would have 2,800 square feet of retail space on the bottom floor and two upper levels with three apartments each. The ...

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Explores When to Start Receiving Social Security Benefits

June 17, 2021

Westchester County elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., recently welcomed Michael Pine, co-founder and managing partner of thinkWealth LLC, for a special episode of the Talking Seniors podcast on Social Security benefits. “When to Take Your Social Security” explores ...

You Can Send Questions About Vaccine Ahead Of Interview With Hospital Chief of Pediatrics

June 23, 2021

We are interviewing the chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Northern Westchester Hospital about vaccinating children for COVID-19. Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros will be interviewed on our podcast, Hudson Valley Uncensored, and a synopsis of the interview will be published in this newspaper and on TAPinto. We would love if you could answer this brief anonymous survey — below ...

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Founder Featured in Inaugural Hudson Valley Uncensored Podcast

Susan Salomone, executive director of Drug Crisis In Our Backyard, which was founded after the tragic loss of her son, Justin, to a heroin overdose, is featured in the inaugural podcast of Hudson Valley Uncensored. To listen to the podcast, click HERE. 

Salomone joined Hudson Valley Uncensored host Brett Freeman to discuss her son Justin’s past with addiction, ...

Yorktown Ophthalmologist, Dr. Morris Glassman, Calls It a Career

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – When Dr. Morris I. Glassman arrived in Yorktown following the completion of his residency in 1974, he was told there were already too many ophthalmologists in the town and his services would not be needed. Forty-six years later, his practice has never moved from its Commerce Street location and he became an irreplaceable part of the Yorktown community.

Glassman will ...

The Katonah Beer Man: Going Mobile

June 16, 2021

Happy start of summer to all! I hope this missive finds you well. As you may recall from past columns, I’ve been bursting at the seams, which is typical given my stature, but in this case, it is to now go out and explore breweries, brewpubs, and other Institutions of Craft Quaffing so that I can pass along recommendations to you, the Craft Beer Public.

Field Trip – Zeus Brewing ...

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Father Figures

June 19, 2021

Have you ever noticed that the moment you start dieting is the same moment you realize just how many advertisements there are for fast food? The same thing goes for alcohol, cigarettes, or whatever other habits you’re trying to kick.

They’ve always been there, of course, right in front of our faces. But we don’t pay them any mind until we can’t have them anymore.

Not ...

Sergio Esposito Is ‘One of the Good Guys’

June 23, 2021

I am writing to you in regard to the two letters I found in the opinion section of the June 17 issue of Yorktown News.

One letter was written by Andrea Black Jeffries and the other, of course, featured the usual antagonistic rhetoric of Susan Siegel.

I feel that I have to respond. These letters talk about ethics, but it is obvious to me that they were written with a poison pen.

Sergio ...

Cool as a Cucumber

During my youth, I often suffered from high fevers as a result of the flu. Whenever this happened, my dad would put his hand on my forehead and enthusiastically, but erroneously, report to my mom, “Rose, he’s as cool as a cucumber!” Of course, my father did not want to accept that I was sick or suffer the worry that it caused him. My father wanted to will himself to believe that ...

Live Theater Is Alive and Well … Again

What would happen if a lonely woman out for a solitary stroll on the beach happened upon a kindred spirit... who happened to have a whale of a tail?

What would happen if a woman walked into the wrong post-funeral reception and happened upon a man who crashes strangers’ funerals for the free food?

What would happen if a lonely older woman, whose husband is in memory care, sought ...

Feeling Nutty? Here’s Why You Should Add Nuts To Your Diet

Enjoying a wide variety of nuts has multiple health benefits. The crunchy, delicious snacks are a great source of protein, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Nuts are naturally cholesterol-free and pack disease-fighting antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E and magnesium.

A 2019 study published by the U.S. National Library of ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Support Connection Announces Annual Support-a-Walk

June 23, 2021

Support Connection announces that its 2021 Annual Support-a-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3. The event is Support Connection’s most important annual fundraiser. Proceeds provide funding for its year-round breast and ovarian cancer support services, which have helped thousands of people since the organization was founded in 1996.

The Support-a-Walk was ...

Protecting one’s home from the cost of long-term care

The tragic COVID-19 pandemic forced many to adjust their lifestyles and to place greater emphasis upon making their home truly their castle. The pandemic resulted in significant home renovations to adjust to a new lifestyle of staying close to home and at home. The pandemic also resulted in increasing home values, especially in Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties as many New Yorkers fled ...