Lakeland Senior Encourages Students to Fill Their ‘Buckets’

October 16, 2017

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – A Lakeland High School senior is hoping to inspire fourth- and fifth-grade students with her “Bucket Filler” mural at Ben Franklin Elementary School.

Brittany Alexander, a candidate for the Girl Scout Gold Award, recently completed the mural to demonstrate her passion for the arts, which, she said, students can use as a stress-relieving tool. The Gold Award, ...

Rockettes Recognize Yorktown 'Tough Cookie' for Her 'Gift of Joy'

YORKTOWN, N.Y.--As Julianna Vano, 12, pirouetted her way around MeMe’s Treats Bake Shop in Shrub Oak, you would never guess that the happy, healthy kid had ever been anything but. According to her mom, Joann Casatelli-Vano, even when Julianna was battling a form of non-Hodgkins’ lymphoma, the only giveaway was the headband secured to her bald head with double-sided ...

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Yorktown Actors Have Prominent Roles in ‘Diminished Capacity’

October 18, 2017

In a notable departure from its standard practice of staging Broadway classics, YCP TheaterWorks is bringing to the Hudson Valley the world premiere of a compelling drama about the inner workings of the New York City court system.

Albi Gorn, author of “Diminished Capacity,” is an award-winning playwright and Westchester resident (Hastings-on-Hudson), whose career as a court ...