Arts & Entertainment

November 29, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Because of Robert Hill, any artist who wants to perform weekly can take the stage and find support among friends. Hill, the creator and Master of Ceremonies for “Open Mic Thursdays” at Mohansic Grill & Lounge in Yorktown Heights, is a musician who wanted to share his passion ...

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CORTLANDT, N.Y. – In 1998, Mary T. Prenon vowed to lose 50 pounds no matter how long it took. Nineteen years later, she finally achieved her goal and is ready to share her story with the world. The Cortlandt Manor resident has just completed her first book, “I’m Lazy and I Love to Eat,” a short, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Jeremy Newberger has a theory about finding one’s path in life. “There is a chart I have up here in my head,” he said. “It’s like what you want to do and what you are good at: as soon as you find the point where that criss-crosses, it is your career.” For this Yorktown ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Prolific Yorktown author Susan Berliner has published a new dystopian thriller, “After the Bubbles.” Oddly shaped bubbles are falling from the sky all over the world, transforming everyone who comes into contact with them into extraordinary beings that are no longer human. And ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Even pirates get the blues. “Kindergarrrten Bus,” a new children’s picture book authored by Yorktown resident Mike Ornstein, details the trials and tribulations of a pirate, his parrot, and a school bus full of kindergartners. At first, the pirate driving the bus is rough and ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – As a self-taught photographer, David Rocco has captured the images of historic restoration projects throughout the Hudson Valley for almost two decades. Since 2013, his prized photos have focused on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, and his vantage points of it are unlike any ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An art show was held in the Yorktown Community Church on June 9 and 10. Members of the Huntersville Association, the recently installed pastor, Joseph Vigilante, and his parishioners, and longtime resident artist Dianne Aronian joined to celebrate a new beginning for the ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Six graduating seniors from local high schools were awarded 2018 Justin Veatch Fund music scholarships on Wednesday, June 6, at the John C. Hart Memorial Library. This year’s recipients were Chloe Collins of Calvert Academy; Justin Giacchetto of North Salem High School; Justin ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - “One day” is the motto of many prospective authors who dream of writing a book but can never bring themselves to take the next step. It’s easy to have an idea, but bringing it to life is a whole other story. Ashley Victoria, the pen name of a 2007 Yorktown High School graduate, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Growing up in Jamaica, Olive Peart would often write stories for her own enjoyment, but didn’t consider taking her hobby to the next level until she was much older. “It was actually my children who influenced me to start writing,” she said. “I actually felt there was not enough ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce is sick and tired of winter. Antarctic-like temperatures on Dec. 31 canceled the chamber’s annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. Much like Yorktown’s residents, the fireworks that were planned to welcome 2018 with a bang have been in storage ever since, ...

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KATONAH, N.Y.-For the 35th year in a row, the Katonah Museum of Art held its Young Artists exhibition showcasing the talents of dozens of young artists from across Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess and Fairfield counties. More than 400 artworks by high school students from throughout the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Two years after falling short of winning a guaranteed professional wrestling contract, Yorktown native Amanda Saccomanno is making history. In 2015, Saccomanno finished in second place on “Tough Enough,” a reality show on which contestants train and compete for a spot in the WWE ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-On Feb. 10, book lovers of the John C. Hart Library were treated to an early Valentine’s Day gift: a visit by best-selling author Adriana Trigiani. The evening program and reception was a fundraiser held by the Friends of the Hart Library. Trigiani is not only the author of 17 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown resident Anne Peck-Davis and Mahopac kindergarten teacher Diane Lapis have been friends for more than 25 years. Neither one of them was more surprised that their love of the hobby of vintage postcard collecting would lead them to write a book. This spring, the duo will ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown writers Susan and Larry Berliner were guest speakers at the Yorktown Rotary Club’s weekly meetings on back-to-back weeks. Susan, a novelist who has published five books, was the guest speaker at the club’s Jan. 10 meeting. She discussed how she got the ideas for each of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Yorktown High School Dance Company returned last month with its annual winter program, “Just Gotta Dance.” The high school dancers performed a special show for seniors on Thursday, Jan. 18, followed by two weekend performances. The dance company is advised by Christine ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown High School junior Nimisha Gupta was recently honored by the Town of Yorktown for completing her arangetram, which is the debut on-stage performance of a former student of Indian classical dance and music. This first performance follows years of training. In the case of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Scenes for “Ghost in the Graveyard,” a supernatural thriller written by Charles Comparetto of Somers, were filmed in Yorktown Town Hall on Saturday. The movie revolves around three girls playing a game called Ghost in the Graveyard, one of whom tragically dies in an accident and ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Chelsea Santiago, a seventh grader at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, recently won “Artist of the Week” on Artsonia.com. The national weekly contest features 12 random art submissions from the previous week. Voting is open to the general public and winners receive a plaque ...

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