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Trader Joe’s Is Coming to Yorktown, Plans Confirm

May 4, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – One of the worst-kept secrets in Westchester was confirmed last week when plans submitted to Yorktown’s Building Department revealed that Trader Joe’s is indeed the mysterious “specialty grocer” coming to the Lowe’s shopping center on Route 202 near the Taconic State Parkway.

The publicly available documents were obtained by Yorktown News ...

Pace University's Haub Law Announces $25,000 Scholarship Gift from Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea

Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law is pleased to announce a scholarship gift of $25,000 from elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, Esq., a 1985 Haub Law graduate and managing member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, NY. The Anthony J. Enea, Esq. Elder Law Scholarship will make awards to a fifth-semester third-year student who has excelled in ...

Enter 'My Front Door' Contest and Win $100 Gift Certificate

In some cultures, the front door is considered the key in welcoming positive energy. In Feng Shui, the chi (the life force energy) is invited through the front door. We want to invite our communities to participate in Halston Media’s inaugural "My Front Door Contest," sponsored by Wallauer. 

We want to see how people in our towns are decorating their front doors and their ...

Grand Opening – Level Up Fitness Opens New Location in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Level Up Fitness Strength and Conditioning recently opened a new location in Yorktown Heights at 2013 Crompond Road.

The fitness center, owned by Robert Tomasulo, relocated a half-mile down the road from their old location on Commerce Street. At 3,500 square feet, the new site is nearly three times larger.

Level Up offers personal, small group, and sport-specific ...

Yorktown's White Oak Farm in the Midst of Maple Sugaring Season

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Maple syrup production and farming have been a part of Bri Hart’s life for as long as he can remember. The owner of Yorktown’s White Oak Farm grew up on a 500-acre syrup-producing farm in northeast Connecticut that his family has lived on and run since before the Revolutionary War.

“I’ve been making syrup since I was probably 4 years old in a ...

Somers Elder Law Attorney Lauren C. Enea Recognized with Outstanding New Lawyer Award

Westchester County elder law attorney Lauren C. Enea, Esq. was recently honored at the Westchester County Bar Association’s Virtual Annual Meeting and Pre-Spring Social with the Outstanding New Lawyer Award. An associate at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., Ms. Enea concentrates her practice on wills, trusts and estates; Medicaid ...

Local Credit Union Branches Out Into Westchester County

In late 2019, Mid-Hudson Valley Credit Union (MHV) received approval to expand into the counties of Westchester, Putnam, Sullivan and Rockland. MHV is excited to start building their first Branch Location in their new service area!

Peekskill, NY, will host MHV’s first Westchester County Branch Location – making it the first credit union to serve the city. MHV has worked closely ...

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Explores Assisted Living in a COVID-19 World: New ‘Talking Seniors’ podcast episode features Grace Ferri of United Hebrew of New Rochelle

On March 3, Westchester County elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., will welcome Grace Ferri of United Hebrew of New Rochelle for a special episode of the Talking Seniors podcast addressing long-term care in a COVID-19 world.“Is Assisted Living a Viable Housing Option for ...

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Growth Depends on Infrastructure

May 12, 2021

In order for Yorktown to thrive, we need to grow. Our population in 2010 was 36,095 and in 2019 it was 36,269—virtually unchanged (according to the census and town data). We need to continue growing the population and the businesses that support our residents. When you have defined borders and limited open space, growth requires revitalization, especially when you recognize that the core ...

Assemblyman Byrne Endorses Underhill Farms Project

May 13, 2021

I recently toured the former Soundview Preparatory School property in Yorktown to learn more about an exciting project proposal that seeks to put the property back on the tax rolls, help preserve a valuable piece of local history, increase housing opportunities for seniors, provide public access to open space, and mitigate traffic impacts along Underhill Avenue and Route 118.

The property is ...

The Eternal Conflict

Humankind has, from its beginnings, experienced a struggle between the irrational and rational approaches to understanding reality. The former has triumphed so often that I wonder how the species ever survived. A brief examination of history reveals, for example, that most significant attempts at scientific breakthroughs have commonly been thwarted by forces that have a vested interest in ...

Remote Possibilities Not So Remote

What would the hit TV series “The Office” look like if it was premiering today? (Odds are there will be a series, whether a revival of that series or a copycat, capturing the new zeitgeist of the post-pandemic workplace.)

COVID-19 has left a lasting impact on all facets of our lives that is unprecedented in modern times. Because of the shift to remote work, a significantly higher ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Lakeland HS Junior Speaks out on Underage Drinking

May 13, 2021

Lakeland High School junior Katie Mulgrew took her message against teen drinking to a wider stage, participating in the countywide Student-Led Town Hall on Underage Alcohol Use.

For the virtual town hall, held on April 21 by the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth, Mulgrew talked about the role she plays at school to help prevent underage substance abuse. A member of the ...

Is now the time to gift your commercial real-estate holdings?

As has been well documented, the current federal estate and gift tax exemption of $11.7 million per person is scheduled to sunset (expire) on Dec. 31, 2025.

Unless the current exemption is made permanent on or before Dec. 31, 2025 (which is highly unlikely because of the present political environment in Washington), on Jan. 1, 2026, the new federal estate and gift tax exemption will be ...