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Swim Passes Now Free for Yorktown Seniors

June 22, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town board has approved to waive the pool permit fees for local seniors 70 years and older. For residents, seasonal pool passes run between $145 and $625. Passes for seniors had been $10.

“Any time we can give back to our seniors for helping bring Yorktown to where it is today, we will try to do so,” said Supervisor Michael Grace in a press release.

Student Creates Video Highlighting Yorktown's Trails, Parks and Farms

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A first-of-a-kind video titled, “The Trails of Yorktown,” was unveiled at a special showing on Saturday at the Trailside Café in Yorktown Heights.

The 4.43 minute video was created by Elizabeth Gmoser, a senior at Yorktown High School, as part of a civic internship program. Gmoser’s video documents Yorktown’s parks, trails and farms, and ...

Yorktown Seniors Say Goodbye to Volunteers for the Summer

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – As the academic year wraps up, many students look forward to the summer break ahead. For some Pace University students, it’s bittersweet, because it marks the start of an absence from their favorite Yorktown seniors.

The student volunteers who have become a staple at the Yorktown Senior Center this year, calling Bingo every Friday, were recognized last month at the ...

Interfaith Community Rallies in Yorktown to Support Diversity

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Hundreds of residents and leaders from area religious organizations gathered at the Hudson Valley Community Center in Mohegan Lake on May 24, in an expression of solidarity with one another.

Twenty-two mosques, synagogues and churches from Northern Westchester and Putnam counties signed a “Declaration of Concern” expressing support for immigrants that ...

Relay for Life: Lakeland Senior Leaves Footprints on Her Way to a Cure

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Those who commit to Relay for Life’s mission, like Lakeland High School senior Alyssa Monte, don’t pale at the sight of the most up-to-date cancer statistics, no matter how alarming—instead, they are motivated by them.

According to the American Cancer Society’s Statistics Center, there will be 1,688,780 new cases of cancer in 2017 and 600,920 ...

Yorktown Twins Celebrate Scouting Achievements

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown twins Elizabeth and Thomas Gmoser, in a rare Court of Honor ceremony, received the highest honor bestowed to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, respectively, on Saturday, June 3.

Elizabeth, of Girl Scout Troop 2736, received the Gold Award, while her brother, Thomas, of Boy Scout Troop 174, was promoted to Eagle Scout. Those in attendance said they had never witnessed ...

Oh, Deer: Days-Old Fawn Rescued from Storm Drain in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Last week, town employees sprang into action when a baby deer got itself trapped in a storm drain.

Around 8:45 a.m. Thursday, June 1, a passing motorist witnessed a fawn, only days old, fall into a storm drain at the intersection of Hallocks Mill Road and Gerard Court after being startled by a school bus. The woman called the Yorktown Police Department, and Animal ...

Yorktown Remembers the Fallen With Memorial Day Ceremonies, Parade

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - It's going to take more than a little rain to wash out Yorktown's patriotism.

Hundreds of proud Yorktown residents persisted with the town's annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday morning despite accurate predictions of rainfall.

The remembrance of America's war dead began with a solemn ceremony at the Shrub Oak memorial, just outside of the John C. Hart ...

Yorktown Moms Take Taekwondo Lesson for Mother’s Day

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – To celebrate Mother’s Day, W.S. Jeung’s Taekwondo in Yorktown opened its studio up to moms of their students on Saturday, May 13. The moms participated in the same stretches and drills their children usually complete. At the end of the lesson, the students handed their moms roses.

Yorktown Elks Initiate Five New Members

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - On Wednesday May 17, five new members were inducted into Yorktown Elks Lodge No. 2324. The ceremony was  conducted by Exalted Ruler Brian Wolfson. New Elk members are Matt Talbert, Paul Smith, Fernando Dinis, Patrick Kaley and Jon Farrell.

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