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Yorktown Honors Its Veterans

November 19, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated Veterans Day with a solemn ceremony in front of town hall on Saturday, Nov. 11. The next day, the town held its annual Veterans Day Parade, which included hundreds of veterans, local civic organizations, Scouts, town officials, first responders and even a few classic cars and tractors.

The parade began at 2 p.m. at Lakeland High School. Marchers made ...

Yorktown Man's Walking Routine Comes Full Circle

 

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Angelo Frangella didn’t know what to do with himself when he retired from UPS on May 30, 2005. So, he started walking.

Beginning that day, Frangella, who credits UPS for making him statistically inclined, documented his daily walk totals down to the tenth-of-a-mile.

Over the course of 4,549 days, Frangella, 67, has walked about 5.4 miles per day.

Yorktown's Weitman Promoted to Eagle Scout

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School junior Ryan Neal Weitman has been named the 76th Eagle Scout from Troop 165.

Weitman’s troop is based out of the Yorktown Presbyterian Church on Route 202, where his Eagle Scout Ceremony was held Sunday, Nov. 5.

During his ceremony, Weitman also earned a bronze palm and a gold palm because he earned 31 merit badges, which is 10 more than is ...

Little Free Library Installed in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Little Free Library has been installed at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field.

Often in the form of small house-shaped boxes mounted on posts, Little Free Libraries are stocked with hand-me-down books that are up for grabs.

A local book club asked the town board in January to facilitate the placement of a post in town in honor of a member’s birthday. The board ...

Yorktown Police Hosts Two ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Events

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The public was invited to have a hot cup of coffee and friendly chat with Yorktown police officers last weekend.

Officers greeted customers at JV Hot Bagels II on Friday, Oct. 27, and at 7-Eleven on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Joining the Yorktown Police Department at the events was United for the Troops, a non-profit group that ships care packages to American ...

Photos: Yorktown Halloween Parade

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown residents (and pets) showed off their best costumes Saturday afternoon at the annual Halloween Parade and Carnival co-sponsored by the Yorktown Lions Club and the town of Yorktown.

Families marched from Yorktown Plaza Park to Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, where they enjoyed a costume showcase, hay rides and entertainment. The carnival was free to ...

Yorktown Gets in the Halloween Spirit

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown residents are getting in the Halloween spirit by setting up spooky decorations at their homes.

To have your home included in our online gallery, send a photo to yorktownnews@halstonmedia.com.

Photos: Yorktown Street Fair and Festival

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The ninth annual Yorktown Festival and Street Fair, an autumn tradition that draws thousands of residents and out-of-towners, was held Sunday, Oct. 8.

Throughout the day, nearly 200 vendors lined Commerce Street, Veterans Road and Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. Highlighting the festival was a senior luncheon, a dog costume parade and a cupcake eating contest.

Yorktown Scout Leaders Mixed About Mixing Boys and Girls

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Beginning in 2018, the Boy Scouts of America will change its century-old bylaws and admit girls into its Cub Scout program for elementary school students, a decision that is being received in Yorktown with mixed reviews.

Elaine Griffiths, committee chair for Cub Scout Pack 164, said she “embraces” the change.

“The more, the merrier,” she ...

Yorktown Elks Initiate 15 New Members

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown Elks Lodge No. 2324 initiated 15 new members on Sept. 20, in a ceremony officiated by Exalted Ruler Brian Wolfson.

New members are Fred Kanter, Alex Massimi, Kevin Harrigan, James Flynn, Dan Curtis, Dennis Morgan, Ken Makar, Brendan Bard, Ed Coletti, Kristin O’Leary, Joe Buccello, Ryan MacKenzie, Phil Goldstein, James Flanagan and Kyle Makar.

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