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Where Is This in Yorktown?

May 8, 2021

Congratulations to Debbie Jones-Norberto, who was the first to correctly guess that the April 17 photo was taken at TD Bank in Jefferson Valley. Meryle Kreuter, Josephine Kintish, and Fred Compton also got it right. If you know where this week’s photo is, email marschhauser@halstonmedia.com.

George Washington Custodian Saves Choking Student

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – The quick actions and attentiveness of George Washington Elementary School day-time custodian, Angelo Alessandro, saved a third-grade student from choking during a lunch period on Tuesday, April 20.

Alessandro noticed that a student was acting abnormally at his lunch table and went to check out the situation to see if the child was OK.

“Once I went to the ...

Yorktown Man Uses TikTok Fame to Help Local Eateries

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – By eating lots of camera-ready food and posting short videos on social media, Anthony Kaplan, aka “Beefy Burger Boi,” has become something of a local food celebrity, while bringing awareness to food establishments at the same time.

The 2013 Lakeland High School graduate stars in a slew of video posts that have quickly gained traction on TikTok, along with ...

Lakeland Alum to Graduate from West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Kevin Moore will graduate Magna Cum Laude from the United States Military Academy at West Point on May 22. Moore, who is in the top 10 percent of his class, will commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

This summer, the 22-year-old Moore will attend the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course (IBOLC) at Fort Benning, Georgia, for about six months, then ...

Where Is This in Yorktown?

Congratulations to Cathy Hanlon, who was the first to correctly guess that the March 25 photo was taken at FDR Park. If you know where this week’s photo is, email marschhauser@halstonmedia.com.

Scout Fixes Benches at Yorktown Park

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Benches at a small park located in front of the Yorktown Pharmacy have been refurbished by a prospective Eagle Scout.

The project was undertaken by Robbie Gussak, of BSA Troop 174 Yorktown Heights. The park, located on the corner of Commerce Street, was donated to the town by Robert Cecere, who once owned the drug store. When Gussak was looking for an Eagle Scout Service ...

Yorktown Class of 2021 Kicks off ‘Cream of the Crop’ Fundraiser

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The volunteers of the Yorktown parents’ senior celebrations group kicked off their “Cream of the Crop” fundraiser with their first “cropping” on Tuesday, March 30.

Styled after the “flamingo flocking” fundraiser, the “Cream of the Crop” puts a Yorktown spin on the idea while raising money for senior class ...

John Kibbe, Ex-Yorktown Supervisor, Remembered for Diplomatic Nature

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – John Kibbe, a former Yorktown town supervisor, died on March 21 at the age of 96. Those who knew the former town supervisor remember the legacy he left during his short time in office.

First and foremost, Kibbe was known for his accessibility to the people he governed. When running for town council in 1957 and town supervisor in 1961, the Democratic candidate became ...

Yorktown Parents Inspire Senior Celebrations Across the Country

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Parents of the Yorktown senior class have partnered with Yorktown High School and local businesses to create a schedule of monthly events to celebrate the senior class. The success of the Yorktown parents’ plans led to the spread of senior celebration ideas across Westchester and to parents in states around the country.

The Yorktown parents’ involvement began ...

Why Parents Need Camp Now More Than Ever

I recently came across a blog article titled, “Why Children Need Camp Now More Than Ever,” essentially a list of social/emotional needs that have been neglected due to the pandemic. The article explains, in the most scholarly way, why children have suffered for the last 13 months and how camp can help ease children back into an educational setting and ultimately childhood. And while ...

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Does the Soundview Property Belong in an Overlay District?

May 6, 2021

What’s behind all the conflicting letters to the editor, articles, and Courtesy of the Floor comments about the Soundview property and Yorktown’s proposed overlay law?

First, Some Definitions

Overlay districts are special zones placed on top of a property’s existing zoning regulations (i.e., the underlying zone) to change the kinds of development a town will allow. Used ...

The Yorktown Town Board Owes Its Residents More

May 7, 2021

You might have heard that the Yorktown Town Board is considering a change to town rules that would effectively greenlight a plan to turn the historic Soundview property at the corner of Route 118 and Underhill Avenue into a mixed-use strip mall.

Regardless of whether you support or oppose the draft of the revised overlay law, have no position on the law, or don’t even know what the law ...

Honoring Our Moms

This Sunday, on Mother’s Day, I will take some time to honor my departed mother, Rose, whose intelligence, humor, compassion, warmth, and love were the greatest influences of my life. She and my late father, James, were married for 57 years. Their love and devotion to one another was ended only by their deaths in 1998. My mom endured three and a half difficult years in a nursing home. She ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

YHS Students Place at Tri-County Science Fair

May 7, 2021

Novel Energy Storage Devices. Efficient Removal of Particulate Matter. Macroinvertebrate Pollution Tolerance in Freshwater Systems. Identifying Atrial Fibrillation Rhythms. These are the projects by seven Yorktown High School students that were top finishers in the virtual Tri-County Science and Technology Fair held on Saturday, April 24.

The students, members of the Yorktown High School ...

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 ...