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Photos: Yorktown Nursery School Students Celebrate Native American Day

January 4, 2019

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the students at Yorktown Community Nursery School danced, whooped, made pots from clay and ground corn on stone as part of the school’s annual Native American Day.

A tradition at the school since 2000, the day is a celebration of the history and culture of the local Native American tribes that once inhabited the Yorktown area.

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Brothers in Arms

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Kennedy Catholic High School was well-represented at this month’s Army/Navy football game in Philadelphia, as cadets from both sides watched the game from their respective student sections. Nick Goebelbecker of the U.S. Naval Academy and Ken Brown of the U.S. Military Academy, both graduates of Kennedy High School in Somers, met up before the game to catch up and take ...

Bocce Champions Crowned

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A bocce dynasty is brewing.

For the second consecutive year, Angelo Gallinelli and Joseph Tuccito took the top spot in the Christopher Columbus Society of Yorktown Bocce Tournament, which was held Sept. 16 at Downing Park.

In the championship game, reigning champions Gallinelli and Tuccito eked out a win over Robert Violante and James Zappi.

Our Montessori School Students Enjoy Holiday Pajama Party

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Nearly 20 students 3-5 years old in the nursery and kindergarten program at Our Montessori School (OMS) practiced their artistic skills on holiday cookies during a festive pajama party last week  at the school’s classrooms in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Yorktown Heights.

“The parents are great here,” said teacher Colleen Speight.

Photos: Mohegan Lake Fire Department Candy Cane Run

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. - On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Mohegan Lake Fire Department held its annual Candy Cane Run. Santa, along with volunteers from the department, stopped by dozens of neighborhoods, handing out candy canes and posing for pictures with excited children.

All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for Yorktown News.

America’s First Living Christmas Tree Came from Yorktown

The custom of using fir trees and evergreen boughs to decorate home and hearth during the Christmas seasons goes back through the centuries. The tradition of having a living national Christmas tree goes back 94 years with one 20-year hiatus from 1954 to 1973.

According to the American Forests Magazine (December 1973), “The custom of having national Christmas tree started in 1923 when ...

Yorktown High School Band Spreads Christmas cheer

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown High School band spread a little holiday cheer on Sunday, Dec. 16, when they stood outside of ACME Markets in Yorktown Heights and played well-known Christmas carols.

Yorktown Boy Lights Westchester’s Christmas Tree

VALHALLA, N.Y. – Liam Brady, a 7-year-old Yorktown resident, helped light a 40-foot Christmas Tree on the day after Thanksgiving, signifying the start of the holiday season in Westchester County.

The tree lighting was held at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, where the county hosts its Winter Wonderland event. Learn more at

Liam was joined in lighting the tree by ...

Yorktown-Based Packers Fan Makes Primetime Debut


YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Green Bay Packers are on pace to have their worst season in a decade, so things have never been better for their superfan Tom Grossi.

The Yorktown Heights resident, who hosts a podcast series dedicated to his favorite pro football team, was recently featured in a skit on NBC prior to a “Sunday Night Football” match-up between Grossi’s ...

Photos: 2018 Yorktown Fire Department Candy Cane Run

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Sunday, Santa Claus once again teamed up with the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department to hand out candy canes to local families at nearly every intersection in town.

Check back next week for photos of the Mohegan Lake Fire Department Candy Cane Run.

All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for Yorktown News.


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