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December 10, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Hundreds came out Saturday, Dec. 1, to watch as brightly designed holiday-themed floats made their way through Yorktown for the town’s seventh annual Holiday Electric Lights Parade. The parade started at Front Street and ended at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, where the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Because of Robert Hill, any artist who wants to perform weekly can take the stage and find support among friends. Hill, the creator and Master of Ceremonies for “Open Mic Thursdays” at Mohansic Grill & Lounge in Yorktown Heights, is a musician who wanted to share his passion ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Seniors in the community who enjoy service with a smile received a treat when they attended the 38th annual St. Patrick’s Senior Citizen Tea. The fifth-grade students at St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights invited over 100 local senior citizens for tea, coffee, quiche, pie, ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Learning how to avoid deer is a necessary skill that comes with driving in the Hudson Valley. Sometimes, though, motorists aren’t so lucky, and the resulting collisions can be as deadly for the human drivers and passengers as they are for the deer. However, in the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Hundreds of runners braved the frigid temperatures on Thanksgiving morning to compete in the second annual Hudson Valley Turkey Trot organized by state Sen. Terrence Murphy and the Taconic Road Runners. All proceeds from the event benefit two local food pantries: St. Mary's Food ...

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  YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Two-year-old Christian Dunn can’t walk on his own, but the Yorktown community is helping him to gain a little independence. Christian was born with a rare form of congenital muscular dystrophy, which weakens his muscles over time. “He can’t sit unassisted, he can’t ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm hosted its “Fourth Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner” on Thursday, Sept. 27. More than 130 guests enjoyed a meal prepared by Peter Pratt’s Inn. In addition to the dinner, local businesses donated more than 60 items for the silent auction. All money ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It all began with a genuine affinity for learning about science. When Jay Gambetta was growing up near the beach in Queensland, Australia, he realized that he had a desire to learn beyond what he was being taught in school and that he naturally gravitated towards topics that ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated its veterans Sunday afternoon with a parade down East Main Street in Shrub Oak. All photos were taken by Brian Marschhauser of Yorktown News.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The fifth annual Harvest Square Dance sponsored by the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at Faraway Farms on Baptist Church Road. Dozens in attendance enjoyed old-time square and line dancing with friends and fellow “greenies.” Dinner and dancing was ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.. - Despite strong winds and heavy rain, hundreds of families still enjoyed Halloween in Yorktown on Saturday, Oct. 27. The parade was canceled, but costumed kids were invited inside the Albert A. Capellini Community and Cultural Center to enjoy the festivities and get some candy. The ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Some seriously talented artists turned out for the first-ever Battle of the Jack-o-Lanterns, held Oct. 19-20 at the Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds. All artists, who displayed dozens of Jack-o-Lanterns and performed live painting, carving or sculpting demonstrations, selected charities ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown resident Noelle Wolfson was honored by the United Way of Westchester and Putnam at its United We Rock event on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Whitby Castle in Rye. Wolfson was one of five recipients of the United Way’s Rock Star Award, which recognizes young professionals who ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Trail Town Committee has installed signs along many roads in Yorktown to help motorists and cyclists find the access to many parks and trails that have, until now, been hard to find. Designed to be clear but unobtrusive, the signs, with an icon of a hiker or cyclist, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Nicholas Leone was born with racing in his blood. Since he was 2 years old, he’s had the need for speed. Leone, 19, grew up in Mahopac and graduated from Lakeland High School in 2016. Coming from a “very Italian family,” Leone’s father and uncle seamlessly passed their passion ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Helen Arnold celebrated 50 years as a nurse on Friday, Aug. 31. On Saturday, Sept. 29, she was recognized by town, county and state officials, who awarded her proclamations during a celebration at Trump Park Residences in Yorktown. For 50 years, Arnold has been involved in the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual Yorktown Festival and Street Fair, an autumn tradition that draws thousands of residents and out-of-towners, was held Sunday, Oct. 7. Throughout the day, nearly 200 vendors lined Commerce Street, Veterans Road and Jack DeVito ...

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Nicholas John DeMarsh and Arjay Rajesh Mirchandani Nicholas John DeMarsh and Arjay Rajesh Mirchandani are the newest Eagle Scouts from Boy Scouts of America Troop 165 in Yorktown. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, DeMarsh built new and reinforced existing fencing around Wildflower Island ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – One of Yorktown’s oldest traditions, the Grange Fair, returned earlier this month for three days of fun. The fair, held at the Yorktown Grange fairgrounds on Moseman Road, celebrates Hudson Valley’s agricultural heritage with livestock, produce and flower exhibits, as well as ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Jon Silvestri packed light for his 2,189-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail, but his heart was always heavy. The lifelong Yorktown resident planned his six-month journey from Georgia to Maine in memory of his cousin, Carol, who died decades ago from cancer. Carol, who was 10 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – James Talbert, an officer with the New York City Police Department, has been bestowed with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for his heroic actions on July 26, when he rescued a woman and her dog from a flaming car in Shrub Oak. State Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Commerce Street in Yorktown Heights looked more like Mulberry Street in Little Italy last week, as the annual Feast of San Gennaro returned for five days. Thousands of residents and out-of-towners enjoyed live music, food, drinks, carnival rides and games, and more. The festival ...

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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Jefferson Village resident Agnes Burnes turned 100 years old on Sept. 6. On Monday night, the community in which she has lived since 1986 celebrated her birthday with a cake. She told Yorktown News her secret to living a long life: “Walk, walk, walk. Don’t smoke. Don’t ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Jeremy Newberger has a theory about finding one’s path in life. “There is a chart I have up here in my head,” he said. “It’s like what you want to do and what you are good at: as soon as you find the point where that criss-crosses, it is your career.” For this Yorktown ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Fred Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Every year on Sept. 11, Americans come together and vow to “never forget.” In addition to remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died that day and years later from complications, it also means never forgetting how that tragedy bound most Americans. That unity, however, was ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated its 230th birthday in style on Sunday, Aug. 26, with a baseball game, a parade down East Main Street, concerts, presentations, historical home tours and fireworks. The last-minute celebration, spearheaded by Councilman Tom Diana and Councilwoman Alice Roker, was ...

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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – The Yorktown Lions Club held its annual installation dinner in June at Vittoria’Z on the Lake, where the club named new officers, honored its top volunteers and donated money to local organizations.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For three days last week, everybody in Yorktown was Irish. The first-ever Yorktown Irish Festival, held behind the Yorktown Firehouse, kicked off Thursday night with performances by Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies. Drinks, food, rides and live entertainment continued Friday ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Stephen Kopercinski and Alexander Borbas, both of Boy Scouts of America Troop 165, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. To earn the rank, both completed Eagle Scout Service Projects to benefit the community. Kopercinski’s project took place on the trails behind Hilltop Hanover ...

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