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October 20, 2018

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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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Residents seeking a helping hand in repairing malfunctioning household items attended Yorktown’s first-ever Repair Café, held Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., a staff of volunteers, called “coaches,” were sorted into various groups: electronics, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The seventh annual Yorktown Grange Car Show and the second annual Big Truck Day were held Sunday, June 24, at the Yorktown Grange on Moseman Road. The car show was open to all cars, trucks, motorcycles, and antique tractors. There was food, music/DJ, activities for kids, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown families enjoyed a “Screening Under the Stars” on Thursday, July 19, at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. The annual outdoor movie night was presented by the Parks and Recreation Department. “The Emoji Movie” was shown. All photos were taken by Deena Bell for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – “Here Comes the Sun,” indeed. The Hofners, a Beatles tribute band, opened the Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 1, performing a two-hour set in near-triple-digit temperatures. Hundreds of lawn chairs were strategically scattered around Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, as ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Six members of the Yorktown High School Class of 2017 have enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and are now stationed in their home bases. The 2017 graduates are: • Pfc. Cameron DaRos • Pfc. Thomas Littleton • Pfc. Spencer Pagliuca • Pvt. Alice Jednak • Pfc. James ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The annual Fireman’s Day Parade, one of Yorktown’s oldest traditions, returned Wednesday, June 20. Yorktown was joined at its parade by many other departments throughout the county, including Mohegan Lake, Bedford Hills and Pleasantville. After the parade wrapped up, many ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Saturday, June 2, Hilltop Hanover Farm of Yorktown Heights hosted its fifth annual Farm Fest. More than 1,000 people attended the event, which was highlighted by “Farm and Farmer Appreciation Day” proclamations read by Ilan Gilbert, Yorktown town supervisor, and David Kvinge, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Bill and Mimi Cohen, a couple who lives at the Seabury at Fieldhome, celebrated 72 years of marriage on Friday, June 8. A close family—they have one son, two daughters and two grandchildren—the Cohens lived two blocks from Fieldhome for 30 years before moving to Assisted Living ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Mary Capoccia has been named the grand marshal of the 2018 Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro, which will return for its third year from Sept. 12 to 16. Capoccia, the assistant to former Supervisor Michael Grace from 2011 to 2017, was instrumental in launching the feast in 2016, said ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Brian Geary, a Hopewell Junction resident who pulled a Yorktown woman from a burning car on the Taconic State Parkway, has been awarded the New York State Liberty Medal, the state’s highest honor. Around 2:30 a.m. on April 19, Geary, an MTA employee, was driving on the southbound ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Into everyone’s life a little sun must shine. In Yorktown, on the coldest days of March, during a power outage of unparalleled duration, those rays piercing the frigid temperatures and darkness came in the form of volunteers, and town officials made sure last week to recognize some ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Shanyn Siegel has been named the new farm director at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown. In her new position, Siegel will lead operations at the farm, overseeing crops, livestock, fundraising and events. Siegel most recently developed an assessment of native plant use in the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 1326 recently earned a Bronze Award by spreading their love of music. There are seven steps to completing the optional service project, explained troop leader Jennie Sunshine. One of the most challenging steps is finding a worthwhile project the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School opened its doors to area senior citizens on Thursday, May 10, for a “Senior Prom.” The event was organized by the high school’s Student Senate. All photos were taken by Yorktown News staff photographer, Tabitha Pearson Marshall.

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YORKTOWN, NY. – “What do we get when we plant a tree? We get a home for the birds and the bees. We get fruit and nuts to eat. We get wood to build our fleet. We get clean air we need to breath. We get shade on a summer’s day. We get a place to climb and play. What do we get when we plant a tree? A ...

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