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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Canceled last year by COVID-19, Yorktown’s Easter Egg Hunt made its return on Saturday, March 27. Some limitations were placed on the popular event, which was held on the lower ball fields at Downing Park. Instead of one massive hunt, the town’s Parks and Recreation Department ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Congratulations to David Monaco, who was the first to correctly guess that last week’s photo was taken at the gazebo at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. Kyle Vercruysse, Marianne Mastropolo, and Sue LaCalamito also got it right. If you know where this week’s photo is, email ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Bill and Helen Robertson have had a lot to be happy about so far in 2021. The couple celebrated their 70th anniversary on Wednesday, Feb. 17, and Bill, a veteran of the Korean War, received a Purple Heart after a half-century of lobbying his case to various government officials.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Heritage Preservation Commission and the Shrub Oak International School partnered for a project in the spring of 2019 aiming to clean up the grave markers in the cemetery at the Community Church of Yorktown. Now entering its third year of existence, the partnership ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Saturday, March 20, the Yorktown Lions Club held an Easter/Spring Parade at the Jefferson Valley Mall. Families remained in their cars while volunteers handed out candy and plastic eggs. Cartoon characters and the Easter Bunny greeted families as they drove through the parking ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Police Officer Michael Tillistrand was about 6,000 miles away in the Middle East when the pandemic reached a fever pitch in the United States a year ago. Over the next nine months, Tillistrand’s family became the Yorktown Police Department’s family. “They would conduct ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Maple syrup production and farming have been a part of Bri Hart’s life for as long as he can remember. The owner of Yorktown’s White Oak Farm grew up on a 500-acre syrup-producing farm in northeast Connecticut that his family has lived on and run since before the Revolutionary ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Beginning Monday, March 22, outdoor gatherings in New York are being expanded to 200 people. That means Yorktown's Easter Egg Hunt is on, per Parks & Rec Superintendent Jim Martorano Jr. The event, held jointly with the Yorktown Lions Club, will be held Saturday, March 27, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Congratulations to Matthew Roessel, who was the first to correctly guess that last week’s photo was taken at the Shrub Oak Shopping Center. James Birka, Beth Duggan, Rae Plechaty, and David Freundlich also got it right. If you know where this week’s photo is, email ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The graduating Class of 2021 has endured a prolonged period of uncertainty during the pandemic. They have been living through all the hardships that come with remote learning, canceled extracurricular activities, and social isolation, while not knowing whether their accomplishment ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – When life gives you snow, make a snowman! Dozens of Yorktown families made the most of the winter precipitation by building snowmen and entering their creations into a contest that was jointly sponsored by the town’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Yorktown Chamber of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – One of the most beautifully preserved Victorian houses in Yorktown is located on scenic Hunterbrook Road. Built in the 1890s as a country retreat for acclaimed stage actor Lewis Morrison, “Morrison Manor” was the setting for countless garden parties and picnics throughout the last ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – When BSA Troop 164 member Benjamin Brown first found the grave of Tuskegee Airman James Rushin in the Amawalk Hill Cemetery, he felt both excited and confused. He was thrilled to have discovered the grave of a military pioneer but confused as to why there was no headstone to ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Garden of Hope has been a beacon of community service and support since it began in 2014. It has provided produce for local food pantries and an opportunity for many to give back to their community. Now, that beacon has begun to move to its own space in Willow Park. During ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. – After a three-month-long search, the Town Board named the new chief of the Carmel Police Department. At the Dec. 15 board meeting, Supervisor Ken Schmitt announced that Anthony Hoffman, a Yorktown resident and a lieutenant with the town of Mamaroneck Police Department, has been ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown is always looking to make itself a destination for tourists, businesses, and residents. But perhaps more importantly, the town is now making itself a destination for the monarch butterfly. “Like a canary in a coal mine, monarch butterflies are an early warning system ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - An all-volunteer fire department is comprised of brave, courageous, and selfless members of the community. Yorktown Heights Engine Company No. 1, whose fire district covers about 36 square miles, relies on such residents, who are called upon twice a year to join its ranks and help ...

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White Plains, NY – Burke Rehabilitation Hospital announced that it has received another three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission, the gold standard for hospitals. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® accreditation demonstrates continuous compliance with its performance standards ...

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Representatives from PCSB Bank, in Yorktown Heights, donated $1,500 to the Friends of Mahopac Public Library (MPL), to be used toward the Teen Library Council and Outreach Program and the Teen Summer Reading Program. PCSB Bank, a New York-chartered stock commercial bank, has served the banking ...

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Feeding Westchester, Westchester County’s largest nonprofit hunger-relief organization, recently celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service to support residents in need of food. The nonprofit hosted a variety of service opportunities, including an in-person, ...

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