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August 13, 2022

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - There’s an excitement in the air in Yorktown because the Grange Fair is less than a month away. Westchester County’s only true country fair is the place to be as Summer turns into Fall and the entertainment acts are a big part of the festival atmosphere. Musicians, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown was recognized as a Climate Smart Community at a ceremony at Downing Park on August 4. The town is now a Bronze Certified Climate Smart Community, and received a plaque that will hang at the food scrap drop-off site.  “The town of Yorktown for years has been a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Long Island’s leading specialty grocer, Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace, proudly announces the debut of its newest store at 329 Downing Drive in Yorktown Heights. A grand opening is planned for Friday, August 26. The full-service supermarket, renowned for its high-quality, Italian ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The sun was out, but so were puppies and ice cream trucks. Carol and Ed Lachterman, the owners of Ice Cream Emergency in Westchester, spent the afternoon on July 27 giving the volunteers at the SPCA in Briarcliff Manor all the ice cream they could eat to show their appreciation ...

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WESTCHETSER, N.Y. - The third annual Westchester Pollinator Garden Tour took place on Sunday, July 24, drawing scores of visitors in spite of temperatures well into the 90s. Organized by Westchester Healthy Yards, the Pollinator Pathways Project, and Bedford 2030, this stunning event aimed to ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Boy Scout Troop 174, whose charter organization is Grace Lutheran Church, successfully completed a 12-day backpacking trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains in New Mexico.  Troop 174 had previously attempted to make this trip to the Philmont Scout ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Superheroes are taking over Yorktown one park at a time, starting at Granite Knolls.  On Friday, July 29, Junior Town Supervisor Riley Manning-Burns helped unveil the new anti-bullying sign hung up at the new adaptive playground at Granite Knolls that reads “Be a superhero not a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The issues over the continual delays in the opening of the Par 3 golf course made their way from the town board room to court.  On July 20, RC Recreation Development, LLC – the developers of Par 3 – filed a lawsuit against the Town of Yorktown, Town Supervisor Matthew Slater, ...

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Comfortable lounge and social spaces, beautiful private rooms, an arts and crafts center, an outdoor activity space and more await you at one of the area's well-managed senior residences. Welcome to The Plaza at Clover Lake, a standout independent and assisted living residence nestled on a ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish held its annual picnic on Sunday, July 17, returning after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Parishioners were greeted by the pastor, Monsignor Joseph Giandurco, at Downing Park, where they enjoyed good fellowship, lively music by ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Two Yorktown troops welcomed six new Eagle Scouts after they completed their Eagle Board Review last month. Four Scouts from Troop 164 and two from Troop 165 stepped into their new positions.  Troop 164’s new Eagle Scouts are Jessica Marie Westhoff, Colin Michael Sheridan, ...

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  It is undeniable that our local libraries constantly provide much-needed and appreciated services to our communities. Libraries have evolved into more than a place to borrow books. From story time for toddlers to volunteer opportunities for teens to helpful senior programs and more, our ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - After over three decades of service with the Yorktown Police Department, Lieutenant John DeIulio retired this month. Members of the Department, the Town Board, his family, and the community gathered in front of Police Headquarters to thank Lt. DeIulio for his service and to wish ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The new Trader Joe’s on Crompond Road in Yorktown opened at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 21. The first customers started lining up nearly two hours before that. Consistently ranked among the most popular grocery stores in America, Trader Joe’s has developed a passionate fanbase ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - On Saturday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to noon, the Yorktown Heritage Preservation Commission (YHPC)/Yorktown 250 and Revolutionary Westchester 250/This Man’s a Spy! will commemorate the role of Yorktown in the American Revolution with the debut of a family friendly program of history ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Back in 2004, when Barbara Cervoni started a part-time job with Support Connection, writing grants and doing public relations, she had no idea that she would become an integral part of the organization for the next 18 years. The lifelong Westchester resident has helped the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The first of three summer movie nights was held Friday, July 1, with a showing of “Dog” at the Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Track and Field. The event’s admission was free, and the attendees laid out blankets and chairs to get comfortable for the evening. The next movie ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The fight against bullying continues, with Yorktown’s first-ever junior town supervisor leading the way. At the Yorktown Town Board meeting on July 5, elected officials made 8-year-old Riley Manning-Burns a junior town supervisor for the month of July after he was bullied at the ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Zephyr the gray wolf was a natural leader to his siblings at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem. The 11-year-old wolf, one of the ambassador wolves at the center who was the focus of many educational programs, died on July 2 due to complications from myasthenia gravis, ...

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LIBRARY HOURS • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. • Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262, jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW “Summer learning loss is a devastating loss of academic achievement students experience during the summer ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Yorktown Lions Club held its annual Installation Dinner on Thursday, June 30, at Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac. The dinner concluded another year for the Lions Club and kicks off the next one with the presentation of awards and the installation of new members, new ...

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LIBRARY HOURS • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. • Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262, jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW John C Hart Library is listed as one of the cooling centers in Westchester County. The Health Department always ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y – It all started with an email. Several years ago, Lisa Canniff, a Yorktown mother whose son, Lucas, is paralyzed from the waist down, reached out to Town Clerk Diana Quest, then chair of the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Commission, about developing a playground for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life returned in person to Yorktown on Friday, June 10 — the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Held at the Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, the event ran from 3 to 11 p.m. and brought in around $10,000. Yorktown’s ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- You nurtured them for 18 years!  Share your family's accomplishments in our Special High School Graduation Pullout on June 30th. Tuesday, June 21, is the last day to send a message. Also, Let's Not Forget the 8th Graders are Movin' On Up! Moving up from middle school ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Impromptu games of one-on-one and knockout broke out last week at the newly rehabbed town basketball court in Railroad Park, where dozens of residents had gathered to celebrate its reopening. Children and adults alike, including several town officials, put up some shots on the ...

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NEWBURGH, N.Y.—New York Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Craig Hernandez, a Yorktown resident, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his actions taken while supporting the evacuation of Afghan allies of the United States from Kabul, Afghanistan in August 2021.  Hernandez, a 1999 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. — After being a pillar of the Yorktown Community for 20 years, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is working through a lack of funding to remain afloat.  In 2008, ASK received a federal Drug Free Community grant that provided the funding of $125,000 annually for 10 years. The grant ...

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Nestór García, a freshman at Kennedy Catholic and a member of Yorktown Boy Scout Troop 267, has finished his Eagle Scout Project. García has now achieved all the necessary requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout, which is the highest ranking that a Boy Scout can attain. As described by the Boy ...

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LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW  Summer reading programs are not just for kids! Hart Library offers an Adult Summer Reading Program for everyone ...

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