Yorktown Teens Bring the 'Bling' for Charity

December 15, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Yorktown Teen Center held its fifth annual glove-decorating event on Dec. 1. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds came out to help in this yearly tradition of “blinging” gloves, which are then delivered to local charities by Nicole Fasce, director of the Yorktown Teen Center.

Volunteers spent two hours sewing buttons, ribbons and other bling to 60 pairs of ...

Yorktown News Staff Member Honored By Arthritis Foundation

Yorktown, N.Y.-One thing you’ll never hear cross Nancy Sorbella’s lips is the cry “Uncle!”

A deep reserve of determination has seen the Kent mother of three through many a challenge, among the most painful of which has been osteoarthritis.

To look at her, with her strawberry blond bangs and updo, rectangular black glasses and high-energy aura, you wouldn’t ...

Inaugural Hudson Valley Turkey Trot in Yorktown a Hit

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Response to the inaugural Hudson Valley Turkey Trot organized by state Sen. Terrence Murphy was so overwhelming that his office was forced to close registration less than a week after it opened.

More than 400 local and out-of-state runners signed for the Thanksgiving day 5K, and most of them showed in Yorktown on Thursday morning to brave the below-freezing temperatures.

The ...

Yorktown Martial Arts Studio Responds to Need for Food

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Over the past months, students at W.S. Jeung’s Taekwondo in Yorktown heights have collected an assortment of items for a food drive.

The martial arts studio partnered up with a local church, Yorktown Presbyterian Church, and was able to help many in need.

Some of the youngest martial artists even took the initiative to spend their allowance money to buy canned goods and ...

Yorktown Police Officers Sprout Whiskers for Charity

YORKTOWN, N.Y.--From the chief of police to the maintenance staff, just about everyone in the Yorktown Police Department is sporting a beard this month. Even the women are getting in on the fun, with casual clothing days on Mondays and Fridays.

The best part about No-Shave November, said Chief Robert Noble, is it’s all for a good cause. Police department employees have so far ...

Superintendent Calls on Community to ‘Fill the Bus’ for Driver in Need

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A donation drive is being held Saturday for a Yorktown school bus driver who lost all of her belongings in a house fire, said Dr. Ron Hattar, superintendent of the Yorktown Central School District.

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., a yellow school bus will be parked near the tennis courts at Yorktown High School to accept donations of household items. Hattar is ...

MADD Walk is a Reminder: Drunk Driving Kills

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The second annual Westchester Walk Like MADD event was held Saturday, Oct. 21, at FDR Park in Yorktown. The fundraiser benefits MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), a non-profit organization that strives to end drunk driving and support those affected by drunk driving.

The organization holds Walk Like MADD events throughout the nation, but 2016 marked the first year it ...

Yorktown ‘Break-a-Thon’ Raises $21,500 for Hurricane Relief

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Local martial artists raised $21,500 for hurricane relief efforts with a “Break-a-Thon” event Saturday at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School.

Nine United Martial Arts Centers (UMAC) from the Hudson Valley came to participate and compete in a goodwill championship. Money raised at the event, sponsored by UMAC Shrub Oak, will be donated to Save the Children, ...

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