Yorktown Little Leaguers, Police do Battle in Charity Baseball Game

June 21, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Police Department and the U12 Yorktown Brawlers squared off Saturday in a charity baseball game at Legacy Field.

Money was raised to send Yorktown children to Camp Sunshine, a Casco, Maine, facility that provides a year-round retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The fundraiser was organized by Sergio Esposito, Dr. Rodd ...

Healthcare Professionals Donate $500 to Yorktown American Legion

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Thursday, June, 8, Sue Orce and Scott Urgola, the directors of recreation and volunteers at Waterview Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Purdys, stopped by Yorktown American Legion Post No. 1009.

The American Legion was having its monthly meeting that night and Urgola addressed the 25 Legionnaires present to explain that Waterview Hills had done some fundraising in May ...

BluePath Raises $80k at Walkathon

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Saturday, May 20, hundreds of walkers came out to support BluePath Service Dogs at the organization’s first annual walkathon at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights. The family-friendly fundraiser raised more than $80,000 to further BluePath’s mission of providing autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for ...

JennaJackPack Project Spreads to Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In 2014, the Mahopac and Yorktown communities were stunned by the sudden loss of 14-year-old Jenna Nolan, who died swimming in Lake Mahopac. While such a tragedy is difficult for most adults to make sense of, the children in Jenna’s life were also shocked.

Jenna’s mother, Cathy Nolan, was not only struck by the death of her daughter, but the pain of seeing ...

Power in Purple: Relay for Life Brings out the Best in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In another dazzling display of fundraising and community spirit, Yorktown Relay for Life raised $145,000 for the American Cancer Society on Friday, June 9. One of the largest Relay fundraisers in the northeast, Yorktown has now raised about $2.4 million in 12 years.

The top three individual fundraisers are: Cathy Poulin ($10,743), Lisa Valle ($6,805) and Jennifer Coppola ...

Yorktown Foundation for Excellence Donates $20k to School District

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education presented the board of education with $20,300 in grant money to fund completely or in part 14 teacher grants, and two $1,000 scholarships to Yorktown High School graduates.

The teacher grants will go toward the purchase of books, electronics, supplies and field trips that enhance the learning experience for students in ...

Buy a Brick; Honor a Veteran in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown American Legion conducted its fifth annual Veterans Commemorative Park Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day following the parade.

John Gunn, the post’s chairman of the Brick Program, said that the 30 new engraved bricks purchased this past year honoring the service of 30 local veterans were formally unveiled at this dedication. During the ...

St. Patrick's Midnight Run Makes Human Connection with NYC Homeless

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – There are many charities that help the homeless by donating food, clothing or supplies, but what MaryAnne Harkins believes sets her group of volunteers apart are their interactions with the population they serve.

For the last two years, Harkins and her husband, Mike, Somers residents, have coordinated the Midnight Run chapter out of St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown ...

Lakeland Education Foundation Is a Well-Oiled, Grant Funding Machine

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Smart Boards, iPads and 3-D printers—these are only some of what might not exist in the Lakeland Central School District without two-plus decades of continuous contributions from the Lakeland Education Foundation.

The all-volunteer foundation, started in 1994, supports Lakeland schools by raising funds for specific student and teacher-initiated projects that enrich ...

Yorktown's Circolo da Vinci Hands out Student Scholarships

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Five area high school seniors were awarded scholarships Tuesday, May 16, by Circolo da Vinci, a nonprofit Yorktown organization that promotes Italian-American heritage. The 35th annual scholarship dinner was held at Ceola Manor in Jefferson Valley.

This year’s scholarship award recipients were: Alexa DelBene of Yorktown High School, Melissa Corcione of ...

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