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Giving Back

June 23, 2022

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Genesis Jewelers has collected more than 2,000 books in support of the 914Cares Literacy Library. The family-owned business recently asked residents to donate children’s books that local families have outgrown. Books were dropped off at its Triangle Center storefront. The ...

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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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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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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y.—The United Martial Arts Center hosted its annual Kick-a-Thon on April 30 to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.   Students and families gathered at the Jefferson Valley Mall to raise money for the two charities. The ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – On May 13, Commerce Street was “painted purple” in preparation of Yorktown’s upcoming Relay for Life event. Jim and Denise Poulin were joined by members of their team, Building Blocks to a Cure, and members of team Tough Cookie as they stood on Commerce Street accepting ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On April 23, local non-profit My Brother Vinny won its third consecutive Veterans Award in Las Vegas. Founder Paula Miritello and Kenny Beck presented this year’s award before the Yorktown Town Board at last week’s meeting.  The non-profit organizes and distributes furniture ...

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State Sen. Pete Harckham held a food drive on May 7 at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown and collected more than 750 pounds of food and household goods for the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown Food Pantry. The food drive was in partnership with the church’s food pantry and the New York ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Shelves are empty, parents are scrambling, and babies are hungry. In response, Yorktown town officials are reminding residents of the Yorktown Way and are calling on them to help.  There is a national shortage of baby formula, which led to Monday’s kick-off of the Baby Formula ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Support Connection celebrated 25 years of supporting women and families with breast and ovarian cancers with its Silver Jubilee on Friday, April 1. “This is a tremendous milestone,” said Support Connection Executive Director Katherine Quinn. Quinn said she joined the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Paula Miritello, the founder and director of My Brother Vinny, created the organization with one goal in mind: to help veterans in need of furniture, houseware, clothes, and food. Due to the work of Miritello and 70 volunteers, the non-profit charity has helped over 1,500 veterans ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – On Monday, March 7, Guiding Eyes for the Blind unveiled 12 wooden dog beds made for the organization's puppy raisers in the Westchester region by the students of Achieve Alternative High School, a special arts school. The Achieve Alternative High School is part of the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown resident Jacqueline Baker founded Westchester Sickle Cell Outreach as a way to offer support for people who have the disease and their affected family members. Her work in community support garnered regional recognition from state Sen. Pete Harckham. In recognition of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Garden of Hope is about neighbors helping neighbors. Completely run by volunteers, the garden is used to provide fresh produce to local food pantries for people in need. In that spirit, the Yorktown’s Elks Lodge gave a $3,500 grant to the Garden of Hope on Friday, March 18.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the past three years, members of the Yorktown community with household items in need of repair have had a free resource at their disposal that helps them avoid an unnecessary purchase or a pricy fix. The Yorktown Repair Café offers a free repair service to its community ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Sunday, Dec. 19, a local charity held its annual toy giveaway at the Albert A. Capellini Community and Cultural Center. In the weeks ahead of the giveaway, Love Holds Life had a toy drop-box located at the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce’s office on Underhill Avenue. Love ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – When Yorktown resident Jacqueline Baker found out both her children had sickle cell disease at a young age, she had to learn as much about the disease as she could. She joined support groups and community-based organizations in New York City and spoke to Dr. Doris Wethers, a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Hedwig Marti, a 92-year-old Yorktown resident who spends every holiday season knitting winter hats for kids, surpassed her own record this year by producing 346 of them. Since 2014, Marti’s knitting skills have benefited local families who use food pantries based out of the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Saturday, Nov. 13, volunteers in Yorktown continued to work on renovating the gazebo at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. The Town Board voted to fund the estimated $17,000 restoration project late last month. The work is being done by volunteers from the Jack DeVito ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Bruce Heller, a business development specialist with Halston Media, is the chair of the Arthritis Foundation’s 2021 Jingle Bell Run at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. As chair, Heller will provide leadership to help the community reach its fundraising goal of $95,000.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The 11U Yorktown Heat emerged victorious in the sixth annual Kids vs. Cops charity baseball game, winning 9-4 over the Yorktown Police Benevolent Association. The charity baseball game, held Sunday, Sept. 12, at Legacy Field, is organized annually by Dr. Rodd Stein, Sergio ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Justin Boogaard of Yorktown Heights and Cristian Cruz of Mohegan Lake achieved the rank of Eagle Scout after completing their Eagle Board of Review on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Boogaard, a senior at Yorktown High School, was also recently named the Class of 2022 valedictorian and has ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown prides itself on a strong sense of community among its residents, and there is no greater example of neighbors supporting neighbors than Support Connection. The non-profit organization offers many programs and services to people, mostly women, diagnosed with breast or ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A bicyclist making a 1,700-mile ride from Massachusetts to Wisconsin arrived in Yorktown on Thursday, Sept. 23—the latest stop on his so-called Organ Trail. Mark Scotch, a 65-year-old kidney donor and marathon cyclist, departed from Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday, Sept. 16. He is ...

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When Support Connection’s Annual Support-a-Walk takes place on Sunday, Oct. 3, people will be walking in communities far and wide to bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, and to raise funds for the organization’s year-round breast and ovarian cancer support ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second consecutive year, My Brother Vinny has taken home a Vetty Award for its work in furnishing the homes and apartments of once-homeless veterans. The Yorktown-based organization, staffed entirely by volunteers, has assisted more than 1,400 veterans since its ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Two Girls Scouts from Yorktown recently earned Gold Awards for their projects addressing health. MarieLucia “Chia” Salisbury, of Troop 2864, completed her Gold Award project, “Mindfulness, Education, Mental Health, and Making a Difference.” Salisbury addressed stress and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – With many uncertainties surrounding the 2021-22 school year and with the first day of school quickly approaching, Yorktown for Justice teamed up with two local food pantries to help collect and distribute school supplies to members of the community in need. On Saturday, Aug. 7, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Mohansic Lake dock at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is home to different kinds of wildlife, as well as being a popular fishing spot for visitors of the park. The serene spot now features brand new bat boxes, thanks to the Gold Award project of a local Girl Scout. Cathleen ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For Lakeland High School senior Matthew Roessel, the combination of spending an increased amount of time at home with his dog due to COVID-19, reports of shelters being overcrowded due to people returning dogs they got during the pandemic, and the approaching deadline of his 18th ...

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