Giving Back

June 10, 2020

SOMERS, N.Y. - Joe Mazzella loved his mustache so much he was willing to spend a good chunk of his time in Catholic high school sitting in detention rather than give it up. In fact, the Somers man was so attached to it that he once turned his nose up at five grand—in cash!—offered by fellow ...

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A group of Harvey's international students boosted Northern Westchester Hospital’s stock of personal protective equipment Thursday, June 4, when they presented hospital officials with the first 6,000 of a planned donation of 10,000 masks. Harvey sophomore Evan Xu and his parents worked to ...

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What so many of us are experiencing today, the isolation, stress, disappointments and anxiety mirror what families of an ill child experience every day. “The world is now living our version of normal.”  ~Friends of Karen mom New York is among the hardest hit with COVID-19. Our families’ already ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yorktown have compiled a list of local restaurants who do takeout, delivery and curbside service. They also have included other businesses deemed essential by New York State and remain open. Click on the link below to see which restaurants are ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Saving lives is hungry work. With that in mind, the Yorktown varsity baseball team is raising money so they can buy “Heroes for Heroes.” Every $8 donation allows the team to buy a sandwich from Yorktown Pizza & Pasta for a health care worker at one of the local ...

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Dear Beloved Community,  Just like that, this newspaper’s business model changed overnight. We bet your world did, as well.   In order to continue delivering the news and information you’ve come to expect from us, we need help from our readers.  As a free newspaper, nearly 100 percent of our ...

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To Our Valued Community, Right now we are going through some crazy times.  Our volume of information on the COVID-19 virus is overwhelming, to say the least.  Bigger than the volume of communication we are receiving is the impact COVID-19 is having on all our lives. We started with schools ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Before closing indefinitely, the staff at Wild Fusion in Mohegan Lake spent three days handing out hundreds of free prepped meals. “Due to the pandemic, we must stay strong and help each other in need,” said Jack Xiao, owner of Wild Fusion. Wild Fusion’s food giveaway ran ...

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Dear Beloved Community, I want to avoid the pitfalls that may come with writing a letter to the community about COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.  I don’t want to contribute to a panic, nor do I want to downplay the seriousness of this either.  I aim to speak from the heart and to ...

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During this unprecedented public health crisis, Halston Media, its affiliated newspapers (Mahopac News, The Somers Record, Yorktown News, North Salem News and The Katonah Lewisboro Times) and all of our TAPinto sites are dedicated to providing accurate and up-to-date news on the coronavirus ...

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In the holiday spirit, PCSB Bank employees teamed up to collect an impressive 101 frozen turkeys that were donated and delivered to the Putnam CAP (Community Action Partnership) before Thanksgiving. Based in Brewster, Putnam CAP is an anti-poverty program dedicated to serving residents who are ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown Auto Body gave away five cars to individuals in need on Saturday, Oct. 5. The winners were announced and drove away in their cars after attending a celebration held its Front Street shop. The owner, Perry Gusikoff, and his business partner, Carlos Fernandez, wanted ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Last month, Ben Silverman (Pack 165), Dylan Silverman (Troop 1482), Jordan Silverman (Troop 2091), and Frankie Silverman (Troop 1416) delivered a large harvest of organic vegetables from the Garden of Hope to the Yorktown Senior Nutrition Center and its cooking team: LeArtis El, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Rita’s frequently helps organizations in town raise money for good causes by allowing celebrity scoopers to serve up frozen treats to customers. On Sunday, June 23, the Commerce Street shop hosted an interfaith event, during which members of varying religious backgrounds took ...

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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – A high-tech, self-service food box intended to help feed the needy was installed Tuesday at the Jefferson Valley Mall. Created by a Connecticut teen, the box is located on the second floor of the mall. It is accessible to the public, just past the food court near the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Auto Body is giving away five cars to residents in need. The contest, explained owner Perry Gusikoff, is a way for Yorktown Auto Body to celebrate 10 years in the community. Applications are being accepted from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1. Candidates, who cannot nominate ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Lisa Olney is putting together a different type of charity ball. Looking to score victories over domestic violence and human trafficking, the philanthropic Yorktown resident is teaming up with Club Fit Briarcliff for a tennis fundraiser on Saturday, July 27. The aptly named ...

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