For the Love of Dogs – Peekskill Dog Park

Peekskill Dog Park is a favorite among Northern River Towners, two-legged and four-legged alike. It’s the one with lots of cool shade. The one with separate size-based sections. The one […] Read more »

The Blaze: A Halloween Tradition for Families of All Ages

The River Towns do many things right, and one of those things is Halloween. I’m not saying that’s why my family moved up from Brooklyn, but I’m not saying that’s […] Read more »

A Dreamy Midsummer Night

Throughout time and across cultures, the summer solstice has been a time of giddy celebration. It signifies new beginnings, abundance, and beauty. On this year’s longest day, June 21, those […] Read more »

Say It Loud, ‘Out and Proud’ 

The LGBTQ+ community is looking forward to coming together in June to celebrate Pride Month after a two-year hiatus from large-scale, in-person festivities. While New York City hosts the oldest […] Read more »

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Is WBC Gala Theme 

Throughout time and across cultures, the summer solstice has been a time of giddy celebration. It signifies new beginnings, abundance, and beauty. On this year’s longest day, those who gather […] Read more »

Peekskill Organization Is Making the World Safer for Girls  

Stephanie Sinclair smiles warmly through the computer screen. “I’m in Cortlandt Manor,” she says. “About ten minutes from the office.” Sinclair is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who focuses on human […] Read more »

Croton Artist Nicole Stamps Paints Furry Friends

Bailey’s portrait is bright and whimsical. His ears droop, his colors pop, and his soul shines right through. “I sort of feel like my dog can be magical,” Nicole Stamps […] Read more »

Concerned Parents Give New Meaning to ‘Nuclear Reactors’ 

At a November 2021 Board of Education meeting of Hendrick Hudson School District, Amy Galinko took the podium. “Even if the board disagrees with me, and the 170 families in my group, that there is a risk to BV [Buchanan Verplanck] Elementary, they […] Read more »

Gilda’s Club Adds Free Services for Under-Served in River Towns

Gilda’s Club Westchester, located in White Plains and an affiliate of the international Cancer Support Community, recently launched the River Town Communities Cancer Support Services Program.    The new program aims to provide free, flexible services to under-served and Spanish-speaking residents from 19 local communities, including Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Crompond, Croton-on-Hudson, Crugers, Irvington, Montrose, Ossining, Peekskill, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, and Verplanck.   According […] Read more »

‘Croton Corners’ Corners the Market on Nostalgia 

Croton-on-Hudson has welcomed a new, charmingly old-fashioned addition to the Village: Croton Corners.   The Soda Shop/General Store/Arcade is a family business in the best and purest sense. It is created for families by a family.    The Tokkes, who own Croton Corners, are no stranger […] Read more »