What Black History Month Means to Me: Quotables from Local Notables

This story was edited by Caedra Scott-Flaherty. Black History Month is about honoring African-American history, which is American History, but much was untold. For example, we have blood banks and blood transfusions... Read more »

Hope is Here : Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-Out in Westchester

TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A VACCINATION, TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, AND MORE, VISIT … covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov Hotline # 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) In what Governor Cuomo has called “the most ambitious governmental operation... Read more »

Air, Earth, Water, Humanity: This Wall Says It All  

What are your hopes and dreams for the future? For yourself and your loved ones, for our community and the world? These are the questions Kersten Harries and Diana Loja asked their village of Sleepy Hollow in August.   In 2019, Harries and Loja organized the first Sleepy Hollow Cultural... Read more »

Harvest Happenings & Hauntings – A Horn of Plenty of Things to Do to Celebrate Fall 

The lower Hudson Valley is spectacular in the fall. Especially October, when it seems to be in its most natural state—crisp, colorful, a little spooky, and full of fun. While the fall events in our... Read more »

Coming Across Culture High Across the Hudson

There’s something about a bridge.   Maybe it’s the way it seems to defy structural logic. Maybe it’s the way it makes you feel momentarily airborne, both safe and unsafe every time you cross it.  There’s something about art. About huge pieces of public art you... Read more »

DIY Summer Camp

This summer is going to be different for everyone, especially for young people who will be missing out on summer camp. What better time than now for kids to explore new activities... Read more »

A Multi-sensory Haven Teaches Mindfulness and Confidence 

Zen Zone Sensory Gym, located in Croton-on-Hudson, is an indoor play and learning space for children of all abilities and learning styles.   To my 5-year-old son Roan, it is known as “ZenZoneZenZoneZenZone!”  ... Read more »

Women Who Made History – Part 3: Crystal Eastman  

A Brilliant Crystal of Many Facets  [Ed. Note: This is the final article in a three-part series — profiling local luminaries of the past three centuries — that began in March in... Read more »

Women Who Made History – Part 2: Harriet Green

This is the second of a three-part series saluting extraordinary individuals who are representative of historic contributions the past three centuries made by countless women while living in our River Towns.   A... Read more »

Women Who Made History – Part 1: Deborah Sampson

She Morphed Her Gender to Match Her Agenda  Massachusetts-born Deborah Sampson (1760-1827) was one of seven children, and when her father was “lost at sea” (he actually abandoned his family and moved to Maine), her... Read more »