RiverTalk: Let it Shine – A Conversation with Kacey Morabito Grean

Through a series of what she calls “happy accidents”, Kacey Morabito Grean has become a popular radio personality, life coach, and founder of the Let it Shine Foundation, which includes […] Read more »

When Ronnie Spector Came to Town 

Over the course of the late Ronnie Spector’s 60-year career, her travels took her from Harlem to London and beyond. On one August afternoon in 1980, the “Be My Baby” […] Read more »

Kacey Is All About Advocacy 

“I really don’t like talking about myself,” says Kacey Morabito-Grean. Despite the fact that she has been the co-host of WHUD’s popular Mike and Kacey in the Morning show for […] Read more »

RiverTalk Special Episode: WRNW Interview with Ronnie Spector

On one August afternoon in 1980, Ronnie Spector came to the studio of Briarcliff Manor’s WRNW-FM to promote her first solo album, Siren. The “progressive rock” station had a history of […] Read more »

A Local Mecca for Cinema Artists and Audiences

‘People are coming back to the theater,’ says Jacob Burns Film Center Executive Director Mary Jo Ziesel (r), seen here at a screening (and Q&A) of Spencer, about Princess Diana, with the film’s director Pablo Larraín (c) and JBFC Founding Director […] Read more »

Sing Sing Museum Project Continues to Gain Momentum 

On the South end of Ossining’s Louis Engel Riverfront Park, a fence separates a playground from the grounds of Sing Sing Prison. Many visitors are unaware the prison is there, even though a disused guard tower sits among the swing sets.  The Sing Sing Prison […] Read more »

RiverTalk Episode 13 – A Conversation with CHHOP CEO Cynthia Knox

“Every person is entitled to safe and affordable housing and healthy, nutritious food,” says Cynthia, B. Knox, Esq., CEO of Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP). A nonprofit […] Read more »

River Towns Weigh Pros, Cons of Marijuana Sales and Consumption

All marijuana content has been legal since April, when the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act went into effect. Included in the legislation is a provision that every municipality can choose […] Read more »

1-2 Heart U Music Fest Rocks Peekskill Plaza

On Saturday, October 9th, the “1-2 Heart U” festival was held in Esther Place, a pedestrian plaza in downtown Peekskill. The concert featured ten acts which played throughout the day, […] Read more »

Sleepy Hollow Film Festival Scares Up a Weekend of Drive-In Fun

Matt Verboys and Dale Cunningham are two lifelong friends who grew up together in Somers, New York, seeing movies like “Phantasm II” at the Jefferson Valley Mall and working at […] Read more »