The Nutcracker: How Mice Turn Into Sugar Plum Fairies 

As the end-of-the-year holidays swing into view, so do the cherished cultural markers of the season, like A Christmas Carol, The Messiah and that much-loved ballet with music by Tchaikovsky, […] Read more »

A Welcoming Addition to the Tarrytown Landscape 

It would take quite some wide-angle lens to capture the breadth of Tarrytown, from Sunnyside to Sleepy Hollow, but not if you’re artist Tim Grajek. His mural, commissioned by the […] Read more »

Honey, Did You Padlock the Garbage? 

Black bears are heading south – as sightings in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Greenburgh and elsewhere confirm. With an expanding population now estimated at 6,000 to 8,000 in New York State, […] Read more »

Westchester Premiere of Coast Set for Jacob Burns

There’s a special satisfaction to bringing success home, and Ossining-based film director Jessica Hester is savoring that sweet prospect, with her feature film Coast due for its Westchester premiere at […] Read more »

Outdoors in the River Towns – Let’s Be Careful Out There

“We love our outdoor spaces – gardening, walking our pets, hiking. People in the Hudson Valley spend a lot of time outside,” says State Sen. Pete Harckham. He’s right, of […] Read more »

An Orangerie Blossoms in Pocantico Hills

It’s hard to resist metaphors associated with fruitfulness when contemplating current developments at the 1908 orangerie on the Rockefeller estate, in Pocantico. What was once a vast winter citrus greenhouse […] Read more »

Women’s Work is Far From Done at Lyndhurst Mansion

“People assume that for things of significance, they have to go to New York City. That’s easy to do from the River Towns, but people often overlook what’s in their […] Read more »

Spanning the Hudson – and the Spectrum

Whether you call it the Tappan Zee or the Governor Mario M. Cuomo bridge, the busy, cable-stayed connection across the Hudson running between Tarrytown and Nyack remains one of the […] Read more »

How Green Is My Village? 

Do you ride a bike, grow native plants, recycle your kitchen waste, or try to cut back on junk mail? There are so many aspects to environmental friendliness, these days, […] Read more »

Ossining ‘Coasts’ onto the Screen in Homemade Drama 

The River Towns can claim their fair share of creative residents. Writers, artists, comedians, photographers, actors, and musicians live here. But up until recently, Ossining hasn’t had that much of […] Read more »