In the Darkness, a Little Light – Local Volunteers of All Ages Needed!

Creatures of romance and fairy tale, celebrated by the Japanese and mentioned in Dante’s Inferno, fireflies – or glowworms, or lightning bugs – are one of nature’s miracles, not to […] Read more »

From the Forest to the Jungle – How The Lion King Changed My Life

  There’s a man who volunteers with the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department and EMS team who has been nominated for 14 Tony Awards, and has won two of them – for […] Read more »

The Art of the Do-Able 

Although only seven months into the job, the Rev. Patricia Calahan, the new pastor at the Union Church of Pocantico Hills, is already fulfilling her hopes for change.  “Shifting the […] Read more »

Music for Mothers, and Others

Mother’s Day is on the horizon – on Sunday 14 May, in fact – and the internet is filled with eye-popping gift suggestions, from heart-shaped tea bags to foot spa […] Read more »

A Place of Earthly Delight: A World Class Garden Next Door

If you enjoy spending time visiting gardens, perhaps you already know about Open Days at the Garden Conservancy? If you don’t, welcome to a wonderful opportunity to peek inside some […] Read more »

Local Concert to Benefit Ukrainian Children and Musicians

Irena Portenko is indefatigable. “I am doing something all the time,” she says, about her efforts to fund-raise for her homeland of Ukraine. “People are always asking: ‘How can I […] Read more »

Rahul’s Remarkable Recovery

Rahul Krishnan, a pupil at Briarcliff High School, remembers nothing about his motor cycle accident in Peekskill last August. But friends and family have told him he overtook a parked […] Read more »

A True Hudson Independent – Bob Kimmel

Bob Kimmel knows news. Perhaps best recognized locally as a co-founder of the Hudson Valley News Corporation, which launched the Hudson Independent in late 2005, his impressive career in the […] Read more »

Dignity, Creativity, Humanity: RTA Founder Katherine Vockins

“Not a career, but a calling” is how Katherine Vockins describes her work with Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA), the organization she founded which uses the arts to teach life […] Read more »

Looking to a Bright Future with Father Tim

The rectory of the Church of the Magdalene in Pocantico Hills, one village neighbor recently commented, used to be dark, but now all the lights are blazing. And the new […] Read more »