‘It’s Not about the Honey, it’s about the Bees’ 

It all started at Hackley School, Tarrytown, Class of ’97, with the friendship between James Pratt and Carlo Esannason. James made a career as a construction manager in New York City, and Carlo went into finance, but the two remained fast friends.   Then, in 2016, something changed.  “I started feeling unhappy with the... Read more »

The Honorable Nita Lowey, Positively Classic 

“Some people see a problem and walk on; some people say, ‘I’ve got to do something about it.’”   Nita Lowey belongs firmly in the second of those two camps. Congressional member for District... Read more »

Local Makers: First in a Series – Libations for All Occasions

Local, sustainable, flavorful, and fresh.   These are the adjectives most often used by the numerous outstanding artisanal food and drink producers in our area. But there’s one more common factor: passion.   As River Journal embarks on a new... Read more »

‘Unity, Understanding, Respect’ Are Bywords of New Tarrytown Mayor Tom Butler 

Tom Butler has lived in the same home in Tarrytown for 34 years. He describes the 1909-built house as having “good bones – but we had to gut-renovate it. It took a year and I remember our neighbors... Read more »

A Passion for the Past: Joyce Sharrock Cole, Ossining Village Historian

History is personal for Joyce Sharrock Cole, the new Ossining Village Historian. Cole grew up without any sense of her own family’s past. Some of her grandparents had died young, others weren’t... Read more »

Serving Meals with a Side of Good Feels 

Grateful for the heroism of health care-givers, first responders, ambulance workers and police during the COVID-19 crisis, many people have found themselves wanting to give back.    At the same time, those suddenly rendered food insecure by the... Read more »

Mentored by Chamber, Women Owners Tough It Out 

“I am going to bounce back. I will be there. That’s the kind of person I am, that’s the kind of drive I have.”   Kiara Picucci, owner of Bella Maiya Day Spa... Read more »

Coping with Coronavirus: Is There Something in the Water?

It’s May, the days are getting longer and warmer, and now’s the season for Riverkeeper to start its annual sampling of the Hudson River and its tributaries for water quality indicators.  Riverkeeper,... Read more »

Making It in Tarrytown

"We want to show these young kids that it’s possible to have a career in the arts" -- Connor McGinn Read more »

A Life Turned Around Leads to a Lifetime of Helping Inmates

Hudson Link is a remarkable education program for the incarcerated Hudson Link, a remarkable, Ossining-based education program for the incarcerated, needs your help The turning point for Sean Pica, serving a 24-year-sentence... Read more »