Jacob Burns Jewish Film Festival Features Two Dozen Films

The Jacob Burns Film Center’s annual Jewish Film Festival returns for its 21st year after having to go virtual in 2020 and then offering a hybrid in-person and virtual festival […] Read more »

New Pastor Joins Union Church of Pocantico Hills

Much is underway at the Union Church of Pocantico Hills, the historic stone house of worship in northern Westchester that displays world-class art by famed artists Marc Chagall and Henri […] Read more »

Creative Reuse Center Opens in Peekskill

Don’t know what to do with your children’s old markers and crayons? Have extra rolls of fabric lying around your basement or wrapping paper piling up in your pantry? Well, […] Read more »

Briarcliff Manor Synagogue Joins Local Efforts to Help Afghan Refugees Resettle

People around the world were struck by tragic images depicting thousands of Afghan citizens fleeing their own country last August. Locally, congregants at Congregation Sons of Israel (CSI) in Briarcliff […] Read more »

Ocean Morisset Sets His Sights on a New Horizon 

It will be a huge loss to the community when Peekskill resident and award-winning photographer Ocean Morisset moves to Costa Rica in early 2022. Morisset, who has lived in Peekskill […] Read more »

Briarcliff Manor Historical Society Recuperating from Losses from Ida

It’s been over two-and-a-half months since the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society was struck by Tropical Depression Ida and the organization is still recovering. Kaaren Smith, BMSHS’s executive director, said 16 inches of water […] Read more »

Finding Therapeutic Value in the Drama of Our Lives

Cortlandt resident Christine Fonsale has spent years as a professional actress and voice-over artist. Now she is giving voice to others who are rarely heard. Fonsale offers a therapeutic arts […] Read more »

Under Peekskill Impresario Peggy Boyce, ‘Ladies of Laughter’ Is No Joke  

Peekskill resident and Ladies of Laughter (LoL) Executive Producer Peggy Boyce had a knack for comedy at an early age. Growing up in Levittown, Long Island, with her parents and four siblings, she always was making jokes and was known from grammar school through college as […] Read more »

Robison Oil Celebrates its 100th Anniversary 

Robison Oil trucks, with their familiar RobiDog mascot, are a ubiquitous sight on roadways throughout Westchester and Putnam counties. Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, Robison has come a long way since first opening up in […] Read more »

Peekskill Teen Bravely Fights His Way Back from a Deadly Encounter

It is one thing for a worried parent to imagine their child being harmed, and be grateful for their safety, but should that nightmare come to pass, it is horrifyingly real.  That is how Peekskill resident Franquin (“Franki”) Leon felt when he found out that his son Alexis (“Alex”) Leon had been the victim of an assault last Nov. 28. Alex, […] Read more »