Briarcliff Synagogue Helps Two Refugee Families Settle in Ossining

So much has taken place since Briarcliff Manor residents Julie Peskoe and Abbe Marcus, co-chairs of Congregation Sons of Israel Refugee Resettlement Committee, first met in the fall of 2021 […] Read more »

Neuroscientist and Artist Displays Work at Irvington Public Library  

In the professional arena, Tarrytown resident Dr. Alan M. Jacobson is highly regarded by his colleagues for his work in neuroscience and psychiatry. However, Jacobson has also been a prolific […] Read more »

Songwriters and Performers “Carla and Keyes” Bring a Unique Angle of American History to Life 

Yorktown residents Carla Lynne Hall and Jim Keyes have been writing and performing music together since 2016. They are not only business partners but partners in life. Married in 2019, […] Read more »

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 »