Taking the Next Step Toward a Safer Peekskill for Pedestrians 

Homegrown coalition Peekskill Walks is determined to make Peekskill a more pedestrian-friendly city. Previously, the group successfully proposed the city close Esther Street to car traffic, allowing the one-block street […] Read more »

Students Strut Their Stuff at Digital Arts Showcase 

In an ever-evolving digital world, with artificial intelligence (AI) rearing its head at every corner, artists have been faced with the decision to develop new skills or perfect existing ones. […] Read more »

After 20 Years, the House that Sunny Built Shines Brighter than Ever

When the doors of Peekskill Coffee House (PCH) opened in 2003, owner Sunny Cover had two objectives: to meet her neighbors and to offer them a good cup of coffee.   […] Read more »

Drawing on Passion to Fashion a Vocation

Interview translated by Marisol Jimenez Artist Maria Tavares feels like she’s finally found a home for her art — and, lucky for us, that home is the Hudson Valley. Tavares, […] Read more »

Peekskill Youth Bureau and Police Host National Night Out 

On a Tuesday night roaming around Peekskill, the classic summer smell of roasting hot dogs and a steady beat echoing from the speakers of DJ Esco’s turntables led the way […] Read more »

Public Art As Big As All Outdoors 

Conceived and created by artists Candace Winter and Christine Knowlton, with extensive participation by the Peekskill community, the Five Elements Arches Murals were officially introduced in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on […] Read more »

Jazz Singer Emily Mazzella Is an ‘Old Soul’ at 21 

Jazz vocalist and Purchase College student Emily Mazzella of Putnam Valley is celebrating the release of her debut album, “Awakening.” The 21-year-old artist has always known her calling was in […] Read more »

Jen Jiles Gets a Kick Out of Show Business

Emmy Award winner and Croton-on-Hudson resident Jennifer (“Jen”) Jiles has driven her career with one dream in mind: to perform. To make that dream come true, Jennifer auditioned for everything […] Read more »

Peekskill’s Black and Jewish Communities Unite as One

“Tonight,” said Chuck Newman, “we light 16 candles together as one community.”  On Dec. 26, Peekskill’s downtown gazebo was crowded with members of First Hebrew Congregation of Peekskill, Peekskill NAACP, […] Read more »

Howard Copeland’s 50-Year Legacy of Photography

Howard Copeland, owner and operator of Scott Camera in Peekskill, celebrates his business’s 50th anniversary this year. While the art of photography and the precision of film development have long […] Read more »