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 »

A Little Lady with a Huge Heart Emerges Triumphant  

Eight-year-old Croton-on-Hudson resident Stella Fosgate has one—very impressive—goal for her life: bring joy to the children in our local hospitals.   A few years ago, Stella overcame her own health battle. […] Read more »

Inner Being Brings Benefits of Yoga to Diverse Populations

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Peekskill’s Karen D. (founder and CEO of Inner Being LLC and organizer of the April 2022 Awareness to Wellness Festival at Esther Street Park), moved […] Read more »