Universal Healing Arts Welcomes New Tai Chi/Qigong Instructor

Universal Healing Arts Center in Cortlandt Manor is announced the hiring of Sifu Gary Renza as Tai Chi/Qigong instructor in the Chinese Healing and Martial Arts Sifu Renza has trained extensively in... Read more »

Class Acts: Student Effort Warms Hearts – and Feet – of Homeless 

A politics class at Walter Panas High School held a Warm for Winter charity drive to help alleviate the current scarcity of socks among the homeless. The collection of new socks ran... Read more »

A Feast 100 Years in the Making 

Cento Anni! 100 years!   The new year brings the 100th anniversary of the Mt. Carmel Society to my hometown in Verplanck.   In 1922, my father’s father and a group of men from... Read more »

Westchester Hall of Fame: Saluting Our ‘Senior Class’

More than 40 senior citizens age 60 and older were honored in December 2021 by Westchester County at the 39th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Awards.. For the second consecutive year, the event... Read more »

Acts of Kindness: Color Me Grateful

Just before Thanksgiving last year I fell at the Village Circle in Buchanan while the new Christmas Tree was being planted.  From the moment of injury, I have been surrounded by a... Read more »

Harckham and Galef Condemn NRC for Weakening Indian Point Emergency Rules

New York State Senator Pete Harckham and State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef condemned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in a recent letter for downgrading safety standards at the Indian Point nuclear power plant... Read more »

Journaling: A Queen and Her Cortlandt  

The first time I met Linda Puglisi was memorable. As I imagine it is for just about anyone when they first make her acquaintance.   In my case, it was a scheduled meeting,... Read more »

Concerned Parents Give New Meaning to ‘Nuclear Reactors’ 

At a November 2021 Board of Education meeting of Hendrick Hudson School District, Amy Galinko took the podium. “Even if the board disagrees with me, and the 170 families in my group, that there is a risk to BV [Buchanan Verplanck] Elementary, they have to... Read more »

Hen Hud’s Jordan Porter, Colleen Ryan Sign National Letters of Intent 

Jordan Porter and Colleen Ryan, multi-sport senior student-athletes at Hendrick Hudson High School, signed National Letters of Intent to play Women’s Lacrosse at the NCAA level.    Porter will be joining the Women’s Lacrosse team at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph,... Read more »

When Westchester Welcomed Winston 

Eight years before he emerged on the world stage as Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, Winston Churchill took center stage at the newly opened Westchester County Center on March 8, 1932 to deliver an historic and visionary lecture on... Read more »