The Friends of Rockefeller State Park Preserve Welcome New Preserve Manager

The Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve welcomed Peter Iskenderian, the new Preserve Manager for the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. George F. Gumina, Founder of the Friends of Rockefeller State Park... Read more »
Pocantico Hills Grades 3 and 4

Winter Concerts Entertain Family and Friends at Pocantico Hills  

Students in first through eighth grade at Pocantico Hills Central School entertained parents and guests with winter concerts in December.  On December 12, first- and second-graders wowed the audience with their performance of the songs and speaking... Read more »

Pakistani-American Author Visits Pocantico for the 2018 Global Read Aloud

Children’s book author Aisha Saeed visited the Pocantico Hills School on November 6 (she also visited Main Street School in Irvington – see December’s Education Round-Up) as part of this year’s Global... Read more »

Rockefeller Park Preserve Leader Retires

Susan Antenen, Manager of Rockefeller State Park Preserve for the last five years, retired on January 1. “She breathed energy into the state park through an inspiring conservation vision for native species... Read more »
Latimer and Gumina

Friends of Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s George Gumina Receives Inaugural Golden Apple Award

Westchester County Executive George Latimer honored the achievements of George F. Gumina, Founder of the Friends of Rockefeller State Park Preserve at the 36th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.  The Pocantico... Read more »
Rockefeller Preserve Carriage Roads

Rockefeller State Park Preserve Designated a New York State Historic Place

The culmination of a multi-year effort by The Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve came today when the New York State Historic Review Board voted unanimously to designate the Preserve and... Read more »
Pocantico School Building

Pocantico Capital Project Proposal to Be Revisited Next Summer

On October 25, the Pocantico Board of Education decided to place the proposed capital project on hold due to a disparity in the level of support in the school community. Board members... Read more »
Pocantico Hills Makerspace

Ideas Germinate in Pocantico’s New Makerspace Classroom

In Pocantico Hills Makerspace classroom, girls quibbled over a marker; boys found pencil tips breaking as they wrote; another student couldn’t log onto a computer. The scenarios weren’t real: The fourth-graders were... Read more »
Pocantico Hills Harvest Soup Festival

Pocantico Hills Students Participate in Farm-to-Table Harvest and Soup Festival

Five third-graders carefully carried their trophy out of the garden at the back of the school: a massive Italian zucchini bound for Chef Kassie Arcate’s outdoor chopping table, one of the main... Read more »

Pocantico Hills Resident to Shine Onstage at St. Christopher’s Spring Gala

Sixteen year old Lyndsey Minerva has already garnered an impressive resume for someone of her age. To add onto her long list of successes, the Pocantico Hills resident has been named one... Read more »