From Starbucks to Starbooks: A Reading Initiative Comes to Tarrytown

First there was Starbucks – now there is Starbooks! Entrepreneurial kindergartners at John Paulding in Tarrytown turned their classroom into a simulated coffee shop for a day – complete with a variety of treats to... Read more »

Teatown Comes to Washington Irving

Teatown, a non-profit nature preserve located in the lower Hudson Valley, thrilled students at Washington Irving on December 4, when representatives from the Nature in the Classroom program visited the school with a presentation... Read more »

Business Spotlight – Creating Cherished Memories for River Town Families 

When Tarrytown resident Oleksandra Stelmah arrived from Ukraine as a teenager, she chose a typical path of someone trying to improve their life in the United States. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in... Read more »

An Opportunity to Release the Creative You

If your 2020 Near Year’s resolution is finally to take that art class you’ve always promised yourself, there’s good news. Just off Main Street in Tarrytown, an inviting new business has opened up offering all manner of drawing and... Read more »

Play, Imagination, and Rocket Science: Creativity in Early Childhood 

In the early years of the Apollo Project, NASA commissioned George Land, a scientist specializing in the enhancement of creative performance, to design a creativity test for engineering and rocket scientist job... Read more »

Local Teen Rock Band Connects with Jewish Musicians from Around the Globe

The Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown, NY was awarded a generous Ignition Grant from the Covenant Foundation to kickstart a new music education program for teens aimed at encouraging Jewish... Read more »

Tarrytown Resident and Iona Preparatory Scholar-Athlete Signs Letter of Intent on National Signing Day

Iona Preparatory School scholar-athlete Jordan Dunbar committed to playing collegiate sports as part of the schools second National Signing Day in as many months on December 18, 2019. Joined by classmates, coaches... Read more »

No Hate/No Fear: An Interfaith Service to Condemn Antisemitism at Temple Beth Abraham

Temple Beth Abraham (TBA) invites the Rivertowns community to come together in solidarity after the recent anti-Semetic acts in the New York/New Jersey Area.  The “No Hate/No Fear” Interfaith Service to Condemn... Read more »

Tarrytown Author Visits Students

W.L. Morse welcomed author and illustrator Lizzy Rockwelll to share her new book, How Do You Feel?, with students and guide them in discussion. The book uses art to reveal a variety of changing emotions of 10 children... Read more »

Village Perspectives – Tarrytown

Current Priorities and a Look Ahead We asked the Village Managers of Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Briarcliff Manor and the Town Supervisor of Ossining to address recently completed projects, current priorities and challenges... Read more »