Local ‘Chef’ in Movie Theaters Now

In the film Jon makes a decisive career move. He is offered an old beat up rusted food truck that had been sitting in a garage in Miami, and decides to restore it and take it for a major life altering road trip

Good Riddance?

Bad memories of the previous year are burned, so that they don’t follow you into the New Year.

The Mommy up the Street is a Biker Chick


LARCHMONT–In the last fifteen years, I’ve bungee-jumped off of the Macau Tower in China, I’ve scuba-dived in most of the world’s oceans, I’ve traveled to nearly 170 cities around the world, and I married an Aussie. Seriously, the last one was the scariest. So what’s next for a thrill-seeking author who’s looking for excitement beyond the pages? Problem is, I now have three little kids.  Though I’m still an adrenaline junkie I tend to err more on the safer side than the riskier side of things. You know, like trying that new restaurant in Port Chester or foregoing sleep to catch a 10pm movie at New Roc.

Westchester-trained Gymnast comes in 8th in Olympics

So what happened? The Bronx boy came in 8th overall as a packed house at the gym where he trained and worked 7 days a week cheered him on. He choked on the pommel horse, considered his best event, but did very well on the vault, parallel bars and high bar, according to his former coach, Jason Herbert at World Cup Gymnastics in Chappaqua. And only 19, Orozco is already a favorite for the next Oympics. previous post:

World Cup Gymnastics in Chappaqua is the scene Wednesday for the viewing party of local Olympic hopeful John Orozco of the Bronx.

Over the Weekend…

Hundreds mourn New Rochelle firefighter Keith Morris, 30, killed in boating accident
More than 650 people packed the sanctuary and entryway of Holy Name of Jesus Church on Saturday… Lighted boats to celebrate New Rochelle’s waterfront–Due to the weather, this event is now planned for August. Want to be in a Movie in Westchester?  “A Birder’s Guide to Everything,” is expected to shoot in Armonk, Somers, Brewster, and Chappaqua… and for those who commute through Grand Central:
Zocalo Shacking Up in Danny Meyer’s GCT Space




Wake Today for ‘Queen of Soulfood’

One of the things I was most struck by, while covering the death of Sylvia Woods, who lived in Mount Vernon, was the way life, the restaurant and yes, dinner, went on as always. That’s no doubt the was Miss Sylvia would have wanted it. The only visible change outside Sylvia’s famed soul food restaurant in Harlem, other than the announcement of her passing by her grand daughter and son, were that the lights on the marquis, above, later went dark. Today Sylvia’s wake will be held in New York.

Over the Weekend: Firefighter Missing, Sex Abuse Charge, Dead Body and more….

NEW ROCHELLE–A New Rochelle firefighter, Keith Morris, is missing after a boat he was operating with four others aboard capsized Sunday night off Stamford.Two men and two women were rescued from Long Island Sound but rescue workers continued to search this morning for 31-year-old Morris. All are believed to be from New Rochelle. from LoHud

NEW ROCHELLE– A California man has filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Brother James A. Liguori, C.F.C., Ed.D in 1969 when the boy at a Cardinal Farley Military Academy in in Rhinebeck, N.Y. For 17 years, up until 2011, he served as President of Iona College. NEW ROCHELLE — The friends of a 22-year-old victim of an apparent drug overdose drove his body from a Manhattan nightclub all the way to Sound Shore Medical Center — alerting hospital staff well after he’d already died, police said Sunday. from LoHud

EASTCHESTER–An Eastchester man was charged with selling prescription drugs near Greenvale Elementary School was arrested after 20 officers raided his home Thursday, police said.

If I Could Write with the Animals…


BRONXVILLE–On line registration has begun for a truly unique writing course this Fall. Experience the Bronx Zoo in truly novel ways — by writing about animals! A new non-credit course at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College will add animal voices and descriptions to your fiction and nonfiction writing. Examples by Douglas Adams, Mark Twain, Edward Albee, A.R. Gurney, Johnny Tay, and Billy Collins will serve as inspiration for short stories, fables, blogs, and personal essays. There will be two field trips to the Bronx Zoo for behind-the-scenes tours and unique writing prompts.

A Developer of Access TV in Larchmont-Mamaroneck Dies at 96



Local media producer and teacher Michael Witsch writes in about the death of George Stoney:
George Stoney played a significant role in the founding and development of community television in Mamaroneck-Larchmont.   In the very early ’80s, before cable TV arrived here, I was inspired by Stoney — personally and by the success of several access centers established early by interns from the Alternate Media Center at NYU, to build support for public access in our communities. By the time cable service began here, we had core of organizations and activists (the Community Cable Coalition) — among them, Sunny Goldberg, Mary Anne Sullivan, Frank Leicht, Elaine Chapnick and myself, who pressed for local television channels and equipment. George Stoney came to LMC-TV’s ribbon-cutting at the high school studio in 1984.  (a photo hangs in the studio’s lobby).  Three LMC-TV executive directors — David Trautman, Joe Windish, and now Erik Lewis, were students of Stoney at NYU.  Now almost 30 years old, LMC-TV continues to be a national model for community television. NY Times Obituary

For Westchester, NYC- Con Ed Day 12


I’ve been covering the Con Edison lockout for NY1. I want your opinion on this. 3.2 million people pay Con Ed for utilities, including electricity and gas. That’s the entire population of some countries. Talks broke down between the Utility Workers Union Local 1-2, covering Westchester and New York City, and Con Ed management, when their contact expired at midnight July 1.