Hudson Valley Blaze- It’s That Time Again

It’s Friday the 13th. A perfect night for The Blaze.

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A Frightful Guide to Local Halloween Happenings

Here is a selection of places where you can make the most of Halloween…if you dare.

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Staycation Idea: The Westchester Farm Trail

Looking for a great summer day trip here at home? Check out the Westchester Grown Farm Trail

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Haunted Westchester Attractions

Wanna get scared? A few ideas.

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This Colorful Weekend

This weekend offers ragamuffins and enough Fall Festivals to shake a broomstick at.

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What to Do?

Looking for a great road trip this weekend?

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Historic Hudson’s Blaze Lights Up the Pre-Hallow’s Night

Do yourself a favor and take a carload of pals up to the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze,

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Westchester High School Football Fans Get Harsh

Some local High School football rivalries are getting crazy.

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25th Annual Tarrytown Craft & Food Street Fair

 

Main Street, Tarrytown June 3rd, Sunday, 10:00 am till 5:00 pm

(Submitted by Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber)

100 Vendors will line Main Street for this annual fair, including local restaurant food and outdoor dining, crafters and vendors. Featuring the Music of Tribes Hill and the students of Rock Island Sound under the Tarrytown Music Hall marquee. Annual Strawberry Festival & Pony Rides sponsored by Historical Society

This year the Street Fair is in conjunction with: Kid’s Fest (Neperan Park — One block from Main and Broadway intersection)…. Music by Chris Reising, Young Art Makers by Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow ARTS Council (An Arts Alive Community Grant Program funded by Arts Westchester
Additional funding from the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns. Support from the Tarrytown Parks & Recreation Department and the Chamber of Commerce)

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Have You Heard of VDay? Rivertowns Chapter Working to End Violence Against Women

from V-Day Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow 2012:
A group of Rivertowns women are producing, directing and acting in Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, to be performed on April 28, 8pm at The Purple Crayon Center in Hastings-on-
Hudson. V-Day Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow 2012 is a group of mothers, daughters, girlfriends and professional women from all walks of life that came together out of a conversation over wine, food and friendship. This idea of giving something to the sisters, mothers and friends in our communities who live in fear and violence quickly grew into an organized well-oiled production  once co-producers Tracy Brown and Elyssa Feldman- Most assembled their team. “We emailed, we registered, and we committed,” says Feldman-Most. “Our individual reasoning for committing differs from woman to woman and of course our experiences and histories are varied, but our desire for all women and girls to feel safe, empowered and proud unites us.”

 
All proceeds from the fundraiser and performance will benefit V-Day (www.vday.org) (10%) and Hope’s Door of Westchester (90%).

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Cool Finds: Sheeps Clothing

What is it about sheep shearing? Once a mundane source of  income for many area farmers producing wool, modern suburbanites flock to the flocks to see sheep shorn and spinners spin as entertainment. The annual Sheep Shearing Day at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills April 28 was sold out long ago. But there’s the Philipsburg Manor’s Sheep to Shawl Day this coming weekend in Sleepy Hollow, Sheep-shearing, dyeing wool, and weaving cloth are just some of the weekend’s activities. Scottish border collies display their skills with sheepherding demonstrations throughout the day while newborn lambs frolic.

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While You Were Away…and Even if you Weren’t…

A selective local news roundup:

Westchester County Airport reopens after cops clear suspicious item
Westchester County Airport reopened to travel Sunday evening after a closure of nearly an hour and a half that was blamed on a security threat. [lohud]

The Battle for a Comic Empire That Archie Built in Mamaroneck
What was long a beloved company run amiably by two families has become the stage for a bitter legal war. [NY Times]Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. autopsy released; shows blood alcohol level of .11 percent
An autopsy report from the Westchester Medical Examiner’s Office shows that Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. [lohud]

Mamaroneck school board candidates endorsed by selection committee  The School Board Selection Committee serving  the Larchmont/Mamaroneck community has nominated three candidates for the three open positions on next year’s Mamaroneck School Board of Education. [Sound Shore]

After More Than 30 Years, Almarc Drugs Will Close in Downtown New Rochelle; CVS Buys Out Community Pharmacist

Purchase College students, preachers clash over comments on homosexuality
Three street preachers on their way to Philadelphia took a detour to Purchase College, SUNY, on Friday, spending nearly five hours on the Great Lawn, bringing students their interpretation of the Bible’s views of homosexuality. Students called it something else: hate speech.

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Spring Stroll through Philipsburg Manor

There are few finer places to stroll through history on a Spring day than Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. The farm, at one time, stretched from the Bronx to Croton.  

 

 

 

 

photos: Polly Kreisman

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Coming Up on Both Sides of the Hudson

A plethora of listings from our friends at RivertownsGuide.com

Thursday, March 22 from 6pm – 9pm
Best Practices: The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media [link] | Westchester Burger Company Rye Brook
275 South Ridge Street, Rye Brook
Presented by Westchester Business Connection. Appetizers included, cash bar. Networkin, A Great Social Media Education(Nothing Technical!!!) for “All levels of expertise.”. The event highlights feature: A presentation from Keith S. Chan from The Froogle Institute for Social Media. www.keithschan.com/about/ and www.FroogleInstitute.com

Thursday, March 22 from 6:30 – 8pm and Thursday, March 29 from 6:30 – 8pm
Home Buyers’ Workshop: Two-Part Series | The Warner Library, Tarrytown
Thursday, March 22: Buying a Home:What You Need to Know
Thursday, March 29: Securing a Home Mortgage
Both workshops are FREE.

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Polls Open Until 9:00 pm

Voters in 15 villages in Westchester go to the polls today to elect local offices. Contested elections in (alphabetically) Buchanan, Irvington, Pleasantville, Scarsdale, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. Elections are uncontested in Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Elmsford, Hastings-on-Hudson, Larchmont, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Rye Brook and Tuckahoe. Find out who’s running: Visit LoHud.com’s Village Elections 2012 guide.

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Our Towns: Sleepy Hollow

Tuesdays, we feature photos of one of the towns that help define us. Submit your photos to our looppool on Flickr or email us.  

 

 

photography: jacqueline silberbush

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Closing Photo: Old Dutch Church

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow was constructed in 1697 by Frederick Philipse, First Lord of the Philipsburgh Manor. The Church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and is considered the oldest church in Westchester. photo: Don Southerland, a member of the Looppool on flickr

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The Headless Horseman: It’s Alive….in Sleepy Hollow

Horseman’s Hollow. Inspired by Washington Irving’s classic ghost story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,”

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