Month: May 2016

Putting the ground back into play

Putting the ground back into play

New York kids are about to get dirty, frustrated, bruised, tired, and so happy. This Saturday, May 28, a brand new, but already cluttered and chaotic “adventure playground” is opening on Governor’s Island. It’s called play:groundNYC. Admission is free on the weekends and children are most welcome, but parents are […]

The 2016 Jandon Scholarship class received awards from the Jandon Foundation and the Westchester County Board of Legislators on May 19, which grants $12,000 to high school graduates for staying in college and maintaining good grades. Photo courtesy Westchester County

Jandon awards 16 scholarships to county students

Sixteen high school seniors from Westchester County received Jandon Scholarships this month during a press conference orchestrated by the county Board of Legislators. For the 17th consecutive year, the Jandon Foundation, created in 1965 by Donald and Jane Cecil, of Harrison, awarded $12,000 to each student over a four-year period. […]

The IchiFuji-kai Dance Association, based in New York City, perform a traditional dance, which dates back to the 17th century. Photo/Sibylla Chipaziwa

Japanese residents show off culture at annual matsuri

The Japanese community of the town/village of Harrison held its third annual Matsuri Japan Cultural Festival at Ma Riis Park on Sunday, May 22. Hundreds of revelers from across Westchester County and of all backgrounds attended the event to sample Japanese food and drink from local businesses, play unique games, […]

Sunny days for Section I
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Sunny days for Section I

It’s been no secret that the weather for the majority of this spring season was disappointing to say the least. While plenty of rain and temperatures that made it feel like early March continued for two months too long, it certainly hasn’t been a dream for sportswriters like me—or our […]

According to West Harrison Fire Chief Frank Forgione, the Glen Park Road house quickly filled with smoke forcing the homeowners and their two dogs to evacuate immediately. Photo courtesy David Raizen

House fire in Purchase causes 2-alarm response

A fire broke out in a Purchase residence on Saturday evening that took roughly five hours for first responders to put out, according to West Harrison Fire Chief Frank Forgione. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on May 21, a fire began at 16 Glen Park Road, which was occupied by a […]