Reinforced by $23,000 raised through this year’s Sleepy Hollow Half-Marathon, the Rivertown Runners is on record as having donated more than $40,000 to worthy community organizations since it began the race two years ago. Thirteen non-profits were named as the recipients of the Runners’ 2012 financial assistance during a May presentation.
Margaret “Peggy” Sordillo, a resident of Irvington, died May 20. She was 78.
Born November 25, 1933 in the Bronx, she married Clement Sordillo on September 20, 1959. He predeceased her in November 2000. She volunteered at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry for 10 years.
Contributions in Peggy’s memory may be made to the Pulmonary Physiology Lab, Attn: Development Office, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.
Planting time! For short-summered northeastern gardeners, it is particularly important to get started early. My family and I start many tender annuals indoors in the spring. Most seeds are germinated in small yogurt containers or biodegradable handmade pots. Cardboard tubes, newspapers and grapefruit halves are great options—also we often use eggshells.
The Tappan Zee Bridge (TZB) was built during a period of material shortages with an anticipated 50-year life span. Now as it approaches its 57th year in service, the TZB carries more than 138,000 vehicles daily, including over 90,000 commercial trips into and through the region. That’s 40% more than the bridge was designed to carry!