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Housing Projects in Tarrytown Reviewed by Planners

Friday, 31 August 2012 10:47 Published in Community

Greystone on Hudson
 The Tarrytown Planning Board and Architectural Review Board jointly reviewed plans for a guard house at the entrance to the Greystone on Hudson development, across South Broadway from Lyndhurst and for the first of the large homes to be built there during an August meeting.

Party For The Porch

Friday, 31 August 2012 10:41 Published in Goings on Around Town

PARTY FOR THE PORCH.  The Historical Society, serving Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown will hold its annual fundraiser for the preservation and maintenance of the museum at One Grove St. Thursday, September  20 from 6:30-9 PM -- at a new venue - The Historic James House, 701 Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. $35 per person.  Wine Tasting will feature wines by Grape Expectations of Tarrytown, hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants and raffle items from restaurants and businesses in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. A highlight of the evening is the presentation of the 2012 Historic Preservation Awards to: Douglas Maass for his commitment to the Historical Society and Hackley School for the rebuilding of Goodhue Memorial Hall.  Call 631-8374 or visit www.thehistoricalsociety.net

Party For The Porch

Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:36 Published in Arts & Entertainment

PARTY FOR THE PORCH.  The Historical Society, serving Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown will hold its annual fundraiser for the preservation and maintenance of the museum at One Grove St. Thursday, September  20 from 6:30-9 PM -- at a new venue - The Historic James House, 701 Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. $35 per person.  Wine Tasting will feature wines by Grape Expectations of Tarrytown, hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants and raffle items from restaurants and businesses in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. A highlight of the evening is the presentation of the 2012 Historic Preservation Awards to: Douglas Maass for his commitment to the Historical Society and Hackley School for the rebuilding of Goodhue Memorial Hall.  Call 631-8374 or visit www.thehistoricalsociety.net

Bobby Blue

Thursday, 30 August 2012 12:25 Published in cartoons

   For five Saturdays in September, the Tarrytown Farmers’ Market will be adding a culinary touch.
   From 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday at Patriots Park, a local chef will be holding a cooking demonstration as part of Culinary Tasting Month.
   “They’ll be coming to the market, creating a recipe and cooking it on the spot,” said Frankie Rowland, marketing and advertising director for Community Markets, which has run the farmers’ market with the village since 2000. “The idea is to attract people to the market to taste some local food.”
   The farmers’ market features nine vendors that sell bread, meat, eggs, produce, baked goods, jams, pickles and other goods. It runs through November 17 and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Sleepy Hollow’s second Annual Movie in the Park Night scheduled for Saturday, September 22 at Horan’s Landing Park features The Princess Bride. The film starts at about 7 p.m. or when the sky darkens.

   Aptly described, it’s a labor of love.
  Sunny McLean, involved with Community Media on the Hudson since its inception in 1982, sums up why she and others have volunteered blood, sweat and tears serving local communities via public access channels (15, 43 and 78).   “People care,” she said. “They want to see community happenings and see themselves.”

Heard Around the Watercooler

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:10 Published in People

EXPANDED
Congratulations to Karen Vasconi of Tarrytown who recently expanded her business, Career Connections (based out of W@tercooler), by partnering with an executive sales agency that covers the tri-state area as well as an executive financial services agency that serves the entire U.S. This expansion will give Vasconi’s business the added benefit of being able to work with companies in neighboring states, thereby providing access to a broader range of candidates, and it gives candidates a broader range of access to job opportunities. “We are now a group of six small partnered agencies working together covering HR, finance, accounting, sales, IT and tax, which is an anomaly for this industry.“ www.careerconnectny.com 

PUBLISHED
Kudos to Elizabeth Basescu of Sleepy Hollow, who pens under the name Elizabeth L. Gould, for the publishing of her short story “The Tintype” (part of her nearly completed novel, “West of Center”) in the 2012 Westchester Review.  

Charles Davey of Tarrytown is developing a series of books for Rizzoli International on Great Houses & Estates that include among others, Mount Vernon, Villa Vizcaya, Tudor Place, Ca d’Zan, the Glessner House, and three houses featured in Historic New England. The series will follow the model of his highly acclaimed book Carolands, designed and produced for a private client in Hillsborough, San Francisco and published by the Institute for Classical America and the San Mateo County Historical Museum. Davey’s welcomes any suggestions of local houses with great architectural bones, great landscape architecture, and a great social history. He can be emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

HONORED
Legendary philanthropist and community supporter Kathryn Wasserman Davis of Tarrytown is being honored by the Jacob Burns Film Center at its annual gala in September. Her vision for a world united by dialogue and a sense of common humanity led to the creation of one of her most important initiatives, the Kathryn W. Davis Fellowship for International Understanding Through Film. She recently turned 105 and continues to inspire us each and every day! To learn more about the Anniversary Celebration, or to purchase tickets, tables, and journal ads, please contact Melissa Tepe at 914-773-7663, ext. 436 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Congratulations to co-owners Nick Bell and Brian Doyle, the proprietors of the well known, and well-loved, J.P. Doyles in Sleepy Hollow, who will be the honorees of note at this year’s YMCA Masquerade Ball, which will take place on October 19 at Trump National Golf Club. For more information on sponsoring or attending the Masquerade Ball, please contact Barbara Turk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

WON
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Mary Beth Ellis, 35, a Tarrytown native, was the winner among the women for the August 11th Ironman Triathlon race with a race time of nine hours, seven minutes, 46 seconds. 

HIRED
Helmets off to Suburban Roller Derby team member and Tarrytown resident Karen Kuhn, who was recently appointed Managing Director of Games for the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. 

The Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow has hired Sleepy Hollow resident and lifelong educator Jo Ann Clark as their new executive director. “I am thrilled to take up this exciting role at a place I have truly come to love” said Clark. “I have felt honored to be a part of the Writers’ Center’s growth, and feel excited now to begin guiding its future course.  It’s a joy being part of this wonderful community serving that craft and art that is writing.”

CHOSEN
The New York Community Trust and New York Magazine have announced that Open Door Medical Center (Sleepy Hollow) is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2012 The New York Community Trust—New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Now in its sixth year, the awards honor outstanding management practices and encourage innovation and communication among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community. A total of $40,000 will be awarded to the three winning organizations. Each organization will also receive a scholarship toward tuition at the Social Enterprise Programs in Executive Education at Columbia Business School. The awards will be presented in New York City on November 15.

Jenifer Ross owns W@tercooler, a shared workspace located in Tarrytown, NY www.watercoolerhub.com

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Obituaries - September 2012

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:06 Published in Obituaries

Irene Brown, 90
   Irene Amos Brown, a former resident of Tarrytown, died July 21. She was 90.

   The 16-piece Westchester Jazz Orchestra began to take shape, according to Emily Tabin, WJO Executive Director, when she decided to take flute lessons in 1996, and saxophone lessons in 1997. Was it her music teacher’s influence that guided her along the path to jazz, or were the two jazz musicians with whom she later founded the orchestra in 2002, more responsible?

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