Lifelong Tarrytown resident Frank Drahos brought cheer to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, which has been around since 1849. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
Jackie Golabek, owner of Whimsies Incognito on North Broadway, officially retired on February 23 after 25 years of running one of the most renowned and loved gift stores in the Rivertowns. “25 years ago I came to this village and fulfilled a dream of mine. I had always wanted to have a store, and so Whimsies Incognito came to be,” Golabek said in a recent blog. “It’s been a beautiful trip—full of a filmstrip of memories. Whimsies is closing its doors after 25 years of business! Thank you for being part of the adventure. Now it is time for me to go after another ‘brass ring’ and see where the next passion leads me.” Thank you for so many years of retail devotion to this town. Our community will miss your shop immensely, and cherish our Whimsies purchases and gifts for a very long time to come.
Rivertown Artists Workshop (RAW) is launching The Sleepy Hollow Art and Performance Awards at its March 1 benefit at The Lodge at Hudson Harbor. The awards were created to recognize artists, entrepreneurs and business leaders who championed the creation and presentation of new work and who spearheaded community arts-based alliances during the past year. This year’s recipients are Jenifer Ross, Founder/Director of W@tercooler, a cooperative workspace in Tarrytown; Margaret Liston, Artistic Director of Hudson River Rising and choreographer for One Billion Rising/Tarrytown; and Hilary Sweeney, Founder/Co-Director of Westchester Circus Arts. Awards will be hand-made works of art by Vera Zamdmer and Stewart Lee and presented by special guests. To purchase tickets to RAW’s benefit performance visit www.rivertownartistsworkshop.org
Congrats to Tarrytown painter, and now author, Ronnie Levine, who recently published an art mystery novel called The Ice Cream Shop Detective, about an artist, Lissa Franklin, who agrees to help a charismatic cop tell masterpieces from fakes. Franklin, responding to a vague plea for help from a fellow artist, walks into his studio on Kaldenberg Place and finds him dead. Is the murder related to the forgeries? Set in Tarrytown, the title refers to Bellini’s, an ice cream shop modeled after Main Street Sweets. Nick Bellini, while fictional, was inspired by Gene Buonanno, and the conversations she and he had about art while painting his family’s ice cream shop and the mural that spans the entire west wall. Available on Amazon.
Inspired by the arts, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book by Irvington attorney Larry Berglas, offers a big view packed into a One-Cup-of-Coffee read. The book is a creative, concise and simple expression of the law packed into a brief 60 pages. Berglas’s book is a fresh voice on the law for artists, students, teachers and anyone seeking a simple approach to legal issues. Larry A. Berglas is a writer, teacher, musician and practicing attorney with more than twenty years of multidisciplinary experience in the law. He teaches Arts and Entertainment Law and Finance for the Arts at Purchase College. Available on Amazon and at B&N.
Career Connections Associates, with offices located at W@tercooler in Tarrytown, recently expanded its operations to include Light Industrial Staffing. This new department is to be co-managed by Karen Vasconi, Derrick Jones and Jim Downing. In conjunction with highly qualified accounting, finance, HR, sales, IT and legal candidates, Career Connections will now be able to offer cost effective, fully bonded and insured support staff in warehousing, logistics and general maintenance. In an effort to give back, the firm is also now working in tandem with regional VA career services centers and homeless shelters (same local region) to help Veterans, chronically unemployed, and homeless people get back to work.
Jenifer Ross owns W@tercooler, a shared workspace located in Tarrytown, NY
“A crystal heart that my now ex-husband sent me from NY to Houston, TX where I studied.”
Yesenia Dominguez, 27
“A dinner alone with my boyfriend.”
Chris Cawley, 46
Jenny Guo, 25
“Roses or chocolate. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Celine Strater, 23
“In elementary school a boy who had a crush on me gave me a tin foil man that later on I destroyed. I was a bully.”