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“Looking at Christmas”

“Looking at Christmas” is a sweet, smart and slightly twisted romantic comedy on Christmas Eve in New York City. A failed writer and a struggling actress meet while looking at the famous holiday windows at Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf’s, Lord & Taylor’s, and Macy’s.

The play is written by Steven Banks and and Armonk Players play reading is directed by Pia Haas, Armonk Players December 4, 2016

Bobcat Track and Field
Brilliant Start for Bobcat Track & Field Teams

Members of Byram Hills Winter Track and Field Team were off to a brilliant start at the North Shore Season Opener on Saturday, says Coach Greg Govan. A new school record was set by Sam Mayers who improved her own 55 meter dash mark.

“I believe we can break school records in at least four more events this season,” says Govan. Dec. 3, 2016

Governor Cuomo Signs Railroad Safety Legislation into Law

Governor Andrew Cuomo has put his signature on legislation he put forward with Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-Westchester County) and Senator Joseph Robach (R-Monroe County) to implement more stringent safety measures at grade-level railroad crossings. Buchwald Nov. 29, 2016

White Plains Hospital’s First Responders Blood Drive Challenge Aims to Bolster Blood Supply

Each year, during the winter months, there is a big dip in the blood supply available for donation. White Plains Hospital Nov. 29, 2016

Milton Sports Hall of Fame

Among the 2016 athlete inductees into the Milton Sports Hall of Fame is John Tonelli, National Hockey League great, four-time Stanley Cup Champion, and Armonk resident. More Sports November 26, 2016

Managing Diabetes - It's Not Easy, But It's Worth It

This year, the National Diabetes Education Program's theme is: Managing Diabetes - It's Not Easy, But It's Worth It. Chief Clinical Dietitian and Diabetes Educator at Northern Westchester Hospital, Jill Ashbey-Pejoves, MS, RD, says the key to the prevention and management of diabetes is healthy eating, consistency and delicious recipes - avoid fad diets, as there is no single diet that will control blood sugar for everyone. NWH Nov. 19, 2016

2017 Westchester County Budget Remains Unbalanced

Earlier today, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino released his 2017 budget proposal amid legislative review of his newly-proposed 40-year lease agreement for the county airport and another year that the County fell short of projected sales tax and other revenue goals. Westchester November 10, 2016


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Michelle Boyle

Northern Westchester Hospital Dedicates Bruce and Andrea Yablon Cancer Health and Wellness Program

Patients and Community Members have Free Access to Cancer Health & Wellness Services NWH October 24, 2016

Armonk Bobcats in Cooperstown

Armonk Baseball Team in Cooperstown

The Armonk Baseball League’s 12U team had an unforgettable experience at the prestigious Cooperstown Baseball Tournament this summer. ABL October 19, 2016 

Café Gruener Reopens

Café Gruener is to open its doors on Thursday, October 20, after a short hiatus. The time off allowed the owner Marco Calle to make improvements to better serve his clients. Restaurants October 17, 2016 

Marian Hamilton

Vote for Marian Hamilton as a Women Who Makes an Extraordinary Difference

Help continue to serve Caregivers in their time of need by voting toward a $25,000 award for the Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center in the Northern Westchester Hospital. Hamilton October 10, 2016 

Dear Residents of Armonk

The Green Acres Garden Club has raised money to buy plants to beautify our town. Read Letter from the GAGC October 19, 2016

Carley Hershaft
Ellie Hooker
Rising Young Artists in Armonk

The artistic work of Byram Hills High School art students at the Armonk Outdoor Art Show demonstrates the tremendous talent of these developing artists who possess the passion, appreciation, and patience for their craft. Art October 8, 2016

Jamie Love Run
Community Race and Festivities for Jamie Love

On September 18, there were 275 runners who crossed the finish line of the short dash, the mile, and Jamie Love 5K Run/Walk. As well hundreds of people watched and gathered at Wampus Brook Park to enjoy the music, food and fun of the Armonk Chamber of Commerce's Cider and Donut Festival and the Byram Hills Preschool Association’s Carnival. Run for Love October 7, 2016

As Hurricane Matthew Travels North, Consider These Preparations

We are in the peak Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from mid-August to late October. Here is some information about personal safety and loss prevention when a hurricane is a threat. Home Improvements September 12, 2016

Fareri Prefers to Develop Luxury Building at 162 Bedford Road

Although Michael Fareri’s project at 162 Bedford Road has an approval to develop 30 market rate units and six AFFH units as a single structure, he said that he will not build that. Fareri October 3, 2016

Maureen Finney Way
Maureen Finney Way Dedicated to Lifelong Nethermont Resident

Maureen Finney lived her entire live on Nethermont Avenue of North White Plains in three different homes. Finney passed away on June 6, at the age of 80. On Saturday October 1, a dedication ceremony was held in memory of Finney. Memorium October 1, 2016

North Castle Work Session Sept 28

Fareri and Schiliro Standoff

At the North Castle Town Board's work session on September 28, the only item on the 45-minute allotted agenda was Michael Fareri's multi-family housing project application at 470 Main Street. Town Business September 28, 2016 

Michael Ramsey

St. Stephen’s Handicap Ramp Built as Eagle Scout Project

For his Eagle Scout project, Michael Ramsey built the handicap ramp at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. A lifelong member of the church, Ramsey said, Armonk Community September 17, 2016

Chabad ACP
Harvey Ice Skating
Sign Up for Skating at Harvey’s Rink
The Harvey School of Katonah announces that registration for the winter session of ice skating lessons is now underway. Sports and Leisure Dec. 3, 2016

Frosty Charms Armonk

'Tis the season to celebrate! Frosty Day in Armonk was held on Sunday, November 27. Seasonal cheer filled the town and smiles were on children's faces. Armonk Frosty Nov. 29, 2016

Chris Cioffoletti
Much Needed Holiday Hugs for Our Troops

Operation Support Our Troops is gearing up the holidays to support 500 service men and women and they need your help. Once again, founders Judi Hefferon and Peg Lee, and crew, will send stuffed Christmas stockings and Chanukah gift bags to deployed armed forces who will not be home for the holidays. Nov. 16, 2016 OSOT

Bill Donohue
BOE Prepared for New Byram Hills Superintendent

Brett Summers, president of Byram Hills Board of Education says, “The Board of Education is proud of the work accomplished by outgoing Superintendent Bill Donohue, and grateful for his 27 years Byram Hills Nov. 19, 2016

Dear Byram Hills Community,

After 27 years in leadership positions in Byram Hills, it is with mixed emotions that I now inform you that I will be leaving the District at the end of June, 2017. Though I will be officially retiring, Byram Hills November 14, 2016

Assemblyman David Buchwald
Letter from Assemblyman David Buchwald

I want to thank the residents of Armonk for your support and votes last week. I am greatly honored to have been reelected to serve as your state representative for another two years. Nov. 16, 2016 Assemblyman

2016 Q3 Market Report for the Byram Hills School District Real Estate Q3

A Spooky End of Season

The Lady Bobcats 10U Fall Travel Softball team participated in the Mahopac Halloween Spooktacular on Sunday. November 1, 2016 Softball

Day of Service

"The work is done: the weeds have been pulled, the vines have been stripped, and the shrubs have been trimmed. The town of North White Plains spread mulch and mums were planted,” says Brook Tyler Hanna, State Coordinator of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Community October 24, 2016

White Plains Hospital
If A Tree Falls...

As the old saw goes, there may not be any sound. But if it falls on your neighbor’s property, you may never hear the end of it. Home Improvement October 8, 2016

Bob Anderson

Goodbye to Bob Anderson

October 5, 2016
Bob Anderson was a prolific storyteller and nature lover who passed away today. He was a friend to many and will be greatly missed. We send our condolences to the family.

Watch him as he fondly spoke about the origin of Winkler Park in a video from September 2013.  The timing is from :03 - 4:56. Bob Anderson

Mark Gordon MD

American Cancer Society honored Mark Gordon, MD

On September 16, the American Cancer Society honored Mark Gordon, MD, Armonk resident and Surgical Director of the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care and Chairman of the White Plains Hospital Cancer Committee, with the 2016 Beacon of Hope Award. White Plains Hospital October 3, 2016 

North White Plains Traffic Closures

North Castle Police Advise of Traffic Closures

The Bronx River Parkway Access Road is closed Northbound from the traffic circle in North White Plains to the Northbound lanes to the Bronx River Parkway Access Road. Transportation October 1, 2016

Michael Fareri

Fareri Asks to Appear on Town Board’s Next Agenda and Apologizes

Many would agree with Developer Michael Fareri when he says the impact of the growth within the hamlet of Armonk has been an on-going concern for 30 years. Subsequently, out of necessity, the hamlet’s sewer system has been improved and expanded to meet those demands. Fareri Sept. 30, 2016

American Legion Post 1097
American Legion Vets Still Serve

Seventy veterans families, friends, and neighbors gathered at the American Legion Post 1097 for a traditional Saturday afternoon clambake Vets September 10, 2016 

Wampus Brook Park South Armonk
Park Plans Go Back to the Drawing Board

A year ago, the North Castle Town Board approved plans to develop an extension of Wampus Brook Park. At the “gateway“ to the community Wampus Brook Park S September 22, 2016

North Castle Historical Society
North Castle Preserves History

The North Castle Historical Society held it fundraiser for the preservation of the buildings at the Smith’s Tavern Educational Complex, dining outdoors surrounded by the gardens of the Italian tavern of Amore Italian Kitchen. NCHS September 16, 2016

Armonk Outdoor Art Show 2016
The Art Show Dazzles in its 55th Year

Paint applied to canvas, the view from behind the lens, stitched and painted newsprint, dyed fabrics, chiseled metals, smeared charcoal and pastels. These are only some of the varied works displayed on the tented field of the 55th annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show. Art Show September 25, 2016

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Chloe Sider of Byram Hills

All-Section Bobcat Cheerleader

Chloe Sider, a senior at Byram Hills High School, was named All-Section today. The scholar athlete, two-time captain, and All-American, was announced among ten other Westchester elite cheerleaders at the Hendricks Hudson competition.

Liz Goldman-Sider, her mother, says, “It's so exciting that cheer is finally being recognized as a sport and that all of Chloe’s hard work is getting some recognition.” November 12, 2016

2016 HOF inductee Laura Hemburger
Bobcats Sports HOF Banquet Huge Success

Sometimes the second year of an event may outdo the first year’s debut; that was indeed the case on Saturday October 1 with a successful outcome and sellout crowd for the Byram Hills High School Sports Hall Of Fame (HOF) banquet celebration. HOF October 2, 2016

Byram Hills Cross Country
Byram Hills Cross Country News

Byram Hills cross country teams have enjoyed a good amount of success this fall says Coach Greg Govan.

They host the Bobcat Run for 1,550 students on Saturday October 8. Fall Sports Sept. 26, 2016

Lady Bobcats

Lady Bobcats Fast Pitch

Armonk Softball League (ASL) 12U tournament team opened its fall season on Saturday with a doubleheader scrimmage against Rye and then Darien. ASL September 17, 2016

Byram Hills Cross Country Team
Champion Bobcat Teams

The Bobcat Run, held on October 8 at the Byram Hills High School cross country course, was a great success. Bobcats October 10, 2016

Alexis Steffen
Armonk Golfer Plays in USGA Amateur

Two student-athletes from two separate schools came together as one for the first time ever to try a nail a spot in a national championship. Fall 2016 Sports October 7, 2016

Byram Hills National Merit Finalists

Eight Byram Hills High School Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Eight Byram Hills High School seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 62nd annual academic competition. BHHS SRS Sept. 18, 2016

Bobcat Spirit

Byram Hills Field Hockey Team prepared to board the bus for an away game against Horace Greeley. Although they were shutout 8-0, the Bobcats still tried 110 percent as they played the whole game with all heart and didn’t let the score get them down, says Coach Connors. September 7, 2016

Ambassador Don Gregg
Ambassador Gregg Meets Cub Scouts

Donald P. Gregg, Chairman of the Pacific Century Institute and former Ambassador to South Korea, National Security Adviser to Vice President H. W. Bush, and CIA Chief of Station throughout Asia met with the 3rd grade Cub Scouts of Pack 94 in Armonk, NY. Community September 13, 2016

Happy 50th to Byram Hills High School

On September 7, 1966, half a century ago, Byram Hills High School opened its doors. BHHS Sept. 7, 2016

alzheimers walk
Byram Hills Team Supports Alzheimer’s Walk

The local 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's occurred at White Plains High School on September 25. The Byram Hills team, led by the Byram Hills Cheerleading teams and the Byram Hills Gaga Club, once again were an active part of the walk, raising $43,043. Alzheimer's Sept. 27, 2016

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