Long-time North Castle Employee Wants to Set Record Straight
A full-time employee for North Castle's Building Department for 33 years, Linda DiFiore retired on August 2011, receiving customary retirement benefits from the Town and the New York State Retirement System. For the 25 years preceding her retirement, she served as the Senior Office Assistant. She also served as secretary for the Architectural Review Board (ARB) and Zoning Boards for Appeals (ZBA). December 11, 2013 More
November Housing Market Has Positive Trends for Sellers
Single family home year-to-date sales in the Armonk/Byram Hills housing market have increased 35.2 percent from last year. There was 13.6 percent decline of inventory on the housing market this November compared to November 2012. The year-to-date November 2013 median sales price was $997,000 or up 14.6 percent from November 2012, when the median sales price was $870,000. December 10, 2013 Read Realtor Barbara Hirsch's November 2013 Housing Report.
It's Cold Out There, Make Your Home Energy Efficient
Get help signing up for a free or reduced cost comprehensive home energy assessment to learn exactly how your home is wasting energy. The Energize North Castle team members will available to assist North Castle residents with the application today, Wednesday, at the Armonk Library from 3:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cherylyn Salon Holds its 17th Annual Children's’ Cancer Foundation Fundraiser
"The children who have cancer are the strong ones," says Cheryl. “The stress that the treatment brings to a family is challenging for both the parents and siblings. Many parents must ask themselves, 'Do I go to work or possibly spend the last days with my child?” said Kathy, the mom of a young man who is a seven-year survivor of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and spoke at the event. December 9, 2013 More
Award-winning Films and Art History at the Armonk Library
In 1783, one decade before the French Revolution, wit was king in Versailles, or at least it was depicted to be, at the noble court of King Louis XVI in the French film "Ridicule" (1996). Moviegoers were treated to the film this past Friday night at Whippoorwill Hall in the Armonk Library. More December 7, 2013
Lucy Schmolka to Take Place in Friday's Westchester Senior Hall of Fame
The Senior Hall of Fame began in 1983 and its purpose is to showcase how seniors have contributed to build the county over three centuries. A total of 57 seniors from 25 municipalities are to be inducted. More December 5, 2013
Editorial - Aligning Myself with the Right Chiropractor: Dr. Rob Silverman By Lauren Cahn
Until a few years ago, I never thought about seeing a chiropractor. I assumed that chiropractors were for people with bad backs, which I don’t have. Then a few years ago, I met a chiropractor who told me that most of her patients are yoga students and dancers. Curious as to what I had been missing, More December 5, 2013
Prohibition Ends! Celebrate!
What do these events have in common: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose from 53.84 to 62.10 – to date, the single highest percentage increase in history. King Kong was released in theaters, along with the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup; Larry King and Ruth Bader Ginsberg were born; and the oldest liquor store in Armonk was about to open its doors. More December 2, 2013
Festive Frosty Weekend in Armonk
December 2, 2013 In the Village Square, on a cold, sunny afternoon that continued into the evening, Frosty the Snowman came alive. The children laughed, sang, paraded, and even had a snowball fight in the winter wonderland in front of Hickory & Tweed on Main Street. It felt as though the lyrics from the song that had been written by Steven Nelson 50 years ago in his home town of Armonk truly came alive.
During the parade, Frosty was escorted by former Chief of Police Bob D'Angleo, who said, as a young boy, he had been one of the many admirers of Chief Hergenhan; Chief Hergenhan is believed to have been the cop in the famous fairy tale who said, "Stop.”
Hundreds of children were delighted with the magical activities hosted by Armonk's downtown merchants. The children were decorated with Frosty, painted on their faces and finger nails. They ate cupcakes, cookies; puff pastries; popcorn; pretzels; and marshmallows, all decorated in the spirit of Frosty. Families enjoyed many different activities: They made ornaments; decorated hangars; carried Frosty balloons; watched Frosty cartoons; and went scavenger hunting. The activities culminated with the building of Frosty's parts by the children on a marching stick, which was painted and colored with sequences and markers. It was a friendly, festive atmosphere, and people were genuinely excited as they waited to see Frosty running around, wearing his magical hat and singing, "Catch me if you can.
Byram Hills Students Say Thanks by Donating One Ton of Oatmeal
Sixth graders at H.C. Crittenden Middle School in Byram Hills have donated more than a ton of oatmeal to help fight hunger in Westchester County. They sent the Food Bank for Westchester enough cartons, boxes and bags of oatmeal to provide 26,000 servings of cereal.
As a group of students helped load the cereal onto the Food Bank’s truck on Friday, they said that their families were glad to mark Thanksgiving by helping to feed others. November 26, 2013 More
Banksville Fire Department Contains House Fire
On Sunday November 24, Westchester County Department of Emergency Services dispatched the Banksville Fire Department to 88 Cedar Hill Road, Bedford on a report of a heavy smoke condition in the garage of the residence. Upon arrival of Banksville Fire Department, they located an active fire in the garage. November 25, 2013 More
Con Edison Offers More Reliable Power in Exchange for Permission to Cut Down Trees
North Castle Town Board held a work session on November 14, 2013 when Con Edison representatives attended the meeting to inform residents of the progress to improve power service by cutting down trees, extensive tree pruning, adding switches, new power lines and new polls in Armonk neighborhoods. Con Edison is reenforcing the power lines of the Armonk Loop that serves about 1,000 customers on three and a half miles of electrical power lines that starts on School Street, up to Cox Avenue, to Route 22, north on Route 22, to Banksville Road, to Long Pond Road and ends at Windmill Road. More
New Armonk Eagle To Commemorate the Past
The Armonk Eagle has rested on its perch for almost four decades, since the United States Bicentennial on July 4, 1976. A group of Armonk residents constructed and painted the 40-foot Bicentennial Eagle in time for North Castle’s Bicentennial celebration. More November 19. 2013
Tree Clearing at Wampus Brook Park South Causes Concern
Wampus Brook Park South consists of about three acres of open space. It is located at the intersection of Bedford Road and Maple Avenue, at one of the entrances to downtown Armonk from Route 22. Unfortunately, last year's Superstorm Sandy, which left dangerous conditions with many of the park's old-white pines uprooted and snapped, forced the closing of the park. November 16, 2013 More
Seven Colorful Ways to Welcome Holiday Guests
There are many color schemes that can be used to rejuvenate your home for the Thanksgiving holidays. Interior Designer Liane Rigano of Decor and You suggests seven ways of bringing the richness of fall colors indoors. More November 13, 2013
In the Spirit of Democracy, the American Legion Post 1097 Honors the Men and Women Who Served in the Armed Forces
The American Legion Post 1097 honored veterans who served in the armed forces at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of November 2013, in Armonk, New York. The distinguished young men and women of the Color Guard of the Col. Johnnie Pantanelli Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol presented the colors. Watch the Video here November 11, 2013
Schiliro is New North Castle Town Supervisor: Reiter and DiGiacinto Elected to Town Board
Mike Schiliro, Town Board member for the past six years, defeated incumbent Supervisor Howard Arden with 2,018, or 56 percent of votes cast. The two new Board members were top vote-getters Barry Reiter, with 1,809 votes and Barbara DiGiacinto, with 1,802 votes. November 10, 2013 More
Maintaining Wellness Throughout the Holiday Season
It is common to veer off course with food and exercise during the holiday season. We are all running around, stressed out, and going to parties and dinners. But there are ways to navigate the holiday season without sabotaging your health and wellness. November 7, 2013 More
Unofficial North Castle Election Day Results
November 6, 2013
Congratulations to all of the newly elected officials of North Castle.
Michael Schiliro received 56 percent of the votes for Town Supervisor.
The two other candidates who were elected as Town Councilman are Barry Reiter and Barbara DiGiacinto, who both received 29 percent of the votes.
Douglas Martino has been elected as Town Justice with 56 percent of the votes.
In an uncontested race, Patricia Colombo was reelected as Receiver of Taxes.
A group of Armonk soccer moms recently organized a ceremony to remember and honor Michael Jones. The Jones family unveiled the monument dedicated to the young man who lost his life during a tragic crime that occurred in New York City in 2012.
"Jonesy,” as he was known to his friends, coached many of Armonk's young, aspiring soccer players and touched many families over the years, including those known to Jonesy as his "American Moms." November 3, 2013 More
Main Street Dresses up for Halloween
Armonk's Main Street was decorated for Halloween with white, black and orange balloons tied to every lamppost. The festive setting included a sidewalk lined with cornstalks, bundles of hay, pumpkins and gourds, thanks to Mariani Gardens. Young trick or treaters arrived dressed as superheroes; firemen; knights; pumpkins; mermaids; and bumblebees. The young children filled their pumpkins and bags with candy handed out by “good and bad” witches from Main Street retailers, who enjoyed participating in the spirit of Halloween. Then the trick or treaters joined the hundreds of kids on School Street, where they were treated to the traditional, spooky decorations in the front yards of the homes lining the block. See Armonk Halloween here. October 31, 2013
Fareri's Article 78 Suit Against Armonk Square Dismissed
Judge Susan Cacace of the Westchester County Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit under Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law filed by 37 Maple Avenue, a corporation managed by Armonk Developer Michael Fareri.
Fareri sought a ruling directing the Town of North Castle, and/or its Building Inspector to refer some certificates of occupancy to North Castle's Planning Board to address what Fareri calls unauthorized and improper changes to the site plan of Armonk Square. October 22, 2013 More
North Castle's Facebook Page Provides Useful Information
The Town of North Castle Facebook page was created to promote North Castle in a format that allows human interest stories, community events and photos to be shared with visitors to the site. October 18, 2013 More
Armonk Chamber of Commerce Honors Principal of Byram Hills Middle School
The Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf outing at Brynwood Golf & Country Club where about two dozen guests enjoyed a beautiful autumn day. Following the outing, about 75 people attended the third annual golf event to recognize the dedication and 20 years of service from Dr. H. Evan Powderly, principal of H. C. Crittenden Middle School.
Dave Simon and Alison Simon, the owner of Home Floors Today, coordinated the third annual golf outing that successfully brought together the community's educators and business owners. October 11, 2013 More
Windmill Water District Issue Resolved
A pipe that had burst in Windmill Farm forced the closure of Coman Hill Elementary School on Monday. Early Monday evening, Director of Water & Sewer Sal Misiti said, "We got the green light to turn the water supply back on. The results from the first water sample were within the required limits." Water samples were collected from the fire hydrant located at the corner of Upland Lane and Evergreen Row. The water valve configuration shows the school at the end of the pipeline.
The results from the second water sample that were taken on Sunday morning as a precaution are not yet available. Since the first sample was fine, Misiti expects the second sample to be fine as well. Still, the Westchester County Health Department wants to review the results from the second sample, and Misiti expects to hear from the lab shortly.
As a precaution, the school district has a water tank truck mobilized as an alternative source. Misiti said the service will be restored at Coman Hill overnight at the latest. The Coman Hill Elementary School will open on Tuesday with the public water supply online with an alternative water source available. October 7, 2013.
School Street Closes as Tree Cutting Continues
On Thursday, October 3, 2013, the Town of North Castle sent an e-mail notice: "School Street will be closed from Glendale Avenue to Cox Avenue from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm Thursday Oct. 3 to facilitate tree removal."
Con Edison's crews are working their way through the "Armonk Loop" to cut down almost 1,000 trees. October 3, 2013 More
Byram Hills Student Excels in Music and Science
Byram Hills senior Inbal Hirschmann has performed four times at Carnegie Hall and won the American Fine Arts Competition as a solo pianist. She also finished third in the American Fine Arts Festival's International Concerto Competition. October 1, 2013 More
Armonk Art Show Week Starts off on a Solemn, yet Proud and Supportive, Note
Jamie's 5K race was more than a kick-off of the Armonk Outdoor Art Show. The day's event brought together hundreds of members of Jamie Love's community, consisting of 27 family members; his college buddies from the University of Vermont; his running mates; classmates; and coaches from Byram Hills High School, as well as hundreds of family friends and neighbors. September 26, 2103 More
Wampus Brook Park is Transformed into an Enchanted Forest
Apple-orchid picking, apple bobbing, pie-eating contests, a bouncing-castle and juggling were just some of the many activities at the Cider and Donut Festival that brought the Armonk community, guests and business owners back to yesteryear. September 23, 2013 More
Armonk Square to Welcome a Mix of Established and New Armonk Retailers
Armonk Square's developers are nearing completion of the two buildings in addition to the original building shared by DeCicco's Supermarket and Fortina restaurant.
A few new retail shops will open, but we will also see a relocation of some established Armonk shops. September 19, 2013 More
Diamond Health Coaching - Good Health As a Team Effort
Amy Diamond, founder of Diamond Health Coaching, is a team player. She believes that the best way to improve and maintain your best health is to work in conjunction with others: medical professionals, family, and other support circles. The most important person on the team, Diamond asserts, is the individual who wishes to become healthier. Sept. 18, 2013 More
GPNY Art Garage Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Grand Prix New York (GPNY), the area’s leading indoor entertainment and team-building venue, has expanded again, this time adding an exciting new visual arts studio for children, teens and adults. On Friday, September 20th at 5:00 PM, the public is invited to a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of the Art Garage, located within GPNY at 333 North Bedford Road in Mount Kisco, New York. Sept. 18, 2013 More
Town Historian Celebrates 90th Birthday
North Castle's Town Historian, Doris Finch Watson, was surrounded by family and friends as she cheerfully celebrated her 90th birthday at the Banksville Fire Department. Roughly fifty guests shared stories about time spent with Ms. Watson over the years at the Middle Patent School House, her family's general store Finch's, and at Smith's Tavern. September 12, 2013 More
Wifi Coverage Considered for Downtown Armonk
Supervisor Howard Arden is considering a plan to connect wireless transmitter towers on town-owned buildings in order to provide wifi, or wireless internet service, for all of downtown Armonk. Sept. 11, 2013 More
Re-Registration Required For Basic STAR Program State Senator George Latimer of the 37th S.D. calls attention to all North Castle homeowners who currently receive a reduction in school taxes through the STAR program. Basic STAR recipients will be required to re-register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance by DECEMBER 31, 2013. September 5, 2013 More
North Castle Bike Path to be Funded by Recreation Subdivision Fees
Councilman John Cronin, the liaison to the North Castle Recreation Advisory Board, said the board is currently working on plans for a five-mile North Castle Bicycle Route that will connect many neighborhoods. The Town Board approved the study for plans of a five-mile-long bike path to be built in phases over several years. The initial phase will cost upwards of $186,000, and if approved, the money will come from the recreation subdivision fees. August 25, 2103 More
Amore Pizzeria Is Relocating
Armonk's Amore Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen is planning to move from Armonk Town Center to a new location at One Kent Place. Co-owner of Amore with his brother since 1993, Joe Mazzotta said he expects the renovation of the building that he has owned since 2005 to be completed by the end of November. Agust 23, 2013 More
Ancient Grinding Stone Found at St. Nersess Is Dedicated to North Castle Historical Society
The discovery of an Indian grinding stone was made on the 5.5 acres of the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary. An historical analysis was performed to identify the piece. “During the archaeological investigations the team identified a Native American artifact - a metate - which is a ground stone tool used in food production,” More August 21, 2013
Discrimination Complaint Against North Castle Dismissed
In an email on August 12, 2013, Supervisor Howard Arden said that the New York State Division of Human Rights has dismissed a discrimination complaint against the town by Linda DiFiore, a former employee of North Castle's building department. August 13, 2013 More
Virginia Barrett Celebrates Fine American Art
Virginia Barrett’s Fine Art Gallery, located in Banksville’s North Street Shopping Center, displays the work of several distinguished American artists. Through her selection of unique pieces and lighting, Barrett has created a gallery with a peaceful yet sophisticated ambience. August 11, 2013 More
Does North Castle Need a Police Commissioner?
On July 10, 2013, North Castle Town Board had a public hearing scheduled to "consider a local law to amend the Town Code to establish the position of Police Commissioner." The agenda item was pulled at that Town Board meeting and the leadership role of the North Castle Police Department will be readdressed either at an August or September Town Board meeting. July 23, 2013 More
Highly Regarded Jazz-Folk Musician to Perform at The Library
North Castle Public Library's Sunday Music Session presents the Daniel Bennett Group on December 15 at 3:00 p.m. The intimate setting of the library's media room will resonant Bennett's hypnotic compositions as he performs on multiple woodwind instruments. The groups unique style of folk-jazz will rate as one of the library's top eclectic performances. Preview some of their recorded music here: www.danielbennett.net
Enjoy Winter Sports in Westchester County Parks
With the arrival of cold winter weather, Westchester residents can look forward to ice skating, cross country skiing and sledding at many county park locations. More
THE GYM of Armonk Hosts Toy Drive Supporting The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester
From December 9th through the 20th of this year, THE GYM of Armonk will be hosting a toy drive to support The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. The public is encouraged to bring new/unopened toys only, (preferably wrapped), to THE GYM at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk, NY during normal business hours. Dec. 10, 2013 More
Byram Hills Track Highlights
The Byram Hills Girls Winter Track team provided some real sparkle at the Section 1 Kickoff Meet at the 168th Street Armory on Saturday. Three students were added to the Byram Hills’ All Time Top Ten List, along with a double cracking of the old school record. December 9, 2013 More
Kids Play Tennis and Soccer to Raise Funds for Alzheimer's
Fourth-grader Ross Eagle knows that Alzheimer's is an eventually fatal disease, but he knew very little about the disease, in general, before attending Byram Hills High School’s first fundraiser for Alzheimer's at the Armonk Indoor Sports Center. Saturday night's special event was a collaborative effort organized by Byram Hills senior Max Levy, Armonk Indoor Club Director Lisa Bastardi, and Tim Shea, owner of Armonk Tennis and Byram Hills Varsity Tennis coach. December 9, 2013 More
Preparing For Cold & Flu Season
The winter is the time when most of us are concerned about catching the flu, or the cold virus from a family member or friend, or getting something from one of our kids. We are all inside, sneezing and having more contact than perhaps usual. The best strategy for preventing illness during cold and flu season is More from Susan Blum December 7, 2013
Look Beyond the Walls of the Library
Are you looking for facts about learning disabilities, have questions about job opportunities, or are you interested in travel? You can find information about these subjects and many more at the North Castle Public Library. More December 5, 2013
White Plains Hospital Unveils New Germ-Zapping Robot to Enhance Patient Safety
White Plains Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the region to use Xenex’s innovative germ-zapping technology to prevent infection and provide an additional layer of patient safety. More December 5, 2013
Byram Hills Class of 2015 Enters the College Admission Starting Gate
The Guidance Counselors of Byram Hills High School call it “College Planning Night”, and, indeed, the packed auditorium at Byram Hills High School at 7:00 p.m. on December 3, 2013 was the official “kickoff” for the parents of members of the BHHS Class of 2015 of an 18-month process that will culminate in their children going to college. December 5, 2013 More
Gas Leak Closes Main Street in Armonk
The North Castle Police Department received a phone call at 1:49 p.m. today, reporting a strong odor of gas on Main Street. A gas line had broken on the west side of Main Street, as a result of excavation work.
Labriola Construction Company, located in Armonk, was removing the sidewalk curb and replacing the curb and pavers with a handicap access at the newly relocated pedestrian walkway; the walkway is now located in front of Armonk Square’s promenade. More December 2, 2013
Bobcats Prepare for Winter Athletics, Soon to be Underway
Byram Hills Cheerleaders Land First Place in County Cheerleading Invitational
Byram Hills Cheerleaders received a perfect score for a first place finish among eight teams from Westchester County at Westchester County's 65th Invitation Championship for 2013. The Byram Hills team was invited to return to the competition tonight at County Center to compete for title of "Grand Champion" at 7:00 p.m. Go Bobcats! More November 26, 2013
Construction and Mishap at CVS Pharmacy
There has been some construction activity in the parking lot of the future home of Armonk's CVS Pharmacy. Last week, construction vehicles arrived and began work on the parking lot. The entrance to the Armonk Shopping Center off Maple Avenue has been closed. There was an accident, as reported in this week's police blotter, when a trailer broke loose from a landscaping truck and rolled into the front window of the former A&P Supermarket. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported.
There should a period of about six or seven months of building before the CVS Pharamcy opens in the spring, says Supervisor Howard Arden.
Byram Hills High School Students Inducted into Prestigious National Honor Society
The 22 inductees of the Byram Hills High School Cum Laude Society were urged to try new opportunities, remember that actions are more important than words – and never stop learning. More November 14, 2013
BHHS Girls Soccer Makes History Twice
2013 Byram Hills Girls will long be remembered as history-setting, not once but twice in a wondrous season for the players, coaches, parents and Bobcat fans. The BHHS Girls Soccer team was the first to win their Sectionals Class A Finals, and then reach the NYS Regional Final. Additionally, the very talented, hard-working team won 20 games, which had not been done before by a BHHS Girls Soccer team, and rarely achieved by the highly successful Byram Hills Boys Soccer team [which in 2007 won the States]. Thus, the BHHS Girls Soccer team is well situated for next season which cannot come quick enough for them to try to go deeper in post-season, perhaps surpassing their current unprecedented achievement -- which they should truly savor their unique accomplishment despite the many excellent girls soccer teams in the past decade. More November 9, 2013
BeWies Holistic Market Opens in Moderne Barn Plaza
Searching for locally sourced, natural and organic foods, juices and skin care products, or the best-tasting, fair-trade and organic coffees and teas? Well look no further. BeWies Holistic Market offers a complete selection of these products right in Armonk.
New to Moderne Barn Plaza, BeWies owners and Armonk residents Amy Berman and Julie Wiesen are welcoming community members to browse, sample some products and get information about the healthy choices they currently make or would like to make. November 7, 2013 More
Election Day in North Castle Brings Big Changes
On November 5, 2013, Election Day brought some dramatic results to the Town of North Castle. Perhaps the outcome was in part thanks to the accomplishments and influence of the late Becky Kittredge and the late Millie Wago. November 6, 2013 More
Byram Hills Graduate Looks for Support of Independent Film Feature
Vincent Morrone graduated from Columbia University's Masters in Fine Arts film program and is working on his first independent feature film, titled, At Night All Birds Are Black. Vincent is part of a team who is raising money to produce the film. "The independent film world continues to be successful because of the community support it receives," says Morrone. As an Armonk resident, Morrone is reaching out to the North Castle community for support. More November 4, 2013
Ghosts and goblins weave between the other spooky sights Happy Halloween
Senior Care Living Community Opening Soon in Armonk The Bristol is one of the latest additions to Armonk's expanded development.
Community Invited for Activites at Breezemont Day Camp
Some boys picked pumpkins to paint at Breezemont's fall gathering. The day was festive with kids who attended one of the many special community events that Breezemont Camp will host.
Ten Ways to Help Prep for SAT/ACT Tests
Taking a SAT or ACT exam is like running an academic marathon. Here are the top ten things you can do to help your son or daughter prepare for test day. October 18, 2013 More
Armonk Square Works on the Finishing Touches
Co-developer Dom Dioguardi walked with us through Armonk Square where a mix of retail and residential buildings are opening. Dioguardi invited us to visit a few retails stores and a second-floor apartment via video.
Everyone in town is anticipating the day when Armonk Square integrates with Main Street and becomes a meeting place in the heart of our community. "We want to draw people in," says Dioguardi, "and keep them here with a combination of service, retail and food."
During the development stage, the partners stood on Main Street with their families, looked into the empty lot and envisioned kids running through the square.
New Director/Owner Shares Vision for Breezemont Day Camp
The 2014 camping season marks a new chapter for Armonk’s own Breezemont Day Camp as new Director and Owner, Gordon Josey, takes the reins from J.R. Tesone, who will continue to participate as director emeritus.
“I wish to continue the camping excellence that Breezemont has been known for during the past 75 years,” said Gordon. "My vision is that when a child returns home from camp every day, he or she will say, ‘Breezemont is the best place in the world!” October 11, 2013 More
Kerry Kennedy Trial Set for January 22, But Not at Town Hall
Kerry Kennedy made a brief appearance before North Castle's Town Justice, Elyse Lazansky, on October 8. Judge Lazansky ruled that Kerry Kennedy will go to trial on January 22, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. Lazansky said there will be no delays unless there is a medical emergency.
Where will the case be tried? This is a high-profile case with a Kennedy. Judge Lazansky said the trial will be held in a suitable location other than Armonk's Town Hall, and that location is still to be determined. The District Attorney, the defendant and the court agree, says William Aronwald, one of Kennedy's two criminal lawyers, that North Castle's Town Hall is not suitable for a high profile trial for security reasons. October 8, 2013 More
Armonk Welcomes its Own Shop-At-Home Flooring Showroom Armonk resident Alison Simon recently opened Home Floors Today, a new shop-at-home flooring showroom. If you need a new floor and have put off the task of looking for one because it seems too daunting, now’s the time to get started. Home Floors Today (HFT) just opened on the Armonk / Mount Kisco border and can help you accomplish this task seamlessly. October 2, 2013 More
North Castle's Winkler Park is Revived
On a crisp and sunny Sunday afternoon in autumn, in the bucolic setting of Winkler Park, we learned about the history of the property that was donated to the Town and became Winkler Park in the mid 1970's.
The property had been used for recreation purposes by the Winkler family for decades. From riding snow mobiles to fishing, once again, thanks to Supervisor Howard Arden, Town Board member John Cronin, the North Castle Recreation Advisory Board, and the North Castle Parks and Recreation Department, neighborhood residents and families can use the park again. Watch a video of the reopening ceremony here. October 1, 2013 Comments
Winter Preparation & Damage Prevention Checklist
With the leaves still changing amidst a crisp fall breeze, it's easy to dismiss the prospect of being affected by winter weather. But make no mistake: once the seasons change, each of us is as vulnerable as the next. Being a mindful and caring homeowner - and taking steps to prepare for severe winter weather before it happens - can help reduce your exposure to weather-related events and minimize possible damage to your home. September 29, 2103 More
The Byram Hills Bobcats' homecoming continues Saturday with games of the undefeated and #2 ranked boys varisty soccer team, a varsity football game and more. September 28, 2013 View schedule
Armonk Today Interviews Dr. H. Evan Powderly
Dr. H. Evan Powderly, principal of H.C. Crittenden (Byram Hills Middle School), gave an exclusive interview with AllAboutArmonk.com's Armonk Today.
"I like Armonk, I like Byram Hills; nurturing the middle school child gives me great joy." He is most proud of his faculty, whom he depends on for passion and knowledge. Watch the video as Dr. Powderly talks about today's technology.
Byram Hills Students Chosen for All-State and National Music Honors
It takes more than talent to be selected for music honor ensembles. The six Byram Hills High School students who recently learned they would be performing in upcoming national and state concerts share a passion for music and a love of performing. And, of course, they practice. September 26, 2013 More
Byram Hills Students Walk to End Alzheimer's
This Sunday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s has already received a fundraising boost from an unlikely source; a local high school. A 250-member-strong club, called the Growth and Awareness Group for Alzheimer’s – or GAGA as they like to say – has nearly hit a record $20,000 as top fundraisers for this year’s event. September 26, 2013 More
The North Castle Historical Society’s Gift Idea: Colorful Afghans and Recipe Cookbook
The North Castle Historical Society has returned with its popular seasonal and holiday gift idea: an afghan emblazoned with the various historical sites. Such sites include Smith's Tavern; Miller House (Washington's headquarters); Quaker Meeting House; East Middle Patent School; Brundage Blacksmith Shop; and The Widow Brush House. Septemebr 16, 2013 More
North Castle Honors Those Fallen at 9/11 Memorial Service
In honor of the victims of 9/11, dozens of people attended the Town of North Castle's September 11 memorial service in Wampus Brook Park. Watch the Video here
Byram Hills Senior Anthony Squillante Proudly Earns an Eagle Scout Badge
Anthony Squillante started as a Tiger Cub when he first moved to Thornwood. His mother, Donna, thought it would be a great way to make new friends. She started the den and remained a den leader until Anthony was in fourth grade.
To date, Anthony has earned 39 badges, well beyond the required 21-merit badges needed to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. September 15, 2013 More
Missy Taylor White Passed Away at Age 59 After a Brief Battle with Lung Cancer
Melissa (Missy) Taylor White passed away on Sunday September 1, 2013. A service will be held on Saturday September 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Middle Patent Church at 171 Bedford-Banksville Road in Bedford. More
North Castle Library Offers Free Material Scanning
A new service available at the Armonk Library is a scanner that easily scans any hardcopy document into an electronically file. Scan the document and send it as an attachment in an email. It's another free service provided by our local library and a way of staying green. August 21, 2013
North Castle Names New Police Chief
Geoffrey Harisch, a 26-year veteran of the North Castle Police force, has been appointed North Castle’s Chief of Police. His appointment, announced by the Town Board at its August 14 meeting, is effective as of August 10, 2013. At the meeting, dozens of fellow officers, friends, and family of Harisch came to show support for the appointment. August 17, 2013 More
Water for Downtown Armonk
Downtown Armonk's Water District seeks more water and more water storage, according to North Castle's Director of Water and Sewer Operations, Sal Misti. Director Misti spoke with allaboutarmonk.com about North Castle's Water District #4. August 9, 2013 More
North Castle Recycles
North Castle employees Matt Harisch and Don Caturano, along with Town Board member Diane Roth and Co-Chair of North Castle Recycling Committee Deborah Cerar, collected electronic waste and scrap metal on the first Saturday of August. The drop off is located behind Town Hall and will be held on every first Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. For complete information go to northcastleny.com. August 3, 2013
Armonk Welcomes “WHY” Sculpture
In the words of Councilwoman Diane Roth, “Art brings culture to our town and refines us, taking us to a new level of sophistication.” Ms. Roth’s comment praising the value of art is intended for the new sculpture entitled “WHY,” which was recently installed in front of the North Castle Public Library. July 31, 2013 More
Have a Moderne Barn Cocktail to Support Adopt-A-Dog
The Moderne Barn restaurant is decked out in festive holiday décor by the famed Fred Schwan, who is responsible for the decorations at Radio City Music Hall, and other renowned New York City landmarks. As part of spreading the cheer, Moderne Barn will be launching a special holiday cocktail menu and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Adopt-a-Dog. The promotion is held through Friday, December 20 and the menu details are listed below:
Hot Toddy Scotch Whiskey, Lemon, Raw Sugar, Nutmeg $9; Mulled Red Wine, Apple Cider, Orange Zest, Mulling Spices, Honey $9; Hot Buttered Rum Dark Rum, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Allspice $9.
Byram Hills Strings Students Work with Caramoor Musicians
Byram Hills High School string orchestra students are benefitting from some professional advice, thanks to a recent visit by musicians from the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.
The Dover Quartet, musicians in residence at Caramoor for the 2013-2014 season, worked with 45 members of the high school string and concert orchestras as they prepared for next month's concert. More November 26, 2013
Armonk Food Drive Feeds the Hungry
Houlihan Lawrence’s Armonk office is conducting a holiday food drive in the North Castle community to support The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry. November 18, 2013 More
Byram Hills Students Experience Colonial Life
“After-school activities” included mucking stalls, milking cows and quilting. Instead of video games, there were rolling hoops. And if you wanted butter, you had to churn it yourself.
Fourth-graders from Wampus School in Armonk learned this week what life was like for children in Colonial times during an annual visit to Smith’s Tavern in Armonk. November 7, 2013 More
Home Floors Today Makes Giving Back to the Community Even Easier
Lending a helping hand comes naturally to Armonk resident and Home Floors Today’s president, Alison Simon. So when a friend introduced her to Furniture Sharehouse, she immediately began to think about how she could help.
Home Floors Today, a newly opened shop-at-home flooring showroom, offers customers the opportunity to donate their gently used area rugs to Furniture Sharehouse; they, in turn, donate them directly to local families in need. More October 22, 2013
THE GYM of Armonk Supports American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk in October GYM Member and Two-Time Cancer Survivor is Spokesperson and Fundraiser
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and THE GYM of Armonk will be Thinking Pink! This year, THE GYM will be joining two-time breast cancer survivor and long-time member, Sue Harmon, in supporting the American Cancer Society as it commemorates its 100th year, More October 13, 2013
Brynwood Partners Outlines Additional Benefits to Town in Proposal to Develop World-Class Club and Residential Community
October 7, 2013 In another significant step in its effort to transform Brynwood Golf & Country Club into a world-class club and residential community, Brynwood Partners has announced a series of additional benefits to the Town of the proposed project. More
Stacy Miller Joins Douglas Elliman Westchester
Douglas Elliman Real Estate announces that Stacy Miller has joined the company’s Westchester brokerage. A Westchester resident for more than 28 years, Ms. Miller’s in-depth knowledge of the local markets and longstanding connections will help to grow business for the company. She will be based of Elliman’s Armonk location. September 23, 2013 More
Astorino Announces $12 Million in IDA Financing for White Plains Family Housing
“Green” renovation will improve energy efficiency and create jobs
County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that the county’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approved a resolution that will provide Marathon Development Group $12 million in tax-exempt bond financing to renovate the Madison House, a 99-unit affordable housing complex located at 70 Ferris Avenue in White Plains. September 12, 2103 More
Hurricane Awareness: The Season Is On Us
The first anniversary of Super Storm Sandy is fast approaching. With a diameter reaching a whopping 800 miles, with duration of 10 days and a geographic reach from the Bahamas to Canada, Sandy was certainly a storm for the record books. Unfortunately for us, our Mid-Atlantic States bore the brunt of her anger. August 13, 2013 More
Spinabolo is the Latest Craze
Ike Frimet is 12-years-old and going into 7th grade this year. His summer has been all about Spinabolo. It’s the latest craze in camp, and it’s a fad that has already lasted a while, Ike says. August 26, 2103 More
Modern Chinese Food
Rice, the modern chinese food restaurant located in Elide Plaza at 111 Bedford Road, invited community members to a cocktail party on Sunday evening. Guests sat in the dining room that opens up to the plaza and to outdoor dining. Diners were treated to authentic Pan-Asian Chinese food, champagne and Chinese Tsing Tao Beer. We wish Alex Lee and his partners, Jenny Tang and Calvin Tanga, much continued success. August 19, 2013
Mall Walks With Benefits at the Westchester Mall
The Mall Walk program at the Westchester Mall encourages interested people to enjoy indoor exercise from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. The walkers meet at the “horse fountain” on Retail Level 2 and begin the half-mile loop around the second floor. August 11, 2013 More
Marilyn Monroe Visits Armonk
When thinking about Armonk, many images and ideas come to mind: beautiful town, incredible school district, and delicious restaurants, just to name a few. Something that probably doesn’t come to mind is the feeling that Armonk is a destination for art (excluding the annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show). July 6, 2013 More
The Gym Hosts Local Business Networking Event
THE GYM of Armonk hosted an Armonk Chamber of Commerce business networking event. The evening was an opportunity for local professionals to meet one another and develop business relationships.
Neal Schwartz, President of the Armonk Chamber of Commerce and Owner of The Tutoring Club in Armonk said, “We are grateful for the hospitality of the team at THE GYM, and we are looking forward to many successful events to come.” August 11, 2013
Dr. Blum to Explain 4 Steps for a Healthy Immune System
Dr. Susan Blum, of the Blum Center For Health, is to appear on The Dr. Oz Show on Monday July 15. Blum will discuss the underlying immune problems, and why the food we eat everyday is one of the most common immunity destroyers. July 11, 2013 More
Keeping your Home’s Value at its MAX
Although the value of homes may have dropped recently, there are smart ways to invest in your home right now to hold it’s value at it’s maximum. Here are some ideas from Interior Designer, Liane Rigano that could make it happen. July 11, 2013 More
DeCicco’s Opens its 11th Area Store in Armonk
DeCicco Family Markets, a second generation grocery chain with 10 locations in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange Counties, proudly announces its 11th location in the newly constructed Armonk Square in downtown Armonk. July, 8, 2013 More
Kids, start your engines!
June 29, 2013 Grand Prix New York, the area’s leading indoor entertainment and team-building venue, will once again be offering junior racing camps this summer.
The 5-day Novice Racing Summer Camp features a structured curriculum for participants with little or no experience in karting/driving and teaches junior drivers the basics of driving and racing. Campers enjoy five days of high speed wheel-to-wheel instruction and racing, along with other recreational activities including the iRacing Sim Room, bowling and the arcade. The 5-day Advanced Camp is for drivers with a competitive edge who are ready to take their skills to the next level.
“Whether it’s a first time driver who wants to learn the basics, or a child who already has some racing experience, these camps are sure to thrill,” said Grand Prix New York Vice President Nat Mundy. For more information visit www.gpny.com.
Fun Had by All at the Fol De Rol
Armonk Lions' annual Fol De Rol event has always been an enjoyable event for many local families. It's a weekend filled with thrills from rides, stuffed-animal game prizes, pets for adoption, and fresh honey from onsite beehives; recently, it has added 18th century demonstrations of blacksmithing, basket and broom making, and coopering or wooden barrel making. June 19, 2013 More
Star Kidz Opens in Mt. Kisco to Rave Reviews
The excitement of one of the leading local performing arts programs is coming closer to the Armonk area with the opening of the newest Star Kidz location in Mount Kisco. Star Kidz is a complete performing arts program customized for children from 3 to 17 in weekly sessions specializing in individual attention in a group setting. Classes will be held at the Westchester Ballroom on Radio Circle off Lexington Avenue in Mt Kisco. Free trial classes will be held later in May and programs for all ages will begin in September. May 6, 2013 More
Shield Your Landscape from Tick-Borne Disease with Organics
Warm weather brings with it lots of good things including longer days spent enjoying our yards with our families. Unfortunately, more time spent outdoors also means an increased risk of contracting a tick-borne disease. April 12, 2013 More on Wildlife
A Road Map for Healthy Living
April 29, 2013 Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H., says she is grateful to have an amazing group of family, friends and all the others who support her at The Blum Center of Health. Her newly released book, "The Immune System Recovery Plan," is a message of hope, not only for people with autoimmune diseases, but also for everyone who wants help building a healthy immune system; this is something that we all need, said Director of Media & Branding, Dana Epstein. To order a copy online, visit Immuneprogram.com.
What Parents Should Look For in a College Admissions Advisor
Here are some questions to ask yourself of the person who will have an enormous influence on the future of your college-bound student, the one whose future will depend largely on what the advisor recommends:
Will visits be in an office setting or in the comfort of your family home? Will the sessions involve just the student or involve the family? Feb. 7, 2013 More on Education
Mariachi Mexico, located on Main Street in Armonk, has recently undergone an exciting transformation. The restaurant received its refreshing makeover thanks largely to the efforts of new Head Chef Joana Herrera.
Ms. Herrera has always been involved with the restaurant business, which began as a result of her innate love of food. July 6, 2013 More
Meet Interior Designer Beata Buhl
Interior Designer Beata Buhl has always brought a large repertoire of experience and vision to her craft. Currently, she has a successful interior design business in the heart of Westchester County, in Armonk. Beata caters to a wide range of clients in Westchester County, Manhattan, and Connecticut, as well as some areas in Europe. But before settling down in Armonk, she spent most of her life traveling the world and educating herself so she could share her worldly visions and inspiration with her clients. March 4, 2013 More on Interior Design
12th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic Ends on a High Note
On Monday, June 24, the Music Conservatory of Westchester hosted the 12th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic at the Whippoorwill Club in Armonk. The daylong event featured golf and tennis competitions, a silent auction, and musical performances. Two prominent musicians, former Yankee Bernie Williams and bandleader Peter Duchin, were honored. June 29, 2103 More
Armonk Restaurant Opus 465 Presents Lively Weekend Music
You don't have to tell singer/guitarist John Leonardi that playing music feeds the soul, but the life of a local musician sometimes struggles to feed the body. That's why he praises the spirited weekend music scene at restaurant Opus 465 on Main Street in Armonk.
"This place supports a lot of musicians. It's a small community of musicians around here," said Leonardi, speaking during a break in his Friday night set. June 6, 2013 More on Performing Arts
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