Byram Hills High School Student Wins Acorda Scientific Excellence Award
Helena Zhang, a senior at Byram Hills High School, has recently received the Acorda Scientific Excellence Award for her research paper and scientific work on alternative treatments for antibiotic-resistant MRSA. April 20, 2014 More
When You Need Advice, Armonk Moms is the Place
Armonk Moms has every resource you could ever imagine. The popular Facebook Group, which boasts a loyal following of more than 1600 members, was created in 2012 by Armonk resident and longtime Houlihan Lawrence realtor Barbara Dunn. April 19, 2014 More
School Superintendent Donohue Presents District Budget of $87.7 Million
At the Byram Hills Board of Education meeting on April 8, 2014, Superintendent Dr. William Donohue presented the school district’s proposed 2014-15 budget, which projects a 4.6% increase from last year to $87,683,158 and a proposed school tax levy increase of 3.6%, or $75,995,863. More April 16, 2014
How Can You Know if you Should be Gluten Free?
Gluten sensitivity often affects people who have IBS, autoimmune disease, chronic inflammation and neuropathy. To test for a sensitivity or allergy, you should do an elimination diet. This can be done by More April 16, 2014
North Castle’s New Police “tip411” Allows for Complete Anonymity
North Castle’s Police Chief Geoffrey Harisch has secured a free nationwide communications service that has been made available by the Westchester District Attorney’s office. The tip411 Citizen Observer system is user-friendly, completely anonymous, and is monitored 24/7 by three trained detectives of North Castle’s Detective Division. April 15, 2014 More
At the Armonk Library on the evening of April 10 members from Connecticut’s Sound Cyclist Bicycle Club (SCBC) joined the Westchester Cycling Club (WCC) to hear experts address issues in cycling. More April 13, 2014
Fareri Proposes Multi-Family Condo for the Old Lumberyard Site
Developer Michael Fareri is proposing condominiums for the 8/10 of an acre where the old lumberyard stood at the dead end of Bedford Road, backing up to I-684 and the H.C. Crittenden Middle School soccer field. April 9, 2014 More
Gain Tools to Prevent Teen Addiction
The final speaker of the PTSA Wellness Speaker Series is Dr. Harris Stratyner. On April 22, Dr. Stratyner will speak about detection, prevention, substances used in teen experimentation, peer pressure, and the spectrum of alcohol and substance abuse, from experimentation to addiction. April 8, 2014 More
Peter Cottontail Comes to North Castle
Out on the field eggs had been scattered randomly. Inside the eggs were candy, small toys, and in special eggs were tickets for additional prizes. The sun played hide and seek, but the impatient and eager children and their families did not mind the chill or wind. April 5, 2014 More
Byram Hills Transforms into a Global Village
The language in the passports issued to the hundreds of attendees at Byram Hills Global Village Day stated: “Be mindful and aware of all the world has to offer. Note how cultures are different and at the same time similar. Diversity is the one true thing we have in common.” April 2, 2014 More
April Showers Bring May Flowers and Green Acres Plant Sale
With the arrival of daffodils that are waiting to bloom, spring in Armonk has come and not far behind is the Green Acres Garden Club's annual plant sale. As reliable as the crocuses that will soon peak their lavender flowers, the plant sale will be held just in time for Mother’s Day on May 10. More April 3, 2014
Reaching Across the Generations
Parent members and children, ages three to five, of the Byram Hills Pre-School Association visited the Nathaniel Witherell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Greenwich, Connecticut on Saturday morning, March 29th. Co-Chair Jackie Cardarelli says, “The Little Helping Hands committee’s mission is to teach preschoolers about community service and helping those in need. More April 2, 2014
Armonk Square’s Debut: The Reviews Are In
The cold, blustery wind that blew through Armonk Square on a recent March afternoon wasn’t deterring Lisa Geller from her first appointment at Hott Blow Dry and Beauty Lounge. As she paused to reflect on the two storied, 3.43-acre development of shops, More April 1, 2014
With the ever increasing interest in film and acting, the Byram Hills High School Library has started a new program called Film@Byram. Every day, students’ short films are debuted on a small television screen at the library. More March 31, 2014
Planning Board Examines Parking Issues and Supermarket Mezzanine
The North Castle Planning Board’s Public Hearing for Armonk Square on March 24 was held to examine the Building Department’s issuance of a violation for the unapproved revisions to the mezzanine level of DeCicco’s Family Supermarket that did not comply with what the Planning Board approved back in 2011. More March 30, 2014
Checks and Balances for Clean Tap Water
Saturday, March 22 was World Water Day. It is estimated that 90% of North Castle residents draw water from privately owned, drilled wells. North Castle Water & Sewer Department has jurisdiction over the remaining water supply from the town’s five water districts. March 27, 2014 More
Byram Hills HS Students Introduce Younger Students to Foreign Languages
To mark World Languages Week, students at Byram Hills High School gave the district’s younger students a taste of foreign languages they’ll eventually be able to study.
The high school students read foreign-language editions of popular story books to classes at Coman Hill School. They also taught introductory lessons in Spanish, French and Italian to students at the Wampus School. More March 27, 2014
State of the Town Presented at Armonk Lion’s Meeting
Armonk Lion President and Town Justice Douglas Martino welcomed Supervisor Michael Schiliro and North Castle Town Board members Josè Berra, Barbara DiGiacinto, Barry Reiter and Stephen D’Angelo on March 18 to the Lion’s annual meeting at David Chen’s Restaurant for a presentation on the State of the Town.
Supervisor Schiliro began with an overview of this winter’s staggering statistics of 18 storms and 77 inches of snowfall: March 23, 2014 More
Students at Coman Hill School Celebrate National Nutrition Week
“Healthy food give us superpowers!!! Veggies, like carrots and broccoli, help our eyesights and our minds.”
“Dairy like milk and yogurt, help and make our bones and teeth super strong.”
“We were outside in the cold weather but it didn't matter - we had a blast,” said Denise Burke, who co-chairs the committee with Meredith Pizzorusso. More March 19, 2014
Marian Hamilton to Receive Quality of Life Award for Service to the Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center of Northern Westchester Hospital
At Northern Westchester Hospital, there is no better place for families and friends overwhelmed by their loved one’s medical needs than The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center. More March 14, 2014
Prominent Singing Engagements for Byram Hills Senior
On March 30, Max Levy will be singing at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center with Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) and the world-renowned conductor Eric Whitacre and composer Stephen Schwartz ("Pippin","Wicked", "Godspell").
In addition, Max was selected by the Boston Symphony Orchestra to be a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus that will perform with conductor John Oliver and the Boston Pops at the Tanglewood this summer. Max, a 17-year-old, is the youngest member of this ensemble. We wish him much success! March 13, 2014
Talk with North Castle’s Conservation Board Chairman John Fava
“Water, in both quantity and quality, is the most important concern of the Conservation Board,” says John Fava, Conservation Board Chairman, “because 95% of the town is on drilled wells. Water protection is the main focus of the Board.” March 10, 2014 More
Who Were North Castle's Top Employers in 2010?
There were an estimated 5,600 North Castle employed residents out of the population of 10,849 in 2010 reported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census. In 2010, North Castle's top employers were: More
Byram Hills Debate Team Wins Big At Westchester Classic
The Byram Hills High School Debate Team scored several impressive results at this weekend’s Westchester Classic Debate Tournament in Shrub Oak. More March 3, 2014
North Castle Police Officer Promoted to Detective
Police Chief Geoffrey Harisch recommended the promotion of Police Officer Thomas McCormack to Police Detective at the North Castle Town Board meeting. There are four detectives assigned to the Detective Division: one lieutenant, one sergeant and two police officers. More March 1, 2014
CJEG Presents an Alternative to Traditional Jewish Education
Armonk resident Steven Harrison was looking for something different from a traditional Hebrew-school experience for his younger son. His older son had attended Hebrew school at a traditional temple and had become a Bar-Mitzvah, but Steven felt a less traditional education made more sense now. More February 27, 2014
Basketball Camp for Future Bobcats
For aspiring Bobcats, former BHHS Basketball star Jeff Lynch, Coach Marshall Reiff and Coach Marty Durkin will be offering a basketball and fitness camp this summer. The camp, for kids ages 8 to 14, will be held mornings at St. Patrick’s Church in Armonk during the last two weeks in August. More February 27, 2014
Town Board Considers More Parking for Downtown Armonk
Anyone driving in downtown Armonk recently knows that parking spaces have become a commodity with the addition of Armonk Square’s stores, apartments and DeCicco’s Supermarket. Although it is inconvenient, a parking issue is a good problem because it means the commerce on Main Street is increasing. More
Fencing Academy of Westchester Women Foil Fencers Excel at 2014 JR Olympics in Portland, Oregon
The 2014 United States Junior Olympic Fencing Championships were held in Portland, Oregon from February 14 to February 18. The competition includes events for men and women in two age categories: More Feb. 19, 2014
Westchester DA Says Past Police Overtime Dispute Is An Administrative Issue, Not A Criminal Matter
At the February 13 North Castle Town Board meeting, Supervisor Michael Schiliro read a letter from Westchester’s District Attorney to a partner of Town Attorney Roland Baroni.
The February 6th letter involved a Notice of Claim filed by North Castle’s Police Chief, Geoffrey Harisch, on January 16, 2014 against Joan Goldberg, and also against the Town of North Castle and the North Castle Town Board. More February 15, 2014
Build Strength and Endurance with Low Impact Deep Water Running
Want to exercise? Need to do cardio but don’t feel like pounding the pavement? Want to strengthen your core but don’t like crunches? Try deep water running (DWR). More February 11, 2014
Parks and Recreation Board Hears From Public on the New Wampus Park South
North Castle’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board held a meeting on Tuesday, February 4 at the Hergenhan Center, to hear comments from the public on the planning of the new Wampus Brook Park South, located at the gateway to downtown Armonk, between Bedford Road and Route 22, along Maple Avenue. More February 5, 2014
Help with Healthcare
It seems that almost everyone is dissatisfied with the healthcare industry and the process of finding the perfect plan.
Under Obamacare, the insurance plans in the market place are offered by private companies and they all cover the same essential health benefits. More February 5, 2014
Students Exhibit a Multitude of Visual and Acoustic Interpretations at the Byram Hills Winter Art Show
Students from HC Crittenden Middle School and Byram Hills High School are enrolled in a plethora of art and music classes that explore many forms of creative study: painting; drawing; ceramics; photography; and digital designs; while many other students express their creativity through their involvement in band, orchestra and chorus. More January 31, 2014
Conductor Keeps the Trains on the Tracks
Ralph spends a lot of time at home now with his wife, Ann, of 64 years. Much of that time is spent working on model railroads that he began collecting seriously in 2005. It started 40 years ago in the lower level of his house, with a train set with his five kids, on the pool table. More January 28, 2014
Former Comptroller Files a Notice of Claim For Discrimination by Administrator
On January 27, 2014, the former North Castle Town Comptroller, Faith Berland, filed a Notice of Claim against the North Castle Town Administrator, Joan Cavorti Goldberg, the Town of North Castle, and the North Castle Town Board.
The claim alleges that Goldberg repeatedly engaged in bullying, torment and discrimination based on gender and on Berland's pregnancy. More January 27, 2014
Park Development, Sidewalk Improvement and More on Armonk's Bedford Road
At its January 22, 2014 meeting, the Town Board gave approval to get bids to complete the sidewalks on Bedford Road in front of Elide Plaza, and in front of the Wampus Brook Park South. In the 1990s, funding from the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) was designated to improve sidewalks on Main Street. January 24, 2014 More
North Castle Town Board Appoints José Berra to Fill the Fifth Town Board Seat
Supervisor Mike Schiliro's seat was vacated after he was elected and sworn in as North Castle Town Supervisor at the beginning of the year. The Town Board considered several candidates to fill the vacant Town Board position. The appointment of Jose Berra to the position was confirmed in the executive session and unanimously voted upon at the Town Board meeting on January 22, 2014. More
Claim Filed Against the Town of North Castle and Administrator is Referred to Westchester District Attorney's Office
North Castle's Chief of Police Geoffrey Harisch filed a 17-page Notice of Claim with the Town Clerk's office on January 16, 2014. The claim is against Joan Goldberg, the Town of North Castle and the North Castle Town Board. January 17, 2014 More
Town Administrator Re-Appointed by New Town Board
January 10, 2014 North Castle's Town Board unanimously re-appointed Town Administrator Joan Goldberg 20 days after the prior Town Board fired her. Supervisor Michael Schiliro read a prepared statement at the January 8, 2014 Town Board meeting of the results of private investigations of allegations of harassment and racial discrimination against the Town Board and Town Administrator Joan Goldberg. More
Brynwood Development - Two Windmill Groups, Two Points of View
Soon after the December 18 letter from the Windmill Water & Wall Committee (WWWC) arrived, a response from Residents of Windmill, Inc. (ROWI) president Jan Bernstein was emailed to Windmill residents. December 22, 2013 More
Windmill Residents Surveyed on Brynwood Options
Some Windmill residents received a second survey from the Windmill Water & Wall Committee (WWWC). WWWC is a new group formed by some Windmill residents whose expressed goal is to gather the facts and present all sides of the Brynwood issue with an independent and neutral point of view.
The WWWC survey options are: More December 19, 2013
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Two Young Women Help Others Cope with a Loved One's Suicide
They will never forget their fathers, but helping others cope with a loss may make it easier for them to deal with this tragedy. Samantha and Gabrielle share their thoughts about losing their fathers to suicide. More April 16, 2014
North Castle Police Search for Suspects in Home Invasion On April 14, 2014 at about 5:10 p.m., the North Castle Police Department responded to a home invasion style robbery in North White Plains. More April 15, 2014
Recycle at North Castle’s Zero Waste Day
April 26, 2014 is the day, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., to load up your car with unwanted household items and recycle them. Rather than set junk out on the curb for pickup which will be disposed at landfills, bring them behind North Castle's Town Hall at 15 Bedford Road in Armonk.
This will be North Castle Recycling Committee's tenth Zero Waste Day. More April 13, 2014
North Castle Historical Society’s Annual Meeting
The North Castle Historical Society’s annual meeting on April 6 was held at Whippoorwill Hall, the highlight of which was a film presentation on the dismantling of the Town of Kensico and the building of the Kensico Dam. April 9, 2014 More
Full Service Interior Design in the Heart of Armonk
What do people look for when they decide it’s time to “do” or “re-do” their interior spaces? Just ask Julie Owen, President & CEO of Cocobolo Interiors, Inc., and she’ll tell you, “Our clients really want help in putting together rooms that suit their personality, lifestyle and budget. Our clients have come to depend on our inventive use of endless resources to create chic and comfortable homes.” April 2, 2014 More
Prom Fun for Everyone with Donations from Operation PROM
Operation PROM was founded in 2005 and has since provided resources and opportunities to mentor students in need. Originally, Operation PROM was established to help students who were unable to afford the luxuries of prom with donations of prom dresses and money for tuxedo rentals. More April 2, 2014
Bullets Over Broadway
Armonk’s fledgling Broadway producers, Jed and Bronna Canaan, apparently still haven’t learned that if you’re going to invest in a show, you need to see the show first. For their second venture, “Bullets Over Broadway,” based on the Woody Allen movie, Jed saw a read-through of the musical, but only after parting with their funds. More April 1, 2014
Byram Hills High School Student Wins Acorda Scientific Excellence Award for Cystic Fibrosis Research
Elizabeth Wellington, a student at Byram Hills High School, has recently received the Acorda Scientific Excellence Award for her research paper and scientific work on the genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis. March 31, 2014 More
Volunteer Firefighters Ice Rescue at Windmill Lake
On a windy, cold March afternoon, the Armonk Fire Department performed a simulated ice rescue in the frigid water of Windmill Lake. The volunteer firefighters said that the water temperature was warmer than the air as they were immersed in the lake dressed in drysuits waiting to be rescued. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE March 30, 2014
James Joseph Henderson, Sr., a 49 year Armonk resident died on March 5, 2014. More March 27, 2014
Local Student to Drum in the Battle of the Bands
Byram Hills High School sophomore and band member of “Plethora of Nothing," Tess Condron, will compete in the BandJam at the Ridgefield Playhouse on April 27. “Plethora of Nothing” was one of the eight bands chosen from 50 bands that entered into the competition.
“It was quite a try-out production--with an American Idol feel to it with three judges,” says Tess’ Mom, Pamela Condron. More March 25, 2014
Batter Up - Spring Sports Begin at Byram Hills High School
This past week the high school teams shared the turf field during outdoor practice and rotated working out in the gym. Scrimmages are scheduled to start this week and the campus’s playing fields should be ready, but both are dependent on weather conditions. More March 24, 2014
Public Hearing to Be Held for Armonk Square's Building Violation
DeCicco’s Family Market opened it doors in Armonk Square in June 2013. Nine months later, on March 21, 2014, a Notice of Violation was issued to Armonk Square by the Town of North Castle’s Building Department. The complaint says, “The mezzanine size/configuration does not match approved floor plans. An amended approval from the Planning Board is required.” More March 24, 2014
New Italian Restaurant Approved to Rebuild on Old Route 22
Chef Roberto Paciullo has received approval of plans by the North Castle Planning Board to build his fourth restaurant, Zero Otto Nove, in Armonk. The new restaurant will be renovated at the location of the Route 22 American Restaurant on Old Route 22. More March 19, 2014
North Castle Has Coffee with Its Senator and Assemblyman
State Senator George Latimer has held informal meetings with Westchester residents for years, but Saturday’s visit to Armonk Square was the first time the freshman Senator joined forces with the freshman Assemblyman David Buchwald in Armonk. Both have an excellent grasp of issues relating to Westchester residents and are easily approachable. Neighbors showed up to discuss a wide variety of issues over coffee and muffins at Tazza Cafè. The relaxed atmosphere allowed for intimate discussions. March 16, 2014 Watch the video interview here
Byram Alumnae ECAC Division I Women's Gymnast of the Week
Congratulations to Danielle Hoffman, an alumnae of Byram Hills class of 2011, and junior at Brown University, who was honored as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Women’s Gymnast of the Week. During the week ending February 23, 2014, Hoffman earned a career-high of 9.925 on the floor exercise to tie Brown University’s school record, that was set by World Floor Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Alicia Sacramone. Sacramone set the record seven years ago, and Hoffman is the first to match the feat.
Hoffman’s efforts also led the Bears to break the 11-year-old school record on floor with a 49.125 and she won the Ivy floor title. Additionally, her efforts on all events helped the team make history as the first team ever to win back-to-back Ivy League titles. Hoffman’s scored 9.500 on the Vault, and 9.550 on the Beam.
The Conference opponents were Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. March 13, 2014
Wave of Legal Actions Create Hurdles for North Castle
A wave of legal claims continues to haunt the Town of North Castle. There are two discrimination cases against North Castle, the Town Board and Administrator Joan Goldberg filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The latest discrimination claim was filed with EEOC on March 4 by Faith Berland. March 9, 2014 More
It Takes a Village to Put on An Antique Show
Accolades to the North Castle Historical Society that sponsored the Armonk Antiques Show and the Preview Party on February 28, March 1 and 2 at the Brynwood Golf and Country Club in Armonk. The club’s banquet room was transformed into a country manor with 31 antique dealers reflecting all types of interest from collectors. More March 6, 2014
New Armonk Eagle is Nearing Completion
For nearly four decades, residents and visitors to the Hamlet of Armonk have been greeted by an iconic wooden 40-foot long eagle that was erected on Route 22 to commemorate the nation's Bicentennial. More February 27, 2014
Waste Free Wednesdays at Wampus School
In 2008 the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a law mandating collection of plastic bags at stores using them. Customers were to return bags for reuse. However, recycling never happened. More February 25, 2014
Armonk Artist Rosaline Oesterle Won First Place in Rowayton Exhibit
High-quality works by some of the region’s finest artists are on view through February 22 during “Inspiration,” a juried all-media exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center. The juror was painter-printmaker Claudia Mengel, More February 14, 2014
Recipe of the Month
White Bean & Kale Soup Hearty, nourishing, warming, and delicious, especially for the cold winter months. From Blum Kitchen February 11, 2014 More
The cast of “The Little Mermaid” is prepared for the opening night of the HC Crittenden's production that runs thru Saturday.
European Elegance Meets Manhattan Chic at Eiluj Beauty Lounge
Sometimes you just have a good feeling about a place. And when you visit newly opened Eiluj Beauty Lounge, you experience that positive vibe. Owner Julie Cuomo pays attention to every detail of her luxury-beauty products’ shop and spa. More February 5, 2014
Have You Seen This Sticker?
If you ordered pizza from Amore Pizzeria in Armonk, New York, over Super Bowl weekend odds are that you have. Four hundred pizza boxes with this sticker went out over Super Bowl weekend in an effort to raise awareness about underage drinking in Westchester County. More Feb. 2, 2014
A.G. Williams Named Finalist for Family-Owned Business Award
A.G. Williams Painting Company, a third-generation, family-owned and-operated residential and commercial painting firm servicing the tri-state area since 1906, was named by the Westchester County Business Journal as a finalist for its first annual Family-Owned Business Award. January 31, 2014 More
Preschool Community Gathers at Winter Family Fest
Hundreds of families who attended the Byram Hills Preschool Winter Family Festival at the Coman Hill Elementary School received a warm welcome on a chilly afternoon. On Sunday January 26, neighbors, friends and families gathered for indoor fun, enjoying the bouncy houses; arts and crafts; face painting; magic show entertainment; dance performances; and live music. More January 27, 2014
Town Board Announcements January 22, 2014
The North Castle Supervisor's office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, Supervisor Mike Schiliro will be holding office hours on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For Saturday appointments, please call Mindy Berard at the Supervisor’s office at 273-3001. Prior to working as Schiliro’s confidential secretary, More January 23, 2014
Fired and Rehired, Town Administrator Joan Goldberg Says It's Great to Be Back
Fired on December 20, 2013, and back to work on January 13, 2014, Ms. Goldberg was inactive in her position as town administrator for three weeks. But given that her intentions were to take two weeks for vacation, "which was not a lot of fun,” she only missed one week of work.
Byram Hills High School Has Most Intel Semifinalists in Westchester
January 9, 2014 Eight Byram Hills High School students have been named semifinalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search – the most of any school district in Westchester County.
Samuel Cawkwell, Jonathan Giardina, Andrei Isichenko, Jessica Occhiogrosso, Matthew Percello, Amanda Tantleff, Helena Zhang and Brian Zimmerman are all enrolled in the high school’s highly regarded Dr. Robert Pavlica Authentic Science Research Program. More
White Plains Resident Job-Seeker Files Discrimination Complaint Against North Castle
Conroy Hucey, of White Plains, filed a racial discrimination complaint with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and New York State Division of Human Rights against the Town of North Castle on December 24, 2013. The alleged discrimination took place in April 2013 when Mr. Hucey applied for a part-time, seasonal position with North Castle's Parks Department. More December 30, 2013
North Castle 2014 Town Budget Adopted with a 1.02% Tax Increase
North Castle Town Board passed a 2014 budget of $29,529,956. The 2014 real property tax rates are determined by the total Town property taxes divided by the total assessed valuation which equals the real property tax rate of $157.93. This marks an increase of 1.02 percent in taxes over the $156.33 tax rate in 2013. Town Administrator Joan Goldberg stated that the North Castle median home, valued at $862,000, will see a $30 annual increase of general taxes. More Updated December 14, 2013
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
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
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
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
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. Watch a video of the reopening ceremony here. October 1, 2013
Construction Underway, but Armonk CVS Opening Date Not Yet Confirmed
Construction has begun to retrofit the former A&P building and parking area to house the new CVS Pharmacy. According to A.J. Barbera, managing developer of G.B. North East 2 LLC., the company overseeing the new store development for CVS, obtaining all the final conditions of the North Castle building permit took some time, but is now complete. December 20, 2013 More
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.
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Congresswoman Lowey Meets with Alzheimer’s Advocates and Armonk Residents in Washington Office
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester) and representatives from Alzheimer’s Association are shown inside the Congresswoman’s Washington office, where they discussed the importance of increasing federal funding for Alzheimer’s research and education. Armonk residents, Jane and Andy Cahn, are pictured second from the left and just to the right of the Congresswoman, respectively. April 10, 2014 More
Don’t Be “Alone Together”
On the evening of March 19 at H.C. Crittenden Middle School, Alison Trachtman Hill, founder of the consulting firm Critical Issues for Youth, delivered a workshop on Parenting in the Digital Age: Promoting Cyber Safety and Cyber Wellness. The Byram Hills Education Foundation supported the event and PTSA Tech Coordinator Leslie Ilany said that over 200 responses to the PTSA survey on technology led to this presentation. April 3, 2014 More
From Vet School to Teacher to Tutor-- It's All About Learning
For Gina Curran, owner of Armonk-based Teachers-to-Tutors, the path to teacher and tutor had anything but a traditional start.
As a child Gina had often dreamed about becoming a veterinarian. Shortly after graduating college, she began her studies at Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine. More March 30, 2014
This Week in Beauty
Whether your winter break took you to the slopes or poolside, this time of year is hard on the skin. Your skin gets stressed from bouncing to and fro between drying indoor heat, chaffing wind and cold, and exposure to the sun's harsh rays. More March 10, 2014
Announcing a New High Net Worth Insurance Option at Rosen & Company, Inc.
Rosen & Company is Appointed Representative of High Net Worth Leader Fireman’s Fund
Nationally-Recognized Driving School coming to Bedford, Chappaqua and Mount Kisco
Fresh Green Light to offer area teens quality driving lessons and experiential classes at Grand Prix New York in Mt. KiscoMore March 7, 2014
National PTA President Tours Byram Hills and Meets with Local Superintendents and PTA Leaders
The PTA does a lot more than hold bake sales. Just ask Otha Thornton, the president of the National Parent Teacher Association, who toured the Byram Hills School District this week. More March 3, 2014
The New World of Beer
Once upon a time beer was beer. It was American. Then foreign beers immigrated, first from Europe then Asia. America fought back with micro-breweries. More February 13, 2014
TWO TOP-PRODUCING AGENTS JOIN DOUGLAS ELLIMAN WESTCHESTER Henry B. Goldstein and Stacey Oestreich Bring Experience, Market Knowledge To Armonk Brokerage
Douglas Elliman Real Estate announces that two industry leaders – Henry B. Goldstein and Stacey Oestreich – have joined the company’s Armonk brokerage. Both Goldstein and Oestreich are anchored in the Westchester community and possess strong knowledge of the local markets. January 21, 2014 More
New Single Stream Recycling System Begins January 2
The new single stream recycling method is an easier way to recycle. There is no longer any need to separate your recyclable materials. Collect and put out all recyclables together in one large container weekly. More December 30, 2013
Byram Hills Offers Wide Range of Seasonal Music Concerts
The Byram Hills High School Music Department presented its three annual Winter Concerts on December 12, 16 and 18. Over the course of the three concerts, every Byram Hills High School musician had a chance to perform seasonal music.
On December 12, the Winter Concert Series was ushered in by exciting and uplifting performances by the Byram Hills Wind Symphony and the Byram Hills Jazz Ensemble. December 18, 2013 More
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 Resident Helps A.G. Williams Raise Funds for Support Connection
As part of its commitment to give back to the communities it serves, A.G. Williams Painting Company donated nearly $2,100 to Support Connection by participating in the 19th Annual Support Connection Support-A-Walk at FDR State Park in Yorktown, New York.
Armonk resident Liane Rigano, A.G. Williams' account representative and color specialist, was joined in the walk More December 13, 2013
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
Teachers-to-Tutors Offers Prep Classes for BHHS Students in Armonk
Gina Curran, owner of Teachers-to-Tutors, is a former Byram Hills High School teacher in Regents Earth Science and Honors Biology. Curran started Teachers-to-tutors in 2004 after her first daughter was born. She earned her graduate degrees at SUNY Potsdam’s School of Education and Long Island University’s School Administrator and Leadership Program, and she has permanent NYS teaching certification in biology, chemistry and general sciences for grades 7-12. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Keeping Bodies in Motion at Ogren Physical Therapy
Step into the reception area at the newly opened Ogren Physical Therapy and you will feel the energy and understand why owner Scott Ogren is dedicated to “Keeping Bodies in Motion.” Ogren is a licensed physical therapist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. More January 27, 2014
Hot Home Decorating Ideas for 2014
Everyone is buzzing about “trends” this time of the year, so here are some ways to freshen up your home for 2014.
Black and white interiors have been influenced by the huge amount of black and white on fall runways, and while black and white is classic and in some ways perennial, it feels fresh right now when used in bold patterns. Look for stripes and modern geometrics as opposed to French toile. More January 14, 2014
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
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 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
In Loving Memory of Soccer Coach Mike Jones
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
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
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
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.