He couldn’t have guessed that a tattling older sister would be
the reason his life changed forever.
Valentine’s Day is a time to show love to those who matter to
you, but the fourth grade classes at Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School
decided to open their hearts to complete strangers on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
was an uphill battle for the Rye Town Park Commission, who learned in November
2016 that Rye Town Park will be without a restaurant and concession stands
after Seaside Johnnies owner John Ambrose walked away from their offer of a
1-year lease. But the six commissioners can now see the top of the hill as they, with the help of JGL Food Service Consultants, have unanimously chosen a new vendor.
Their routines are over, their pompoms have been put away, but
their hard work propelled the junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders into Port
Chester High School history during the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s
national competition beginning on Feb. 11.
The Blind Brook girls’ varsity basketball team faced off against
the Bronxville Broncos on Saturday, Feb. 18 for their post-season sectional
matchup. As of Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Broncos were ranked among the top 25 in
the state, so the Trojans knew they would face a competitive team.
Port Chester Rams freshman wrestling phenom Ivan Garcia will try
to go where no other Ram wrestler has ever gone before in the state wrestling
championships Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25 in Albany, but he will have his
hands full in his history-making bid to come out on top.
From senior Dennis Almeida to sophomore Erika Yupangui, exactly
90 runners and jumpers participated in fall/winter Track & Field events for
the Port Chester Rams and Lady Rams. Of that number, featuring almost as wide a
variety of talent as there are letters in the alphabet, just three performers
from three different years in a 2-3-4 grouping made it into the indoor state
championship qualifying rounds Friday, Feb. 24 at the New Balance 168th St.
Regiment Armory in New York City.
As we approach the beginning of March, the biggest basketball
month of the year, many begin to get eager to fill out their brackets and enjoy
the madness that surrounds the NCAA tournament. Upsets are always a given and
no team is guaranteed to make it to the next round. The same can be said for
the high school Class B sectional playoffs. The #11 seed Blind Brook Trojans
just busted a lot of brackets with their huge upset win over the #6 seed
The Rye Town/Harrison Titans were hoping to head into the
playoffs coming off two big road wins but failed to win either of them and went
0-2, finishing the ice hockey season with a record of 11 wins and eight losses.
They look to bounce back from their late season slump and make a deep run in
Up until last week Port Chester had a "Magnificent 7"
when it came to Section I Division 1 wrestling champions dating back to 1967
when heavyweight George Smith became the first to qualify for the state
championships. He was followed over the years by Bill James (wrestling in the
126-pound weight class in 1979), George Tucker (132 in 1982), Declan Josephson
(171 and 189 in 2002 and 2003 respectively), Joe Facciola (189 in 2006) and
Josue Cardenas (189 in 2009).
Members of the Port Chester High School Debate Team competed in
the Malcolm A. Bump Memorial Tournament at Hendrick Hudson High School in
Montrose on Saturday, Feb. 4. Fifteen schools from New York and New Jersey participated
in the tournament.
Lena Bueti, 94, a resident of Port Chester, died Feb. 19, 2017.
She was born Nov. 7, 1922 in Port Chester to John and Marianna
Ciccone Embesi who predeceased her.
Richard “Richie/Scarface” Rodriguez, 47, of Stratford, Conn.,
died Feb. 21, 2017 at Bridgeport Hospital surrounded by family and friends.
Reverend Monsignor Peter A. Gelsomino, 87, died Feb. 18, 2017
surrounded by his family.
He was born Mar. 14, 1929 in New York City to John and Frances
Campana Gelsomino who predeceased him.
Mary Sapione, 103, of
Port Chester, died Feb. 17, 2017.
CHURCH OF THE LIVING
GOD. 5 New Broad St., Port Chester. 11 a.m.: Sunday Morning Worship Service.
Senior Pastor: Bishop Robert E. Girtman. All are welcome. 914/937-7181.
Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market made an immediate impression when
it opened in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center on Friday, Jan. 27, taking the place
of the long-shuttered D’Agostino.
So many restaurants are coming to town that it’s hard to keep up,
so I’ll bring you up to date.
Since I last did an update on the ever-changing dining scene in
Port Chester and Rye Brook two months ago, one restaurant is just opening,
others are coming along, another I only recently discovered had been in the
works may be opening soon and two have closed, both unexpectedly.
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