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  • Learning Girl Scouts of the USA history from the founder’s great-great nephew
    Port Chester Girl Scouts were in for a few treats that were out of this world during their “Girl Scouts Around the World” party on Sunday, March 12. 
  • Retiring to the slopes: P.C. man focuses on skiing

    Sometimes it only takes one winter for the skiing bug to bite you.

  • Rocking out for a good cause

    It was a night of drinking, hors d’oeuvres, donations and rocking out to Rolling Stones tribute band Jumping Jack Flash during the Concert for Carver on Saturday, March 4 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester

  • STEM-ing up a storm during B.B.’s science fair
    Whiz kids filled Blind Brook Middle/High School’s student commons with their new inventions, research and ideas during the school’s annual STEM Fest on Saturday, March 18. 
  • Fighting the freeze with fun

    You don’t need fancy toys to have fun in the snow. Three-year-old Astrid Martinez-Ruiz scoops up snow at the corner of Ellendale Avenue and Franklin Street with a dustpan Tuesday afternoon after the bulk of the white stuff from nor’easter Stella had fallen.

  • Two weeks and one more rally before the P.C. school bond vote
    The Port Chester Board of Education and former Bond Advisory Committee members hosted a presentation and a question/answer session at the Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, March 8 in an effort to answer any lingering questions about the upcoming $79.95M capital project.
  • The aroma of Moroccan cuisine coming to a restaurant near you
    Ever since I noticed the banner revealing that a Moroccan restaurant was coming to town back in October, I was thrilled. The fact that little information was available about it added to the intrigue. 
  • Mayoral candidates exhibit different leadership styles
    Gregory K. Adams and Richard A. “Fritz” Falanka, the two candidates running for mayor in the election that is less than two weeks away, met in the Westmore News office last Friday, Mar. 3, for a cordial 2-hour discussion about six of the major issues facing the Village of Port Chester. 
  • Painting the painted dogs in an effort to save them

    Enticed by their social nature, elegant lines and unique coats, a local artist and her two friends are hosting “An Evening to Benefit Painted Dogs (African wild dogs)” on Friday, March 17 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Rye Arts Center. 

  • Will passing the Port Chester bond positively affect property values?

    Members of the Port Chester Board of Education and the Bond Advisory Committee have claimed that the upcoming $79.95 million capital project will improve property values if the bond to pay for it passes. How true is this statement?

  • Blind Brook High School is ‘Born to Hand Jive, Baby!’

    This play could be systematic, ultramatic, hydromatic, why, it’s Blind Brook High School’s production of “Grease!”

    The show is running from Thursday, March 9 to Saturday, March 11 with show times on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Brushing up on American civics

    Do you think you know enough to be able to pass the 100-question Naturalization Test? Potential U.S. citizens are expected to know what the supreme law of the land is, how many members are in the House of Representatives, what having religious freedom means and more. 

  • Reading brings together the Port Chester community
    Port Chester Police Officer Melissa Rosario reads to Danielle Salera's kindergarten class during the Early Learning Center’s Reading Together day on Thursday, Feb. 16. The day brought many municipal and school officials, such as members of the Port Chester Board of Education and Port Chester Mayor Dennis Pilla, to the Central Avenue school to read to students.
  • Rye Town Park Commission faces rough waters over seawall repair

    Just as the tide rises and falls, so did the argument between the City of Rye and Town of Rye officials on the Rye Town Park Commission during the commission’s discussion about the park’s seawall on Thursday, Feb. 16. 

  • A Rye Brook man rests his fingers after 63 years at Corpus Christi’s organ

    He couldn’t have guessed that a tattling older sister would be the reason his life changed forever.

    Anthony Austin was 7 years old when his sister dragged him over to Father Alfonso Volonte of Corpus Christi Church and told him that Austin was so bad and Volonte needed to do something about it. 
  • RSS students share the love with less fortunate children

    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. 

  • Rye Town Park and beachgoers won’t go hungry this summer

    It 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.

  • Celebrating Clay Art Center’s 60 years of cultivating the arts
    What was once a 1940s jazz club was transformed into the 1960s lone beacon of the East Coast, said artist and Rewind exhibit curator Reena Kashyap.
  • Building of Colony Grill approved for waterfront

    Following a public hearing and discussions that extended over two meetings, the Port Chester Board of Trustees gave the final approvals to G&S Investors to build a Colony Grill restaurant on the triangular piece of property off the marina parking lot. It is one of the last parcels in the G&S downtown development plan, the other being the vacant lot across from the AMC Loews movie theater complex and Buffalo Wild Wings.

  • Turning 750 pounds of clay into 1,000 hours of service

    Molding a community is not much different than shaping a clay bowl – it has be kneaded, shaped and sculpted by the hands that make it. That is the reasoning behind Edward “Teddy” Poneman’s Bowling Together initiative, an idea that received a $2,500 grant from ArtsWestchester for 2017. He received the grant in December 2016. 

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