Month: May 2016

Japanese residents show off culture at annual matsuri

Japanese residents show off culture at annual matsuri

The Japanese community of the town/village of Harrison held its third annual Matsuri Japan Cultural Festival at Ma Riis Park on Sunday, May 22. Hundreds of revelers from across Westchester County and of all backgrounds attended the event to sample Japanese food and drink from local businesses, play unique games, […]

Sunny days for Section I
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Sunny days for Section I

It’s been no secret that the weather for the majority of this spring season was disappointing to say the least. While plenty of rain and temperatures that made it feel like early March continued for two months too long, it certainly hasn’t been a dream for sportswriters like me—or our […]

Putting the ground back into play

Putting the ground back into play

New York kids are about to get dirty, frustrated, bruised, tired, and so happy. This Saturday, May 28, a brand new, but already cluttered and chaotic “adventure playground” is opening on Governor’s Island. It’s called play:groundNYC. Admission is free on the weekends and children are most welcome, but parents are […]

Molly DeCaro fires a shot on goal against Yorktown on May 23. DeCaro had two goals in Rye’s 9-7 Class B semifinal loss to the Huskers. Photo/Mike Smith

Rye bows out in semis

Coming into their May 23 Class B semifinal game against Yorktown, Rye’s lacrosse team knew it faced a daunting test in the Huskers, who came into the season as one of the favorites to nab a sectional crown. And although the No. 3 seed Garnets controlled the game in the […]

From left, Rye Middle School Principal Dr. Ann Edwards and members of the Rye-ACT coalition listen to results of a 2014 survey of Rye students in comparison to Westchester County and New York state results for the same grade cohorts. Photo/Andrew Dapolite

Rye High marks on drug, alcohol survey alarming

In a city obsessed with high grades and higher SAT scores, approximately 500 parents of Rye high and middle school students who attended a May 24 town hall learned that rates of drug and alcohol use—particularly among 11th- and 12th-graders—is also high. The meeting was hosted by the Rye Action […]