Month: September 2017

Resolve, of the U.S., will defend his title at the Yonkers International Trot on Oct. 14. at Yonkers Empire City
Casino. Contributed photo

7 trotters accept International Trot invitation

Seven world-class trotters from six countries have accepted invitations to the 2017 $1 million Yonkers International Trot on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Empire City Casino. Last year’s champion, Resolve, of the U.S., will be defending his title in the 1¼-mile classic. Trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt, who steered the American flag-carrier to […]

City Perch Kitchen + Bar in Rivertowns Square in Dobbs Ferry. File photo

Westchester Tourism has record-breaking year

Westchester County’s travel and tourism industry continues to grow with visitor spending reaching a record $1.82 billion in 2016, a 31 percent increase since 2009. “Once again, these numbers show that tourism continues to be an economic driver for Westchester County,” said Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “Year after […]

The Painters On Location event sold 51 paintings, raising more than $35,000.

Painters On Location raises money for arts center

If you took a stroll on Sept. 15 or 16, you may have spotted one of the 35 artists who set out to paint local landmarks, landscapes, and seascapes for The Rye Arts Center’s 14th Painters On Location, sponsored by Houlihan Lawrence. Some artists set their up easels downtown on […]

The Rye Historical Society has received a grant from the Great Hudson Heritage Network to purchase supplies
to preserve items in the Square House Museum. File photo

Rye Historical Society receives supplies grant

The Rye Historical Society was awarded a grant to purchase collections supplies from a program administered by Greater Hudson Heritage Network in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts. The Collection Needs Assessment Program: Supplies Grant initiative supports requests from qualified New York State museums to purchase […]

Seg and LeeLee, two dogs from the Harrison-based Pet Rescue, pose with the donations collected that were driven down to Texas to help in the aftermath of the hurricane.

Local shelter rescues pets affected by Hurricane Harvey

After being displaced from their shelters in Texas, more than 35 dogs have found a new home with Pet Rescue in Harrison. Pet Rescue, a nonprofit animal rescue made up of volunteers who take in cats and dogs in hopes of finding them safe homes, started working with other rescues […]