From left, Director of Westchester County Office of Tourism and Film Natasha Caputo, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and owner of La Chinita Poblana Juan Aguilar hold a signed Hudson Valley Restaurant Week plate during the wind down of the spring version of the week. Contributed photo

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week features the American Dream

The spring Hudson Valley Restaurant Week featured La Chinita Poblana, a Mexican restaurant located in Irvington, as part of a celebrating the end of the event. This two-week semi-annual event is presented by The Valley Table, a quarterly magazine that explores different restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley. This season’s restaurant […]

From left, Julia Furlipa, Marilyn Fezza, Opal Vadhan, Chanda Pen Sar and Fallon Kirby discuss women
in leadership. Photos courtesy Judy Klym

7Sisters Project gives young women a voice

The 7Sisters Project hosted its third LIVE Summit, bringing women from around the Manhattanville College campus together to discuss problems they see in society and ways we can to empower women. “Everyone is talking about female empowerment, but no one’s actually doing anything,” said Marilyn Fezza, co-founder and CEO of […]

Facebook has initiated a new project to help its users differentiate fake news from real news. The launch was made shortly after Facebook began receiving harsh criticism for spreading misinformation.  Photos courtesy abcnews.com.co, cnn.com.de

New Facebook project aims to improve journalism

Looking to address issues with inaccurate or “fake” news as well as problems with the highly popular social media website, Facebook has launched the Facebook Journalism Project. Sources close to the company say the project came about as Facebook began looking to see how it could better work with the […]

Next month, Molly Spillane’s will host its first St. Baldrick’s event in support of the largest private funder of cancer research grants. With a goal of shaving 40 heads and $15,000 in donations, the event will provide an opportunity for local residents to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer cures.

Molly Spillane’s fundraises for childhood cancer

Molly Spillane’s is hoping to bring the Mamaroneck community together to “brave the shave” at its first annual St. Baldrick’s event. For the past eight years, Stephen Carty, owner of Mickey Spillane’s in Eastchester and Molly Spillane’s in the village of Mamaroneck, has hosted a St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event at […]

Thomas Varbero wears his World War II veteran hat with pride. While he no longer has his uniform anymore after years of wear and tear, this is one of the few things he does have left to signify his position in the Army.

Harrison veteran fights for his title

Staff Sgt. Thomas Varbero has been trying to change a misprint on his discharge papers for 71 years. Varbero, a 96-year-old World War II Army veteran, served in the military from February 1943 until February 1946, when he was honorably discharged. But upon receiving his discharge papers, he noticed that […]