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A stunning local kitchen remodel; providing vital transportation to those who need it; how local restaurants are coping with COVID; the current state of sex ed in New York; what to do this weekend
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🎵 PRELUDE: It’s Going on Saturday
Iconic folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step is one of acoustic music's most enduring acts, known for intelligent songwriting and inspiring harmonies. Originating from a chance meeting at a Boston folk club open mic night in 1971, Rex Fowler & Neal Shulman burst on the scene as Aztec Two-Step in '72 with their self-titled debut album. After 47 years, original band member Neal retired, and Rex carries the legacy forward with his expanded ensemble Aztec Two-Step 2.0.
Aztec Two-Step 2.0 continues to perform the original band's classics and old forgotten gems and also tours with Aztec’s renowned Simon & Garfunkel Songbook Show. Audiences can catch The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook Show: An Evening of Songs & Stories Presented by Aztec Two-Step 2.0 on Sunday, January 9 at Daryl’s House Club in Pawling, NY.
— ELISA ZUCKERBERG, Founder of HearItThere.com, an online resource for live music events in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.
📰 ICYMI: This Week’s Features
New Year, New Kitchen
A Westchester family gets a kitchen makeover that is stylish, functional, and fulfills their love of cooking.
Glancing Back, Looking Forward
Three local chefs candidly discuss post-pandemic restaurant life in Westchester.
Our Best Bets for This Weekend (and Beyond): What to Do and Where to Go
Edward Hopper Museum; Motorcyclemania; our beautiful stone walls; a visit to West Point; and more
Westchester’s "Wheels on Wheels"
RideConnect delivers affordable transportation to seniors throughout our county.
SPECIAL REPORT: The Current State of Sex Ed in New York
With no state requirements, the nature of sex education varies wildly from Westchester to Buffalo. Controversial legislation pending in Albany could change all of that, especially for LGBTQ+ students.
📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief
New Organization Helps to Ease the Plight of New Refugees in Westchester: With a constant need to resettle refugees from around the globe, members of four Westchester communities have formed a new organization to help make newcomers’ transition to living in the United States a little easier. (Examiner)
These Westchester Students Named Regeneron Semifinalists: More than two dozen Hudson Valley high school students were among the 300 that were chosen as semifinalists at this year’s prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS). (Daily Voice)
Peekskill, Cortlandt Vote to Allow Cannabis Dispensaries: Cannabis dispensaries will be allowed to set up shop in the City of Peekskill and Town of Cortlandt. (Examiner)
Westchester County Shrink Ruined Family Relationships, Suit Claims: A psychiatrist who treated his friends’ son for 20 years soured the man’s relationship with his parents and ruined his inheritance, a new lawsuit charges. (NY Post)
Latimer Takes Oath for Second Term at Scaled-Back Inauguration: Westchester County Executive George Latimer pledged Monday to finish ongoing projects in his second term and work toward a Master Plan for Westchester Airport and open discussions about the future of the County Center. (Examiner)
Westchester Lionsgate Movie/TV Studio Expected to Open Jan. 11: The long-awaited formal opening of the $100 million Lionsgate movie and TV production studio at iPark Hudson in Yonkers is expected to take place on Jan. 11. (Biz Journal)
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(RESEARCH BY MADDIE STONE)
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