Welcome to Your Weekend+
A New You in '22; wine and food pairings for the holidays; museums off the beaten path; the resurgence of local retail shopping; what to this weekend; and more
A message from our Publisher:
Lots of good stuff this morning in our Weekend + Edition roundup but I’d be remiss if I didn’t spotlight my favorite editorial element, our photo of the adorable Charlie, a beautiful dog tended to by great adoptive parents, Sheilah and David Chason, who happen to be my Mt. Kisco neighbors — model neighbors (and friends) at that. As an Examiner Ambassador-level member, I told Sheilah she was entitled to a pet pic in Examiner+ and she submitted the adorable image at the bottom of today’s section. I’ll also note that 2021 is the year my wife and I took the adventurous step of getting a second dog ourselves; beaten down by begging from our daughters. So, dear readers, if you twist my arm hard enough — fine, ok, ok, I’ll do it — we just might publish a photo of Charlie’s friends Woody and Daisy Stone this time next week. You get that, Robert? Pencil it in.
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🎵 PRELUDE: Suddenly It’s Christmas
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams tune "Suddenly It’s Christmas” comes from their Christmas EP “Yo Ho Ho! Merry Xmas.”
Formed in Sleepy Hollow in 1998, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams' devoted cult following has brought them to major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada, and the UK. Lead singer-songwriter Joziah Longo’s voice is described as “soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic." He is joined by Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin) and Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, keys, flute).
"The Slambovians" describe their music as “rootsy psychedelica” that taps into a British Invasion vocabulary with dusty American folk overtones.
They return to The Towne Crier in Beacon with their very popular annual show, "A Very Slambovian Christmas” on Saturday, December 18.
— 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
A New You in '22
These 5 fitness programs will keep you motivated long after January 2.
Holiday Hosting Made Simple
The Westchester County food scene has everything you need for effortless entertaining this holiday season.
Father (Thinks He) Knows Best
For this Westchester dad (and Examiner's Publisher), putting trust in his parental instincts proved to be music to his ears, in more ways than one.
Our Best Bets for This Weekend (and Beyond): What to Do and Where to Go
A winter solstice celebration; Glenn Miller strikes up the band; an outdoor holiday stroll; the Nutcracker; and more
Post-Pandemic Shoppers are Gung-Ho
After a year of Amazon Prime and Instacart, Westchester shoppers are slowly but surely returning to their beloved brick-and-mortar stores.
Museums off the Beaten Path
These hidden gems are sure to delight whenever you feel like getting "lost" for the day.
Today’s supporting sponsors are the Town of Yorktown…
…and the Peekskill Business Improvement District.
📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief
DiBartolo Sentenced for Stealing Merchandise at Home Depot: Former Yorktown Highway Superintendent and Ex-Yorktown Chamber of Commerce President Eric DiBartolo was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to petit larceny for stealing more than $14,000 worth of merchandise from The Home Depot at the Cortlandt Town Center. (Examiner)
Westchester County, Local Police Caution Of School Threats Made On TikTok: County and local police in Westchester are on high alert after there were multiple discussions about potential school shootings or bomb threats made on social media. (Daily Voice)
New Burns Director Confident Film Center Will Continue to Flourish: Mary Jo Ziesel was admittedly uneasy when she started about three months ago as the new executive director of the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. (Examiner)
Bailey Circus Family’s Storied Westchester Farm Sells for $3.8M: A 19th-century Westchester County horse farm once owned by the Bailey family — of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — has sold for $3.85 million. (NY Post)
White Plains Residents Voice Concerns About Proposed Solar Carport: A 282,000-square-foot solar carport may be coming to RPW Group’s office park at 1133 Westchester Avenue in White Plains. (Examiner)
🔢 BY THE NUMBERS
Research: Maddie Stone
👍🏻 IN APPRECIATION: Our Four-Legged “Ambassadors”
As a token of our sincere appreciation of our top-tier paid Ambassador subscription members for their generous additional financial support, we have invited them to give their pets a special shout-out.
“Charlie is a rescue who has patiently spent 13 years breaking us in as dog owners. Despite his age, he continues to be an excellent hiking and traveling companion.” — Sheilah Chason, Mt. Kisco
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