Welcome to Your Weekend+
Fabulous fall cocktails; maintaining dignity in life, and in death; making your workspace work for you; how a local company helped to save the president's life, what to do this weekend; and more
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🎵 PRELUDE: Yo La Tengo
Yo La Tengo is an American indie/experimental rock band that was formed in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1984. The lineup includes Ira Kaplan (guitars, piano, vocals), Georgia Hubley (drums, piano, vocals), and James McNew (bass, vocals).
Although Yo La Tengo wouldn’t be considered “mainstream,” they have been prolific throughout the years and have a devoted following. New York area fans know them for their series of Hannukah shows that take place every December. This year’s performances take place at the Bowery Ballroom and five of the eight nights are already sold out.
If you’re interested in reading my personal account of a concert recently attended at Fairfield Theatre Company, read my show review, “Yo La Tengo is Your Favorite Indie Band that You’ve Never Heard of.” — 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
Fabulous Fall Cocktails
Check out these top-shelf season concoctions from all corners of the county.
Dignity in Life, and in Death
Mid-Hudson advocates strive to legalize medical aid in dying.
Making Your Workspace Work for You
Larchmont Designer Barrett Oswald shares her tips for creating a functional and stylish workspace from anywhere in your home.
Events+Culture Calendar: What to do this weekend (and beyond)
Holiday makers' market; scenic fall hikes; a Victorian Christmas; Jim Messina in the house; and more
The life and legacy of local playwright and librarian Regina Anderson Andrews are captured in a new biography that explores her contributions to the Harlem Renaissance.
Meet the Westchester Firm that Saved the President's Life
Understanding the science and business behind Regeneron's COVID-19 biotech breakthrough
📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief
New Organization Provides First Steps to Help Domestic Violence Survivors: A local domestic abuse survivor has launched a non-profit which provides immediate assistance to low-income Westchester residents with minor children who must leave their homes to escape violence. (Examiner)
Former Northern Westchester Attorney Charged For Stealing Millions From Clients: A former attorney in Northern Westchester is facing charges for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from her clients over the course of several years, authorities announced. (Yahoo)
Westchester GOP Leader Resigns After Racist Remark: A Republican leader from northern Westchester has resigned from his post after being caught on video using a racist slur to refer to a Democratic town councilman who is Indian-American. (NY Daily News)
NY to Stop Using Westchester County Center as COVID Vaccination Site: Reduced demand for adult vaccinations and an increased need for pediatric ones is prompting a shift in locations. (News 12)
Two Streets in Ossining Named After Influential Residents: Two streets in the Village of Ossining were named last week by the Board of Trustees in honor of residents whose lives took different paths but left a lasting legacy on the community. (Examiner)
Popular Restaurant Chain To Open New Location In Westchester: Dog Haus, a restaurant chain known for its signature hot dogs, is set to open a new location in Westchester County. (Daily Voice)
📅 FLASHBACK: 1976
The Rome Theatre in Pleasantville in 1976 — known today as the Jacob Burns Film Center. Founded in 1925, the historic landmark known for its Spanish Mission style was one of the first movie theaters in the neighborhood. It was a central part of the community, providing a place to watch movies with friends and family and hold the occasional raffle. When it shuttered in 1987 due to competition from modern multiplexes, local residents felt as if they had lost something special. These residents formed The Friends of the Rome Theatre, a group dedicated to its revival. Two members, Steve and Lisa Apkon, purchased the lot next to the Rome Theatre and launched a $5 million campaign to bring it back to life. After much hard work and a generous $1.5 million donation from the Jacob Burns Foundation, from which the theatre got its name, the Jacob Burns Film Center opened for business in June 2001. Today it’s a nationally renowned art house theater and cultural arts center. — MADDIE STONE
(Photo: Westchester County Historical Society)
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