Welcome to Your Weekend+
Westchester's newest industry; remaining passionate about the Mets; what to do this weekend (and beyond); one of the county's most talented restaurateurs; a new area code for the Hudson Valley; & more
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🎵 PRELUDE: A Fathers First Spring
I chose this beautiful song because it resonates with the notion of new beginnings, devotion, and the feelings of hope. A perfect song for the season.
The Avett Brothers are true songwriters and musicians. They are an American folk-rock band from Concord, North Carolina made up of two brothers, Scott Avett and Seth Avett. They released 10 studio albums and 3 EPs between 2002 and 2020 and have been nominated for Grammy Awards and received several Americana Music Honors and Awards.
The Avett Brothers will be in our neck of the woods at the end of May 2022. First in Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York, and then Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut.
— 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
Lights, Camera, Action! (In Westchester?)
Forget Hollywood and the Big Apple — the new hotspot for TV and film production is right here in our back yard
What do legal Westchester weed dispensaries, Thornwood development, Katonah’s Caramoor, and girls' flag football in Somers have in common? Nothing. But they’re all mentioned here…
Let's Go Mets Go (Really!)
On the eve of their home opener, this diehard makes a passionate case for staying passionate about his beloved team — and the sport itself
Your Best Bets: What to Do This Weekend (and Beyond)
Hear a Clearwater Festival legend; catch the Yankees' minor league team in their home game opener, see a well-known author; enjoy a major Easter egg hunt; and more
A (Talented) Man for All Seasons
New Rochelle's Alvin Clayton leads a busy life with three successful careers as restaurateur, painter, and fashion model, but he always finds time for his family, his patrons — and friends
📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief
County Advisory Board Recommends Exploring Pocantico Lake Purchase: A resolution recommending Westchester County consider buying a 36.8-acre parcel in an environmentally sensitive area of Mount Pleasant was unanimously approved by a county advisory board last month creating a possibility that the land could be preserved from development. (Examiner)
Westchester Offers Financial Benefits for Veterans Attending College: U.S. military veterans seeking to further their education in Westchester County could be eligible to receive a monthly housing allowance of more than $3,000. This benefit is a part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and the allowance is calculated based on the cost of living where the school being attended is located. (Westchester Magazine)
Yorktown Police Launch Mental Health Registry to Curb 911 Tragedies: The Yorktown Police Department last week launched its First Responders Resident Alert Registry, one of the first registries in New York designed to improve responses to the homes of residents with special needs. (Examiner)
Man Sentenced For Wrong-Way DWI Crash That Killed A Westchester Mom: A Northern Westchester man will spend years in prison after admitting to drinking, driving, and killing a woman in a head-on crash. (Daily Voice)
Former Brewster Cop Pleads Guilty in Sex Trafficking Scheme: A former Village of Brewster police officer could face up to 25 years behind bars after pleading guilty Friday to charges in connection with a sex trafficking scheme. (Examiner)
New Area Code For Hudson Valley Gets Approval: A new area code is officially coming to the Hudson Valley. (Daily Voice)
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