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Fabulous fall harvest dishes; breathtaking foliage hikes; local resident leads war of ideas in Afghanistan; museums off the beaten path; who is Kathy Hochul?; and more
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🎵 PRELUDE: Erykah Badu
Bursting onto the scene in the late ’90s, Erykah Badu was lauded by Billboard for “going one step further” than Faith Evans and Mary J. Blige “while everyone else is trying to mimic” them. “She is taking the jeep-soul concept and expanding it with her own new ideas.”
That ability is on full display with “On & On,” Badu’s debut single from her inaugural album, Baduiz, in 1997. The song earned Badu her first Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocalist the following year.
📰 ICYMI: This Week’s Features
Fabulous Fall Harvest Dishes
From milkshakes to turkey dinners, get amped up for the autumn season with these specials at local restaurants made with fall harvest foods
Foliage Hikes in the Hudson Valley
Four fabulous places to enjoy fresh air, tranquility, and mother nature's fall fanfare
Museums off the Beaten Path
These hidden gems are sure to delight whenever you feel like getting "lost" for the day.
Events+Culture Calendar: What to do this weekend (and beyond)
Family day at the art museum; a string quartet; Bernie Williams performs; model trains; fun on the farm; candle making, cookie decorating; and more
Winning the War of Ideas on the Afghan Battlefield
A Scarsdale lawyer teamed with an Iraqi refugee and an immigrant from Singapore to create a non-profit that brings liberal ideas to the Arab world. Their next mission: Afghanistan
Who is Kathy Hochul?
Well-liked by Westchester’s community leaders, New York’s first female governor-to-be is known as a champion of local government.
📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief
New Theater Group Ready to Debut Performing the Classics: There is an assortment of local theater companies across Westchester County, but a new organization hopes to find its niche with productions that are outside the scope of most existing groups. (Examiner)
Man arrested in Arizona after Westchester mother, daughter found murdered in home: Police have arrested a man in Arizona after police officers conducting a wellness check at a home in Yonkers Tuesday found a mother and daughter fatally stabbed. (Newsbreak)
Latimer: Westchester to Reduce Tax Levy By $7M in 2022 Budget: Westchester County Executive George Latimer expects to release a tentative 2022 budget next week that reduces the property tax levy by $7 million, the third consecutive year the levy will decline. (Examiner)
New York State Senator Announced Run for Attorney General: State Sen. Shelley Mayer announced that she is joining the race to replace New York's Attorney General Letitia James, who is running for governor. (News 12)
Mahopac Man Pleads Guilty in Jan. 6 Capitol Riot: A Mahopac man pled guilty last week to charges relating to his involvement in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. (Examiner)
Yonkers Film Festival to Offer 183 Films until Nov 21: Known as YoFi Fest, the Yonkers Film Festival returns for its ninth year in a hybrid format, offering a mix of in-person and livestreaming films. (LoHud)
📅 FLASHBACK: September 4, 1949
At the concert of famous civil rights activist, actor, athlete, lawyer, and singer, Paul Robeson.
Known for his outspokenness on what it’s like to be black in America (and his booming baritone), Robeson was a household name. However, after being misquoted by the press while speaking on communism, Robeson was made out to be a traitor and a threat to democracy. His passport was canceled, in addition to almost all of his shows in the U.S. — with the exception of Westchester. At the concert, anti-communist groups, Ku Klux Klan members, and local residents gathered in protest. When the concert ended, the protest turned violent. Fans were attacked, dragged out of cars, and beaten, and Robeson was lynched and burned in effigy, while the police did little to nothing to intervene. This event became known as the Peekskill Riot. Robeson died years later, in 1976 at age 77 from complications from a stroke. —MADDIE STONE
🔢 BY THE NUMBERS
Research by Maddie Stone
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