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State Assembly race heats up; the how to's of organizing; Westchester school districts' push to convert to electric busses; what to do this weekend (and beyond); the county's oldest house; and more
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🎵 PRELUDE: Suspicious Minds
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.
American songwriter Mark James wrote and recorded "Suspicious Minds" in 1968. After this recording failed commercially, it was cut by Elvis Presley becoming a number one song in 1969, and one of the most memorable hits of Presley's career.
If you haven’t seen the show yet, the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center continues its run of The Tony® Award-winning smash-hit musical Million Dollar Quartet until May 22. “On December 4, 1956, four young musicians — Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins — gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions ever.”
— 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
NEWS VIDEO: Assembly Race Heats Up
State Assembly boundaries for this year’s election are still tied up in the courts, but one thing is certain: Democrats are battling among themselves to succeed a long-time Hudson Valley legislator.
The Wheels on the (Electric) Bus
Westchester school districts are on a bumpy road to convert their transportation fleets from diesel
The How-To's of Organizing
(Or how to stop worrying and learn to replace clutter with calm)
Your Best Bets: What to Do This Weekend (and Beyond)
A festival for Polish Heritage Day and a night to celebrate the culture, history, and pride of Africa; watch The Three Amigos and meet star Chevy Chase; enjoy a pint at a craft beer festival; and more
The Puppy Diaries: Part Deux
Adjusting to life with a puppy who has trouble adjusting
📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief
Westchester Ready to Begin Public Engagement on Airport Master Plan: County officials will resume a series of public engagement forums later this month that is intended to supplement the Westchester County Airport Master Plan, more than two years after the process was halted due to the pandemic. (Examiner)
Parents Concerned About Bug Bites Found on Children All Over Westchester: Some parents in Westchester County are noticing tiny red spots on their children after they spend time outside, but have lots of questions about where they're coming from. (CBS-TV 2 NY)
Half-Dozen Candidates in Highly Competitive Chappaqua Board of Ed Race: Like many school districts throughout the region, there is plenty of interest in this year’s Board of Education election in Chappaqua. Six candidates submitted petitions last month to run for two seats that carry the full three-year term and another that will complete the unexpired term of former board member Victoria Tipp who resigned at the end of 2021 after her election to the New Castle Town Board. (Examiner)
Buyer Found for Richard Gere’s $28 Million Westchester Estate: Richard Gere signed a contract with a buyer for his huge Pound Ridge property. (TheRealDeal)
Milone to Retire as President of Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber: Deb Milone, the longtime president of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce (HVGCC), will be retiring at the end of July after serving 12 years in her post. (Examiner)
Westchester County to Launch Mobile Crisis Response Teams: Westchester County is set to launch a mobile crisis response team to help people who are mentally ill. (News12)
🔢 BY THE NUMBERS
📅 FLASHBACK: circa 1850
Circa 1850 photo of the real Ichabod Crane. Everyone knows Ichabod Crane from the famous The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but not many know he was a real person. Born in 1787 in Elizabethtown, NJ, Crane was a military officer for the US military fighting in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American war, eventually becoming a colonel. It was at Fort Pike in Lake Ontario, where Washington Irving was also stationed, that the two supposedly met and Washington Irving would get the idea for the name of his character. While Crane never actually traveled to Westchester’s Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving lived very close by in Tarrytown in the home he called “Sunnyside.” Irving’s story made Sleepy Hollow world-famous and bestowed upon it its reputation as one of “the most haunted places in the world.” —MADDIE STONE
(Photo: Library of Congress)
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