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Local millennials discuss their loss of religious faith; a primer on pasta; learn something new in '22; what do this weekend; a local professor's effort to stem the harm from social media; and more
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🎵 PRELUDE: Stray Cat Strut
The song "Stray Cat Strut” was the third single by American rockabilly band Stray Cats from their first studio album, released April 17, 1981. It was produced by the band and Dave Edmunds.
The Stray Cats include Brian Setzer on vocals and lead guitar, drummer Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker on double bass. The band was formed in 1979 in the Long Island town of Massapequa, New York.
Fans of Rockabilly, Surf, and Rock & Roll oldies, which include artists like The Stray Cats, Dick Dale, Jerry Lee Lewis, and The Ventures, will enjoy a FREE outdoor concert on Saturday, June 18 in Brewster. The band Fat City Rockers will take the stage at 6 pm at the Veterans Park Gazebo.
— 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
Losing My Religion
Candid conversations with local millennials about their faith in...their faith
Shape Up Your Pasta Game
A pasta’s shape is the winding (sometimes tubular, sometimes in the form of a bowtie) path to the perfect dish at these local Italian eateries.
Learn Something New in '22
It's never too late to push yourself out of your comfort zone and master a fun new skill or discover a latent talent.
What To Do This Weekend: Your Best Bets
Music and outdoor activities are happening all around the county. Join a fun run, listen to Broadway tunes, go birding, see Westminster right here in Westchester, and more
Making Friends The Old-Fashioned Way
Manhattanville professor tries to heal the wounds caused by social media
Hudson Valley Abolitionists
Along the Freedom Movement from Queens to Albany
In honor of Juneteenth, here is an encore presentation of a story we ran in February for Black History Month.
📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief
First Case of Monkeypox Identified in Westchester: The state Department of Health confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Westchester County on Thursday, one of 21 cases discovered so far in New York State. (Examiner)
Mount Kisco Author Releases New Horror Novels That Are to ‘Die For’: Most afternoons found a young Ed Perratore and his best friend Jack Cotter watching “Dark Shadows: on television. That, coupled with old horror, sci-fi, and psychological thrillers like What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte left Perratore with persistent nightmares.
Despite those terrifying dreams, today, Perratore, a longtime Mount Kisco resident with several children and grandchildren, wouldn’t change a thing. His penchant for horror is as strong as ever, leading him to author and recently release two horror novels of his own: Hindred Spirits and The Coven Tree. (Examiner)
Buchanan Reaches Agreement with Holtec on Indian Point Funds: The Village of Buchanan Board of Trustees has reached an agreement with the new owners of the Indian Point Energy Center to secure funding for at least the next three years. (Examiner)
Open House To Discuss Plans For Westchester County RiverWalk: A community open house will be held so the public can find out more about the plan to close an almost 1-mile gap in the Westchester County RiverWalk. (Patch)
U.S. Attorney Sues Harrison for Discrimination, Sexual Harassment: The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York has filed a lawsuit against the town and village of Harrison and its fire department for allegedly discriminating against a female firefighter by creating a hostile work environment and terminating her employment after she reported a male senior firefighter had harassed and stalked her. (Examiner)
Croton School Super Responds to Criticism of Health Education Class: Croton-Harmon Superintendent of Schools Stephen Walker defended the district’s Health Education class curriculum in the high school following criticism from gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino. Earlier this week, Astorino held a press conference in front of Croton-Harmon High School where he called one of the lessons in the class “inappropriate.” (Examiner)
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