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  1. Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, North Salem?

    Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, North Salem?

    April Fool's Day has been celebrated around the world for centuries, marked by individual pranks, business hoaxes and other types of hijinks, depending on what part of the globe you inhabit.In Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, a traditional prank is trying to stick a paper fish without getting caught.Wikipedia recounts that "in Ireland it was traditional to entrust the ...

  2. Apparent Suicide Under Investigation At Westchester County Jail

    Apparent Suicide Under Investigation At Westchester County Jail

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- An inmate at the Westchester County jail was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide on Thursday, lohud.com reports.Alex Fusco, a 26-year-old Mamaroneck resident, was a 2008 alumnus of Mamaroneck High who had a prior criminal record, according to lohud.com. Corrections officials with the jail are investigating what would be the first suicide there in over a ...

  3. Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, North Salem

    Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, North Salem

    National Popcorn Day is this Thursday, Jan. 19, and here's a "corny" survey that proves Americans may be divided when it comes to politics, but there's something most citizens agree on -- love of popcorn.The "pop" culture researchers at National Today -- self-described as America's favorite online destination to celebrate quirky and fun holidays -- conducted a ...

  4. 103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    Less than a month after a busy Thanksgiving travel period, Americans are again on the move. And like Thanksgiving, travel over the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday is likely to show an increase compared to last year, says AAA Northeast.In fact, more than 103 million Americans -- the most on record and a 1.7 percent increase from last year -- are expected to travel over the ...

  5. Red Cross Shares Tips On Staying Safe During Winter's Worst

    Red Cross Shares Tips On Staying Safe During Winter's Worst

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Red Cross has provided a list of 10 tips on weathering the terribly cold weather.Wear layers of lightweight clothing, gloves and a hat.Bring pets indoors or make sure they have enough shelter and unfrozen water outdoors.If using a space heater, be sure to keep it on a hard, level surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away.Make sure to turn off ...

  6. Westchester Food Bank Picks City Harvest's Leslie Gordon As New President

    Westchester Food Bank Picks City Harvest's Leslie Gordon As New President

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Food Bank for Westchester, which provides programs for 200,000 hungry county residents, announced Wednesday that it appointed Leslie Gordon to be its a new president and CEO.She'll take over as CEO on Tuesday, Jan. 17, succeeding Ellen Lynch, who announced in September that she was stepping down from those roles."Leslie Gordon brings to Food Bank for Westchester a ...

  7. Polar Express Holiday Party Arrives In Katonah -- With Reindeer

    Polar Express Holiday Party Arrives In Katonah -- With Reindeer

    KATONAH, N.Y. -- A team of reindeer flew down from the North Pole -- well, Buffalo -- to spend last Wednesday and Thursday at the Country Childrens Center's farm site, in Katonah. The sweet and gentle reindeer and their handlers are an annual favorite that delights kids at the CCC each year, organizers noted. The CCC also held its annual Polar Express Holiday Party the same two days, ...

  8. Friends Of Karen Teams Up With Somers HS To Bring Toys To Cancer Patients

    Friends Of Karen Teams Up With Somers HS To Bring Toys To Cancer Patients

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- With Holiday Spirit Week in progress at Somers High School, students are also being asked to spread the holiday cheer to young area cancer patients.On Friday, Dec. 16 -- designated "Candy Cane Day," where students are welcomed to wear the school colors of red and white -- students are urged to bring in unopened toys.Student members of the Somers Cancer Research ...

  9. Pequenakonck Brings Annual 'Bowl-A-Rama' In January

    Pequenakonck Brings Annual 'Bowl-A-Rama' In January

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Pequenakonck Elementary's PTO will be hosting its fifth annual "Bowl-A-Rama" event on Saturday, Jan. 21, and it's encouraging PQ boys to save the date. "All PQ boys are invited to participate in an afternoon of bowling, photo keepsakes and priceless memories" with their special guests, organizers note. The suggested guests include moms, grandmas, ...

  10. Westchester Restaurant Named Best In Country

    Westchester Restaurant Named Best In Country

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- The national food site Eater has compiled a list of the best restaurants in the country for the third straight year, and, for the first time, has named a single "Best Restaurant in America" -- and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills has earned that honor.Eater is a Vox Media company, which describes itself as "the authority on dining and ...

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