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A drag queen and a sock puppet were among the performers during the online gala fundraiser the Clocktower Players held on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 3. The hour-long event looked back at the theater company’s 43-year history and ahead to its fall season, which will unfold online. 

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For 51-year-old Kevin Keaveny of Shandaken, 36-year-old Matt Russell of Saugerties, and 28-year-old Garrison Benz of Kingston, their trip down the Hudson River started with an inflatable unicorn.

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The event was called an ecopoetic forest bathing and writing meditation. Forest bathing was described as “a meditative practice of surrendering one’s mind to the expansive and ever-changing energy of the forest.”

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Two boats — one powered by the sun, the other propelled by the wind — embarked on an 11-day carbon-neutral odyssey last week.

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Steve Pucillo’s name was mentioned more than once during the Hastings Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The board hosted a presentation about the Saw Mill River Advisory Board made by Oded Holzinger of Groundwork Hudson Valley.

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The restoration of Hillside Woods rolled on last weekend, as illustrated by this week’s front-page photo. More than a dozen volunteers turned out to uproot privet, an invasive shrub, on Saturday, Aug. 8. Most of them were women, ranging from teenagers to senior citizens.

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Thirteen monarch butterfly eggs were found at the Rockwood Hall section of Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Sleepy Hollow on the morning of Monday, Aug. 3. 

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For 45 years, The Rivertowns Enterprise existed only as ink on paper, delivered to homes and to newsstands. Starting this week, the Enterprise’s award-winning editorial content is also available in pixels 24/7/365.

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Until now, the abbreviation BC stood for “before Christ.” Going forward, it could take on the added meaning of “Before Covid.”

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Since mid-March, as the Covid-19 crisis unfolded, 84-year-old David “Scotty” Shevlin no longer held court at the Hi Smiley Food Mart on Main Street in Dobbs Ferry.

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Over the course of two days last month, seniors picked up their diplomas, at scheduled times, outside Ardsley High School. 

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During this period of historic uncertainty, the outcome of the Democratic primaries held this past Tuesday, June 23, remained unresolved 24 hours after the polls closed.

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The revolution will not be televised, as Gil Scott-Heron predicted in 1970. Instead, 50 years later, the revolution is being live streamed in response to the death 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

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More than 1,200 miles, by car, separate the Rivertowns from the intersection in Minneapolis where 46-year-old George Floyd died as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on this neck on May 25.

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In the photo above, Katie Reidy and her wife Eryn Reigner turn from Main Street onto Warburton Avenue during the car parade last Friday, May 29, for the staff of Hillside Elementary School in Hastings, where Reigner teaches first grade.

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There were no parades this Memorial Day. Nevertheless, events were held to recognize the holiday, which means far more than the unofficial start to summer.

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On March 27, as the pandemic unfolded, The Rivertowns Enterprise published stories about the food pantries at South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry and the James Harmon Community Center in Hastings.

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On the morning of Saturday, May 9, 10-year-old Alba Iacobazzi and her 5-year-old brother, Giacomo, waited outside their home in Dobbs Ferry, less than 24 hours before Alba turned 11.

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To her surprise, dozens of Linda Jo Platt’s neighbors gathered outside her home in Dobbs Ferry on the evening of Sunday, May 3 — almost three weeks after her 73-year-old husband, Bruce Platt, passed away at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla as a result of Covid-19.

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Since March, the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus has been the subject of most stories published in the Rivertowns Enterprise.

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The rain subsided by the time Zolenge Bordwin arrived at the corner of Broadway and Villard Avenue in Hastings last Saturday, April 18. Perhaps Mother Nature sensed that a small, but notable effort was about to be made.

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Every year, or two, or three, depending upon the length of their subscriptions, our readers receive reminders in the mail to renew their support for The Rivertowns Enterprise.

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Spring is a season of contrasts — of cold nights and warm days, of barren branches and budding color. This spring, the contrasts are more stark, as the photos above and below reflect.

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On the afternoon of Monday, March 30, the Rivertowns Enterprise had an appointment to meet the captain of the Ardsley-Secor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Greg Khitrov, and to photograph the corps’ supply of personal protective equipment for the story that starts on this week’s front page.

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Since last week, there were more cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in New York than in any other state, and more deaths due to the virus.

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Though the front doors were open at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Dobbs Ferry, the sanctuary was empty last Sunday, March 15.

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Bee-Spoke needed one word, not nine lives, to win the eleventh Irvington Community Spelling Bee on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Irvington Theater. In the championship round, the team of Tim Levin, Steph Chou, and Ken Rubin was the only trio to correctly spell “ailurophile,” a Greek word for a cat lover.