Yonkers looks for the Teacher of the Year

February 11, 2017 by  

The city of Yonkers, the Yonkers Board of Education, and the Yonkers Kiwanis Club are on the lookout for a few good teachers.

Specifically, the organizations are looking for three teachers who teach in the city’s public schools to name as Teachers of the Year for 2017. Teachers can be nominated for the award by [Read more]

Yonkers artist’s work on display in White Plains

January 3, 2017 by  

An exhibition at ArtsWestchester, an art gallery in downtown White Plains, examines the ways people try to relieve medical issues and other problems in modern day society.

The exhibition – which began in October, closed for [Read more]

Yonkers animal rights group launches new awareness campaign

December 13, 2016 by  

An animal rights organization in Yonkers, Building Hope for the New Yonkers Animal Shelter, is taking that concept and using it to encourage people to report suspected animal abuse and neglect.

The volunteer organization is [Read more]

Yonkers organization raises half a million at annual gala

November 16, 2016 by  

At the end of October, Leake & Watts, a foster care organization in Yonkers, held its annual fundraising gala.

This year’s awards gala brought in [Read more]

Yonkers restaurants participating in Restaurant Week

October 7, 2016 by  

Foodies in Yonkers have an annual event to look forward to. During the upcoming Restaurant Week, area eateries will offer specials on lunch and dinner.

This year, more than [Read more]

Yonkers college to benefit from seven-figure donation

September 15, 2016 by  

At Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, a new endowment, created by Suzanne Salter Arkin, an alumna of the school, aims to attract students interested in pursuing the sciences to the school.

Arkin donated $2m to the [Read more]

Yonkers installs smart parking meters

August 10, 2016 by  

Drivers in Yonkers will soon no longer have to dig for quarters and change when parking on the street.

The city is in the process of [Read more]

Hospital in Yonkers proposes building affordable housing apartment building

July 7, 2016 by  

To increase the opportunities for affordable housing, particularly for people with mental illness or for veterans, yonkers-based [Read more]

Junior League helps Yonkers students prepare for dorm life

June 21, 2016 by  

One of the costs of college people don’t mention often is the cost of outfitting a dorm room. Students living on-campus need the basics such as sheets, towels, and toiletries.

To help 26 high school [Read more]

Bicycle Sunday postponed as Yonkers awaits sunnier days

May 11, 2016 by  

On Sunday, May 8, residents of Yonkers were definitely noticing the rain when the first ‘Bicycle Sunday’ of the season was yet again postponed due to rain.

The event was originally scheduled for May 1, but moved to May 8 when it rained. It’s now been rescheduled for this Sunday, May 15, unless it rains again.

For 42 years, the event has seen the stretch of the Bronx River Parkway from Yonkers to White Plains, totaling about six miles, closed to car traffic from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Instead, cyclists, walkers, runners, and skaters are encouraged to traverse the stretch highway freely and without being afraid of a quickly moving motor vehicle posing a danger.

The organizers of events like Bicycle Sunday often use promotional products to get the word out about the weekly event and encourage more residents to participate.

The rescheduled kick-off event is meant to feature a block party, hosted by New York-Presbyterian, between exits 9 and 10 on the parkway. Attendees can enjoy live music, a few raffles, and ice cream.

By closing the parkway to cars for a few hours on the weekends, county officials are hoping to encourage people to spend more time outdoors being active. Describing the program, Rob Astorino, a Westchester County executive, stressed the importance of enjoying the Parkway without a vehicle.

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