$35K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Deli In Peekskill $35K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Deli In Peekskill
$35K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Deli In Peekskill One lucky visitor to a Northern Westchester deli walked away with much more than a sandwich.  A top-prize-winning Take 5 lottery ticket worth $35,001 was sold for the drawing on Tuesday evening, May 14 in Peekskill, New York Lottery officials announced.  Officials added that the winning ticket was bought at Friend's Valley Brook Market at 1053 Main St. (Route 202).  If you're looking to try your luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners have up to a year from the drawing date to claim their prizes. 
Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids
Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids A music video being produced in the region is seeking men, women, and kids to fill roles for extras. The video, about a major country star, will be filmed in New York City on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. A group of friends returns home for a friend's funeral. After the funeral, they have a fun night together around town. Lead roles are needed for men aged 18 to 23 and women ages 40 to 50 to play the mother of boys. Supporting roles are being cast for women aged 18 to 23 and boys ages 10 to 12 (to play the child versions of the lead male roles in a flashback scene). All ethni…
NY 11-Year-Old Back On Dance Floor Thanks To Kidney Donation From Doctor Brother NY 11-Year-Old Back On Dance Floor Thanks To Kidney Donation From Doctor Brother
NY 11-Year-Old Back On Dance Floor Thanks To Kidney Donation From Doctor Brother Not everyone gets to meet their hero; For Emily Alanko, her hero happens to be her big brother. The Long Island 11-year-old from Commack, who loves dancing and all things Barbie, was born with a rare genetic disorder known as Branchio-OtoRenal (BOR) Syndrome, which causes malformations of the ears and kidneys. In Emily’s case, she was born with just one kidney, meaning a pair of doctors at Cohen Children’s Medical Center has had to monitor her condition since birth. Alarm bells began to ring earlier this year when her longtime care team, Cohen doctors Christine Sethna and Pamela Singer, we…
Mutant Sleepover: Request Stay At All-New X-Mansion Airbnb In New Castle Mutant Sleepover: Request Stay At All-New X-Mansion Airbnb In New Castle
Mutant Sleepover: Request Stay At All-New X-Mansion Airbnb In New Castle Any mutants out there may be interested in requesting a stay at an all-new Airbnb in Northern Westchester inspired by an animated X-Men television series.  The 4-bed, 5-bath mansion, located in New Castle, is part of Airbnb's "icons" series, which consists of locales inspired by music, films, television shows, art, sports, and more, according to the company.  The company's X-Mansion is inspired by the animated Disney+ show "X-Men '97" and features show-inspired interior design and activities.  Those who book a stay can sleep in one of the mansion's many X-Men-inspired dorms …
Scenes For Apple TV Series Filmed At Gym In Westchester Scenes For Apple TV Series Filmed At Gym In Westchester
Scenes For Apple TV Series Filmed At Gym In Westchester A busy gym in Westchester served as the site of a film shoot for an upcoming television series with a star-studded cast.  Scenes for the Apple+ series "Swipe" were filmed at AltaFit in New Rochelle at 5 Plain Ave. on Monday, May 13, according to the gym's owners. These scenes won't be the only ones filmed at the gym, as the crew is set to return in June. "We are thrilled to welcome the cast and crew of this highly anticipated TV show to New Rochelle," said one of the gym's staff members, who added, "The decision to film in our city highlights the diverse and vibrant landscape that Wes…
Jackpot! NY Man Claims $5M Lottery Prize Jackpot! NY Man Claims $5M Lottery Prize
Jackpot! NY Man Claims $5M Lottery Prize A New York man has five million more reasons to be smiling. Long Island resident William O’Donnell, of Babylon, claimed a $5 million top prize playing the NY Lottery’s Cash X100 scratch-off game, lottery officials announced. O’Donnell received a single lump sum payment of $3,255,000 after paying taxes. He purchased the incredibly lucky ticket in Lindenhurst, at the Maakrupa Super Stop located at 200A Montauk Highway. Scratch-off games ginned up more than $4.4 billion in sales during fiscal year 2022-2023, according to New York Lottery. Of that, school districts in Suffolk County received …
These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say
These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say The popularity of pizza now makes it possible to find delicious pies in almost any place, from sea to shining sea. Having said that, few could argue that New York stands alone from anywhere else. Yelp's Top 100 rankings of the best pizza spots for 2024 attest to just that. One-tenth of the places are in New York, and more specifically, New York City. Even more specifically still, Manhattan, where eat of the pizzerias are located. How did Yelp determine the rankings? "We identified businesses in the pizza category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the …
Northern Westchester's Tortilla Project Ups The Taco Game With Unusual Selections Northern Westchester's Tortilla Project Ups The Taco Game With Unusual Selections
Northern Westchester's Tortilla Project Ups The Taco Game With Unusual Selections If you aren't burned out from tacos from Cinco de Mayo and need a taco fix, then a new restaurant in the Hudson Valley specializing in handmade tortillas (think jalapeno) and small plates might be a new favorite. Northern Westchester's The Tortilla Project, located in Baldwin Place, is making waves with foodies and Yelpers for its eclectic mix of tacos, side dishes, tapas, and craft cocktails. Opened in January and located in a strip mall, you will first notice that the small restaurant's sleek decor is not strip mall material, according to Yelpers.  One Yelper put it this way: "The v…
Rare Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued For First Time In Nearly 20 Years Rare Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued For First Time In Nearly 20 Years
Rare Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued For First Time In Nearly 20 Years You may soon get a view of a rare spectacle. According to the NOAA National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center, a series of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) began on Wednesday, May 8. CMEs are explosions of plasma and magnetic fields from the sun’s corona. Space weather forecasters have issued a Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch for the evening of Friday, May 10. It's the first time a G4 Watch has been issued since January 2005. The watch says CMEs may linger into Sunday, May 12. Geomagnetic storms can also trigger spectacular displays of aurora (…
Celebrate Mother's Day With Sheep-Shearing Festival In Northern Westchester Celebrate Mother's Day With Sheep-Shearing Festival In Northern Westchester
Celebrate Mother's Day With Sheep-Shearing Festival In Northern Westchester Families looking for a cute way to celebrate Mother's Day may want to look into spending time on a Northern Westchester farm where they can witness sheep get their much-needed haircuts. Muscoot Farm, located at 51 Route 100 in Somers, will hold its weekly Farmers Market and annual Sheep Shearing Festival on Sunday, May 12, Westchester County officials announced. The Farmers Market will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., while the Sheep Shearing Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  During the Sheep Shearing event, the farm's sheep will receive their annual haircuts to prepare for th…
Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store
Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's is eyeing a familiar location as a possible location for its next new supermarket. The Connecticut-based company confirmed on Wednesday, May 8, that the town of Orange in New Haven County is one of several locations being "looked at" for the family-owned grocer's ninth location, according to Meghan Bell, a spokeswoman for the company. Bell said that, at this point, several options are being considered, and an announcement would be made by the end of the year.  Stew Leonard's also has Connecticut stores in Norwalk (where the company has its headquarters), Danbury, and Ne…
Update: Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Stops At Westchester Stew Leonard's Update: Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Stops At Westchester Stew Leonard's
Update: Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Stops At Westchester Stew Leonard's During an appearance at a Stew Leonard's in Westchester, iconic celebrity chef Guy Fieri gave a shoutout to first responders while holding a bottle signing event.  The special Cinco De Mayo bottle signing event was held on Sunday, May 5 at Stew Leonard's Wines & Spirits of Yonkers at 1 Stew Leonard Dr.  Earlier Report - Guy Fieri To Hold Event At Stew Leonard's In Yonkers During the event, Fieri signed bottles of his Santo Tequila, which he makes with rock star Sammy Hagar. The beloved Food Network star also took time to highlight the Yonkers Police offi…
'High School Types' Wanted For Television Series Filming In Westchester 'High School Types' Wanted For Television Series Filming In Westchester
'High School Types' Wanted For Television Series Filming In Westchester Young people looking to advance their acting careers may want to check out a casting call for a television show filming in Westchester.  An upcoming Apple+ series called "Swipe" is looking for non-union background actors for high school scenes, according to a casting call posted on Backstage.  The series will be filmed in New Rochelle. Scenes were also filmed in Rye at the Highland parking lot in the area of Purchase Street and Purdy Avenue.  Earlier Report - All-Day Filming To Close Highland Parking Lot In Rye The production is seeking out nonunion actors ages 18…
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $20K Sold At Shrub Oak Store Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $20K Sold At Shrub Oak Store
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $20K Sold At Shrub Oak Store One lucky liquor store customer is nearly $20,000 richer after buying a winning lottery ticket in Northern Westchester. The top-prize Take 5 ticket, worth $19,471, was purchased in Shrub Oak for the midday drawing on Thursday, April 25, New York Lottery officials announced. Officials added that the ticket was bought at Lakeland Liquors at 995 East Main St.  If you'd like to try your luck, Take 5 drawings are held twice a day at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Any winnings can be claimed up to a year after the drawing date. 
Westchester Native Mary J. Blige Inducted In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Westchester Native Mary J. Blige Inducted In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Westchester Native Mary J. Blige Inducted In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Hip-hop soul legend and New York's Mary J. Blige's career is doing "Just Fine," as the iconic artist has just been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Blige, age 53, was named an inductee into the Cleveland-based Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 21.  In their write-up on their website, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said the Yonkers native has provided the soundtrack to countless fans' lives.  "Blige’s music echoes our experiences with love and life. She helps us move on, move out, and move up," the Hall of Fame wrote, continuing, "She’s the much-needed soundtrac…
Football Player From NY Named Potential Suitor On New Season Of 'The Bachelorette' Football Player From NY Named Potential Suitor On New Season Of 'The Bachelorette'
Football Player From NY Named Potential Suitor On New Season Of 'The Bachelorette' Jenn Tran is officially the next "Bachelorette," and the names of the men who could be vying for her heart have already surfaced. Tran, age 26, made her Bachelor Nation debut on Joey Grazidei's season, and will be the first Asian-American Bachelorette in season history.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jenn (@jenntranx) Tran is a physician assistant based in Miami, and will soon be meeting the 28 men hoping for a shot at love. The new season will begin airing in July on ABC-TV. Among Tran's potential suitors is native New Y…
Guide Dog Graduation: Northern Westchester-Based Nonprofit Provides Pups To Homes Across US Guide Dog Graduation: Northern Westchester-Based Nonprofit Provides Pups To Homes Across US
Guide Dog Graduation: Northern Westchester-Based Nonprofit Provides Pups To Homes Across US A new class of guide dogs that graduated from a New York nonprofit organization – including one dog going to serve the organization’s CEO – demonstrates the group’s 60-year commitment to changing the lives of people with vision loss or blindness. On Friday, April 12, Guiding Eyes for the Blind held one of its biannual guide dog graduations, celebrating the hard work of volunteers and pups alike and officially transferring the furry friends’ care to their new owners. However, this graduation was a little different from others — one of the graduates was a yellow lab named “Ten,” who had tra…
'Hollywood On Hudson': Filming For CBS's 'Blue Bloods' Takes Place In Westchester 'Hollywood On Hudson': Filming For CBS's 'Blue Bloods' Takes Place In Westchester
'Hollywood On Hudson': Filming For CBS's 'Blue Bloods' Takes Place In Westchester A city hall in Westchester was transformed into a film set for the popular television show "Blue Bloods."  Filming for the hit CBS show took place at Yonkers City Hall, which was portrayed as the "New York Supreme Court," Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said on Tuesday, April 16.  The scenes filmed at city hall will be used in the seventh episode of the show's 14th season, which will air on CBS on Friday, April 26 at 10 p.m.  "Yonkers is truly Hollywood on Hudson and I'm thrilled to welcome productions to our city," Spano said of the filming, adding, "I couldn't help but watch some…
CBS To Re-Air Billy Joel MSG Concert After Snafu Cut Off Final Minutes In Middle Of 'Piano Man' CBS To Re-Air Billy Joel MSG Concert After Snafu Cut Off Final Minutes In Middle Of 'Piano Man'
CBS To Re-Air Billy Joel MSG Concert After Snafu Cut Off Final Minutes In Middle Of 'Piano Man' After a programming error cut off the final two minutes of Billy Joel’s televised concert at Madison Square Garden, CBS announced it would re-air the show. “Billy Joel: The 100th — Live at Madison Square Garden,” which originally aired on Sunday, April 14, will now be rebroadcast on Friday night, April 19 due to a programming snafu that cut the program off early, according to a statement released by CBS. The show, which was recorded in March to celebrate Joel’s 100th consecutive performance at Madison Square Garden, was partway through the singer’s iconic “Piano Man” when the program abru…
Meet Actor Chazz Palminteri During Special Event At His Westchester Eatery: Here's When Meet Actor Chazz Palminteri During Special Event At His Westchester Eatery: Here's When
Meet Actor Chazz Palminteri During Special Event At His Westchester Eatery: Here's When Fans of famed actor Chazz Palminteri will have the chance to meet him and enjoy a fun-filled evening during a special event that will be held at the star's Westchester restaurant.  The 71-year-old Bedford resident, known for his roles in "A Bronx Tale" and "Bullets over Broadway," will be hosting a Cigar Night at his Chazz Palminteri Restaurant in White Plains at 264 Main St. on Wednesday, May 8 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. During the charity event, which will include appearances by Palminteri and his friends, those who attend will be able to enjoy an evening of "entertai…
Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers
Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers If you enjoy a quiet working environment and don’t mind rubbing elbows with a few ghosts, this could be the opportunity for you. The New York State Department of State is looking for volunteers to take part in the first annual “Caring for Your Cemetery Day,” on Saturday, April 27. Organizers said the idea is to raise awareness of the hard work and dedication that goes into caring for and preserving cemeteries, especially heading into the spring season. The department is also hoping to gin up more interest in cemeteries among younger people and recruit future volunteers or even officers and…
Netflix Casting Suburban Mom-Type, Tall Man For NYC Documentary, Pays $3.3K Netflix Casting Suburban Mom-Type, Tall Man For NYC Documentary, Pays $3.3K
Netflix Casting Suburban Mom-Type, Tall Man For NYC Documentary, Pays $3.3K Netflix is seeking to fill two roles for an upcoming documentary. The popular streaming service is looking for a 20-something-year-old man who is more than 6 feet tall with brown hair, and a suburban New England-type woman in her 50s with dirty blonde or light brown hair. The documentary will shoot four days in New York City and one day in Cape Cod. The gig pays an estimated $3,300 for six days of work, according to the casting call. Click here to apply.
NY National Guardsman 'In Fight For His Life' After Surviving Helicopter Crash That Killed 3 NY National Guardsman 'In Fight For His Life' After Surviving Helicopter Crash That Killed 3
NY National Guardsman 'In Fight For His Life' After Surviving Helicopter Crash That Killed 3 To say that Jacob Pratt has a long road to recovery is an understatement. The New York National Guard soldier, a Rensselaer County native from the city of Rensselaer, remains in intensive care after being the sole survivor of a helicopter crash on the US-Mexico border that killed three others. According to the Joint Task Force North, Pratt was aboard a UH-72 Lakota chopper when it went down while flying near Rio Grande City, Texas on Friday, March 8. Earlier Report: NY National Guard Members Killed In Triple-Fatal Crash Return Home; Funerals Set The crash killed New York National G…
'Rare, Special' Solar Eclipse Leaves Residents, Students In Awe In Westchester 'Rare, Special' Solar Eclipse Leaves Residents, Students In Awe In Westchester
'Rare, Special' Solar Eclipse Leaves Residents, Students In Awe In Westchester Although the solar eclipse's path of totality did not reach Westchester, that did not stop residents and students from getting outside and enjoying the rare astronomical marvel. The event made its way through New York on Monday, April 8, causing a partial eclipse in Westchester that occurred between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and peaked around 3:25 p.m., with around 90 percent of the sun covered.  Residents across the county celebrated the rare spectacle at several solar eclipse events held at parks and preserves in several municipalities.  "It is rare for a total solar eclipse to be view…
Northern Westchester's David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out Northern Westchester's David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out
Northern Westchester's David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out Funnyman and beloved area resident David Letterman helped escort the old marquee sign from his famous television show "Late Night" to its new home in Fairfield County. Letterman, a longtime Northern Westchester County resident who lives in North Salem, didn't have far to travel to escort the 20-foot sign that once graced the front of the famed Ed Sullivan Theater for Dave's show on CBS, said the lucky recipient Preston Bealle, of Darien. Bealle, one of the founding members of Daily Voice, received the sign from his niece Helen Halford of New Jersey, who entered a charity contest to win the …
Eclipse Safety: Here's How To Properly Use Eye Protection, Westchester Expert Says Eclipse Safety: Here's How To Properly Use Eye Protection, Westchester Expert Says
Eclipse Safety: Here's How To Properly Use Eye Protection, Westchester Expert Says As New York residents prepare to gaze up at the sky during the upcoming historic solar eclipse less than a week away, a Westchester County eye expert is giving tips on how to properly view the event while using protection.  Known as the "Great North American Eclipse," the astronomical event will cross the United States on Monday, April 8, and bring a partial eclipse to the Hudson Valley. According to experts, such a spectacle can be dangerous to view without eye protection because the sun continues to emit harmful ultraviolet rays, and gazing directly at it can cause severe damage to th…
Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold At Northern Westchester Deli Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold At Northern Westchester Deli
Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold At Northern Westchester Deli A lucky visitor to a Northern Westchester deli walked away with much more than a sandwich.  A third-prize winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000 was sold for the drawing on Wednesday, April 3 at an eatery in Bedford Hills, New York Lottery officials announced. The eatery was identified as the Bedford Hills Deli at 7 Babbitt Rd.  Officials did not reveal the identity of the lucky customer.  If you're looking to try your luck, Powerball drawings are televised every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. 
This Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say This Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say
This Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say Looking for a new place to live? This village is the best not only in Long Island's Nassau County but in the state of New York. According to Niche’s 2024 rankings, the Nassau County village of Great Neck Plaza took the No. 1 spot on the site’s “Best Places to Live in New York” list. It also tops the “Best Places to Live in Nassau County” rankings. For the most accurate ranking possible, Niche evaluates a variety of factors, including crime rates, cost of living, diversity, and more. Earning an overall grade of “A+,” Great Neck Plaza has top marks in public schools, health and fitness, o…
Pair Of Westchester Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings Pair Of Westchester Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings
Pair Of Westchester Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings A pair of locales in the Hudson Valley are among the 300 best places to live in America, according to brand-new rankings. According to Niche, factors used in determining its rankings were: Public Schools Crime & Safety Housing Nightlife Good for Families Diversity The two communities selected from the Hudson Valley are both in Westchester County: Ardsley: No. 122: The village with a population around 5,000, "offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes," according to Niche, which also noted that "there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks," an…
Winning $50K Powerball Ticket Sold In Westchester: Here's Where Winning $50K Powerball Ticket Sold In Westchester: Here's Where
Winning $50K Powerball Ticket Sold In Westchester: Here's Where A lucky Powerball player is $50,000 richer after purchasing a winning ticket at a store in Westchester.  The third-prize-winning ticket was sold in Mount Vernon for the Powerball drawing on Saturday, March 23, according to New York Lottery officials. The store where the ticket was sold was identified as Fleetwood Stationery located at 556 Gramatan Ave., officials added. The name of the lucky winner was not revealed. 
Heavy Travel Expected For Upcoming Solar Eclipse: Here Are Tips For Smooth Trip Heavy Travel Expected For Upcoming Solar Eclipse: Here Are Tips For Smooth Trip
Heavy Travel Expected For Upcoming Solar Eclipse: Here Are Tips For Smooth Trip If you're making travel plans to view the upcoming total solar eclipse in the Northeast United States, you're certainly not alone.  The total solar eclipse, which will occur on Monday afternoon, April 8, will involve the moon passing between the sun and the Earth, completely blocking the sun and causing the sky to darken as if it were dawn or dusk.  Earlier Report - 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon: First Projected Cloud Cover Conditions Because the eclipse is predicted to be the longest and most visible in the US in 100 years, plenty of enthusiasts are…