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May Flowers Bring Volunteers To West Harrison Pollinator Habitat

Mayor Ron Belmont
Mayor Ron Belmont Photo Credit: File Photo

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Spring weather has finally arrived and volunteers recently grabbed shovels and trowels to help plant a habitat in West Harrison for pollinators and butterflies.

Creating a habitat will encourage pollinator diversity and abundance. Flowering plants that bloom at varying times of the year will supply nectar and pollen throughout the growing season.

I am happy to report that Harrison was named the 44th safest community in America by, a web-based security organization that ranks communities based on FBI crime statistics. Several factors, including rates of violent crimes and crimes against property, were evaluated.

The Friends of the Harrison Public Library present this year’s "A Taste of Harrison" on Sunday, May 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may order wristbands online via the Library's website . Wristbands cost $20 in advance, $25 day of event for adults and for children ages five to 12 it is $10 in advance and $15 day of event. Make checks payable to Friends of the Harrison Public Library and mail to Friends of the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave. Harrison, NY 10528. Please include name, address, phone and number of tickets. For additional information, call Albina Hicks 914-835-4575; Angela Kaufman 914-835-2429; Connie Perrotta 914-315- 1922.

Be sure to mark your calendar for this year’s Japanese Festival. On Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Harrison’s Japanese community will be hosting a Harrison-Japan Spring Festival in Ma Riis Park and the Sollazzo Center. If it rains, the event will take place in the Veterans Building. Traditional Japanese performances, including a tea ceremony and Japanese drums and dance, will be featured along with Japanese games, food and beverages. For more information, visit this link .

Recently, I attended the Westchester County Association’s conference which focused on the transformation of our region into a national hub. In order to move forward, local leaders will concentrate on the repair and upgrade of infrastructure. Officials will also study economic trends and will work towards enhancing public-private partnerships. In closing, I would like to wish our entire community a Happy Mother's Day.

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