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Vira Mamchur Schwartz

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  1. Retired Briarcliff High School Teacher Rita MacDonald Cooney Dies At 90

    Retired Briarcliff High School Teacher Rita MacDonald Cooney Dies At 90

    Rita MacDonald Cooney, 90, a retired Briarcliff High School Teacher died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 12, 2018Born in Ossining on May 8, 1928. Cooney was raised in Ormond Beach, FL, and Creek Locks, NY. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth MacDonald.A 1946 graduate of St. Paul’s High School (Daytona Beach, FL), Cooney graduated from the College of St. Rose (Albany, NY) in ...

  2. Former Bank Manager Julia A. Rabasca, New Rochelle Native, Dies At 94

    Former Bank Manager Julia A. Rabasca, New Rochelle Native, Dies At 94

    Julia A (Mastromarino) Rabasca, 94, died Dec. 20, 2018 at Solaris HealthCare Parkway in Stuart, FL. Born in New Rochelle, Rabasca lived at The Evergreen Club in Palm City, FL, for the past 37 years.She was in the banking industry for 39 years, last working for Barclays Bank as a Branch Manager before retiring in 1981. Rabasca was a member of The Evergreen Club where she was active in ...

  3. Benjamin Olson, Nuclear Engineer In Northern Westchester, Dies At 66

    Benjamin Olson, Nuclear Engineer In Northern Westchester, Dies At 66

    Benjamin Olson, age 66, of Port Chester, passed away on Dec. 24. Olson spent the last 2 ½ years in Seviersville, Tenn. He graduated from West Chester University and worked as a nuclear engineer in Buchanan.Olson was Catholic by faith and was also a member of the West Chester Alumni Club. Olson Westchester by his sons Matthew Olson and Aaron Olson, daughter Gena Murphy ...

  4. William Colfax Davidson, Owner Of Law Firm In Port Chester, Dies At 82

    William Colfax Davidson, Owner Of Law Firm In Port Chester, Dies At 82

    William Colfax Davidson, 82, formerly of Port Chester and Rye, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Brookdale Health Center, in Cumberland, RI.Born in Port Chester in 1936, he was the son of the late John and Helen Davidson. He moved to Rye in 1977, later moving to the Brookhaven Condominium Complex in Woonsocket, RI and the New Pond Village in Walpole, MA.Mr. Davidson was a ...

  5. Westchester's The Ground Glass Exhibits Art Photos at Pound Ridge Library

    Westchester's The Ground Glass Exhibits Art Photos at Pound Ridge Library

    A picture is worth a thousand words. An exhibit, which opened at the Pound Ridge Library on May 10 and runs through June 23, 2018 certainly proves that.Entitled “Personal Choice,” the exhibit features the works of 11 members of The Ground Glass, a Westchester-based association of fine art photographers. The exhibitors are residents of Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Armonk, White Plains, ...

  6. Westchester Resident Wants Ranger Ready Insect Repellent On Every Shelf

    Westchester Resident Wants Ranger Ready Insect Repellent On Every Shelf

    The makers of Ranger Ready insect repellent are sounding the alarm. Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, chiggers, and gnats are more than annoyances.“The rules of the game have changed,” said Chris Fuentes, Norwalk resident and founder and CEO of startup Pic20 Group, LLC, maker of Norwalk-based Ranger Ready insect repellent, “we’ve gone from pesky mosquitoes at barbecues to tiny ticks that can ...

  7. Area High School Sophomore Takes Lead In National School Walkout Day

    Area High School Sophomore Takes Lead In National School Walkout Day

    This year, April 20th marks the 19th anniversary of the horrific shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado that first truly brought school shootings to the national consciousness, and it’s also – for the first time – National School Walkout Day. At 10 a.m., students all over the United States will be walking out of class to protest governmental inaction in preventing gun ...

  8. All Aboard, All Included: Metro-North Getaways In Hudson Valley, CT

    All Aboard, All Included: Metro-North Getaways In Hudson Valley, CT

    Between commuter traffic and parking limitations, planning a visit to the Bruce Museum may seem daunting to some, yet the Greenwich-based museum and the Metro-North Railroad are working together to make the trip more convenient and accessible to all.The museum and Metro-North offer a “Getaway” package that includes discounted rates for both train tickets and admission to the Bruce ...

  9. Rosy Brows At European Wax Centers Support Axing Pink Tax

    Rosy Brows At European Wax Centers Support Axing Pink Tax

    Pink hair doesn’t really raise eyebrows anymore, but do pink eyebrows?While pink does make a bold statement, pink eyebrows during the month of April signify more than fashion sense. They show support for cutting the so-called Pink Tax. What is the Pink Tax? When a dry cleaner charges more for a women’s pink (or white) oxford shirt than a man’s. When a women’s razor that is identical to ...

  10. Chocolate Is America's Favorite Easter Gift: What's Yours?

    Chocolate Is America's Favorite Easter Gift: What's Yours?

    If you think painting Easter eggs is the most popular Easter tradition in the United States, you're wrong. According to New York City-based Statista's Easter Survey 2018, giving baskets of candy beats out egg painting with 60 percent of Americans naming it their number one favorite custom.Painting eggs came in third at 55 percent, with egg hunts coming in second with 57 percent picking ...

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