Author Archives: Ron Belmont

Column: Festa was a big hit for everyone

Last weekend, the Harrison Fire Department held its annual Firefighters Ball at Apawamis Country Club. The evening started off with a wonderful cocktail hour and continued with a sit down dinner, which was wonderfully prepared by the club’s culinary staff. It was a beautiful event and I enjoyed the lively music and warm conversation. Congratulations […]

Column: Festa was a big hit

This year’s St. Anthony’s Festa took place, last weekend, in West Harrison. Once again, this highly anticipated annual celebration had scores of residents and visitors, attending the festivities and enjoying the food, games and attractions. Food vendors provided popular Festa favorites that included sausage and peppers, pasta and fresh cannoli. Children’s activities, music, dancing and […]

Column: We’re sprucing up the town

The Town/Village of Harrison’s town board recently announced the winners of the 2015 Mayor’s Choice Award, a long-running and most prestigious recognition for talented students. More than 100 works of art were submitted for review and four students received this notable distinction. Additionally, all the award-winning selections will become part of the permanent collection exhibited […]

Column: I’ll see you at the parade

I am happy to report that Harrison was recently chartered as a new chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the country. UNICO’s objectives are to promote the image of Italian Americans, and their Italian heritage and culture, while supporting and assisting various charitable organizations. Each year, UNICO National contributes substantial sums […]

Column: An exciting spring in Harrison

On Saturday, May 9, World War II heroes of the Hudson Valley were honored with a special celebration. I would like to take this time to recognize West Harrison resident Charles Demicco. Mr. Demicco served in the military during World War II. He recently gathered with other regional honorees and traveled to the Westchester County […]

Column: Celebrating a student-athlete and cuisine

I would like to take this time to recognize the Harrison Fire Department on their very successful open house. Recently, the department hosted this event and I was happy to see many friends and familiar faces enjoying the tours and exhibits. Special ‘hands-on’ learning displays taught children important safety guidelines in preventing fires or evacuating […]

Column: Springtime events throughout the community

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending County Executive Rob Astorino’s State of the County Address. The county executive remains optimistic that Westchester County is heading in the right direction. He pledged not to raise property taxes and restated his goal of balancing needs versus wants. He also expressed his confidence in the county’s […]

Column: Harrison students can move to the beat

Congratulations to the Harrison High School students for their performances last weekend at the 2015 Heritage Festival in D.C. One hundred and eighty Harrison students competed nationally in music, dance and auxiliary teams and achieved the following awards: Marching Band, Gold, Percussion Ensemble, Gold, Dance Ensemble, Gold, Concert Band, Silver, Orchestra, Silver, Color Guard, Silver, […]

Column: Women leading the way in Harrison

As I open this column, I hope everyone had a healthy and happy Easter and Passover and enjoyed time with family and friends. As I share these thoughts, the sun is shining and we are out of 30-degree temperature readings. I hope that the harsh weather is finally behind us. It’s been a challenging winter […]