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The ultimate summer game

BY KATIE HOOS This isn’t your hippie father’s game of Frisbee. Constant on-field sprinting, tight defense and diving catches make up the game of Ultimate Frisbee, a rigorous sport played by two teams with a flying disc that blends the constant movement of soccer with the aerial passing abilities needed for football. Ultimate has gained […]

Alligator crossing: Unique southern eats in Rye

Whether or not you’re brave enough to taste alligator, if you’re seeking a wholly unique dining experience, swing by the Rye Roadhouse. Open for seven years now, the High Street eatery combines Creole and Cajun flavors in its lengthy, meat-and-seafood oriented menu. Without forgoing taste, some of the signature Creole spice is toned down to […]

Slow flowers arrive at Rye farmers market

By NICOLE REED Did you know there’s a slow flower movement?  According to the June through August 2014 edition of The Valley Table, “in 2012, Americans spent $27.8 billion on floriculture items, the vast majority of them grown in industrial greenhouses, swaddled in several layers of plastic, refrigerated in coolers and flown thousands of miles […]

Column: Mapping out effective instruction

The following was authored by guest columnist Dr. Betty Ann Wykes, Rye City School District’s assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment.  While students consider school closed for summer, teachers and administrators are busy engaging in various initiatives as they prepare for another successful year. Educating children is a year-round mission; July and August are […]

Column: I learned from my father after all

This past Sunday, my sister, 10 years my junior, and I took our father to Citi Field to see the Mets mop the grass with the Miami Marlins. We went to the game to celebrate our dad’s upcoming 70th birthday, so, naturally, I got to thinking about the man and our relationship. I never thought […]

Letter: Vietnam: A victim of the west

To the Editor, May 2014 marked the 60th anniversary of the French defeat at Den Bien Puh in Vietnam. The Vietnamese had been controlled by Japan, and, after their defeat in WWII, Western imperialism reared its ugly head when France, along with the support of the U.S. and western allies, tried to make Vietnam a […]

Pet Rescue 7-18-14

Kurt is a gorgeous 40 lb. Spaniel mix about three years old. He would prefer to be an only dog in a calm, quiet home with older kids. Kurt is not a high-energy dog and will be most content with a companion that showers him with love. He loves people and will be a great […]

What’s Going On in Eastchester 7-18-14

Bronxville library events New Kindle titles Our Kindles are preloaded with content and available to Bronxville card holders and members of the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library. New Kindle titles for June include: Fiction “The Target” by David Baldacci “The Skin Collector” by Jeffery Deaver “The Collector” by Nora Roberts “Field of Prey” by […]

What’s Going On in Rye 7-18-14

Celebrate Shabbat on the Beach with Community Synagogue of Rye Families raising young Jewish children are invited to join our clergy and professional staff for a musical Shabbat on Friday, July 18, at 6:15 p.m. at Oakland Beach. 95 Dearborn Ave. After the service and refreshments, families are welcome to stay and enjoy the Playland […]

What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 7-18-14

Mamaroneck Public Library events Required reads roundtable For Hommocks, Rye Neck Middle School, Mamaroneck High School and Rye Neck High School students. Meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Mamaroneck Teen Library on Thursdays July 24 and Aug. 7, and on Tuesdays, July 29 and Aug. 12. Stop into one of the new teen book discussions […]