Following a public hearing and discussions that extended over two meetings, the Port Chester Board of Trustees gave the final approvals to G&S Investors to build a Colony Grill restaurant on the triangular piece of property off the marina parking lot. It is one of the last parcels in the G&S downtown development plan, the other being the vacant lot across from the AMC Loews movie theater complex and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Molding a community is not much different than shaping a clay
bowl – it has be kneaded, shaped and sculpted by the hands that make it. That
is the reasoning behind Edward “Teddy” Poneman’s Bowling Together initiative,
an idea that received a $2,500 grant from ArtsWestchester for 2017. He received
the grant in December 2016.
Friends Bill Mel (left) and Dave O’Brien of Rye Brook go in on
the 50/50 raffle during the Rye Brook Seniors’ Valentine’s Day luncheon at the Posillipo
Center on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Selling the tickets is Bernice Martino of Louis
Even in the off-season, the Blind Brook High School varsity
football team is pitching in to help their greater community.
Team members and their coach stationed themselves in front of
Acme Supermarket in the Washington Park Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 4 collecting
donations for Food 2 Grow On.
The Blind Brook-Rye Federation of Teachers spoke about their
desire to obtain a new teachers’ contract because teachers are currently working under a contract that expired on
June 30, 2016.
On Mar. 21, 2017, I
will cast my vote for Fritz Falanka for mayor of Port Chester. Mr. Falanka has
the passion and dedication to take a project from start to finish and see it
through to completion with a high regard of integrity to ensure it is done
properly and well executed.
The Rye Town/Harrison Titans were hoping to head into the
playoffs coming off two big road wins but failed to win either of them and went
0-2, finishing the ice hockey season with a record of 11 wins and eight losses.
They look to bounce back from their late season slump and make a deep run in
Up until last week Port Chester had a "Magnificent 7"
when it came to Section I Division 1 wrestling champions dating back to 1967
when heavyweight George Smith became the first to qualify for the state
championships. He was followed over the years by Bill James (wrestling in the
126-pound weight class in 1979), George Tucker (132 in 1982), Declan Josephson
(171 and 189 in 2002 and 2003 respectively), Joe Facciola (189 in 2006) and
Josue Cardenas (189 in 2009).
British pop singer Adele upset
favored American superstar Beyonce in the Grammy Awards last Sunday, with
Adele's "Hello" winning Album of the Year, Record of the Year and
Song of the Year over Beyonce's favored "Lemonade."
The coach saw it coming from the outset. But it snuck up on his
disbelieving Port Chester basketball Rams. They never knew what hit them. Until
it was too late. In more ways than one. Because now the days of all the playoff
possibilities are over. And the ain't going to never happen no way realities
have set in.
After coming off devastating back-to-back losses, the Rye
Town/Harrison Titans split their hockey games this week with a win over Carmel
and a tough loss against John Jay. As they prepare to enter the playoffs, the
Titans currently sit with a record of 11 wins and seven losses on the season.
It may well have taken a village for the struggling Port Chester
Lady Rams basketball team to have any kind of shot against the Ossining Pride,
winner of four state championships, six consecutive Westchester championships,
and a team that hadn't lost a Section One game since Feb. 4, 2011, a streak of
93 consecutive games that ended last Wednesday (Feb. 1) when 16-1 Albertus
Magnus beat the Pride 80-75 to become Westchester's top-ranked team, relegating
Ossining to an unaccustomed second place.
Ivan Garcia, wrestling at 99
pounds, and Brayan Mendez, grappling in the 120-pound weight class, looked good
in the wrestling Rams’ final regular season home tune-up last Wednesday (Feb.
1) against Pleasantville. That was not the case for the rest of the team except
for Brandon Defreitas who continued his late season heavyweight surge with a
win in the bruising 220-pound weight class.
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester’s Board President Richard N.
Osterer has announced the appointment of two new board members, one of whom is
a Blind Brook High School graduate.
Happy birthday to Dr.
Angela Manning of Port Chester who celebrates Feb. 21.
Walter S. Hanulik, 91, of Port Chester, died peacefully Feb. 9,
2017 at Regional Hospice in Danbury, Conn.
Juan Martin, 88, of Port Chester, “Mr. International” as he was known
to friends, died peacefully Jan. 28, 2017. His wife Margarita Martin, 82, died peacefully Feb. 6, 2017.
Hytros, 87, of Port Chester, died tragically Feb. 6, 2017.
Shirley Wolf, 91, (aka Shirley Abel Lehrer Wolf Rosenberg
Russell-Smith; aka Shirl-the-Pearl), a lifelong Port Chester resident, died
Feb. 3, 2017.
NUEVO VIDA (NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER). 7 Hewlett Pl., Port Chester. 7:30-9
p.m.: Bible study for all ages. Pastors: Ariel & Ruth Acosta. 914/565-4992;
Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market made an immediate impression when
it opened in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center on Friday, Jan. 27, taking the place
of the long-shuttered D’Agostino.
So many restaurants are coming to town that it’s hard to keep up,
so I’ll bring you up to date.
Since I last did an update on the ever-changing dining scene in
Port Chester and Rye Brook two months ago, one restaurant is just opening,
others are coming along, another I only recently discovered had been in the
works may be opening soon and two have closed, both unexpectedly.
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