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Jon Craig

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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Love A Parade? Here Are Memorial Day Ceremonies In The Hudson Valley

    Love A Parade? Here Are Memorial Day Ceremonies In The Hudson Valley

    Here is a list of Memorial Day celebrations in Dutchess, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties:Wednesday May 23: The Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System holds its ceremonies at 2 p.m. on May 23 at Castle Point Castle Point campus memorial garden, 41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls. Thursday May 24: There is  a ceremony at 10 a.m. May 24, at the Franklin D. ...

  2. WNBA Players Gave Out Free County Center Tickets At Farmer's Market

    WNBA Players Gave Out Free County Center Tickets At Farmer's Market

    There was a free ticket giveaway on Wednesday, May 23, during the weekly Farmer's Market on Court Street in White Plains.The downtown Farmer's Market runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is promoting the New York Liberty’s 2018 home opener at their new home – the Westchester County Center -- this Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday's event features White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, Liberty and ...

  3. Teatown Reservation Gets 245 Acres In Ossining After Property Transfer

    Teatown Reservation Gets 245 Acres In Ossining After Property Transfer

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden transferred ownership of 245 acres in Ossining to Teatown Lake Reservation, the  nonprofit nature reserve in northern Westchester County on Friday, May 18.Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s president, Scot Medbury, and Teatown’s executive director, Kevin Carter, signed the title transfer, which also ensures that the property will be protected from development in ...

  4. Tailgate Dogs & Sausage Open First Eatery In Westchester

    Tailgate Dogs & Sausage Open First Eatery In Westchester

    Tailgate Dogs & Sausages, Inc. (“TGDogs”) says it offers the most mouthwatering and tastiest way to Tailgate, with its inaugural location opening at 766 North Ave. in New Rochelle.In celebration of its grand opening, TGDogs -- recognized for its one-of-a-kind gourmet hot dogs, sausages, and sides at a tremendous value -- invites New Rochelle and nearby community to swing by on ...

  5. Westchester Celebrates Opening Of The Rex, A New Pizza & Lobster Eatery

    Westchester Celebrates Opening Of The Rex, A New Pizza & Lobster Eatery

    Roll out the lobster and serve up the pizza. If you are a seafood and Italian food aficionado, The Rex, a newly-opened eatery along Route 100 (247 North Central Ave.) in Hartsdale is worth a night out.More than 100 guests attended The Rex's grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday evening, May 17.Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said residents already are raving about the ...

  6. Free Yoga Classes? By The Beach? Thank This Westchester Park

    Free Yoga Classes? By The Beach? Thank This Westchester Park

    Namaste.What better way to spend Sunday mornings along the Sound Shore this summer. . . .Rye Town Park is offering free yoga classes from a professional instructor from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every weekend, starting on June 3.Yoga sessions will be offered at 5 Dearborn Ave. in the City of Rye on the lawn near the Gazebo and "Cope" Sculpture Exhibit.While the yoga is free, donations ...

  7. UConn President Says She's Stepping Down

    UConn President Says She's Stepping Down

    University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst, who has led the university since 2011, announced on Monday, May 21 that she will step down next summer when her current employment agreement ends. Herbst will have completed eight years of service to UConn.“Being able to lead this outstanding institution has been one of the great honors and privileges of my life,” Herbst said. “These ...

  8. Rye Country Day Actress Nominated For Metro Theater Award

    Rye Country Day Actress Nominated For Metro Theater Award

    Rye resident Hope Santomero has been nominated for a 2018 Metro Awards for Best Comedic Performance in Rye Country Day School's Pippin (along with fellow nominee Diogo Schaffa). Santomero recently was a Young Artist Award Finalist in Los Angeles, nominated for Best Performance in a Voice Over Role as Bianca in Amazon Studios' Wishenpoof as well as a finalist in The All American High ...

  9. Rye Brook Chef Will Be Finalist On Food Network Show

    Rye Brook Chef Will Be Finalist On Food Network Show

    Restaurateur Christian Petroni of Rye Brook is featured as a contestant on the new season of Food Network Star hosted by Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay, and premiering on Sunday, June 10.Petroni is the co-owner of the Fortina restaurants in Armonk, Yonkers, Rye Brook, Brooklyn and Stamford. He won Season 4 of "Chopped" and has been a judge on the Food Network show.Earlier ...

  10. Gardener Beware: Colorful, Damaging Spotted Lanternfly Now A NY Tree Threat

    Gardener Beware: Colorful, Damaging Spotted Lanternfly Now A NY Tree Threat

    Gardeners beware.Especially if you are planting new fruit trees.The spotted lanternfly (which sometimes can look like a butterfly) is decimating trees in adjoining states, and has now shown up in New York state, according to various news reports. They are initially attracted to tree of heaven and grape vines before spreading to fruit trees.

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