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  1. Westchester Secret: Janis Joplin At The Cap

    Westchester Secret: Janis Joplin At The Cap

    Janis Joplin’s hit song “Mercedes Benz” was performed for the first time in Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre on an August 1970 night. It was written just before her show at a bar down the street.Both buildings stand today and hold the story as part of their history.“We're very proud of the Janis Joplin 'Mercedes Benz' story," said Capitol Theatre's Marketing Director Stefanie May. ...

  2. Westchester 16-Year-Old Is Changing Perceptions About Girls

    Westchester 16-Year-Old Is Changing Perceptions About Girls

    Jothi Ramaswamy was having dinner on a school night, halfway through the 2015 school year when a conversation with her brother left her even hungrier.Her brother, Akshay, happened to mention that out of the 33 students in his C++ class—a computer science language—none were girls.Ramaswamy, a Yorktown resident, had been interested in computer science since sixth grade, but hearing ...

  3. Life On A Bike: Westchester Soul Cycle Trainer Shares Spinning Secrets

    Life On A Bike: Westchester Soul Cycle Trainer Shares Spinning Secrets

    SoulCycle is taking over the fitness world.Founded in 2006, the company has 82 locations across the country including three in Westchester (Scarsdale, Bronxville and Rye Brook). If you haven't been -- their 45-minute indoor class features cardiovascular training, muscle sculpting and rhythm-based choreography set to energetic music -- you no doubt know someone who has. And who's raved ...

  4. Westchester Resident Takes Natural Disasters In Stride

    Westchester Resident Takes Natural Disasters In Stride

    Eli Russ credits the start of his career with a 10 a.m. phone call in October 2010. On the other end was his best friend telling him there was an apartment fire in Larchmont.The then 16-year-old didn't hesitate. He was on his way. But first, he needed to ask his mom for a ride. Thus, began the odyssey of a first responder.As president of the Mamaroneck High School (MHS) Red Cross Club ...

  5. Making A Difference:' These Westchester Women Are 'Indivisible'

    Making A Difference:' These Westchester Women Are 'Indivisible'

    Svetlana Tsalik had never thought much about local politics. The Larchmont mom of two was busy shuttling her kids around town, volunteering at the Sheldrake Nature Center and hosting weekly tango sessions.Then Donald J. Trump was elected president and she knew she had to do something.She wasn’t alone. Across town, Farah Kathwari, Verena Arnabal, and Shannon Powell were just as enraged, ...

  6. Dance Passion Leads To Business For Westchester 23-Year-Old

    Dance Passion Leads To Business For Westchester 23-Year-Old

    Joshua Dooz grew up behind the scenes of his parents’ dance studio, Central Park Dance Academy in Scarsdale but never took a palpable interest in dancing deciding to play sports like wrestling and basketball instead. But everything changed during a three-month study abroad trip to Zapote, a village in San Jose, Costa Rica, the summer before his senior year of college.That's when the ...

  7. Westchester's Beer Scene Is 'Hopping:' Captain Lawrence Founder Tells Why

    Westchester's Beer Scene Is 'Hopping:' Captain Lawrence Founder Tells Why

    Since hitting the scene in 2006, first in Pleasantville and now in Elmsford, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. has become the "granddaddy," if you will, of Westchester brewers. The company headed by Founder & Brewmaster Scott Vaccaro, an elder craft beer statesman at the ripe "old age" of 39, churns out approximately 25,000 barrels of beer each year, much of which is ...

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