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Cindy Capitani

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  1. Meet Geo, SPCA's Pet Of The Week

    Meet Geo, SPCA's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- The word 'Geo' is a scientific term but it's also in the middle of gorGEOus. What luck that Geo, a stunning, smart, two-year-old hound mix, is looking for a home.The SPCA says Geo turns heads when he's out and about, and his big, floppy energy is part of his loving personality. He's happy and friendly and adores people and other dogs alike. Cats? Not so much. He's ...

  2. BOCES Launches Real World Learning Projects For High School Students

    BOCES Launches Real World Learning Projects For High School Students

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Getting the new crop of high school graduates ready for the real world is behind the SWBOCES Center for Career Services in Valhalla.Establishing everyday connections for students interested in one field or another is the idea behind the new service learning initiative. Once only open to special education students, this opportunity is now available to the general ...

  3. Fry It Up For International Bacon Day, White Plains

    Fry It Up For International Bacon Day, White Plains

    Few smells wafting from a kitchen get mouths watering and tummies rumbling faster than bacon sizzling in a frying pan.And fewer side dishes have been concocted into so many off-label uses, undergone international shortages and experienced price spikes higher than shrimp and steak.International Bacon Day 2016 is Saturday, Sept. 3 and this is the time to indulge in every variety, from ...

  4. Graduation Day Provides Hope For Young Offenders

    Graduation Day Provides Hope For Young Offenders

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Students behind bars were lauded for their academic accomplishments at the Sprain Brook Academy at the Westchester County Jail Four students graduated from the SWBOCES Sprain Brook Academy and others completed the Westchester County Department of Correction’s Young Offender Program.The students were commended for their drive to succeed despite the stress of ...

  5. Plummeting Designer Bag Sales Drag Major Department Stores Down

    Plummeting Designer Bag Sales Drag Major Department Stores Down

    Designer handbag sales are continuing to fall, a trend causing the decline of the department store, according to Business Insider.Younger women also have a lust for experiences over goods, and malls for boutiques over anchors, according to Business Insider. The bags are no longer the status symbols they once were and women can buy them at discount outlets as easily as pricer stores like ...

  6. Yuck It Up On National Tell A Joke Day White Plains

    Yuck It Up On National Tell A Joke Day White Plains

    Why did the chicken cross the road specifically on Aug. 15? Because it's National Tell A Joke Day, of course!Chickens are out in full force (Why did the chicken cross the basketball court? He heard the referee calling fowls!) and no joke is too corny (What do you call a chicken crossing the road?Poultry in motion!)The only rule on National Tell A Joke Day is to laugh -- even a little. ...

  7. CDC: U.S. Death Rate Slowing Down After 2015 Jump

    CDC: U.S. Death Rate Slowing Down After 2015 Jump

    Death is on the decline once again, at least according to preliminary data for the first quarter of 2016 from the Centers for Disease Control, reports the New York Times. The mortality rate went up in 2015, bucking the normal trend of decline, according to NYT.Drug overdoses were up in 2015, a trend that's continued since the 1990s, and death due to heart disease didn't decline as it ...

  8. 'Marshmallows Are Funny' On National S'mores Day, White Plains

    'Marshmallows Are Funny' On National S'mores Day, White Plains

    Scouting and s'mores are practically synonymous and most people have a past relationship with the sweet treats, even if they don't know a Daisy from an Eagle scout.National S'mores Day is Aug. 10 and you don't need a Girl Scout or even a campfire to celebrate.S'mores is a marriage of marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. The ingredients are so complementary, chefs have created ...

  9. See What's Fresh During National Farmers Market Week, White Plains

    See What's Fresh During National Farmers Market Week, White Plains

    Truman Capote was once quoted that the defining difference between the rich and not, isn’t a matter of money -- It’s a matter of vegetables.Only the rich, he had said, get veggies that are "fresh and unborn, scarcely out of the earth."Rich and poor alike (SNAP recipients account for $19 million in sales at farmers markets) can eat like the privileged thanks to farmers ...

  10. How Far Does $100 Go In New York?

    How Far Does $100 Go In New York?

    A dollar is a dollar except when it's not, according research done by the Tax Foundation.New York ranks 49th of all states, with $100 being worth just $86.43, according to the Tax Foundation. New Jersey doesn't get any bragging rights, coming in at 48th with $87.34, the research shows. Connecticut weighs in slightly better at 45th in the rankings, with $100 being worth $91.91.To really ...

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