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Local Guide Dog School Seeks Volunteers to Train Puppies

Local Guide Dog School Seeks Volunteers to Train Puppies

Jessica Brown, Staff Writer

December 7, 2012

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a guide dog school in Westchester, is looking for people to volunteer and actually train a seeing eye dog. This school was formed in 1956 and founded by Donald Z. Kauth and is one of eleven accredited schools in the U.S for training guide dogs. Its 10-acre headquarters,...

Who Is Jennel Garcia? Her X Factor Career & Heartbreaking Elimination

Who Is Jennel Garcia? Her X Factor Career & Heartbreaking Elimination

December 2, 2012

This 18 year old Puerto Rican “feisty little fireball”, as X Factor judge L.A Reid has described her, made it to the top 12 on Fox’s the X Factor. Before I get into her career and her elimination, let me tell you a little more about this adorable up and coming star. Jennel Garcia comes from...

Black Friday: Dangerous Discounts or Banging Bargains?

Black Friday: Dangerous Discounts or Banging Bargains?

Jessica Brown

November 29, 2012

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. It is the Friday right after Thanksgiving, and is traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, the majority of major retailers opens extremely early and offer promotional sales and large discounted prices. It sounds amazing...

Back To Back Storms: Hurricane and Nor’easter Hit Westchester

 Back To Back Storms: Hurricane and Nor'easter Hit Westchester

Jessica Brown, Impact Staff

November 15, 2012

As if “Super storm Sandy” wasn’t enough for New York and New Jersey, a nor’easter snow storm hit on  Nov. 7 and went into Thursday Nov. 8. This storm hit all of Westchester, including The Rivertowns (Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Ardsley, and Sleepy Hollow) only a week after Hurricane Sandy. It...

Pretty Little Liars: The Halloween Episode

Pretty Little Liars: The Halloween Episode

Jessica Brown, Impact Staff

November 8, 2012

Whoa! That is all I had to say after Tuesday Oct. 23’s episode of Pretty Little Liars. In this episode the liars, Emily, Spencer, Hanna and Aria, go aboard a Halloween party train ride. The ladies attend the party along with their love interests, friends, and foes. The Halloween episode filled...

Bullying, Demi Lovato and The X-Factor: How Are They All Connected?

Bullying, Demi Lovato and The X-Factor: How Are They All Connected?

Jessica Brown, Impact Staff

October 6, 2012

I’m positive that pretty much everyone knows or has heard of Demi Lovato and the show, the X-Factor. I for one love Demi Lovato and the X-Factor is one of my all time favorite shows. For those of you who do not know, the X-Factor is a music competition television show created by Simon Cowell. Simon...

ROUGH Rivertown Parents: “Building the Bridge Between School and Home”

ROUGH Rivertown Parents: “Building the Bridge Between School and Home”

September 26, 2012

What exactly is the Rivertown Parents? The Parent-Teacher-Student Associations of Ardsley, Hastings, Irvington, Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, and Dobbs Ferry have created this group to offer parent education and support to the students and parents in the Rivertowns. This group will be partnering with Mercy...

Apple’s iPhone 5 Release: What Has Changed?

Apple's iPhone 5 Release: What Has Changed?

Jessica Brown, Staff Writer

September 19, 2012

As of Sept. 21, the new iPhone 5 was released in nine countries. Due to the popularity of the phone, many people have already pre ordered theirs as of Sept. 14. Also, according to PC Magazine, people even started camping out in New York City, in front of the Apple story, three days before the iPhone...

Pretty Little Liars: The Second “A” Is Revealed?!

Pretty Little Liars: The Second “A” Is Revealed?!

Jessica Brown, Staff Writer

September 16, 2012

As some or most of you may know, Pretty Little Liars is one of the hottest shows out there right now. About to be in its third season, Pretty Little Liars, or “PLL” for short, is a mysterious, thrilling ABC Family drama. This show was created by I.Marlene King and is based on a series of novels w...

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