With the holidays upon us in full swing, you were bound to miss some top news this week in Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor. But don’t worry, we’re here to make sure you don’t miss it twice.
Here are some of this week’s more notable headlines:
1. What’s the buzz? Pleasantville resident and author Joseph Wallace got tired of seeing the world end at the hands – or rather mouths – of zombies and vampires. So he wrote it an ending that “could possibly, maybe, kind of happen” with the sci-fi thriller “Invasive Species,” which hit real and virtual bookshelves on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
2. That festive spirit: Briarcliff Middle School students recently kicked off the holiday season by coming together to raise nearly $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.
3. Indoor farming: The Pleasantville Farmers Market, the largest farmers market in Westchester County, began its second indoor market season with over 40 vendors providing the highest quality regionally-grown foods, including humanely-raised meats, winter-grown vegetables, prepared foods sourced with regional ingredients, and many other offerings on Saturday.
4. Happy Holidays to our troops: Led by English teacher Karen McCarthy, members of the Briarcliff High School American Red Cross Club found their own way to get in the holiday spirit. Students recently collected more than 110 lbs. of goods including food, snacks, cards, games, magazines, socks, toiletries, coffee, crossword puzzles, and more to send over seas to American troops.
5. Crossroads of America – in Pleasantville: “Crossroads of America” is a newly launched theme at Iron Horse that brings a new city-inspired menu to the restaurant every few weeks. Its first stop, which began Nov. 19, was New Orleans. The restaurant, which is under new ownership, is currently visiting Napa Valley.