Iona Men's Soccer Season Concludes At Canisius

November 11, 2017 - 11:04

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The sixth-seeded Iona College men's soccer team's season came to a close on Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 loss in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship opening round against third-seeded Canisius.

The game-winning goal was scored by Golden Griffs' junior defenseman Alex Grattarola in the 26th minute.  Canisius was granted a free kick from just outside its own box.  Redshirt junior Bjarki Benediktsson took the free kick and delivered a low-riding pass that his teammate headed home for his seventh of the season.

Iona Men's Soccer Season Concludes At Canisius

Mighty Mouse Returns with More Heroes for 54th Annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

November 11, 2017 - 10:31

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- "Here I come to save the day!" said Mighty Mouse. However this year, the theme is “here they come to save the day!” For fifty-three years the Thanksgiving Parade has been a beloved event in New Rochelle for so many people. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce and the City of New Rochelle, the 54th parade is taking place on Saturday, November 18th.  This year those who ensure that the parade is safely patrolled with Santa following in a Fire Truck, and then cleared up within the day are being honored.

Mighty Mouse Returns with More Heroes for 54th Annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade Photo Credit: Sara Caldwell

Buy Section 1 Championship Game Tickets Online

November 11, 2017 - 10:18

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Huguenots fans planning on attending the Section 1 championship game in Mahopac on Saturday can now buy their tickets online.

Section 1 has set up a website for fans to purchase tickets for games starting this year. That includes Saturday's contest between the undefeated (9-0) New Rochelle Huguenots and Clarkstown South. The game takes place at noon at Mahopac High School, 421 Baldwin Place Road, Mahopac.

Online ticketing allows people to buy tickets in advance and speed up entry to the game.

City School District of New Rochelle

Columbus and Webster Schools Begin Readathons

November 11, 2017 - 10:12

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- As three elementary schools wrapped up their month-long readathons this week, they passed the baton to two others - Columbus Elementary School and Daniel Webster Magnet School.

Students at Columbus and Webster began their readathons on Wednesday, setting out to see how much they could read during the month of November. In many of the readathons, students find sponsors to donate to the PTAs for every minute they spend with the written word. At Webster, the funds raised will go to improving the school's Learning Garden, possibly to buy a greenhouse.

Webster fourth-grader Rohan Ross (left), Anthony Guimaras and classmates enjoy a book of their choice as the readathon begins.

New Garden is the Buzz at Columbus

November 11, 2017 - 10:03

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Columbus Elementary School second-graders helped assemble a wooden bed for an outdoor garden recently with the hope that, if you build it, they will buzz.

It is the first of five garden beds that will be built, not only to grow colorful flowers, but to create a mini-ecosystem where bees hover, butterflies flit and birds wing in for visits.

"I love planting flowers, because they give a good scent and that attracts the bees," said student Kaily Chavez. "It's important for the bees because that's their food."

Columbus Elementary School second-graders plant daffodil bulbs in the new garden.

Potential Bus Strike Averted

November 11, 2017 - 09:56

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A potential strike of First Mile Square bus drivers on Monday has been averted. This afternoon, the company notified the school district that an agreement has been reached in their collective bargaining talks. First Mile Square, a private student transportation company, provides transportation services for a number of school districts in Westchester County, including the City School District of New Rochelle. The buses will now operate Monday on a regular schedule.


Potential Bus Strike Averted

Theme Announced for Black History Month Exhibit

November 11, 2017 - 09:51

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In partnership with the Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators (WABSE) and the New Rochelle Black History Month Committee (NRBHMC), the City School District of New Rochelle is hosting the sixth annual district-wide Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at New Rochelle High School,'s Whitney M. Young Auditorium and Rotunda. The exhibit, along with student performances, is part of a day-long celebration and will commemorate the life, work and legacy of Harriet Tubman by celebrating themes of freedom, perseverance and tenacity.

Harriet Tubman

NRHS Theatre Works Rehearsing Classic Comedy Harvey

November 11, 2017 - 09:36

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The student thespians at New Rochelle High School are rehearsing scenes while the sets are being built for the upcoming Theatre Works production of Harvey, the comedy about Elwood P. Dowd and the large, furry friend that only he can see.

The classic play that centers around a six-foot-tall invisible white rabbit was written in 1944 by Mary Chase. But the theater students in rehearsal this week still saw relevance in its playful take on what's real, what's imaginary and, ultimately, what's most important.

Elwood P. Dowd (NRHS senior Nicholas Baker, right) introduces Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet (senior Brea Watkins) to his new invisible friend in a Theatre Works rehearsal of Harvey.