New Rochelle Fire Fighters Bring Holiday Cheer to Others That Are Less Fortunate


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On December 23rd the New Rochelle Fire Fighters organized their 6th annual “Bring Holiday Cheer” to others that are less fortunate. This year and for the past 5, fire fighters and their families gave back to their community. This year the Fire Fighters were able to visit 5 families where Fire Fighters and their family members went to the homes of those that are less fortunate to spread holiday cheer by bringing Christmas trees, wrapped gifts and food. It’s just another way that Fire Fighters give back to their community; it’s something that they love to do it.  And just this past Halloween and for the last 10 years, the New Rochelle Firefighters bring Halloween to the Children’s Cancer Hospital where they dress up in various costumes, deliver candy, and spend the day face and wall painting with all of the children bringing smiles to those that sometimes find it hard to smile. The New Rochelle Fire Fighters are always finding ways to give back to the community that they protect.

We want to wish Happy Holidays to all!

New Rochelle’s Bravest

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night !


It's that time of year again. Frenzied shopping, decking the halls, getting ready for family and friends and all that goes along with it. Don't forget to take time for yourself and those close to you as we share the holiday spirit.  Here's wishing you all the magic of a childs' Christmas morning and the quiet peace of an overnight snowfall.

Back in 2009, I offered a wish for the troops to come home and share the best gift of all, Christmas Morning around the tree with family. It looks like many were granted that wish this year, but remember, the war isn't over yet, in spite of what they say. Tens of thousands will be serving our Nation far from home this Christmas, so let's try to keep them in mind as we count our blessings. Shake their hand when they come home and say a prayer for them until they do.

Here's a little Christmas music - enjoy!

Merry Christmas New Rochelle

Dona Nobis Pacem


Christmas 2011: Hope for a Better World

Christmas 2011:  Hope for a Better World  by Peggy Godfrey
     This year is ending on a high note as many troops are returning from abroad to their families in time for the holidays and Christmas. Their unselfish service to our country sets a standard for all of us during this season of good will toward all men.   During World War I on Christmas 1914 eve and day, many German and British soldiers actually walked across their trenches to sing Christmas carols and exchange holiday greetings.  These troops demonstrated the true spirit of Christmas which is a model for all of us during the coming year. 

Trinity School Holiday Boutique Rates Big Success for PTA


The Trinity Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY held its annual Holiday Boutique. Treats and holiday gifts were sold to raise money for the Trinity PTA. Frosty the Snowman made a special appearance.

Talk of the Sound Welcomes Our Newest Advertiser: Rose Hill Nurseries


Rose Hill Nurseries is our newest advertiser (right column). Click the ad to visit the new Rose Hill Nurseries web site.

If you mention Talk of the Sound before Christmas, Henry and Heather will offer you a nice discount on your entire purchase. Be sure to mention Talk of the Sound.

In the video, Henry demonstrates what he calls "The Greatest Christmas Tree Stand Ever!"

Watch the video and find out why…and be sure to listen for "Luigi".

New Rochelle Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown New Rochelle Draws Children of All Ages


In what may combine every child's dream, Santa Claus arrived on top of a fire truck, jumped down and handed out candy canes to the eager youngsters. Santa arrived just after the New Rochelle Christmas Tree, New Rochelle Menorah and New Rochelle Mishumaa Saba were lit.

Leds Brighten Holidays, Lighten Electric Bill


NEW YORK – Con Edison is encouraging customers who plan to decorate their homes or offices to use energy-efficient LED lights during the holiday season.

Using LED or light emitting diode lights, instead of traditional incandescent bulbs, saves on bills and helps the environment. LED lights use nearly 90 percent less electricity than older bulbs, which also means fewer carbon emissions in the atmosphere.
LED holiday lighting is one way customers can trim bills and contribute to energy savings that aid the environment. An array of energy-savings tips is available at Energy efficiency tips are also found on Con Edison’s Power of Green Facebook page at
Con Edison is also helping customers make their home or business more energy efficient. A list of programs can be found at or by calling the “Green Team” at 1-877-870-6118.
Con Edison also encourages customers to make safety a top priority when installing their holiday lights and offers some tips.

• Make sure that holiday lights carry the seal of approval of a recognized safety-testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

“Skate With Santa” And Tree Lighting At The Playland Ice Casino


Toymaking at the North Pole may be in full swing but the big man in the red suit is once again making time in his busy schedule to take a turn around the ice with children of all ages during “Skate with Santa and Tree Lighting,” Saturday, December 10, during the regular afternoon public skating session at the Playland Ice Casino in Rye.

From 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Santa will take to the ice on both the main and children’s rinks. Bring a camera and he’ll be happy to pose for holiday photos as well. “Skate with Santa” has become a popular Playland Ice Casino tradition.

After the skate, everyone is invited to gather at the Fountain Plaza outside the rink for a festive tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.

Regular admission prices are $9 for adults, $8 for adults with a Westchester County Park Pass; $5 for senior citizens with a county Senior Citizen ID; $6 for children age 12 and under and $5 for children accompanied by a Westchester County Park pass holder.

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