Category: Interests

Climbing towers and Crossing Bridges

Do you remember ever climbing to the top of a tower? I have done so many times but mostly when I was younger. I was less scared of heights back then. I have no trouble on top of mountains or cliffs cause they are… Continue Reading “Climbing towers and Crossing Bridges”

Great main Streets to visit in westchester and beyond

Great Towns where one can walk a nice Main Street or Business District. Some are close to White Plains and others are worth a trip but farther away. Hartsdale has a nice area of stores and restaurants near the railroad station. Scarsdale has a… Continue Reading “Great main Streets to visit in westchester and beyond”

Ideas for the Home

I hated the old bathroom I have especially with the old tooth brushes and soap dispenser above the sink. I took a piece of wood and put across so I have a shelf instead. Using a jar from yogurt container for tooth brush. Recent… Continue Reading “Ideas for the Home”

What’s in a name? In Neighboring Hartsdale

Hartsdale, NY shares not only a border with White Plains (WP) but its history. White Plains has a street named Hartsdale Ave located in Highlands neighborhood. Hartsdale during Colonial Days was part of Philipsburg Manor owned by the Frederick Philipse family and his descendants.… Continue Reading “What’s in a name? In Neighboring Hartsdale”

Sandra Harrison’s Family Heritage Story

Following here is a paper I wrote in 1971 for a Sociology class in high school. For my assignment, I interviewed my grandparents to find out my family’s immigrant experience coming to the United States. At this time, I had only one living grandparent… Continue Reading “Sandra Harrison’s Family Heritage Story”

The Arts in White Plains: Past & Present

Film Production and Cinemas: In more recent years, film making has become common place in White Plains (WP) but going to a cinema to watch a movie on a big screen has been a favorite pastime in WP for over 100 years. Today, people… Continue Reading “The Arts in White Plains: Past & Present”

Gaudier-Brzeska

Intriguing artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) lived a short full life before dying on the battle field in Europe during World War I at 23. French born sculptor had a platonic but personal relationship with Sophie Brzeska, a polish poet and writer. He adopted her… Continue Reading “Gaudier-Brzeska”

History Behind the Curtain: Broadway Theatre

First play I went to see as a teen was Fiddler on the Roof and I was hooked.  Continued to go to live theatre during my college years including Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven as well as student productions of Southern Connecticut College… Continue Reading “History Behind the Curtain: Broadway Theatre”

Bioretention (Rain) Gardens

Rain gardens or bioretention spaces are a good and inexpensive way of alleviating flooding issues caused by run-off or heavy down pours.  “Bioretention is a process in which contaminants and sedimentation are removed from storm water runoff. Storm water is collected into the treatment… Continue Reading “Bioretention (Rain) Gardens”

Paul Harrison

In memory of my father Paul Harrison (1920-2013), my mother celebrates my father’s birthday each June at NEJC. Paul was born on June 14 on our country’s flag day. She made a collage last June (pictured on the left). We visit him in Valhalla… Continue Reading “Paul Harrison”

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