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Jon Craig

Special Editor joncraigny@aol.com

Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Rye Y Celebrates Volunteers, Mission At Magic & Merriment Annual Benefit

    Rye Y Celebrates Volunteers, Mission At Magic & Merriment Annual Benefit

    The Rye YMCA celebrated the spirit of volunteerism at its well-attended Magic and Merriment Benefit on May 18. The event, held at Shenorock Shore Club, featured entertainment by “Stand-Up Magician” Derek Hughes and a salute to three outstanding volunteers.Rye residents Laura Kelleher and Douglas DeStaebler were each honored with the Gold Spirit Award, the Rye Y’s highest award for its ...

  2. Heller’s Shoes To Close After More Than Half-Century In Mount Kisco

    Heller’s Shoes To Close After More Than Half-Century In Mount Kisco

    This story has been updated.Sadly, another Westchester retail legacy is coming to an end.Heller's Shoes on South Moger Avenue in Mount Kisco is closing after it was founded 57 years ago by current owner Larry Heller.The store's closure, scheduled for sometime in June, comes a few years after Heller's closed its popular decades-old shoe store in Pleasantville.Growing competition online ...

  3. Port Chester Earns Clean Energy Community Designation

    Port Chester Earns Clean Energy Community Designation

    Port Chester was named a "Clean Energy Community" by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.While making the designation on Wednesday, May 23, NYSERDA recognized the village's leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally, according to Port Chester Mayor Richard “Fritz” Falanka's office.First announced by Gov.  Andrew ...

  4. Pataki Introduces Molinaro At GOP Convention

    Pataki Introduces Molinaro At GOP Convention

    Former Gov. George E. Pataki of Garrison, a native of Peekskill where he once served as mayor, introduced Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro on Wednesday at the Republican Party Convention."We beat the odds in 1994 and will do it again in 2018," Pataki said in this tweet. Pataki was referring to his upset win over then-Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1994. Pataki served three terms ...

  5. WNBA Players Gave Out Free County Center Tickets At Farmer's Market

    WNBA Players Gave Out Free County Center Tickets At Farmer's Market

    There was a free ticket giveaway on Wednesday, May 23, during the weekly Farmer's Market on Court Street in White Plains.The downtown Farmer's Market runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is promoting the New York Liberty’s 2018 home opener at their new home – the Westchester County Center -- this Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday's event features White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, Liberty and ...

  6. Westchester Celebrates Opening Of The Rex, A New Pizza & Lobster Eatery

    Westchester Celebrates Opening Of The Rex, A New Pizza & Lobster Eatery

    Roll out the lobster and serve up the pizza. If you are a seafood and Italian food aficionado, The Rex, a newly-opened eatery along Route 100 (247 North Central Ave.) in Hartsdale is worth a night out.More than 100 guests attended The Rex's grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday evening, May 17.Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said residents already are raving about the ...

  7. Westchester Teen Actress Nominated For Metro Theater Award

    Westchester Teen Actress Nominated For Metro Theater Award

    Rye resident Hope Santomero has been nominated for a 2018 Metro Awards for Best Comedic Performance in Rye Country Day School's Pippin (along with fellow nominee Diogo Schaffa). Santomero recently was a Young Artist Award Finalist in Los Angeles, nominated for Best Performance in a Voice Over Role as Bianca in Amazon Studios' Wishenpoof as well as a finalist in The All American High ...

  8. Westchester Chef/Owner Will Be Finalist On Food Network Star Show

    Westchester Chef/Owner Will Be Finalist On Food Network Star Show

    Restaurateur Christian Petroni of Rye Brook is featured as a contestant on the new season of Food Network Star hosted by Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay, and premiering on Sunday, June 10.Petroni is the co-owner of the Fortina restaurants in Armonk, Yonkers, Rye Brook, Brooklyn and Stamford. He won Season 4 of "Chopped" and has been a judge on the Food Network show.Earlier ...

  9. Gardener Beware: Colorful, Damaging Spotted Lanternfly Now A NY Tree Threat

    Gardener Beware: Colorful, Damaging Spotted Lanternfly Now A NY Tree Threat

    Gardeners beware.Especially if you are planting new fruit trees.The spotted lanternfly (which sometimes can look like a butterfly) is decimating trees in adjoining states, and has now shown up in New York state, according to various news reports. They are initially attracted to tree of heaven and grape vines before spreading to fruit trees.

  10. Actor, Assemblywoman Distinguished Alumni At Purchase Commencement Ceremony

    Actor, Assemblywoman Distinguished Alumni At Purchase Commencement Ceremony

    Two Purchase College graduates will be honored as "distinguished alumni" on Friday, May 18 during the SUNY college's 46th annual commencement. The ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.Degrees will be conferred upon nearly 1,100 graduating scholars representing dozens of majors and several countries.  The day will feature the lively ...

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