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Anne Machalinski is the entertainment editor for the Newsday Westchester site. While she lives in Brooklyn, she is always up for a Hudson Valley adventure, and counts lunch at at the Blue Hill Café in Pocantico Hills and tubing down the Esopus Creek in Phoenicia as favorite area experiences.
Uniqlo, a Japanese clothing chain known for stocking quality staples at reasonable prices is opening a new location at Westchester’s Ridge Hill shopping complex on Friday.
Featuring brightly colored skinny jeans and leggings, cashmere crewneck sweaters and patterned broadcloth shirts, the chain, which features women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, is expanding to New York...Read more »
Valerie Harper, who recently revealed that she's been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, will reportedly guest on Betty White's "Hot in Cleveland" for a "Mary Tyler Moore Show" reunion episode.
Deadline reported Thursday that Harper, a 73-year-old Suffern native, would appear on the TVLand show with Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, Gloria Angel and White, and that...Read more »
1) Will winter ever end? The Hudson Valley is expected to get up to 6 inches of snow Monday into Tuesday -- just in time to foul the morning commute. Last year on St. Paddy's Day, it was sunny and in the 70s. This year, temperatures barely cracked 40. Raise your hand if you're ready for spring! Oh, wait …. that starts Wednesday. 2) Local political contests may lack the glamour and glitz of state...Read more »
Seafood lovers, get ready! Another restaurant is joining Yard House, Lefteris Gyro and Havana Central at Westchester’s Ridge Hill shopping complex. Bonefish Grill, a nationwide chain specializing in market-fresh fish, will open its doors at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.
Dennis Sarlo, a managing partner at the new Yonkers restaurant, said his favorite dishes include bang bang shrimp, an appetizer...Read more »
The 85th Academy Awards are Sunday, Feb. 24, and if you’ve yet to see many of the nominated films, don’t despair -- there’s still time to get to the theater, watch some of the nominees and make educated picks for your office’s Oscar poll.
Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville
Rather than programming only the big-name Oscar nominees, this independent film house and education center...Read more »
Jenny Rosenstrach, a Westchester County mom of two, published a cookbook/memoir in June. “Dinner: A Love Story,” originally a blog about the dinner she prepared nightly for her family, chronicles the meals that she made during the past 14 years. She’ll lead the first meeting in a new monthly series -- Cookbook Club -- at the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills at 6 p.m....Read more »
Tickets went on sale this morning at 10 for the 68th annual International Music Festival at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah.
The festival takes place each summer, and 2013's schedule features a July Fourth fireworks display and notable performances by Suzanne Vega (Aug. 2) and Croton-on-Hudson's Audra McDonald (Aug. 3). Other highlights are a concert by pianist Yefim...Read more »
The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards air tonight, and a number of movie and TV stars with Hudson Valley connections are nominated in major categories.
Bill Murray, a Palisades resident, received a best actor in a musical or comedy nod for portraying Franklin D. Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on Hudson." He's up against Hugh Jackman for "Les Miserables," Jack Black for "Bernie,"...Read more »
Four films with Hudson Valley connections -- “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Life of Pi,” “Flight” and “Les Miserables” -- received Oscar nods in major categories this morning.
“Beasts of the Southern Wild,” directed by former Hastings resident Benh Zeitlin, was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (for Zeitlin), Best Actress in a Leading role (for newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis) and Best...Read more »
Carly Rose Sonenclar remains a front-runner heading into the final two weeks of the hit TV show "X Factor." The Mamaroneck teen easily made the final four in Thursday's episode. But this time around, country crooner Tate Stevens reclaimed the top spot on the leaderboard that Carly Rose had occupied the previous two weeks. After Stevens and Carly Rose, two acts from Simon Cowell's groups...Read more »