stories from main street
The sixth annual ReelAbilities Film Festival opens on March 6. Many of the films are personal stories, giving a voice to a community not always in the spotlight.
Jennifer Reilly, 12, from Hartsdale was born with tricuspid atresia, meaning she does not have a tricuspid valve in her heart. Earlier this month, she spoke before the Greenburgh Town Board to petition for an awareness week.
A Time For Children on Amsterdam Avenue at 84th Street is full of games, toys, puzzles, books and clothes. But the owner of the boutique doesn’t make a penny and she employs troubled teens to arm them with skills for the future.
The pieces of art are made up of pieces of people’s lives swept up in the Oct. 2012 storm. Toms River artist Gregg Hinlicky created 28 collages with the debris he recovered.
The latest in the Loukoumi series teaches kids to be strong, believe in themselves and stand up to bullies. Nick Katsoris, of Eastchester, created the Loukoumi series to empower and encourage children.
TOUCH, which stands for Together Our Unity Can Heal, is celebrating 25 years of service. The more than 50 food pantries in Rockland County are joining forces to meet the need.
Northern New Jersey Rotary Clubs packing 25,000 meals to help the hungry in the community.
The budget is tight in Albany, so the School for the Deaf is raising money at crowdrise.com. The school is aiming to raise $45,000 to fund a special rubber surface to accommodate children that use walkers or wheelchairs.
From the first moment when Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward met 10-year-old Michael Feeney, he said he knew there was something exceptional about him.
Part of the Jersey Shore is literally rising more than a year after superstorm Sandy.
Software engineer Steven Jan is the leader of a group of friends, fencing buddies, who are embarking on an odyssey — one part charity, one party adventure.
Over the past three years, the Growth and Awareness Group for Alzheimer’s at Byram Hills High School has raised more than $65,000 for research.
J.O.Y., which stands for Joining Old and Young Through Music, is made up of students at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest.
There are portraits of JFK in the library, the office and the hallways of the Westchester County high school.
The so-called “passive house” is so energy efficient that it doesn’t have a furnace or central air conditioning and could save the homeowner thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.