One Text or Call Could Wreck It All

August 25th, 2015

Unfortunately, distracted driving is not a passing fad.  It has become a trend with deadly, real consequences. For anyone who thinks they can talk on their phone, text, apply make-up, or do any other distracting activity while driving, it’s time for a crash course in reality from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): In 2013, 3,154 people were killed and approximately 424,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. (NHTSA) Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times a...

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Yorktown Police Department Will Be Out in Full Force to Catch Drunk Drivers

August 21st, 2015

As summer winds down, the Yorktown Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. The 20-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives. August 21-September 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners nationwide will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with chec...

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My Kids are Already on Facebook – Can’t They Find a Job There?

August 17th, 2015

Why College Students Need to Be on LinkedIn Join ASK for a LinkedIn Workshop on Thursday 8/20 at 7pm. Excerpt from "The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success" by Wayne Breitbarth Here are the top ten reasons young people should be on LinkedIn prior to graduating from college: They are already on Facebook and other social networking sites, so they will grasp LinkedIn more quickly. Because the sites operate so similarly, it will not be hard for college students to trade some of their Facebook time for LinkedIn time in order to...

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Enjoy Family-Friendly Outdoor Movie Night In Yorktown

July 15th, 2015

Daily Voice -- Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual outdoor movie night Thursday, July 16, showing “Surf’s Up” at dusk at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center track, off Veteran’s Road. A children’s concert featuring Beth and Scott Bierko will start the evening at 7:15 p.m., followed by additional musical performances by musician Ray Rubio. Activities and giveaways will be provided by Alliance for Safe Kids. Guests are welcome to picnic and bring blankets and beach balls. Outdoor m...

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Jefferson Valley Mall To Host Community Day In Yorktown

May 22nd, 2015

Daily Voice -- The Jefferson Valley Mall is hosting the 26th annual Yorktown Community Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The admission-free celebration, featuring exhibits, attractions, activities and entertainment for the whole family, will take place both inside and outside the mall. “We are honored to be a part of this annual celebration which brings together an impressive assortment of local businesses, artisans and community partners from Yorktown,” said Alexa O’Rourke, director of marketing and busine...

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‘Save a Life Day’ teaches valuable lessons to Yorktown’s youth

February 20th, 2015

Your Yorktown -- Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), a Yorktown Heights-based non-profit organization, returned Sunday, Feb. 8, with the annual “Save a Life” program. The program is intended to inform and empower high school students and adults alike to be “community allies” and first responders themselves to support individuals in crisis. At Save a Life, students were able to register online for the event and attend a screening of the local documentary “Whispering Spirits” about Justin Veatch, a musician who tragically di...

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Save A Life – From the Community

February 14th, 2015

Save A Life went down on Sunday February 8th and attendees had some wonderful things to say! Just returned from today's Save A Life program and I must say it was amazing. From the volunteer effort to the heart felt presentations both speakers and videos. Valuable information and resources provided. Thank you !! -- Donna The whole day was very insightful. The film on Justin Veatch made me cry, thank you for the tissues. When I saw the pillow that all our kids made when they were in middle school, it took my breath away. Such a ta...

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