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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. Pound Ridge Student Earns National Attention In World Languages

    Pound Ridge Student Earns National Attention In World Languages

    New Canaan Country School students made a strong showing in the recent 2018 National World Languages exams.In Spanish, of the 34,600 students who sat for the exam nationwide, four Gold medals - the highest possible prize – were awarded to New Canaan Country School students, placing eighth grader Ellie Hanson in the top 4 percent, and ninth graders Shane Carbin of Norwalk, Georgia Rivero ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Free Yoga Classes? By The Beach? Thank This Westchester Park

    Free Yoga Classes? By The Beach? Thank This Westchester Park

    Namaste.What better way to spend Sunday mornings along the Sound Shore this summer. . . .Rye Town Park is offering free yoga classes from a professional instructor from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every weekend, starting on June 3.Yoga sessions will be offered at 5 Dearborn Ave. in the City of Rye on the lawn near the Gazebo and "Cope" Sculpture Exhibit.While the yoga is free, donations ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ...

  8. Pace University Grads Encouraged To Spread Kindness, Curiosity, Tenacity

    Pace University Grads Encouraged To Spread Kindness, Curiosity, Tenacity

    Kindness, curiosity and tenacity were the qualities that Pace University graduates were encouraged to cultivate on Wednesday, May 16 as the university held its 50th annual commencement at the Pleasantville campus.Degrees were conferred on more than 700 graduates and honorary degrees were presented to “Color of Water” author James McBride and posthumously to environmental and ...

  9. Apple Store, Support Fake Calls Among Scams Making Rounds In Westchester

    Apple Store, Support Fake Calls Among Scams Making Rounds In Westchester

    A Westchester resident told Daily Voice that she received three calls on Thursday, May 17 purporting to be from Apple.Inc with the phone number of the Apple store in the Westchester Mall, which is still under construction.It's among several scams involving Apple making the rounds in the area, authorities say.It warns not to use any Apple devices because there has been something (hacking ...

  10. Town Supervisor Proposes Extending Elections When Trains Aren't Running

    Town Supervisor Proposes Extending Elections When Trains Aren't Running

    Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner suggested on Wednesday that a state law should be passed to extend elections during emergencies that shut down Metro-North commuter trains."On Tuesday, May 15th there was a very important election around the county for School Boards and school budgets. . . . And there were some hotly contested elections for School Board in some districts," ...

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