Tapia Construction Gets Website to Expand Its Business

Westchester contractor, David Tapia, has launched a corporate website to grow his home improvement business. A second generation craftsman specializing in kitchen and bathroom renovations, David Tapia has relied on word of mouth to build his business in its first … Continue reading

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Appraiser Timothy Griffith Takes up the Reins at Griffith Appraisals, Launches Website

Timothy Griffith has returned full-time to Griffith Appraisals, his Northern New Jersey firm of real estate appraisers, and has launched a website for its commercial, industrial and retail real property appraisal business.  Timothy Griffith, the President of Griffith Appraisals, has … Continue reading

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WP Patch Editor Sciortino at February WPCNA Meeting

Dina Sciortino, Editor of the White Plains Patch, will be the guest speaker at the February meeting of the White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations. Ms. Sciortino, who has edited the White Plains Patch since its founding in November 2010, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Roche, Suffolk County Property Tax Grievance Consultant, Launches Web Site

  Elizabeth B. Roche, a Licensed Suffolk County, NY Property Grievance Consultant, is expanding her practice with a web site which offers information and resources, including a custom Market Value Calculator.  The URL is Ms. Roche, whose office is … Continue reading

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Fast-Growing DAIM Logistics Launches New Website

DAIM Logistics, the Fultonville, NY interstate trucking, warehousing and logistics company, launches a new website to celebrate its tenth year of robust growth.

Chris and Pat Oare started DAIM Logistics in Johnstown, NY in 2001.  The Oare brothers, rooted in agricultural sustainability and military organization, bucked the economy and grew the business, focusing on superior logistics to support the nationwide distribution of dry van and flatbed loads.

By 2009 DAIM was ready to move into a custom 25,000 sq ft facility built on 8 acres in Glen Canal View Business Park in Fultonville, NY.  The new facility had room for offices, operations, warehouse and a growing fleet of 15 tractors and 40 trailers of various types. Serving primarily manufacturers and chain store distributors, DAIM was shipping coast-to-coast in the lower 48 states.

To celebrate its 10th year in business, DAIM commissioned a new website to tell the DAIM story.  The new website, available in desktop and mobile versions, like the new facility is clean, modern and designed to do business.

Got a truckload ready to ship or just want to say "Congrats" to Chris and Pat?  Stop by DAIM Logistics, Inc.:

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Hot Rod Reunion: 50th Anniversary of Tri-Cities Drag-Way Races

A 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Tri-Cities (Endicott, Johnson City, Binghamton) Drag-Way races will be held on June 10 and 11, 2011.  Bob Connelly, who promoted the NHRA-sanctioned hot rod races in the 60’s and early 70’s, is organizing the Reunion as a nostalgic, family oriented celebration to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Western Broome and the Binghamton Boys & Girls Club.

Festivities get underway on Friday evening, June 10, with a free Parade of Cars and Cruise-In, and a sock hop and Concert. Starting at 6:00 pm, vintage, classic and drag-racing cars and motorcycles will parade from the Boys & Girls Club of Western Broome at One Clubhouse Road in Endicott to Binghamton Plaza, 33 W State Street, Binghamton for a Cruise-In. From 7:00-10:00 pm at the Binghamton Plaza Showplace, Bill Grace will emcee a concert featuring The Rip Chords — famous for their smash hit “Hey Little Cobra” — and The Bruce Beadle Band. Admission is $10 and refreshments will be available.

The first-ever Reunion takes place on Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Tri-Cities Airport in Endicott, NY, site of the original Tri-Cities Drag-Way races. There will be no races at the Reunion — and no alcohol — but look for a giant show of cars, with their owners competing for trophies and plaques, while four Drag-Way greats are inducted into the Tri-Cities Drag-Way Hall of Fame. The Reunion will also feature a Swap Meet and Flea Market.  Admission is $5 per person and $5 per show car; the vendor fee is $25 per flea market booth. The Boys & Girls Clubs will provide entertainment and sell a variety of portable food, including a Pig Stand® type pulled pork sandwich.

The Tri-Cities Drag-Way Reunion is sponsored by America’s Attic, Cook’s Septic Service, Cool 100 FM 100.5, Don’s Automotive Mall, Gary’s U-Pull It/United Auto Parts/Scrap Everything, Staples, Tioga Downs Casino and Wilcox’s Towing & Automotive Repairs.

All proceeds from the Concert and Reunion will go the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broome County. For more information or to volunteer, call sponsoring coordinator Bob Connelly at 607-722-3544 or email

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Time Traveler 1776: A Hands-On Revolutionary War Program for Schools, Groups

A new website, Time Traveler 1776, publicizes a unique historical program that makes the American Revolution come alive for school and community audiences.

Time Traveler LLC, the Herndon, VA historical consulting firm, has launched a website to showcase its program of hands-on Revolutionary War presentations created by founder Thomas A. Kuehhas for students, seniors, Veterans, and other community groups. The presentations, designed for classroom and meeting room audiences, feature museum-quality reproductions of the uniforms and equipment used by George Washington’s soldiers. Touching the military artifacts and trying on the uniforms creates immediacy; Tom’s probing questions and enthusiasm bring the experience to life.

Mr. Kuehhas is an accomplished Museum Director whom colleagues describe as a hands-on historian, fascinated by history and challenged to interpret it personally one class, one group, and one person at a time. He has published articles, been featured on A & E Network documentaries, and curated museum exhibitions — all on the Revolutionary War and Colonial times. Tom says "When I moved to Virginia, I decided to build a business around my interest in Revolutionary War history — ideal for Virginia! — and my aptitude for personal interpretation." The Time Traveler 1776 program for schools and other groups was the natural outcome.

Response to the program from students — "This stuff was so awesome!" — teachers, and general audiences has been strong and positive. Danielle Stockton of Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, MD wrote: "Thomas Kuehhas’s Revolutionary War program was a terrific complement to our 4th grade social studies curriculum.  Students were able to experience history in an interactive way and learned a great deal ….  They would have loved to spend a whole day with Mr. Kuehhas!"

To learn more about the Time Traveler 1776 and Mr. Kuehhas and to schedule a program for your group or class, please visit the website at or contact Tom directly during business hours at 703-435-1116 or 516-662-0033 or email him any time.

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Roach, Hyland, Hockley Debate at WPCNA

White Plains Mayoral candidates, Thomas Roach, Bob Hyland and Glen Hockley will take part in a TV-style debate cosponsored by the White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations and the White Plains Concerned Citizens for Open Space on March 23 at the Ridgeway School.

Thomas Roach, White Plains Acting Mayor and President of the Common Council, Bob Hyland, White Plains businessman and former NFL superstar, and Glen Hockley, a real estate salesman and former Common Council member will participate in a Mayoral debate on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm in the Ridgeway School auditorium. Admission is free and audience participation is encouraged.

The White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations (WPCNA) and the White Plains Concerned Citizens for Open Space (WPCCOS) are cosponsoring the debate which will use a TV style format with timed answers and rebuttals to questions submitted in advance by WPCNA and WPCCOS members. Pat Casey of the White Plains Times will moderate, and the debate will be video-taped for later broadcast on White Plains Public Access Channels 45 and 76.

Mr. Roach, who has the endorsement of the Democratic, Working Families and Independence parties, is a trial lawyer, first elected to the Common Council in 2001, where he serves on the Recreation Advisory, Personnel and Green Technology Committees. He says protecting the environment and making government open and efficient are some of his key issues.

Mr. Hyland, a registered Independence Party member, has been endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties.  A football celebrity who played in the NFL for 11 years, he is the owner of the Sports Page Pub in White Plains and an agent for MassMutual Life Insurance.  He says he’s an outsider who understands the tax payer, small business owner, and business in general.

Mr. Hockley, who ran against Adam Bradley for mayor in 2009, will run as the candidate of his own People Over Politics Party.  Currently on staff at Houlihan Lawrence in White Plains, he served on the Budget & Management, Open Space Acquisition, and Capital Projects Committees as a Councilman.  He says he will reduce taxes, preserve the integrity of the neighborhoods, and make City Hall efficient.

The Mayoral Debate is sure to draw a capacity crowd.  Come early to get a good seat!  The meeting will get underway promptly at 7:30 pm to allow time for audience participation.

For more information about the sponsors of the Mayoral Debate:
White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations (WPCNA) —
White Plains Concerned Citizens for Open Space (WPCCOS) —

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Bryant Gardens Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Rescheduled: Bryant Gardens Annual Holiday Ceremony

The Bryant Gardens Cooperative in White Plains, NY will hold its Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 (originally Sunday, 12/12) at Nine Bryant Crescent from 5:30-7:30 PM.

The Bryant Gardens Board of Directors invites residents, guests and its White Plains neighbors to take part in the Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:00 PM, and the Chanukah Menorah Lighting at 6:15 PM.

A three-time Beautification Award winner, Bryant Gardens is famous throughout Westchester for its lively holiday events and seasonal decorations, and this year is no exception. Merrymakers will be warmed by outdoor space heaters and enjoy hot apple cider and donuts while reveling to music and entertainment by Hart to Hart. And with Santa sure to visit, moms and dads will want to bring their cameras and camcorders.

The Bryant Gardens Cooperative, located in White Plains, NY off Bryant Avenue, between Mamaroneck Avenue and North Street, consists of fifteen two-story Colonial style garden apartment buildings, two on the Bryant Avenue bypass, and the remaining buildings on Bryant Crescent, a private road. Originally built in the early 1950s, they were converted to cooperative ownership in 1981. The complex includes thirteen sets of unattached garages, three large parking lots, a private park at the bow of the Crescent, two landscaped gazebos, and community vegetable gardens.

For more information, visit the Bryant Gardens website or contact Louis J. Bruno at 914-574-2269 or by email.

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Pat Casey and Ben Rubin Talk Media at WPCNA

White Plains Times Publisher Pat Casey will explore "21st Century Publishing," and Journal News City Reporter Ben Rubin will talk about "Reporting White Plains Digitally" at the November meeting of the White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations.

The November monthly meeting of the White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations (WPCNA) will explore "Journalism in the Digital Age." It will be held at Education House at 5 Homeside Lane in White Plains, NY at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. The Guest Speakers will be White Plains Times Editor and Publisher Pat Casey who will discuss "21st Century Publishing" and Benjamin Rubin, City Reporter for the The Journal News who will talk about "Reporting White Plains Digitally." John Vorperian, White Plains public access producer and host will set the stage with a brief talk on "Community Access Television — What’s the Next Step?" Admission is free and the public is invited to attend and participate.

Pat Casey joined the White Plains Watch as editor of the "Living Section" in May 2004, bringing over 20 years of publishing experience, most recently as editor and publisher of several communications publications, including a trade publication that followed the development of digital technology. She took over as Publisher and Owner of the Watch in October 2005, expanding its coverage and changing its name at year end to the now familiar White Plains Times.

Mr. Rubin is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in nonfiction and political science writing. He got started in professional journalism at the Pittsburgh City Paper and Pittsburgh Magazine, and worked at the North Adams Transcript and Journal Inquirer (East Hartford), before joining the Journal News, where he now covers City Hall and the Schools in White Plains.

Pat Casey’s and Ben Rubin’s discussion of the impact of 21st century technology on the media are sure to generate lots of comments and questions. Come early to get a good seat! The meeting will get underway promptly at 7:30 pm to allow time for audience participation.

The WPCNA, which is an apolitical non-governmental organization, provides a citywide forum on education, safety, health, government, the environment, and open space.  Its members are the autonomous neighborhood associations dedicated to preserving and improving the quality of life in White Plains.

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