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William Powers

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Bill Powers has been an active civic member for all of his adult life. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Peekskill St. Patrick's Parade Committee. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of Peekskill Celebration, and Vice Chairman of the Peekskill St. Patrick's Parade Committee. He currently runs his own public relations and TV production company, Powers PR Video. He is an Emmy-nominated TV producer, Telly Award winner, and Beacon Award winner. He is also a published writer and photographer and was selected as the 2007 Grand Marshal for the Peekskill St. Patrick's Parade. Professionally, he has held positions at the City of New Rochelle, Cablevision and the Chamber of Commerce, generally with a focus on public relations.

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  1. Cortlandt Man Excited To Lead Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Cortlandt Man Excited To Lead Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Michael O'Hanlon's Irish eyes will be smiling Saturday in Peekskill.The Cortlandt resident is the Grand Marshal for the 28th annual Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade being held Saturday. The parade steps off at 3 p.m. near Assumption Church, makes its way down Union Avenue, then right on South Street, left on Division Street, right on Main Street and right on James ...

  2. Peekskill Musician Takes Listeners Around The World On New Album

    Peekskill Musician Takes Listeners Around The World On New Album

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- To listen to Daisy Jopling's new CD, you might need your passport.Jopling, a Peekskill violinist who grew up in England, released "Awakening," on Friday, her first CD of original compositions from Fleur de Sons Classics. The album spans the world of music featuring spirituals, pop, reggae, funk, Irish folk, and even Argentine tango. She performed the album ...

  3. Al Collins, 101, Peekskill Resident

    Al Collins, 101, Peekskill Resident

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Alphonsus ‘Al’ J. Collins, a life-long Peekskill resident, died on Dec. 7. He was 101. Collins was born on Feb. 25, 1915, son of the late Joseph & Mildred (Cahill) Collins. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942–1945. Collins was a graduate of Hendrick Hudson High School, class of 1933. On July 4, 1943, he married Allene M. Volkmann, who predeceased him May 6, ...

  4. Santa Visits Peekskill Kids, Gives Away 600 Toys At Paramount

    Santa Visits Peekskill Kids, Gives Away 600 Toys At Paramount

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill kids received about 600 toys from Santa Saturday in the Love Holds Life Third Annual Toy Give-A-Way. The Paramount Hudson Valley Santa Makes Me Merry event was sponsored by the Peekskill Business Improvement District and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.Superman, Wonder Woman and Geoffrey the Giraffe were part of the merriment. Kids got free ...

  5. Crooner Brings Holiday Concert To Paramount Stage For City's Fourth Of July

    Crooner Brings Holiday Concert To Paramount Stage For City's Fourth Of July

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A holiday concert to benefit the city's Fourth of July festivities is Saturday, Dec 10 at the Paramount Hudson Valley.Doug Ferony,  The Four Aces and comedian Dale Grand will perform, among special guests.Ferony and his 17-piece orchestra will perform Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin songs, including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “That’s Amore,” and “New York, New York,” ...

  6. Santa Pays Special Visit To Peekskill For Holiday Season Kickoff

    Santa Pays Special Visit To Peekskill For Holiday Season Kickoff

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Holiday merriment begins Saturday, Dec. 3 with the annual Peekskill Tree Lighting Ceremony at the gazebo, on the corner of Division and Park Streets.The season's 2016 Peekskill Makes Me Merry holiday campaign, sponsored by the Peekskill Business Improvement District, kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with the ceremony at the gazebo.There will be live performances by Clayton ...

  7. Inn On Hudson Says Farewell To Longtime Operators

    Inn On Hudson Says Farewell To Longtime Operators

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- It is time to say goodbye in Peekskill.Inn on the Hudson is bidding farewell to Bruce and Barbara Prehal, who are retiring to Florida.Doug Dellipaoli has joined the Inn, a city landmark for than 60 years, as its new general manager. In addition, Inn on the Hudson has announce the opening of a new restuarant, Vue, on Nov. 2.The Prehals have been with the Inn for the ...

  8. Cortlandt Coalition Invites Public To Drug Prevention Seminar

    Cortlandt Coalition Invites Public To Drug Prevention Seminar

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N. Y. -- Four experts on drug addiction and prevention are planning to offer tips on addiction treatment and recovery at the Cortlandt Community Coalition's annual presentation on Nov. 9 in Cortlandt Manor.The free community forum is open to everyone, and topics include how to prevent addiction, treatment options for addiction, changes to insurance, and challenges to ...

  9. Mount Kisco Partners In Prevention Introduce New Coordinator

    Mount Kisco Partners In Prevention Introduce New Coordinator

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The new coordinator of Mount Kisco Partners in Prevention will be introduced to the public Nov. 9 at the group's monthly meeting at Town Hall.Highlighting the agenda will be an opportunity for social worker Domingo Maceira to gain input from community members on how best the coaltion can serve Mount Kisco's young people. Domingo Maceira will be introduced at the ...

  10. Croton Harmon Student Athletes Encouraged To Stay Active, Healthy

    Croton Harmon Student Athletes Encouraged To Stay Active, Healthy

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Croton Harmon High School athletes received sports bags and towels recently as part of an initiative to keep students active and healthy, according to a statement from the Croton Community Coalition.Developed this past summer, the initiative also provided giant orange foam hands and souvenir cups with the Coalition’s logo to fans enjoying football and other ...

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