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Pelham teacher Rami Vamos shares love of music with original show performed at Lincoln Center

Pelham teacher Rami Vamos shares love of music with original show performed at Lincoln Center

By Owen Cuomo, Staff Reporter
May 16, 2022

Rami Vamos grew up in a house filled with music. Both of his parents are internationally famous violin teachers, and they even housed some of their students. Vamos started his musical career playing...

Augusta Turner named new director of Town of Pelham Public Library

Augusta Turner named new director of Town of Pelham Public Library

By Oliver Lavallee, Assistant Profiles Editor
April 27, 2022

Augusta Turner has been appointed the new director of the Town of Pelham Public Library after Patricia Perito retired last year. Turner was formerly the adult services librarian and has worked at the library...

Fire Dept. Captain DeSimone carries on family tradition of serving and saving

Fire Dept. Captain DeSimone carries on family tradition of serving and saving

By Caroline Michailoff, Contributing Editor
April 25, 2022

Pelham Fire Department Captain Phil DeSimone's father was a firefighter for 20 years in the Bronx. Growing up around the fire service, the younger DeSimone knew from a young age he wanted to be a firefighter. He...

Eric Weber turns fallen nature into art with woodworking business

Eric Weber turns fallen nature into art with woodworking business

By Hannah Steinberg, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2022

Big storms often fell one or more of Pelham's old trees. Woodworker Eric Weber recycles the fallen giants from the town and around Westchester into pieces of art.  Weber has a workshop, Weber Woodcraft,...

Chris Rella playing in the Lets Make Big Moves tournament.

PMHS senior Rella wins major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament after low seed

By Matt Michailoff, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2022

Chris Rella won first place in multiple categories at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate national tournament, Let's Make Big Moves, held from Jan. 7-9. Rella collected a total of $2,748. in the singles and...

Whos a Pelham Profile? Tell us about someone in town we should interview

Who’s a Pelham Profile? Tell us about someone in town we should interview

By Kira Findikyan, Profiles Editor
April 4, 2022

They have an interesting job. An intriguing hobby. Quietly do work that contributes to the Pelham community. Or it's something else about a person you know. The Pelham Examiner is looking for recommendations...

The Good Dish hosts Daphne Oz, Gail Simmons and Jamika Pessoa.

Pelhamite Lisa Hill-Ries takes her pie-making skills on to ‘The Good Dish’

By Finley Bethea, Staff Reporter
March 18, 2022

Pelham resident Lisa Hill-Ries, who runs the online bakery Chestnut Baked Goods, was featured March 7 as part of the pie day segment on the culinary show "The Good Dish." Guests were invited to compete...

Worlds collide as Pelham third grader Quinton Byfield meets LA Kings star Quinton Byfield

By Charlie Parent, Assistant Managing Editor/Sports
February 16, 2022

Not often can you say that you've been in a room with someone who has the same exact name as you—let alone comes from the same place and is playing the sport you love. However, eight-year-old Pelham...

PCCs Merjian wins oral history contest celebrating 90th anniversary of Waldorf-Astoria

PCC’s Merjian wins oral history contest celebrating 90th anniversary of Waldorf-Astoria

By Leila Brady, Contributing Editor
February 16, 2022

When Gary Merjian started working at the famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York, he was excited to be an event planner and do the job he'd wanted since he was a child. He never expected to meet his longtime...

Pelhams Darra Gordon is powerful voice in LGBTQ community as top executive of GLAAD

Pelham’s Darra Gordon is powerful voice in LGBTQ community as top executive of GLAAD

By Finley Bethea, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2022

Village of Pelham resident Darra Gordon works to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community as the deputy president and chief operating officer of GLAAD, the world’s largest media advocacy organization...

Making history: Four women with seats on five-member town board talk about their hopes and plans

Making history: Four women with seats on five-member town board talk about their hopes and plans

By Hannah Steinberg, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2022

History was made when the Pelham Town Board held its organizational meeting earlier this month. For of the first time, four of the five seats at the council table were occupied by women. Republican Supervisor...

Joe Durnin: Service to country and village as secret agent, mayor, trustee and veterans advocate

Joe Durnin: Service to country and village as secret agent, mayor, trustee and veterans advocate

By Mila Banfield, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2021

When Joe Durnin was elected mayor of the Village of Pelham, he made a point of getting to know everyone who worked for the village. He went to the police and fire departments and introduced himself....

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