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Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor

My name is Charlotte Cohn, and I am a tenth-grader at Pelham Memorial High School. I love writing, listening to music, and dancing. I have been writing for the Pelham Examiner since 2019.

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Siwanoy first grader struck by car after chasing ball into street

Siwanoy first grader struck by car after chasing ball into street

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
April 5, 2024

A first grader from Siwanoy Elementary School was struck by a car Friday morning after he ran into the street near Iden Avenue to retrieve a ball, said Principal Farid Johnson in an email to parents. Johnson...

Speakers on Women in the Workforce panel hosted by PMHS club stress need for mentors to build careers

Speakers on ‘Women in the Workforce’ panel hosted by PMHS club stress need for mentors to build careers

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
March 13, 2024

Finding mentors is critical if women are to have success in their careers, according to several speakers on a "Women in the Workforce" panel held by a Pelham Memorial High School club at the Picture House. Panelists...

Pelham schools close Tuesday because of noreaster; county declares state of emergency

Pelham schools close Tuesday because of nor’easter; county declares state of emergency

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
February 13, 2024

The Pelham school district announced a snow day for Tuesday as a potentially powerful nor'easter approached the region, while Westchester County declared a state of emergency beginning at 10 p.m. Monday. The...

Prequel ‘Wonka’ takes filmgoers on whimsical journey through candy man’s early career

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
January 8, 2024

The latest iteration of the story of Willy Wonka premiered in theaters last month simply as "Wonka," offering more whimsy than the previous film incarnations. The musical invites its viewers to travel...

Two sets of sisters collaborate to bring design, programming and business classes to Pelham young people

Two sets of sisters collaborate to bring design, programming and business classes to Pelham young people

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
November 29, 2023

Two sets of sisters who opened separate small businesses in their hometown of Pelham are combining forces to offer design, business and programming classes to young people. Danielle and Alyssa Marrero...

Foto Feature: Pelham Rec provides sports event for children with different abilities

Foto Feature: Pelham Rec provides sports event for children with different abilities

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
November 10, 2023

Pelham Recreation invited children with different abilities to play baseball and soccer at Glover Field at the Mindful Sports event on Sunday. Students from Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial...

Foto Feature: Pelham Childrens Center brings family fun of Pumpkin Fest to downtown

Foto Feature: Pelham Children’s Center brings family fun of Pumpkin Fest to downtown

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
October 20, 2023

The Gazebo next to Daronco Town House was the spot for some Halloween festivities Saturday as Pelham Children's Center hosted its annual Pumpkin Festival, 5K and Fun Run fundraiser. "The children's...

Pelhams generational grocery store: DeCicco and Sons celebrates 50 years in business

Pelham’s generational grocery store: DeCicco and Sons celebrates 50 years in business

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
September 13, 2023

In 1973, John DeCicco Sr. opened his first grocery store in the Bronx with the help of his brothers, Frank and Joe. The brothers arrived in Pelham in 1984 when they took over a CTown Supermarket location,...

After connection made through tennis, Pringle-McCormicks bring books, other assistance to Zambian village

After connection made through tennis, Pringle-McCormicks bring books, other assistance to Zambian village

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
August 30, 2023

The Pringle-McCormick family met Teza Simunyola when he was coaching tennis players in Pelham. Simunyola's dream was to visit the village his father is from in Chipalo, Zambia. The Pringle-McCormicks...

Scarsdale town pool

Summers in Pelham compared to other nearby towns: Quiet and busy at same time

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
August 1, 2023

Pelham is a beautiful town with a great location in close proximity to New York City. The town is normally bustling with residents during the school year, but it feels more quiet during the summer. While...

A tree on Secor Lane was toppled by Saturdays thunderstorm.

After storm topples tree, Con Ed works to restore power to 92 customers in Pelham Manor

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
July 30, 2023

A tree on Secor Lane was toppled by Saturday's thunderstorm.

William Stobart heads to USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships in search of gold

William Stobart heads to USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships in search of gold

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
June 26, 2023

William Stobart always enjoyed biking, but he only started doing it competitively in seventh grade. Three years later, Stobart is headed to the USA Cycling Junior, Elite and Para-cycling Track National...

Four Corners CVS to reopen Thursday after repairs to water pipe

Four Corners CVS to reopen Thursday after repairs to water pipe

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
June 21, 2023

The CVS at Four Corners will reopen Thursday following repairs to a broken water pipe that forced the drugstore to close Saturday, according to an email alert from the Pelham Manor Police Department. "The...

PMHS Chamber Chorus and Jazz Band win gold in Orlando

PMHS Chamber Chorus and Jazz Band win gold in Orlando

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Entertainment Editor
April 28, 2023

From April 13 through 16, the PMHS Chamber Chorus and Jazz Band competed in the WorldStrides Performing Arts 2023 Heritage Festival, which took place in Orlando, Florida. The groups competed against schools...

Daisy Jones and the Six reaches ears and souls of viewers

‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ reaches ears and souls of viewers

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Entertainment Editor
April 26, 2023

"Daisy Jones and the Six" is an Amazon Prime Video series based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The show follows a fictional rock band in the 1970s as they deal with the trials and tribulations...

& Juliet puts an energetic spin on typical Shakespeare

‘& Juliet’ puts an energetic spin on typical Shakespeare

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Entertainment Editor
March 15, 2023

Differing from Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet,' '& Juliet' is a musical that opened on Broadway on November 17, 2022. The play initially began in London in September 2019. The show is a jukebox...

Pelham Together offers affordable counseling for towns youth, director starts Jan. 23

Pelham Together offers affordable counseling for town’s youth, director starts Jan. 23

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Entertainment Editor
January 11, 2023

For the past several years, Pelham Together has been helping families find mental health-care providers. Since the pandemic, the number of people seeking assistance has increased immensely. However, finding...

The five best albums to come out of 2022

The five best albums to come out of 2022

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Entertainment Editor
December 19, 2022

2022 was a very exciting year for the music industry with the release of many major albums. Many artists who had taken a hiatus from recording released new music. While most albums and trending songs of...

Sock n Buskin offers witty, fun production of Lend Me a Tenor

Sock ‘n’ Buskin offers witty, fun production of ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Entertainment Editor
November 30, 2022

"Lend Me A Tenor" was an exciting Sock 'n' Buskin production that left me in awe. I had the privilege of seeing the "alto" cast at the Sunday matinee; that group also played the roles Saturday night....

Pelham Larks to sing at 70th anniversary concert uniting current and former members

Pelham Larks to sing at 70th anniversary concert uniting current and former members

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Entertainment Editor
October 19, 2022

The Pelham Larks, an intergenerational a cappella group, will hold a rare public concert at the Manor Club on Sunday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their founding by the Junior League in 1952. The...

Early nomination predictions for top awards at 65th Annual Grammys

Early nomination predictions for top awards at 65th Annual Grammys

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
September 16, 2022

This year's Grammy nominees will be announced on Nov. 15, with competition to make the short lists fierce as usual. There will be 10 nominees for each of the four big categories. Here's how I think it...

Pelham Pride Party brings 200 together at Manor home to celebrate LGBTQ+ accomplishments

Pelham Pride Party brings 200 together at Manor home to celebrate LGBTQ+ accomplishments

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
June 22, 2022

On Friday, 200 people gathered for the Second Annual Pelham Pride Party at the home of Romina and Jerry Levy, with folks of all ages coming together to celebrate LGBTQ+ accomplishments and unity in...

Stranger Things season 4 adds more teen drama and bigger scares

‘Stranger Things’ season 4 adds more teen drama and bigger scares

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
June 10, 2022

"Stranger Things" has been a huge success since it first aired mixing 80s nostalgia, good characters and scares. Season three, which was released in 2019, was, in the view of many, the best of the series....

West Side Story thrills with music—yet disappoints with story

‘West Side Story’ thrills with music—yet disappoints with story

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
March 23, 2022

"West Side Story," the second cinematic treatment of the Broadway musical loosely based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," features great music, choreography, costumes and scenery. In particular,...

Disneys Encanto tells generic hero story but with incredible songs and animation

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ tells generic hero story but with incredible songs and animation

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2022

While Disney's "Encanto" follows a fairly generic plot line for an animated film, the music, the art and voice acting save the film from being a merely mediocre addition to the Disney animated universe. The...

Pelham Music Festival

Pelham Music Festival cancelled due to Covid-19, may run outdoors later in year

By Charlotte Cohn, Reporter
January 12, 2022

Given the surge in Covid-19 cases as a result of the Omicron variant, the board of the Pelham Music Festival Board decided to cancel the event scheduled for Jan. 22. Board member Rose Horley said the...

Squid Game is worldwide hit with story of kid games turned deadly reality for adults

‘Squid Game’ is worldwide hit with story of kid games turned deadly reality for adults

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2021

The Korean horror series "Squid Game" was only released a month ago on Netflix but is already the most watched show ever on the streaming service. It is the second Korean show to make the top ten on Netflix...

New Cinderella: Marrying prince not required for happiness?

New ‘Cinderella:’ Marrying prince not required for happiness?

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
September 17, 2021

The new "Cinderella" movie, starring Camila Cabello as the title character, shows that you don’t have to marry a prince to live happily ever after. In this modern twist on the old fable, personal...

Art Happening brings community together while reflecting Pelham Art Centers history

Art Happening brings community together while reflecting Pelham Art Center’s history

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
May 24, 2021

The Pelham Art Center reflected its past as well as the growing ability of the community to come together again on Saturday with its Pelham Art Happening, an outdoor festival whose history dates back to...

Appointment angel: Pelham resident Caitlin Mattina helps people sign up for vaccinations

Appointment angel: Pelham resident Caitlin Mattina helps people sign up for vaccinations

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021

Caitlin Mattina decided to start helping eligible individuals get vaccinated after trying to get an appointment for her dad in January. As she sought a date for her father, the New York State website...

Campers at Iroquois Springs in pre-Covid-19 times.

Day and sleep-away camps prep for summer following Cuomo decision to open

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
March 24, 2021

Day and sleep-away camps have been spurred to begin preparations for the summer following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Feb. 17 announcement clearing them to open. In a press release, Cuomo said the state health...

Soul now streaming on Disney+ looks at discovering lifes purpose

‘Soul’ now streaming on Disney+ looks at discovering life’s purpose

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
January 11, 2021

What is one's purpose in life? That is the question that "Soul," now streaming on Disney+, poses to its audience. "Soul" follows the life of Joe Gardner, a middle school band teacher who is very passionate...

Pet supplies at Barks and Bones.

With Barks and Bones, pet store returns to downtown Pelham

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2020

Downtown Pelham has a pet store again—or a boutique at least. Barks and Bones opened at 144 Fifth Ave. on Oct. 19. The owner's first store is located on Main Street in New Rochelle. "Barks...

Round table on youth and Covid-19: Have kids engage with mentors, signs some may be struggling

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2020

Disconnection from community can be one way the Covid-19 years will impact the mental health of teens and pre-teens. That was one takeaway Friday from the Junior League of Pelham's virtual community roundtable...

Insurgent good read for fans of dystopian novels but not up to mark of Divergent

‘Insurgent’ good read for fans of dystopian novels but not up to mark of ‘Divergent’

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
September 25, 2020

"Insurgent" is the cutting-edge sequel to "Divergent." If you have not read "Divergent," don't continue for this may contain spoilers. After reading the first book, one knows the following about the different...

Book review: Dystopian novel Divergent shows how its tough for teens to make life choices

Book review: Dystopian novel ‘Divergent’ shows how it’s tough for teens to make life choices

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
September 3, 2020

"Divergent" by Veronica Roth is a gripping dystopian novel that takes place in a futuristic version of Chicago. Beatrice Prior, who is about 16 years old, lives in a world where people are divided into...

SOOP Theatre Company goes virtual with summer workshops

SOOP Theatre Company goes virtual with summer workshops

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
July 23, 2020

SOOP Theater Company is going all virtual this summer with workshops on acting and vocals and auditioning technique. Sheri Sanders will be teaching the acting and vocal intensive workshop, which will...

Thrive Barre & Fitness offering virtual classes in barre, 305 and stretching

By Charlotte Cohn, Reporter
May 29, 2020

Thrive Barre & Fitness, which opened downtown in February, is offering virtual classes that allow classmates to exercise and interact with each other on live calls. Thrive's online schedule includes...

Pet adoption mini-boom comes with need to stay at home in Pelham

Pet adoption mini-boom comes with need to stay at home in Pelham

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
May 7, 2020

During the coronavirus pause, there seems to have been a mini-boom in pet adoptions in Pelham. Maybe it's because people are looking for something to do. Maybe in normal times, parents would say...

Elementary distance learning: Students mostly positive, differ on how challenging work is

Elementary distance learning: Students mostly positive, differ on how challenging work is

By Charlotte Cohn and Evan Kaplan
March 24, 2020

Some Pelham elementary students like the lighter workload of virtual school, while others are worried about running out of books or said certain subjects weren't challenging enough. With schools closed...

Day in the life of a quarantined 11 year old

Day in the life of a quarantined 11 year old

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
March 18, 2020

  Principal Lynn Sabia sent an email to Pelham Middle School parents March 14 explaining the parents of a sixth grade student had tested positive for Covid-19. She said that while the child...

Pelham holiday tree lit Saturday with songs, cookies, singing and Santa

Pelham holiday tree lit Saturday with songs, cookies, singing and Santa

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
December 9, 2019

In Pelham, the holidays are merry and bright. In the downtown, there are festive lights on every store, shiny wreaths and twinkly snowflakes on the lamp posts. But the main event every year is the Pelham...

Spectacular London offers high tea and high fantasy (and real history)

Spectacular London offers high tea and high fantasy (and real history)

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
September 3, 2019

London is a spectacular place to visit with your family, offering history, royalty, high tea and fantasy. A tour with City Wonders is a perfect way to learn about the history and landscape of the city....

Greenport historic district (2008).

Greenport, village on Long Island Sound, offers all that’s needed for beach vacation

By Charlotte Cohn, Staff Reporter
July 31, 2019

GREENPORT, New York — Welcome to Greenport, Long Island, a great spot for a summer vacation. This Long Island village features delicious restaurants, family-friendly hotels, fun shops and local destinations...

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