Pelham Examiner

Kira Findikyan, Staff Reporter

Kira is an eighth grader at Pelham Middle School and has been on the Pelham Examiner for two years. She wrote previously as the News Editor on the Colonial Times. Kira loves reading and writing therefore, newspaper is perfect for her. She also loves mac and cheese, singing, dancing and playing cello.

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Playwright and poet Jennifer O'Grady, who lives in Pelham.

Pelham playwright-poet Jennifer O’Grady’s ‘Fridge’ selected for Australian festival, also to be published

March 12, 2021

Pelham resident Jennifer O'Grady, a poet and playwright, has continued to enjoy success during the time of Covid-19, though some of it might not be in the most traditional fashion. Her play "Fridge"...

Jump Dance Center in better days before Covid-19 forced it to close.

Beloved studio Jump Dance closes, another victim of Covid-19 (includes slideshow)

January 7, 2021

When Lisa Greco took over the one-room dance studio at 139 Wolfs Lane in 2005, she was determined to make programming changes to the business she had purchased from its previous owners. Over 15 years,...

Running out of new releases? Watch ‘The Theory of Everything’ with Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking

October 16, 2020

If you've exhausted your list of Covid new releases, spend an evening watching Eddie Redmayne's excellent performance as the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything." The 2014...

Foto Feature: First days of middle school

Foto Feature: First days of middle school

September 15, 2020

If you have pictures of first day of school from the elementary schools that we can publish, please send them to [email protected]

Got an opinion on three school opening plans? So do students (anyone can vote in our poll)

Got an opinion on three school opening plans? So do students (anyone can vote in our poll)

August 5, 2020

Like the months before it, this summer is different from any other, down to the questions people are asking. Not, what's your schedule? Or, who's your teacher? But more like, are we going back to school?...

Mattel creates Thank You Heroes toy line of frontliners—donates some of profits

Mattel creates Thank You Heroes toy line of frontliners—donates some of profits

June 11, 2020

Toy manufacturing giant Mattel joined the fight against Covid-19 by doing what it does best: Rolling out a special edition Thank You Heroes toy campaign to introduce kids to the heroes on the frontlines. Matt...

Students taught to anchor away from stress in free mindfulness and movement classes

Students taught to anchor away from stress in free mindfulness and movement classes

April 30, 2020

Breath. Anchor yourself away from stress. From distraction. That's one of the ideas behind online mindfulness and movement classes being offered for free to Pelham middle and high school students by...

Quarantine countdown Vol. 2: Best TV shows to watch while stuck in your home

Quarantine countdown Vol. 2: Best TV shows to watch while stuck in your home

April 22, 2020

Wow, we're impressed! We cannot believe that you watched ALL the movies that we recommended in our first article. Give yourself a pat on the back. However, it's understandable to be craving something longer...

Quarantine countdown: Must-watch movies while stuck in your home

Quarantine countdown: Must-watch movies while stuck in your home

April 1, 2020

During your time in quarantine, it might become increasingly harder to occupy yourself with something to do as your choices are limited to the confines of your home. With your normal, habitual routine...

Armenian people still living in containers after 1988 earthquake; children's center provides hope

Armenian people still living in containers after 1988 earthquake; children’s center provides hope

July 3, 2019

GYUMRI, Armenia - On December 7, 1988 at 11:41 a.m. disaster struck the second largest city in Armenia. In less than a minute, an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale killed 25,000 people, trapped...

High school's Sock 'n' Buskin' troupe will perform 'Mamma Mia' this weekend

High school’s Sock ‘n’ Buskin’ troupe will perform ‘Mamma Mia’ this weekend

March 15, 2019

The Pelham Memorial High School theater troupe Sock 'n' Buskin' will perform "Mamma Mia" Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The musical tells of a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father...

Fom left, Michael Greco, Bryan Sutorius, Nick Parisi, Joseph Vitarello, Elia Clemente, Don Swartout.

Pelham Manor firehouse collects 600 Toys for Tots, breaking record

December 20, 2018

Pelham Manor firemen are going to make at least 600 kids very happy this Christmas. The Toys for Tots drive run by the Pelham Manor Career Firefighters Benevolent Association collected 600 toys (and...

Thanksgiving in a Box sends out 880 holiday meals, beating goal

Thanksgiving in a Box sends out 880 holiday meals, beating goal

November 28, 2018

A Pelham interfaith group put together Thanksgiving meals for 880 Westchester families through the Thanksgiving in a Box program, exceeding its goal for this holiday season of 800. The group included...

The inside story on Novel Night: hosts who make 30 themed dinners happen

The inside story on Novel Night: hosts who make 30 themed dinners happen

October 23, 2018

Since 1994, Novel Night has been an exciting and eventful night for many Pelham residents. Hosting a Novel Night dinner is the critical part of the event many locals haven't experienced. Hosting is...

Pelham Examiner file photo.

PCC’s Pumpkin Fest and Fun Run signal Halloween in Pelham with races and sale of future jack-o’-lanterns

October 15, 2018

The people of Pelham came out to support the Pelham Children's Center for its annual Pumpkin Festival and Fun Run despite a wet, rainy Saturday morning. The rain did force the runners to gather in the...

Chamber of Commerce hosts Pelham's first annual Wolfs Walk event

Chamber of Commerce hosts Pelham’s first annual Wolfs Walk event

September 10, 2018

Pelham residents braved the rain to enjoy food and drink from local vendors, live music and stands featuring local businesses and organizations as the town came together at the Wolfs Walk event on...

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Our trials and tales and tricks—as twins

August 14, 2018

Julia and Kira Findikyan, staff reporters for the Pelham Examiner, are identical twins. In this dialogue, they talk about how doctors and their parents worked to keep track of who was who before their...

Dr. Robert Roelle spoke at Pelham Middle School's 2017 graduation.

Departing PMS Principal Roelle says Pelham ‘will always have a special place in my heart’

June 18, 2018

Dr. Robert Roelle, who will leave as principal of Pelham Middle School when the school year ends,  said "Pelham will always have a special place in my heart." "The people are the best," he said. Roelle...

Huguenot Nursery Fun Fair brings exciting activities for kids (with slideshow)

Huguenot Nursery Fun Fair brings exciting activities for kids (with slideshow)

June 11, 2018

The Huguenot Nursery School's parking lot was filled with music and activities as children of all ages gathered to celebrate the nursery's annual Fun Fair on June 9. Andreas Pierroustsakos, a parent...

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