Pelham Examiner

Kiran Schwaderer, Assistant Business Editor

Kiran Schwaderer is a freshman at Pelham Memorial High School. She was part of the Hutchinson Bear newspaper for two years, before joining the Pelham Examiner. She enjoys participating in the PMHS band and painting. She is very excited to continue to contribute the Pelham Examiner.

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Public pocket park created on Hutchinson School property at Third and Lincoln

Public pocket park created on Hutchinson School property at Third and Lincoln

September 15, 2022

A public pocket park is being built at the corner of Third and Lincoln avenues on school land in front of where stood the old Hutchinson Elementary School. Jim Hricay, assistant superintendent of business,...

Pelham Childrens Center

Pelham Children’s Center strives to continue providing affordable childcare amid rising inflation

July 27, 2022

Inflation has caused many childcare centers to raise prices. However, Pelham Children's Center (PCC), a nonprofit organization, has continued to follow its mission to provide affordable childcare to all...

Morning Glory Markets takes over management of Pelham Market

Morning Glory Markets takes over management of Pelham Market

June 14, 2022

The Pelham Market, which is set to run Sundays through Thanksgiving, is no longer operated by the Pelham Chamber of Commerce. Effective as of the first market on May 29, Morning Glory Markets is in...

Activist Trisha Prabhu educates community on cyberbullying, promotes app to help teens rethink messaging

Activist Trisha Prabhu educates community on cyberbullying, promotes app to help teens rethink messaging

May 2, 2022

Activist and Harvard University senior Trisha Prabhu spoke to seventh and eighth graders at Pelham Middle School about cyberbullying during an assembly on Thursday. Prabhu also spoke to community members...

The Picture Houses main auditorium after a 2011 renovation.

Picture House, saved by locals from wrecking ball in 2003, celebrates centennial in Pelham—and Bronxville

March 29, 2022

The Picture House in Pelham, one of the town's cultural centerpieces, was almost demolished to put up a bank. The theater opened on Sept. 10, 1921 with silent films playing. It was owned by the Rogowsky...

A box to drop surgical masks for recycling at the Pelham Picture House.

PMHS student creates new business recycling masks into hair ties

January 28, 2022

Scarlett Bratone needed a hair tie one day and grabbed the string from a surgical mask. That gave her the idea to recycle masks to create hair ties and scrunchies. Thus was born her new business, New Ties. Bratone,...

Bridget Gates took job as districts first Covid-19 coordinator as she sought ways to help stop virus

Bridget Gates took job as district’s first Covid-19 coordinator as she sought ways to help stop virus

December 6, 2021

Bridget Gates worked as a county Covid-19 contact tracer before she was hired as the Pelham school district's first part-time Covid-19 coordinator. "When I was watching the Covid pandemic unfold, and...

The Pelham Memorial High School/Pelham Middle School campus.

New normal for Pelham secondary students is moving target

October 8, 2021

Students' return to school last month has highlighted the challenges they and their teachers face as they move through the changing phases of the Covid-19 pandemic. “When we transitioned back to full-time...

Hole in ground: Apartment building under construction on Fifth Avenue to be finished by late 2022

Hole in ground: Apartment building under construction on Fifth Avenue to be finished by late 2022

September 1, 2021

An apartment building under construction at 139 Fifth Ave. since the demolition of a one-story multi-store retail property at the site will be finished by the fourth quarter of the 2022, with occupancy...

Two PMS students teach kids in Tanzania how to use internet to research, present

August 3, 2021

Madeleine Pachella and Jada-Lynn Baez, both eighth graders at Pelham Middle School, used online sessions to teach students of the Ikirwa Primary School in Tanzania how to do research on Google, and how...

PMS counselors, clinicians deal with toll on student mental health during pandemic

PMS counselors, clinicians deal with toll on student mental health during pandemic

May 11, 2021

The nature of counseling has changed during the Covid-19 pandemic as counselors deal with individual isolation rather than in-person conflict, according to Scott Brown, a counselor at Pelham Middle School. "Covid...

Dance classes for disabled move online during pandemic, forming Human Illustration

January 28, 2021

Sarah Greene moved her dance classes for disabled people at Saratoga Bridges in Ballston Springs online because of the global pandemic, founding Human Illustration, a website to bring dance to individuals...

Foto Feature: Rainbows still serve as symbol of hope throughout Pelham

Foto Feature: Rainbows still serve as symbol of hope throughout Pelham

January 27, 2021

Rainbows have served as a symbol of community hope and togetherness through the Covid-19 pandemic. The paintings, pictures and other images started appearing in spring 2020 and were seen in communities...

Shaun Eli (facing crowd) told jokes during the stand-up portion of the Eighth Avenue happy hour.

Laugh outside: Stand-up comic adds jokes to Eighth Avenue happy hour

August 24, 2020

"I started eating an apple a day and now my girlfriend doctor won't see me anymore." Laughter came from the crowd of fourteen—plus one dog—standing around the Eighth Avenue driveway of Shaun Eli....

Pelham sustainability board seeks volunteers to site locations for new trees

Pelham sustainability board seeks volunteers to site locations for new trees

July 10, 2020

The Pelham Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) is looking for volunteers to find potential locations for planting new trees. In September, the Village of Pelham and the Pelham Preservation and Garden...

Take ecosystem approach to gardening, says expert on climate-smart task forces Zoom session

Take ecosystem approach to gardening, says expert on climate-smart task force’s Zoom session

July 1, 2020

American gardeners often use chemicals such as pesticides that are harmful to local animals and the ecosystem. The Village of Pelham Climate Smart Communities Task Force hosted a June 24 Zoom session...

The Pelham List: Make mom smile and help local businesses

The Pelham List: Make mom smile and help local businesses

May 6, 2020

Some local businesses are offering Mother's Day specials so that Pelhamites can support them and also get a gift for their mothers. On Mother's Day, the one thing shoppers can do right now is try to...

Local parks are available to get outdoors, while some offer online programming

Local parks are available to get outdoors, while some offer online programming

April 24, 2020

Some parks are open around Pelham for people to get outdoor time, while others, along with certain nature centers, have taken steps to bring their activities to homes. According to the Westchester Parks...

Plasma therapy: Hospitals try as treatment for Covid-19, seek donors

April 2, 2020

Mount Sinai Hospital and New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center have started using blood plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients as a treatment for those with the infection. Donors are needed. People...

The Pelham Art Center

Celebration for the Met became 1970s ‘Happening’ became Pelham Art Center, now entering its 50th year

January 27, 2020

The Pelham Art Center started as a birthday celebration. In 1969, in honor of its 100th year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art developed outreach programs in suburban communities around New York City...

Pelham Half Marathon and 10K event draws runners from around world, with Pelham Civics benefiting

Pelham Half Marathon and 10K event draws runners from around world, with Pelham Civics benefiting

December 2, 2019

If you were around over Thanksgiving weekend, or looked at one of the many signs up in town beforehand, you knew it was time again for the Pelham Half Marathon and the Pelham 10k. The races are an annual...

EcoPel Town Cleanup brought families out Saturday to pick up Halloween candy wrappers, other trash

EcoPel Town Cleanup brought families out Saturday to pick up Halloween candy wrappers, other trash

November 4, 2019

Passing bags around, parents chatted while kids learned how to help pick up recyclables and trash. That was all a part of the EcoPel Fall Town Cleanup Saturday. EcoPel and high school group Pelham Eliminates...

Pelham Reads stargazing event gives Pelhamites view of real world of space

Pelham Reads stargazing event gives Pelhamites view of real world of space

October 10, 2019

Constellation Stations encircled Gazebo Park as people learned to use telescopes in another area. Children ran around laughing with glow sticks, and parents chatted. This was the stargazing event for...

Street Art for Mankind helps students paint mural on Hutchinson Schools west wall

Street Art for Mankind helps students paint mural on Hutchinson School’s west wall

June 25, 2019

On the west wall of Hutchinson School, spray cans and stencils helped make art last week as students created a mural project called "River of Words." In this project, Hutch joined forces with an organization...

250 hot dogs, 222 hamburgers and lots of happy people equals annual Hutch barbecue

250 hot dogs, 222 hamburgers and lots of happy people equals annual Hutch barbecue

June 11, 2019

The aroma of hot dogs and hamburgers was impossible to miss.  Coolers slammed shut. Children laughed. The annual Hutchinson barbecue was in full swing and everyone was having a good time. Last Friday...

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