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Leila Brady, Assistant Managing Editor

Leila Brady is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. She is captain of the varsity field hockey team, and is a member of the varsity lacrosse and winter track teams. She also serves as class treasurer and participates in the Sock 'n' Buskin theatre program. In her spare time she likes to read, play bass in her band and take pictures of sunsets.

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Olivia Rodrigos Driving Home 2 U is no joyride

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Driving Home 2 U’ is no joyride

April 15, 2022

Is pop music just gossip? Or, really, fuel for gossip. Who are those lyrics about? Why did they include that line? Every singer looking to garner mass attention needs to be prepared for this genre of questions....

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

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...

The cast of Oliver! the 2018 production of the Pelham Childrens Theater.

Pelham Children’s Theater is back at new Manor Club venue after Covid-19 hiatus

February 1, 2022

Pelham Children's Theater, open to fifth and sixth graders, is back from its Covid-19 shutdown with the musical "Matilda Jr." The show will run out of the Manor Club theater, as opposed to Prospect...

Holiday gift guide: Albums for that hipster millennial cousin and other family members

Holiday gift guide: Albums for that hipster millennial cousin and other family members

December 22, 2021

Sill have not bought holiday gifts for your loved ones? Fear not! I have done all of the thinking for you and compiled a list of albums you can get for an array of different relations. For your hipster...

Michael Salama releases debut album Forking Paths recorded in bedroom during pandemic

Michael Salama releases debut album ‘Forking Paths’ recorded in bedroom during pandemic

December 8, 2021

Adversity breeds creativity. It can take the form of protest against war and authority: Picasso's "Guernica" or the anti-war folk music of the 60s and 70s. But a new wave of art is emerging in the...

Waiting for school administration to take real responsibility after anxious hours on that Monday

Waiting for school administration to take real responsibility after anxious hours on that Monday

November 30, 2021

The first few days of November were certainly a whirlwind, but soon it felt like things were finally calming down. The imminent threat of a school shooting was no longer suffocating the hallways, and those...

Favorite fall-feeling albums: Taylor, Belle & Sebastian and more

Favorite fall-feeling albums: Taylor, Belle & Sebastian and more

October 22, 2021

If you look at my Spotify you'll see that about a third of my seasonal playlists are autumn-related in some way. You may be wondering: One-third? Aren't there four seasons? To answer that question I will...

The Easter Bunnys visit to Pelham was one of the marketing efforts supported by the Chamber of Commerce in the past year.

Chamber of Commerce receives $15,000 grant to support marketing campaigns

September 27, 2021

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce has received a $15,000 grant from the Westchester County Business FIRST program that will be used to support marketing programs for local businesses. The program was rolled...

Fastball, Verve Pipe headline Toonerville Music Festival on Saturday

Fastball, Verve Pipe headline Toonerville Music Festival on Saturday

September 14, 2021

On Saturday, the lot behind Rockwell's will serve a new purpose as the venue for the biggest music event in Pelham’s history: the Toonerville Music Festival. There are twelve acts ranging from local...

Pelhams got talent: Matty Reynolds single reaches 1.73 million plays on Spotify

Pelham’s got talent: Matty Reynolds’ single reaches 1.73 million plays on Spotify

September 9, 2021

It's no secret that there's an increasing number of musicians becoming big online. Instead of roughing it out at underground bars on the Lower East Side, these new artists have found ways to grow a...

Author Margie McCartney (left) and her mother Joan, who still lives in Pelham Manor.

Author Margie McCartney’s debut book includes chapter on her early life in Pelham

August 25, 2021

Pelham native Margie McCartney is about to publish her first book “And Then… Networking Lessons from an Extraordinary Life Still in Progress” documenting the connections she has made throughout her...

Rolling Stones The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: The good, the bad and the 70s - Part 2

Rolling Stone’s ‘The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time:’ The good, the bad and the 70s – Part 2

July 12, 2021

Editor's note: This is part two. Part one was published Friday. When I first showed Rolling Stone’s 2020 revision of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” to my brothers, they balked in disgust....

Rolling Stones The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: The good, the bad and the 70s

Rolling Stone’s ‘The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time:’ The good, the bad and the 70s

July 9, 2021

Editor's note: This is part one. Part two comes comes out Monday. When I first showed Rolling Stone's 2020 revision of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" to my brothers, they balked in disgust. Looking...

Olivia Rodrigo has already realized potential on SOUR, with influences of Lorde, Arctic Monkeys and more

Olivia Rodrigo has already realized potential on ‘SOUR,’ with influences of Lorde, Arctic Monkeys and more

June 3, 2021

Breakout star Olivia Rodrigo is making her mark with her debut album, "SOUR," featuring a wide array of genres and bold choices from the rising teen artist. As Steve Jobs so eloquently put it: “Good...

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