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June 5, 2013
I would like to express my gratitude for all of you who attended the Memorial Day Ceremonies last Monday.   I need to acknowledge the great job the Recreation Department and the Department of Public Works did preparing both venues of the ceremony.  Lastly, I believe all who attended will join me in extending a special thank you to our keynote speaker, US Army Captain Brian Murphy, for his moving and powerful speech.  We are lucky to have him as an Irvington resident.

Now a quick note to highlight some upcoming Irvington events:

Discover the Rivertowns This Weekend

This weekend is “Discover the Rivertowns Weekend.”  While we already know how wonderful it is to live in the Rivertowns, we want the whole world to know!  A wide variety of events are planned for all interests: History buffs, families, dining, hiking and biking.  All events are outlined at Come enjoy what the Rivertowns have to offer – and bring a friend! 

Saturday Night Movie at the Town Hall Theater

This Saturday will be the last movie of the season for the “Best of Film Series” at the Irvington Town Hall Theater.  This Saturday’s film “Ginger and Rosa” according to the ITHT website is “evocative, historical coming-of-age drama about two young girls set in Cold-War era, pre-Beatlemania London.”  The Minneapolis Star Tribune called it “A near-flawless film, beautifully shot and cut, excitingly performed and deeply felt.”  Since all the movies are handpicked by a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers, I have no doubt it will be a great movie.  So, after you “re-discover” our Rivertown, why not grab a meal at one of the tremendous Irvington restaurants and catch a movie?

Irvington Girls Basketball Championship Barbeque
Well, we’re going to try this again and hope the weather cooperates.  On Thursday, June 13th at 6pm, the Village of Irvington and the Irvington Fire Company will host a celebration of all five Irvington High School Girls Championship teams at Scenic Hudson Park.  There will be a picnic, awards and (as I promised already) very few political speeches.  Stop down for a burger and join in the celebration, four state championships in a row is certainly worth celebrating!

Farmers Market Opening Day

Finally, and most timely, today is the opening day for the Irvington Farmers Market.  As usual, the market will be held on Wednesdays through October from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Street School.  Stop by for some great produce and other delicious foods.  More information:

I hope to see you at these events.  If you have ideas for other community events that you would like help in organizing, please contact me.

Brian C. Smith