HARRISON, N.Y. – Recently, members of the Jewish community began the celebration of Hanukkah. This holiday pays tribute to the unbreakable spirit and fortitude of the Jewish people. The message of Hanukkah serves as a lesson to us all that, when we stand united, we can conquer any problem and overcome any setback. It is my hope that the Festival of Lights brings comfort and consolation to all and encourages not only our nation, but our cities, towns and villages to gather together and cherish the bonds of community.
This year’s holiday celebration kickoffs were a huge success. From candy canes to carolers and Santa’s arrival, both West Harrison and downtown Harrison celebrated in style. The cocoa flowed in West Harrison as Frosty the Snowman visited with residents, and choral groups entertained the crowds in downtown Harrison, culminating in the lighting of the Christmas tree and menorah. Both events did a wonderful job reflecting the charm and magic that the holidays should bring to each of us.
On a related note, Harrison is a wonderful place to do your holiday shopping. Locally owned shops and restaurants offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere and it’s a great spot to get together, with neighbors and friends as you get ready for the season’s celebrations.
There were two promotions made within the Harrison Police Department. At Monday’s swearing-in ceremony in Town Hall, Police Officer Salvatore Rigano was promoted to the rank of detective and Detective William Curow was promoted to the rank of sergeant.
Harrison Town Clerk Jackie Greer would like to remind residents that she has extended office hours to coincide with the Town-Village Board meetings. The hours are from 7-8 p.m. All services are available. These hours are in addition to the after-hour service available during the planning board meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the town clerk’s office at 670-3030.
On Friday, Dec. 18, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. I will be at Rattlesnake Jack’s, 110 Halstead Ave.,and look forward to talking about issues facing our community.