New Westport Restaurant Among Dozens Of Locations Fast Casual Chain Plans To Launch New Westport Restaurant Among Dozens Of Locations Fast Casual Chain Plans To Launch
New Westport Restaurant Among Dozens Of Locations Fast Casual Chain Plans To Launch A new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Fairfield County that opened less than three weeks ago is already hitting five stars on Yelp for its food and service. Cava, located in Westport at 606 Post Road East -- one of 45 new restaurants the chain plans to open this year -- offers healthy food lovers just that with a wide array of bowls, pits, salads, dips, and dressings. “Our mission is to bring heart, health, and humanity to food, and everything we do at CAVA is grounded in that spirit of generosity, to our guests, our team members, and our community,” said Christian Starkes, the eatery'…
Baltimore Man Wakes Up From Midday Nap $50K Richer After Big Lottery Win Baltimore Man Wakes Up From Midday Nap $50K Richer After Big Lottery Win
Baltimore Man Wakes Up From Midday Nap $50K Richer After Big Lottery Win A Maryland man awoke from an afternoon nap to find that he’d won $50,000 in the Pick 5 midday drawing on Thursday, Feb. 15. George Butcher of Baltimore won the top $50,000 prize after placing a $1 straight bet on the Feb. 14 evening drawing and Feb. 15 midday drawing with the numbers 95636. He placed his lucky wager at Royal Farms on West Padonia Road in Timonium. “NO WAY! What? No way!” George tells lottery officials he yelled from his bed after waking from his nap and realizing he’d won the Feb. 15 midday drawing. He plans to spend his winnings by investing in home repairs, enjoy a fami…
Monroe County Lottery Player Wins $350K Monroe County Lottery Player Wins $350K
Monroe County Lottery Player Wins $350K A Pennsylvania Lottery player in the Poconos stopped by an area gas station over the weekend and walked out six figures richer, officials say. The lucky player matched all five balls pulled in the Sunday, Feb. 18 drawing for the "Cash 5 with Quick Cash" game to win $350,000, according to Pennsylvania Lottery representatives.  Gas N Goods at 5677 Hamilton South in Sciota will receive a $500 bonus check for vending the winning slip, officials added.  The winner will not be known until they claim their prize and their ticket can be validated. Winning players have up to one year from…
Pair Of New Haven Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation Pair Of New Haven Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
Pair Of New Haven Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation Connecticut pizza has a strong reputation both within the state and around the entire Northeast. And it's well-represented in new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, released by Yelp. Yelp says the rankings were determined by several factors, "including the total volume and number of 5-star reviews each business had that were written by members of the Yelp Elite Squad." Three CT eateries made the list: No. 57 -  Modern Apizza, New Haven: Yelpers had high praise for the restaurant's thin-crust pizzas "cooked in an oil-fueled brick oven and served on a rec…
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation It's hard not to think of New York when discussing the most delicious pizza. More precisely, New York City. So it should come as no surprise that in brand-new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, all 10 of the selections from NY are from within the five boroughs. And even more precisely yet, Manhattan, where nine of the 10 are located. (The other is in Brooklyn.) The top-ranked pizzeria in New York, and third overall nationally, is Lombardi's in Manhattan's Little Italy, which opened in 1905 and is recognized by the Pizza Hall of Fame as “America’s first pizzeria." Lom…
Winter Blues Got You Down? These Activities May Lift Your Spirits, Long Island Redditors Say Winter Blues Got You Down? These Activities May Lift Your Spirits, Long Island Redditors Say
Winter Blues Got You Down? These Activities May Lift Your Spirits, Long Island Redditors Say If the shorter, darker days of winter have you singing the blues, you’re not alone. Nearly 10 million Americans experience what psychologists have dubbed seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, according to Boston University. A form of depression, SAD typically rears its head during late fall or early winter and dissipates during the sunnier days of spring and summer. Symptoms may include feeling sad most of the day, losing interest in activities you once enjoyed, and having low energy. Some sufferers also report oversleeping, overeating, and having difficulty concentrating. While the best c…
Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold In White Plains: Here's Where Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold In White Plains: Here's Where
Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold In White Plains: Here's Where One lucky visitor to a Westchester gas station walked away with a lottery ticket that won them tens of thousands of dollars.  A top-prize-winning Take 5 lottery ticket worth $34,700 was sold for the evening drawing on Thursday, Feb. 15 in White Plains, New York Lottery officials announced.  The ticket was sold at the Foodsmart located at 85 Virginia Rd. (Route 100), officials added. If you're looking to try your luck at Take 5, drawings are televised twice a day at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winnings can be claimed up to a year after the date of the drawing. 
Amish Philadelphia Bakery Named Among Best In US Amish Philadelphia Bakery Named Among Best In US
Amish Philadelphia Bakery Named Among Best In US The City of Brotherly Love is home to Pennsylvania's best bakery. That's according to Yelp.com, which ranked Beiler's Doughnuts of Philadelphia as the best bakery in the Keystone State this week.  The honor went specifically to the chain's Reading Terminal Market location — Beiler's also operates in Lancaster City and Germantown, Maryland, according to its website. Doughnuts are the shop's signature offering, but the menu also features cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, fudge, pies, and breads.  View this post on Instagram A post sh…
ICU Nurse From Dumont  Competes On 'Next Level Chef' ICU Nurse From Dumont  Competes On 'Next Level Chef'
ICU Nurse From Dumont Competes On 'Next Level Chef' With just two weeks notice, Christina Miros, a Bergen County native, found herself getting ready to fly to Ireland to compete on the new season of  "Next Level Chef." Miros, a Dumont native who lives in River Vale, is a contestant on the third season on the FOX cooking show hosted by Gordon Ramsey. And when she's not serving up culinary delights in the kitchen she works as a nurse in the intensive care unit. On "Next Level Chefs", Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais mentor the chefs as they face "unique" challenges on three different kitchen levels — literally. Contestants…
NJ Police Detective Competes On FOX Cooking Show 'Next Level Chef' NJ Police Detective Competes On FOX Cooking Show 'Next Level Chef'
NJ Police Detective Competes On FOX Cooking Show 'Next Level Chef' A New Jersey police detective is putting her cooking skills to the test. Alexandra Donnadio, a Hillsborough native who works for in ballistics for the Essex County Sheriff's Department, is a home chef competing on the hit FOX cooking competition "Next Level Chef." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alexandra Donnadio (@cookingwithzandge_s) The 24 contestants are split up into three different groups, comprised of eight chefs each: Home chefs, professional chefs, and social media chefs.  Meanwhile, Celebrity chefs Gordon Ra…
Prize Fit For A King: Crown-Wearing Maryland Man Claims $50K Lottery Prize Prize Fit For A King: Crown-Wearing Maryland Man Claims $50K Lottery Prize
Prize Fit For A King: Crown-Wearing Maryland Man Claims $50K Lottery Prize A professional driver from St. Mary's County came dressed for the occasion when he collected his $50,000 Maryland Lottery prize this week. Sporting a stylish crown, "Anthony" was in Lottery Headquarters this week after claiming a second-tier prize playing the "50X The Cash" scratcher that he bought at a Waldorf liquor store. The winner says he's not a Lottery regular, but he and a friend came up with a system that paid off in a big way. "Neither of us plays too often he said," but when they do, the prosperous pair tends to pick up the same tickets, believing that it could lead to a big win…
Account Exec From Somerville Shines On Hit Netflix Dating Experiment 'Love Is Blind' Account Exec From Somerville Shines On Hit Netflix Dating Experiment 'Love Is Blind'
Account Exec From Somerville Shines On Hit Netflix Dating Experiment 'Love Is Blind' An account executive from New Jersey is setting out to discover if love is truly blind. John "Johnny" McIntyre, 27, whose LinkedIn profile says he attended Somerville High School, is among the 30 men and women on Season 6 of the hit Netflix dating show "Love Is Blind," which aptly debuted on Valentine's Day. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Johnny McIntyre (@johnny__mcintyre) That of a dating experiment, cast members — who this season are all from the Charlotte, NC, area — will go on dates from either side of a wall, without…
Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind' Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind'
Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind' A former New England Patriots cheerleader with Boston roots is setting out discover if love is truly blind. Amber Desiree, who goes by "AD," is among the 30 men and women on Season 6 of the hit Netflix dating show "Love Is Blind," which aptly debuted on Valentine's Day. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amber Desiree (AD) (@amberdesiree) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amber Desiree (AD) (@amberdesiree) That of a dating experiment, cast members — who this season are all …
New 'Evocative' Mural To Adorn Yonkers Waterfront, Feature Augmented Reality Component New 'Evocative' Mural To Adorn Yonkers Waterfront, Feature Augmented Reality Component
New 'Evocative' Mural To Adorn Yonkers Waterfront, Feature Augmented Reality Component A busy waterfront in Westchester will soon be beautified by a new mural that will bring both vibrant color and an augmented reality component brought to life by smartphones.  A new mural titled "We The People" by artist CJ Priester will be installed at the Yonkers Waterfront on the MTA retaining wall directly in front of the Yonkers Riverfront Library, Yonkers Arts announced. The art installation will showcase Yonkers as a community that features a "diverse melting pot," according to the organization.  "This evocative piece reflects the unique spirit and diverse cultural tapestry…
Community Rallies Around St. Mary's County Government Employees Injured In Fiery Crash Community Rallies Around St. Mary's County Government Employees Injured In Fiery Crash
Community Rallies Around St. Mary's County Government Employees Injured In Fiery Crash Support is swelling for a pair of employees working for the St. Mary's County government who suffered critical injuries before being rescued from a burning vehicle by Maryland State Police troopers and a Good Samaritan.  Thousands of dollars have been raised on behalf of the families of Todd Bowman and Dr. Jason Finkelstein, members of the county's Department of Emergency Services team, who were involved in a serious motor vehicle crash while serving their community on Thursday, Feb. 8.  ***Serious Accident with Vehicle on Fire*** At approximately 1315 hours, Engine 7 an…
Second Philly Sister Eliminated From 'The Bachelor' Second Philly Sister Eliminated From 'The Bachelor'
Second Philly Sister Eliminated From 'The Bachelor' Common Pennsylvania roots weren't enough to foster a bond between Joey Graziadei and Allison Hollinger. The 26-year-old Hollinger sister did not receive a rose this week on ABC's "The Bachelor," starring the 28-year-old Collegeville tennis pro. Quick refresher: Allie joined the show with her big sister Lauren, who left the dating show soon after the season premiered. "Well cats out of the bag, it wasn’t me," Allie said on Instagram. "This was the experience of a lifetime and an opportunity that has taught me so much.  "I’m truly grateful for all the friendships and memories I’ve made…
Update: Putnam Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl Update: Putnam Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl
Update: Putnam Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl A Hudson Valley high school student who has persevered despite his cerebral palsy diagnosis and was presented with an award from the New York Giants was also able to enjoy a free trip to the Super Bowl.  Putnam County high schooler Eduardo Recinos, a student at Putnam Valley High School, was presented with the 2023 Heart of a Giant award by the New York Giants in early December 2023. In addition to getting the chance to meet Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, Recinos was also gifted four tickets to the Super Bowl, which was held on Sunday, Feb. 11.  Earlier Rep…
Huge Crowds Turn Out To Opening Of First Raising Cane's Fast-Food Restaurant In Enfield Huge Crowds Turn Out To Opening Of First Raising Cane's Fast-Food Restaurant In Enfield
Huge Crowds Turn Out To Opening Of First Raising Cane's Fast-Food Restaurant In Enfield An early opening of a much-anticipated restaurant in Connecticut led to a miles-long line amid freezing temperatures and snow. Popular Fast-Food Chain Will Be Making CT Debut In 2024: Here's When, Where The first day of business in Hartford County for Raising Cane’s restaurant, locatedin the town of Enfield, was a fun affair with lines of excited customers waiting to be one of the first to sample one of the country's fast-food hotspots and the deal is, that they only sell chicken fingers and sides. A shot of the line of traffic waiting to visit the new Raising Cane's restaurant …
Support Swells For Long Beach Man Following 'Tragic' Surf Accident Support Swells For Long Beach Man Following 'Tragic' Surf Accident
Support Swells For Long Beach Man Following 'Tragic' Surf Accident The community has rallied around a Long Island man fighting for his life after he was the victim of a surfing accident that put him on life support. Austin Gibbons, a 25-year-old man from Long Beach, spent Monday, Feb. 5 surfing at Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline, as he might on any day. However, as he went to take his last wave of the day, the unthinkable happened. “He was held under by the brute force of two waves of whitewater, which unforgivingly filled his lungs with seawater,” wrote Traci Johnson Kilduff, who set up a GoFundMe for Austin and his family. Fellow surfers and lifeguards ru…
Popular Bagel Shop Set To Open Location In Poughkeepsie Popular Bagel Shop Set To Open Location In Poughkeepsie
Popular Bagel Shop Set To Open Location In Poughkeepsie Bagel lovers will soon have a chance to sample one stuffed with all kinds of fillings including pizza, chicken parmigiana, or even a Reuben when a cult favorite opens a second shop in the Hudson Valley.  Moonrise Bagels, which opened its first shop in Ulster County in 2021 in Woodstock, announced its stuffed bagels have been such a success that it now plans to open a Dutchess County location in Poughkeepsie.  The new hotshot bagel shop that was featured on the Today Show, and can even be shipped across the country through Gold Belly will be located within the Hudson Heritage Deve…
Eliminated 'Bachelor' Contestant From New Bedford Shares Scathing Voicemails From Haters Eliminated 'Bachelor' Contestant From New Bedford Shares Scathing Voicemails From Haters
Eliminated 'Bachelor' Contestant From New Bedford Shares Scathing Voicemails From Haters After weeks of drama on ABC's "The Bachelor," Sydney Gordon got the boot. The 28-year-old New Bedford native gained a reputation as the show's villain due to an ongoing feud with fellow contestant Maria Georgas. Sydney Gordon and Maria Georgas talk to Joey Graziadei on ABC's "The Bachelor." Disney/John Fleenor Gordon joined Georgas on a two-on-one date with Graziadei on the Monday, Feb. 12 episode to discuss the drama while on a cast trip to Malta, but citing a stronger connection with Georgas, Graziadei sent Gordon home. Gordon, who on TV said she was looking forward to returning …
Scarsdale Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches Scarsdale Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches
Scarsdale Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches If you couldn't help but notice pop superstar Taylor Swift's "87" necklace that she was sporting during the Super Bowl, you certainly weren't alone.  The necklace, designed by Westchester County native Stephanie Gottlieb of Scarsdale, was worn by Swift in tribute to her boyfriend, Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the Super Bowl by defeating the San Fransisco 49ers 25-22 on Sunday, Feb. 11.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Stephanie Gottlieb (@stephaniegottlieb) Swift's fans noticed the necklace en ma…
Colts Neck's Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' As Part-Time Host Colts Neck's Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' As Part-Time Host
Colts Neck's Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' As Part-Time Host Politicians and Arby's beware, Jon Stewart is back in his chair. The comedian who owns a Colts Neck animal sanctuary returned to his most famous role as host of Comedy Central's satirical news program The Daily Show on Monday, Feb. 12.  Stewart will only host on Mondays through the 2024 Presidential election and the show's correspondents will host on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Stewart opened his first appearance back with "The Best F**king News Team" by saying he was excited to be back and he wasted no time joking about why he returned. "'Why am I back?' you may be asking yo…
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Yonkers Gas Station: Here's Where Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Yonkers Gas Station: Here's Where
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Yonkers Gas Station: Here's Where Someone out there is nearly $30,000 richer after buying a winning lottery ticket at a Westchester gas station, officials announced. The top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket, worth $29,796.50, was sold at a Yonkers gas station for the drawing on Sunday, Feb. 11, New York Lottery officials announced. The ticket was revealed to have been bought at a Sunoco gas station at 931 McLean Ave., officials added. Information about who bought the ticket was not released.  If you hope to repeat this stroke of luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners can cl…
Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Befriends Bayonne's Cafe Bello Owners Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Befriends Bayonne's Cafe Bello Owners
Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Befriends Bayonne's Cafe Bello Owners A chart-topping rapper dropped by a New Jersey restaurant over the weekend, and left a lasting impression on its owners. The owners of Cafe Bello in Bayonne shared a photo with "No Hands" singer Waka Flocka Flame on Saturday, Feb. 10. "A warm welcome to our new friend Waka Flocka Flame. Waka was a pleasure last night at cafe bello. He ordered the shrimp vodka pizza and some penne vodka," the restaurant on 1044 Avenue C said on Facebook. "It’s no surprise our best seller was also a hit with this special guest. To end the meal, an Italian espresso to get his evening started! "Shrimp vo…
New Greenwich Restaurant Pairs Italian, Asian Offerings New Greenwich Restaurant Pairs Italian, Asian Offerings
New Greenwich Restaurant Pairs Italian, Asian Offerings If you love dim sum and pizza then you're in luck with a new Fairfield County restaurant that foodies are calling a real masterpiece of fusions of Asian and Italian.  Ollie's 99 in Greenwich at 99 Railroad Ave., hench the 99 in the name, offers not only Neapolitan-style pizza with a unique Asian flair, the restaurant also serves dim sum, sandwiches, salads, and other unique offerings that Yelpers say will keep them coming back for more. Yelper Shelley K. had this to say: "Ollie's 99 is a must-eat restaurant in Greenwich. The pancetta pizza and the curry chicken are my favorites by…
NYC Pizza Chain Opens First Long Island Location In Greenvale NYC Pizza Chain Opens First Long Island Location In Greenvale
NYC Pizza Chain Opens First Long Island Location In Greenvale An eatery offering various types of pies, heroes, and more has branched out from Manhattan, setting up shop on Long Island for the first time. Marinara Pizza, which started in New York City with a mission to create delicious pies with fresh ingredients, opened up its Greenvale location in December 2023. Located at 5 Glen Cove Road, the pizza joint has classic slices — think Margherita and white sauce — in addition to less traditional options such as a slice of penne vodka (topped with actual pasta) or salad pizza. Not feeling pizza? Marinara also serves up pinwheels, heroes, salads, a…
'Own The Past': 200-Year-Old Nantucket Estate For Sale For $17M 'Own The Past': 200-Year-Old Nantucket Estate For Sale For $17M
'Own The Past': 200-Year-Old Nantucket Estate For Sale For $17M A sprawling Nantucket home is offering a piece of history – if you have millions to offer. Affectionately referred to as “Green Chimneys,” located in the village of Siasconset (affectionally known as Sconset), the estate at 20 Main Street listed at a cool $17.25 million is rich in history (and in owners). The massive six-bedroom, nine-bath home was first purchased and constructed in the 1800s by Frederick W. Mitchell, a banker and prominent businessman. His original cottage, farther away from the homes clustered near Shell Street, soon inspired other cottages to crop up along the road…
Jackpot! $34K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Prattsville Business Jackpot! $34K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Prattsville Business
Jackpot! $34K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Prattsville Business A winning lottery ticket worth over $30,000 was sold at a business in the region. The top-prize-winning TAKE 5 ticket, worth $34,822, was sold in Greene County in Prattsville, at the Catskill Mountain Wine & Liquor on Main Street. It was sold for the evening drawing held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, New York Lottery announced. Winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prize money. Players can check their numbers on the New York Lottery website.
'Delicious, Interesting Flavors' Found At New Glen Head Eatery 'Delicious, Interesting Flavors' Found At New Glen Head Eatery
'Delicious, Interesting Flavors' Found At New Glen Head Eatery A new bistro opened its doors on Long Island, serving up unique dishes with whimsical names. Honey’s Bistro, located at 6 Railroad Avenue in Glen Head, sprung onto the scene on Thursday, Jan. 8. Though the building has a simple, white exterior, the inside of the eatery is an explosion of pastel-colored whimsy, complete with pink espresso machines and dog-shaped decor. But, of course, it isn’t all looks — Honey’s Bistro’s menu features a smattering of soups, salads, sandwiches, and bowls, with names and flavors that are just as fun as the decor (think the “Don’t Go Bacon My Heart” salad …
Discover Life-Long Learning At The Montessori School Of Alexandria Discover Life-Long Learning At The Montessori School Of Alexandria
Discover Life-Long Learning At The Montessori School Of Alexandria Welcome to the Montessori School of Alexandria The Montessori School of Alexandria (MSA) offers child-centered learning based on the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, a pioneer in educational methods and child psychology. Our classrooms are designed to foster rigorous, self-motivated growth for students in all areas of their development—cognitive, emotional, social, and physical. We encourage students to follow their own curiosity assisted by Montessori-certified teachers that guide and facilitate each child’s learning experience. The Montessori D…