The pet portraitist

A “Paint and Sip” evening out with friends at Pinot’s Palette in Stamford created a spark that ignited a new career for Mount Kisco’s Laura Massari Oris.

From foster to forever

(ANCAR) is a Bedford-based dog rescue started in 2011 by mother-daughter team Sharon and Sophia Silverman that has found a unique way to improve the lives of homeless animals.

Views from the bridge

A new bicycle and pedestrian path on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, slated to open later this year, will offer visitors six vantage point on the cultural history of the region.

A fondness for Fala

This month we pay tribute to “Murray the Outlaw of Falahill,” or simply “Fala”as he was more commonly known to his adoring fans. The beloved Scottish Terrier of Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Fala was arguably the most famous pet that ever lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Votary of love

We all know about George and Martha Washington, but what about his first love, Westchester County’s Mary Philipse? Journalist Mary Calvi has the answers in her first novel, “Dear George, Dear Mary.”

P is for precious

P is for puppy – protector, pal and partner. It’s also for Potomac, Primrose, Poppett, Phil and Patriot – the adorable canine stars of the new “service dogumentary” film “Pick of the Litter.”