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Holiday greetings from the Friends – to everyone who loves snow and sledding.

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The above photo was taken as a screenshot by Eileen Charles during the live presentation

The Friends are thrilled that our President Mavis Cain has won a prestigious Westchester County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Award.

Here is the text that accompanied her award:

Special Recognition:   Mavis Cain, Dobbs Ferry

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The Aqueduct inspires creativity and ingenuity! We love this little house built beside the trail in Sleepy Hollow at Souglas Park!

This “Not for Sale” house is one the trail just south of Gory Brook Road. Go by. Maybe there are cookies and cakes waiting…. Or a witch’s spell. It’s just one of the treasures you’ll find if you do the 26 miles of the trail.

Our neighbor, photographer Mark Liflander (@liflanderphotography), took these wonderful pictures to document their visit.

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(photo by Pilar Maschi)

Volunteers from the Friends of Aqueduct Walk and the University Heights community, led by Pilar Maschi, Partnership for Parks Catalyst facilitator, demonstrated their hard work and love for the Aqueduct trail by holding a clean-up event on Saturday, November 8. An article in the Norwood News' November 27 issue noted that the volunteers also planted crocuses. Aqueduct Walk, a New York City park, lies between Fordham Road and 183rd St. in The Bronx.

Congratulations from Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct!

 

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FOCAAdmin

The Mercy campus is right on the trail in Dobbs Ferry, but on a Saturday in November a group of students went further afield to parts of the Aqueduct where they don’t usually walk.

They assembled at a neglected section of the Aqueduct in Yonkers at Summit Street. It is a section that caught the attention of Mercy Professor, Mary Allison Murphy who teaches Exercise Science. The students got plenty of exercise picking up trash in an area that for some reason is abused by those who live in the area. One piece of trash encourages trash and it piles up.

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