Cortlandt Manor, NY - (December 2, 2010) - If it weren’t for McGregory Brook, Jan Peek might have continued sailing up the Hudson River in 1650 instead of stopping to trade with the natives and ultimately founding the area that is now Peekskill. Peek was not alone in his discovery of this vital inlet that provided access for shipping and trade. The modest waterway has figured prominently in American History from the Revolutionary War to the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.
Hospital Staff donates 1,000 gifts for children and families in need Cortlandt Manor, NY - (December 16, 2010) - Santa's Helpers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center spent the afternoon wrapping mountains of presents to make wishes come true for local children and their families. In an annual tradition, Hospital staff wrapped 1,000 gifts that were donated to local social services agencies and delivered to families in need. Pajamas and books, dolls, trucks, boots, socks and tons of toys were packaged in 90-minutes. The Hospital raised nearly $15,000 and spent $125 each on 107 children this year, surpassing its goal."Thanks to the generosity…
  Baby arrives in ambulance after being snowbound at home Cortlandt Manor, NY - (December 28, 2010) – Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a foot of snow could stop the arrival of Desiree Pearson’s baby boy. Luckily, Cortlandt Paramedic Kenny Barton was there to greet him when he arrived in the back of the ambulance Monday morning on the way to Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (December 23, 2010) –Putnam Valley High School's Jolly Troubadours, Woodwind Choir and Acoustic/Vocal duo, made up of students and former students, performed a selection of holiday favorites for staff and patients on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 in the Hospital lobby. Photo caption:from left to right: John Federspiel, president Hudson Valley Hospital Center; Mr. Patrick Cummings; Ryan O’Dell, band director Putnam Valley High School; Maggie McCarthy (College of St. Rose); Jackson Gilman-Forlini (Goucher College); Allie Huyghue (George Washington University); Emily Kenny (SUNY New Paltz); Pamela Matuszewski (SUNY Fredonia); Melinda Cestaro (SUNY Albany); Mike Byrne (Boston Conservatory); Quinn Gilman-Forlini (PVHS…