Archive for the ‘Hudson River’ Tag

Claremont Elementary names One Baby Falcon

Katherine Castrillo’s class at Claremont Elementary School was all smiles and cheers this week after one of the four baby falcons was named Rio, the kids’ choice for this year’s naming contest. More than 1,500 people picked the winning names from 10 entries.

The project team will also visit Concord Road Elementary School in Ardsley and Washington Irving Intermediate School in Tarrytown, whose classes submitted the other winning names: Talon-ted, Cardi Beak and Speedy.

Following an award ceremony, nearly 400 students were eager to learn about the new bridge’s technology, environmental precautions, oyster relocation and falcon nest. And the Tappan Zee Bridge got their attention: they all wanted to see part of the old bridge blown up in the river. Your description may vary.

That’s for another blog post.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Winning Names picked in 2019 Falcon Contest

Congratulations to the winning classes at Claremont Elementary School in Ossining, Concord Road Elementary School in Ardsley and Washington Irving Intermediate School in Tarrytown. More than More than 1,500 people picked their submissions — Talon-ted, Cardi Beak, Rio and Speedy — from 10 entries in the 2019 Falcon Naming Contest.

They’ll receive awards next week from the outreach team. Congratulations to the students whose names were selected!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Honor the Area’s Heritage: add back Tappan Zee

The west anchor span of the Tappan Zee Bridge passes Battery Park as it’s towed downriver. Photo courtesy of John W. Vomvoris. While the new bridge is shiny and pretty with wider lanes that give drivers opportunities to speed — the posted limit is 45 miles per hour — it changes the area forever and ignores history with a new name.

Add Tappan Zee back to the name, Governor Cuomo.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Baby Falcons need Names: Cast your Votes

This seems like trick photography: an image of one falcon parent staring back at visitors who tagged the new brood that awaits names.

You have until end of the day June 7 to choose from: Bill Nye, Bolt, Cardi Beak, Flash, Fluffy, Rio, Speedy, Star Falcon, Talon-ted and Westpoint. Vote now to give these fast-growing chicks names!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Fireboat moved from Sleepy Hollow to Verplanck

I wish I’d been braver that day I was offered a tour of the NYC fireboat John D. McKean. The Hudson River was unforgiving in its strength and rocked the boat far from the anchored steps leading to it.

My new hip has been through much in its 14-plus months; however, falling onto the deck of a fireboat and/or tripping on the steps leading to it was not going to be one of its experiences.

I plan to see the retired fireboat that saved lives on a terrible, tragic day at its new location at King Marine Ltd. in Verplanck.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

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