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Bruce Apar

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Bruce Apar is a Hudson Valley media personality and community organizer whose Bruce The Blog weekly commentary appears in several Northern Westchester periodicals and at BruceTheBlog.com. He is proprietor of APAR All-Media, a full-service agency for marketing, content and promotion, and is on the Foundation board of New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. Apar is host of two weekly cable TV programs, "Hudson Valley WXYZ" (also on YouTube) and Grace Notes with Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace. "Hudson Valley WXYZ" also is a Facebook page and Twitter feed. He serves as founding president of Yorktown Organizations United, and of Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation (2010 Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Organization of the Year). In 2010, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Yorktown Lions Leo Club. He also has served on the boards of New York Press Association and Yorktown Chamber of Commerce. From 2006 to February 2015, he was with Chase Media Group, where he served as Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of North County News, and held various other positions in content, social media and marketing.

Bruce Apar's Contributions

  1. Cardinal Dolan Helps Yorktown Celebrate Feast Of San Gennaro

    Cardinal Dolan Helps Yorktown Celebrate Feast Of San Gennaro

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s annual block party, the Feast of San Gennaro, was blessed with a visit from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York.Dolan strolled among the crowds and posed for photos Saturday with Msgr. Joseph Giandurco, who he had just installed as pastor of Saint Patrick’s Church.Other highlights of the four-day event included: traditional Italian foods such ...

  2. Cardinal Dolan Attending Yorktown's Feast Of San Gennaro

    Cardinal Dolan Attending Yorktown's Feast Of San Gennaro

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Among the many blessings of the Feast of San Gennaro, Yorktown’s annual block party, have been authentic Italian foods, music, sparkling lights and a procession with a statue of the saint.Now feast-goers can add Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York, to the list.This Saturday, Dolan will install Msgr. Joseph Giandurco as the new pastor of Saint Patrick’s ...

  3. Yorktown Sculptor Donating Artwork To Town

    Yorktown Sculptor Donating Artwork To Town

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A noted artist who has lived in Yorktown for more than 50 years is donating his outdoor sculpture to Yorktown in a gesture of goodwill and civic pride. A formal ceremony to mark the gift is scheduled for Sunday, July 10, at 5:45 p.m., prior to the Yorktown Lions Club Summer Concert series, featuring Group Du Jour, at the Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial FIeld.Al ...

  4. Tony Grasso Named Grand Marshal Of Yorktown Feast Of San Gennaro

    Tony Grasso Named Grand Marshal Of Yorktown Feast Of San Gennaro

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. --Tony Grasso, a Yorktown-resident for more than 50 years, will take his place of honor at the front of the opening procession on Thursday, September 15 and preside over the duration of the four-day Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro as Grand Marshall through Sunday, September 18. “This is a genuine honor that I always will cherish,” said Grasso, 88. Grasso first ...

  5. Website, Board of Advisors Introduced By Yorktown Small Business Assocation

    Website, Board of Advisors Introduced By Yorktown Small Business Assocation

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Small Business Association (YSBA) is introducing its new website and a Board of Advisors. The website is built by YSBA member DePinho Design. “Feedback from our members on the drafts of the website were very positive,” said YSBA founder Bob Giordano.Katherine Quinn of Support Connection said “As a member of the YSBA Board of Advisors, I look forward to ...

  6. Yorktown Against Heroin Raises Awareness With Pig Roast

    Yorktown Against Heroin Raises Awareness With Pig Roast

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Against Heroin will partner with Madison Kitchen chef Nick DiBona for a pig roast on Sunday, June 12, to raise awareness of the opioid abuse epidemic. “It is going to be a nice event for the whole family for an important cause to our community,” said Mike Reda, Yorktown Against Heroin’s co-chair. “Together we will continue to battle this epidemic that is ...

  7. Small Business Owners Invited To Yorktown Symposium

    Small Business Owners Invited To Yorktown Symposium

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Small Business Association will hold a Small Business Symposium at the Jefferson Valley Mall on Wednesday, May 25.The symposium agenda includes the following:Making Sense of Social Media by Ideazio (Kendra Webb-Scott) How to Accelerate Your Small Business Cash Flow (First Niagara Bank and Partners) Success Stories by Westchester SCORE How to use Google to ...

  8. Harrison Apar Field Of Dreams Celebrates Opening Day In Yorktown

    Harrison Apar Field Of Dreams Celebrates Opening Day In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Yorktown Athletic Club player Ricky Pierce had the honor of reciting the Harrison Apar dedication plaque on April 16, opening day of Field of Dreams baseball play in Yorktown Heights.Pierce appeared with Apar's parents, Elyse and Bruce. 

  9. Spartans Win Apar Pro Bowl In Yorktown

    Spartans Win Apar Pro Bowl In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Spartans defeated Old School Football in the finals of the 2016 Apar Pro Bowl on April 3. As previously reported, the tournament of flag football games raised funds to assist the Harrison Apar Foundation's efforts to improve education. The Spartans won a $1,000 cash prize as well as a trip back to November's Turkey Bowl and next year's spring Pro Bowl. Old School ...

  10. Yorkown Lacrosse Alumni Host Annual Good Friday Fundraiser

    Yorkown Lacrosse Alumni Host Annual Good Friday Fundraiser

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Alumni from Yorktown High's lacrosse team held their annual Good Friday golf outing on March 25 at Putnam National Golf Course.The event was a benefit for the Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation.Some of Apar's former classmates honored him with their time, including John DiVito, Lou Fitzgerald, Jr., Bruce Apar, Gary Raniolo, Jr., Paulie Santavicca and Chris ...

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