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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. Flag Football Pro Bowl Benefits Harrison Apar Foundation

    Flag Football Pro Bowl Benefits Harrison Apar Foundation

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The 2016 Apar Pro Bowl will take place at Navajo Fields on Saturday, April 2 starting at 9 a.m.The tournament, a series of seven on seven games, will raise funds to assist the Harrison Apar Foundation in their efforts to improve education. Teams will compete for a first place cash prize of $1000 as well as free entry into Yorkville Sports Association’s upcoming ...

  2. Alliance For Safe Kids Hosts Annual Save A Life Forum

    Alliance For Safe Kids Hosts Annual Save A Life Forum

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc. is hosting its 6th annual Save A Life Forum on Sunday, April 3, at Lakeland High School aimed at informing high school students and adults how to be community allies to offer help and support to teens and families in crisis. During the event, Kevin Hines, bestselling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental ...

  3. Yorktown Supervisor Chats With New York Archbishop At Fundraising Dinner

    Yorktown Supervisor Chats With New York Archbishop At Fundraising Dinner

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace and son George chatted with New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan at the annual fundraising dinner of The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Westchester County, on Friday, March 11, in Rye.The event raises money for various charities. Grace has been attending the fundraiser for the past 27 years. Each year, a contingent represents ...

  4. Yorktown, Somers Student Commits To Playing Lacrosse At West Point

    Yorktown, Somers Student Commits To Playing Lacrosse At West Point

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Northern Westchester’s Nick Garofano, who attended schools in Yorktown and Somers, will sign to play lacrosse at West Point. Nick Garofano attended Yorktown schools through grade 8; then Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers; then  Williston Northampton in Easthampton, Mass., where he holds career and season football records.As an eighth-grader at Middle E. Strang ...

  5. Michael McDermott Named Yorktown Town Attorney

    Michael McDermott Named Yorktown Town Attorney

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Michael McDermott has been appointed Town Attorney for the Town of Yorktown.In addition to having successfully defended numerous municipalities and public officials in Civil Rights lawsuits, McDermott has served as Chief Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Yonkers, Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Peekskill, Senior Assistant Westchester County Attorney ...

  6. Woodstock Remembered At Yorktown Event

    Woodstock Remembered At Yorktown Event

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Bobbi and Nick Ercoline were the hit of this past weekend at Woodstock at The Winery. The two-day outdoor and indoor festival, hosted by The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake, was held on the same dates -- Aug. 15-16 -- as the legendary arts and music festival that drew a reported half-million young people in 1969 to the tiny town of White Lake, New York, to see an ...

  7. One-Act Plays Feature Yorktown Residents

    One-Act Plays Feature Yorktown Residents

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Three Yorktown residents are set to appear in a series of original one-act plays Friday to Sunday as part of “What Love Needs,” 10 original short works performed and written by members of Howard Meyer’s Acting Program, an affiliate of Axial Theatre. In “Small Talk,” by Evelyn Mertens, of Briarcliff Manor, Bruce Apar plays Ted, a recent widower who shows up at a ...

  8. Westchester Resident Shines In HBO Miniseries Set In Yonkers

    Westchester Resident Shines In HBO Miniseries Set In Yonkers

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Looking like a "troublemaker" on a movie set was a positive for Ossining resident Ray Arrucci.  Arrucci, who runs The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts in Croton, with his wife, Carol, was cast as an extra in "Show Me A Hero," a miniseries airing on HBO starting Sunday night that was filmed in Yonkers and is about racial tensions in Yonkers in the 1980s.  On his ...

  9. Famed 'Woodstock' Album Cover Couple To Be In Yorktown

    Famed 'Woodstock' Album Cover Couple To Be In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Bobbi and Nick Ercoline, the couple immortalized on the iconic "Woodstock" album cover will mingle and sign autographs at "Woodstock at The Winery" Aug. 15-16. “We had no intention of going, said Bobbi Ercoline in a press release. "We were the furthest thing from hippies. Although, I guess everyone then had a little hippie in them. It was an absolutely wonderful time ...

  10. Sailing Stone Performs At Yorktown Stage With Jesse Terry

    Sailing Stone Performs At Yorktown Stage With Jesse Terry

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Folk rockers Jesse Terry and Sailing Stone will perform the Summer Concert at Yorktown Stage on Saturday. Terry, who lives in Connecticut and said he loves to play in his adopted hometown of Yorktown. When Terry performed last fall at The Winery at St. George, Supervisor Michael Grace presented him with a proclamation declaring Nov. 12, 2014 Jesse Terry ...

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