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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. Yorktown Athletic Club Buys Protective Football Helmet Covers

    Yorktown Athletic Club Buys Protective Football Helmet Covers

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Athletic Club is taking extra measures to keep its young football players safe, the youth sport organization has announced. The club purchased 160 soft-shell helmet covers, at a cost of $7,000, which will be used during its fall football program, YAC officials said. The purchase was approved at the club’s June meeting. The caps, made by Guardian, are ...

  2. Self Defense Classes For Bullying Held At Yorktown Elks Lodge

    Self Defense Classes For Bullying Held At Yorktown Elks Lodge

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Davide Gristina of Krav Maga New York continues to offer free lessons on how to defend against bullying every Monday from 7-8 p.m. through Aug. 10 at Yorktown Elks Lodge, 540 Waverly Road, Yorktown Heights. The free lessons are sponsored by Yorktown Against Heroin, Yorktown Elks Lodge, Yorktown Youth Soccer Club and Krav Maga New York. Gristina, who teaches martial ...

  3. Enjoy Family-Friendly Outdoor Movie Night In Yorktown

    Enjoy Family-Friendly Outdoor Movie Night In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual outdoor movie night Thursday, July 16, showing “Surf’s Up” at dusk at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center track, off Veteran’s Road. A children’s concert featuring Beth and Scott Bierko will start the evening at 7:15 p.m., followed by additional musical performances by musician Ray Rubio. Activities ...

  4. Parade Kicks Off Yorktown Fireman's Carnival

    Parade Kicks Off Yorktown Fireman's Carnival

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Fireman’s Carnival kicked off Wednesday night with a parade. Yorktown Engine Co. No. 1 hosts the annual event. The Yorktown Fireman’s Carnival runs until Sunday.

  5. Yorktown's Bruce Apar Set To Appear On Investigation Discovery

    Yorktown's Bruce Apar Set To Appear On Investigation Discovery

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Former editor and publisher Bruce Apar has found a second career in front of the camera. Apar, who previously edited and published North County News in Yorktown, will be appearing on "Mansions and Murders" on Investigation Discovery Wednesday at 9 p.m. The Yorktown resident plays a detective on the crime re-enactment series, in an episode called "Love Thy ...

  6. Yorktown Resident From Nepal Raises Money For Earthquake Victims

    Yorktown Resident From Nepal Raises Money For Earthquake Victims

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- For Gyaljen Nuru Sherpa, the earthquake in Nepal has hit very close to home. Sherpa is from Nepal and said while most of his family has survived, his hometown, in the Everest region, has totally collapsed. Now Sherpa is raising funds at his restaurant, Jewel of the Himalaya in the Triangle Shopping Center in Yorktown. "It has been frustrating," Sherpa said. "A lot of ...

  7. Google Marketing Execs To Give Advice In Yorktown On Business Expansion

    Google Marketing Execs To Give Advice In Yorktown On Business Expansion

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Two of Google's leading search marketing experts will be present on a live screen on Wednesday, May 13, at 11:15 a.m., to give a talk about the many tools Google provides to help local businesses expand their customer base.  Google presenters will explain how to use the web to heighten customer awareness and how to reach potential customers at the time they ...

  8. Jefferson Valley Mall Celebrates Mother's Day

    Jefferson Valley Mall Celebrates Mother's Day

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Jefferson Valley Mall will host Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms, on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The shopping experience is an opportunity for mothers to treat themselves to a night out and celebrate motherhood.  Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms includes exclusive beauty services from Shear Designs, light bites courtesy of local restaurants, Foundation of ...

  9. Paint Jefferson Valley Mall To Support Relay For Life

    Paint Jefferson Valley Mall To Support Relay For Life

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Jefferson Valley Mall will host the Paint the Mall Purple health and wellness event in support of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on Saturday, May 2, from noon to 4 p.m.In association with the American Cancer Society, the event will focus on happy and healthy living. In addition, the American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive. To ...

  10. Croton's Breis, Yorktown's Apar To Perform On Stage In 'Cadillac'

    Croton's Breis, Yorktown's Apar To Perform On Stage In 'Cadillac'

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Enid Breis, a Croton-on-Hudson resident, and Bruce Apar, of Somers and Yorktown, will be playing stage wife and husband for the second time as they appear in Barry Malawer's "Cadillac" at Shades Repertory Theater in Haverstraw, N.Y., on Thursday, April 30 through Saturday, May 2.  Breis will be playing the role of Harriet, the helicopter mom, and Apar will ...

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