White Plains Woman to Compete at Ms. Senior America Pageant; Where to See Fall Foliage

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Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman: White Plains Woman to Compete at Ms. Senior America Pageant; Where to See Fall Foliage; MORE.

1.) Nothing can stand in the way of Gladys Kovarcik Nilsen pursuit of the Ms. Senior America crown. Not even a knee replacement!

The 77-year-old White Plains residents is an actress, singer and served as Ms. Hawaii Senior America and will compete for the title of Ms. Senior America in  Atlantic City on Oct. 18,

Read more about Nilsen below in the White Plains Daily Voice:

White Plains Resident Set To Compete At Ms. Senior America Pageant

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Ms. Senior America 2016 Pageant in Atlantic City is coming up on Oct. 18, and nothing is going to stop White Plains resident Gladys Kovarcik Nilsen — not even double knee replacements — from performing.

2.) Though it’s not quite fall yet and there is still summer fun to be had (especially with the incoming beautiful weather this weekend), you can start planning your fall foliage trips with this great list from Westchester Magazine:

Follow the Foliage

Edited by Samantha Garbarini Foliage hits its peak below Sky Top Tower at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York. Photograph by Jim Smith Photography/courtesy Mohonk Mountain House The first step in planning a fall getaway: Check the foliage forecast for the perfect weekend to catch the trees awash in gold, auburn, and crimson.

 

3.) Today’s headlines:

Wig-Wearing White Plains ‘Buff Bod Bandit’ Gets 13½ Years In Bank Robbery

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A 53-year-old White Plains woman dubbed the “Buff Bod Bandit” was sentenced Wednesday to 13½ years in federal prison for robbing a Glen Rock, N.J., bank of $112,900 and using an elderly victim’s checks to steal $198,750.

Purchase College President Thanks Campus Community For Uniting After Fire

This story has been updated. PURCHASE, N.Y. — Purchase College’s president thanked area firefighters, State University of New York staff, university police and the campus community for uniting in the aftermath of Sunday’s dormitory fire which displaced 25 students. The four-alarm fire, which remains under investigation but is not considered suspicious, broke out about 10 p.m.

Field Hockey Challenge raises $1,200 for cancer program

Raw footage from the Mamaroneck-Oak Knoll field hockey game that was one of three scrimmages at Torne Valley Recreation Center that raised money for Good Samaritan Hospital’s breast cancer program. (Video by Nancy Haggerty/The Journal News) Nancy Haggerty/The Journal News HILLBURN – Jess and Jess – juniors Jessica Clark and Jessica Back – managed one of the gates Saturday at the New York/New Jersey Field Hockey Challenge, a three-game scrimmage.