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Carlin McKinnon of Hastings plays Mulan during the Clocktower Players’ production of Disney’s “Mulan Jr.”, which was staged Dec. 3-4 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater.

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Vigil affirms common values

By Patricia Robert

DOBBS FERRY — “Compassion.” “Respect.” “Civility.” “Inclusivity.” “Resiliency.” “Kindness.” “A sense of humor.”

These were some of the words called out when Daniel Martin, the facilitator at last weekend’s “Be the Light” vigil, asked the crowd what they want to see more of in their community and in their country.

Well over 100 people, from toddlers to seniors, gathered at Waterfront Park on the chilly afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 27, for the event, which was organized by four young mothers as a way for the community to share its common values.

The organizers — Melissa Curtin, Maria Nigro, Purim Choi, and Becky Pitts — are all residents of Dobbs Ferry. They are in their mid-30s to early 40s, have children who attend Community Nursery School in Dobbs Ferry, and have formed an informal “mom’s group” through play dates and such.

“While the idea of the candlelight vigil started out as being a reaction to the harsh discourse of the recent political campaign, we didn’t view it as being a political event,” Nigro said. Read more >

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Maeve Van Engen, Carolina Javier, Eric Javier and Isabella Rivera attend the vigil.