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More Swing Dancing! January 10th

Come on down and shake it! Or swing it…

Bill Kline and Katrine Bangsgaard – master swing dancers and teachers from NYC had EMBARK swinging on November 8!

They’re at it again this Saturday, January 10th @ Embark Peekskill

  • basic swing class at 7:00
  • open floor for dancing 8:00-11:00 pm!
  • $15 for the whole night – includes light refreshments

925 South St., 1st Fl.

swing

Contact Bill for more information
at 917-796-4524
www.swingandsamba.com

From the Rhyming Metro-North Conductor

On the Hudson Line this past weekend, every station had a couplet. The faraway, soulful voice of a lyrical conductor announced each town in rhyme, and Peekskill had more lines than the rest. They went:

If you’re going to Peekskill
You’re in for a thrill
That’s the next request we’re going to fill
Peekskill

 

Weather: Elvis Costello’s Umbrella

Best email subject line of the day:

Nor’easter Is Heading Toward Westchester

Thanks, Peekskill Daily Voice newsletter!

If you actually want to read about the rain (and future sun), you can do so at the site here. If you prefer to listen to Elvis Costello singing “When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy” from Twelfth Night with the accompaniment of saxophonist John Harle, you can hear about how the rain it raineth every day. And a hey, ho, the wind and the rain.

Spiders on a Train (Platform)

Breaking: There’s suddenly an inordinate amount of spiders in both the Peekskill and the Croton-Harmon stations, says a tipster and fellow bleary commuter. This has been independently confirmed by Peekskill Rocks!. And they’re big.

We should befriend them, however: According to Discovery News, “Spidey Silk Can Actually Halt a Train.” Maybe that’s why the morning trains to Poughkeepsie are always running late? Developing.

If you’ve got further evidence of arachnids on the platforms (or indeed any wildlife–geese, foxes, or butterflies, for instance), please send it our way.