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JoAnne Murray

Community Advisor

JoAnne Murray is co-owner and president of the Allan M. Block Agency in Tarrytown and has been with the agency for over 35 years. JoAnne is active with many community and professional organizations in the community and has held positions of President and Treasurer of the Tarrytown Rotary Club, President of the Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Irvington Chamber of Commerce. She is Past President of the Westchester Independent Agents Assn. She was instrumental in establishing and getting a 501c3 designation for the IIAWC/Westchester County Volunteer Firefighters Assn Scholarship for children of Volunteer firefighters. She currently serves as Advisor to the Tarrytown Music Hall, Kendal on Hudson Community Relations committee, the Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Historical Society board, RSHM board and Mahopac National Bank Business Improvement Board. As an Independent Insurance Agent, JoAnne has served on many Advisory Boards with various insurance companies over the years and in 2012 was named Agent of the Year by Travelers Insurance Company. JoAnne and her husband, Jim, reside in Tarrytown. They have three children and 5 grandchildren,. JoAnne and Jim are avid baseball fans and have visited all the Major League ballparks in the U.S. and continue to enjoy revisiting the parks. For more information on her agency, visit its website at www.ambins.com

JoAnne Murray's Contributions

  1. Tarrytown Rotary Fills Pantry At Ronald McDonald House

    Tarrytown Rotary Fills Pantry At Ronald McDonald House

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- When the members of Tarrytown Rotary Club learned recently of a bare snack pantry at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley in Valhalla, volunteers sprang into action.A food drive quickly drew enough donations to fill the cupboards at the facility that provides a temporary home for families with critically ill children in Valhalla.The Tarrytown Rotary ...

  2. Church Elder Helps Pave Way For Improved Access To Historic Church

    Church Elder Helps Pave Way For Improved Access To Historic Church

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- When contractors break ground on a project next spring to improve accessibility to the venerable Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, it will be the beginning of the end of a goal Aubrey Hawes has helped to lead for over 10 years. The church, built in 1685, has badly needed to improve the entrance to the church to permit physically challenged people easier access. ...

  3. New Fair Trade Gift Shop Opens In Tarrytown

    New Fair Trade Gift Shop Opens In Tarrytown

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Fair trade items, and ones made by local and regional artisans are the hallmark of a new gift shop that opened in Tarrytown in September.The owner, Ona Cohn, is a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduation, while living in New York City, she designed lingerie for larger companies for nearly 20 years.She then moved to Westchester and opened a dress ...

  4. Hudson Valley Celebrates Halloween With Killer Costumes

    Hudson Valley Celebrates Halloween With Killer Costumes

    It was quite the spooky day in the Hudson Valley Monday as Halloween saw the streets filled with ghosts, vampires, monsters and demons.Helping to keep the peace in Elmsford was Batman, who showed up at the school's Halloween Parade looking suspiciously like Superintendent Joseph Ricca.The superintendent promised students from  Alice E. Grady Elementary School and the Carl L. Dixson ...

  5. Tarrytown Celebrates Halloween With Annual Parade

    Tarrytown Celebrates Halloween With Annual Parade

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- One of Westchester's most spookiest villages celebrated Halloween in style Saturday.Thousands came out for Tarrytown's annual parade which featured more than 25 floats, stilt walkers, a magician, dancers and marching bands participating. The famed Headless Horseman even made an appearance."The parade grows larger every year,"  said Joe Arduino, Tarrytown ...

  6. Water Taxi Allows People From Manhattan To Enjoy Halloween In Sleepy Hollow

    Water Taxi Allows People From Manhattan To Enjoy Halloween In Sleepy Hollow

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- New York Water Taxi added a second boat this past weekend to take Manhattan residents to Sleepy Hollow to experience Halloween in the village.Westchester residents, in turn, could ride the boat to Manhattan and back. The water taxi departs from Manhattan on Saturday, Oct. 22 and 29, with four departure times per day, according to visitsleepyhollow.com.Visitors may ...

  7. Sleepy Hollow's Old Dutch Church Undergoing Renovations

    Sleepy Hollow's Old Dutch Church Undergoing Renovations

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- A Sleepy Hollow church, which has the distinction of being the oldest standing church in New York, will be undergoing renovations beginning early next year. Upgrades on the Old Dutch Church, most famous for being featured in Washington Irving’s classic tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” will take place from March to June. Funds for the renovations are being ...

  8. Bust Out Your Best Costume For Tarrytown's Annual Halloween Parade

    Bust Out Your Best Costume For Tarrytown's Annual Halloween Parade

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Tarrytown, which takes its place in local folklore very seriously, will host a Halloween parade on Oct. 29 led by none other than the “Headless Horseman” himself.The pumpkin-chucking phantasm was brought to life by Washington Irving in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a tale set in the late 1700s in a spooky and secluded glen near the Dutch settlement.For the past 15 ...

  9. Kids Play Haunting Game Of Mini-Golf At Warner Library

    Kids Play Haunting Game Of Mini-Golf At Warner Library

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Mini-golf has never been this spooky in Tarrytown.Warner Library was in full swing Saturday, hosting its third annual Haunted Halloween Mini-Golf event to benefit the renovation of the library’s public meeting rooms. The long planned renovation of the third-floor program rooms will begin this year. Updates will include installing energy efficient lighting and ...

  10. Tarrytown Woman Uses Diverse Talents To Bring Community Together

    Tarrytown Woman Uses Diverse Talents To Bring Community Together

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Jenifer Ross’ career profile spins around like an unsteady compass needle. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what the over-achieving Tarrytown woman does in her work, but the common thread throughout is bringing people, and the community, together.“I don’t fit into any one box,’’ Ross said. “I’ve worn a lot of hats here. I’ve come to love this area, and often say ...

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