Homemade Meatball

Is your meatball recipe famous among your family and friends? Great, then we want you! Join us this fall in pitting recipe vs. recipe in a public tasting event where we will crown this year's winner of 'Best Homemade Meatballs.'

Homemade Wine

A little old wine drinker are you? Or perhaps a little old wine maker? Join us this year as we again watch local home wine makers compete for the title of 'Best Homemade Wine 2017' in three delicious categories of Red, White, and Rosé!

Nonna Columbus


My great  grandma, Catherine Arcidiacono or Jojo as we call her, was born in Bronx, New York.  She moved to Eastchester in 1975, which means she’s been a resident for over 40 years.  She has three kids named Patricia, Theresa, and Joseph. She has nine grandkids and six great grandkids, with a seventh on the way.

Jojo is loving, funny and very generous. Every Christmas she has everyone in the family come over and holds a big Christmas Eve party.  She cooks a traditional Christmas Eve dinner, complete with seven fish and everyone’s favorite potato croquettes.  Her family absolutely loves her cooking and her friends joke that she is the best cook in the group.

In her spare time Jojo enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing games on Facebook and watching Blue Bloods.  One of her most favorite things might be doing the dishes before everyone has finished eating.   Every Wednesday she plays cards with her sister and her friends.  She goes to church every weekend. 

In our family, Jojo is the role model.  She stresses the importance of family and make sure that we always get together.  We all know how lucky we are to have Jojo as our nonna.  Each person in her family has a special bond with Jojo and an infinite amount of memories.

Nonna Columbus is a wonderful tradition we have brought to our community that focuses on paying homage for the hard work, dedication to family and wealth of experience and advice many families are lucky to have, that is, from the guidance and love shared between a child and their grandmother. Nominate your nonna today!