Our Town

Our Town

Vincent de Paul Bellew was born on Flag Day in 1911 on Waverly Square in Eastchester, N.Y. He was a local teacher, coach, bank chairman, writer, and civic leader throughout his life. In 1945 after returning from WWII, he became the Superintendent of Recreation for the Town of Eastchester until he retired in 1983.  Based on life experiences, Vincent gave us the gift of times we never knew by writing a weekly column “Our Town” and “Down Memory Lane” for the Eastchester Record. Vincent, ‘the Norman Rockwell of words,’ captured the image of our changing town in the 20th century. He shared the journey of the universal common man by highlighting the accomplishments of the residents that had made Eastchester the town he loved so much. His legacy in print is located at Tuckahoe Village Hall with a sampling of his articles offered here.

Class of 1930…
Did you go to Main Street School?
Olympic Trials in Eastchester
Happy 90th Birthday Tuckahoe
How the Little League Field Started
Knights of Columbus
A Great Man Rocco Rescigno
Immaculate Conception School
Lawrence Hospital
Terrence Donohue
The Lamp Lighters
The Waverly School
William Nowak
Olympic Trials in Eastchester

Community Festival!

Press Release: December 5, 2014
Eastchester’s 350th Anniversary History Book Has Arrived!
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