1) Free Family Rosh Hashanah service in Tarrytown at Temple Beth Israel today. More info here.
2) The Volunteer Center of the United Way has coordinated with numerous county organizations to create a slew of family-friendly ways to serve this 9/11 anniversary, starting today. See the full list of opportunities here.
3) Thursday's skies will be partly cloudy, with temperatures in the low- to mid-70s. There is a 20-percent chance of rain.
4) "Update: Long Island 23-Year-Old Dies from Gunshot to Head in Tarrytown" was yesterday's most-read story.
5) In Patch blogs, Jerry Eimbinder puts the focus on Ira Berkowitz, a local author who found literary success later in life.