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Lewisboro Child Actor Dreams Big

July 13, 2018

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Big dreams are brewing in Lewisboro. Dylan DiGiacomo, a fifth grader at Increase Miller Elementary School, is preparing for his big dream, a role in an upcoming Marvel movie. Thor has his hammer, Spiderman has webs and acrobatics, Iron Man has a superhero suit and Dylan DiGiacomo from South Salem has natural acting ability, motivation and determination.

By day, Dylan, ...

Photos: Katonah Enjoys a Concert in the Park

KATONAH, N.Y. – Last week’s heat wave receded just in time for the No Options band to take the stage at Katonah Memorial Park on the evening of Thursday, July 5.

Dozens of families and town residents came out to enjoy a breezy summer evening with 90 minutes of rock and pop covers, ranging from songs by Tom Petty to the Gin Blossoms.

The concert was held as part of ...

Vista’s Gregory Perri Finds Joy in Acting

NEW YORK – Gregory Perri loves coming home to Vista. The 34-year old actor, who grew up in the bucolic hamlet of Lewisboro says he now appreciates the beauty and spaciousness of the area—one where his parents still have a home.

“Whenever I go back, I remember my childhood that was very fun and safe; playing baseball, the recreation department, the camps in the summer,” ...

Photos: John Jay Eighth-Grade Students Move Up

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay Middle School’s eighth-grade class took the next step in their academic journey last month when they received their certificates on Moving Up Day as parents and family cheered them on. This fall, the students will enter high school as freshmen.

All photos are courtesy of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.

Photos: Katonah Enjoys a Concert in the Park

July 12, 2018

KATONAH, N.Y. – Last week’s heat wave receded just in time for the No Options band to take the stage at Katonah Memorial Park on the evening of Thursday, July 5.

Dozens of families and town residents came out to enjoy a breezy summer evening with 90 minutes of rock and pop covers, ranging from songs by Tom Petty to the Gin Blossoms.

The concert was held as part of ...

Happy Birthday, America: South Salem Celebrates Independence Day

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The 20th annual Fireworks Spectacular was held Saturday, June 30, at Onatru Farm. It was presented by the town of Lewisboro and Mercedes Benz of Goldens Bridge.

There was live entertainment, including performances by The Lost River Boys, Detour, and Someone and the Others. The Independence Day celebration was capped off by a fireworks display.

All photos were taken ...

Photos: John Jay Eighth-Grade Students Move Up

July 11, 2018

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay Middle School’s eighth-grade class took the next step in their academic journey last month when they received their certificates on Moving Up Day as parents and family cheered them on. This fall, the students will enter high school as freshmen.

All photos are courtesy of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.

John Jay Alum Uses Scholarship to Preserve Music of Romaniote Jews

HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth College sophomore Gabriel Zuckerberg, a Waccabuc resident and graduate of John Jay High School in Cross River, has been named a Dartmouth Stamps Scholar. Established in 2014, the Dartmouth Stamps Scholars Program recognizes and rewards exceptional students, such as Zuckerberg, who consistently exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service and ...

Leaf Blower Restrictions Approved in Bedford

July 10, 2018

Editor’s Note: The print version of this article incorrectly listed the gas-powered leaf blower restrictions. We regret the error.

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Some say Bedford’s new law restricting gas-powered leaf blower usage is too onerous on landscapers and homeowners, while others say it doesn’t go far enough in protecting residents from their environmental and health ...

Lewisboro Bans Plastic Bags; Paper Bags to Cost 15 Cents

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - At the Lewisboro Town Board Meeting on June 25, the law banning the use of single-use plastic bags for retail checkout was adopted.

“I would like to give a big vote of thanks to our Sustainability Committee and those on the board who have really supported them,” said Town Supervisor Peter Parsons, “because I think this is a significant step ...

Bedford Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit, Alters Zoning Code

BEDFORD, N.Y. – For years, the town of Bedford gave its own residents, employees and volunteer first responders the first chance to apply for middle-income housing whenever it became available. This practice, deemed discriminatory against African Americans by two civil rights organizations who sued the town a year ago, has been removed from the town’s zoning code following a ...

Public Hearing Closes on Goldens Bridge Affordable Housing Complex

GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Planning Board voted last week to close the public hearing for a 46-unit affordable housing development and, before making its decision, is now tasked with considering several public hearings’ worth of comments, including those of nearly 100 speakers as well as written submissions.

Throughout the hearings, which began in October, ...

Motorcyclist Killed in Lewisboro

July 3, 2018

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – A 38-year-old Connecticut man was killed Friday, June 29, when the motorcycle he was operating struck another vehicle at the intersection of Routes 121 and 138, according to New York State Police.

Daniel J. Thiel of Sandy Hook, Conn. was traveling northbound on Route 121 in Lewisboro when he collided with a 2014 Acura MDX at the intersection of Route 138. Thiel was ...

Photos: Katonah Enjoys a Concert in the Park

July 12, 2018

KATONAH, N.Y. – Last week’s heat wave receded just in time for the No Options band to take the stage at Katonah Memorial Park on the evening of Thursday, July 5.

Dozens of families and town residents came out to enjoy a breezy summer evening with 90 minutes of rock and pop covers, ranging from songs by Tom Petty to the Gin Blossoms.

The concert was held as part of ...

Happy Birthday, America: South Salem Celebrates Independence Day

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The 20th annual Fireworks Spectacular was held Saturday, June 30, at Onatru Farm. It was presented by the town of Lewisboro and Mercedes Benz of Goldens Bridge.

There was live entertainment, including performances by The Lost River Boys, Detour, and Someone and the Others. The Independence Day celebration was capped off by a fireworks display.

All photos were taken ...

Lewisboro Child Actor Dreams Big

July 13, 2018

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Big dreams are brewing in Lewisboro. Dylan DiGiacomo, a fifth grader at Increase Miller Elementary School, is preparing for his big dream, a role in an upcoming Marvel movie. Thor has his hammer, Spiderman has webs and acrobatics, Iron Man has a superhero suit and Dylan DiGiacomo from South Salem has natural acting ability, motivation and determination.

By day, Dylan, ...

Vista’s Gregory Perri Finds Joy in Acting

NEW YORK – Gregory Perri loves coming home to Vista. The 34-year old actor, who grew up in the bucolic hamlet of Lewisboro says he now appreciates the beauty and spaciousness of the area—one where his parents still have a home.

“Whenever I go back, I remember my childhood that was very fun and safe; playing baseball, the recreation department, the camps in the summer,” ...

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Recently, I enjoyed teaching a one-week creative writing camp for teens at Katonah Art Center. For three hours each afternoon, six middle and high school students joined me to learn new ways to discover story inspiration, create unique characters, and explore writing in different genres of fiction. By the end of our first afternoon of writing together, the campers had already bonded. These kids ...

A (Burnt) Toast to Love and Marriage, on the Rocks

In its first few moments, sitcom-style comedy “Clever Little Lies” grabs audience attention right away, with one of the most revealing wardrobe changes you’ll ever see on stage. It is done modestly but just provocatively enough to elicit vocal appreciation from amused patrons.

The fast-paced play, starring Richard Kline of TV comedy classic “Three’s ...

Exploring Health and Wellness

I’ve decided to devote a lot of time this summer to exploring health and wellness. Being a person who has no preoccupation with age but still has a young child, this is probably not a bad idea. However, full disclosure: we have launched a new healthy lifestyle magazine here at Halston Media, so my pursuit isn’t always just for me. No complaints, though, because I am just embarking on ...

The Adventures of Superdog

I was always very impressed that my dog could bark on command and come when I called his name, until I read in the newspaper about a dog that saved his owner’s life by calling 9-1-1. Apparently, when his owner had a seizure, the dog pushed a speed-dial button for 9-1-1, barked into the receiver for help, and then opened the door when the responders arrived.

Honestly, though, it’s ...

Twelve-score and one year ago

Last week, on the 4th of July, America turned 241 years old. Did you bring a birthday present? What do you get for the country that has everything? It has amber waves of grain, it has purple mountain majesties, it has oceans white with foam. Most of these  assets are highly leveraged to the Chinese at the moment, so you’d better get out and see them now because they’re planning ...