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A Parent's Guide to School Choice

January 12, 2019

Think about the school your children currently attend. Are you happy with it? Are your kids learning and growing in ways that make you proud? If so, sign them up again for next year, and tell your friends about how great your school is.

But if you want to learn more about different options available for your children’s education, now is the time to start thinking about switching schools.

Bedford Asks Westchester County for $53 Million to Finance Sewers

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Bedford is asking Westchester County to provide some $53 million in financing to complete sewer installations in Katonah and Bedford Hills.

The Town Board voted unanimously last week to seek the funding, even as Supervisor Chris Burdick acknowledged that the likelihood of ever seeing those dollars was a long shot. For one thing, Bedford will almost certainly have to ...

Photos: ArtsALIVE! presents Encore Cabaret at John Jay High School

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Current John Jay High School students and alumni performed a selection of Broadway songs on Friday at the Encore Cabaret, an annual event presented by KLSD ArtsALIVE!, a high school arts booster club. The event was held in the John Jay High School Theater beginning at 7 p.m.

All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for The Katonah-Lewisboro Times.

Bedford Playhouse Hosts Mary Poppins Spelling Bee

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Bedford Playhouse put a few theatergoers to the test on Saturday, Dec. 22, prior to a screening of “Mary Poppins Returns.”

With free tickets on the line, the four spelling bee contestants were asked to spell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” The word, a creation of the famous Sherman Brothers songwriting team, first appeared in the original ...

Vista-Lewisboro Scouts Accomplishments Celebrates

January 4, 2019

VISTA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Vista-Lewisboro Boy Scouts Troop 101 held its biannual Court of Honor at the Vista Firehouse. There, Scouts were awarded new badges earned this past summer during Scout camps at Read Boy Scout Camp in upstate New York.

Scoutmaster Retires

In his last official act as scoutmaster, Bernie Kuehl presented each Scout with their merit badges. After, he ...

A Parent's Guide to School Choice

January 12, 2019

Think about the school your children currently attend. Are you happy with it? Are your kids learning and growing in ways that make you proud? If so, sign them up again for next year, and tell your friends about how great your school is.

But if you want to learn more about different options available for your children’s education, now is the time to start thinking about switching schools.

Photos: ArtsALIVE! presents Encore Cabaret at John Jay High School

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Current John Jay High School students and alumni performed a selection of Broadway songs on Friday at the Encore Cabaret, an annual event presented by KLSD ArtsALIVE!, a high school arts booster club. The event was held in the John Jay High School Theater beginning at 7 p.m.

All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for The Katonah-Lewisboro Times.

Bedford Asks Westchester County for $53 Million to Finance Sewers

January 11, 2019

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Bedford is asking Westchester County to provide some $53 million in financing to complete sewer installations in Katonah and Bedford Hills.

The Town Board voted unanimously last week to seek the funding, even as Supervisor Chris Burdick acknowledged that the likelihood of ever seeing those dollars was a long shot. For one thing, Bedford will almost certainly have to ...

Gov. Cuomo Swears in State Sen. Harckham

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – In May, reports surfaced that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lobbied his former staffer, Pete Harckham, to run for the 40th State Senate District against two-term incumbent, Terrence Murphy, a Republican from Yorktown.

Seven months later, Cuomo, a New Castle resident who happens to be one of Harckham’s most prominent constituents, administered the oath of office to his ...

Vista-Lewisboro Scouts Accomplishments Celebrates

January 4, 2019

VISTA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Vista-Lewisboro Boy Scouts Troop 101 held its biannual Court of Honor at the Vista Firehouse. There, Scouts were awarded new badges earned this past summer during Scout camps at Read Boy Scout Camp in upstate New York.

Scoutmaster Retires

In his last official act as scoutmaster, Bernie Kuehl presented each Scout with their merit badges. After, he ...

Gov. Cuomo Swears in State Sen. Harckham

January 8, 2019

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – In May, reports surfaced that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lobbied his former staffer, Pete Harckham, to run for the 40th State Senate District against two-term incumbent, Terrence Murphy, a Republican from Yorktown.

Seven months later, Cuomo, a New Castle resident who happens to be one of Harckham’s most prominent constituents, administered the oath of office to his ...

Photos: ArtsALIVE! presents Encore Cabaret at John Jay High School

January 9, 2019

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Current John Jay High School students and alumni performed a selection of Broadway songs on Friday at the Encore Cabaret, an annual event presented by KLSD ArtsALIVE!, a high school arts booster club. The event was held in the John Jay High School Theater beginning at 7 p.m.

All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for The Katonah-Lewisboro Times.

Bedford Playhouse Hosts Mary Poppins Spelling Bee

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Bedford Playhouse put a few theatergoers to the test on Saturday, Dec. 22, prior to a screening of “Mary Poppins Returns.”

With free tickets on the line, the four spelling bee contestants were asked to spell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” The word, a creation of the famous Sherman Brothers songwriting team, first appeared in the original ...

John Jay Launches Winter Concert Series

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - The John Jay High School Performing Arts Department will begin the new year with its annual Winter Concert Series. Each student performance takes place at the John Jay High School Auditorium, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public, free of charge.

Music Technology and Choral Concert
Thursday, Jan. 10

This concert features ...

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News & Notes: A New Year in Westchester County

January 9, 2019

Welcome to “News & Notes,” where we look at the happenings here in Westchester County…

Once again, I have outsmarted myself by making my New Year’s resolution to not to make any resolutions—though just saying that broke the resolution—so please sit back and enjoy this week’s “resolution free” edition of “News & ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, January 25

St. Matthew's Church, Bedford

Art Show: Bedford

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, January 27, 1:00 PM

Katonah Village Library, Katonah

‘Those Dying Slowly of Illness’

Health & Wellness

Word Play

We all have our morning routines. I like to read People magazine while eating breakfast. I enjoy the book review page and the mix of celebrity gossip, true crime and “feel good stories.” Perfect while eating mini crumb cakes and drinking coffee.

In recent issues, the “Stories to Make You Smile” section has included a piece on 200 skiing Santas at a fundraising event in ...

Va-Va-View!

Welcome to 2019. I just got here myself, too.

I know we’re a week in already, but the statute of limitations on treating a new year like the New Year doesn’t lapse until the fat baby sings, or cries.

If “va-va-voom” means “interesting, exciting, or sexually appealing” (per dictionary.com), putting aside that last criterion, during New Year’s ...

Clan of the Cave Cricket

I’m not an expert on insects, but one day as I was on my way down to the basement with a big basket of laundry, something jumped out from under the stairs that was definitely not one of our pets or my children. Being a calm, suburban mom who can take most things in stride, I naturally shrieked, stumbled, and hurled the basket of laundry down the stairs.

“Aaaahhhh!” I yelled ...

Year in review–2018 Part II

Already, really dumb things are happening in 2019, so I had better get through covering 2018. Here are the rest of the news items from last year that you swore you didn’t have anything to do with, and no one believed you.

ELON MUSK LAUNCHES TESLA INTO SPACE
When I first read this headline I assumed he launched his Tesla into a parking space, which seemed a bit of overkill, but Musk is ...