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Photos: South Salem Fire Department Carnival

August 17, 2019

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The South Salem Fire Volunteer Fire Department Carnival returned last week for four days of fun.

Though rain washed out Thursday’s scheduled parade, carnival-goers enjoyed picture-perfect weather over the weekend.

Craft It Yourself

So, you like craft beer and have heard about homebrewing. Why not give it a try?

I feel confident that the brewers of all your favorite beers started out as homebrewers. It is not a big investment and if you can cook, even a little bit, and can follow some basic directions in a recipe, then you’re suited to enter the glamorous world of homebrewing. You will create your own one-of-a-kind ...

Bedford Seeks State’s Help in Curbing Food Waste

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Moving to jump-start an ambitious effort to cut residential food waste, Bedford is asking the state to pick up half the cost of a $75,000 pilot program.

The three-year experiment would see select volunteer residents composting their kitchen leftovers and leaving them at the curb for a free weekly pickup, separate from the other household trash.

The environmental ...

Windows Smashed, Items Stolen from Cars at Lewisboro Town Park

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Normally, law enforcement officials advise citizens to lock their cars to prevent the theft of valuable items.

“It didn’t help in this instance,” said Lewisboro Police Chief David Alfano.

On Thursday, windows were smashed on four parked cars at Lewisboro Town Park. Items such as credit cards and cash were stolen.

“It was kind of broad ...

Photos: South Salem Fire Department Carnival

August 17, 2019

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The South Salem Fire Volunteer Fire Department Carnival returned last week for four days of fun.

Though rain washed out Thursday’s scheduled parade, carnival-goers enjoyed picture-perfect weather over the weekend.

Photos: Blues & BBQ in Bedford

BEDFORD, N.Y. – A Blues and BBQ benefit for Bedford was held Sunday, July 14, at Bedford Village Memorial Park. It was organized by the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk and the Bedford Village Lions Club.

The event featured live music from The Rockbrokers and food from the Market at Pound Ridge Square. Proceeds will benefit charities, such as the Community Center of Northern Westchester.

South Salem's Christina Geist Authors New York Times Best Selling Children's Book

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – When Christina Geist’s kids were entering kindergarten, she searched far and wide for children’s books that portrayed starting school as a positive experience.

Instead, the South Salem resident mostly found books that followed “Three S” storylines.

“Shy, sad, or scared,” Geist said.

The children in these books all exhibited ...

Photos: Beatles Tribute Band Performs in Katonah Memorial Park

KATONAH, N.Y. – Resident of all ages came out to Katonah Memorial Park on Thursday, Aug. 1, to enjoy a 90-minute performance by The Sun Kings, which featured a wide range of songs, from the Fab Four’s iconic hits to their lesser-known B-sides.

Bedford Seeks State’s Help in Curbing Food Waste

August 16, 2019

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Moving to jump-start an ambitious effort to cut residential food waste, Bedford is asking the state to pick up half the cost of a $75,000 pilot program.

The three-year experiment would see select volunteer residents composting their kitchen leftovers and leaving them at the curb for a free weekly pickup, separate from the other household trash.

The environmental ...

Windows Smashed, Items Stolen from Cars at Lewisboro Town Park

August 16, 2019

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Normally, law enforcement officials advise citizens to lock their cars to prevent the theft of valuable items.

“It didn’t help in this instance,” said Lewisboro Police Chief David Alfano.

On Thursday, windows were smashed on four parked cars at Lewisboro Town Park. Items such as credit cards and cash were stolen.

“It was kind of broad ...

Photos: South Salem Fire Department Carnival

August 17, 2019

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The South Salem Fire Volunteer Fire Department Carnival returned last week for four days of fun.

Though rain washed out Thursday’s scheduled parade, carnival-goers enjoyed picture-perfect weather over the weekend.

Photos: Blues & BBQ in Bedford

BEDFORD, N.Y. – A Blues and BBQ benefit for Bedford was held Sunday, July 14, at Bedford Village Memorial Park. It was organized by the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk and the Bedford Village Lions Club.

The event featured live music from The Rockbrokers and food from the Market at Pound Ridge Square. Proceeds will benefit charities, such as the Community Center of Northern Westchester.

South Salem's Christina Geist Authors New York Times Best Selling Children's Book

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – When Christina Geist’s kids were entering kindergarten, she searched far and wide for children’s books that portrayed starting school as a positive experience.

Instead, the South Salem resident mostly found books that followed “Three S” storylines.

“Shy, sad, or scared,” Geist said.

The children in these books all exhibited ...

Photos: Beatles Tribute Band Performs in Katonah Memorial Park

KATONAH, N.Y. – Resident of all ages came out to Katonah Memorial Park on Thursday, Aug. 1, to enjoy a 90-minute performance by The Sun Kings, which featured a wide range of songs, from the Fab Four’s iconic hits to their lesser-known B-sides.

South Salem's Christina Geist Authors New York Times Best Selling Children's Book

August 14, 2019

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – When Christina Geist’s kids were entering kindergarten, she searched far and wide for children’s books that portrayed starting school as a positive experience.

Instead, the South Salem resident mostly found books that followed “Three S” storylines.

“Shy, sad, or scared,” Geist said.

The children in these books all exhibited ...

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Lewisboro Land Trust Celebrates Its 25th Birthday on Aug. 18

August 16, 2019

On Sunday, Aug. 18, the Lewisboro Land Trust will celebrate its 25th birthday at Mountain Lakes Preserve with a big bash, to which the community is invited (tickets: lewisborolandtrust.org/25th-birthday-party).

As we look back over a quarter of a century, we reflect on the evolution of our mission over 25 years:

In 1994, Susan Henry, Anne-Marie Nordgren, Bobbe Stultz and Laurel Genovese met ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, August 23, 10:00 AM

Memorial House, Bedford

Summer Sing

Sun, August 25, 3:00 PM

Riverfront Green Park, Peekskill

Jazz in the Park

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, August 26, 9:00 AM

Soundview Preparatory School, Yorktown Heights

College Essay Writing Workshop

Education

Mon, September 9, 6:30 PM

Onatru Farm Park, South Salem

Lewisboro Cub Scouts Meeting

Sat, November 2, 9:30 AM

Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, Old Greenwich

 The Stamford Mineralogical Society 31st Annual ...

Education

Elixir

I went to the medical center recently for my physical. The doctor made a comment that an annual exam doesn’t mean every three years, but I feel healthy and didn’t see the need to rush.

The good news is that my blood work is excellent and my blood pressure is fantastic. The bad news is that I’m shrinking! When did this happen? I was always one of the tallest kids in my class.

Happy 50th, Woodstock Alumni… We Are Golden

On Aug. 15, 1969, I finished the Friday shift at my summer job at Times Square Stores (TSS) in Hempstead, Long Island, picked up a couple of friends in my dad’s Plymouth, and off we went to the Catskills for (as the publicity poster proclaimed) “An Aquarian Exposition in White Lake, N.Y.,” better known simply as “Woodstock.”

In the past half-century, it has ...

Rockin’ in the Free World

You can probably tell by my hair, but I’ve been in a band since I was 12. At the age of 12 you’re not necessarily in the game to make a hit with the ladies, excepting your Mom and Grandma, but it’s good to have a head-start for when you reach puberty. I wanted to play the drums, because I have four sisters and you’re not allowed to hit a girl, and it helps to hit something ...