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Take A Look Inside Our Weekly Editorial Team Meeting

May 19, 2022

KATONAH, N.Y. -- Take a look inside our weekly editorial team meeting. Click HERE to listen or you can watch the video. 

Katonah’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Set for Saturday

KATONAH, N.Y. – “New Katonah” isn’t so new anymore.

The hamlet of Katonah will commemorate the 125th anniversary of its founding with a celebration on Saturday, May 21.

“Our town supervisor, Ellen Calves, contacted us and we were looped in and put in the lead,” said Teryn Kendall, who is the co-chair of the 125th Katonah Celebration Committee alongside ...

Fathers, Sons, and Baseball

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - April 30 was Opening Day for the 50th year of the Lewisboro Baseball Association (LBA), and it was one for the ages. Like 27 up and 27 down, it was perfect.

It truly was as if we were all dipped in magical waters, for a couple of majestic hours, the trials and travails of the last two years were as if they never happened. The division and acrimony we’ve seen over ...

Photos: Rock the Halls Returns to John Jay

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay Middle School held its 13th annual Rock the Halls concert on April 22. Students in grades six through eight performed in front of the nearly full auditorium and jammed alongside Halfway to Sanity, a band that includes some of school’s teachers. Students sang songs from various decades and genres, such as “Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones, ...

Bedford Celebrates 2022 Arbor Day with Tree Planting

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – The town of Bedford celebrated Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony at the Bedford Hills Community House on April 30.

Tree Advisory Board Chairman Jeff Carpenter led the ceremony and spoke about the importance of both the event and of trees to the community.

“We pick a different town-owned property every year and plant a native species,” Carpenter ...

May Events in Bedford and Beyond

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

Did you know that the month of May is named for the Roman goddess, Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants? Maia was considered a nurturer and an earth goddess, just like my wife. So, now that I have scored some points, I can finish this week’s “Happy Anniversary” edition of ...

‘Todd Road Moms’ Face Rare Diseases Together

KATONAH, N.Y. – Being a parent to a child with a rare disease can feel like being on an island. To Jessica Foglio, Pia Jaggi Dorson, Jenni Barnao Gundel, and Jennifer Werther, this island is not a lonely one.

The “Todd Road Moms,” as they call themselves, all met after Foglio and her family moved to Lewisboro from the Bronx in December 2020.  

Foglio has two children, ...

South Salem Family Pushes for Awareness in Ukraine

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – To aid in the humanitarian crisis happening in Ukraine, a South Salem family is working to promote awareness in their community.

Teenage brothers Lavi and Dagan Ohana launched a donation drive at John Jay High School and Middle School after witnessing the pain experienced by their mother due to the horrific events taking place in her native ...

Goldens Bridge Hamlet Organization Cleans up Pocket Park

GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – Members of the Goldens Bridge community stepped out on Earth Day to help clean up the former Stein property on Fairmount Road, which will be the site of a new pocket park.

“This turnout is so much better than expected,” said Goldens Bridge Hamlet Organization Chair Jonathan Monti. “It’s wonderful that people care about their community, their ...

Photos: Lewisboro Celebrates Easter

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Lion and Lewisboro Bunny made a special visit to Lewisboro’s Town House to celebrate Easter on Saturday, April 16. Children aged 12 and younger were treated to goody bags filled with candy inside pastel colored Easter eggs. The bags were hand-delivered to each car by members of the Lewisboro Lions Club.

A line of cars formed out of the Town ...

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Obituaries

Jan 9, 1939 - Mar 6, 2022
John (“Unc”) Kinnally passed away on March 6 at home surrounded by his family and in ...
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Jul 1, 1958 - Feb 21, 2022
Denise Marie Martabano Lupia (nee Edman) of Winter Park, Fla., passed away peacefully with a smile ...
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Apr 11, 1960 - Jan 30, 2022
Michael Trapasso of South Salem passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 30, at the age of 61. Mike ...
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Endorsing the Incumbents

May 15, 2022

We are writing in support of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District’s budget and to endorse Rory Burke, Elizabeth Gereghty, and Julia Hadlock for reelection to the Board of Education.

These three incumbents skillfully and responsibly led the district safely through the pandemic with a focus on maintaining the highest educational standards for all students in the district under the most ...

Descriptive Phrases

Remember when people used to speak more eloquently? Books and plays and your average grandmother used descriptive phrases to paint a picture with words.

Our basic language skills have been eroding over the last several years. Texting and email and social media have accelerated the deterioration of the written word. People are so busy, busy, busy multi-tasking that they prefer to use acronyms, ...

Missing Teeth

Years back, I was lamenting the number of empty storefronts in our hamlets to my friend and former Bedford Supervisor Lee Roberts. She responded — “missing teeth.” Those empty storefronts always reminded her of missing teeth. That term is always ringing around in my head when I notice vacant storefronts in town.

The catchphrase “hamlet vitality” is the new ...

She Sat Down Beside Me

It was the early 1960s, and I had just gotten my first job as a kindergarten teacher in Providence, R.I. Two days before the opening of school that fall, a meeting was held for all new teachers. It commenced in the auditorium of the largest high school in the city. There were at least 60 to 70 people attending — all new teachers I assumed. Many were graduates of the local R.I. College of ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...

Lewisboro Playground Improvement Project Announces Ginnel Real Estate as the Presenting Sponsor of Lewisboro Food Truck Fridays

May 19, 2022

Lewisboro, New York, May 16, 2022--The Lewisboro Town Park Playground Improvement Project today announced that the Cheryl Neuburger Team of Ginnel Real Estate, will be the presenting sponsor of Lewisboro Town Park’s Food Truck Fridays. The community food truck events started as a fundraiser to support the Lewisboro Playground Improvement Project’s plan to rebuild the Lewisboro Town ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...