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Where Is This in Katonah-Lewisboro?

May 8, 2021

We received no correct guesses that last week’s photo was taken at the Lewisboro town offices/justice court on Bouton Road. If you know where this week’s photo was taken, email the editor at

John Jay Sophomore Improves Bedford Park for Eagle Scout Project

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Ian Rhodes, of BSA Troop 154, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Rhodes built and installed a trailhead kiosk, which included a hand-painted trail map, and a walkaround at the Taylor Preserve of the Mianus River Gorge in Bedford.

The kiosk provides information for hikers who want to enjoy the preserve, and the walkaround ...

Where Is This in Katonah-Lewisboro?

Congratulations to Karen Norton, who was the first to correctly guess that last week’s photo was taken at the Katonah United Methodist Church. Liz Fusco and Sue Fowler also got it right. Rev. Melissa Boyer, the church’s pastor, also recognized the church. If you know where this week’s photo was taken, email the editor at

Where Is This in Katonah-Lewisboro?

Congratulations to Philip Ohler who was the first to correctly guess that last week’s photo was taken at the Cameron’s Deli building in Cross River. Mark Schmid, Dana Hickey, Liz Farzam, and Jim Ritz also got it right. If you know where this week’s photo was taken, email the editor at

Lewisboro Scouts Clean Graffiti off Bridge

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Vista-Lewisboro Pack 101 Webelo Scouts painted over graffiti on the East Street bridge in Lewisboro as a community service project on Saturday, March 27.

“Our 10-year-old Webelo Cub Scouts showed what we can accomplish for our town if we just work together,” said Cubmaster Bill Bongiorno. “I’m incredibly proud and amazed by our Scouts that ...

Where Is This in Katonah-Lewisboro?

Congratulations to Sally Beckett, who was the first to correctly guess that last week’s picture was taken at Kellogg’s and Lawrence in Katonah. Doug Gallagher, Robert Carpenter, Odelia Ritzcovan, Ellen Rohrer, Mark Schmid, and Michael DeVeau also got it right.

If you know where this week’s photo is, email the editor at

Bedford Rallies Against AAPI Violence

BEDFORD, N.Y. – More than 250 people gathered on the field in front of the C&M Pavilion at Bedford Village Memorial Park on Saturday, April 10, to rally to listen to members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community speak about how the surge in racist attacks against the AAPI community has affected them.

The rally was organized by Catherine Caley, a student at Fox Lane ...

A Virtual Community of Tabletop Gamers at the Katonah Library

KATONAH, N.Y. – When the Katonah Village Library was forced to shut its doors in March 2020 due to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it offered Michael Robin, services manager, and the rest of the programming staff an opportunity to get creative with the library’s weekly schedule of events.

As Zoom became the most popular way to socialize digitally and all of the ...

Where Is This in Katonah-Lewisboro?

Last week, we wrote that nobody correctly identified the previous week’s picture at Onatru Farm Park. However, three readers submitted correct guesses via Facebook after we went to press, with Kerri Wolfe coming in first. Lisa Buyers Ettlinger and Nicole Protomastro also got it right.

The Onatru photo turned out to be our most challenging yet. On the other hand, last week’s photo ...

Photos: The Great Hunt Around Lewisboro

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – In lieu of a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, the Lewisboro Parks and Recreation department and Lewisboro Lions Club held an Easter-themed drive-by scavenger hunt around Lewisboro on Saturday, April 3.

Participating families could swing by and pick up Easter bags full of treats at 10 stops spread across the town, including the Goldens Bridge Train Station, John Jay High ...


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Upcoming Events


Tue, May 18, 7:30 PM

South Salem

Planning Board Meeting


Sat, May 22, 2:00 PM

Zoom, Katonah

Christian Science Talk

Religions And Spirituality

Sun, May 23, 2:00 PM

Lewisboro Town Park, South Salem

A ‘Rare’ Community Event

Giving Back

Preserving Land Is Crucial

May 12, 2021

As part of a global push to avoid the harshest impacts of climate change and to slow species extinctions, President Joseph Biden committed his administration to an ambitious conservation goal—to protect 30 percent of U.S. land and coastal seas by 2030. The science behind the plan demonstrates that 30 percent is needed to sustain and protect roughly 75 percent of the species on earth, slow ...

Tree Ordinance Too Restrictive

May 6, 2021

“The town of Lewisboro recognizes the inherent value and necessity of preserving and protecting trees in our overwhelmingly residential community.” Most if not everyone agrees with these words taken from the preamble to Lewisboro’s new tree ordinance, so why does the law remain so controversial?

Perhaps because even after new Town Board member, Richard Sklarin, wrote a second ...


The weather forecasters had been hyping Wednesday, April 28, as the “pick of the week” with sunshine all day and temperatures near 80 degrees.

I looked forward to taking a walk after lunch on Wednesday afternoon. At 1:40 p.m., I laced up my running shoes and put on my pink sweatshirt, baseball cap, and face mask. I grabbed the house keys and headed out the door.

I was enjoying a ...

Remote Possibilities Not So Remote

What would the hit TV series “The Office” look like if it was premiering today? (Odds are there will be a series, whether a revival of that series or a copycat, capturing the new zeitgeist of the post-pandemic workplace.)

COVID-19 has left a lasting impact on all facets of our lives that is unprecedented in modern times. Because of the shift to remote work, a significantly higher ...

Curbside Compost Partners with Bedford

May 4, 2021

Starting May 7, 75 households in the town of Bedford will start recycling food scraps for half the price.

The town of Bedford will participate in a three-year pilot curbside food scraps collection program. This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Climate Smart Communities Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...