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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 marschhauser@halstonmedia.com.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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I recently came across a blog article titled, “Why Children Need Camp Now More Than Ever,” essentially a list of social/emotional needs that have been neglected due to the pandemic. The article explains, in the most scholarly way, why children have suffered for the last 13 months and how camp can ...

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Congratulations to Kerri Wolfe, who was the first to correctly identify that last week’s photo was taken at Onatru Farm Park. Nicole Protomastro and Lisa Buyers Ettlinger also got it right. If you know where this week’s photo is, email the editor at marschhauser@halstonmedia.com.

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Congratulations to Dean Pappas, who was the first to correctly identify that last week’s photo was taken at the Katonah Fire Department—though the former fire chief certainly had an advantage. Jon Templeton and Mark Schmid also got it right. If you know where this week’s photo is, email the editor ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – The Katonah Chamber of Commerce held its 12th annual Chili Cook-off on Friday, March 19. Hungry supporters of the fundraiser picked their chili samples up from the Katonah Museum of Art between 5 and 6:15 p.m. Each ticket came with a reusable jute bag, eight chili samples, ...

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Congratulations to Tom Northey, who was the first to correctly guess that last week’s photo was taken at the ACME in Goldens Bridge. You really know your town! If you know where this week’s photo is, email the editor at marschhauser@halstonmedia.com.

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WACCABUC, N.Y. – An accomplished runner in his youth, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø still enjoys lacing his shoes up and running around the block. While preparing for another run around the holidays in 2019, his then 9-year-old son, Melvin, asked if he could join. “We ran two miles and he kept up,” ...

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It’s time to put your knowledge of your community to the test. Can you tell us where this is located in Katonah-Lewisboro? Guess it right, and you’ll get your name published here next week. Send your answers to the editor at marschhauser@halstonmedia.com.

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KATONAH, N.Y. – When the cast and crew of the new film, “Trust,” heard the final “that’s a wrap” from director Brian DeCubellis back in March 2020, they had no idea that New York City and the world would suddenly shut down just a few days later. DeCubellis, a Katonah resident who is also a ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – When an American flag becomes unusable and needs to be replaced, there is a proper way to retire it respectfully. That process involves a ceremonial burning of the flag, typically carried out by veterans, color guard members, and Scout troops. BSA Troop 154 of Goldens ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – It was finally the last day of what was a long, crazy, unpredictable, and very stressful year for all of us. As I reflect on this unprecedented time, I am grateful to be part of a community that has each other’s back. One of the highlights of 2020 has been watching the smiles, ...

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White Plains, NY – Burke Rehabilitation Hospital announced that it has received another three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission, the gold standard for hospitals. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® accreditation demonstrates continuous compliance with its performance standards ...

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Representatives from PCSB Bank, in Yorktown Heights, donated $1,500 to the Friends of Mahopac Public Library (MPL), to be used toward the Teen Library Council and Outreach Program and the Teen Summer Reading Program. PCSB Bank, a New York-chartered stock commercial bank, has served the banking ...

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Feeding Westchester, Westchester County’s largest nonprofit hunger-relief organization, recently celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service to support residents in need of food. The nonprofit hosted a variety of service opportunities, including an in-person, ...

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John Jay Theatre Workshop presents “The Laramie Project,” by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, on January 21, 22 and 23. The free streaming link will be available on jjhs.klschools.org. The acclaimed play about the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew ...

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With the vaccine rollout underway, Westchester County Executive George Latimer and two county medical experts participated in an “Open Conversation on COVID-19,” broadcast Jan. 7 on Facebook Live. The question-and-answer session with Latimer and Dr. Sherlita Amler, the county’s Department of ...

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MaryAnn Carr, appointed to serve as Bedford’s supervisor for 2021, will ask voters in November to elect her to a full two-year term.  “I will be running for Town Supervisor in 2021,” the former councilwoman and deputy supervisor said this week. Responding to questions in an email, Carr ...

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Once you hear the blues, you don’t forget it. Joyous or sad, the music draws raw emotion from the heart and it runs through your veins. It’s those vocal croons, soulful guitar twangs, low thumping piano chords and the steady pulse of drums.  The blues is steeped in southern African American ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Woodworking had been a longtime hobby for Joe Kourakos, but he never saw it turning into a business until he got involved in a project that hit very close to home. It all started when the Somers man made and donated several wooden American flags to a fundraiser for the family of a ...

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As the family of Dr. Mary E. Fowkes, along with her friends, colleagues and neighbors in Katonah, copes with her sudden passing in mid-November, the impact and significance of her work continues to have a profound effect in the medical world.  The 66-year-old worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in ...

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Healthfirst, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health insurers, has made a generous donation to Feeding Westchester. The funds will help Westchester County’s largest nonprofit hunger relief organization provide nutritious meals for nearly 40,000 families (or 150,000 people) this holiday ...

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