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February 12, 2019

KATONAH, N.Y. – With a degree in psychology from Brown University, a double master’s in counseling psychology from Columbia, plus years of experience treating a plentitude of psychological disorders, A.F. Brady began to create a rich cast of characters for her suspenseful thrillers—the second of ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – The Katonah Chamber of Commerce hosted its 10th annual Chili Tasting at the Katonah Village Library on Friday, Feb. 1. More than a dozen chefs competed for the coveted title of Katonah’s Best Tasting Chili, which was decided by those in attendance. Beer and wine was ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Thomas Herzog, an educator, a former town supervisor and one of Lewisboro’s most-dedicated community servants, died Sunday, Jan. 27, at the age of 83. Throughout his lifetime in Lewisboro, Tom Herzog, as he was better known, accepted many opportunities to serve. According to ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The Katonah Women’s Civic Club hosted its fashion show on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Memorial House. The show was run by Women’s Club members Corinne Repp and Jean Goldsmith. Members served as the models and all of the clothes came from the Women’s Club thrift store, located at 71 ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Bedford resident Glenn Close, who three weeks ago was awarded Best Actress at the Golden Globes for her performance in “The Wife,” spent her holiday season giving back to a Katonah organization and some of the families it serves. Rather than exchange gifts this year, Close and ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Rebecca Bose emerges from a wooded, rain-soaked hilltop wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that says, “got wolves?” in the style of the ’90s-era “got milk?” campaign. The North Salem native and head curator at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem may see it the other ...

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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 ...

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KATONAH-LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Another momentous year has ended in Katonah and Lewisboro, and it is time to reminisce and recap the most noteworthy stories. Being a memorable story, of course, does not guarantee it was a joyous occasion. Some stories, indeed, fall into that category, but for every ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – In an increasingly digital world, recognizing the value of the public library and connecting with its patrons is what continues to drive Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella. Formerly the head of Children and Youth Services at the Katonah Village Library, Hartwell-Mandella thoughtfully ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Celebrate the New Year in Lewisboro on Jan. 1 with a full-slate of (mostly free) events throughout town. The fifth-annual First Day Celebration, which runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is sponsored by the Lewisboro Parks &↔Recreation Department. For more information on up-to-date ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. - Kids and their families enjoyed a magic show, face-painting, cookie decorating, food and refreshments, goodie bags, raffle prizes, fire truck rides, and, of course, a visit with Santa Claus at the annual Children’s Holiday Party hosted by the Goldens Bridge Fire Department on ...

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VISTA, N.Y. – A wise elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” In that spirit, dozens of families attended the fifth-annual Carol Sing-Along held Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. Paul’s Chapel on Route 123 in Vista.

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The Katonah Village Library hosted a Festive Winter Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, featuring a trio of local artists: Sylvia Russakoff on piano, Eric Stand on flute, and John Lissauer on clarinet. The program featured compositions by Bloch, Mozart, Rutter, Aubin, Rabaud, Debussy, and ...

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VISTA, N.Y. – A couple of real-live reindeer visited the Oakridge Common shopping center in Vista on Thursday, Dec. 6. Kids and their families took turns petting and taking pictures with the 3-year-old reindeer, Jack and Randy, who traveled to the Route 123 shopping center from Buffalo. Santa ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – The Friendly Squares Dance Club welcomed dozens of regular and prospective members on Monday, Sept. 17, for the first of two free Square Dancing Fun Nights at the Katonah Methodist Church. The second such event in September, which also happened to be National Square Dancing Month, ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – On Saturday, Nov. 3, Vista-Lewisboro Cub Scouts Pack 101 braved the autumn elements and the end of daylight saving time to clear the East Onatru hiking trail as a community service project. About 10 Cub scouts, including Wolf, Bears and Webelos dens, along with 10 adults, cut ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – On Saturday, Nov. 3, residents of the Old Goldens Bridge neighborhood planted 400 daffodil bulbs at the corner of Old Bedford Road and North Street. This beautification effort was made possible with a donation by the late Lew Catone of Old Bedford Road and American Legion ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Learning how to avoid deer is a necessary skill that comes with driving in the Hudson Valley. Sometimes, though, motorists aren’t so lucky, and the resulting collisions can be as deadly for the human drivers and passengers as they are for the deer. However, in the ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Katonah Village Library held a Harvest Table Benefit cocktail party on Saturday, Nov. 3. A variety of seasonally inspired foods were complemented by local craft beer, artisanal hard cider, fine wines, and soft beverages. Guests enjoyed instrumental jazz from the local four-piece ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – It is a startup story that one could easily imagine on an episode of “Shark Tank.” A telegenic mother-daughter team who came up with an original idea for a fashion item and took the concept all the way from sketches to a manufacturer—and now have a debut collection for their ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – A Bronx native now living in Katonah, Mark Katz is a musician, philanthropist, and corporate executive—with more than enough humility and humor to balance out all his talent and hard work. When discussing his passion for music, Katz emphasizes, “Music is spirit.” He believes, ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – The annual Community Day event organized by the Goldens Bridge Fire Department featured a lineup of demonstrations, fun crafts, and interactive activities. At the event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the firehouse on Route 138, firefighters showcased a ...

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Assemblyman David Buchwald, a Democrat, defeated challenger Republican John Nuculovic to keep his seat in Assembly District 93, according to unofficial election results from the Westchester County Board of Elections.  As of 11 p.m. Nov. 6, with 54 of 116 districts reporting, Buchwald had 69 ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - Hundreds of costumed families and their pets marched down Katonah Avenue on Saturday during the Katonah Village Improvement Society’s annual Halloween parade. After the parade, they were treated to donuts, cider and live music. All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for The ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – To get from her hometown in Bergamo, Italy, to her host family in Katonah, Laura Giudici traveled some 4,000 miles. Since arriving here, she’s spent a lot of time preparing to travel 26.2 more. On Sunday, Nov. 4, Giudici will join 24 team members in running the New York City ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – It is not just during the Halloween season that Kathy O’Connell is looking out for spirits in our midst. The Katonah resident has been running a service called “Katonah Paranormal” for over 20 years “to help those with bodies and those without, to find peace.” The self-described ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Katonah American Legion Post 1575 hosted its annual clambake on Saturday, Sept. 15. The veterans organization served up clams, steak, calamari, chicken, steamers, burgers, hot dogs, beer, wine, soda and more. There was also music and a 50/50 raffle.

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WACCABUC, N.Y. – Following a career that spans more than five decades, with high-ranking jobs in industries ranging from the public sector to Wall Street, William H. Donaldson knows a thing or two about leadership. So, when he decided to take the plunge and write a book, he knew that leadership was ...

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VISTA, N.Y. – The first-ever Vista Fall Fest was held at the Commons of Vista on Saturday, Oct. 6. There was a scavenger hunt (Weber Grill grand prize courtesy of Ring’s End), a WHUD Live Music Van, a Kid’s Corner (bouncy house, face painting, food and more), the Vista Fire Department with a truck, ...

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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Marcky DiGiacomo, a 15-year-old sophomore at John Jay High School, hadn’t been born yet in 2003, when legendary blues musician Buddy Guy was named by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time. By that time, Guy had been playing professionally for more ...

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