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A Tip from the Lewisboro Garden Club

May 22, 2022

Two colorful flowers blooming about now are peonies and poppies. Both are easy to grow and maintain and are deer and rabbit resistant.

Peonies

“Peonies are one of the most carefree and long-lived perennials,” says gardendesign.com. They offer the following information.

Many people visualize the herbaceous peony when they think of peonies, but there are two other kinds: the ...

A Tip from the Lewisboro Garden Club

Two stunning additions to any summer garden are dahlias and gladiolas. Both offer an excellent return for a little effort, as documented in the UConn Home and Garden Education Center, ladybug.uconn.edu, and the Spruce, thespruce.com. If you haven’t grown these elegant plants yet, this might be a great summer to start.

Gladioli are the cheerleader of the summer bulb world. They belong to ...

A Tip from the Lewisboro Garden Club

If you started a garden calendar a month or so ago, don’t forget to update it regularly. Jot down a few notes such as which plants bloom and when, the kind of mulch you used, how often you needed to water and spray for deer, and empty spots in your garden that could use some color next year. If you haven’t started a calendar yet, it’s not too late. You’ll be glad you have ...

Lewisboro Land Trust Pledges to Banish ‘the Uninvited’

The Lewisboro Land Trust has launched an exciting new initiative called “The Remove and Restore Project” at its three Indian Brook Assemblage preserves.

Native plants, which have evolved over thousands of years along with fauna, insects, and reptiles form a delicate web of connections, dependent upon one another for survival. The rapid decline of some species is due to habitat ...

A Tip from the Lewisboro Garden Club

Rather than covering yourself with sticky bug repellant, treehugger.com suggests that you have these plants in your garden or close to your patio. In an article entitled, “Sixteen Plants that Repel Unwanted Insects, Including Mosquitoes,” they explain how the essential oils in these plants act as nature’s bug repellent, so insects tend to avoid them.”

Basil repels house ...

Dain's Lumber: Building Material and Supplies for Projects Large and Small

Covering All Your Deck Needs

With 174 years of history and a rich legacy in Peekskill, Dain’s Lumber, the family-owned lumberyard, continues to deliver quality, expertise and outstanding service for its lumber and building products. Customers throughout Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties and portions of Connecticut rely on the company's storied reputation for excellence.

At ...

A Tip from the Lewisboro Garden Club

Celebrating Earth Day this week is an excellent reason to start composting. Gardeners who already have an established compost heap consider them essential for the added nutrients they add to their garden’s soil.

“Practically any plant material can be composted,” says The Cornell Cooperative Extension’s document, “The Big Heap.” In this, they explain how ...

Fraser’s Hardware: Fully Stocked For the Spring 

Our homes, just like our children, need that constant care. There is always something that needs to be fixed, some essential product that is needed. From gloves, garden tools to pest repellents, each household needs that friendly reliable go-to hardware store. Fraser’s Hardware fits the bill. Located at the Mahopac Village Plaza (next to ACME), this hardware store is a great place for all ...

Celebrate Spring with Jilco’s Window Collection

For almost 40 years, Jilco Window Corp., a household name for home improvement products and services has been welcoming builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners to experience their extensive and impressive product line and over 30,000 square feet of inventory located right here in Granite Springs.

Spring is a time to evaluate the damages caused by winter. The cold weather has some ...

Stone Home Inspections: For Your Protection, Get a Stone Home Inspection

Former NYPD police officer, Joshua Stone and his wife, Lisa started Stone Home Inspections in 2016. Stone and his team have been helping many with the one-stop shop service for the complete package of inspection needs.

“Transitioning from the police department to home inspection is very easy for me because it’s all about protecting the public,” said Stone.

The Stone team ...

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Obituaries

Mar 3, 1926 - Apr 27, 2022
Leslie (Les) Bischoff died peacefully on April 27 in Oneonta. He was 96. He was born March 7, 1926, ...
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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, ...

Musical Chairs

The music stopped just after midnight Friday when State Supreme Court Justice Patrick McAllister certified new congressional district maps for New York after a few tense months of legal — and political — wrangling. For current electeds and their would-be challengers, it set off a chaotic weekend of scrambling for a swiftly diminishing number of chairs.

Unlike the deeply cynical and ...

First Days in a New Town

When I first graduated from college, I took a job teaching kindergarten in Providence, Rhode Island, my hometown. I taught for five years, then got married and soon became a stay-at-home mom. My husband, Al, was now getting out of the Navy and looking for his first job. That took us to New Jersey, followed by a stint in Massachusetts, and then on to New York. We luckily found paradise – ...

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 ...

PCSB Bank Partners with United for the Troops

May 20, 2022

Yorktown Heights, NY, May 20, 2022: PCSB Bank has announced it will partner with United for the Troops by launching a drive to provide those serving in the armed forces with much-needed donations.

PCSB will have red collection bins at all of its 14 branch locations to accept donations until May 31, 2022. A wish list of non-perishable items can be found at Wish List - United for the ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'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 ...