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We Are the Champions! Girls Win 1-0 Thriller, Bring Home Section 1 Championship

June 16, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Two years of emotion, dedication and anticipation came to a climax Saturday in Mahopac when the Indians softball team realized its dream of winning a Section 1 championship.

A Hollywood script couldn’t have written the ending any better, with visiting No. 3 North Rockland coming within a whisker of scoring the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning, only to be gunned ...

Harvey Offering Paid Opportunities to Host International Students

June 17, 2021

The Harvey School in Katonah has stipend-paying openings in its International Student Program (ISP) for local families interested in hosting a student from abroad on weekends and holidays during the 2021-22 school year.

Harvey has 16 English-speaking international students enrolled for September, 12 in the upper school and four in the middle school. The ISP students come from China, Taiwan, ...

High School Capital Improvement Projects to Kick Off

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It’s been more than two years since voters approved a $54 million tax-neutral capital-improvement bond, and when school lets out at the end of this month, work on the first phase of projects will begin in earnest.

The high school will undergo approximately $13 million in renovations this summer, though some of the work will definitely extend into the fall and the new ...

EF Academy Continues to Reduce Westchester’s Carbon Footprint

As the discussion of greenhouse gases and global heating continues to be a prevalent, daily conversation, EF Academy New York (EF Academy) has joined the fight against the climate crisis and reduces Westchester’s carbon footprint through the immersion of their global, student leaders to real-word problems.  EF Academy’s student profile encompasses the qualities of learner, ...

Relay for Life Shining Bright Again

June 21, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s annual Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, raised close to its goal of $100,000 last weekend, rebounding from last year’s pandemic-beset event that just raised $33,000.

“Attendance was great. It was a lot different from last year,” said Kate Corsitto, senior development manager for Relay and the American Cancer ...

Iconic Falls Business Owner Dies

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Ronald Jedlicka, a local business owner described by some on social media as a “Mahopac legend,” passed away on June 1. He was 76.

Jedlicka, along with his wife, Regina, owned and operated the Red Mills Market on Route 6N in Mahopac Falls. His parents, Anton and Earnestine, had opened the store in 1960 where the pizza parlor currently stands. But as more space was ...

Library’s History Collection Dedicated To Greg Amato

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Former Carmel police chief and local historian Greg Amato was honored last week at the Mahopac Public Library when a litany of friends and colleagues paid tribute to the community icon as the library officially renamed its collection of local historical books, documents and periodicals in his memory.

Amato died on April 18, 2020, at the age of 77, leaving behind an unparalleled ...

Relay for Life Shining Bright Again

June 21, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s annual Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, raised close to its goal of $100,000 last weekend, rebounding from last year’s pandemic-beset event that just raised $33,000.

“Attendance was great. It was a lot different from last year,” said Kate Corsitto, senior development manager for Relay and the American Cancer ...

Lakeview Students Get ‘Raise Crazed’

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Unlike traditional fundraisers where participation is focused on raising money, this year all students participated in Raise Craze by completing acts of kindness. Students throughout the school registered on Raise Craze, an online platform where students create a username and request donations via email. Students who were registered would then post their acts of kindness online, ...

Schmitt Vows No More Disruptive Meetings

June 18, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a public statement at last week’s Town Board meeting, Supervisor Ken Schmitt decried the behavior at the previous meeting when candidates running in the GOP primary used the public forum portion to criticize the incumbents who are seeking re-election, as well as the established Republican power brokers, who they contend are using dirty tactics.

Schmitt also lamented ...

Popeyes Restaurant Coming to Carmel

June 19, 2021

CARMEL, N.Y. - Popeyes Louisiana Chicken will be opening a new franchise at the ShopRite Plaza on Gleneida Avenue in the Carmel Hamlet, the New York Real Estate Journal (NYREJ) reported this month.

The report said Popeyes signed a long-term lease for a 2,930-square-foot freestanding building with a drive-thru at the plaza. Another report speculated that the building in question is a former ...

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Explores When to Start Receiving Social Security Benefits

Westchester County elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., recently welcomed Michael Pine, co-founder and managing partner of thinkWealth LLC, for a special episode of the Talking Seniors podcast on Social Security benefits. “When to Take Your Social Security” explores ...

Iconic Falls Business Owner Dies

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Ronald Jedlicka, a local business owner described by some on social media as a “Mahopac legend,” passed away on June 1. He was 76.

Jedlicka, along with his wife, Regina, owned and operated the Red Mills Market on Route 6N in Mahopac Falls. His parents, Anton and Earnestine, had opened the store in 1960 where the pizza parlor currently stands. But as more space was ...

Relay for Life Shining Bright Again

June 21, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s annual Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, raised close to its goal of $100,000 last weekend, rebounding from last year’s pandemic-beset event that just raised $33,000.

“Attendance was great. It was a lot different from last year,” said Kate Corsitto, senior development manager for Relay and the American Cancer ...

Popeyes Restaurant Coming to Carmel

June 19, 2021

CARMEL, N.Y. - Popeyes Louisiana Chicken will be opening a new franchise at the ShopRite Plaza on Gleneida Avenue in the Carmel Hamlet, the New York Real Estate Journal (NYREJ) reported this month.

The report said Popeyes signed a long-term lease for a 2,930-square-foot freestanding building with a drive-thru at the plaza. Another report speculated that the building in question is a former ...

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The Pandemic and Me

We have been presenting an academic award at graduation time to a Yorktown High School senior for the past 18 years. It is named the Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation Scholarship in memory of our son.

Part of the application process for candidates is to write an essay on a topic that we choose each year, reflecting the tenor of the times.

This was the 2021 essay ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

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June 10, 2021

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