Arts & Entertainment

October 31, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Harlem Wizards will bring their basketball comedy hijinks to town on Friday, Nov. 30, to raise money for the Mahopac boys and girls basketball programs. Wizards team member John “Big J” Smith came to the school district on Monday, Oct. 29, to visit with the kids and promote ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Dominic Cappelletti and his father, Joseph, have an affinity for all things scary, so Halloween is a very special time for them. “My father and I have always loved Halloween,” said Dominic. “We loved haunted houses, so every Halloween we would travel around the country going to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” Mahopac Public Library sent out a call for entries for an exhibit entitled, “MASKS: Images of Ritual, Images of Disguise.” The work received for the show by local and regional artists explores the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s Steven Skybell has been able to make a comfortable living as an actor—both on stage and in film—but he’s never quite reached the level of “celebrity.” And that’s just fine with him. “I’m not a celebrity,” he says with a laugh. “Not being able to go anywhere is not ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Over the years, in a string of bestselling sports books, as well as a personal blog, Jeff Pearlman has often returned to his Mahopac roots. Indeed, his latest book, “Football for a Buck,” traces its genesis to his hometown high school almost 30 years ago. A lively look back at ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The last show of this year’s Sunset Concert Series in Chamber Park drew a big crowd last Thursday evening (Aug. 30) as the band California Dreamin’ took the stage under sunny skies. The band played two sets of ’60s and ’70s California rock, including hits by The Beach Boys, The ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Agi Kadar is not one to sit still. Literally. The Carmel personal trainer and nutritional expert has one book on fitness under her belt and is in the process of penning two more. Kadar rises at the ungodly hour of 4 a.m. to get to her job as a manager and fitness instructor at ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The 47th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair was held at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel last weekend, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Thousands of folks came out over the three-day event to check out the exhibits, farm animals, live music, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - “Where music meets the ocean” is the theme of the new exhibit on display in the Third Floor Gallery at Mahopac Public Library. Mahopac resident Thomas Sampogna, and his son Austin, have created colorful works that illustrate their love for music, the beach, family and friends.

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Celebrating 47 years of any event gives time to reflect on what has made it so successful that it continues to attract visitors year after year. Times have changed, the public’s interests are different—what was considered new and fun at one point, now seem dated and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac native Samantha Apicella always knew she wanted to be a writer. “I’ve been writing my entire life,” the 24-year-old said. “When I was in elementary school, I would write little stories. I kept a journal; I was always looking to write.” Apicella was born in Yonkers, but ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Recreation and Parks Department held its second annual Music Fest at Chamber Park in Mahopac on Saturday, June 16, featuring local rock ‘n’ roll bands Indifferent Matters, The Lookout, Less Than Zero and RGK, who ripped through energizing sets of everything from classic rock to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Lake Mahopac Rotary Club held its sixth annual Doo-Wop Rock ‘n’ Roll Oldies Show on Friday, May 11, and it was once again a sell-out crowd. This year’s concert featured the headliner The Duprees (“You Belong to Me,” “Have You Heard”) along with Larry Chance & The Earls and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac High School Drama Club brought some dark comedy to the stage April 26-28 with performances of “The Addams Family,” a musical comedy that brings to life the world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch. The new musical was ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Middle School Theater Company performed “Seussical Jr.” on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, much to the delight of enthusiastic audiences. The production was directed by Heather L. Palkewick. The assistant director was Victoria A. Velders.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School’s music department held its annual Pops Concert last month in the school auditorium, featuring its jazz bands, philharmonic orchestra, concert and symphonic bands, chorus and the PACappellas, an a cappella group. After the show, held March 27, a reception was ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School held its annual rock show - Illusion - last month featuring some of the school's finest musicians and vocalists. The show highlighted songs from every decade, from the 1960s to the present, and included a grand finale that featured the entire ensemble performing ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.-With sketchbook in hand, Ted Berkowitz captures the energy and movement of the game of polo. These sketches, as well as several prints and acrylic paintings, are on display in the Third Floor Gallery at Mahopac Library. His work captures the color and pageantry of the game, and the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Author Judy Aydelott decided to share her love of tennis with others by telling the personal stories of famous and fascinating unknown senior players in her new book, “Sport of a Lifetime: Enduring Personal Stories From Tennis.” Aydelott grew up on the historic Hill-Agor Farm in ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The weather cooperated and the 42nd Northern Westchester-Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade went off without a hitch Sunday, March 11, along Route 6 in Mahopac. The sun shone down on the large crowd that had gathered along the avenue for some “wearin’ of the green.” The parade, the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac's Italian American Club (IAC) held its annual Putnam's Got Talent Show and Competition on Sunday, Feb. 2, and organizers say the event offered its largest field of talent since it began several years ago - 17 acts took the stage at the IAC's clubhouse. The show included ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Austin Road Elementary School kindergarten teacher Diane Lapis and Yorktown resident Anne Peck-Davis have been friends for more than 25 years. Neither one of them was more surprised that their love of the hobby of vintage postcard collecting would lead them to write a book. This ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School’s music department held its annual swing dance Friday, Jan. 19, at Austin Road Elementary School, featuring the MHS Jazz Band. The music department holds the event as an opportunity to bring the community together for an evening of carefree fun and dance. It ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.-You know what they say about New York—if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere! Longtime Mahopac resident and artist Jean Tock, who has exhibited her work internationally for decades, is finally getting her first show in Manhattan. She will be one of eight “emerging” ...

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Mahopac photographer Jean Tock has opened an exhibit of photos at the Mahopac Library titled “Wild China”—a photographic journey through the remote central mountains of China with a few urban stops along the way. Sixteen photographs, representing Tock’s recent trip to China, are on display on ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.- Mahopac resident Traci Medford-Rosow never set out to be an author. Though a lawyer by trade, she is about to see her second book published (Morgan James Publishing) in April and it’s already on the way to becoming another best seller. “Unblinded: One Man’s Courageous Journey ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School graduate Jim Vought never thought he’d become a writer, but when he had a chance to combine two of his passions—dogs and children—it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Over the past few years, Vought, an intensive care coordinator who works with children, ...

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NEW YORK CITY - Sofia Gristina, a Mahopac Middle School student and Epic Dance Center competitive dancer, could not believe that a single audition in August would lead her to the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but there she was on nationwide TV last Thursday. Sofia, 12, learned about the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- With this year’s Indian summer finally giving way to wintry weather, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Over on Veterans Road in Yorktown, it’s looking even more like Christmas, thanks to Yorktown Stage’s mirthful, musical production of the beloved Hollywood classic ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Deborah Rafferty Oswald has always had a love of history. And since she was a young girl, she knew she wanted to be a writer. Now, the Mahopac grad has found a way to fuse her passions. Oswald, a member of the MHS Class of ’78 and a fifth-grade teacher at Pequenakonck Elementary ...

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