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Somers Football Hosts Block and Tackle Camp

August 16, 2017

LINCOLNDALE, N.Y. — Somers varsity football coach Tony DeMatteo has been hosting preseason camps for years, but this season’s summer training at the high school was different.

Neighboring Mahopac’s varsity team as well as powerhouse New Rochelle were invited to practice on Monday through Thursday afternoon last week.

“With the concussion issue and all the problems ...

Somers Finishes Fourth in Summer League

Positive changes have been made to Somers’ varsity field hockey team and they were evident during the Hudson Valley Summer Field Hockey League.

Despite a 6-0 loss to Rondout Valley in the third-place game on Aug. 3, the Tuskers finished at 6-3 and displayed plenty of improvement under new coach Marq Mellor.

Somers fell behind 2-0 at halftime and Rondout Valley added four goals to put ...

Rising Senior Looks to Make a Big Impact

Somers rising senior Claire Mensi is the starting center back on the varsity girls soccer team.

How old were you when you started playing soccer and how did you get started?

I first started playing soccer when I was 3 years old. I was coached by my dad, and I fell in love with the game ever since.

What did you learn the most about last season's loss in the section finals?

Sitting ...

Near-Downing Victim in Somers a Born Survivor

August 4, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--At 87, Heritage Hills resident Lola Margulies no longer gets around the way she once did. In 1941, as 11-year-old Lola Elfenbein, she had to step quickly just to stay alive in Nazi-occupied Poland. Moving frequently, hiding below ground, her belly more often filled with fear than food, she and her family successfully evaded Hitler’s stone-cold killers and saw their town ...

Somers Woman Puts Her Stamp on Endangered Pollinators

August 18, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--Bonnie Sue Rauch has a knack for navigation—not only when she’s in the cockpit of a single-engine Cessna, time allowing; inwardly, as well.

Complementing her pilot’s license are an MBA in psychology, an MA in integrated health and healing and certification as an Ericksonian past life regression therapist, an ARC healing method practitioner and a Karuna Reiki ...

Somers' Annual Independence Day Festivities Imperiled

SOMERS, N.Y.--Its centerpiece fireworks have spectacularly lighted Somers’ night sky for decades, but the town’s iconic Independence Day celebration could be scratched for 2018 by as early as next month.

That’s when the leaders of virtually all of Somers’ community organizations have been summoned to a meeting that will “determine if there is enough support to ...

Somers Woman Puts Her Stamp on Endangered Pollinators

August 18, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--Bonnie Sue Rauch has a knack for navigation—not only when she’s in the cockpit of a single-engine Cessna, time allowing; inwardly, as well.

Complementing her pilot’s license are an MBA in psychology, an MA in integrated health and healing and certification as an Ericksonian past life regression therapist, an ARC healing method practitioner and a Karuna Reiki ...

Back-to-School Special for Somers High's Classes of '62 to '72

SOMERS, N.Y.--More than 100 Somers High School graduates gathered in Reis Park for the culmination of a three-day reunion of more than 10 graduating classes.

“This was really special because we had a span of 1962 to 1972,” Lisa Volmar-Logan, Class of 1974, said. Volmar-Logan now lives in Maryland, but made the long drive up just for the event.

The reunion kicked off Friday, July ...

Somers Woman Puts Her Stamp on Endangered Pollinators

August 18, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--Bonnie Sue Rauch has a knack for navigation—not only when she’s in the cockpit of a single-engine Cessna, time allowing; inwardly, as well.

Complementing her pilot’s license are an MBA in psychology, an MA in integrated health and healing and certification as an Ericksonian past life regression therapist, an ARC healing method practitioner and a Karuna Reiki ...

Somers' Annual Independence Day Festivities Imperiled

SOMERS, N.Y.--Its centerpiece fireworks have spectacularly lighted Somers’ night sky for decades, but the town’s iconic Independence Day celebration could be scratched for 2018 by as early as next month.

That’s when the leaders of virtually all of Somers’ community organizations have been summoned to a meeting that will “determine if there is enough support to ...

Coldwell Banker in Somers Raises Relay for Life Funds at Summer BBQ

SOMERS, N.Y. - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, located in the historic Bailey House in Somers, brought back its traditional summer community barbeque in late June. 

This year, it served not only as an opportunity to greet neighbors and friends, but also as a fundraiser for its Relay for Life team, “Angie’s Angels.” It was estimated that more than 100 people ...

Boxwood Alliance Launches Website at Somers Manor to Aid Area Seniors

SOMERS, N.Y.--Wanting seniors to have the opportunity to age in place, the Boxwood Alliance provides information about resources and tools that are available to help those in Westchester and Putnam counties. To launch its new website, theboxwood.org, it hosted at senior resource fair at Somers Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Center on Wednesday, July 26.

Joined by two dozen participating ...

Back-to-School Special for Somers High's Classes of '62 to '72

SOMERS, N.Y.--More than 100 Somers High School graduates gathered in Reis Park for the culmination of a three-day reunion of more than 10 graduating classes.

“This was really special because we had a span of 1962 to 1972,” Lisa Volmar-Logan, Class of 1974, said. Volmar-Logan now lives in Maryland, but made the long drive up just for the event.

The reunion kicked off Friday, July ...

Near-Downing Victim in Somers a Born Survivor

SOMERS, N.Y.--At 87, Heritage Hills resident Lola Margulies no longer gets around the way she once did. In 1941, as 11-year-old Lola Elfenbein, she had to step quickly just to stay alive in Nazi-occupied Poland. Moving frequently, hiding below ground, her belly more often filled with fear than food, she and her family successfully evaded Hitler’s stone-cold killers and saw their town ...

Under the Sea

August 18, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Theatre Arts Studio's three-week camp for children culminated last weekend in a series of performances of Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr." The shows were directed by Lindsay Higgins and took place a the Schoolhouse Theatre in Croton Falls.

Somers' Annual Independence Day Festivities Imperiled

SOMERS, N.Y.--Its centerpiece fireworks have spectacularly lighted Somers’ night sky for decades, but the town’s iconic Independence Day celebration could be scratched for 2018 by as early as next month.

That’s when the leaders of virtually all of Somers’ community organizations have been summoned to a meeting that will “determine if there is enough support to ...

North Salem Arts Center Has a Highland Fling

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Every year some of the world’s best military performers gather in Edinburgh, Scotland, for an extravagant summer celebration called the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. For those who couldn’t make it to Edinburgh this year, the party came to them, courtesy of North Salem’s Schoolhouse Theater and Arts Center.

For the first event of its kind at the venue, ...

Somers' Annual Independence Day Festivities Imperiled

August 17, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--Its centerpiece fireworks have spectacularly lighted Somers’ night sky for decades, but the town’s iconic Independence Day celebration could be scratched for 2018 by as early as next month.

That’s when the leaders of virtually all of Somers’ community organizations have been summoned to a meeting that will “determine if there is enough support to ...

Coldwell Banker in Somers Raises Relay for Life Funds at Summer BBQ

SOMERS, N.Y. - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, located in the historic Bailey House in Somers, brought back its traditional summer community barbeque in late June. 

This year, it served not only as an opportunity to greet neighbors and friends, but also as a fundraiser for its Relay for Life team, “Angie’s Angels.” It was estimated that more than 100 people ...

Boxwood Alliance Launches Website at Somers Manor to Aid Area Seniors

August 7, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--Wanting seniors to have the opportunity to age in place, the Boxwood Alliance provides information about resources and tools that are available to help those in Westchester and Putnam counties. To launch its new website, theboxwood.org, it hosted at senior resource fair at Somers Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Center on Wednesday, July 26.

Joined by two dozen participating ...

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Finding My Inner 'Model'

A few years back, I wrote about “My Walk on the Wild Side.” This event came about in the late ‘90s when I was living in Vermont—I was testing the waters of being “my own woman.” 

A friend at the law office had read about an upscale photography studio that was promoting a professional photo shoot complete with free hair styling and make-up sessions. She ...

Deconstructing the Deconstruction

My sister Kathy got tickets at Jacob Burns Film Center for a filmed performance of Scott Freiman’s “Deconstructing the Beatles.” There are only two Beatles left, so he may be ahead of schedule. Mr. Freiman is a composer, musician and producer, and he’s carved out quite a little side career for himself by giving lectures about the group and how their most famous songs made ...

Words

I love words. The English language, at times, gives us the ability to employ them to our own advantage.  

My daughter Ilene once used the word “adamant” to describe immovable rocks. Some time later I used “adamant” in a poem to describe unyielding red bricks. My  daughter Lisa, a teacher, is adamant that “adamant” cannot be used in those ...

Getting Kids to Take Responsibility for Their Own Behavior

Dear Dr. Linda,

We have a son entering ninth grade and we’re truly concerned. He’s a nice kid but doesn’t get the best grades. It’s not because he can’t do the work. We actually don’t know what it is. But when we talk to him about it, he always—and we mean always—blames someone else for the low grades.

It began around fifth grade so, at first, ...

Who Are the Real Robots?

What is the meaning of life?

Search me, but where cosmic queries are concerned, here’s a new one: If humans are becoming as easily manipulated by digital impulses as are robots, is that a form of evolution or devolution?

We marvel at the onset of artificial intelligence (AI) as if it’s right around the corner. It’s not. It’s here, painting each of us into a corner of ...

Sleeping with the Enemy

Whenever my husband goes out of town, I cheat. I figure, what he doesn’t know, won’t hurt him, and since there’s no way for him to find out that I cheated, why not have some fun while he’s out of town?

Do I feel guilty about this? Maybe a bit. But only because I know that my indiscretions may eventually catch up with me in the end. You see, I don’t just have one ...

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Deadline Set for Arts Alive Grants

August 9, 2017

ArtsWestchester invites artists and non-profit organizations to apply for 2018 Arts Alive Grants. Awarded annually, these grants are specifically designed to support community-based artists and emerging arts organizations. 

The variety of projects that receive Arts Alive Grants each year illustrates Westchester’s artistic and cultural diversity. The deadline for submissions is ...