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Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary awards volunteers scholarships

July 17, 2018

Two high school seniors with aspirations of careers in healthcare are the recipients of the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary’s continuing education scholarships.

Junior volunteers Michelle Kushner and Nora Maerean each received $500 to go toward their educational pursuits. 

“We offer a scholarship to junior volunteers as a sign of our appreciation for the many hours of ...

Proposed Sport Complex Gets Pushback From Town Leaders

SOMERS, N.Y. - Although plans for a new indoor sports arena are still very much in the talking stage, some folks in Somers are already raising concerns about the project’s potential impact on local traffic and a nearby nature preserve.

New York City-based Riverside Development Group (RDG) is thinking about building a 100,000-square-foot sports and indoor entertainment facility on a ...

Somers love story is food for the ‘Soul’

July 5, 2018

Writer and movie buff Janet Garber says she isn’t exactly what some might call the sentimental type.

The Somers resident’s taste in flicks leans toward high-tech sci-fi; where comedies are concerned, the darker the better. (Think “Burn After Reading” and “Fargo.”)

Back in the mid-1990s, the then 40-something hardworking single mom had dipped the ...

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Momma's birds fled the nest

This year I was late in setting up my deck. Call it procrastination, muggy weather or whatever excuse, I finally got to it last week. With help from son, George, we set up the outdoor dining table and chairs; he methodically placed the flower boxes on the railing: “they have to be evenly spaced!”

We did have a concern: what about the nest the sweet little birds had built under the ...

Be-bop near the train stop

Last Friday was such a nice day we decided to head down to Tarrytown and take in some jazz in Pierson Park for the Friday Evening Concert Series. If you’re in the mood for it, a little jazz can be just the thing. Much of it is instrumental, so you don’t even have to sing along. Every time I see a rock band these days, they start the song, get to the chorus and then stick the mic out ...

Semantic revision of history

The latest fiasco I’ve read about is the renaming of the “Laura Ingalls Wilder Award” to the “Children’s Literature Legacy Award.” Why? Because the renowned author of Little House On The Prairie portrayed Native Americans (American Indians) in stereotypical language.

I must inject a personal experience here. A great friend of mine many years ago was Red ...

A (Burnt) Toast to Love and Marriage, on the Rocks

In its first few moments, sitcom-style comedy “Clever Little Lies” grabs audience attention right away, with one of the most revealing wardrobe changes you’ll ever see on stage. It is done modestly but just provocatively enough to elicit vocal appreciation from amused patrons.

The fast-paced play, starring Richard Kline of TV comedy classic “Three’s ...

The Adventures of Superdog

I was always very impressed that my dog could bark on command and come when I called his name, until I read in the newspaper about a dog that saved his owner’s life by calling 9-1-1. Apparently, when his owner had a seizure, the dog pushed a speed-dial button for 9-1-1, barked into the receiver for help, and then opened the door when the responders arrived.

Honestly, though, it’s ...

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