SOMERS, N.Y. - A Bark Mitzvah, a canine version of the Jewish coming of age ceremony, was held Sunday, May 15, at the Hebrew Congregation of Somers. Many local families brought their dogs to be blessed by Rabbi Fred Schwalb, who created the event six years ago.
Bark Mitzvah! Dogs Blessed at Somers Synagogue
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By ROB DIANTONIONovember 20, 2017
Somers senior Amanda Brugger was a midfielder and team captain on the varsity girls soccer team.
How old were you when you started playing soccer and how did you get started?
I started playing soccer when I was 7, right after I moved to Somers. My best friend’s dad was the coach, and told me I had to play for him now that I lived in Somers.
The team had a strong season, winning the ...
By THE SOMERS RECORDNovember 19, 2017
SOMERS, N.Y. – The Somers Lions Club held its fifth annual Trail of Terror last month at Reis Park.
Volunteers and Lions Club members dressed up last weekend in their most frightening costumes and did their best to put a scare into dozens of boys and girls.
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By TOM BARTLEYNovember 19, 2017
SOMERS, N.Y. – A public hearing will be held Dec. 7 on proposed town spending next year of about $13.9 million.
The Somers Town Board last week adopted—with a few small but notable changes—the tax-cap-compliant tentative budget presented earlier this month by Supervisor Rick Morrissey. An increase in total appropriations of more than $330,000 would raise property taxes from ...
By ROB DIANTONIONovember 18, 2017
WAYNE, N.J.— It wasn’t an ideal day for the cross-country state championships with a course which was full of mud and snow to go along with frigid temperatures.
But Somers made the best of it with senior Matt Fusco running to a 10th-place finish with twin brother Greg not far behind in 13th in the Class B race on Saturday, Nov. 11.
The brothers competed at the meet for the third ...
By DOMINICK DEPOLENovember 17, 2017
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.— Improving upon a successful first-year campaign as head coach of boys soccer, Ricky Guzman and the Kennedy Catholic Gaels took it a step further in 2017 by reaching the Class AA City Championship game before falling 3-2 at top-seeded St. Peter’s of Staten Island on Sunday, Nov. 12.
After giving up a goal in the 12th minute of the contest, Kennedy fired right ...
By JEREMY BROWNNovember 16, 2017
SOMERS, N.Y. - Outside of the tiny Affirmation Presbyterian Church in Somers, it was cold, rainy and gray. But inside, the atmosphere was warm and festive as members of the congregation, representatives from the town and a host of volunteers all gathered together on Monday for the ribbon cutting ceremony that kicked off the collection week for Operation Christmas Child.
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November 15, 2017
SOMERS, N.Y.— When Kennedy Catholic’s varsity volleyball team started the year there were very few expectations. Well, someone forgot to tell the coaches and the Lady Gaels.
Posting a 16-2 record and winning the North Division convincingly, Kennedy went up against the Brooklyn/Queens champions, The Mary Louis Academy, in the CHSAA intersectional finals. Both teams had a great ...