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A Very Special Lady

Author’s Note: May 23 was our mother’s birthday. Please enjoy meeting her again.

Our mother was a loving and caring woman, always ready to listen. Her warmth and welcoming nature made anyone who entered her home feel that this was truly where they belonged. 

When I was a teenager, my girlfriends loved to stay overnight. Mom would bring cookies and milk up to my room and sit ...

A Dog Day Afternoon

Two weeks ago Gidget and I attended the 12th annual Dog Walk and Pet Fair at FDR Park in Yorktown. The event was billed as a fund-raising event for dogs of all shapes and sizes, but most of the participants were dog-shaped. Gidget is the feisty, impertinent, gorgeous, 45-pound, natural redheaded actress that I’ve been seen around town with. You can see her in her starring role in ...

A Rainy Afternoon

I have two daughters born 16 months apart and a son who is 11 years younger than Ilene, my younger daughter... and just in case you’re wondering, that was by choice, not by accident! I was only 19 when my first child was born, so it was almost like having two families.

When our son, Chris, was about 4 years old, he attended nursery school at Elizabeth Seton College in Yonkers, run by the ...

College or BOCES?

Dear Dr. Linda,

I was out to lunch with three friends and since we all have kids in high school, the conversation focused on whether to take SATs or ACTs or both and which colleges they were looking at.

I chimed in and said my boys aren’t going to college. They’re going to BOCES. The conversation stopped because I don’t think they knew what to say. Then, Jane, my closest ...

Long Live Memorial Day

Memorial Day, some would argue, has become a weekend-long, red-white-and-blue display of our discomfort dealing with the deceased. When I came across the following passage some years back on a now-defunct website, it struck me as a pithy, if slightly sad, summation of how the day has been denatured in recent decades…

Begun as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the Civil ...

Going in Circles

Given the choice between using a regular door and a revolving door, I always choose the regular door. I’ve been that way since birth. OK, maybe not birth because I’m fairly certain there was no revolving door where I made my way into the world. But for as long as I can remember, I have been reluctant to go through them. No, not reluctant. Phobic. Truthfully, I am afraid of revolving ...

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Sports

The Problem with the Somers Carnival

May 17, 2017

Every year my friends and I look forward to attending the annual Somers Lions Carnival at Fireman’s Field. Even though it is an overall wonderful event that everyone enjoys, I do believe that it does have some drawbacks.

For one, I do believe that there aren’t enough carnival excursions for kids in the middle school. I do believe that if there were more rides that appealed to that ...