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You’ll be sorry!

Dad passed away many years ago. I’ve written quite a few columns about him: his building the grand picnic table in the basement that wouldn’t fit through the basement door to the back yard; sanding the bathroom door at the top rather than the bottom to fit over the new bathroom rug. The best, in my humble opinion, was his comment about my getting a car: “Girls don’t need ...

Big day for small business

It feels good to live in a town where people aren’t afraid to come out and get together for an afternoon of self-celebration. Last Saturday the Somers Chamber of Commerce organized such an event and closed car traffic to the Towne Centre so that we could meet some of the people behind the small businesses that make each town unique and give a community its character.

I was escorted by my ...

Lost Privacy and Misleading Information

I value my privacy.  Because of this I do not subscribe to any of the internet’s social media, but that doesn’t protect me from prying eyes.  Having served on many committees, chaired fundraisers, write this column and appeared at public events, my life no longer belongs to me alone.  Interestingly, much of the information is skewed or false.  

To illustrate ...

Little boy lost—and found

What does a little boy who has lost his mother do? 

He grows up. 

He grows up wondering what kind of person he might have become had his mother survived beyond his elementary school years. 

He grows up not remembering exactly what he called her—mom? mommy? 

He grows up not remembering other details of his life prior to his mother’s sudden departure at ...

95th Yorktown Grange Fair

September 18, 2019

       The Yorktown Grange Fair Board of Directors would like to thank the community for making our 95th annual fair the most successful in recent years. 

      Thank you to our major sponsors; Spirelli Electric Inc., St. Christopher’s Inc., Rainbow Amusements, Hudson Haven Realty, Teamsters Local 456, Operating Engineers Local ...

Magic the Gathering Club at the Somers Library

September 18, 2019

Magic the Gathering Club at the Somers Library
Saturdays, 10/5, 19; 11/2, 16; 12/7 & 21, 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Come join us to play Magic the Gathering! Bring your own cards, or borrow a deck from the library. New players and beginners welcome! For teens and tweens grades 7 and up. Space is limited to 10. No registration necessary.  

Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers ...

Do Negative Halftime Speeches Work?

September 12, 2019

Inspirational locker room speeches are a hallmark of sports movies.

Who can forget Herb Brooks in “Miracle” trying to rally the U.S. hockey team before their legendary upset over the unbeatable Soviets in the 1980 Olympic Games?

“Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight.