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It's That Time of Year Again...

Even though our world is so unsettled and sometimes scary, I still love looking at the Christmas lights, displays of the nativity and menorah, listening to Christmas carols old and new and feeling the joy of the holiday spirit. They give me hope.

My holiday season began with my dear friend Rosemarie’s annual Christmas party. To say she’s the “hostess with the mostest” ...

Lights and Sights on a December Night

We’re having a little trouble staying current on our holiday spirit. We are just now feeling our Thanksgiving spirit after finally exorcising our Halloween spirit. So we headed over to the Somers Christmas tree lighting ceremony last Sunday to try and catch up. You could see the cheerful, dancing lights all the way from Fireman’s Field where we parked, but it turned out to be a police ...

Perceptions

To study is broadening; to learn is fulfilling; to create is everything.

I’ve just watched a retrospective on the life of Edgar Allan Poe and it struck me how so many writers and poets live lives of quiet desperation. They reach out with words and thoughts and are met, so many times, by impenetrable brick walls.

I remember a story Pearl Buck told at the height of her career. She ...

Grateful to Organize

As a professional organizer, you would assume that I am passionate about organizing. I am not—I am passionate about people. Given the choice between being at home and dealing with my own piles or going to Pleasantville and sorting out Mrs. Martin’s closet, I will chose Mrs. Martin and her closet every single time. I enjoy my own company but I know that story and at this point, I would ...

What Are the Real Issues Affecting Bad Grades?

Dear Dr. Linda,

We have two boys, Dan in 11th grade and Luke in eighth. Dan always gets straight A’s while his younger brother, Luke, gets B’s and C’s. As the years have gone on, Dan has kept his grades up but Luke’s have gone down. Not only have his grades gone down, but he seems to have actually “checked out.” He goes to school but does poorly and ...

A Sculpted Salute to Sailing and the Hudson

Living in this region, it’s easy to be spoiled and take for granted our proximity to such heaven-sent amenities as the Hudson River. For those of us not active in the environmental movement, it’s all too easy, as well, to lose sight of the harsh reality that this monumental natural resource itself has been spoiled by such unnatural contaminants as PCBs. Fortunately, the damage done to ...

Take Deep, Cleansing Breaths

“Can you tell me what comes with the garlic chicken?” my husband asked the waiter.

“I can tell you,” I said. “Bad breath.”

My husband rolled his eyes at me. We were out to dinner at our usual place and decided the chef must have come into a surplus of garlic, because everything on the specials menu featured garlic. Good for garlic lovers. Not so good for ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, December 17

Yorktown Love In Action, Inc, Yorktown Heights

Grand Opening of the used BOOK NOOK at Yorktown ...

Home & Garden Other

Sun, December 17, 10:30 AM

Eastchester Church, Eastchester

The Living Nativity

Religions And Spirituality

Mon, December 18

Yorktown Love In Action, Inc, Yorktown Heights

Grand Opening of the used BOOK NOOK at Yorktown ...

Home & Garden Other

Somers Presses Pipeline Companies for Safety, Health Concessions

December 14, 2017

I wanted to take an opportunity to provide accurate information about the gas pipeline expansion project currently underway in Northern Westchester, which was recently the subject of a public forum in Somers.

This project, and the various issues associated with it, have been the intense focus of the Somers Town Board for the past several years. The portion of the project that affects Somers is ...