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Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant

Most everyone I know has suffered the loss of a loved one due to cancer. I lost my dad and several very close friends to the dreaded disease. I’ve often wondered why it is that—with all our advanced scientific research—we still can’t find a cure. Perhaps now we’re not that far away.

Last week, scientists Dr. James Allison and Dr. Tasuku Honjo were awarded the ...

At 100, the Doctor Is in… Great Shape!


When Dr. Mack Scharmett was 50 years old, gas was 34 cents a gallon. An average car cost $3,000.

When he was 20 years old, an average house cost $3,900.

When the good doctor was 10 years old, the yo-yo was introduced. So was “Steamboat Willie,” a short film that marked the debut of cartoon character Mickey Mouse.

Born in the final year of World War I, Dr.

The Cost of Being Right

October 12, 2018

An obsession with being right robbed my dad of a lot of happy moments. He always had to be the smartest person in the room, even if the room was a figment of his imagination.

I can vividly recall seeing my dad have these imaginary debates with himself. One time, as we drove home from Yankee Stadium, instead of talking about the game he had just watched with his two boys, he was winning an ...

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

When my kids were little, I think the only person who got more excited about Halloween than them, was me.  The only issue was that Halloween was supposed to be for kids, not for their candy-lovin’ mamas who supposedly had the maturity of a more sophisticated palate that was better suited to dark chocolate truffles and lemon squares.  But the truth of the matter is, my palate never ...

Hilltop's Farm-to-Table Event Draws Crowd

October 12, 2018

The Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm hosted its “Fourth Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner” on Thursday, Sept. 27. More than 130 guests enjoyed the meal prepared by Jon Pratt of Peter Pratt’s Inn and March Walker, his executive chef.

A number of Westchester officials attended this event, including County Executive George Latimer, Westchester County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz, and ...

First Stage of Mohansic Trailway Completed

October 15, 2018

The Yorktown Trail Town Committee is excited to announce the completion of the first phase of the long-awaited Mohansic Trailway—a 564-foot boardwalk beginning at Baldwin Road.

A ceremony marking the boardwalk’s completion was held on Saturday, Oct.13.

The boardwalk was built over a four-month period by a dedicated group of 60 volunteers under the direction and supervision of ...