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The Somers Record 05.23.19

Vol. 9 No. 7 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, May 23, 2019

Day Celebration
embraces veterans,

for June 29


Somers Independence Day cel-

High School senior ebration is back this year and better than ever.
takes 2nd at prestigious
e Lions Club and the town of Somers began planning
science competition
this year’s event—set for June 29—pretty much the week

after last year’s inaugural shindig.

e block party style event encourages the community

to “pull-up, park and party” at the Sebastian Capital Cam-

pus, 2875 Route 35 at the corner of Route 100.

Tickets sold out fast last year, and the Lions are expect-

ing the same will happen this year so are encouraging peo-

Somers High School senior Rachel Joseph was awarded 2nd place in the ple to get their spots early.

Environmental Engineering category at the prestigious INTEL Interna- Tickets are $30 for advance general parking and $40 on

tional Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF is the world’s largest in- the day of the event. ere are also silver and gold VIP

ternational pre-college science competition and Rachel is the rst student options. Silver VIP is $100 and gets ticket holders two

to place at ISEF in Somers Science Research history. She was awarded parking spaces on the level just below all the action. e

$1,500 for her project, Optimizing ermal Hydrolysis for Increased Bio- gold VIP option is $150, and $50 is donated directly to

gas Generation in Wastewater Treatment. Rachel Joseph veterans. It includes two spaces on the same level as the
“Rachel has had an extremely successful tenure in the Somers Science
food and entertainment. SEE BLOCK PARTY PAGE 16

Research program,” said high school Science Research Advisor Bill Maelia. “She came back from ISEF last year

empty handed and she vowed to make it back, which is an extremely di cult task.”

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The Staff 2nd Annual Race [email protected] ment throughout the day along ursday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.,

EDITORIAL TEAM Amity Day Celebration Somers with games and rides for kids and 2629 Old Yorktown Rd. in York-
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LISA KAIN Join us for entertainment, Capital Urban Campus. is year Chabad of Yorktown invites the ‘Triple Play’
friendship,and an international pot the focus is supporting the veterans community to join a Commu-
[email protected] luck picnic in Reis Park (where the through Westchester All Stars for nity Kosher BBQ in honor of Lag Watercolor Exhibit
at Muscoot Farm
PAUL FORHAN Somers Library is located.) Veterans and My Brother Vinny. Baomer. Delicious Kosher BBQ!
[email protected] For more information, contact ere will be music and entertain- Crafts! Music!
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JENNIFER CONNELLY hibit together as ‘Triple Play’ - a
914-334-6335 watercolor and mixed media art
[email protected] show. Lori McQueeney, a Somers
NANCY SORBELLA resident, is the watercolor instruc-
914-205-4183 tor at Katonah Art Center, Hope
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Students compete in World Language Poetry Contest

BY CAROL REIF from four levels: beginner, intermediate, “In a global world, it’s so important to happy One” by Gérard de Nerval;
CONTRIBUTING WRITER advanced and native. get out of your own little cell,” she ex- and Francesco Paone, “In Front of the
Once again it’s time to say félicitations, Each had to memorize and recite a Baths of Caracella” by Giosuè Carducci.
gratulation, congratulazioni, congratu- piece, written by a renowned international Learning another language opens a
lazioni, and chukhahae to local teens for poet, in their respective target language. window into another culture, and through TEAM MEMBERS WERE:
racking up awards for their prowess in mutual communication, helps all “appre- French: Emma Lusthaus, Remi Saad,
world languages. ey were judged on delivery, pronun- ciate the world we live in,” she said.
ciation, intonation, and poise by poets, Madeleine LoPane, Luc Verard.
On May 16, Somers sent 14 talented linguists, and world language professors, It’s through language, Scerbo Jenny German: Robert Davidson.
high school students to William Pater- Scerbo Jenny said, adding that the hard- added, that “we learn from one another.” Italian: Alexis Jones, Natalia Rukaj,
son University in Wayne, N.J., where they est part was getting over the jitters while
participated in its prestigious World Lan- “capturing the essence” of their poems. Reciting at the meeting were: Emma Cassandra Paone, Francesco Paone.
guage Poetry Recitation Contest. Lusthaus “Open Feeling” by Paul Eluard; Korean: Jaewon Yeo.
So it helped, she said, that they were Alexis Jones, “ e Sapling” by Umberto Spanish: Nate Marcus, Ariel Markows-
e team was accompanied by teachers able to do a “dry run” before famiy, friends Saba; Nathan Marcus, “Verse,” by Anto-
Edier Rivera and Joan Scerbo Jenny, who and educators at the Board of Education’s nio Machado; Robert Davidson, “He is” ki, Adriana Tagayun, Dayonara Salinas
is also their advisor and coach. May 14 meeting, just two days before the by Eduard Morike; Remi Saad, “My Fa- Winners, and their categories, were:
big event. miliar Dream” by Paul Verlaine; Natalia 3rd Place French Intermediate: Remi
Judges included Somers world lan- Rukaj, “ e Waiting Room” by Gianni
guage teachers Ubaldys Lopez and Ann Of course, there was the practice, prac- Rodari; Ariel Markowski, “ e Ombu Saad
Marie Herlihy. tice, and more practice. Tree” by Luis Dominguez; Jaewon Yeo, 2nd Place French Advanced: Mad-
a Korean poem about spring; Madeleine
More than 55 schools from around All the e ort was worth it. LoPane, eleine LoPane
the tri-state area were represented at the “We did especially well this year 2nd Place German Beginner: Robert
event. (award-wise), but it’s not just about the “ e Last Meeting” by Rosemonde
prize, it’s about the process,” Scerbo Jenny Gérard ; Adriana Tagayun, “Apples” by Davidson
Top students of French, German, Ital- said. Fernandez Juncos; Luc Verard, “ e Un- 2nd Place Italian Native: Francesco Pa-
ian, Spanish and Korean were selected And it’s about taking the long view.
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John J. McDermott survived by his 13 grandchil- ers, the family is requesting that here, the daughter of Livio and an important role in their lives and
dren and four great grandchil- donations be made in his name Rose Moretti. After her father loved traveling with them. She

dren. John is predeceased by his to Operation Smile, American died when she was 6, her mother was active in St. Luke’s Church, a

granddaughter, Stephanie, and Heart Association or United built the restaurant on Route 100 member of the choir, and worked

his grandson, Anthony. Born Hospice of Rockland. now known as “Mama Rosa’s”and in the rift Shop for many years.

in County Galway, Ireland, in Gloria Meixner the family lived upstairs. Gloria Gloria also worked closely with
1932 to John and Kathleen Mc- and her brother Richie walked to the Somers Historical Society and

Dermott (nee Killilea), John was school to the little Red School- shared her family’s history with

raised in the Bronx as the oldest house on Route 100. Several the town.

of three children, including Mary years later, her mother sold the Gloria was a wonderful cook,

and Bridget. e Bronx remained restaurant and built another, now learning Italian cuisine from her

his home where he and eresa known as “La Fontane”. Gloria mother and Austrian specialties

raised their children and made a always worked with her mother from her mother-in-law. is

home on Katonah Avenue. More Rose (Moretti) Daros in the res- talent, plus her restaurant expe-

recently, John was a resident of taurants. Later, her brother Richie rience, led to culinary careers at

Su ern, New York. John served Moretti bought the restaurant the Somers Schools and Pepsi.

as Second Class Petty O cer on now known as “ e Burger Barn” Gloria was a very talented artist

a Destroyer Tender, USS Arcadia and he and his family lived up- and taught ceramics to many lo-

AD-23 from 1952 to 1955. After stairs. Gloria worked there when- cal Somers residents. She even

serving in the Navy, John had the ever needed and all the family had a kiln at her home. She loved

opportunity to hone his skills as helped at his popular Friday night gardening and took great pride in

a draftsman and had a successful dances. beautifying their property.

career designing critical parts of After the Somers Central Her husband John (of Meixner

John J. McDermott, 87, died the space shuttle. John excelled School was built, Gloria was a Pools) predeceased her in 2008.

on May 10 at his home surround- at AutoCad and taught for many member of the rst graduating Gloria will be missed by her three

ed by love. John leaves behind his years after retirement. John’s class. She met John Meixner at a sons, John Meixner (Bev Chaney)

wife, eresa (nee Coleman) of greatest success was his family. Somers School “Sock Hop”, and of Somers, Bobby Meixner (Lori

64 years with whom he shared a He adored his wife, eresa, and they married in 1945. ey built Guarnera) of Somers, and Gary

full and happy life. He was loved was a role model for living life to a home on Otha Drive and raised Meixner of Danbury. She is also

deeply by his daughters, Ann the fullest. Most of all, he reveled Gloria Meixner passed away thgeir three boys there. e boys survived by her grandchildren

Brennan ( Joseph), Mary Fette in his role as grandfather, tak- peacefully on May 6 on her 93rd were all active in sports and Glo- Megan McLoughlin, Molly

(Gerald), Patricia McDermott ing his grandchildren and great birthday, surrounded by her family ria went to all their games. She Hoppe (Brian), Jeremy Meixner

and Kathleen Freeburn (Kevin), grandchildren for ice cream or to at e Paramount in Somers. Her was an avid Yankee fan who never (Cate), and Kristian Meixner

and his son, Michael McDer- the park for a ride on the swing. life was part of Somers history. missed watching a game and even (Rachel Miller) and her great-
THANKSferred to as Pop sincTe hHeAbeNcamKeS wFilRl liOveMon iYn hOisUfamRily and their who moved here from somewhere their family grew, Gloria was de-

FROM YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PAINT STOREa grandfather in 19N81E, IJGohnHBis OspRecHialOmOemDoriePs.AInIlNieuTofSTowO- ReElse, Gloria was born and raised voted to her grandchildren, played
mott (Fausta). A ectionately re- John will be missed by many but Unlike most Somers residents went to Babe Ruth’s funeral! As granddaughters Lilly Hoppe




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OBITUARIES transferred to the University of niece Ti any N. Krzyzkowski and Eugenia M. University.
“Genie” MarzanoColorado where he received his her husband Greg of Burlington, She loved bird watching, gar-
dening, and watching the Yankees.
BA in Anthropology in 1969. NJ, and 3 grand nieces, Hayden

and Audrey Meixner. Gloria Mike enjoyed swimming, ten- Garber, Cassandra Garber and Marzano, Eugenia M. “Genie”, She was an avid reader and was a

is lovingly remembered by her nis, and gardening; he was an avid Riley Garber. Mike’s sister Mary (nee Calo) 71, of Somers died on bookstore manager for many years.

sister-in-law Jean Moretti, her reader, gifted cartoonist, passion- Ellen Garber predeceased him in May 19 surrounded by her loving Eugenia was the beloved wife of

nieces Vicky Moretti and Terry ate supporter of pro-life issues, 2001. family. the late Gennaro. She is the lov-

McCue (Leo), her goddaughter and a loyal friend to many. He In lieu of owers, memorial She was born on February 21, ing mother of Maryanne Borden

Glorianne Troy ( Jimmy), and recently retired from Southern contributions may be made to a 1948 in Mt Vernon. ( Je rey) and Gina Inzero (Chris).

the many other members of the Westchester BOCES charity of your choice, or: Eugenia was devoted to her She is the devoted grandmother of

extended Moretti, Daros, and Mike is survived by his broth- e John Ritter Foundation family and was active in her Isabella and Alexa and the sister

Meixner families in the U.S., Italy, ers, J. Brady Garber of White for Aortic Health, 11901 Santa Church. of Addie Viggiano and Eleanor

Austria, and Canada. Plains, NY, Clinton D. Garber of Monica Blvd., #410, Los Angeles, She was a graduate of Cardinal Calo-Rose. She is also survived by

Gloria was warm and compas- Somers, NY, and Gregory F. Gar- CA 90025 Spellman High School and Pace many nieces and nephews.

sionate and loved by all. A memo- ber of Newtown, PA; his nephews

rial service will be planned by the Colby E. Garber and his wife,

family at a future date. Rozie of Perkasie, PA; Jeremy B.

Bernard Garber of Portland, OR, and his

Michael Garber

Bernard Michael Garber,
“Mike” age 72 died Tuesday, May
14th after a long struggle to re-
cover from an Aortic Dissection
he su ered in December of 2018.
Mike was a longtime resident of
Heritage Hills in Somers, NY.

Mike was born to the late Ber-
nard A. and Dorothy C. (Cavana-
ugh) Garber on January 3, 1947.
Mike attended St. Mary of the
Assumption Elementary School
in Katonah, NY (Class of 1961)
and Archbishop Stepinac High
School, White Plains, NY (Class
of 1965). He spent the next two
years at St. Michael’s College of
the University of Toronto then

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School board appoints new
SIS assistant principal

BY CAROL REIF and performance results” to improve er lens, Belger said. e Somers Library hang out with friends. is

CONTRIBUTING WRITER instruction. While she has always loved the is located at 82 Primrose program is for teens enter-

Belger has also run professional kids in her classes, Belger has been St. Register for programs ing 7th grade and up. is

Assistant principals do so much learning opportunities for SIS ad- interested in working with, and posi- at or program is for teens enter-

more nowadays than overseeing the ministrators and has been the school’s tively a ecting, more children since by calling 914-232-5717. ing 7th grade and up! Reg-

day-to-day operations of their schools English Language Arts coordinator. her tenure in Yonkers. But, back then, Programs are funded by ister on our online calendar

or dealing with unruly students. “ is is a great choice for SIS,” El- it “wasn’t the place or time,” she said. the Friends of the Somers at

ey are also expected to be multi- conin said. Along the way, she took a career Library through donations. Senior Benefits Infor-

taskers and instructional leaders, the Turner also had good things to say. pause to raise two athletically gifted Get Your Swag On- mation Center. Every

folks who help teachers teach and “I am so excited to partner with Ms. sons, one of whom is now in col- Join TAG! Tuesday June Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 1

students learn, education experts say. Belger in leading SIS. Linda has been lege. e younger son is now in high 11 from 3:15-4:30 p.m. p.m. Senior Bene ts Infor-

Linda Belger, a longtime teacher such a great resource to our teachers, school. Are you a teen or tween mation Centers (SBICs)

and instructional coach, is onboard students, and families. It makes total “I was a hockey mom, actually a and a Somers resident? help older adults 60 and

to join the administrative team at sense for her to serve in this leader- hockey and lacrosse mom,” Belger Would you like to make over and those caring for

Somers Intermediate School this ship role and extend her skills and said Friday. an impact on your library the elderly achieve a better

summer. support even further in our district.” Belger said she is looking forward & your community? Join understanding of Medicare

Belger was appointed at the Board Belger, a Peekskill resident, has to having an expanded role as an edu- our Somers Library TAG! health plans and prescrip-

of Education meeting May 14 and been with the Somers school district cational in uencer. TAG members will have an tion drug coverage. Infor-

will replace current Assistant Princi- for 17 years, starting as a permanent “I believe that all children can learn opportunity to work with mation is provided about

pal Elizabeth Turner. sub and eventually teaching third and and that it’s our job to nd the right the library to gain volun- di erent types of govern-

Turner is taking over the top spot fourth grades. way to teach every child,” Belger said. teer hours while developing ment programs. Meet with

after SIS Principal Stacey Elconin, Before coming to Somers, Bel- School should be a place, she added, leadership skills. Food will trained counselors in a pri-

who will become the district’s new ger taught in Yonkers, her hometown, where students “feel safe, where they be provided. is program vate setting to get informa-

director of special services. and in White Plains. want to come and where learning is is for teens / tweens in tion about:

e current director, Annamarie Belger got her undergraduate de- fun.” grades 6th and up. Space is • Medicare, Medicare

Maggio, is retiring. gree at Pace University and earned Belger’s probationary term will run limited. Advantage, and Medigap

Elconin praised Belger for her ded- a master’s in teaching at Fordham from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2023. Winter/Spring Anime/ supplement plans

ication and an instructional leadership University. She just wrapped up her She will be paid an annual salary of Manga Club. Wednes- • Part D prescription

style that is “very student centered.” second master’s, in instructional lead- $136,500. days, from 3:15-4:30 p.m. drug coverage

It will be a smooth transition be- ership, at the College of St. Rose in She resigned her position as SIS on the following dates: • Medicare savings plans

cause, Elconin said, Belger already Albany. teacher/learning coach, e ective June May 29. Join us to watch for low-income seniors

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Albany wants to expand NYC’s
broken rent system statewide.

Albany’s rent proposals aren’t just a
problem for New York City. They’re
a problem for our communities.

X They’ll make it impossible for many owners to afford to maintain their buildings, causing

them to fall into disrepair.

X They’ll put thousands of local contractors out of work while discouraging new investment

in affordable housing.

X Expansion statewide could drive up YOUR property taxes or cut services.

Call your State Legislators: Senate 518-455-2800 & Assembly 518-455-4100

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Kennedy Catholic honors memory of Brendan Maguire

is past August, the Kennedy Catholic family lost one of its members, Class of 2019 and Carmel resident Brendan Maguire, after a courageous battle with a rare type of bone cancer.
President/Principal Father Mark Vaillancourt of Kennedy Catholic has declared Tuesday, May 14, Brendan Maguire Day. In remembrance of Brendan, the visitor’s bullpen was
dedicated in his memory. e entire student body, faculty, sta along with the Maguire Family participated in this special day for a special young man taken too early.

Kennedy Catholic’s Varsity baseball team.


Father Vaillancourt speaks about Rory Maguire (father of
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ment is necessary. 6, Human Relations, Enhancing Personal

If you can’t visit the library in person, you and Professional Relationships.

can leave a message on the SBIC helpline at Genealogy Workshop for Beginners.

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org with your name,number,a time to call be- tors were? Do you wonder if you have family

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Happily Opinion

Making a spectacle Playing the odds

There has MAN and see far away if Iam an inveterate gam- THE is year’s Kentucky
been a OVERBOARD I looked up. is bler. Jason used to say SEASONED Derby was less satis-
recent de- caused people to that, given the chance, CITIZEN fying. e track was
velopment regard- believe that my face I’d even bet on penny wet and muddy and
gum machines! at’s why
ing my eyesight RICK was attached to my I rarely allow myself to ADRIENNE an objection raised
play games of chance or
which I found MELÉN head at the wrong anything more costly than KAVELLE was sanctioned by the
nickel one-armed bandits
quite disturbing: angle. When I was or bet on horse races. But not betting does judges, giving the title
not preclude watching and the Kentucky
it’s getting better. I talking to someone Derby is my favorite of all contests. e to the runner-up. Also,
three year old horses are graceful and
was very concerned close up, my glasses determined and seem to don the wings of without Jason here to
Pegasus as they make the two minute dash
about that, because it goes against a were pointing over their right shoul- for the nish line. Seen in slow motion it tease about my proclivity for wanting to
is a ballet of God’s most beautiful crea-
trend that has been occurring ever der, and sometimes they would turn tures. beat the odds, took a lot of the fun out of

since I started to get old, which was around to see what my glasses found I actually did bet twice, and each it for me.
time I won! e rst was shortly after
some time after the 3rd grade, which so interesting. I was surprised that we brought my son, Chris, home. My ere’s one other story in my gambling
nickname (still used by some friends) is
is that everything else is getting nobody else wore their glasses like ‘Honey.’ Our neighbor, Mike, came up to history that makes me laugh and cry at the
tell me there was a horse running in some
worse. My knees are knotty, my back that, but nobody else seemed to be. race or other named “Honey’s Son.” How same time. I used to buy Pick 10 lottery
could I resist? I bet $10 on him to win,
is balky, my shoulder is shaky and And now people who are near and he did! tickets, usually with money accumulated

I thought any troubles with my back- and dear to me are blurrier than e second more auspicious bet ($100) from returning Coke bottles at the grocery
was at the 1986 running of the Kentucky
side were behind me. Even my tennis people who are far and dear to me. Derby. I bet on the long shot, Ferdinand, store. Every few weeks I’d ll out two or
(named for my favorite children’s book)
serve is getting worse, and I’m think- So I went to the eye doctor, but who was ridden by Willy Shoemaker. I three tickets at $1 apiece. is went on
cheered as Ferdinand, in seemingly the
ing about taking it in for an MRI. which one should you go to? An for years and once in a while I’d win a few
nal few seconds, came ying up from
Also, I sometimes feel like I’m losing optometrist has to go to college, then almost last place to nose out all the other bucks here and a few bucks there. en
horses and win! Having a winning ticket
that thing that helps you remember after four more years of school get a made the race even more exciting and it happened: checking my numbers I had
enjoyable, but after that I decided to quit
stu , I forget what it’s called. degree in optometry. He or she can while I was ahead and rest on my laurels. 5, then 6, then 7, then 8, then 9…I held

I used to be quite near-sighted. test your eyes, check their general my breath, but sadly discovered the one

Before I was married, I was seeing a health and prescribe glasses. If there’s number I didn’t have was ‘28’. e number

girl when I was in college, at least I a sty in my eye, you should see my I had chosen was ‘27’, one digit away and

thought I was. It turns out I wasn’t, o ce. Whereas an ophthalmologist to add insult to injury, ‘28’ is my birth date!

and that’s when I got glasses. e goes to medical school, then has an Having nine correct numbers netted me

glasses I wore corrected for near- internship, a residency, possibly a fel- $6,000; ten numbers would have generated

sightedness and astigmatism, but I lowship and maybe a friendship. He $500,000! Some might say $6,000 was a

had to take them o to read clearly. or she can diagnose and treat medi- nice little windfall…but compared to half

Bifocals were uncomfortable, because cal conditions related to the eyes. a million? I’ve sworn o gambling ever

they can’t remove the astigmatism Whereas an optician does not test since because even a win can sometimes

correction from the bottom of the the eyes, but simply lls the eyeglass feel like a loss…especially when you’re one

lens where I would read from. So I prescriptions from the optometrist. digit away from the jackpot! Gives real

used to wear my glasses cocked to Whereas an optimist can nd the meaning to that old but obviously true

the side up on the bridge of my nose, good in me having to have a pair of cliché, “close but no cigar”!

so I could see below them when SEE MELEN PAGE 11 Contact Adrienne at [email protected]
I was looking at something close,

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hear, so maybe I’ll get my hearing checked out true that only your optometrist really loves you
also. He had a machine blow this hard poof of for better or worse.
air right into my eye, which startled me and I
almost hit my head on the top of the machine. But I just wanted a contact lens that would let
He says it’s to test for glaucoma, but I think it’s you see close up. My idea was to put it in my left
payback for all the times I blew in my dog’s face. eye and let that one do any reading, and let my
I’m not the only one who’s done it either, so right eye see far away, if it wants to. e eye doc-
don’t try to make me out as the bad guy. I know tor looked at me like it was the dumbest thing
you’ve been doing it too, and if you have, stop he ever heard, but then he gave me the contact
blowing in my dog’s face. But I AM probably lenses and told me it wasn’t the dumbest thing
the only one who told my dog that I was check- he ever heard. So the bottom line is that this
ing for glaucoma. She doesn’t have it, by the way, technique works okay as a compromise if you
I tested yesterday. don’t want to keep looking for your glasses all
the time if you’re out at a restaurant. Now I just
en he shines this incredibly bright light have to try to remember where I put my contact
into my eye, apparently trying to peer into my lens instead of my glasses. I nally understand
soul. I told him my mother said I shouldn’t look what Francis Scott Key was talking about when
directly into a bright light, and he told me he he wrote the poem that became the Star Span-
wasn’t my mother. He also said I should see a gled Banner. O say, can you see by the dawn’s
specialist about my soul. early light? Not really, and I can’t nd my glasses,
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Our mother’s birthday is How gracious she was
May 23. She passed away
15 years ago and there away. Because she’d be travelling who had become the center of at- and the others at JFK. O they’d WHATWAS
isn’t a day that goes by that we with her cousin and his wife, she tention with the single ladies. Was go: Hong Kong where they had I THINKING?
don’t remember something she felt comfortable and secure. eir she part of this swooning crowd, I lunch with my IBM friends on
said, her unconditional love and destination: Italy. asked her? “Oh no, not me,”she assignment, ailand, Singapore, RUTHANN
her wisdom. Here is a small snap- said,“I would never carry on like Portugal, Spain, the UK and SCHEFFER
shot of this elegant, classy lady and Mom spoke Italian and became that.” Soon, however John focused France. Mom loved travelling,
her lovely friendship with John. the go-to person for questions his attention on Mom, and a solid meeting the locals and drinking special for her. She would happily
about menus, signs and translation and lovely friendship was born. in the customs and ways of life ll me in about where they ate,
Mom took her rst trip abroad between the native Italians and in each country. John shared her
several years after Dad passed the folks on the tour. She told me ey began travelling with several enthusiasm and most of all they where they shopped and how she
about a very distinguished gentle- couples from the tour. John would had fun together. enjoyed being with John.
man, John from San Francisco,
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INTERSECTION ON ROUTE 100 not for the fact that he wakes me “Okay Maestro, concert’s over!”
out of a dead sleep humming. I barked at my husband, shaking
But the other, less cute thing he his shoulder.
does in his sleep is conduct. And
things can get dicey when he is His eyes popped open.
working on a big orchestral piece “What?”
and I happen to be sleeping in the “You’re conducting in your
string section. sleep again!” I exclaimed.
He snorted. “I was not.”
After my husband whacked “You were, and you whacked
me, I rubbed my forehead and
wondered if I should interrupt the SEE BECKERMAN PAGE 14
symphony and tell the players to
take ve or roll over and go back

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‘ e feeling girl’ BECKERMAN

BY SHARI SHIP but anything else in math stymied me. so I pretended that I had read a book FROM PAGE 12
GUEST COLUMNIST When it came time for the big MGM about Helen Keller. I just needed one
test, I did not perform well. My teacher, more book about a visually impaired per- me in the head twice!” I responded. “Could
If I were a kid today, I would have Mrs. Reichel, loved me and thought that son to complete the trifecta. I went to the you switch to a more sedate piece of music?”
been diagnosed as dyslexic or with I was just having a bad day and suggested library and found an easy looking book.
some kind of di erence in learning. I to the administration that Shari Brown It wasn’t too long and the print was nice He laughed.
have always had issues with reading and needs to be in MGM. “She is too smart and big. It was called “ e Feeling Girl” “It’s not funny. I didn’t know orchestral
I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t read to be in regular reading and math. She I skimmed through it and put together music was a contact sport. Couldn’t you just
for pleasure even as an adult. As a child, just doesn’t test well” is was the biggest a totally bogus analysis comparing and snore like other husbands?”
I hated the pressure of having to nish a disservice I could have experienced. I contrasting all three books with the same While I was clearly not a fan of being
book, and write a book report. I always was placed in the highest MGM groups theme of blindness. whacked in the head by my husband in his
felt like there was a gun pointing at my all through Junior High school with all sleep, I suddenly realized that there might
head at these times. My mom would of- the brainiacs. I was, in no way, capable When the day came for me to present actually be an untapped resource in his sleep
ten have to read the book to me because I of the work that went along with being my book report, I e ortlessly described conducting. If he could conduct in his sleep,
would constantly read the same page over an MGM. I had to have special help in the life and times of Harold Krents, the why couldn’t he do some other things that
and over again and my comprehension math every day and the only way I think blind lawyer who overcame his disability. would be in nitely more productive? Maybe
was terrible. When I was in 5th grade I passed middle school math was because I espoused facts and gures about Helen we could get him to dream about home
there was a program in the California I babysat for my math teacher’s two little Keller and her incredible fortitude that repairs and have him x the broken garage
schools called MGM: Mentally Gifted children and they really liked me. even Helen Keller’s parents had no idea door in his sleep. Or change the lightbulbs
Minors. It was to identify gifted chil- about. en then I held up the third in the bathroom. Or even take out the gar-
dren and separate them from non-gifted One day, our 7th grade English teacher, book which I did not read, and I started bage. He could sleep-chore his way through
children. It’s so politically incorrect, that Mrs. Guitteau, gave us an assignment. talking about “ e Feeling Girl” who was all the things he complained about doing
today this would be outlawed, banned Read three books all with the same sub- blind and had to feel her way in the world when he was awake. It was genius.
and shunned. Everyone was given a test ject matter and compare and contrast all due to her unfortunate disability. I was “I’m going back to sleep,” he said groggily.
and those who tested in the top 98 per- three books in an oral report in front of really laying it on thick about this poor A few minutes passed and then I heard
cent became labeled an MGM. MGM’s the class. is was a horrifying assign- blind girl when my “friend” Karen Brad- my husband’s breathing get more rhythmic
had their own curriculum, their own ment. ree books was three books too ley raised her hand and said, “Shari, that and I knew he was asleep. I leaned in close
classroom and were sent to a free special many. I liked the idea of the oral report book is called the Fleeing Girl”. BUST- to him and began to chant softly into his ear.
summer day camp for smarty pants. because I didn’t want to write another ED!!!!!!! Not missing a beat, I made up “Garage door. Garage door. Garage door.”
boring book report. My older sister some stupid story about how she was “Garage door,” he murmured.
I was a precocious kid with a great vo- Louisa had recently read a book called blind but she had to ee a bad situation “Yes, garage door. Fix the garage door,” I
cabulary and the gift of gab to back it up. “To Race the Wind” about a blind man with her abusive parents. I somehow got said softly.
My reading skills were not good at all. I who became a successful lawyer. She had an A in English. I did not deserve it. I “Good plan,”he said loudly.“And if you’re
would often fall asleep and always would told me every detail about the book, so did not deserve to be an MGM. I wish going down to the garage you might want to
tune out when I was reading. I was I used that as one of my books for Mrs’ I could do it all over again and just have grab a bike helmet in case I whack you again.”
positively phobic when it came to math. Guitteau’s assignment. I had seen parts been a regular student in a regular class. I
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BLOCK PARTY veterans; Cadillac Chris performs
from 6:30-7 p.m. followed by Just

Nuts from 7-8 p.m.; Class Action

“We are truly honored that Se- Band from 8-9:30 p.m. and re-

bastian Capital has been able to works from 9:30-10 p.m.

support the Lions Club and the “ e spirit of the event is to

Somers community in this way bring the town and community

for a second year by hosting the together”said Larry U er,a mem-

Independence Day Block Party, ber of the planning committee in

and hope to continue this tradi- the Lions Club. “It’s also in the

tion in the future,” said Roxana spirit of Somers being a commu-

Q. Girand, President and CEO, nity-minded, veteran-minded,

Sebastian Capital. “Community service-minded town.”

involvement and investment are e proceeds from the event are FILE PHOTO/DEENA BELL
at the heart of Sebastian Capi- going to two organizations: My
Supervisor Rick Morrissey, Sgt. Duffy are all on stage with Lt. Victor Prato to thank him for his service at
tal’s mission. Our Urban Campus Brother Vinny and Westchester last year's Independence Day celebrations.
development is rmly rooted in All Stars for Veterans.My Brother

Somers, and Somers as our home- Vinny distributes food, clothing, the Lions Club is bringing in make the most of the space and Months of planning go into the

town, so it is a privilege to be able furniture and housewares to veter- more food trucks and activities the ticket price. event, but U er said it’s all worth

to contribute.” ans, outreach groups, shelters and for children to add to the “tailgate” “If you’re paying $30 for general it when he sees the community

Block Party 2019 kicks o at 2 families in Westchester County feel of the event, which works well admission and your car can seat together.

p.m. with a DJ providing music; and the surrounding area. West- on the Sebastian Capital campus. seven, put seven in,” U er said. “It’s a labor of love,” U er said.

from 3-3:30 p.m. the Kelly Oster chester All Stars raises money to Hungry patrons will have choices “Bring your lawn chairs, bring “It’s phenomenal for the town

Irish Step Dancers perform; from support several veteran groups. of seafood, Greek food, barbecue, your blankets.” to get together and to honor the

4-5 p.m. is Dan Zlotnick and Many of the people that have cotton candy and zeppoles and General admission is rst- freedoms we have in this country

Band; from 5:15-5:45 p.m. there’s already bought the gold VIP op- the Lions will also be grilling. e come, rst served so those arriving and to spend time with our fam-

a parade of veterans along with a tion have done so because $50 of only thing people need to bring is early will get a better parking spot. ily and friends. at’s really what

performance from Alyssa Martin the ticket does go right to these a car full of people, U er said. e gates will also close around the spirit of this event is. We want

and Paul Martin; from 6-6:30 p.m. groups, U er said. e Lions Club is encourag- 8 p.m. to allow time to set up for everyone coming out and having a

is the opening ceremony honoring Along with the entertainment, ing the community to carpool to reworks. good time.”

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What does an orthopedist do to stay fit?

BY DR. VICTOR KHABIE doing the same thing over and over. some resistance bands and hop on

GUEST COLUMNIST is can lead to injuries from over- YouTube. You’ll nd hundreds of

using a muscle. And it can also lead videos demonstrating how to use

Exercise is invaluable. to boredom, a big reason people these bands to perform chest press-

Exercise helps us build the mus- quit the gym or give up exercise en- es,squats and core exercises.You can

cles we need to walk,run and give the tirely. I aim for a workout that in- also incorporate an exercise ball for

most epic piggyback rides to our lit- cludes cardio, weight training and core strengthening and stretches.

tlest loved ones. ere’s also a strong core strengthening. As long as my inking about Cross t? Great,

relationship between exercise and the heart rate is up, I’m a little sweaty, but be careful.

length and quality of our lives. It’s no my head is clear, and my mood is While I do believe CrossFit can

surprise that being more sedentary better than it was before I started, I o er many bene ts, including im-

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how can we possibly nd the time to nate to have many hills in West- commonly, I see overuse injuries,

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ing out in the morning.So instead,I hour.Trust me, you’ll feel the burn! ting and box jumping. If you’re ea- Here are my red/yellow/green tects spine and joints from injury.

exercise in the evenings after work. Keep it interesting by exploring a ger to try CrossFit, listen to your light guidelines for working out: 2. Cardio: Getting your heart

My schedule is intense, but it’s es- new path or hiking trail. body. Make sure you have a proper No pain after a workout? Give rate up is great for heart health and

sential to carve out time to exercise. You’ve gured out your favorite warm-up and go at your own pace. yourself a green light to maintain weight loss.

A good workout stimulates your cardio routine? Great! But don’t your routine. Some pain after a 3. Upper and lower body muscle

mind, body, and soul — and joints. forget about weight training. NO PAIN,NO GAIN. workout? Consider that a yellow strengthening: Keep bones healthy

Exercise not only lowers your risk Studies show that strength train- If you’ve ever tried a new work- light,and make sure the pain is gone by building muscle.

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HeeseTRACK & FIELDplaces second in two events at county meet

Altieri takes second in the pole vault, McHugh third in hammer


Somers girls track and eld coach John Vegliante Katherine Velardo
knew Emily Heese would be successful in the pole throws the discus
vault at the Westchester County championships.
After all, she made states in the event during the Christina Abrenica competes in the hurdles.
winter season.
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But the javelin, too?
Heese shined in both events, placing second Clare Keane clears the high jump bar.
in each of them. She tossed the javelin 103-02
and scored a 9-0 in the pole vault last weekend at
Harrison High School.
Michael Altieri led the boys with a second place in
the pole vault (13-0). Josh Tetro ( fth) and Gri n
Carpiniello (seventh) rounded out a strong Tusker
e ort in the event.
James McHugh was third in the hammer throw
with a 131-02. He also was 12th in the shot put.
Michael Herbert placed fourth in the pentathlon
with 2,646 points. Teammate Patrick Eames took
seventh for the Tusker boys, who nished 12th
overall as a team at counties.
“I am proud of how the team performed in this
year’s county championship,” Somers boys coach
Mike Sokolofsky said. “Our pentathletes did a
great job, especially considering they did the entire
pentathlon in one day after school on Friday. I’m
happy with the way our kids competed. We have
the toughest county in New York State with over 40
teams, so it’s always a great meet to see what your
team is really made of.”
Also placing well for the boys were Brian Luciano
(sixth, hammer throw), J.T. Ri el (seventh, discus)
and omas Spencer (11th, steeplechase).
Other girls who performed well were Jordan Han
(fourth,1,500-meter race walk,8:35.80),Ella Lansky
(11th, 400 hurdles), Nieve Mahood (12th, 1,500),
Megan Spencer (12th, discus), Katherine Velardo
(seventh, hammer throw), Clare Keane (11th, high
jump), Alexa Burns ( fth, javelin), Sabrina Somoza
(sixth, javelin), Mercedesz Stumpf (fourth, pole
vault), Christina Abrenica (11th, high jump) and
Christina Luciano (ninth, shot put).
“I was proud of how the girls competed at
the county meet,” said Vegliante, whose team
placed eighth. “ ere are so many great teams in
Westchester. It’s always a fun, competitive meet that
brings out the best in our athletes. ree scorers in
the javelin was a big surprise and a huge boost for our
team. Coach (Alex) Preisig is doing a great job with
that group as well as all the throwers.”

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Tuskers fall to Gabriella Parisi
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Kennedy boys lax wins championship

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 31
Somers upset bid Balancia
falls short races up the
vs. Fox Lane field.

Tuskers boys lacrosse season
ends in quarter nals

BY ROB DIANTONIO to go to give them a two-goal

CONTRIBUTING WRITER cushion again. Yellow ags start-

ed to y against Somers as the

Tuskers desperately tried to gain

e last time Somers and Fox possession. Fox Lane, however,

Lane met on the lacrosse eld, it was able to run the clock out and

was a triple overtime classic won end Somers’ season.

by the Foxes back in April. “ ose situations are always

It was going to be hard to live tough,” DeGregorio said. “You

up to that in the playo rematch, want to put pressure on the ball

but the Tuskers and Foxes still but you certainly want to stay out

went down to the wire. of the penalty box. It’s just kind

Sixth-seeded Somers came up of a part of it. When you’re play- of the boys. e Somers guys left

on the short end in a 12-10 loss ing [your goalie] out and you’re it on the eld. Players make plays

to third-seeded Fox Lane in the trying to play aggressive and turn and they made a couple more

Section 1 Class B quarter nals the ball over, it happens. But it’s than us today.”

on May 18. frustrating.” T.J. Deagan was able to get a

“ is group of boys has been Fox Lane took a 7-5 lead into goal back on the man-up oppor-

battling all season long, so that halftime when Everett Banks tunity with 5:41 left in the third.

wasn’t a surprise,” Somers coach scored with 10 seconds left. Fox Lane responded with a goal,

Vin DeGregorio said. “No mat- e Tuskers went down 8-5 but Rossi grabbed the ensuing

ter who we played, their attitude just over two minutes into the face-o , sprinted down the eld

has always been great. ey al- third quarter. Charlie Balancia and scored just 10 seconds later

ways just came back to work wrapped around the cage and to make it a one-goal game again. PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO

another day. I wasn’t surprised nished to trim the de cit to 8-6. e Foxes closed out the third Brandon LaSpina attacks.

about the e ort. Fox Lane played Fox Lane goalie Sean Bailey, quarter with two goals to take an

hard and their coaching sta did who nished with 13 saves and 11-8 lead into the nal 12 min- but regained its composure with fate with just under three min-

a nice job.” was a thorn in Somers’ side, then utes. goals from Deagan and Rossi to utes to play.

Somers trailed just 11-10 after made two point-blank stops in a Somers started out the fourth cut the de cit to one again. But SEE BOYS LAX PAGE 32

Nick Rossi snuck in from X and row. quarter with a few turnovers, Bazyk’s goal sealed the Tuskers’

scored with 5:13 left in the game. “ eir goalie played great,”

Jake Bazyk countered for the DeGregorio said. “[Fox Lane]

Foxes with a deep rip with 2:49 worked really hard but I’m proud

ROUNDUP welcomed John Jay-Cross River
to Reis Park for the Tuskers’

Senior Night. Somers celebrated

GREELEY 4 its senior game in style with a 7-2

SOMERS 3 win.

e Tuskers dropped their Mazzotta, Tori Pagliaro,

nal regular season game to host Moscarello and Vicky McEvoy

Horace Greeley, 4-3, on May 16. paced the team o ensively.

Nata Jbara had the walko single

for the Quakers. LAKELAND 15

Mazzotta and Moscarello each

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Later that evening, Somers

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BOYS LAX Kyle Malisse heads out of Somers’ defensive end.
FROM PAGE 31 Sullivan
looks to clear
In the rst meeting vs. Fox Lane.
Somers dominated the face-
o s, but Fox Lane had its
face-o man Dillon Morgan
return from injury in the re-
match. He evened the eld a
bit and scored a game-high

ve goals. But Conor Jaykus
still won the face-o battle,
taking 14 out of 25.

Rossi tallied four goals
and an assist for Somers.
Deagan (2G), Lorenzo Ses-
sa (1G), Balancia (1G, 1A),
Jaykus (2A), Zach Nyikos
(1G), T.J. Oli ers (1G, 2A),

omas Gall (5 saves) and
Hunter Sullivan (6 saves)

e Tuskers nished what
was an up and down season
with a record of 7-10.

“I’m really proud of my
seniors and I’m really excited
about the younger guys,”
DeGregorio said. “We have
a lot of young contributors.
But overall, I think these
guys never gave up no mat-
ter what kind of challenges
we faced.”

Conor Jaykus looks for a teammate.

T.J. Deagan,

Nick Rossi on
a second-half



Thursday, May 23, 2019 LEISURE The Somers Record – Page 33

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1. Guitarists use them 33. Female body part rules 30. Sustained viral
5. Makes less intense 34. Passerine bird 56. Egyptian unit of response (abbr.)
11. Julia Louis-Dreyfus 38. One who is killed for capacity 31. Between
series their religion 58. A public promotion of northeast and east
12. Once in a while 39. Green (Spanish) some product or service 32. In the matter of
16. Up to the time of 40. Partner to awe 59. Strongly scented 33. A tree that bears
17. A moon of Jupiter 43. Flightless, running subshrub acorns
18. “Riddley Walker” writer Aussie birds 60. Miserable in 34. Supervised
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“Grandmama” ground 63. Coagulated blood earner
24. Gallium 45. Sacred language of 64. Boil at low temperature 36. Unpleasant
25. Stocky sea duck some Hindu texts 65. Republic of Ireland substance
26. Expressions of delight 49. Get free of CLUES DOWN 37. Some are fake
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28. Some are electric 51. Sent in large quantities 2. Dennis is one famous one
29. Refine 53.Type of medical patent 3. Gas 40.Type of cup
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manner 51. Rural delivery
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same name 57. Delaware
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ing a couple of weeks or more, But what’s a reasonable percent- selling investments to help fund them, sometimes following sig-
possibly to an exotic locale. So, age? ere’s no one-size- ts-all your retirement. ni cantly di erent investment
for the investments you’ve des- solution – the amount of growth strategies. When you do, you’ll
ignated to fund this vacation, investments in your portfolio Nonetheless, you won’t want give yourself a better chance of
you need two key attributes: should be based on several fac- to give up all growth invest- reaching your destinations.
liquidity and low risk. e li- ments, even during your re-
quidity requirement is pretty
self-explanatory – you want to
be able to get to your vacation
funds exactly when you need
them, and you don’t want to be
slapped with some type of early
withdrawal or tax penalty.

e low-risk part of your va-
cation strategy means you want
investments that won’t drop in
value just when you need to sell
them to use the proceeds for
your trip. However, you need
to be aware that those types of
stable-value investment vehicles
likely will not o er much growth
potential. As you may know, the

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