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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 10.10.19

VOL. 2 NO. 18 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019

Business community welcomes Green Way Markets

Supermarket will hold its grand opening this Friday, Oct. 11

BY CAROL REIF DeCicco’s had occupied the PHOTO: FACEBOOK
CONTRIBUTING WRITER space for seven years. It cited
a rent hike for its decision to After nearly 10 months of anticipation, Green Way Markets is slated to open Friday (Oct. 11) in the
Residents will have a new place leave. Residents were equally Orchard Square shopping center in Cross River.
to buy their groceries on Oct. 11. agitated when previous occupant
D’Agostino suddenly moved out for merchants whose businesses DeCicco’s departure was a e hamlet has always had
Green Way Markets is poised with seven years left on its lease. have su ered without an anchor “shock to the community,” said plenty of places to grab a bite,
to open in Orchard Square store to draw walk-ins to the Elaine Feldman, Cross River
at Cross River, a retail hub at Green Way signed a “very, very town’s geographic center. Pharmacy’s owner. SEE GREEN WAY PAGE 2
Routes 35 and 121. Its address is long-term” lease with the shop-
20 North Salem Road, in Cross ping center’s owner, EK Cross
River. River, in January, said Adam
Brodsky, director of its commer-
It’s welcome news for those cial properties.
who’ve been schlepping all the
way to Connecticut, Pound Other grocery groups had been
Ridge or the hamlet of Katonah in contention for the spot, but
for groceries since DeCicco Fam- Green Way won out because of
ily Markets pulled up stakes last its operating history and because
year. DeCicco Family Markets is it planned to vastly improve the
not to be confused with DeCic- space.
co & Sons, a di erent business,
which opened a new supermarket It had hoped to open this sum-
in Somers this summer. mer, but held back because of the
amount of work needed to bring
Lewisboro resident Brian everything up to snu .
Mardon, who was getting a hair-
cut at a nearby barbershop, said It’s also good news for the 90-
he has been driving to Ridge eld, plus people the new store is em-
which “isn’t easy” when you have ploying, most of whom will work
a bunch of kids. full time. Local farmers should
be happy, too: Green Way plans
It’s also been “brutal for the to buy local fruits, veggies, eggs,
shopping center” to not have an meat and dairy products.
anchor store, Mardon said.
And it certainly isn’t bad news

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18 John Jay football
remains unbeaten.
pg 19


GREEN WAY in the shopping plaza proper in ‘We need it badly. is will ful ll the
2004,but later moved into his own

The Staff building at the corner. community’s dearest dreams.’
but without a grocery store, many “Every day I have someone
EDITORIAL TEAM have been shopping elsewhere on coming in here asking, ‘When are –Supervisor Peter Parsons
their way home from work, she they (Green Way) going to open?’” Town of Lewisboro
EDITOR: 914-302-5830
[email protected] said. he said.

BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Feldman is so pleased with her e lack of a grocery store also
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628
[email protected] soon-to-be-neighbors that she has had a ripple e ect on the local

ADVERTISING TEAM plans to bring over some wel- economy. mileage,a lot of money leaving the brilliant.”
come-to-the-family balloons. “ ink about the logistics” of county,”Novak said. “We need it badly,” said Peter
[email protected] Mike Novak, owner of Cross having to travel out of town to Lewisboro’s supervisor hailed Parsons. “ is will ful ll the com-

PAUL FORHAN River Wine Merchant, opened buy bread or milk—“that’s a lot of Green Way’s arrival as “absolutely munity’s dearest dreams.”
[email protected] Green Way has already “dem-
845-621-4049 Keep it fresh this fall onstrated its commitment” to
[email protected] Lewisboro by nancially support-
JENNIFER CONNELLY ing community events such as
914-334-6335 Shakespeare in the Park, he said.
[email protected]
BRUCE HELLER Its “Neighbors Serving Neigh-
[email protected] bors” program allows shoppers to

PRODUCTION TEAM use their club cards to link to local
charities and organizations. e
DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER store then donates a certain per-
[email protected]
centage of proceeds, said Green
ASST PRODUCTION MANAGER Way Vice President Robin Este-

[email protected]
Green Way fully intends to live
BRETT FREEMAN up to its environmentally con-

PUBLISHER: 845-208-8151 scious name.
[email protected]
Equipment and lighting are
VP OF SALES: energy e cient, produce bags are

845-621-1116 eco-friendly and the store café’s
[email protected]
plates and utensils are composta-
ble. Only paper bags are available.
DEADLINE Customers will be encouraged to

THE DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISEMENTS bring their own reusable totes.

AND EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS IS THE Sunday “I think the community will be
pleasantly surprised by the organ-
PUBLICATION DATE. Special ic, gluten-free products, as well,”
Estevez said.
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Since Green Way hopes to
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The Hair Wharf New Jersey and Connecticut, the
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as “the next step in the evolution,”
Robin Estevez said.

General manager Esteban

Luna is also “very excited” about

914-232-7271 the impending debut.
Sen. Pete Harckham was

among those also on the welcom-

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Kerry, Madi, Lesli Salon Hours: Tues-Fri: 10-5, Thurs: 10-8, “I would like to welcome the
Sat: 9:30-4, Sun: 10-12 (By Appt. Only), Estevez brothers—John, Bill and
Robin—and their entire Green
Closed Mon. Way Market sta into the Cross

River community,” Harckham

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ily-run business, they have created

a warm and inviting store, and

The Hair Wharf Family is Growing! I’m con dent our community will
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Music is key to student’s success

BY KATE BELDERS style as “pop with hints of rock rehearsing for a major show, re-

CONTRIBUTING WRITER and jazz.” Since attending John hearsals can go until late at night.

Jay, Lily has composed around When not performing, Lily

For John Jay High School se- 50 songs, two of which she has can be found taking on leader-

nior and music technology stu- released on streaming platforms ship roles at John Jay. She is ac-

dent Lily Oyen, music is more such as Spotify and Apple Music. tive in the Katonah-Lewisboro

than just a class—it’s a passion In her evolution as an art- School District’s ArtsALIVE

that drives her. ist, Lily believes her success has organization, which promotes

Born in New York City, Lily been made possible by the musi- the arts in the district. Lily serves

was 5 when her family moved cal resources available at John Jay, as a member of its student board

to Lewisboro. While attend- such as its music lab and record- for the 2019-2020 school year,

ing Increase Miller Elementary ing studio. However, the most representing the music technol-

School, Lily began gravitating signi cant John Jay resource to ogy program. is year, she hopes

toward music. She started piano her growth has been the constant to further the idea of creating a

lessons at 6, which would serve as support she has received from community for the arts at John

the launching pad for her musical Geiger. Jay. She feels that many students

exploration. “I owe it all to Ms. Geiger… she speaks with at John Jay have

Once Lily became comfortable She is the reason I am pursuing an admiration of the arts, but they

with the piano, she began study- music,” Lily said. don’t have enough time to take an

ing the cello, guitar and ukulele. Geiger described Lily as “a art class. us, the organization is

While attending John Jay hard-working and dedicated stu- hosting events that allow all stu-

Middle School, Lily started to dent who has exceptional self- dents, no matter their academic

compose her own music and, in discipline.” focus, a chance to participate in

the seventh grade, participated Not only does Geiger speak arts experiences.

in an honors performance choir of Lily’s strong work ethic, she She is also a member of the

at Carnegie Hall. When she ar- acknowledges her ability to be Tri-M Music Honor Society,

rived at John Jay High School, a “true team player” who knows which is an international honor

her composition e orts reached when to take the lead but also society for middle and high

new heights with her enrollment when to “take a step back to al- school students. e Tri-M or-

in Amy Geiger’s music class. low others to shine.” ganization “recognizes students

It would be her relationship In addition to Lily’s music for their academic and musical

with Geiger that would set Lily’s studies, she is a member of sev- achievements, rewards them for

future as an artist. eral student music organizations. their accomplishments and ser-

In Lily’s sophomore year, Gei- Since her freshman year, she has vice activities, and inspires other

ger encouraged her to apply to been a part of John Jay’s Vocal students to excel at music and

a music program at NYU called Jazz Ensemble. Last year, Lily leadership.”

Future Music Moguls. e 14- and the vocal jazz group won rst Outside of school, Lily has be- Lily Oyen PHOTO COURTESY OF GREG OYEN
week program, o ered at the place at the 51st annual Berklee longed to several bands over the

Tisch School of the Arts, is de- High School Jazz Festival. Since years. is summer, she partici-

signed for talented high school her sophomore year, Lily has be- pated in a program called Sound her internship will enable her to artists of varying genres, espe-

students who are interested in longed to the Treble Makers, a inking NYC at the City Uni- get a feel of what it’s like work- cially female artists. She has ex-

the contemporary music busi- coed a cappella group of which versity of New York. e program ing with artists across the musi- perienced rsthand how hard it

ness. Upon Lily’s acceptance, she she is now a senior leader. Lily “is designed to open doors for cal spectrum. For college, Lily can be being female in the mu-

became the rst John Jay student also participates in the school’s young women to explore careers plans to pursue a double major in sic industry, especially in music

to attend the program. e pro- musicals, singing and acting. in the music industry.” Lily has music technology and business, production, which is still heavily

gram, which met every Saturday, Most recently, Lily appeared in also worked as a lifeguard at the with a focus on music manage- male-dominated. Lily wants to

focused on not only the “creative “Guys and Dolls” in the role of Lewisboro town pool. is year ment, and to minor in French. one day be in a position to help

process behind writing and re- Nicely-Nicely Johnson. she will be starting a new job at She wants to be able to use her young, aspiring female artists.

cording songs” but the “business While Lily sees her future be- Caramoor where she will be sup- skills to not only produce music Lily is the daughter of Julie

decisions that help music wind hind the scenes as a producer, she porting visitor services. but to excel in areas such as band and Greg Oyen. Julie Oyen is a

up in the hands of audiences loves to perform and has enjoyed Preparing for life beyond John management. Ultimately, her beekeeper who also works part

around the world.” the performance opportunities Jay, Lily already is thinking ahead hope after college would be to time at Pick Up Every Stitch in

Lily’s work re ects an eclectic she has had at John Jay. How- to her senior internship, for take a seat in the producer’s chair. Mount Kisco. Greg Oyen is a vi-

mix of genres, a product of her ever, the commitments of such which she plans on working at a Lily dreams of the day when she sual e ects artist who owns and

varied inspirations. She labels her activities can be intense. When recording studio. She hopes that can work in a studio supporting operates XL-FX VFX Inc.

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Parents weigh in on mascot change

BY TOM BARTLEY supporters of the logo, paying homage to Chief Katonah this with our eyes wide open... is is the type of situa-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER for more decades than anybody engaged in this conver- tion unlikely to make everybody happy.”
sation—student, school o cials or concerned adult—
ey say that breaking up is hard to do, but deciding has been alive to walk the onetime land of the Munsees. Any expression of parental unhappiness last week,
whether that’s the right thing to do just might be even however, was directed not at the board but rather at the
harder. So, the Katonah-Lewisboro School Board, grap- But that’s precisely the point, critics of the iconog- school district’s continued use of Native American sym-
pling with the notion of parting ways with its iconic but raphy contend. Even if such symbolism was once ap- bolism.
newly controversial Indian mascot, asked last month for propriate, they maintain, quite clearly it no longer is. As
help in reaching this decision, one that is “unlikely to more than one board member has noted in the current South Salem resident Heather Lackey decried a mas-
make everybody happy.” conversation, nobody today would be so insensitive as to cot that failed to re ect, she said, “who we are or what
adopt such a potentially o ensive nickname/icon. our values are or the kind of wonderful community that
School Superintendent Andrew Selesnick, charged we have here.”
with developing such a process, said at last week’s meet- e board’s discussion, only two meetings old, is nota-
ing of the School Board that he may have it ready “as ble for having been initiated by the trustees themselves. e mother of two boys at Increase Miller Elementa-
soon as the next meeting,” scheduled for next ursday, No group of angry residents had appealed to the board, ry School, she said of any new iconography, “I just hope
Oct. 17. demanding change, and not one Native American, at that by the time my children reach high school that it
least this time around, is known to have protested the can be something that we can be really proud of and we
Board members at last week’s session renewed their longtime symbol as a bigoted, racist a ront. can all rally behind it.”
discussion of the icon and, for the rst time in the current
conversation, heard from some parents on the matter. Instead, Trustee Terrence Cheng expressed his mis- South Salem resident Jane D. Crimmins, Lewisboro
givings at the board’s Sept. 19 meeting, calling the mas- councilwoman, spoke last week simply as the mother of
Robert (Rob) Cummings of South Salem, one of cot a “very divisive symbol.” His other board members three. Crimmins agreed that the Indian icon has to go,
three parents who addressed the board, sounded a pre- immediately agreed it was an issue that needed to be replaced by a symbol selected by students from K-12.
vailing theme for all of them, declaring, “I support retir- addressed.
ing the Indian mascot and all that entails.” “I think it’s past time,” she said in an email later, “to
e only trustee not at that meeting, Dr. William move on from cultural misappropriation in our schools
At issue is whether John Jay High School should Rifkin, supported the board’s reopening the mascot is- and public spaces.” Noting the steps taken by two states
display, even with proper respect, the image of Native sue. “ is is a good time for the conversation,” he said to ban Indian-related icons in public schools, she wrote,
Americans and their culture. It has done just that, say last week, but warned, “I think it’s best that we go into “I’d rather not be the school system that’s forced to
change its mascot.”

‘ is is the type of situation unlikely to make everybody happy.’

–Dr. William Rifkin
School Board Trustee

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Early voting begins Oct. 26

BY TOM BARTLEY • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27: scenario envisaged for e-books, a Katonah Registration Info
CONTRIBUTING WRITER noon to 5 p.m. or Lewisboro resident who works in White
Plains, let’s say, could wind up voting in that Anyone who’ll be at least
For the rst time ever, New Yorkers will • Monday, Oct. 28: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. city on a lunch hour. 18 come Nov. 5 but who
be casting ballots well ahead of next month’s • Tuesday, Oct. 29: noon to 8 p.m. has not registered to vote
Election Day. But voters in Katonah will have • Wednesday, Oct. 30: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Board of Elections sta ers are now training has only a day to do so.
to go to Mount Kisco if they want to join in • ursday, Oct. 31: noon to 8 p.m. to use the e-books, with the hope—but not Applications—in-person,
this electoral history while Lewisboro resi- • Friday, Nov. 1: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. any certainty—that they could get a tryout in online or in the mail—
dents will journey to Pound Ridge. • Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3: noon this year’s early voting, Democratic Elections must be submitted
to 5 p.m. Commissioner Douglas LaFayette said this by Friday, Oct. 11
e Westchester Board of Elections has With time running down before the early week. (postmarked by midnight,
designated 17 locations for early voting start- polls open, things like where people can vote for snail mail). Exceptions
ing Saturday, Oct. 26. e polls—their loca- were still being decided late last week at the Still, he cautioned, “anything can happen are made for honorably
tions will most often di er from a resident’s Board of Elections. with a new system.” discharged veterans or
customary place to vote—will be open daily “We’re all rolling with the punches, because persons who become
through Sunday, Nov. 3. Everyone in Bedford, this is a new thing,”a person familiar with this If practical experience validates the e- naturalized citizens after
including the town’s Katonah residents, will go year’s rollout said. books’theoretical potential, they could replace Oct. 12. They can register
to Mount Kisco’s village/town hall, 104 Main Most of the nation—38 states and the Dis- the paper books local poll workers have used in person at the Board of
St., if they want to do their voting early. Lewis- trict of Columbia—was already voting early over the years to check in voters. Since those Elections until Oct. 26.
boro voters can cast ballots at the Pound Ridge when New York this year embraced the prac- paper books contain only the registrations in Forms and further
Town House, 179 Westchester Ave. tice. In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a speci c election district, voters could cast an information are on the
legislation directing a number of electoral re- in-person ballot only in the district in which Westchester Board
Lizette Hernandez, secretary to Village forms. In addition to early voting, they man- they had registered. of Elections website,
Manager Edward W. Brancati, said Mount date same-day primaries. e actions were citizenparticipation.
Kisco was ready to host its Bedford neighbors. taken, aides said, to make voting easier and, in As it does in any election, the county will
“At this moment, we don’t have any concerns,” the case of primaries, to save money. pick up the overtime and other expenses of register-to-vote.
she said at the end of last week. Early 2019 voting, expected to be lighter early voting. “We’re not incurring any cost
than the turnout for next year’s presiden- here,” Hernandez said of Mount Kisco’s op-
On the traditional Tuesday Election Day— tial race, is seen as something of a test run erations.
this year it’s Nov. 5—those who chose not to for 2020, with new technology potentially
vote early can visit their customary polling changing the way we vote. To recover the expenses related to early
location. Electronic polling books, which digitally voting, including buying the e-poll books,
duplicate the county’s master voter registra- Westchester will be able to tap a $24 million
Whether voting early or waiting until Elec- tion roll, make it possible not only to vote fund made available by the state to reimburse
tion Day, voters this year will choose from early but also to cast a ballot in the most counties.
among the candidates for town o ce, County convenient polling place. Under the kind of
Legislature and judicial posts. e state Board of Elections put e-poll
books to the test in pilot projects elsewhere
To vote early, visit the Mount Kisco polling in the state. It also assessed whether they met
place at these times: required standards for things like networking
and security.


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The Pumpkin Bridge, featuring a 25-foot Statue Clowning around
of Liberty made of pumpkins, is a popular
attraction at The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.


Remember when I wrote about READING,
a fun-loving British woman WRITING &
named Dawn Win eld-Hunt CHOCOLATE
who decided to wear her wedding

dress every day for an entire year? KIM
I admire Dawn’s clever attention- KOVACH

seeking ploy and her self-deprecat-

ing sense of humor. Photos of her

doing every day activities in that

long white gown (grocery shopping and vacuuming) as well as more

outlandish activities (paddleboarding) are posted on social media.

And she is always smiling.

I think it is healthy to be able to poke fun at yourself or act some-

what goofy from time to time. As adults, we often lose that sense of

playfulness in the daily grind of work/home life. I like to wear a silver

and pink tiara at work on my birthday. It lightens the mood and is a

great excuse for me to walk around and hand out chocolate.

Yesterday, I read an article about a man in New Zealand who de-

cided to bring an emotional support clown to a meeting with his boss.

How about some broccoli Yes, you read that correctly—an emotional support clown. Joshua Jack
with your milkshake?
did not have a good feeling after receiving an email from his employer

requesting a meeting to discuss his role with the rm. e email sug-

gested that he might want to bring a support person to the meeting.

But instead of bringing a co-worker with him to sit in on the

meeting, Joshua hired a professional clown for $200 to accompany

him to the advertising agency. e meeting was a little awkward.

Northern Westchester Joshua and the clown sat across the desk from Joshua’s two em-
commuters traveling
Metro North Rail- ley ( by the ployers as they outlined their reasons for “letting him go” from the
road’s Hudson River line will high-pro le events and sites
recognize the name Philipse in its thick portfolio. advertising agency.

BRUCE Most notable this time “It was sort of noisy,” said Joshua, of the clown making balloon
THE BLOG of year is the Great Jack
animals during the meeting, “so we did have to tell him to be quiet

from time to time.” Joe the clown created a balloon unicorn and

Manor as one of the stations BRUCE O’Lantern Blaze. at au- poodle to lighten the mood.
along the route, nested in the tumnal spectacle has been a en the clown mimed crying as Joshua’s employers slid the termi-

town of Sleepy Hollow. For a runaway public favorite since nation paperwork across the desk. Although an unusual assignment

passerby, what else is there to it started 15 years ago, made for him, the clown was overall supportive while Joshua was being

know? possible by the corporate red from his job.

Well, there’s this… largesse of Entergy. Since e advertising agency honchos admitted that the emotional

In the latter half of the 18th century, one its debut in 2005, attendance at the Blaze has support clown was a little distracting but they did commend Joshua

Adolph Philipse owned a sprawling 52,000- ballooned tenfold, with nearly 180,000 visitors for “spicing up the meeting” and were grateful that he “could see the

acre provisioning plantation, anchored by a grist in 2018. humorous side” of the situation.

mill that fed his considerable wealth. In a recent presentation for the Hudson Of course the story made the news all over New Zealand and

A copy of Mr. Philipse’s 1750 probate inven- Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, His- beyond, including a photo of Joshua sitting next to the emotional

tory documents his property. Topping the list is toric Hudson Valley senior VP Peter Pockriss support clown during the serious meeting with his employers which

the name “Caesar,” identifying a human being, explained how the tourist organization uses was published in the New Zealand Herald. As a guest on a local

just like you and me, save for a singular, pro- entertainment events—like the Blaze and the radio interview show later that week, Joshua felt that his $200 was

found di erence: Caesar, like so many others Sleepy Hollow Experience—to entice visitors well worth it. “I de nitely recommend bringing Joe or another clown.

of his race, was treated as a piece of property— into coming back for its masterly produced Highly recommended.”

“legally owned enslaved property,” to be exact. and groundbreaking education e orts, such as I love this guy! I am adding him to my list of fun-loving free-spir-

e history of slavery in America shouldn’t “People Not Property.” ited types who make life a party wherever they go. I’m sure Joshua

be a news ash to anybody. e history of will not be unemployed for long now that his very creative (and very

slavery, and of enslaved people, right here in COMFORT FOOD FOR THOUGHT funny) stunt has “gone viral.”

the Hudson Valley, however, may not sound so “Our strategy,” he said, “is using popular Here’s a suggestion for those readers who may be considering hir-

familiar. events that encourage people to come back for ing a clown to attend a wedding as their “plus one” or possibly as an

other reasons, where we can give them some extra guest at the extended family anksgiving table. Make sure that

PEOPLE NOT PROPERTY history. We call it the broccoli with the milk- your clown can create a variety of balloon animals and can also do a

at’s precisely the reason that Historic shake.” few juggling tricks.

Hudson Valley (HHV), a non-pro t educa- Just as broccoli is undeniably nutritious, Or, better yet, eliminate the middle man (or middle clown) and

tion organization that is one of the jewels of there is enrichment for the mind and the soul sign up for a circus arts class. How cool would it be to learn juggling,

our region, has undertaken a project that is as in learning about, and learning from, this area’s knife throwing, unicycle riding, etc. to add to your own life skills!

important as it is ambitious. It is called “People backstory building a thriving economy—and

Not Property.” SEE APAR PAGE 12 Kim Kovach is not a fan of clowns, per se, but enjoys the idea of bringing a bit
of fun to any situation. Writing short stories is fun!
Most people know Historic Hudson Val-

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Support for rofoam packaging. community for turning out to Prime Burger, Prime Taco, organizations who made this fair

Kitley Covill Perhaps it was her experience support the 59th annual Lew- Ridge eld Academy, Ridge eld possible!

in the 90s as a Legal Services isboro Library Fair on Sept. 21. Prime and Rings End. A nal HUGE thanks to the

attorney representing indigent All fair proceeds go directly to A number of local organiza- 2019 Fair Committee chairs and

To the editor: families and children that mo- the library’s operating fund, al- tions and businesses also sup- individual volunteers! e suc-

I am disenchanted with na- tivated her to vote for the Im- lowing us to serve as a commu- ported the Library Fair via in- cess of the fair ultimately rests

tional and local politics, yet, in migration Protection Act, or nity hub, providing educational, kind donations and volunteer on your shoulders and we are

November, I will easily rally en- perhaps it is just her proclivity cultural, recreational and civic time. Please see our complete list deeply grateful for contributing

thusiasm to cast my vote for one for justice and human decency. engagement opportunities to all of supporters on the Library Fair so generously of your time.

worthy candidate, Kitley Covill. Experienced, honorable and visitors in a welcoming environ- page of the website and join us SEE LETTERS PAGE 10
A Katonah resident, Kitley hardworking Kitley worked to ment. We truly appreciate the in supporting all of the generous

uses her past public service ex- achieve fairness in employment tireless e orts of our volunteers

perience working as chief of the and wage parity by passing laws and community groups as well

Westchester Family Court Bu- that ban wage and criminal his- as the generous funding from FOR RENT
Heritage Hills
reau and as Yonkers inspector tory discrimination. With Kitley fair sponsors that helped make

general to promote laws at Covill representing me at the this fundraising event a great

Westchester’s County Board Westchester County Board of success!

of Legislators that improve our Legislators, I know I am in good Our 2019 Fair Sponsors: 123 1 BEDROOM/1.5 BATH, 960 SQ. FT.
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To the editor,
845-278-0070 203-748-9000 John Pappalardo: A good Greg LaSorsa says that if elected he will bring a
steward of Lewisboro
SOUTHEASTKITCHENANDBATH.COM new voice and fresh perspective to the Lewisboro
To the editor, Town Board. I believe him.
Webster’s dictionary says: “A steward is a re-
His experience volunteering for town and com-
sponsible person who looks after the property and munity and building a successful law rm in White
concerns of others; a manager, a supervisor, a scal Plains have demonstrated his abilities. His service
agent.” on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Counsel and
as president of the Lewisboro Baseball Association
John Pappalardo has done just that as a Lewis- showed his leadership skills and an ability to get
boro Town Board Member for many years now. I things done.
urge everyone to re-elect him to our Town Board on
Tuesday, Nov. 5. On the Planning Board, Greg’s is an independent,
common sense voice. Whether insisting on strict
And here’s why! enforcement of environmental rules for the HUD
Because of his experienced, tough scal focus: housing in Goldens Bridge or respecting the rights
l. Our town’s credit rating has soared from “at risk” of homeowners, he has been steadfast and persuasive.
to “stable” so it costs way less to borrow.
2. Roads are getting repaired. I believe that if he were already on the Town Board
3. A new cell tower will go up, improving cell and more attention would have been paid to controlling
emergency communication. expenditures, and the board may have thought twice
4. e town is now working on a master plan. before eliminating preferences for local employees
Environmentally, he’s been active on the board to: and emergency responders for the Workforce Af-
l. Pass legislation requiring the use of reusable fordable Housing in Vista.
bags, eliminating many harmful single-use plastic
bags! It is not just the big things but the little things
2. Institute composting at our local recycling cen- brought on by the complacency of one-party rule
ter, and compostable toilets at the Town and Onatru like wasting countless hours discussing symbolic
parks. legislation more appropriate to Albany or Wash-
3. Work with NYSEG to reduce power outages ington, failing to follow through before residents
by cutting down more trees. of Lake Truesdale awoke to nd unsightly highway
4. Help develop trails at the Leon Levy estate, us- type guardrails replacing quaint wooden ones along
ing volunteers and private donations, not tax dollars. the shore or ignoring the concerns of residents in
Unlike the national partisan politics of Washing- Cross River seeking minor aesthetic changes to the
ton today, John Pappalardo has helped to develop cell tower being placed there.
a local Town Board that has emphasized respectful
Greg may not win every battle, but he will ensure
that the concerns of all stakeholders will be heard
and considered.

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APAR reprehensible stain on our heritage, though, entrance to welcome visitors in more than e
is to visit Philipsburg Manor, which, says 40 languages and commemorate the 50th dangers
FROM PAGE 8 Mr. Pockriss, is “one of the few sites that anniversary of Stonewall.
tells the story of colonial-era slavery that ex- of phone
the personal riches that attend it—on the isted in the northern colonies, which is news • At Sunnyside, the Hudson River estate
backs of enslaved people. to many people.” He adds, “I don’t have to of Washington Irving, whom Mr. Pockriss addiction
tell you how important the story is today called “the rst professional author in the
e Historic Hudson Valley’s state-of-the- with everything going on in the world.” U.S.,” the 200th anniversary of the publica- BY FATHER JOE CAMPO
art website, upgraded a few months ago, is a tion of “ e Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is GUEST WRITER
treasure trove of easily digestible information He said that Adolph Philipse’s probate marked by a new musical production, “ e
about “Slavery in the Colonial North.” inventory list mentioned above, proved to Sleepy Hollow Experience.” e audience It almost happened last
be “a touchstone” that enabled Historic follows the immersive story of the headless Wednesday. I came within
“Slavery was not just a Southern insti- Hudson Valley to unearth the local his- horseman through four locations. seconds of watching a po-
tution,” says University of Texas history tory of slavery at Philipsburg Manor and tential tragedy unfold. From my
professor Dr. Daina Ramey Berry in a elsewhere. • Union Church of Pocantico Hills vantage point on the 23rd Street
video on the website. “It was an American houses an active congregation that wor- subway platform, I witnessed a
institution.” As the cornucopia of photos and infor- ships there and has stained glass windows young woman (totally focused
mation on its new website illustrates, there by celebrated artists Marc Chagall and on her phone as she was texting
TEACHING TEACHERS ABOUT is so much of broad interest that Historic Henri Matisse. something terribly important)
SLAVERY Hudson Valley has to o er, the only way to come within inches of actu-
appreciate it all and plan a visit is to peruse For more information, visit the Historic ally walking o the platform.
e website includes easily navigable and it online. Hudson Valley website at I thought these incidents were
absorbing interactive features that are ideal part of subway urban legend,
for students, who form a major segment IMMERSIVE SLEEPY HOLLOW Bruce “ e Blog” Apar is a writer, publicist, but NO. It almost happened,
of the HHV audience, both online and EXPERIENCE actor, and civic volunteer. He is sole proprietor about 25 yards ahead of me,
at its many event and experiential sites, of regional marketing agency APAR PR. He and I among others would have
which Mr. Pockriss says welcome 15,000 In the meantime, here are some high- also is a ghostwriter, whose new ForbesBooks been powerless to stop her from
schoolkids a year. ere’s even a special lights Peter Pockriss pointed out… title, “Fisch Tales: e Making of a Millennial losing the inevitable one-on-one
Teachers Institute for K-12 educators, Baby Boomer,” by Bob Fisch, is available at with the approaching Broadway
sponsored by the National Endowment • Among additions this year at the Blaze Amazon, WalMart, Barnes & Noble, Target, Local.
for the Humanities, that helps them better (one of whose biggest fans is actor Neil and other online bookstores. Follow him as
understand “the institutional and personal Patrick Harris) is the Museum of Pumpkin Bruce e Blog on social media. Reach him at I had never seen anything like
sides of enslavement” in the colonial north. Art, suitable for Instagramming, as well [email protected] or 914-275-6887. this before. But I have seen more
as a multicolor-spangled Pride ag at the and more how we bury ourselves
e best way to understand that uniquely in our phones. Two people on a
“date”—having dinner, appar-
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not peace? Are we doomed to
forever race from now to then—
always checking in to make sure
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Developing strategies to overcome obstacles

Dear Dr. Linda, obstacles or challenges walking away and another throughout our lives and part
I read your column from a few weeks of growing up is learning how to de-
they need to jump over, STRONG throwing up their arms velop strategies for responding to them.
ago saying that the teacher is the C.E.O. move through, or get LEARNING in disgust when grades Where children in school are struggling,
of their classroom. I agree with the C. around, it is one of start to slip. Perhaps our rst job is to acknowledge 1) there
is a problem, and 2) the problem isn’t
e teacher needs to create an environ- the most di cult and DR. LINDA most important, they the child. Parents and teachers need to
ment where kids feel emotionally safe. I SILBERT accept and support these students and to
agree with the E. Teachers need to excite frustrating experiences see themselves as work with them to identify and manage
their students, so they become engaged the obstacles in their way.
and stay focused. But, the O, which for the teacher and the allies—not adversar-
stands for obstacles, is a tough one. If they don’t, who else will?
child—and, of course, ies—and they respect Dr. Linda
Sometimes, it’s impossible to help
each kid succeed. I used to think that if the parents, too. Many these children’s e orts Dr. Linda Silbert is the author of “Why
I could get each one of my students to Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids” and
study for their tests, do their homework of these children become de ant, act out to achieve, no matter how modest their “Building Strong Students.” Submit
and show up to class, they’d all succeed. I questions using the contact form at www.
believed it was as simple as that. In fact, in class or refuse to do classwork and success. ey understand that no one
I believed that teachers should focus on
the material they have to teach and not homework. ey lie about homework, wants to fail and are committed to mak-
be wasting time on their students’ emo-
tional and social development. We’re not projects, reports or almost anything ing sure that failure is not an option.
our students’ social workers, psycholo-
gists or counselors. We’re their teachers. school-related, either to make them- Every student wants a gold star, an
If we show them that we respected them
and accept them, using your language, selves feel better or to get their parents A+, a 100 on a test. And, if that kid
they would learn anything we taught
them. However, over my 21 years of and teachers o their backs. e worst sitting behind the desk doesn’t seem to
teaching middle school science and
math, I have learned that the O you talk part is that we often lose these kids care, it’s not true. In reality, she is hurt-
about, overcoming obstacles, can be so
di cult for some kids that they simply because they drop out of school, either ing inside. Kids who are struggling in
don’t succeed no matter what I do.
physically or mentally or both. school usually don’t have the maturity to
Mr. T.
Dear Mr. T., ere are also children with problems say, “You know, I’ve been trying to gure

You’re so right! When a student is in school who do none of that. ey out why I’m failing. I have come up
struggling in school because there are
work hard—some even too hard—and with many reasons and have worked

are respectful, but struggle to get an A, out my options, so here’s what I

B, or C. ey manage to survive and get think.” Most kids, of course, are not

through whatever obstacle that may have that self-aware or solution-oriented.

caused them to slip. In most cases, parents and teachers

How do these kids get over the need to step in to nd out what is

hurdles, obstacles, and succeed, while the source of a given problem.

others don’t? Because they are lucky to (However, if you ever hear a

have adults in their lives who work with kid say something like that, count

them to pinpoint their problems, explain your blessings and listen to her—she

them in a way they can understand, and may actually have gured out what the

help them deal with them. e parents problem is and have some ideas for how

and teachers accept them for who they to solve it.)

are. ey support these children—never We all face obstacles of one sort or

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Kids enjoy the giant
Fun at
the fair pumpkin bounce house.

e Lewisboro Library Fair was held
on Sept. 21 at Onatru Farm Park. e fair
featured books, treasures and toys, food, music,
vintage cars, children’s games, exhibitors and
activities, local vendors, community groups

and a gnome scavenger hunt!


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Carter Buratti, 11 Lewisboro Lions cooking up lunch for the crowd

Emerson Payne,
4, in the South
Salem 1924
Antique Dodge

Andrew McGuire, 13, and Andrew Lucassen, 14 at Air
Raid, an Ultimate Frisbee game

Chris Gardner
and Rita Schaffer
at the bake sale

Jane Brennan, 12, sings with the Halfway to Sanity band.

William Slater, 10 months, is loving this fair weather.

Anthony Mendola and Martha Cascio serve up hot dogs Dave, Camry, Lauren, and Teri Eaker, Library Trustee, at the drink tent
donated by South Salem Auto Care.


South Salem taurants and businesses in Kato- Following the lecture, there will e lm, “Stan & Ollie,” will be the candidates for the positions
Fire Open House nah will o er discounts, special be a table with maps of the individ- shown at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, of town supervisor, town justice,
o ers, promotions, new openings ual home parcels in Bedford, Lew- as part of the library’s “Brown Bag highway superintendent, Town
e South Salem Fire Depart- and more. e goal is to bring isboro,and Pound Ridge.Attendees Film”series.Bring a lunch or snack Board and town clerk. e pro-
ment will host its annual open new faces to town by encouraging who are inspired by the lecture will and enjoy this touching true story gram will include statements from
house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat- everyone to “Share Katonah” by have the opportunity to become a about the later years of Laurel and the candidates as well as a Q&A
urday, Oct. 12. bringing friends to shop, dine and part of the Pollinator Pathway by Hardy, the world’s most famous portion with the audience. e
experience the hamlet. coloring in the map and taking the comedy duo. forum is sponsored by the League
Vista Fire Pancake “Healthy Yards Pledge.” Partici- of Women Voters of North East
Breakfast For more information, contact pants who commit will promise to e “Reader’s eater for Westchester (LWVNEW).
Gretchen Menzies at [email protected] avoid the use of pesticides or her- Adults” returns on Oct. 15 and
Join the Vista Fire Department bicides, and to plant natives. ose takes place Tuesdays from 7 to TAKE A STROLL WITH
from 8 to 11 a.m.Saturday,Oct.12, who pledge can then take one of the 8:30 p.m. through Nov. 5. Each LEWISBORO GHOSTS
at the Vista Firehouse (377 Smith Lecture at the Healthy Yards placards to proudly week, the group will dive into a
Ridge Road in South Salem) for Playhouse stake on their property. ere will short play and act out the parts Do you want to hear about the
the Vista Fire Department Pan- be handouts and information on sitting down. It is led by author town’s haunted history? Come to
cake Breakfast and Open House. e Rusticus Garden Club and planting natives. and writing teacher, Kim Kovach. the “South Salem Ghost Walk”
Bedford Garden Club will co-host Space is limited. at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Led by
e cost for the all-you-can-eat a lecture by Doug Tallamy at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30, and town historian and author, Mau-
event is $10 for Adults,$5 for chil- space is limited. RSVP to Rusti- TEEN YOGA ON OCT. 16 reen Koehl. e event is a one-hour
dren (8 and under). All tickets will ursday, Oct. 17, at the Bedford [email protected] “Teen Yoga” meets next at 6:30 walking tour of local sites with a
be served at the door. Playhouse, which will be open to haunted history. rill seekers and
the public. Dr. Tallamy is a profes- Lewisboro p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.Teens in history bu s should meet at the
Share Katonah sor at the University of Delaware Library Events middle and high school will learn library promptly at 7—armed with
and chair of the Department of techniques to help de-stress and
From 10 6 p.m. ursday, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology. Lewisboro Library is located at relax during the school year. Bring ashlights. It is suitable for adults,
Oct. 17, Katonah businesses will Tallamy will speak of the many es- 15 Main St., South Salem.To reg- a yoga mat and water. teens, and children who won’t be
rally together in a community out- sential roles insects play,and explain ister, visit scared by some “ghosts” that appear
reach event to bring more aware- the simple changes we can make in MEET THE CANDIDATES along the way.Koehl is the author of
ness and support to the hamlet. our landscapes (and our attitudes) MOVIE AND THEATER At 7 p.m. ursday, Oct. 17, “Lewisboro Ghosts: Strange Tales
to keep insects on the ground, in PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS and Scary Sightings.” e book is
Shops, galleries, boutiques, res- the air and on our plants. the library is hosting a “Candi- available for sale at the library.
dates’ Forum.” Invitees include

Calling all princesses. Miss

Anna is hosting a “Princess Tea
Party” on at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
19, for princesses of all ages. ere
will be high tea, cucumber sand-
wiches and crown-making. Cos-
tumes encouraged.

e library will be closed on

Monday, Oct. 14, in observance of
Columbus Day.


Add Value e Women’s Civic Club of Ka-
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When we’re done, there is nothing left to do. Oct. 19, at Memorial House, 71
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QB Luke Mercer (No. 15) celebrates with his
teammates after scoring a touchdown.
John Jay lines up on defense.

John Jay blockers create room for Bobby Chang to run.

Mercer leads unbeaten John Jay past Lakeland

Field hockey, volleyball teams each earn two wins

BY ROB DIANTONIO yard touchdown run and Jon Connelly to 35-14. Mia Puccio scored goals for John Jay in a
CONTRIBUTING WRITER added a 1-yard plunge to put the Indians Ian Gallagher had 5 catches for 55 yards 4-0 win over host Walter Panas on Oct. 2.
up 14-0.
Football (5-0) to lead the receivers. “Our ball movement is progressing ev-
Lakeland answered with a touchdown John Jay closes out the regular season ery day and our mental toughness is grow-
JOHN JAY 35, LAKELAND 21 pass but Mercer made it 21-7 with a ing,” John Jay coach Debbi Walsh said.
Friday, Oct. 4 2-yard touchdown rush early in the sec- when it hosts Beacon for homecoming at “We dominated ball possession today and
Luke Mercer rushed for 215 yards on ond quarter. e Hornets responded with 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. we were playing a very smart game. I love
a score before halftime as the Indians held where this team is today and the commit-
21 carries and 4 touchdowns in John Jay’s just a 21-14 lead at the break. “Our main focus right now is to win ment they have made to keep getting bet-
35-21 win over host Lakeland on Oct. 4. this week and also continue to improve,” ter. With 16 o ensive corners, we need to
“During halftime, we knew we had to Mercer said. “We have a lot of work to do convert on those. Our o ensive press got
e Indians improved to 5-0. make adjustments on defense,” Mercer before playo s, but rst we need to close us two penalty strokes that were converted
“Going into the game, we knew our of- said. “But o ensively, we knew we just had out the regular season with a win.” into goals by Ella Blum and Mia Puccio.”
fensive line was better, and in the game it to keep pounding them with our o ensive
showed,” said Mercer, who also passed for line.” Field Hockey (5-3-2) Melina O’Connor added an assist.
111 yards. “ ey were making huge blocks Samantha Spieler made 1 save in net.
and creating big holes for me.” Mercer’s touchdown runs of 8 and 28 JOHN JAY 4, PANAS 0
Mercer opened the scoring with a 27- yards in the second half put a Hornet Wednesday, Oct. 2 SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 20
comeback out of reach, stretching the lead Ella Blum (2G), Annabel Brennan and




Friday, Oct. 4
Two days later, the Indians were on the

road again and cruised to a 6-0 shutout
win over Our Lady of Lourdes.

Faye Tobin tallied 2 goals. Puccio,
O’Connor, Sophia DiFalco and Kate
Mercer had 1 goal apiece. Sydney Phil-
lips added an assist. Ashleigh Brennan
stopped 1 shot in the cage.

“I loved that we had ve di erent scor-
ers in this game,” Walsh said. “Because
we took the lead early, it allowed me to
move players into di erent positions to

nd our strongest defense and best o en-
sive chemistry. Today, girls coming o the
bench were able to score and that makes
our overall team chemistry even stronger.
I couldn’t be prouder of these girls and
how they are playing at this point in the

Volleyball (10-1)

JOHN JAY 3, LAKELAND 0 Kira McMann follows through on a spike.
ursday, Oct. 3
e Indians swept visiting Lakeland in

straight sets on Oct. 3. John Jay dominat-
ed at the net and won by scores of 25-18,
25-16 and 25-16.

Kira McMann (10 kills) and Lily Preis
(9 kills) were the usual suspects up front.
Kaitlyn Varriale and Madigan Flynn
added seven kills apiece. Preis also had 19
service points, including a run of 11 in a
row in the third set to help the Indians
open up a big lead after trailing early on.

Taylor Ho man nished with 21 as-
sists, helping set up nine di erent Indians
who recorded kills. Allie Driesen added 8


Friday, Oct. 4
e next afternoon,

John Jay defeated host
Somers 25-15, 25-20,

Boys Soccer


ursday, Oct. 3
Jonah Peris and Joey
Pink scored goals in
John Jay’s 2-0 win over
visiting Lakeland on
Oct. 3.
Owen Rabii record-
ed the shutout in net
with 7 saves.


Saturday, Oct. 5

Ariana Rugova John Jay’s Lily Preis keeps her eye on the ball. Lily Hodor of the Indians bumps the ball.
serves for Jay
against Somers.



Beyond the box score

Confession time: My knowledge of Even in our own “I feel like there are “the importance of the young student-
sports is very rudimentary. athletes who do not show up in the box
pages, certain var- MARSH more unsung heroes score.”
Despite what WFAN callers may have sity players have MADNESS on the eld than box
you believe, watching football from your earned well-deserved score players,” Gannon John Jay’s explosive o ense would not
couch every Sunday while drinking beer BRIAN be possible without a strong o ensive
and eating chips by no means makes you headlines for their said. “ ey do their line, which, Candarelli said, is “the core”
an expert on X’s and O’s. MARSCHHAUSER job so well to get the of his team’s identity.
staggering o ensive
Sure, we have fantasy teams and “ ey are tough, intelligent, and play
watch highlights, so we know all about production. But in ball to the right people fast, which is exactly what we preach
Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley and to our team as a whole,” he said. “ ey
DeAndre Hopkins, but what about the football, soccer and so your team can clear allow us to open the playbook and play
guys blocking for them? How many of fast because of what those guys are able
you can honestly say you’ve analyzed the eld hockey, there a shot on your goal or to do upfront.”
playing styles of Joel Bitonio and Ryan
Ramczyk? are 10 other people on the eld, many for your team to attempt to score.” Everyone has a role to play on game-
day. But teams also rely on players who
( ey are All-Pro o ensive linemen, of whom will never make headlines or ere are stats, such as assists, that do may never see the eld. In practice, it’s
by the way.) the scout team’s job to mimic the play
show up on the stat sheet. exist for supporting players. But they style of an upcoming opponent.
I don’t mean this as a critique. It’s
human nature to be drawn to the ball. Being unrecognizable, in a way, is only show who directly set up a scoring “In the game of football, preparation is
Unless you plan on watching every play everything,” Candarelli said. “Our scout
a dozen times—which is not realistic a testament to their strong play. We play. What about the player who assisted team plays a key role in that process.
unless it’s your job—you’ll never see the
full picture. know the players who blow their assign- on the assist? Or the defensive player ey have a goal to make practice during
the week more di cult for our starters
In football, the players who handle ments, but we rarely pay attention to who swatted the ball away before it than the games will be on Friday nights.”
the ball and score points—quarterbacks,
running backs and wide receivers—are people who do their job well. To borrow reaches the goalie? So, the next time you read about a
considered “skill position” players, which player scoring a hat trick or rushing for
I’ve always thought was a bit conde- a quote, “When you do things right, “I guess people tend to see the ends 300 yards, keep the “unskilled” players
scending. Does that make the other in mind. ink about everyone else who
players unskilled? people won’t be sure you’ve done any- [of the eld] but forget that there is a did his or her job to make that perfor-
mance possible.
thing at all.” huge middle factor, too,” Gannon said.

Does the name Trey Junkin ring a John Jay football experienced tremen-

bell? dous individual and team success last

For most players, their value cannot be year, winning the section title while their

gleaned by looking at a stat sheet. at’s quarterback set records for o ensive

why, this week, I wanted to look beyond production.

the box score. So, I asked some area e headline-grabbing individual

coaches to sing the praises of their more performances “are something we take

unheralded players. Many jumped at the great pride in as a program,” said Joe

opportunity, including Bernadette Gan- Candarelli, an o ensive coach for John

non, coach of Yorktown eld hockey. Jay. But the Indians also recognize

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BY ROB DIANTONIO activity, pregame or postgame play club at whatever university I to experience things of the past I always eat a plain bagel toast-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER ritual that you share with your attend next fall. and see what the future will be ed with peanut butter before every
teammates? like. game.
John Jay senior Melina Do you know what you want
O’Connor is a team captain and Something I like to do is word to study in college? If yes, what If you could pick one place Best place to eat in the
mid elder on the varsity eld searches or take a nap before a and why? to visit on vacation that you’ve Katonah-Lewisboro area?
hockey team, which has a 5-3- game and after a game our team never been to, where would you
2 record. She is also on the girls is always singing. I plan to study business because go and why? Empire Bagels.
lacrosse squad, which has won it will help me in the future. Facebook,Twitter, Snapchat
back-to-back Section 1 titles Who has been your biggest I would love to go to Amal or Instagram? Why?
and advanced to the state nals role model over the years and If you could have one super- Coast in Italy because of its beau- I use Snapchat the most be-
last year. what have you learned from power, what would it be and tiful features. cause it’s a fun way to keep in
them? why? touch with my friends.
How old were you when you What is your favorite food to For a young athlete growing
started playing eld hockey and Jenna Giardina. I have been I would want to be able to time eat before or after a game? up in Katonah-Lewisboro, what
how did you get started? playing with her since I was in travel, so I could have the chance would you tell them about the
second grade and she was in third. experience of being part of the
I was in third grade when I I grew up playing lacrosse with eld hockey program and why
rst started playing eld hockey. I her and always looked up to her should they go out for the team?
got started because my neighbors because of her incredible athleti- John Jay eld hockey has eas-
played eld hockey and were on cism and great personality. She ily been one of the best experi-
the varsity team and I would go is now a freshman playing D1 ences I have had throughout high
watch them play and I immedi- lacrosse at the College of Holy school. Field hockey was never
ately wanted to play. Cross in Massachusetts.Jenna was really my number one focus when
What are the team’s goals my lacrosse captain for two years, I was younger. I would only pick
for the rest of the eld hockey where I learned many leadership it up during my o season from
season? skills from her. She was very suc- lacrosse, but ever since my sopho-
Our team’s goal is to keep be- cessful at what she did because of more year, I fell in love with the
coming stronger and stronger her focus and drive. I aim to have sport. e friendships and memo-
right up until the end of our sea- that same mindset with our team ries I have made are countless.
son. We are looking forward to a this season. Coach (Debbi) Walsh is one of
competitive postseason. the best coaches I have ever had in
As a senior on the team, how Tell us one thing about my athletic career and the positive
much do you value being a yourself that not a lot of people energy and family feel she brings
leader? know? creates an amazing atmosphere
Along with having great re- everyone should experience. If you
sponsibility, being a senior captain I enjoy knitting and I under- begin playing here at John Jay, I
is also a great privilege, helping stand Greek. promise you that you will have 22
to lead and motivate our team to new best friends.
have a fun and successful season. Will you continue to play eld
What is your favorite team hockey in college? If yes, where
are you going and why did you
pick that school?

At this time I don’t believe I will
be playing eld hockey at the col-
legiate level although I do hope to

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