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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 07.30.20

VOL. 3 NO. 9 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020

District expected
to release plans
for September

CONTRIBUTING WRITER dents staying home and attend-
ing classes online. A Mount Kisco nonprofit organization has created job opportunities for those with autism and other
Katonah-Lewisboro school of- challenges. They provide office solutions, laundry services, and custom gifts.
cials were expected to meet to- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who in
morrow’s state deadline for mak- the spring ordered schools state- Local nonprofit creates
ing public the ways they would wide to be shuttered, is scheduled ‘extraordinary’ job opportunities
resume classes, if permitted to do to announce by next Friday, Aug.
so, in about 40 days. 7, the conditions under which BY JESSICA JAFET can improve their lives in even Its executive director, Andrew
“ e plans will be published on they can reopen. CONTRIBUTING WRITER more profound ways. Tedder of South Salem, ex-
our website and shared via email plained that three distinct busi-
so that all community mem- Cuomo has said schools could Meaningful employment can e Mount Kisco-based non- nesses were created under one
bers can be informed,” Marjorie welcome back students if their provide a person with a sense pro t Extraordinary Ventures roof and two dozen sta were
Schi , president of the Katonah- region is in reopening Phase IV of purpose and increase their New York that began in 2015 hired to help operate them.
Lewisboro School District board, and the regional daily infection con dence and self-esteem. For o ers work to young adults who
said earlier this week. rate remains at 5 percent or lower. those with developmental dis- live with autism and other chal- “ e custom gift business,
A preview of how the district If the regional infection rate rises abilities, a job and a paycheck lenges and is committed to em-
would handle in-person and dis- above 9 percent, schools must powering them. SEE EVNY PAGE 3
tance learning as well as a combi- close.
nation of both was expected to be
posted early this week, before the Westchester is part of the sev-
board’s Zoom meeting tonight, en-county Mid-Hudson Region,
which last weekend ( July 26)
ursday, July 30. reported a 1.2 percent infection
“Our plan will meet all of the rate.
state’s requirements,” Superin-
tendent Andrew Selesnick said. While many favor reopening
District schools, reacting to schools, the hows and whens of
the coronavirus threat, have been doing so is the subject of heated


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The Staff Lewisboro Library

EDITORIAL TEAM LEWISBORO LIBRARY 4:30 pm. e last appointment will trons are encouraged to call upon on the Common in Ridge eld, CT.
REOPENS BY APPOINTMENT be 30 minutes prior to closing. Pa- arrival. Print books, audiobooks, and e-
EDITOR: 914-302-5830
[email protected] JULY 27 trons may reserve appointments by No children under ve will Books all count! You also have the

BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER e Lewisboro Library is calling (914) 875-9004. be allowed to enter the building. option of completing the Bingo
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628
[email protected] pleased to announce it is opening Hours for Curbside Service are Children age ve through nine Board online at http://lewisboro

ADVERTISING TEAM its doors ve days a week by ap- Monday through ursday, from must be supervised by an adult.
pointment only beginning Mon- 10:30 am to 5 pm, Friday from Masks must be worn by all those
[email protected] day, July 27. A limited number 10:30 am to 4 pm and Saturday entering the building and patrons VIRTUAL ORIGAMI AND

PAUL FORHAN of patrons will be allowed in the from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Patrons must use the provided hand sani- SEWING CLASSES FOR TEENS
[email protected] building for 30-minute brows- may reserve Curbside Service ap- tizer and/or gloves and maintain AND ADULTS
845-621-4049 ing sessions. e children’s room pointments by calling (914) 875- a minimum of six feet of physical Summer programs for teens and
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[email protected] can retrieve any requested items. [email protected] sta member while in the Library. “Virtual Origami” classes for teens
914-202-2941 ese abbreviated browsing ses- Browsing sessions can be re- Additional details can be found begin Wednesday, July 8 at 5 pm.
[email protected]
SHELLEY KILCOYNE sions are to help ensure the safety served by individuals, or same- at Classes for adults begin urs-

CO-FOUNDER of patrons, sta and volunteers. household group of ve people or day, July 9, and continue Tues-
[email protected] During this time, the Curbside fewer. e number of Brows- SUMMER READING days at 1 p.m. through August 4.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/DESIGNER Pickup tent will still be available ing Session reservations will be PROGRAM FOR ADULTS To register and receive the Zoom
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CREATIVE DIRECTOR advantage of this option. ten patrons are in the Library at ing a Summer Reading Program for at

PHOTOGRAPHER e Library will be open for any one time.To ensure social dis- Adults. Readers will ll in squares events/2020-07/.
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DESIGNER pm and Friday from 10:30 am to the only entry door available. Pa- drawing for a $50 gift card to Books PRESENTS “MYTHICAL
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CEO & PUBLISHER hosting a new story & craft weekly
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Town makes plans for sewers, solar power

BY TOM BARTLEY phase. liminary work on a second phase of the ity created upstate by that renewable re-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Until now, the project has focused al- sewer project. source (see more below).

Katonah homeowners, largely excluded most entirely on commercial properties At the same meeting, conducted online Sewer expansion would provide a
from the early stages of sewer develop- in downtown Katonah and Bedford Hills. July 14, the board also gave a unanimous residential component for the rst time.
ment in Bedford, are expected to be a But the consulting engineers Woodard green light to a plan to encourage solar- While Phase II is seen as a continuation
key part of the project’s $13 million next & Curran won unanimous Town Board energy generation and cut utility costs
approval earlier this month to begin pre- in Bedford through the sale of electric- SEE SEWERS PAGE 4


A Mount Kisco nonprofit organization has created job opportunities for those with autism and
other challenges. They provide office solutions, laundry services, and custom gifts.

EVNY opment of the Westchester businesses. do interviewing, skill assessment, hir- friends, good health, work that is mean-
When Tedder moved to this area 12 ing—this is their paid job,”Tedder said. ingful to them—so they will live the most
FROM PAGE 1 satisfying, safe lives they can.”
years ago, he helped the Prospector movie Each member of the EVNY team has
which started with handcrafted candles theater in nearby Ridge eld, Conn., get the support of a job coach who can pro- e EVNY sta , who may work one
(and now includes beaded bracelets), o the ground. It is an establishment vide one-on-one guidance for the work at to three times a week, are making a real
was expanded to other things—mainly, that shares the same mission and goals of hand. di erence in the lives of people they help,
a laundry (wash and fold) service with EVNY: to employ people with di erent according to Tedder. He described an
free pickup and delivery and an ‘o ce abilities. “It is smart, good business to hire these elderly client who recently lost his wife
solutions’ company where we shred docu- workers. ey are excellent, dedicated and had di culty in getting his laundry
ments for attorneys, accountants and pri- at move followed his long career in employees; they value their time with co- chores done when he turned to them for
vate people,” Tedder said, adding that the retail and sales, as well as a stint as nation- workers and they work hard,” he said. laundry service. Another is a family with
shredded items are brought for recycling. al sales manager of Good Reasons, a dog eight children who needed relief with
treats company that employs people from For 28-year-old Mickey Carter, who their clothes-washing burden.
e services also include collating, pack- the same population.It made perfect sense works in the laundry and o ce services
ing, scanning and digitizing. for him to join EVNY, a place where he areas, it is the feeling of accomplishment “I make sure our employees know that
said the metric of success is measured in of learning something new and then, with they are really helping other people,”Ted-
With the aim of tapping into the po- the number of hours of meaningful em- practice, being able to do it well, that is so der said. “Unfortunately, many of these
tential and talents of people living in the ployment they can provide. rewarding, explained his parents, Marc and folks have been asking for help and apolo-
community with autism and other devel- Liane Carter. gizing their whole lives and it is time for
opmental disabilities, the organization’s e manager and business developer that to stop—it’s important for them to
founders were inspired by the Extraordi- stressed that EVNY is unique in that it “Mickey’s ability to work gives us great know they can help people, as well.”
nary Ventures North Carolina program, is not a “program” for the young adults. optimism for our son’s future happiness,”
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SEWERS take the lead in conducting a detailed ex- had either cesspools or a failing septic “We need you for your credit,” Smith
amination of the project’s environmental system. said of the town’s anchor role. When
FROM PAGE 3 impact. Lodestar seeks nancing, he said,“We go
Bedford had to move “very quickly” to our bank and say we’ve got a contract
of the initial phase, it will be considered In the sewer project’s $22 million ini- into the sewer project’s next phase, with the town...for the next 20 years.”
a separate sewer district, subject to a per- tial phase, now underway, pipe is being Burdick said, or risk losing $8.65 mil-
missive referendum by a ected property laid to connect businesses in downtown lion in expected funding from New York Under that contract, Bedford would
owners. e board is expected to sched- Katonah as well as Bedford Hills to the City, abruptly cash-strapped in the wake see a 100 percent credit on its utility bill
ule that vote, likely for about Oct. 16, town-owned treatment plant at the state of the pandemic lockdown. e city, for the kilowatt-hours Lodestar sent to
when it meets next month. correctional facility on Harris Road. which relies on drinking water drawn in NYSEG. e town, in turn, would pay
part from the Bedford watershed, is the Lodestar for 90 percent of those hours,
A map, plan and report by Woodard ose businesses now rely on septic sys- major source of funding for both phases netting a 10 percent electricity discount.
& Curran (White Plains) will de ne the tems, which are both failure-prone and a of the sewer project.
speci c boundaries of the new district potential barrier to any commercial ex- “Fundamentally,” Smith said, “you’re
and identify the a ected properties. In a pansion. Woodard and Curran’s Ken Kohl- buying dollar bills for 90 cents. at’s
state ling required as part of an envi- brenner, the consulting engineer on the how this program works.”
ronmental review, the town said 93 Ka- Supervisor Chris Burdick said the project, estimated Bedford would have to
tonah residences would be among some downtown installation was on schedule borrow about $175,000 as its share of the He put the estimated town savings at
165 properties served in Phase II. to be completed by mid-August. In com- project’s second-phase cost, expected to between $30,000 and $40,000 a year.
ing weeks, he said in a construction up- top $13 million.
e district will also include the Bed- date, work will continue from Katonah Sustainable Westchester, a consor-
ford Lake apartments and Lakeside at Avenue up Valley Road and Allen Place. SOLAR POWER tium of local governments committed
Bedford condominiums in Bedford Hills e clean-energy proposal would have to addressing environmental issues, is
and about 15 businesses on Railroad “Once complete in Katonah, the work “thrilled” to be partnering with Lode-
Avenue. A small wastewater treatment will move on Bedford Road toward Har- town hall buying 40 percent of a solar- star on the community-solar project, said
plant near the multifamily units will be ris Road later this summer and into the energy company’s output for Bedford Nina Orville, who directs the nonprof-
retired. fall,” Burdick reported. customers in return for “guaranteed it’s solar programs. Calling municipal
savings” on its New York State Electric participation critical to Lodestar’s plan,
e report, due before the expected Grinder pump stations for several and Gas utility bills. e remaining 60 Orville said she expects a host of other
October referendum, will also provide properties on Edgemont Road and percent would be available for home and communities to follow Bedford into the
property owners with the district’s esti- Woods Bridge Road are expected to go business consumption. project.
mated rst-year operating costs. in next spring as the project moves to-
ward its scheduled completion in June. e town would continue to use “Once again,” Supervisor Chris
Engineers will detail an upgrade in the Properties could then begin connecting NYSEG-generated electricity but get a Burdick said, “Bedford is taking the lead
capacity of the town’s wastewater treat- to the system. discounted bill. e reduction would be on this.”
ment plant, now 500,000 gallon a day, to based on the amount of electricity sent to
as much as 560,000 gallons. e contractor, Brennan Construction, NYSEG from a $10 million solar farm, e town is not only the rst in West-
is awaiting an Army Corps of Engineers near Binghamton and built at no ex- chester to join the solar program, he
e Town Board had been scheduled permit to back ll a culvert on Valley pense to the town, Jaime Smith, founder said, but also likely the rst in the state.
this week to set two public hearings for Road, which is now covered by steel and managing director of Lodestar En- Lewisboro is “on the verge” of joining,
Aug. 17. One hearing will consider for- plates. ergy (Westport, Conn.), told members of Burdick said.
mation of the district, the construction it the Town Board.
needs and the nancing to pay for it. e Residential properties had largely Lewisboro Councilman Dan Welsh
other will look at the town’s intention to been excluded from the rst-phase sewer is director of Sustainable Westchester’s
work. e only ones allowed to hook up Westchester Power program.

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Local, state lawmakers hold food drive in Bedford

Close to 1,500 pounds of food collected

New York State Senators isboro Supervisor Peter Parsons, collected about 30,000 pounds wanting to help each other.” community turned out to sup-

Shelley Mayer and Pete Harck- Bedford Town Council Member of food items and over $9,500 in Mayer has participated and port families who are struggling

ham held a food drive last week MaryAnn Carr and Lewisboro cash donations so far. Hundreds contributed to food drives and to put food on their tables by

at Fox Lane Middle School in Town Council Member Jennifer of residents from the 40th Sen- distributions throughout the making these donations,” said

Bedford and collected close to Castelhano. e Bedford Teach- ate District have volunteered to 37th Senate District, from Port Clare Murray, executive direc-

1,500 pounds of food, which ers Association partnered in the help at the food drives as well— Chester to New Rochelle to tor of the Community Center

was donated to the Community event and supplied volunteers. “a real grassroots show of sup- Yonkers and Mamaroneck— of Northern Westchester. “Also,

Center of Northern Westchester “Fox Lane is in the northern port,” said Harckham. “and will continue to do so,” she a big thank you to the many in-

and the Antioch Baptist Church part of my district, but people “ is community really re- said. credible volunteers who pooled

of Bedford Hills. need food everywhere in West- sponded to the call,” said Harck- e food drive in Bedford was their e orts to help us collect the

A number of elected o cials chester,” said Mayer. “I truly ham. “Increased food insecurity a “Drive- ru, Drop O ” event. food and pack it all up.”

from around the county partici- appreciated seeing how people is an unfortunate by-product of No food was distributed; it was Murray reported that the

pated in the food drive as well stepped up and how generous the pandemic. ere are people only was collected. Volunteers Community Center of North-

and showed their support for they can be.” who never needed help from wore protective face masks when ern Westchester’s food pantry is

Mayer and Harckham’s e ort, Harckham has held ve food food pantries before, or who collecting bags and boxes of providing food assistance to over

including County Executive drives in the past few weeks— aren’t eligible for any govern- food from the vehicle, and there 1,200 families each now com-

George Latimer, County Leg- one each in Sleepy Hollow, ment bene ts. No one should was no need for drivers to get pared with 600 families a month

islator Kitley Covill, Bedford Peekskill, Mount Kisco, Mohe- go hungry in the Hudson Valley, out of the vehicles. at this time last year.

Supervisor Chris Burdick, Lew- gan Lake and Brewster—and and it’s heartening to see folks “I was so thrilled that the

OPENING tive, many nonessential employees were If schools continue the springtime pact on an already staggering economy,
idled at home. Few parents acutely felt model of distance learning or even a hy- President Donald Trump has ordered re-
FROM PAGE 1 the abrupt loss of child care. But with the brid version in which students are physi- sumption of in-person learning. However,
state now in reopening Phase IV, most cally in classrooms only on select days, some local districts have balked, citing
Traditionally, schools provide more businesses that survived the pandemic parents could be forced to choose be- rising rates of infection, and Cuomo has
than education, often serving, for exam- will have welcomed workers back to their tween returning to work or staying home declared, “School reopenings are a state
ple, as day care in two-paycheck house- jobs by Sept. 9, the scheduled start of to care for their children. decision, period. at is the law, and that
holds. When schools closed in the spring KLSD classes. is the way we’re going to proceed.”
as part of a broad shelter-in-place initia- To avoid that, and its resulting im-

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Shame on me Catching up
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American history, and he was blank. of reading and understanding college-
“ ey come with corn tortillas,”she said.“But Meanwhile, back at the restaurant, I deliberat- He had never heard of Christopher level books, however, the best place
we can also do them as lettuce wraps.” ed the consequences of ordering a slice of peanut Columbus, the Dutch purchase of to start would be textbooks with a
butter chocolate cake for dessert. Would the Manhattan, the Pilgrims nor other basic outline of American history and
“I’m kind of feeling the corn tortillas,”I said. server steer me toward the fruit plate instead? important parts of our history. I asked world history. Old-fashioned history
“ e lettuce wraps are healthier,”she said, Would she take it one step further and call into him exactly what he had learned, and textbooks are the answer to establish-
matter-of-factly. I raised my eyebrows at my question my entire menu-ordering strategy? his answer was not what I expected. ing an outline. Once the framework is
husband across the table. I was strong, but I didn’t know if I had the there, through research, he can put all
“I’ll have the corn tortillas, thanks,”I replied. fortitude to withstand a second, grand, menu- e history from his elementary the events, dates, people, etc. in order
She took my husband’s order and left. shaming. school up to now covered: Mesopo- and delve into the areas he would like
“I’m not sure, but I think I’ve just been menu- tamia, the Silk Road, the Industrial to learn more about. At that point,
shamed,”I said. As we waited for our food to arrive, the server Revolution, and the slaughter of Native you and he, and perhaps other family
He laughed.“Is that a thing?” stopped at our table with our unsweetened iced Americans. members or friends, could read books
“Apparently, it is now,”I said. teas. My husband grabbed for a sugar packet, simultaneously which will open up
I had never actually been menu-shamed ripped it open, and poured it into his glass. I My grandson has consistently great discussions. Your local library
before and I wondered if this was a new trend, looked at him with my mouth agape. received top grades and has had good should be able to recommend books on
like the dog-shaming and laundry-shaming that teachers, highly regarded. When I speci c topics.
I’d seen online. In the past few weeks, I had also “What are you doing?”I said.“You never put mentioned to him some of the pieces
been home haircut-shamed, manicure-shamed, sugar in your iced tea!” of our nation’s history that were not Once you nd quality textbooks and,
and mom jean-shamed (arguably, that one was taught to him, his reaction was exactly if possible, teachers’guides to go along
deserved). “I don’t know,”he said.“Sometimes I do.” what I would expect: “Can you teach with them, begin with American his-
But then I remembered back when my kids “No, you don’t. We’ve been married 28 years. I me this, Grandma? I’d like to know tory. It will have much more meaning
were younger, I was carpool-shamed by the kids know how you take your iced tea and you don’t it all.” to him because he can relate to it.Talk
for being late for pick-up, snack food-shamed by ever put sugar in it.” about when his ancestors rst came to
the kids for buying fake Doritos, and bathrobe- He gave me a look. How wonderful! But I need help, our country (including your side of the
shamed for driving in my bathrobe. e last one “I think I’ve just been sugar-shamed,”he said. Linda. I am having a hard time nding family). Use that as a starting point.
was courtesy of the police department, which “ at’s not shaming,”I said.“ at is making a book or books not “politically”or “re- Look at the table of contents in a text-
gets the award for best shaming without a war- an observation.” ligiously”correct. I have left a message book to create a timeline or look online
rant.Two days later they shamed me again for “What’s the di erence?”he said. with my local library (open for pickup) for an agenda for a university course
driving with a cup of co ee on the roof of my I shrugged.“It’s only shaming when it hap- hoping for something there. Perhaps
car. I’m not sure what that one would be called. pens to me.” you can suggest some books. He reads SEE DR.LINDA PAGE 11
Maybe just stupid mom-shaming. Of course, at an adult level. I am also checking for
no one called it shaming then. ey just called You can follow Tracy on Facebook at facebook. documentaries.
it rude. com/LostinsuburbiaFanPage and sign up for her
Alas, I, also, have done my fair share of sham- newsletter at A Loving Grandma
ing. I FaceTime-shamed my parents when Dear Loving Grandma,
they talked to me and pointed the phone at the
ceiling fan for 10 minutes. I drugstore-shamed Your grandson seems to be capable
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Feet rst DR. LINDA

READING, to Jockey Menswear. e following year, an immediate favorite and a bestseller now FROM PAGE 10
WRITING & the company name was changed again to known as the L.L. Bean Field Coat.
CHOCOLATE Jockey International, Inc. Today, the Jockey about the time period.Take the date(s) di erent
brand sells sleepwear, active wear, socks, and In 1927, L.L. Bean’s growing product family members arrived in the U.S. Have him look
KIM underwear for men, women and children in line was o ered by mail order catalog. In at a map and nd the state and city they rst went
KOVACH more than 120 countries worldwide. 1951, the Freeport, Maine, retail location to. Read what was happening in the United States at
created a Ladies Department and opened that time in order to relate to what his very own fam-
Did you know that wet, aching Leon Leonwood Bean was an avid out- the store 24 hours a day. L.L. Bean® ily experienced. My family came to America in the
and blistered feet inspired three doorsman from Maine who enjoyed hunt- clothing and outdoor products are sold late 19th and early 20th centuries. A good friend of
di erent American entrepreneurs ing and shing. Legend has it that inspira- worldwide. mine has relatives going all the way back to Virginia
to start companies and brands recognized tion struck after L.L. Bean returned home and Maryland in the 1600s. We would start at di er-
worldwide? from a hunting trip with cold, damp feet. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl is ent times.
At that time, men’s shoes and boots were credited with designing more than 1,000
In the 1870s, Reverend Samuel rall made out of leather. In 1911, L.L. invented foot care products. As a young man, the In- en read the history that led up to that point and
Cooper became aware of a need when a new type of boot, the Maine Hunting diana born entrepreneur worked as a cob- the events that followed their arrival up until today.
lumberjacks in his state of Michigan com- Shoe, by combining leather uppers with bler and in a shoe store. He was inspired to As you move along, pick up a book or watch a movie
plained of su ering blisters and foot infec- rubber bottoms. In 1912, he promoted his study medicine and create helpful foot care that relates to that time period, that historical person,
tions from wearing poor quality woolen innovative new hunting boot via mailers to products after listening to customers’foot or that group of people. In addition, you may choose
socks under their leather work shoes all out of state sportsmen. He quickly sold 100 problems. In 1904, while still in medical to open the world history textbook and follow along
day. Reverend Cooper founded his hosiery pairs of his new outdoor boots. school, he invented and patented his rst to see what was happening in the rest of the world
(sock) company, S.T. Cooper & Sons in arch support. In 1906, Dr. Scholl’s Foot- while the United States was living through a particu-
1876. Within two years, S.T. Cooper & Unfortunately for Mr. Bean, customers care was founded to manufacture and sell lar era. Or, you may want to nish American history
Sons was producing close to 2,500 pairs of complained that while wearing the new orthopedic foot products. and then tackle world history.
seamless socks each day. boots, the bottoms and tops separated.
Customers returned ninety of the rst 100 In 1916, a clever marketing campaign e bottom line is that you and your grandson
In 1897, the company introduced Black pairs of boots. Ever the honest business- promoted Dr. Scholl’s products by con- will be on a long journey which will take many years,
Cat brand hosiery for men, women and man, L.L. mailed refunds to his customers ducting a nationwide contest in search of unless you put together an abridged version. e New
children. By 1900, the founder’s sons, and went back to the drawing board to the most perfect woman’s foot in America. York State social studies curriculum basically begins
Charles, Henry and Willis, formed Cooper make improvements and x the problem. American history in fourth and fth grade. It moves
Underwear Company. ey began pro- ousands of women ocked to shoe stores into ancient history in sixth grade and then American
ducing White Cat underwear union suits e Maine Hunting Shoe became a hit. to have their footprints taken. e win- history again in seventh and eighth grade. It then
(one-piece long underwear for men) at the By 1921, L.L. Bean boots were praised for ning female footprints were published in moves into world history in ninth and 10th grade and
new manufacturing facility in Wisconsin. their extremely practical functionality. e newspapers and led to a new interest from back to U.S. history in 11th grade. And there’s a lot to
Maine Hunting Shoes were even ordered women across the country in purchasing learn at each grade level!
e company’s product lines continued to for an Arctic expedition by Admiral Dr. Scholl’s foot care products. e Dr.
expand. Donald MacMillan. Requests poured in Scholl’s brand is recognized around the Have fun,
from satis ed customers for more outdoor world. Dr. Linda
In 1971, the company changed its name apparel. In 1924, L.L. Bean introduced the
Maine Duck Hunting Coat which became Kim Kovach always likes to put her best foot Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad Grades Happen to
forward! Good Kids” and director of Strong Learning Tutoring and
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me. Ugh!! Yes, a good laugh was after my “Lasagna Lessons” col- was from the many readers who happy to learn that she had given
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writing? Besides being could ask 100 Italians for their We lost our beloved 12 year old gentleman wrote of losing Sahara,
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additional learning tool for me. hot, steamy day last summer. After writing about my trip precious moments of my life, I heard from has become a special
Following is some of the recent to Greece, I was asked by several still nd myself with tears running friend. I will call her Pat. Not only
feedback I have received. ank goodness the story had a readers for the tour information. down my face when Coco enters did she tell me that she had lost
good ending; and I was happy Unfortunately, I have not yet re- my mind. I thank you all so much a dear pet, Bree, last November,
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From painting to staging, let’s seamlessly get your home looking its best for
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my proven strategies, strong national network, and the innovative programs
at Compass combine to create stellar results for my happy clients.

Testimonial “As a local in the our community,
Ellen priced my home to meet the
demands of the market and we
received an offer in 7 days... My
home was treated as if it were her
own, knowing every detail about
the house and how to convey this
to buyers... Ellen knows what it
takes to get things done, and goes
above and beyond to accomplish
the goal.” - Suzy S.

Ellen Schwartz
Lic. Associate RE Broker
Westchester and Connecticut
m. 914.420.4615 | o. 914.725.7737
[email protected]

Ellen Schwartz is a licensed real estate salesperson affiliated with Compass. Compass is a licensed real estate broker and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. Rules & Exclusions apply. Compass
offers no guarantee or warranty of results. Subject to additional terms and conditions.

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