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Published by Halston Media, 2019-08-07 16:29:02

North Salem News 08.08.19

North Salem’s only weekly newspaper mailed to every home and business.

Vol. 5 No. 19 Visit TapIntoNorthSalem.net for the latest news. Thursday, August 8, 2019

Students in action PHOTOS COURTESY OF NZINGHA MILANES Dual-stream
recycling starting
Michael Milanes Jr., 14, a rising sophomore at North Salem High
School, completed an internship as a shadow legislator for County in September
Legislator David Tubiolo, District 14, at the Westchester County
Board of Legislators in White Plains this summer. BY JODI WEINBERGER
EDITOR
Michael’s internship duties included researching topics for the
legislator, doing projects, assisting legislative aides, and attending Beginning Sept. 1, cardboard and paper will no lon-
meetings and press conferences. ger be picked up the same week as glass, cans and plas-
tic.
During the meetings Michael took notes while learning how
the government process works. Michael was one of the youngest Cardboard and paper will be picked up one week
interns this year and had a great time getting an inside look at the along with garbage, and glass, cans and plastic No. 1-6
Westchester County Board of Legislators. will be picked up the next week along with garbage.

County Legislator David Tubiolo e rst week of September, City Carting will collect
with Michael Milanes Jr. glass, cans and plastic and the weeks will alternate from
there; ere will be no pickup on Monday, Sept. 2.
The legislator took the interns out for a day of fun at Playland.
e full schedule is available at northsalemny.org/
news/garbage-and-recycling.

New containers,called toters,were delivered to homes
starting on Monday, Aug. 5. City Carting dropped o
the two 64-gallon blue toters which will have the City
Carting logo and the town logo on the lid.

Smaller cans, 36 gallon, are available by calling City
Carting at 914-277-4211.

e town voted to switch to dual-stream recycling in
April to secure a lower cost for its contract with City
Carting.

Last year, the town had to increase its tax levy over
the state cap to pay for its refuse contract.

Half of the garbage increase, $143,000, was paid for
from the town’s fund balance and the other half was
from the tax levy increase.

Because the new contract dropped the cost, Lucas
said the town won’t have to use all the money it took
from the fund balance and there will be a further reduc-
tion next year.

FTELooEwrCNnToJDruAtdhNgISeEaLlSeEmYMOUR
Paid For By e Committee To Elect Daniel Seymour

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BACK TO SCHOOL 17
BALANCED ROCK 2
BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE
CLASSIFIEDS 23
LEGAL NOTICES 22
LEISURE
OPINION 23 OVER THE MOON
SPORTS
21

8 Summer nights
19 in North Salem.

pg 12-13


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Thursday, August 8, 2019 Your Neighbor North Salem News – Page 3

North Salem resident joins
Friends of Karen board

BY WILL HUCK of my own, they’ve always been lings of sick children understand isn’t working, he spends time at Richard Sgaglio
CONTRIBUTING WRITER my soft spot,” Sgaglio said. their sibling’s disease, as well as their cabin in the Berkshires. In
to help them cope with their sib- addition to his work with Friends Friends of Karen Board Presi-
is June, North Salem resi- Because of this, when Sga- ling’s diagnosis and create a dia- of Karen, Sgaglio enjoys volun- dent. “In addition to his en-
dent Richard Sgaglio was ap- glio moved back to Westchester logue within the family. teering at other area non-pro t thusiasm for Friends of Karen’s
pointed to the board of Friends County he took an interest in organizations including Second mission, which is palpable, he’s
of Karen, a local nonpro t that Friends of Karen. “I love that Friends of Karen’s Chance Foods, an organization exceptionally accomplished and
provides nancial and emotional mission goes beyond just the that repurposes fresh foods for his professional expertise will be
support for critically ill children As a board member of Friends child that’s a ected by illness. distribution at food pantries in instrumental in helping us fur-
and their families. of Karen, Sgaglio hopes to use Westchester and Putnam Coun- ther our mission and strengthen
his experience as a marketing and ey help with the whole family, ties, and the Putnam County our ability to help more families
While originally from West- healthcare professional in order including doing great work with Humane Society, which is a no- caring for critically-ill children in
chester County, Sgaglio spent 10 to contribute to the organiza- siblings,” Sgaglio said. kill shelter. the tri-state area.”
years living in Las Vegas, where tion’s mission.
he co-founded the Nevada Part- He also took note of a back Currently, he is the Vice Presi-
nership for Homeless Youth, an “Help shine a light on the or- to school program, which helps dent of Marketing for a senior
organization that provides home- ganization and help with fund- families of an ill child prepare living community, the Osborn in
less children with food, shelter raising, those are the two things for the upcoming school year. Rye. Previously, he served as Vice
and other necessities. is expe- I’d really like to do for Friends of Speci cally, this program raises President for the Burke Rehabili-
rience kindled a passion within Karen,” Sgaglio said. money in order to provide a new tation Center in White Plains.
Sgaglio for helping children of backpack, school supplies, and a
need. Sgaglio is excited about many $25 gift card for the siblings of “We are so very fortunate
of the programs the organization sick children. to have Richard join us on the
“Despite not having children already has in place. One of these board,” said Paul Smadbeck,
programs is the Sibling Support Sgaglio lives in North Salem
Program, which helps the sib- with his partner and when he

The grand prize winner!

Bruce Knies of Purdys was the
winner of the Lake Mahopac
Rotary Chevy Corvette ra e that
was drawn earlier this month.
Here, members of the Lake
Mahopac Rotary pose with Knies’
new car. e proceeds from the
ra e are used to help support
local non-pro ts and provide
scholarships to local students.

e ra e’s other winners
were: second prize of $1,000,
Donald Pasquale Jr.; third prize
of $500, Michael Kertelitz; and
fourth prize of $250, Sebastian
Slizowski—all of Mahopac.

PHOTO COURTESY OF LAKE
MAHOPAC ROTARY CLUB

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ROCK bers $20. Bento box cost $25: collection of e Hammond collection through the auspices schoolhousetheater@gmail.
FROM PAGE 2 of Kodama’s representative in com. e theater is located at 3
Choice of Chicken,Vegetarian, Museum and Japanese Stroll the United States, James McEl- Owens Road, North Salem.
hinney, a visual artist and friend
or Salmon Teriyaki must pre- Garden this past August, and of Kodama-san. East Coast Panthers Bas-
ketball Camp: August 19-22. 9
paper lanterns, is a magical set- order before August 6. No Out- they were unveiled in the pres- e sculptures are in the a.m. - 3 p.m. at PQ Elementary
form of Möbius bands, named School. Girls and boys entering
ting for this ancient custom, side Food Please! For more in- ence of the artist in niches in the for a German mathematician, grades 3 through 9. Fee: $250
that take the shape of curves or
which every August brings to- formation, call 914-669-5033 or Museum’s Guild Hall, dedicat- that have only one side, when Railyard Arts
revealed as geometric forms Studio classes
gether people and traditions of email: gardenprogram@yahoo. ed for their permanent display. in space. In other words, they
are physical representations in Railyard Arts Studio is lo-
the East and West. Traditional com. e two sculptures are carved marble of an eternal concept of cated at 621 Route 22, Croton
movement, time and space. Falls. For more information,
Japanese music will be played in New permanent collection. in smooth, polished marble, one visit railyardartsstudio.com
Tea Workshops. ese Tea
the garden. Two important marble sculp- in white and one in pink mar- Workshops will teach you the Silk scarf painting work-
basic principles of Japanese shop, Tuesday, August 20, from
Complimentary sake. Con- tures by contemporary Japanese ble. ey were acquired for the Tea Ceremony and the prac- 9 a.m. to noon.
tice of being a perfect guest in-
cert tickets only Museum mem- sculptor, Masami Kodama, have Hammond Museum and Japa- side the Japanese Tea Room at Design, paint and wear your
the Hammond Museum’s Tea own artwork! Learn how to
bers $15; Non museum mem- been donated to the permanent nese Stroll Garden’s permanent Room. Limit of attendees: 10 work with dye and resist to cre-
per class. RSVP Only. Members ate a long rectangular silk scarf
Your Radiance $35. Non members $45. Bring that can be worn year round.
Is Our Philosophy an 11” sq. cloth and white socks. Silk scarf and supplies are in-
RSVP only. Upcoming dates: cluded!
Aug. 24 and Sept. 21.
North Salem
North Salem Democratic
Soccer Club Committee

Actual Registration for the North Volunteers needed. ere are
Client Salem Soccer Club 2019/2020 a few open seats on the town
season is open. Visit northsa- committee and the Democrats
The Hair Wharf lemsoccer.com to register. Ac- would love to have some new
cepting Kindergarten through volunteers come forward. It’s a
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Salon Hours: Tues-Fri: 10-5, Thurs: 10-8, Town News what shapes our community. If,
Sat: 9:30-4, Sun: 10-12 (By Appt. Only), on the other hand, you may be
e Town Board will have interested in serving on a town
Closed Mon. regular meetings on the sec- committee we suggest you keep
ond and fourth Tuesdays of an eye on the Town’s website,
each month at 7:30 p.m. at the northsalemny.org, and send an
Town Meeting Hall, 66 June inquiry to the Town Board. Sev-
Road, North Salem. All meet- eral vacancies are listed. Contact
ings are subject to rescheduling us at P O Box 525, North Salem,
upon adequate notice, as cir- NY or northsalemdemocratic
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and live meetings are posted
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northsalemny.org/town-board/ Republican
agenda. Committee

Town Clerk Maria Hlushko November 2019 brings a se-
has a notary license. Residents ries of local elections with op-
are welcome to come to Town portunities to serve as a vol-
Hall if they need documents unteer. If you are interested
notarized. To make an appoint- in serving on the Committee
ment, call 914-669-5577 or volunteering please contact
the Committee at: North Sa-
The Schoolhouse lem Republican Committee,
Theater PO Box 289, North Salem, NY
10560 914-662-6620 info@
For more information northsalemrepublican.com
on any of these events, call
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Thursday, August 8, 2019 North Salem News – Page 5

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Local residents hike
120 miles to raise
money for Alzheimer’s

BY BOB DUMAS e Longest Day, named in recogni-

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR tion of the long days spent by caregivers

of people who have dementia, encourages

Last month, as Mahopac’s Karen Ganis people to do any activity they choose any

trudged determinedly through the rugged time they choose to raise awareness and

terrain in Italy’s backcountry, hiking near- money to help end Alzheimer’s. While

ly 120 miles in eight days from Palermo Longest Day fundraisers do not have to

to Agricento, she wondered what her late be held on the actual summer solstice, the

father would think of the undertaking. timing of Ganis’ trip aligned perfectly. She

“He would think, ‘What is wrong with began her pilgrimage on June 21.

you? Why are you doing this crazy thing?’” “[ e hike] was harder than anticipated,” PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREN GANIS
she laughed.“But he would be proud of me.” Ganis said. “ e heat was oppressive…al- Sheila Simone, second from left, is among the women who completed the trek.

Ganis’ grueling hike was inspired by her most 115 degrees. We got up before 5 in

father, who died from Alzheimer’s disease the morning and were on the road by 7 to e Temple Project, made up of 16 people documentary comes out later this year.

20 years ago. avoid the heat. We were hiking about 12 from around the world. Most were from “We had a lmmaker following us the

She completed the trek along with oth- hours a day. It was a challenge.” the United States, but there were also whole time,”she said.“He is making a lm

er locals, including Sheila Simone from “I was not prepared for the terrain,” participants from England and Austra- called ‘Pilgrimage to Enlightenment.’”

North Salem. As a nurse, Simone cared for she said. “I thought it would be kind of a lia. Many members of the group had lost It does seem progress is being made

residents on the Alzheimer’s unit at Salem ‘Sound of Music’view, but no,”she contin- loved ones to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s against the insidious disease. According

Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare in ued. “ e elevations were signi cant and disease. Some, such as Ganis, sought to to New Scientist magazine, “Encourag-

Purdys. And Simone saw her sister-in-law long—3 or 4 miles uphill and then 3 or 4 raise money, while others did it for the ex- ing results have been announced from a

Josephine Simone su er with Alzheimer’s back downhill. And it was steep. About 80 perience alone. small trial of a new kind of treatment for

for two decades before passing away from percent was o -road and when they said “It was exhausting both physically and Alzheimer’s disease, which targets gum

it in 2017. o -road, they weren’t kidding. e brush mentally,” Ganis said. “It was very emo- disease bacteria. Trial participants showed

e trip, called a camino in Italian, is was taller than me. ere were small rivers, tional. A few teammates had Parkinson’s improvements in certain molecules in their

regarded as a spiritual journey for many of large rocks—a lot more rugged than I an- and one had Alzheimer’s—she was only blood and spinal uid, says Cortexyme,

those who make it. Ganis made her trek ticipated. I was prepared for the distance, 38. It was inspiring that they were there the U.S. rm developing the therapy.”

a “Longest Day” fundraiser to bene t the but not the terrain. And the heat and the pushing themselves.” “I still hope for a cure,” Ganis said. “I

Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley bugs—oh, they were incredible.” People will be able to follow the exploits don’t want my kids to watch me the way I

Chapter. e group she traveled with was called of Ganis and her fellow hikers when a watched my father.”

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Page 8 – North Salem News Opinion Thursday, August 8, 2019

Happily
Ever
After

Life’s a beach Cantaloupes, 99 cents

We weekended with friends got that name. en the monorail goes Our supermarket yer arrived in sign over the display read 3/$10. Wait, I
in the Hamptons, which to the CVS (we forgot sunscreen, but the mail on Saturday morning.
is the only place you can all they have is banana and coconut, As I perused its pages, I noticed thought the yer said 3/$9. I was getting
that several items I
needed were on sale. frustrated, and I couldn’t possibly ask him
Ken and I are planning a
use “weekend” as a verb. It’s a transi- I wish somebody would invent a new small family get together to unload the cases just
in a few weeks and this
tive verb after labor avor), then stops at seemed like a good time because of $1 di erence.
to stock up.
day, but during the the deli (everyone else JUST Could I?
I like when Ken shops JO ANN “Would you hold up a
summer the traf- MAN gets fresh fruit but with me. Our strate-
c is so bad in the gic plan is to split the JO ANN minute while I run to the
OVERBOARD what they really want grocery list, go in separate directions and FRANCELLA soda isle?” I asked. As I
Hamptons that it’s is potato chips; I get end up at the check-out at the same time. approached the Pepsi dis-
We have it down to a science. But, sci-
an intransitive verb. RICK potato chips but what ence was not working in our favor during
this trip.
It’s impossible for MELÉN I really want is Kit play, I spotted a large sign
On the ride to the supermarket, I
non-residents to get Kat bars), goes across began listing all the items I needed and which read, “Pepsi 4/$11.”
their sale prices. After 42 years, I’m still
around, but Laurie that guy’s lawn and not sure whether or not he enjoys these What the heck is going
“recitals,” or if he just knows how much I
and Mark know all dumps us o at the enjoy the process. on here? Did I pick up the wrong yer?

the shortcuts when it’s time to go to beach right near the ice cream truck. “Cantaloupes are 99 cents this week. I was positive I had read, Pepsi 4/$9. I
Last week they were $3.33, so we’ll get
the beach. You take a left at Sebaponic I get a dirty look from the ice cream two. Oh, and Pillsbury cake mixes are went back to the water isle where I found
also 99 cents each. I can make a cake
Road, a right at Quiniponack Road, guy, who can sense that I don’t live for when the family visits. I can’t believe Ken waiting not so patiently.
they’re selling four Pepsi 12-packs for $9.
then a left at Ponaponac Road and then there and have probably overstayed my You know how your family devours Pepsi. “I’m sorry Hon,” I said. “We came
We de nitely need those. And lastly, we
a right at Quagaquonic. en you have welcome. I give him a dirty look right need water, and they have cases of Poland here speci cally for the prices in the yer
Spring 3/$9.” In my mind, I was already
to cut across some guy’s lawn, but it’s back to let him know that he’s way stashing away my savings for our next trip. and the only item with the correct price

an easement so everybody does it. ere o base because I was never welcome We entered the supermarket and to the is cantaloupe. I’m just gonna run over to
right was a huge display of cantaloupes with
is even more money in the Hamptons in the rst place, and I’m also angry a big 99 cent sign. I picked the best ones Customer Service.”
and was on to the cake mixes. Ken had al-
than there is tra c, so why doesn’t that he has such a good parking space. ready taken o in another direction. ere, On the way, I spotted a display of little
on the shelves in the cake mix isle, all the
somebody build a monorail? Since it’s I clearly don’t belong around all that Pillsbury cake mixes were listed as $1.79 Table Talk Apple Pies, which Ken loves,
each. Hmmm, did I misread the yer?
a monorail you only have to build one money. To live here you have to know and I picked up a handful.
I met up with Ken as he was loading
of them, and it stops everywhere you what compote is, you have to be able heavy cases of water into his cart. e “Yes, that’s a digital coupon only, so

need to go. It comes to our street to to a ord sta and you may not under it won’t be listed on the shelves,” the

pick us up, but we’re not ready yet, so it any circumstances drive a Dodge Dart. Customer Service lady said to me as she

has to wait until we nish making the I don’t have a sta but I sure could use handed me that week’s yer.

sandwiches. When you bring a sand- SEE MELEN PAGE 9 “A digital coupon?” I asked.
wich to the beach, you nd out how it
e manager of the store happened

to be walking by and asked if he could

assist me. I explained my dilemma and

then explained that some people don’t do

digital, don’t do apps, don’t always carry a

phone and some don’t even own a phone.

I said that I just wanted to walk into a

store and get the best prices they could

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pons. He informed me they were not, but

that I could just take the item over to the

scanner to see what this week’s price is.

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FRANCELLA were already supposed to I’m aware that we have all been Fun Facts by Jo Ann
be at their lowest. Why conditioned to look for the sale
FROM PAGE 8 does it have to be so dif- prices; after all, isn’t that what Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed
cult just to buy some gets us into a store? I’ll admit to away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
My easy in, groceries?” not being as patient as I once was
easy out food He was a nice man when I spent mornings clipping frustrating for me. e upside to I’ve had all summer.
stop was taking and gave me all the sale coupons, and I really appreciated this whole experience? e 99
way too long, and when this particular store chain cent cantaloupes were the best joannfrancella@aol.com
Ken was still waiting for me in prices without coupons or eliminated them; so to go back
the water isle. digital apps. I was a bit cha- to cutting coupons and having to
grined as I thanked the manager learn about digital apps is a bit
“At one time your store elimi- for being so accommodating.
nated all coupons and the prices

How’s it hanging?

OK fellas, you may want able, con dent, and contained. doesn’t believe me. ey think I ere are some things I will
to check out of this No easy feat for a 36DD. And
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I want to talk about bras. No, a two-pregnancies-later-and- SUBURBIA
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ping-bras. I’m talking about the H (and by the way, who even
everyday, full coverage, gets-the- knew that was a letter in the I’m inundated with ads ask- I get an ad asking me, “Is your bathing suits and bras that no
job-done-without-a-jiggle bras. bra alphabet?) I was still able to woman I know would ever buy
ing me, “Do you have saggy trash bag letting you down?” I without trying on rst. Even
For 40-something years I’ve nd my own bras without any with online quizzes and t
managed to nd the right-size outside help. breasts?” ey yell at me, “Are might click on that and maybe guides and virtual consultants,
bra that made me feel comfort- you just don’t know how that
But apparently, the internet you wearing the wrong size even try this wondrous new sucker is really going to t until
you get your girls inside and
bra?!?!?” And they commiserate, product that claims to not only give it a t-shirt test.

“Is your bra letting you down?” be stronger and smell better but When I actually go into a store,
the results can still be dicey. More
Who would have thought my will also take itself out to the than once an A-cup saleslady has
told me I don’t really need under-
breast comfort was such a prior- corner on garbage pickup day. wire. en I must convince her
that without underwire there’s a
ity for the world wide web? But then there are items like good chance I may never see my
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Thursday, August 8, 2019 OPINION North Salem News – Page 11

‘Big Baby’ Boomers

No sooner had I taken issue recently (in this space) with Sometimes, for nourishment, I nosh on the nuggets of native wis-
people of my generation (and older) who condescend to
younger generations than I ran into yet another of those dom spewed by Gary Vee (nee Vaynerchuk), a social media oracle
“big baby” Boomers. is refugee from the ’50s and ’60s was fairly
oozing syrupy nostalgia about how idyllic and noble our childhoods BRUCE whose every word is gospel to millions of Millennials and Gen Zers
were. Gag me with a Flav-R-Straw. THE BLOG (even though he’s a Gen Xer).

e tortured remembrance (on Facebook) by this high school Here’s a sampling of Mr. Vee’s well-considered rants: “We get
classmate of mine lovingly recounted such rose-colored artifacts as
penny candy, black-and-white TV, kickball, drinking hose water… BRUCE scared of everything we didn’t grow up with. It’s what human beings
you get the mid-century milieu. APAR do…I’m so tired of old people judging Millennials when they’re the
ones who raised Millennials… Entitlement is an American thing.
“ ese were,” his post insisted, “the good ole days.” OK, ne, it’s
nice and cozy to think that way when you are leaning back on life, Who parented these children that are so entitled? ey’re entitled
re ecting on the setting sun of your golden years.
because their parents handed everything to them.”
But then a trite trope heard from other older people these days reared its bald-
ing head with this goofy gem: “Kids today will never know how it feels to be a real One of my favorite Gary Vee tweets is… “ e masses always
kid… the kids these days will never understand how we grew up.” is from some-
one who willfully wants to misunderstand how today’s kids are growing up. Give it a demonize the future and put the past on a pedestal…” at much is
rest, Grandpa.
undeniable.
He and I may be on the same actuarial table, but if that’s his hidebound attitude
about today’s kids, I’d sooner eat at the kids’ table. Under that Gary Vee Tweet, these two comments stood out to me…

When you reach a point in life where you are struggling with the uncomfortable @HotLinePepper replied, “[I’m] 52 and I need millennials. ere is a lot to be
proximity of mortality, there are a number of ways to react.
learned from the younger generations.”
Some envy the youthfulness of those who have most of their life ahead. eir way
of dealing with that reality is to lash out at the o enders, whose crime is youth. @TimBits91 wrote, “I’m a proud milennial and I’ve learned to just ignore the

Others in the same aging cohort react with resilience. ey are fascinated and older gens when they try and make me feel guilty for being around today and not
stimulated by the elixir of youthfulness. Rather than be paralyzed by the past, they
look forward to new gardens of opportunity that can be cultivated to make the most back then.”
of the present.
Well said, @TimBits91! e less relevant some Boomers make themselves by
Baby Boomers are not innately superior to any other generation. Nobody chooses
in which era they grow up, so to brandish bravado about how “my experience” as a talking down to you, the more that they are bent on throwing a pity party to wanly
kid is superior to “your experience” is nothing but a sad commentary on the delu-
sional power of aging. question your relevance. ey have it backwards.

You are wise, TimBits, to ignore the holier-than-thou a iction that attends aging,

but also let it be a lesson to you.

By the time you reach our age, unlike some of today’s more brittle elders, I im-

plore you to nurture the humility and dignity that’s required to respect your juniors.

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County helps
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children

e following is from Westchester County:

Helping local children start from childhood, we probably County executive George Latimer with The Sharing Shelf, a program of Family Services of Westchester.
the new academic school year think about our mom or dad
ready to learn, Westchester dropping us of at school with a chester County children live in are proud to partner with West- gram Director, Deborah Blatt
County partnered with Fam- new book bag, lled with new low-income homes, and 36 per- chester County to ensure that so at thesharingshelf@fsw.org or
ily Services of Westchester school supplies for the year,” cent qualify for free or reduced many low income children will (914) 305-5950 or visit fsw.org/
to launch the “Backpacks to Westchester County Executive price lunch. Meanwhile, the walk through the school doors backpacks.
School” Program for 2019. Each George Latimer said. “But for average family spends $122 on next month with a new back-
summer, e Sharing Shelf, a many kids living in Westchester school supplies, a sum that can pack and new school supplies. Founded in 2009, e Sharing
program of Family Services of County, a backpack lled with be out of reach for low-income We hope each child will have Shelf is Westchester’s clothing
Westchester, runs a county-wide colourful notebooks, a lunch families and those living below a smile on their face and con - bank for children. e program
drive between May and August box, pencils and pens, is some- the poverty level in Westchester dence in their step, putting them collects new and gently used
to raise the funds needed to thing they can’t a ord. A new County. on the path to learning and fu- clothing for infants, children and
purchase new school supplies backpack stu ed with school ture success.” teens. e clothing is distributed
for elementary, middle and high supplies can make all the di er- “ e Sharing Shelf believes to local, low income children
school students. e Sharing ence, and this program helps us that every child deserves to e backpacks will be distrib- through area social service agen-
Shelf is seeking to raise $35,000 to do just that.” start the school year prepared uted before Labor Day to chil- cies, schools, hospitals and other
to ll at least 1,250 backpacks and ready to learn,” e Sharing dren throughout Westchester non-pro ts at no cost. e chil-
with new binders, notebooks, In 2018, the Sharing Shelf Shelf Program Director Debo- County. To nd out more about dren receive a week’s worth of
folders, crayons, pencils, pens distributed over 1,450 back- rah Blatt said. “Keeping children how to help or to donate, please seasonally appropriate clothing
and paper this year. packs and over 35 percent in school is one of our goals. We contact e Sharing Shelf Pro- matched to their sizing needs.
were requested by Westchester
“When we think back on our County’s Department of Social
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Save up to 10% on your No installation of any equip- check out and read. On August 13, the group will discuss A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the
annual electricity cost. ment on your roof or property. Great Betrayal by Ben MacIntyre. Philby was a high ranking member of British intelligence all the
while spying for the KGB.
Your utility will stay the same, No upfront costs
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third-party supplier. that lock you in for years. about Gettysburg, Killer Angels. e World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein on November 12 at 7:30
p.m.; John Marshall: e Man Who Made the Supreme Court by Richard Brookhiser on December
visit hudson.nexamp.com to learn more or call 877-285-7973 10 at 7:30 p.m.

New members encouraged!
Bananagrams and Boggle Bash
Spend a fun, noisy hour playing classic word games on ursdays, August 8 & 15 at 4 p.m. at this
event for grades 3+. ere will be prizes for all participants. Free and no registration is required.
STEM Fun! on Tuesday, Aug 13 and 20 at 4 p.m. for grades K+. Make volcanoes, bouncy balls, and
spinners!
Bagels & Books
Keeler Library’s Bagels & Books book club will be meeting on the rst ursday of each month at
10:30 a.m. through June. Extra copies of the books are available at the library for checkout. e books
that will be discussed are A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza on August 1; and e Man with No
Borders by Richard Morais on September 19.
A Creative Moment every ursday from 6 - 8 p.m., ages 10 to adult. Facilitated by Jen Armbruster
and Debbie Rizo. Work on a creative, artistic project with family or friends. e project may be your
own or an easy, self-directed project provided by one of the library’s Art Boxes. Plenty of supplies will
be available from the Art Cart. Share your work with other creative individuals in a fun, supportive
atmosphere. School-age children must come with an adult.
Story time and crafts
Mondays
Stories and Songs – 10:30 a.m., for babies from birth to 2-1/2.
Tuesdays
Mother Goose for Babies – 10:30 a.m., for babies from birth to 2-1/2.
Wednesdays
Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; family story time for kids of all ages.

ursdays
Books and Puppets at 10:30 a.m.; family story time for kids of all ages.
Saturdays
Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; family story time for kids of all ages.
(Bilingual stories and songs on some Saturdays.)
Writers workshop

is workshop is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and led by Maryanne D’Amato the rst Wednesday of
the month. It is open to all writers and aspiring writers who are invited to share their work or desire to
write in a supportive atmosphere.

Free Museum Passes
North Salem is surrounded by many world-class mu-
seums. You can visit some of these free of
charge by simply going to the library and
checking out passes to the museums. Just ask
for the passes at the front desk. You may call
the library to reserve a pass for a particular
week. Passes must be returned within seven
days. Passes may not be returned to any other
library, nor put in the book drop. It is possible
to renew a pass for an additional week, pro-
vided no one else is waiting for it, by calling
the library. Loss of a museum pass will result
in you being charged the full replacement cost.

ey are available for Keeler Library card
holders only. Don’t have a library card? Show the
library proof that you live, work, go to school, or
own property in North Salem and we can issue you a
library card in about three minutes.


Thursday, August 8, 2019 BACK TO SCHOOL North Salem News – Page 17

Reading can help get kids ready to go back to school

It is common for children to cial or economic background. Choose books and periodicals PHOTO PROVIDED BY METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION
backslide during summer vaca- Summer reading assignments over time spent on digital de-
tions as they get further away vices.
from their daily school year rou- may not be mandated, but chil-
tines. e rigors of schoolwork dren can take it upon themselves · Read in the world around
may come as a shock as children to continually push themselves you. Stop and read signs, menus,
return to school and must reac- through recreational reading and cereal boxes, billboards, and any-
quaint themselves with studying language arts pursuits. Here are thing with the written word. Jot
and doing their homework. But ways that parents can facilitate down di cult words and look
there are some steps students can that process: them up together and discuss
take to keep their minds sharp as the de nitions.
they ease back into school. · Set up a reading time. Chil-
dren should have a set time each · Consult with the teacher.
One of the most e ective day that they devote to reading. Educators have tools they use to
ways for students to stay sharp Many nd a regular reading assess reading levels and abili-
over summer is to continue time later in the evening before ties. Knowing a child’s reading
reading. Pearson Education says bed or as a precursor to other ac- level and choosing the appro-
evidence suggests that children tivities, such as watching televi- priate reading materials for that
who read for enjoyment every sion or playing video games, can level can set kids up for success.
day not only perform better on help make reading a priority.
reading tests than those who Reading is an important part
don’t, but also develop a broader · Keep fresh reading materials. of getting into the back-to-
vocabulary, increased general Stock the house with new books, school groove. Make sure stu-
knowledge and a better under- magazines, newspapers, and dents set aside ample time for
standing of other cultures. Read- even graphic novels. e more reading throughout the day, even
ing for pleasure also bears more reading materials children have during extended breaks from
in uence on a child’s academic access to, the more likely they school.
performance than his or her so- are to become habitual readers.
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Coping with rst-day-of-school anxiety

Dear Dr. Linda, in a little notebook/journal, and then to- olds, second grade for 7-year-olds, and

I know it’s the rst week in August, but STRONG gether, you can talk about all her options up through 12th grade. e bell rings to
my daughter has already begun worrying LEARNING on how to deal with the problems. Most signal the opening and closing of school
about the rst day of school. She’s entering importantly, if she agrees, and you’ve just like the factory. And there’s lunch
sixth grade, but this has been the pattern DR. LINDA promised to do that, follow through. Let hour, again following the factory system.
since rst grade. She seems to get through SILBERT her know that you are listening to (and We’re not cogs in a wheel—some of us

July OK because she’s so happy to be on hearing) her, that we always have options are more comfortable in environments

vacation, but as soon as Aug. 1 comes for how to respond to di erent things, that are more exible.

around, she obsesses over going back to and, above all, that she’s not alone. e point is that children who struggle

school. at rst day is a nightmare and it they be mean? Will they like me? Many Now, let’s talk about the second issue. It in school appear sometimes not to care

usually doesn’t get much better as the year have been told by older siblings or friends seems as if your daughter simply does not or to be lazy or overreactive. But no child

goes on. Late May and June are the best that particular teachers are really mean or like school and the sheer idea of it creates I’ve ever met in almost 50 years of work-

months because summer vacation is soon. give a lot of work. stress for her. Otherwise, she wouldn’t be ing with them even disliked school with-

Any suggestions on what I could do to • Kids are afraid that they won’t know stressed every August. out there being a good reason. Children

help her calm down and enjoy August. It anyone in their class. Will their friends be e most common problem for kids who struggle in school appear to not care,

would be much appreciated. with them or will they be alone? Will the who dislike school is that they have strug- but inside they’re hurting, and they don’t

Mom school bully be in their class again? ey gled with some or all subjects. ere is a know what to do about it.

Dear Mom, worry that no one will be their friend and reason. It may be that a child has a learn- Parents, teachers, and other school

ere seems to be two issues here. they’ll have to eat alone at lunch. ing disability. It may be that he or she has professionals need to be on top of this, to

e rst issue is the anxiety of starting • Kids are scared that the work the been bullied, physically and/or emotion- identify the problem, and to devise a solu-

a new school year. e second issue is teachers give them will be too hard or ally, and doesn’t feel safe at school. A tion that works for the individual child.

that it sounds like your daughter dislikes either it will take them too long to do or teacher, intentionally or otherwise, may Dr. Linda

school. Let’s begin with the rst issue. they’ll look “stupid” in front of their peers. have humiliated or embarrassed a child.

Even though there’s an excitement about To ease your daughter’s nerves, some- And then, there are some children Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad Grades

seeing their friends again and for some— time during August, see if you can touch who simply don’t t into school systems’ Happen to Good Kids,” and director of

although not most—about learning new base with the teachers by email or by routines. Remember, the daily routine Strong Learning Tutoring and SAT/ACT

things, most children are anxious about going to the school before it opens. It’s most students still follow in school was Test Prep. Send your questions to Linda@

starting a new school year. usually helpful if your daughter meets created in the 1800s and followed the stronglearning.com. Find more articles at

Here’s just a few of the most common the teacher before that rst day. Also, let factory system. First grade is for 6-year- StrongLearning.com.

reasons kids have jitters that rst day of her know that you will be there for her if

school: anything goes wrong that rst day, or any
day thereafter, in reference to the teacher COLLEGE
• Kids are concerned, even fearful,

about their new teacher(s). Will they be or her classmates. If she is able, have her FROM PAGE 17 the research. It seems obvious, and that
nice? Will they give a lot of work? Will write down any problems she perceives math professor whose course meets at the

or your present level of self-con dence. same time as a “dynamite” history or Eng-

Don’t let anybody kid you: those friend- lish professor may make instructor “dream

Law Office of ships you will make, and late night talk ses- teams” every semester impossible. But with
sions that students have been having since e ort and planning, you can come close.
Medieval times, the social scene and the THIRD, once settled into classes, show

Peter D. Ho man, P.C. early bouts of homesickness are no small an interest in the class by asking questions
thing and a big part of what you are likely to and breaking the ice early by raising your
experience. But it is the classroom, interact- hand and showing that you have read the

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that are Job No. 1 right now. people who don’t have to raise their hands

Representing Children with Representing Children Here is a checklist of some common constantly. On leaving class or perhaps be-
Disabilities in Need of a Free Facing Discipline in the sense, and some not-obvious techniques for fore, try to get acquainted with the profes-
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Bullying in School Investigations and Appeals and writing papers, and being organized

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Thursday, August 8, 2019 Sports North Salem News – Page 19

Tigers’ championship Thomas Schaeffer gets Rian Balbino
aspirations fall short the Tigers started with
RBI single in semifinal PHOTOS:
Tigers lose 7-0 to Rye game against Harrison RICH MONETTI

BY RICH MONETTI Tigers retake the eld. After Rye’s

CONTRIBUTING WRITER third base coach called out Connolly

for catcher interference on Declan

On Saturday Aug. 3, the North Lovell’s swing, the second-base ump

Salem Tigers traveled to Rogers overruled the home plate umpire.

Park in Danbury and hoped to come “In all my years of coaching, I’ve

home with their fourth straight never seen that,” said Dolce. “ at’s

Greater Hudson Valley Baseball the home plate umpire’s call.”

League Championship. Riding on One pitch later, Jake Wynn hit

the heels of Joe Christiana’s no-hitter one to the right eld fence, and the

last weekend over Harrison, the 19U Tigers were essentially sunk.

team nally saw their string run out “ e ood gates opened,” said

in a 7-0 loss to the Rye Grays. Dolce, and ve runs scored before

“ ey’re a bunch of good kids, the Tigers retreated to the dugout

and have won so many times, they for the second time.

were just happy to be here again,” Even so, Dolce praised his kids

said assistant coach Nick Dolce,who for being more focused on their own

was lling in for head coach Scott mistakes rather than the unusual

Schae er. turn of events. North Salem could

at easy-going approach did not only manage a few baserunners in

mean the Tigers complacently took the bottom of the inning and not

the eld and unfortunately saw the much after that. en the lightning

game turn on a call that almost came struck,the storm came and the game

out of left eld. After starter Rian was ended.

Balbino worked himself out of a A long way back,their head coach’s

bases-loaded jam, he found himself absence for the day probably didn’t

loaded up again in the second. diminish his thoughts from last

A y ball to left got the rst out, week either, when the 19U North

and Christiana’s bullet to the plate Salem Tigers defeated Harrison

held the runners. Another sigh Baseball 2-0 at Volunteer Field and

of relief came as Balbino elded a quali ed for the Greater Hudson

comebacker to the mound and got Valley Baseball League Finals.

the force at the plate and Kevin “ ese kids haven’t just grown as

Connolly threw to rst to retire the baseball players but young men,”

Grays. said Schae er. “ ey’ve learned

But the double play turned out to overcome adversity and play

to be more of a double take as the sel essly and unsel shly for each

perplexed crowd suddenly saw the other.”

Zach
Carter

SEE BASEBALL PAGE 21


Page 20 – North Salem News SPORTS Thursday, August 8, 2019
Joe Christiana
BASEBALL threw a no-

FROM PAGE 20 hitter last week
against Harrison
Anthony
Dolce

Rian
Balbino

Zach Carter

PHOTOS: RICH
MONETTI


Thursday, August 8, 2019 LEISURE North Salem News – Page 21

CLUES ACROSS 28. Famed patriot Adams 50. Indicates silence 15. 2,000 lbs.

1. Crackle & Pop’s friend 30. Tear 52. Computer giant 17. Scraped

5. Having wings 31. One-billionth of a second 53. Sea eagles 18. One point east of

10. Small, rounded fruit (abbr.) 55. Moved quickly due south

12. Cobb and tossed are two 33. Dog 56. Small island (British) 21. Books of the New

14. Not sensible 35. Electronic 57. Prosecutor Testament

16. One of the six noble communication 58. A type of monk 23. Political action

gases 37. Marked 63. Pictures or sculptures of committee

18. Helps little firms 38. Informed upon (slang) the Virgin Mary 24. Resembles a pouch

19. A way to approve 40. Actor Damon 65. Area of muddy ground 27. Genus of badgers

20.Triangular bones 41. Black, long-tailed cuckoo 66. Saddle horses 29. Daniel Francois __,

22. Plead 42. A type of corrosion 67. Fasting in Islam South African P.M.

23. Longs (abbr.) 32. Pull up a chair

25. Covers with turf 44. Sportscaster Patrick CLUES DOWN 34. Egg of a louse

26. Peyton’s little brother 45. Witch 1. Engine additive 35. Removed

27. Partner to cheese 48. Neatly, carefully store 2. ATM company 36. Catches poachers

3. Satisfaction 39. Fall back

4. Park lunch 40. Sports equipment

5. Remarks to 43. Stroke gently

the audience 44. Jeans and jackets

6. Resinous 46. Firs genus

substance 47. GreenwichTime

7. Expression of 49. “Wings” actor

sorrow or pity 51. Dishonorable man

8. Rhythmic 54. Stiff, hairlike

patterns structure

9. “Westworld” 59. Snag

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10. Published 61. Defunct aerospace

false statement company

11. Ability to be 62. 007’s creator

resourceful 64. Farm state

13. Small,

herringlike fish

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Enjoy a refreshing
breakfast

Breakfast has long since been dubbed “the most important meal of the day.” While some
might dispute that distinction, there’s no disputing that a delicious breakfast can be a great
way to begin a day.

Freshness can go a long way toward making breakfast something special. For example,
fresh peaches make this recipe for “Peach Bruschetta with Blue Cheese” from Christopher
Hirsheimer’s “ e San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market Cookbook”(Chronicle Books)
something to savor. e dish also works as an appetizer and can be made with nectarines.

Peach Bruschetta
with Blue Cheese

Serves 4

• 4 slices country bread
• 2 peaches
• Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing
• 1/4 pound blue cheese, gorgonzola or Blue Castello cheese

Preheat the broiler. Arrange the bread slices on a rimmed baking sheet, slip
under the broiler and toast, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. is
should take only a few minutes.

While the bread is toasting, halve the peaches lengthwise, pit them and then
peel each half. Cut each half lengthwise into 1⁄4-inch-thick slices, keeping the
shape of each half intact.

When the bread is ready, remove from the broiler and brush each slice on both
sides with olive oil. Spread one-fourth of the cheese on each slice of warm bread,
place a sliced peach half on top, and serve.

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Three factors to consider when
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A home is the most signi - If possible, ask friends, family

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Perhaps because of that,

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due diligence when looking for lenders are happy to answer Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated WESTCHESTER COUNTY. SSNY designated

lenders. buyers’ questions. Lenders who as agent of the LLC upon whom process against as agent upon whom process against it may be

answer questions quickly and it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 38 served & shall mail proc.: SEAN O’CONNOR,

1. REPUTATION/ clearly can make buyers more Hilltop Drive North Salem, NY 10560. Purpose: 21 CHADWICK ROAD WHITE PLAINS, NY

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Just like other businesses, buying process. Buyers may

lenders have reputations,and of- want to avoid lenders who seem Is is the Right Time to Sell?
Low interest rates and market conditions make this an ideal time to sell.
tentimes those reputations can evasive or unwilling to answer Contact me to find out what your property may be worth in today’s market.

be determined via some simple questions in writing.

online research. Peruse online

reviews to determine what past is article is from Metro

buyers felt about a given lender. Creative Connection.

Do you know
THESE MEN?

Michael O’Herlihy Francis Stinner MARCIE NOLLETTI
John O’Keefe Vincent Taglienti
Joseph Theisen
Edmond Parrakow Donald Whelan
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Patrick Quigley
Dozia Wilson
Salvatore (Sam / Samuel) Casper G. Wolf
A. Rodino

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