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Published by Halston Media, 2019-07-10 15:46:56

The Somers Record 07.11.19

Vol. 9 No. 14 Visit TapIntoSomers.net for the latest news. Thursday, July 11, 2019

SSUOPUEPREVDIS-UOPR Student
PHOTO: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL athletes launch

Supervisor Rick Morrissey with his 1957 Chevy Pickup 3100. Look for more photos from the car show in a future issue! ‘Somers
Committed’

e following is from the Somers
Central School District:

Who better to teach teamwork
and optimal mental and physi-
cal health than Navy Seals? Six
Somers High School student ath-
letes attended the Human Perfor-
mance Project youth development
workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska,
run by founder John Underwood
and two former Navy Seals.

e program is designed to
teach student-athletes the impor-
tance of healthy lifestyle choices
and the impact of those choices on
all aspects of their lives—from aca-
demic to athletic to personal. e
overall goal is to have the student
athletes act as role models to the
rest of the student body, creating a
culture of healthy living and smart
decision making.

“I think the experience was valu-
able because it taught me how to
be a better leader and teammate on
and o the eld,” said high school
sophomore Angelia Hurtado.

e trip was funded by the
grant for a Drug Free Community,

SEE SOMERS
COMMITTED PAGE 20

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CLASSIFIEDS 26
ELEPHANT’S TRUNK 2
LEGAL NOTICES 26
LEISURE 25
OPINION
SPORTS 8 INDEPENDENCE DAY

24 Somers celebrates in style.
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Page 2 – The Somers Record ELEPHANT’S TRUNK Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Staff Stephanie’s 10th Stephaniesmission.org by Dress to cover skin, bring gloves a book, there is no greater time

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e Somers Library is located Information Centers (SBICs) tion about: Program (HEAP), food stamps limited to 15; please register on
(SNAP) our online calendar at somers
at 82 Primrose St. Register for help older adults 60 and over • Medicare, Medicare Advan- library.org or call 914-232-5717.
You will be able to meet with
programs at somerslibrary.org and those caring for the elderly tage, and Medigap supplement trained counselors in a private Mondays Writers Workshop.
setting. No appointment is nec- Mondays 10:30 a.m. If there is a
or by calling 914-232-5717. Pro- achieve a better understanding of plans essary. book in you, a memoir, a ctional
recounting of a time in your life
grams are funded by the Friends Medicare health plans and pre- • Part D prescription drug cov- If you can’t visit the library in or an historical tome, there is no
person, you can leave a message greater time to preserve your writ-
of the Somers Library through scription drug coverage. Informa- erage on the SBIC helpline at 914- ten words in a class with other
231-3260 or email us at SBIC@ students who are exploring an
donations. tion is provided about di erent • Medicare savings plans for wlsmail.org with your name, idea, a work in progress, or a
number, a time to call between 9 chapter in their life. Bring your
Senior Benefits Informa- types of government programs. low-income seniors a.m.—5 p.m. and whether your ideas, pen and paper (or laptop) so
interest is in Medicare services or that within a few short weeks you
tion Center. Every Wednesday, Meet with trained counselors in • Financial bene t programs other bene ts. A counselor will will have developed the strategies
return your call within two busi- to become a lifelong writer. Peo-
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Senior Bene ts a private setting to get informa- such as Home Energy Assistance ness days. SBIC will not meet ple of all skill levels are welcome.
on days the Somers schools are Space is limited, so register early!
Your One-Stop Shop for closed due to snow.
Summer Art at the Somers
Deck Building Materials Somers Library Non-Fiction Library. Mondays 10:30 a.m. to
Book Club. Mondays, July 8, 12:30 p.m. You can begin/contin-
Mahopac Railroad Tie Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 ue to explore painting with acryl-
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No mysteries, no love stories, inspirational background music
no elves, no schools for magic to inspire your creativity! Instruc-
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centrating on history, biography, of paint with di erent tools to
technology, astronomy, comput- achieve dramatic e ects. Supply
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members will choose the books or paper, Brushes, Canvas or can-
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Somers Seniors

Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers. For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer at 914-232-0807 or btaberer@somersny.
com. You can also visit Somersny.com or on Facebook at Somers Senior Services. All services are for ages 60 and up.

Trips and events per Reis at 10 a.m. with a return of 4 p.m. trouble preparing meals or getting out to Activities and Trips

for Somers seniors August 6 at Foxwood Casino, our one shop, we can help out by delivering a hot
time per year trip. Depart at upper Reis at meal to your home. $2.00 donation sug- Water Color Class: Join Diana and

Seniors can participate in regularly 8 a.m. return at 6 p.m. e cost is $30 per gested. Janet every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to

scheduled day trips and overnight trips person with lunch compensation pack- Lunch at Van Tassell House: a hot 1 p.m. Free.

to cultural points of interest. Additional age of $35 (free bu et and $10 slot play). meal is served Monday through Friday Exercise Classes: 10:45 a.m. Monday

information can be obtained by calling Checks payable to Somers Seniors. at noon. $2.00 donation. Activities and is exercise and music with Lori. 10:30-

Don Belmont at 914-485-1960 September 14 NYC eatre Trip, outings available to all. Transportation is 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays is music and dance

Mail checks to Somers Parks and Rec- “Tootsie” at the Marquis eatre. is is available to those in need. with Richard; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tues-

reation, P.O. Box 46, Somers N.Y. 10589 an award winning musical. e ticket in- Transportation days is workout with Lori; 10:45 a.m.
Sign-up for the upcoming trips begins cludes orchestra seating and lunch (NYC Wednesdays is body movement with

July 10. Checks and sign-ups can be tak- restaurant TBA, awaiting contract). Bus Lori; 10:45 a.m. ursdays is meditation

en at weekly meeting site: Wednesdays transportation, tax/tips included. $175 Wheelchair accessible vans are avail- with Manjula; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays is

at Amawalk F.D. at noon, or thereafter per person, make checks payable to able for transport to all destinations. strength and balance with Lori.

by contacting Don at 914-485-1960, Somers Seniors by July 19. We will de- Medical Appointments: Transpor- Line Dancing with Richard. Tues-

between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday part/return to, from Somers Town House tation to medical, dental and physical days 10:30-11:30 a.m. Richard Barnett

through Friday. 335 Rte. 202. therapy appointments is available on has been leading group music and dance

Upcoming trips Chair Yoga Tuesdays, Wednesdays and ursdays be- classes in Westchester for over 20 years.
July 26 at the Hoboken Waterfront tween the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for Line dancing! Beginners welcome as well

Walkway. is is the picture perfect way Somers adults who are unable to drive. as more seasoned dancers, singles and

to see NYC greatest attractions, Free- Bene ts include improving exibil- Door to door. $5 round trip fee couples welcome, or maybe you’d like to

dom Tower, Hudson Yards, Empire State ity and balance, builds strength, and in- Shopping: Mondays transportation is join us…have a seat, listen to the music

Building to name a few. It’s 18 miles of creases muscle tone. Mondays through available to clothing/gift shopping pla- and enjoy the dancing. Lunch is available

the cleanest, most beautiful walkway right August 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the zas including JV Mall and the Danbury following the class.

by the Hudson River. ere will be lunch Somers Adult Program Center, 98 Prim- Mall, Christmas Tree; Fridays transpor- Mah Jong Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. We

at one of the local eateries by the water. A rose Street. tation to area grocery stores. Destinations have beginner tables and tables for more

stop at Frank Sinatra Park is planned. e Nutrition include Turco’s, Stew Leonard’s and Stop advanced players. Tile sets are available.
cost is $39 per person and includes lun-
and Shop, Shoprite, Door to door. Card Games, speakers, holiday par-

cheon/taxes/tip/transportation. Checks Library: Hop aboard our alternate ties and Wii: Monday through Friday

payable to Somers Seniors. Depart at Up- Meals on Wheels: if you are having Tuesday run to the Library. Door to door.

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Happily Opinion
Ever
After

A mass debate e power of words

Last week the Democratic presi- Global warming will continue to be Once when I was asked to ad- On a lighter note, sometimes what
dential candidates got together a ashpoint for Democrats, and despite dress a large group of women we say is heard di erently by the per-
and contested the issues in front its recent popularity on the debate stage, on the subject of teaching their son listening. My husband, Jason, once

of a national audience. it’s nothing new. Cli- children about sex, I stopped talking to me

Because there are 25 mate change science used, in context, the THE for nearly a week. I just

candidates throwing MAN dates all the way back word beginning with f SEASONED couldn’t understand
and ending with k. e CITIZEN what the problem was
their hat into the ring, OVERBOARD to 1963, when Martha intake of oxygen was until he nally blurted
audible! ADRIENNE out he didn’t think
each one had to an- RICK and the Vandellas KAVELLE something I’d said was
swer the questions in MELÉN accurately predicted, I told them the story
60 seconds, and they “It’s like a heat wave,

had to have a tiny burning in my heart.” of my daughter Lisa’s funny. “What did I say

hat. Most answered Trump has reduced rst day at school. She to o end you?” I asked.

in 140 characters or the existential threat came home and asked “When you were on the

less, and that’s why some saved time by to the planet to a hoax perpetrated by what THAT word meant. It gave me phone last week, and I asked who it was,

saying “U” instead of saying “you,” or “2” the Chinese, and to address the issue the opportunity to teach Lisa the di er- you said ‘my lover’.” I DIDN’T say ‘my

instead of “two.” Why are there so many he’s placed a tari on all hoaxes coming ence between acceptable and unaccept- lover’, I said ‘my mother’! Jay was terribly

candidates for the Democratic nomina- into the U.S. from China. able; between something beautiful and contrite and embarrassed, but it was fun to

tion? e short answer is that it sounds One thing Democrats aren’t talking something salacious; how language can tease him about it for many years!

better to be considered a “Presidential about is the economy, which is certainly be used to inform the listeners or shock Sometimes we do misunderstand what

hopeful” than to be considered hopeless at a high point. Trump has to get some them. others are saying. Other times we mis-

at whatever you’re doing now. An even credit for that. And if he doesn’t get I was not trying to shock my audience, construe their motives. Words are very

shorter answer is “ e.” enough credit he can certainly apply for having used the word in context and not powerful. “Sticks and stones can break

Another reason is that right now the more at Deutsche Bank. as an expletive, but shock them I did! my bones, but words can never harm me”

bar for being a president is set pretty What should you look for in the is taught me that words, no matter is no longer true. Since the advent of the

low. You can’t even limbo under it, next debate? Beats me, I was watching how innocently used, can be found o en- internet, many people have been victim-

you have to just hop right over it. So a debate once because “Forensic Files” sive by many in society. In colleges today ized by other nasty negative trolls who

everyone want’s a piece of the action, wasn’t on for some reason, and Presi- students have raised objections to profes- demean innocent folk by posting ac-

and it’s a diverse eld, so diverse that no dent Obama was calmly dismantling his sors introducing subjects that might cusations ‘just for the fun of it’. Perhaps

one knows how to pronounce anybody’s opponent’s argument, point by point, trigger negative thoughts in some their that is why we have suddenly become

name. ere are women, there are old and I’m thinking, this guy has actually peers. ey also feel that books written so aware of what language can do and it

men, there are black people, beige brushed up on the subject. And then I decades ago should be banned because causes us to fear anything we read into

people, medium sepia people, Native read the next day that the “pundits” said their content might upset readers. In that another’s statement.

American people, gay people, transgen- he lost the debate because he wasn’t “ - case the Bible and Shakespeare might no Freedom of speech is a basic rule in

der people and people from Mars. I’m ery.” Fiery is a synonym for “annoying” longer be part of any curriculum. our country, and a good one at that. I’m

just kidding, there are no transgender and has nothing to do with anything. I believe there should be nothing we the last person to censor anyone, but I do

people. Last I heard, anyway. Remember when Trump stalked around cannot read or talk about because only think it is time for us to police ourselves

What are the issues? Immigration is the stage behind Hillary Clinton at the through discussion can we really under- and not permit lies and bullying to take

one. Trump says the country is “full,” debates trying to get himself into every stand each other and begin to heal our us over. Words, whether spoken or con-

and doesn’t want it to get a stomach- shot? Your goofy kid brother did the fears. Avoidance will only exacerbate veyed through sign language or Braille,

ache by ingesting any more immigrants. same thing and ruined all the family what plagues us and cause us to be more give us the power to communicate with

He also wants to build a wall across the photos, and no one ever accused him fearful. Slowly facing the trauma in our each other, to understand another’s point

southern U.S. border to prevent Ameri- of being presidential material. After lives will teach us to accept what has been of view, to become friends. Let’s not let

can companies from moving to Mexico. every term I’d like a phone call from the and expiate it from our beings. We will a minority of sick, nasty people divide us

e Democrats say a wall is stupid, and SEE MELEN PAGE 12 then be prepared to travel into a happier by making us fear the spoken, written, or
favor a huge set of Venetian blinds.
unencumbered future. posted word.

BRETT FREEMAN, PUBLISHER BAILEY COURT, 334 ROUTE 202, UNIT C1S Letters to the editor and op-ed submissions may be edited.
JODI WEINBERGER, EDITOR SOMERS, NY 10589 The views and opinions expressed in letters and op-eds are
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL, PRODUCTION MANAGER not necessarily those of The Somers Record or its affiliates.
Editorial Office: 914-302-5830 ©2018 HALSTON MEDIA, LLC Submissions must include a phone number and address for
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Tying up loose ends

Even though this is not a public po- “Heritage Hills,” a clipboard, tak- the State Division of Human Rights sent
sition and we’re not seeking votes,
being a reporter, I’d imagine, feels a I knew exactly to CONTRIBUTING ing notes whenever me a copy of the agreement, the highlights
lot like being a politician. which article she was EDITOR her children played of which I will share with you now:
referring. outside.
We are judged on our impartiality e case was settled on Aug. 17, 2015,
(bipartisanship). We are held to a higher
standard, both personally and profession- To summarize, for BRIAN At the time of my more than a year after her complaint and
ally, because our readers need to trust that MARSCHHAUSER
the information they read is coming from those who might not article, Freiman had more than eight months after our article
a reputable source.
remember an article led a complaint with was published.
Lastly, we interact with the public as
much as any job out there. And, despite from ve years ago, the State Division e Board of Managers agreed to pay
receiving hundreds of emails per day, we
can’t ignore any concern or question that Stephanie Freiman, of Human Rights Freiman $25,000 but did not admit that it
comes our way. No matter how small it
may seem to us, it can mean the world to then a 49-year-old single mother of two and was seeking nancial compensation. violated her human rights.
the person on the other end of the phone.
young children, claimed she was the victim A preliminary investigation by the state In exchange for the money, Freiman
ough some questions I can’t answer,
either due to lack or resources or informa- of discriminatory behavior by her elderly determined that “probable cause existed to agreed to drop her complaint. She and the
tion available, I let them talk for a while
because they want to be heard. And then I neighbors in Heritage Hills, particularly believe that [the condo association] had Board of Managers also agreed to never
usually tell them, “I’ll look into it,” which
is true. If I don’t know the answer, I will, at her condo association. engaged in unlawful discrimination.” disclose the contents of the settlement.
the very least, send an email to someone
who might. ough initially marketed as an “adult I planned to follow-up on the article, Finally, the agreement required that the

at’s what happened on Tuesday, community” free of young children, Heri- but a shakeup at the paper moved me to a Board of Managers publish an advertise-
April 16. A reader called my o ce and
started asking questions about an article tage Hills has long been open to people di erent beat. I was promoted to editor of ment stating that Heritage Hills is “is an
that appeared in e Somers Record.
Because I am no longer the editor of that of all ages. Freiman, however, claimed that Yorktown News, a job which had my sole equal opportunity housing provider and…
paper, I was preparing to pass her o to
my colleague—until she mentioned the her condo association (Condo 13) never attention. does not discriminate on the basis of
article was from 2014, when I worked as a
reporter in Somers. got the message and was still enforcing Because our o ce is in Somers and familial status.”

As soon as she mentioned the words outdated rules, which, for example, pro- I drive by Heritage Hills almost daily, I Curiously, this advertisement was

hibited baby carriages, toys, bicycles or any often thought of the Freiman and what required to be published on the Somers

kind of playing in common areas. happened. But, because of my other Daily Voice, a website that despite its

e Board of Managers was relentless responsibilities, the thought left my mind name hardly covers anything that happens

in its criticisms of Freiman, often sending almost as quickly as it entered it. It wasn’t in Somers. So, there’s a good chance most

her letters that were condescending and until a reader called nine weeks ago that I of you missed it. Perhaps I’m biased, but

insulting. In one letter on May 20, 2013, decided to follow up. the advertisement might have been more

the managers cited Freiman for being “... I reached out to the State Division of e ective in a newspaper that is mailed

in violation of Condominium rules, not Human Rights, which told me the case directly to thousands of homes in Somers.

to mention common sense and parental had been closed but that I would need to So, there you have it. e case was

responsibility.” Other letters had a similar, submit a Freedom of Information request settled in quiet four years ago. In that time,

passive-aggressive tone. to obtain the settlement agreement. So, I Freiman has moved to another county and

Perhaps most disturbing, though, was did just that. I moved on to other professional obliga-

Freiman’s claim that a member of the And then I waited. tions. If not for readers like you, this story

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We graciously acknowledge the support of this
amazing community who has time-after-time come
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and community. Thanks to your help we were able to
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Practice, practice, practice

“First you must cast on I was exposed to when I de- Library last January. Little did I wanted in. JUST
your stitches, not too cided to try my hand at knitting I know that knitters would be I admit that it was rough JO ANN
tight, then you can recently. I am a forever optimist coming out of the woodwork
begin to knit the garter stitch, and truly believe that you are to assemble with skeins of yarn, going for me at rst because I JO ANN
which is a basic stitch and one never too old to learn a new exchange ideas, show o their am left-handed and I’ve learned FRANCELLA
you will use often. You should trick. work and help the ones like me that life does not cater to left-
probably begin with the US13 who barely knew how to hold a handers. I tried to understand tration is a good word to use
size needles, and a #6 bulkier At rst I just wanted to sup- needle. when the ladies explained knit- for that task. My friend, Kathy,
yarn.” port my friend, Kathy, when ting to me, but my left-hand slowly and patiently explained
she said she wanted to start a I listened as the ladies dis- was having none of it. But, I each step, demonstrated how
is was some of the jargon knitting group at the Somers cussed patterns using letters was determined to learn how to position my ngers and hold
such as, RND, SSK, WYIB, to knit, so I decided to learn the yarn. All I had to do was
YO, RS, etc. Wow, I thought right-handed. After all, I had practice, practice, practice.
my school days and memoriz- adjusted to utensils, appliances,
ing formulas were long gone. school desks, etc., why couldn’t I SEE FRANCELLA PAGE 16
I guess not. I wanted to be a adjust to this as well?
part of this group. I wanted to
know what all the abbreviations With borrowed needles and
meant and how to apply them. a hunk of yarn, I began casting
stitches onto my needle. Frus-

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LETTERS

Memories of Shenorock who was the postmaster then, gave me the greatest

gift when she hired me and mentored me.

To the editor: I look forward to reading more about our

It isn’t often I am compelled to send letters to neighbors. RIP Bob Jazwinski, Pop. You were a

editors. However, after reading Bruce Jazwinski’s kind and gentle soul.

tribute to his father, Bob, in the Father’s Day edi- Carol Lieto

tion of e Somers Record, I wanted to say thank Somers

you to both Bruce and to the newspaper for hon- July 4 in Somers
oring Bob. When I rst met Bob Jazwinski, it
was 1973, and I had just been hired to work for

the United States Postal Service, starting out in To the editor:

the very small Shenorock Post O ce, located in A few weeks ago, my husband, a veteran of World

the rear of Bob Jazwinski’s general store. Bob and War II and e Korean War, was invited to join the

his brother, Ray, worked in the store, and I would Somers July 4th Celebration. To my great surprise JosepLh AO . Marra

see both of them every day. (I can see them now (in the more than 60 years since he left the Air

in my mind’s eye). Soon after, the post o ce was Force Reserves, Russ had never shown any inclina-

expanded and had its own front door. However, tion to relive his military experience) he accepted

Bob was still a daily contact since he would come the invitation, and on June 29, we drove to the for-

to take our mail away on a daily basis. I loved my mer Pepsi Campus, where we parked our car in Lot

years working in Shenorock. I became postmaster F, as directed, and boarded, with the gracious help

in 1978, and I was so proud of my career. Every of many volunteers, an open atbed truck that had

day I would speak with Bob and his relative, Stan been decorated with ags and banners proclaiming ELE P •P I

Piekarski, when they came to collect the mail, and the town’s gratitude for the service of the veterans

they were both the epitome of true gentlemen. I seated around the truck’s perimeter. SB •R E •M

knew most of the Jazwinski family, but they were e men had been told there would be a mo- C •C •W ,T E

all a bit younger than I was. Shenorock was, at torcade, but I don’t think anyone was prepared Evening Appointments & Home Visits

that point in time, lled with family members and for the kind of reception that greeted them as the

many summer residents. I remember as a USPS car slowly travelled the long road leading to the

employee, I would become very close with the grandstand. An outstanding band played mili-

older residents, and then they would pass away, tary songs and, on either side of the road, smiling

leaving me very sad. young families and hundreds of Somers towns-

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FRANCELLA idea of making a pair of slippers. I bought from there. “Ooooh, I see it now,” I said, SCHEFFER
a beginner knitting magazine and found happy as a clam.
FROM PAGE 12 a simple pattern for a pair of bootie slip- FROM PAGE 9
pers for adults, the kind you put on your e next week I walked in with the
During our session, the ladies talked and cold tootsies on a brutal winter night while completed bootie and had even embellished Next was Easter. I bought
knit, laughed and knit, drank co ee and wrapped in a Sherpa blanket binge watch- it with little yarn bows along the top. It is bags of colored plastic eggs and
knit and helped others and knit without ing Downton Abbey…again. an enormous bootie which could possibly hung them from the branches.
once dropping a stitch. I left feeling clumsy For this party, my friends
and inadequate, but decided to take home e pattern indicated that it was the t Shaquille O’Neal, but I was proud of the brought additional ornaments
the needles and yarn and do what they all easiest beginner project. I imagined myself accomplishment. Sandy suggested I use it and chocolate eggs and bun-
suggested: practice, practice, practice. knitting booties as Christmas presents for as a planter and that doesn’t sound like a nies. ere must have been a
everyone I know; even people I hadn’t seen bad idea since I don’t think I’ll be making huge sugar rush that day! After
At our next session, I was happy to show in years would receive these special “made the other one too soon. Easter Sunday, I removed the
o the twenty rows of stitches I managed by me” gifts. So I began knitting, hit a snag, eggs and put arti cial owers
to knit. Sandy, Ursel, Roberta, Judy and tried to correct, knit again, hit a snag tried So, I can report to you that knitting makes on the tree. Along the base of
Kathy each praised my e orts, even though to correct and nally admitted to myself me happier than a pig in mud; and like the tree, I set up a very small
I had as many holes in my piece as I did that I needed some instruction from the ex- Sandy, Ursel, Judy, Roberta and Kathy, I too white picket fence and added
stitches. perts in our knitting group. Ursel was kind can now knit and talk, knit and laugh, knit silk potted owers. I now had
enough to put down the lovely baby blanket and drink tea and even knit and watch TV, my spring garden—no weeding
ree weeks in, I took a trip to A.C. she was working on, took one look at my but I still drop a stitch now and then. I or watering!
Moore and bought skeins of yarn in various half-made bootie and pulled out the needle, love the friends I’ve made and love using my
colors and began making myself a scarf in leaving all the little yarn loops unattached mind and my hands in new and di erent My most popular tree was
a beautiful salmon shade. I taught myself and swaying in mid-air. I broke out in a ways. Perhaps you too would like to join our the Independence Day tree.
how to rip out any mistakes I had made, cold sweat and asked for some water as I fun group of many knitters and crocheters at Friends and I decorated with
and when nished, it looked pretty decent. was feeling faint. Clearly Ursel had no idea the Somers Library, Friday’s from 10:30 – 12 tons of ags and anything red,
of the gargantuan e ort I had put forth to noon. No sign-up is required. white and blue. We were in
Since January, I have found pleasure make the small piece of bootie. And then, high gear and super patriotic.
and peace in knitting. My “knitting bag” just like that, Ursel unraveled a few rows As for me, I have a long way to go to
is always at the ready with at least two to of yarn, inserted the needle back into the catch up with all the amazing, talented My tree for all seasons started
three projects underway. But, before I lead swaying loops and directed me to pick up women in our group, so I will continue to as personal enjoyment for me,
you to believe that I am an accomplished practice, practice, practice. but soon became an event
knitter capable of making sweaters, quilts, which my friends looked for-
hats, etc., let me tell you of my ambitious joannfrancella@aol.com ward to and which we enjoyed
together. I moved back to New
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still in touch with several of
During WWII, boys were taught to knit to make warm items for the fighting men. my Vermont pals. ey haven’t
They made eight inch squares, which were made into scarves and blankets for the troops. forgotten the tree for all sea-
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School board holds
reorganization meeting

BY CAROL REIF and in marketing and advertis- ways of sharing information,
CONTRIBUTING WRITER ing from Michigan State Uni- Portnoy said.

versity. Sitting in on PTA meetings,

e Somers Board of Educa- As a college professor, she or taking part in community

tion has a new president and vice taught undergraduate and groups – at Heritage Hills, for

president: Dr. Lindsay Portnoy graduate level students earning SEE BOARD PAGE 19 Lindsay Portnoy Michael D’Anna
and Michael D’Anna respec- degrees in teaching, building

tively. administration, and counseling

Portnoy, a Northeastern Uni- psychology.

versity faculty member and for- e Michigan native is cur- Put your mind at ease...

mer Hunter College professor, rently the chief learning o cer

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trustee for 10 years. students in STEM (Science

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nounced at the board’s reorga- learning. Wills & Trusts

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and information systems, is a sional Studies.

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Estate Planning
Re-elected by voters this May is a member of the Association

were Joseph Marra, an attorney, of Supervision and Curriculum Medicaid Planning

and Ifay Chang, a computer re- Development (ASCD) and of Guardianships

search scientist and educator. the World Economic Forum’s Probates

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LIBRARY • Receive a game card to take be played for extra inspiration. July 12, July 19, July 26, & Au- of America’s earliest astronauts
home and keep until you have Suggested Supplies List: Water gust 2 from 12:00 pm—2:30 pm that led the United States’ rst
FROM PAGE 4

completed your Book Bingo color or multi-media paper, Wa- • July 12: Destination Moon attempt at manned space ight.

paints. Optional extras: Sponges, card. Participants will receive ter cup, Plate or paper plate to (NR) - Almost two decades e movie won four Oscars for

Rollers, Folding easel, Fixative one free book for registering mix colors, Pencil/Eraser, Wa- before it became a reality, Tin- its sound and visuals, and was

spray/hairspray. A $30.00 fee, (while supplies last.) tercolor paints, Optional: trac- seltown imagined what the rst nominated for four more—in-

payable to the instructor Judika • Put an ‘X’through each com- ing paper. ere is a $30 fee to trip to the moon would be like cluding Best Picture, but it lost

Lieberman, is due the rst day pleted square on the game card. be paid on the rst day of class. with this 1950 movie that’s con- to Terms of Endearment.

of class. Try to get a ‘Bingo’ by complet- Make checks out to Judika Li- sidered to be one of the rst • August 2: For All Mankind

Teen Dungeons & Dragons ing a full row in any direction. eberman. Registration is re- space-themed lms to actually (NR) - is masterful 1989 doc-

Club (D&D). Saturdays, 8/3, Keep track of all the books you quired. incorporate real science. Plus, umentary took all of the footage

noon to 2:30 p.m. Join us to play have read, etc. on the back of the Summer Writers’ Group. the lm won an Oscar for its from the Apollo missions and

Dungeons & Dragons this sum- game card. Mondays, 7/8, 15, 22, 29; 8/5, convincing (for the 50s, anyway) whittled it down to less than two

mer! Familiarity with Dungeons • All game cards must be re- 12, 19 & 26, 10:30 am to noon. special e ects. hours. It’s narrated only by re-

and Dragons is encouraged. turned on or before Wednesday, Join us at the Somers Library • July 19: 2001: A Space Od- cordings of the astronaut’s voices

Grades 6 and up. August 28. for a writing class for all levels yssey (G) - Stanley Kubrick’s (Buzz Aldrin can be heard say-

Book Bingo for Adults this • Once you have completed where participants can be cre- 1968 masterpiece isn’t just one ing, “We came in peace for all of

Summer at the Somers Li- and turned in your game card, ative and share their e orts in of the best space movies of all mankind”) and mission control,

brary: Have fun, try something you will be entered into a ra e class. Each week writers will time—it’s widely considered by layered with music by Brian Eno.

di erent, and join with children to win one of 10 drawing prizes.* have their creativity challenged critics as one of the best lms in ese movies are intended for

and teens in summer reading. *Ra e Prizes - ere will in di erent ways. e class will history. Spanning the dawn of adults, however, teens and chil-

Who knows...you might be a be 10 ra e winners chosen for be lead by Jo Ann Francella, a mankind to the distant future, dren over 10 are welcome with

lucky winner! Back by popular gift bags that include gift cards, columnist for e Somers Re- the lm depicts humanity’s quest an adult.

demand! Book Bingo for Adults, books and other gifts! cord, and Kathy Neggers, a pub- to solve the mystery behind a Automobile Empowerment.

an adult summer reading chal- Summer Watercolor. Mon- lished author. Space is limited. strange object on the moon—all Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am to

lenge! days, 7/15, 7/22& 7/29, 10:30 Moon Landing Movie Ma- set to an iconic soundtrack. noon. Would you like to learn

• Fill out a registration form a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Explore using nia: Space Movies to Celebrate • July 26: e Right Stu more about your car and how to

and give to the reference librar- watercolor paint to see the vi- the 50th Anniversary of the (PG) - Starring Sam Shepard, take better care of it? Here’s your

ian. Make sure to include your brancy it can bring to your Sum- Moon Landing this Summer at Dennis Quaid, and Ed Harris, chance! In this hands-on class,

Somers Library card number. mer endeavors! Quiet music will the Somers Library - Fridays: this 1983 classic tells the story car repairman and mechanic

Jason Dickman wants to help

people be more prepared, safe

and familiar with their cars. To

do this, he will

• Discuss each person’s inter-

est in their car and what they

hope to get out of the class

• Give helpful car care guide-

lines and tips with time for Q &

A

• List useful car products

• Show how to nd and check

for fuses

• Show how to change a tire

using a spare and the tools nec-

essary to do it

• Give a touch-up paint dem-

onstration

e class will start out in the

Program Room, then move out-

side to a driveway next to the

library where Jason will demon-

strate these points on a demo car

parked there. Space is limited to

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Jason Dickman has worked in

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25 years in various aspects of au-

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and as a private car collection
mechanic. He is currently an

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When we’re done, there is nothing left to do. Community College for two au-
tomobile related classes. A new
resident to Somers, Jason would
like to give back to the commu-

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 19

BOARD low educators need to be more proactive about OBITUARIES
FROM PAGE 17
reaching out to the community on issues of Stella Josephine
Marciano
interest.
Stella Josephine Mar-
instance – are two ways to be more proactive, “Meet the Board Members”sessions, started ciano, a Somers resident,
died June 26, at the age of
she added. last year at the local library, had some success. 96. She was born Septem-
ber 19, 1922 in New Ro-
If armed with good input, the board can School board members are frequently chelle to the late Michael
and Rose Palmieri Riggio.
craft meaningful policies and better support “sought out” by parents and other stakehold- On December 2, 1951, she
married Benedetto J. Mar-
schools Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch, ers at the grocery store or bus stop, D’Anna ciano, he predeceases her.

who makes the daily decisions about pro- said. From a very young age,
family and faith were the pillars of Stella’s life. She was a de-
grams, sta , facilities, and spending. Among future outreach opportunities, both vout and passionate Catholic. As a child, she asked her par-
ents to transfer her to the nearby Catholic elementary school.
“It’s all about communicating,” Portnoy he and Portnoy said, are going out in the eld Stella attended New Rochelle High School during WW2 and
was proud to support the war e ort by making medals and belt
said. to PTA meetings, or to a co ee shop, “to hear buckles for our soldiers. Once married, she worked in the family
business: Marciano Bake Shop. When not at the bakery, she was
about what’s working well, as well as areas for a steadfast homemaker, encouraging her children to study hard
and do well in school. at extended to her grandchildren. Her
D’ANNA further improvement.” life centered around her family, and she was the foundation.

D’Anna, who has lived in Somers for 14 D’Anna’s other immediate goals include Stella is survived by her six children; Joseph Marciano of
Trumbull, CT, Phyllis O’Brien of Wappingers Falls, NY, Ben
years, has two children in the school system. supporting the district’s mission of encourag- Marciano of South Salem, NY, Robert Marciano of White
Plains, NY, Anthony Marciano of Scarsdale, NY and Rose-
He earned his undergraduate degree in po- ing global citizenship. ann Marciano of Somers, NY. She is also survived by her 11
grandchildren; Kristina, Andrea, Nicola, Carl, John, Benjamin,
litical science and economics from Villanova Venues for this include the International Matthew, Brittany, Zachary, Samantha, Alexa and 3 great-
grandchildren; Luke, Reese and Trey. She is predeceased by her
University and an MBA in nance and ac- Baccalaureate program and getting foreign siblings; eresa, Frances, Albert and Gloria.

counting at Iona College. languages down to the lower grades, he said.

He has worked in the nance industry Learning a second language is especially

for many years and is currently employed by important in this global economy, as D’Anna

Santander Bank, a subsidiary of Bpstpm- found out when he went to work for a Spanish

based Spanish Santander Group. bank. He had taken Italian in high school so

He has been a volunteer in Habitat for Hu- had to quickly catch up on his Spanish skills.

manity and is a member of the Somers Lions Fiscal responsibility is also on D’Anna’s

Club. He serves on the school district’s audit mind, especially in light of the state tax cap

committee and has coached several school and mandates.

sports teams. Somers’ declining enrollment has allowed it

D’Anna, who was “very pleased” to be elect- to do more with a limited amount of taxpayer

ed vice president, thinks that his long tenure dollars, he said, mentioning the shifting of

on the board and his background in nance funds to the district’s school safety programs

put him in a position to help the district with and projects, such as Student Resource O -

its mission of being both progressive and s- cers and new security vestibules.

cally responsible. D’Anna said he was looking forward to

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SOMERS COMMITTED Once back in Somers, the six students, joined
FROM PAGE 1
by John Underwood, shared their experiences in

Nebraska with the high school Student Athletic

which was awarded last year to the Somers Central Council, coaches and district administrators. e

School District along with Somers Partners in Pre- Student Athletic Council has formally named the

vention. e Human Performance Project is a re- program Somers Committed and will now work

searched-based program developed by Underwood, with Hattem and Underwood to adapt the pro-

who has trained dozens of professional and Olympic gram to best t the Somers community.

athletes. Attending the program with the students “We’re starting with the high school athletes,

was intermediate school physical education teacher but the intent is to integrate this way of living into

and girls varsity basketball coach Marc Hattem. the entire student culture,” said Superintendent

“ e research showed the kids in a concrete, real Dr. Raymond Blanch. “Eventually we will have the

world way how their actions impact their teams and older students visit with young kids down to fourth

themselves,” saif Hattem. “We want all students to or fth grade to demonstrate to them the impor-

understand the cause and e ect of their behaviors.” tance of making healthy lifestyle decisions.”

e students attended sessions about the e ects “I think Somers as a whole will bene t from

of sleep, drugs and alcohol on performance, build- this program,” said Hurtado, “Because it is going

ing resilience and managing stress, con ict resolu- to implement a healthy lifestyle for high schoolers Ashli Ginquitti, Sabrina Somoza and Drew Lasher

tion and peer intervention, team work and leader- and hopefully spread through the community as a PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SOMERS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

ship. whole.”

LIBRARY along with original composi- Artist Showcase), Towne Crier, who brings imagination to life. without having to worry about
tions which had been featured In nity Hall, and Voices Cafe. 18 SAT Questions You Can the score going anywhere. After
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through their depth of emotion- with national touring acts in- 5-6 p.m. Did you know that personalized consultation to go
al expression. ey’ll take you ey have performed at vari- cluding Mary Fahl of the Octo- there are more than 10 types of over your scores and answer your
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Student School’s out for summer
achievements
Families celebrated the end of the school year with photos to mark the occasion!
e Harvey School in Katonah has announced the
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Mia Cornell, grade 10, Amawalk, Cavalier Scholar
Victoria Gerry, grade 11, Somers, Cavalier Scholar
Ryan Piken, grade 11, Baldwin Place, Head’s List
Colpa Temidara, grade 11, Purdys, Head’s List
Jacob Weisberger, grade 8, Somers, Honor Roll

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 23

Reading the Declaration Summer construction limits
of Independence access to school buildings

On Wednesday, July 4, a group of Westchester County residents gath- e following is from the Somers Central School District:
ered at the John Jay Homestead in Katonah to hear the annual reading of
the Declaration of Independence. However, when it turned out the event e construction projects scheduled for this summer at Somers school buildings will limit
had been canceled, Flo Brodley, a resident of Heritage Hills, took out the access to the schools throughout the summer.
page of the New York Times that day which bore the Declaration and an-
nounced that she would begin to read. e other eight visitors gathered Work on the roofs at Primrose Elementary School and Somers Intermediate School has
around and Ann Marie Karl began the Pledge of Allegiance. en, Brodley already begun and will increase now that school is out. Work is expected to be nished by
and Fran Schultzberg of Heritage Hills and Jane Volkin of Bedford Hills August 28. Because of the busy construction tra c around the buildings, including both main
took turns reading the Declaration until it was done. entrances, only 12-month sta (custodians, clerical and administrative sta ) will have access
inside the buildings.
PHOTO COURTESY OF FLO BRODLEY
At Somers Middle School, ap-
The participants: Flo Brodley, Somers; Jane Volkin, Bedford Hills; Fran proximately 30,000 square feet of
Schultzberg, Somers; Ann Marie Karl, Katonah; Ed Donovan, New Rochelle; the roof will be replaced. is work
Cheryl Martin, Yorktown; Anant & Laura Wadlhara, Sleepy Hollow; and started in may, along with repairs to
photographer Judy Walsh, Scarsdale. the roof parapet walls, and will con-
tinue throughout the summer. is
will create construction tra c in the
lower parking lot; however, summer
drop o and pick up for the Extend-
ed School Year program will still take
place in the lower entrance. All other
summer building operations will
continue as normal.

Roof work at Somers High School
started in May and is almost nished.

e remaining roo ng work is not
expected to impact normal summer
building operations. Starting June 27,
the high school auditorium upgrades
will begin. is work includes painting
of the ceiling, new theatrical lighting,
new curtains and a new audio system.

ere will be no public access to the
auditorium during this project.

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Sports Sports

Alex PittmanATHLETE SPOTLIGHT
Holy Cross-bound grad a leader for Tuskers defense

Alex Pittman, a 2019 Somers graduate, My parents are both my biggest role be the Patriots. A lot of FILE PHOTO/
played defense for the varsity girls lacrosse models. Both of them have raised me people think it’s because ROB DIANTONIO
team. She also played attack on the girls to be the hardest worker on and o the they’re so good but my
soccer team and was the team’s leading scorer. head coach at Holy Cross is and the soccer team is what
Pittman will attend Holy Cross in the fall eld. I was lucky enough to have my dad actually Bill Belichick’s daughter has shaped me into who I am
and will continue her lacrosse career there. coach me in a few sports growing up and so I HAVE to support. today. For younger athletes my biggest
he taught me everything I know as an emphasis is to go out and have fun, and
BY ROB DIANTONIO athlete and teammate. What is your favorite music to never be afraid to try something new. If
CONTRIBUTING WRITER listen to warming up for a game? you want to get better at the sport, you
Tell us one thing about yourself that have to work at it. And once you join a
How old were you when you started not a lot of people know? My favorite music to listen to is varsity sport you enter a big family with
playing lacrosse and how did you get rap. It gets me in the zone I need unconditional love and support. I think
started? One thing a lot of people don’t know to be in when I step on the eld. it’s important to be on a team with a lot
about me is that my family is unique of love and this program has that. Both
I began playing lacrosse in seventh in our own way. I have a twin sister, my If you could have one superpower, sports have given me some of my clos-
grade so I was 12 years old. It was a sport younger sisters are twins and my parents what would it be and why? est friends and I wouldn’t be who I am
I wanted to play for a while and some of have the same rst, middle and now last without them.
my friends had already played for a few name (all spelled the same way, too). I would want to be able to teleport
years so I decided to give it a try. because then I could go anywhere at
You’re committed to Holy Cross. anytime whenever I wanted.
How did you feel overall about the Why did you pick that school and what
lacrosse season this year? appealed to you about their lacrosse If you could pick one place to visit
program? on vacation that you’ve never been to,
Overall, I really enjoyed the girls on where would you go and why?
the team. Everyone was super fun to I committed to Holy Cross because
hang with and I got to play the sport I of their academic reputation. It’s a very I would love to go to Alaska because
love with some of my best friends. highly respected school and it’s not too you can see the northern lights there and
far from home. It’s super close to Boston seeing that is on my bucket list.
As a senior on the team, how much as well. Holy Cross’ lacrosse program is
did you value being a leader? amazing. e coaches are wonderful and What is your favorite food to eat
so is the rest of the team. ey have an before or after a game?
As a senior, I think leadership is very environment that makes you want to be
important. e seniors and I wanted to there. Before games I would always have a
bagel with frozen green tea.
nish strong our last year together so we What are you doing to prepare for the
all took over that role and tried making transition to college lacrosse? Best place to eat in Somers?
the best in uences we could. Before or after a game the best
I have been going to the track and place to go has to be Bobo’s Cafe.
What was your favorite team activity, running as well as lifting and following Everything there is so good.
pregame or postgame ritual that you the workout packet my coach has given
shared with your teammates? my team. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Insta-
gram? Why?
My favorite pregame ritual has to be Do you know what you want to study
blasting “I’m on a Role” by Stefano. From in college? If yes, what and why? Snapchat, it’s what I use most to talk
my rst sophomore year game it has al- to my friends and I love taking pictures
ways been played right before we left the I haven’t o cially decided my major and videos for memories.
locker room or got o the bus and seeing yet but I am considering an English ma-
everyone get just as excited as you for a jor. I’ve always loved to read and this year What would you tell a young athlete
game radiated good vibes. I began writing more and I really enjoy it. growing up in the Somers district about
the experience of being part of the la-
Who has been your biggest role Who is your favorite pro or college crosse program and why should they go
model over the years and what have you sports team? out for the team? your teammates?
learned from them?
My favorite pro sports team has to e experience on the lacrosse team

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37. Wild cat
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Thursday, July 11, 2019 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE The Somers Record – Page 27

What to do after ‘I Do’ – Estate planning tips for newlyweds

Congratulations! You did it! heritances and property obtained your spouse cannot act for you. available and to help create legal

You married the love of your life prior to the marriage separate. GUEST 5. Update your real property documents to give you the secu-
and you are so excited to start this 2. Sign your Last Will and Tes- CORNER ownership: Often times a newly rity to support a long marriage of
next chapter in your life. You are tament: You likely do not yet have married couple may have pur- good health and happiness!

tan from that honeymoon, basking a Last Will and Testament, and if LAUREN chased real property prior to their
in a sea of wedding photos from a you do, you likely do not currently ENEA marriage. If property was pur- Lauren C. Enea, Esq. is an
perfect day! I hope this excitement name your spouse as the primary chased prior to marriage, you will Associate at Enea, Scanlan &

carries you throughout your mar- bene ciary. It is important to have want to ensure that the property Sirgnano, LLP. She concentrates

riage, but as you settle into post- this document because it not only title is changed to re ect that you her practice on Wills, Trusts and

wedding normalcy, you may nd indicates who you would like to care or nancial decisions for and your spouse own the prop- Estates, Medicaid Planning, Special

yourself saying “so now what?” receive your assets when you pass you. A health care proxy provides erty as “joint tenants with rights Needs Planning and Probate/Estate

One answer to that question away, but who will handle those authority for someone to make of survivorship” or as “tenants by Administration. She believes that it

is to start your new life together assets and administer your estate. medical decisions in the event the entirety,” based on the laws of is never too early or too late to start

from a nancial and legal perspec- An additional important reason to you cannot make them yourself the state you reside. Real property planning for your future and she

tive. Yes, we all know you need to have this document is because it and a Power of Attorney provides owned by married couples has enjoys working with individuals

change your name (if you choose allows you to name a guardian for authority for someone to make certain bene ts that should be re- and families to ensure that their

to do so), but have you considered any minor children you may have, nancial decisions for you in the viewed with an attorney, such as estate and long-term-care plan best

the other nancial and/or strate- in the event you and your spouse event you cannot make them for avoiding probate and/or certain suits their needs. Ms. Enea received

gic aspects that might need your both pass away. yourself. It is important to discuss creditor protection. a B.S. in Business Management

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has come and gone: have bene ciaries listed on your ney draft documents that re ect legal life together takes time, team and a J.D. from the Pace University

1. Update your identi cation retirement and/or life insurance each of your wishes. Often times work and some nancial invest- School of Law graduating Summa

and bank accounts: Depending accounts, but you may have a dif- spouses will act as each other’s ment. My recommendation is to Cum Laude. She is admitted to

on your nancial relationship ferent individual, such as your par- health care proxy agent and power start small and speak with a local practice law in New York and

with your new spouse, you may ent or sibling. It is important to re- of attorney. I also recommend ap- legal professional to discuss the Florida. She can be reached at 914-

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separate. After you change your spouse as your primary bene ciary. BUSINESS OWNERS:
name, you may want to also re- While you are at it, make sure you
structure your bank accounts and discuss these accounts with your
create joint bank accounts. Aside spouse so that you are both aware

from a pure convenience perspec- of the accounts each has and who

tive, having a joint bank account the named bene ciaries are.

with your signi cant other could 4. Execute your advanced direc- LSLCHCOORRSPA?
avoid an administration or pro- tives: Advanced directives are in
bate proceeding in the event of my opinion sometimes even more
one spouse’s death and it also al- important than a Last Will and
lows for open communication Testament. Advanced directives
and nancial transparency within are documents where you give
your new marriage. Of course, you permission to another individual
may wish to continue to keep in- (an agent) to make either health

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designated agent upon whom of Formation led with Je rey W. Securities offered through Cantella & Co., Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.
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process against may be served & Bullock, Secy. of State, John G.
purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice.
shall mail to c/o Fran Lulgjuraj,14 Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

Wilner Rd., Somers, NY 10589. Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose:

General Purpose. Any lawful activity.


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