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Published by Halston Media, 2019-11-25 15:04:57

The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 11.28.19

VOL. 2 NO. 25 Visit TapIntoKLT.net for the latest news. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019

Unveiling of the war monument PHOTO: SARAH BUSSINGER Public hearing
planned for ‘fiscally
Monument dedicated
prudent’ budget
At the Goldens Bridge Fire Department Open House on Oct. 19 there was a special
dedication ceremony of the American Legion World Wars monument, a 4-ton granite stone BY TOM BARTLEY
a xed with a pair of bronze plaques emblazoned with the names of 76 Goldens Bridge CONTRIBUTING WRITER
residents who served in WWI and WWII. e monument was recently relocated from
its previous home, the Community House in Old Goldens Bridge, to its new home at the Bedford property owners will have an opportunity next week to
Goldens Bridge Firehouse. Town o cials and John B. Winter Jr. Post No. 1734 American question, protest or applaud town o cials’ proposed spending on
Legion approved the relocation of the monument since the Community House is now under the services they look to provide next year.
private ownership.
A public hearing on the preliminary $41 million budget will be
held Dec. 3, ahead of the 2020 spending plan’s formal adoption.

SEE BUDGET PAGE 7

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Goldens Bridge Open seven days a week, sale ture the popular Fraser r, 6 feet is in the midst of preparing for its
Christmas Tree Sale hours will be 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and up. e trees will be harvested annual Community Children’s
The Staff Mondays through Fridays, and 9 and delivered just days before Holiday Party at the Firehouse,

EDITORIAL TEAM Hundreds of trees will be avail- a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and anksgiving, making them the which is scheduled this year on
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ber 15, virtuosic pianist, Je rey
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tion. SEE CROSSING PAGE 5


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 3

INCREASE MILLER

Bestselling author visits Elementary School

e following is from the Katonah- presentation for to write series Gutman teased the title of sev-
Lewisoboro School District: eral of the books in My Weird
kindergarteners ction. He de- School. e young fans gave the
Dan Gutman’s rst rule of last word.
writing: focus on what you re- through second scribed giving
ally like. He enjoyed researching is one is about a principal
and writing the Baseball Card graders. Plus, ten his publisher a who’s so weird he kissed a pig,”
Adventure series because he said Gutman. “Mr. Klutz Is …?”
loves sports. His love of photog- fourth and fth book about a
raphy shows in his newest series, “Nuts!” the students called out
Flashback Four, in which four graders—winners boy who could in unison.
kids travel through time to take
pictures of events that were never of the school’s travel through “ is one’s about a librarian
photographed. who likes to dress up as George
Dan Gutman es- time using Washington and Little Miss
“Give your characters a big Mu et,” said Gutman. “Mrs.
goal and give your story a sur- say contest—were baseball cards. Roopy Is …?”
prise ending,”continued Gutman
in an entertaining presentation selected to have “What did “Loopy!” the students called
to third, fourth, and fth grade out together.
students at Increase Miller El- lunch with Gut- my publisher
ementary School. e New York Gutman closed his presen-
Times bestselling author wore man. think?” asked tation with time for questions.
khakis and a red tee-shirt featur- Most of the time, however, was a
ing the logo of My Weird School, “We have well Gutman. pitch session. Children suggested
his most popular series which has historic moments for Flashback
sold more than 12 million copies. over a hundred “ ey liked Four such as the Big Bang and
interesting settings such as the
Gutman’s day at Increase Dan Gutman it!”the students time of the dinosaurs.
Miller also included an earlier
books in our li- called out. “I love talking with kids,” Gut-
man said. He said he often gets
brary—from “What did ideas for new books from school
visits.
picture books to they say?” Gut-

chapter books— PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO SCHOOL DISTRICT man asked.

and they are con- “Write an-

stantly circulating among our In-between sharing writing other!” the children chimed.

students,” said Juli Ho man, the tips, Gutman’s presentation be- Gutman’s Baseball Adventure

school’s library media specialist. came a call and response between Series reached twelve books. My

“Most of our students have read the larger-than-life author and Weird School reached twenty-

at least one Dan Gutman book his fans. e author of 125 books one books, with another dozen

and many have voraciously de- shared the excitement of getting each in follow up series My

voured more than one of his en- his rst book published after Weird School Daze, My Weirder

tire series!” many rejections and how he came School and My Weirdest School.

Art in action

KMA hosted a reception for
‘Sparkling Amazons: Abstract
Expressionist Women of the 9th
St. Show’

Maralyn PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE
Carr, Bob KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART
Stahmer
and Ellen Vickie Morris, Yvonne
Grimes Pollack, Ginny Gold and

Debbie Mullin

Martha
Campbell,
Christine Berry,
Chris Haqq,
Maddy Berezov
and Anna Haqq

Lisa Rotmil and Alex Schmelzer, lenders to the exhibit

Happy
Thanksgiving!

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CROSSING carols as the whole community bers used the respite to thor- on Friday’s at 10 a.m. All events Please donate a NEW and UN-
sings along with St. Paul’s own oughly clean and reorganize their are held at Memorial House. WRAPPED toy to the Vista
FROM PAGE 2 Joyful Noyz band. Fire Department (377 Smith
rift Shop, site of donated sales Vista Fire House Ridge Road in South Salem,
The Canticum After the concert, Father Joe that raise money for the club’s NY) to help a child this holiday
Novum Singers will lead a celebration of Evening many charities. For more information, visit season! At the Vista Firehouse
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e Canticum Novum Sing- music by Susan Abken. A hos- Ongoing social activities in- on during the toy drive: Donate
ers, Harold Rosenbaum, Con- pitality hour featuring wine, hors clude the knit-crochet group Toys for Tots Holiday Toy a toy and you can get a picture
ductor and Artistic Director, will d’oeuvres, co ee and desserts will every Monday at 2 p.m., Mah Drive with Santa Claus; Cookie deco-
present its Canticum Novum follow. Admission is free. Jongg every Tuesday at 1 p.m. rating; A tour of the Vista Fire
Christmas concert on Sunday, and bridge on the third Tuesday Join the Fire Department Department Firetrucks and Am-
December 8 at 3 p.m., with Da- St. John’s Parish, which in- of the month at 10 a.m., a book on Saturday, December 7, for bulances.
vid Enlow, organ at St. Luke’s cludes St. John’s Church in South club on the fourth ursday at the annual “Toys For Tots” Toy
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Lewisboro board continues Lewisboro forms
climate change efforts committee to aid veterans

BY HELU WANG and fossil fuels, even though it’s Meyer-Gross has anticipated the BY HELU WANG ects, including cookie delivery

CONTRIBUTING WRITER just a small contribution, it will challenges derived from a change CONTRIBUTING WRITER and re house decorations for the

help reduce the e ect on climate of attitude,especially when the pro- South Salem Fire Department’s

Outlining a local response to change,” Meyer-Gross said. grams are voluntary. She looks to e Lewisboro Town Board veterans breakfast and ceremony,

climate concerns, Lewisboro’s e initiatives include install- raise awareness through education- has established the Town of however, their e orts could have

Sustainability Advisory Commit- ing LED street lights, launching al programs at schools and libraries. Lewisboro Veterans Advisory made more impact if a coordina-

tee has proposed eight initiatives a composting program, charg- “ e more people learn and are Committee to assist the town in tor existed.

ranging from LED street lights to ing trash fees on a volume basis, educated about climate change, veterans relations and communi- “ ere are a lot of good things

electric car-charging stations. installing electric car charging the more they will want to partic- cation through connecting veter- going on, and there is a need to

e proposals at the Sept. 23 stations, reducing pesticide use, ipate in these kinds of programs,” ans with local organizations at its coordinate the e orts,” Lemke

Town Board meeting, followed a purchasing hybrid electric police Meyer-Gross said. Oct. 28 meeting. said. “What we’re doing is not to

request from the board members. vehicles and adding recycling bins After Meyer-Gross proposed John Lemke, a veteran who in- solve a problem, but to enhance

At a meeting in August,they not- to parks and shopping centers. the local initiatives at the meeting, troduced the idea of a committee, all the good things that are being

ed the need for urgency, saying Most of the objectives could be the Town Board addressed na- said it would provide communi- done now.”

that the Northeast is one of the accomplished by year’s end, Mey- tional concerns. In a resolution, it cations and resources to veterans Typically veteran projects and

nation’s fastest-warming regions. er-Gross said, while others would called on Washington to enact cli- in the Lewisboro community and events are organized by Ameri-

Elizabeth Meyer-Gross, co- have to wait until next year when mate-justice legislation that seeks people who are on active duty in can Legion Posts across the

chair of the sustainability panel, a new budget could provide fund- to expand existing renewable town. country. But because there is no

said in a follow-up phone inter- ing. For example, the drop-o power sources and reach a target During his years working as a post in town, and the nearest ones

view that the goal is to set out composting program, at a cost of of net-zero carbon emissions. veteran coordinator in the Lions are in Katonah and Ridge eld,

achievable objectives that the $5,000 a year, could be included e resolution maintained that Club, Lemke found local organi- a coordinator like the Veterans

town and residents can address in in the town’s 2020 budget. Poten- federal legislation of this scope and zations such as the Boy and Girl Advisory Committee would play

the short term. tial charging stations for electric caliber will advance the town’s ini- Scouts, and the John Jay High a crucial role to bring the com-

“If every town plays its part in cars need further research by the tiatives to more fully realize its con- School Veterans Club had been munity together.

reducing waste, carbon emissions committee to calculate the cost. servation and climate-action goals. working on many veteran proj- Lemke is in the process of

nding the other four commit-

tee members while building a

resource list of people who are

currently involved in veteran

projects.

“I’m trying to nd a way to

communicate so we can all help

each other out,”Lemke said.“ e

more resources you have, the big-

ger project you can take on.”

Lemke said since the commit-

tee would focus on children’s vet-

eran projects and teenagers who

plan to join the military academy,

he looks to invite scout masters

and the high school veterans club

advisors to join the board. Lemke

said it would be easy to ll the

positions, and the only thing he

needs to do is to reach out to

people he has already known and

see whether they are interested in

volunteering.

Additionally, the committee

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BUDGET an even higher sales tax. Scott, one of the A public hearing on the preliminary $41 million budget will be held Dec. 3,
board’s two Republicans—both leaving in ahead of the 2020 spending plan’s formal adoption.
FROM PAGE 1 January—lost in his bid to, among other
things, increase the budgeted amount the and open-space acquisition—total earmarks spending—$686,150 without a
e budget next year would hike the town expects to receive in increased sales $32,462,619, accounting for 83.7 percent, tax levy—for the $20 million sewer sys-
total property taxes collected by just over tax revenue and decrease the amount of or $21,755,623, of the total tax levy, Zam- tem that will serve the Katonah and Bed-
3 percent while remaining comfortably overtime paid to town employees. brano said. ford Hills business districts
within the state cap on tax-levy increas-
es. A homeowner’s tax rate would go to Still subject to adjustments before and “Based on the town’s average assessed e state legislature enacted a tax cap
$36.78 for each $1,000 of assessed value, after the public hearing, the budget as valuation of $65,000 and a proposed tax in 2012, limiting how much local juris-
up $1.09. it now stands earmarks $40,943,398 in rate of $36.7829 per $1,000 of assessed dictions—towns, counties, school and
2020 spending, up from the current year’s valuation,” he noted, “the 2020 tenta-
In a work session before the board’s $39 million allocation. tive tax levy will generate a tax increase re districts, for example—can increase
Tuesday, Nov. 19, meeting, Councilman of $70.95 in 2020. As for the rest of the the property-tax levy from one year to
Don Scott called for revised revenue es- Comptroller Abraham Zambrano, in a smaller funds, the total appropriations of the next. Nominally a 2 percent ceiling,
timates and budget economies that could memo to the Town Board, called his pro- $8,480,779, or $4,220,110 in tax levy, rep- the cap can be set somewhat higher if as-
reduce the proposed property-tax in- posed budget “ scally prudent” and urged resent 16.3 percent of the total levy.” sessed valuation grows or it can drop well
crease. Property owners, he noted, have its adoption. below 2 percent if necessary to match the
lost the property-tax write-o on their For the rst time, a Bedford budget nation’s rate of in ation.
federal income taxes and are now paying ree major townwide appropria-
tions—for the general fund, highways

Lewisboro Library end getaway or holiday gathering. signing and tasting featuring recipes South Salem’s own Anne Testa. by human hands, and a group of truly

Author and Food Historian Pe- from her new book. is production is suitable for all unique people who risk their lives to

e Lewisboro Library is lo- ter Rose will speak at the Library on Apple Tree Productions presents ages.In lieu of an admission charge,at- study it. Viewers are encouraged to

cated at 15 Main St., South Salem. Sunday,Dec.8 at 2 p.m.A South Sa- It’s a Wonderful Life LIVE! e tendees may make a suggested dona- bring a snack or bag lunch.

For more information or to RSVP, lem resident,Rose has just completed stage play, which takes place at the tion of $5 per person or $10 per family Time Change for Fiesta

visit lewisborolibrary.org. her 10th book,History On Our Plate: Library on Saturday, December 14 to support Library programming. Storytime

“DIY Wine Charms” craft on Historical Recipes from America’s at 7:30 p.m., is a one-hour adapta- Documentary Takes You in- e Library’s monthly “Fiesta Sto-

Tuesday, December 3 at 7 p.m.. Dutch Past for Today’s Cook. She tion by Joe Landry. It is written to side Antarctica rytime”for newborns through age ve

Learn how to make a set of per- will discuss Dutch foods and their replicate a live radio show circa 1946, On Tuesday, December 3 at 1 pm, will now begin earlier - 10:15 a.m.in-

sonalized wine charms and creative American adaptations through the with the cast gathered around micro- the Library is showing the documen- stead of 10:30 a.m., beginning with

holder to keep or give as a gift. e centuries. e presentation features phones and live sound e ects. e tary Encounters at the End of the the next class on ursday, December

charms make a unique hostess pres- depictions of Netherlandish 17th- Apple Tree cast includes Judy Allen, World. e lm captures acclaimed 5. Come join singer, storyteller and

ent—e.g. bring small (less than 1”) century paintings of food which give Chris Blossy,Elizabeth Breslin,Nan- lmmaker Werner Herzog’s travels to puppeteer Flor Bromley as she teach-

photos of friends or family to create insight into the colonial diet and food cy Maloy, Joe Niola, Simon Skolnik, Antarctica, where he nds a desolate, es Spanish through music,movement,

a set of charms to celebrate a week- practices. ere will also be a book Curtis Watkins and Lew Zwick, plus beautiful landscape,largely untouched puppets and theater-based games.

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anks, giving, you’re welcome Forgotten art

Time for Giving anks, BRUCE parched local economy, should One of my new interests is READING,
folks, which some- THE BLOG learn about the logically evo- learning about the artists WRITING &
where along the way lutionary real estate condition who were paid to create CHOCOLATE
got turned around into anks known as “overstored.” It simply murals and paintings as part of
Giving, and then mashed up means that the entire country
the Works Progress Administra- KIM
into a more succinct (and BRUCE has 2-3X as many storefronts tion (WPA) Federal Art Project KOVACH
succulent) anksgiving. Fair APAR as it needs in the age of e-com- during the Great Depression in

enough. After all, Happy merce. Visit retaildive.com and the 1930’s. As part of Franklin

Givingthanks doesn’t have the search “Losing to Win: Why Delano Roosevelt’s plans to put

same bountiful bounce to it. Major Retailers Need to Close Americans back to work, many programs were initiated across the

Everyone has their personal More Stores.” country to build roads and bridges and parks. But the administra-

reasons for being thankful, but on some things tion also started programs employing local artists, musicians, danc-

almost all can agree. Take social media, for in- SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM ers, and poets to create art to be enjoyed by the public.

stance. Yeah, I know what some of you are saying: Traveling for the holidays? You might want to I just nished teaching a six-week writing course inspired by

“C’mon, whatever-your-name-is-writing-what- avoid charging a portable device at the airport or the WPA artists in Connecticut who were commissioned to paint

I’m-reading [people don’t pay a lot of attention to at any public charging station. You might end up murals depicting life during the 1930’s. ese works of art were

bylines, I’ve decided after decades of doing this], a victim of identity theft through stolen data, no installed in high schools, libraries, post o ces, hospitals and other

you mean to tell me we should be thankful for all thanks to “juice jacking.” See “Travelers beware of public buildings throughout the state. anks to a huge fundrais-

those nasty, ill-informed, disinformation, lizard- ‘juice jacking’...” at goodmorningamerica.com. ing campaign in the 1980’s, the City of Norwalk was able to save

brain-re ex, Russian-troll, phony-meme posts and restore dozens of these forgotten paintings. Norwalk City Hall

that infest social media like a Biblical plague?” LOCAL EVENTS CALENDARS has a permanent display of thirty-one WPA paintings depicting

Well, since you put it that way, No!, we should Young parents constantly are asking social the oyster industry, apple and dairy farming, and leisure activities

not be thankful for that frightful nonsense. We media connections for ideas on what to do with including the old fairgrounds in Danbury. I took a self-guided tour

should ignore it, along with the perpetrators who their kids on a weekend or holiday. is or any of these massive paintings and was impressed with the size and

value noise (lizard brain) above nuance (frontal time of year, there are several online calendars you detail captured by the artists.

lobe). can survey, including Burbio.com, TownPlanner. My adult writing class students learned about WPA artists

What we can profusely thank social media for com, Allevents.in, Eventbrite.com, as well as your including Alexander Rummler, John Steuart Curry, Justin Gruelle,

is its enabling neighbors helping neighbors. If municipality’s government channel and website. George Avison, and Beatrice Cuming. What a forward-thinking

it’s a recommendation you want, for just about idea to ensure that artists could earn wages during hard times by

anything, you’ll probably hit paydirt if you just 99 BOTTLES OF BEER… doing what they do best and bring art to public spaces. I was im-

ask for it online within a community group. And When I saw someone ask others where to pressed that President FDR included artists, writers and musicians

it won’t cost you anything. buy a limited-edition 99-pack of beer as a gift, I in these federal jobs programs. FDR’s New Deal program received

For example, I saw recent posts asking for wondered why they didn’t just Google it, as the push-back for providing jobs for unemployed artists. In defense

recommendations for preschools, looking for lost people who responded clearly did to help the of this new program, an administration o cial is reported to have

pets, and someone asking, “Who does your taxes, person asking. I had to nd out for myself where replied, “ ey’ve got to eat, just like other people.”

who’s your to go guy?” I don’t think that person such a thing might be sold hereabouts, and was Last week, a TV news segment told the tale of another Depres-

was looking for someone to deliver tax returns to amused to nd that the closest retailer stocking sion-era mural painted by James Daugherty that had been created

the door, but you get the idea. the o -the-wall item is in Fishkill. Makes sense, in 1934 as one of seven WPA murals installed in the music room

Other times, queries will be put to neighbors ‘cause that’s the kind of gift you’d give only to a of Stamford High School. During a renovation of the school in

that might more quickly and reliably be answered person who drinks like one. 1970, construction workers cut the canvases up and threw them

by asking the same question elsewhere, say, into a dumpster. A high school student found these historic murals

Google. I totally get that people like the “social” THE LEFTOVERS in the trash and brought them home. Years later, an art expert

cocoon of communing with real live neighbors What to do with all that uneaten food after authenticated the canvases which were estimated to be worth more

rather than with that Al Gorithm guy. Turkey ursday? Remember Reader’s Digest? than one million dollars.

Be that as it may, I need to ll this space every It’s still around, and still as helpful as ever. Go After years of careful restoration work, one of these murals from

week, including anksgiving, so pardon me if I to RD.com/food/recipes and search “20+ Fast the old high school has now been installed in the lobby of Stam-

perform a kind of public service by o ering ran- Recipe Ideas for anksgiving Leftovers.” ford’s Tully Health Center to be viewed and appreciated by the

dom suggestions on where to nd solid answers public every day.

to the kinds of questions we’re all used to seeing ATTENTION, BARGAIN HUNTING I was curious to learn if Westchester artists participated in the

on social media, avored with a holiday accent. SHOPPERS! WPA programs during the 1930’s and 1940’s. According to the

You’re perfectly welcome. BlackFriday.com Westchester County Historical Society, dozens of murals and

Visit cnet.com/how-to and search “Black paintings were commissioned for Westchester County post o ces,

DISABLE THE CABLE Friday 2019 vs Cyber Monday: What’s the dif- libraries, schools and public buildings as part of the New Deal

People who’ve posted complaints about un- ference? programs to make art accessible to the general public.

satisfactory cable service (regardless of provider) Artist omas H. Donnelly, a Valhalla resident, created WPA

should check out “Cord Cutting: A Beginner’s ATTENTION, SATURDAY SHOPPERS! murals for post o ces across New York State between 1936 and

Guide” at Techdive.com. It explains how to Nov. 30 marks the 10th annual Small Busi- 1941. e nearest example of WPA art that he created was for the

save money and aggravation by subscribing to ness Saturday, now also known as Shop Small old Mount Kisco Post O ce. Donnelly’s two works of art, Indian

a la carte, unbundled streaming services of your Saturday, a very clever, mega-marketing invention Corn eld and Mount Kisco in 1850, oil on canvas, were painted

choice. by American Express. To nd out which local in 1936. Unfortunately these historic paintings are no longer on

merchants are participating, Google “Shop Small display in the current post o ce building.

WHAT’S NOT IN STORE Saturday 2019” and on the rst results page, click

People who post complaints about empty “Shop Small Map.” SEE APAR PAGE 9 Kim Kovach encourages writing students to observe the beauty and
history around us. www.kimkovachwrites.com
stores, wrongly equating the barren optics with a

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e quiet car APAR seeking your support.

A s long as we’re on the MAN hear it even if they are at home FROM PAGE 8 SUNDAY’S CHILD IS FULL
subject of anksgiving, OVERBOARD watching “Forensic Files.” OF IDENTITY CRISIS
and we’ve already given THANKS FOR GIVING
thanks for our great friends and RICK And wouldn’t you know it, ON TUESDAY For the almost week-long
family and our health, and all this MELÉN after all that, some guy is yakking stretch from anksgiving urs-
great food, blah, blah, blah, I’d like on his cell phone. I say to him, Last, and most, Dec. 3 is day to Giving Tuesday, each day
to give thanks to whoever came food or a banana that stinks up “Excuse me, but this is the Quiet Giving Tuesday, called “A has a distinct identity with its
up with the idea of a Quiet Car the whole place, or a Car For Car.”“Sorry, I had no idea,” he Global Generosity Move- own name. So what about the
on my Metro North commuter People Who Have Watched says. “Didn’t you hear the con- ment” created to “Help others relatively anonymous Sunday
train. e 8:04 out of Goldens “Game of rones” the Night ductor give an announcement through the gift of your time, after anksgiving… what are we
Bridge is the train of my dreams, Before, so they don’t spoil what through a bunch of feedback that donations, goods or your voice.” supposed to call it? Anything you
because I spend the entire ride happened during the Battle of may or may not have said that Go to GivingTuesday.org/in- want; just don’t call it late for din-
asleep. I take a little nap on the Winterfell for everybody else. this was the Quiet Car?”“Actual- dividuals, where you can learn ner. It’s very sensitive about miss-
way to work, I snooze a little on ly, I didn’t hear anything because I how to give what you can, and ing that big meal on ursday.
the way back, and I subtract if e conductor gets on the PA was taking a call at the time.” can nd nearby organizations
from the night and stay up each system and delivers a awless
night watching “Forensic Files” monologue, possibly regarding All of a sudden I’m a librarian, musical vocal group
until 1:00 in the morning. My the bene ts and charms of the enforcing the rules of my library.
train doesn’t have a king-sized Quiet Car, and about how anyone “Hey you: put your feet down! playing an eclec�c mix of favorites, old and new
water bed for me to oat around disregarding the rules of the Quiet Do you do that at home?”“Yes, of
on, or comfy pajamas or a glass Car should not sit in the Quiet course.”I do, too, come to think trilliumacoustic@gmail.com 914-248-5135
of warm milk, so the conditions Car, and how the Quiet Car is the of it.“Well, do it quietly. If you’d
have to be just right for me to get best invention since the electric like, I can point you towards the join Lauren, Colleen and Rick and bring a li�le
my beauty sleep. e Quiet Car hairbrush. However, he leaves his periodicals, and also we have some harmony to your next event!
is the best invention since the compartment door open dur- great stu on micro che.” en
electric hairbrush that my Dad ing the announcement so that the train stops and a family with
once bought for my sisters that all you hear is the word “Quiet a crying baby gets on. What am I
pulled all their hair out. Car”several times and a bunch of supposed to do now? I did the only
feedback. After the announcement thing I could think of, and directed
I know you’re probably think- he moves through the Quiet Car the baby over to the reference
ing, aren’t the terms “quiet” and yelling,“GOOD MORNING! section.
“me” mutually exclusive? And the TICKET PLEASE! THANK
answer is, not when I’m asleep. YOU!”to every customer, so at guy’s cell phone rings
It’s such a great idea that I got to loudly that they can be sure to again and I don’t want to yell at
thinking that maybe they could him, because I would be violat-
have an Odorless Car too, where ing the rules of the Quiet Car.
you’re not allowed to eat Chinese Using American Sign Language,

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MELEN it’s coming from. It’s probably Concerts, drink specials and ugly sweaters
somebody receiving a text mes-
FROM PAGE 9 sage, so I walk around the car Welcome to “News & listen on AM1490 WGCH. Adult
looking over everyone’s shoulder Notes,”where we look at
I explain to him in no uncer- to see if anyone recently received the happenings here in NEWS & patrons who bring a donation for
tain terms that I do not know a text message, and from whom. Westchester County. NOTES the Community Center of North-
American Sign Language. So I ern Westchester’s Food Pantry will
had to continue the conversation e people in the Quiet Car are Just nished the holiday decorat-
using the rules of “Charades.” up to some unusual things, if you ing, our Manger scene needed work, MARK receive a chance at a complimentary
He tugged on his ear, which I as- believe everything you read. lost a few sheep, added some straw, JEFFERS ticket to race or bowl at GPNY. In
sumed meant “sounds like,” then and one of the wise men needed a bit
I pointed to my nose, which I I sit back down but the rum- of Elmer’s glue, but otherwise good addition, there will be drink specials
assumed meant “smells like.” He bling is still there. I whisper qui- to go, then poured myself a hot cocoa and wrote this
pointed to his shoe and my rear, etly to the guy next to me, “You week’s “Ho! Ho! Ho!”edition of “News & Notes.” at Fuel, great local sport guests, trivia
which I assumed meant “where hear that rumbling?” He says, “I
are the paperbacks?” think it’s your stomach.” I can’t Fun times are set for Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Bed- contests and fun for all. is is a
wait until somebody invents a ford Hills Train Station, rst up Pictures with Santa
Just then two people started Pizza Car. Even with all its prob- from 1-4 p.m. followed by the Antioch Church and fantastic way to kick o the Holiday season, show
coughing at the same time. Were lems, I still love the Quiet Car, Bedford Hills Elementary School Choirs leading
they trying to communicate, and I would shout it from the neighbors in song for the Annual Tree Lighting at 6 support for the community, and have an incredible
in violation of section 22.7 of highest mountain top if it weren’t p.m. I can’t wait as I have been a good boy this year,
the Quiet Car Regulations? It in violation of section 64.3 of the just ask my wife. night at Grand Prix NY, I’ll be the guy in the very
sounded like Morse code so I Quiet Car Regulations.
started to write down the short Speaking of my wonderful wife, here is an event ugly Christmas sweater…see you Wednesday Dec. 4.
coughs and the long coughs as I Well, I didn’t get enough rest that caught her attention “Sip, Shop and Socialize,”
heard them. When I was done, on the train and I fell asleep which the Bedford Hills Neighborhood Association Our good friends at the Paramount Hudson
it was obvious by looking at the during “Forensic Files.” It’s okay, is sponsoring on ursday, Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m. also at
conversation that my wife is the I’ve seen the episode twelve times the Bedford Hills Train Station, enjoy shopping at Valley eatre in Peekskill present the 8th Annual
only one who can read my hand- already. It’s the one where a lady great local vendors, meet new people, all while enjoy-
writing. If you’re going to cough, is killed on the train while using ing a glass of wine and light apps, sounds like a plan Westchester All-Stars and Friends Christmas For
at least use your library cough. her cell phone, and everyone to me. As far as I can tell, my wife is a professional
assumes the husband did it, but is sipper, shopper and socializer and will see you there! Veterans concert on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Make this
I nally get to sleep, but I’m that really the end of the story?
awakened ve seconds later by Celebrate the holiday season at John Jay Home- your family’s kick o to the holiday season while
the train’s air horn at 150 deci- Support live music! Join Rick and stead with a guided tour of John Jay’s historic
bels, because the Quiet Car is the No Options band for some live Bedford House focused on the holiday traditions supporting our true American heroes, all the pro-
located in the head car where the and decorations of the 1820s. e Holiday Tour is
horn is. And now there’s a guy anksgiving Weekend rock & roll o ered ursday through Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 ceeds will go to help veterans organizations such as
with a dog, and the dog is sneez- on Saturday evening, Nov. 30, p.m. throughout the month of December.
ing, some would say deliberately. 9 p.m. at the PJ’s Restaurant, 84 Disabled American Veterans Chapter 144, Veterans
And there is a persistent rumble, Route 6, Baldwin Place We hope you can stop by Grand Prix NY in Mount
and I can’t gure out where Kisco for our annual two-hour “Clubhouse Holiday Adaptive Sports, and Friends Of Fallen Heroes.
Say hello at: rlife8@hotmail.com Special”on Wednesday December 4 from 6-8 p.m. or
Get in to the holiday spirit with some entertain-

ment, refreshments, ra es and holiday joy, when

you stop by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Kato-

nah for the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah

lighting on December 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Please don’t forget those less fortunate this holi-

day season,Toys for Tots, Salvation Army ringers,

give a little, it will mean a lot.

I will leave you with this: Twas the night before

Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature

was stirring, not even a mouse; so I wrote this column

with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be

there; and I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of

sight, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

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Lasagna lessons

you’ll see a plethora of food shows. as I dumped a one-pound box of cold water and draped over the into squares and served, it would

JUST I’ll admit, I’ve tried some of their lasagna noodles into the water. edge of the pasta pot so they would maintain its shape.
JO ANN recipes, but mainly, I stick to the
tried and true Italian recipes I “Don’t cook the noodles all the cool without sticking to each other, e crisscrossing of the layers

way,”I warned,“as they will contin- just like grandma used to do. We continued for about four layers,

JO ANN watched my grandmothers and ue to cook in the oven after you pre- then began assembling the dish. ending with a nal layer of noo-
FRANCELLA my mother prepare over the years. pare the lasagna. Also, don’t use the A thin layer of meat sauce was dles, meat sauce and mozzarella.

I hosted a dinner party at my no-cook squares of pasta. Cooking spread on the bottom of a lasagna Our work of art was complete and

home a while back. I made lasa- is a process, not a shortcut.” I was or roasting pan. My friends were placed in the oven at 350 degrees

Food is such an agonizing gna, and it seemed to be a big hit; really getting into the lesson. gracious enough to show genu- for about thirty minutes, and then

and I must admit, it was one of the As my friends mixed together ine interest as I placed a layer of allowed to rest for twenty minutes
before serving and devouring the
subject. Most people have a best I ever made. ricotta cheese with two eggs, a noodles lengthwise in the pan. A gooey goodness.

love/hate relationship with it. One of my friends who at- handful of grated cheese, a handful layer of ricotta mixture was spread

Some people are constantly on diets tended the party asked if I would of dried parsley and some salt and on top of the noodles, then several It’s always a treat for me to get

and must restrict their food intake, show her how to make the sapid pepper to taste, I explained that hands full of mozzarella. Grated together with these fun-loving la-

making food the enemy. Other pasta dish. I set up a date for her every Italian who makes lasa- cheese was liberally sprinkled on dies, but that day was extra special

“foodies”can’t get enough of the to come to my home for a lasagna gna has a di erent method and top of that, followed by ladles of for me, as I was able to show them

delectable bites served at gourmet lesson, and we decided to invite perhaps an additional ingredient meat sauce. at was the rst layer. a glimpse of my heritage and my

restaurants. My own relationship two of our good friends to join us. or two, but that I was showing e process continued as I family recipe. We sat around the

with food makes me wonder how I had prepared a meat sauce the them exactly what I learned from placed the next layer of noodles table and ate the fruits of our labor.

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6 tips to make dementia gentler on everyone

When Robert Harris was 80 tially more dev- iar, threaten- As insight, judgment, logic,
years old, he began to experience astating results. and understanding of the envi-
dementia. Imagine some- GUEST GUEST ing world is to ronment become increasingly
one on a walker CORNER CORNER maintain daily impaired, time and place confu-
Suddenly he accused his 79-year- getting up in the routines and sion can also occur. Daily, a per-
old wife of having an a air. e night to use the DR. RICHARD son may insist, “I need to leave
notion was so real to him and his bathroom. ey CATANZARO DR. SUMA structure, along now! I need to go to work!”Rath-
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violent. e typical treatment for multiple medica- After the cognitive downslide, a personal agency. 20 years ago,” enter into their
disruptive dementia-related behav- tions, and they fall and fracture person will arrive at a new normal world by talking about their job,
ior is medication to sedate the per- their hip or head. is can cause that’s di erent from the way they A routine can be perhaps a memory from years ago
son. But the drugs normally used brain bleed or a fatal clot in the used to be. ough this is a dif- — the more distant, the better-
carry extreme medical risks for the lung. Now surgery follows and short walks at the remembered. ere is comfort in
elderly. What’s more, increasing therefore prolonged hospitaliza- cult process for the person and talk about the distant past.
numbers of clinicians agree that a tion – and the dementia can de- caregivers, it is important to ac- same time of the day. Dressing and
sedated life is not a life. Here, we’ll cline to the next stage. e person cept that new person. 6. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR
discuss six newer approaches that may never bounce back. eating at certain times give the day FAMILIES TO LEARN TO
are more e ective, more humane, Understanding why someone TOLERATE THEIR OWN
without risk of harm – and usable A growing body of evidence sug- acts out helps you address those structure. Helping a person request DISTRESS AS THEY WATCH A
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a limited time coupled with ways of ries remain, but new memories speci c meals and giving them
1. STOP OVERMEDICATING interacting that diminish the con- are eroded. So the person sees a “But he’s withdrawing…” or
START CHANGING THE WAY fusion and anxiety at the root of confused landscape that they’re small tasks empower them. “Is she unhappy?” are typical an-
YOU INTERACT disruptive behaviors is best. increasingly unable to navigate. In guished reactions. e reality is
response, they can become agitated 4. PARTICIPATE MORE, that dementia is a journey for the
Elderly demented patients with 2. RATHER THAN TRYING TO and overwhelmed. Some retreat CORRECT LESS person going through it and for
no psychiatric diagnosis are often FIX, ACCEPT CHANGES into silence. Others become ag- you. And there are calming, lov-
overmedicated when their behav- gressive, even violent. Such a per- Many people with dementia ing behavioral techniques that
iors become problematic. Atypical Dementia is a gradual change son can feel: “I don’t know what I express beliefs that are factually make it gentler for everyone.
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and the incidence of stroke. lowest e ective dose of medica- MAINTAIN THEIR DAILY explain things logically, to present of Psychiatry. To learn more about
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John F. Bourges accepts the Sid Gibson Imagine
Award from the CoveCare Center Board of Directors.

PHOTO COURTESY OF COVECARE

CoveCare Center honors veterans at annual gala

Supporters of CoveCare Center T Entertainment featuring e e esteemed Sid Gibson easy decision to simultaneously leen M. Valletta; Rose & Kiernan,

recently came together to celebrate City Express Band, and a lively Imagine Award was presented to recognize the Putnam County Inc; South Putnam Animal Hos-

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ment services to the community. the agency’s ability to continue to John F. Bourges. CoveCare Cen- our county. Vet2Vet’s mission runs of Raymond James; RBT CPAs,

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last month,the event included din- to all in need in the lower Hudson A. Toth comments, “After decid- to recognize and support this vital SEG; Jackson & Coker; and the

ner, dancing to the music of Tony Valley. ing to honor veterans, it was an program.” Brewster Rotary.

Sal Gambino, Board Chairper- CoveCare Center thanks

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Arthritis is are Center’s Board of Directors. media sponsor for the event, New
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Signing Day
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John Jay student-athletes made their college picks o cial
on Monday, Nov. 18.

“We celebrate the great accomplishments by our student-
athletes,” said Christian McCarthy, athletic director of Ka-
tonah-Lewisboro Schools. “What I think is most exciting is
the wide range of sports that our students are representing—
equestrian, crew, swim, lacrosse, basketball, cross country…
Not a lot of schools have such a broad range of athletics at
such a high level.”

• Charlotte Wilmoth, Ohio State, Lacrosse
• Kelly Nolan, Sacred Heart University, Lacrosse
• Luke Mercer, Penn State, Lacrosse
• Clodagh McGroary, Fordham University, Cross Country
• Morgan Johnson, University of Miami, Cross Country
• Natalie Marques, Sacred Heart University Equestrian
• Carly Legenowski, University of Texas, Crew
• Jessica Hooper, Brown University, Crew
• Kendall Miller, Cornell University, Basketball
• Kevin Crane, Bucknell University, Swimming

PHOTO COURTESY OF LENORE PERSON

CROSS COUNTRY

Crawford,
McGroary

battle
elements at

states

John Jay’s Kelsey Crawford and Clodagh Clodagh McGroary FILE PHOTOS/ROB DIANTONIO
McGroary competed at the New York State
championship meet on Saturday, Nov. 16,
in Plattsburgh, despite di cult track condi-
tions created by a snowstorm several days
earlier.

e storm created a mix of snow, mud
and ice on the course. To accommodate the
unsafe conditions, the race was shortened
from 5,000 meters to 4,500 meters.

Crawford nished the Class B race in
19th place (17:49.60) and McGroary n-
ished in 65th (19:08.50).

Kelsey Crawford


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