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Published by Halston Media, 2019-09-19 17:00:29

The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 09.19.19

VOL. 2 NO. 15 Visit TapIntoKLT.net for the latest news. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Never forget Lawmakers
push back
Lewisboro Sept. 11 Memorial Service on proposed
NYSEG rate hike
e following is from the Vista
Fire Department: BY KATHERINE BORCHERT
STAFF WRITER
On Sunday, Sept. 8, the Vista
NYSEG customers feel that the company hasn’t per-
Fire Department held a 9/11 formed well enough to ask for an increase in rates.

Memorial Service at the Town e New York State Public Service Commission held
a hearing on Sept. 5 at the Yorktown Town Hall for
of Lewisboro 9/11 Monument New York State Gas and Electric customers of North-
ern Westchester. ere, residents were able to voice
behind the Vista Firehouse. their concerns about and objections to the proposal to
increase rates by 23.7 percent.
At the event, Retired FDNY
“We’re angry because we feel that there’s this great
Lieutenant Dave Russell, who vacuum of no information, no communication, no ac-
countability and nothing coming out of the lines all too
was a rst responder on Sep- frequently,” said County Legislator Mike Kaplowitz
(D-Somers).
tember 11, spoke to the crowd.
NYSEG has proposed the almost 24 percent rate in-
e Vista Fire Department crease to cover labor costs and vegetation management,
according to the company.
also honored Zachary Jackson,
“ ere’s been a history of poor performance, unre-
a passerby who helped aid a pa- liability, poor communication and you hear it directly
from the customers. If there is a rate increase, there’s a
tient who had been overcome lack of credibility that the investments are going to be
made where NYSEG says they’re going to be made,”
with heat exhaustion following
SEE NYSEG PAGE 20
a fall in their front yard earlier Vista Fire Department
this year. Jackson was driving Honor Guard conducting
alongside Route 123 when he the wreath laying.
spotted someone lying on the

ground in front of their home.

Feeling like something wasn’t right, Jackson turned

around to check what was going on. He quickly called

9-1-1 and kept the patient cool until the Vista Fire De-

partment EMS crews arrived.

e patient was able to get treated by Vista Fire De-

partment EMS crews, thanks to Jackson’s quick actions

and heroism that day. In the spirit of September 11 and

the bravery showcased that day, the Vista Volunteer Fire PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHIEF JEFF PECK

Department acknowledged Zachary Jackson for his ef- Town of Lewisboro First Responders.
forts by presenting him with a plaque.

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The Staff Student achievements

EDITORIAL TEAM Two students are National
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EDITOR: 914-302-5830 John Jay High
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Lewisboro Police Blotter

e following information was provided by the Lewisboro Police Department.

BLAME THE LAWN MOWER DOGS BARKING North County Shopping Center. e Sept. 6 in South Salem. Louis Vuitton and
A homeowner in Goldens Bridge re- Police were sent to check on a home in person was pronounced dead at 7:50 a.m. Kate Spade purses were stolen along with
Sept. 5. e case was turned over to the cash, credit cards and a license. e rear
ported a smell of gasoline throughout his South Salem on Sept. 3 where dogs were New York State Police. passenger window was broken.
house on Sept. 2. Goldens Bridge Fire barking at an unusual hour. e caller
Department discovered a lawn mower wanted to make sure the homeowner was CAT OR PERSON? NOT OVER THE HILL YET
in storage that had a leak in the gasoline OK because the dogs were barking at an Was it a cat meowing in the woods or a Police were called to Goldens Bridge on
tank. e spilled gasoline was near an air odd time. Police determined a relative was
conditioner air handler, which spread the taking care of the dogs, which accounted person crying “help?” A South Salem resi- Sept. 7 on a report of loud music. A resi-
odor throughout the house. for the oddity. dent called police on Sept. 5 to investigate. dent was celebrating her 50th birthday and
agreed to lower the music. About an hour
SHOPPING SPREE AT SAKS EMS ASSIST ere were no signs of anyone in distress. later,another complaint of loud music came
A South Salem woman reported on Police were called to assist with EMS in in and police informed the party-throwers
FACEBOOK FOUL that the music had to stop at 11 p.m.
Sept. 3 that her Saks Fifth Avenue credit South Salem for a child who ate laundry A woman received mysterious Face-
card had been used without her permis- detergent on Sept. 4. NOPE, NOT TODAY
sion. e credit card company was able to book messages about her husband, but A Cross River woman told police on
link the charges to a mailing address in POLE STRUCK there was nothing suspicious beyond the
Queens. A woman driving on Route 22 on Sept. messages. Police told her on Sept. 5 to call Sept. 7 that a man she believed had stolen
them if she was contacted again. someone else’s identity began sending her
POSSIBLE COCAINE FOUND 4 attempted to avoid a car pulling out of a gifts after they exchanged messages on a
Police were called to Goldens Bridge to shopping center driveway and hit a tele- TRY CLEANING MORE OFTEN meet-up website for Westchester County.
phone pole. A re alarm was set o on Sept. 7 in After sending the gifts, the imposter tried
retrieve a small plastic bag found on the to get her to fund a steel and wire distribu-
ground on Sept. 3 that contained a white UNRESPONSIVE PERSON Cross River Plaza. It was determined that tion company and asked for $313,000. She
residue, which police believed was possibly Police broke through a rear passenger too much dust set o the alarm. told the man she wouldn’t send money to
cocaine. e bag was secured and properly a person she never met and alerted police.
disposed of. window after reports of an unresponsive CAR BREAK IN
person in a car in the parking lot of the A Chevrolet Tahoe was broken into on

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Complimentary Lunch Served Complimentary Breakfast Served their rift Shop, site of donated
sales that raise money for the
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34 Hillandale Road, Yorktown Heights
e club will hold Oktoberfest
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845-208Or Call-8151 Vista Fire House

For more information, visit
vistafd.org.

Pancake Breakfast and Open
House

Join the Fire Department on
Saturday, October 12, from 8-11
a.m. at the Vista Firehouse (377
Smith Ridge Road in South
Salem) for the Vista Fire De-
partment Pancake Breakfast &
Open House! e cost is $10.00

SEE CROSSING PAGE 8


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 7


PAGE 8 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES TOWN CROSSING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

CROSSING eat! All Tickets will be served at Driver.Bene ts of joining include; help a child this holiday season! At nal) 2019 Herb Garden Day,
the door. Also, learn how you can tax breaks for home owners, free the Vista Firehouse we will have complete with tours of the John
FROM PAGE 6 help the community and become gym membership, free town pool the following going on during the Jay Homestead Herb Garden, on
a Volunteer Fire ghter, EMT, membership, small retirement toy drive: Donate a toy and you Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to
for Adults, $5.00 for Children Ambulance Driver or Fire Truck package and helping others in can get a picture with Santa Claus; 2 p.m. Herb Garden Days include
(8 and under) and it’s all you can need. Cookie decorating; A tour of the a Unit table at the Homestead’s
Vista Fire Department Firetrucks Saturday Farm Market and tours
FOR RENT Activities during the event in- and Ambulances. of the Homestead’s Herb Garden,
Heritage Hills clude: Fire truck rides on Engine as well as related children’s activi-
141; Fire ghting & EMS demos; Meet T. rex at Cross ties. Visitors to the farm market
1 BEDROOM/1.5 BATH, 960 SQ. FT. Ambulance tours from our EMTs; River Post Office enjoy delicious herbal cookies and
$2300/MO. PLUS Security Deposit Get your blood pressure checked mu ns, recipes, fact sheets about
by our EMT’s. All events are e community is invited to featured herbs of the month, and
Non-Negotiable, 1 Year Lease Minimum weather permitting. meet T. rex at the Cross River Post information about the N.Y. Unit.
O ce Celebration during a special
Max Occupancy: 2 • No Pets Trick orTreat dinosaur themed celebration from On Sept. 21, the Unit is cel-
Renter Pays Water Usage, Electric,Telephone/Wireless/Cable Trick or Treat at the Vista Fire- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sep- ebrating rosemary, in a nod to the
house on Halloween night from tember 21 at the Cross River Post tradition of giving sprigs of rose-
Optional: Alarm System Activation 5-8 p.m. and receive smoke detec- O ce, 20 Cross River Shopping mary to each attendee at the for-
tor batteries as part of our “change Center. A costumed Tyrannosau- mer September Herb Fair. At this
• 4 Steps • Private One Car Garage • Washer/Dryer • Full Eat-In Kitchen • your clocks, change your batteries” rus rex will join the Postmaster to session, two Unit members are
• Granite Countertops • Stainless Appliances • Electric Full Oven & Microwave • campaign. meet and greet customers, distrib- planning fun activities for children
• Open Floor Plan • Terrace • Gym/Outdoor Pool Access • Central Air/Heat • Toys for Tots Holiday Toy ute Postal Fun Books with crayons that include rosemary plants. For
Drive for the kids, handout special give- more information, email herbsoci-
To apply, email [email protected] Join the Fire Department aways, and pose for T. rex sel es. [email protected]
All applications MUST be faxed to 914.232.0227 on Saturday, December 7, for
the annual “Toys For Tots” Toy Herb Garden Day Vista Auxiliary
Drive between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Ladies Night Out
Please donate a NEW and UN- e N.Y. Unit of the Herb So-
WRAPPED toy to the Vista Fire ciety of America plans its next (and e Vista Fire Dept. Auxiliary
Department (377 Smith Ridge 14th Annual Ladies Night Out is
Road in South Salem, NY) to from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at

e Vista Fire House, 377 Smith
Ridge Road, South Salem. is
event features more than 25 ven-
dors, ra es, food and drink. Ad-
mission is $10. Adults only.

Shredder Truck

Have your heating system checked now before the cold weather comes. e “Shredder Truck” will be
behind the Town House, 11 Main
"Service was fast, courteous Street, South Salem, on ursday,
and professional." Mark C October 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.

In business for over 35 years! is will be for the town depart-
ments along with town residents.
Schedule now & SAVE!
Remove all metal clips, fasten-
(845) 628-2580 ers, binders, folders and hard cov-
ers and place the papers loosely in
WE NOW PROVIDE DUCT CLEANING AND SEALING a box. Hard covers – cardboard
or plastic covers on items such as
$75 OFF PRESEASON CHECKUP ledger books, marble composition
When scheduled by Ask us about our service contract books and hard-cover books – can-
Oct. 31, 2019 not be shredded and will be turned
away.Residents must rip pages out
$50 OFF Any Repair from hard cover books for shred-
ding and throw the covers in their
Cannot be combined with any other offers regular household recycling. Up
to four large (cubic foot) boxes of
*Custom filters extra $100 OFF New Heating System Replacement papers are allowed for shredding.
If you have any questions, call the
Town Clerk’s O ce at 763-3511.

Reach for the
Rainbow Run

e Reach Leadership clubs
from John Jay High School, Fox
Lane High School and Horace
Greeley High School present
this year’s Reach for the Rain-
bow 5K. Participants will race
through a rainbow of color to sup-
port Family Reach and alleviate
the nancial burden of cancer for
families nationwide. e run is at
9 a.m. Oct. 6 at Fox Lane High
School.For more information visit
https://fundraise.familyreach.org/
event/5th-annual-reach-for-the-
rainbow-run/e240886


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 9


PAGE 10 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES Opinion THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Happily
Ever
After

Warning Little boy lost—
and found
The other day I had READING, Shell Station checked the
a full schedule WRITING & tire pressure in all four What does
of errands and tires and the spare tire, as a little
boy who
appointments. I turned CHOCOLATE well, and added air where has lost his mother boys) to a neighbor’s
house across the
the key in the ignition KIM needed. e warning light BRUCE street to wait out the
and, to my horror, the tire KOVACH disappeared and I was able unknown future, of
pressure warning light to drive home in peace
do? THE BLOG the next days, and
was illuminated on the and gratitude.

dashboard. I immediately Warning signs are all He grows up. BRUCE the next decades.
He grows up APAR He grows up
hopped out of the car and walked around around us. Isn’t the yellow tra c light sup- wondering what
remembering the
to see if any of the tires looked at. Back posed to be a warning that the tra c light

in the Corolla, I slowly drove to my rst is about to turn red? I often feel uneasy kind of person he clergy visiting his

destination, on alert for the sensation of a when I approach an intersection and the might have become brother and him at

wobbly or squishy tire. green light changes to yellow. Should I stop had his mother the neighbor’s house.

As I turned onto Route 35, I remembered or zoom forward? Being the cautious driver survived beyond his elementary school He doesn’t remember the exact words

that I had the tire pressure checked in June that I am, I slow down and stop. But in the years. they were told, but he remembers not

at my oil change. e tires were not even a back of my mind I remember when a co- He grows up not remembering fully understanding the import of

year old, purchased last December before the worker told us her tale of approaching an exactly what he called her—mom? what he heard, and his brother crying

winter weather set in. Neighbors had their intersection as the tra c light turned yel- mommy? upon hearing it.

roof re-shingled, perhaps a stray nail on the low. She was driving with a group of friends He grows up not remembering He grows up remembering hearing

ground punctured one of my tires? I decided on the way to the mall. She stopped her other details of his life prior to his later that the cause of his mother’s

to stop at the gas station after a quick trip car on the yellow light only to be plowed mother’s sudden departure at age 41. death was something called a massive

to the library and tried not to dwell on the into from behind by another vehicle. e He grows up being told by a thera- cerebral hemorrhage, which ended her

impending cost of replacing a brand new tire. guy who hit her, jumped out of his car and pist that not remembering such details life within 24 hours.

After ninety minutes of doing research yelled, “ e light was yellow, I thought is symptomatic of being traumatized He grows up remembering his

at the Lewisboro Library, I got back in the you’d keep going!” by primal loss at a tender age. father fetching him at the neighbor’s,

car. I didn’t want to be late for my next ap- ose aggers on road crews make me He grows up reliving in his mind’s and, as they were crossing the street,

pointment in Goldens Bridge and prom- nervous. Half the time they don’t even have eye the fateful moment, 60 years ago seeing for the rst time his dad cry,

ised myself that I would stop at the Shell the warning sign pointed towards the oncom- this month, that he was sitting in when a neighbor driving by stopped

Station in Cross River on the way back. I ing tra c. One joker was just standing in the the living room after school with his to ask him, “How’s your wife?”

drove slowly along the curves on Route 121. road staring into space and twirling the sign eldest brother, when their previously He grows up remembering with

e tire pressure warning light remained back and forth. Should I STOP? Should I go perfectly healthy mother emerged extreme discomfort the exact moment

illuminated. SLOW? Am I supposed to guess? And what from the family’s rec room—where the life-altering loss seared his gentle

My appointment in Goldens Bridge lasted about the car barreling down the road right she had been with a client of her hair- soul: coming home from school, he

one hour. I got in the car and started driving behind me? Drivers have enough to worry styling business—wearing a stricken knocks on the door, and blanches

back along Route 138. My driver’s seat felt about continuously glancing around for deer, yet soldierly look, to not alarm them, when it opens to reveal a strange

hot underneath me. It was not an exception- groundhogs, giant turtles and broken branches then writing in a barely legible, shaky woman. In that torturous moment,

ally warm day. As I continued to drive I on the road. And don’t get me started on scrawl on a scrap of paper, “I can’t the up-ending of his universe hits him

swear that my car seat felt hot. Was my car those orange cones! speak.” with merciless cruelty. His reason for

on re? I drove slowly and hoped that the car He grows up remembering his being is gone—forever.

would not break down before making it to Kim Kovach nds writing inspiration father coming home at the end of He grows up having to create out of

Cross River. Did that oncoming car just ash everywhere she goes! Kim is teaching a the day from his rounds as a traveling whole cloth a new reason for being.

its headlights at me? Are ames leaping out new writing class for adults at Ridge eld salesman to see an ambulance in front He grows up remembering a series

from underneath my vehicle? Continuing Education on Wednesdays at of the house. of eccentric housekeepers, including

Long story short, my car was not on re. 10:30am starting October 2nd. www. He grows up remembering being SEE APAR PAGE 12

e kindly mechanic at the Cross River kimkovachwrites.com sent with his middle brother (of three

BRETT FREEMAN, PUBLISHER 2 Letters to the editor and op-ed submissions may be edited. The views
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The roots of Oktoberfest began with Prosit! Sierra Nevada Okto- like Von Trapp beer having tried many
a Royal Wedding when Crown the Marzen and Fest- varieties and have been pleased by them
Prince Ludwig, later to become bier styles adhere to the THE berfest: From a brewery all. Located in Stowe Vermont on the
King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Bavarian Purity Law of KATONAH that’s typically known grounds of the Trapp Family Lodge I hear
1516 (Reinheitsgebot) BEER MAN for its hoppy suds, this it is a cool place to visit to soak up some
erese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12 which allows for only 6.0% abv works for me all-around Austrian atmosphere as well as
October 1810. e local folks in Munich hops, barley, water and, suds in the Bierhall. Let me know who’s
were invited to join in on the festivities later, yeast as ingredi- JOHN BART with malty caramel in! My bags are packed.
and much merriment was had by all. It was ents. Straightforward nose and taste through-
so fun that the festival became a regular ingredients providing Jack’s Abbey Copper Legend: I have
event with libations provided by small beer delicious outcomes. out and I really enjoyed mentioned this brewery in prior columns
stands, later becoming huge beer tents and and it remains worthy for an encore
brings us to the 186th Oktoberfest here BEER REVIEWS the roasty undertone. because they make great, easy drinking,
in 2019 and known as the biggest festival In a sel ess gesture of journalistic
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(thanks ofest.com). authenticity, I purchased a variety of one ask for? Copper Legend weighs in at
Oktoberfest o erings and have provided Ayinger has consistently awesome beer and 5.7% abv and starts with a nutty nose that
Once you reckon with the fact that tasting notes below. By no means is this carries into the avor along with caramel
Oktoberfest starts in September, I highly an exhaustive list as I continue to sample their Fest Beer is a knockout with a nutty undertones that start crisp and nish
encourage you to be a part of the festivi- during this ‘Fest season and would like to smooth.
ties by trying Marzen style beers, which hear what you have tried and liked. nose and absolute perfect mildly sweet
were the original beverage of this season Beer serving note: all the beers men-
and better known as Oktoberfest beer as Hacker-Pschor Amber Marzen: One taste. It was my favorite of what I tasted tioned above will taste even better as they
well as its modern day style counterpart of the originals dating back to 1410, this warm up a bit.. Sounds weird, right? A
Festbier, both lagers. I bet you will like 5.8% abv light amber in color Marzen so far this season. I can picture it being beer that is too cold deadens your taste
both and here’s why. Lagers style beers style beer provides a crisp caramel avor buds and with avorful beers, you’ll want
are known for their smoothness and with slight roastiness at the start and a served in a convenient 1-Liter vessel at a to let them warm up slightly by leav-
Marzens and Festbiers are no exception. nutty nish. ing the bottle on the counter for a few
long table with old and new friends while minutes or cupping the glass with your
ey are old school (literally) session Flying Dog Dogtoberfest: Funky hands. ink of it akin to the process for
beers with Marzens typically centered brewery originally out of Colorado and OomPah band notes ll the room. For aerating a wine. Give it a try.
around mellow to bold caramel avors, now Maryland that has been produc-
some nuttiness, colored amber to dark, ing good beer for decades. On top of those that would like a similar experience HOPPENINGS EVENTS
and typically well balanced hop and malt that, they have an interesting history Beer Festivals
pro les with the nod going to slightly with Hunter S. ompson who declared: to what I described check out the NYC I would bet you’ll nd plenty of
malty (sweeter) taste. Festbiers are lighter “Good people drink good beer.” I could
in color, less malty though not hoppy like not agree more and their 5.6% abv of- beer hall called e Standard Biergarten Oktoberfest liquid satisfaction at these
an IPA and have an overall delicious crisp fering satis es with a deep amber color BrewFests:
and taste that starts sweet and ends bitter by the High Line and under the Standard
avor. If that were not enough, most of (both in reasonable amounts). SEE BART PAGE 12
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HB Hofbrau Oktoberfest Bier: Old

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and adhering to Reinheitsgebot this

Munich based light colored yet 6.3% abv

has a owery nose and a taste like a more

avorful, fuller body pilsner. I happen

to pair it with Mrs. KBM’s delectable

kielbasa and sauerkraut dish and it was a

perfect complement.

Von Trapp Oktoberfest Lager: e hills

are alive… with the sounds of this mellow,

light amber in color, hop forward, caramel

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APAR stepmother, who, despite her best even as it saddens you, it can spur results, his ego, his emotional him.
e orts, never could win over the you to not let it defeat you or complexion, his social skills, his He grows up to pay lial
FROM PAGE 10 eldest brother--whose mourn- diminish you, but, rather, to lift persona, his person.
ful, ominous wailing still rings you in tribute to legacies born of tribute to his mother on the 60th
the rst one (at the door), whose in that little boy’s ears as the lives lost. He grows up with a robust, anniversary of her passing by
passive-aggressive alcoholism, desperate cries of a sibling who quicksilver sense of humor, com- writing in his column about a
while slyly held in check at night, never recovered from his devas- He grows up with an aversion ing to believe it is a compensa- little boy, who used to be him.
was visited on him during the tation, succumbing to hard-core to leaving social gatherings that tory form of self-medication and
day, through verbal abuse and drug addiction. supply the womb-like warmth of a defense mechanism to distance Bruce “ e Blog” Apar is a writer,
false allegations of wrongdoing, fellowship. himself from demons. publicist, actor, and civic volunteer.
until his father caught on to her He grows up to know further He is sole proprietor of regional
shenanigans. loss—a brother at 32, a son at 15. He grows up re ecting in later He grows up to be a writer marketing agency APAR PR.
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FROM PAGE 11

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Counseling provides resources to
achieve college and career success

BY BOB DUMAS e “experience,” Hardy learned, talk about internships. I had a student Photo:
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR was not just helping students write this year who said he wanted to go Bob Dumas
college essays, prepare for tests and into television broadcasting. I know
After Dr. Deborah Hardy left someone at the Carmel cable sta- terviews, as Hardy and her sta coach
her position as a high school ll out applications. It involved start- tion, and they interned for them and them through what can often be an
ing from the beginning—helping the got to see what that was about. I had intimidating process. But when one
counselor more than three years student discover who he/she was, in-

ago, she started her own counseling cluding their aptitudes and values and another student interested in invest- of their students get accepted, the

service—GuidED Consulting. Since how it would all lead to college and ments and trade and I connected him milestone is celebrated.

that time, the business has grown a career. with someone who does that, and “We have this board with a listing

from seven student clients to more THE PERSON they were able to talk to that person.” of who got into what college,” she
than 100. GuidED also has webinars in said. “It is a celebration of the out-

“GuidEd began as a venture for Hardy starts by understanding who which professionals talk about their come. I had the colleges from 2019

what parents and students were look- the student is by discovering their ap- jobs and the paths that led them there up there and when I had to wipe it

ing for in terms of college support,” titudes and values. and o er tips to the students. down (to clear space for 2020), I got

Hardy said. “I expanded it to be more “We have new tools we purchased GuidED can also set students up a little emotional because I realized

than about just the college process— this year. I have an aptitude test that in summer programs to give them a how important it was for my clients.”

it’s about the academics; it’s about the is research-based that I give to all the taste of a potential vocation. e board doesn’t list the names of

career, and the post-secondary, it’s not students; it looks at their interests,”she “It’s really to explore how we look at the students, just the schools.

always a four-year school—some kids said. “Are they more visual? Are they your four years of school and match- “What the families saw was such a

will go to two-year schools, some will more sequential learners? From there, ing up to your interests and what you diversity of institutions,” Hardy said.

go to a trade school.” it goes on to how they work with oth- think you want to do. at leads to the “It wasn’t just East Coast, there was

When Hardy began GuidED, she ers. Are they collaborators; are they pathway.” a variety—everything from trade

worked primarily out of her car, pay- more introverted, extroverted? en THE PATHWAY schools to two-year schools to Ivy
ing visits to the students’homes. it goes into the careers. We look at League. It was powerful.”

“I was the mobile counselor,” she the skills for each of those careers Here is where GuidED helps the Now, Hardy looks back at the

said with a laugh. that match the results of the test. It’s student choose the path that will lead humble roots of GuidED and mar-

Now, she has a brick-and-mortar then that they start understanding the them to their ultimate goal. vels at what it’s become.

o ce in the heart of Mahopac, and ideas behind knowing themselves.” “Are they interested in trade, or a “When I rst began, working out

a sta that includes Sandra Cefaloni- at leads to a discussion about two-year college or a four-year college, of my car, I was just the ‘process.’

Henderson, who has a Master’s in values. and let’s look at all those pathways,” at’s where I was,”she recalled.“But

Literacy Education and a nine-year “What’s important for them? Are Hardy explained.“Let’s see how it ts I always felt like something was miss-

career in the higher education setting. they someone who loves community your person and your purpose. ing.I felt like I was stuck,and it wasn’t

“It evolved into the school-coun- service? Are they the kind of person “We do a lot of research,” she con- fair to the students. It all happened

seling program that you’d nd in the who enjoys hands-on learning and tinued. “I have a new program, which organically. We had to help students

school system, but without the actual projects?” Hardy said. “I have a laun- is a card game that I play with the stu- on a bigger level, and that’s when I

school,” Hardy explained. “We get to dry list of values that they check o dents about their pathway. ey have thought, OK, let’s talk about who

spend on average one to two hours and talk to me about.” this little deck of cards for when they they are because that will feed into

per month with each student, which And that leads to a discussion of are visiting a college and they can pull the essay. It’s all cyclical.”

is nice. e amount of time I can potential college majors and careers. it up on their phone and it can guide Hardy now has a computer pro-

spend with a student has increased “We are trying to get them to say to them through the conversation. And gram that helps students discover

because I’m not traveling anymore.” college interviewers, this is who I am not just on college visits, but at college their “purpose.” It creates a visual

e reason behind GuidED’s re- and what I like.” fairs as well. portfolio they can send to colleges.

markable growth, Hardy says, is the THE PURPOSE “Once we have that all gured out, “ e kids can put their resume
way her approach to counseling has
we start the process.” and pictures and videos of what

evolved organically. “So, from the person we go to the THE PROCESS they’ve done. By having that
“Our slogan is ‘counseling with a purpose,” she said. “Now that they digital portfolio where they can

heart,’ and I was trying to gure out know who they are, what is their pur- Here’s where GuidED starts with showcase these things, it gives

what that really means,”she said.“Stu- pose? We look at their activities, and college applications, building a re- them a sense of purpose.”

dents were saying to me, I want the what they’re involved in—their vol- sume, preparing for the essays, the And having a sense of pur-

‘experience.’But what did that mean?” unteer work, their course work. We supplements, the testing and the in- pose is really what it’s all about.

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College life is in full swing—time for a road trip!

BY ELAINE MCMAHON rounding city or town. If you know a current student, consider an overnight
GUEST COLUMNIST stay. is is an ideal way to get an inside look at student life.

Nights are cool, it’s sweatshirt weather and pumpkin spice lattes are on ASK QUESTIONS AND REMEMBER DETAILS
the menu. is can only mean one thing...it’s time to book your college Building a best- t college list takes a lot of research. Although websites are
visits!
an excellent place to start, visiting a school gives students the opportunity to

e campus visit is often seen as an extra step or one that should be reserved ask questions and absorb details. Take notes and pictures on your phone. is

for after a student is accepted. Although this might be the case in certain situ- will be helpful when tackling university speci c supplement questions and

ations, visits in general should not be shelved or overlooked. In fact, they are a speaking to college representatives. Talk to as many students as possible and

critical step in the college admissions process. Touring multiple campuses help pay attention to bulletin boards and campus newspapers. Doing so will help

students determine the type of school they are looking for, demonstrate their you better understand the social scene and culture of the student body.

interest in prospective colleges, and bring applications to the next level.

ALTERNATIVES TO VISITING

SETTING Unfortunately, visiting every college on your list may not be feasible. If

Simply put, there is no substitute for actually stepping foot onto a college you cannot physically make it to a campus far away, take a digital tour

campus. A visit brings a college to life and a rst hand experience is the best on the school’s website or check out www.youvisit.com, a site o ering

way to determine how you might feel living there for 4 years. Visit schools of free virtual tours of over 600 colleges. Visit di erent schools (private,

di erent sizes and in varying settings. Observe your reactions to the people you public, large, small) in your own state. is will help you gauge the

meet and the general feeling in the atmosphere. Are people happy and friendly? type of learning environment you prefer. In addition, be sure to

Do you feel comfortable? ink about it as if you were buying a home. Most inquire about college representatives visiting your high school and

people would not do so without spending some time investigating the area. consider attending local college fairs. Meeting a college rep is a

great way to show interest and expanding your knowledge of a

DEMONSTRATED INTEREST speci c school while staying local.

Colleges look to admit applicants who are excited and show speci c knowledge

and interest in their school. Many even do so by tracking those who register and ONE FINAL TIP

attend o cial tours and information sessions. eir hope is that the more interest College visits are most bene cial after you have conducted

a student shows, the more likely that student will enroll at the institution. your own research and discussed your choices with your par-

ents and counselor. Travelling from school to school takes

PLAN YOUR VISIT time and money. e responsible student should decide

Students are encouraged to plan college visits during junior and senior year, that a school is potentially a good t before considering

although younger students may also be inclined to do so. Contact the admis- a visit.

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website) well in advance of the dates you are considering. Plan to spend as and the owner of RZE College Counseling located in Goldens

much time on campus as possible, at least half a day. Take tours, sit in on classes, Bridge, NY. For more information about her practice, please

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John Jay student collects medical
supplies for Kosovo

BY KATE BELDERS improve the lives of children in the scars of its war-torn past and took ill and was taken to the lo-

CONTRIBUTING WRITER Pristina, Kosovo, by collecting is listed by the World Bank as the cal public hospital for care. When

much needed medical supplies third poorest country in Europe. her cousin arrived at the hospital,

John Jay High Schdool such as band-aids, antibiotic For Elizabeta, the plight of the sta could not take her tem-

student Elizabeta Berisha is ointments, and rst aid kits for Kosovo’s children is deeply per- perature as they did not have a

spearheading a humanitar- the city’s under-resourced public sonal. Her father immigrated to thermometer on hand. Her fam-

ian donation project called hospitals. the United States from Pristina ily had to go to a local pharmacy

“Beta’s Healthcare Supplies Pristina, the capital of Kosovo during the Kosovo war. In fact, to purchase a new thermometer

Drive.” Her mission is to and its largest city, is home to much of Berisha’s family and so hospital sta could take this

around 200,000 people. How- friends still reside in Pristina. most basic, but vital reading.

Elizabeta at Paul’s Pharmacy ever, while Kosovo declared in- In the summer of 2014, Eliza- Even at a young age, this expe-
in South Salem. dependence from Serbia in 2008, beta was visiting her family in rience stuck with Elizabeta, who

PHOTO: KATE BELDERS the country still struggles with Pristina when one of her cousins since age 4 has wanted to become

a physician.

Support Connection’s “I just couldn’t believe that a
hospital didn’t have a thermom-

Annual Support-A-Walk eter, something so small, but so
for Breast & Ovarian Cancer important,” Elizabeta said.

Now preparing for life beyond
high school, Elizabeta plans on
pursuing her dream of becom-

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019 ing a doctor, more speci cally,

a cardiologist. Her passion for
medicine led her to volunteer at

Northern Westchester Hospital

FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY this summer. Her work at the
3-Mile Walk ~ Rain or Shine hospital would not only grow her
passion for medicine; it would

Your donation Even if you can’t Walk with us: also serve as a reminder of her
makes a difference. cousin’s experience in a Pristina
RAISE FUNDS ~ DONATE TODAY hospital. “We have so much at
Be part of a community that cares! our ngertips and take so much
for granted when it comes to
something as basic as medical
supplies, especially when in a

“Support Connection helped Proceeds fund Support Connection’s hospital,” Elizabeta said.
my mom and our family free breast & ovarian cancer is feeling, coupled with
tremendously. But it’s also so support services
rewarding to raise funds for an Elizabeta’s deep compassion for
others, drove her to “do some-
thing to change the situation in
Pristina” and thus, Beta’s boxes

organization that supports our Bring help & hope to people was born. Elizabeta has devel-
entire community – maybe fighting breast & ovarian cancer! oped connections with public
even your neighbor… a hospitals and medical profession-
als in Pristina, who will accept

co-worker… a member of your www.supportconnection.org the supplies, as well as pharma-
family. That’s pretty special.” cies in Westchester who have
agreed to display donation boxes

Melissa Frederick 914-962-6402 in their stores. e donation
2019 Walk Ambassador [email protected] boxes serve as a collection point
for unopened boxes of band-
aids, antibiotic ointments, and

“I tell women Support rst aid kits needed in Pristina’s
Connection will help them public hospitals. Elizabeta plans
get through cancer, from on making the rst round of do-
nations to the public hospitals in

start to finish. The people Pristina at the end of September.
there are so warm and If you would like to donate any
caring. They helped me get
of these much-needed items, you
may drop them o at donation

through all these years. I boxes located within these local
want to give back to help businesses:
other people the way Sup-
Cross River Pharmacy, 20
North Salem Road, Cross River

port Connection helped me.” Paul’s Pharmacy, 222 Oakridge
Common Drive, South Salem
Paula Natale
Pound Ridge Pharmacy, 55

2019 Walk Ambassador Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge
Je erson Valley Pharma-

Support Connection is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. cy, 3693 Hill Blvd, Yorktown
We do not receive funds from Relay for Life, Making Strides, Heights
Susan G. Komen, or any other national cancer organization.
Save Mor Drugs Health Mart
Pharmacy, 175 South Riverside

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 19

mCoeunntatyl hheoaldltshjoabndfasiorcfioarl School’s Open—
services providers Drive Carefully
campaign underway
Over 500 positions are available with
more than 20 potential employers e following is from the New for the New York State Police, we

York State Police: will once again ramp up enforce-

e New York State Police urg- ment and raise driver awareness as

es everyone to support the AAA’s school buses return to our roads and

e following is from Westchester County: tinue to provide the highest quality care.” annual “School’s Open—Drive our children walk our sidewalks.We
To bring together the nonpro t service provid-
Recognizing that vacant sta positions impede Carefully” campaign to help pre- ask that parents, friends and neigh-
the mission of Westchester County’s nonpro t ers with prospective employees, DSS and DCMH
service providers, the Westchester County Execu- reached out to not only the contract provider agen- serve the safety of children travel- bors spread the word and work with
tive’s O ce, the Department of Social Services cies that work with the departments, but schools,
(DSS) and the Department of Community Men- colleges and universities across the County, as well ing to and from school. law enforcement year round. Please
tal Health (DCMH) are holding a Job Fair on as Not-For-Pro t Westchester and other employ-
ment focused organizations, and members of the AAA’s yearly “School’s Open— pay attention behind the wheel to
ursday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the advocacy and faith-based communities.
Westchester County Center in White Plains. Drive Carefully” campaign alerts make sure our kids stay safe.
“Not-for-pro ts are our partners in meeting
In delivering their broad array of programs to the mental health and substance use needs of motorists to the special risks to Drivers should be especially
Westchester County residents, more than 75 dif- Westchester’s adults, children and families,” Com-
ferent not-for-pro ts contract with Westchester missioner of DCMH Michael Orth said. “Get- school-age children from motor cautious in school areas, keeping
County, through DSS and/or DCMH to provide ting their job done means they need quality sta
community-based services to thousands of people working day in and day out. By connecting these vehicle crashes, the leading cause their speed at or below posted lim-
across Westchester. More than 20 di erent poten- employers with prospective employees, we hope to
tial employers, with over 400 open positions, will help them better ful ll this mission.” of death for children from ve to its and being prepared to stop, on
be participating.
“Statutes, regulations, and accreditation stan- fourteen years old. e campaign both sides of the street, for school
“Westchester’s nonpro t providers are an in- dards set the sta ng patterns for many of the
tegral part of our delivery system,” Westchester services DSS provides and contracts for,” Com- runs through October 11. buses with ashing red lights, as
County Executive George Latimer said. “ ey missioner of DSS Kevin McGuire said. “Not just
provide a vast array of the social services, mental regulations for housing or treatment requirements, Children tend to be at greater required by New York State law.
health and substance use services that County resi- but also the skills, education and even sta ng
dents need and rely on. Helping them recruit sta ratios involved in providing services. We can en- risk during the back-to-school To help protect children, AAA
and ll job vacancies is one small thing we can do sure optimal e ectiveness of our services when we
as a County government to ensure that they con- make sure our providers have the sta they need.” period because they are thinking o ers these six pedestrian-safety

more about seeing old friends and tips to parents:

new teachers than watching for • Look all ways before crossing

cars and trucks. Others are going the street.

to school for the rst time. • Cross only at corners.

Motorists will receive an addi- • Obey police o cers, school

tional reminder each time they see crossing guards, members of AAA

one of the “School’s Open”bumper School

stickers on State Police vehicles, • Safety Patrols, and tra c signals.

as well as other o cial vehicles, • Watch for turning cars.

school buses and passenger cars. • Be especially alert in bad weather.

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NYSEG customers, also seems to be or winter weather, residents ex-
FROM PAGE 1
neglected, with Assemblyman perience frequent power out- ‘I have had to install an alarm clock which
will go o regardless of power cuts because
David Buchwald (D-White ages.

said state Sen. Pete Harckham Plains) likening it to the “or- “We’re still dealing with out-

(D-District 40). phan of the company.” ages. I have had to install an it goes out so often during the night that
one plugged in is pretty pointless.’
Originally, there was no hear- “ e fact that there wasn’t alarm clock which will go o

ing scheduled in Westchester a need to address the implica- regardless of power cuts because

County, with the closest being tions of this rate hike here in it goes out so often during the

held in Binghamton, over 100 the Brewster division, I think, night that one plugged in is –Peter Parsons
miles away from the county and is potentially emblematic of a pretty pointless,” Lewisboro Lewisboro Supervisor
NYSEG’s southernmost cus- broader history of neglect,” Bu- Supervisor Peter Parsons said. “I

tomer base. An appeal led by chwald said. am expected to be in my o ce

Yorktown Supervisor Ilan Gil- He pointed out that the pro- to answer phone calls from peo-

bert, however, brought a hear- posal does not include an allo- ple who are complaining about power for several days, to me, County Executive George

ing to Westchester-Putnam cation of speci c funds to x the the outage the previous night.” that’s neglect,” Brodley said. Latimer suggested granting the

customers. problems within the Brewster Flo Brodley, a Heritage Hills One resident who operates a company a 12-month period in

“We are at the end of NY- headquarters. resident of 18 years, said that business out of their home said which NYSEG could improve

SEG service territory and the “ ey took everybody out of almost all residents of Heritage they lost thousands of dollars in its quality of service before it is

way that we are treated some- the Brewster o ce. We were Hills rely solely on electricity, so revenue due to the inconsistent granted a rate increase.

times re ects that fact. at’s down to, as far as I saw, one or the rate increase would be much power and has even considered “In the private sector, no

readily apparent when the com- two trucks. at was it,” North higher for people living in the moving out of the area because company could get away with

mission rst scheduled these Salem Supervisor Warren Lu- Somers community. of the outages. charging more if the quality of

public statement hearings, with cas said. “ e customer service “Many of the people in Heri- Many customers also spoke their service declined,” Latimer

the closest one over 125 miles system that they have when tage Hills are over 55. In fact, about having to buy generators said.

north of here,” Gilbert said. you call is terrible. I have more many of them are over 70, and to maintain power. One Yor- Some also pointed out that

It’s not only customers who people calling me at town hall when there are several days ktown resident, Joan Brodsky, this mismanagement should not

seem to have been disregarded to nd out when their power is where we have to go to the ac- said that she lived in her home be rewarded.

by the company. e Brewster coming on because they can’t tivities center to sleep or to eat for over 40 years before having “It should not be the resi-

division, which serves West- get to NYSEG.” food delivered by the Salvation to purchase a generator to pow- dents who bear the burden of

chester and Putnam NYSEG During powerful rain storms Army because we are out of er her residence. nancial mismanagement and

poor planning on the part of

infrastructure degradation,” said

Chris Zaberto, a member of the

Somers NYSEG task force.

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne

(R-Mahopac) asked the com-

mission in a letter to not in-

crease the rates.

“We implore you to do the

right thing and not approve the

NYSEG increase so the burden

of their mistakes is not placed

upon the very people that su er

from them,” Byrne said.

“It is absolutely clear that

NYSEG should rst perform,

show positive results and then,

perhaps at that point, the com-

mission could consider an in-

crease,” Bedford Supervisor

Chris Burdick said.

“What guarantee do custom-

ers in Northern Westchester

have that this increased revenue

will go to improving service in

Add Value our area?” Gilbert asked. “What
we need from NYSEG is a reli-
able, resilient electrical grid that

to Your Home does not leave residents in the
dark during the worst days of
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County Legislator Kitley Co-

When we’re done, there is nothing left to do. vill (D-Bedford) stressed a need
to restore trust between the
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Lewisboro Library dren’s Room at 914.232.3508 ext. ing these forms, colors, and lines, lower level of the library in the celebration of sh crows, which
4 to register. I aim to stimulate sensations of Garden Room and the Meeting perched and squawked frequently

e Lewisboro Library is lo- Great Courses: Masters of movement, rhythm, and harmo- Room through October 7. outside his studio. Turning these

cated at 15 Main St., South Sa- music-the life and work of ny. I like to make color and shape As of September 16, a sculp- disruptive visitors into subject

lem. For more information or to Beethoven, September 26 at 10 interact in the same way that ture by Robert Spinazzola will matter, the sculptor played with

RSVP, visit lewisborolibrary.org. a.m. Presented in the library’s sounds and rhythms interact in a be installed on the plaza in front their proportion and balance

Family Apple Celebration lower level Garden Room from musical composition. Fast, slow, of the library’s historic entrance. evoking movement and humor.

On Sunday, September 22 at 2 10 am to 12:15, each week’s ses- bouyant, lyrical, or discordant— Blue Headed Geeks. will be on Spinazzola has pieces in galleries

p.m., the Lewisboro Library and sion will include three 30-min- it’s an intuitive pursuit.” display through November. Spin- and private collections through-

the Lewisboro Land Trust are ute video presentations and a 15 e exhibit is on the accessible azzola has created a humorous out the North East.

co-sponsoring a “Family Apple minute intermission. e library’s

Celebration.” Enjoy the remark- Great Courses series is curated

able talents of Master Storyteller by Harry Stanton. is course is

Jonathan Kruk, who will per- part of the Great Courses series

form Johnny Appleseed Stories of CDs and DVDs that are avail-

and Other Apple Tales, while able from the library.

exploring the charming outdoor YA Karaoke Party, 3:30 p.m.

spaces surrounding the Library. Sept. 27, in the judgement-free

An apple-themed craft will fol- Meeting Room. Middle school

low, along with some seasonal and high school students only

refreshments! please. Questions? 232-3508?6

Sign up for library card and or [email protected]

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September is Library Card lage Library Do you understand the difference between
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Sign-Up Month. If you are new e Katonah Village Library
to town, or to the Library, sign up is o ering a dancing class on
for a library card this month and Wednesday mornings on Sep-
receive a discount coupon for $10 tember 25 from 10 a.m. to 12:30

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Sale” on Sunday, September 22 Village Library is Nancy Hull

from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kearing Artworks. e open-

Katonah Village ing reception will be during the
September Katonah Art Stroll

Library on Saturday, September 21 from
5 to 8 p.m.

Make a miniature dish garden Kearing’s non-objective can-

10 a.m. Sept. 21. Make an ador- vases, collages, and works on

able miniature dish garden with paper use the language of circle,

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For children ages 8 - 12. Mate- forms to evoke the spirit of music

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PAGE 22 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES Sports THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

MIGHTY MAX: John
Jay improved to 2-0
with a 34-7 victory

over Hen Hud on
Friday, Sept. 13.

Here, running
back Max Miraglia

breaks free for
51-yard touchdown

run.

PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI

John Jay sinks Sailors, 34-7

BY RICH MONETTI
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Early on in last Friday’s match- Ben Bartley Cohen looks for an Luke Mercer
up between 1-0 teams, visiting opening in the Hen Hud defense. throws to
Hen Hud wasted no time in the sideline.
moving the chains on John Jay, passes were game planned for
picking up a rst down on just Mercer, who was held to just 15
the third play of the game. yards passing in the 42-21 open-
ing night victory over Our Lady
But the Sailors’ o ense was of Lourdes.
soon lost at sea. When they nal-
ly resurfaced in the third quarter, “We wanted to build him up
the Indians had a 34-0 lead. early on and get him going,” said
Head Coach Jimmy Clark.
John Jay scored their rst
touchdown of the night on Completions over the middle
their rst o ensive play from
scrimmage. Max Miraglia took SEE FOOTBALL PAGE 23
the hand o at the John Jay 12,
turned the corner and, after a few
jukes into the Hen Hud second-
ary, the end zone was in sight.

A quick three-and-out from
the John Jay defense set the table
for another o ensive score.

Quarterback Luke Mercer
connected on a couple of screen
plays to Ben Bartley Cohen and
Miraglia, which got the Indians
to mid eld.

e short, high percentage


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 SPORTS THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 23

FOOTBALL “It felt pretty good,” Mercer said.
“But I couldn’t do it without my
FROM PAGE 22 line. ey really killed it out there
tonight.”
to Ian Gallagher and Ryan
Brennan put John Jay at the 12. A In between Mercer’s scores,
change of pace was in order on the Miraglia added a 51-yard
next play, when Mercer faked the touchdown run to his night.
hando and burst through the line,
extending the Indian lead to 14 Clark and John Jay welcomed
with 3:28 left in the rst. the easy night.

Touchdown runs of 47 and 54 “It’s a nice win,” the coach said.
yards helped tally 113 rushing “We had a good week of practice;
yards for Mercer and allowed John they executed and took care of
Jay to explode to a 34-0 lead with 8 business.”
minutes remaining in the half.
Brewster (2-0) is next up on the
road for the Indians. ey play at 7
p.m. Friday.

Gavin Fiacco Shane Martinsen (54) makes the tackle.
(66) about to
Upcoming Schedule
put the hurt
on Hen Hud • Friday, Sept. 20, John Jay @ Brewster, 7 p.m.
quarterback • Friday, Sept. 27, John Jay @ Walter Panas, 7 p.m.
Braden Ellis.
• Friday, Oct. 4, John Jay @ Lakeland, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 12, John Jay vs. Beacon, 6 p.m.

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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT –TAYLOR HOFFMAN

Senior sets example off the court, sets up teammates on it

BY ROB DIANTONIO Empire Bagels before practices or games. I’m a big basketball fan so my favorite Best place to eat around the Katonah-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER During preseason, I think the team went pro athlete is Stephen Curry, but I’m loyal Lewisboro area?
there almost every day for lunch. to New York so I’m a Knicks fan.
John Jay senior Taylor Ho man is a Who has been your biggest role model e Mount Kisco Diner. I could go
team captain and setter on the varsity vol- over the years and what have you learned What is your favorite music to listen there any time of day and be satis ed.
leyball team. from them? to warming up for a game?
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Insta-
How old were you when you started Ana Dorta (a 2019 John Jay graduate). Rap. I need something that’s gonna gram? Why?
playing volleyball and how did you get Ana played basketball with me, not vol- hype me up before I play.
started? leyball, but her work ethic is insane. I’ve Instagram. Once you click on the ex-
learned that she never gives up and is al- If you could have one superpower, plore page, you’re doomed for at least an
I started doing the town clinics with ways up for a challenge. She’s someone what would it be and why? hour. e memes and food videos are end-
Hen Hud coach Diane Swertfager in that anyone can look up to and knows how less.
fourth grade. But I never actually played to be a leader. I would choose to be invisible. It would
on a team. My rst team experience was be cool to go places without anyone seeing For a young athlete growing up in
the school’s modi ed team in seventh Tell us one thing about yourself that you or just scare your friends. Katonah-Lewisboro, what would you
grade. not a lot of people know? tell them about the experience of being
If you could pick one place to visit part of the volleyball program and why
What are the team’s goals/expecta- I’m almost deaf in my left ear and I wear on vacation that you’ve never been to, should they go out for the team?
tions this season? glasses. where would you go and why?
I’d tell them that the program is simply
e team’s goal this season is section Do you plan on continuing to play I would choose to go to England. e amazing. Rizz, who has headed the pro-
nals. at has always been the goal for volleyball in college? If yes, where are country seems like it has a lot to explore gram for 10-plus years, knows what he’s
anyone on the team and it is certainly you going and why did you pick that and could make for an interesting trip. I doing and Christina [Hafkemeyer], our
coach [Tom] Rizzotti’s goal. school? also met a lot of people from there this assistant coach, played for John Jay and
As a senior captain on the team, how summer that I’d love to meet up with. knows what it’s like. Our new JV coach
much do you value being a leader? Sadly, I do not think I will be playing [Matt] Gallagher is also a great coach and
I value being a leader a lot. It is impor- volleyball in college, at least at an intercol- What is your favorite food to eat knows how to lead a team. I’ve always been
tant to make sure everyone is following in legiate level. I de nitely want to play club before or after a game? close with the girls on the team and John
your footsteps and you’re setting a good wherever I go though. Jay volleyball will always have my heart.
example for the rest of the team. I always I don’t know if this is my favorite food
try to do my best by leading by example. Do you know what you want to study to eat, but my mom almost always brings
It’s a lot of responsibility, but I de nitely in college? If yes, what and why? me a bagel with butter after a game which
enjoy it. always settles that postgame hunger.
What is your favorite team activity, I’m hoping to major in something
pregame or postgame ritual that you math or science related. I’ve always been Taylor
share with your teammates? a math or science kind of girl, so it just Hoffman
My favorite team activity is going to kind of ts.
PHOTO: ROB
Who is your favorite professional DIANTONIO
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VARSITY SPORTS ROUNDUP (9/9-9/15)

Indians tie Nanuet in field hockey
Boys soccer team splits with Fox Lane, Nyack

BY ROB DIANTONIO
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

John Jay’s eld hockey squad FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO John Jay goalie Owen Rabii goes up for the save against Roosevent on Sept. 7. FILE PHOTO/RICH MONETTI
battled to a 1-1 tie with host
Nanuet on Sept. 12. Senior Clodagh McGroary runs in place nish in Division 1. She (35th). and Connor Jenkins took 37th.
the Big Red Invitational on Sept. 7. clocked a time of 19:32.6. John Jay placed fourth out of
e Indians’ lone goal was Don’t see your team’s results or
from Faye Tobin while goalten- Lane on Sept. 9. Also running well for the In- 14 Division 1 teams. statistics listed? Coaches, parents
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“ e conditions did not work (32nd), Lily O’Shoughnessy were paced by omas Dachik’s for up-to-the-minute results.
in our favor today,” John Jay NYACK 2, JOHN JAY 1 (34th) and Ciara McGroary sixth-place nish (16:30.9). Max
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“John Jay did not come to play with 16 kills and ve digs.Taylor
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Scores, what are they good for?

Sports, like a good action movie, are play until there’s a With nearly 100 e inconsistent reporting among
universal. Section 1 coaches makes it nearly
winner. And a team MARSH games happening impossible to publish (with con dence)
Sure, nine “Fast and Furious” mov- wins when they MADNESS in Halston Media’s standings or stat leaders, which, for
ies might seem excessive, but studios score more. It’s easy coverage area in a reasons I mentioned before, are useful
will keep pumping them out so long for both reporters and readers.
as they’re pro table (two more are in to wrap our heads BRIAN given week, stats and
development as we speak). And they’re My father often made headlines
pro table because they sell overseas. around, especially MARSCHHAUSER scores are also how for his athletic prowess, both in youth
sports and at Yorktown High School.
e franchise, since debuting in after a long day of we report on a game
2001, has grossed nearly $6 billion, His mother kept a scrapbook of his
with almost two-thirds of that coming dealing with gray. without being there. athletic accomplishments—his little
from foreign markets. at’s because league no-hitters, his All-League hon-
you don’t need to speak English to Personally, I will People often think ors, his 4-interception game, and so on.
understand fast cars and explosions. Just As soon as I could read, my dad pulled
like I don’t need to speak Japanese to never understand how cricket works. reporters have superpowers, which is his well-worn book of highlights o the
understand when Masahiro Tanaka is shelf and let me read it. His legacy lives
upset with a call. I’ve tried but it mysti es me. Still, I attering. But we don’t, in fact, have on in those local newspaper clippings.

Sports have a language all of their can look at standings of the Caribbean the ability to teleport from a volleyball e only people being shortchanged
own. It’s how two non-native Eng- when game results aren’t published are
lish speakers can communicate on the Premier League (which I just did) and game in Cross River to a cross coun- the kids who work all summer to score
mound without a translator. It’s how a touchdown, make a save, or lead their
Stephon Marbury can become a god- get a pretty clear picture. try meet in Mahopac in seconds. We team to victory.
like gure in China without speaking
Mandarin. At the time I’m writing this, the also don’t have the power of telepathy, ese student-athletes pour their
heart and soul into their respective
ough many people like to catego- Guyana Amazon Warriors sit atop meaning we need the box scores sent sports. e least we can do is share
rize things in extremes—black/white, those accomplishments. Give us a
good/evil, right/wrong—most of our the standings at 3-0. ey also have to us. chance to tell their stories, too many of
actions fall in an unde nable gray area. which are left untold. 
an NRR of 1.263. I have no clue what In a best-case scenario, with the
But I’ve always loved sports because Let’s work together to ensure no
they weren’t abstract. When the Red that means, but I know it’s higher than resources we have, we can cover about scrapbook is incomplete.
Sox and Yankees are tied 3-3 in the
ninth, we don’t fade to black and leave everybody else’s. Also, shout out to Ro- 10 percent of athletic competitions in- Send scores and results to [email protected]
viewers scratching their heads. We halstonmedia.com.
mario Shepherd who leads the league person. e rest is up to the coaches.

with 8 wickets taken. I’ve quickly learned in my rst month

Stats and scores are the foundation of as sports editor that coaches in our

that universal language. ey are sports’ area take wildly di erent approaches to

version of fast cars and explosions. sending scores.

ey don’t tell the whole story, of Some submit detailed scoring break-

course, but they still play a crucial role downs by half (or quarter), complete

in our reporting. ough intended as a with their own narratives and com-

brief overview of what happened, box ments for us to use in our reporting.

scores can reveal so much more. Trends, Some send scores but not stats be-

progression, regression. Inside the cause they believe stats are divisive and

numbers are where we nd the stories cause rifts among teammates.

worth telling. Some don’t send them at all.

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SPORTS BRIEFS

Youth Baseball Each date o ers two sessions: the rst one starting at 10 Vintage Base Ball and

Board Members Sought a.m. and the second one at 10:50 a.m. Fleischmann’s
To register for this program, open only to children ages

e Lewisboro Baseball Association is looking for new 5 to 9 with little or no hockey experience, visit the Rang- e Fleischmann’s name has a 150-year history in the

members to join its board for this upcoming 2020 season. ers Rookie Series website at nhl.com/rangers/commu- United States, a large portion of it centered in Peekskill,

To learn more or apply, email [email protected] nity/junior-rangers-rookie-series. where in 1900 it built the “World’s Largest Yeast Fac-

gmail.com. Free Baseball Clinic tory,” quickly becoming the city’s most important busi-
with Former Pros ness and at one time dubbed the “Yeast Making Capital
Grass Volleyball Tournament of the World.” e Peekskill location also produced gin
and whiskey.

Westchester County’s 2019 Co-ed 4s Grass Volleyball A free baseball clinic with former professional players By 1915, the company’s huge Charles Point facil-

Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Tib- will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the ity had more than 125 buildings, consumed more than

betts Brook Park in Yonkers. e rain date is Sept. 22. Carmel Sports Club, 111 Old Route 6, Carmel. 5,000 bushels of grain, corn, rye and barley a day, and

e cost is $30 per person, and you must pay as a team. e clinic, intended for kids aged 6-16, is being pre- was equipped with more than two miles of railroad, us-

Check-in starts at 8 a.m., and games start at 9 a.m. sharp. sented by Family & Children’s Aid (fcaweb.org). ing 22.5 million gallons of water and 5,000 tons of coal a

ere will be a cash prize for the rst places in the AA Up to eight former MLB baseball players will teach month. ough the company changed its name to Stan-

and A divisions, with prizes for the BB and B divisions. kids baseball and life skills. dard Brands in 1929, to this day locals still call it “Fleis-

Teams, which must be members of AVP America, can Some of the players scheduled to appear are: John chmann’s.” At its peak, more than 1,000 people worked at

register at avpamerica.com. Click on “join” and choose Doherty, Fred Cambria, Frank Eufemia, Luis Lopez, the Fleischmann Plant.

“Westchester VolleyballNY” as your organization. Ques- Mike Porzio, Donovan Mitchell and Damien Myers. On Sept. 21-22, the Peekskill Museum will host a cel-

tions can be emailed to [email protected] For more information, call 203-205-2633 or email ebration of Fleischmann’s role in Peekskill’s history and

com. [email protected] our nation’s pastime: a Fleischmann’s Exhibit and Re-

e Co-ed 4s Grass Volleyball Tournament, a West- Ice Skating Lessons union and Vintage Base Ball Tournament.
chester County Parks program, is sponsored by AVP At 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, e Peekskill Museum will

America and Westchester Volleyball NY. open an exhibit on the history of the Fleischmann’s plant,

Tibbetts Brook Park is located on Midland Avenue in Registration is open for the fall session of ice skating including a presentation by Bob Mayer, baseball historian,

Yonkers. lessons at Evarts Rink at the Harvey School (260 Jay St., on the Fleischmann family and their baseball interests.

Free Hockey Clinic Katonah). Registration closes Oct. 16. On Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a vintage base ball

Group lessons for children of varying levels and abil- tournament will feature four teams playing four games

with NY Rangers ity begin Saturday, Oct. 19 and are held Saturdays from under the rules of yesteryear (free admission. Players will

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. be out tted in the baggy annels of the 19th century,

e Harvey School is partnering with the New York Classes are taught by nationally certi ed skating pro- swatting hand-made balls, and snaring line drives with

Rangers to o er area children a free introduction to the fessionals. e lessons, which run through Dec. 14, fea- bruised hands and no gloves. is is vintage base ball

sport of hockey at Evarts Rink on the campus of the Ka- ture formal instruction for 30 minutes with practice time played under the rules of 1864, 1865, 1886 and 1895. e

tonah school (260 Jay St.). provided before and/or after the lesson. Skaters who have games will be held at Peekskill Stadium on Louisa Street

Girls and boys aged 5 to 9 are invited to the event— progressed to the next level will receive USFS badges on near the site of the old Fleischmann’s o ce building and

called “Try Hockey for Free”—which is part of the Junior the eighth week of lessons. Harvey also o ers private les- Molasses Pier.

Rangers Rookie Series. Instruction will be given by the sons for both children and adults. e weekend festivities will continue after the games

New York Rangers hockey development team and expe- e cost for the group program is $180 with a $15 dis- at 4:30 p.m. in e Factoria, the former Fleischmann’s

rienced local coaches. All equipment is provided. count for any additional immediate family members. All Gin House, including a gin and whiskey cocktail hour, a

Harvey’s Evarts Rink, selected as an o cial host site skaters must have their own single-blade skates. presentation by local historian Kirk Moldo on the his-

for the New York Rangers, will set aside two dates for the For more information, call the Evarts Memorial Ice tory of Fleischmann’s in Peekskill, and a light bu et from

introductory events. e rst one is scheduled for Veter- Skating Rink on the campus of the Harvey School at 5 to 7 p.m.

ans Day (Monday, Nov. 11). e second session is slated 914-232-3618. To download an application, visit har- Follow the Peekskill Museum on Facebook for more

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