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Published by Halston Media, 2019-11-20 15:36:28

Yorktown News 11.21.19

Vol. 8 Visit TapIntoYorktown.net for the latest news. Thursday, November 21, 2019

No. 34 CERT seeks volunteers

to staff shelters

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT ktown; it’s primary location
STAFF WRITER being the Albert A. Capellini
Community Center. However,
e Yorktown Community other locations around the com-
Emergency Response Team munity can be set up if needed.
(CERT) is looking for volunteers
who want to help in the commu- According to Sgt. Craig
nity in the face of emergency. Scatola, the emergency man-
agement coordinator for the
With the winter months Yorktown Police Department,
creeping in, the organization CERT was formed shortly be-
hopes to nd helping hands to fore Hurricane Sandy and was
sta emergency shelters set up quickly “thrown into action” af-
throughout the community. ter its inception.

CERT operates the emer- SEE CERT PAGE 3
gency shelters around Yor-

Veterans Lakeland hires firm for
PaDraayde superintendent search

Ethan, 10, waves the flag at the Veterans Day Parade BY KATHERINE BORCHERT “ ere comes a time in ev-
in Yorktown. For more photos, see pages 16-17. STAFF WRITER
eryone’s life when they need to
PHOTO: KEVIN ARUILIO
take a little time to relax and

e Lakeland Central enjoy life and spoil grandkids,”

School District is seeking a Stone said last summer. “I’ll be

new superintendent and has leaving the best job in the best

enlisted the help of School place that I’ve ever had, and

Leadership LLC, a profession- I’ve had a lot of jobs in a lot of

al search rm. places.”

Superintendent Dr. George e school board began its

Stone announced last spring search for a rm to help with

that after 10 years as superin- SEE SUPERINTENDENT
tendent, he will retire June 30, PAGE 3
2020.

BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE 31 LAKELAND I am grateful for the friendship of the 700+ clients I have
CLASSIFIEDS 30 FIELD HOCKEY helped and for their part in my continued success.
LEGAL NOTICES 31
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OPINION 10 pg 22 Interest Rates are low, and many buyers
SPORTS 22 are interested in moving to this area.
TOWN GREEN 18
Your Home May Be Worth More than You Think.
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The Staff OBITUARIES

EDITORIAL TEAM James Charles our world in 2013. Dad attended lived in Yonkers until 1957. Now
JODI WEINBERGER
Pulvermiller Roosevelt High School in Yonkers a young family of six, they moved
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 where he met Mary and also let- north and bought a home in Yor-
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James Charles Pulvermiller, be- tered in both basketball and base- ktown Heights, NY. After a few
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 loved son, brother, husband, father, ball. Immediately upon gradua- years in Yorktown, they added
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grandfather and great-grandfather, tion in 1945, Jim entered the U.S. three more children. Dad worked

passed this life to be with our Army. He actively served our tirelessly on the home, adding dor-

ADVERTISING TEAM Heavenly Father on Friday, No- country through the end of World mers and additions to accommo-
PAUL FORHAN
914-202-2392 vember 1. War II, receiving an honorable dis- date their growing family. Dad’s

FORHAN@HALSTONMEDIA.COM James, known a ectionately as charge in January, 1947. and Mom’s rst priority has always ample illustrating his deep love of
LISA KAIN
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CORINNE STANTON ing family. He and his wife, Mary reers. He attended Paul Smith’s have remained in their beautiful Although we are happy James
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BRUCE HELLER seven children: Joanne, Carol, Fordham, he starred in baseball. Telephone Company. He began love and compassion in our family.
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have blessed them with an amaz- nor leagues with the St. Louis industry, he moved inside, working life, athletics, education and most

ing sixteen grandchildren and an Browns. In truth, Dad realized his as a technician and line tester. His of all, family. ank you, God,

astounding eighteen great-grand- time commitment to the war e ort working career, however, was not for sharing James Charles Pulver-

PRODUCTION TEAM children. lost him his window to realisti- without its trials. rough a seven- miller’s strong and wonderful spirit

TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL James was born to Adolph cally pursue a baseball career and month strike in 1970, he remained with us.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 3

Senior Hall of Fame

Three residents included in group of honorees

BY CAROL REIF advocated for seniors with breathing and nection (family support for breast cancer hosts support groups and events for the
CONTRIBUTING WRITER other health issues. patients), Opengate (developmentally LGBTQ Community through LPSS and
disabled persons) and Friends of Karen The Loft. Ryan also facilitates a self-help
Local seniors are have proven that “age Allan L. Mendelsohn, 76, has been a (families of children with life-threaten- support group for sexual trauma survivors
is never a deterrent to being a vital mem- volunteer at the North Salem Boy Scout ing illnesses). She has held various posi- and will be leading a couples’ dance class
ber of society,” says Mae Carpenter. Troop 1 for 28 years, serving as Scout- tions at the Somers Women’s Club and at The LOFT. She is a member of The
master and assistant Scoutmaster. He been involved in local and international LOFT’s chorus and its Silver Connec-
The commissioner of the county’s De- volunteers at Temple Beth Elohim and relief efforts. tions group.
partment of Senior Programs and Servic- has chaired its house and grounds com-
es said its latest Hall of Fame honorees mittee and been a board member, presi- SOUTH SALEM BEDFORD HILLS
“show the importance of people giving dent, and chair of the Rabbinical Search Pamela Veith, 61, directs Lewisboro’s Rodger L. Guest, 63, is a retired Chief
back to their communities and to each Committee. He is its immediate past
other.” president. Senior Adults programs and is also the Warrant Officer in the Coast Guard. He
town’s senior outreach coordinator. She was involved with its response to the 9/11
Westchester County Executive George SOMERS coordinates senior adult trips with North terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina.
Latimer plans to join in the honoring Teresa Clifford, 80, has been a Heri- Salem and Bedford and recruits members Guest is a founding member of the Town
of 74 senior citizens at the 37th Annual for senior programs and special events. of Bedford Veterans Advisory Commit-
Luncheon, on Friday, Dec. 6, at the West- tage Hills Condo Board president and She hooks seniors up with programs and tee and helps organize campaigns for
chester Marriott in Tarrytown. member for almost 20 years. She worked services that help them stay in their own Wreaths Across America. Committee
to upgrade the development’s fitness cen- homes. members lay wreaths on more than 500
This year’s program taps Sister Alice ter and has helped seniors with computer veterans’ graves in Bedford each year. He
Conrad of Mount Vernon and Vincent skills at the Mahopac Kohler Senior YORKTOWN is the commander of the Mount Kisco
Greco of Armonk for top honors. Center and Heritage Hills. During Sandy Daniel Strauss, 79, works with the American Legion, where he organizes
and last winter’s storms, she worked with monthly service dinners for patients at
Latimer praised all members of the elected officials, police departments, and town and local businesses to keep York- the Montrose VA Hospital. Guest also
Class of 2019 for “their dedication and the Red Cross to help folks find food and town Heights neat and tidy. He weeds, serves on the Bedford Hills Fire Depart-
commitment to our communities.” shelter. Clifford also helps people “age cleans up litter, and encourages businesses ment Board of Directors.
in place” and serves on the Westchester to take pride in their appearance. He also
It includes 31 nominees over the age of County Council for Seniors. nudges corporate headquarters to ensure HISTORY
80 and eight over 90. One of the honor- that they are good corporate neighbors. The Senior Hall of Fame began in 1983,
ees is 98 years young. Four pairs are mar- Marilyn and Lawrence Kaufman
ried couples. have coordinated and run many veteran- Linda Doerr, 77, was active in the the 300th Anniversary of Westchester
related activities, particularly for Jewish Lakeland Federation of Teachers. Since County’s founding. Its purpose was to
Six recipients will receive Special Rec- War Veterans. They have supported and her retirement, she has served on the showcase how seniors have contributed
ognition: Phyllis J. Feingold of New Ro- advocated for veteran benefits and rights. Westchester/Putnam Retirees Executive to building the county. More than 1,100
chelle, Dr. Alfred John Liotta of Yonkers, Board as vice president of community seniors have been inducted since.
Jagadish Mistry of Tarrytown, Ann Muro Arthur D. Salzman, 85, has served as outreach. She is an at-large member of its
of Yonkers, and David Schwartz of Ard- a leader and contributor to Temple Beth executive board. She is a delegate to the To be nominated, seniors must have
sley. El of Northern Westchester in Chap- American Federation of Teachers (AFT) made significant and enduring contribu-
paqua since 1962. He has been very ac- and the New York State United Teach- tions to enhance Westchester’s quality of
According to Carpenter, age is “an ad- tive in United Jewish Appeal - Federa- ers (NYSUT) Representative Assembly. life through their professional work, vol-
vantage because of the life experiences tion of Jewish Philanthropies and is the Doerr is also a member of NYSUT’s unteer achievements or both.
they bring with them.” former chair of its Northern Westchester Committee of 100 and the Yorktown
campaign and a former member of the Grange Fair Association. Nominations are made by members of
“Their generous contributions have Westchester Campaign Committee. He the community, and the honorees are se-
helped to make Westchester County one also headed the annual Temple Beth El Fran Ryan, 76, has been vocal and vis- lected by a panel of judges and Hall of
of the most senior-friendly places in the campaign for many years. As a volunteer, ible, participating in protests, marches, Fame members.
world,” she said. Salzman has been held several positions championing issues around LGBTQ
on the Northeast Westchester Rotary equality, women’s rights, and abuse sur- The names of past honorees are en-
Tickets are $65. For more information, Club, the Community Center of North- vivor advocacy since the 1980s. She graved on plaques displayed at the
contact Rose Cappa at rose@theeventde- ern Westchester, Heritage Hill of Somers, trained facilitators and held administra- DSPS’s office in Mount Vernon.
partmentny.com or 914-747-0519. and the Chappaqua Drama Group. A tive positions in I.S.S.U.E. (Incest Survi-
sculptor, he gifted his sculpture “Eternal vors Sharing Understanding and Educat- The Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is
Here are the honorees: Light” to the temple and displays other ing) a support group. A former volunteer sponsored by the Westchester County
pieces at a local gallery. with Westchester Community College’s Department of Senior Programs and
NORTH SALEM Art Department at Westchester Com- Services; the Westchester County De-
Suzannah Glidden, 82, has worked for Susan Petroccione, 70, is a retired munity College, Ryan also trained facili- partment of Parks, Recreation and Con-
school teacher and cancer survivor. She tators and held administrative positions servation; Westchester County Livable
many environmental organizations and is a founding member and president of with Lambda Peer Support Services Communities and the Westchester Pub-
has fought for the quality of Westches- the non-profit Somers Library Founda- (LPSS), a LGBTQ organization. She lic/Private Partnership for Aging Servic-
ter’s air and water for more than 20 years. tion. She volunteers at Support Con- es. United Health Care is a Gold Spon-
She has created and run organizations, sor. Sponsorships are still available.
testified at hearings, educated herself and
others, motivated those around her, and
brought about change in her immediate
community and beyond. Glidden has also

SUPERINTENDENT would provide us with access to the quality of talent that Lakeland has come to expect
FROM PAGE 1
from its leadership. After careful evaluation and positive referrals from multiple refer-

ences, we determined that School Leadership was the best fit for our district.”

the hiring process on Aug. 23, when it issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), to seven School Leadership is one of the largest companies in New York that conducts edu-

different organizations. On Oct. 15, prospective firms were interviewed by the board. cational leadership searches. To date, the firm has served more than 100 schools and

At the Nov. 7 Board of Education meeting, the board unanimously voted to ap- districts throughout New York.

point School Leadership to conduct a search for a new superintendent for $20,000, The board plans to meet in December to establish its next steps and a time frame

plus any additional expenses that may occur. for the search. After the meeting, School Leadership will work with stakeholders by

“One of the most significant responsibilities of a New York State school board is to conducting surveys, open meetings and focus groups. Updates on the search will be

hire and evaluate the superintendent of schools,” board President Michael Daly said. provided to the public through social media and emails, and the district plans to cre-

“At our July 11 meeting, the board determined that hiring a professional search firm ate a website that will provide more information on the search.

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Page 4 – Yorktown News Thursday, November 21, 2019

Scouts in action Enjoying a meal together.

Yorktown Girl Scout Troop 1385 at the Veterans Day Parade in Shrub Oak. PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL BONGIORNO

PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHELLE LUCE A Girl Scout with meal
kits the troop made for
PHOTOS COURTESY OF BILL BONGIORNO homeless veterans.

Vista Troop 101 Boy Scouts prepare meals for local veterans PHOTO COURTESY
for Veterans Day OF MICHELLE LUCE


Thursday, November 21, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 5

NOVEMBER DECEMBER

Santa Arrival Makers Marketplace Shopping Bazaar
November 23
Local artists, crafters and vendors
selling unique handmade gifts, home décor

and sweet holiday treats.

December 7-8

12 DAYS OF

Paws with Clause Pet Photo’s FREE
November 24 Holiday Programs DAILY

Gift Kindness Contest Wall DECEMBER
Grand Opening 9 – 20
November 29
Deck the Mall
Breakfast with Santa Holiday Vendor Shopping, Music,
NOVEMBER 30 Gift Wrapping, Kids Activities & More

JeffersonValleyMall.com DECEMBER 14

Gingerbread Making in

DECEMBER 22
NYE Balloon Drop

DECEMBER 27

Hanukkah Celebration
DECEMBER 28


Page 6 – Yorktown News Thursday, November 21, 2019

CERT Pope’s ambassador visits
Yorktown church
FROM PAGE 1
On Sunday, Oct. 6, the Pope’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Archbishop
Scatola said during Hurricane Sandy, Bernardito Auza, celebrated the 12:30 pm Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown.
the CERT team was activated and sta ed
the shelter in the Community Center from e Pastor of St. Patrick’s, Msgr. Joseph Giandurco, was a contemporary of the
sunup to sundown. Archbishop at the Vatican Diplomatic School in Rome in the late 1980s.

is provided those displaced from their PHOTOS
homes with shelter and power, whether it be COURTESY OF
a place to sleep or a place to charge a phone. MSGR. JOSEPH

CERT dispatched a full-scale operation GIANDURCO
during winter storms Riley and Quinn in
March 2018.

To become a CERT member is pretty
easy, Scatola said. An individual can inquire
about joining at a CERT meetings or by
contacting CERT Coordinator, Rich De-
Layo, or Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, who
are both co-leaders of the team. After that,
prospective members ll out an application
and complete an interview and background
check.

After joining, new members receive emer-
gency response training.

“We look at it like a whole community
approach for emergency preparedness and
emergency management,” Scatola said. “It’s
neighbors helping neighbors essentially.”

CERT will hold its next meeting at 7
p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, at the Albert A.
Capellini Community Center.

“It is open to the public and we invite
anyone who’s interested to come on down,
see what it’s all about and if they’re inter-
ested, we’ll give them an application and get
the ball rolling,” Scatola said.

More information can be found at
yorktowncert.org.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 7

WinnceorlsoroifntghceoHnatellsotween Toys for Tots

The following children were selected in their age e New York State Police will once again be joining forces with the
groups out of 119 total submissions as winners United State Marine Corps to make the Holiday Season enjoyable for
of the Halloween coloring contest sponsored by children in our local communities that are less fortunate. Each Troop
World Homes Realty: Madison Gray, 10, Nora K barracks will have a Toys-for-Tots collection box until December 18.
Young, 9, Ava Toro, 6, and Veronica Mauriello, 4.
Here’s a list of the most convenient Troop K barracks for drop o :
PHOTO COURTESY OF WORLD HOMES REALTY Lewisboro: 81 Spring Street, Lewisboro, 914-763-3900
Mohegan Lake: 3113 East Main Street, Mohegan Lake, 914-526-
0710
Somers: 295 Route 100, Somers, 914-769-2600

2918 Crompond Rd, Yorktown, NY 10598
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Grant will fund new trail in preserve

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT large gateway signs and signs for “Welcome to Yorktown” signs on More information about the PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN SIEGEL
STAFF WRITER a self-guided quarry trail, where the trail that feature maps of the Yorktown Trail Town Commit-
visitors can read smaller signs town. tee is available at www.yorktown- trailtown.com or by emailing
e Yorktown Trail Town along the trail that describe the yorktowntrailtown@gmail.com.
Committee hopes to preserve quarry in its various stages of op-
Yorktown’s history by adding a eration.
quarry trail at Sylvan Glen Park
Preserve. e grant will only cover a
portion of the project, so the
A $5,000 National Heritage Yorktown Trail Committee, a
Area Grant has been given to the non-pro t organization, is seek-
Yorktown Trail Committee to ing supplementary donations
help fund a trail for the Mohegan from community organizations
Quarry in the park. and individuals wanting to lend
a helping hand to preserve Yor-
e grant, which has been pro- ktown’s history.
vided by the Hudson River Valley
Greenway, will be used to docu- e committee is also seeks to
ment the quarry’s history, provide locate descendants of those who
interpretive signs and vintage worked in the quarry and may be
photographs along the trail, as able to provide more information
well as provide online resources about its operation, as part of its
to teach more about the quarry. research into the quarry’s history.

e Mohegan Quarry was Since its creation in 2014, the
a major employer in Yorktown Yorktown Trail Town Commit-
from late 1800s to the 1930s. e tee has created the Mohansic
quarry halted operations in the Trailway, which links the North
1940s, but not before it gave its County Trail to the trails in FDR
honey-colored granite to St. John State Park, implemented the in-
the Divine Cathedral in Manhat- stallation of “way nding” signs
tan, as well as the support to the that help cyclists and motorists
George Washington Bridge. e
scattered remains of the business nd access to the town’s parks,
can be found around the park to and distributed 10,000 maps
this day. of Yorktown’s business district
adjacent to the North County
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Happily Ever After

An old veteran’s e news junkie report
point of view
BRUCE 10 percent of middle-school students
BY AL AVITABILE watchdogs of all sides. A precious freedom THE BLOG are using e-cigarettes. [Larchmont
GUEST COLUMNIST being squandered by them for ratings. Look- Loop]
ing at what now seems to be the new trend of BRUCE
Well I have been at the helm of a “Free Stu ,”the folks embracing these sales APAR GAME OVER… ALREADY?
Navy Ship during a hurricane, pitches should do so with caution. Working Google in 2020 is launching a
had the highest security clearance with teenagers over these past 20 years in Every so often in this space, I like
this country has to give, been to school at a wonderful youth community service club to ll it with random things streaming game service in the cloud
NSA and laid in a foxhole next to a Marine. the old saying,“Always watch the young and going on near and far and in (no disc or downloads needed) called
I’ve been in places most people cannot spell, listen to the old”which my grandmother between. You might even nd some Stadia, and there’s not a lot of cheer-
places where we weren’t allowed to wear a used to tell us seems to be more meaningful of it interesting, or already know what ing out there just yet. Says one games
uniform or carry military ID. All in all the as I get older. At a time in our country when I’m just nding out. Either way, maybe expert: “[We’re] waiting to see if Sta-
US Navy has taught me many things and leaders are o ering young and old more free there are nuggests here that’ll help dia will op. I hope it won’t. I wouldn’t
being a part of the Naval Intelligence Group things in order to gain power, stop and con- with your next cocktail party conversa- be surprised if it does.” Sounds gamy.
even more, most of which I cannot use in sider what you may be giving up in the future. tion (does anybody still have those?). [ e Verge]
civilian life. However the leadership and
seamanship part as well as being part of a Ask yourselves will government eventually NIKE TO AMAZON: JUST UNDO IT MINING WALT’S VAULT
great team with some dedicated people of all be able to: Nike is running away from Ama- Disney Plus, the new, Net ix-like
types from di erent areas of the country was
a life experience I would not trade or ever 1.Tell you what you have to study in the zon, pulling its merchandise from the streaming subscription service, drew
forget. We were not liberal or conservative, schooling they are providing? galaxy’s biggest retailer to focus on its 10 million subscribers for its recent
Democrats or Republicans we were all just own direct-to-consumer e-commerce launch, boosted by a seven-day free
Americans. Americans who were part of a 2. Require you to go into a job they want business. Said one analyst, “Brands trial. e Mouse House (whose movie
team whose priority was to God and Country you to do? don’t need Amazon. [It’s] just a traf- catalog includes Fox, Marvel, Pixar,
never a political party. and Lucas lm) hopes to have 90 mil-
3. De ne your health care needs according c aggregator that reduces friction in lion subs by 2024, compared to the 160
So it puzzles me today to see the hateful to age or your importance? consumption ... it doesn’t build com- million Net ix has today. { e Verge]
division in our country. e terrible examples munities.” [CNBC]
set by those who want or are in power and ese things all seem very far fetched, but WORDS TO THE WIZENED
what they will do to maintain power at are they? You only have to refer to history to NO MINOR OFFENSE Speaking of Disney, while I can’t
whatever costs to our country. e old adage get that answer. When someone is giving you e legal age for buying tobacco in
divide and conquer, is never more evident something for nothing they may be actually claim to be a blood relation of Walt
then in today’s political climate and it sets a taking something from you. Whether it is New York State is now 21 (as of Nov. or his Great Niece Abigail Disney,
poor example for our youth. Having respect your motivation to do things or the freedom 13), in an e ort to reduce the serious the documentarian and social activist
for people and di erent ideas is no longer in order to do it. If you pause and think about health hazard to minors caused by the speaks my language when it comes to
tolerated. Our free press takes sides to tear it, it is costing you something. One of the vaping epidemic, which has claimed 16 lowering the boom on certain Boom-
down our country instead of being impartial things that made this country very di erent young lives in the U.S. Research shows ers (her and my generation) who wax
from all others is the individual freedoms 28 percent of high school students and boorish when patronizing their ju-
to become whoever you want. We should niors, notably Millennials. One of
never give that up for the so called “free stu ” her all-too-appropriate admonitions
because it has cost many lives to provide. to those who aren’t aging gracefully

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Thursday, November 21, 2019 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 11

Looking Behind the Curtain

MY ries, our states of consciousness, that, at rst blush, seems cred- I can tell that you have unre- How many of you think my
PERSPECTIVE our information-gathering ible. However, scienti c studies alistic aspirations. At times, you analysis of your personality is
abilities have severe limits. Let’s demonstrating the fragility and are extroverted, a able, sociable, spot on? e trick here is to get
JAMES examine a few: suggestibility of perception and while at other times you are in- you to do the work to validate
MARTORANO memory cast doubt on the verac- troverted, wary and reserved. You the truth of what I just said.
Perceptual Constancies. We ity of all these reported sightings. have found it unwise to be too
Just because something seems have a natural tendency to input frank in your opinions, revealing is mental “slight of hand”
real, doesn’t make it so. While data regardless of what our senses Subjective Validation. Let’s yourself to others. Yet, you pride is a technique coined in 1956
I’ve just stated the obvious, tell us. We perceive the gray suppose I was to tell you that I yourself in being an independent by psychologist Paul Meehl as
it’s surprising how often we color of an elephant even when have extraordinary powers. Let thinker.
live by a di erent rule. In the researchers have colored them me now feel your presence… SEE MARTORANO PAGE 15
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A anksgiving quiz

Dear Dr. Linda, for everyone.To make it worse, STRONG But only some states celebrated Canada it’s the second Monday
I have two requests to ask of they’re arguing about your chil- LEARNING anksgiving. in October. (2).True (3).True (4).
dren in front of them. You need 8. In 1830, the state of Massa- False. It was celebrated in Plym-
you for your anksgiving column. to step in to protect your children DR. LINDA outh, Mass, (5). False. Gov. Wil-
First to provide another anks- because that type of behavior is SILBERT chusetts was the rst state to have liam Bradford (6). False. e cel-
giving quiz because my whole unhealthy and can scar them. an o cial anksgiving Day. ebration lasted for three days. (7).
family, every generation, loves it. A THANKSGIVING QUIZ True (8). False. e state of New
Before anksgiving or any True or false 9. In 1863, Sarah Hale, the York was the rst state to have an
e arguing between generations event in which you’ll be together, 1. anksgiving is celebrated editor of a famous lady’s magazine, o cial anksgiving Day. (9).True
as to who answered rst and cor- talk to each grandma privately and convinced President Abraham (10).True (11). False. ere is no
rectly is hysterical. personally—not by text or email. in both the United States and Lincoln to proclaim that the last proof that turkey was even eaten at
Tell her that you appreciate her Canada on the same day. the rst anksgiving. Historians
My second request is not that advice, that it’s always good to hear ursday in November a day of believe lobster and other sh and
funny. How do I deal with the someone else’s opinion. But to 2. anksgiving is celebrated thanksgiving. game were served.Turkey rst
arguing that occurs between my share her advice with you and your late in the fall because it’s a cel- became popular as the main meal
mom and my mother-in-law? We husband rst and not directly with ebration of the harvest. 10. In 1941, Congress passed a in 1863, after Lincoln declared
have four wonderful kids ranging your children. Comments, looks law that anksgiving would be
from 5 to 14 and the argument or gestures from signi cant others 3. e rst anksgiving obser- observed on the fourth ursday anksgiving a national holiday.
always seems to be over something that children perceive as negative vance took place on Dec. 4, 1619 of November and it would be a (12).True. But the rst Macy’s
one of my kids said or did. may have a lifelong e ect. in Virginia and it was entirely reli- legal federal holiday. parade was intended to celebrate
gious and did not involve feasting. Christmas. (13). False. Slaves in
Last year, it was over my Some grandparents go directly 11.Turkey was the only bird at the South, during colonial times,
14-year-old daughter’s grades to the child because they know 4. e rst anksgiving was the rst anksgiving celebration. from the tropical region of Nigeria,
because report cards had just that the parents are not open to celebrated in New England in the Ivory Coast, and West Africa,
come out. It got so bad that our hear anything. at’s not good, 1621 in Boston. 12. e rst Macy’s anksgiv- came from an area known as the
daughter ended up crying and my either. Grandparents, because ing Day Parade was in 1924. “yam belt.” ey probably cooked
in-laws walked out before dessert. they’ve had years of experience 5. e governor at the time of the sweet potatoes as they would
What are these two women teach- and have learned from it (hope- the rst anksgiving in New 13. Eating sweet potatoes on have yams. (14).True (15).True
ing our kids about anksgiving? fully), are a great resource for England in 1621 was Gov. Wil- anksgiving is a tradition which
you. Be careful not to push them liams. began with the New England Happy anksgiving!
Christine away. Remember, they love your colonists. Dr. Linda
Dear Christine, children, too. 6. e celebration lasted for a 14. Benjamin Franklin wanted
whole day. the turkey to be the national bird, Dr. Linda Silbert is the author
First, the problem you’re facing If Grandma 1 and Grandma not the eagle. of “Why Bad Grades Happen to
is that you want to have a wonder- 2 continue to argue with you and 7. In 1789, after the Revolu- 15. In 1941, Congress passed a Good Kids” and “Building Strong
ful family anksgiving dinner don’t see what they’re doing is tionary War, President George law that anksgiving would be Students.” Submit questions
just like in the Norman Rockwell damaging, it’s still your respon- Washington proclaimed that Nov. observed on the fourth ursday using the contact form at www.
painting. Unfortunately, it looks sibility to bu er your children. 26 of that year would be a national of November and it would be a StrongLearning.com.
good in a painting, but doesn’t al- Consider going skiing next year. holiday to give thanks for the es- legal federal holiday.
ways happen. In your situation, the tablishment of a new government. Answers: (1). False. anksgiv-
two grandmas don’t seem to see ing is celebrated in both countries,
eye to eye which creates tension but in the U.S. it’s the fourth
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Thursday, November 21, 2019 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 13

Hat trick

Men and women have while working in the garden and READING, ready owned the perfect cold in front of an evergreen tree
worn hats for hun- walking laps at the track. My cap WRITING & weather hat. Over Labor Day and submitted that new winter-
dreds of years. Pioneer collection included a Holstein- CHOCOLATE weekend, I asked my neigh- themed head shot along with my
women wore cloth bonnets and patterned cap, a Boar’s Head deli bor to take a few photos with next article.
men wore leather or straw hats cap (amusing since I am a veg-
to keep the sun, rain and wind etarian) and a NY Yankees cap. KIM my cell phone before we set Kim Kovach has now added a
o of their heads as they trav- KOVACH out for our daily walk. ere maroon baseball cap and a jaunty
eled on horseback or in the front Several years ago, I ew down I was on a sunny, humid 80
seats of wagons. When the auto- to visit my mother in Florida.
mobile became a more popular I had forgotten to pack a hat. degree morning wearing my tweed cap to her hat collection.
means of transportation, hats Mom’s fashion accessories of
were worn in the open roadsters shoes, handbags, necklaces, and red eece winter hat and wool www.kimkovachwrites.com
for the same weather-related earrings began to include base-
protection. ball caps in every color. Mom let published in the spring issue, I plaid scarf over a t-shirt. I posed
me wear her new pink baseball
Hat factories in Norwalk cap. I liked it so much that Mom decided it would be fun to match
and Danbury employed hun- let me keep it for the ight
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include a head shot. I asked my around as a hat band and asked IN THANKSGIVING!
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City.” Workers were happy to wearing the pink baseball cap. straw hat photo looked cute so
have steady employment in those Months later, I started writing
hat factories until the daily expo- feature articles for a quarterly I used it again for the summer
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made them too ill to work. e me to include a head shot to ac- issue.
phrase “mad as a hatter” refers to company my articles. Of course,
the side e ects of muscle trem- I sent her my pink baseball cap For the magazine’s fall issue,
ors and neurological issues (the photo. e magazine editor
“Danbury shakes”) developed by responded, “We don’t want the I wrote two articles. One article
the factory workers as a result of same photo that you use for your
mercury poisoning. newspaper column.” was on fall walking tours and the

I started wearing baseball caps Since the magazine is quarterly other article was on the many
to keep the sun o of my face and my article was going to be
reasons I enjoy the fall season.

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APAR Boomer. Neither are millions ver screen. I know it’s not angled pectation) may want to lower HEAD CASE
of my peers. Surprise! Boomers
FROM PAGE 10 (generally age 65-75) reportedly towards me because the only their sights and lobby for a less In a nationally televised game,
are the fastest-growing segment
or graciously: “You are old. You of the U.S. workforce. Twenty 2019 Angel actor I know is Kris- elitist Amazon-owned grocery a violently out-of-control NFL
are not irrelevant yet. But you percent of us in 2018 were em-
are less relevant every day. Move ployed or looking for work, com- ten Stewart, which suggests I’m store. Amazon plans to test a player bashed the opposing
on.” Abigail, I couldn’t have said pared to 12% of those the same
it better myself. [ e Guardian] ages 20 yrs ago. [Glassdoor] in the twilight of my movie fan- mass-market food market model quarterback over the head with

dom. According to lm review in L.A. in 2020, but has not yet the QB’s own helmet. e as-

aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, divulged any details, including a saulting player has been sus-

the professional critics greeted name. In addition to 500+ up- pended from playing for an

it with a shrug (58% approved), scale Whole Foods locations, inde nite period, through this

while audiences were ying high Amazon operates 16 conve- season at a minimum. No word

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MARTORANO that the medium was in touch Congrats to the Town LETTERS his convictions and signed the peti-
with the supernatural world. Board winners tion in opposition to this project in
FROM PAGE 11 As an eyewitness in a darkened the Summit Hill Project rentals that May 2019 along with many other
room, in unusual circumstances, Newly elected Town Board Su- would require rezoning from single residents of Yorktown.
the “Barnum e ect.” Astrology, and under stress, he was open pervisor Matt Slater and re-elected family residence to multi-family res-
biorhythms, graphology, fortune to distortions of perception and Councilmen Tom Diana and Ed idence. is rezoning would create We have every con dence that
telling, palmistry, tarot card judgment. Yet, regaining his Lachterman, congratulations on a a tax hardship for all of Yorktown our newly elected Supervisor Slater
reading, and psychic readings all rational balance, Feilding was job well done! clearly jeopardizing all that is in the and re-elected Councilmen Di-
rely on our desire to validate the able to determine that she in fact Yorktown Comprehensive Plan and ana and Lachterman will prove to
vague notions we are told. We cheated. She used trickery to At the Chamber of Commerce change the character and quality of all Yorktown voters they made the
want to believe and so we do. deceive him and her other sitters. Debate on October 23 all four life in Yorktown forever. ere is no right choice in voting for a Town
Democratic candidates declined to going back. Board that will work to keep Yor-
is human need is the driving We don’t need to be in the appear. However, Matt Slater, Re- ktown going in the right direction.
force behind the proposition that room with Feilding as he caught publican candidate for Supervisor, Matt Slater pointed out that 77
Michel de Nostredame predicted Palladino red handed in order to along with Republican Councilmen percent of the tax burden currently Again, our heart-felt congratula-
9/11 and other preposterous appreciate the fact that personal Diana and Lachterman stated their falls on the homeowner and that tions to our new Town Board!
claims. It is insidious in its abil- experience is often unreliable. vision for the future of Yorktown. we have the lowest commercial tax
ity to convince us of claims that Our memories are constructive base in the entire county. We need Louise DeMarco
have no basis in fact. and easily in uenced by all sorts ey also stated unequivocally at to grow a thriving business climate Brian Sillik
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Elf on the Shelf “life-sized Elf ” is hanging out. date that the “Life-sized Elf will To book your “Elf on a Shelf ” dence must be con rmed to qual-

Residents are then encouraged appear unless clues are followed. visit or “Elf-gram” visit, please ify as an accepted nalist. Check

e Yorktown Lions are pro- to visit that business and take an e “Live Elf ” will be deliver- email YorktownLionsClub@ out www.yorktowngottalent.com

viding two new versions of Elf on “El e” (a sel e with the elf ). at ing personalized “ELF Grams.” gmail.com All donations will for event updates.

the Shelf: one life-sized Elf that sel e would be posted on the e elf can be invited to bring bene t the Yorktown Lions For more information about

will be placed at a business and Yorktown Lions’ website and In- an “elf-gram” to a friend, fam- Club’s support of local commu- Scouting and all of the wonderful

one live Elf that will deliver Elf stagram feeds as well as the spon- ily member, co-worker, or favor- nity groups and its members. activities your children can enjoy

Grams. is fund raiser will run soring businesse’s website. Daily ite business location. Be sure to Hudson Valley visit www.beascout.org.
Turkey Trot
from Nov. 29 - Dec. 23. Here’s clues will be left, for example, at notify management if the “Live Library Art Exhibit

how it all works. the Yorktown rehouse and the Elf ” is coming to a business. e

e “life-sized Elf on a Shelf ” Yorktown police station. Pres- Elf ’s visit will be about 30 min-

can be rented daily by a local ently, AFC Urgent Care and the utes, and the suggested donation One of the largest charity Art Exhibit for December:

business for a donation of $25. JV Mall have already signed up. is only $25. Longer visits would events in the Hudson Valley re- John C Hart Library, 1130 E

Clues will be posted where the However, no one will know what increase the cost of the visit. turns this anksgiving when Main St, Shrub Oak.

hundreds of runners will join “Photography by David Rocco”

Come to Bethel for some fabulous R&R … former Senator Terrence Mur- - Construction of the new Gov-
phy’s annual Turkey Trot. Held ernor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
Rehab and Recovery, that is! in partnership with the Taconic and demolition of the old Tappan
Road Runners, Club Fit, the Yor- Zee Bridge. Mr. Rocco recently
ktown Chamber of Commerce received the Larry Salley Pho-

and other community groups, tography Award by Arts West-

all funds raised at the event are chester and the African Men of

donated to the St. Mary’s Food Westchester organization for

Pantry of Mohegan Lake and St. his six year body of work docu-

John’s Food Pantry in Mahopac. menting the New Tappan Zee

Runners can sign-up for the 5k / Gov. Cuomo Bridge project.

style race online, with each en- Reception: Saturday, December

Aquatic trant paying a $20 fee. Although 7th from 2-4 p.m. Also, see art-
the event is not scored, a clock is work from Lakeland Elementary
available to record nish times. School in the showcases inside

Therapy Walkers and strollers are wel- the library this month.

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28, 8:30 a.m. Registration opens our 4th annual Diaper Drive to

at 7:30 a.m. support the Westchester County

Exclusively at Carol Sing Along Diaper Bank. e goal is 3,000
Bethel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center diapers.
St. John’s Episcopal Parish is
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local celebrity judges. On the – as essential as food, shelter and
evening of Friday, February 7th a parent’s love. Yet many families
2020, Yorktown’s Got Talent will struggle to a ord diapers and few
resources exist to help them.

PUBLICITY WITH PERSONALITY be held at the Yorktown Stage. Diapers are NOT covered by
e event is a fundraiser for local food stamps. $18 or 50 diapers

Cub Scout packs. ere will be provides a week’s supply for one

two competition divisions: kids child $72 or 200 diapers provides

(16 and under) and adults (17 a month’s supply for one child

and older) with rst place prizes Your donation will make a dif-

in each division of $300! ference! More than 10 percent of

If you are a Yorktown resi- children under the age of four in

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will be announced on Decem- to a ord them in Westchester.

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GREEN Monthly pancake vember 24 at 5 p.m., the entire fering. Do our delicate positive teleconference. For a complete
breakfast Yorktown faith community will emotions have a ghting chance calendar of groups at all locations,
FROM PAGE 18 come together to celebrate the at being in control? is course visit supportconnection.org. Ad-

845-528-7987 or mahopact4t@ e Sons of the American Le- value of ankfulness and that explores negative emotions in a vance registration is required for

yahoo.com. For drop o locations, gion Squadron #1009 is holding we are “No Place For Hate” completely new light, o ering all groups; call 914-962-6402 or

go to toysfortots.org, click on drop a monthly pancake breakfast. e communities. is year, the ser- spiritual mechanisms that allow 800-532-4290.

o sites. We will be at the Jef- breakfast is open to the public, vice will be held at St. Mary’s us to remain upbeat no matter “Yoga: A Path Toward Well-

ferson Valley Mall weekends only families and of course veterans. Episcopal Church in Mohegan what life brings. Wednesdays be- ness” will be o ered from 12-

starting Nov. 15, new unwrapped e cost is $8 per person, 50/50 Lake. rough Jewish, Christian, ginning Nov. 13 - Dec. 18, 7:30- 1:30 pm, at Club Fit in Je erson

toys may be drop o at any of our ra e at 10:30 a.m. In addition to Muslim, and Buddhist prayers, 9 p.m. Fee (includes textbook): Valley on November 23. Open to

drop o locations. Checks made pancakes there are eggs, bacon, we will gather to show our ap- $80. women living with breast, ovar-

payable to the Toys for Tots foun- etc. e breakfast is held the rst preciation for all we have and all For more info and to regis- ian and gynecological cancers.

dation may be mailed to Toys for Sunday of the month at Ameri- the blessings around us. Financial ter visit www.ChabadYorktown. To learn more or to pre-register

Tots, 44 Somerset Lane, Putnam can Legion Post #1009, 235 donations will be collected for com, or call 914-962-1111. (PRE-REGISTRATION IS

Valley, NY 10579 Veterans Rd, Yorktown Heights, the local food pantries. All are Support Connection REQUIRED) call Support
Connection at 914-962-6402 or
Job search help NY 10598. Join us for some great welcome.

food and fun! Proceeds support Chabad of Yorktown 800-532-4290.
Veteran services and active mili-
Support Connection, a not- e following support groups

Come to the John C. Hart tary. for pro t organization that pro- are scheduled in Westchester in

Library in Yorktown for free job Temple Beth Am Chabad of Yorktown is lo- vides free, con dential support December:
search help by a professional job cated at 2629 Old Yorktown services for people a ected by 1. Breast and Ovarian Cancer

counselor. Get hands on assis- Events Rd, Yorktown Heights. For more breast and ovarian cancer, o ers Support Group: urs., Dec. 5, at
tance with online applications, information, call 914- 962-1111 free support groups for women 10 am.

resume writing, searching and Temple Beth Am is located at or visit chabadyorktown.com with breast and ovarian cancer. 2. Young Women’s Support

more.Tuesdays from 1:30- 3 p.m. 203 Church Place. For informa- New 6 week course on how Groups focus on topics pertain- Group: For women who have or

starting November 19. No res- tion, call Rabbi Weiner at 914- to be happy regardless of your ing to living with cancer through had breast or ovarian cancer at a

ervations required. First-come, 962-7500 or email him at rab- situation. We yearn to feel happy, all stages of diagnosis, treatment young age. Wed., Dec. 11, at 7

rst-served. Please call the Refer- biw@optonline.net. self-assured, and enthusiastic, yet and post-treatment. ey are of- pm.

ence Desk at 914-245-5262 x227 Yorktown Thanksgiving In- we’re consumed by feelings of fered in Westchester, Putnam 3. Advanced Stage Cancer

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Support Group: Tues., Dec. 17,

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