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Local author helps parents talk ‘Hate has no home here’
ﬁnance with kids
Bedford Town Board passes resolution
BY JESSICA JAFET condemning anti-Semitism
BY TOM BARTLEY against it, that never again will a
As parents teach their small children les-
sons about things like nutrition, safety and CONTRIBUTING WRITER large-scale movement be taken
swimming, they ought to include basic nan-
cial skills, according to author Liz Frazier— up against Jewish people or any
who believes removing the mystery and fear
of the topic will help foster con dence and Alarmed by growing anti-Se- group because of their di er-
success for every stage of one’s life.
mitic attacks—across the nation ences.”
e importance of an early start in intro-
ducing ideas about money management, in- and right around the corner— In addition to denouncing
cluding how to budget, save, avoid debt and
spend responsibly, are some of the funda- Bedford’s Town Board last week hate, the resolution set forth spe-
mentals that Frazier lays out in her new book,
“Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands, condemned the targeting of Jews ci c municipal policies to combat
How to Teach Young Kids About Finance.”
with violence and messages of it.
ough some school curriculums have be-
gun to incorporate the subject, Frazier wishes hate. While the policies included
to empower parents to expose their kids to
these concepts at home and begin building Declaring that “hate has no what the resolution called “ap-
their knowledge-base, as early as in kinder-
garten. home here,” Supervisor Chris propriate punishment,” some res-
Frazier is a Somers resident who’s children Burdick led the board in a rare idents at the meeting cautioned
attend Pequenakonck Elementary School in
North Salem. In October, she discussed her ursday morning meeting. e that solving the problem required
book at the Katonah Village Library.
special session produced a three- education more than discipline.
“You are really starting with simple things,
you’re not starting with compound interest,” page resolution, unanimously ad- In a public-comment period
SEE AUTHOR PAGE 3 opted, a rming Bedford’s diver- before the board’s vote, Dr. Jill
sity and deploring anti-Semitism. Leslie Becker called hate a by-
Convened at town hall Jan. product of “ignorance or a lack of
9, the meeting was called in re- understanding.”
sponse to a string of recent out- “ ese are people we want in
rages, including a bloody ma- our community; they’re part of
chete attack in Rockland County our community.” Her solution:
and a property-damage rampage “Let’s try to gure out how to
in Yorktown. live together,” Becker said. “And
Bedford, the resolution de- I think that comes from educa-
clared, “condemns the attacks on tion.”
the people of the Jewish com- Councilwoman Bobbi Bittker,
munity and implores all public a key architect of the board
o cials to confront the realities SEE RESOLUTION PAGE 3
of anti-Semitism and speak out
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 3
County offers AUTHOR
free ﬂu vaccines
FROM PAGE 1
Health commissioner urges all
residents to schedule a u shot she said. “You’re starting with Liz Frazier duced, followed by what to do
needs vs. wants and helping them with income when one is young,
With peak u season at the height of activity, make their own spending deci- said budgets, investing, and re- like spending, saving or sharing.
County Executive George Latimer announced that sions; that’s why I wrote this for tirement planning are some of Eventually, more advanced sub-
the County Health Department will o er more parents because I really think un- the crucial issues for which her jects like economics, investing,
free u vaccines for residents by appointment on til it becomes more of a priority clients seek guidance. Her work debt, taxes, bank accounts and
Tuesday, January 21, at the County Clinic in White in schools, it has to come from advising people at various stages stocks are tackled.
Plains. parents, just like everything else.” of life revealed the importance of
starting the conversation early, in Beyond the practical bene ts
“ e u is widespread this season, and it can be e author, a Certi ed Fi- order for good nancial habits to of incorporating these principles,
miserable if you come down with the virus,” Latim- nancial Planner and contribu- form; and thus came the idea for perhaps, is Frazier’s philosophical
er said. “I encourage anyone who did not have a u tor to forbes.com lives with her a step-by-step guide. message about the meaning of
vaccine this fall to sign up for one today, to protect husband and two children in money.
you and those around you well into 2020.” Somers. She encourages busy “I open up a cookbook and
parents not to feel intimidated it says,‘sauté the sh until it is “Some people say money
e New York State Department of Health has by the notion of nancial man- will make you happy or money
reported a sharp increase in the number of labora- agement discussions and to re- aky,’ but I need back up, I need means success; others think that
tory-con rmed in uenza cases and hospitalizations frain from keeping pictures, I need rst steps,” Fra- money is evil and wanting money
reported statewide. So far this season in New York, zier said. “I think it is the same is greedy,” she said. “Really we
3,592 u-related hospitalizations and one u-asso- talk about money “taboo” or thing for people with nance— want our kids to have a positive,
ciated pediatric death have been reported. hidden from young people. With they don’t want general concepts, healthy view around money that
a goal of promoting “exposure they need step-by-step and this is it is not good or bad, it is just neu-
Westchester u clinics are open to all, especially and communication” surround- where you start with kids.” tral—just simply a tool to help us
those without insurance or whose insurance doesn’t ing money and decision-making, get to our goals.”
cover vaccines. Register online for a free u vaccine Frazier o ers a hands-on ap- Beginning concepts like why
at health.ny.gov/gotoclinic/60. e vaccines will be proach that enables kids to put money is important and how
given at the County Clinic, 134 Court St., White the lessons to work, by o ering one gets money are rst intro-
Plains. practice activities and games to
e County Health Department has focused its
public vaccination e orts on people who lack the “ at is a huge part of this
means to get vaccinated elsewhere by bringing u because the best tool that kids
shots to homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food can have to learn about money
pantries throughout Westchester. is money. I’m a big believer in
allowance—however that works
“Everyone six months and older should get a for your family—any kind of
u shot each year,” said Health Commissioner Dr. money for chores,” she said. “ e
Sherlita Amler. “Flu can be deadly, and the u vac- purpose of just having money is
cine is very safe and the best protection we have. By so that they can practice and they
getting an annual u shot, you help protect infants can make mistakes before mis-
too young to be vaccinated, seniors and people with takes matter.”
chronic health conditions, who are more vulnerable
to u complications.” Frazier, a native of North
Flu activity usually peaks between December and Carolina, who earned her MBA
February, but can last into May. One u vaccine now at Wake Forest University, un-
provides protection all season long and can prevent derstands the protective instincts
illness or reduce the severity of u symptoms. e that kick in for rst-time par-
vaccine becomes fully e ective after about two ents, with respect to preparing
weeks. one’s family for the future. She
Amler said that anyone who does get a respiratory
infection should cough or sneeze into their elbow, RESOLUTION “I would love the next step “We felt compelled to take this
wash their hands frequently with soap and water, [after the resolution’s adoption] action in light of the recent anti-
stay home until 24 hours after their fever subsides FROM PAGE 1 to be a plan of implementation,” Semitic attacks,” the supervisor
to avoid spreading germs, clean surfaces they touch she said, calling a declaration of said.
frequently, such as doorknobs, water faucets, refrig- resolution, endorsed Becker’s good intent alone “vacuous unless
erator handles and telephones, and get plenty of rest. education-over-discipline there’s a written plan to go with Last month in Monsey, a
approach. “Yes, we want that it.” machete-wielding attacker burst
education,” she said, adding, “I into a rabbi’s home and slashed
don’t think we want it from our Burdick noted how Bedford’s
police force.” diversity has produced a rich ve Hasidic Jews celebrating Ha-
panoply of ethnic, racial and re- nukkah. Closer to home, a van-
Patricia Ivry, a Katonah resi- ligious di erences. But, he said, dalism spree in Yorktown on the
dent, urged the town to bring in none of those di erences divides
outside expertise “rather than try- the community. “We’re all Amer- rst weekend of the new year left
ing to gure this out based on our icans,” he said. a menorah overturned and glass
idiosyncratic experiences.” shattered at churches, a library
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Henry the ram ﬁnds a new home in Lewisboro
After coyote attack, Animal Nation adopts wayward sheep
BY BOB DUMAS Moore said the lambs on the be able to live out his life with Ani- don’t want to get overwhelmed. We When he ﬁrst
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Mahopac farm were inside a build- mal Nation, noting that while he get about 8,000 calls a year asking arrived at Animal
ing, but the coyotes broke through did not know Henry’s precise age,
e saga of Henry the ram has a the windows and attacked them. he said,“he is not a young ram.” Nation, Henry’s
happy ending. coat was thick and
“So, Henry took o down the Moore said Animal National matted, something
Henry escaped from a Mahopac road, and he ended up about two tries to help all animals. It has three that can be caused
farm back in November after a miles away,” Moore said. “We went divisions—one for farm animals,
coyote attack that decimated most out the next day and had a vet come one for wildlife rehabilitation, and by stress.
of the livestock there—a ock of out with us—Dr. Maria Kremer- one for domestic pets (with facilities
about 30 sheep. A panicked Henry man from South Putnam Animal in Norwalk, Stamford and Darien, After being shorn,
was able to fend o the coyotes and Hospital. Henry was so nervous Conn.). Henry is looking
escape, leading Carmel police cars and was not castrated,which is nec-
to follow him down the road on a essary to come here.He was sedated “We have 90 to 100 volunteers, handsome in his new
“low-speed chase” until he returned and castrated and then brought here no paid sta ,” he said. “We take home.
home safely. and the very next day he was ne.” people in need and animals in need
and marry them, so to speak. Our PHOTOS COURTESY OF
Henry’s owner told police that As per Animal Nation rules, volunteers are doing [court-or- ANIMAL NATION
he couldn’t a ord to coyote-proof Henry was quarantined for three dered] community service, or have
his property and wanted to do what weeks before being introduced into drug addiction issues, emotional for help for some type of animal.”
was best for Henry. He would be the sanctuary’s general population. issues. e animals help them, and
better o somewhere else. they help the animals.”
“He joined our four sheep and
Up stepped Animal Nation, the ve of them hang tight now,” Moore said they don’t like to
an animal rescue organization Moore said. “Seeing the other ani- reveal the speci c address of the
headquartered in Rye with a farm mals helped him to calm down.” farm animal sanctuary because
animal sanctuary in South Salem people will drop o animals unan-
(Lewisboro). Carmel Police Chief Mike Ca- nounced—sometimes even toss
zzari said last month’s incident them over the fence.
“We are the only organization in wasn’t the rst time Henry came to
the area that does farm animals, so the police department’s attention. “We had someone tie an
we get a lot of 911 calls,”said Patrick 800-pound hog to the fence once,”
Moore, vice president of Animal “He got out in November he said. “For our pets in Connecti-
Nation. “We got calls that a ram 2018 and was over on the school cut, we have signs on our cars [that
was on the loose in Mahopac, cops grounds,” the chief said. “We got say Animal Nation] and once found
were following him.Our phone was calls that a ram was terrifying the that someone had tied up cats to the
ringing o the hook.Henry’s owner kids.” tire. We are a small nonpro t and
couldn’t keep him anymore.”
But Moore said Henry will now
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Afew weeks ago, I attended a READING,
wonderful poetry and art re- WRITING &
ception at the Norwalk Public CHOCOLATE
Library. On my way out of the library,
I was drawn to an enchanting display KIM
of miniature rooms created by minia- KOVACH
turist Vance Alexander. I was amazed
at the detail and craftsmanship pre-
sented in each distinctive scene.
One of my favorites was a 17th century Venetian Style Apothecary
which displayed rows of tiny clear bottles on wooden shelves and a
miniature mortar and pestle on a wooden counter. I learned that the
tiny bottles are made out of resin and lled with dried herbs and spices.
Another of my favorite rooms was the Venetian Music Room complete
with a decoratively painted miniature harpsichord, cello, violin, French
horn, and tiny music stand.
After a long career in architectural and interior design, Vance began
crafting miniature rooms less than two years ago. A self-described “fa-
natic for correct detail and scale,” the rst room he created is called e
Artist’s Studio. e attention to detail includes tiny framed paintings on
the walls, a miniature easel with a sketched gure waiting to be nished,
PHOTO: JOHN VECCHIOLLA an artist’s tiny smock waiting to be worn and even splotches of paint on
The shenanigans build to a farcical fever in “Lend Me a Tenor,” at Elmsford’s Westchester the oor. e overall e ect feels like the artist has just left the studio and
Broadway Theatre through Jan. 26.
will return shortly.
On Stage: May the Farce
Vance does research for the di erent time periods and applies meticu-
lous detail in bringing each room to life. In the room entitled Grandpa’s
Barn, the decorative accents include a basket of eggs, a replica of a tiny
cast iron stove, tiny broom and rake, and a selection of itty bitty gourds.
Be With You A few of the other imaginative rooms on display included a French
Style Home Library, English Cottage Livingroom, Italian Style Grotto,
American Empire Style Room and a Monk’s Cell. e Tudor Style
Like a famous, old Dining Hall included a long wooden trestle table with delectable look-
candy bar commercial
sang, “Sometimes you snaring several prestigious ing cakes, pies, breads and rolls on a platter. Vance makes the teeny tiny
feel like a nut… sometimes awards. Since then, it’s been
you don’t.” revived on e Great White baked goods using special craft clay that is shaped, baked and painted.
Way and has become a
BRUCE favorite on the local theater Vance is currently working on a full scale model of the historic Nor-
walk Public Library which was built in 1902 with a grant from indus-
trialist Andrew Carnegie. A replica of the furnishings in the historic
For the times you do, BRUCE circuit. (914-592-2222; Carnegie Room (the conference room where I teach my adult creative
though, a stage farce is the www.Broadway eatre.com). writing classes!) was included in the miniatures exhibit. e leaded
ticket to let yourself go, glass windows, long antique conference table and even a portrait of Mr.
as you go along in totally IL STUPENDO Carnegie are on view in miniature.
suspended disbelief with It may not be a Broadway While Vance Alexander’s miniatures are not made for children to
the hellzapoppin hijinks musical, but music does play play with, I was reminded of my childhood dollhouse. My maternal
on stage. After all, who says grown-ups aren’t a role in the show. In fact, while Lend Me a grandmother worked as a nurse in New York City hospitals. A grateful
allowed to groan every now and then in the Tenor’s tenor is typically farcical -- breakneck patient returned with a beautiful hand-made wooden dollhouse to give
name of mirth. pace, mistaken identities, misunderstandings, to his nurse’s daughter (my mother) as a Christmas gift in 1944. My
Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, now at overactive hormones, sexual wordplay, frenetic ten-year old mother declared that she was too old to play with dolls and
Westchester Broadway eatre through Jan. and improbable physicality, and a panoply of never used it. Fortunately, this large wooden dollhouse was saved and I
26, is a soap opera of a farce (which may not be slamming doors -- what sets it apart from oth- became the lucky child who got to play with it.
too di erent from saying it’s a farce of a soap ers of its ilk is the musical conceit that drives Painted with red-brick walls and a pitched dark green roof, this doll-
opera). Either way, it’s fun enough. the nutty plot. house has real glass windows. Two of the four walls easily unhook for
at reaches its high note as the two ten- access to the ve rooms inside. is fantastic example of folk art crafts-
GET A FREE DINNER ors—opera star Tito ( Joey Sorge), known as manship even includes the man’s name and the date written in around
ere’s another reason to give it a try. To “Il Stupendo,” and opera wannabe Max ( J.D. the edges of the faux stone foundation. I remember cutting out pictures
underscore the distinction of Lend Me a Tenor Daw) -- perform a complete duet that is all from TV Guide to tape up on the walls as family portraits. I used one of
as the rst straight play (not a musical) in the business, no joking intended. Mom’s dangling costume jewelry earrings as a chandelier. I bought min-
dinner theater’s 45-year history, it is doing iature furniture for my dollhouse including a grand piano and grand-
something else for the rst time: not charging OPERA’S TRAGIC CLOWN father clock. Some of my earliest memories of creating adventures and
for the dinner portion of the meal-and-show Max, assistant to the opera company’s man- drama for multiple characters originated in playing with the dollhouse
package. You pay $57 a person for both. Quite ager, is the play’s titular tenor, who is pressed family inside this very special dollhouse.
a deal for a very tasty meal. into duty in an emergency when Tito topples
Mr. Ludwig’s farce fared very well when SEE APAR PAGE 12 Kim Kovach still has her childhood dollhouse. Lots of good memories! www.
it opened on Broadway run in the late ‘80s,
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Ihope everyone kicked o the new year New Year, new brews
and decade in proper fashion with
friends, family and sudsy refreshments! County to the small local craft brew scene. temalan bean co ee roasted by Java Love
How about a resolution you can stick to? town of Chester. Not Co ee Roasting Co.
Try a new beer each month this year and only is Chester the birth- THE It is a rural area of
make them di erent styles and brands. place of Philadelphia- KATONAH New York and I would Barrel aged Ded Moroz: I didn’t hap-
Perhaps log them in the Untappd applica- style cream cheese, it’s BEER MAN describe the scene as pen to be driving on this journey so was
tion for future reference of the new nds also home to the *awe- a slice of Americana, designated imperial stout tester. I vol-
that you liked and recommend to friends. some* Rushing Duck unteered to test this 11.6% abv Russian
Brewery. I say awesome JOHN BART meant in the best pos- Imperial Stout with a deep avor pro le
As part of a new New Year’s Eve because I’ve been a fan sible way, with excel- of dark chocolate, co ee, graham cracker,
tradition, we rallied with a great group since being introduced to the Rushing overripe fruit, amongst others and I’m
of friends to a local joint ( Jimmy’s), Duck Brewery line up several years ago lent craft beer as the glad I did. Epic!
whooped it up accordingly, and a good by my beer mentor (currently our West
time was had by all. Please do check out Coast correspondent) and a visit to the common bond. Along came some hunger… Typically,
Jimmy’s Tavern at 156 Bedford Road source was way overdue. there is a food truck ursday, Friday, and
in Katonah. It is a warm, established, Beer wise, they’re known for their Saturday but we attended mid-week. No
and well-priced pub—something that is former tractor repair shop building problem, as the local Mexican restaurant
is, unfortunately, scarce these days. A is nondescript but don’t let that hold you aptly named War Elephant which they Sabor A Casa (https://www.sabor-a-casa.
good selection of standard session beers back from entering a now retro garage com/) was happy to deliver some tasty
including Pabst and Yuengling as well with a large room, high ceilings, plenty of describe as an “unapologetic 8.7% Double chicken tacos adorned with just the right
as Captain Lawrence Pale Ale for crafty tables and chairs, and a welcoming huge amount of cilantro.
folks. Regulars mingle with newcomers old-school bar. IPA” and gives the consumer delectable
and all enjoy pool, darts, TVs with sports I’d give Rushing Duck taproom an
on, an epic jukebox, seasonally festive We were greeted by Josh the taproom tastes of grapefruit, tangerine, and other overall A+ and suggest you give it a try in
décor, and a friendly vibe. Good pub-y manager who was very welcoming and person or nd their beer locally using this
lunch menu (top notch wings, wraps, had expert knowledge of the Rushing citrus fruit. ere’s a session version link: rushingduck.com/ nd-our-beer.
burgers) served Tuesday through Sunday Duck avor pro les amongst the 20 beers
(though give them a call to con rm days/ on tap that include “guest beers” from cutely named Baby Elephant weighing in OTHER BEERS I’VE HAD RECENTLY
times, 914-232-1027). other local breweries. Several pour size AND LIKED IT WAS A LONG
options are available, and we settled in on at 4.4% abv. I recommend both! HOLIDAY BREAK
FIELD TRIP: RUSHING DUCK IN 4-ounce ight samplings of all the Rush-
CHESTER ing Duck beers at a very reasonable price Other excellent Rushing Duck choices Founders Brewing Co Canadian
of $9 for each of our 5 ight size pours. Breakfast Stout (CBS): At 11.6% abv this
1 Battiato Lane Chester, NY Chester, NY Note: all the prices are easy on the pocket. include: is a heavy hitter and very likely a poor
98109; rushingduck.com idea for breakfast. at being said, it’s got
As we absorbed the ambience (and Vienna Lager: I love this old school a magni cent blend of co ee and choco-
Over the holiday break, our local Fish beer) we chit chatted with a few di erent late and if that weren’t enough, it is then
Whisperer and I ventured into Orange groups of local folks as well as others who style and Rushing Duck’s has a fully bod- aged in bourbon barrels. Currently on tap
were visiting family locally for the holi- in nitro form at Brew & Co.
days and felt the urge to check out the ied 6% abv with hints of bread and nut.
SEE BART PAGE 12
Wanda project: Named after one of
their fermenters, Wanda is a hoppy wild
ale. ese styles are akin to sours and
perhaps a bit mellower. is 5.9% o er-
ing was aged for 3 months and deliciously
R&D Vic Secret: is a research and
development e ort from Rushing Duck
that uses a hop I’ve never heard of called
Vic Secret and I found the overall taste
very nice and crisp. I brought some cans
home from the brewery.
Beanhead Co ee porter: Excellent! A
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Wine and Wolves
On December 5, the Wolf Conservation Center celebrated 20 years of success in their mission of education and conservation
at their annual holiday fundraiser, Wine and Wolves. e event, held in the grand ballroom at Le Chateau in South Salem,
was a festive gathering where guests enjoyed exceptional hors d’oeuvres, wine, and cocktails, and shopped one-of-a-kind
silent auction items.
Martha Handler, Board President
Susan Taylor and Karen Pasieka
Helen Lebrecht and Richard
Maggie Howell, Executive Director
Rich Handler, auctioning a private tour and tasting at
WCC and a catered dinner
2 Jeannie Johnson, winner of the 2008 wine bo
TRACKS daughter, Katie and Joe Bocclagno
PHOTOS: SARAH BUSSINGER
S THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020 PAGE 11
Jess Demicco and Connie Kim
Cristina Civetta, Board Director
Rebecca Bose, Curator, and Maggie Howell, Executive Director
ottle, with her
Summer Hoogenboom, Development and Events Coordinator
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technology. I’m the very rst over into a deathly unconscious- wont to do.
person to admit that technology ness after ingesting several
muscle relaxants too many to Running in circles around the
her home in Heritage Hills. My JO ANN and I don’t get along. I know I calm his nerves before taking twin tenors are a cacophony of
the stage for Pagliacci (Clowns), characters that include habitu-
sense of direction is dismal and FRANCELLA could easily apply myself, spend best known for the iconic aria ally harried and fuming opera
Vesti La Giubba, sung by a boss Saunders (Philip Ho -
I was certain I would get lost hours playing with my phone to clown who is crying on the man), Tito’s volcanic wife Maria
inside because of his wife’s new- (Kathy Voytko), Max’s main
within the maze. learn all the wonderful things it found in delity. squeeze Maggie (Moly Mc-
Caskill), soprano diva Diana
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to tap on it because I’m still not comfortable with where I need to be by trial and error. I never felt becomes detained by the police, Saunders like sandpaper (Sam
who think he is delusional, but Seferian).
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the obligatory farce runaround is e play is crisply and cannily
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the functional, period set design
phone,”I declared. I had actually just recently learned e gas attendant always knows how to steer me in LAUNCHING LAUGHS (evoking a 1930s hotel, with a
With both Tito and Max cut-away wall separating a sit-
what the letters GPS represented and just wanted to the right direction. SEE FRANCELLA PAGE 13 ting room on the left from the
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PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO Annabel Brennan on the move against Peekskill on Jan. 11 PHOTO: RICH MONETTI
John Jay’s Kendall Miller spots up for a jumper against Somers on Jan. 7.
John Jay dominant in consolation game
Jumping out to a 9-0 lead against Peekskill two days later Sarah Pieratti, who had 6 points and 3 assists.
BY RICH MONETTI showed the Indians got the message. John Jay worked both Mia Puccio added 13 points on the afternoon
CONTRIBUTING WRITER ends the oor to perfection in the 63-38 rout. John Jay started the game on a 24-7 run. At one point,
John Jay girls basketball coach Matt Gallagher felt his “We need to score so we can get into the press,” Galla- they extended the lead to 29 points, taking a 62-33 advan-
team came out at against the host team in the opening gher said. “ ey came out and they performed.” tage on a three by Miller.
round of the North Salem Booster Club Tournament on
Kendall Miller set the tone on both ends with 2 steals, 2 “I rst line up for my shot and then look to attack the bas-
ursday, Jan. 9. assists and 5 points in the opening quarter. “I try to do all ket,” Miller said. “But if not, I draw two [defenders] and try
e resulting 47-40 loss to North Salem solidi ed his I can to help the team,” said the John Jay center, who had to kick out. I have faith in my teammate to make the shots.”
26 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists on her way to being
concern that his players were overthinking the game. named All-Tournament. Saturday’s win evened John Jay’s record at 5-5. It was a
“We have to play, attack, move the ball and look for our much-needed win for the Indians, who had lost four in a
John Jay was focused defensively.“We put pressure on the row. ey also dropped a 64-47 home game to Somers on
shot,” Gallagher emphasized before the consolation game players who looked uncomfortable with the ball,”said guard Tuesday, Jan. 7.
VARSITY ROUNDUP (1/6-1/12)
John Jay hockey
wins sixth straight
Hockey (9-1-1) • Kyle Petschek: 1 goal John Jay’s
• Barrett Lunder: 1 goal, 1 assist Mike McKeon
JOHN JAY 5, RYE 0 • Walter Oestreicher: 2 assists celebrates a goal.
Wednesday, Jan. 8 • Ryan Kaplan: 1 assist
• Jack Browne: 1 goal, 1 assist • Dylan Rogers: 16 saves PHOTO COURTESY
• Mattie Wierl: 1 goal OF ANDY JACOBS
• Justin DeLucia: 1 goal JOHN JAY 4, HORACE GREELEY 3
• Tyler Wishart: 1 goal Sunday, Jan. 12
• Kyle Petschek: 1 goal • Jack Browne: 1 goal
• Scott MacDonald: 1 assist • Mike McKeon: 1 goal
• Ethan Jackson: 1 assist • Mattie Wierl: 1 goal
• Nick Petrella: 20 saves • Tyler Wishart: 1 goal
• Scott MacDonald: 1 assist
JOHN JAY 10, MAHOPAC 2 • Walter Oestreicher: 1 assist
Friday, Jan. 10 • Justin DeLucia: 2 assists
• Jack Browne: 2 goals, 2 assists • Nick Petrella: 20 saves
• Gunnar Carlson: 2 goals
• Mattie Wierl: 1 goal, 1 assist SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 16
• Tyler Wishart: 2 goals, 1 assist
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020 SPORTS THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 15
Kevin Crane competes in
the breastroke against
Clarkstown on Jan. 6.
PHOTO COURTESY OF
Senior swimmerATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – KEVIN CRANE
committed to Bucknell
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER approaches, hopefully place Top Most of the time I listen to of a team that spans a wide
SPORTS EDITOR 10. Individually, I would like to upbeat rap music about an hour age range (ages 6 to 18) as
just help my team score the most leading up to a meet. If my emo- well as being co-ed. So, when
Senior Kevin Crane is on the points at sectionals by placing tions are too high, I switch my you are starting out you have lots
John Jay-Brewster boys swim Top 3 in both of my individual playlist to country music to calm of role models and, when you Kevin Crane
and dive team. He will continue events and Top 5 at New York down. get older, you can aspire to be a PHOTO COURTESY OF
his swimming career next year at State Championships. If you could have one super- role model for others.
Bucknell University. What is something about power, what would it be and
being a swimmer that people why?
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Is market timing a Dkindoywo?u
You may have heard sell decisions, but you also Modern-day fans of the National Football League, which is one of the
that timing is most popular and most-watched sports leagues in the world, may aspire to
everything. And GUEST might lose sight of why one day see their favorite teams play in-person in the Super Bowl. While
in many walks of life, that CORNER you bought certain invest- there may be nothing stopping fans’ favorite teams from making the big
may be true—but not ments in the rst place. game, fans themselves might be priced out. According to Ticketmaster®, the
necessarily when it comes JUDI Speci cally, you might average price for a Super Bowl ticket in 2019 was $3,295. But even that
to investing. MCANAW own stocks or mutual
gure is something of a low estimate, as tickets to Super Bowl LIII between
To understand why funds because they are ap- the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams were only sold in pairs,
this is so, let’s look at meaning tickets cost closer to $6,590, and that’s before hefty service fees
three common mistakes investors make: propriate for your portfo- were applied. For many fans, that price is simply too high. But the average fan
hasn’t always been priced out of attending the NFL’s annual championship
• Selling investments and moving to lio and your risk toler- game. In fact, History.com notes that the average ticket to Super Bowl I,
cash when stocks are predicted to drop – If which took place on January 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, was just
you follow the nancial news on cable TV ance, and they can help you make progress $12. Perhaps even more surprising to today’s NFL fans? e inaugural Super
or the internet, you’re eventually bound to Bowl did not even sell out.
discover some “experts”who are predicting toward your long-term nancial goals. And
imminent, huge drops in the stock market. is article is provided by Metro Creative Connection.
And on rare occasions, they may be right – these attributes don’t automatically disap-
but often they’re not. And if you were to sell Your kid’s new team sponsor?
some of your stocks or stock-based invest- pear when the value of these stocks or funds Not likely.
ments based on a prediction and move the
money to cash or a cash equivalent, you has dropped, so you could end up selling Your local businesses do more than provide high-quality goods and
could miss out on possible future growth services, shopping convenience and amazing customer attention.
opportunities if the predictor was wrong. investments that could still be doing you They also support local charities, sports teams, schools and town
And the investments you sold still could improvements that make our communities wonderful.
have played a valuable part in your portfolio some good many years into the future.
balance. Shop Local.
While trying to time the market is a
• Selling underperforming assets in favor Katonah
of strong performers – As an investor, it can di cult investment strategy even for the
be tempting to unload an investment for Chamber of Commerce
one of those “hot”ones you read about that professionals, it doesn’t mean you can never
may have topped one list or another. Yet www.katonahchamber.org
there’s no guarantee that investment will take advantage of falling prices. In fact,
stay on top the next year, or even perform
particularly well. Conversely, your own you can use periodic dips in the market to
underperformers of today could be next
year’s leaders. buy quality assets at more attractive prices.
• Waiting for today’s risk or uncertainty Suppose, for example, that you invested the
to disappear before investing – Invest-
ing always involves risk and uncertainty. same amount of money every month into
Instead of waiting for the perfect time to
invest, you’re better o building a portfolio the same investments. One month, your
based on your goals, risk tolerance and time
horizon. money could buy more shares when the
All these mistakes are examples of a risky price of the investment is down – meaning
investment strategy: trying to “time”the
market. If you try to be a market timer, not you’re automatically a savvy enough investor
only will you end up questioning your buy/
to take advantage of price drops. While
your money will buy fewer shares when the
price of the investment is up, your overall
investment holdings will bene t from the
increase in price.
Buying low and selling high sounds like a
thrilling way to invest. But in the long run,
you’re better o by following a consistent
investment strategy and taking a long-term
perspective. It’s time in the market, rather
than timing the market, that helps keep
portfolio returns moving in the right direc-
tion over time.
is article was written by Edward Jones
for use by your local Financial Advisor, Judi
McAnaw, a resident of Katonah. She has an
o ce at 332 Route 100, Suite 300, in Somers.
Judi can be reached at 914-669-5329.
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