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A special thank you Mahopac Street Festival celebrates
from Mahopac News business and community
Dear readers, Over the past 17 years, the Ma- and Orange eory Fitness. e
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hopac Street Festival has grown to be- Mahopac and Mahopac Falls Fire
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event, which we hope will continue for years
to come. in all of Putnam County. Hundreds Additionally, there will be plenty
We at this newspaper thank the Mahopac of businesses connect with thousands of entertainment and demonstra-
Chamber for once again asking us to publish
this special section for the community. of residents and visitors. is year, the tions, including a DJ from Pozzitiv
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serve the Mahopac community.
Route 6 and 6N on South Lake Boulevard. servicemen and women, banks, cafes, insurance
For every volunteer who is highlighted in our newspapers, for each
student or athlete who is mentioned and praised and for all the im- e Mahopac Street Fair Committee has agencies, media companies and health and well-
portant stories covering the municipal and school governments, it is
the local businesses that give this newspaper the resources to provide been working tirelessly to produce an incred- ness companies are just some of the businesses
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And let us all celebrate this community this weekend.
Brett Freeman ter than ever before. is would not happen e Chamber is once again working with
Publisher without the support of our Chamber members, the Italian American Club of Mahopac to pro-
our Chamber partners and town o cials. duce the annual Columbus Day Parade, which
Trustco Bank will be sponsoring free rides. All steps o at 2:30 p.m. and will feature grand
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Grand Marshal Anthony DiCarlo
reﬂects on Italian heritage
BY BOB DUMAS He and his wife, Rosemary, moved to Mahopac in To get up,
EDITOR 1999. ey have four children: Anthony, Daniel, Mark go to church,
and Dana. which was a
Anthony DiCarlo will mark two years as super- part of who we
intendent of Mahopac schools this coming In an interview with IAC President Giulio Cefaloni, are as Italians.
February. Now, the Mahopac resident has been DiCarlo re ected on what it was like growing up in a
named the grand marshal for this year’s Columbus Day large Italian family and the legacy it created. “Every Sun-
parade by the Italian American Club (IAC), which will day, my grandfather
be part of the annual Chamber of Commerce Street Fair “My grandparents lived to a ripe old age into their would go to the Bronx
on Sunday, Oct 6. 90s and Sundays were an Italian tradition,” he said. “We and get pastries, and bring them home,” he continued.
would go to grandma’s house, play with our cousins and “ at was just part of the tradition. We hold that dear.
DiCarlo grew up in Eastchester and went on to at- then have dinner. It was all about family. at heritage is If you ask my children now, especially when it comes to
tend Iona College where he received a Masters of Sci- part of who I think I am, and part of my personality is Christmas, and the shes (Feast of the Seven Fishes),
ence Degree in education and school administration. based on my family.” they don’t want any changes. We keep these traditions.
He’s had a 35-year career in education that has included It’s part of who we are.”
stints as a principal, an athletic director and a director DiCarlo said he feels America strayed from the path
of instruction. He also dabbled in politics, serving seven when those Sunday traditions fell by the wayside. SEE DICARLO
years as a councilman on the Carmel Town Board and PAGE 13
then three years as a Putnam County legislator. “When we went away from Sundays that were just
about family and opened it to shopping and going out,
that was the beginning of the di cult times we have,”
he said. “I think we, as a country, have to go back to
that—to make that Sunday special.
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DICARLO FROM PAGE 12 was the empire of the world. e Renaissance
Period and these brilliant men—it’s just in-
DiCarlo came from a very large family, and he said credible and makes you so proud to be Italian.”
that played a large part in developing his social skills and Since coming to Mahopac, DiCarlo has
setting him on his career path to becoming an educator. maintained his love of sports and has been
“My grandfather on my mother’s side was one of 15 very active in the Mahopac Sports Associa-
kids; my grandmother on my father’s side was one of 16. tion (MSA). He coached basketball and base-
So, I grew up with a lot of great aunts and great uncles ball and served for a period as the group’s
and a lot of cousins,” he said. “And they all lived close by, travel coordinator.
so we got to know each other. We played every Sunday “I know how important it is for youth to
together and it was just an incredible way to grow up. get involved—from an athletic point of view
“ ey called my grandfather Mr. Dap; he had such to a social and emotional point of view,” he
an e ervescent personality, and everybody gravitated to- said. “To play with others and to build team- FILE PHOTO/BOB DUMAS
ward him,” he added. “And my father and mother were work is really, really important.”
the same way. My mother was such an incredible care- DiCarlo had high praise for the Italian American Sometimes we lose sight of that, that we are special.”
giver. In middle school I got involved in local area clubs, Club and what it does for the community and the DiCarlo said it was an “incredible honor” for him to
I did some coaching and did some mentoring and when school district. become the superintendent of schools for the commu-
I went to college, I thought I would want to go into “We appreciate what the IAC does and how you give nity in which he lives.
education. I worked my way from a parochial school in back with scholarships,” he told Cefaloni. “It’s a testa- “I am humbled by it. It’s where my heart is,” he said.
Scarsdale and then went to Sacred Heart High School ment. When I took this position, I talked about the “We are working hard; we are doing a lot of great things.”
in Yonkers, and then from there went to public schools. Mahopac Way—what makes Mahopac special—and e IAC has also named Michelle Capozzella and
And I loved the journey.” holding on to those things that make this such a great Frank Giordano as honorary marshals for the parade.
DiCarlo said he had a chance to celebrate his Italian community. Putnam County Health Commissioner Dr. Michael
heritage when he nally got to visit Italy when he and “Sometimes we don’t realize the traditions we have Nesheiwat and Kevin Heinzinger were also named spe-
his wife went there for their 25th anniversary. in Mahopac, what we do as a community—our volun- cial honorees.
“It was probably one of the most incredible experienc- teerism, kids who go out and volunteer for all sorts of Every year, the IAC picks a charity to fundraise for,
es of my life,” he said. “ ink of what the Italian culture organizations; the types of events that we hold,”he added. and this year it chose the Putnam Recreation Programs
has given to the world, from architecture to cooking. It “And when things go wrong, we are there for each other. and Habilitation.
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Miss Columbus and colleagues
will be stars of the parade!
Every year, the Italian American Club chooses a Miss Columbus, a Little Miss Columbus and, for the rst time this year, a Master Columbus. e trio will take
part in the 2019 Columbus Day parade. Be sure to wave when their oat passes by.
Here’s a closer look at the three honorees:
GINA CAMBARERI, MISS COLUMBUS 2019
Fourteen-year old Mount Kisco resident Gina Cambareri was named this year’s Miss Columbus. She is a freshman at Fox
Lane High School.
In her free time, she enjoys taking photos, especially of outdoor scenery, and she also loves to dance.
“I take weekly classes and belong to a hip-hop competition team,” she said.
One of her favorite subjects in school is science, and she hopes to major in college and pursue a career in genetics counseling.
“I have also been studying Italian in school for the past three years and nd it easy to understand because my parents speak
in dialect at home,” she said. “I have been to Italy three times so far, once when I was a baby, and cannot wait to go back.
I want to practice speaking real Italian next time I go, and look forward to visiting the big cities, like Rome, even though
Calabria and southern Italy are so beautiful.”
Gina said her favorite things about being Italian are learning about all the traditions that are part of her heritage and
researching her family roots originating from Italy.
“ at’s what I plan to do on my next visit there and to be able to communicate with all my relatives,” she said. “And I would
like to thank the Italian American Club for the honor of being chosen Miss Columbus 2019.”
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COLUMBUS FROM PAGE 14
MARINA MAGRIZ, and become a veterinarian.
LITTLE MISS COLUMBUS 2019 When asked what she liked best about being Italian, she said, “the delicious
Marina Magriz, 8, was chosen by the IAC as this year’s Little Miss Columbus. Italian food!”
She resides in Putnam Valley and is “I would like to say thank you
a third grader at Putnam Valley El- to the Italian American Club for
ementary School. choosing me to be Little Miss Co-
During her free time she likes to lumbus,” she said.
read books, practice gymnastics, play
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“I also like to spend time with MASTER COLUMBUS 2019
my Grandpa Frank [Giordano] and Wilfredo “Fred” Magriz is 12 years
Grandma who are members of the old. He attends Putnam Valley Mid-
Italian American Club of Mahopac,” dle School where he is in seventh
Marina said. “I am happy and excited grade. He has been on the honor roll
that we will both be marching in the every quarter in both the fth and
Columbus Day Parade.” sixth grades.
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BY BOB DUMAS
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from the very start. His grandfather was a
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suit, becoming a heating, ventilation and air conditioning
“My dad learned about boilers from my grandfather,”
said Bell, a longtime Mahopac resident and owner of Bell
Heating & Air Conditioning.“But my father also wanted
to learn about that new-fangled technology back in the
’50s called air conditioning. He went to City College and
got his associate’s degree.”
After working for other companies in White Plains,
Alfred Bell decided to head out on his own. In 1980, he
started his own business in his garage. Five years later, he
built a new building at 200 Route 6 in Mahopac, which
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BELL HVAC FROM PAGE 16
While the business was still in that garage, as early as 14 years old, Keith would help
out during the summers building ductwork. But when he graduated high school, it
wasn’t a foregone conclusion that he’d be following in his father’s footsteps and join the
“When you’re young, you are kind of a rebel,” he said with a laugh. “It wasn’t my life-
long goal, but the more I learned about the industry, the more I began to appreciate it.”
Keith Bell went to Manhattan College and got a degree in mechanical engineering and
found a job in mechanical contracting. He soon got his professional engineer (PE) license.
en, in 1993, the year his rst daughter was born (he has two), at the age of 30 he at Putnam-Northern Westchester in Yorktown.
joined his father’s business. Bell Heating & Air Conditioning has grown exponentially since 1980, from techni-
“I was working at a large design rm, and I had the opportunity to go to other loca- cians to sales to o ce administration. In 39 years, from that startup business in Alfred
tions like Arizona and even Scotland, but my wife was pregnant and wanted to stay. Bell’s garage, the company now boasts 25 employees.
Dad was looking at the future and asked me to join the business. I had lived in Mahopac And the business has been embracing more and more 21st century concepts, such as
most of my life, so I gured it was a good idea. I bought a house right next to the one geo-thermal heating and cooling, solar and other green technologies.
I grew up in.” “It’s more sustainable stu and it’s becoming a big part of our business,” Bell said. “We
Bell’s father fell ill in 2003 and it was at that time he took full control of the business. put geo-thermal heating and cooling in more than 150 homes in the past year and I just
“It was stressful because it happened very quickly,” Bell said. “I went from running became a dealer for some solar products. I am kind of a geek/nerd, so I love this stu .”
half a company to running a whole company.” Asked what his father would think of all this new science, Bell laughed.
In the last 15 years, under Keith Bell’s stewardship, the business has focused more “He would love it,” he said. “Remember, he was the one who wanted to learn about
on the design/build and service aspects of the industry and less on new construction, that new-fangled thing called air conditioning.”
though they still do it all. Looking back on the past four decades, Bell said he made the right decision to keep
As for Bell himself, he admits that as he’s gotten older, he’s had to step away from the his family in Mahopac and join his dad’s business.
physical part of the job and focus more on sales. “It’s a great place,” he said. “I came back here because I realized what a great place it
“It is a tough job; it’s a lot of physical work,” he said. “I don’t think I could do that is to raise kids.”
anymore. Now, I’m mostly sales and set up the jobs.” If you want to learn more about Bell Heating & Air Conditioning, give them a call
He also teaches. He and his service manager, Rui DaSilva, teach HVAC night classes at 845-628-2580.
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