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BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER legedly sold vaping products to
EDITOR an undercover minor, according
to the Bedford Police Depart-
Police departments in Bedford ment.
and Lewisboro recently teamed e Brooklyn man was charged
up to curb the sale of vaping with second-degree unlawfully
products to minors. dealing with a minor, a Class B
Frank Secret, a school resource misdemeanor.
o cer at the John Jay campus, e controlled purchase was
recently gave a presentation to carried out by Bedford police,
parents on the dangers of vap- Lewisboro police, and the West-
ing. After the presentation, said chester County Health Depart-
Lewisboro Sgt. David Alfano, ment, where the minor works.
multiple parents approached Se- e Health Department also
cret and told him that a certain issued the Vape & Smoke Shop
store in Bedford had been selling owner two separate summonses:
products to minors. one for not attempting to ID a
Following up on this tip, the minor and the other for improp-
Lewisboro Police Department er/no signage.
reached out to its neighbors in e 45-year-old was released
Bedford and a “small task force” on $200 bail and is due back in
was born, Alfano said. Bedford Justice Court on July 10.
On Wednesday, a 45-year-old A second Bedford Hills store, Sona Minasian dances to
“Heart Ran Dry” by Rox.
employee of the Vape & Smoke a deli in Depot Plaza, was also
PHOTO: CHRIS AQUINA
Shop, located at 742 Bedford put to the test on Wednesday but
Road, was arrested when he al- passed.
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The Staff Starbucks pays the price for not posting its own
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The greatest technology on the planet is human
South Salem’s David Fergusson authors new book
BY JESSICA JAFET
As technological advances make exponential inroads South Salem resident David Fergusson with his
new book, “The transHuman Code,” which is being
into every area of our lives, author David Fergusson developed into a 12-part series by CNBC.
(with co-author Carlos Moreira) wants us to heed the PHOTO COURTESY OF CNBC
call to put our collective humanity at the center of our
future—and to seek a global consensus about preserving
the human values that de ne us, in the face of whatever
technology comes our way.
e newly released book, “ e transHuman Code,”
asks, “Are we building a better future for humanity with
the help of magni cent technology or are we instead
building a better future of better technology at the ex-
pense of humanity?”
Fergusson, a South Salem resident and corporate -
nance leader who specializes in global mergers and ac-
quisitions, began thinking and discussing these existential
ideas at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzer-
land, in 2015. A roundtable that included some technol-
ogy pioneers like Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia,
and Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide
Web, was followed by a particularly interesting discus-
“Carlos Moreira, my co-author and cybersecurity pio-
neer, Tim Berners-Lee and I, found ourselves discussing
the need for a trust protocol,” Fergusson said.
e idea for the book was thus born; Fergusson and
Moreira lay out a “manifesto” that encourages vigilance
and empowerment as we reckon with a human-con-
trolled world vs. a machine-controlled one. ey hope
to necessitate a dialogue that will lead to “a collaborative and nally, democracy: of human vision, ingenuity, and After running a global think tank for corporate nance
codifying of our partnership with technology, now and education. professionals, he joined a mergers-and-acquisitions advi-
into the future.” With arti cial intelligence and algorithmic technolo- sory rm and speaks frequently about corporate innova-
In what is referred to as the “Fourth Industrial Revo- gies transforming the workplace, Fergusson said, he tion.
lution,” the authors delve into how technology is trans- thinks a lot about education and jobs for those who will “I think there is a need for us as observers of the uni-
forming transportation, water and food distribution, be displaced. verse as a whole—the many wise people: academics, -
health, jobs, money, security, communications and educa- “I’m most concerned about employment and educa- nance leaders, developers, and practitioners of technolo-
tion among other topics, and provide context for some tion; how we are going to re-skill our workforce,” Fer- gy—we really think that rstly we need to inform people
of the most important developments and needs in those gusson said. “I think we are light years behind, across what the challenges and opportunities there are around
areas, along with some eye-opening data. the country—with the exception of some select institu- technology. Second, we need to encourage everybody to
“Five years ago, technology was the sixth most impor- tions—we are light years behind some of the developing engage in a dialogue around how we keep the individuals
tant industry sector of the 12 major industries around the countries’ preparation of their students for what a future at the center of that relationship,” Fergusson said.
world,” Fergusson said. “Today, not only is it No. 1, but with technology looks like.” And to bring this intriguing initiative to the screen,
it has had a transformative e ect on every industry; the e book o ers conversations with leading innovators CNBC will create a 12-part series based on the book,
pace of change is overwhelming.” and poses provocative prompts for discussion like, “How Fergusson added.
e declarations put forth in the book’s manifesto should educational institutions re-engineer the use of “It will see us take each of the 12 subjects, the core eco-
urge us all to embrace seven ideals across all technologi- education to better suit the world we live in?” and “How system: like transportation, communications, jobs—and
cal platforms: securing the privacy of every human being, can technology be used to continue to open paths of edu- bring that to a di erent city around the world where we
consent (the respect of an individual’s autonomy over per- cation that rival, or even surpass, the highest institutional will assemble policy makers, nance leaders, corporate
sonal data), the right to an authenticated digital identity, forms available today?” leaders and technology leaders to discuss the importance
the secure and accountable aggregation of personal infor- Fergusson, who was born and raised in Nova Scotia, of that subject—and have an impact on how we can en-
mation or “ability,” a universal code of ethics in the use lives with his family in South Salem, including twins in sure that humans are rst in that relationship between
of technology, advocating for the “good” of all humanity high school. humanity and technology,” he said.
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BEDFORD TOWN BOARD
Todd’s Pond committee formed
BY TOM BARTLEY ‘I have spoken to a number of nearby residents about the pond,
CONTRIBUTING WRITER and they are happy that the town is taking their concerns seriously.’
Katonah resident Jennifer Graham will lead a com- –Councilwoman Kate Galligan
mittee tasked with helping Bedford evaluate and per- Town of Bedford
haps rehab the town-owned Todd’s Pond.
committee’s rst meeting but said that going forward ance of a study or report.”
e seven-member advisory panel, comprising private
citizens and town o cials, will study the popular but “one of the three residents of Katonah [should] serve as Outside of voting, only the supervisor discussed Todd’s
troubled body of water, just o Cherry Street at Lake-
side Drive. Also known as Cherry Ridge Lake, the man- the chair of the committee.” Pond last week. Resolutions authorizing the committee
made basin had been the property of a homeowners or-
ganization, which sold it to the town in 1997 for $10. Galligan, who walked the pond site last week with and appointing its members were unanimously approved
Long a source of community pride, the pond has more Carr and Winn, said Graham had “generously agreed” by voice vote in less than six minutes, in sharp contrast
recently become a neighborhood nuisance, residents told
the Town Board earlier this month. to chair the panel. with the extended give and take two weeks earlier.
e pond, they said, has gotten smaller and shallower, “Given her meticulous and researched presentation At the board’s June 4 meeting, discussion ran for well
not only limiting some opportunities for recreation and
social interaction but also reducing the basin’s e ective- before the Town Board,” Galligan said, referring to the over an hour, with more than 30 residents and every
ness as ood protection for the surrounding area, includ-
ing downtown Katonah. board’s June 4 meeting, “she seems like the perfect can- elected o cial having their say.
e advisory committee, created and sta ed in just didate for that job.” Neighbors described then a pond lled in over the years
minutes at the Town Board’s June 18 meeting, brings
together three neighborhood residents and a mix of ap- Under last week’s resolution, the committee will re- by silt, its size cut from 4-and-a-half acres to barely more
pointed and elected town o cials.
view earlier studies of the pond’s condition, “including than 3, its depth reduced from 6 feet or more to inches.
Besides Graham, the panel’s chair, the committee in-
cludes Louis Sorell, a fellow Lakeside Drive resident, the extent to which, if any,Todd’s Pond may be a compo- As a result, they said, the neighborhood no longer
and Michael Dwyer, who lives on Elm Road.
nent of ood control for downtown Katonah and other drains as it once did. Lawns squish under foot, soaking
e town representatives are Kevin Winn, the public
works commissioner; a member of the Wetlands Con- areas of the town.” shoes and forcing homeowners to cut their grass with
trol Commission, Fiona Mitchell; and two of the Town
Board’s elected members, Councilwoman MaryAnn Carr “We are all in agreement,” Galligan said, “that the a weed-whacker instead of a lawn mower. Many base-
and Councilwoman Kate Galligan, a Katonah resident.
rst step is to determine the extent to which the pond ments, the neighbors said, are wet year-round.
Supervisor Chris Burdick asked Galligan to chair the
provides ood mitigation for the immediate area and for “I have spoken to a number of nearby residents about
downtown Katonah.” the pond,” Galligan said, “and they are happy that the
e committee’s mission statement called on it to help town is taking their concerns seriously.”
the Town Board hire consultants and to evaluate their e advisory committee will have its rst meeting af-
recommendations for the pond. But it also asked the ter the July 4 holiday, Galligan said. A speci c date has
panel to examine “whether any measures may be taken not been set for the meeting, which will be open to the
regarding the condition of Todd’s Pond prior to the issu- public.
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
Covill touts county accomplishments
Katonah resident seeks second term
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER the delays there has been the top speed of home-rule request was approved again at
EDITOR electric vehicles, which might put o cers the board’s June 3 meeting.
at a disadvantage should they nd them- “I think there was some hesitation, al-
Two years after helping Democrats selves in a high-speed pursuit, for example. though in the end, because we have struc-
reclaim a majority on the Westchester Covill, though, said the county is looking tural de cits in the budget, we have to ad-
County Board of Legislators by ousting a at its options. dress it,” Covill said of the increase.
Republican o cial, Kitley Covill is hop- Last year, the Board of Legislators also Covill said infrastructure projects are
ing to keep District 2 blue. voted to raise the age of purchase for to- also coming to her district: Bedford, Lew-
In an interview with e Katonah- bacco from 18 to 21. One of the reasons isboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound
Lewisboro Times, the Katonah resident for this, Covill said, was to target vap- Ridge and the southwesternmost portion
touted the county’s environmental initia- ing products because of their popularity of Somers. A 1.2-mile stretch of Long
tives during the last two years, such as the among teenagers. Ridge Road in Bedford is being paved,
board’s recent ban on expanded polysty- “People were very supportive of that,” which cost $1.2 million, she said. “It’s ex-
rene, a white foam material often used for Covill said. “I think people see how much pensive to pave,” she added.
co ee cups and carryout containers. it has been marketed to kids.” Also being repaired by the county are
Covill, who said she regularly volunteers e next step, Covill said, is for the the bridge on June Road (North Salem) PHOTO: FACEBOOK
to keep her Katonah street clean of litter, county to ban all avored vaping products. and salt domes in Lewisboro and Somers. County Legislator Kitley Covill
said the county board was also working on a “ e only fault line is menthol; if we Other projects under review include re-
plastic bag ban before New York State beat should ban menthol,” Covill said. “We’re placing the roof of the main building at sibility of solar panels at the farm.
them to the punch. e environment, she trying to gure out if that’s viable to do. As Mountain Lakes Camp (North Salem) Covill said she is eager to win a second
said, has been a big piece of what lawmak- we speak, there’s a couple people working on and repairing buildings at Ward Pound term in November to “ nish what [she]
ers have tackled at the county level “because it, to get that polished up and ready to go.” Ridge Reservation (Lewisboro). started.” She said the favorite part of her
we set a tone.” “Sometimes I think West- e county is also working to approve e county is also working on renova- job is talking with her constituents to see
chester sends a message to the rest of the a penny-per-dollar rise in local sales taxes, tions at Muscoot Farm (Somers), which, how she can address their issues.
state on what you can do,” Covill said. from 7.375 percent to 8.375 percent. A she said, needs new fencing and a solution “If you have a problem, contact me,” she
e county factors green concerns into home-rule request by the Board of Leg- to its drainage problem. said. “I may not be able to solve it, but I
nearly all of its decisions, she said, in- islators was approved by both the state “We want good fencing to protect the might know someone who might know
cluding the purchase of new equipment. Senate and Assembly but was sent back animals,” Covill said. “And we want to how to solve it. We can bring it to the at-
Westchester has even looked into buying to the county before the governor could make sure we can use the pastures.” tention of other people. Just call, you’d be
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Graduation Who’s counting?
We have READING, lucky students! Though I’m not a EDITOR But—surprise!—not
so many WRITING & e other high particularly pro- everything is as it seems
milestones li c poster, I’ve on social media, where
school teacher that I
in our lives, starting CHOCOLATE wrote about was Mrs. been using some form BRIAN it’s not uncommon for
with taking our rst KIM Goldstein. In creative of social media since the people to fudge their
steps and saying our KOVACH writing class, Mrs. MARSCHHAUSER numbers.
days of MySpace.
rst words. Entering Goldstein treated us I remember chatting So, why is this a big
kindergarten, losing like writers. She in- on AOL at the turn of deal?
a rst tooth, learning spired us to nd story the century. I remem- Because, in this day
to ride a bike, going o to sleep-away ideas in the most unusual places. I still ber joining Facebook in 2006 when it was and age, lying about your follower count is
camp, and getting a driver’s license are use some of her writing prompts in the just for college students. I remember being akin to lying on your resume. It’s like saying
celebrated. But one of the biggest mile- classes I teach. confused by Twitter when it launched a de- you went to Harvard when you really went
stones is high school graduation. But did I ever look up Mrs. Gold- cade ago. I remember when Google+ failed to a community college. Not that there’s
e academic, social and athletic stein to tell her how much her enjoyable miserably. anything wrong with going to community
experiences gained during the elemen- class inspired my writing and teaching? I’ve had accounts on Tumblr, Snapchat, college, just like there’s nothing wrong with
tary, middle school and high school Nope, I never did. Besides thanking her Reddit, YouTube, Flickr, Vine, Shmoop, only having 200 followers (for me, both are
years inform a great deal of how we in my column last June, I didn’t try to Periscope and some others long forgotten. true).
see ourselves. Making friends, dealing locate this special teacher. (Shmoop isn’t real. I just made that up to But to lie about it, to misrepresent
with mean kids, trying new activities Imagine my surprise when I received see if you were paying attention.) yourself, is wrong. And a company that hires
and interacting with all of the teachers an email from one of my former writing My new favorite is Instagram. ere is somebody based on false information is well
and coaches in our formative years is class students. She is a senior graduat- a toxic subculture of Instagram “models,” within its right to re that person.
great training for life. Some high school ing from John Jay High School. is “comedians” and “in uencers”—people who Just look at Richard Roeper, a movie critic
students are super-social and belong student participated in my Saturday make a living through their postings—but for the Chicago Sun-Times. Roeper, it was
to every team and club. Others have a morning creative writing classes starting it’s generally a more mellow place than reported by e New York Times, was one
couple of close friends and focus on one as a third grader all the way through Twitter or Facebook, which, in my opinion, of many journalists, athletes, celebrities and
or two particular interests in their free ninth grade. We had not seen each oth- have become increasingly vitriolic. politicians who “bought”Twitter follow-
time. er in three years. Finding me through But I don’t have a lot of followers on my ers. Essentially, companies create hundreds
ink back to all of the adult in u- my website, this student told me that personal Instagram account. So, I notice of thousands of fake Twitter pro les and
ences a high school senior has had over she was asked to write about a teacher when I lose one. I especially notice when I follow their clients, arti cially in ating their
the years. How many of your teachers who in uenced her the most and she lose two, or three, or four. numbers.
can you name from high school now? thought, “No contest—Ms. Kim!” Investigating my dwindling follower Roeper lied to his employer, plain and
Last June, I wrote a column called We met up recently and she handed count led me down a rabbit hole in which simple, and he was suspended for it. When
“ ank a teacher.” I re ected on two of me her beautifully written letter detail- I saw some strange and disturbing things he shared one of his movie reviews, it wasn’t
my most memorable high school teach- ing the ways that I had in uenced her about the business of social media. reaching a quarter-million people, as he
ers. Mr. Goodman taught Hungarian writing and her self-con dence over the Let me preface this by saying how claimed, because at least half of those people
as an elective for high school seniors. I years. I asked her to read it out loud so important having a large social media fol- didn’t exist. erefore, his reviews were not
only had Mr. Goodman’s class for one that I could hear the words in her voice. lowing is in 2019. It can make or break a garnering as many clicks as they should
semester because I chose early gradua- I was so humbled and proud that this career. People are being paid or hired solely have, had his followers been obtained
tion, but we stayed in contact for years. lovely, accomplished young woman re- on their ability to reach a large amount of organically.
His enthusiasm made everyone want membered our writing classes so fondly people in a short amount of time. erein lies the true power of a social
to take his language classes at Bayside and had taken my comments and Reports have surfaced, for example, about media in uencer. It is not about how many
High School. When we lost touch al- suggestions to heart. is is my Nobel Kylie Jenner being paid up to $1 million for followers you have, but how much “engage-
most 20 years after high school gradua- Prize. Her words in our conversations every sponsored Instagram post. ment” each of your posts get. Do people
tion, I just assumed that Mr. Goodman and emails and in this thoughtful letter Not everyone is Kylie Jenner, who has click on your links? Do they like your post?
had retired to Florida. mean the world to me. 138 million followers, but even a small-town Do they comment?
Only recently, after searching online, Many of my young writing students “in uencer” with a few thousand followers So, how does one get a lot of followers
I discovered that Mr. Goodman eventu- will be graduating from high school can make money posting about a product on social media? Usually, by being good-
ally left Bayside High School and went this spring. I hope that the lessons, or a place. Some get free meals or out ts so looking or funny or interesting. I feel like
on to head the language department at camaraderie and fun they experienced long as they promise to share it with their I’m just describing myself. How do I have
another large high school in Queens. in our writing classes over the years will followers. only 200 followers again?
He taught at this new school for many serve them well in college and beyond. For restaurants or retailers, it adds a Anyway, back to fake followers. My
years and had lots of students posting Happy graduation! certain legitimacy to their product. (“Wow, interest in this really piqued a few months
great comments about him. It appears this co ee shop has 10,000 followers. ey ago when I was followed on Instagram by
that he nally did retire in the last Kim Kovach enjoys helping students of must be good!”) Waiakea, which has 75,000 followers. Surely,
couple of years after a very long and all ages discover their own writer’s voice. Clearly, having a lot of followers has its SEE MARSCHHAUSER PAGE 10
productive career in education. So many kimkovachwrites.com. bene ts.
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On Stage: Gloria Estefan’s story of glory
BRUCE A MILESTONE IN CROSSOVER relationship she had with her PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN VECCHIOLLA
THE BLOG APPEAL mother Gloria Fajardo, and her
father Jose’s contracting multiple Jose Luaces and Maria Bilbao portray Emilio and Gloria Estefan in
BRUCE Despite her multilingual skills, sclerosis after returning from the musical about them, “On Your Feet,” at Westchester Broadway
APAR the label executive who signed military duty in Vietnam—forms Theatre in Elmsford through Aug. 4.
Gloria at rst rejected the idea the absorbing story of the Este-
If you’re a music fan who is of her singing in English. Her fans. Beyond the principal actors, Add to that the exuberant
near Elmsford anytime soon, market appeal, he thought, was the real stars of “On Your Feet” dancing (choreographed by
and you see a conga line snak- strictly of interest to Latin audi- eir fame and their contribu- are the nearly 20 songs that inject Rhonda Miller), the evocative
ing its way through the streets, ences. After his momentary myo- tions to our culture transcend the this jukebox musical with lush ro- tropical set design (Steve Loftus)
you might want to join it. ey’ll pia was cured, the Estefans and music business, as attested by elite mantic ballads like “Don’t Wanna and costumes (Keith Nielsen),
be on their way to Westchester their hit-making Miami Sound recognition that includes Ken- Lose You” and with infectious and the versatile 10-piece band
Broadway eatre, where “On Machine went on to become the nedy Center Honors, Presidential rhythms (what’s better than the on stage (under musical direc-
Your Feet” is bringing audiences Medal of Freedom, and Library perpetual motion of “Conga,” and tor Bob Bray)—which received
to their feet with the inspira- rst Latin artists out of Florida of Congress Gershwin Prize for the surprising fact that it was rst a deservedly sustained ovation
tional story of Emilio and Gloria with crossover appeal to English- Popular Song. performed at a bar mitzvah—
Estefan. speaking music fans. how perfect is that?) SEE APAR PAGE 10
In the title role of Gloria,
She’s the Cuban-born pop diva ey were riding as high as the Maria Bilbao does justice to
whose signature sound of “Cu- sky. en, on March 20, 1990, the powerful vocals and stage
ban-fusion pop music” has sold that ride came crashing down. charisma synonymous with Ms.
100 million records worldwide. Cruel fate intervened, in the form Estefan. As Gloria Fajardo, her
He’s the one who discovered of a tractor-trailer that rammed embittered mother, the vibrant
her, married her, and produced into their tour bus on the way to Karmine Alers makes a worthy
the recordings that have earned a concert date in upstate New antagonist to Gloria’s rising am-
the power couple more than 20 York. bitions. Jose Luaces (with a pass-
Grammys. ing resemblance to Julio Iglesias)
e megastar’s spine was shat- makes a dashing and sensitive
Ms. Estefan’s life story doesn’t tered, along with her spirit and Emilio who both protects and
exactly need to be “dramatized”; hopes of continuing a landmark nurtures the love of his life.
its truth is inherently compel- career. Facing delicate spinal sur-
ling. e young Cuban musician gery, there was no certainty that BYRON ST. CYR IS A JOY TO
(Emilio) who invited her to she would be able to walk again. HEAR
rehearse with his Miami band
soon fell for her, and she for him. Yet—as if scripted by a Hol- What is perhaps most regret-
It was love at rst note. lywood writer—less than a year table about “On Your Feet” is
later, at the January 1991 Ameri- that we don’t get to hear more of
“On Your Feet” is on stage can Music Awards, there she was, the stunningly sweet and silky
through Aug. 4. For tickets: on her feet, as were the movers voice of Byron St. Cyr, as her
Broadway eatre.com; 914-592- and shakers of the record busi- father Jose Fajardo. Con ned to a
2222.) ness, welcoming her back with wheelchair for most of the story,
an emotional standing ovation, as due to his multiple sclerosis, we
she made her rst public appear- mainly get to hear Mr. St. Cyr in
ance following the near-fatal a duet with his daughter during
accident. a ashback scene. His glorious
voice leaves you wanting more.
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Managing your kids’ screen time this summer
STRONG Dear Kristen and friends, these people on their devices so at how their brains will wake up. seeing and doing?
LEARNING You probably are speaking much because they are depressed is doesn’t mean no TV and no Summer is a good time for
to begin with? Is screen time their
DR. LINDA for more parents than just you way to avoid the depression? Or video games, but summer frees up children to start music lessons,
SILBERT and your friends. Screen time does the amount of screen time time just to be together. take a kids’ course at a local col-
has become a big issue for many detract from adequate time inter- lege, enroll in a basketball day
Dear Dr. Linda, parents. But it doesn’t a ect just acting with other people, develop- Try these ideas for starters: camp, take swimming lessons, or
I’m writing on behalf of my the children. It also a ects adults ing friends and deepening rela- Summer is a great time for do an arts and crafts class. ey
as well. tionships with family members? playing games as a family such could learn how to play golf or
friends and myself. We’re dread- Again, there’s not enough research as Scrabble, Monopoly, and card tennis.
ing summer vacation because we Unfortunately, there is not out there yet, but common sense games. Get them interested in
know how dangerous too much enough research about the e ects would tell you it’s probably better crossword puzzles, word nds, and Without leaving home, they
screen time is, but we also know of too much screen time over time to keep the hours to a minimum Sudoku. You can nd some that can learn to cook, paint their
our kids will probably spend for children (and adults) because because sitting in front of a screen can be played online or purchase bedrooms, build something, clean
most of the summer on their it’s a relatively new phenomenon. for hours deprives children from the puzzle books themselves. out the garage, mow the lawn, and
phones, watching TV, or playing Researchers need more time. much needed physical exercise Check out your local historical have a garage sale after declutter-
video games. We’ve even read However, what we’re learning and social interactions. Your society and museums to nd out ing their bedrooms. Some kids
that it can cause depression. so far is that it may not be the phone can’t hold you if you’re cry- where you can take them to learn love to plant and take care of their
amount of time on screen time, ing or give you a hug if you win a about the history of your state and own garden. And don’t forget
Do you have any suggestions but what you’re watching on game. e brain stimulation is of a local area. Find out what special reading a good book!
on how to get kids o their TV, or who you’re on Facebook di erent sort. programs are being planned for
phones, away from the TV and with or what video games you’re the summer. ey’ll wake up their brains,
away from video games over the playing. erefore, instead of dreading Plan several day trips for his- have a great summer, and be ready
summer? summer vacation, sit down with torical sightseeing and museums for school in September.
Some research has shown that family and friends and brain- with hands-on activities. Longer
Kristen and friends children and adults who are on storm places you can go, places to vacations to historical sites are fun Dr. Linda
their devices for an excessive see, and things you can do over for the whole family and educa-
amount of time seem to be more the vacation. Include things you tional, too. Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why
depressed. e question is, are can do as a family, or with other Spend a day at an amusement Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids,”
families or things your kids can park, at the beach, at a park, going and director of Strong Learning
do on their own. You’ll be amazed shing, hiking in the woods or Tutoring and SAT/ACT Test Prep.
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APAR MARSCHHAUSER No, of course not. Waiakea
did what has become common
FROM PAGE 9 FROM PAGE 8 practice for many social media
accounts: ey randomly follow
at the nal curtain—and you’ll that many people can’t be inter- hundreds of accounts, hope those
be on your feet too by the time ested in a Hawaii-based bottled accounts follow back, and then
cast members take their turn water company, right? unfollow them.
bowing and bopping to the
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I do. If you follow me, I’ll return “ratio.” Having 5,000 followers is
Bruce “ e Blog” Apar promotes the favor. not considered impressive if you
local businesses, organizations, follow 5,000 people because it’s a
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relations agency APAR PR. He also through my feed, I saw a post while only following 10 people is
is an actor, a community volunteer, from Waiakea and forgot that I another story.
and a contributor to several had followed them. I clicked on
periodicals. Follow him as Bruce e their pro le only to nd they had Over time, my follower count
Blog on social media. Reach him at unfollowed me. has remained steady at around
[email protected] or 914-275-6887. 200 while my following count
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Wallauer Paint and Design
has got you covered
Business has been family-run
for nearly 100 years PHOTOS COURTESY OF WALLAUER PAINT AND DESIGN
The Duncan family
BY BOB DUMAS six new stores last year bringing the total said. “We sell a lot of paint. It’s 75 percent Wallauer’s has 14 designers on sta who
to 17 locations, including 14 in Westches- of our business.” do a lot of in-home color consultations.
ter County and two in Putnam and one eir paint departments o er an exten- “A lot of customers want the designers
Summer is here—a time when many in Rockland. Wallauer’s has been helping sive line of interior, exterior and specialty to come to their home, rather than having
homeowners and other DIY weekend homeowners with their paint and decorat- paints, stains and everything else needed to come to the store,” Klein said. “We do
warriors nally get around to taking on ing needs since 1921. for just about any decorating project. a lot of color and design consultations and
those long-awaited home improvement Klein said all the Wallauer stores carry But Klein says one shouldn’t think of the trend is building.”
projects. Paving the way and making those a full spectrum of paint and decorating Wallauer Paint and Design as a big-box So, what sets Wallauer’s apart from
tasks a little less intimidating is Wallauer products and services. Services Wallauer chain store. It’s a local family-owned busi- other home-improvement paint and hard-
Paint and Design. ey have you covered o ers include in-store and at-home color ness that prides itself on its customer ser- ware stores?
from start to nish for all your home-im- and/or design consultations, and profes- vice and o ers all the clout of a large chain ‘ e major di erence is our people,”
provement needs. sional installation for all window cover- but with a mom-and-pop-store ambiance Klein said. “ e average tenure of our em-
e business was started by the Wal- ings, including blinds, shades, shutters and that provides a personal touch from a ployees is 20 years and they know this cat-
lauer/Duncan family in White Plains 98 draperies. ey also carry major brands knowledgeable, experienced, friendly sta . egory inside out. Our customer service is
years ago, according to Ed Klein, Wallau- such as Hunter Douglas, Benjamin Moore “We are opening a new Ace Hardware the No.1 di erentiator We view ourselves
er’s chief operating o cer. ey acquired paint and stains as well as franchised Ace store in New Rochelle in July,” Klein not- as a family-owned go-to place for both
H a r d w a r e ed. “We have been involved with Ace for contractors and homeowners.”
stores. In fact, about ve years.” Klein said he’s very optimistic about the
Wallauer’s is Klein said Wallauer’s is poised to help future of Wallauer Paint and Design as the
the largest Ben- not just the DIYers and contractors, but business continues to grow.
jamin Moore the growing trend of Do-It-For-Me “We have a business plan for both or-
paint dealer in (DIFM) crowd as well. ganic growth and potential acquisitions,”
We s t c h e s t e r, “Our product knowledge and service Klein said. “Rockland and Putnam coun-
Putnam, and are very unique,”Klein said.“We deal with ties are a big target as well as further lever-
Rockland coun- all types of projects. For the DIFMs, they aging and growing our Outside Paint and
ties. are very involved in picking the colors and Design teams throughout Westchester.
“We are one asking for advice—and then hand the job e number of outlets we have in total are
of Benjamin o to the contractor. When it’s something solid. It now comes down to serving the
Moore’s Top 10 like window treatments and they know changing needs of the consumer and con-
dealers in North what their expectations are, they leverage tractors in the future and having a great
America. It our designer’s expertise on design, func- team of employees.”
gives you an idea tion and value. e project is then pro-
Wallauer is one of Benjamin Moore’s Top 10 dealers in North of our scale and fessionally measured and installed for the
America. expertise,” Klein perfect design solution.”
Wallauer Paint & Design has 17 convenient locations in Westchester, Putnam & Rockland Counties.
MES THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 PAGE 13
Nearly 100 John Jay High performing arts teacher who was tional, the lighting and sound
School students performed directing his nal show. were both marvelous, and we
about 20 acts on Saturday, June had a stage crew that was the
8, at the annual Variety Show. “ is was the most ful lling epitome of professionalism.”
Variety Show I’ve produced here
e talented students pulled at John Jay,” Morse was quoted Assistant Principal Vincent
out all the stops this year to as saying on the school district’s Bell agreed, calling it “one of the
honor Steve Morse, the retiring website. “ e talent was excep- best” variety shows “ever.”
Drew Shaprio Casey
performs “Minecraft Wilcox jams
out on the
Revenge” by bass during
CaptainSparklez. “Dreams” by
The show opens with the band Wicker Basket PHOTOS: CHRIS AQUINA
playing “Everybody Talks” by the Neon Trees.
ﬂat major, Op. 53 by Frederic Chopin. TRACKS
PAGE 14 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES OPINION THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019
My friends, Lauren and Tim, somebody I didn’t know it around inside the of that little horse over there?”
had a 50th birthday party, and Meanwhile, more kids were streaming
things have de nitely changed took two of them and MAN cotton candy machine,
since I was a kid. ordered another. I never in, and they were threatening to over-
found out who it was OVERBOARD and bingo! You have a run the catering table. If I was in charge
My birthday is on Christmas, so I big pink swirly web of I would have grabbed a whistle and a
thought Santa Claus was a clown some- clipboard and divided the kids into four
body hired for the occasion. I always but I did nd out that RICK sugar that looks like a groups. OK, you kids head over to the
wondered why everyone else was getting MELÉN piñata, this group is playing “blind man’s
gifts at my party. One thing that hasn’t most of my friends are hairdo at the nursing blu ,” this group is going to play tag and
changed over the years is that you had the rest of you are doing “pin the tail on
better gure out a way to keep all those notoriously bad tippers. home! Plus it’s made of the donkey.” Already I have a good por-
kids at the party entertained, or they’re tion of the children blindfolded, and the
going to destroy your house in a matter Lauren and Tim a breathable fabric. rest of the children are hiding from them,
of minutes. Kids are like termites—if you and for good reason. Now the tra c near
see one in your house, chances are there didn’t take anything for en it was time for the chicken ngers has subsided, so I
are probably more someplace that you parallel park myself over there. I’m always
can’t even see, like under the oorboards. granted. ey had a bouncy castle, one of the piñata! ey had a small papier mâché surprised at how big a chicken’s ngers
You can get rid of them by using boric are compared to the rest of its body.
acid. I should mention that I’m referring those giant in atable structures that you horse, and the idea is that they blindfold
to the termites, I don’t think you should It’s obvious to me that Lauren and Tim
try using boric acid on kids. But if it actu- usually see on the news as it’s bouncing you, spin you around, you try to whack should be working as consultants on how
ally worked everyone would have heard to keep a million kids busy at your party,
about it by now. down the street in gale force winds. is it with a stick, and eventually you break so that you can have an adult conversa-
tion and not worry that children are
e party was a great way to spend one was nailed in pretty good, and it had a four car windows and a knee cap. I don’t going to say things about math or current
a Sunday afternoon. ey had a couple events that you’re not going to under-
musicians singing and playing guitar, basketball court inside. It made me wonder know how the whole thing got started, stand. It was a win-win situation. We had
and that was mainly for adults, because a great time, and I’m sure everyone left
you should not put kids in charge of the if I could dunk a basketball while bounc- but it seems a little like beating a dead happy and most people took their kids
music under any circumstances. If you back home with them. But I wouldn’t be
don’t believe me, look up “Baby Shark” on ing down the street in gale force winds. horse. I don’t want to beat a dead horse surprised if they woke up Monday and
YouTube. It’s hard enough keeping myself there was a leftover kid or two in the yard,
out of trouble at my own parties, let alone ey had two guys rolling Cuban if I can help it, and I don’t know why I with a cotton candy and a piñata stick,
trying to gure out what to do with the smoking a Cuban cigar.
kids. Once, I wore a white shirt and black cigars, at least that’s what they told every- didn’t help it when it was still alive. But
pants, and I was carrying three drinks and Say hello at [email protected]
body. ere was a big cloud forming on the main thing I forgot to mention, is that
the pool deck, and it was pretty crowded the horse is lled with candy. So little kids
up there so they were rolling in the aisles. were whacking the crap out of this piñata,
I’m not allowed to smoke cigars, because and nothing was happening. e piñata
every time I have one in my hand I start must have been made of papier mâché
talking like Edward G. Robinson. “Listen, reinforced with rebar, and whack as they
see, one hand washes the other, see, you might, even a big fat kid couldn’t bust open
play ball with me and I’ll play ball with this thing. I thought they were going to
you, see, you scratch my back I’ll scratch-” have to get out a Milwaukee Sawzall and
THWACK! at’s when my wife slaps a blowtorch to rescue that candy. Finally
me, either thinking that I might be hav- the birthday boy grabbed the stick and
ing a hallucination or because she missed whacked it so many times I thought we
an earlier opportunity. were going to have to call the paramed-
ey had a cotton candy machine in ics. “Yes, over there, the guy with the stick
case the youngsters might run out of might need oxygen. But while you’re here,
energy. You take a paper cone and swish would you mind opening the chest cavity
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Government senior groups and at area nursing through interactive activities— Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin there is an “Alien Slime” pro-
at Work homes. and incentives. Kindergarten and Michael Collins embark on gram for children entering kin-
Admission is free. Sheet music through grade two receive a prize their historic trip. In addition, dergarten through grade ve.
e following is a list of will be provided. e group is al- for every ve books read and attendees can also see a preview Make bright green slime.
Bedford and Lewisboro meet- ways looking for new members. logged in their Summer Read- of an upcoming PBS miniseries, Also at 4:30 that day, teens in
ings that are scheduled to take For additional information, call ing Log, up to 20 books. Grades “Chasing the Moon,” an in- middle school and high school
place from ursday, June 27, to Rita Scha er at 914-763-8149 three through ve receive a prize depth look at those involved in are invited to build and launch
Wednesday, July 3. or email her at [email protected] for every four hours of reading the historic “race to the moon.” “Soda Bottle Rockets.” Use a
• Tuesday, July 2, 7:30 p.m.— com. time logged in their Summer At 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, the recycled plastic soda bottle and
Lewisboro LibraryKatonah-Lewisboro Board of Reading Log, up to 16 hours. To library is showing the lm “On build a blast o platform1then
be eligible for the Grand Prize the Basis of Sex.” It tells the true mix a concoction of household
Education, John Jay Middle
School, eater, 40 North Salem Programs of a gift certi cate to Books on story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ingredients that will cause a re-
Road, Cross River the Common, readers must also her struggles for equal rights, action to propel the soda bottle
Civic Club Singers e Lewisboro Library is lo- ll out an activity-based “Bingo and her early cases that dealt sky high. Rain date for Bottle
cated at 15 Main St., South Sa- Board.” with discrimination “on the basis Rockets is July 2.
lem. For more information or to of sex” that resulted in historic
e Women’s Civic Club RSVP, visit lewisborolibrary.org. “BROWN BAG FILMS” decisions and led to her nomi- HELP MAKE “COURAGE
Singers of Katonah will host two CELEBRATE HISTORY nation and con rmation as U.S. CAPES” FOR HOSPITALIZED
Summer Sings on Friday, July 12, SUMMER READING KICK e library’s “Brown Bag Supreme Court associate justice. CHILDREN
and Friday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. OFF Films” series celebrates history Viewers are encouraged to e library has a batch of
to noon, at the Memorial House, e library is holding a “Sum- in July. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, July bring a snack or bag lunch. “Courage Capes” that need to
71 Bedford Road, adjacent to the mer Reading Kick-o Party” 2, a viewing of the documentary, be decorated for donation to the
Katonah Fire Department. for children entering kindergar- “Apollo 11,” commemorates SPACE RELATED LIBRARY young children who are patients
e group meets regularly on ten through grade ve at 4 p.m. July’s 50th anniversary of man’s PROGRAMS at Northern Westchester Hos-
Friday mornings from Septem- ursday, June 27. Children can rst walk on the moon. is new e Summer Reading theme pital. ere will be a decorating
ber through June. e chorus sign up for the summer reading documentary includes never- this year is “A Universe of Sto- session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2,
sings in two-part harmony and program and celebrate with ice before-seen footage and audio ries,” so the library sta has a for adults and/or teens and older
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Learn how to meditate by observing your pets
A year ago, after hearing about 2. Focus on self-care: Cats to feelings of resentment, anger need to put a paw on you, even PHOTO:
all of the bene ts, and with a bit of seem to relish in self-care and and sadness. It should be noted when sleeping close by? ey do METRO CREATIVE
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Like every other pursuit in my your pet dog likes to curl up next neglected! Every pet owner knows your cat jump on your computer
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the di erent methods of medita- ever spotted your pet occasionally “Hey – you forgot me.” reading...And hey – you have to sense the emotions of their own-
tion. I read books on meditation, wiggling around with a silly smile admit that is super cute. ers. Anyone with a pet under-
took classes on meditation and on his face? ey almost have a 4. Make the most of every mo- stands this concept. When you are
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Yes, you can lose weight – and keep it off
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve years without knowing So what happens when live with enjoyably for a lifetime. is is a
tried to lose weight. they have an underlying marathon, not a sprint. We’re in it for the
thyroid condition. GUEST you walk in? long term.
If you succeeded,you probably had a hard CORNER After a comprehen-
time keeping it o . Unfortunately, there’s a Because there are mul- Let’s say you’ve reached your goal weight.
good chance you ended up just where you tiple causes for weight sive physical exam and Now you bene t from a continuation of the
started — or heavier. gain (and regain), any ef- services we provided to help you achieve
fective solution needs to RACHEL medical history, we iden- weight loss. Maintenance coaching is per-
Now, Northern Westchester Hospital’s address all of these. e sonalized, like everything else at the center.
innovative new Center for Weight Man- solution needs to be com- GOLDMAN tify issues you’ve had with It can involve regular meetings with our
agement invites you to get o the diet prehensive, multidisciplinary and highly weight loss. You receive nutritionist, ongoing psychological support,
merry-go-round and start losing weight in personalized. medical evaluations, and medication to sus-
a new and e ective way, one that can keep any hormonal/metabolic tain your loss.
you at your desired weight for a lifetime. Enter NWH’s Center for Weight Man-
agement, which opened in March at our testing that’s appropriate. Permanent weight loss is possible for
Read on to see how the center can help Chappaqua Crossing campus. e center’s you. ere are evidence-based therapies
you reach your goal. approach puts today’s new understanding We then set up a healthy weight-loss goal. and changes you can make that can help
of the many facets of permanent weight loss you lead a happier, healthier, possibly lon-
Why is it so hard to lose weight? Out into practice,o ering new hope for everyone, Depending on your emotional connection ger life. We hope you reach out to us. We
with the old answer...In with the new. whether you want to lose a modest amount are there for you.
or you’re looking for major weight loss. to eating, a psychologist or nurse practi-
e old answer was that weight loss was a ARE YOU AT A HEALTHY WEIGHT?
matter of willpower. But that answer didn’t At the center, we’ve assembled all the tioner helps you develop skills to deal with Did you know that nding out your
work. More Americans are heavier than pieces of the puzzle. What does that look
ever. Today’s answer is much smarter. It’s like? Your team includes a nurse practitioner, your emotional triggers for overeating. We BMI, which is based on your height and
informed by decades of research into why a nutritionist and, optionally, a psychologist. weight, is one way to see if you’re at a
we gain weight, which has led to a rich- We can refer you to our bariatric surgeon if can o er you medications that help with healthy weight?
ness of new knowledge. is has yielded a appropriate, and, if that path feels right to
far more accurate – and nuanced – picture you. Working with your primary care physi- the psychological aspect of eating, such as If your BMI is:
of the issue. Our relationship with food is cian,we might manage medications you take • 18.5-24/9, you’re a healthy weight
very complicated. ere are many possible for other conditions. We often nd weight- an FDA-approved medication for binge • 25-29.9, you’re overweight
factors at play: neutral alternatives to medications that have • 30 or higher, you’re obese
contributed to weight gain. And if, for ex- eating disorder. You also learn how to use
• Emotional issues ample,we discover a hormonal condition,we To calculate your BMI, visit nwhc.net/
• Lack of time to cook meals for ourselves refer you to an endocrinologist. cognitive behavioral therapy to successfully WeightManagement. To learn more about
• Lack of time to exercise the Center for Weight Management, or to
• Underlying medical conditions (typi- Another innovation is that after you manage trigger situations. schedule a consultation, call 914-223-1720.
cally hormonal or metabolic conditions that reach your goal, we continue to support Rachel Goldman, FNP-BC, CDE, is a Nurse
make weight loss hard and unsustainable) you through individualized maintenance And there’s more. Practitioner and Coordinator of the Center
• Even side e ects of medications we coaching. for Weight Management.
take for other things. I’ve seen people You see a nutritionist for a personalized
who’ve been struggling to lose weight for
nutritional evaluation and dietary recom-
mendations. Depending on your health
situation, we can prescribe FDA-approved
weight-loss medication to help with weight
loss. And since activity is an important
piece of the puzzle, we help you set realistic
goals to increase activity.
ere’s another way your plan from the
center will di er from any diet plan you’ve
You won’t lose as rapidly as on, say, the
low-carb Keto or Atkins diet. We don’t
want a 10-pound weight loss the rst week.
We’re making slight changes that you can
How does Obesity put
Women’s Health at Risk?
Know the medical conditions – and best treatments…
Ask the Doctor Q: Why do people become obese? Obesity also increases the risk of irregular or painful
A: Obesity is now recognized as an energy storage periods, high-birth-weight babies, gestational diabetes,
Dr. Mitchell S. Roslin disease that’s hormonally based. It can develop when and miscarriages. There’s a greater risk of breast cancer,
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program we eat large quantities of simple carbohydrates that especially post-menopause. Sixty percent of cancers
Northern Westchester Hospital break down fast to sugar, such as bread, pasta and of the uterine lining are caused by obesity, as are a
white rice. In response, your body produces excess signi cant number of uterine broids. Obese women
Learn more about insulin to keep the right level of glucose in the blood – with cancer have a higher rate of mortality and
Dr. Roslin, visit a condition called insulin resistance. recurrence because treatments, typically tested on
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DrRoslin Excess insulin production is a serious problem because
insulin prevents fat breakdown, so more food converts Q: What are the best remedies for obesity?
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your brain you should eat less. In women, there’s an weight range your body is genetically programmed for
extensive, complex interaction between the hormonally and that it tries to maintain. However, you must also
based reproductive cycles and insulin system, so subtle eat more protein and vegetables – foods that break
hormonal changes have a greater eﬀect on women. down more slowly. FDA-approved medications help
some people lose weight. We now know that the best
Q: Are obese women at risk for certain treatment for obesity is multi-pronged. Beside surgery,
health problems? I use medications, behavioral therapy, and special
A: Absolutely. Most problems revolve around excessive exercise machines that make it possible for anyone to
production of insulin. Obese women have more diﬃculty run. Exercise greatly improves insulin resistance.
conceiving due to problems ovulating, and are more likely
to have abnormalities during pregnancy, such as high Did you know?
blood pressure. Obesity is the number one cause
of female infertility in the U.S. Obesity is the number one cause of
female infertility in the U.S.
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Senior shines in lacrosse, cross-country
and track and eld
John Jay senior Cameron Crawford was Do you plan on continuing your For a young athlete growing up in FILE PHOTOS/ ROB DIANOTNIO
a team captain and played attack on the lacrosse career in college? If yes, Katonah-Lewisboro, what would you
varsity girls lacrosse team, which won its where are you going and why did tell them about the experience of being high school is heartwarming. e sense of
second straight Section 1 title this season and you pick that school? part of the lacrosse program and why community is what makes working hard
advanced to the Class C state championship should they go out for the team? and wanting to play well so important.
game. Crawford was also a member of I do not plan on playing lacrosse Lacrosse is such an amazing sport to be
the cross-country team, which won their in college, but I will be running e lacrosse team is an incredible involved in, and the community outside
fourth straight section title last fall. She also cross-country and track at the program. e support from the youngest of John Jay isn’t something to miss out on.
competed on the winter track and eld squad. University of Binghamton. in the youth program at John Jay Youth And mostly importantly the friends you
Lacrosse all the way to the alums from make along the way will be there from
BY ROB DIANTONIO Do you know what you want to beginning to end.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER study in college? If yes, what and
How old were you when you started
playing lacrosse and how did you get I was admitted into the School of
started? Management and currently plan on
I started playing lacrosse when I was in
fourth grade and I just picked it up as a Who is your favorite
new sport to try. professional athlete and pro or
college sports team?
What did it mean to you and the team
to win another section title and advance My favorite college sports team
all the way to the state championship this past year was the Boston
game? College women’s lacrosse team.
It meant a good deal to us to win the ey had multiple amazing players
section title. We kept almost all of our who were creative in their playing
teammates from the previous year, so we style and made their games exciting
knew that we had the chance to do it all to watch.
again. However, moving to Class C, we
knew we had a whole new battle ahead What is your favorite music to
of us. After winning the section title, our listen to warming up for a game?
eyes were set on the state nal, and I don’t
think any of us were set on going home I always enjoy listening to new
before then. music that’s popular on the radio when
getting ready for my games.
As a senior on the team, how much
did you value being a leader? If you could have one superpower,
what would it be and why?
I love to share what knowledge I can,
whether it’s something on the eld, or I would choose teleportation. Traveling
maybe advice unrelated to lacrosse. I the world or just easily moving from one
always try to use my experience to help place to another would be really cool.
the girls in any way that I can.
If you could pick one place to visit
What is your favorite team activity, on vacation that you’ve never been to,
pregame or postgame ritual that you where would you go and why?
share with your teammates?
I would love to visit Greece, especially
We all love to braid hair and listen to Santorini, if given the chance. e
music before our games to get us in the buildings in the cities are beautiful and
zone for our game. I’d also love to visit the Acropolis and the
Who has been your biggest role model
over the years and what have you learned What is your favorite food to eat
from them? before or after a game?
My cross-country coach, coach (Tom) A sandwich from Cameron’s Deli
Nohilly. He has showed me what it’s like (great name by the way) is always a great
to be passionate about a sport and how to choice and sits well before my games.
preserve through whatever problems may
come my way in the sports world. Best place to eat around the Katonah-
Tell us one thing about yourself that
not a lot of people know? e Blazer Pub! e chicken ngers
are to die for.
A lot of people may not know that
although I play lacrosse left-handed, I’m Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or
right-hand dominant when it come to Instagram? Why?
writing and all other activities.
Instagram! I love connecting with
my friends and seeing what they’re up
to, or being able to follow my favorite
celebrities and sports teams.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 SPORTS THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 21
John Jay/Lewisboro falls to Mount Kisco in 11U action
John Jay/Lewisboro lost to the
host Mount Kisco Chiefs, 8-2,
Sunday, June 23, at Leonard Park in
an 11-and-under Greater Hudson
Valley Baseball League contest.
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