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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 11.21.19

VOL. 2 NO. 24 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Veterans Day Ceremony

Vista-Lewisboro Pack 101, Goldens Bridge Troop 154 and Goldens Bridge Pack 154, pay tribute to the veterans
in Lewisboro. For more photos from Lewisboro’s Veterans Day ceremony, see pages 12-13.


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John Jay
pg 16


The Addams Family: p.m., Sun, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m..Tick- Conservation Center will cele- e Wolf Conservation Cen-

The Staff A New Musical ets are $20 and can be purchased brate 20 years of success in their ter (WCC) is a 501(c)(3) not-
at (on- mission of education and con- for-pro t organization located
JODI WEINBERGER If you hear “ e Addams Family” line surcharge applies). Active duty servation at their annual holiday in South Salem, New York. e

EDITOR: 914-302-5830 and immediately “snap, snap,” then military and senior citizens receive fundraiser, Wine and Wolves. WCC has worked since 1999
[email protected]
buy your tickets to Bedford Com- 50% discount. For more informa- Wine and Wolves, held in the to protect and preserve wolf
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 munity eatre’s fall production. tion, www.bedfordcommunitythe- grand ballroom at Le Chateau populations in North America
[email protected]
ere will be eight performances or call (914)666-7004. in South Salem, is a festive gath- through its three-pronged mis-
LISA KAIN Wolf Conservationover two weekends at the Bedford ering where guests can enjoy sion of education, advocacy, and
exceptional hors d’oeuvres, wine, species recovery. rough onsite
914-351-2424 Hills Community House located
[email protected] at 74 Main Street in Bedford Hills. Center and cocktails, and shop one-of- and o site education programs,
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[email protected]
CORINNE STANTON ment and the human role in
[email protected] protecting their future. With
914-334-6335 50 wolves residing onsite, the
[email protected]
BRUCE HELLER WCC is also a leading facility
[email protected] in the captive breeding and pre-

PRODUCTION TEAM release of two critically endan-
gered wolf species: the Mexican
DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER gray wolf and the red wolf.
[email protected]
e funds raised at Wine and
ASST PRODUCTION MANAGER Wolves will help the WCC to

DESIGNER 2918 Crompond Rd, Yorktown, NY 10598 continue its 20-year legacy and
[email protected] • (914) 245-1300 spring ahead to the next decade of
commitment to wolf recovery. To
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John Jay Theatre Workshop

When the lights of John Jay Stage Manager
High School’s eatre Workshop Mariel Richardson
shine this week, they will not checks the level of
only illuminate the setting for a bookcase under
“You Can’t Take It With You”but construction.
also re ecting the work of a score
of students’ e orts backstage. e As curtain
technical crew, headed by seniors time nears,
Evan Calves, Mariel Richardson the elaborate
and Jackson Roche, sacri ced a
half-dozen autumn weekends, set takes
spending countless hours build- shape.
ing the set that accompanies this
comedy classic. With nal con- As curtain time nears, the
struction wrapped up Nov. 9-10, elaborate set takes shape.
lighting was loaded and focused
the following week. “ e nal Jackson Roche, the PHOTOS: TOM BARTLEY
touches were put on everything student assistant
this [past] weekend as full dress stage manager, Set furniture temporarily occupies the special
rehearsals began,” he said. Adults, seating area for “You Can’t Take It With You.”
both volunteers and theater pro- cuts wood to fit just On show nights, folding chairs on the temporary
fessionals, provided guidance for outside the John Jay bleachers and other onstage seating will give an
the hard-working students, who estimated 150 audience members an up-close
also found time after school to auditorium. viewing experience.
chip in extra work. e show was
scheduled to open Friday, Nov.
22, at 7 p.m. and continue with
performances on Saturday at 1
and 7 p.m.

Teen continues fundraiser for kids in Kosovo

John Jay High Schdool student Elizabeta Berisha recent-
ly returned from Kosovo after spearheading a humanitarian
donation project called “Beta’s Healthcare Supplies Drive”
to improve the lives of children in Pristina, Kosovo, by col-
lecting much needed medical supplies such as band-aids,
antibiotic ointments, and rst aid kits for the city’s under-
resourced public hospitals.

e drive was so successful that she’s hoping to continue.
If you would like to donate any of these much-needed
items, you may drop them o at donation boxes located
within these local businesses:
Cross River Pharmacy, 20 North Salem Road, Cross
Paul’s Pharmacy, 222 Oakridge Common Drive, South
Pound Ridge Pharmacy, 55 Westchester Ave, Pound
Je erson Valley Pharmacy, 3693 Hill Blvd, Yorktown
Save Mor Drugs Health Mart Pharmacy, 175 South Riv-
erside Ave, Croton on Hudson


& Thanks

Gary Forbes Chris Radding HOME, AUTO, BUSINESS, LIFE & HEALTH to the 2020 Katonah Chamber
of Commerce Officers & Directors
The Forbes Insurance Team 914-232-7750 •


Senior Hall of Fame
Here are the honorees:
BY CAROL REIF communities.” SOMERS volunteer, Salzman has been held
NORTH SALEM Teresa Cli ord, 80, has been several positions on the North-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER It includes 31 nominees over Suzannah Glidden, 82, has east Westchester Rotary Club, the
a Heritage Hills Condo Board Community Center of North-
the age of 80 and eight over 90. worked for many environmental president and member for almost ern Westchester, Heritage Hill
organizations and has fought for 20 years. She worked to upgrade of Somers, and the Chappaqua
Local seniors are have proven One of the honorees is 98 years the quality of Westchester’s air the development’s tness center Drama Group. A sculptor, he gift-
and water for more than 20 years. and has helped seniors with com- ed his sculpture “Eternal Light”
that “age is never a deterrent to young. Four pairs are married She has created and run organiza- puter skills at the Mahopac Kohler to the temple and displays other
tions, testi ed at hearings, educat- Senior Center and Heritage Hills. pieces at a local gallery.
being a vital member of society,” couples. ed herself and others, motivated During Sandy and last winter’s
those around her, and brought storms, she worked with elected Susan Petroccione, 70, is a re-
says Mae Carpenter. Six recipients will receive Spe- about change in her immediate o cials, police departments, and tired school teacher and cancer
community and beyond. Glidden the Red Cross to help folks nd survivor. She is a founding mem-
e commissioner of the coun- cial Recognition: Phyllis J. Fein- has also advocated for seniors with food and shelter. Cli ord also ber and president of the non-pro t
breathing and other health issues. helps people “age in place” and Somers Library Foundation. She
ty’s Department of Senior Pro- gold of New Rochelle, Dr. Alfred serves on the Westchester County volunteers at Support Connection
Allan L. Mendelsohn, 76, has Council for Seniors. (family support for breast cancer
grams and Services said its latest John Liotta of Yonkers, Jagadish been a volunteer at the North patients), Opengate (developmen-
Salem Boy Scout Troop 1 for 28 Marilyn and Lawrence tally disabled persons) and Friends
Hall of Fame honorees “show the Mistry of Tarrytown, Ann Muro years, serving as Scoutmaster and Kaufman have coordinated and of Karen (families of children with
assistant Scoutmaster. He volun- run many veteran-related activi- life-threatening illnesses). She
importance of people giving back of Yonkers, and David Schwartz teers at Temple Beth Elohim and ties, particularly for Jewish War has held various positions at the
has chaired its house and grounds Veterans. ey have supported and Somers Women’s Club and been
to their communities and to each of Ardsley. committee and been a board advocated for veteran bene ts and involved in local and international
member,president,and chair of the rights. relief e orts.
other.” According to Carpenter, age Rabbinical Search Committee. He
is its immediate past president. Arthur D. Salzman, 85, has SOUTH SALEM
Westchester County Executive is “an advantage because of the served as a leader and contributor PamelaVeith,61,directs Lewis-
to Temple Beth El of Northern
George Latimer plans to join in life experiences they bring with Westchester in Chappaqua since boro’s Senior Adults programs and
1962. He has been very active in is also the town’s senior outreach
the honoring of 74 senior citizens them.” United Jewish Appeal - Federa- coordinator. She coordinates se-
tion of Jewish Philanthropies and nior adult trips with North Salem
at the 37th Annual Luncheon, on “ eir generous contributions is the former chair of its Northern and Bedford and recruits members
Westchester campaign and a for- for senior programs and special
Friday, Dec. 6, at the Westchester have helped to make Westchester mer member of the Westchester events. She hooks seniors up with
Campaign Committee. He also
Marriott in Tarrytown. County one of the most senior- headed the annual Temple Beth SEE SENIORS PAGE 5
El campaign for many years. As a
is year’s program taps Sister friendly places in the world,” she

Alice Conrad of Mount Vernon said.

and Vincent Greco of Armonk Tickets are $65. For more in-

for top honors. formation, contact Rose Cappa at

Latimer praised all members of [email protected]

the Class of 2019 for “their dedi- or 914-747-0519.

cation and commitment to our


Hope for the Future
December 5th

Join the Wolf Conservation Center to celebrate our 20th We Are Now Taking
anniversary at a festive holiday party and silent auction in the grand
ballroom at Le Chateau. The Wolf Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) Thanksgiving Orders

not-for-profit environmental organization located in South Salem, Free Range Bell & Evan Turkeys
New York, dedicated to the protection and recovery of wolves in Organic Turkeys

North America. We will Also Brine or Cook Your Turkey

Date: December 5th We Are Also Taking Orders For:
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 P.M. Ducks • Capons • Geese • Game Birds • Turduckens
Location: Le Chateau, 1410 NY-35, South Salem, NY
Learn more and register online at Smoked Hams • Spiral Cut Hams • Rib Roast Filet Mignon Roast • Crown Roast of Lamb or Pork

Questions? Call (914)-763-2373 or email [email protected] Top Off Dinner with Fresh Baked Pies
Apple, Pumpkin, Peach, Blueberry, Cherry, Pecan

Cookie Platters Too!

Check out our Catering Menu for a
Beautiful Selection of Prepared Foods


SENIORS tive positions in I.S.S.U.E. (Incest Hospital. Guest also serves on must have made signi cant and e Senior Citizens Hall of
Survivors Sharing Understanding the Bedford Hills Fire Depart- enduring contributions to en- Fame is sponsored by the West-
FROM PAGE 4 and Educating) a support group. ment Board of Directors. hance Westchester’s quality of life chester County Department of
A former volunteer with West- through their professional work, Senior Programs and Services;
programs and services that help chester Community College’s Art HISTORY volunteer achievements or both. the Westchester County De-
them stay in their own homes. Department at Westchester Com- e Senior Hall of Fame began partment of Parks, Recreation
munity College, Ryan also trained Nominations are made by and Conservation; Westchester
YORKTOWN facilitators and held administrative in 1983, the 300th Anniversary of members of the community, and County Livable Communities
Daniel Strauss, 79, works with positions with Lambda Peer Sup- Westchester County’s founding. the honorees are selected by a and the Westchester Public/Pri-
port Services (LPSS), a LGBTQ Its purpose was to showcase how panel of judges and Hall of Fame vate Partnership for Aging Ser-
the town and local businesses to organization. She hosts support seniors have contributed to build- members. vices. United Health Care is a
keep Yorktown Heights neat and groups and events for the LG- ing the county. More than 1,100 Gold Sponsor. Sponsorships are
tidy. He weeds, cleans up litter, BTQ Community through LPSS seniors have been inducted since. e names of past honorees are still available.
and encourages businesses to take and e Loft. Ryan also facili- engraved on plaques displayed at
pride in their appearance. He also tates a self-help support group for To be nominated, seniors the DSPS’s o ce in Mount Vernon.
nudges corporate headquarters to sexual trauma survivors and will
ensure that they are good corpo- be leading a couples’ dance class Judi R McAnaw
rate neighbors. at e LOFT. She is a member of FJiundani cRiaMl AcdAvnisaowr
Linda Doerr, 77, was active e LOFT’s chorus and its Silver S3o3m2 Rerosu,FtNeinY1a01n00c5iS8aul9Citen3t0e0r
in the Lakeland Federation of Connections group. 39S31o42m-6Re6ors9u,-tN5e3Y1201905S8u9ite 300
Teachers. Since her retirement, S9o14m-6e6rs9, -N5Y32190589 Member SIPC
she has served on the Westches- BEDFORD HILLS 914-669-5329
ter/Putnam Retirees Executive Rodger L. Guest, 63, is a re- MKT-M9K8T1-M19KA8-T1-1A9A8-11AA-A
Board as vice president of com-
munity outreach. She is an at- tired Chief Warrant O cer in
large member of its executive the Coast Guard. He was in-
board. She is a delegate to the volved with its response to the
American Federation of Teach- 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurri-
ers (AFT) and the New York cane Katrina. Guest is a founding
State United Teachers (NYSUT) member of the Town of Bedford
Representative Assembly. Doerr Veterans Advisory Committee
is also a member of NYSUT’s and helps organize campaigns for
Committee of 100 and the York- Wreaths Across America. Com-
town Grange Fair Association. mittee members lay wreaths on
more than 500 veterans’ graves
Fran Ryan, 76, has been vocal in Bedford each year. He is the
and visible, participating in pro- commander of the Mount Kisco
tests, marches, championing issues American Legion, where he or-
around LGBTQ equality,women’s ganizes monthly service dinners
rights, and abuse survivor advo- for patients at the Montrose VA
cacy since the 1980s. She trained
facilitators and held administra-


november 23

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Budget gets swift passage in Lewisboro

BY TOM BARTLEY increase of more than $700,000 each $1,000 of a property’s as- legislature voted both to hike Parsons, who has been super-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER over this year’s spending and sessed value to $23.91. Westchester’s sales tax by a visor since 2012, acknowledged
calls for a tax-cap-compliant penny and to share that revenue his town’s past reliance on the
Lewisboro will spend almost 2.85 percent increase in the tax A year ago, faced with dwin- windfall—20 cents out of each reserve, saying in the interview,
$12.9 million next year to keep levy. dling cash reserves after years of new dollar collected—with lo- “Lewisboro has lived right on
roads clear, the public safe and applying those unspent dollars cal governments, Lewisboro re- the edge for years.”
pets licensed, the town board at rise in the levy—the total to immediate budget outlays, the mained comfortably below the
agreed last week. property taxes Lewisboro col- town board voted to exceed the state ceiling on levy growth. With the new revenue source,
lects—will mean a 3.52 percent state’s mandated limit on tax- he said, “ is year, we’ve got a
At $12,863,495 the “solid, increase in a homeowner’s tax levy growth. “ is year, why are we not sensible, solid budget.”
sensible” budget represents an rate, from the current $23.09 for breaking the cap?” Supervisor
is year, after the county Peter Parsons asked rhetorically It includes beefed up spend-
in an interview following adop- ing for police protection by some
HolidaatyGCeleebnraetisoniss Start tion of his 2020 spending plan. $81,000, to $1,056,468, and a
50% OFF “In large part [it’s] because the $92,000 hike in highway main-
county has been a fairy god- tenance to $3,792,147. Dog
All Fine Jewelry & Sterling Silver in Stock mother, with $700,000 in extra licenses are expected, again, to
sales tax [revenue].” generate about $12,000 in rev-
at number is the county’s
estimate of Lewisboro’s share e town board, unanimous
of Westchester sales-tax col- in agreeing on the spending
lections. But that total is based plan but a member short in at-
on a notoriously uncertain vari- tendance at its Nov. 12 meet-
able called consumer spending, ing, voted 4-0 to adopt the 2020
which remains subject to the budget.
cruel whims of such things as
weather, wages and tari s. e eir vote, more than a month
town will apply a chunk of the ahead of the state-mandated
promised money to replenish- Dec. 20 deadline to install a
ing its frequently tapped scal town budget, followed an adver-
reserve. tised public hearing at which no
one spoke.

(New purchases only. Excludes Andrea Candela.) Toys for Tots

Black Friday & e New York State Police will once again be joining forces
Small Business Saturday SALE! with the United State Marine Corps to make the Holiday
Season enjoyable for children in our local communities that
November 29 & 30th are less fortunate. Each Troop K barracks will have a Toys-
for-Tots collection box until December 18.
Tel: 914-245-3899
Here’s a list of the most convenient Troop K barracks for
32 Triangle Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 • drop o :

UPCOMING EVENTS Lewisboro: 81 Spring Street, Lewisboro, 914-763-3900
Mohegan Lake: 3113 East Main Street, Mohegan Lake,
Somers: 295 Route 100, Somers, 914-769-2600


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Veterans Day
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Residents gathered on Veterans Day to
honor all those who have served.


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Museum of Art in
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Being a part of the #GivingTuesday community provides the
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donation page. For more details about the GivingTuesday
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Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,
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Happily Ever After Hat trick

Men and women READING,
have worn hats WRITING &
for hundreds of CHOCOLATE
years. Pioneer women wore

cloth bonnets and men wore KIM
leather or straw hats to keep KOVACH
the sun, rain and wind o of

their heads as they traveled on

horseback or in the front seats

of wagons. When the automobile became a more popular means

of transportation, hats were worn in the open roadsters for the

same weather-related protection.

Hat factories in Norwalk and Danbury employed hundreds of

workers, churning out men’s bowlers, top hats, fedoras, western

style cowboy hats and women’s hats with feathers, ribbons, net-

e news junkie report ting and fabric owers.

Danbury was known as “Hat City.”Workers were happy to

have steady employment in those hat factories until the daily

Every so often in this space, exposure to mercury and other toxins made them too ill to work.
I like to ll it with random
things going on near and WORDS TO THE WIZENED e phrase “mad as a hatter” refers to the side e ects of muscle
far and in between. You might Speaking of Disney, while I
even nd some of it interesting, or tremors and neurological issues (the “Danbury shakes”) devel-
can’t claim to be a blood relation
BRUCE of Walt or his Great Niece Abigail oped by the factory workers as a result of mercury poisoning.
THE BLOG Disney, the documentarian and
I started wearing baseball caps to keep the sun o of my face

while working in the garden and walking laps at the track. My

already know what I’m just nding BRUCE social activist speaks my language cap collection included a Holstein-patterned cap, a Boar’s Head
out. Either way, maybe there are APAR when it comes to lowering the
nuggests here that’ll help with your boom on certain Boomers (her deli cap (amusing since I am a vegetarian) and a NY Yankees cap.

Several years ago, I ew down to visit my mother in Florida. I

next cocktail party conversation and my generation) who wax had forgotten to pack a hat. Mom’s fashion accessories of shoes,

(does anybody still have those?). boorish when patronizing their handbags, necklaces, and earrings began to include baseball caps

juniors, notably Millennials. One in every color. Mom let me wear her new pink baseball cap. I

NIKE TO AMAZON: JUST UNDO IT of her all-too-appropriate admonitions to those who liked it so much that Mom let me keep it for the ight home.

Nike is running away from Amazon, pulling its aren’t aging gracefully or graciously: “You are old. You (See my headshot)

merchandise from the galaxy’s biggest retailer to are not irrelevant yet. But you are less relevant every Before I submitted my rst column to the Katonah-Lewis-

focus on its own direct-to-consumer e-commerce day. Move on.” Abigail, I couldn’t have said it better boro Times, the editor said to include a head shot. I asked my

business. Said one analyst, “Brands don’t need myself. [ e Guardian] friend, Pat, to take a photo of me wearing the pink baseball cap.

Amazon. [It’s] just a tra c aggregator that reduces Months later, I started writing feature articles for a quarterly

friction in consumption ... it doesn’t build communi- BOOMER EMPLOYMENT BOOMING magazine. at editor also asked me to include a head shot to ac-

ties.” [CNBC] No, I’m not a self-hating Boomer. I’m also not a company my articles. Of course, I sent her my pink baseball cap

retired Boomer. Neither are millions of my peers. photo. e magazine editor responded, “We don’t want the same

NO MINOR OFFENSE Surprise! Boomers (generally age 65-75) reportedly photo that you use for your newspaper column.”

e legal age for buying tobacco in New York are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. work- Since the magazine is quarterly and my article was going to be

State is now 21 (as of Nov. 13), in an e ort to reduce force.Twenty percent of us in 2018 were employed published in the spring issue, I decided it would be fun to match

the serious health hazard to minors caused by the or looking for work, compared to 12% of those the a di erent hat to each season. I searched around in my closet and

vaping epidemic, which has claimed 16 young lives same ages 20 yrs ago. [Glassdoor] found a wide-brimmed straw hat. I tied a piece of pink fabric

in the U.S. Research shows 28 percent of high school around as a hat band and asked a friend to take my photo. e

students and 10 percent of middle-school students FARRAH’S FRANCHISE STILL HAS LEGS straw hat photo looked cute so I used it again for the summer

are using e-cigarettes. [Larchmont Loop] Charlie’s Angels is spreading its wings once again, issue.

on the silver screen. I know it’s not angled towards For the magazine’s fall issue, I wrote two articles. One article

GAME OVER… ALREADY? me because the only 2019 Angel actor I know is was on fall walking tours and the other article was on the many

Google in 2020 is launching a streaming game ser- Kristen Stewart, which suggests I’m in the twilight reasons I enjoy the fall season. But I did not have a fall hat for

vice in the cloud (no disc or downloads needed) called of my movie fandom. According to lm review my head shot. Lizzy arrived at our Pound Ridge Library adult

Stadia, and there’s not a lot of cheering out there just aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the professional crit- writing class the following week carrying hatboxes and tote bags

yet. Says one games expert: “[We’re] waiting to see if ics greeted it with a shrug (58% approved), while lled with a variety of autumnal chapeaux. We had an impromp-

Stadia will op. I hope it won’t. I wouldn’t be surprised audiences were ying high over this version (84%). tu fashion show after class. Problem solved.

if it does.”Sounds gamy. [ e Verge] [Rotten Tomatoes] For the winter issue, I already owned the perfect cold weather

hat. Over Labor Day weekend, I asked my neighbor to take a few

MINING WALT’S VAULT A TALE TWICE TOLD photos with my cell phone before we set out for our daily walk.
Disney Plus, the new, Net ix-like streaming Topping Amazon’s subjective (not sales) list of the
ere I was on a sunny, humid 80 degree morning wearing my
subscription service, drew 10 million subscribers for 100 best books of 2019 is Margaret Atwood’s “ e
its recent launch, boosted by a seven-day free trial. Testaments,” sequel to her cultural touchstone “ e red eece winter hat and wool plaid scarf over a t-shirt. I posed
Handmaid’s Tale,” which was adapted to a streaming
e Mouse House (whose movie catalog includes TV series with a cult following. [] in front of an evergreen tree and submitted that new winter-
Fox, Marvel, Pixar, and Lucas lm) hopes to have 90
million subs by 2024, compared to the 160 million SEE APAR PAGE 10 themed head shot along with my next article.
Net ix has today. [ e Verge]
Kim Kovach has now added a maroon baseball cap and a jaunty
tweed cap to her hat collection.

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being sappy, it is a great time to have thentic taste pro les dating back to the
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In addition, we are fortunate to at- corner doing his best JOHN BART of the food avors. as well. In addition, I have found that
tend a anksgiving celebration where a people who make blanket statements
semi-large crew of delightful family plus Marcel Marceau im- Crisp German Pil- such as “I don’t like beer” will potentially
friends plus surprise friends of friends like Belgium style ales.. give it a try.
all convene at my wonderful brother pression. He will thank sners like Oskar Blues
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only to be shocked to nd that all the
Like the many characters in a family, (thank you spellcheck) platter, and the approach will steadily guide your thirst beers were non-alcoholic. What the? To
there are also many varieties and nuances be polite, I sampled them all and was
of beer. is article should hit news- hop bitterness goes especially well with through the plentiful courses ahead of very pleasantly surprised to nd them
stands about one week before anks- excellent! Literally, the great tastes of
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“Audrey Hepburn is tilted TRACY to nd the culprit behind the tilting FROM PAGE 8
again,” I told my husband BECKERMAN of the Audreys so I could stop the
as I entered the kitchen. madness, and also nd another song AMAZON ADDS TO GROCERY LIST
“ at’s a shame,” he said without to sing while I was at home. Locals who routinely beseech Whole Foods to come to
looking up from his omelet.
“Do you have any idea who keeps their town (a wholly unrealistic expectation) may want to
lower their sights and lobby for a less elitist Amazon-owned
“Hey, honey,” I said. “ is is seri- tilting the Audreys?” I asked my grocery store. Amazon plans to test a mass-market food
market model in L.A. in 2020, but has not yet divulged
ous!” husband after I nished setting the any details, including a name. In addition to 500+ upscale
Whole Foods locations, Amazon operates 16 convenience
“Right,” he said. “ en un-tilt her.” Audreys straight. stores called Amazon Go. [ e Dallas Morning News]

I made a face that he didn’t see “I don’t,” he replied. TWO TAILS OF POOR PETIQUETTE
1. In four-legged-friendly Westchester, a 21-year-old
because he was still focused on his omelet. But I was an- “Well I need to gure this out before I go all Holly
thought nothing of letting her dog run around a big box
noyed. After selling our house, we rented an apartment GoCrazy on you.” hardware store untethered. e owner was given a ticket
and (hopefully) a leash (for the dog, of course). [Patch]
until we could gure out what our next move would be. “Maybe Audrey Hepburn is tilting the Audreys,” he
2. In the same town, a homeowner’s unleashed dog bit a
e apartment came furnished and, apparently, who- said. neighbor. e woman was given a summons and (hope-
fully) a muzzle (for the dog, of course). [Patch]
ever had decorated had a thing for Audrey Hepburn. “I don’t understand.”
ere were three di erent posters of her in the front “Maybe the ghost of Audrey Hepburn is haunting In a nationally televised game, a violently out-of-

hall, a “Breakfast at Ti any’s” poster in the living room, our apartment and she is tilting her pictures at night to control NFL player bashed the opposing quarterback
over the head with the QB’s own helmet. e assaulting
and two more Audreys in each bedroom. Every time I get your attention.” player has been suspended from playing for an inde nite
period, through this season at a minimum. No word yet
walked into the apartment, I felt this sudden urge to put “I don’t think Audrey would do that to me,” I said. on whether he has been o ered a contract with WWE,
where head-banging is a job requirement. [ESPN]
on pearls and sing “Moon River.” “Katherine Hepburn maybe, but not Audrey.”
To be honest, I was OK with all the Audreys. What I stormed out of the kitchen to get my laptop, stopped Dhruv Gaur, a Jeapardy contestant who couldn’t come

I wasn’t OK with was how all the Audreys seemed to to pick up my husband’s socks and toss them in the up with the nal “answer” (in the form of a question),
won the day anyway by writing, “What is… We love you,
mysteriously tilt every so often while we slept. It was like hamper, and then headed back to the kitchen. When I Alex,” causing the show’s legendary host Alex Trebek,
publicly ghting life-threatening pancreatic cancer, to
the fairy tale about elves who came in each night to the returned, I noticed that the Audreys were all tilted again. visibly choke up on air. #weloveyoualex instantly became a
Top 10 Trending hashtag on Twitter. [Deadline]
cobbler’s shop and nished all his half-made shoes. But “Argh!! What is going on?” I demanded.

instead of helpful cobbler elves we had evil Audrey elves My husband looked amused.

who thought she looked better leaning to the left. “What? I said.

To any normal person, having tilted posters would He snickered. “Actually honey, I’ve been tilting the

not be a big deal. But I’m slightly neurotic and I have Audreys.”

trouble with things like towels folded the wrong way, “Huh? Why would you do that?” I said.

fruit bowls that are o center on the table, and, of course, He shrugged. “I gured if you were busy with the

tilted Audrey Hepburn pictures. My husband might not Audreys, you wouldn’t bother me about my socks on the

notice that the posters are tilted for a week or more, or oor.”

ever, just like he doesn’t notice when his socks are on the

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collection. again ring with the sounds of club’s many charities. ing the toy drive: Donate a toy
Christmas carols as the whole Lewisboro Seniors and you can get a picture with
John Jay Theatre community sings along with St. Ongoing social activities in- Santa Claus; Cookie decorating;
Workshop Paul’s own Joyful Noyz band. Come celebrate the season at clude the knit-crochet group A tour of the Vista Fire Depart-
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• Lily Buckley (senior): 200 medley re-

• Jessie Crane (eighth grade): 500 free-

• Madison Edwards (junior): 400 free-
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lay; 200 medley relay; 100 butter y; 100

• Maya Luongo (junior): 400 freestyle

• Ashley Piacentino (freshman): 400
freestyle relay; 200 medley relay; 100

is season, the swim team nished
fourth in the league, fourth in the confer-
ence and seventh in the section.

At the Section 1 championships on
Tuesday, Nov. 5, the 200 Medley Re-
lay team nished in eighth place (Olivia
Lind, Symantha Ehnes, Lily Buckley,
Ashley Piacentino).

e 400 freestyle relay team nished in
sixth place (Olivia Lind, Maya Luongo,
Madison Edwards, Ashley Piacentino).


Senior running back leaves it all on the field


SPORTS EDITOR Do you plan on continuing to play

sports in college?

After missing a portion of his se- No.

nior season because of a torn liga- Do you know what you want to

ment in his thumb, Max Miraglia study in college?

returned and help lead the John At this point I’m undecided, but

Jay football team to a semi nal ap- business has always interested me.

pearance in the Section 1 Class A What is your favorite music to

playo s. listen to warming up for a game?

How old were you when you Usually rap music that pumps me

started playing football and what up.

got you started? What’s something about yourself

I’ve always been extremely inter- people might not know?

ested in football. I wanted to start I can do a standing back ip and I’m

playing in third grade, but the earli- really good at cornhole.

est my parents would allow me to If you could have one superpower,

play was fth grade. what would it be and why?

What was your favorite thing Super Speed, being fast is kinda my

about being on the football team thing, and being even faster would al-

at John Jay? low me to do my chores and home-

Being able to play football and be work in record speed.

with my friends every day during Where is your favorite place to go

the season was de nitely my favor- on vacation and why?

ite thing. Getting physically t and Michigan, because my relatives live

learning from my coaches is a close there and it’s so much fun.

second. FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO Favorite place to eat locally?

Do you have a favorite team Max Miraglia runs to the outside in John Jay’s quarterfinal win over Lourdes on Oct. 25. Empire Bagels
activity or pregame/postgame What is the go-to app on your

ritual that you share with your phone?

teammates? Who has been your biggest role models since day one. e most important Subway Surfers

After every ursday practice, the par- model over the years and what have you qualities I have learned are to be extremely Do you have a current favorite book,

ents put together a team dinner where we learned from them? hardworking and persistent. Without movie or TV show?

relax, bond, and hang out. My parents have been my biggest role these I wouldn’t be the person or player I If I watch TV, it’s going to be football.


Former Ranger Brian
Mullen gives pointers
to a young boy.


Sharpshooter turned tutor
Former NHL All-Star teaches youngsters at Harvey School

Local kids aged 5 to 9 skated onto NHL All-Star whose career included a suited up and skated with Mullen at the ever,” Janos said. “What really brought it
Harvey School’s Evarts Rink, on Mon- ve-year stint with the New York Rangers. private school in Katonah. all together was the support from our cur-
day, Nov. 11, knowing very little about e free Veterans Day event was orga- rent Harvey hockey players who gave up
playing the sport of hockey. “It was truly something special to see so their day o to make a connection with
nized by Greg Janos, head coach of the many rst-timers arrive at Evarts Rink ea-
at all changed thanks to a crash Harvey School’s varsity hockey team, spe- ger to meet some of the New York Rangers SEE HOCKEY PAGE 18
course led by Brian Mullen, a former ci cally for novices. More than 100 kids alumni and get on the ice for the rst time

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HOCKEY Spencer
FROM PAGE 17 of Katonah,
laces up a
the next generation of hockey young boy’s
players and spend the day tying skate.
skates and playing with the kids
on the ice.” Former Ranger
Brian Mullen
Spencer Hellinger, a Katonah autographs a
resident and Harvey School ju- hockey stick.
nior, said there is knowledge to
be gained by teaching. PHOTOS COURTESY OF
“It was really cool to give back
to the kids,” Hellinger said. “Not
only was it a teaching moment
for the kids, but it was a moment
for me, too.”

Ashley Dineen, an English
teacher and multi-sport coach,
was excited by the number of
girls who signed up to try hockey.

“As a former collegiate ice
hockey player, I hope we can
continue to raise the involvement
of girls in this amazing sport,”
Dineen said. “My hope is that
they left Monday’s event with a
desire to get back out on the ice
and play.”

Every child who participated
went home with an autographed
New York Rangers hockey stick.

Another event will be held at
the school at 10 a.m. on Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday,
Jan. 20).

For more information or to
register, Google search “Junior
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Don’t be enraged; be informed

ree weeks ago, on Oct. 29, some point encountered the need Gov. Cuomo’s signature into a tizzy. I wrote these words:
the New York State Assembly’s philosophical debate of giv- “If tackle football goes extinct,
Committee on Health opened ing readers what they want vs. MARSH to become law. it will go extinct on its own.
up the oor to discuss a bill that giving them what they need. MADNESS Benedetto actually rst pro- Enough parents will have done
would bar children 12-and-un- Should we force-feed you your their homework and decided
der from playing tackle football. vegetables and budget stories posed this bill seven or eight against allowing their kids to
or just let you ll up on candy play. is is an area where I
e result, as expected, was and police blotters? Many opt BRIAN years ago after former NFL think legislators should stay on
hundreds of bare-bones articles for the latter, but that’s another the sidelines.”
slapped together in 10 min- topic for another day. MARSCHHAUSER great, John Mackey, died at 69
utes containing nothing but a But the arguments against
few paragraphs and a headline While my example headline years old as a result of chronic it were persuasive. I have since
(something like: “New York was technically true, it’s also found myself thinking more
Considers Banning Tackle a bit misleading in its over traumatic encephalopathy, deeply about this issue. If I was
Football”). simplicity. Joe Reader doesn’t on that committee, I’d give seri-
instinctively know that “New a degenerative brain disease ous consideration to sending it
It’s hard to say this with- York” in this case is a committee to the oor for a vote.
out sounding cranky, but the made up of 25 elected o cials that would prohibit children more commonly referred to as
majority of news reports these (only three showed up to the You, on the other hand, may
days do more en aming than hearing and one left mid-way 12-and-under from playing CTE. come away holding your posi-
informing. ey ask open-ended through) and that no vote has tion even more rmly, which is
questions about controversial taken place. organized tackle football (your ough the bill has never also ne. But being informed
topics because they want your is better than being enraged.
instant, predictable outrage. Let’s be clear about what kids can still tackle their friends made it out of committee, I was When pressed to explain their
And, let’s face it, you want to be happened: One of the 150 stances on controversial issues,
outraged. members of the New York State as much as they like in your told by a member of the As- a lot of people either provide
Assembly, Michael Benedetto anecdotal evidence or say, “It’s
It’s a win-win! (D-Bronx), put forth a bill backyard). sembly it is picking up steam just the way I feel,” which is
Every newspaper has at nonsense.
at bill, which has been from state legislators behind the
Personally, I have a general
co-sponsored by two dozen scenes and may very well end up rule of thumb when it comes
to controversial topics: Con-
other elected o cials, was then on the oor for a vote. sider the other side’s motiva-
tion. What is Assemblyman
sent to a committee, which is So, there is no better time to Benedetto trying to accomplish
with this legislation? He wants
standard practice for any bill. inform yourself on this issue fewer children to su er a loss of
cognitive function later in life.
It’s the committee’s job to vet than now. If you feel strongly If we start there, rather than
viewing him as an evil man who
the bill before it goes to the about it, I suggest you watch the wants to take away football, we
can have a better discussion and
Assembly or Senate oor for committee hearing, which was make the sports we love safer
for our kids to play.
a vote when the legislature recorded and is available to view

reopens in January. If it gets at

through both houses, it would At 3 hours and 10 minutes,

the hearing is a tad shorter than

the movie “Titanic.” But I think

it’s important for people who

Arthritis is have strongly held beliefs to
the #1 cause
of disability in listen to counter-arguments. I

America. can’t tell you how many times

Get Your I’ve listened to an opinion with
Jingle On
which I don’t agree and came

away thinking, “ at was a good

point. I’ve never considered that

perspective before.”

I started writing a draft of

this column before watching

the hearing. e mere thought

300,000 of these sissy state politicians

banning tackle football sent me

children have

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FOR RENT: Heritage Hills, Somers NY

1 BEDROOM/1.5 BATH, 960 SQ. FT.
$2200/MO. PLUS Security Deposit

1 Year Lease Minimum • Max Occupancy: 2 • No Pets
Renter Pays Water Usage, Electric, Telephone/Wireless/Cable

Optional: Alarm System Activation
• 4 Steps • Private One Car Garage • Washer/Dryer • Full Eat-In Kitchen •
• Granite Countertops • Stainless Appliances • Electric Full Oven & Microwave •
• Open Floor Plan • Terrace • Gym/Outdoor Pool Access • Central Air/Heat •
To apply, email HeritageH[email protected]. All applications MUST be faxed to 914.232.0227





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