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Yorktown News 11.18.21

Vol. 10 No. 35 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, November 18, 2021

with Feast of
San Gennaro


Veterans Day, unlike the more-solemn Memorial Day, is a Shrub Oak. Veterans groups, rst responders, Scouting or-
day to celebrate the service of all American military veterans. ganizations, and other community groups participated in the e fallout continues for a GOP district
leader who admitted to using an ethnic slur
Yorktown did just that on Sunday, Nov. 14 (three days af- festivities. on Election Night.
ter Veterans Day), with a parade down East Main Street in Turn to pages 20 and 21 for more photos.
On Monday, Nov. 8—the same day
that Yorktown News published its exclu-
sive report—Tom Pomposello resigned his
post with the Yorktown Republican Town
Committee. A day later, the Town Board
collectively decided to end its partnership
with Pomposello’s non-pro t organization,
CCM of Westchester, which runs the ve-
day Feast of San Gennaro every September.

Town Supervisor Matt Slater told Yor-
ktown News that he would be open to
partnering with another organization in an
e ort to continue the annual event, which
draws thousands to downtown Yorktown

In a letter signed by Slater and council
members Tom Diana, Alice Roker, and
Ed Lachterman, the board requested that


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Thursday, November 18, 2021 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 13

Yorktown’s sign law needs updating—and enforcement

BY SUSAN SIEGEL separate but related tasks: And when violations are ig- there have been two distinct for temporary signs regulating
GUEST WRITER updating the current sign law nored, as they are, they encour- schools of thought on this fairs and carnivals, tag and ga-
to take into account new types age even more violations. issue. rage sales, new business open-
Now that the politi- of signs, like LED and digital ings, and real estate develop-
cal signs are—hope- signs and making sure that UPDATING THE Before department heads ments. And because temporary
fully—gone, it’s time to the law is constitutional, i.e., SIGN LAW start drafting amendments— opinion signs, like political
deal with the chronic problems doesn’t restrict free speech, but based on their opinions—it signs, do not need a sign per-
associated with Yorktown’s sign also, and of critical importance, In August, the Town Board would be helpful, and save mit, there are NO regulations
law. While the current Town enforcing the current sign law. directed the building inspec- time, if the Town Board, after governing them, like size or
Board started the process back tor and planning director to listening to initial suggestions when they can be displayed.
in August, it will be up to the Why go through all the e ort work with the town attorney on from the department heads,
new board, taking o ce in Janu- to update the sign law if the amendments to the sign law. also reached out for input to Coming up with a new sign
ary, to nish the job. new law, like the current law, ABACA (the Advisory Board law won’t be an easy job, mainly
won’t be enforced? But while all agreed that on Architecture and Commu- because the Town Board will
But rst: Why is the sign law the law had to be amended to nity Appearance, whose job it likely have to balance the
important? Who cares about e failure to enforce the regulate the new types of signs, is to review sign permit ap- con icting needs and concerns
signage? sign law is a chronic problem the board failed to give the plications in order to maintain of di erent interest groups and
in Yorktown. Just look around. department heads any sense of consistent signage throughout because of the inherently sub-
We do. e residents of Yor- Illegal signs are everywhere, direction on how to deal with town), as well as residents and jective nature of signs. Which
ktown. We care because signage in plain sight, along our major many of the most problematic the business community. is all the more reason why, as
says something about our com- roads and streets and on build- parts of the current code. For early in the drafting process as
munity. Signs say we care about ings. e problem is town-wide. example: CONSTITUTIONAL possible, the board should seek
how our community looks. We ISSUES out input from those di erent
want vibrant business hamlets, ere’s usually an illegal sign • Should banner signs be interests: the business com-
and we want to attract new directly across from town hall. allowed? Some board members In a landmark 2015 case, munity, residents, ABACA,
businesses, but we don’t want objected to them; others had the United States Supreme and the department heads who
visual clutter, a hodgepodge • Signs on utility poles are no problem. Court ruled that di erent types administer the sign law.
of too many signs, overly large illegal. of temporary signs cannot be
signs, or distracting signs that • Should sandwich signs, treated di erently because of Susan Siegel is a former town
are possible safety hazards. • Banner or wave signs are often placed on sidewalks be their content. But that’s exactly supervisor (2010-11) and town
illegal. allowed? Some considered what Yorktown’s sign law does: councilwoman (2014-15).
So, what needs to be done? them a safety hazard. there are separate requirements
e Town Board has two • In atable signs are illegal.
• Signs that cover more than • Should phone numbers be
25 percent of a window are allowed on signs? For years,

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e demise of gas-powered leaf blowers

BY SARAH WILSON unanimously wn100 Zero certainly quieter that you already have available, which
GUEST WRITER passed a ban on decomposes quickly into healthy soil.
2040 Yorkto Net Carbon to operate, will
It’s November, the golden and scarlet Raking your leaves is a great workout
leaves are falling from the trees, and gas-powered leaf STEP UP TO A take place quickly and can be fun (kids love to jump in the
the leaf blowers are in use again. SUSTAINABLE statewide.” leaf piles!). Once you’ve raked, be sure
Gas-powered leaf blowers (“GLBs”) blowers e ective LIFESTYLE to compost your leaves over the winter.
are more detrimental to the environ- e bill speci es If you bag your leaves in paper bags,
ment than you would think and are Jan. 1, 2022, the that with assis- leave at the curb for pickup or bring
responsible for an astounding amount them directly to the town’s Organic
of pollution. rst complete ban Yard Waste Facility, where they will
become mulch for others.
A 2011 study by Edmunds found in the Northeast Emissions by tance from various
that a two-stroke gasoline-powered leaf If you do blow your leaves, blow them
blower released more pollution than a United States. In state agencies, a right onto a tarp so you can transport
6,200-pound Ford F-150 SVT Raptor the leaves without having to blow
pickup truck. Jason Kavanagh, the engi- Bedford, Dobbs plan will be put in them all the way across your lawn. Your
neering editor at Edmunds at the time, neighbor will appreciate the reduced
noted that “hydrocarbon emissions from Ferry, Scarsdale, and many other towns, place to ensure that a transition strat- noise.  
a half-hour of yard work with the two-
stroke leaf blower are about the same as GLBs are currently prohibited during egy is developed by February 2023. e When it’s time to replace your own
a 3,900-mile drive from Texas to Alaska lawn care equipment, go electric! If you
in a Raptor.” While car and truck emis- the “o -season” and on certain days of agencies will analyze the issue of new use a lawn care professional, speak with
sions have been regulated and improved him or her about going electric. If they
with pollution-removing equipment, the week. equipment a ordability as well to en- can’t or won’t provide that service, do
garden equipment engine emissions have some research and consider switching
been unregulated since the 1990s. New York State Sen. Pete Harckham sure that these zero-emission lawn care to a contractor who does use electric
Local laws to curb the use of leaf recently introduced new legislation devices are a ordable so individuals in
blowers are starting to appear, with Lastly, contact Senator Harckham
temporary allowances for extreme (S.7462) that requires all in-state sales of low-income communities have access to and let him know you support S.7462!  
weather events. In October, California
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill ban- new lawn care and landscaping equip- such devices. Sarah Wilson is a member of Yorktown100
ning gas-powered lawn equipment and and the Climate Smart Communities Task
generators starting in 2024. In Sep- ment—such as mowers, leaf blowers, and Prior to submitting the legisla- Force for the town of Yorktown. She is the
tember 2020, the village of Larchmont organizer of Repair Cafes in Yorktown
trimmers—be zero emissions by 2027. tion, Harckham met with professional and serves on the Executive Committee of
the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group.
“As New York continues to advance landscapers, who voiced concerns about

the goals set in the Climate Leadership recouping investments on recently pur-

and Community Protection Act, we chased equipment. e ve-year imple-

need to do more to reduce our depen- mentation to zero emissions in the bill

dence on fossil fuels,” Harckham said. takes this into consideration.  

“Gas-powered landscaping devices In the meantime, what can you do to

create an inordinate amount of air pol- reduce emissions?

lutants, and so it is imperative that we Rather than blowing your leaves, you

transition to zero-emission equipment.” can mow your fallen leaves.  Leaves

Added Harckham, “ e environ- provide a protective and nutrient-rich

mental bene ts of zero-emission lawn mulch for your lawn.  One cubic yard

devices are many, and as more com- of mulch delivered to your home can

munities in New York look to ban or cost $30, plus a delivery charge. Mulch

partially ban gas-powered devices, the in plastic bags is even more expensive.

switch to electric equipment, which is Leaf mulch is an inexpensive mulch

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MARTORANO insight into the nature of reality. wake up to the reality of human ing to him is the cause of empty escape the shackles of earthly crav-
His intellectual starting point su ering. We all endure pain, desire. We crave permanence; ings. e Fourth Noble Truth sets
FROM PAGE 10 sickness, and death. Who hasn’t both in things and in the self and out an “eightfold path”; a series of
was simple; life is brief and pain- gone through emotional distress in this way, we become slaves to guidelines to follow, that will lead
supreme and absolute knowledge I ful. From this perspective birth and grief? His point wasn’t that cravings that can never be satis- us to the virtuous life which makes
shall not stir from this seat.” is evil and death is release, and life is unrelentingly painful, but us “desireless”but also compas-
the best way to live is to fall out since all pleasures are eeting, it ed. is inevitably leads to the sionate and clear-minded.
inking as a true philosopher, of love with life and develop a remains intrinsically dissatisfy- second noble truth; that all suf-
he then tried to incorporate all state of mind that will provide ing. But he goes further, asserting fering is the product of insatiable Buddha’s teachings, born of his
he had felt and thought in his life an authentic experience of peace that we have no essential nature, desire. ese two truths outline incredible epiphany, struck a chord
with the hope of reaching a pro- and joy. As he emerged from his no self, no soul, and are no more the problem, while the third and with people throughout the world;
found insight that answered all trance-like state, he was ready to than the sum of all the various fourth truths describe the cure. and it is believed that, today, three
the questions that had hounded preach what his heart and mind mental and physical processes hundred and fty million people
him. During his brief 35 years had resolved: that the only way to that make us up. e third truth tells us that the follow his doctrines. Siddhartha
on the planet, he had faced the approach life is to follow the “Way only way to x the tragic human Gautama (Buddha), like so many
realities of experience as he had of the Buddha”which consisted of Another of his important condition is to reach Nirvana. other great thinkers, represents
found them and was trying with Four Noble Truths which eventu- insights is that life is radically How do we accomplish this? for me a powerful a rmation of
all his heart to make sense of ally directed us to an eightfold impermanent (as are all things). We must do everything possible the sage advice that one of my
them. During his time under the path to enlightenment. According to Buddha, everything to overcome our attachment to heroes, Carl Sagan, shared many
is in a state of continual ux. Our ego and its needs. If we can look years ago; “humans have evolved
g tree, he was able to do what so Given where his thought stubborn resistance to accept this inward and recognize that the to wonder, that understanding is a
many of us (including me!) only process began, it is not surprising leads inevitably to a sense of frus- substantial self is an illusion, the joy, that knowledge is a prerequi-
dream of accomplishing: con- that the rst “truth”that became tration and unease and accord- strivings we feel we must satisfy site to survival.”
nect the dots and come to a true part of his teachings was that we will dissipate and we can nally

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This week’s photo

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Hart Library Corner

Library is fully open now. Ac- e two honorable with the next SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

cording to the town of Yorktown highest vote count are: PETE (A) Library eater—All the • (A) SBIC Senior Bene ts

policy, all patrons/visitors over the THE CAT and DRACULA! Wrong Places, 2-3:30 p.m. Five Individual Counseling. 10 a.m.-1

age of 2 will be required to wear a ere were 366 votes cast online tales of the age-old journey that p.m. 1-on-1 service. No appoint-

mask when inside the library, re- and 184 more cast in paper bal- we make looking for love, cross- ment necessary.

gardless of vaccine status. lots in the library, for a total par- ing generational, gender, and eth- • (C) Tween Faux Stained-

• Monday- ursday: 9:30 a.m. ticipation of 550! Some noted how nic lines, and hitting unexpected Glass Craft. Grades 4-6. 6:30-

– 8 p.m. much fun it was and how much bumps along the road. “ e Late 7:30 p.m. Join us in the Com-

• Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. they appreciated this e ort. is is Gordon Kaplan by Robin Anne munity room to create a beautiful

• Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. truly a wonderful experience for a Joseph.” “Sunday in the Park with faux stained-glass wall hanging of

• Sunday: Noon –4 p.m. community library! Will by Ed Friedman.” “Good- your own design. Registration is

914-245-5262; yorktownli- night, I Love You by Aladen Gul- required. Due to Covid restric-; [email protected] FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 mohamad.” “Mother’s Day by Pat tions, participation is limited, and

(A) Adult (Y) Holiday Cardmaking Lennon.” “Forgiveness by Albi social distancing and masks are

(Y) Teen Workshop for Teens, Grades 6 and Gorn.” With: Robin Gorn, Bruce required.

(C) Children up. 4-6 p.m. Learn how to make Apar, Kelly Kirby, Albi Gorn, May Library will close early at 5 p.m. Ellen W. with her book pick
your own holiday cards! Includes Columb, and Pat Lennon. Direct- Wednesday, Nov. 24, and close

DID YOU KNOW? two Christmas cards, a Hanukkah ed by Albi Gorn and Robin Anne on ursday, Nov. 25, and Fri- researched novel depicting vari-

• As of Nov. 1, Hart Library has card, and a New Year’s card. All Joseph. is is an in-person pro- day, Nov. 26 in observance of the ous opportunities for women as

re-enabled auto-renewals. is materials will be provided. Seating gram at the library in the commu- anksgiving holiday. well as the obstacles they faced to

was a very popular feature we had is limited. Please register online. nity room. Please register online. achieve career autonomy provides

pre-Covid that was temporarily DID YOU READ? rich characterization of wonder-

suspended during the pandemic. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22 “Great Circle” by Mag- ful creations, including Marion’s

Items checked out from our li- (A) Tellabration: A Storytelling • (C) anksgiving Stories and gie Shipstead (2021, artistic brother, wayward guardian

brary that are eligible to renew will Festival on ZOOM, 10 a.m. Join Crafts, ages 3-5, 10:30-11 a.m. ISBN9780525656975) tells a uncle, and the various loves of her

automatically renew without you in the fun for a morning of family- Come to the library for anksgiv- compelling story of a woman’s life. Shipstead’s prose is magni -

(the patron) having to remem- friendly stories (recommended for ing stories and create a turkey hand quest to y a literal “great circle.” cent; her descriptions of the earth

ber to renew. For more informa- ages 6 years-adult) as told by some puppet craft to take home. Please Orphaned Marion Graves rst and sky inspire wonder and terror.

tion and answers to FAQs visit amazing storytellers! Tellabration register online. gets the y bug as a youth who Ellen W.

our website: is a worldwide annual event that • (C) PAWS to Read ON snags a ride with a barnstormer Circulation

automatic-renewals. brings together each area’s most ZOOM. grades K-6, 4-5 p.m. in Montana. She pursues her

• e library’s 2021 Literacy celebrated storytellers, to delight, Children can practice their “read dream and gains ight experience, Please visit the library website

Pumpkin Decorating Contest captivate, and mesmerize audienc- aloud” skills by reading to a friend- rst by working for a bootlegger calendar ( for

had a winner. e winner with the es with their stories. Please register ly canine friend for 15 minutes on during Prohibition and later in details on all the library’s upcoming

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 25

SPOTLIGHT If you could pick one place through the Lakeland eld hock- student-athlete. I met my best met if it wasn’t for eld hockey.
to visit on vacation that you’ve ey program are so special. friends in this sport and compet- If you ever have the chance to be
FROM PAGE 24 never been to, where would you ing together brought us closer a part of this program, de nitely
go and why? I learned many life lessons than ever. take it because it’s an experience
Who is your favorite pro- that I will continue to uphold that many are so lucky to be a
fessional athlete and pro (or I would love to visit Bora Bora. in college and my life. I was I met girls through all grades part of.
college) sports team? I see it on TikTok and Instagram able to grow into a hardworking that I probably would have never
all the time and I fell in love with PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
My favorite athlete is Erin the land’s beauty. Jaden Ray is awarded her section championship medal.
Matson who plays for UNC
(University North Carolina) eld What is your favorite food to
hockey. She shocked the eld- eat before or after a game?
hockey community with her
skills and watching her games I love eating either a bagel or
inspires me to learn new things cereal pre-game. After a game,
and to focus on strengthening Mia and I usually go to Chili’s
the basics. and get chicken tenders.

My favorite sports team is the Best place to eat in Yorktown
Bu alo Bills. e Bills have been and why?
a huge part of my family since I
was a baby so naturally, they are e best place to eat in Yor-
my favorite team. However, my ktown is JV Bagels. I always go
brothers, Kian and Anthony, won there to eat before games or af-
the title of the best Bills fans. terward. ey have the best ba-
con, egg, and cheese sandwiches.
What is your favorite music
to listen to warming up for a What’s the go-to app on your
game? phone and why?

My favorite music to listen to My go-to app is TikTok. I
is throwback songs. rowback spend so much time on it without
songs are the best to sing in the realizing it. But I love watching
car heading to the game and my the videos and discovering new
favorites are from one direction. music/trends that come from the
If you could have one super-
power, what would it be and For a young athlete growing
why? up in the Lakeland district,
what would you tell them about
My one superpower would be the experience of being part
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Yorktown’s Scialdone commits to Clemson

Husker junior excited about joining new program

BY MIKE SABINI to play for Clemson’s program

CONTRIBUTING WRITER and play against some of the best

athletes in the country.”

It was a tough decision but Scialdone, who rst picked up

once Yorktown junior Alex Scial- a lacrosse stick at age 4, has a tre-

done stepped on the Clemson mendous passion for the sport.

University campus, she knew At age of 10, she started playing

that’s where she wanted to be for the 2023 Long Island Yellow

and thus decided to commit to Jackets Blue Elite Team, and was

the Atlantic Coast Conference on that squad for ve years.

(ACC) school. She would travel with her par-

“Everyone there is so nice and ents 90 miles each way to prac-

the weather is basically perfect,” tice, three days a week and says

Scialdone said. “In addition to that she was very happy to do so.

that, I really connected with the Covid-19 then happened, her

coaches and loved what they had parents’ jobs changed and be-

planned for me and my future. cause of that, Scialdone stopped

Being a part of a new team that playing for the Yellow Jackets.

will play in the ACC was also a “I always knew that I wanted

big selling point for me.” to play Division 1 lacrosse and

Scialdone, who plays the X, traveling out to Long Island to

which is low attack, was also play against some of the best

seriously considering Brown, kids in the state helped me ac-

Stanford, University of Colo- complish that dream and al-

rado Boulder, Northwestern, lowed me to become the player

UMass, and Hofstra. I am today,” Scialdone said. “My

Clemson’s inaugural season teammates are what made the

will be in 2023, which means travel easier because they were

its second season will be when all my best friends and made

Scialdone is a freshman there. practice that much more fun. I

“Being a part of one of the couldn’t have done it without the

pioneers of the program re- support of the friends and most

ally excited me,” Scialdone said. importantly my family.”

“When I visited the school, I Scialdone now plays club for

saw how much people wanted PrimeTime in Westchester. FILE PHOTO/JOHN SCIALDONE
their lacrosse team to be suc- “I joined PrimeTime last fall Yorktown’s Alex Scialdone, left, with her CONNY Command teammate, Sabine Godwin

cessful in the ACC. ey are season and couldn’t be happier,”

creating brand new facilities just Scialdone said. “I love all the “Playing in those games Scialdone made the varsity them, as she wants to assist her

for the lacrosse team and teach- girls on the team and especially taught me how to play and team at Yorktown as freshman, teammates in their champion-

ing the game of lacrosse to locals my coaches.” connect with new people,” but didn’t play that season since ship quest and the next genera-

because they wanted to come Scialdone also gained valuable Scialdone said. “Many friend- it was cancelled because of the tion of Huskers as well.

watch and support the team. e experience when she played on ships were created and all these pandemic. is past spring, she “As a Husker, I am hoping

big tight knit community is just both the 2019 U14 US Lacrosse friends I made, I will be play- was on the Husker squad that to win a section championship

another reason I fell in love with National Championship team, ing against in college. Not only made it to the Section 1, Class and hopefully bring home a

the school. Being able to join a with the Yellow Jackets and 2020 did it teach me how to play with B semi nals. state championship with my

new program and help it expand Under Armour All-America Na- new people, but I also got to e remaining two years she best friends and continue to help

and succeed really made my de- tional Championship squad, with play against the best players in has at Yorktown, Scialdone’s grow the youth program for fu-

cision easy. I am beyond excited CONNY Command. the country.” looking to make the most of ture Huskers,” Scialdone said.

Yorktown’s Alex Scialdone with a behind the back goal for the Huskers. FILE PHOTO/BOB CASTNER/CASTNERPHOTO.NET

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Yorktown News – Page 27
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Page 28 – Yorktown News LEISURE Thursday, November 18, 2021

CLUES ACROSS south 56. Fonts 21. Jacobs and Summers
1. German philosopher 28. Boxing’s GOAT 60. A command in the name are two
6. A type of stock trading 29. Whittles of the court 23. Disfigure
(abbr.) 31. Tailless amphibian 61. Sprays with an irritant 25. Scientists’ tool (abbr.)
9. Cincinnati ballplayers 33. Surrounded 62. Georgetown athlete 26. Ill-mannered person
13. Deerlike water buffaloes 36. Doesn’t stay still 63. Dry or withered 27. Overhang
14. Island 38. Copycat 64. Sign of injury 29. Famed rat catcher
15. Jewish calendar month 39. Four-door car 65. Tracts of land (abbr.) 30. Passover feast and
16. Round Dutch cheese 41. Morally correct behavior 66. 365 days ceremony
17. Unstressed syllable of a 44. Something that is owed 67. Physique 32. Equal to 10 meters
metrical foot 45. Pasta needs it 68. Icelandic poems 34. Central processing unit
18. A restaurant needs one 46. Ant-Man’s last name 35. Chinese native religion
19. Decent behaviors 48. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! CLUES DOWN 37. Unfermented juices
21. Groans 49. Small period of time 1. Bodily substance 40. “To the __ degree”
22. Works hard (abbr.) 2. Internal 42. Frozen water
23. Upset 51. Woman (French) 3. Provoke or annoy 43. Medieval circuit courts
24. A sound made in speech 52. On or around 4. Type of lounge chair 47. 1,000 cubic feet (abbr.)
25. One point east of due 54. Fencing swords 5. Losses 49. Gossipy
6. Makes less severe 50. Shopping is one type
7. Identifies a thing 52. Palmlike plant
close at hand 53. Partner to “oohed”
8. Group of blood 55. Welsh name meaning
disorders (abbr.) “snow”
9. Rebuilt 56. Popular Mexican dish
10. Ancient Greek City 57. It helps power devices
11. American 58. Reddish-brown wildcat
investigative 59. Impertinence For puzzle solutions, please see
journalist 61. Legal financial term
12. Partially melted (abbr.)
snow 65. Atomic #52
14. Take shape
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20. Patti Hearst’s

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Realtor Foundation presents $1k to Support Connection

e Hudson Gateway Support Connection was (From left) Melissa Higgins, Support Connection; Carol Christiansen, The Cafe Residential Team of McGrath Realty;
REALTOR Foundation,the founded in 1996 by Nancy Kathy Quinn, executive director, Support Connection; Mary Prenon and Dave Rubin, HG Realtor Foundation
charitable arm of the Hud- Heller, a breast cancer sur-
son Gateway Association of vivor, and the late Richard
REALTORS, recently pre- Adamski, who lost his wife
sented a check for $1,000 to Myra to breast cancer. For
Support Connection. the past 25 years, Support
Connection has held its
Based in Yorktown “Support-A-Walk” at FDR
Heights, Support Connec- Park in Yorktown every Oc-
tion is a not-for-pro t orga- tober. It’s one of their big-
nization that provides emo- gest fundraising events of
tional, social and educational the year.
support to women, their
families and friends a ected Established in 2004 and
by breast and ovarian cancer. relaunched in 2013, the HG
It serves Westchester, Put- Realtor Foundation has do-
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as well as people all over the to charities and non-pro ts
country via toll-free services. throughout the Hudson
Valley. As concerned mem-
“Support Connection is bers of the communities we
so grateful for the continued work in, the Hudson Gate-
support of the HG Realtor way REALTOR Founda-
Foundation,” said Katherine tion participates in quali ed
Quinn, executive director, community-based charities
Support Connection, Inc. who serve the housing, hun-
“ is generous donation il- ger, health, happiness, and
lustrates your commitment humane needs of citizens
to people impacted by breast everywhere.
and ovarian cancer. You are
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Thursday, November 18, 2021 Yorktown News – Page 29

Merry Country Christmas’ RECREATION

Pickleball Committee formed

Yorktown musician to perform at Paramount on Dec. 18 Polar Plunge event planned

A Pickleball Committee has been town Parks and Recreation will hold

Jessica Lynn’s “A Very Merry Country Skip Our House.” formed by the Friends of Yorktown a Polar Bear Plunge and Silent Auc-

Christmas” is returning to the Paramount Local performers include Star Struck Dance Parks and Recreation. tion at Sparkle Lake on Jan. 8. It will

Hudson Valley eater in Peekskill on Sat- Studio, Next Level Dance, e Dance Conser- e committee will be co-chaired bene t the Friends of Yorktown Parks

urday, Dec. 18. e singer-songwriter from vatory, and Country Academy of Dance. by Lynne Withers and Elaine Stahl. and Recreation general fund and en-

Yorktown Heights will perform some holiday Tickets are $25-$35 and are on sale now at Its mission is to enhance and support able the establishment of various sub

classics. An added VIP the sport of Pickleball in the town committees to target those parks and

Now in its fth year,the family-oriented hol- Experience including a behind-the-scenes tour, of Yorktown. e Granite Knolls recreation activities that have a high

iday spectacular is a full multi-media presenta- band soundcheck, and photo op is also avail- Complex recently completed by the impact on the health and wellness of

tion featuring her seven-piece band, children’s able. town, contains six pickleball courts. our residents. Festivities will begin at

choirs, dozens of dancers, local area musicians, Attendees are asked to bring a new, un- However, the demand for court time 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast,

special e ects, a little country air, a visit from wrapped toy to bene t Toys for Tots Westches- exceeds the current capacity. e then the Polar Bear Plunge at 10 a.m.

Santa—and even some snow. ter’s e orts to distribute toys, books, and games committee will be researching adding Following the plunge, the organiza-

is musician sings and plays guitar, piano, to local children in need. additional capacity (lighting, bubble, tion will pick and announce the win-

harmonica, and the drums. e 31-year-old is year’s show is sponsored in part by DAS new courts, etc.), seeking grants, and ners of the silent auction, 50/50 ra e,

was born in Brooklyn and raised in Westches- Auto Parts & Accessories of Yorktown and holding fund raising activities to sup- and door prizes.

ter, her dad was an NYPD cop (and now her Mahopac and is hosted by the Wolf, Hudson plement the e orts of the Yorktown Sponsors and donations are being

bass guitar player), mom’s on vocals, and her Valley’s New Country radio 97.7/97.3/105.5. Parks and Recreation Department. sought for the event.

husband is her lead guitar player. Overnight accommodations o ering are If you have an interest in serving on To donate an item for the auction

“We’re a family band and we’re thrilled to available at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites this committee, contact Bob Giorda- or volunteer to work with the com-

continue doing an a ordable show with a of Peekskill with the special Jessica Lynn dis- no (914-874-4347 or [email protected] mittee, contact Bob Giordano at

warm family atmosphere during the holidays,” count code “JLC” at or by calling 914-874-4347 or [email protected]

Lynn said.“I love singing the classics and I love 855-803-5828. Reservations must be booked In addition, the Friends of York-

being involved with creating every aspect of the prior to Dec. 3.

show. It’s our chance to make this time of the For information

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She will perform more than a dozen holiday guidelines, visit the

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