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Published by Halston Media, 2021-01-06 16:44:48

The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 01.07.21

VOL. 3 NO. 24 Visit TapIntoKLT.net for the latest news. THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021

New supervisor sworn in

MaryAnn Carr outlines priorities for town

TOM BARTLEY Burdick to represent them in Al- decisions that involve the welfare The society's one year
CONTRIBUTING WRITER bany. of the entire town.” anniversary Jam Party at the

MaryAnn Carr, appointed to At the Dec. 28 work session, Since being elected to succeed Falcon in Marlboro before
serve as Bedford’s supervisor for the Town Board designated fellow Democrat David Buch- the pandemic
2021, will ask voters in Novem- Stephanie McCaine of Katonah wald in the Assembly, Burdick
ber to elect her to a full two-year to ll Carr’s vacant council post. has assured residents of a smooth PHOTO COURTESY OF
term. McCaine is associate director of transition. THE HUDSON VALLEY BLUES SOCIETY
admissions at the Harvey School,
“I will be running for Town Burdick said, as well as chair “We’ve been very fortunate to Singing the blues
Supervisor in 2021,” the former of the Diversity and Inclusion have a strong Town Board,” he
councilwoman and deputy su- Committee. She’s also chaired said, “one that works well and has Hudson Valley group releases
pervisor said this week. the Bedford Community e- done a great job for the town of ‘Lockdown Sessions’ CD
atre’s board and held other vol- Bedford. I think that going for-
Responding to questions in unteer leadership roles. ward the plan has been very well BY ABBY LUBY sure the genre is not forgotten.
an email, Carr announced both thought through and the town CONTRIBUTING WRITER Keeping the blues alive means
her candidacy and intent to step e board’s other members are will be in very good hands.” regular performances and more
down next week as chair of Bed- Ellen Calves, who was named Once you hear the blues, recordings, a mission long em-
ford’s Democratic Town Com- deputy supervisor; Bobbi Bittker Carr, who lled a board vacan- you don’t forget it. Joyous or braced by well-established blues
mittee. and Kate Galligan. cy in a March 2016 special elec- sad, the music draws raw emo- foundations, blues societies and
tion, won a four-year term in the tion from the heart and it runs blues halls of fame all over the
As deputy supervisor, Carr Galligan, whose term expires November 2017 general election. through your veins. It’s those vo- world.
assumed the supervisor’s duties this year, has said she will not Since then, Carr has been the cal croons, soulful guitar twangs,
Jan. 1 following the resignation seek reelection. Her position, as board’s liaison to Planning and low thumping piano chords and Two years ago, those passion-
of newly minted Assemblyman well as Carr’s former and current Recreation and Parks. She was the steady pulse of drums. ate about hearing and playing
Chris Burdick. posts, will be up for grabs in No- named deputy supervisor a year more blues here in the Hudson
vember. ago as women, all Democrats, e blues is steeped in south-
e Town Board was expected ern African American history SEE BLUES PAGE 4
to name Carr interim supervi- e work session was Burdick’s lled all council posts. and many devotees want to en-
sor at its Jan. 5 meeting. Burdick nal meeting as supervisor. He e lineup scheduled to take
had occupied the seat for the last expressed his gratitude for the
seven years, as town government steps the Town Board had taken e ect this week puts women in
swing from a Republican majori- in the wake of his impending de- all ve Town Board seats.
ty to a Democratic majority to an parture.
all-Democratic Town Board last “I want to make it clear,” he e Democrats’ dominance
year. In November, voters in the said, “I’m very proud of this was achieved with Carr guiding
93rd Assembly District tapped board.” It confronts “very di cult the party in Bedford. But in her

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The Staff SUPERVISOR safety protocols and attention to that remain before us. I salute my superb department heads, as
the virus’s impact on residents. predecessor, Chris Burdick, and well as the comptroller and bond
EDITORIAL TEAM FROM PAGE 1 my partners on the Town Board counsel to the Town of Bedford,
JODI WEINBERGER “I remain personally commit- for their drive and creativity in I will collaborate with my fellow
weekend email, she said, “I am ted,” Carr said, “to supporting the meeting the demands through board members to optimize bud-
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 resigning as chair of the Bedford needs of those who face food and turbulent times. In this time of get e cacy.
[email protected] Democratic Committee Jan. 14.” housing insecurity— which have transition, I look forward to posi-
been especially exacerbated by the tive collaboration. You may see a “• Guiding major projects
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER As interim supervisor, Carr pandemic.” bit of a di erent style from me, through next phases toward com-
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 will set the agenda and preside at but you can expect the same level pletion
[email protected] Town Board meetings. Carr also said she would join of commitment to serving the
hands with the environmental community. Given all that we’ve “Phase I of the Town’s sewer
ADVERTISING TEAM “You may see a bit of a di er- organization Bedford 2030 “to experienced and learned from project is already under construc-
PAUL FORHAN ent style from me,” she said in combat climate change and to 2020, my priorities are as follows: tion to bring greater vitality to
her email, “but you can expect preserve the lands we inhabit.” the Bedford Hills and Katonah
(914) 806-3951 the same level of commitment Speci cally, she “will be work- “• Protecting the well-being of hamlets. I’ll be working closely
[email protected] to serving the community.” She ing closely” with B2030 to cut our residents as rst priority with New York City and the state
promised “robust dedication to communitywide greenhouse gas Department of Corrections and
BRUCE HELLER representing all town residents.” emissions by 80 percent over the “We’re still in the midst of a Community Supervision o cials
(914) 486-7608 next 10 years. global pandemic, and I will con- to prepare for Phase II, which
[email protected] “I am mindful of both the tinue to work very closely with breaks ground after 2021. Simi-
remarkable accomplishments e text of Carr’s statement the Westchester County Depart- larly, I’ll continue to be energeti-
LISA KAIN achieved in 2020 despite a global follows: ment of Health to assure compli- cally engaged in the renovation
(201) 317-1139 pandemic and the steep chal- ance with guidelines promulgated of the Bedford Hills Community
[email protected] lenges that remain before us,” “LOOKING AHEAD TO A by the State of New York to en- House, which is anticipated to be
CORINNE STANTON Carr said. CHALLENGING YEAR sure public safety. done this summer.
(914) 760-7009
[email protected] She called the ongoing instal- “As we mark the New Year “• Assuring duciary tness of “• Ramping up environmental
lation of sewers in Katonah and with optimism for healthier, the Town initiatives
JAY GUSSAK Bedford Hills “an urgent priority.” more hopeful months ahead, I
(914) 299-4541 And the coronavirus’s continued am mindful of both the remark- “Financial security must be “Robust action as responsible
[email protected] threat remains a key concern. able accomplishments achieved sustained while continuing to stewards is necessary to combat
JENNIFER CONNELLY in 2020 despite a global pan- provide excellent services to the
(917) 446-7757 Accordingly, she pledged con- demic and the steep challenges community. Working with our SEE SUPERVISOR PAGE 9
[email protected] tinued progress on major projects
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Happy New Year and Many T hanks from all of us!

In 2021, we rededicate ourselves to thinking ‘local’

There is nothing quite like a crisis that concentrates the strategic move for us a genius, and I admire him. But he doesn’t care speci cally
mind. about the communities we serve. He doesn’t have a vested
In the past 17 years, about 1,700 weekly community that provides a level PUBLISHER’S interest in the state of our local economy, nor does he pay
newspapers have shut down in the United States, accord- of exibility that we MEMO reporters to attend the local school board and town board
ing to Poynter, an industry publication. need, and for a much meetings and report on them, and his employees don’t get
involved in the local chambers of commerce or volunteer
To be candid with our readers, this past spring, as every- lower cost. BRETT for local Boy Scout troops or organizations that deliver
thing began to shut down, we almost joined that statistic. Unlike a retail FREEMAN food to people struggling locally or remove trash from
Fortunately, we were rescued by the federal government. local roads.
Combined, the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck business that relies
Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury No, Facebook and Google don’t invest in that. But all of
Disaster Loan (EIDL) gave us a new lease on life. We also on walk-in tra c, us who work for your local community newspaper do.
asked you, our readers, for voluntary contributions to help
make up a portion of the lost advertising revenue we expe- our employees, most We’re not the only industry negatively impacted by Sili-
rienced due to the pandemic, and many of you generously con Valley. All our retailers are competing with Amazon;
gave to us. For that, we are truly grateful. of whom live in the real estate agents are competing with Zillow and Rex; local

e PPP loan enabled us to maintain our payroll, and towns we serve, have been fortunate enough to work from nancial advisers are competing with zero-commission
hopefully in the coming weeks we’ll receive the full for- digital apps; community banks are competing with digital
giveness for which we’ve applied. e reader contributions, home. Even before the pandemic, our employees were outlets that don’t have any local branches; and local car
which we plan to make an ongoing campaign, have given dealerships are competing with Carvana and other similar
us a meaningful and necessary additional revenue stream. trending in this direction as technology has made it easier sites.
And the EIDL loan, which must be paid back in full over
a 30-year period, has given us the breathing room to make and easier to do this. Quite simply, it makes no sense to But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Noth-
smart strategic decisions about the future direction of this ing beats the customer service of business owners who
business. pay all that rent and utilities, nor does it make sense to live and work locally. ese are the business owners who
sponsor the local sports teams and donate to all the lo-
So, what is the plan? Our plan is to double down on the devote the time and energy as a business owner to main- cal charities. Small business owners have reputations to
thing that has made us successful in the rst place: invest- uphold. When you bump into your customers on a line at
ing our resources to provide hyper-local news to the people tain a physical space like that. Frankly, on Dec. 31, when the local supermarket or post o ce, it ensures a level of ac-
living and working in the community and tightening the countability that Je Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, doesn’t
purse strings on unnecessary expenses that don’t advance everything was nally cleaned out, I was relieved. need to maintain.
our mission.
I want to ensure everyone – our employees, readers and As we start 2021, I urge all residents to rededicate
One unnecessary expense was a 2,000 square foot of- themselves to thinking “local,” whether it’s for shopping,
ce in Somers that has barely been used in the past nine advertisers – that this move makes us a stronger business. investing, banking or how you get your news. at is the
months. erefore, starting Jan. 1, we downsized to a small only way our local economies will continue to thrive.
one-room o ce in Mt. Kisco. With the money we’re saving on rent and utilities, we’re
Why Mt. Kisco? Mt. Kisco is a local community that I wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New
either borders or is a quick drive from the ve com- able to upgrade our I.T. infrastructure, which will make us Year!
munities we serve. roughout this pandemic, it did our
previous visitors no good when they came to our former more e cient, and we’re also hiring additional journalists. New Office
Somers location and found a locked, empty o ce. Fortu-
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face-to-face in the communities we serve (with a mask on

and 6 feet away, of course!).

roughout this pandemic, I also rediscovered who

our competitors are, and they are not other community

papers, who are fellow travelers in this unique mission-

based industry. Rather, our real competitors are the faceless

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track your every move on the Internet and who have noth-

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click to them.

Over the past 20 years, a majority of advertising dol-

lars have shifted to digital, and a majority of that digital

revenue is being spent with Facebook and Google.

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BLUES Valley musicians performing at November 2018 with emails to inductee. at HVBS is not as diverse as
local venues. Hudson Valley musicians and Opening the doors of his it could be is not lost on Toscano.
FROM PAGE 1 music lovers inviting them to an
“Paul and I got to know each informal, rst meeting of HVBS. church for HVBS meetings and “We’re all white people play-
Valley formed the Hudson Val- other and he invited me to hang Responding to that email was jam sessions was Tim Wagner, ing music that wasn’t invented
ley Blues Society (HVBS). e out and listen to the blues,” re- Bill McCann, an IBM retiree pastor of the Croton Falls Com- by us, but it’s music we embrace
group just released its rst, two- called Roche, a Somers resident and lifelong amateur musician munity Church for 28 years. He and love. Truth is, without Black
disc CD “Blues Alive in the and vice president of HVBS. who played folk, rock and oldies. learned about HVBS from Fon- people, this music never would
Valley—Lockdown Sessions of “Learning about the blues was a tana, with whom he had worked. have happened. We are trying to
2020” featuring 23 original songs lot of fun.” “I was at a point in my life Wagner became so enthused attract people of color,” Toscano
by known music celebrities of the where I wanted to give back to about the blues, he scheduled a said, adding that the group is
Hudson Valley. Roche, who professionally the community,” said McCann. Sunday morning blues service reaching out to such Black Hud-
books local musicians to open for “ e meeting was in Brewster, that featured the group Agape. son Valley blues celebrities as Joe
e CD marks a pivotal point national touring bands, saw the which is where I live.” Louis Walker, the electric blues
for HVBS. e serendipitous potential in starting a blues soci- “ ey sang the blues version guitarist and singer/songwriter,
start of the nonpro t group was ety. About the same time, Tosca- McCann didn’t know much of about eight songs, including and the award-winning blues
like an improvised ri in B.B. no met Hillary Fontana, an avid about the blues, but his apprecia- ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Power in guitarist Slam Allen.
King’s “ e rill Is Gone” with blues lover who frequented leg- tion grew the more he heard and the Blood,’ “ Wagner recalled.
chance meetings of like-minded endary rhythm and blues cruises learned about it. “ e music was moving, soul- Attracting young musicians to
folks seeking to organize. Today featuring top-notch performers, searching and provided a depth the blues society is another chal-
they are active board members many of whom she got to know “It was an opportunity to be to our worship.” lenge and it has a few younger
working to keep the blues alive at late-night jam sessions on the a part of an organization and to members. Acknowledging that
for its 120 members. boat. Fontana, an artist, graphic meet lots of really good blues Wagner said that since that more young people are embracing
designer and professional web- players.” service, several members of his and playing the blues is HVBS
“It wasn’t primarily about site designer, contacted Toscano congregation had joined the blues member and blues guitarist Al
forming a group for people to about a musician friend’s lost McCann, now the group’s trea- society. Orlo, who said the youths he sees
get gigs,” said HVBS president piece of musical equipment at a surer, said HVBS is nancially playing the blues are learning
Paul Toscano, a Patterson resi- local venue. stable. One of the primary goals of about it through social media.
dent who sings and plays a mean HVBS is to preserve the history
harmonica on the track “Turn Up “Paul asked me if I ever wanted “We received some large dona- of the blues. In the late 1800s, “ ey are speaking the lan-
the Heat.” “It was more about to start a blues society,” said Fon- tions from various members pret- songs sung by southern Black guage. You can hear it in the
being a performance society to tana, who lives in New Rochelle. ty early in our existence. Funds sharecroppers, slaves and ex- depth of their listening and in
help people understand the blues, “We didn’t know each other at were set aside to help musicians slaves were clearly the sonorous their playing and they are impres-
which seems to be a dying art.” all, but the friendship blossomed who are needy,” said McCann, linchpin of the blues. ese songs, sive. ese young blues musicians
from there.Paul knew all the local referring to the Ian Bennett Me- usually of anguish and despair, have done their research,” said
Toscano used to have a blues musicians in the Hudson Valley.” morial Fund which helps Hud- were the impromptu blues heard Orlo.
show on Pawling Public Radio son Valley musicians struggling in plantation camps, rural juke
before it became a streamed in- Fontana is now the corre- with medical and health-related joints and shacks before spread- Orlo, who grew up in White
ternet station. e show airing sponding secretary on the HVBS ing north of the Mississippi Del- Plains and now lives in northern
before his was Jacque Roche’s board. She designed and set up nancial needs. ta, evolving into the Delta blues, Westchester, has long worked
“Jacque’s Giant Hudson Valley the HVBS website and created Bennett, who died in 2019, Chicago blues, jazz-blues hybrids and played guitar with soul blues
Music Show” during which she the CD cover. was a singer, saxophone and har- and later on, rhythm and blues
regularly interviewed Hudson monica player for over 40 years, and rock-and-roll. SEE BLUES PAGE 8
Everything started around an HVBS member and a New
York State Blues Hall of Fame

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JJ Theatre Workshop presents ‘The Laramie Project’

John Jay eatre Work- e scriptwriter and ac-

shop presents “ e Lara- tor was warm, open and

mie Project,” by Moisés funny in describing what it

Kaufman and members felt like for a group of New

of the Tectonic eater York theater people to land

Project, on January 21, 22 in Laramie and start asking

and 23. e free stream- total strangers questions.

ing link will be available on She brought students in-

jjhs.klschools.org. e ac- side the craft of non- ction

claimed play about the 1998 storytelling—the topic she

murder of gay University of now teaches at City Col-

Wyoming student Mat- lege New York. She also

thew Shepard is suitable for shared the pride she and

ages 14 and over. her colleagues felt as “ e

Director Bill Friedman Laramie Project” brought

selected “ e Laramie Proj- attention to the lack of hate

ect” for John Jay eatre crime laws in various states

Workshop’s winter drama including Wyoming.

because it’s “an amazing “ ere’s no question in

show” and because its stag- my mind that ‘ e Lara-

ing lends itself to Zoom. mie Project’ expanded peo-

Performing the 20 year ple’s minds,” said Gronich.

old drama during a pan- “ e play is still getting

demic also opened unex- performed because it still

pected opportunities. Not needs to. We always hope

only are students designing that the era will dawn when

their own sets and costumes a student will pick up ‘ e

based on what they have at PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN JAY HIGH SCHOOL Laramie Project’ and say,
home, they were able to have The Cast of the Laramie Project ‘what’s a hate crime?’ I’m
a lengthy Zoom conversa- sad to say that this play is

tion with Amanda Gronich, one of the the- which to cut?” “Do you know of anyone “Meeting Amanda Gronich was a still relevant. We hope the day will dawn

ater artists who traveled to Wyoming and who saw the play who was homophobic, game-changer for the students,” said As- when it will be a curiosity.”

co-created “ e Laramie Project.” and it changed their minds?” sistant Director Amanda Urban, who set “It is awesome that you are doing this in

“Did you know what the story was is are just some of the questions up the discussion with Gronich. “ ey the middle of a pandemic,” Gronich said

when you arrived in Laramie?” “How did members of John Jay eatre Workshop realized that they are connected to some- to the students with a big encouraging

you decide which characters to keep and asked Gronich. thing bigger.” smile. “I’m behind you.”

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BLUES

FROM PAGE 4

artist Vaneese omas; his sultry, expressive guitar accompanies Lewisboro Library Reverts to and creating, and stretching her skills to develop
omas’ soul-gripping voice on the CD’s track “Mean World.”

As HVBS became better known, it booked musicians to open for Curbside Service Only activities that keep the teens coming back for more.
well-known groups at such venues as Daryl’s House Club in Pawling, She’s looking forward to making 2021 a happy, fun

Hopewell Inn in Hopewell Junction, Lucy’s in Pleasantville,Turning Due to the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases adventure for the teens of Lewisboro!

Point in Piermont, the Moonlight Café in Brewster and the Falcon already in Westchester, as well as the anticipated Bee-Themed Boredom

Underground, Marlboro, among others. increase due to holiday gatherings, the Lewisboro

By the beginning of 2020, HVBS was inducted as an a liate of Library has reverted to Curbside Service only. e Buster
the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, a major player in the blues majority of libraries in the Westchester Library

world that holds the annual, highly competitive International Blues System are taking this step to protect both the sta Children’s Librarian Miss Marie is continuing

Challenge (IBC). HVBS was planning its own local blues challenge and the community. ere will be no more comput- virtual “Boredom Buster” craft programs via Face-

whose winners would compete against other blues artists from all er and browsing appointments inside the Library book Live on Friday afternoons at 4:30 pm. On

over the world at the January 2021 IBC. It was also planning its until further notice. is safety protocol will be January 8 she will feature two bee-themed crafts. A

second annual fundraiser. reevaluated in January. Please review the Curbside materials list can be found on the Library website.

en the pandemic hit and everything shut down—venues closed Service instructions on the Library website. Craft packets for each week can be picked up inside

and the group’s monthly meetings moved onto Zoom. Freegal Service is Going Away the Library’s Curbside Service vestibule.
“Everyone was in a state of ux; some were writing and recording
Motivating the Unmotivated
new music,” said Roche. “We had to revive the group and get our

members out of a slump. at’s when we decided to produce the Important news for those who use the Freegal Student

CD.” free music download service. e Westchester Li-

An aggressive outreach campaign solicited Hudson Valley blues brary System has announced that the Freegal con- Is your student in a January slump? On Tues-

musicians to contribute a song. Stamped as “Lockdown Sessions of tract will be over on December 31, 2020. Please day, January 12 at 7 pm, the Library is co-hosting

2020,” the CD production was headed up by HVBS trustee Tom see the Library website for instructions on how to the virtual program “Motivating the Unmotivated

Forst, an international touring and chart-selling original blues art- download or transfer songs that you would like to Student.” e program will be held via Zoom and

ist. Among the 23 tracks, the CD features Vaneese omas, Dion, keep to your computer. is intended for parents of students in grades four

e Johnny Feds Band, Menza Madison Band, Union Stockyard & Library Welcomes New Teen through twelve. is 30-minute interactive webinar
Transit Company, Tas Cru with Sonny Rock, e Full Stop Blues shows parents tips, tools, and strategies to moti-

Band and Roadhouse Roosters. To date, over 120 CDs have been Librarian vate, inspire, and support their student. Learn how
sold at $20 each. to inspire your kids to motivate themselves, how

When the pandemic is over, the collective hope is to pick up where e Lewisboro Library’s Teen Librarian, Dolo- self-esteem and anxiety impacts motivation and

HVBS left o , promoting musicians to play more live shows, essen- res Antonetz, retired at the end of December. e the importance of goals and objectives, choices and

tial to the vibe that refuels the core of artistic sustenance. Library is pleased to welcome new Teen Librarian consequences.

“When we play, there is a feedback loop with the audience and Jane Rothschild, who started the rst week of Janu- is webinar is presented by Successful Study

sometimes you can feel their pleasure and that ampli es the experi- ary. Jane will lead the monthly Middle Reads and Skills 4 Students. Please register at enroll.success-

Teen Advisory Groups, as well as spearhead special fulstudyskills4students.com/enroll/virtual.
ence,” said Orlo. “It’s a great feeling.”

lWisth,epnuittycooumr efusttuoreyofiursrtt.o-doFor more information or to purchase a CD, visit thehvbs.org.
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Jane has worked in circulation, technical services, January 13
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OBITUARIES

Williams, Charles Delano

Williams, Charles Delano, 87, of Cross River, NY, formerly of Ossining
and Bedford Village, died on December 26th.

Charles was born in Mount Vernon, NY, March 4, 1933. He was a Veteran
of the Korean War.

Charles is survived by his wife: Evelyn (Iversen) Williams, two daughters:
Pamela Shapiro and Christine Williams, and one son: Richard Williams.
Beloved grandfather of ve, and great-grandfather of two.

Memorial service to be announced in the future.

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FROM PAGE 2
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greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent food and housing insecurity—which
by 2030. In addition, we will continue have been especially exacerbated by the
to preserve Bedford’s history, character pandemic. rough our continued part-
and open spaces. I’m particularly excited nership with the county and with Bed-
about providing greater access to newly ford’s Blue Mountain Housing Corp.
acquired Buxton Gorge trails within I will be pursuing projects to address
Bedford Hills by developing a parking these needs.
area and entry point. Gratefully, we also
bene t from the expertise of folks on “• Building a stronger community
the advisory committees at the Katonah through inclusion
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Happily
Ever
After

A New Year’s toast Soap

NEWS & same time on ursday mornings. After ten months READING, lighter soap bar with extra air
NOTES I may excel in this program as my of public WRITING & whipped into the soap mixture
wonderful wife points out nobody service an- CHOCOLATE ingredients. is inexpensive
MARK sits as well as I do… nouncements encour- KIM white soap bar was light enough
JEFFERS aging people to wash KOVACH to oat on the water in the
e town of Bedford depends on their hands, I started bathtub. Harley Procter came
Welcome to “News & volunteers to deliver prepared meals thinking more about up with the name Ivory inspired
Notes,” where we look at for their “Meals on Wheels” pro-
the happenings here in gram, if you are interested in volun- soap. I wash my hands by a psalm in the Bible: “All thy
Westchester County… teering for this important program
please call Jim Whiting at 914-666- countless times each garments smell of myrrh, and
We hope everyone had a wonder- 7004 for more information, together
ful holiday season; apparently, I was we can deliver. day. I’ve been a big fan aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory
naughty last year, as Santa jammed
enough coal in my stocking to heat It’s time to dig out your old blades, of liquid hand soap for years. palaces whereby they have made thee glad.”
all of Katonah… as Ice-skating will be available this
winter at the Bedford Hills Memo- I decided to nd out when humans rst e Ivory soap bar was an immediate success.
Once again, I have out smarted rial Park’s Lake Marie and Cherry
myself by making my New Year’s Ridge Lake (on Lakeside Drive o started using soap. According to the internet, In England, William Hesketh Lever, a
resolution, “not to make any resolu- Cherry Street) in Katonah. Appro-
tions,” Ha-ha, just by saying that priate signage will be posted at each the earliest known soap was made as early as British soap and detergent entrepreneur, and
I broke the resolution, so please site indicating whether or not the
sit back and enjoy this week’s lakes are safe for skating, for skating the year 2800 BC in ancient Babylon. Arche- his brother, James Darcy Lever, formed Lever
“resolution free” edition of “News & conditions call the hotline number at
Notes.” 914-864-3777. ologists discovered a formula for soap (water, Brothers in 1885. By 1930, the company

e good folks at Art Show: Bed- You will want to “check” this out… alkali and cassia oil) inscribed on a clay tablet merged with a British margarine company to
ford proudly announce that in lieu enter into the magical and exciting
of its traditional annual art exhibit, world of chess with Chess Wizards! from Babylon in 2200 BC. form Unilever. One of the company’s big-
this year’s 48th show will be entirely You will participate in epic chess
virtual! games, fun and interactive lessons, Early humans used water, sand, pumice and gest products, the Dove soap brand, started in
tournaments, team matches, trivia
e Online Sales will run through and more. e specialized classes ashes to keep clean. For several hundred years, 1957. is new beauty cleansing bar contained
January 31, with over 43 local are a blast for everyone kindergarten
artists spanning a variety of styles through 5th grade. Classes are of- soap was made outdoors by boiling a cauldron a patented blend of mild cleansers and one-
and media will be represented. As fered through zoom on ursdays in
always, 100% of the proceeds will be January, please call 914-666-7004 for of animal fat (cow, sheep or goat) with water quarter moisturizing cream. e Dove soap bar
donated to local charities. more information.
and lye made from wood ash. is greasy, was promoted as leaving skin clean, soft and
I love this new exercise concept A New Year’s toast with great
“Get Fit While You Sit…” Katonah cheer and a big thank you to all es- smelly goo was used to remove dirt and grime. smooth and less drying than Ivory soap.
Village Library announces a new sential personnel who are on the job,
zoom tness program with a unique health care workers, rst responders, In 1789, Andrew Pears, a trained barber Do you remember Soap on a Rope? is
approach to individual functional truck drivers, grocery store workers,
anyone out there on the front line, from the coast of England, arrived in London unique item was rst created in the late 1940’s.
tness and holistic wellness. e thank you for your dedication, your
program is designed and instructed service and being there for all of us! and saw the need for a gentle cleansing soap. e idea was to loop the rope over your wrist
by Katonah-resident Killeen Rhodes
and will begin live online at 10am on I want to wish everyone a happy, His upscale clients experienced skin irritation to prevent the soap bar from falling to the oor
January 7, with new sessions at the healthy and prosperous new year…
Happy 2021! from the harsh soap products of the day, as well in the shower. en the soap could be hung

as from the arsenic and lead-based face creams up to dry instead of relegated to a mushy soap

used by women to achieve a pale, anemic pallor dish.

favored among the upper classes. Fancy bath soaps like the large ball-shaped

By 1807, Pears soap was the rst mass- Bath Bombs with fragrances of eucalyptus

marketed translucent soap. e special formula and citrus can turn your soaking tub into a spa

boiled out the impurities and irritants and experience. I remember the commercials for

added a delicate fragrance of English garden Mr. Bubble in the 1960’s advertised to “Bubble

owers plus rosemary and thyme. e trans- kids clean and eliminate bathtub ring.”Of

lucent soap bar was aged for two to three course we asked Mom to buy Mr. Bubble and

months which resulted in greater lather and enjoyed shrieking with glee as the tub lled

longer lasting bubbles. with bubbles!

Across the Atlantic, soap products were

being produced by a company in Cincinnati, Kim Kovach will be teaching Life Sketches adult

Ohio, founded by William Procter and James writing classes via Zoom through the Bedford Free

Gamble in 1837. Forty years later, the found- Library. Join Kim to write personal and family

ers’sons invented a new soap product.Trained stories on Fridays at 10:30am starting on January

chemist, James Norris Gamble, created a 22nd. www.kimkovachwrites.com

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Traditions Seafood Bisque Directions:
In a large stockpot melt the
Serves 4 butter over medium heat
and add the onion, carrot
SEASONAL I was looking forward to some fully and anonymously mail it to Ingredients: and celery and garlic, cook
TIDBITS time spent with my friend under another member of the family. 2 Tablespoons butter until the onions are tender.
her tree in the living room, I was Of course, there would be a small 1 onion finely chopped Stir in the tomato paste.
LAURA also wary that there would be clue as to what member of the 1 carrot, peeled and finely Increase the heat to high
CAMPAGNA 30 plus people and I would not family sent it, so while it was not chopped and add the brandy, lobster/
have one-to-one time with her. all together anonymous; it did 1 stalk of celery, finely seafood stock and water,
Once again I have been As we pulled into her driveway have some element of surprise chopped dried parsley, thyme, nutmeg
thinking of traditions. I was happy to see that no other and it was assured it would not 1 clove garlic minced and old bay seasoning. Let
It could be that time of cars were in the driveway. She return to the sender the following 4 Tablespoons tomato paste it come to a boil, and then
year again when everyone makes opened the door in her Christ- year. e onion always came with 2 tablespoons brandy turn down the heat to low
resolutions, a tradition in and of mas Eve nest, her plaid pajamas. instructions for the lucky recipi- 2 cups liquid from shells of and let it simmer for 20
its self. It’s a tradition to make a A tradition she created some 10 ent as to how they could continue lobsters, strained (or bottled min. In a small bowl whisk
resolution and a tradition to not years ago. She scooted us in the the tradition. lobster or seafood stock) together the flour and heavy
keep that resolution. door and announced she was in 5 cups water cream until smooth. Slowly
the middle of taking a picture As I listened to these family Assorted cooked seafood whisk it into the simmering
During this past holiday of her kids and their signi cant traditions and thought about oth- (cod, shrimp, clam, lobster, pot, stirring until smooth and
season, I spent time with family others under the tree. My family ers I have heard in the past, I real- crab or whatever you like), it becomes a bit thicker (add
and friends in the traditional and and I dispersed in the house and ized that it was time to complete roughly chopped, to equal more flour/cream mixture
non-traditional sense. I was able I found my way into the kitchen. the tradition I have started for the a cup if you want it a bit thicker.)
to see family and friends virtually Her husband was at the stove past 13 years. I will grab the fresh 1/2 teaspoon each dried Gently fold in assorted
a la the Jetsons and in person a la putting his nishing touches lobster stock I just froze, and parsley, dried thyme, seafood. Cook until seafood
the old-fashioned way. Of course, on his Lobster sauce for the make a Seafood Bisque and drive nutmeg, Old Bay Seasoning is warmed through.
everyone was happy to see each pasta dish. ey celebrate the 7 over a quart for my friend and 3 Tablespoons flour
other and while the season was Fishes on Christmas Eve serving her husband and promise us all to 3/4 cup heavy cream
everything from the ever-popular continue the tradition for as long
as they hosts Christmas Eve.

celebrated a bit di erently, it was Lobster to conch in a seafood

still the holiday season and all of salad and other sea urchins

the bells and whistles that came boiled, broiled, baked, fried, and

along with it were there. sautéed. Before we started the

My girls were home for a two- main course my friend’s husband

week Christmas visit. We had o ered a toast and declared that

not seen one daughter since last we have been coming to their

Christmas and the other since house for the past 13 years, and

late August. Travel restrictions I take home all of the leftover

due to the pandemic put a huge lobster to make a seafood stock

dent in travel plans during the and he has yet to get any seafood

year. With their bags packed chowder. I confessed that I DO

and negative COVID tests in make the stock, but I forget about

hand, they headed home. One it during the year and it sits in my

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I got your goose

the fence or up a tree. I can’t woke up to the sound of geese never actually met a goose don’t hold a feather to an
honking. I went to sleep to the before. So, the rst time I took angry goose. Apparently, we
say I was unhappy about that. sound of geese honking. And him outside to do his business, had unwittingly trespassed on
when I went outside to shoo the he didn’t notice them. But then private goose territory, and this
TRACY e squirrels ate my pump- honking geese away, I discov- the geese honked, and he sud- is not something that geese will
BECKERMAN kins and raided my bird feed- ered a mine eld of honking denly perked up like a retriever tolerate.
ers, so I was not really a fan. goose droppings. on a hunt, waiting to go col-
lect the birds his owner shot At rst, I thought I might
If Monty wanted to chase According to multiple geese down. As my dog is, actually, a stand my ground with my
authorities, the average goose retriever, this wasn’t much of a faithful retriever by my side
the squirrels back to their poops every 12 minutes, which surprise. What happened next and show the geese who was the
translates to more than 100 was. toughest bird. But as the geese
squirrel lair so they could tell times a day. ONE HUNDRED came at us, Monty yanked the
TIMES! is was somewhat I had fully expected the dog leash out of my hands and ran
When we lived in the little squirrel stories about the horrifying and really more than to bark his head o and lurch o to save his own skin. is re-
suburbs, my dog had I wanted to know about geese, at the geese, which, I assumed ally left me with no other option.
a squirrel obsession. mean squirrel-hating dog in our but it did, at least, explain the to him, were just big squirrels
yard, it was OK by me. mine eld outside. with beaks, scaring them away So, I turned and ew the coop.
from the premises. But as he
When we left the suburbs, When we rst moved, the took a few steps forwards and Tracy Beckerman is embarking
geese weren’t here. I suppose strained at the leash, a bunch of on a new adventure as an
He would routinely sit by the I thought the squirrel issue they had left for greener pas- the geese turned and ew at us, empty nester! Now, instead of
tures. But about two months paralyzing both the dog and me being “Lost in Suburbia,” she
deck door watching the back- was resolved. We moved into later they suddenly appeared in terror. is “Lost in Midlife.” Life is
and the only member of our just as funny… but with a lot
yard for squirrels like a guard the city and there was nary a family who seemed truly excited Now, I’ve done battle with less laundry. For more midlife
about this… was the dog. e wild turkeys which I had humor, you can follow her on
at Buckingham Palace. Neither squirrel to be found. It seemed dog had led a somewhat shel- always thought were the scari- Facebook at facebook.com/
tered suburban life and had est birds in the ‘burbs. But they LostinsuburbiaFanPag.
sleep nor hunger nor the sound our bothersome squirrel issues

of a killer Roomba approach- would be a thing of the past.

ing would tear him from his But then we moved again to

post, unless, of course, he heard a place near the water and we

the sound of food accidentally discovered that there was some-

dropping on the kitchen oor. thing afoul.

When a squirrel appeared, he Or more speci cally, a fowl.

would growl menacingly and In this latest move, we had

nally erupt into a t of hysteri- unwittingly traded in squirrels

cal barking until I let him out- for geese, the scourge of lawns

side to chase the interloper over and sidewalks everywhere. I

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Kids and New Year’s resolutions

STRONG agree that it’s a good way to start Ask him what he’d like to a lot of time, he works after school keep at something you want to do
LEARNING the new year. In addition, making accomplish in school. Most kids and on the weekends to pay for his by controlling yourself and mov-
New Year’s resolutions sets a good want better grades.Together put car insurance. ing on in spite of the obstacles.
DR. LINDA example for our kids (especially together a list of short-term goals By going over this with him, he
SILBERT high schoolers)? which will put him on the right Write down the obstacles and might not be so quick to reject the
track towards his long-term goal. next to each one write three real- concept of New Year’s Resolutions.
Dear Dr. Linda, Leslie For example, hand in all home- istic options he might be able to He’ll see that they’re not so silly,
Every year our family and Dear Leslie, work, work on time management, use to overcome the obstacle. He’ll they even can help make the next
and go for help if he doesn’t un- realize that if he actually thinks year a little better. But, only if you
friends come to our house for a Yes, I agree that New Year’s derstand something, all short-term through the various options, he carry them out.
New Year’s Day party. It’s become resolutions are a good way to goals. en together explore all the will actually improve in school.
a tradition that after dessert each start the new year, but as you obstacles that could prevent him If he’s still having trouble reach- Happy and healthy 2021!!
one shares their New Year’s resolu- heard from your guests and your from achieving any of these goals. ing his long-term goal, review his Dr. Linda
tion, including the kids. When son, most resolutions are soon Here are some possible obstacles: obstacles and talk about why the
I announced that it was time to abandoned. Why? Because the he’s on a sports team that takes up options may not be working. en Is your child struggling with distance
share our resolutions, most of my actual resolution is a long-term a lot of time, he’s on the stage crew think of alternate options. learning? We can help at Strong
guests said,“No thank you,”and goal. ey’re easy to make. But for the school play which takes up Learning K-12. Send your questions
some actually made a joke of it. no matter how much you want Finally, talk about willpower to [email protected]
“Yep, I’m going to lose weight,” something to happen, it’s un- and perseverance. e ability to
laughed Meg.“ at resolution likely to happen unless you work
didn’t go so well. I’m actually towards it. As you mention in
heavier now than I was last year. your email, you learned how to
Even worse, my 16-year-old son plan your time. You probably set
walked away saying,“Mom, that up a plan consisting of short-term
was a good try, but even I know goals, and once you achieved
that resolutions don’t work.” those goals, you were on the road
to achieving your long-term
Am I so nalve that I think they goal (which was your New Year’s
can work? ey’ve always worked resolution).
for me. Last year I said I wasn’t
going to be late for things any- Since you’re able to make your
more and I worked hard at it, and New Year’s resolutions work, you
I’m not late anymore. I’ve learned obviously understand what it takes
how to plan my time. Don’t you to make them work. I recommend
that you talk to your son about
the idea of making a New Year’s
resolution and why most people
never achieve it.

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e Midwife

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PERSPECTIVE you may all be familiar with is a variation on that theme, was as strong and courageous have been too happy with him
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individual from my description especially violent man, he fought wasn’t much of a breadwinner.
JAMES the latter, which is a show that below. Who knows, some of you in countless battles and it was He spent most of his time in
MARTORANO aired from 1950 until 1967, may even guess correctly almost said that his stare could drive an the marketplace near his home
immediately! enemy into retreat. He was also a talking to anyone who was will-
mostly in black and white. brilliant man, with an enormous ing to listen and share ideas. His
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As we begin the New Year, of guests, including the likes and wisps of grey hair fringing As for his lineage, his mother the wisest man alive, although he
I look forward to sharing of Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett a balding head, all atop a robust, was a midwife and his father a disputed that title vociferously.
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MARTORANO expense for the rest of his life. ...where Life imitates Art imitates Life imitates Art...
Not liking the sound of that
FROM PAGE 16 idea, the jury responded with a Doing your own TAXES?
verdict of death 361-140. Don’t be a cottonheaded
philosopher upset several
powerful people, and ended up Our convicted star had ninnymuggin!
on trial for various trumped up friends who knew he had been
charges. Although he lived in a unjustly prosecuted and con-
rather primitive democracy by victed. ey prepared a ship
today’s standard, he did have for his escape and convinced a
a jury trial. Reportedly, 6,000 guard to unlock the door to his
notices were issued, resulting in cell. Our philosophical giant
the selection of 500 jurors. In refused the o er. Since he had
my 46 years of trial litigation, I enjoyed the bene ts of society
can’t even imagine the problems his whole life, he reasoned
such a jury pool would pose. that it would be wrong to now
But, in spite of obvious logistical disregard the decision of the
issues, our protagonist’s trial people. He was placing prin-
proceeded to conclusion. ciple above his very life. Oh,
how I wish more people in high
In a huge marble building, places felt this way today.
500 jurors were seated on
long wooden benches to hear When the day of execution
the argument of both sides. arrived, Socrates took the cup of
Spectators were allowed, and poisonous hemlock and drank
arguments were timed by water it without hesitation. Over
clocks. is was their version the proceeding centuries, his
of our O.J. Simpson trial, with contribution to western thought
the country caught up in the has been recognized as practi-
dramatic and fateful court case. cally immeasurable. He is a
Charged with corrupting the model of courage, sel essness,
youth as well as slander, our and intellectual curiosity. Yet
defendant rose to defend his he sought no fame, and never
honor. Vehemently denying committed anything to writing.
the charges, he asserted that he Had it not been for his famous
only wanted to teach the youth. student, Plato, who recorded
His eloquent and heartfelt his teachings for posterity, we
summation fell on deaf ears, would never have known about
and he was convicted 281-220. Socrates’ contributions. Describ-
ing his beloved teacher, Plato
At his sentence, the prosecu- summed him up best: he was
tion sought the death penalty. “a man, as we would say, of all
Again, our thinker rose and then living we had ever met, the
de antly suggested, since he noblest and the wisest and the
was doing a public service, that most just.”
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Indoor track is one of
the low/moderate-risk
sports slated to begin

on Monday, Jan. 11.

FILE PHOTO/VIC MCGEE

Some winter
sports to begin
next week

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER indoor track—are scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. rization of high-risk sports to resume competition,” Za-
SPORTS EDITOR 11. yas wrote on Twitter. “We’ll continue working with state
o cials and our member schools to determine when it
Monday marked the start of the interscholastic winter High-risk sports—boys and girls basketball, ice hock- is safe to compete.”
sports season in New York State, but many Section 1 ey, and wrestling—have not been authorized by the state
schools opted to postpone their start dates for at least to begin their seasons. State championships have already High-risk sports from the fall—football and volley-
another week. been canceled for the winter season. ball—have already been postponed until March 1. Also
delaying high-risk winter sports to March increases the
In Katonah-Lewisboro, sports considered by the Dr. Robert Zayas, executive director of the New York likelihood of overlap between sports. Student-athletes
state’s Department of Health to be “low and moderate State Public High School Athletic Association, shared who participate in both football and wrestling, for ex-
risk”—bowling, skiing, gymnastics, boys swimming, and an update on Wednesday, Dec. 30. ample, would have to choose.

“At this time, there is no de nitive timeline for autho-

Varsity Rewind — Jan. 6, 2019

In a section nals rematch, the John Jay ice hockey
team defeated Horace Greeley, 5-2, at the Brewster Ice
Arena on Jan. 6, 2019.

A talented freshman class, led by Mattie Wierl and
Tyler Wishart, contributed four goals and three assists
in the win.

e Indians would go on to win the section title
again before falling in the state semi nals.

Freshman Tyler Wishart
makes a rush for the goal.

FILE PHOTOS/ROB DIANTONIO

Anthony Protomastro, left, and
Ethan Jackson congratulate

Mattie Wierl after he set up a
second period goal.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021 SPORTS THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 19

Strategies
to reduce
young
athletes’
injury risk

Sports can make a profound impact on there are some strategies athletes and their Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonpro t orga- tension before kids begin physical activity.

the life of a young person. Stanford Chil- parents can take to reduce that risk. nizations that works to help families and • Encourage young athletes to hydrate and

dren’s Health, a Bay Area-based pediatric • Make sure young athletes get their communities keep kids safe from injuries, stay hydrated throughout competition. e

and obstetric health care system that o ers physicals. Recreational and scholastic recommends parents meet with coaches NCAA notes that the consequences of dehy-

comprehensive clinical services, notes that sports leagues typically require athletes to before the rst practice of the season to in- dration are severe and can include increased

children who participate in sports experi- get physicals before they’re allowed to com- form them of a child’s medical history with core temperature and heart rate, decreased

ence a range of physical, emotional and in- pete. Kids who participate in more loosely asthma or other medical conditions that re- blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, general

terpersonal bene ts. organized leagues should get a physical quire special attention. If kids develop nag- fatigue, headaches, and muscle cramps. Hy-

Improved vision, a reduced risk of obesi- before each season even if the league does ging injuries during a season, whether it’s drating before competition and staying hy-

ty, the development of motor skills, and the not require them to do so. ese examina- during competition or not, parents should drated throughout a game can help athletes

development of social skills are just a hand- tions can uncover problems such as irregu- report them to the coach directly, as kids maximize their performance and minimize

ful of the many ways kids can bene t from lar heartbeat that may make kids vulner- may be hesitant to do so on their own. their risk of injury and muscle cramps.

sports. Athletes’ parents typically recognize able to injury or illness. When these issues • Warm up and stretch before games. Young athletes bene t greatly from par-

such bene ts, but that likely doesn’t prevent are discovered, athletes, their parents, their Many coaches are fully aware of the im- ticipating in sports. Parents and coaches

them from being concerned about the chil- physicians, and their coaches can then work portance of warming up and stretching can help kids capitalize on those bene ts by

dren’s risk of su ering sports-related physi- together to develop a plan to protect kids before games. But parents can still keep an encouraging them to employ various strate-

cal injuries, particularly for young athletes without preventing them from participat- eye out to make sure kids do this prior to gies designed to reduce their risk of injury.

who compete in contact sports. While it’s ing in their favorite sports. competition, as Safe Kids Worldwide notes

impossible to eliminate the risk of injury • Open and maintain a dialogue with warming up and stretching helps to prevent is article was provided by Metro Creative

entirely, regardless of which sports kids play, coaches before and throughout the season. sports-related injuries by releasing muscle Connection.

Tips for finding the right athletic footwear for kids

When buying athletic footwear for themselves, quick direction changes that are common in basketball. cleats feature di erent stud types, such as soft, hard

many men and women know precisely what to look or rm, and parents should look for the stud type that

for in terms of style and t. But parents recognize FOOTBALL & LACROSSE matches the type of turf kids will be playing on most

that buying athletic footwear for their children is dif- Football and lacrosse players bene t from wearing often.

ferent. Kids may prioritize style over t, preferring a cleats that o er signi cant high ankle support. e

shoe worn by their favorite professional athlete in- APMA notes that such shoes are especially helpful RUNNING

stead of the sneaker that provides the most support. for linemen and other players who tend to make lots Shock absorption is important when choosing

e American Podiatric Medical Association notes of sideway movements during competitions. Football running shoes. Maximum shock absorption can help

that the right athletic footwear can prevent pain and and lacrosse games are sometimes played in the rain, prevent common injuries su ered by runners, such as

injury. In addition, the APMA notes that what con- so players should wear cleats that provide ample trac- shin splints. Arch type is important as well, so parents

stitutes the right athletic footwear depends on the tion on wet and dry elds. should consult a podiatrist to help them determine

sport a youngster will be playing. which type of arch (high, medium or low) their child

SOCCER has and then look for an appropriate match.

BASKETBALL e right soccer cleats can reduce risk for ankle e right athletic footwear can help kids avoid in-

Young basketball players should wear sneakers that sprains, turf toe and ingrown toenails, which are com- jury and stay on the eld, track or pitch.

have thick, sti soles, which provide support while mon foot injuries su ered by soccer players. Soccer

running and landing after jumping. Sneakers with cleats should not have more than a half-inch of space is article was provided by Metro Creative

high ankle construction can support ankles during the between the big toe and the end of the shoe. Soccer Connection.

PAGE 20 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES LEISURE THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021

CLUES ACROSS 34. “Rule, Britannia” 53. Have surgery 25. Naturally occurring
1. Partner to “oohed” composer 57. Formal withdrawal from a solid material
6. Relaxing places 35. Doubles federation 27. Acquired brain injury
10. Humorous monologue 37. Jacob __, American 58. Guitarist sounds behavior science (abbr.)
14. Simple elegance journalist 59. Greek war god 28. Thirteen
15. Bearable 38. House pet 60. 2,000 lbs. 29. Partner to cheese
17. Disobedience 39. S. African river 61. Helps escape 30. Member of a Semitic
19. Express delight 40. Broad sashes people
20. Gov’t attorneys 41. Establish as a foundation CLUES DOWN 31. One thousandth of an
21. Wake up 43. KGB double agent 1. Currency exchange inch
22. A type of band Aldrich __ charge 33. Former CIA
23. Remain as is 45. Part of a book 2. River in Tuscany 35. Most lemony
24. Turfs 46. Taxi 3. Breakfast dish 36. Engage in
26. Battle-ax 47. Pancakes made from 4. Defunct European 37. Small Eurasian deer
29. Volcanic crater buckwheat flour currency 39. Provisions
31. The mother of Jesus 49. Train group (abbr.) 5. Upper class young 42. All humans have them
32. One’s life history 50. Frames per second woman 43. Swiss river
6. Part of a purse 44. Storage term (abbr.)
7. Self-contained units 46. Famed Broadway
8. Boxing’s GOAT lyricist Sammy
9. Legislators 47. Dutch colonist
10. Flightless birds 48. Full-grown pike fish
11. U. of Miami’s 49. Egyptian sun god
mascot is one 50. Flute
12. Floating ice 51. Flew off!
13. Low, marshy land 52. Scottish tax
16. Seldom 53. Young women’s For puzzle solutions, please see
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22. Law enforcement 54. Populous Brazilian city
agency (abbr.) 55. Malaysian Isthmus
23. Full extent of 56. Pointed end of a pen
something
24. __ Claus

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Snack on something healthy

Healthy snacks are a great way to quell hunger pangs without feeling guilty. e following recipe for
“Cauli ower Popcorn” from Bob Blumer’s “Surreal Gourmet Bites” (Chronicle Books) is a sweet-tasting
alternative to unhealthy snacks.

Cauliflower Popcorn

Yields 12 bites

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon salt (or, for a salt-free alternative, Mrs. Dash table blend)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 F.
Cut out and discard cauliflower core and thick stems. Trim remaining cauliflower into florets the size of
golf balls. In a large bowl, add cauliflower, olive oil and salt. Toss thoroughly.
Spread cauliflower on a baking sheet (line with parchment paper, if available, for easy cleanup). Roast for
1 hour, or until much of the floret has become golden brown. (That’s the caramelization process converting
the dormant natural sugars into sweetness. The browner the florets, the sweeter they will taste.) Turn 3 or 4
times during roasting.
Use crumpled up aluminum foil or paper towels to create a false bottom in your popcorn container, fill it with
cauliflower, and serve immediately.
Note: Raw cauliflower can be precut and refrigerated for up to 2 days in an airtight bag or a bowl of water. With minimal
sacrifice, cauliflower can be cooked earlier in the day and reheated in a 450 F oven for 10 minutes.

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and toast to the new year. Many Goals are key because they pro- of them as dress rehearsals for can be a powerful motivator that and direction people need to make
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e push toward planning

If Covid-19 is not enough to motivate you to get your estate
and elder law planning and a airs in order, what is?

GUEST For many, trying to broach are often left trying to piece to- have on their nances if they a step that could prove to be
CORNER the topic of estate and elder gether information relevant to are unable to become eligible very helpful in the event of the
care planning with a loved one the decedent’s nances for the for Medicaid. Articles along parent’s incapacity is to have
ANTHONY J. can be an uncomfortable and requisite estate and tax lings. with our new podcast series, the parent execute a Durable
ENEA daunting task. I realize that “Talking Seniors” are available General Power of Attorney
some grandparents/ parents Clearly, if one is unsure as to on our rm website at www. with broad provisions that
For the past nine months will never discuss their person- whether an aging and/or ailing esslaw rm.com; allow the agent to engage in
I have received calls from al nances and planning with loved one has done any plan- estate tax planning, Medicaid/
individuals who are typi- their children. It is something ning it is best to raise the issue b. Inquire with your family Long term care planning for
cally not motivated to engage they feel is no one’s business. as soon as possible. One can di- and friends about the issues the parents.
in estate planning because of However, I also know that rectly ask whether or not they they have faced when a loved
their age and belief that it will this can often be quite unfor- have done any planning and one has been taken ill or been More than anything else
be many years before they need tunate for both the parent(s) if not, recommend that they diagnosed with dementia. is Covid-19 placed a spotlight on
to confront their mortality. and the child(ren). e lack of consult with an experienced is especially relevant if they the uncertainties of life; having
Sadly, Covid-19 has upset the knowledge about the parent’s attorney. However, if this ap- have a family member that a plan in place to deal with the
proverbial apple cart on this proach is not e ective, one may needs home care and/or nurs- eventuality of death or inca-
belief. at being said, I am nances becomes problematic need to resort to more creative ing home care. Share these sto- pacity is much better than not
also still receiving calls from especially if a parent has taken approaches. ries with your loved one. ere having one.
the 92 year old individuals who ill, rendered incapacitated and/ is nothing better than real life
have never executed a Last or unexpectedly passes away. Some of the tactics often stories about a member of one’s Anthony J. Enea is a member of
Will and Testament and/or any Under said circumstances, the used to motivate a loved one to family or friends to motivate Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano,
other form of estate or long- family is often hampered in plan are as follows: one into taking action; LLP of White Plains, New York.
term care planning documents its ability to gather the neces- Mr. Enea is the Past Chair of
and when asked why not, they sary nancial information and a. Educate the loved one c. O er to pay for your loved Elder Law and Special Needs
state “I’ve been very busy the documents to apply for Med- about the advantages of engag- one’s initial consultation with Section of the New York State Bar
last 92 years!” icaid, and/or take the necessary ing in estate and long-term an attorney. I have found that Association (NYSBA). He is the
steps to protect one’s assets care planning. For example, in some instances children Chair Elect of the Senior Lawyer
WHY DO WE from the cost of long-term providing them with articles who are willing to nance the Section of the NYSBA. Mr.
care. Additionally, when the about the cost of long-term cost of the consultation, and Enea is the Past President and
ADVERTISE parent passes away, children care (nursing homes/ home in some cases even pay for the Founding member of the New
care), the use of a Medicaid planning can help a parent who York Chapter of the National
IN HALSTON Asset Protection Trust to is reluctant to pay for the cost Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
protect assets from said cost, of an estate and/or elder law (NAELA). Mr. Enea is the
the Medicaid eligibility re- plan; President of the Westchester Bar
quirements and potential estate Foundation and Past President
taxes resulting from the failure d. If the loved one continues of the Westchester County Bar
to plan. It is not unusual for to resist any attempt to engage Association. Mr. Enea can be
one to be poorly informed in signi cant planning, such reached at (914) 948-1500.
about the devastating impact as drafting a last will and/or
that long term care costs can creating and funding a trust,

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