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Yorktown News 01.16.20

Vol. 8 No. 42 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, January 16, 2020
Mohegan Lake man
Town Board passes
makes directorial debut proclamation against hate
Nick Bruno’s ‘Spies in Disguise,’ starring BY KATHERINE BORCHERT e Yorktown Police Depart-
Will Smith, a critical success
STAFF WRITER ment is being aided by county

and state police, as well as the

e Town Board passed a res- FBI, in its investigation.

olution meant to unite Yorktown Councilman Tom Diana read

against hate and injustice. the resolution to the packed

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER e resolution, titled “Con- board room of concerned resi-
demn Hate Crime and any oth- dents.

er form of Racism, Religious or “Whereas, in the past several

From James Bond to Jason Bourne, spy movies Ethnic Bias, Discrimination or years, violent crimes, threats of
have been a staple of Hollywood for nearly a
century, but not many of them have been suitable Vandalism,” was unanimously violence, vandalism and other
for children to watch.
passed by the board at its Tues- incidents of hate-motivated
So how do you make a movie that pays homage
to those classic espionage thrillers while making day, Jan. 7, meeting. targeting of religious, racial and
it fun for kids? Turn your main character into a
pigeon, of course. e resolution comes on the ethnic minorities have increased

at’s part of the premise behind “Spies in heels of events that the authori- across the Hudson Valley and
Disguise,” an animated lm co-directed by
Mohegan Lake’s Nick Bruno. e lm by Blue ties are investigating as a pos- the United States, and whereas,
Sky Studios was released Christmas Day and
stars Will Smith as Lance Sterling, a smooth- sible series of hate crimes that the town is a welcoming com-
talking secret agent, and Tom Holland of “Spider-
Man” fame as Walter Beckett, a socially awkward took place in the early hours of munity to everyone, regardless
gadget-making scientist.
Saturday, Jan. 4. of religion, race, national origin,
Bruno, 39, graduated from Lakeland High
School in 1998 with a passion for animation Two menorahs were top- ethnicity or culture, whereas the
and moviemaking. He enjoyed playing baseball
and basketball in the Shrub Oak Athletic Club. pled—one was located in the town stands united in condemn-
But, “at the same time, I was really into drawing.
I liked to draw cartoon characters. I liked drawing center of town at Jack DeVito ing hate and evil in all of its very
caricatures of teachers. When I should have been
paying attention, I was doodling on the side.” Memorial Field and the other at ugly forms,” Diana read.

Bruno said he was encouraged to follow his St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in “Now, therefore, be it resolved,
passion by his supportive parents. After seeing
“Terminator 2,” a young Bruno told his dad, “I’d Mohegan Lake. that the Town Board a rms
love to be able to work on movies like that.” His
Ninety-year-old stained glass that the town stands united in

windows were shattered at St. condemning hate and evil in all

Patrick’s Old Stone Church and forms, rejects hate-motivated

glass windows more than 100 crime as an attack on the fab-

PHOTO COURTESY OF NICK BRUNO years old was smashed at the ric of the society of the town

Nick Bruno, co-director of “Spies in Disguise” First Presbyterian Church of and the ideals of pluralism and

father replied, “Why don’t you?” ere was no Yorktown. diversity, and condemns hate
turning back.
In addition, 17 window panes crime and any other form of
at the John C. Hart Memo- racism, religious or ethnic bias,

rial Library were broken and the discrimination, incitement to

four entrance doors of Yorktown violence, vandalism or animus.”

Stage were destroyed.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 Yorktown News – Page 3

Cardinal Timothy Dolan greets the Seton Catholic Youth Organization. PHOTO: KATHERINE BORCHERT

Cardinal Dolan makes stop in Yorktown

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT ism incidents during which its
90-year-old stained glass win-

dows were shattered.

Parishioners at St. Elizabeth “We are not letting what hap-

Ann Seton Church were de- pened here de ne this commu-

lighted to see Cardinal Timothy nity,” Slater said. “We are so ap-

Dolan, who took the time to visit preciative of the leadership and

St. Patrick’s Church and Eliza- partnership of Cardinal Dolan

beth Ann Seton Church in Yor- and Monsignor Giandurco.

ktown last weekend. “Working with our religious and

Out in the beautiful weather community leaders, as well as the

that blessed the weekend, he Yorktown Police Department, we

greeted churchgoers and spoke will continue to reject all forms of

with the Seton Catholic Youth hate.”

Organization members about Dolan said the vandalism

sports, as well as greeting Seton’s is contrary to what Yorktown

Boy Scout Troop 238, which pre- stands for.

sented the colors for the cardinal. “You have a sense of solidarity,

is was a warmly welcomed helpfulness, outreach that brings

visit by Yorktown residents after people together. You are known

their community was shaken in for your unity, not your divisive-

the early hours of Saturday, Jan. ness; you are known for peaceful- PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT SLATER

4, by a string of vandalism inci- ness, not violence,” Dolan said. Community leaders meet with Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
dents throughout the community On the evening on Jan. 11,

at houses of worship and on town Dolan celebrated Mass at St. previously served as a convent for rooms. e second oor includes from St. Patrick’s during renova-

property. Patrick’s Old Stone Church. e the Sisters of Charity who taught four additional meeting rooms, a tions and given to St. Elizabeth

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Dolan following day, Jan. 12, the cardi- in the Seton Parish School and restroom and co ee kitchen. Ann Seton, as it was the rst par-

was greeted by Monsignor Jo- nal celebrated afternoon Mass at are honored by a plaque in the Along with the renovations, ish to be named in honor of the

seph Giandurco of St. Patrick’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, building. the parish is planning to host rst American-born saint.

Parish, Supervisor Matt Slater followed by a dedication of the e modernized building now new ministries, including a par- Dolan, the 10th archbishop of

and Police Chief Robert Noble; new Seton Parish Center on the includes Wi-Fi, smart televisions enting program and a senior club. New York who was appointed

together they toured the church grounds. and an elevator. e rst oor will A portion of the St. Elizabeth by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009,

grounds. e renew-and-rebuild proj- serve as an outreach center and Ann Seton Shrine from St. Pat- consecrated the new building and

St. Patrick’s Old Stone Church ect converted the building into a meeting room. It also includes rick’s Cathedral in Manhattan the shrine and led parishioners in

was the site of one of the vandal- new meeting space. e building a cloak room, kitchen and rest- sits in the lobby. It was removed prayer.

Page 4 – Yorktown News TOWN GREEN Thursday, January 16, 2020

GREEN Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Oct. 2020: 13, 27 cal celebrity judges. On the eve- Oak. An opening reception will
Yorktown, NY, Room 26 (Enter Nov. 2020: 10, 24 ning of Friday, February 7, 2020, be held on Jan. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Drug Crisis in Our through the theater entrance on Dec. 2020: 8, 22 Yorktown’s Got Talent will be Also, see artwork from Lakeland/

Veterans Rd.) All dates are on For more info email: [email protected] held at the Yorktown Stage. e Panas High Schools in the show-

Backyard Tuesday or event is a fundraiser for local Cub cases inside the library this month.
January 2020: 21
call 845-842-1212 Scout packs. ere will be two Job search help
Spotlight Family Support Feb 2020: 4, 18 competition divisions: kids (16
Yorktown’s Own and under) and adults (17 and
and Education Group: is is a March 2020: 3, 17, 31

guided recurring support group April 2020: 14, 28 Local Talent older) with rst place prizes in Come to the John C. Hart
for family and friends su ering May 2020: 12, 26 Competition
the e ect of a loved one’s strug- June 2020: 9, 23 each division of $300! Library in Yorktown for free job

If you are a Yorktown resi- search help by a professional job

gle with addiction in Yorktown July 2020: 7, 21 dent, get your entries in before counselor. Get hands on assis-

from 6:45-8 p.m. at the Cappel- Aug. 2020: 4, 18 Get your talents rehearsed and the deadline of December 1st, tance with online applications,

lini Community and Cultural Sept. 2020: 1, 15, 29 come win big cash prizes with lo- 2019. Competition nalists will resume writing, searching and

be announced on December 23rd, more. Tuesdays from 1:30- 3 p.m.

2019. To enter, upload your 2 starting November 19. No reser-

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your video contains your contact any questions.
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will only be viewed by the selec- breakfast
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CoOnnvelyrt Your DVDs to MP4 town residence must be con rmed e Sons of the American Le-

$3.00 to qualify as an accepted nalist. gion Squadron #1009 is holding

Check out www.yorktowngottal- a monthly pancake breakfast. e for event updates. breakfast is open to the public,

For more information about families and of course veterans.

Scouting and all of the wonderful e cost is $8 per person, 50/50

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Page 12 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, January 16, 2020

Do you know about WAZE? I Waze
didn’t. I found out about it when I
asked a friend for directions to her sented and just wanted to and error. I never felt like 21st century more than once.
home in Heritage Hills. My sense of direc- say GPS, like I knew what I entered the address of my destination
tion is dismal and I was certain I would get I was talking about. JUST I needed a GPS system,
lost within the maze. JO ANN besides, there is always a and the map came to life. A friendly female
If I’m sounding just gas station where I could voice told me where to go straight, make
My friend wanted to make the trip easy plain dumb, I am when it turns and even pointed out hidden police cars
for me, so she introduced me to WAZE comes to technology. I’m JO ANN stop and get directions. and pot holes. THIS WAS AMAZING!
on my phone. I had seen the word but was the very rst person to
afraid to tap on it because I’m still not com- admit that technology and FRANCELLA e gas attendant always Later that night I explained to Ken what
fortable with all the things my new phone is I don’t get along. I know I I had learned about WAZE. We were visit-
capable of. could easily apply myself, spend hours play- knows how to steer me in ing our daughter at her home in New Jersey
ing with my phone to learn all the wonder- the following weekend and although we
“Oh, I didn’t even realize I had a GPS on ful things it can do, but I simply don’t want the right direction. know how to get there, we still used WAZE
my phone,”I declared. I had actually just to. For the last fty- ve years, I’ve been just because it was new, exciting and fun. A
recently learned what the letters GPS repre- used to getting directions, reading road When I tapped on the quarter of the way into our hour and a half
signs and getting where I need to be by trial
word, a full screen road map appeared. I SEE FRANCELLA PAGE 18

was asked the address of my destination.

It already knew from where I was starting

my trip. is was all new to me as I am

just an old-fashioned girl and have had to

be dragged kicking and screaming into the

MARTORANO strongly advocated to correct this situation and it passed the Senate utive George Latimer announced resource and will not only be a
situation. e goal is to have New but did not pass in the Assembly. I an $875,000 investment in Hilltop great source of enjoyment for our
FROM PAGE 10 York State compensate Yorktown have been assured this bill will be Hanover Farm. is is the result town residents but will also help
and similarly situated communi- reintroduced next session and it is of numerous meetings with the it to continue to attract visitors
State on State owned land within ties that have State park properties anticipated that at that time it will County Executive and others. It to our town. In addition, we have
their communities, others, includ- located within their borders but pass both houses. is important that our County begun framing a solar law as well
ing Yorktown, do not. To correct do not currently receive taxes or Executive equally shares our vision and working on solar initiatives for
this inequity I met with Senator other payments for those facilities. Q: Anything else? and is ready to infuse new life the town. e town also received
Harckham when he was rst elect- To his credit, Senator Harckham Gilbert: Yes, in response to my into Hilltop Hanover Farm. is a grant for planning of environ-
ed to discuss this issue. I not only introduced a bill to rectify this request Westchester County Exec- will help revitalize this wonderful mental improvement of Mohegan
informed him of this situation but Lake as well.

It is my hope that Mr. Slater
moves forward with all of these

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 Yorktown News – Page 13

Lakeside Hardware

The place with the helpful hardware folks

BY BOB DUMAS more than happy to give them the guidance to nish the sLuackhesaidselecaafrbrlioeswaerfus,lllalwinenmoof wHeurssqvaanrdnachtoaionlssa,ws.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR job,” Ahearn said. “For some people, advice is all they
need. Other times, there is much more involved.When you need something that they don’t have or is hard to
Everything that the Ahearn family has done pro- our customers get overwhelmed by a project, we will nd, they might even be able to make it for you.
fessionally has led to this: Since March, the family has send one of our contractors out for free to quote a job. “If someone is looking for something obscure,we have a
owned and operated Lakeside Hardware in Mohegan We won’t sub it out. When we o er a service, we only
Lake—an Ace Hardware a liate. e family’s back- use our own contractors and we stand by our work.” workshop in the back and I will go and make it for them,”
ground and experience gives them the perfect foundation Ahearn said. “One customer came in and wanted to put
for such an undertaking. Ahearn said all his family members are well-versed new seat bottoms on dining room chairs. We made a
in the business, so no matter who the customer deals template and cut the seat bottoms for the customer. ey
“We were never in the hardware business before,but did with, they’ll get professional insight and expertise. were looking for custom carpentry work, which they got.
other things that led up to this,” said Chris Ahearn, the You don’t normally nd that in a hardware store.”
store’s manager. “We have a contracting business (N&S “We are pretty much interchangeable. It’s how
Construction) and we had an HVAC business that we re- our business has worked,” he said. “We can put You will nd all the items you’d expect to nd at a hard-
cently sold.A lot of homeowners visit our store.Because of anyone anywhere. We went through management ware store when you visit Lakeside Hardware—from
our background,these homeowners get the unique experi- training with Ace and can handle the day-to-day tools to paint—but you will also nd plenty of boiler ac-
ence of receiving expert advice on whatever project they operations of the store.” cessories, HVAC products and a full line of Husqvarna
may be working on.We are not just a group of people who tools, such as leaf blowers, lawn mowers and chain saws.
went through a retail training and opened up a store. Our Ace Hardware is not a franchise, but rather a co-op, Lakeside Hardware also has a certi ed service shop to
training has been the life we’ve lived up to this point.” which means the Ahearns have the exibility to sell not make any repairs on Husqvarna equipment.
only Ace products, but any kind they care to.
e store opened 10 months ago—built by the family “We also have a good selection of building materials in
on family-owned property. “With a franchise, you would buy into the store and be our warehouse,”Ahearn said.“Typically,a hardware store
bound by a strict set of rules,” Ahearn explained. “With doesn’t have a warehouse like ours. We carry framing
“We did all of the work ourselves to get the store open,” Ace,you actually purchase part of the company. en if you lumber, insulation, plywood, sheet rock, tile, mouldings,
said Ahearn, who runs the business with his father, Larry; want to branch out, you can. We can sell as many products clear pine, and cedar. We have a nice variety.”
his uncle, Jack; cousin, Jake; and brother, Nick. with ‘Ace Hardware’on the box as we want, or as few as we
want.We have the opportunity to listen to what customers Another advantage that Lakeside Hardware has over
With their background in construction, Ahearn and need. e feedback we get from them is the most impor- the big box stores is that customers can expect to see the
his crew at Lakeside Hardware can o er customers more tant thing. If someone tells me that they want a certain same friendly faces whenever they stop by, ready to dis-
than tools and advice on how to use them. ey can actu- product, it’s on the shelves by the following Monday.” perse their knowledge, time and time again.
ally come help with the project if necessary.
Ahearn acknowledges that there are many hardware “I see members of our team greeting customers and
“Customers will tell us about their projects, and we are stores in the region,but he shrugs o the competition,say- calling them by their rst names,” Ahearn said. “It has
really become much more than just a hardware store.It is
JosJeamHeesrnNanedckelze,sC, Jhacriks Ahearn, Larry Ahearn, ing customers usually end up at his business eventually. a social experience for the people of the community and
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On Stage: May the Farce Be With You

BRUCE straight play (not a musical) in the OPERA’S TRAGIC CLOWN PHOTO: JOHN VECCHIOLLA
THE BLOG dinner theater’s 45-year history, it Max, assistant to the opera
is doing something else for the rst The shenanigans build to a farcical fever in “Lend Me a Tenor,” at
BRUCE time: not charging for the dinner company’s manager, is the play’s Elmsford’s Westchester Broadway Theatre through Jan. 26.
APAR portion of the meal-and-show pack- titular tenor, who is pressed into
age. You pay $57 a person for both. duty in an emergency when Tito many a hearty laugh is launched to watch as a Margaret DuMon-
Like a famous, old candy bar Quite a deal for a very tasty meal. topples over into a deathly uncon- in Act II. e rst act moves at tesque foil, and the bouncy, brazen
commercial sang,“Some- sciousness after ingesting several a more purposeful pace, as Act I bellhop who irritates Saunders like
times you feel like a nut… Mr. Ludwig’s farce fared very well muscle relaxants too many to farce set-ups are wont to do. sandpaper (Sam Seferian).
sometimes you don’t.” when it opened on Broadway run calm his nerves before taking the
in the late ‘80s, snaring several pres- stage for Pagliacci (Clowns), best Running in circles around the e play is crisply and cannily
For the times you do, though, tigious awards. Since then, it’s been known for the iconic aria Vesti La twin tenors are a cacophony of directed by Harry Bouvy, and the
a stage farce is the ticket to let revived on e Great White Way Giubba, sung by a clown who is characters that include habitually functional, period set design (evok-
yourself go, as you go along in and has become a favorite on the crying on the inside because of his harried and fuming opera boss ing a 1930s hotel, with a cut-away
totally suspended disbelief with local theater circuit. (914-592-2222; wife’s newfound in delity. Saunders (Philip Ho man),Tito’s wall separating a sitting room on
the hellzapoppin hijinks on stage. www.Broadway volcanic wife Maria (Kathy Voyt- the left from the suite’s bedroom
After all, who says grown-ups By the time Il Stupendo ko), Max’s main squeeze Maggie (on right), is by Steve Loftus.
aren’t allowed to groan every now IL STUPENDO emerges from his ill stupor, Max (Moly McCaskill), soprano diva
and then in the name of mirth. It may not be a Broadway musi- is gone, ready to stand in for him. Diana (Hannah Jane McMurray), Bruce Apar is a writer, actor, consultant,
Tito, unaware of the substitution, opera patron grand dame Julia and community volunteer. He can be
Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a cal, but music does play a role in rushes to the theater to make the (Tregoney Shepherd), who is fun reached at [email protected]; 914.275.6887.
Tenor, now at Westchester Broad- the show. In fact, while Lend Me a curtain. He becomes detained
way eatre through Jan. 26, is a Tenor’s tenor is typically farcical -- by the police, who think he is
soap opera of a farce (which may breakneck pace, mistaken identi- delusional, but Tito escapes their
not be too di erent from saying ties, misunderstandings, overactive clutches and the obligatory farce
it’s a farce of a soap opera). Either hormones, sexual wordplay, fre- runaround is o and running.
way, it’s fun enough. netic and improbable physicality,
and a panoply of slamming doors LAUNCHING LAUGHS
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Soooo, we’re a couple weeks into the year by doing more 2020 vision to call the Google Help Line anymore, and
new decade, and it’s time we evaluated supposed to cast the just let my kids say,“Dad, what do you want
how it’s going so far. Did you make to even do that for when you can do this?”
some New Year’s resolutions? ings about cooking. Cooking is so MAN screen of my laptop onto And then they show me something on their
yourself that you’d like to change or im- satisfying; it’s creative, it’s OVERBOARD my television. After say- phone that I can never duplicate when they
prove? ey’re not “New Year’s resolutions” individual, it’s like paint- ing “yes”about 30 times are not there.
to me, because most of them are the same
ones I made to start the Old Year that didn’t ing a work of art that RICK to answer the phone Another thing I’d like to accomplish for
improve very much. But I’m going to keep MELÉN the New Year is to become less predictable.
plugging away, because it would be too much you can eat and then prompts, I am directed I say the same thing every January First-
like me if I used my resolutions to pick out you could set your calendar to it. I’ve been
some things that I’d like to make worse. throwing the canvas in to the cheerful and told that I do everything the same way all
the time, on the same day. And if I have to
One of my goals for the new decade is to the dishwasher. Indeed, patient Ramona, who reschedule something it moves everything
nd out whether we’re in it or not. Many else back by one day, but I intend to make
purists believe that we have to wait another if you’ve seen Jackson has clearly dealt with it up at the end of the decade, especially
year before the new decade actually begins, if it starts a year later than I thought. So
and that you should look at it as if you were Pollack’s famous work,“Convergence,”you’ll people like me before.“Do you have a smart this year I’m going to change things up,
in an elevator. If you’re in the lobby, you become more uid, and it’s going to make
have to go up one ight to reach the rst see the major in uences for my “Scrambled phone?”She asks.“Yes, but even if you call it me in nitely more interesting. You know
oor. Don’t worry, because you’ll make it up who I learned this from? Donald J.Trump.
when you get to the place where the 13th Eggs with Cheese.”After I cook something, you’re still going to be stuck with talking to Donald J.Trump NEVER tips his hand
oor was supposed to be. ere seems to be to the opposition. He’s here, he’s there,
much less confusion about exactly when the the kitchen itself is such a mess it looks me,”I reply. She tells me to access “Google where is he? He could be on a golf course
year 2020 starts. Most agree that it starts somewhere in Scotland for all I know. Or,
shortly after 2019 ends. I’d give it a couple like a downgraded tornado grazed the area. Home”on my Android platform device. he could be on a golf course in New Jersey.
weeks just to make sure there’s no overlap, OR, he could be on a golf course in Florida.
and then I intend to wait 10 years, and if it It looks like terrain that the Allied Forces “I’m having a little trouble understanding By being unpredictable, he has won a trade
passes successfully, then I can look back and war with China, caused North Korea to
say that this was de nitely the start of a de- would have considered and rejected as a your accent,”I say.Turns out she’s born and abandon its nuclear program and built a
cade. Make sense to you? My friend Jonna huge wall near the Rio Grande to prevent
here at work already told me in no uncertain landing point for their LSTs during World raised in New York.“Why do I have to do Texans from trying to escape. And if he
terms that she’s not going to go to all the hasn’t exactly nished doing any of those
trouble of changing the dates on her checks War II. e fun part is that I always change this on my phone if it’s my laptop that I things, you can be sure that they’ll be done
from the teens to the twenties unless she’s by the end of the decade. Whenever that is.
getting a brand new decade out of the deal. the recipe slightly, put my personal stamp want to access?”If only my wife were here to
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you put into this?”I’m so thrown o by the to check a bunch of boxes that let Google

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obvious joke, which makes me question my agree to let Google come to my house and

sanity. I say,“It said two teaspoons of fresh snoop around in my bathroom medicine

thyme, so I gured twice as much if I use the cabinet if it wants.”I did check that box in

stale stu that we have.”She inquires,“Did order to get this damn thing running. I was

you put your personal stamp on this again?” tempted to try to impress Ramona with my

I resolve to become more tech savvy. I’m knowledge.“Hey, why isn’t this damn thing

sick of newborn babies coming out of the on the cloud?”I would have asked.“If this

womb who already know how to code, and I thing was in the cloud, we’d be done by now.

can’t work the camera on my smart phone. I Good god, what if it rains though?”Sure,

took the day o yesterday so I could call the there are plenty of reasons to have children,

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Afew weeks ago, I attended a won- Miniature FRANCELLA
derful poetry and art reception at that is shaped, baked and painted.
the Norwalk Public Library. On READING, Vance is currently working on a full FROM PAGE 12
scale model of the historic Norwalk Public trip, the cheery, helpful female voice became an-
CHOCOLATE Library which was built in 1902 with a noying; and as we tried to carry on a conversation,
my way out of the library, I was drawn to we were constantly being interrupted by voice
telling us that in 1,045 feet we should turn left.
an enchanting display of miniature rooms KIM grant from industrialist Andrew Carnegie.
created by miniaturist Vance Alexander. I KOVACH A replica of the furnishings in the historic “Maybe we can turn that o now,”Ken sug-
was amazed at the detail and craftsman- Carnegie Room (the conference room gested.

ship presented in each distinctive scene. where I teach my adult creative writing “Okay, I’ll give it a try.”No luck. It wanted to
get me to New Jersey and there was no stop-
One of my favorites was a 17th century classes!) was included in the miniatures ex- ping it.

Venetian Style Apothecary which displayed rows of tiny clear hibit. e leaded glass windows, long antique conference table “Just turn o the volume,”said Ken.
Oh good. I know how to do that. With the
bottles on wooden shelves and a miniature mortar and pestle and even a portrait of Mr. Carnegie are on view in miniature. volume turned o completely, we continued our
conversation about what color to paint the fam-
on a wooden counter. I learned that the tiny bottles are made While Vance Alexander’s miniatures are not made for chil- ily room. Suddenly we heard,“In 950 feet, turn
left.” And ten seconds later we heard,“ ere is
out of resin and lled with dried herbs and spices. Another dren to play with, I was reminded of my childhood dollhouse. a pothole on your right in 120 feet.”
“I thought you turned o the sound?”
of my favorite rooms was the Venetian Music Room com- My maternal grandmother worked as a nurse in New York “I did. It must have a mind of its own.” I
checked that the volume was turned o and
plete with a decoratively painted miniature harpsichord, cello, City hospitals. A grateful patient returned with a beautiful still it continued to direct us.
“I’m beginning to feel like we’re in a horror
violin, French horn, and tiny music stand. hand-made wooden dollhouse to give to his nurse’s daughter movie where the cell phone is a demonic entity
trying to take us somewhere remote and sinister.”
After a long career in architectural and interior design, (my mother) as a Christmas gift in 1944. My ten-year old WAZE continued speaking to us until we
nally heard the words,“You have arrived at
Vance began crafting miniature rooms less than two years ago. mother declared that she was too old to play with dolls and your destination.”

A self-described “fanatic for correct detail and scale,” the rst never used it. Fortunately, this large wooden dollhouse was [email protected]

room he created is called e Artist’s Studio. e attention to saved and I became the lucky child who got to play with it. Fun Facts by Jo Ann

detail includes tiny framed paintings on the walls, a miniature Painted with red-brick walls and a pitched dark green roof, GPS stands for Global Positioning
System. The first GPS satellite was
easel with a sketched gure waiting to be nished, an artist’s this dollhouse has real glass windows.Two of the four walls
launched in 1978.
tiny smock waiting to be worn and even splotches of paint on easily unhook for access to the ve rooms inside. is fantastic

the oor. e overall e ect feels like the artist has just left the example of folk art craftsmanship even includes the man’s

studio and will return shortly. name and the date written in around the edges of the faux

Vance does research for the di erent time periods and stone foundation. I remember cutting out pictures from TV

applies meticulous detail in bringing each room to life. In the Guide to tape up on the walls as family portraits. I used one

room entitled Grandpa’s Barn, the decorative accents include of Mom’s dangling costume jewelry earrings as a chandelier.

a basket of eggs, a replica of a tiny cast iron stove, tiny broom I bought miniature furniture for my dollhouse including

and rake, and a selection of itty bitty gourds. a grand piano and grandfather clock. Some of my earliest

A few of the other imaginative rooms on display included a memories of creating adventures and drama for multiple char-

French Style Home Library, English Cottage Livingroom, Italian acters originated in playing with the dollhouse family inside

Style Grotto, American Empire Style Room and a Monk’s Cell. this very special dollhouse.

e Tudor Style Dining Hall included a long wooden trestle table

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Karaqi leads
Hornets to victory
against John Jay

BY MIKE SABINI attacking early and it worked Augie Karaqi
CONTRIBUTING WRITER out today,” Kruse said. Reed Thompson (No. 11) gets up high on defense.

Led by Augie Karaqi’s 27 Je rey Owusu (2 points, 9 re-
points, host Lakeland held on bounds) also earned his place in
to defeat John Jay (Cross River) the box score.
in a hard-fought League II-C
contest, 61-57, on ursday, LAKELAND 63, WALTER
Jan. 9. PANAS 57

“Games like this, I live for Tuesday, Jan. 7
this” Karaqi said. “Close games, Two days before beating John
it’s what I live for.” Jay, Lakeland won their league
opener with a 63-57 triumph
A layup at the buzzer by Mi- against visiting Walter Panas on
chael Arcure (5 points, 5 as- Jan. 7. Once again, the Hornets
sists), o a John Jay turnover in were led by Karaqi (21 points),
the frontcourt, gave Lakeland Kruse (16 points) and Owusu
a 41-39 lead at the end of the (9 points, 12 rebounds).
third quarter. “It means a lot to be able to
get a huge win, at home against
“ at was a big play,” Karaqi our rival team,” Karaqi said.
said. “Michael is a great play- “ ere’s always a lot of energy
maker for us. He pushed the and it’s a friendly competition.”
ball up the court. It was a great After Panas tied the game,
play by him.” 54-54, with three minutes re-
maining, the Hornets took
Karaqi saved his best for the control of the rivalry contest
nal quarter, tallying 12 points. against their sister school, out-
“He’s been doing that all sea- scoring the Panthers, 9-3, the
son,” teammate Jack Kruse said rest of the way.
of Karaqi. “He just comes up “I can’t stress it enough; de-
with a di erent con dence. He fense was the biggest part of
just wants to ll (the hoop) ev- that run,” Karaqi said. “Every
ery game.” guy on the court for us commit-
Karaqi also can hit the glass. ted to playing defense and that’s
He came up with a huge defen- what got us the win.”
sive rebound with 22.9 seconds
left in the game with the Hor- LOURDES 71, LAKELAND 69
nets holding on to a 55-53 lead. Saturday, Jan. 11
“Box out, be aggressive, that e Hornets (6-3, 2-0) n-
is all I am thinking about right
there,” Karaqi said. ished their busy week with a 71-
He was fouled on the rebound 69 loss at Our Lady of Lourdes,
and made both free throws. He a non-league opponent, on Sat-
connected on two more foul urday, Jan. 11.
shots after two John Jay free
throws, putting the Hornets up Kruse, making 10 three
59-55 with 11.2 seconds left. pointers, led the Hornets with
“I practice all the time so I 32 points. He shot 6 of 6 from
am calm when I do it,” Karaqi behind the arc in the fourth
said. “So, it’s nothing to me.” quarter.
John Jay responded with a
eld goal but two free throws by ose three-pointers helped
Rob Nardelli (11 points), with fuel a wild-comeback attempt,
0.8 seconds remaining, sealed as the Hornets were at one time
the win. down 16 in the nal quarter,
“We made a lot of mistakes, before tying the game at 69-69
but we try to keep our compo- with 20 seconds left.
sure, forgot about it as soon as
possible, and just make the next Lourdes won the game when
play,” Kruse said. Ryan Selander snatched an of-
Kruse helped ignite the Hor- fensive rebound, was fouled,
nets in the rst half, scoring 12 and converted two free throw
of his 16 points before halftime. attempts with 1.9 seconds re-
He also grabbed 6 boards. maining, to give the host team
“Coming in, I hadn’t re- the victory.
ally been that hot starting o
games, so I just wanted to start Nardelli (17 points) and
Karaqi (11 points), also con-
tributed to the Hornets’ e ort
in Poughkeepsie.

Page 20 – Yorktown News SPORTS Thursday, January 16, 2020

Lakeland’s Nicolas DeSantis
Hannah Devane of the Rebels gains

FILE PHOTO/BRIAN position over an


Husker grapplers defeat Somers; DeSantis wins title

Jimenez leads Rebels to big hockey victory

BY MIKE SABINI “Coming back from as big of a LAKELAND/PANAS 40 Tuesday, Jan. 7 paint making it easy for me to

CONTRIBUTING WRITER lead as Somers had today is very BREWSTER 38 Yorktown defeated Brewster get her the ball,” said Lakeland’s

Yorktown Wrestling hard to do in this sport. It just Wednesday, Jan. 8 69-35. Amanda Cole. “Hannah and I
(8-12) shows the hard work our team Lakeland/Panas beat Brewster “Winning that game felt work really well together, and
puts in and how much we want she is always in a good position
to win.” 40-38, led by Joshua Frogel (99, amazing and was very important to score.”
because it helped boost up our
forfeit), Spencer Maja (106, 12-8

decision), Gio Russo (113, pin), con dence and momentum,” said After trailing 12-11 at the end

YORKTOWN 49 VS. SOMERS 33 EASTERN STATES CLASSIC Austin Bergen (126, 12-0 major Yorktown’s Eddie Brucaj. of the rst quarter, the host Hor-

Wednesday, Jan. 8 Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, decision), Stephen Carroll (132, Eddie Brucaj (12 points 7 re- nets outscored Panas 13-4 in the

Trailing 33-6, Yorktown scored Jan. 11 (Sullivan County Com- pin), Khefren Ramon (145, pin), bounds), Rob Miller (11 points, second stanza to take a 24-16

the last 43 points of the match to munity College in Loch Shel- Connor McGannon (182, pin) 7 rebounds), Jared Faivre (11 halftime lead.

complete the rally, defeating rival drake) and Jonathan Goldstein (220, points) and Roni Brucaj (8 points, “ e reason we outscored

Somers, 49-33. Yorktown participated in the 6-5 decision). 6 assists), paced the Huskers. Panas in the second quarter is

“It meant a lot to beat Somers 18th annual Eastern States Clas- “We were able to pull out such “ e key o ensively was that because we hit our shots when

tonight,” said Yorktown’s Dean sic, which included 570 wrestlers a hard-fought win because of our we moved the ball very well and they counted, hit our free throws,

Patierno. “Winning dual meets from 175 schools across six states. intense work in practice, which played unsel sh, which helped while clamping down on man to

always feels great, and defeating a Finateri (120), went 2-2, while we were able to carry over into our team get more open looks,” man defense,” Devane said.

school like Somers, makes it feel Christian Sinagra (170), made it the match,” Bergen said. Eddie Brucaj said. Lakeland scored the nal 3

that much better.” to day two with a 1-2 mark. points of the half when Cole,

Chris Constantine (106 HENDRICK HUDSON SAILOR YORKTOWN 46 VS. NYACK 49 after being fouled in the act of

pounds, major decision), Chris YORKTOWN 23 VS. CLASSIC Saturday, Jan. 11 (@ Tappan shooting a three-pointer, made

Cahan (113, pin), Samson New- BREWSTER 48 Saturday, Jan. 11 Zee High School) three foul shots to give the Hor-

berger (120, pin), Andrew Fi- Monday, Jan. 13 Lakeland/Panas’ Nicolas De- Yorktown fell to Nyack 49-46 nets their 8-point halftime lead.

nateri (126, forfeit), John Falcone Cahan (113, forfeit), Finateri Santis (170) placed rst at the in the Two Counties, One Cause “I was excited that I had the

(132, pin), Marc Pisani (138, (126, technical fall), Carter (145, Hendrick Hudson Sailor Classic. High School Basketball Tourna- chance to increase our lead going

pin), Patierno (145, decision), forfeit), Patierno (152, decision) “What enabled me to win is all ment, which is in its fourth year. into the second half,” Cole said.

Dillon Carter (152, forfeit), and and Sinagra (170, decision), all the e ort that was put in practice Roni Brucaj (16 points), Miller “Making them made me and my

Robert Cermele (195, forfeit), all recorded wins in the Huskers’48- and all my wrestling partners that (10 points), Tony Granitto (5 team feel con dent and got us

recorded victories for the Husk- 23 loss to visiting Brewster. push me to be my best,”DeSantis points, 6 rebounds) and Matt ready for a tough second half.”

ers. Lakeland/Panas said. Mahoney (5 points), led the e second half belonged to
“ e team as a whole did a
Bergen (126, third place), Mc- Huskers. Panas, with the Panthers out-

great job today,” Patierno said. Wrestling (6-4) Gannon (182, fourth), and Char- All the money the tournament scoring the Hornets 49-30 after
lie Dubrawski (220, sixth), each raised goes directly to the Chil- halftime.

placed for a Rebel squad that as dren’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) “When playing our rival Panas,

a team nished sixth of out of 22 to fund research for a cure for the stakes are always raised and

squads. Neuro bromatosis, a genetic dis- the adrenaline is pumping,” Dev-

“We did as well as we did be- order that causes tumors to grow ane said. “Plus, there is a big turn

cause of all the drills and moves on nerves throughout the body. out from both schools and it’s

that our coaches taught us and Lakeland Girls such a great feeling to be playing
the non-stop pressure from the in front of such a big crowd.”

coaches to make us be better than Basketball (3-6) LAKELAND 37 JOHN JAY
we ever thought we could,” De-

Santis said. CROSS RIVER 40

Yorktown Boys LAKELAND 54 VS. PANAS 65 Monday, Jan. 13
Tuesday, Jan. 7 Lakeland fell against John Jay

Basketball (4-7) Lakeland fell to sister school (Cross River), 40-37, with Cole
Walter Panas, 65-54, led by 16 leading the Hornets with 15

points from Hannah Devane. points.

Dillon Carter FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER YORKTOWN 69 “Hannah always works really SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 21
BREWSTER 35 hard to get herself open in the

Thursday, January 16, 2020 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 21

ROUNDUP tory,” Jimenez said. Monday, Jan. 13 (PlayLand
Ice Casino in Rye)

Lakeland/Panas LAKELAND/PANAS 1 VS. Rye Town/Harrison blanked
SCARSDALE 7 the BYSNS 7-0, with Gergley

Hockey (7-5, 4-0) Sunday, Jan. 12 (Brewster Ice recording 13 saves and Hawken

Arena) Hellebo stopping 3 shots for the

Lakeland/Panas fell to visit- visitors.

LAKELAND/PANAS 6 ing Scarsdale, 7-1, in a non- Yorktown-Somers
PEARL RIVER 0 league game, with Frankie

Saturday, Jan. 11 (Sport- Kowal (1G) and Hathaway (26 Swimming (4-3)

0-Rama in Monsey) saves), producing for the Rebels.

Lakeland/Panas recorded a “Tough loss but very proud of Yorktown’ Dean Patierno

6-0 win against Pearl River. the e ort,” Mucci said. “Scars- LAKELAND PANAS PUTNAM FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO

“It’s a huge win for us,” said dale is one of the top two or VALLEY 54, YORKTOWN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER

Rebel coach Bart Mucci. “ ey three teams in our section.” SOMERS 39 Joseph Jimenez scored 4 goals in
the Rebels’ win over Pearl River.
were 10-1 and both of us were BYSNS Hockey (4-8) Tuesday, Jan. 7
undefeated in the league going Yorktown-Somers su ered a 57.28), 500 Freestyle ( Jack-

into tonight.” 15-point defeat to Lakeland- Henry Whalen, 5:44.13), and

Joseph Jimenez (4G, 1A), BYSNS 2 MONROE Panas despite rst-place nishes 200 Freestyle Relay (Whalen,

Jack Tuite (1G, 2A), Frankie WOODBURY 3 in the 200 Medley Relay (Wha- Townes, Muroski, Wilkinson,

Kowal (1G), Colin Cody (1A) Friday, Jan. 10 (Ice Time len, Muroski, Wilkinson, Nolan, 1:45.08).

and Aaron Hathaway (23 saves) Sports Complex in Newburgh) 1:49.70) and 200 Individual

did the honors for the Rebels, e BYSNS were led by Cal- Medley ( Jack-Henry Whalen, YORKTOWN SOMERS 95,

who led 2-0 at the end of the lahan Du (1G), Matt Man- 2:10.28). BEACON 81

rst period. cuso (1G), Carson Brunco (1A), Monday, Jan. 13

“Coming into this game we Frankie Vigiletti (1A) and Matt YORKTOWN SOMERS 54, Jay Wilkinson helped lead

knew we had to tighten up de- Gergley (19 saves), in a 3-2 loss PORT CHESTER 37 Yorktown-Somers to their sec-

fensively in order to win and to Monroe-Woodbury. Wednesday, Jan. 8 ond straight victory. e Somers

beat Pearl River,” Jimenez said. “Overall it was a very fast- Yorktown-Somers rebounded freshman picked up rst-place

“We scored early in the rst, and paced game,” said BYSNS’ co- the next night, defeating Port nishes in the 200 Medley Relay

that goal really had us feeling head coach Joey Bonitatibus. Chester behind rst-place n- (1:55.22 with Muroski, Todor-

great, and we just pushed until “ e team played well but the ishes in the 200 Medley Relay ov, Whalen), Diving (100.00),

the nal buzzer.” few mistakes we made, they (Brown, Muroski, Wilkinson, 100 Butter y (1:02.19) and 300

A big reason for the win was capitalized on. I’m proud of Whalen, 1:53.30), 200 Free- Freestyle Relay (3:35.83 with

the Rebels’ ability to be fast to the way the team is starting to style ( Joseph Aoukar, 2:16.26), Brown, McCurry, Ujkaj). York-

the pucks, Jimenez said. click.” 200 Individual Medley (Sam town senior Jack-Henry Wha-

“It was great to see some of Nolan, 2:36.61), 100 Butter y len also had rst-place nishes

the young bulls stepping up and BYSNS 0 RYE TOWN/ (Benjamin Brown, 1:08.64), in the 200 Freestyle (1:59.50)

playing huge, for such a big vic- HARRISON 7 100 Freestyle ( Jay Wilkinson, and 100 Freestyle (50.65).

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Yorktown falls at Panas
Team e ort ignites Huskers’ win against Brewster

BY MIKE SABINI team-high 11 points. “ e key to back on defense in transition.” ections, 2 steals), Severino (14
CONTRIBUTING WRITER coming back from a run is playing
hard on defense.” Two days earlier, Yorktown, points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 3
Yorktown traveled to Walter
Panas on Jan. 9, looking to test Panas followed by going on an propelled by a 28-14 halftime steals, 4 de ections), Ashley Zeo-
themselves against a Panther 8-2 run before Severino connect-
squad that a season ago went to ed on a three-pointer from the lead, won their league opener, lla (12 points, 9 rebounds), Gi-
the Section 1 Class A Final Four right corner to slice the Panther
at the Westchester County Center lead to 23-18. against visiting Brewster 57-50. annasca (10 points) and Lindsay
in White Plains.
“When I took that shot, I was “We knew going into the game Boyle (5 rebounds, 2 steals).
e Huskers (6-4-1) initially thinking of how we needed it to
got o to a slow start, then re- fall to build momentum,” Severi- that it was going to be a ght for Mundy was particularly proud
gained their equilibrium, before no said.“Hitting shots always feels
Panas took control of the game in good, but I was really just focused all 32 minutes,” Barer said. “We of his team’s defensive e ort.
the second half, in a 54-34 Pan- on getting back in the game.”
ther victory. came out aggressively on defense “De ections, in general, are a
Each team ended the half scor-
Panas started the League II-C ing 4 more points, with Panas tak- and our press created some op- big stat for us,” Mundy said. “We
contest by going up 13-2, before ing a 27-22 lead into the break.
the Huskers rallied and scored 11 portunities for us. Coach (Brian) had 12 in that game.”
of the game’s next 13 points. Yor- e nal basket of the half came
ktown nished that stretch with a from the Huskers’ Alyssa Gi- Mundy’s continuous intensity was e Huskers nished their
Jesse Barer (8 points) layup, which annasca, who made a jumper on
cut the Panthers’ lead to 15-13 the left wing, just inside the three- very motivating.” week with a Jan. 13 non-league
with 6:04 to go in the second point line.
quarter. Brewster, which entered the game at Hendrick Hudson, los-
Panas took a stranglehold on
“ e key to our run was hit- the game in the third quarter, game 7-1, fought back, cutting ing 41-30. Leading the way with
ting a few big shots that helped closing out on a 13-2 run. ey
us build momentum, while get- took a 44-28 lead into the fourth. Yorktown’s lead to four, 47-43, in 9 points was Zeolla.
ting defensive stops on the other
end of the oor,” said Yorktown’s “In that stretch, they were face the second half, but couldn’t
Melissa Severino, who scored a guarding, which disrupted the of-
fense, and we also struggled with get any closer.
making shots,” Severino said. “In
addition, we struggled getting “When our lead got small-

er, we knew we had to keep

possession and be smart with

the ball,” Barer said. “Each

time they got closer some-

one stepped up and made

a big play on o ense. ere

was no way we were letting

them back in. is game was

a great team e ort.”

at team e ort included

production from Barer (17 Jesse Barer Melissa Severino
points, 4 rebounds, 3 de-


Thursday, January 16, 2020 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 23


Rebels off to 5-1 start Yorktown man to lead
national organizaiton
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER with in the future,”Connolly said.

SPORTS EDITOR e Rebels have a few more meets, includ-

ing a senior meet on Jan. 22 at Lakeland Cop-

e Lakeland-Panas-Putnam Valley boys per Beech Middle School, before the conference Yorktown resident Tom Maria-
no, head coach of Pace University’s
swimming team won their fth consecutive championships on Saturday, Feb. 1 at White men’s lacrosse team, has been named
president of the United States Inter-
meet to start the season with a 54-39 win over Plains. collegiate Lacrosse Association.

Yorktown-Somers on Tuesday, Jan. 7. “ e e ort is always there,” Connolly said. e Kentucky-based collegiate
lacrosse organization, which serves
e Rebels su ered their rst defeat two days “Divisionals should be interesting.” both club teams and varsity pro-
grams, provides to its membership:
later in a battle of undefeated teams, losing to One of the biggest challenges for Connolly game o ciating; statistics and record
keeping; recognition of players and
White Plains, 87-82. is putting his swimmers in the best position to coaches; and more.

With 34 swimmers, many of whom swim pick up the most points for the team. With 34 Mariano, elected in December
is succeeding Gene McCabe, head
year-round, Lakeland-Panas has both talent and swimmers and about a dozen events per meet, coach of Washington and Lee Uni-
versity. Mariano’s term is for two
depth, said coach Patrick Connolly. Connolly can mix and match, playing o his op- years.

“Out of the years that I’ve coached, I’ve had ponent’s strengths and weaknesses. “It’s an honor to represent all the
schools and players in college la-
strong swimmers, but this is the strongest team,” “It gets challenging from a coaching stand- crosse,” Mariano said a press release.
“ e USILA traces our lacrosse his-
Connolly said. “We have talent behind that point,”Connolly said. tory back to 1882. I would like to
thank Gene McCabe for his tire-
depth. It’s not like we just have numbers.” Unable to laud the abilities of all 34 of his less work as president, he has been PHOTO COURTESY OF
a tremendous ambassador for the THOMPSON AND BENDER
Only ve of the 34 swimmers are seniors. Al- swimmers, the coach singled out a few of his top USILA.”
Tom Mariano, coach of Pace
most half (16) are freshmen or younger. performers and leaders for helping the Rebels Mariano, who will begin his sev- University
enth season at Pace this spring, has
“It’s a good group of guys,”Connolly.“Kids are achieve their 5-1 start: led the Setters to a 57-35 record. 2017, when the Pleasantville school
He was named the Northeast-10 earned its rst-ever berth into the
just passing their knowledge on, their experience Senior co-captain Jack Pagle: “He’s been on Conference’s co-coach of the year in NCAA Tournament. is past year,
the Seters tallied the program’s most
on. It’s just guys helping out one another.” the team since he’s been in seventh grade. He’s wins in a season since 1999 (13).

Even in defeat last week,Connolly said he was always been a talented swimmer but he’s starting Mariano’s teams have also im-
pressed in the classroom during his
encouraged by what he saw from his young team. to grow into his body. He’s always willing to step time in Pleasantville. In fact, Pace’s
2018 squad earned the NE10’s Team
“ at meet against White Plains, not that we up to his challenges.” Excellence Award, signifying the
highest cumulative GPA in the con-
overlooked them, but on paper they weren’t hit- Junior Steven Macaluso: “He’s had a break- ference (3.17).

ting some of the times they hit that day,” Con- through year. He’s always been a talented swim-

nolly said.“We could have folded, but we fought. mer but he’s taking it to another level.”

I’m hoping they’re super motivated after the Freshman Gabriel Rzezwicki: “He’s rather

loss.” young, but he leads by example. I can put him in

Connolly expects his young team will con- so many di erent places.”

tinue to keep growing and improving this year Senior Anthony Marvucic and junior Ethan

and beyond. White: “Anthony and Ethan are great leaders.

“ is is going to be a team to be reckoned ey’re almost like another coach.”

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Senior captainATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – RONI BRUCAJ builds strong bonds

BY MIKE SABINI We want to make the playo s Kobe Bryant is my all-time up in the Yorktown district, Roni Brucaj goes up strong.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER and do well in them. favorite professional athlete and what would you tell them about
my favorite college team is Duke. the experience of being part PHOTO: BOB
Roni Brucaj is a senior captain Who has been your biggest of the basketball team and CASTNERCASTNERPHOTOS.NET
on this year’s Yorktown varsity role model over the years and What is your favorite music why should they go out for the
boys’ basketball squad. Brucaj, what have you learned from to listen to warming up for a team? It’s so much fun. You become
who is a forward, is in his third them? game? close with a lot of people, and
year on the team. when you all want to win, every-
Marc Spinelli and Ben Rap. one comes with such a high in-
How old were you when you Schumer were probably my big- If you could have one super- tensity in practice and in games,
started playing basketball and gest role models. Being a sopho- power, what would it be and which makes it even more fun.
what got you started? more/junior on the team, I was why?
very young and scared. So, they Time travel, so I can see what
I was 9 years old and a lot of taught me to be more con dent, life was like/will be like, in the
people in Yonkers played, so that and they always believed in me, future.
was a way of making friends. e which is why I was able to per- If you could pick one place
better you were, the more people form at high levels. to visit on vacation that you’ve
respected you. (Brucaj moved never been to, where would you
from Yonkers to Yorktown, when Tell us one thing about go and why?
he was 12.) yourself that not a lot of people Turks and Caicos, because
know? there is so much activities to do,
What is your favorite thing and it just looks beautiful.
about being on the basketball I love to play video games. What is your favorite food to
team at Yorktown? Do you plan on continuing to eat before or after a match?
play basketball in college? Tell Eggs.
We have a strong relationship us about where you are going to Best place to eat in Yorktown
with all the players and even school and why you chose it? and why?
coaches. We laugh, have fun, but Not as of right now. I do not Maria’s, because the atmo-
when it comes to practice and know where I am going to school sphere and food is incredible
games, we just want to work hard yet. What’s the go-to app on your
and win. Do you know what you want phone and why?
to study in college? If yes, what YouTube, because there’s just
What is your favorite team are you planning on studying so many things that you can
activity or pregame or post- and why? watch like basketball and video
game ritual that you share with Not yet. games.
your teammates? Who is your favorite pro- For a young athlete growing
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Diner after big wins. college) sports team?
Do you have any goals for
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LEGALS WILMINGTON PT CORP Section 25.11, Block 1, Lot 6. not limited to: the mortgaged premises.
Plainti , i. the use or threat of violence; Dated: January 13, 2020

-against- NOTICE ii. the use of obscene or profane Sandy J. Stolar, Esq.

section 300-13(G) and Appendix YOU ARE IN DANGER OF language; and THE MARGOLIN &

A of the Town Zoning Code. CHRISTOPHER QUINTIN AS LOSING YOUR HOME iii. repeated phone calls made WEINREB LAW GROUP, LLP

is property is located in a R1- ADMINISTRATOR AND HEIR If you do not respond to this with the intent to annoy, abuse, Attorneys for Plainti

80 zone. AND DISTRIBUTEE TO THE summons and complaint by or harass. 165 Eileen Way, Suite 101

ESTATE OF STEVEN DOWD; serving a copy of the answer on (2) If a creditor or debt collector Syosset, New York 11791

CHARNIS, JULIAN if living, and if he be dead, the attorney for the mortgage receives a money judgment 516-921-3838

Property Address: 2248 grantees, mortgagees, lienors, company who led this against you in court, state and #98257

Edward Lane heirs, devisees, distributees or foreclosure proceeding against federal laws may prevent the

Section 36.11, Block 1, Lot 5 successors in interest of such you and ling the answer with following types of income from LLC FORMATION NOTICE
is is an application for a of them as may be dead, and the court, a default judgment may being taken to pay the debt:

renewal of a special use permit their husbands and wives, be entered and you can lose your 1. Supplemental security 293D Manville LLC, Arts

of the storage of a commercial heirs, devisees, distributees home. income, (SSI); of Org. led with Sec. of State

vehicle on a residential property and successors in interest, all Speak to an attorney or go 2. Social security; of NY (SSNY) 11/5/2019.

as per section 300-62 of the Town of whom and whose names to the court where your case is 3. Public assistance (welfare); Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig.

Zoning Code. is property is and places of residence are pending for further information 4. Spousal support, as agent upon whom process

located in a R1-20 zone. unknown to Plainti ; JANINE on how to answer the summons maintenance (alimony) or child against may be served & shall

B. QUINTIN AS HEIR and protect your property. support; mail process to 405 Bedford Rd.,

HOWARD, GEOFFREY & AND DISTRIBUTEE TO Sending a payment to your 5. Unemployment bene ts; Chappaqua, NY 10514. General

SUNITHA THE ESTATE OF STEVEN mortgage company will not stop 6. Disability bene ts; Purpose.

Property Address: 2835 Old DOWD; MIDLAND this foreclosure action. 7. Workers’ compensation LLC FORMATION NOTICE


Section 26.12, Block 1, Lot 26 OF THE STATE OF NEW BY SERVING A COPY OF 8. Public or private pensions; NOTICE OF

is is an application for a YORK; UNITED STATES OF THE ANSWER ON THE 9. Veterans’ bene ts; FORMATION OF LIMITED

addition with a side yard setback AMERICA; “JOHN DOES” ATTORNEY FOR THE 10 Federal student loans, LIABILITY COMPANY: A1

of 31.9’ where a minimum of 40’ and “JANE DOES”, said PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE federal student grants,and federal Distribution, LLC. Articles of

is required as per section 300-21 names being ctitious, parties COMPANY) AND FILING work study funds; and Organization were led with the

and Appendix A of the Town intended being possible tenants THE ANSWER WITH THE 11 Ninety percent of your Secretary of State of New York

Zoning Code. is property is or occupants of premises, and COURT. wages or salary earned in the last (SSNY) on 12/18/19. O ce

located in a R1-20 zone. corporations, other entities or e following notice is sixty days. location: Westchester County.

persons who claim, or may claim, intended only for the defendants SSNY has been designated

ARISTO, DONNA a lien against the premises, who are owners of the premises TO THE DEFENDANTS, as agent of the LLC upon

Property Address: 1595 Defendants. sought to be foreclosed or who EXCEPT THE ESTATE OF whom process against it may

Journeys End Rd. are liable upon the debt for which STEVEN DOWD: be served. SSNY shall mail a

Section 69.10, Block 1, Lot 16 TO THE ABOVE NAMED the mortgage stands as security. e Plainti makes no personal copy of process to the LLC to

is is an application for a DEFENDANTS: claim against you in this action. Rocco Vignola, Esq., 3111 East

proposed accessory structure YOU ARE HEREBY YOU ARE HEREBY PUT Tremont Avenue Bronx, NY

with a side yard setback (equal to SUMMONED to answer the ON NOTICE THAT WE TO THE DEFENDANTS:THE 10461. Purpose: any lawful act.

a front) of 25’ Complaint in this action, and to ARE ATTEMPTING TO ESTATE OF STEVEN DOWD: LLC FORMATION NOTICE
If you have obtained an order
where a minimum of 75’ is serve a copy of your Answer, or, if COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY

required and a combined side the Complaint is not served with INFORMATION OBTAINED of discharge from the Bankruptcy Operation Restoration NY

yard setback of 71.9’ where a this Summons, to serve a Notice WILL BE USED FOR THAT court, which includes this debt, LLC, Arts of Org. led with

minimum of 80’ of Appearance on the Plainti ’s PURPOSE. and you have not rea rmed Sec. of State of NY (SSNY)

is required as per section 300- Attorneys within twenty your liability for this debt, this 10/15/2019. Cty: Westches-

13(G), 300-21 and Appendix A (20) days after service of this PLEASE BE AWARE: law rm is not alleging that you ter. SSNY desig. as agent upon

of the Town Zoning Cede. is Summons, exclusive of the day (1) that debt collectors, in have any personal liability for this whom process against may be

property is of service, where service is made accordance with the Fair Debt debt and does not seek a money served & shall mail process to

located in a R1-200 zone. by delivery upon you personally Collection Practices Act, 15 judgment against you. Even if a BlumbergExcelsior Corporate

within the State, or within thirty U.S.C. § 1692 et seq., are discharge has been obtained, this Services, Inc., 16 Court St., 14th

LODEWICK, VICTORIA (30) days after completion of prohibited from engaging in lawsuit to foreclose the mortgage Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11241. Gen-

Property Address: 2439 service where service is made in abusive, deceptive, an unfair debt will continue and we will seek a eral Purpose.

Loring Pl. any other manner, and in case of collection e orts, including, but judgment authorizing the sale of

Section 37.05, Block 1, Lot 21 your failure to appear or answer,

is is an application for an judgment will be taken against

addition with a side yard setback you by default for the relief

of 14.6’ where a minimum of 15’ demanded in the complaint. PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
is required as per section 300-

2 and Appendix A of the Town TO THE ABOVE NAMED Corresponding to Last Week’s January 9 Issue

Zoning Code. is proper ty is DEFENDANTS:

located in a R1-20 zone. e foregoing Summons is

served upon you by publication

3293 STONEY ST. pursuant to an Order of the Hon.

Property Address: 3293 Charles D. Wood, a Justice of

Stoney St. the Supreme Court, Westchester

Section 3.28, Block 23, Lot 1 County, entered Jan. 8, 2020 and

Interpretation of Code. led with the complaint and

SUPREME COURT OF THE other papers in the Westchester
STATE OF NEW YORK County Clerk’s O ce.


INDEX NO. 57771/2019 is to foreclose a mortgage

D/O/F: May 15, 2019 recorded in the Westchester

County Clerk’s O ce on the

SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS 4th day of June, 2007 in Control

MORTGAGED PROPERTY: Number 471500142 covering

1802 Amazon Road, premises k/a 1802 Amazon Road,

Mohegan Lake, NY 10547 Mohegan Lake, NY 10547 a/k/a

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