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Local musicians bring back Baroque
BY CAROL REIF from 2012 to 2014. PHOTO COURTESY OF JEREMY RHIZOR
STAFF WRITER e graduate program specializes in early music played
Jeremy Rhizor, founder of the Academy of Sacred Drama.
Bow where you’re planted. on period instruments.
at seems to be one of violinist Jeremy Rhizor’s mis- Rhizor, distressed by how neglected the world of “sacred
sions in life. drama” was, resolved to champion the genre’s revival.
e new North Salem resident was raised in Las Vegas, at meant focusing on baroque oratorios, mostly from
a desert resort more known for showgirls than Chopin. the late-1600s to the early 1700s.
Kind of ironic then, that one of the folks who helped Oratorios are large-scale musical works for orchestra
cultivate Rhizor’s classical career had played in the orches- and voices, usually narratives with a religious theme, such
tra of Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton. as biblical tales and the lives of saints.
Rhizor was barely kindergarten age when he begged his Unlike operas, they are performed without the use of
parents for piano lessons. costumes, scenery, or action. ey do, however, have distin-
guishable characters and arias, aka long vocal solos.
But when a teacher suggested that he might be too
young to handle such a big instrument, they got him a ink Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, or
child-sized violin instead. Haydn’s The Creation.
Lucky for music lovers,that one stuck …and then some. Gathering up fellow students and colleagues, Rhizor
Rhizor went on to graduate from the Eastman School formed the Academy of Sacred Drama.
of Music in Rochester and then e Juilliard School in
New York City, where he studied Historical Performance Its knowledgeable and inspired team of instrumentalists
SEE MUSICIANS PAGE 5
Idoni wins County Clerk nod
BY CAROL REIF had received 17,494, or 51 percent, of the support from my fellow Democrats,” said
STAFF WRITER 34,099 votes cast. Idoni after the results were announced Fri-
day, July 2. “My entire career has been based
Incumbent Westchester County Clerk Tim He edged out Yonkers Councilwoman around government, from being a city manag-
Idoni has o cially won the Democratic Pri- Shanae V. Williams, who came in with 16,605 er to my serving as mayor and now as county
mary. votes, or 49 percent. clerk, I have always done my best to help the
people I am tasked to represent. ank you for
After absentee ballots were counted, Idoni He will be facing Republican candidate your con dence.”
Scooter Scott this fall for the four-year post.
“I am humbled, grateful, and proud of the
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NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL
Chair of Pediatrics urges parents to vaccinate their kids
Dr. Buetti-Sgouros is this week’s guest on Hudson Valley Uncensored podcast
Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros, of this dangerous potential out- hood of your child having severe
chair of the Department of Pe- come, Dr. Buetti-Sgouros feels COVID infection, if it comes to
diatrics at Northern Westchester strongly that children should get the point where schools mandate ‘Even if you’re not worried so much
about the physical likelihood of your
Hospital in Mount Kisco, joins vaccinated to avoid this risk. that you cannot participate with- child having severe COVID infection,
if it comes to the point where schools
the Hudson Valley Uncensored “As a pediatrician, anybody out getting that vaccination, my mandate that you cannot participate
without getting that vaccination, my
podcast this week to discuss the who knows me knows it is pretty God, I would hate for your child God, I would hate for your child to
be that kid that’s not participating.
topic of whether to vaccinate our hard to get me to give something to be that kid that’s not par- Kids need to be with other kids. It goes
beyond just the
children for COVID-19. to a child,” Dr. Buetti-Sgouros ticipating. Kids need to be with physical health.
You can listen to the pod- said. “I hate giving out antibiot- other kids. It goes beyond just e mental
health needs it.’
cast by visiting hudson-valley- ics. I like to give out better life- the physical health. e mental
uncensored.captivate.fm or you style advice about nutrition and health needs it.” Buetti-Sgouros
can search for Hudson Valley good habits. So for me to be Dr. Buetti-Sgouros shares Chair of the
Uncensored on Apple Podcasts, recommending something like a her experience contracting CO- Pediatrics at Northern
Google Podcasts, Audible or vaccination, it has to be because VID-19 in the early days of the
Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros
Spotify. I truly feel that the research has pandemic, and reminds listeners
She explains how messenger been done to bene t not only the of the powerful role that vaccines
RNA vaccines work to help our child, but the child’s family and have played in eradicating tragic
bodies produce antibodies, why the community at large.” diseases and deadly infections of
she feels these vaccinations are e doctor shares her concerns the past.
bene cial and safe not only for about the long haul e ects for
children, but for their families young people who develop CO- Dr. Buetti-Sgouros is a pediatrics
and the community as a whole, VID-19, answers concerns raised specialist and has over 28 years of
and says that children can still by parents about the vaccine im- experience in the medical eld. She
transmit the virus to older adults. pacting fertility, and urges par- graduated from the Icahn School of
“I understand so many parents ents to consider vaccinating their Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical
are concerned because they think children so that they can travel School in 1993, and currently
that their children might not get and return to school, camp and practices with Westchester Health,
particularly sick with this virus, other social activities with their also a liated with Northwell
but it goes beyond just the indi- peers, as this is a crucial aspect of Health, at 36 Smith Avenue in
vidual. It also goes to the com- their mental health, particularly Mount Kisco. Her patient o ce
munity,” Dr. Buetti-Sgouros said for children with special needs. can be reached at (914) 666-6655
to podcast host Brett Freeman. “I think having the vaccination for anyone looking for a new
Dr. Buetti-Sgouros cautions so that all kids will be able to par- pediatrician for their children.
that some children develop ticipate fully in school and activi- In the interest of full disclosure,
multi-in ammatory systemic ties is very important,” she said. Northern Westchester Hospital is a
disease, similar to Kawasaki dis- “Even if you’re not worried so valued advertiser with ve of our
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We asked readers about vaccinating their kids
Here’s how 70 local parents responded to our survey
A few weeks ago, we published a story on our TAPinto • Undecided • Child is not old enough yet. I will wait to hear
website with a link to Survey Monkey asking our • Haven’t yet but will be forced to guidance from pediatrician when available for younger
readers to answer some questions about whether they • Not sure children.
planned to vaccinate their children. We had 70 local • Maybe
parents respond to the survey. Responses and suggested • Undecided IF YOU DON’T PLAN TO VACCINATE YOUR
questions were used to facilitate a conversation with Dr. • ey are 19 and 22 and yes, they’re both vaccinated. CHILDREN, WHY?
Maryann Buetti-Sgouros in this week’s Hudson Valley • I will NEVER give my child this “vaccine.” • Not enough research has been done: 8
Uncensored podcast interview, as well as in next week’s • My grown kids are already vaccinated. • I’m worried about the long term health impact on
interview with Dr. Eli Morales, a licensed naturopathic • Undecided my child: 16
physician. • I’m not worried about COVID-19 harming my
IF YOU HAVE VACCINATED OR PLAN TO child, so they don’t need to be vaccinated.
HAVE YOU OR DO YOU PLAN TO VACCINATE YOUR VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN, WHY? • All of the above: 4
CHILDREN FOR COVID 19? • To protect my child against COVID-19: 12 • None of the above: 4
• Yes: 32 • So that my child can participate in activities or • N/A: 29
• No: 27 travel: 3 • Other: 3
• Other: 11 • All of the above: 25 Here’s how the “Other” responded:
Here’s how the “Other” responded: • None of the above: 8 • My child recently had COVID.
• I have no children living home. • N/A: 18 • e bene ts of vaccination outweigh the possible
• When it has been thoroughly tested & features • Other: 1 SEE SURVEY PAGE 4
approved. e “Other” responded:
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SURVEY people with COVID developing long COVID problems negatively impact development or fertility.
(Norway study) and (2) the ACIP presentation that the • Timeline for when approval may happen for 2-year-
FROM PAGE 3 myocarditis that does rarely occur is less severe than
among those who get it unrelated to a vaccine. People olds?
negative e ects. need better tools to understand risks and trade o s. • When will the vaccine be available under 12? And
• Child already had COVID.
• I’m worried that there are no long term studies; the • How accurate is the statement, made by Dr. Robert do you think the concern about myocarditis will delay
Malone, who invented the mRNA technology that’s approval?
recovery rate doesn’t warrant intervention for children; now being used in the COVID-19 vaccine, that there
and zero liability for the pharmaceutical companies are isn’t enough data about the risks for teens and he doesn’t • I am asking on behalf of likeminded parents
major contributing concerns. believe they should be forced to get vaccinated? Also, everywhere for this doctor to please be a mouthpiece
how true is his other statement that lipid nanoparticles for us. For this “vaccine” to NOT be mandated. To not
WE ARE INTERVIEWING THE CHIEF OF leave the injection site and accumulate in organs and cause thousands of children to be homeschooled and for
PEDIATRICS OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER tissues? families to not leave the state of NY over a questionable
HOSPITAL NEXT WEEK. KINDLY PROVIDE vaccine. Please help us.
ANY SUGGESTED QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE • Why is this vaccine being pushed so hard when it is
SOME OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND/ not a threat to children? • I have heard some parents, particularly parents
OR STATEMENTS BELOW WERE DISCUSSED IN of preteen girls, say that they will not vaccinate their
THE HUDSON VALLEY UNCENSORED PODCAST • What data (please be speci c) exist to show that the daughters due to possible hormone disruption and
INTERVIEW WITH THE DOCTOR . risk to children from the vaccine is not greater than the e ects on future fertility. Could you speak about that?
risk of children catching COVID?
• Even if some people are willing to vaccinate their • What is the minimum age now to be eligible to
children and have their reasons, please do not shame • How would you justify kids still wearing masks at receive the vaccine? Do you think some time in the near
those who don’t want their children to receive this school when data showed that they are not at risk group future this vaccine will be available and used for infants
speci c vaccine. My children are vaccinated with other and don’t spread the virus? and toddlers? Are there currently any known side e ects
vaccines, but will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. It for children?
doesn’t make us careless “anti-vaxxers.” We also have the • Both of my kids have had COVID. Why should I
right to protect our children from being the guinea pigs be forced to vaccinate them when the vaccine carries • Concerns about long- and short-term side e ects.
for a new vaccine. unknown risks and they already have immunity from • Why is the vaccine being pushed for this age group
the disease naturally? Why can’t a proof of antibodies with an in nitesimal percentage of complications/
• What is your recommendation based on scienti c be su cient for activities? deaths associated with the virus? e vaccine poses
history of the need of vaccinating children who have higher risks in and of itself.
already had COVID? Mind you I’m asking about • How accurate is the rate of heart in ammation • How worried should parents be about the delta
children, not adults...children, which is the age group among vaccinated youth? Is there any study? Is it true variant?
that is LEAST a ected by this virus! what the news says? • Will you assume liability for the damage that will be
caused to the children by this unapproved, experimental
• What is the best argument to persuade those who • Do the potential risks of the vaccine outweigh the process? If not you, who?
are against COVID-19 vaccination? bene ts? e main risk that comes to mind is heart • Do you feel kids under 12 need to be vaccinated in
in ammation. Does COVID in children under 12 order to safely return to school in September?
• Why can’t a child take an antibody test in lieu produce long haul issues like seen in some adults that a • What is the likelihood that the vaccine will be FDA
of vaccine, especially since the rise in cases of heart vaccine is that important to receive? approved before the upcoming 2021-2022 school year?
problems? • I have a 6-month-old. When do you think vaccines
• Have any other mRNA vaccines ever been approved will be available for him? How do I handle interactions
• Please explain relative risk of side e ects, as well for children 12 and under? If this is the rst, how long with him and those that are unvaccinated?
as explaining recent studies showing (1) more young should we study the potential long term e ects on pre-
pubesant children before we are comfortable?
• Please dispute the myth that the vaccine can
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MUSICIANS While some in the audience OPENING NOTES ticket sales. Its output — despite morte di Cristo.
FROM PAGE 1 may have been scratching their Rhizor started out taking little- a small budget — was reportedly Its singers and instrumentalists
heads over the theorbo, a plucked known oratorios that had editions “heroic.” had a residency at Avaloch Farm
collaborates with a pool of gifted string instrument with an extra- and English translations by Scar- e rst season featured oratorios Music Institute, a New Hamp-
singers. Many also teach in the long neck, or the viola da gamba, latti, Charpentier, and Pasquini, and cantatas about the Book of Ju- shire sanctuary for musicians.
academy’s education program. which looks like a cello but has and performing readings for small dith’s protagonist. It also performed ere they rehearsed and
Putting on its rst concert in frets like a guitar, they were clearly groups of friends. the modern premiere of Freschi’s Gi- learned movement techniques
2014, Sacred Drama became a non- enthralled. e musicians played for free uditta and presented the American from a classically-trained mime.
pro t organization three years later. Past rehearsals of these rarely and the audience bought food for premier of Antonio Draghi’s Orto- It is planning to make its rst
Chloe Fedor (violin), Arnie heard works have usually been the after-concert potluck suppers. rio di Guiditta at the Yale Institute of commercial recording and to re-
Tanimoto (viola da gamba and held at venues such as the cha- en the academy began to ex- Sacred Music in New Haven, Conn., cruit artist management compa-
cello), and Elliot Figg (harpsi- pel at e Riverside Church and periment. and in New York City. nies, so it can perform in cities
chord) were the original members, Calvary-St. George’s Episcopal It paired a performance of According to The New York across the world.
and later Marc Bellassai (harp- Church, both in Manhattan. Charpentier’s Mors Saulis et Jona- Times, it was one of the top perfor- Meanwhile, the academy is fo-
sichord) and Adam Cockerham But now that Rhizor has the thae with a lecture on genetic eth- mances that week. cusing its e orts on recruiting vol-
(theorbo) joined the group. Arash space to play around with, he plans ics. Early listeners also played games e academy closed with two unteers and uncovering forgotten
Noori (theorbo) and Parker Ram- to bring some rehearsals — as well based on the libretto and wrote per- French cantatas by Jacquet de La oratorios.
say (harpsichord, organ, and harp) as music lessons and classes -- to his sonal re ections on the text. Guerre and de Brossard based on ese goals would seem “too
have also been core collaborators. private home studio. ( e academy In 2017, it produced a promo- a translation by Antoine Houdar steep,” its mission statement says,
Rhizor and his ancée, nding may eventually o er online classes tional video, assembled a board, de La Motte. “if the need for an emotional, in-
themselves cramped in their one- in music history and theory.) and became a nonpro t. Moving ahead to its last sea- tellectual, and spiritual encounter
bedroom White Plains apartment He’s been scouting local per- Besides Rhizor, Fedor, Tani- son (2019-2020), the academy with the sacred stories of antiquity
during the pandemic, began hunt- formance locations, such as e moto, the original players included switched from Bible themes to was not so great.”
ing around for a more spacious Schoolhouse eater. Rhizor’s Elliot Figg and, later, Bellassai. works by Antonio Gianettini, cel-
place that was both a ordable and goal is to let folks know that ey started to be presented by or- ebrated composer of baroque ora- For more information about its 2021-
within easy traveling distance of it’s possible to have something ganizations all around the U.S. It also torio and opera. 2022 season, or becoming a member,
New York City. “world-class” outside the city. put out a print and digital journal. at was followed by the supporter, or o cial sponsor, visit www.
ey landed on Croton Falls, Like writing a composition, it Keeping the edgling organi- American premiere of L’huomo sacreddrama.org. Its mailing address is:
known for its horse farms and ap- takes a special talent to make sure all zation a oat are memberships, in bivio and the modern premiere Academy of Sacred Drama, P.O. Box 95,
ple orchards. It’s also a commuter the bits and pieces are in accord. Ac- donations, outside presenters, and of La vittima d’amore, osia La Croton Falls, N.Y., 10519.
rail stop on Metro-North’s Har- cording to Rhizor, the talent is there;
lem line. ey moved into their the community is receptive, and the
new abode last anksgiving. “idea is to put the two together.” DEMENTIA SHOULD
Being a newbie, Rhizor jumped at’s why the academy is so
at the chance last month to have thrilled to have found a home in
the players perform at the hamlet’s North Salem where it hopes to NOT DEFINE HER.
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Old friends, best friends
JUST baptism as she now lives in Fun Facts by Jo Ann
JO ANN Kentucky. e other friend
visiting was Jaime, who also On average, Americans have three best friends at one time. People can have about seven
JO ANN began her career in the same regular friends and about 20 acquaintances. The average age for finding a best friend
FRANCELLA company as Kim and Nic over is 21. The most important quality people look for in a best friend is honesty and
twenty years ago. Because the authenticity. 33% of Americans say their best friend is of the opposite gender.
July 4th has come and gone, girls hadn’t seen each other in
and although I didn’t get to several years, Ken and I visited cue. Kim and Seth had some television with our little pup, We’ll head to Kim’s house
spend the actual day with for just a day so the girls could store bought reworks and
my daughter and her family, enjoy each other and catch Drew even slept through all Daisy, when the reworks be- tomorrow and talk about the
Ken and I had a great time. up on life and happenings in the crackles and booms.
each other’s lives. Nic brought gan around our neighborhood. great time we had seeing old
Like many people, Kim a board game and sitting and Ken and I spent time with
hadn’t entertained at all since playing with the girls brought our own close friends, who Daisy was doing just ne with friends and making vows never
the baby was born and the back such good memories. It we hadn’t seen in a very long
pandemic. She invited two was just like it used to be time. e pandemic was long, all the loud noises and con- to let it go so long again.
special friends to stay the when Kim’s friends from col- so long that at times I thought
weekend. Nic was a girl who lege and work would gather at we’d never get over it. But, tinued to snooze and sigh at Although I wasn’t with Kim
began her career with Kim in our home for barbecues and little by little things are open-
NYC. She is also my grand- sleepovers. Yes, old friends are ing up and people are get- my feet. Suddenly there was and her family for July 4th,
son’s Godmother. is was the truly the best friends. ting more comfortable being
together and with not always an exceptionally loud boom she and I are grateful that
rst time that Drew and “Aunt After spending a few fun having to wear a mask.
Nic” would meet. She didn’t hours, Ken and I left and and Daisy let out a yelp and we had the opportunity to be
even get to attend Drew’s several days later I viewed About 9 p.m. on July 4th,
all the fun pictures taken at Ken and I were watching must have jumped about a with old friends and agree that
their two-day July 4th barbe-
foot high. I held her for a old friends really are the best
while and made her know that friends.
everything was okay. By 11 I hope everyone had a fun
p.m. all was quiet, but Daisy and safe holiday weekend with
continued to snooze on my special people.
chest until Ken and I called it
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BY ABBY LUBY oils and ink on paper, threads and fab- at you in paintings by Tanya Kukucka is
CONTRIBUTING WRITER ric, the constant of each image is the redolent of traditional icon painting, but
girl’s straightforward gaze. Everything here she explicitly channels emotional
Images, voices, and places are at the else about her in each painting is physi- and spiritual energy. In “ e Soul Gath-
heart of unfurled memories, rolling out cally and emotionally di erent; a briskly erers,” contrasting her coquettish white
like a dream feeding our sense of self. painted yellow girl holds a red bird dress is a striking deep red cavity in her
It’s our memories that grab hold and against a roaring blue ocean; in another a chest, the heavy symbolism carries to the
a x to our psyche. Art prompted by gray lined gure stoically stares, the bird bird she holds in one hand and a but-
memory by eight women artists are at crooked in her arm. Modulating moods ter y hovers over one nger in the other.
the deeply satisfying exhibit “Voices: I unfold on each canvas feeding a psycho- Dreamy and surreal, we are taken on a
Remember,” currently at the Hammond logical spectrum of Smolen’s vision of quixotic departure from reality while
Museum. Curated by Bibiana Huang her formative years. grounded by her gaze that dares us to
Matheis, the show draws on personal Memory is the springboard in the sto- engage.
memory and inner re ection in a wide ry paintings of Tilly Strauss, each push- George-Ann Gowan’s adept graph-
range of expressions. ing reality’s edge to embrace the ethe- ite drawing of ve calla lilies has each
e artists are Eleni Smolen, George- real. “Vanishing Woman,” has a shadowy evaporating into thin air to stunningly
Ann Gowan, Jill Parry, Kiyoko Sakai, woman cradling a dripping heart as she evoke the ebbs and ows of memory, and
Mimi Czajka Graminski , Tanya Kuku- disappears amidst a urry of bright, torn people coming and going in the span of
cka, Tilly Strauss and Wennie Huang. map pieces revealing sorrow for places a lifetime. Another Gowan work “ ings
“My Mother” by Jill Parry, featuring lost while light falls on a frayed chair in Unknown,”is a three-dimensional mixed
nine square paintings of her mother, the background. In “Nest Hair” a swirl media piece of a young girl gurine with
Joyce Parry, are poignant, heartfelt mo- of hair on the back of a woman’s head is a leg broken o , sharing the space with a
ments of her mother six months before spun into a bird’s nest replete with three large white egg in a bird cage; the word
her passing in 2011. Parry recalls her blue eggs as she looks towards a distant fragile lies beside a pair of white gloves,
mother visiting from Wales and going verdant landscape. evoking a myriad of meanings.
to the Hammond Museum years ago. Lyrical and fun are works by Mimi “Paper Daughter” by mixed media art-
e presentation of these paintings for Czajka Graminski who culls from child- ist Wennie Huang are 81 wood panels
the rst time is seen as returning her hood memories of her family sewing gar- showing feet, muted, subdued, labeled
mother’s essence to the museum. With ments as she learned to stitch dresses for ‘friend,’ ‘teacher’ or ‘daughter,’ relation-
a deft hand, Parry gives us a woman her dolls. Graminski taps into unbridled ships that stir Huang’s Chinese Ameri-
with eyes that hold a lifetime. Striking play using materials such as plastic mylar, can heritage. e work imbues the col-
is Parry’s emotional strength in detailing mono lament, wire, foam, beeswax vinyl. lective memory of diasporic movements,
her mother’s nal fade-out, opening that In “Drawing on Memory” a dress cut contemplating feet as the key element of
unwelcome window on loss with a car- from sti black screening is buoyed by transport by people seeking new desti-
ing, loving hand. fanciful cruising balls and colorful swirls. nies and di erent realities.
In her “Girl by the Sea” series, Eleni e work of abstract expressionist Ki- “Voices: I Remember” captures a mul-
Smolen o ers several variations on a yoko Sakai conjures a youngster thrilled titude of expressions, each intoning the
theme in nine large paintings of a young with nature, the cosmos and the femi- seed of memory from the past that comes
girl holding a bird. e young girl is nine gure in 18 square foot panels. e to fruition in the present and freely casts
Smolen, and an old family photograph tension in “Conversation,” is a springy creative imagination of what might be.
was the impetus for this series. Using dance of thickly painted gures and thin,
buzzy lines. Sakai’s ability to lock us into Voices: I Remember will be displayed
her personal microcosms allows a free through November 2021 at Hammond
fall immersion to view all the panels as Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, 28
one multifaceted story. Deveau Road, North Salem.
e blond, blue-eyed woman gazing “Drawing on Memories” by Mimi Czajka Graminski
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Fun ways to learn during summer vacation
STRONG to set up school during vaca- children’s nd-a-pen-pal web- a meal or even baking cookies money. And don’t forget Clue
LEARNING tion, but you do want to nd sites. Be sure you check this includes measuring, reading and even Twenty Questions
activities that can be turned out before having your child and following directions. Cut a for developing reasoning skills.
DR. LINDA into learning and reviewing op- sign up. Most are safe and reli- recipe in half or double it. Now Many of the most popular
SILBERT portunities. able, but you will want to make you have kids doing math. games like Scrabble and Mo-
sure. A pen pal gives your kids nopoly have junior versions for
Dear Dr. Linda, Try these fun, educational a chance to practice writing Create your own museum. younger children. Board games
Do you have any tips on how ideas: and spelling. And it’s great to Be sure to visit one rst so your can be both educational and
get mail. children can see how various fun for the whole family.
to occupy my kids’ time for the Enroll your kids in a book items are exhibited. Let them
summer vacation? I don’t want club. If your local library isn’t Set up a math scavenger decide what theme they’d like Look for books at the library
to push schoolwork, but I feel o ering one, or you’re too late hunt. Give your kids rulers and for their museum, how they’ll or information online about
their reading and math skills to join, start a kids’ book club have them nd things inside or display their objects, and what stars, planets, and constella-
are slipping away slowly. I ap- with your children’s friends. outside of your house that are room the museum will go in. tions. Find out what you might
preciate any tips. di erent sizes. For example, ask see at night now from your
Start a vegetable garden that who can nd something that Find someone you know house. en go outside after
Lucy can be grown inside. Many is nine inches long? Who can who can teach your children dark to gaze at the sky. Look
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Dear Lucy, children can research this to- nd something that is 15 cen- Begin with the big dipper.
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is a great time for kids to play but they can also eat them too. Many are free, interactive, and Dr. Linda
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A look at pollinator pathways
BY CAROL REIF Working with a town’s recreation de- Next, Merrill rounded up groups in
STAFF WRITER partment or conservation advisory council town like the Land Trust, Wilton Garden
can also help identify invasive plants on Club, and the Woodcock Nature Center.
e next time you take a big bite out of public lands and set up removal — and Together, they found ways to encour-
a juicy peach or enjoy a eld of beautiful planting of native species — events, such age residents to plant native, pollinator-
wild owers, thank a bee. Or a butter y, or as the one North Salem did at the town friendly, plants and to avoid pesticides and
a bird, or even a bat. library this past spring. chemical fertilizers.
ose are the four b’s organizations that Even schools can get in on the act by It evolved into a bigger thing where
promote so-called pollinator pathways planting pollinator gardens and teaching towns can identify a pathway and focus on
hope folks will remember this summer about the importance of bees and butter- reaching out to home and business own-
before they decide to do things like exces- ies. ers.
sively mow their lawns or use fertilizers, Residents can be asked to avoid using at doesn’t mean individuals can’t con-
pesticides, and even mosquito repellents. pesticides and other poisons, add native tribute by simply providing small and safe
National Pollinator Week began on plants while landscaping, and think di er- way stations for pollinators.
Monday, June 21, the rst day of summer. ently about their lawns. After all, it’s a small price to pay for the
And what’s summer without the hum- is time of year is heaven for clover – a privilege of eating.
ming of bees and the itting of butter ies? nice green ground cover and nitrogen xer
But watching out for insects is more that bees and butter ies adore. For more information, visit: www.
than just an exercise in environmental al- Constant mowing will do clover in. healthyyards.org or www. pollinator-
truism, it’s ultimately essential for human Adding shrubs, trees, and a mini meadow pathway.org.
existence, says Pam Pooley, of the North will reduce lawn size.
Salem Open Land Foundation. At least 75% of flowering plants need Leaving some bare ground and dead
At least 75 percent of owering plants help from pollinators such as bees and
need help from pollinators such as bees, butterflies. wood will help nesting native bees and
sparing autumn leaves will provide a nurs-
butter ies, moths, bats, birds, wasps, and — like the red leaf barberry, prized for its ery for the overwintering eggs and pupae
beetles. showy fall foliage — are crowding out the of pollinating insects.
Without that, they can’t produce fruit plants pollinators eat. You can leave clippings on the grass as
and seeds. (Native caterpillars and bees can’t nosh a natural fertilizer or use slow-release or-
e hard work pollinators do results in on plants from China or Japan.) ganize fertilizers, or nothing at all. It’s also
one out of every three bites of food people Everyone loves the monarch butter y good to provide a source of clean water.
eat. with its black-laced orange wings.
You might have noticed butter y- But do you know it can’t survive with- HOW IT STARTED HERE
adorned placards in places around North out milkweed, which most folks think of In 2016, Connecticut conservation-
Salem like the green space in Croton Falls as “weeds.” ist Donna Merrill was working with the
or by the town o ces on Titicus Road, or Farmers also have evicted milkweed Hudson-to-Housatonic Regional Con-
a more permanent sign at Somers’s Angle from their elds. And now the beloved servation Partnership.
Fly Preserve. butter y is in danger of extinction. She was trying to launch a community
ese mark special gardens that host Pollinators pathways don’t have to be land stewardship project when she got the
native plants that pollinators nd espe- formal gardens, they can just be pots of the bright idea to o er folks from South Sa-
cially yummy. appropriate plants or owers on your patio lem, N.Y., to Ridge eld, Conn., free native
Plants that attract butter ies include: or porch, Pooley said. dogwood trees to create a connected pol-
nasturtiums, cosmos, lavender, daylily, zin- According to Jan Antonucci, of the linator habitat. PHOTOS: CAROL REIF
nias, and Queen Ann’s Lace. Somers Land Trust, it’s not that hard to By all reports, it was a smash.
To lure bees, plant bee balm, rosemary, start a pathway.
sage, roses, Echinacea, geraniums, poppies, First interested conservation organiza-
and asters. tions such as garden clubs, land trusts, or
Bees and butter ies both like Black- conservation commissions create a steer-
eyed Susans. ing committee of volunteers.
If you want to get really fancy, and have Folks are encouraged to add their
a hummingbird visit your garden, put in properties to the pathway and towns can
penstemon, hardy fuchsia, and hyssop. identify open spaces that are protected
e decline of bees and butter ies can and other lands of high value. (North Sa-
be blamed on the con uence of several lem has 30 easements or preserves spread
things. around town and in nearby communities,
Open and wooded lands alike are fall- Pooley said.)
ing prey to development. Chemicals are en these places are literally mapped,
wiping out both the ora insects rely on giving neighbors the incentive to join the
for food. Likewise, critters that eat bugs — pollinator party.
birds, amphibian, reptiles, and mam- Education is a big part of it.
mals — are Speakers can be booked to explain
star ving. threats to pollinators, the importance of
Invasive native plants, and alternatives to pesti-
Did you know?species cides, for instance. John and Marie Davis-Williams of Carmel at the North Salem Pollinator Garden.
Without pollinators, more than 100 crops grown in the United States would not be able to thrive. Plants, including various fruits,
vegetables, nuts and more, rely on pollinators to ensure to transport pollen. ough many plants are self-pollinating and others are
pollinated by the wind or water, many others rely on insects and animals to become pollinated. e U.S. Department of Agriculture
says birds, bees, bats, butter ies, moths, ies, beetles, and small mammals all can work as pollinators. Examples of crops pollinated
by pollinators include apples, squash and almonds. Animals and insects help pollinate more than 75 percent of the world’s owering
plants, and nearly 75 percent of all crops, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Unfortunately, pesticide use can diminish
the number of natural pollinators. Natural gardening and pest-control can help protect the habitats of pollinators.
Thursday, July 15, 2021 LEISURE North Salem News – Page 13
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