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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 04.08.21

VOL. 3 NO. 37 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021

KMA presents Himmel
Award to Darren Walker


Museum of Art hosted the Himmel
Allie Jackson pokes her head through the sun roof to pose with the Easter Award and Conversation, this year cel- Darren Walker, president of the Ford
Bunny and the Lewisboro Lion. ebrating the work of Darren Walker, Foundation
recipient of the museum’s 2021 Him-
The Great Hunt mel Award. e Himmel Award, in was educated exclusively in public
Around Lewisboro its 10th year, is an annual award that schools and was also a “member of the
“recognizes creators, conceivers, radical
In lieu of a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, the Lewisboro Parks and Recreation thinkers, and risk-taskers that provoke rst Head Start class in the summer of
department and Lewisboro Lions Club held an Easter-themed drive-by scav- new thinking in art and design.” e 1965.” He attended the University of
enger hunt around Lewisboro on Saturday, April 3. Himmel Award honors Betty Himmel’s Texas at Austin and holds BA, BS, and
contributions to the KMA. is year’s JD degrees from the university. In 2015,
Participating families could swing by and pick up Easter bags full of treats at Himmel Committee included co-chairs
10 stops spread across the town, including the Goldens Bridge Train Station, Betty Himmel and Yvonne S. Pollack SEE WALKER PAGE 4
John Jay High School, elementary schools, and parks. and committee members Vida Foubis-
ter, Michael Gitlitz, Marilyn Glass,
e Easter Bunny and the Lewisboro Lion were stationed at the Lewisboro Ginny Gold, Debbie Mullin, Amy Par-
Town Hall, where families received a bag of candy and a picture with the bunny sons, omas Rom, and Rochelle C.
and lion. Rosenberg.

Families remained in their cars and wore masks as they found the volunteers Walker was recognized for his long
at each stop, and received a bag of treats or an Easter Egg at every location. and distinguished career that has
spanned work on behalf of community
For more photos, turn to pages 12 and 13. development projects to global philan-
thropy organizations, such as the Ford
Foundation, which he was appointed
President of in 2013.

As a young child, Walker lived in
Rayne, Louisiana, and then moved to
Ames, Texas. Walker, a testament to
the importance of public education,

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[email protected] Katonah’s Don Scott, who left the Republican party
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BRUCE HELLER 18. Bright orange trash bags are
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Ellen Calves, who are scheduled to face o in a June what you think you need, as sup-
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[email protected] may call or email Town Clerk Ja-
CORINNE STANTON Running with Scott will be Peter Michaelis, who net Donohue, a Lions Club mem-
(914) 760-7009 ber, at 914-763-3511 or town-
[email protected] chairs the Zoning Board of Appeals and who will Don Scott [email protected], and
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JAY GUSSAK will be covered.
(914) 299-4541 into the Republican column. e GOP did not eld a candidate for the second seat. Wear gloves and masks or other
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JENNIFER CONNELLY Michaelis will vie with two Katonah residents—Stephanie McCaine, who was appointed in January garbage and remember to practice
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Thinking through the arts Bisa Butler
The Princess, 2018
e power of art, poetry, and Cotton, chiffon,
community partnership lace and satin
70 x 46 in.
BY KATE BELDERS As part of the program at “express themselves in a way that (177.8 x 116.8 cm)
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Katonah Elementary, students hadn’t thought they had the abil- Collection of Bob
studied the works of artist Bisa ity” before the program. Because and Jane Clark
At the January inauguration Butler, known for her “vivid and “they are working with an art-
of President Joe Biden and Vice larger-than-life quilts that cap- ist” and “a museum, the experi- ‘The Princess’
President Kamala Harris, the ture African American identity ence is really special for them.”
nation’s rst national youth poet and culture” as they crafted their Stambaugh goes on to credit the By Scarlett Goodreau
laureate, Amanda Gorman, took poems. e use of Butler’s work work of Hart not only as a “great As sweet golden honey lathers on the sun
to the podium to recite her work, as a teaching tool coincided with wealth of knowledge” but also for Standing there confidently hand on my arm
“ e Hill We Climb.” en on her rst solo museum exhibition her “hands-on” approach. Swirling spaghetti on my blue dress
Feb. 7, at Super Bowl LV, Gor- at the KMA titled “Bisa Butler: Scent of flowers in my nose
man would deliver another poem Portraits,” made possible in part For Hart, her goal is to help Standing there confidently with my hand on my arm
titled the “Chorus of the Cap- through the support of e Coby the students “ultimately read the Yellow bow in my hair fly high to touch the sky
tains,” which focused on three Foundation, Ltd. world, think about the world, and Scent of flowers in my nose
honorary captains of the game: practice visual literacy.” is idea Shaped clouds scattered in the sky
a nurse, a teacher, and a Marine e partnership between the of visual literacy serves as one of Yellow bow in my hair fly high to touch the sky
veteran. By Gorman’s participa- Katonah Museum of Art and the goals of the KMA to teach Spikes of grass crinkled in my toes
tion in both events, the country Katonah Elementary has existed “visual literacy and encounter- Shaped clouds scattered in the sky
and the world would be reintro- for several years and has served as ing primary objects – not just as Flora blues and pinks around me
duced to the power, in uence, a “rite of passage” for the fourth- an opportunity, but as a special Spikes of grass crinkled in my toes
and grace of the art of poetry. grade students, said Kweon St- responsibility.” With this goal, Swirling spaghetti on my blue dress
ambaugh, assistant principal at Hart focused on aiding the stu- Flora blues and pinks surround me
Locally, a group of fourth- Katonah Elementary School. dents in being able to “respond, As sweet golden honey lathers on the sun
grade students at Katonah El- re ect, and [be] inspired by a
ementary School were already is rite of passage, provided by work” of art to write a poem.
ahead of the nation in their the KMA, has touched many
awareness of the power of poetry, students in the district, includ- rough the direction of Hart,
made possible by their participa- ing one of the John Jay High the students created pantoum
tion in last fall’s Katonah Mu- School art students who recently poems that feature repeating
seum of Art (KMA) program, participated in the Young Artists lines. Hart explains that the se-
“ inking rough the Arts.” 2021 exhibit at the museum and lection of this type of poetry
recalled participating in the pro- “matched the patterning found in
e program, made possible in gram in elementary school. Bisa Butler’s vibrant artwork” and
part by the New State Council of that the choice of pantoum pro-
the Arts with the support of Gov. e multi-session KMA pro- vided a way to “echo” this concept
Andrew M. Cuomo and the New gram serves as an enriching sup- for the students. As the students
York State legislature, “engages plement to the educational cur- started to create, Hart provided
students’ looking, writing, critical riculum. e program begins with them with a series of questions
thinking, and artistic skills.” e Hart introducing the students to that helped them connect to But-
program is led by KMA’s writer- the artwork that will be used dur- ler’s artwork and relate her art-
in-residence, Pamela Hart. is ing the program, as well as infor- work to some aspect of their life,
school year, Hart worked with mation regarding the artist. After whether that is a person, place, or
the students through a series of this session, the students visit the moment. is work encouraged
workshops that led them to cre- museum and take in the exhibit several students to select Butler’s
ate a work of poetry that was in-person; however, this was not 2008 piece entitled, “One Vote
then displayed in an exhibit at possible this year due to the pan- Can Change the World,” which
the museum last month. demic. e program culminates depicts a group of African Amer-
with a celebration where the stu- ican voters from all walks of life
e “ inking rough the dents present their poems which standing in line to vote. Another
Arts” program provides outreach took place virtually this year. popular selection is entitled “ e
to local and regional schools and Princess,” which focuses on a
directly ties into the museum’s Stambaugh said that the pro- young African American girl.
mission of arts education, which gram allows students to “explore
“has been at the core of the Kato- a di erent side of creative writing rough the KMA, Hart, and
nah Museum of Art since its in- and it supplements and enriches Katonah Elementary School’s
ception,” said Margaret Adasko, their experience not only as writ- vital work and partnership, they
curator of education at the Kato- ers, but artists, and it instills in may have just inspired a future
nah Museum of Art. them a sense of con dence and national youth poet laureate.
creativity” and allows them to

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WALKER from July 2019 describes how with Gitlitz regarding the Him- while now, especially due to his was doing to advance and pro-
Walker “sold the foundation’s mel Award and the recipient of extraordinary ability to weave mote social justice. I think ev-
FROM PAGE 1 blue chip art collection and used this year’s award, Darren Walker. together in uences that one ery institution, both commercial
the money to buy 320 newer wouldn’t normally connect, like and non-pro t, has been faced
Walker served as a speaker cel- works, many by female artists is interview has been con- the way a foundation can a ect with these questions in a much
ebrating Head Start’s 50th an- or artists of color.” is article densed and edited for space. not just an organization’s abil- more tangible way as a result of
niversary. also includes the discussion of a ity to hire individuals or to fund the events of this past summer.
painting displayed in the lobby KLT: For the Katonah certain exhibits but to give a I think this is something that
Early in his career, Walker of the foundation’s New York Museum of Art, what does the voice to a whole part of society Darren Walker has been ght-
worked as a lawyer. en, in the o ce by artist Kehinde Wiley, Himmel Award represent? that hasn’t been represented. ing for many years, that there
1990s, Walker became the COO which vibrantly captures an Af- were subjects that weren’t being
of the Abyssinian Development rican American woman named Michael Gitlitz: e Him- In 2020, the country was made part of our daily, national
Corporation, an organization Wanda Crichlow, a city resident. mel is an opportunity for the forced to acknowledge and face conversation and should be. If it
responsible for leading a major KMA to present to the commu- the issue of social justice due is not part of your civic or cul-
revitalization program in central is ideology is also described in nity people of great importance to many tragic events, includ- tural conversation, whether at
Harlem, which included creat- a Wall Street Journal Magazine, in the world of art, design, and ing the killing of Mr. George museums, news programs, mov-
ing “over 1,000 new units of article from November 2020, on ideas. e award provides an Floyd and the pandemic, ies, or television shows, it is not
housing.” After his time at the how Walker has “emphasized opportunity to engage our com- which greatly impacted com- going to a ect real social change.
Abyssinian Development Cor- an open door policy,” to include munity with the world of ideas munities of color; how does Change doesn’t begin as a bill in
poration, Walker served as the renovations which were com- and also to engage the wider the recognition of Mr. Walker, Congress, it starts with how the
vice president at the Rockefeller missioned to “re ect the [Ford world with the museum. While known for his e orts to reduce average person thinks about life,
Foundation until he joined the Foundation’s] mission of pro- not always an artist, the recipient inequality and foster social jus- our country, and our society, and
Ford Foundation in 2010. moting social justice and ght- of the award is someone who is tice, help facilitate the conver- the arts have a signi cant in u-
ing inequalities,” which included in uential in the world in ways sation regarding these critical ence on how we view society.
Walker is not only known for “…increas[ing] wheelchair ac- that relate to art. issues facing our country?
his work to reduce inequality cessibility, open[ing] gallery Lewisboro
and promote social justice, but space, and emblazon[ing] part of What particular part of Mr. Darren, in many ways, has Library
he is also known for his sup- the Ford mission statement on Walker’s body of work in u- made a real tangible connection
port of the arts. He is a member the wall: We believe in the in- enced his nomination? between art and the fabric of e Lewisboro Library
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ing Arts, the National Gallery is past Saturday, Walker the many organizations he had have. He has this vision of the programs at lewisboroli-
of Art, Carnegie Hall, and the joined Michael Gitlitz, executive led or boards he has served on, choices that can be engendered e library also
Smithsonian National Museum director of the KMA, to discuss he has in uenced ideas about by philanthropy, creating a nar- has a YouTube channel.
of African American History Walker’s experience in the non- thinking of philanthropy not rative change, including how
and Culture. pro t world and his work with just to fund a speci c project but we talk about art, who we con- TEEN HARRY POTTER
the Ford Foundation. Due to the to fund fundamental structural sider to be a legitimate artist, TRIVIA
Walker embodies the idea that pandemic, the event was hosted changes to society, long before and what subjects are worthy
art can be a force for change and on Zoom. it became a national conversa- of discussion. During the sum- Calling all teens in
support inclusion, as demon- tion following the murder of mer, the KMA received many middle and high school.
strated by the changes he has Recently, the Katonah Lew- George Floyd in the summer of inquiries about what the KMA Take the virtual “Harry
made while at the Ford Founda- isboro Times had a discussion 2020. Our museum and com- Potter Trivia” challenge
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Coe readyBEDFORDTOWN BOARD to get to work

BY TOM BARTLEY well as neighbors’ quarrels over it: “He may have retired from the

CONTRIBUTING WRITER swimming pools, fence heights, Planning Board, but he never re-

and shared driveways. tired from Bedford. He continues

When Katonah’s Don Coe “I can remember a couple of to be a stalwart volunteer at the

lled a vacant Bedford council meetings when we had hundreds [town] historical museum and

seat a fortnight ago, he added, of people attending, just because for his church.”

among other things, a man’s of the heavy interest in the topics Last year, Courtney-Batson

voice to a Town Board composed we were addressing at the time,” named Coe to the citizen cadre

exclusively of women. Coe recalled in a telephone inter- mounting a major revision of the

But the former Planning view last week. Bedford Comprehensive Plan,

Board chair’s bigger contribu- A career educator by day, he a document meant to in uence

tion by far likely will be his four- carried that pedagogical disci- land-use and other development

decade dedication to rigorous pline into the Planning Board’s decisions for years to come. It

interpretation and enforcement night sessions. It was not un- would succeed a master plan last

of Bedford’s land-use regulations. heard of to have a meeting run dusted o in 2003—and Coe, of

With trademark patience and past midnight as the board vet- course, was a major player in that

painstaking attention to de- ted some dense document like an iteration.

tail, the courtly former educator environmental-impact statement, In the current e ort, Coe both

presided over Planning Board searching page by page for stray chairs the master plan’s transpor-

consideration of countless devel- commas and unsupported con- tation subcommittee and serves

opment and conservation pro- clusions. on the study group focused on

posals. e sessions, frequently He stepped down from his Katonah’s future. In those roles,

PHOTO: TOM BARTLEY fraught, determined the fate of Planning Board post in 2012. says Courtney-Batson, “he has

Don Coe, pictured in 2012, while on the Bedford Planning Board high-stakes subdivisions and But as Deirdre Courtney-Batson, yet again demonstrated his lead-
business-district expansions as his successor as board chair, sees ership, his ability to listen to the

perspectives of others and his

My Front DoorInsomecultures,thefront openness to new and creative
CONTEST! ideas.”

Such accolades are not limited
to Planning Board colleagues.
Lee V.A. Roberts, Bedford’s su-
pervisor from mid-2003 through
2013—a period roughly parallel-
ing Coe’s nal decade as Plan-

door is considered the ning Board chair—says simply,

key in welcoming positive “Don is one in a million.”

energy. In Feng Shui, the Show us She expects his “vast knowl-
chi (the life force energy) the colors edge of the town, as well as lo-
is invited through the front cal government” to prove an asset
door. We want to invite our of your in his latest role. “He will bring a
communities to participate front door... steady hand and wise counsel to
the board and will add a new per-
in Halston Media’s spective on local issues,” Roberts
inaugural predicts, adding, “Don is a gen-

My Front Door and show us your creativity in tleman and a scholar and will be a
decorating your front entrance. wonderful addition to the board.”
Be it farmhouse chic or Willing to serve when need
CrGeaettive! rustic country, we calls, Coe responded earlier this
want to see it all! year to an appeal for candidates
for the interim job, which expires
One family from each of the the moment New Year’s Eve be-
Halston Media newspaper comes 2022. “ ey needed some-
towns (Yorktown, Mahopac, body,” he said of the Town Board.
Somers, Katonah/Lewisboro “I wrote them a letter, saying that
I would be available.”
and North Salem)
will be featured in the Some 70 years earlier, that vol-
April 22nd Home, Garden unteer mindset led Coe from his
& Real Estate special hometown in upstate Oswego
to the frontlines of the Korean
pullout keepsake! War. A recent graduate of the
town’s eponymous state teach-

Sponsored by ers college, he enlisted in the
Army and shipped out to Fort
Winner ginieaWccheAtroLtwiLnAcwUailEtl erRe!’cSeive a Dix, New Jersey, for training as
an enlisted man. But a year later,
already demonstrating the lead-
ership traits that would mark his
adult life, he emerged after three

months in O cer Candidate


• Name • Town • Street (Optional) • In a few sentences, tell us about your front door. gia, a brand-new Infantry second
• Phone Number (so we can contact you) It can be about your design process or the story behind it. lieutenant.

Send all entries to [email protected] by Sunday, April 11th. Coe set sail in 1953 for Korea,



Building a strong

JJHS junior accepted into UCLA
architecture program

When Millie Peacock classes and a program she allowed me to explore so

was in middle school, she participated in last summer much more,” Peacock said.

was hooked on Minecraft.“I at Cooper Union. “ e program is digital and Fertilizing/ Seeding:

built houses and houses for John Jay High School traditional. It’s given me the

days on end,”she remembers. is one of the very few high foundations to strive to learn

She was so immersed in the schools in the region with a more.” •Lawn Seeding
& Aeration
virtual building game that four-year architecture pro- Like most high school Organic Outside
Insect Control: •Topsoil Seeding
her mom, Lyn, began look- gram. Students begin with students, Peacock is juggling
• Ticks •Fertilizer (organic
ing for a high school that Design & Draw for Produc- her studies with other pur- • Fleas and non-organic)
• Mosquitos
o ered architecture. at tion, then take a sequence suits: she’s a focused student; • Cinch Bug •Weed Control
• Japanese
search brought Millie to the of classes that integrate re- an artist who takes digital •Lime Treatments
Beetle Spraying
Katonah-Lewisboro School search and technical skills art commissions for charac- • Grub Control

District where she is now a with the creative aspects ter designs, logos, and land-

junior and enrolled in Archi- of artistic rendering and scapes; and an avid fencer

tecture 3. model making. e leader who trains three times a

Building on the strong of the program, Joe Rocchio, week and has been given the

foundation that John Jay’s ar- brings practical experience opportunity to participate in

chitecture program provides, to the classroom through his the USA fencing nationals

Peacock will be participating previous career in the design this July. She is committed

in UCLA’s Jumpstart Sum- and construction elds. He to exploring architecture as

mer Institute—an architec- describes Peacock as an in- a career. When asked if she

ture and design program that tuitive, creative and talented speaks another language, she

is typically limited to high student with a keen love of responds, “If architecture is

school graduates. She was architecture and all things another language, then yes!”

accepted to the competitive creative.

program on the strength of “John Jay’s architecture is article was written by the 845-820-7359

her transcript and portfolio classes solidi ed my pas- Katonah-Lewisboro School [email protected]

from John Jay’s architecture sion for architecture and District.


April showers

READING, (blooming owers) if we are PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
WRITING & patient.
CHOCOLATE Where is this in
Do you remember learn-
KIM ing that children’s rhyme, Katonah-Lewisboro?
KOVACH “It’s raining, it’s pouring, the
old man is snoring…?” I only Last week, we wrote that out to be our most challeng- Strauss, Liz Farzam, Dana
Standing in front of the remember learning the rst verse. nobody correctly identi ed ing yet. On the other hand, last Hickey, Peter Pelosi, Seb Gil-
window looking out on a According to the internet, that the previous week’s picture at week’s photo received the most len, and Lucy Heaton.
rainy day, I suddenly started traditional rhyme from England Onatru Farm Park. However, correct guesses since we started
singing the words to a Hungar- about rain included a second three readers submitted correct the competition! e rst to Perhaps we made last week’s
ian song, “ e Rain Falls Softly.” verse about snow and a third guesses via Facebook after we correctly identify the photo too easy. So, I’ve decided to
How do memories from our verse about summer, “It’s warm went to press, with Kerri Wolfe as the Orchard Square Shop- make this week’s a bit more
childhood just emerge like that? out and sunny, the old man loves coming in rst. Lisa Buyers Et- ping Center in Cross River was challenging!
“Esik, eső, csendesen….” honey…” tlinger and Nicole Protomastro Michael DeVeau. Also getting
also got it right. it right were Ian Leitner, Joyce If you know where this photo
When I was in middle school, ere are lots of popular songs Cifarelli, Parisa Mirshah, Ted was taken, email the editor at
I remember playing old 78 rpm about rain. I’m sure you have a e Onatru photo turned [email protected]
records from my Grandpa Ko- favorite. “Singing in the rain” com.
vach’s apartment. Since I loved from Gene Kelly, “Raindrops
anything Hungarian, I listened keep falling on my head” from LETTERS
to these old-time records with B.J. omas, and James Taylor’s
their violins and vocals. I did classic, “Fire and Rain.” Newspapers islation will hurt community the KL Times, where the paper
not understand the words, but should be newspapers.” After reading this has seen declines in revenue
my favorite song was “ e Rain Maybe you have the record article, I wholeheartedly agree due to COVID-19 and the
Falls Softly” as the title appeared albums or cassette tapes or CDs exempt from that newspapers should be transition to digital media,
in English and Hungarian on with the Eurythmics’ “Here state law exempted from the Extended forcing them to be responsible
the record label. e tune started Comes the Rain Again” or “Let Producer Responsibility Act. for their own recycling costs
out slow and mournful but then It Rain” by Eric Clapton, or To the editor, While this act would do a would be an incredibly de-
segued into an upbeat tempo. I Prince’s iconic “Purple Rain.” My name is Michael Mur- great deal of good for the state structive action, forcing layo s
learned the words phonetically so I like Slash’s guitar solo on the of New York, its inclusion of and possibly a ecting the qual-
that I could sing along. “Esik eső Guns N’ Rose’s hit, “November phy, and I am a member of newspapers is quite clearly ity of the newspaper. News-
csendesen, lepereg az eresen, az Rain.” BSA Troop 154 Goldens contentious, and the fact that papers provide an invaluable
eresen…” Feel free to sing along! Bridge. I am currently work- this issue was raised by your resource to their community by
Rain falling from the sky may ing on earning my Commu- newspaper is immensely help- keeping the public informed
We learn the saying “April dampen our moods and out- nications merit badge, and a ful. and up to date with the hap-
showers bring May owers” in door plans. I have hiked in the requirement for the badge is to penings of not only their local
pre-school or kindergarten. I can rain (kind of fun) and survived write a letter to the editor of While larger newspaper community, but also the larger
remember coloring a large paper camping in a tent in the rain your local newspaper on a topic producers in New York State world, and enacting legislation
umbrella and gluing it onto the (not really fun). I’ve even been of your choosing. So, to satisfy may be able to cope with this that would hinder their ability
left side of a piece of construc- caught in a downpour as a this requirement, I am going change, local newspapers, to do so would be a disservice
tion paper. We did not have glue sightseeing tourist without an to write to you a response to whether they be the KL Times to the public.
sticks back then. Each table had umbrella (not fun at all!). an editorial published in the or others from across the state,
one or two jars of that white April 1 issue of e Katonah- would undoubtedly see severe Michael Murphy
paste for the kids to share. I recall Years ago, I remember camp- Lewisboro Times, “NYS leg- consequences. In the case of
one or two classmates licking the ing in a tent in the wilds of BSA Troop 154 Goldens Bridge
white paste from the wooden Maine. After the second day of
craft sticks we used to spread the rain, we found a cozy one-room
paste onto our art projects. cabin on Pemaquid Point. We
spent the next two torrentially
On the right side of the rainy days in that tiny cabin
construction paper, we were eating loaves of Anadama bread
instructed to draw and color and reading.
happy owers with stems, leaves
and petals growing up from the If I have a choice of precipita-
green grass. We had our trusty tion falling down from the sky, I
Crayola crayons to use in creating will choose rain over snow, sleet,
freakishly large roses, tulips and or hail. According to weather
da odils. A sure sign of spring records, the average rainfall in
to bring home to our families. Westchester County during the
“April showers bring May ow- month of April is 3.6 inches.
ers” teaches children that a bit We can deal with that as we
of unpleasant weather (rainy patiently wait for the owers to
days) can bring beautiful results bloom outside.

Kim Kovach writes in all kinds
of weather but prefers sunshine.

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A little o the top

them. I don’t use condi- change in my pockets. Who is changing the oil in your car limeter. ere was a product
knows, maybe one day I’ll try once every two years but that called “hair tonic,” which if you
tioner myself, but if I did I something di erent, maybe a doesn’t mean it looks good. try to mix with gin does not
man-bun or even man-pigtails Sometimes a girl goes better produce memorable results,
MAN would want it to smell like if it would grow back after that with long hair, the types that trust me, and my dad found
OVERBOARD mint, so that people would one day. I think I might look have an acoustic guitar and some that looked like it came
think that my hair is in good with a shag, just like the sing folk songs to folks. from the bottom of somebody’s
carpet we had in our den in the crankcase.
RICK mint condition. To pass the 1970s. When I was a little kid,
MELÉN time they have a television my dad used to cut my hair, In the meantime, JD is man-
on the wall with a bunch of Women spend much more and if you don’t believe what scaping the inside of my ear as
time worrying about their hair I’m about to tell you I have if I had a topiary bush in there.
slinky-looking model babes than men. I’ve often said that pictures. He sheared the back
90 percent of women look with an electric poodle clipper, en he starts with the electric
When my hair gets so strutting down the runway best with shoulder-length hair, and cut the bangs in the front razor on the back of my neck,
long that it starts assuming that she has normal- on a diagonal bias of about 30 and I’m horribly ticklish, and
getting caught in as if they have something length shoulders. ere are a degrees. is made it di cult he starts talking about his cat
in their shoe. One is carrying few women that look good to see out of one eye, and for who is acting strange and he
a purse that looks like an adult with a “pixie” haircut, but even years I thought there was only thinks she might be sick, she’s
a pixie looks better when you one Bobbsey twin, and I kept very old, and I start laughing
the car door, especially if it’s Pomeranian with a handle on see her two months later after colliding into objects on my hysterically from the tickling.
her hair grows out. I’ve been left. Incidentally, my dad cut JD ends the conversation and
not even my car, it’s time to go it (I’m not making that up), to parties where the wife walks our poodle’s hair the same way. the haircut abruptly, and I
in with a new, short style, and think I know how our poodle
visit my man JD at the unisex and it makes me want to go all the women in the room My dad had some type of must have felt.
coo, “OMIGOD it looks SO goo that he stuck in his hair to
hair salon. I know probably no to Pomerania and nd out amazing!” And all the guys in a x it into a shape somewhere Join Rick and Trillium on
the room are thinking, “OMI- between a pompadour and a Saturday, April 17, 7 p.m. at
one has used the word “unisex” what the hell is going on over GOD, what did you do to your small sand dune. He could nd Black Rock Kitchen in Croton-
HAIR?” And the wife says, himself in the con uence of on-Hudson for some socially
since the last World’s Fair, there. e girl is still washing, “OMIGOD, I LOVE it, it’s a typhoon and a monsoon in distanced outdoor dining and
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pronouns. good work is going to be on

e wash-and-rinse gal asks the oor in 15 minutes. I’m

me how the water temperature de nitely not going to bother

is, and I don’t want to sound to ask if I can put the Yankee

like a sissy so I say it’s ne, game on the TV.

but it’s scalding and my head Finally, JD got his scissors

is starting to feel like a hard- out and asked me if I want

boiled egg. She is assiduously the same thing as usual. Yes,

washing every individual hair of course I do. I’m not one for

twice, and then conditioning change, I don’t even like having

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MAHARISHI. establishment, “Won’t Get
Broadway musical he starred the song rst became popular

in and wrote, bearing the in 1981, as sung by Diana Where critics sco ed at Fooled Again.” Except song-

BRUCE always timely, head-spinning Ross of e Supremes. ey’re what they saw as his silly per- writer and cynic Pete Townsh-
THE BLOG title of “Stop the World, I o by only a quarter-century. sona, the boys valued the man’s end explained it’s less a song
Want to Get O .” wisdom. McCartney’s lyrics about revolution than against
BRUCE e song, which hit No. 1 on basically mock those who revolution, as conveyed in the
APAR As with just about all songs the charts in 1956, was writ- mocked the Maharishi. irony of the lyrical coda, “Meet
with that four-letter word in ten and performed by Frankie

the title, “What Kind of Fool Lymon and e Teenagers. e one and only Elvis Pret- the new boss, same as the old

Am I” is, of course, a love song. Frankie is the subject of a zel (as we called swivel-hipster boss.” In other words, why

One of my wife Elyse’s 1998 movie titled same as the Presley in the day when his bother? You’ll end up pretty

What better way to favorite vocalists, Michael song. lower-body thrusts shocked much in the same place as you
pay homage to April
Fools’ Day than sing McDonald, rocks it out on While we’re hanging around TV censors), had a big hit began.
e Doobie Brothers’ “What a the mid-20th century street with “Fools Rush In (Where ORIGIN STORY
corner, let’s not forget e Angels Fear to Tread).”
Fool Believes.”

about it—or listen to people Shirelles singing “Foolish en there’s the sublime OK, enough of that foolish-

who know how to sing sing FRANKIE WAS FIRST Little Girl,” of 1963 vintage. torch song “I’m a Fool to Want ness. What’s the origin story

about it (if you ask me how a “Why Do Fools Fall in Remember the cryptic You,” essayed by the legend- behind April Fools’ Day, you

local prison stole its way into Love” is a classic doo-wop lyrics in “ e Fool on the ary likes of Billie Holiday and must be wondering. Well, it

that sentence, I’ll plead the song fondly remembered by Hill”? Paul McCartney says some blue-eyed board chair- started a little while ago, in

Fifth). Boomers. Apparently, though, they were meant, in part, as a man named Frank who fooled 1582. You might recall that

April Fools’ Day has in- it’s not too well remembered defense of e Beatles’ one- around with a bunch of guys the Council of Trent—you

spired some great popular by the fools curating websites time spiritual guru Maharashi known as the Rat Pack. know, the one in 1563—man-

music. e headline up there is devoted to song lyrics. Mahesh Yogi. Our April Fools’ hit parade dated that the Julian calendar

one of my favorites, by An- Based on a quick search I culminates with e Who’s become Gregorian.

thony Newley, from a 1960s did, it’s almost as if they think DON’T MESS WITH de ant denunciation of the Since this was just before

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e silly and serious month of April

STRONG pranks, jokes and foolishness Aphrodite, the Greek goddess
LEARNING won’t seem as important to her of 1)_____. e two owers as-
because she’ll start to associate sociated with the month of April
DR. LINDA happy and meaningful feelings are the 2) _____ and the _____.
SILBERT and thoughts with her birthday
and with April. Eventually and e birthstone for people born
in April is the 3) ______. On
hopefully, she’ll be able to laugh April 6, 2019, it will be Interna-
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o all the silly jokes and just you haven’t heard about this day,
go online and learn about this
enjoy the lightheartedness of it. fun- lled day celebrated around
the world. Pretty amazing!
Dear Dr. Linda, Talk to her about special days
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I know you usually deal in April, e.g., April’s birthstone serious as it approaches April
7. at day has been set aside,
with educational issues such as and ower. It’s bene cial for all starting in 1948, to celebrate
5) World _____ Day. It’s fol-
reading, math, SATs and study children to research facts about lowed by another serious day
which began in 1970, 6) _____
skills. is email is not about the days they were born and Day. is is one of the largest
environmental groups created
that. However, it is serious about the months in which they in order to protect our environ-
ment. It seems natural to have it
because it a ects my daughter. were born. It gives children a followed by 7) National ______
Day on April 26, a day observed
Her birthday is on April 1 and sense of identity so critical to to honor trees. is special day
is celebrated all over the world,
every year the kids tease her to the feeling of self-worth. is but on di erent days in di erent
the point of tears. She’s now in shouldn’t be surprising to you.
en April becomes silly
third grade and she dreads the Picture how you feel when you again as it is recognized as 8)
National _____ Month, cel-
thought of her birthday. Do you nd out someone else has your ebrating the need to laugh. 9)
National ______Hat month
have any suggestions as to how birthday or even shares the same dedicated to people who work

to deal with this? She has years month.

to be with kids in school on her Here’s some interesting dates,

birthday. items and days associated with outside, including cowboys and 1) love 2) daisy and the sweet
farmers. And nally, even though pea 3) diamond 4) Pillow Fight
Jill April to share with your daugh- the month of October is Nation- 5) Health 6) Earth 7) Arbor 8)
al Pretzel Month, April is 10) Humor 9) Straw 10) Soft Pretzel
Dear Jill, ter. To get started, sit with her National Soft ____ Month.
Dr. Linda
Since April 1 will always be and take this short ll-in test. Just taking this test on the Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why
special days and items celebrated Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids”
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Chris DiChiara
makes a cut.

Lucas Orlovitz makes
one of his 13 straight
extra points to start the



Matt Ferrer blocks a punt.


Wolves defeat Lakeland, 35-6

BY RICH MONETTI have given John Jay kicker Lucas ably asking a lot of the Hornet the coach asserted. workhorse lost the ball, and Zac-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Orlovitz a chance to show o his defense. So, John Jay answered Both defenses held the rest of cagnino scooped up the miscue
leg. with their ground game. to register the touchdown. One
Going into Saturday’s home the half, and maybe a game was breach to go, Chris DiChiara bit
game versus Lakeland, John Jay “We’re always looking to get Jon Connelly grinded out eight still at hand. Not to be, John Jay o a big chunk for his team.
hadn’t surrendered a point in two six,” Clark said. “We get greedy.” yards on two carries, and adding settled any doubt right after in-
games. At 47 minutes and 59 sec- in a face mask set up his quarter- termission. On a third-and-two e sophomore’s three straight
onds into the afternoon, the re- Not getting the call, Orlovitz back at the ve. Nick Giardina from the Wolves’ 48, Giardina hit runs got the Wolves to mid eld,
cord was still pristine, but Lake- would have to settle for running then faked the hando and burst Austin Zaccagnino on the side- and then his sideline reception
land scored from the one-yard his extra point streak to 13, and through the line for a ve-yard line, and the receiver cut his way set up the o ense at the Lake-
line on the nal play of the game. Lakeland took over on downs. touchdown run with 2:27 left in to the 35 for 17 of his 38 receiv- land 40. So, the Senior Day
Of course, the 35-6 John Jay vic- But three plays later, John Jay the rst. ing yards. crowd in an uproar, Giardina
tory probably made up for any had the ball at mid eld, and un- found DiChiara over the middle,
disappointment, and had Coach characteristically, their only ball But Lakeland could not follow A play later, Giardina, who had and tallying 74 receiving yards
Jimmy Clark seeing the upside of movement was backwards. suit o ensively, and the Hornets 94 rushing yards on 14 attempts on four receptions, he went un-
the blemish. turned the ball over on downs and completed seven passes for touched into the end zone.
Orlovitz’s punt put Lakeland when Tyler Paladino de ected 114 yards, found an opening in
“ at whole group played a on the 16, and after John Jay Santucci’s sideline pass. Set up 40 the line and raced to the end zone e ash had Clark reveling in
quarter and a half. So, we had the stu ed up the middle on running yards away, the Wolves ran hard for a 21-0 lead with 10:36 left his deep, diverse roster. Connelly
opportunity for everyone to play,” back Daniel Libretti, the shotgun and mostly short at the Lakeland in the third. Lakeland still had with power and DiChiara with
Clark said. “ ey turned out to snap ew over Tyler Santucci’s defense. Eight of those carries no movement on the other side, speed, he said, “It’s kind of like
be successful.” head. e recovery at the one- went to Connelly, and racking up and the lead grew to 28-0 on the thunder and lightning.”
yard line had the visitors punting 54 yards on 21 carries, the run- helping hand of Zaccagnino.
e game didn’t begin like a a play later. ning back bulled into the end e storm continues this Fri-
blowout, though, and the rst zone with 8:42 left in the half. Connelly having the end zone day at home versus Harrison.
quarter had the makings of a de- Still. John Jay could not capi- in his sights from the four, the
fensive slugfest. After Lakeland talize. ey turned the ball over Up 14-0, Clark acknowledged
fumbled on the rst play, their on downs again, and staying on his defense’s role in the o ense.
defense showed that they came script, John Jay’s defensive grit “It certainly helps when the de-
to play. had Lakeland punting three plays fense keeps them on their side of
later. the eld the whole rst half. So,
e Hornets didn’t budge, and the D was ying around and put
fourth-and-10 from the 18 could Unfortunately for Lakeland, us in situations to be successful,”
the kick only traveled nine yards,
and another short eld was prob-

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season with
three wins John Jay still



CONTRIBUTING WRITER Heading into last week, John Jay had domi-

nated their opponents en route to a 4-0 record. A

Swim meets in the age of COVID-19 are a little unusual. couple of 10 a.m. starts didn’t throw the Wolves

e respective teams stick to their location and, afterward, o their game last week, as they nished with

coaches compare times to determine a winner. So, with no three more wins.

one breathing down the adjacent lane, the incentive must On Monday, March 29, the Wolves made easy

come elsewhere, and Coach Meg Kaplan praised her girls in work of Hen Hud on the road. Kira McMann’s 10

their showing at Saw Mill Club East on Monday, March 22. kills and 5 by Lily Preis had John Jay sweep the

“ ey did a terri c job pushing themselves and each Sailors (25-13, 25-16 and 25-13).

other,” Kaplan said of the victories over (SHEDI) Sleepy Wednesday at home only took three turns, too,

Hollow-Hastings-Edgemont-Irvington (88-77) and White but Walter Panas de nitely got out of bed a little

Plains (89-87). stronger. John Jay had to toss and turn for the vic-

e oddity of the process wasn’t the only hurdle, either. tory, even if a 22-14 lead in the rst game ap-

“We were short seven swimmers and divers, so the remain- peared to say otherwise.

ing 16 had to step up and push forward,” Kaplan said. Kira McMann e same goes for the extra boost that yielded
Madison Edwards, Symantha Ehnes, Rachele Bachmann, the eight-point lead. McMann’s dink proved to

and Marisol Tan took rst in the 200 Medley Relay versus PHOTO: RICH MONETTI

SHEDI and White Plains, while Edwards, Maya Luongo, SEE VOLLEYBALL PAGE 18

Emma Richman, and Tan took

rst in the 400 Freestyle Relay

versus White Plains. In addition,

the 200 Freestyle Relay had Lu-

ongo, Richman, Bachmann, and

Ehnes taking rst versus SHE-

DI and second against White


John Jay had plenty of indi-

vidual accolades, also. Richman

took rst in the 200 Freestyle

against SHEDI, and rst in the

500 Freestyle versus both teams.

Tan did a solo, too, in the 50

Freestyle. She had the winning

time against both teams, and

so did Madison Edwards in the

100 Backstroke.

Finally on Monday, Bach-

mann had the winning time

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VOLLEYBALL didn’t create a lag, either, and neither did Mc-
Mann’s scratch.
“Kira’s absence will always be felt, and it
be Allie Driesen’s 1,000th assist, and Coach was today,” Rizzotti said. “But this team is so
Tom Rizzotti called time to mark the mo- well rounded that we didn’t miss a step.”
Julia D’Urso was the rst to step in. Her kill
“It is incredibly apparent how much work got the Wolves out to a 5-2 lead, and adding
she’s put into her setting,” Rizzotti said. “And two more, equaled Preis and Varriale’s game
like I tell all my setters, there’s more to being one total.
a setter than just being able to set. You need to
run a team, and she’s doing an amazing job.” A 25-16 win rolled into the next game, and
a 3-3 tie proved deceiving. e rst of Varria-
Nonetheless, Panas followed with two dinks le’s four game two kills broke the tie, and John
and two kills to trail 22-19, and for once, Mc- Jay went onto a 25-10 route.
Mann didn’t deliver. She spiked into the net,
and the subsequent Panas kill slimmed the e sweep in site, the bench stayed on and
John Jay’s lead to one. But a wide serve by Pa- took a 6-3 lead. In the middle, D’Urso assumed
nas set McMann up to regain her dominance. the setting and Caroline Boies responded with
She took a perfectly angled set by Driesen, two kills and Nicole Romano added one.
and a 25-23 nal resulted.
Still, Fox Lane kept pace in a 12-10 game.
Taking the momentum, John Jay jumped But John Jay went old school to begin pull-
out 7-2 on a Madigan Flynn block, but Pa- ing away. Lily Hodor made a diving save on
nas would tie the score at 10. However, Panas the dink, and on the subsequent return, one
gave it right back with an errant serve, and of Varriale’s game-high 12 kills extended the
then Preis and McMann went one-two to lead to 15-10.
spark a 9-1 run.
e lead would grow to 21-11. But Fox
Preis dug one out of the net, and o the set, Lane would not quit and pulled to 23-20. So,
McMann put it away. e 20-12 lead wasn’t as the bench simply dug in. Jesse David took
big as it appeared, though. A few Panas kills the bump, D’Urso executed the set, and Me-
were boosted by several John Jay mis res, and gan Flynn knocked it down. e momentum
when Kaitlyn Varriale’s spike was blocked, the shifted, D’Urso’s dink ended the day at 25-20.
score was 24-20.
Now 7-0 with only one lost set in 22 games,
John Jay then failed to return the serve. So, the Wolves face Byram Hills on the road on
Rizzotti called time, and the reset left the Tuesday (April 6), at home on ursday (April
Wolves all business. Varriale played the bump, 8), and then home versus Yorktown on Satur-
Driesen executed the set and Preis swung day (April 10).
away for the winner.
Allie Driesen reached
Up 2-0, John Jay jumped out 20-9 and a 1,000 career assists
25-14 nal completed the sweep. On urs-
day, the 4 p.m. start at home versus Fox Lane last week.


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COE ever had”—before becoming an dominance before abruptly mov- One, Democrat Anthony seeking the Town Board post,
elementary school principal, rst ing to a 5-0 Democratic govern- (Tony) Mamo of Katonah, is the praising his “genuine non-par-
FROM PAGE 6 in Briarcli and later in Peekskill. ing body, elected in November party’s nominee for a four-year tisanship, his attention to detail,
Moving to the Board of Cooper- 2019 and going to work in 2020. Town Board seat in November. his long-term perspective and
where talks had begun at Pan- ative Educational Services—BO- his ability to build consensus.”
munjom, hopefully to end the CES—he served as assistant di- When Burdick moved to the Don Scott rebounded from
so-called “police action” that had rector of an emerging eld called state Assembly this past January, his 2013 loss to serve ve years “ e fact that the current
begun in 1950. Nevertheless, as special education. the remaining four Democrats as a councilman. ough no lon- board members voted unani-
spring brought thaw to the pen- quickly lled the vacancy but ger a Republican, he could wind mously to appoint Don,” she
insula if not the talks, opposing “We built it up into 40 di er- provoked an immediate public up the party’s nominee facing said, “is another indication of
forces were futilely contesting ent programs, with a huge sta ,” outcry by choosing, behind closed Mamo this fall or even compet- their good sense and concern for
terrain in what become known as he recalled. “ en, the districts doors, another Democrat. ing once again for the supervi- the town.”
the Battle of Pork Chop Hill, began deciding they probably sor’s job.
should be doing it themselves, So, when the next vacancy Coe, who sat for his rst board
Coe’s unit, the 31st Regi- and we agreed. And so, we shrank loomed, the board cast a wide For either man, running as meeting, a Zoom session, on
ment, would later be depicted in back into a basic program.” and very public net in calling for an incumbent, even an “interim” March 25, has no “grand plans”
a Hollywood lm version of the someone to ll that seat for the one, would be an obvious advan- for his nine-plus months as a
protracted battle. As a platoon Meanwhile, in 1973, Coe had rest of the year. tage.For the all-Democrat board, lawmaker. “Bedford is well-or-
leader with Item Company, Coe joined the Planning Board of his Mamo’s political a liation alone ganized,” he said. “it’s well-run,”
was commanding a patrol when new hometown, serving rst as a Don Coe heeded this most re- made him an obvious and, per- with “very good professionals”
it came under enemy re and he member and later assuming the cent call to service. “I didn’t run haps in some eyes, partisan pick. heading town departments.
was seriously wounded. With the chairmanship. Even Coe can’t say [for the job],” he makes clear, but At the same time, despite being
reticence typical of combat vet- for sure when he took the board’s simply spelled out, in his letter to a potential November opponent, He’s looking forward to an
erans, Coe neither describes his reins,but the earliest town records the board, the quali cations he Scott had extensive experience, infusion of federal cash, pro-
wounds nor shares details of the available online identify Chair- brings. on the board and elsewhere, that jected at $1.94 million from
action in which he su ered them. man Coe as far back as 1993. could not easily be ignored. the American Rescue Plan, and
“I didn’t realize there were go- “helping in any way I can” on the
Still, it’s known that he was Since stepping down in 2012, ing to be seven people who had en there’s Donald J. Coe. Katonah-Bedford Hills sewer
evacuated stateside and spent Coe has assumed the low public applied,” he said. “I feel very for- His Planning Board service more installations.
seven months recovering at Wal- pro le he prefers and watched tunate to be the one who was se- than checks the experience box,
ter Reed Army Medical Center as Bedford rede ned its once lected. I know many of the other and his political a liation is reas- “I look forward to working
in Washington, D.C. Muster- rock-solid Republican govern- folks, and they’re all quite capable suringly neutral. (Like Scott and with the board to implement ef-
ing out on Nov. 30, he had only ment. First, in the race to succeed of doing good service for the other local Republicans in recent fective solutions for the problems
the Christmas holidays before Roberts as supervisor, Council- town.” years, he went from GOP to in- that come up,” Coe said. “Like
taking up his chosen profession, man Chris Burdick, a Democrat, dependent enrollment.) Perhaps life, I’m sure the Town Board
teaching sixth grade in Briarcli outpolled Don Scott, the GOP e four Town Board mem- best of all, Coe, who will be 91 is given surprises from time to
Manor. candidate, whose resume includ- bers—Supervisor MaryAnn Carr when his appointment ends, has time. You have to work through
ed leadership roles on the school and councilwomen Ellen Calves, said he has no intention of run- those and make the best that you
In time, Coe moved into a board and in Katonah. the deputy supervisor; Bobbi Bitt- ning for a four-year term. can out of the problems.”
“really great” job teaching sci- ker; and Stephanie McCaine—
ence and math at the middle en, the 3-2 Republican- sifted through the resumes and Planning Board chair Court- His verdict on Bedford, long-
school—a period he describes as controlled Town Board slowly interviewed candidates, including ney-Batson was “elated” to learn time home for Don and Margie
“the most fun in education that I morphed into 3-2 Democratic two who could impact town poli- her predecessor and mentor was Coe, is unprompted and un-
tics later this year. equivocal: “It’s a great town.”

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Spring ahead with fresh flavors

Warm weather, blue skies, and time spent outdoors are hallmarks of spring. Springtime is a season of rebirth and renewal. at’s evidenced by budding trees and the return of
frolicking animals. Spring also can be a time to refresh meal-making.

Now is the time to trade in those hearty, lling dishes that are perfect for cold winter nights for lighter fare. Recipes like “Pasta Primavera”from “Seasoned America”(William
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this classic, vegetable-infused pasta dish a favorite this time of year. e vegetable inclusions below can be switched out for your own favorite produce as well.

Pasta Primavera

Makes about 8 cups

Seasoning Mix 1 cup chopped green onions

2 1/2 teaspoon dried sweet basil leaves 2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 teaspoon salt 9 ounces of your favorite pasta

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves Directions

3/4 teaspoon white pepper Combine the seasoning mix ingredients thoroughly
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder in a small bowl.
1/2 teaspoon onion powder Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over high heat.
2 teaspoon olive oil When oil is very hot, add the cauliflower,
Ingredients mushrooms, carrots, and zucchini. Add the butter
and, as it melts, stir in the garlic and the seasoning
2 cups cauliflower florets mix. Stir in asparagus tips or snow peas and green
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms onions. Stir well and cook just until the vegetables
1/2 cup sliced carrots (cut on the diagonal) are crisp-tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the
2 cups sliced zucchini cream and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium
6 tablespoons unsalted butter and cook until the sauce has thickened a bit, about
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic 3 minutes.
1 cup asparagus tips or 3/4 cups snow peas Cook the pasta according to package directions;
drain. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, toss well
and remove from the heat. Serve immediately.



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• April 9 –Documentary Short Films 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, with a performance featur-

Sadie came to New York and • April 16 – Animated Short Films ing violinist Ariel Horowitz accompanied by pianist
to Putnam County via North • April 23 –Live Action Short Films Eri Kang entitled, “Dialogues and Dialectics.” e
Carolina. She was adopted twice, All events begin at 7:30 p.m. and have a virtual concert will be performed in the sanctuary of the
but due to family problems, she after-party. e cost for each individual show is $12 South Salem Presbyterian Church and streamed live
has found her way to our shelter. ($30 for all three). To learn more or buy tickets, visit for free on Facebook. You do not have to register a
To say that Sadie is a sweet dog Facebook account to watch the performance.
is putting it mildly! She is just a
bundle of love who needs to find Nominations sought for Donald Hailed by e Washington Post as “sweetly lyrical,”
a forever home where she will be R. Kellogg Scholarships Ariel Horowitz cannot remember life before loving
loved. Call for an appointment to music. A student of Ani Kava an at the Yale School of
e Donald R. Kellogg Scholarship recognizes Music, Horowitz previously studied with Itzhak Perl-
meet Ms. Sadie. young people in the community who exemplify the man and Catherine Cho at the Juilliard School. Prize-
winner at the Menuhin,Grumiaux,Stulberg,and Klein

values and commitment to service of longtime Kato- International Competitions,she has received numerous

Sadie nah resident, Donald R. Kellogg. other grants, awards and distinctions. Her program

Organizations and people interested in rewarding follows the evolution of the violin and piano, two kin-

Mittens Sometimes the smallest things an individual who sel essly serves and contributes to dred spirits, as they have evolved together throughout
take up the most room in our the Katonah/Bedford community through their ac- the history of Western Classical Music with works by
hearts. This sweetie is Mittens, tions, fellowship, and commitment to service are en- Dvorak. Mozart, Schumann, Bach and Franck.
who is a young independent couraged to nominate them for the 2021 Donald R.
kitty who would love lots of Kellogg Scholarship.Both high school graduates and e virtual spring season continues with “Songs
those going back to school to further their skills or for Spring” featuring pianist Wynona Wang on
belly rubs and toy mice to education are eligible. Sponsors should send a brief Mother’s Day, at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 9. She will per-
play with. He would prefer letter describing the individual’s commitment to form a virtual concert featuring works by Beethoven,
a semi-calm home because community service supported by speci c examples, Ravel and Rachmanino . Born in Beijing, Wynona
he gets a little overwhelming and also provide a description of the training course is an active performer in China, Europe, and the
with an active one. Call to see or degree program that the individual plans to attend United States and has won numerous rst place
and the estimated cost. prizes including the 2018 Concert Artists Guild In-
wonderful Mittens. ternational Competition.

Nominations should be sent to DRK Scholarship ere will be a limited number of advanced tickets
Putnam Humane Society, 68 Old Rt. 6, Carmel Committee,c/o Katonah United Methodist Church, available for purchase before each concert subject to
845-225-7777 5 Bedford Road, Katonah, N.Y. 10536, or email to protocols in place at the time. Check the series’ web-
Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
[email protected] e deadline for submitting site: for updates. Questions

a nomination is May 10. may also be addressed to [email protected]


Will investors change behavior after the pandemic?

GUEST because it o ers more scheduling expenses until their employment ress. Even having a few hundred PHOTO: METRO NEWSPAPER SERVICE
CORNER exibility and eliminates the time situations stabilized. Conse- dollars in an emergency fund
quently, some individuals were can help create more nancial will still be expensive, even with
JUDI and e ort of traveling to and forced to dip into their long-term stability. an expansion in online learning
MCANAW from an appointment. Others, investments, such as their 401(k) programs.
however, still prefer face-to-face s and IRAs. Generally speaking, Apart from this new appre-
The COVID-19 pandemic contact and look forward to this type of move is not ideal – ciation for short-term liquidity, Post-pandemic life may
may end up changing our when such arrangements will these accounts are designed for though, the foundation for your contain some di erences, along
lives in some signi cant again be practical and safe for retirement, so, the more you tap overall nancial future should with many similarities to life
ways.To cite one example, it’s everyone involved. But if you’re in into them early, the less you’ll remain essentially the same. before. But it will always be a
likely we’ll see a lot more people the rst group – that is, you prefer have available when you do retire. In addition to building your smart move to create a long-term
continue to work remotely, now videoconferencing – you may Furthermore, your withdrawals emergency fund, you should still
that they’ve seen the e ective- now wish to use this communica- will likely be taxable, and, de- contribute what you can a ord nancial strategy tailored to your
ness of tools such as videocon- tion method in the future, at least pending on your age, may also be to your IRA, 401(k) and other individual needs, goals and risk
ferencing. Education, too, may some of the time. subject to penalties. retirement plans. If you have tolerance.
be forever changed in some children you want to send to
ways. Perhaps just as important, But beyond the physical If you were a ected by this li- college, you might still explore is article was written by Edward
though, is how many people may aspects of your investing experi- quidity crunch, you can take steps college-funding vehicles such Jones for use by your local Financial
now think more about the future ence, you may now be looking at now to avoid its recurrence. Your as a 529 plan. Higher education Advisor, Judi McAnaw, a resident
– including how they invest. some changes in your investment best move may be to build an of Katonah. She has an o ce at 332
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If you work with a nancial suggested, by your reactions to to six months’ worth of living can be reached at 914-669-5329.
professional, you may have con- the pandemic. expenses, with the funds held in a
nected with this individual over separate, highly accessible account
the past several months through For example, many people – of cash or cash equivalents. Of
a videoconferencing platform, especially, but not exclusively, course, given your regular ex-
rather than in person. Some those whose employment was penses, it may take some time to
people like this arrangement a ected by the pandemic – found build such an amount, but if you
that they were coming up short can commit yourself to putting
in the area of liquidity. ey didn’t away a certain amount of money
have enough easily accessible each month, you will make prog-
savings to provide them with the
cash they needed to meet their


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