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BY CAROL REIF PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE SOMERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Somers has celebrated Independence Day many
Christine Camarra is facing the ght of her life, but different ways over the years.
she is not going it alone.
Last chance for Somers
e mother of three and Somers Intermediate School Independence Day tickets!
teacher, has an army of friends, family and colleagues to
back her up. Tickets are selling fast for the Somers Independence Day celebrations on June 29. Gold VIP is sold out and
there is limited availability for Silver VIP and general admission. e Lions Club is asking attendees to arrive by
According to a Facebook post by SIS special educa- 5 p.m. to line the road for a motorcade procession honoring veterans, followed by a special opening ceremony. e
tion teacher Laurie Spinosa-Salon, this week “the entire Somers Police Department will be closing the gates at 8 p.m. for the reworks. For tickets and more information,
SIS community came together and walked over 600 visit somersblockparty.com.
miles to support our colleague and friend Christine Di-
etrich Camarra while she kicks cancer in the butt!!”
Doctors discovered a tumor on one of Camarra’s ova-
ries in 2018. She underwent surgery to remove the mass
It was hoped that that would be the end of it.
Camarra returned to teaching at SIS in March, only
to learn two months later that the ovarian germ cell
cancer, a very rare form of the disease, had returned and
She has undergone several surgeries, scans and blood
work, not to mention numerous rounds of chemother-
According to organizer Dympna Carroll, a GoFund-
Me campaign to help defray Camarra’s medical, travel,
and other expenses had raised $56,436 as of June 25.
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builds Somers Family
Tree for senior project
BY JESSICA JAFET to attend Case
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Western Reserve
Somers High School senior Jared Heller got hooked Ohio. At the
on genealogy many years ago, when at the age of seven, moment, his
he began tracing his own family’s lineage through sites intention is
like Ancestry.com. to major in
He took that interest to a new level for his WISE accounting, but
Individualized Senior Experience, by working with the he is considering
Somers Historical Society and compiling information for history as well—
a website that connects Somers’early families—providing given his obvious
names with familial relationships in a searchable database. interest.
e project became a passion for the teen as well as a For anyone with
permanent research tool for the town. information or artifacts
Presenting his project to an audience of teachers, about Somers’ families that they wish
administrators, family members, locals and historians to add to the website, Heller said that they are welcome
at the Wright-Reis Homestead, the 18-year old Heller to do so by emailing him or the Historical Society:
described the results of ve months of detailed work. contact information is found on the website: somersny.
Combing through Historical Society records, old tribalpages.com.
manuscripts, immigration and land documents as well as “It will be cool when I am 75 years old to come back
other sources, he was able to vet information to include and see my name on the wall at the Homestead. I wanted
2,000 of the earliest residents of Somers and surrounding to give something back to the town, something that they
towns and demonstrate how di erent families are linked. can use in the future,” he said.
Many of the entries will be familiar to town residents from
road signs that bear the names of prominent families.
“I would say the rst big de ning moment was
connecting the Marshall family and the Todd family,”
Heller said. “ at was a big stepping point because it
brought a family of over 250 people to another family of
over 250 people and showed how much potential there
was in this project, how far it could go.”
He also mentioned other notable early residents of
Somers as part of the rich history of the town: Family
members of Ralph Waldo Emerson,Daniel D.Tompkins
(the fourth governor of New York State) and Aaron
Ward, a local congressman.
e senior’s dedicated e ort to the project is exactly
what the WISE program is all about, according to
Somers High School Principal Mark Bayer.
“I think Jared epitomizes the value in choosing
something you are interested in, a passion where you
just go for it. Not knowing which way it is going to go
and without one right or wrong answer—there was not
a direct pathway and Jared was able to make it his own,”
e eldest of three children, Heller’s other interests PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE HELLER FAMILY
include performing arts and theater and he has also served
as Vice President of the Somers LEOs and Treasurer Left to right: Maureen Kohl, Lewisboro Town Historian; Doris Jane Smith, Somers Town Historian; Jared Heller, WISE
of the National Honor Society. His plan for the fall is student; Grace Zimmerman, Vice President of the Somers Historical Society; Peter Feinman, Founder and Director of
IHARE (Institute of history, archaeology and education).
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TRUNK Seniors and their parents with TEAM Tuskers their mentee for about an hour SYSO Football
FROM PAGE 4
scholarship information starting each week at either SIS or SMS, for Fall 2019
in late November and Scholar- TEAM Tuskers mentoring before school, during lunch or
tryout. Players must bring a ship Workshops will be sched- is looking for committed, dedi- after school. Rooms have been Somers Youth Football regis-
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County unveils War Dog Memorial at Lasdon Park
Westchester County Executive George “ e memorial to Chips, a canine vet-
Latimer unveiled the County War Dog eran, is a tribute to all of the service dogs
Memorial during a free public program who are so much a part of the defense of
that honored four legged heroes on June our country and our partners in con icts,”
22. Westchester County Legislator Kitley
e Friends of Lasdon Park and Arbo- Covill said. “ is work of art captures the
retum raised more than $40,000 to create grace, strength and tenacity of a canine
and erect a memorial statue dedicated to who served our country well. It is wonder-
hero dogs in the military to compliment ful to have such a beautiful bronze statue
the Trail of Honor which is a tribute to all now as a part of the Veterans Memorial
military veterans. e statue is a sculpture trail in the Lasdon County Park.”
based on a World War II War Dog named Military service dogs are tasked with
“Chips,” who hailed from Pleasantville. detecting bombs, drugs and weaponry, and
e sculpture will pay tribute to the thou- bring life-saving capability to ght against
sands of service dogs who have fought to terrorism.
protect our nation’s soldiers in violent war e statue was created by artist Lena
zones. Toritch, MFA, a sculptor with Young Fine
“ ere are thousands of service dogs Art Studio, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah
who are trained to protect our military PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY whose stunning pieces have been placed
personnel while they are ghting to pro- County Executive George Latimer helps unveil a new war dog memorial at Lasdon Park. throughout the Country for military and
tect us,” Westchester County Executive police personnel.
George Latimer said. “Many of these dogs in 1942 for training as a sentry dog. He he helped take ten Italians prisoner. Chips “Lasdon Park is already proud to be
continue to serve long after they’ve re- served with the 3rd Infantry Division in was discharged in December 1945 and re- home to the County’s Trail of Honor,
turned home, helping our disabled veter- North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Ger- turned to Pleasantville. and ‘Chips’ will now add to this pride as
ans. e statue of Chips is a small way that many. His handler was Pvt. John P. Row- “It’s important to pay homage to the he stands guard over the memorial busts
we all can pay tribute to our military dogs, ell. Chips served as a sentry dog for the military working dogs who saved tens of of our men and women heroes,” Manager
and honor the bond that exists between Roosevelt-Churchill conference in 1943. thousands of lives in the line of duty,”New of Lasdon Park Ted Kozlowski said. “We
our soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors, Later that year, during the invasion of York State Senator Peter Harckham said. encourage all to visit these revered testa-
and their K-9 companions. It also honors Sicily, Chips and his handler were pinned “ ey are unsung heroes.” ments to those who have sacri ced so
our police and service dogs who protect down on the beach by an Italian machine- is event included festivities with mili- much to protect the freedoms we enjoy
lives every day.” gun team. tary displays, demonstrations from actual here at home.”
Chips was a German Shepherd-Collie- Chips broke from his handler and police dogs from the K-9 units of West- e money for the statue was raised by
Siberian Husky mix who trained for the jumped into the pillbox, attacking the chester County and the NYS Police on Friends of Lasdon Park and Arboretum
United States Army, and is reputedly the gunners. e four crewmen were forced how they work with their police dogs, an while Pete and Christine Monteleone of
most decorated war dog from World War to leave the pillbox and surrendered to US appearance from Nero, a German Shepard A-Team Contracting donated labor and
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SIS from the community. strangers has been unlike anything we could have imag-
FROM PAGE 1 George Camarra recently issued a heartfelt thank you ined,” he wrote.
Camarra is currently being treated at Dana Farber via the GoFundMe page: “ e past year has certainly e family is beyond “touched” by and “grateful” to
Cancer Institute in Boston, meaning she has to be away been challenging, stressful and scary,” he said. “Yet, we “everyone who has helped us along this journey,” he said.
from her husband, George, also an SIS teacher, and three have been overcome with tremendous love, support, “By focusing on the positive of this ordeal it has allowed
young daughters: Kaitlyn, 9; Emily, 8; and Natalie. 4. phone calls, texts, check-ins and endless “How can I us to see rst hand how blessed we are to have such an
“Life is precious, and I don’t intend to give up now. help?” from everyone in our lives. We are totally over- incredible army of friends, family, and supporters in our
I’ve got three little girls watching me daily and I will whelmed, and incredibly and forever thankful to ev- corner as we take on this new battle.”
continue to show them that I am a ghter,” Camarra eryone who has gone out of their way to help ease our To contribute to the GoFundMe campaign, visit
said on the GoFundMe site. situation.” https://www.gofundme.com/f/camarra039s-crusaders
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e Somers Library is located person, you can leave a message greater time to preserve your writ- ple of all skill levels are welcome. will include mixing colors and ad-
at 82 Primrose St. Register for on the SBIC helpline at 914-231- ten words in a class with other Space is limited, so register early! ditives and the application of paint
programs at somerslibrary.org 3260 or email us at [email protected] students who are exploring an Summer Art at the Somers with di erent tools to achieve dra-
or by calling 914-232-5717. Pro- mail.org with your name, number, idea, a work in progress, or a Library. Mondays 10:30 a.m. to matic e ects. Supply List: Char-
grams are funded by the Friends a time to call between 9 a.m.—5 chapter in their life. Bring your 12:30 p.m. You can begin/contin- coal pencil, Sketchpad or paper,
of the Somers Library through p.m. and whether your interest ideas, pen and paper (or laptop) so ue to explore painting with acryl- Brushes, Canvas or canvas board,
donations. is in Medicare services or other that within a few short weeks you ics. is is a fun, relaxed class with Palette knife, Acrylic paints.
Senior Beneﬁts Information bene ts. A counselor will return will have developed the strategies inspirational background music to SEE LIBRARY PAGE 18
Center. Every Wednesday, 10 your call within two business days. to become a lifelong writer. Peo- inspire your creativity! Instruction
a.m. - 1 p.m. Senior Bene ts In- SBIC will not meet on days the hSotimuffmoumnew ieummetihmaird
formation Centers (SBICs) help Somers schools are closed due to
older adults 60 and over and those snow.
caring for the elderly achieve a
better understanding of Medi- Somers Library Non-Fiction
care health plans and prescrip- Book Club. Mondays, July 8,
tion drug coverage. Information is Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4
provided about di erent types of and Dec. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
government programs. Meet with No mysteries, no love stories, no
trained counselors in a private set- elves, no schools for magic (not
ting to get information about: that there’s anything wrong with
them!). We will be concentrating
• Medicare, Medicare Advan- on history, biography, technology,
tage, and Medigap supplement astronomy, computers and science.
plans In the future,members will choose
the books to be read. For the May
• Part D prescription drug cov- meeting, we will discuss e
erage Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vow-
ell. Cookies will be served. Space
• Medicare savings plans for
• Financial bene t programs is limited to 15; please register
such as Home Energy Assistance on our online calendar at somers
Program (HEAP), food stamps library.org or call 914-232-5717.
(SNAP) Mondays Writers Workshop.
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Someday is now Spinal Trap
“Life is too short.” JUST we’ve traveled to nineteen Ithrew out my back last MAN
No doubt you’ve JO ANN countries together and have ursday, odd since I’m still OVERBOARD
heard that say- made memories that will last a using it. I spent the next week
ing. It’s what people in their JO ANN lifetime. We’ve laughed, we’ve or so walking hunched over, like RICK
FRANCELLA I’m trying not to hit my head MELÉN
senior years say when they learned and we’ve pushed on an imaginary ceiling. I wish
become philosophical and each other to do more than I knew how I did it, so I don’t crawling over there with his tail
ever do the same thing again. My between his legs and ask for it
no longer want to wait for we ever thought we would history says otherwise, though. back?” “Joel, are you on this call?
I blew out my knee once skiing, I thought we weren’t going to go
“someday.” or could. We’ve also made and as soon as it got better I went with a tail?”
back to skiing. And I pulled a
My moment came about wonderful friends along the tendon playing tennis, and when I haven’t been to the doctor
that healed I went right back to because I’m afraid he’ll tell me
seventeen years ago. Ken and I would be way. While touring Switzerland one year, we playing tennis. It could be that I that I have a compact disc, or a
blew out my back not taking out spinal far cature or something
celebrating our 25th anniversary in June, 2002. met a beautiful Australian couple, Mala and the garbage, and when it heals even worse that he made up on
I’ll probably go right back to not the spot. en he’s going to tell
We both wanted to do something special for Graham. When our tour was over and good- taking out the garbage. It would me I need surgery to extract the
be easy if I blew out my back remainder of my deductible from
the occasion, and I suggested we take a trip to byes were being said, Mala told Kim that some eating Brussels sprouts, because my wallet. And you can’t believe
I’m pretty sure I won’t be doing the number of things I use my
Venice. Ken said we’d talk about it, and we did. day she would dance at her wedding. Several that again. back for that I won’t be able to
do while I’m recovering from the
He talked about not really enjoying our last trip years later when Kim was married, Mala and Whoever designed the human surgery. I use my back for lifting
back is an idiot. Did you ever things, for instance. I know you’re
to Europe in the 1980’s and that he was pretty Graham did indeed travel from Australia to see hear anyone say they were having supposed to use your legs, but
problems with their front? It’s they’re in worse shape than my
sure he didn’t want to go back. “Really?” I her walk down the isle. ey are friends I will as if there were too many teams back. I use my back for walking,
working on the human body, and and I use it twice as much if I
thought. “Who wouldn’t want to go to Eu- cherish always. no one was talking to each other. walk backwards. I also use my
At least there should have been back for lying. Actually, that was
rope?” I understood what he was saying. After When the discussion of which country we a conference call so that all the a lie, so I apologize for that.
di erent project managers could
all, it was his anniversary too, and I wanted him should visit next came up, Kim, of course, check in. “Why do we need two Everyone I know has a cure
kidneys? I thought you said this for a bad back. My friend Liz is
to enjoy whatever we planned. wanted to include her husband, Seth, in our thing was so great it will never a massage therapist, and she sug-
fail.” “Look I believe in redun- gested massage. I tried that once,
Enter our daughter, Kim, who, upon hearing plans. I wondered how this new dynamic dancy. What if that goofy gall and NEVER again. I’m ridicu-
bladder that Joel is working on lously ticklish, and as the guy is
the news, suggested that she and I take the trip would a ect our travel experience. It didn’t. a ects my kidneys and screws massaging me, he’s going on and
them both up? We need a total on about his Mom, who’s in a
ourselves. My ears perked up and a Cheshire e three of us have traveled to several coun- of two so another guy can donate
one and we’re good to go.” “Well SEE MELEN PAGE 12
Cat smile spread across my lips. tries so far; and what was once “our trip” has then what if HIS leftover kidney
goes haywire? He’s going to go
“Don’t toy with me, Kim.” become “their trip.”
“I’m not. I would love to see Venice!” I’m grateful that I was able to pass along this
Good Lord, what could be better than this, love of travel to my daughter, and I can imagine
I thought. Ken could stay home and play golf her doing the same for her own family some day.
non-stop with small breaks to feed, water and Ken will be retiring soon and we plan on do-
walk our dog, and I would get to see Venice ing some traveling of our own closer to home.
and have my daughter all to myself for ten days. We live in a big, beautiful country and I know
is sounded like a win/win to me. we have so much to see and learn in the com-
We celebrated our 25th anniversary with a ing years.
catered party at our home. It was a night to re- So forget about saying, “someday” and take
member, and I was happy to be surrounded by the time to do what you want to do. Someday
family and friends who mean so much to me. is now.
Four months later, Kim and I were o to
Venice; and since that amazing trip in 2002, [email protected]
Fun Facts Travel is scientiﬁcally proven to make you
by Jo Ann happier. It relieves stress and boosts mental
health. Even the process of planning a trip has a
beneﬁcial effect on the body.
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A letter to my leggings
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MELEN nual adjusted income divided by my dog sits on my face. My dog went to BECKERMAN
net worth is equal to my accrued his own physical therapist, who told
FROM PAGE 10 liabilities as a factor of in ation when him to sit on somebody’s face for two FROM PAGE 11
modi ed by depreciation, and that’s minutes each morning. It doesn’t cure
nursing home and he just got back why I owe him $500 bucks. By the anything but it does even up the food was your fault. But I expected you to stick with
from visiting her, and I start bursting way, my adjusted annual income really chain a little. After two minutes of me through the tough times, not turn your back
into hilarious peals of laughter. I had IS gross, you should see the nasty face stretching now I’m six foot-four, so on me when I needed you most, during meno-
to tip him way more than I should I make when I catch a glimpse of it. I my face isn’t where it was two min- pause.
have, plus send a card to his Mom. want to try lying on the inversion ta- utes ago and my dog and I both rise
ble face down, that way my bottom is to face the day. Come on, leggings… We used to be so good
Somebody said I should get an at the top, my front is in the back, and together! Can we put aside our petty di erences
epidural- isn’t that the thing you get my inner GPS is recalculating a new Good news! While I was trying and come together for a mutually bene cial
when you’re having a baby? Which route to the doctor’s o ce, without to gure out what I should do, I arrangement? I’ll keep you fashionably relevant,
I thought was very insulting. You tolls. I picture myself upside down, all started to feel better. My back is back! and you keep me from looking lumpy in the
shouldn’t just assume that I’m preg- the blood rushing to my head where trunk. It’s a win-win for both of us!
nant without asking rst. It’s not my it will do the least amount of good. e only downside is now that I’ve
fault somebody brought a HUGE straightened back up, I keep hitting anks so much for considering.
container of cookies to work and then e girls in my band think I should my head on an imaginary ceiling. Your partner in polyester,
didn’t eat any of them. try yoga, they swear by it. I get the Tracy
feeling that if I tried it I would swear Note: I owe a apology to those at
Rex suggested acupuncture, which AT it. It sounded great at rst- a the Fred Astaire Dance Studio who For more Lost in Suburbia, become follow Tracy
is a component of health care in class of 15 moms wearing spandex, thought that my article on the Annual on Twitter @TracyBeckerman and become
China that can be traced back 2,500 and they think it’s so CUTE that a Extravaganza was in any way a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
years. at’s the rst time the doctor guy as youthful-looking, smart and disparaging. I think that my function LostinSuburbiaFanPage.
said to the patient, “Your lumbago delightful as I am can’t lift both feet here is to lift up the conversation and
hurts? Well I have no idea what a into the air. But then that fantasy have a little fun, but I refuse to do that
lumbago is, but you’ll hardly notice it turned into the reality of a six foot- at the expense of anyone’s feelings. And
once I pound this nail into your head two uncoordinated idiot slowing if I do, I’ll apologize for it, and I am. I
with a ball peen hammer.” Since then down the whole group while I try to truly enjoyed the show, and I applaud
the science has been re ned consider- explain how I got my watch caught in everyone who accomplishes something
ably. But what if the guy who does it my hair. “Can you get your dog facing that the rest of us, and maybe even they
is more “puncture” than “acu?” Base- downward a little quicker? I have to themselves didn’t think they could or
ball players hit the ball one-third of pick up my kids at 11.” I put my foot would do!
the time, and then they get voted into in my mouth often enough right here
the Hall of Fame. without actually doing it in person Join Rick and the No Options band after
trying to do yoga. the reworks for some kick-butt rock &
My friend Lex thinks I should try roll on Saturday evening, June 29, 9
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of traction designed to decompress ago, and they gave me exercises and St. (Route 6) Cortlandt Manor
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Wallauer Paint and Design
has got you covered
Business has been family-run
for nearly 100 years PHOTOS COURTESY OF WALLAUER PAINT AND DESIGN
The Duncan family
BY BOB DUMAS six new stores last year bringing the total said. “We sell a lot of paint. It’s 75 percent Wallauer’s has 14 designers on sta who
to 17 locations, including 14 in Westches- of our business.” do a lot of in-home color consultations.
ter County and two in Putnam and one eir paint departments o er an exten- “A lot of customers want the designers
Summer is here—a time when many in Rockland. Wallauer’s has been helping sive line of interior, exterior and specialty to come to their home, rather than having
homeowners and other DIY weekend homeowners with their paint and decorat- paints, stains and everything else needed to come to the store,” Klein said. “We do
warriors nally get around to taking on ing needs since 1921. for just about any decorating project. a lot of color and design consultations and
those long-awaited home improvement Klein said all the Wallauer stores carry But Klein says one shouldn’t think of the trend is building.”
projects. Paving the way and making those a full spectrum of paint and decorating Wallauer Paint and Design as a big-box So, what sets Wallauer’s apart from
tasks a little less intimidating is Wallauer products and services. Services Wallauer chain store. It’s a local family-owned busi- other home-improvement paint and hard-
Paint and Design. ey have you covered o ers include in-store and at-home color ness that prides itself on its customer ser- ware stores?
from start to nish for all your home-im- and/or design consultations, and profes- vice and o ers all the clout of a large chain ‘ e major di erence is our people,”
provement needs. sional installation for all window cover- but with a mom-and-pop-store ambiance Klein said. “ e average tenure of our em-
e business was started by the Wal- ings, including blinds, shades, shutters and that provides a personal touch from a ployees is 20 years and they know this cat-
lauer/Duncan family in White Plains 98 draperies. ey also carry major brands knowledgeable, experienced, friendly sta . egory inside out. Our customer service is
years ago, according to Ed Klein, Wallau- such as Hunter Douglas, Benjamin Moore “We are opening a new Ace Hardware the No.1 di erentiator We view ourselves
er’s chief operating o cer. ey acquired paint and stains as well as franchised Ace store in New Rochelle in July,” Klein not- as a family-owned go-to place for both
H a r d w a r e ed. “We have been involved with Ace for contractors and homeowners.”
stores. In fact, about ve years.” Klein said he’s very optimistic about the
Wallauer’s is Klein said Wallauer’s is poised to help future of Wallauer Paint and Design as the
the largest Ben- not just the DIYers and contractors, but business continues to grow.
jamin Moore the growing trend of Do-It-For-Me “We have a business plan for both or-
paint dealer in (DIFM) crowd as well. ganic growth and potential acquisitions,”
We s t c h e s t e r, “Our product knowledge and service Klein said. “Rockland and Putnam coun-
Putnam, and are very unique,”Klein said.“We deal with ties are a big target as well as further lever-
Rockland coun- all types of projects. For the DIFMs, they aging and growing our Outside Paint and
ties. are very involved in picking the colors and Design teams throughout Westchester.
“We are one asking for advice—and then hand the job e number of outlets we have in total are
of Benjamin o to the contractor. When it’s something solid. It now comes down to serving the
Moore’s Top 10 like window treatments and they know changing needs of the consumer and con-
dealers in North what their expectations are, they leverage tractors in the future and having a great
America. It our designer’s expertise on design, func- team of employees.”
gives you an idea tion and value. e project is then pro-
Wallauer is one of Benjamin Moore’s Top 10 dealers in North of our scale and fessionally measured and installed for the
America. expertise,” Klein perfect design solution.”
Wallauer Paint & Design has 17 convenient locations in Westchester, Putnam & Rockland Counties.
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Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers. For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer at 914-232-0807 or [email protected]
You can also visit Somersny.com or on Facebook at Somers Senior Services. All services are for ages 60 and up.
Trips and events for our one time per year trip. De- Liberty Way, Amawalk) noon-2 tation is available to clothing/ ard Barnett has been leading
Somers seniors part at upper Reis at 8 a.m. re- p.m then starting May 2 in the gift shopping plazas including group music and dance classes
turn at 6 p.m. e cost is $30 per recreation o ce in Reis Park JV Mall and the Danbury Mall, in Westchester for over 20 years.
Seniors can participate in person with lunch compensation (82 Primrose St., Katonah) 8 Christmas Tree; Fridays trans- Line dancing! Beginners wel-
regularly scheduled day trips and package of $35 (free bu et and a.m.-3:30 p.m. Checks must be portation to area grocery stores. come as well as more seasoned
overnight trips to cultural points $10 slot play). Checks payable to written to: Somers Seniors. For Destinations include Turco’s, dancers, singles and couples wel-
of interest. Additional informa- Somers Seniors. additional information call 914- Stew Leonard’s and Stop and come, or maybe you’d like to join
tion can be obtained by calling September 14 NYC eatre 485-1960. Shop, Shoprite, Door to door. us…have a seat, listen to the mu-
Don Belmont at 914-485-1960 Trip, “Tootsie” at the Marquis Nutrition Library: Hop aboard our al- sic and enjoy the dancing. Lunch
Mail checks to Somers Parks eatre. is is an award winning ternate Tuesday run to the Li- is available following the class.
and Recreation, P.O. Box 46, musical. e ticket includes or- brary. Door to door. Meditation with Manjula
Somers N.Y. 10589 chestra seating and lunch (NYC Meals on Wheels: if you are ursdays 10:45 a.m. Deep
Activities and TripsSign-up for the upcoming trips restaurant TBA, awaiting con- having trouble preparing meals Breathing and Guided Medita-
begins July 10. Checks and sign- tract). Bus transportation, tax/tips or getting out to shop, we can tion techniques are designed to
ups can be taken at weekly meet- included. $175 per person, make help out by delivering a hot meal Water Color Class: Join Di- promote relaxation, build inter-
ing site: Wednesdays at Amawalk checks payable to Somers Seniors to your home. $2.00 donation ana and Janet every Wednesday nal energy or life force (qi, ki,
F.D. at noon, or thereafter by by July 19. We will depart/return suggested. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. prana etc.). Deep breathing and
contacting Don at 914-485- to, from Somers Town House Lunch at Van Tassell House: Exercise Classes: 10:45 a.m. meditation are an internal e ort
1960, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 335 Rte. 202. a hot meal is served Monday Monday is exercise and mu- to self-regulate the mind in some
p.m. Monday through Friday. Chair Yoga through Friday at noon. $2.00 sic with Lori. 10:30-11:30 a.m. way. Meditation is often used to
Upcoming trips donation. Activities and outings Tuesdays is music and dance clear the mind and ease many
July 26 at the Hoboken Wa- available to all. Transportation is with Richard; 12:30-1:30 p.m. health concerns, such as high
terfront Walkway. is is the Bene ts include improving available to those in need. Tuesdays is workout with Lori; blood pressure, depression, and
picture perfect way to see NYC exibility and balance, builds Transportation 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays is body anxiety, thus reducing stress.
greatest attractions, Freedom strength, and increases muscle movement with Lori; 10:45 a.m. Mah Jong Wednesdays 12:30
Tower, Hudson Yards, Empire tone. Mondays through August ursdays is meditation with p.m. We have beginner tables and
State Building to name a few. 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Wheelchair accessible vans Manjula; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fri- tables for more advanced players.
It’s 18 miles of the cleanest, Somers Adult Program Center, are available for transport to all days is strength and balance with Tile sets are available.
most beautiful walkway right by 98 Primrose Street. destinations. Lori. SEE SOMERS SENIORS
the Hudson River. ere will be Somers Senior Medical Appointments: Line Dancing with Richard.
lunch at one of the local eater-
Transportation to medical, dental Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Rich-
ies by the water. A stop at Frank Day Trips and physical therapy appoint-
Sinatra Park is planned. e cost ments is available on Tuesdays,
is $39 per person and includes July 21: Ivoryton Playhouse, Wednesdays and ursdays be-
luncheon/taxes/tip/transporta- Essex Ct.,“Mamma Mia,” Tick- tween the hours of 10 a.m. and
tion. Checks payable to Somers et/restaurant luncheon, $99 per 3 p.m. for Somers adults who are
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Girl Scout project supports families dealing with cancer
e following is from Support perience led Hannah to look and other Support Connection ance counselors know there’s a make a real di erence and help
Connection: for a Gold Award project that sta , and came up with the idea place to turn. Her project will many people.”
would somehow be helpful to of creating bookmarks contain-
When Hannah Recine was young people who have family ing information about the orga- Hannah Recine with the bookmarks and anchors she distributed to
ready to pursue her Girl Scout or friends dealing with breast nization’s free support services. area high schools; one photo with the project plus the display board
Gold Award, she decided on a and ovarian cancer. Hannah attached the bookmarks she presented to the local Girl Scout Council.
project that had personal mean- to stands shaped like anchors, to
ing for her. As a result, students Hannah knew right away symbolize support. en, she
at high schools in numerous that she wanted to reach out to reached out to guidance coun-
communities in Westchester and Support Connection for help in selors at area high schools to
Putnam will know where to turn formulating her project. She and ask if they could be displayed in
for support if they have a family her family have been involved their o ces. Altogether, Han-
member dealing with breast or with Support Connection for a nah delivered the anchors and
ovarian cancer. long time. ey began attend- bookmarks to 16 di erent guid-
ing the annual Support-A-Walk ance counselors, at four high
Hannah, a 15 year old Somers years ago. Hannah’s mom Dani- schools in Westchester and two
High School student, comes elle held a fundraiser for Sup- in Putnam, making them acces-
from a family with an extensive port Connection not long after sible to many students.
history of breast cancer. ree her sister (Hannah’s aunt) was
of her grandmothers were diag- diagnosed. When Hannah was Hannah is very proud of her
nosed with the disease, as well in middle school, her Girl Scout project, which is the culmination
as an aunt who was diagnosed troop (co-led by her mom) of her 10 years as a Girl Scout.
when Hannah was very young. earned their Bronze Award by
In spite of her young age at the creating pretty jars lled with “Hannah’s family has a long
time, Hannah remembers be- messages of hope, which they history with Support Connec-
ing aware of how hard this was donated to Support Connection. tion,” said Support Connection’s
not only for her aunt, but for Katherine Quinn. “It is heart-
everyone in the family. is ex- So, Hannah met with Execu- warming to see her embrace this
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Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote SOMERS SENIORS
Recently, the Mohegan Chapter of the Daughters of the FROM PAGE 19
American Revolution invited students from all over to write about
the following topic: “ e 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Card Games, speakers, holi-
was passed by the United States Congress on June 4, 1919, and was day parties and Wii: Monday
rati ed on August 18, 1920. is amendment granted all American through Friday
women the right to vote and hold elective o ce. Many Americans
at the time viewed this as a radical change to the U.S. Constitution. Book Club: 12:30 p.m. last
Imagine you are living in 1919 while the women’s su rage campaigns Monday of the month. With the
were having impact on Americans politically and socially. Discuss assistance of the Somers Library
the pros and cons of this new amendment the U.S. Congress has a monthly selection will be as-
passed.” signed and distributed to mem-
bers. Do not hesitate to be criti-
e D.A.R. wanted to celebrate 100 years of women being able cal or forthcoming about your
to vote and invited students, through their writing, to celebrate it as thoughts. We are here to share,
well. Students, in Mr. Mullaney’s 7th grade Social Studies classes listen and enjoy.
were o ered the opportunity to participate. Vince Mooren, from
Somers Middle School, won second prize. Vince and his family Bridge 10 a.m. Tuesdays and
were honored at a reception given by the Daughters of the American ursdays. e club welcomes
Revolution and celebrated the 100 years of women’s right to vote. new players.
Vince Mooren Shopping trips
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Yes, you can lose weight – and keep it off
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve years without knowing So what happens when live with enjoyably for a lifetime. is is a
tried to lose weight. they have an underlying marathon, not a sprint. We’re in it for the
thyroid condition. GUEST you walk in? long term.
If you succeeded,you probably had a hard CORNER After a comprehen-
time keeping it o . Unfortunately, there’s a Because there are mul- Let’s say you’ve reached your goal weight.
good chance you ended up just where you tiple causes for weight sive physical exam and Now you bene t from a continuation of the
started — or heavier. gain (and regain), any ef- services we provided to help you achieve
fective solution needs to RACHEL medical history, we iden- weight loss. Maintenance coaching is per-
Now, Northern Westchester Hospital’s address all of these. e sonalized, like everything else at the center.
innovative new Center for Weight Man- solution needs to be com- GOLDMAN tify issues you’ve had with It can involve regular meetings with our
agement invites you to get o the diet prehensive, multidisciplinary and highly nutritionist, ongoing psychological support,
merry-go-round and start losing weight in personalized. weight loss. You receive medical evaluations, and medication to sus-
a new and e ective way, one that can keep tain your loss.
you at your desired weight for a lifetime. Enter NWH’s Center for Weight Man- any hormonal/metabolic
agement, which opened in March at our Permanent weight loss is possible for
Read on to see how the center can help Chappaqua Crossing campus. e center’s testing that’s appropriate. you. ere are evidence-based therapies
you reach your goal. approach puts today’s new understanding and changes you can make that can help
of the many facets of permanent weight loss We then set up a healthy weight-loss goal. you lead a happier, healthier, possibly lon-
Why is it so hard to lose weight? Out into practice,o ering new hope for everyone, ger life. We hope you reach out to us. We
with the old answer...In with the new. whether you want to lose a modest amount Depending on your emotional connection are there for you.
or you’re looking for major weight loss.
e old answer was that weight loss was a to eating, a psychologist or nurse practi- ARE YOU AT A HEALTHY WEIGHT?
matter of willpower. But that answer didn’t At the center, we’ve assembled all the Did you know that nding out your
work. More Americans are heavier than pieces of the puzzle. What does that look tioner helps you develop skills to deal with
ever. Today’s answer is much smarter. It’s like? Your team includes a nurse practitioner, BMI, which is based on your height and
informed by decades of research into why a nutritionist and, optionally, a psychologist. your emotional triggers for overeating. We weight, is one way to see if you’re at a
we gain weight, which has led to a rich- We can refer you to our bariatric surgeon if healthy weight?
ness of new knowledge. is has yielded a appropriate, and, if that path feels right to can o er you medications that help with
far more accurate – and nuanced – picture you. Working with your primary care physi- If your BMI is:
of the issue. Our relationship with food is cian,we might manage medications you take the psychological aspect of eating, such as • 18.5-24/9, you’re a healthy weight
very complicated. ere are many possible for other conditions. We often nd weight- • 25-29.9, you’re overweight
factors at play: neutral alternatives to medications that have an FDA-approved medication for binge • 30 or higher, you’re obese
contributed to weight gain. And if, for ex-
• Emotional issues ample,we discover a hormonal condition,we eating disorder. You also learn how to use To calculate your BMI, visit nwhc.net/
• Lack of time to cook meals for ourselves refer you to an endocrinologist. WeightManagement. To learn more about
• Lack of time to exercise cognitive behavioral therapy to successfully the Center for Weight Management, or to
• Underlying medical conditions (typi- Another innovation is that after you schedule a consultation, call 914-223-1720.
cally hormonal or metabolic conditions that reach your goal, we continue to support manage trigger situations. Rachel Goldman, FNP-BC, CDE, is a Nurse
make weight loss hard and unsustainable) you through individualized maintenance Practitioner and Coordinator of the Center
• Even side e ects of medications we coaching. And there’s more. for Weight Management.
take for other things. I’ve seen people
who’ve been struggling to lose weight for You see a nutritionist for a personalized
nutritional evaluation and dietary recom-
mendations. Depending on your health
situation, we can prescribe FDA-approved
weight-loss medication to help with weight
loss. And since activity is an important
piece of the puzzle, we help you set realistic
goals to increase activity.
ere’s another way your plan from the
center will di er from any diet plan you’ve
You won’t lose as rapidly as on, say, the
low-carb Keto or Atkins diet. We don’t
want a 10-pound weight loss the rst week.
We’re making slight changes that you can
How does Obesity put
Women’s Health at Risk?
Know the medical conditions – and best treatments…
Ask the Doctor Q: Why do people become obese? Obesity also increases the risk of irregular or painful
A: Obesity is now recognized as an energy storage periods, high-birth-weight babies, gestational diabetes,
Dr. Mitchell S. Roslin disease that’s hormonally based. It can develop when and miscarriages. There’s a greater risk of breast cancer,
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program we eat large quantities of simple carbohydrates that especially post-menopause. Sixty percent of cancers
Northern Westchester Hospital break down fast to sugar, such as bread, pasta and of the uterine lining are caused by obesity, as are a
white rice. In response, your body produces excess signi cant number of uterine broids. Obese women
Learn more about insulin to keep the right level of glucose in the blood – with cancer have a higher rate of mortality and
Dr. Roslin, visit a condition called insulin resistance. recurrence because treatments, typically tested on
nwhsurgicalweightloss.org/ non-obese people, may not be as eﬀective.
DrRoslin Excess insulin production is a serious problem because
insulin prevents fat breakdown, so more food converts Q: What are the best remedies for obesity?
400 East Main Street | Mount Kisco, NY 10549 to fat, promoting fat storage. High insulin also reduces A: Weight-loss (bariatric) surgery can work because it
(914) 666-1200 | www.nwhc.net the eﬃciency of the brain hormone, leptin that tells helps establish a new weight set point , which is the
your brain you should eat less. In women, there’s an weight range your body is genetically programmed for
extensive, complex interaction between the hormonally and that it tries to maintain. However, you must also
based reproductive cycles and insulin system, so subtle eat more protein and vegetables – foods that break
hormonal changes have a greater eﬀect on women. down more slowly. FDA-approved medications help
some people lose weight. We now know that the best
Q: Are obese women at risk for certain treatment for obesity is multi-pronged. Beside surgery,
health problems? I use medications, behavioral therapy, and special
A: Absolutely. Most problems revolve around excessive exercise machines that make it possible for anyone to
production of insulin. Obese women have more diﬃculty run. Exercise greatly improves insulin resistance.
conceiving due to problems ovulating, and are more likely
to have abnormalities during pregnancy, such as high Did you know?
blood pressure. Obesity is the number one cause
of female infertility in the U.S. Obesity is the number one cause of
female infertility in the U.S.
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Andrea Kropf, O.D.
sessed with learning the di erent methods of limited time on earth too and therefore make the
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Thorough eye exams are essential for
eye health. It didn’t matter which venue I was in, I kept on paw on you, even when sleeping close by? ey do
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Vision a ects learning. Make sure your serving thought” and “letting go” were all topics of keyboard or nudge a book you’re reading...And
child’s eyes are examined and any
problems addressed. meditation education. hey – you have to admit that is super cute.
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- Vision Therapy. One thing that I couldn’t grasp was that all the 5. Breathe: At the dog park,walking or petting
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Children & Adults a tranquil setting, for meditating....so then what?? are. ey do not put on airs or pretend to be some-
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dors of meditation!!! Here’s why. think they are a prince or princess, but that’s be-
What follows are mindfulness tips that you can cause you have lovingly spoiled them. In truth, dogs
learn from your pet and apply to your own life to know what and who they are and live their life ac-
help you reach life goals. cepting this reality, including their strengths and
1. Live in the here and now: Dogs and cats are limitations. As a pet owner, you have to be both
very much here and now focused. ey don’t sit humble and present when picking up your dog’s
around and ruminate about the past. ey don’t lay poop!
awake at night, consumed with worry and anxiety. 7. Awareness of pets’ ability to sense the emo-
Instead, dogs tend to think about what is happen- tions of their owners. Anyone with a pet un-
ing at this exact moment in time. Living in the derstands this concept. When you are happy, they
here and now sometimes means begging for food amplify your state of joy. When you are sad, they
and working you to toss them a treat. come around more frequently to help cheer you
2. Focus on self-care: Cats seem to relish in up.
self-care and happiness... grooming themselves Dogs have “tuned into” you through observa-
insistently. Did you ever notice your pet dog likes tion and mindfulness. Pets truly are the ultimate
to curl up next to you and take naps? Have you mindful creatures. We can learn a great deal about
ever spotted your pet occasionally wiggling around living in the here and now by just watching what
with a silly smile on his face? ey almost have a they do and how they live their lives. If one of your
special power that enables them to be joyful. Hap- life goals is to live more mindfully, I suggest you
piness, however, cannot occur unless they are well hang out with your pets.
rested. is is why they get cranky when they feel
they are not getting enough sleep. Andrew Frishman, DVM, practices at Progressive
3. Forgiveness: Dogs do not hold grudges. Animal Hospital, 149 Route 202 & Lovell St,
ey do not hold on to feelings of resentment, an- Somers, NY 10589. For more information, visit
ger and sadness. It should be noted however that progressive-vet.com or call 914-248-6220.
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Like a culinary pharmacy
BY MARY OPFER and acts as an appetite stimulant let it sit for a minute before plac- ulant, aids in digestion, anti mi- but is also great to use if you are
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dow box this summer? as benzopyrenes found in ciga- • Cumin — appetite stimulant, • Sea salt – great source of a Somers resident and nutritionist
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Sports Somers’ Evan
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BY SKIP PEARLMAN base vs.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Mahopac.
e Somers 8-year-old baseball team scored 11 runs in the last two front, from leftt: Brady Scorrano, Nicholas Fiits, Harry Max Grodio thinks about bunting.
innings to beat Mahopac, 14-13, in walko fashion, under the lights Dugmore, Dean Klatsky, Giovanni DiFilippo; back, from
in a Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League (GHVBL) baseball left: Max Haran, Evan Murolo, Chris Azimi, Max Grodio, PHOTOS: SKIP PEARLMAN
game Saturday night ( June 22) at Reis Park in Somers. Matthew Ringer, CJ Steinberg, Braden Valderrama.
e Red Storm (2-0) trailed 13–3, before scoring six in the fourth, backstop C.J.
and ve in the fth to end it. Steinberg tags
Evan Barolo pitched the last two innings for Somers, earning the Grady Muller
win in relief. Max Haran started the game on the mound and went trying to score
two innings, and was followed by Braden Valderamma, Max Grodio, in the Red
and Brady Scorrano. Storm win last
Saturday at Reis
Chris Azimi went 3-for-3 with three RBIs for Somers, and Dean Park.
Klatsky had the game-winning hit—a walko single that scored CJ Max Haran
Steinberg. Nicholas Fitts drove in two runs, and Murolo had one RBI started the
and went 2-for-3. Matt Ringer, Harry Dugmore and Steinberg each game for
had one RBI. Somers.
“I was so happy the kids didn’t give up on the game when we were
down 10 runs,”Red Storm manager Greg Fitts said.“ ey never quit,
they kept cheering for each other and working hard. We wanted them
to be more aggressive, and they did it. I was very happy with the way
they came alive late.
“Our pitchers gave up some runs early,“ Fitts added. “But they held
on, and kept working hard. ey’re improving every time out.”
Fitts said his team has been working hard at learning the game and
“I think we will have a great time this summer,” the coach said.
“ is is a great group of kids, they’ll learn fundamental baseball, and
improve with each game.”
Somers players are Chris Azimi, Giovanni DiFilippo, Harry
Dugmore, Nicholas Fitts, Max Grodio, Max Haran, Dean Klatsky,
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Somers cruises past Sleepy Hollow in 10U action
Somers defeated visiting Sleepy Hollow 14-1 in ve innings in a 10-and-under Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League game last Sunday at Reis Park.
Somers fell to the Yorktown Crusaders 10-2 the next day on the road. Following that game, the team’s record was 2-2.
Derek Kuchinsky applies the tag at A.J. Jones connects with a pitch.
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Investment strategy can be like a ‘GPS’ guide
such as having a desired amount you bargained for, and so on. to changes in your family situa-
GUEST of money when you retire, given • When should I take an alter- tion, employment and even your is article was written by
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travel toward your nancial goals. shows red on the route you’re egy. And yet, there’s also a big
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function this way by helping an- designed with a nancial profes- takes time and e ort. You need to
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• How far do I have to go? Your and technology to create various for your children, a comfortable
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tell you how many miles you need trations to account for potential legacy you want – along with your
to travel to arrive at your destina- di culties – i.e., a rate of return time horizon, risk tolerance and
tion. And a well-constructed in- that’s less than expected, a lower other factors. And your invest-
vestment strategy can inform you income base than you had antici- ment strategy may well need to
of when you might reach a goal, pated, greater college costs than change over the years, in response
LEGALS Board of the Town of Somers, Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as WHY DO WE
Westchester County, New agent upon whom process against
FROM PAGE 30 York, has scheduled a Public may be served & shall mail ADVERTISE
Hearing on Wednesday, July 10, process to ZVI S. Weisstuch, 426
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 2019 at 7:30pm at the Somers Center St., Westbury, NY 11590: IN HALSTON
Town House, 335 Route 202, Medicine.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Somers, New York, to consider MEDIA’S
that the Town of Somers will the application of 63 Route 6, LLC FORMATION NOTICE
conduct a public hearing on Coral Seafood Restaurant for LOCAL
July 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at an amended Site Plan approval. EZ Wash Laundromat, LLC,
the Town House, 335 Route Arts of Org. led with Sec. of NEWSPAPERS?
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proposed Local Law to amend shown on a plan entitled: “Site Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. Advertising in Halston
Chapter 118 entitled Littering Work and Renovation for: Coral as agent upon whom process Media’s publications is
and Dumping, Paragraph 118- Seafood Restaurant, prepared against may be served & shall one of the best investments the
8 Posting Notices Prohibited by KDG Designs, Inc., dated mail process to 1039 Yonkers Anglebrook Golf Club has ever made.
and delete Paragraph 118-8B April 30, 2019, last revised May Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704. The response far exceeded our
Exemptions of the CODE of the 3, 2019. e Applicant proposes General Purpose. expectations, and most of the inquiries
Town of Somers. to modify, renovate and extend resulted in booking banquets, private
the existing grille and restaurant; APPLICATION FOR parties, golf outings and even enlisting
All persons having an interest extend the outside deck in front AUTHORITY new members.
in the proposed local law are and along the sides and extend
invited to attend the public the parking lot. e subject Application for Authority of Matt Sullivan, General Manager,
hearing and will be a orded an property is located at 63 Route 6, South Bedford Road Capital, Anglebrook Golf Club
opportunity to be heard. A copy is within the NS (Neighborhood LLC led with the Secy. of State
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By Order of the Town Board of matter. served. e principal business
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Patricia Kalba BY ORDER OF THE copy of process is 61 S. Bedford
Town Clerk PLANNING BOARD Rd., Pound Ridge, NY 10576.
Dated: June 27, 2019 John Currie, Chairman
e o ce address in DE is 203
PLANNING BOARD Barbara J. Sherry, Secretary, NE Front St., Ste. 101, Milford,
TOWN OF SOMERS DE 19963. Cert. of Formation
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, June 26, 2019
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