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Supervisor recommends restrictions on gas stations
BY TOM BARTLEY located roughly three-quarters Something of a landmark ‘We just don’t need gas stations within
CONTRIBUTING WRITER of a mile south of Vista’s two for decades, Vista Market sits a mile of each other.’
other gas stations, making the close enough to the Connecti-
A Vista gas station applica- convenience store off-limits as cut border to qualify as a bi- –Supervisor Peter Parsons
tion being considered by the a filling station under the Par- state purveyor of sandwiches Town of Lewisboro
Lewisboro Planning Board is sons plan. and pizza, milk, and beer.
already drawing some resident one-mile radius around an ex- let that’s without a gas station.”
pushback and could ultimately The Planning Board’s con- At the Planning Board ses-
be blocked by a proposed new sideration of the proposal sion last month, Peter J. Greg- isting gas station for any new Despite the call for quick ac-
town law. would not include input from ory, a senior project manager
residents, Janet Anderson, the with Provident Design Engi- gas station. In other words, gas tion, town attorney Greg Fol-
Under that law, recom- board chair, made clear at the neering (Hawthorne), present-
mended last week by Supervi- outset. But no such impedi- ed the proposal by Aashi LLC, stations have got to be a mile chetti said a public hearing on
sor Peter Parsons, any future ment was in place at the Town owner of Vista Market. Aashi
gasoline outlet could not be Board’s two public comment wants to install a pair of what apart.” the proposed law should not
located within a mile of an ex- sessions last week. it terms fuel dispensers, each
isting one. Parsons made his carrying two gas pumps. Asked why he chose a mile be scheduled any sooner than
proposal at the Town Board’s Two outspoken Vista resi-
May 24 Zoom meeting, say- dents made their feelings Earlier, in a letter to the as the minimum distance, re- a month from now. The mat-
ing he wanted to increase the known. Simone Petromelis board, Gregory said the 3.4-
current 200-foot minimum re- said, “Even discussing a third acre property consisted of placing the town code’s current ter must be referred to both
quired separation to one mile. gas station in less than a half three tax parcels, two with
mile of the other two that are framed buildings and the mar- 200-foot separation, Parsons county planners and the town
“The last thing Vista needs already in walking distance of ket. Parts of the property are
is another gas station,” one each other is disgraceful.” zoned for either retail business said only, “We just don’t need Planning Board, which have
resident told the board while or residential uses. Town code
another found even a consid- Robyn Legenzowski de- permits gas stations in retail gas stations within a mile of 30 and 45 days, respectively,
eration of the issue “disgrace- plored the addition of yet business zones.
ful.” another filling station to the each other.” in which to make their recom-
hamlet’s roster. “We have two; But the town supervisor
The residents’ remarks and we don’t need three,” she said, made it clear—without spe- Parsons rejected suggestions mendations.
Parsons’ proposal followed by expressing concern that the fa- cifically addressing the Vista
days the Planning Board’s May cility could someday be “leak- situation—that he wants to that he simply move to ban any “If you don’t have the com-
18 discussion of a request by ing toxins into the Vista water. avoid gasoline alleys in Lew-
Vista Market to add two “fuel We’re contaminated enough. isboro. Parsons said he wanted new gas stations in town, say- ments back,” Folchetti ob-
dispensers” to its Smith Ridge We don’t need more contami- to enact a local law “relatively
Road business. The market is nants in Vista.” quickly” that would mandate “a ing he wanted the flexibility to served, “you can always ad-
support them where needed. journ the public hearing.”
He identified Goldens Bridge The Planning Board, for its
as a hamlet that could benefit part, is unlikely to move with
from some gas pumps. any greater dispatch. Among
Councilman Dan Welsh, a number of steps, it must still
translating, said, “So, the mile refer the Vista Market appli-
[minimum separation] helps to cation to the state’s Depart-
stop proliferation in one ham- ment of Environmental Con-
let, but doesn’t exclude a ham- servation for review.
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Rooting for Lewisboro
Garden Club engages community to take stock of local trees
BY JESSICA JAFET said. “Trees do so much—as pol-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER linators—and they give you shade
to keep your electricity bill down
Lewisboro Garden Club’s Root- and protect you from the North
ing for Lewisboro is a program Wind. e most important thing
that promotes the planting of tree is that we have a diversity of trees,
and shrub seedlings in town. On for our canopy and understory.”
its web page, there is a Chinese She added, proudly, that a White
proverb that reads, “ e best time Oak tree was donated and planted
to plant a tree was 20 years ago; at Onatru Farm as the culmination
the second-best time is now.” of Rooting for Lewisboro.
For Mary Ann Lansdale, a e program’s mission, Lands-
member of the club since the late dale explained,is threefold: to focus
1980s who is currently in charge on residents planting trees in their
of the program, the proverb’s sen- yards, to donate a mature tree to
timent resonated with her last the town, and to facilitate a regis-
winter, when she came across try of so-called “Champion Trees”
information about a sale of bare- (the largest trees within a particular
root seedlings o ered through the species) that can be found in Lew-
Saratoga Tree Nursery. isboro.
“I suggested to the club that we Serving on the Lewisboro Gar- Mary Ann Eggleston and Mary Ann Lansdale
purchase seedlings and give them den Club’s Tree Committee is an-
out to town residents—so we other longtime Lewisboro resident ‘Lewisboro is a
formed a committee, and all the and a master gardener, Mary Ann beautiful town, and
ducks came in a row on this whole Eggleston, who is coordinating the
project,” Lansdale said. e gar- registry. we have a lot going for
den club, which has 65 members, “How you determine whether us here. I hope people
began organizing the project and, it is a Champion Tree—you mea-
by Feb. 2, they were able to distrib- sure the tree’s girth, its height, the go out in their yards
and understand what
ute all the seedlings to members of diameter of the crown (which is
the community. the lea ng-out part on the top),
Partnering with the Norwalk then you get a measurement and they have growing
River Watershed Association and an age,” Eggleston said. “We want there.’
Pollinator Pathways (an organiza- to recognize Champion Trees that
tion that works to create ecological are in town; we have some grand –Mary Ann Eggleston
corridors of owering plants for old trees on properties in Lew- Lewisboro Garden Club
pollinators), Rooting for Lewis- isboro and the purpose of this is
boro was able to hand out 1,500 for people to appreciate what they
seedlings that encompassed 14 tree have in their yard.”
species: White Spruce, Red Oak, Residents who would like to involved in their various activities
Bear Oak, River Birch, Flowering contribute information about trees and projects that beautify public
Dogwood, Winterberry, American on their properties can consult the areas, promote community gar-
Hazelnut, American Hornbeam, Lewisboro Garden Club website dens and aid in conserving natural
Winged Sumac, Sugar Maple, for instructions on identifying and ora.
Ninebark, Red Osier Dogwood, measuring a tree; photos will be Eggleston hopes that “citizen
Witch Hazel, and Butternut. e posted, and the submissions will scientists” taking stock of Cham-
e ort was supported by One Tree be compiled. pion Trees located in Lewisboro
Planted, an organization that sup- “I just want people and fami- will be part of this growing aware-
ports global reforestation. lies who think they might have a ness of the nature around us.
Fortunately for Lewisboro, there Champion Tree to go out in their “Lewisboro is a beautiful town,
were 160 eager participants who yard, take a photo and send it in so and we have a lot going for us
came from all over town and plant- people can have an appreciation of here,” she said. “I hope people go
ed trees in every hamlet, mainly on the oldest citizens of Lewisboro,” out in their yards and understand
private properties. she added. what they have growing there. For
“We are cutting down trees e Lewisboro Garden Club, me personally, it’s what trees do SUBMITTED PHOTOS
(sometimes from storms or to guard founded in 1972, has seen an in- for us; they cool our earth, they
against limbs falling) and we need crease of its membership, with shade our house, and they smell A “champion tree” at Onatru Farm Park in South Salem: American
to give back to nature,” Landsdale home gardeners becoming more wonderful.” elm; about 80-feet tall; 81-inch trunk circumference; approximately
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Museum, non-proﬁt announce partnership
‘Building Bridges’ brings power of art to incarcerated populations
Two Westchester County arts the challenges of this time.” and substantive expression that and women in Sing Sing, Green RTA’s Moore noted that de-
organizations, the Katonah Mu- Founded 25 years ago, RTA deserves to be seen and heard.” Haven, Bedford Hills, Wood- spite the challenges, the writers
seum of Art (KMA) and Rehabil- bourne, and Taconic correctional are motivated by the lessons as
itation rough the Arts (RTA), helps people in prison develop With funding from several facilities, re ecting on art, social well as the chance to have their
have partnered to o er a program critical life skills through the arts, foundations and private donors, justice, race in America and the work commented on through the
to incarcerated people in New modeling an approach to the jus- the pilot project was to start last carceral state. exchange. “I think the feedback
York State correctional facilities. tice system based on human dig- year with women at the Bedford our participants receive is a big
Informed by the ongoing national nity rather than punishment. It Hills Correctional Facility writing “ is moment and the neces- factor in this project’s success.”
conversation around social justice o ers wide-ranging creative arts poems and making art inspired sary examination of social justice
issues, diversity, equity and incar- programs in six New York State by the KMA’s exhibition, “Bisa issues are inviting the writers to Looking ahead to when cor-
ceration, the “Building Bridges: prisons, serving more than 200 in- Butler: Portraits.” When the pan- respond through poetry,” Hart rectional facilities can again be
Prison Arts Initiative” provides carcerated women and men. demic forced correctional facilities said. “ eir poems resound with open for in-person educational
opportunities for creativity and to be closed to outside programs, joys, fears, beauty as well as mes- programs, RTA and KMA plan
self-expression through poetry e Katonah Museum of Art is the pilot was put on hold for most sages of despair and hope.” She to continue their pilot project in
and the visual arts. It aims to committed to presenting art from of 2020. pointed to the words of one poet the fall. With the KMA exhibi-
strengthen writing, critical read- all cultures and time periods and writing from Green Haven Cor- tion, “Arrivals,” featuring con-
ing, and public speaking skills, as to promoting the understanding Late last year, RTA was al- rectional Facility. temporary artists on immigra-
well as to rea rm that museums and enjoyment of the visual arts lowed to email lesson plans to tion as inspiration, the pilot will
are cultural resources for everyone for diverse audiences through its its participants. With this oppor- Together as sisters and brothers develop and re ne its core objec-
in the community. education programs. tunity, the KMA and RTA ad- we stand – back-to-back in a tives.
justed Building Bridges to meet peaceful
“ is unique partnership with “ e close collaboration be- NYS Department of Correc- ght with weapons of the mind Both organizations see the
KMA has been a bright spot in tween Rehabilitation rough the tions and Community Supervi- step by step we climb. Building Bridges pilot as exem-
an otherwise di cult year,” said Arts and the Katonah Museum of sion (DOCCS) guidelines. KMA No one will be left behind. plifying their missions, which
Katherine Vockins, RTA founder Art has been an example of two writer in residence, Pamela Hart, As we climb this hill emphasize that the arts have the
and executive director. “While area institutions pooling their developed a series of poetry lesson we come closer and closer power to transform the lives of
the prisons have been closed to creative talent and resources to plans connected to KMA exhibi- to the mountain top incarcerated women and men
in-person programs, the Building work with some of the least visible tions. RTA director of operations, that King saw over. and that museums have a respon-
Bridges lesson plans have been the members of our community,” said Charles Moore, served as liaison Into the valley where we started sibility to help develop visual lit-
most successful of our distance Michael Gitlitz, KMA executive to RTA’s participating facilities, our climb eracy skills for all members of the
learning workshops, giving mem- director. “ e Building Bridges: sending lessons to writers and out of the concrete jungle community.
bers an important creative outlet Prison Arts Initiative was inaugu- then poems to Hart for comments out of darkness and ignorance
to express themselves and process rated within the challenging cir- and feedback. e result has been out of the reprobated mind is article was written by the
cumstances of this pandemic year an outpouring of poems by men of sel shness, hate and greed. Katonah Museum of Art.
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Katonah resident joins WestFair Rides board
Katonah resident, Rose Cappa- ing and event planning experience fundraising and development Rides, a nonpro t organization
Rotunno, vice president of institu- to her new role. Prior to joining roles at the United Negro College providing medical transportation
tional advancement at Wartburg, Wartburg, she served as presi- Fund, the American Red Cross, services for older adults and
has been appointed to the board dent and founder of the Event and Pace University. She inde- adults with vision impairments
of directors at WestFair Rides. Department, where she produced pendently produced the inaugural in Westchester County and the
Joining her on the board is more than 30 events and fund- Westchester Women’s Summit region. Its call center sta shares
Robert Heath, retired entrepre- raising campaigns annually. She in 2020. She was recognized in information and referrals to services
neur and business owner. and Wynkoop met through their 2013 as the Professional Fund- that help people remain independent
WestFair Rides helps to meet mutual work in aging services in raiser of the Year by the Associa- and live at home longer. Since its
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Azalea world Extremely email
READING, blooms to complement any home managing email, according overlook messages I otherwise
WRITING & landscape design. would see all in one place at
CHOCOLATE to digital creation company one time, but what fun is that
Spring visitors to Lasdon Park, when wasting time online is
KIM Arboretum & Veterans Memori- BRUCE Adobe. our new national pastime?
KOVACH al on Route 35 in Somers can en- THE BLOG Searching online, you’ll
joy an abundance of colorful spring Gmail alone can’t possibly
Ilike to read in the rocking flowers and shrubs including the discover lots of advice on satisfy my email gluttony,
chair next to the sliding glass Azalea Garden located next to the though. Oh, no. I also have an
doors. I prefer natural light Main House. Garden enthusiasts BRUCE how to streamline your email Apple email account and an
for reading and the opportunity can walk around to see the beauti- Outlook account. Hey, good
to glance out of the windows at ful azalea blooms in white, red, APAR experience so that it acts things come in threes, right?
the pond. pink, orange, and lavender. Horti-
culturist Tolly Beck writes in her more obedient—or, at least, The madness in that method
Last week, after I finished Spring Nature Notes on the park’s is that with so many different
reading two chapters of a nonfic- website that “The blending of so about as obedient as a well- places to remember to look
tion book about the first women many colors resembles a beautiful for your emails, you don’t…
doctors in America, I glanced flowering tapestry.” trained house cat (said the remember. That routinely
up and the pond was gone. The happens to me with a certain
pond was actually still in the Even though my sweeping view Technology is supposed oxymoron). friend and business associate.
same place but the azalea bush in outside has changed overnight to be our friend, and to I’ll call him Chuck, mainly
front of the patio was now in full with the spring bloom of the white help us stay in touch PREDICTIVE TEXT because that’s his real name.
bloom, obstructing my view. azalea, I now have a closer view There are machine-learning
of a secret world taking place in DUMPSTER DIVING
This particular azalea is taller and around the azalea. Robins, with friends in our personal tools—a form of artificial For reasons inexplicable to
than I am—a sprawling, shape- blue jays, and little yellow birds
less shrub with lots of woody flit from branch to branch from lives, to be more efficient in intelligence—that understand both Chuck and Bruce, emails
branches. For most of the year, morning until almost dusk. from his business address to
I can see right through those our work lives, and to generally the gist of an email you’ve re- my business address always
branches and watch the sunlight Hummingbirds appear at the end up in my Junk email. As
dancing on the surface of the same time every afternoon to help us live more productive ceived and predictively suggest noted above, I am quite adept
water or see the geese gliding or hover above the azalea blossoms. at forgetting to check my Junk
splash landing on the water. But You can almost set your watch lives. pithy replies you don’t even folder every day, not unlike
during azalea season, the view by these late afternoon visits. It I am averse to go dumpster
is taken over by the large white is worth putting a bookmark be- That’s the ideal. The real- have to type, but merely click diving every day. So, when
flower blossoms. tween the pages to watch the tiny I wonder why Chuck hasn’t
hummingbirds zoom back and ity is a bit more complicated. on, to say things like “Looking replied to one of my extremely
Azaleas are flowering shrubs forth circling the azalea. urgent messages (aren’t they
in the genus Rhododendron We’re supposed to harness forward to it!” or “I thought I all?), it suddenly hits me… he
with colorful blooms in white or Butterflies in different colors has replied, but I haven’t gone
lavender or hot pink. Accord- also find their way to dance light- technology to make it work for told you never to contact me at email dumpster diving lately to
ing to the internet, gardeners in ly above the azalea bush in spring fetch it.
Buddhist monasteries and royal and summer. The chipmunks us. As often as not, though, we my office!”
palaces cultivated these orna- who live behind the siding often Sure, I know there are
mental shrubs in Japan for more chase each other up and down the end up losing our focus under And if that short-cut is not desktop and mobile apps you
than 500 years. lowest branches of the azalea as a can use to limit the amount
break from their constant forays its hypnotic spell, as if we are lazy and impersonal enough of time each day you spend
Dutch traders introduced the to gather nuts and seeds. on email or social media or
Japanese azaleas to Holland in working for it. for you, there’s the full-sloth websites.
1680. British traders imported My favorite visitor to azalea
azalea species from China. In world is the brown bunny. The And we are. Social media’s version of AI email that helps I think of those self-absti-
1690, the first of several Ameri- brown bunny often sits in the nence apps as digital diets.
can azalea species, R. viscosum or shade at the bottom of the azalea business model is to monopo- you write an entire message by Like a food diet, you start off
swamp azalea was recorded by an bush camouflaged by the low feeling proud of yourself for
English botanist in Virginia. branches and green leaves and lize our attention and our time making suggestions all along exercising spartan discipline
white petals. Sometimes our eyes that will free your mind of
The first hybrid varieties from meet while the bunny takes a so we can’t bear to get through the way, right up to remind- anxiety and cleanse your soul
North American azaleas were rest. I say, “Hi” but I don’t want to of the guilt of addiction. Digi-
successfully produced and re- startle the rabbit. I enjoy watching a day without it. Facebook in ing you how to spell your alias tal diets have something else in
corded in Belgium in 1825. These the different inhabitants of azalea common with food diets: they
cultivars made their way back world and welcome them to the particular is like the gossipy email name that you might last just about as long.
to North America in the mid- nature reality show right outside
1800s. Azaleas have been popular my windows. friend who overstays her wel- have forgotten from infrequent Bruce Apar is a writer, actor,
additions to perennial gardens consultant, and community
ever since. Garden centers offer a Kim Kovach is often inspired come but whom we can’t bring use. The artificial intelligentsia volunteer. He can be reached
wide variety of sizes, colors, and to write after gazing out of the at [email protected]; 914-275-
windows. www.kimkovachwrites. ourselves to chase away. think of everything, don’t they? 6887.
That undeniably addictive There’s a whole subset of
allure is why many companies tips proffered by email ef-
deny rank-and-file employees ficiency experts that have to
access to social media sites on do with a “divide and con-
workplace devices. quer” regimen. On Gmail, for
instance, you can choose from
EMAIL ALL DAY any number of views—Impor-
What about email? It tant, Everything Else, Social,
may not be built with the Promotion, Priority, Starred.
same insidious intentions as
Facebook—which feeds like LITTLE EMAIL BOXES
a tapeworm on retrograde You can create alias email
hate speech—but it still can names. You might want to
command an inordinate swath have one set aside, let’s say,
of our 16-18 waking hours a strictly for those newsletters
day. And unlike with social you impulsively subscribe to
media, companies aren’t about and then barely look at.
to deny their workforce access I do all the above grouping
to something as essential as hacks in the name of better
email. living through email bal-
It’s estimated workers spend kanization. Instead of one big
slightly more than three hours box of letters (hey, kids, that’s
a day looking at and compos- what email was called during
ing email. That statistic ex- the Analog Age), I have cre-
trapolates to 15+ hours a week ated all these little boxes, mak-
and 20 weeks a year spent ing it so much easier for me to
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Paradise-bound, part two
MAN inhospitable vertebrates. I’m not both eyes on one side of his sun, or maybe I was just out of in mine? All I had to do was
OVERBOARD really the adventurous type—if head, but at least his heart was practice. gure out how to disturb them.
it were up to me to explore the in the right place.
RICK seven seas, the Earth would still e next day, there was a letter I played some AC/DC real loud,
MELÉN be at, and it would be a whole Back on shore, we joined the under our door, and I knew the sang two verses of the “Kars for
lot easier to get around on a resort’s doubles tournament, end of our vacation was ap- Kids” jingle, made a few cracks
Jamaica properties are run- bicycle. and were awarded a bottle of proaching because it was time about their moms, but it turns
ning at 40 percent capacity Kingston 62 rum as the win- for our return ight COVID out all you have to do is swim
right now, a gure that is sure Instead, we bribed ourselves ners, when it was determined test. e suspense of sweating around with them, and it’s an-
to rise as the country continues a couple of masks and snorkels, that we were the only two out the result was killing me, like noying enough.
to dose up. But after four days, and swam the reef near the people foolish enough to show waiting for the responses to my
we had exhausted the available beach. If you see something un- up and play tennis in the 97-de- college application letters. But All too soon it was time to
supply of restaurants, so we trav- derwater that looks like a purple gree sun. when they nally handed me wind up our vacation and y
eled on to our next destination, porcupine, it’s a sea urchin, so the envelope, the outcome was a back to Earth. I’m going to
Jewel resort at Runaway Bay. By avoid it because its spines are At night, the DJ came out and whole lot better. miss swim-up bars, good co ee
now we knew what to say: “Wa slightly venomous. If you step spun some songs to the dolled- roughly the consistency of 10W-
gwaan” (how ya doin’?), and you on one and have a bad reac- up, mask-free, sun-burned Our last evening, we joined a 30 motor oil, trees that look like
say, “Mi deh yah” (I’m here, I’m tion, an old wives’ tale has the crowd. It was the closest whi tour to the “Luminous Lagoon,” cellphone towers that look like
good). number one remedy, but I can’t I’ve had of a live bar in quite which is a rare brackish water trees, and pretending to use hand
tell you what it is here (actually, some time, and it felt good. e habitat to millions of dino agel- sanitizer. Eight days of fun in the
SCUBA diving lessons were I just told you). music lled up the room and lates, micro-organisms that light sun was perfect, but it wouldn’t
included at the all-inclusive the laser lights itted deep into up when disturbed, in a natural have mattered where we went.
water sports area, but I don’t see We saw a at sh just sitting every corner. All I could think of light show of bioluminescence.
myself poking around 100-feet there on the bottom, blend- was letting a box of cats loose in My wife told me to snap some e important thing is that we
below sea level looking for ing into his surroundings. He the place and then running for photos while she swam around went. We’re rounding the home
looked like he was oundering, the hills. I was getting my mojo and bioluminesced with them, stretch of nally leaving our
but that’s kind of a compliment back. By the time 11:30 rolled but I said no way, I’ll go rst. homes. Get vaccinated. Join life.
to a at sh. It’s a little creepy around, I could barely keep my Once she’s had her organism,
to see him looking at you from eyes open. Maybe it was all that you think she’d be interested Look for Rickster Melen on
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Surgical Weight Loss
Debunking the Most Common Misconceptions…
Ask the Doctor Q: Myth or truth? You don’t need bariatric surgery – Q. Myth or truth? You can’t have children
just diet and work out if you’re obese. after weight-loss surgery.
Mitchell S. Roslin, MD A: Myth. Obesity is an energy-storage disease – a A. This is a big myth. Actually, surgical weight-loss boosts
Director of Bariatric Surgery problem with the body’s central regulator. Obesity fertility, because the leading cause of infertility in women
Northern Westchester Hospital occurs when your body’s regulator is set too high, and is obesity. Polycystic ovary syndrome, a common cause of
that elevated “set-point” drives you to consume more infertility, is associated with obesity. And obese pregnant
Learn more about food to produce the energy to meet this increased women have a higher rate of miscarriage and diabetes.
Dr. Roslin, visit demand. Once you’re obese, exercise and low-calorie
nwh.northwell.edu/ diets may only make a small difference. With bariatric Q. Myth or truth? After surgery, you’ll have a
roslin surgery, we change your gastrointestinal tract and large scar – and you’ll lose your hair.
set-point, so you get full faster, feel less hungry, and A. We do minimally invasive surgery so scarring is minimal
therefore lose weight. – four to six tiny marks. As for hair loss, there’s some truth
to this. Some patients undergo hormonal changes after
Q. Myth or truth? Bariatric surgery is dangerous. surgery and may experience thinning hair.
A. Myth. Risks are minimal when compared to the
complications of obesity, which include cardiovascular Q. Myth or truth? You’ll eventually gain the weight back.
disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep A. The truth depends on the patient. If you have the
apnea, and dementia. surgery and refuse to develop healthier habits, it’s possible
that you’ll experience regain. That’s why it’s important
Q. Myth or truth? I’m too young/old for the surgery. to exercise regularly and choose healthy foods that make
A. Obesity is a serious disease that impacts you you feel full. At Northern Westchester Hospital, we have
physically and emotionally, no matter how old you a registered bariatric dietitian and support groups to help
are. Surgical weight loss has been found to be very you stay on track.
successful in adolescent patients, helping them
physically, emotionally, and academically. The surgery
is also safe and effective for obese who are older, many
of whom are functionally impaired, meaning they
have radically limited their activities because of their
condition. At Northern Westchester Hospital, I’ve
had patients as old as 78.
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ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES. Support Calves for supervisor
To the editor,
I am writing in support of Ellen Calves for Bedford town super-
visor. In my interactions with Ellen, I have found that she has all
the qualities that one should look for in a leader. She is principled
in her beliefs but open to new ideas and di erent approaches.
Her legal background has given her the ability to take a measured
approach to things and look at policy objectively and critically,
even when she might agree or disagree with them. Her focus is
on trying to make Bedford better for all its residents and is not
afraid to take on challenging subjects and make people uncomfort-
able if that is what is needed. Her commitment to the Bedford
Police Reform Task Force and support for diversity initiatives in
the community show her ability to bring all parties to the table to
On a personal note, as a Black man living in this community, I
came to Bedford Hills two years ago with my wife looking to raise
our sons in an environment that recognized and celebrated dif-
ferences, and most importantly, was open to growth in this area.
Upon moving into our new home, Ellen was one of the rst people
to welcome us. Since then, she has continuously asked for our
perspective, looking to grow as a resident and community leader.
Ellen didn’t need to reach out or connect with my family and me
at the time. She wasn’t running for anything, and I appreciate that
level of genuine care. Please join me and vote for Ellen for Bedford
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Embracing a healthy culture at The Country House
e past 10 years have brought an PHOTO COURTESY OF THE COUNTRY HOUSE for this community. Exercise and move-
onslaught of research indicating life- ment have been linked to positive and
style changes that positively impact Dr. Sheldon Stoff, a resident at The Country House in Yorktown Heights, and an healthy lifestyle choices. e Director of
both mind and body. avid horticulturist, delights in offering his gardening expertise to our “farm to table” Lifestyle Enrichment at e Country
greenhouse. House, Amy Pietrangolare, is a certi ed
Some of these changes involve al- Zumba instructor. Her classes are lled
tering one’s diet while others focus on of dill and basil will add delicious a- Dr. Sheldon Sto , one of the resi- with energy and rhythmic movement
exercise and movement. Many people and these “good vibes”permeate not only
have become familiar with these health- voring to their already delectable meals. dents at e Country House, and a the space, but the individuals who par-
ful recommendations and some have ticipate in the exercise fun. And, when it
adopted new, healthier choices into And the residents are not only eating passionate farmer, has been instrumen- is time to wind down and “de-stress” the
their daily routines. Perhaps one might body, some residents enjoy participat-
not envision an assisted living facility the delicious home-grown morsels, but tal in o ering guidance and expertise to ing in meditation and relaxation, replete
that is determined to embrace new and with the smells of lavender oils and the
interesting ways to improve and sustain they are participating in the cultivation all the community’s aspiring gardeners. sounds of medieval chanting.
good health, but e Country House in
Yorktown heights is doing just that. Its of the crops. But food is not the only healthy focus For me, the most basic, yet signi cant
sequestered and serene location a ords healthful lifestyle consideration o ered
the facility the ability to utilize its sur- at e Country House is their walking
roundings to enhance their arsenal of trail. e paved walkway, which circles
healthy living opportunities. the entire perimeter of the building, of-
fers the walker invigorating fresh air, un-
e existing greenhouse has been re- bridled rustic beauty, and mostly, a fabu-
imagined and has transformed into its lous feeling of relaxation and happiness.
own little slice of “farm to table.” Now
known as “Jolie Jardin,” (lovely garden), e Country House is a marketing
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e charge of the EVs
Electric vehicles for clean driving
BY SUSAN B. BUCK the dev- topped 2.1 at would be a signi cant shift in EVs in 2023. Lordstown Endur-
GUEST WRITER buying trends. IHS Markit believes ance, as well as Bollinger B2 and
astating 2040 Yorkto Net Carbon million consumer acceptance of EVs will Nikola Badger, are also promising
In April 2021, the EPA (En- simply continue to grow as more EV trucks.
vironmental Protection Agency) e ects of STEP UP TO A in 2019, a companies continue producing new
noted that 29 percent of U.S. SUSTAINABLE 40-percent vehicles with the gold standard of However,Tesla, not to be
greenhouse gas emissions (in 2019) climate LIFESTYLE increase zero emissions. outdone, wants people to forget
were created from the transporta- over 2018, everything they know about pickup
tion sector, which includes the change. According to Edmund’s (ed- trucks. With a wedgelike shape and
movement of people and goods by munds.com), top-rated electric ve- a stainless-steel shell, the Cyber-
cars, trucks, trains, ships, airplanes, Al- hicles for 2021 still include 1) Tesla truck claims to drive more than
and other vehicles. e majority Model 3, which was introduced in 500 miles on a single charge, longer
of greenhouse gas emissions from though Emissions by accord- 2017, 2) Kia Niro EV introduced than any EV on the market. Initial
transportation are carbon dioxide in 2019 and new to the eld this versions are to go into production
(CO2) emissions from passenger there is ing to the year, and 3) Volkswagen ID.4. In in late 2021.
cars, medium- and heavy-duty the Luxury Electric SUV category,
trucks, and light-duty trucks, in- certainly Interna- new this year, 1) Ford Mustang Besides a wide variety of EVs,
cluding sport utility vehicles, pickup Mach-E, joining 2) Audi e-tron let’s also look at several discounts
trucks, and minivans. ese sources interest in non-automobile mobil- tional Energy Association. While introduced in 2019, and 3) Tesla and incentives which may further
account for over half of the emis- Model Y in 2020. All are Edmunds motivate one down the EV lane.
sions from the transportation sector. ity in public transportation and that still only represents 2.6 percent rated from 8.4-8.1 and range from
In a nutshell, what we drive matters $37K-$79K. ere are still others • E-ZPass New York – Green
when it comes to lowering our car- the “complete streets”approach to of global car sales, the trajectory is to choose from including Hyundai Pass Discount Plan: O ers a special
bon footprint and thereby slowing Kona electric, Chevrolet Bolt EV, 10 percent discount to Hybrid
making our roads accessible to all clear: in 2010, EVs accounted for Nissan LEAF, Hyundai Ioniq, and vehicles getting at least 45 miles
the Mini Cooper SE 2-door. to the gallon and meeting emis-
modes of movement as an inte- less than 17,000 cars on the world sions standards. A complete list of
is year, even the pickup truck qualifying vehicles can be found at
gral part of a livable community, stage. But in 2019, the number will have EV status. Planning e-zpassny.com.
deliveries next month, the rst
still the automobile remains the increased to 7.2 million, reported electric truck is being introduced by • New York Plug-In Electric
an American startup, Rivian, with Vehicle Rebate Program – NY-
primary tool for travel throughout by IHS Markit forecasts for 2021 multiple levels of power and bat- SERDA (New York State En-
tery capacity to choose from, with ergy Research and Development
the U.S. So, it is indeed crucial that and beyond. is year, the rm estimated ranges of 230, 300, and Authority) provides rebates up
400 miles. ( e 400-mile battery to $2,000 for purchase or lease of
we all consider the importance of believes we’ll see electric cars take pack will be available in January eligible plug-in EVs.
2022.) e Rivian R1T, starting at
transitioning from our fossil fuel- a market share of 3.5 percent, just $75,000, is sized between a mid- • Electric Vehicle Charging
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guzzling vehicles to the growing about double from 2020’s num- $1,000 per year for charging your
Interestingly, although Rivian EV more e ciently.
number and variety of electric ber. Fast forward to 2025 and the was invested in by Ford, Ford’s
own EV version of its best-selling • $7,500 federal tax credit is cur-
vehicles. company forecasts EVs will make truck, the F-150, is also expected to rently available for eligible battery-
appear sometime in 2021, and is set electric (as opposed to plug-in
Sales of electric cars worldwide up 10 percent of all new cars sold. to enter production in mid-2022. hybrids) and purchased (not leased)
In addition, General Motors is new vehicles.
Artis Senior Living Earns reviving the Hummer name with
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Approved Award for Chevrolet is promising its Silverado 200,000th quali ed vehicle, the tax
Excellence in Senior Care EV pickup along with 20 other credit is scheduled to wind down,
reducing by half to $3,750 and then
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Coping with college rejection YORKTOWN100
STRONG prestigious college while another student Rejection is a part of life—we all su er FROM PAGE 12
LEARNING in the same school whose class rank was rejection in one way or another. If you
15th, was accepted. I’ve seen students get take these rejections as indications that before being reduced to nothing.Tesla sold its
DR. LINDA into Harvard with 1400s (out of 1600s) you somehow failed, your children will 200,00th vehicle in 2018, and the credit fully
SILBERT on the SAT and others who scored 1500 feel like failures too. expired at the end of 2019. Another popular EV,
or above not get in. the Chevrolet Bolt EV, also is no longer eligible
Dear Dr. Linda, Unless you know the registrar or for any tax credit.
Our son, Kevin, was just rejected It all depends on what a college is someone familiar with the policies in
looking for at the time. e school may force for next year’s freshmen, you’ll likely According to the data, the majority of EV
from three of the six colleges he applied have enough students from a particular never know why Kevin wasn’t accepted owners buy another one when they’re ready to
to. He didn’t get into any of his “reach” geographical area and so they accept a at his “reach”schools. And as Princeton trade in their current electric car. e loyalty fac-
schools and is devastated. So are we. Four student from a di erent area. ey may researcher Alan Krueger said to students tor is just as important since it shows buyers aren’t
years ago, his older brother applied to the need a tuba player or a topnotch lacrosse who choose to apply to and attend
same schools and was accepted by all of player so that student is accepted over “safety”schools: “Don’t believe that the nding remorse in their battery-powered cars and
them. Have things changed that much? one who spent his weekends helping the only school worth attending is the one switching back to their previous model.
Did we send him to the wrong SAT underprivileged. One college admissions that would not admit you.”
Prep course? Is it possible the essay he counselor once told me that when they If you aren’t convinced yet of the value and yes,
wrote at school with his English teacher have to choose one student and have two ere’s no point in wasting your time excitement of driving an EV, let me close with an
messed him up? We’re really upset and with essentially identical quali cations, going over and over the disappointment. important health consideration from the Ameri-
don’t know what we did wrong. We have they basically ip a coin. Instead, rejoice in the acceptances. Once can Lung Association.“Emissions from the
a daughter entering ninth grade this the acceptances come in (and they will transportation sector signi cantly contribute to
year and don’t want to make the same It’s just a fact of life—colleges can’t if he applied to “safety”schools, too), ground-level ozone pollution (also called smog)
mistakes. What’s your advice? accept everyone who applies. After visit those colleges before making a nal and particle pollution, both of which are very
your child has spent years building their decision. If you’ve already been, visit them harmful to health, and can even be deadly. e
Devastated Parents resume with extracurricular activities, again. Make sure Kevin knows that if af- 2020 “State of the Air”report found that nearly
Dear Devastated Parents, studying for hours to keep the GPA high, ter he chooses, he feels he’s in the wrong half of U.S. residents are breathing unhealthy
taking every course o ered to ensure that college for him, he will always have the air. We need to clean up our dirty cars, trucks,
I wish I could tell you exactly where they do well on the SAT and/or ACT, option of transferring to another college. and buses if we are going to continue to make
you “went wrong,”but that’s not possible and volunteering for years at the animal And as long as he’s doing well aca- improvements to our air quality.”(lung.org/blog/
because you probably did everything shelter on top of it all, it’s disappoint- demically, he can reapply to those “reach” why-drive-electric-vehicles)
exactly right, and even if you didn’t, it ing not to get into the college he or she schools that rejected him—and have a
probably has nothing to do with why dreamed of going to. It’s like applying for much better chance of getting in. Yorktown100 is a 100-percent volunteer group of
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Over the years, I have seen a student e best gift you can give Kevin, and June 14 for our next community meeting on “What’s
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Kristen Augestensen Spring s
Tyler Wishart in full s
Tim Cronin Many students su ered at the hands of th
COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps none more s
PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI spring student-athletes, whose entire season
wiped out in 2020.
TRACKS For some, it meant an unceremonious end
their interscholastic athletic careers. But af
more than 20 months away, the returning s
athletes were eager to once again represent
Jay on the track, court, eld, or golf course
spring, the Wolves competed in baseball, b
lacrosse, boys tennis, girls lacrosse, golf, so
and track and eld.
Ashley Buatte c
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sports Michael Russo goes opposite ﬁeld.
swing Andrew Kiefer
makes a rush.
celebrates her home run versus Panas.
Mia Puccio and Annabel Brennan break upﬁeld.
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things in the house, I wasn’t that shocking considering I tried still dozens of boxes to unpack, WD40 is?”
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Miles Capobianco recorded
two saves on the week.
Lucas Orlovitz saves a run on an inﬁeld pop-up.
John Jay beats Fox Lane twice
BY RICH MONETTI doubled to center, and an error e advantage had Swee cen-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER at second by Michael Russo had tered, too. He set Fox Lane down
runners on the corners. in order in the fth and got Mor-
With three one-run games in Undeterred, Swee bore down, gan Davis to y to center with two
a week, John Jay may have had and Fox Lane’s pop-up between on and two out to keep it 5-2.
their ll. But winning two out the mound and shortstop set the Liam Tuohy tracking the ball
of three de nitely didn’t give the Wolves at ease. So much so that to the warning track, Swee has
Wolves an empty feeling. no one took charge. But on his the drama down either way, ac-
Monday’s 5-4 loss to Gree- toes, Lucas Orlovitz sensed the cording to Curtis.
ley probably left a void, but the lapse, and raced over from the “He does the Swee-Dog
boys didn’t let it linger. ey third to make a diving catch. Shu e out to the mound, and
came back home on Tuesday, and e teams then traded blanks he does the Swee-Dog Shu e
Marcos Arbogast’s gritty six and until the bottom of the fourth over the opposing team,” the
two-thirds set up the road back. when Fox Lane put up two runs. coach joked.
Scott Esposito singled home the Another one-run margin staring Of course, Curtis had a
go-ahead run in the bottom of the Wolves down, a one-out walk more technical baseball take,
the sixth, and Miles Capobianco to Miles Capobianco didn’t look too. “He’s not overpowering, he PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
got the last out in the 2-1 victory like much, and neither did Pizer’s pitches with guile and courage, Aidan Grskovic goes with the pitch.
over Fox Lane. elder’s choice to advance the and is not afraid to throw to all
So nice, the Wolves came runner. at is until three straight parts of the zone with his pitch-
back for more at Fox Lane on walks were issued and knotted es,” Curtis said. well-founded.Two singles chased at home. Andrew Lombardi’s
Wednesday. In the rst, Jackson the game. Facing Fox Lane, Swee knew Swee from the game, and Capo- shoutout had plenty of breathing
Pizer doubled, and on his steal en the hits started com- coming in that he would need bianco got the call again. Two room on the strength of 15 John
of third, the overthrow gave John ing. Alec Skrilo singled, Aidan all his muster. “You can’t pitch more singles pushed in another Jay runs. Jackson Pizer went 3-3
Jay a 1-0 lead. Grskovic got hit by a pitch, and around them, and you can’t pitch run. But the reliever got a Fox with three RBI and Lucas Orlo-
Starter Alex Swee then cruised Scott Esposito made it 5-2. scared, because you will be in Lane batter to slow roll to third, vitz went 2-3 with a run scored
through the bottom of rst and “Esposito today and yesterday trouble,” said the starter. and a close call at rst went to and an RBI.
appeared in control in the sec- stepped up and banged nice sin- Even if there are two outs and John Jay for the 5-4 victory. is week, John Jay goes home
ond. He struck out the rst two gles up the middle,” said Coach nobody on in the bottom of the ere was no such drama and home with Byram Hills, and
batters, but a Fox Lane player Geo Curtis. seventh, Swee’s concerns were on ursday versus Scarsdale the sectionals start on Saturday.
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Wolves beat Yorktown, fall to Hen Hud
BY RICH MONETTI Varada got the sudden death Caroline Panizer Sam Spieler looks inside.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER goal for the Sailor win. Aidan Summer
PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
The Wolves have mostly had Nonetheless, John Jay kept
an easy time of opponents this their heads up on Wednesday
year. So, wins over Mahopac against Yorktown and won a 13-
and Scarsdale in the previous 10 victory at home. DiChiara
week, the locomotive was still opened the scoring 29 seconds
running express. However, John in, but the Huskers were ready
Jay did run into an equalizer in for a back and forth, too.
Somers on Friday, May 20. The
teams battled to the final gun, In between goals by DiChiara
and the Tuskers came away with and Puccio, Yorktown had three
a 10-9 victory. Four days later at of their own. So, Summer kept
Hen Hud, John Jay was edged in it status quo when she snared a
overtime by a score of 9-8. wrap-around with her catcher
and passed the baton to Mercer.
Hen Hud opened the scoring The midfielder got the ball up-
at 22:18. But John Jay hit back field, and Annabel Brennan put
when Caroline Panizer found John Jay ahead at 14:01.
Mia DiChiara at 20:10, and the
visitors got the lead by turn- Yorktown didn’t sit back,
ing defense into offense. Aidan though,and scored the next three
Summer stood tall in the crease, goals for a 6-4 lead. On the oth-
and on the same possession, er hand, John Jay kept the game
Shannon Nolan broke upfield contained with some triangula-
after stripping her attacker. Pan- tion of their own. Kate Mercer
izer took the ball from there, and hit DiChiara in the middle, and
at 18:26, John Jay led 2-1. when the defender overplayed
the pass, spaced opened up for
Hen Hud kept pace with DiChiara. The attacker then hit
15:45 left in the first, and John an alert Puccio cutting for the
Jay answered right back as Pan- net, and the Yorktown goalie
izer hit Kate Mercer on the cut didn’t have a chance.
30 seconds later. Not done yet,
the midfielder then did it on The trio wasn’t done yet either.
the other end. Mercer’s steal Puccio scored the next two goals
switched directions, and DiChi- on the penalty, and with the
ara hit Nolan on the run for a assist-work of Shannon Nolan,
4-2 lead at 12:12. Mercer and DiChiara got the
next two for a 9-6 first-half lead.
Hen Hud cut the lead to one at
7:42, but the John Jay defense led Out of the intermission, Yor-
the way from behind again. Sum- ktown scored first. But two big
mer caught a streaking Mercer saves by Summer put on the
20 yards upfield, she shook the stops, and DiChiara sent the
double team for an open Georgia action the other way when she
Wilmoth, and DiChiara convert- picked off a Husker pass into
ed the precision assist with 3:03 the crease.
left in the half.
Upfield, Shannon Nolan drew
DiChiara kept the high step a double team behind the goal,
going on another Panizer assist, and at 10:51, hit Lily Preis in
and John Jay had some separa- stride for a 10-7 lead. Still, Yor-
tion at 24:06. But the breathing ktown wouldn’t go away, and the
room only lasted 19 seconds, and 11-9 game hung in the balance
two more goals in a row by Hen with 6:19 remaining.
Hud had the Wolves gasping a
6-6 tie. In keeping, John Jay’s larce-
nous defense again made the
Even so, Mia Puccio is never difference. Converging on Yor-
out of breath whether she’s ktown’s push around the crease,
pushing the action in field hock- the defense forced a loose ball,
ey, basketball, or lacrosse. After and Ashley Schafer came up
Summer made a great save on with it. The defender got the ball
the penalty, Puccio ran around a upfield, and on the possession,
pick at the 30-yard line, and her DiChiara scored on the penalty
dart to the goal ended with John with 3:25 remaining.
Jay taking a 7-6 lead at 9:09.
Up 12-9, John Jay won the
Hen Hud wouldn’t give in, draw, Mercer scored on the pen-
though, and scored at 7:00 and alty, and the backbreaker had
2:56. Of course, John Jay wasn’t their coach praising her girls
going to relent either. Panizer’s after the two previous losses.
rush on the net tied the score “Each day they bring intensity,
with 2:20 remaining, and a furi- and the drive to get better,” said
ous last possession almost made Jess McDonough. “This is one
a win seem destined. special group of young ladies.”
Nonetheless, Hen Hud’s de- The girls were set to close
fense wouldn’t break, and Kira their regular season on Tuesday,
June 1, versus Brewster, and the
sectionals begin on Saturday.
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WolvesSOFTBALL win two more, improve to 9-5
BY RICH MONETTI
Olivia Blank started the sea-
son in JV and was ready to an-
swer when she got the call from
Coach Stephen DelMoro to join
the varsity. “I was so excited,” she
said. “I was ready to see di erent
opponents and get up to the big
e sophomore immediately
made her coach look very smart.
Blank provided six strong in-
nings of relief in the come-from-
behind victory over Pelham. She
took the mound again at Horace
Greeley on Monday, May 24. PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
e rookie pitched John Jay to Eva Falino makes the ﬁnal out of the game vs. Greeley.
an 8-3 lead, and despite a tough
seventh inning, she and the home for a 2-0 lead. the bases loaded with two outs in
Wolves hung on for an 8-7 vic- Maya Nelson moved the run- the bottom of the sixth. So, Del-
tory. ners along with a grounder back Moro gathered the pack on the
John Jay trouncing the Quak- to the mound, and Lindsay Neu- mound, and after conferring, he
ers 11-2 on Saturday, the teams mann’s RBI grounder to second left his new alpha in.
traded zeroes for three innings got the Wolves another run. en Blank nished o the inning,
on the afternoon. So, after Eva a double by Ava Kersh and a and the top of the seventh had
Falino walked and Kristen Wolfe single by Dani Roban clearly had the o ense taking over. Falino
reached on an in eld hit, Del- the restraints o , and John Jay reached on an error, and after
Moro decided to keep the small took a 5-0 fourth-inning lead. Blank and Maya Nelsen singled
ball going. Kyla Whalen and Nonetheless, Greeley fought with two outs, Neumann doubled
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the sectionals begin on Friday.
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CB Gallery presents local artist
‘Common Ground’ runs until June 26
CB Gallery (23 Valley Road, Katonah) will present An example of Bouyoucos’ hexagonal artwork. toric feeling to the geography—vines out of control
“Common Ground,” by Mount Kisco resident, Carol choking great trees and invasive plants that spill over
Greenan Bouyoucos. e exhibit will run until June is new body of work was triggered by Bouyoucos paths and highways as well as trees with weakened
26. noticing cumulative changes in the natural landscape. root masses ripped from the ground during storms
As Bouyoucos describes it, “ ere is almost a prehis- resembling fallen creatures. e natural world is fero-
Bouyoucos grew up in Ohio and attended the
University of Michigan School of Art & Design cious, rebellious, and fascinating! Weaving historical
in Ann Arbor. She wanted to master photogra- imagery into the narrative evokes a feeling of nos-
phy but was impatient with the logistical chal- talgia, while working within a digital platform
lenges. e spark happened once she realized recalculates our perception of the story.”
what could be accomplished digitally. She “I’m thrilled to have Carol Greenan Bouy-
loved the immediacy of the transforma- oucos’ work represented in my gallery for
tion and the challenge to use the newest the second time,” said Christopher Bres-
technology to enhance nature and not cia, owner of CB Gallery. “Carol’s art is
dominate it. constantly evolving, changing, and sur-
prising. Once again, her beautiful work
After a brief stint in Chicago, Bouy- speaks for itself. In addition, I am current-
oucos moved to New York City to work ly working with the wonderful Katonah
in design rms. Chamber of Commerce on getting Carol’s
work displayed outdoors in Katonah for all to
“I always wanted to be an artist,” Bouy- enjoy, so stay tuned!”
oucos said. “Taking classes at the New School An opening reception took place Saturday, May
got me immersed in creating interesting things 22, coinciding with the anticipated return of the
with cameras and Photoshop and the Starn
Twins were doing wild things with photography Katonah Art Stroll with its expanded “Art in Store”
in the ’80s that were very inspiring.” mission of bringing artwork to vacant storefronts.
After living in New York City for 10 years, Bouy- For more information about the “Common Ground”
oucos moved to Westchester County, where she show, contact CB Gallery at 917-520-3234. e num-
currently resides. Her work has appeared in several ber of visitors in the gallery at any one time will be
publications like Veranda Magazine and the Garden limited per CDC guidelines. Masks are required.
Club of America Magazine. She has exhibited her
work locally for the past 18 years and participated in Walk-in gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednes-
shows at the New Britain Museum of American Art day-Saturday, or by appointment.
in Connecticut and the Rhode Island Center for Pho-
tographic Arts. is article was written by CB Gallery.
THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021 THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES – PAGE 23
June events in Bedford
Welcome to “News & Notes,” unable to prepare meals and have no at the pool, and special family events minutes of fame. Sing, perform, dance,
where we look at the hap- act, entertain. First come, first sign-up.
penings here in Westchester one to do so for them may be eligible at each hamlet pool and park that help Sounds like a great time. Not sure the
County… good folks of Katonah are ready to hear
for a hot midday round out the summer my singing voice…
June is busting out all over, as is my
waistline, so no more hot dogs for me. meal delivered by fun. Our friends at the Katonah Ameri-
I’m off to buy some kale and write this can Legion Post 1575 are selling
week’s “time to tighten my tummy” caring volunteers. NEWS & Attention all future Honor Wall with Remembrance Bricks
edition of “News & Notes.” to anyone who would like to remember
Call Jim Whiting at NOTES NY Knicks and NY a special person in their lives. Call the
A very special evening is on tap Legion at 914-232-1575.
on Wednesday, June 9, as our friends 914-666–7203 for MARK Liberty boys and
at Diamond Hospitality Group are more information. JEFFERS girls (grades 3–10): If you have any old documents you
partnering with the Hudson Valley on Mondays and no longer need (I know I do), then
Alzheimer’s Association to help raise I have been work- head over to the Bedford Town Recy-
awareness of this terrible disease with cling Center on Railroad Avenue in
a live in-person event at Grand Prix ing on my cannonball Wednesdays in June Bedford Hills on Saturday, June 26,
NY in Mount Kisco. In addition, our when the Mobile Shredding Truck
wild and crazy sports radio show, “The splash all winter long at the Bedford Village stops by.
Clubhouse,” will air the event live on
WGCH, 1490AM. We hope to see you and ready to jump Memorial Park, Out Happy Father’s Day to all those great
there. dads out there. Did you know that June
into the pool. The town of Bedford has Hustle Athletics is excited to provide a is National Dairy month? So, go buy
Seniors who are homebound or Dad a double ice-cream cone!
recovering from a hospital stay and are three beautiful hamlet pools for you Spring Skill Basketball Session pro-
to enjoy. Each pool is located at each gram. All athletes will participate in
hamlet’s park: Bedford Hills Memorial basketball skill development specifically
Park, Bedford Village Memorial Park, designed to improve their individual
and Katonah Memorial Park. Member- skills. Contact the town of Bedford
ship to one gets you into all three. Each Recreation and Parks Department at
hamlet pool offers a fun but competi- 914-666-7004 for more information.
tive swim and dive team that children The Katonah Village Library hosts
ages 6-18 can join. There are swim Open Mic Night at 5 p.m. on Saturday,
lessons for little ones, birthday parties June 5. Sign up at the door for your 5
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CROSSING from the Academy of American Sanctuary Series performances of Bach’s works GARDEN CLUB PROGRAM
Poets, the American Academy of on harpsichord, organ, and the ON PLANTS THAT DEER
FROM PAGE 23 Arts and Letters, the Lila Wal- On Sunday, June 6, the Sanc- piano. AVOID
lace Foundation, the Guggenheim tuary Series will present a per-
every weekend in June. Local in- Foundation, among others. She formance entitled, “ e Mas- Learn more or purchase tick- At 7 p.m. ursday, June 3, the
structor, Lori McQueeney, and was a chancellor of the Academy of ter’s Work: Anthony Newman ets by visiting thesanctuary- library is hosting the Lewisboro
American Poets from 1999 to 2005, Reveals Bach’s Extraordinary series.org. Questions may be Garden Club’s virtual program “I
ve local artists have been paint- and is a member of the American Genius.” Keyboardist Anthony addressed to [email protected] Like It, I Love It and the Deer
ing together by Zoom through- Academy of Arts and Letters, the Newman will share insights on series.org. Don’t Eat It!” Adam Wheeler, of
out the pandemic. Lori and American Academy of Arts and Bach and perform three preludes Broken Arrow Nursery, leads this
Elizabeth Bell, Diane Camac, Sciences, and the American Philo- and fugues from the “Well- Summer Season lecture on planting a garden free
Amy Galinko, Carol Rapport- sophical Society. Since 2012, she Tempered Clavier” and two of at Caramoor from the impact of deer. Adam
Sommer, and Teri Siegel will has been the Hanna Holborn Gray the composer’s organ works. e will discuss the ornamental quali-
come together to “unmask” their Distinguished Service Professor in performance will take place in e summer season at Car- ties of a diverse assortment of ex-
artwork in the exhibit, “Water- the Committee on Social ought the sanctuary of the South Sa- amoor Center for Music and the ceptional plants that show strong
color UnMasked—Creativity at the University of Chicago. War- lem Presbyterian Church at 4 Arts’ includes 35 live, in-person resistance to deer browse. In addi-
during Covid.” Framed original ren has also taught at Vanderbilt p.m. and will be streamed live performances over seven weeks tion, learn strategies for managing
paintings, matted originals and University, Boston University, and on Facebook (you do not have ( June 19 to Aug. 8). All concerts the impact of deer in the garden as
prints, greeting cards, and other in several medium-security pris- to have a Facebook account to will be held outside on the Kato- well as tricks to succeed with “deer
gift items will be for sale. ons in Massachusetts, where she watch). Limited in-person seat- nah campus (149 Girdle Ridge candy.” To receive the Zoom link,
published pamphlets of poems by ing will also be available by ad- Road). For the list of perfor- register on the library website.
Poetry Reading prisoners. vanced purchase only. mances, visit caramoor.org.
On Sunday, June 6, the Ka- e reading will begin on Described by Wynton Marsa- Lewisboro INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS
tonah Poetry Series will present Zoom at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, lis as “ e High Priest of Bach,” Library DURING PRIDE MONTH
award-winning poet, Rosanna followed by an audience Q&A. and by Time Magazine as “ e
Warren. Warren is an American To attend, register at tinyurl.com/ High Priest of the harpsichord,” e Lewisboro Library is In honor of Pride Month and
poet and scholar. Her most recent rosannaw. Suggested donation is Newman is considered one of located at 15 Main St., South diversity, the Lewisboro Library
books of poems are “Departure” $5 for adults; no cost for students. America’s leading Bach inter- Salem. Register for programs at has scheduled special storytimes
(2003), “Ghost in a Red Hat” For further information, visit ka- preters, gaining worldwide ac- lewisborolibrary.org. e library and crafts during the rst two
(2011), and “So Forth” (2020). tonahpoetry.com. claim for his recordings and also has a YouTube channel. weeks of June. “Rainbow Book
Celebration Storytimes”take place
Warren is the recipient of awards outside on the Library Lawn on
June 7, and June 9 at 10:30 a.m.
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